Rotary Lunch Program – Erik Tobiason, Central Oregon Veterans Village

Michael Cottam

On Tuesday, September 1, 2020, our lunch speaker will be our own club member and past president, Erik Tobiason. Erik will be talking to us about the Central Oregon Veterans Village. 

The Central Oregon Veterans Village is a community of transitional shelters designed to provide shelter and services for homeless veterans.

The project is a Joint Venture between the Bend Heroes Foundation and Central Oregon Veterans Outreach (COVO). It is being managed as a public-private partnership with the City of Bend, Deschutes County, and the State of Oregon.

The Village is being modeled after a successful program in Clackamas County.

This meeting will be all-virtual. Join the Zoom Meeting here:

You can also call in to the meeting at 1 669 900 9128 and enter meeting ID: 937 3852 0118.

Bought Your Duck Race Tickets Yet?

As you know, the Duck Race is going to be virtual this year, and ticket sales are online only. We realize it's a challenge for all of us to sell as many tickets as we have in past years, and we're hoping that each of our members will be able to sell (or buy themselves, as many have in the past) the same 30 tickets each that we've done in the past.

We're not able to track ticket sales by member, so we're just asking each of you for your best effort to get the word out to the people you'd normally sell them face-to-face to.

Buy Duck Race tickets here:

Share one of our Duck Race posts from our Facebook page onto your own timeline (heck, share them all!!! :-)).

Or, forward one of the Duck Race emails Michael has sent out to your friends (he'll be sending another one in about a week).

Happy Hour!

Our next in-person Happy Hour will be this Thursday, Sept 3rd 4:30-6:30, at J Bar J!

BYOB, bring your own snack, bring a chair. See you there!

62895 Hamby Rd, Bend, OR 97701

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Last Week's Meeting Recording

Last week's speaker was Dr. Erika McCalpine from OSU Cascades. If you missed the meeting, you can watch the recording of it here: CZL8_IEyUcoUhzlKaxCpVrIgHKDrvzQ

Reminder: if you watch the recording later, let Brian Shawver know for make-up attendance credit.


Please send your dirt (or dirt you have on your buddy :-), to Paul Taylor prior to the meeting ( We're asking that you pay your fine by sending a check to the Rotary office, payable to Rotary Club of Greater Bend, P.O. Box 6561, Bend, OR 97708.

Please write "SERGEANT AT ARMS" on your check.

Africa is Certified Polio-Free!

As of 8AM Pacific time on August 25th, Africa was certified free of wild Polio!

Read all about the announcement here:

How to Change your Zoom Meeting Background

Simple, quick instructions are here: om-meeting-background/

Let's see if anybody actually reads that.... :-D


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