Welcome to the Rotary Club of Bend


We meet Wednesdays at 12:00 PM
Currents Restaurant at Riverhouse
3075 N Highway 97
Bend, OR, OR  97701
United States of America
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PO Box 305
Bend, OR 97709
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The rotary Foundation helps us reach beyond ourselves to Serve others.
The Rotary Foundation gives us all the opportunity to reach beyond ourselves to serve others in truly significant ways.  The Rotary Foundation works to close the gap between those much less fortunate than the rest of us, working to provide clean water and sanitation, healthy mothers and children, prevent disease like Polio, spur economic development, fund literacy and education, and ultimately create world peace.  Each act of service brings us one step closer to a more peaceful world. Whether you personally touch someone’s life during a service project or you a give some of your treasure to The Rotary Foundation, Rotary is diligently focusing on these six areas of focus, year over year, community by community, providing life-saving miracles.
If you pledge $200 per year to the Annual Fund of The Rotary Foundation you enable both our local club, our District, and the Global Fund to grow and provide sustaining funds to leverage this important work.  Service work in our local schools for Literacy, service work overseas like our disease prevention work in Ethiopia, are all leveraged two to four times over because of your gift.  This month, won’t you pledge $17 per month, or $50 a quarter to The Rotary Foundation Annual Fund?
Please contact your Club Rotary Foundation Chairperson, Cindi O’Neil to set up your gift this November.  She is there to help you.  Assistance at 541-480-8848 or coneil@solairehomebuilders.com.
This Ethiopian woman is hauling an eight-foot wide bundle of eucalyptus wood to town to sell for charcoal production.  She walks up Mount Entoto, 704 feet, multiple times a day to earn a living. Three Rotarians from our Club traveled there last year on a Rotary-funded Global Grant focusing on a Maternal and Child Health project. Please give generously to the Annual Fund of The Rotary Foundation.  The need is great.
John began his community involvement in Central Oregon in 2002 when he was one of the Charter Members of the High Desert Rotary Club in Bend.  While there he participated in several “Shots for Tots” free inoculation campaigns for the children of Bend.  A change of assignments required John to move to Prineville, where he joined the Crook County Rotary Club.  This organization has two primary fund raising activities, the first being a rose sale and the second being a “dollars for scholars” campaign, which was his favorite.  As part of the campaign the Rotarians take over a local radio station where pledges come in return for playing requested songs.  John managed to raise quite a bit of funds when his turn came up to be a DJ. Being that Prineville is a staunch Oregon State Beaver community, John was able to raise funds for NOT playing his alma mater  University of Oregon fight song on the radio.
In addition to Rotary he has worked extensively with other community organizations, and Chaired the Prineville Hospital Foundation Board, the Chamber of Commerce Board and the board of the Central Oregon CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates). 
John has been in the financial industries industry since 1979 and was first posted as a Banker in Bend after graduating from the University of Oregon with a degree in Business.  He and his wife of 37 years, Meg both enjoy many of the outdoor activities readily available in Bend.  They moved to Portland for a dozen years during the downturn of the 1980’s, and moved back to Bend as soon as they could in 1993 and have been here ever since.  They have three grown daughters living on the west coast.
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What is Rotary?
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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George Pierce
Nov 21, 2018
Pierce Footwear
Karl Findling
Nov 28, 2018
**No Lunch Meeting**
Dec 05, 2018
Holiday Party @ Eagle Crest, please be sure to RSVP
Ken Streater
Dec 12, 2018
Be the Good
Dec 19, 2018
Holiday Program
Jim Schell
Jan 16, 2019
What Makes Bend Special
Matt Abrams
Jan 23, 2019
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