On Tuesday, April 27 2021, our lunch program speaker will be Deschutes County Sheriff Shane Nelson. He’ll be speaking to us about crisis prevention and de-escalation.

Sheriff Nelson has been in law enforcement and with the Sheriff’s Office since 1993. The Deschutes County Commissioners unanimously appointed Nelson as the 9th Sheriff of Deschutes County in July 2015. He was voted in by the citizens of Deschutes County in November 2016. He was born and raised in Bend and graduated from Mountain View High School in 1988. After graduating from Oregon State University in 1993 he moved back to Bend.

He and his wife Lisa, a retired Bend Police Officer, have four children. Sheriff Nelson is an active member of the community; as Sheriff of Deschutes County, he serves on the Executive Board of the Oregon State Sheriffs’ Association as ​Vice President, Chairs the Sheriffs’ Institute/Command College Committee, and is a member of the Budget, and Legislative Committees; Board Member and past Vice Chair of the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area/Chair of the Finance Subcommittee; Secretary/Treasurer Oregon Accreditation Alliance Board of Directors; he serves on the Board of Directors for Pilot Butte Partners and has served on the Board of Directors for the Redmond School District. He serves on the Deschutes County Shared Future Coalition.

Sheriff Nelson is the past Director of the Redmond Youth Football Program and has coached youth soccer and basketball for the Redmond Area Parks and Recreation District. He is a past member of the Redmond Development Commission Safety Stakeholder Committee, as well as, a past member of the Redmond Executive Association.

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.

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

We, the Rotary Club of Greater Bend, is proudly supporting one of Central Oregon's Rotary Clubs, the Rotary Club of Redmond. Please help them with their fund raiser...

Join us as we sip and fundraise to support Operation Warm Soles and their goal to supply 500 pairs of shoes to Central Oregon children in grades K-3! Shoes will be distributed through Family Access Network, through their school advocate program based on need. Click A Virtual Wine Tasting Fundraiser

Deschutes County Public Health Reserve Corps is looking for volunteers at the COVID-19 mass vaccination clinics at the Deschutes County Fairgrounds.

This week we will vaccinate 12,000 people and the pace is accelerating. It takes roughly 200 people to put on a vaccination clinic and most of them are volunteers.

We need medical and non-medical volunteers in the following areas:

• Vaccinators

• Pharmacy – Vaccine Prep/Supply Runner – No licensing requirements

• Patient Flow – Guide vaccine recipients through the reception/intake process

• Traffic control (outside the building)

• Logistics Runner – Utility infielder

• Respite Room Observer – Direct respite flow

• Computer data entry

Here’s a link to volunteer. Note that it takes about a week to get on the roster since you have to go through a background check. -corps

Once you’re on the list, they’ll send you a link that allows you to schedule your own shifts about two weeks in advance.

You're invited to Crater Lake Council's Inaugural Central Oregon Golf Tournament on Friday, May 21st at Lost Tracks Golf Club in Bend.

Have fun networking with fellow community leaders or become a sponsor and promote your business. You will be changing the lives of the youth in Central Oregon as they participate in one of the nation's largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations that builds character, The Boy Scouts of America.

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