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Welcome to Rotary After Five!

After Five

"Service Above Self"

We meet Wednesdays at 6:00 PM
Jackson Creek Pizza
317 East Main Street
Medford, OR  97501
United States
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The Rotary Club of Rogue Valley After Five, chartered in May 2009, was created by young professionals with the goal of serving the needs of our local and global communities through Rotary service. Now with nearly 40 members, we're excited about continuing to make an important impact on our community and the world.

Our meeting location is at Jackson Creek Pizza in the heart of MetroMedford. We welcome you to stop by after work and relax during happy hour for some fellowship with us! We would love for you to join us at one of our monthly volunteer projects too!

New WiFi is all in and ready to roll.  For club member use only, the SSID is JCP-AFR and the password is AFRrocks! and the public use is labeled as JCP-Public with the password as jcprocks.  Big thanks to Eric and all who helped to get this running.
 
LCS Committee will be meeting tonight after the general meeting.
 
Dictionary Project is this Friday, October 25, at the Central Point Elementary with a check in time at 12pm and look to finishing up at around 2pm.  We need more volunteers for this event, so if you can, please let Hiddy know.  We will be passing out 128 dictionaries in four classes, about 20 minutes per class.  Hiddy has emailed everyone with a signup sheet and if you can, please sign up as this is a blast in working with these cute 3rd graders.  Though our District has stepped away from this specific literacy project, Central Point Elementary put the call out to continue as they loved it.
 
New Proposed Members are James Bradshaw and M.J. Jones and they both have been approved by the board to become members of our great club.  Please give both a big welcome and the official induction date has yet to be determined.
 
5th Wednesday Social will be on October 30th starting at 5:30pm at the Stoneriver Vineyard located at 2178 Pioneer Road in Talent.  This is a Happy Hour format and not recommended for children and we will have a no host wine and beer with food provided by Figgy's Food (big thanks to MJ).  Look forward to seeing everyone there :)
 
Fundraising was Amazing for both Oktoberfest and Raining Cats and Dogs.  For Oktoberfest we raised $1,999.97 from parking and shifts and $5,030.00 from Raining Cats and Dogs.  WOW and Raining Cats and Dogs has the potential to grow big and raise more over the years.  For our club, we made up what we needed last year and over the estimate we had for this year, so we did really good to fund our club projects.  Thank you everyone for your time and hard work especially Jennie keeping us on task!
 
Rogue Power Pack Program has started.  For a quick hour every Friday (sometimes Thursday) it is a fun little project that runs from 1:30 to 2:30 pm.  For the 2019-2020 school year at Orchard Hill Elementary we are now using the SignUp.com site for all of us to select our volunteer slots. Remember, we need two volunteers per week and it takes about an hour and you must have done your background check with the Phoenix/Talent School District.  
 
StoveTeam International was our speaker a couple of weeks ago and if you were absent, you missed a good one.  After the meeting, many members were interested in joining a team to go and do a stove project and StoveTeam does four trips a year where they visit one of the partner factories.  Each team is comprised of ten to twenty individuals and the cost is $1600 per person (plus airfare) and includes all meals, lodging, and in-country transportation.  This is currently space available for both the January and March 2020 trips.  When in Antigua, Guatemala, participants receive one-on-one Spanish instructions during most mornings and help in either the building, testing, or distribution of the stoves in the afternoons.  For more information, visit stoveteam.org and you can also donate $50.00 which equals the cost of one stove.  Spread the word and we do have some brochures leftover also.
 

For more District 5110 news & events, be sure to sign-up for the weekly D5110 eNews and monthly District Governor Newsletter online here.

Vine and Pints for Polio hosted by the Rotary Club of Medford will be held on November 1 at Walkabout Brewing Company.  Great event were portions of the beer and wine proceeds go to Polio Plus for a certain time frame.  Was unable to get the time frame at time of bulletin but will update.

Rotary International Convention for 2020 is being held in Honolulu Hawai'i in June and registration is officially open on www.Rotary.org.  These are amazing events and beware the US held ones tend to have a higher attendance rate.  Also, did any see the Facebook post from our District this past week?  Someone in our District has the lucky chance to win paid flights to Hawai'i at our Rotary Year Kickoff Training in August and you must be present to win. 

 
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