On Tuesday, June 22 2021, our lunch speaker will be Dr. Hollie Smith, University of Oregon Assistant Professor of Science and Environmental Communication, for a look at research in science communication as it relates to journalism and environmental issues.

Dr. Smith will provide a critical look at wildfire issues in the Western U.S. Dr. Smith will walk us through a case study of how wildfire is discussed in different public domains, the importance of shared meaning, and how communication can lead to collaborative solutions.

The case study is a cooperative project between scholars at the University of Oregon, Northwest Fire Science Consortium, Oregon State University, and Colorado State University.

Dr. Smith is an applied social science researcher whose work focuses on communication dimensions of science and environmental issues. Her work has looked at communication and media dynamics on issues of federal forest policy, water contamination, climate change, and alternative energy transitions. She also has studied science training programs for journalists and communication training programs for scientists.

Her work has been funded by the National Science Foundation, United States Geological Survey, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management. Prior to joining the Center for Science Communication Research, Smith was an Assistant Professor at the University of Rhode Island with a joint appointment in the Harrington School of Communication and Media and the Department of Marine Affairs.

This meeting will be all-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. 

Volunteers are needed to review COCC scholarship applications the week of July 15-22nd, approximately 2 hours of time is needed. If you are available, contact:

If you missed last Thursday's Shots for Shots, go to our facebook page to see some of our members taking their shots.

Thanks Michael Cottam for setting this up, for taking the videos, and for posting on facebook.

A fun time was had by all at our Tiki Bar Happy Hour last week. You can see more photos on our facebook page.

Beginning in two weeks, on July 6th we will once again be able to attend lunch at The Riverhouse.

For the month of July you will need to sign-up each week There are 40 slots but we can add more if needed. Sign up is very simple. We need to do this in order to provide the Riverhouse with an estimate of how many lunches to prepare.

If you sign up and you don’t attend you will be charged for lunch. If you do not sign up but wish to attend we cannot guarantee you a seat or lunch, but we will do our best. The lunch meeting will continue to be available via Zoom.

The last day to sign up for the coming week’s lunch is 5pm Friday before our Tuesday meeting. Lunch is $18. All lunches up until October 5, 2021 will be in the normal Deschutes Room South.

The return to lunch in-person will most likely require some adjustments as we go, so please be patient. Please bear with us as we restart the Rotary engine. The ship has been in dry dock for over a year!

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