Today's lunch program will be on our club’s Bill Berg Foundation, presented by Valarie Rundquist, Senior Program Officer, Endowment Partners, Oregon Community Foundation & Kyle Frick, our foundation chair.

As OCF’s Endowment Partners Program Officer, Valarie works with more than 400 organizations from across the state of Oregon, administering their endowment funds. Val joined OCF in 2007 after 13 years in the financial services industry. At OCF, she administers the endowments of hundreds of Oregon’s charitable organizations.

This meeting will both in-person at the Riverhouse (restaurant side), 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.

We are excited to announce 6 new members to our club!

New member inductions were held last week at our Happy Hour and will continue at our lunch meeting this week with the induction of Bess and Kristi.

Gail Klein - Blue Anchor Wealth Management

Michelle Loftsgard - OnPoint Community Credit Union

Tyler Swanson - Miller Ferrari Wealth Management

Mark Roberts - Kirby Nagelhout

Bess Goggins - Boys and Girls Club

Kristi Schmitt - Compass Commercial Real Estate

Also, take time to get to know our other Red Badge Members:

Sharun Gueck and Derek Williams

We have even more proposed members coming in the next two weeks!

Everyone in the club is a part of the Membership Team, invite your friends, professional acquaintances, or even competitors to have lunch with you and see what a great club we have.

Join Erik Tobiason and all the many individuals and local businesses that have made the Veterans Village a success. Come to the Village open house November 9th from 3-7 pm.

This has truly been a community project. You will be impressed with vision and the reality of the dream. If you worked it see the fruits of your labor. If you haven't there is still time, but in any case join us.

Google map to the village

Please join the Annual ShelterBox Benefit, An Evening to Experience ShelterBox which will be life-streamed from the ShelterBox headquarters in Santa Barbara, CA on Thursday, November 4th at 5:00 pm, Register here.

This hour of inspiration happens only once a year. It provides an opportunity to bring sponsors to the frontlines of ShelterBox response efforts. You'll meet some of the families whose lives have been transformed with our club support, hear from the ShelterBox Response Team members, and get updates on the current ShelterBox responses around the world.

Use this link to sign up for weekly lunch meetings, special events and community service opportunities.

The Giving Plate Returns for Thanksgiving

Once again we have the opportunity to help the less fortunate in our community. Those of you who participated in last year's Giving Plate Thanksgiving meal grocery handout know what a rewarding experience it was. New members now is your chance to participate!

This year we will conduct a one day food drive for all club members and three days of grocery handout opportunities. All standard safety precautions will be followed and the Giving Plate has had no Covid cases – they are very careful! Food is placed in the trunks of the vehicles with no person to person contact.

THE FOOD DRIVE SATURDAY NOV 13TH: This year The Giving Plate has requested we bring kid's snacks - they are running low. Check this link to get an idea of what they are looking for. From 10am -12pm we will be out in front of accept Rotarians donation. Last year we collected of 1800 lbs of food! We are also looking for 4 Rotarians to sign up to help. Can't make it that date? Give your food donations to another Rotarian to bring.

GROCERY HAND OUT NOV 18,19, 20: There are 3 hour blocks to hand out the dinner fix’ins. (Saturday is a 4 hour block). We need two Rotarians per shift and kids over 12 are welcome to assist. See our sign up page to help out.

The club will be dark (no meeting) on Tuesday, November 23rd. The following Tuesday, November 30th, will be a Happy Hour.

As announced at our August 24 meeting, all club members and guests 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.


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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