Rotary Lunch Speaker: Dr. Steve Cook – Bend/La Pine Superintendent

Dr. Steve Cook, Superintendent   On Tuesday, October 11 2022, our lunch speaker will be Dr. Steve Cook, Bend/La Pine School District Superintendent, overseeing our community of 33 schools, more than 17,500 students and 2,100 staff members.

Dr. Cook took this position in 2021; prior to that, he spent 3 years at the Superintendent of Coeur d’Alene School District; before that, he was Deputy Superintendent of Douglas County School District in Colorado.

Dr. Cook received his Doctor of Education from the University of Kansas; a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership and Administration from Emporia State University; and a Bachelor’s Degree in Science Education from Kansas State University.

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This meeting will both in-person at the Riverhouse Convention Center, Room Cascade CD, and virtual.

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We will record the presentation for others who aren’t able to attend at noon.

Rotary Lunch Program: Bend Mayoral Debate

On Tuesday, October 4 2022, our lunch program will be a debate between the candidates for Mayor of Bend: Chris Piper and Melanie Kebler.

Melanie grew up in Bend and has spent her career as an attorney serving the public. She was elected to the Bend City Council in November 2020.

Chris is a former Bend city Councilor, and served on several city committees and as ex-officio to Downtown Bend Business Association and two neighborhood associations.

Melanie Kebler   Chris Piper

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

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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: District 54 Candidate Forum

 

On Tuesday, September 20 2022, our lunch program will be a District 54 Candidate Forum, with candidates Jason Kropf and Judy Trego speaking.

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Judy has worked as the Director for a rural Chamber of Commerce, Chief of Staff, Oregon Senate legislature; Constituent Services Manager, U.S. House of Representatives; and for a non-profit working to reduce the root causes of poverty.

Jason is an attorney and currently serving as a member of the Oregon House of Representatives from the 54th district (elected in 2020). He currently serves on a number of local boards, including (CASA) of Central Oregon, and on the Bend Park and Recreation Board.

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

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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: Cassie Lacy, City of Bend’s Climate Action Plan

Cassie Lacy   On Tuesday, September 13 2022, our lunch speaker will be Cassie Lacy, senior management analyst at the City of Bend.

She’ll be speaking about Bend’s Climate Action Plan.

Cassie Lacy is a senior management analyst at the City of Bend and is responsible for leading the City’s environmental and sustainability initiatives. She has been with the City of Bend for over 4 years and oversees the development and implementation of the Community Climate Action Plan.

Cassie was the City’s first staff person dedicated to environmental stewardship projects. Prior to the City, she has helped to launch new sustainability programs on a broad range of topics in the consulting, non-profit and higher education sectors.

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This meeting will both in-person at the Convention Center, Room Cascade CD, and virtual.

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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: Autobiographies: Jamie Garza, Glen Rojas, Derek Williams

On Tuesday, September 6 2022, our lunch program will be autobiographies of some of our newer members: Jamie Garza, Glen Rojas, and Derek Williams.

Come get to know more about these awesome new folks in our club!

Jamie Garza   Glen Rojas   Derek Williams

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

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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: Michelle Duff, Rimrock Trails

Michelle Duff, Rimrock Trails   On Tuesday, August 23 2022, our lunch speaker will be Michelle Duff, Community Relations Manager of Rimrock Trails.

Rimrock Trails was established as a nonprofit, adolescent residential substance use program at the Prineville Pioneer Memorial Hospital in 1990.

Michelle will be speaking about mental health awareness and treatment.

Rimrock Trails operates comprehensive outpatient care in three areas throughout Central Oregon for individuals under age 25, and are approaching three decades of service. They now lead the system of care for addressing substance use and mental health disorders of young adults in our region.

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

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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: Bill Berg Foundation – Kyle Frick

Kyle Frick, Greater Bend Rotary Club Foundation   On Tuesday, July 12 2022, our lunch program will be on our club’s Bill Berg Foundation, presented by Kyle Frick.

We will be recognizing our club members who contribute as Bill Berg Fellows and also have guest from COCC, OSU Cascades and Bend La Pine Schools Foundation to receive checks for scholarships.

The Foundation continues to grow and support 8 annual local scholarships, youth programs such as The Gift of Literacy in collaboration with the club, World Community Service funding and the recent club contributions to Ukraine.

Kyle will be presenting the financials and sharing how our members can contribute to the club legacy and future funding needs.

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

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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: Autobiographies

On Tuesday, June 21 2022, our lunch program will be autobiographies of some of our newest members: Kristie Schmitt, Amanda Ferrari, and Sharon Gueck.

Come get to know more about these awesome new folks in our club!

Kristie Schmitt   Amanda Ferrari   Sharon Gueck

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

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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: Kolleen Miller, Upper Deschutes Watershed Council

On Tuesday, June 14 2022, our lunch speaker will be Kolleen Miller, Education Director of the Upper Deschutes Watershed Council.

Kolleen has taught environmental education courses throughout Alaska, Washington, and Oregon, and worked as the program manager for the Alaska Center for the Environment prior to joining the UDWC in 2002.

She has trained and managed staff and volunteers within the context of watershed education, and has coordinated riparian restoration projects, water quality monitoring studies, and collaborative conservation education programs.

  Kolleen Miller

She was the editor for UDWC’s Upper Deschutes Subbasin Assessment (2003) and The Place We Cross the Water: Whychus Creek (2007). Kolleen holds a B.A in English from the University of California, Santa Barbara and a M.A. degree in English Studies with an emphasis in Ecocritical Analysis from Western Washington University. As the Education Director for UDWC, Kolleen develops and directs the environmental education programs for the Watershed Council in addition to providing leadership for many community-based watershed education projects in Central Oregon.

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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.