Rotary Student Recognition Lunch

Bend LaPine school district logo   On Tuesday, May 17 2022, please join us for what promises to be one of the most fun and inspiring programs of the year! The Rotary Student Recognition Lunch (typically held twice a year pre-COVID) honors seven outstanding students who have been selected by their high school as best exemplifying the Rotary ideal of “service above self.” So often the news we hear everyday is down on teenagers – come learn about and hear from youth who are making a difference now and committed to making this a better world in the future!

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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.

Rotary Lunch Speaker: Denise Rowcroft, The Environmental Center

  On Tuesday, May 10 2022, our lunch speaker will be Denise Rowcroft, Program Manager for School Gardens, from The Environmental Center.

Denise joined The Environmental Center in 2006 and is responsible for the on-site Kansas Avenue Learning Garden and the Garden for Every School program. She has a B.A. in Outdoor Education from Prescott College, and has over 20 years of experience with youth in classroom, outdoor and therapeutic settings.

Denise had zero gardening experience before The Environmental Center garden broke ground in 2010, and has been learning new things every year ever since. She previously managed the Rethink Waste Project from 2011-2018, and continues to have a deep interest in being resourceful over buying new. When she’s not busy being a mom, she’s skiing, floating a river, or creating jewelry and art from upcycled materials at Lost and Found.

Signup for lunch here.

Add this event to your electronic calendar

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.

Rotary Lunch Program: Summit Interact Club

Summit HS Interact Club   On Tuesday, May 3 2022, our lunch program will be about the Summit HS Interact Club.

This has been a fun and productive year for the Summit Interact Club! Come hear from some of our dynamic board members about their service activities and projects (helped with CO Veterans Village, started a new tutoring program, developed a volunteer handbook, leading a refresh of the interior courtyard, putting on a 5K Color Run, staff and healthcare worker appreciation, etc.).

Signup for lunch here.

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This meeting will both in-person at the Riverhouse Convention Center, 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.

Rotary Lunch Program: Non-Profit Candidates for the 2022 Duck Race Proceeds

Non-Profit Candidates for the 2022 Duck Race Proceeds   On Tuesday, April 19 2022, our lunch program will consist of presentations from 3 non-profits who’ve applied to be the beneficiary of this year’s Duck Race proceeds.

Come hear them pitch our club on why they should be selected, and vote for your favorite.

Signup for lunch here.

Add this event to your electronic calendar

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.

Rotary Lunch Program: Boys and Girls Club

Bess Goggins, CEO of Boys and Girls Club of Bend   On Tuesday, April 12 2022, our lunch meeting will be at the Boys and Girls Club of Bend, hosted by our Rotary club member Bess Goggins.

Boys & Girls Clubs are a safe place to learn and grow – all while having fun. ​They are a place where great futures are started each and every day. ​At the two locations in Bend, they offer life-changing programs to youth between the ages of 5 to 18 years old. Thei programs focus on academic success, healthy lifestyles, character development and leadership involvement in our community in Central Oregon.

Beth and her colleague Alice Ivie will be giving a tour of the facilities. Park on the street, or at the historical museum on Idaho.

VERY IMPORTANT: Signup for lunch here so we know how many box lunches to order from the caterer.

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This meeting will both in-person at the Boys and Girls club offices at 500 NW Wall Street, 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.

Rotary Lunch Speaker: PDG Sergii Zavadskyi – Live from Ukraine

Sergii Zavadskyi   On Tuesday, April 5 2022, our lunch speaker will be Past District Governor of District 2232 Sergii Zavadskyi, appearing live from the Ukraine via Zoom.

Sergii is a charter member of the Kyiv City Rotary Club and is a past club president and past district governor. He’ll give us a report on what Rotary International is doing to help the people of Ukraine as they suffer through the invasion from Russia. He’ll also offer some historical context for the war and how it impacts trading partners for Ukraine and Russia.

Sergii joined Rotary in 2000, was twice the President of his first Kyiv-Pechersk Rotary Club, and in 2010 he and his friends organized a new club – RC Kiev City, a member of which he is today. Sergii was the Charter President of this club. As of 2011, Sergii actively participated as an officer in the development of the District 2230, and now in the District 2232. He served as Community Service Committee Chair, Assistant Governor, Representative of the Governor in Ukraine, the First Chairman of the Board of the Association of Rotary Clubs in Ukraine. He is the Chairman of the National Polio Plus Committee. For active participation in overcoming the outbreak of Polio in Ukraine Sergii received the Rotary Foundation Award – Regional Service Award for a Polio Free World.

Signup for lunch here.

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This meeting will both in-person at the Riverhouse Convention Center, 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.

Rotary Lunch Speaker: District Governor Gerry Kosanovic

District 5110 Governor Gerry Kosanovic   On Tuesday, March 22 2022, our lunch speaker will be District Governor Gerry Kosanovic.

He will update us on what’s happening in District 5110 and what we have to look forward to as we see the 2021-2022 year come to a close on June 30th.

Signup for lunch here.

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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.

Rotary Lunch Speaker: Megan Martin, Furnish Hope

Megan Martin   On Tuesday, March 15 2022, our lunch speaker will be Megan Martin, founder of Furnish Hope.

Furnish Hope started with a vision where the most marginalized families in our community would have a place to call home including beds to sleep in and tables to gather around. Now, a team of volunteers, donors, business and agency partners are helping fulfill this vision by sharing hope and the comforts of home with families in need on a weekly basis.

Signup for lunch here.

Add this event to your electronic calendar

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.

Rotary Lunch Program: Rotary + Environment and Sustainability

Rebecca Kauffman   On Tuesday, March 8 2022, our lunch program topic will be Environment and Sustainability, and what Rotary is doing about this.

Rotary International expanded to a 7th Focus Area, Environment and Sustainability in 2020. Various rotary clubs within District 5110 have a number of projects in process, and a group of our own interested club members have been exploring the local possibilities for such work in Central Oregon.

Tuesday we will hear from Nikki Rizzardini about the District 5110 activities and from Rebecca Kauffman on the progress of the local effort.

Signup for lunch here.

Add this event to your electronic calendar

This meeting will both in-person at the Riverhouse Convention Center, 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.

Rotary Lunch Speaker – Laura Fritz, Envision Bend

Laura Fritz   On Tuesday, March 1 2022, our lunch speaker will be Laura Fritz, Executive Director of Envision Bend.

Since 2005, Envision Bend (formerly Bend 2030) has led our community in planning for the future. Many of Greater Bend’s biggest successes of recent years can trace their roots in part to our community’s original vision – a new university campus, a regional transit system, a more diversified economy, more parks and trails, just to name a few.

Today, newly rebranded and reorganized, Envision Bend continues to work with government, business, community groups, and people of all backgrounds and perspectives from across the Bend area to help shape our future, making Bend a better place for everyone.

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Please note: to reduce the risk of spreading COVID to other club members and guests, we’re asking that only those who are vaccinated attend in person.

Add this event to your electronic calendar

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.