Rotary Club of Tigard

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SPINNINGS 10-21-2014
Oct 21, 2014
SPINNINGS 10-13-2014
Oct 14, 2014
SPINNINGS 10-06-2014
Oct 06, 2014
SPINNINGS 9-30-2014
Sep 30, 2014

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We meet Thursdays at 12:00 PM
Nicoli's Grill & Sports Bar
17880 SW McEwan Road
Lake Oswego, OR  97035
United States
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The Rotary Club of Tigard welcomes you to its website. This website is here to inform our visitors about the history, mission and work of Rotary Club of Tigard, Oregon and Rotary International. If you would like more information about becoming a member of the Tigard Rotary Club, please contact our Membership Services Chairperson, Jan Richardson, at 503-703-3738 or Or just send us a note expressing your interest. Mail to: Rotary Club of Tigard, PO Box 23491, Tigard, Oregon 97281-3491. You are also welcome to contact our President, Steve Schmitt, at Thank-you for your interest.

Interested in Rotary? The Tigard Rotary Club invites you to check us out. Come to one of our lunch meetings, or contact me, Steve Schmitt, at for more information. Lunches are $17.00 if paid with cash or check or $17.50 if paid with a credit or debit card. - President Steve Schmitt.


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Jay Gilbertson announced that we will be distributing 402 coats to children from low income families this year, courtesy of generous donations from our club and from the Tigard Breakfast Club. Last year, the Breakfast Club purchased 50 coats; this year, it more than doubled that, with 102 coats. The other 300 coats will be provided by the Tigard Club. The coats will be distributed to children at a  CPAH (Community Partners for Affordable Housing) location, the Caring Closet, and St. Anthony’s Severe Weather Shelter and Community Café. Jay says we will be handing out the coats to CPAH residents on November 6th. Exact details will be provided soon. Financial contributions for the coats came from the Tigard Noon Rotary - $3510; the Tigard Breakfast Rotary - $1836; Neal Brown (Portland Rotarian) - $220; and a Rotary District Grant - $1700. If you have not yet paid for the coats you pledged, please get a check in to Jay, or Jeff Tainer or Shannon Moxley as soon as possible. Checks are to be made out to the Rotary Club of Tigard Foundation. For more information about donating money or helping with the distribution, please contact Jay. For information about Operation Warm, go to
Our Honored Rotarian of the Week last week was Marty Wine. Marty is City Manager for the City of Tigard. She gave us a glimpse of a Rotary Program she participated in a few years ago. Marty was on a Group Study Exchange (GSE) team that went to Normandy, France in 2006, sponsored by Rotary District 5030 in the Seattle area. Prior to the team visiting France, a GSE team from Normandy visited clubs in Rotary District 5030. She said that they stayed in Normandy for a month, staying with Rotary families, and that she had the opportunity to travel and practice her French. (Group Study Exchange is now called Vocational Training Teams or VTT).


Previewing the World Polio Day Livestream event
Rotary celebrates World Polio Day on 24 October with a Livestream event featuring expert speakers and celebrity performers. Hosted by Time magazine science and technology editor Jeffrey Kluger, the Chicago event also includes a global status update on the fight to end polio and the challenges that remain, as well as information about joining Rotary's historic campaign. The program, being held before a live audience at 18:30 Chicago time (UTC-5), includes a performance from Tessanne Chin, 2013 winner of the TV show "The Voice," an introductory message and videotaped performance by reggae star...
Creating works of art helps refugee children repair their lives
When asked to describe his future, a refugee child from Iraq draws a picture of himself as a doctor. Another child uses colorful paints to depict happy memories of his former life in Iraq. Both children are among the 200,000 displaced Iraqis who now live in Jordan, a country that has become a safe haven for those fleeing oppression and war in neighboring Palestine, Syria, and Iraq. Alexandra Dawley, a former volunteer with the Collateral Repair Project in Jordan, emphasizes how something as simple as an art project can help young refugees adjust to their new lives in a foreign country. With...
Chat with food experts on Twitter about alleviating hunger
Hunger affects more than 800 million people worldwide, according to the United Nations' World Food Programme, and one-third of all the food grown every year goes to waste. Together, we can change that. On World Food Day, Thursday, 16 October, join a conversation on Twitter from 12:00 to 13:00 Chicago time (UTC-5), using the hashtag #RotaryHunger. During the chat, food experts will talk about ways to alleviate hunger and malnutrition in your community and around the world. Rotary (@Rotary) will moderate the chat, and experts from organizations including Rotary First Harvest (@RFHarvest), the...
Photo Essay: Rotary’s 2014 Women of Action
This year's Women of Action honorees were selected by Rotary senior leaders and endorsed by the White House. All members of clubs in the U.S., the women were recognized for their humanitarian service projects, which affect the lives of millions of people around the world. Watch the women of action event held at the White HouseRead more about the women and why they were honoredRead more about the event at the White HouseRead RI Director Julia Phelps' take on the honored women
Partners build community center and health clinic in impoverished Mexico neighborhood
Four years ago, Rotary member Moonyeen King decided to take action to help residents of the impoverished neighborhood of Tepehua, located in Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico, who faced daily struggles with crime, malnutrition, and limited access to health care. King, together with Susan Netherton and Gin Pelzl, fellow members of the Rotary Club of Ajijic, turned an abandoned building into the Tepehua Community Center. For its first year, the center provided a soup kitchen every Friday to feed over 200 women and children. That enabled King and her fellow Rotary members to gain the trust of the...


Oct 23, 2014
Connie Ramaekers and Crystal Logan
It's Time - Community Movement to Protect Youth from Drug and Alcohol Use
Oct 30, 2014
Doug Taylor, District Governor
Rotary Pride and Engagement
Nov 13, 2014
Reilly King, 2013-14 Exchange Student
To Austria and Back - A Year Abroad
Nov 20, 2014
Birol Yesilada
The Rotary Foundation
Nov 27, 2014
No meeting - Thanksgiving
Dec 04, 2014
Dec 11, 2014
THS Choir
Holiday Music
Dec 18, 2014
Tom Swearingen
Original Cowboy Poetry
Dec 25, 2014
No meeting - holiday

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