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Posted by Ed Murphy
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com. Thank-you for your interest.
Posted by Steve Schmitt
on Jul 01, 2014
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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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Oct 21, 2014 by Ed Murphy
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 www.operationwarm.org.
Oct 21, 2014 by Ed Murphy
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).
World Polio Day: Health officials laud polio eradication achievements, point to disease’s endgame
After a year of shrinking polio cases worldwide, the crippling disease is now on the cusp of being eradicated, said top health officials at Rotary's second annual World Polio Day event on 24 October. At a special Livestream program -- World Polio Day: Make History Today -- Rotary leaders joined global health experts and celebrity singers to hail the progress of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. After nearly 30 years, the GPEI, which includes Rotary, the World Health Organization, UNICEF, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is on...
Dynamic young club uses social media to grow
Erin Mills had just finished teaching for the day in Montevideo, Uruguay, when her smartphone buzzed with a message. An impromptu gathering to watch Uruguay's World Cup soccer match was being organized. Through the power of a mobile messaging app, a majority of the Rotary Club of Plaza Matriz had soon assembled at a member's home to munch on baked goods and chips while rooting for their national team. That enthusiasm and ability to draw a crowd has made the club, which just received its charter in July, a success in the country's capital city. Made up almost entirely of young professionals,...
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...