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Service Above Self

We meet Wednesdays at 12:00 PM
Cascade Culinary Institute
2555 NW Campus Village Way
Elevation Restaurant
Bend, OR  97701
United States
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October is End Polio Now Month
On October 24, at 2:30 PM Pacific Standard Time, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will host the 5th Annual World Polio Day celebration event at their downtown Seattle campus.  You can watch the celebration during a live stream event or watch a recording later.  Stay tuned for more details on how to connect to the event on the Rotary International website: www.rotary.org
This is an exciting time for Rotary and our partners in the historic eradication effort underway in the last three countries:  Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria.  In August of this year Nigeria has been polio free for 12 months.  Worldwide only 11 wild polio virus reports have been recorded this year, all in Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Be a part of history and join the celebration event next week.  Give to the PolioPlus Fund, watch your funds triple through the generosity of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.  And feel the pride of being part of something BIG.  REALLY BIG. –
President Cindi O’Neil
ELYSIA KIYIJA is the Program Director for Big Brothers Big Sisters.  She is married to Keneth Kiyija and has a 1 ½ year old daughter, Siena. She is proposed by Amanda Gow. Her passion lies around international service.  She spent two years in Uganda helping women develop small businesses for self-sufficiency.  Producing crafts and raising livestock are among the businesses she helped develop.  She has also helped youth in Uganda get enrolled in educational schools and programs.  She is excited about helping our Club with organizational activities, event planning and international service.  She has agreed to join the International Service Committee and serve on the Holiday Auction Committee.

JUDY STARR is the Development Director for Neighbor Impact.  She is new to Bend and eager to make connections and friends in our Club, while also becoming involved with providing support and service in our community.  She is proposed by Linda Johnson. She brings 25 years of experience in the non-profit realm and has extensive experience in fundraising and public relations.  She has agreed to join our Public Relations Committee.

BILL LYLE is a transferring Rotarian from the Rotary Club of Indian Wells in Palm Desert California.  Bill has been an active Rotarian since 1992 in both Montana and California.  He has participated in fund raising for wounded veterans and delivered Christmas turkeys and books to service members.  He has also enjoyed reading to elementary age children in schools.  Raised in Cleveland, Ohio, with a BS degree from Washington & Lee University and a Masters from the University of Macau, Bill has had a life full of rich involvements including:  as a Marine Corps Veteran in the Korean era, a 26-year business in Japan and Hong Kong, teaching International Business courses at Montana State University, and retiring in 1994.  He is married to his wife Nancy, has two grown children and four grandchildren. He has joined our Community Service Committee.
Our past president Julie Miller is in the news!  She has been promoted to regional president of First Interstate Bank overseeing bank operations in much of the state of Oregon.  We are proud of our gal and you can see the story about her HERE.  At the Rotary Club of Bend we are very proud of her accomplishments and First Interstate should be very happy having her on their team as they acquire the Bank of the Cascades.  
LINDA ZIVNEY, Registered Principal
Zivney Financial Group is an Independent Financial Planning firm where the planning extends far beyond the numbers.  Here, planning for your financial future begins with a question that only you can answer. Tell us what you want from life, and we’ll do everything we can to help you achieve it.
As a Registered Principal, Linda’s primary motivation is helping her clients worry less about their money, so they can spend more time enjoying their life and family.  As their trusted advisor, Linda helps her clients lead full lives, achieve long-held goals and build enduring legacies for their families.  And in the process, they become friends.  So while understanding market dynamics and economic shifts is vital, Linda believes understanding who her clients truly are is just as important.  And the result is a mutual trust that develops into long-term partnerships.





Cascade Insurance Center is an independent insurance agency representing many of the top insurance carriers for both personal and business needs. The agency was conceived in 1985 with the merger of two of the finest agencies in Bend - Evan Pierce Insurance and Selisch Insurance.  We are dedicated to providing our clients with the absolute best insurance products and delivering them with unequaled service. Cascade Insurance Center has thirteen employees.

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What is Rotary?  Rotary is a service organization dedicated to high ethical standards and to promoting service projects to enhance the lives of people in our community and around the world. The purpose of Rotary is to improve lives through educational and humanitarian programs.  We often work with people and organizations that help the less fortunate.  We have been a major mover in the world to end Polio as this has been a Rotary focus for several decades.
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Speakers and Socials
Miss Oregon Harley Emery
Oct 25, 2017
Miss Oregon/Miss America Pageant
John O'Sullivan
Nov 01, 2017
Changing the Game in Youth Sports
Andrea Durbin, Director Oregon Env. Council
Nov 08, 2017
Opportunity for Oregon to Lead: Investing in a Clean Energy Economy
Zak Boone
Nov 15, 2017
Rotary Scholarships
Dr. Knute Buehler
Nov 22, 2017
Rotarians and Guests
Nov 29, 2017
Social Event! Bowling at Lava Lanes 300 Club! **No regular lunch meeting**
Peggy Carey & Stephanie Alvstad
Dec 06, 2017
A Vocational Program for J Bar J Students

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