Rotary Lunch Program: "State of the County" from our Commissioners

On Tuesday, October 22nd 2019, our lunch program will be Deschutes County Commissioners Patty Adair, Anthony DeBone and Phil Henderson giving the Club a “State of the County” presentation.

We're in our usual location at the Riverhouse (the restaurant side, NOT the Convention Center).

San Lucas Toliman Scholars

San Lucas Toliman is a small Mayan town in the highlands of Guatemala. The town has a population of about 14,000. The main work in the community is harvesting coffee. By UN standards, the majority of the people live in poverty or extreme poverty.

Many children who finish primary school don't continue on to Secondary school, because of the expense involved. Parents have to pay fees in all local secondary schools (Guatemalan government only subsidizes grades 1-6).

San Lucas Toliman Scholars is a local non-profit organization whose mission is to give good students the opportunity to continue to study after they finish primary school (6th grade). The cost to sponsor a student for 7th, 8th and 9th grade is $250/year for a total of $750.

For more information, contact AJ Garis, or click here.

GRBR Central Oregon Veterans Outreach

The GRBR Central Oregon Veterans Outreach team met with COVO Director CW Terry for a tour of their location after the meeting last week. COVO reported that demand for support such as winter clothes, gloves, canned food and camp gear including sleeping bags has increased so far this year by at least 40% over last year.

The Team will be bringing forth requests to the club members to help with this project soon. Pictured are left to right COVO Exec. Director CW Terry, our members Travis Davis, Beau Crotwell and Gary Meyers.

Cort's Ride to End Polio Update

Two training rides last week. One was grinding up and down a lot of hills, but the other outing was a fun ride around Mission Bay in San Diego. The Ride to End Polio is 5 weeks away. I have raised $1,950 toward my $5,000 goal.

There is still time to donate at Ride to End Polio (click here).

Thanks again Greater Bend for all of your support! -- Cort Vaughn


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