Rotary Club of Orofino, Idaho 

 P.O. Box 482, Orofino, ID 83544  



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Service Above Self

We meet Fridays at 12:00 PM
Ponderosa Restaurant
220 Michigan Avenue
Orofino, ID  83544
United States
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Jul 25, 2014
Officer Mike Shore and "Kacy"
Orofino's newest Police Officer and the Tech Training, Techniques & Uses of a certified drug K-9
Aug 01, 2014
April Barraza, Former RYE
Experiences as a National Geographic Ocean Liner Chef
Aug 08, 2014
Warden Terema Carlin
The Changing Theory of Corrections in Idaho
Aug 15, 2014
Aug 22, 2014
Ryan Smathers, Mayor, City of Orofino
"State of the City" Address
Aug 29, 2014
Amber Miller
Life Flight Network
Aug 29, 2014
Amber Miller, Life Flight Network
Life Flight's Role in Emergencey Healthcare
Sep 05, 2014
Jake Davis, Idaho Dept. of Health-Idaho District 2
Proper Food Handling for the Fair Food Booth
Sep 12, 2014
Rotary Food Booth Operations
Sep 19, 2014
Sep 26, 2014
Meeting dedicated to Rotary Business

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July 2014

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Prior to the actual Club meeting on July 18, The Club President showed a looped PowerPoint presentation that showed photos of the Ahsahka road clean-up and the dumping of the "logs" for the Rotary Log. The presentation also mentioned the Board Meeting results and listed Rotarians who had recently resigned from Rotary with a graph of the club's membership trends.
Our current membership stands at 39, with a couple more members having not yet paid dues!
The President opened the July 18 meeting of the Orofino Rotary Club, with 28 in attendance, at 1210 pm with a Quote of the Day by Henry Ford. Ford said, “Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.” Don’t we wish certain parts of our government would pay heed to the words of Henry Ford?
Following the Pledge of Allegiance, as led by James Jordan, the Introduction of guests, and several remarks by Club President, President Marshall Cook led 3 special presentations. First, The Rotary Club gave one check to the Orofino Chamber of Commerce  (OCC), represented by Matt Sartini, President, and Kim Browning, Director, to support the OCC’s Independence Day program. This check was to the amount of $1044.59 representing the OCC’s share of the Rotary Fourth of July Food Booth profits. The second check was to the amount of $138.23, which was the sum of specific 4th of July donations to the OCC for the support of the fireworks that were submitted to Rotary by Food Booth patrons.
       Left to Right: Matt Sartini, Kim Browning and Marshall Cook
The third presentation was a check to Sandy Goffinet. This check, for $1,162.36, represented her winnings as the first place finisher in the 2014 Rotary Log Drive. The second place finisher lives in Castlegar BC, and the third place winner lives in Brooklyn N.Y. Their winnings were approximately $465 and $309 respectively.
      Left to Right, Sandy Goffinet and Marshall Cook
Next, Club Secretary Charlie Nation presented prizes to the two Rotarians who had sold the most Log Drive tickets (Susie Larson and Teri Bolling) and then read the minutes of the Rotary Board meeting of July 16. These minutes are online for Rotary members at
Unfortunately, a quorum was not present at the Board meeting, so President Marshall Cook sought approval from the general membership for 3 Board action items. All 3 items were approved and consisted of 1) The approval of the hosting of 1 of 3 incoming Rotary Friendship teams from Alaska, Thailand or New Jersey; 2) the approval of allowing Randy Bowen to sell 50/50 tickets next month and donate his share of the sales to Rotary projects in the Philippines; and 3) to give Randy the previously budgeted amount of $1000 for the purchase of school supplies and footwear in a project with the Tacloban Rotary Club in the Philippines.
Then came announcements by Mike Hedrick regarding thank yous for workers at the Food Booth, the recent Ahsahka Road clean-up, and the Rotary Log Drive; by Mo Pare regarding Randy Steiner’s situation; and by Annie Lozar about Rotary Youth Exchange.  A short term exchange student arrives July 18 from Italy, and a long term exchange student comes from Switzerland August 19. Welcome Rotary Youth Exchanges!
The Orofino Interact Club is also looking for a male chaperone for their retreat at Dworshak State Park, August 18. Contact Lynn MacEachern if you can help out!
Lowell Willey next collected assorted dollar bills from various Rotarians for brags, misadventures, or willing donations, after which Program Chairperson, Clayne Tyler, introduced the guest speaker, Darren Tucker, Orofino Physical Therapy.
         Darren Tucker
Darren further introduced himself mentioning his wife of 21 years and his 3 children. Darren has been around the Orofino area on and off for some 20 years and is certified in Swedish Massage & Reflexology, and has extensive experience as an athletic trainer in sports medicine and the physical therapy of all sorts of injuries, physical conditions, and wellness. He recently purchased Orofino Physical Therapy and has opened it for use 24 hours a day. He also provides a free weekly newsletter and free community classes.
Darren feels physical therapists are healthcare providers, are here to heal a wide variety of physical conditions. He believes in the motto, “Do it well, do it once.” His approach to his profession is fourfold: 1) Treat the problem. 2) Educate and understand “what is going on.”3) Promote independence as long as possible, and 4) Protect the results of therapy.
Thank you, Darren, for talking about Orofino Physical Therapy and your profession!
One of the Objects of Rotary is “to encourage the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying of each occupation as an opportunity to serve society…” As a service organization with high ethical standards; however, we do not promote one company or professional over another. As a service organization, we encourage friends and neighbors to look over all of the fine physical therapists in our community and chose for themselves who best serves their needs. At the same time, we hardily encourage wellness and the prompt therapy of injuries and other physical problems.
Next week, Officer Mike Shore, Orofino's newest Police Officer, with "Kacy,” the Police Department’s Drug Dog, will discuss “The Tech Training, Techniques & Uses of a Certified Drug K-9.”
Come and visit the Orofino Rotary Club. We meet at noon every Friday at the Ponderosa Restaurant in Orofino.

At the Rotary meeting of July 18, the Orofino Rotary Club received this card:


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