Our latest members March 2022
If you think you are interested in joining the Rotary Club of Greater Bend – read on. Don’t be shy. Maybe you’re not quite sure at this point. Come to one of our weekly lunch meetings or better yet one of our “happy hour” get-togethers and see who we are and what we do. You can always email us to ask questions. firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you ready to make a difference in your community and in communities around the world? You’ll find Rotary members digging wells, building schools, immunizing children, and organizing food drives. We’re building peace, empowering youth, and saving mothers and children. It’s what we’ve been doing for more than 100 years and our impact on lives is unmistakable. Every club is autonomous and if you and our club are a good fit, you’ll be invited to join if you wish.
Before COVID, our club raised nearly $100,000 each year to support local youth and related charities through scholarships, grants and donations. We also participated in Rotary International programs like grants for clean water filters and hosting foreign exchange students. Some recent highlights of projects our club has supported include:
- $15,000 – $25,000 annually to the three Bend area high school athletic departments
- $75,000 to Bethlehem Inn for a construction of a commercial kitchen (2016-2018)
- $75,000 to the J bar J Youth Services Vocation School (2019-2021)
- $15,000 toward X-Ray equipment for a hospital in rural Guatemala (total project cost was over $40,000).
On the local scene our club is always looking for individuals who truly wish to serve their community with hands-on projects. We are not looking for people who just want to write a check for organizations and non-profits in Bend. However if you want a one minute 32 second (rather cool) synopsis of who we support both here and internationally check this out.
Volunteering through Rotary is more than just giving back to the community. It is also about you bringing your skills, experience and enthusiasm for great community outcomes, whilst making some great friends along the way. Rotary clubs are friendly places where members, whether young professionals through to those who have retired, share a common interest in friendship while helping create a better community.