Today, Tuesday, September 7, 2021, our lunch speaker will be Todd Dunkelberg, Director of the Deschutes Public Library.

Todd began his library career as a children’s librarian after graduating from the University of Texas library school. In 1999 he moved to Central Oregon to manage the Redmond Library. He was promoted to library director in 2009. Todd is also the president of the Mt. Bachelor Rotary Club.

Todd's presentation will be on the future of libraries in Deschutes County.

This meeting will both in-person at the Riverhouse (Deschutes South), 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.

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

You can also sign up for our service projects on our website:

Please sign up for a Rotary Work Day this Saturday September 11,

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

The Veterans 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!

Show your support of our Veterans on the 20th anniversary of 9-11 by helping build this village on Saturday.

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, Sept. 10th someone is going to win $100 for Victoria Cafe. This is the last week to purchase tickets, with the drawing this Sunday in Drake Park.

Congratulations to Heidi Rather, who won last week's $100 gift card to Cafe Sintra!

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:

Duck Race tickets have picked up in the last week or so, but we are still far behind where we'd like to be. If you haven't purchased your tickets yet, please do so today.

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!

As announced at our August 24 meeting, all club members attending in-person club meetings must be vaccinated. The same requirement has been made for all speakers who address our club at in-person meetings. Speakers will need to be vaccinated. Unvaccinated members who are interested in staying active in the club can attend meetings virtually using zoom. PLEASE GET VACCINATED!

Meet Cort Vaughan who has been a Rotarian for 20 years. Cort is a Polio survivor, having a paralyzed right leg from contracting the disease at the age of 2.

His favorite part of being a Rotarian is that Polio eradication is Rotary's top priority. Cort is a retired business consultant and with his wife Tonya they have 2 sons and 2 grandsons.

After living in Bend for 30 years, they sold their house and travel on behalf of Polio eradication throughout the world, often giving the polio vaccine to children during National Immunization Days.

Cort speaks to other Rotary clubs on Polio eradication efforts and the similarities to the Covid pandemic. He also rides in The Ride to End Polio, a part of the El Tour de Tucson which started in 2009.

Rotary’s programs are developing the next generation of leaders, providing funding to make the world a better place, and making peace a priority.

Rotary is dedicated to causes that build international relationships, improve lives, and create a better world to support our peace efforts and end polio forever.

There are 7 areas of focus within The Rotary Foundation:

- Promoting Peace

- Fighting Disease

- Providing Clean Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

- Saving Mothers and Children

- Supporting Education

- Growing Local Economies

- Protecting the Environment

Rotary shares an interest in protecting our common legacy: The Environment.

"We are committed to supporting activities that strengthen the conservation and protection of natural resources, advance ecological sustainability, and foster harmony between communities and the environment. We empower communities to access grants and other resources, embrace local solutions, and spur innovation in an effort to address the causes and reduce the effects of climate change and environmental degradation."

Rebecca Kaufman is working on an Environmental Grant from the Rotary Foundation and is looking for ideas and committee members. Please contact Rebecca via email or speak to her at a weekly meeting.

President Gary has set a goal for our club's donations to The Rotary Foundation and is tracking it weekly. You can set up to have a monthly or quarterly amount deducted automatically from your bank account, or make an annual donation. You can donate at a weekly meeting or go online to make your donation.


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