Posted by Erin Nelson on Apr 23, 2019
Rotarians At Work Day is this Saturday, April 27th, and we'll be volunteering for the City of Medford to help clean up the Baseball Fields and Bear Creek Park from 9am to 12pm.  We will be meeting up at the parking lot next to the Skate Park off Highland Drive first for instructions and any supplies and remember to bring your gloves.  More information to be provided tonight.
 
New Member Welcome to Ed Leon Guerrero!  Ed is a long time friend to the McLaughlin clan and has recently moved back to the Rogue Valley from Guam.  Give Ed a big warm welcome :)
 
Dates to Remember and put on your calendar are April 27 for Rotarians at Work Day, May 18 for United Way's Day of Caring, June 22 for our Year End Celebration, and June 23 for our annual planning retreat.
 
About Rotary and what everything is about can all be found on www.Rotary.org.  As a member of Rotary, so many items are available to you under the My Rotary member section.  It is very easy to login as a new member and if you do need help, please let Erin know.  This access has so many items for both new and existing members that covers the basics of Rotary and leadership roles and other multitude of service and knowledge. 
 
Rogue PowerPack Program is back in session at Orchard Hill Elementary School (Phoenix School District).  Ask Jennie for any openings available and remember you have to do the background check if you have not already done so.  Also three new schools have been signed-up for the program so we might have other openings for volunteers when we get more information thanks to a new grant.
 
Speakers are always needed and if you know of someone or an organization that you think would be an interesting speaker for our club, please let Joe know by providing the contact information or by even acting as the liaison.  So please, keep your ears and eyes opened for some great opportunities we have in our area that we have not yet heard or would like an update, like the Holly Theatre for one or the Jackson County Sheriffs Office, or yourselves by giving the vocational talk about yourself.
 
Fundraising ideas are being bounced around and the Raining Cats and Dogs event is on its way.  Kelly, Scott, and Brian S. have been attending the board meetings for the Raining Cats & Dogs, and things are moving along and are now looking for sponsors to help underwrite the event's expenses so that all the ticket sales are the total funds raised--if you and your business are interested, please let Kelly and LeAnne Mobley know.  The big drop is this fall, October 4, at a Crater Comets home football game.  We are always open to any ideas to raise funds to support the Rogue Power Pack Program, and other local and international projects.  And remember this will involve the sales of tickets and the more we sell the more funds raised.
 
Don't forget to check if you have paid your dues with Kellie and we accept all forms of payment.  If you have any questions on your invoice or did not receive one and don't know your standing, please let Kellie know.  Please remember that it is vital to maintain a strong membership in all aspects to keep our club going strong and healthy.