On Tuesday, August 17 2021, our lunch program will be a legislative update and recap of session from

Senator Tim Knopp and Representative Jack Zika.

About Senator Knopp: His background includes nearly 20 years as a small business owner and community service as a former little league coach and board member of the Bend Chamber of Commerce as well as serving as a current board member of affordable housing non-profit, First Story.

Tim is the Executive Vice President of the Central Oregon Builders Association and the Executive Director of Building Partners for Affordable Housing. Tim previously served in the Legislature from 1999 to 2005 for three terms, including one as Oregon House Majority Leader. He led the PERS Reforms of 2003 that saved taxpayers billions. Moreover, Tim helped pass legislation protecting the kicker by putting it in the Constitution, where in 2007 it ultimately returned over a billion dollars belonging to the taxpayers. He's been a champion for small business and job creation.

Senator Knopp was appointed Vice-Chair of the Senate Workforce Committee and serves as a member of the Health Care & Human Services committees during the 2017 Legislative Session. Tim was elected to his first term in the Oregon State Senate in November 2012 and elected Deputy Republican Leader in 2014. Senate District 27 encompasses the Central Oregon communities of Bend, Redmond, Sunriver, and Tumalo.

About Representative Zika: Jack is a Realtor, loves to volunteer in his community and is connected with numerous organizations, such as Boy and Girls Club, Red Cross, and Habitat for Humanity.

His public service record includes: Redmond Planning Commissioner; Redmond Neighborhood Revitalization Committee; US 97 South Redmond Corridor Advisory Committee; Vice President of Central Oregon Association of REALTORS; State Director, Government Affairs Key Committee, and Strategic Planning Committee for the Oregon Association of REALTORS.

This meeting will both in-person at the Riverhouse (Hotel Side), and virtual.

Join the Zoom Meeting here: RCGB Zoom Link

You can also call in to the meeting at

(669) 900-9128 and enter meeting ID:

692 491 9146. If you’re asked, the passcode is 5110.

We will record the presentation for others who aren’t able to attend at noon.

Amy Ward of the Rotary Club of Greater Bend presents a check for $2,500 to the Latino Community Association at last week's meeting.

Don't forget to sign up for our lunch meetings each week.

You can also sign up for our service projects and to staff the Duck ticket sales on our website:

Each Friday leading up to the Duck Race on September 12th, we're giving away a gift card to a local restaurant (paid for by your local Rotary clubs). On Friday, Aug. 13th someone is going to win $100 for Washington!

Every Duck Race ticket you purchase gives you another chance to win a gift card in each of the restaurant drawings. Buy your Duck Race tickets here:

Don't forget to send emails to your friends and co-workers to purchase their tickets via the web, and post on your social media sites.

Buy your Ducks now!!

Buy a Duck Change a Life!

Help support Deschutes Children Foundation when you purchase your 2021 Duck Race tickets. Contribute today and share in the success of over twenty local organizations. Your support of the Duck Race and DCF goes to provide free facility management and dramatically reduced costs of classrooms and office space for non-profit organizations that help children and families right here in Central Oregon.

A special Thank You to our Boy Scout Troop 23 who helped out with the Duck ticket promotion at Newport Market on Saturday and Sunday.

Unfortunately, due to Covid upticks, District 5110 has decided to cancel it's district celebration August 26 to 28 at the Deschutes County Fairgrounds. If you paid for any events, you may ask for a refund or that the funds be applied to the TRF Annual Fund or for Shelter boxes for Haiti.

On Tuesday, August 31 our noon meeting will be moved to a 4:30 Happy Hour at Greg's Grill as we celebrate our International Friendships.

The Veterans Village is coming together fast. Every facet of our community has been pitching in. Our own Michael Summers is donating the flooring for each of these units and of course you all know that Erik Tobiason has been a driving force behind this vision of a safe place for our veterans.

The village will provide emergency shelter for 15 individuals along with a community room. Now it's time to show what our Club can do. This is project that is "kid friendly" and your children 12 and over are welcome to see what community Service is all about.

Check this Youtube video out to see all the partners that are making this possible. Too many to list!

Please step up and sign up for a Rotary Work Day on Saturday September 11,

half a day or full day. You don't have to have a building background there will jobs for all skill levels. We will be painting, installing flooring, deck construction and more advanced stuff for those who are knowledgeable.

Meet Vicky Malakoff. Vicky is a travel advisor and has been a Rotarian for about 2 years. Her favorite part of being a Rotarian is the community.

Vicky is half German and half English. She has lived in the US for 15 years now. Her husband is from Longisland (one word). She has three grown step children. Vicky and her husband love to travel and hike. Vicky also enjoys making and consuming food and especially wine.


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