Lunch Program: Student Recognition

On Tuesday, April 9th 2019, our lunch program is our Student Recognition awards.

NOTE:  we're at the Convention Center this week.

Highway 20 Cleanup

The Rescue Dogs rescheduled date for our Spring cleaning of Hwy 20 is Saturday, 27 April. Please mark your calendars.  Gary will send out reminders as the date gets closer.

The Giving Plate food bank gets new cargo van - KTVZ

KTVZ.COM news sources
BEND, Ore. - The Giving Plate Community Food Relief announced Tuesday it has a much-needed new cargo van. "We are excited to announce that after a year of grant writing, The Giving Plate now has a 2017 cargo van sold below cost from Robberson Ford," founders Gary and Debra Kelso and fellow executive team member Ranae Staley said. "Much gratitude to Robberson and those who made this possible." The largest donor toward the van was Fred Meyer, as well as funding from the Greater Bend Rotary Club (Great Duck Race proceeds), Brooks Resources Corporation, Newcomers of Bend and Deschutes County. "We have needed to replace a much older cargo van for some time," the announcement said. "This new cargo van has twice the space and much more efficient for our ever-growing food programs. They include The Giving Plate Pantry, Kids Korner and Backpacks for Bend."

District Conference May 3-4-5

The District Conference is Friday-Sunday, May 3rd, 4th and 5th at The Mill Casino on Coos Bay.

Register here.

Downtown Coos Bay Wine Walk

The Downtown Coos Bay Wine Walk supports non-profit organizations and builds appreciation for the arts in our community. Now in its 12th year, the Downtown Coos Bay Wine Walk has contributed over $280,000 for local non-profit organizations. On Friday May 3, 2019 the Coos Bay Wine Walk will benefit the Dolphin Players. The Dolphin Players operate a theater in Empire and produces 6 plays each year. In May we expect to have the Tall Ships visiting on our downtown boardwalk and the Dolphin Players have participated in Pirate Costumes in previous years.

President Mike captured a photo of this,... - The Rotary Club of Greater Bend | Facebook
President Mike captured a photo of this, from the sidewalk on Pennsylvania Avenue in DC:

Peace Literary Symposium

Sunday, May 5th, following our District Conference in Coos Bay, we’re hosting a unique and inspiring event designed for Interact, Rotaract, and Rotarians and educators who work with youth.

Called The Peace Literacy Symposium, it will feature Paul K. Chappell, Peace Literacy Director of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation. Chappell frames peace not merely as a goal, but as a practical skill set that will bring increased respect, empathy, happiness and self-worth into our homes, schools, workplaces, communities and world. Visit for more information.

Sponsored by Coos Bay-North Bend Rotary and generously underwritten by First Community Credit Union, this event is free to participants and includes breakfast and lunch. It will be held in Empire Hall, Southwestern Oregon Community College, from 8 AM to 3 PM. Preregistration with Mary Hoskins is required, no later than April 29. Send e-mail to with your name, e-mail address, phone number, and Rotary affiliation. Questions?

Rotary Peace Fellowship Applications

The RotaryPeace Fellowship application for the 2020-21 academic year is now available. Learn more and start your application today! Application deadline is 31 May.   

Each year, Rotary awards up to 100 fully funded fellowships for dedicated leaders from around the world to study at one of our peace centers. 


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