Posted by Erin Nelson on Feb 13, 2019
Poker-4-Polio is set this Saturday, February, 16 at the Woolworth Building, and yes this is the three day weekend for Presidents' Day.  At this time we are looking for donation items to give away during the course of the tournament among other items.  Let's get the players in and share the Facebook event and round up any friends, coworkers, family, and other Rotarians to get a seat and we are hoping for a full house of 55 players and the more players the more the pot is at the end.  The initial buy-in tickets are $60.00 or two for $100.00 and available to purchase on Gamble-for-Good.com, or if someone gives you cash, please note the name and contact for that person with the payment.  For more updated information on sponsorships available, contact Scott.  Let's get the word out and get some players :)
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 two new schools have been signup for the program so we might have other openings for volunteers when we get more information.
 
Bring A Friend meeting is tonight, February 13, in which we want everyone to bring a guest that you think would be a great fit to our club or to learn more about Rotary.  Our former member, Damien Rennie, will be our guest to talk about Gamble-for-Good and give us a lesson in poker to lead up to the Poker for Polio event.
 
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 Matt 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 looks like we have some good possibilities coming up with the Polar Express partnership and the Raining Cats & Dogs partnership.  Kelly, Scott, and Brian S. have been attending the board meetings for the Raining Cats & Dogs, and things are moving along and are looking to having the drop this fall 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.
 
Literacy Program that we normally participate in, the Dictionary Project, we have opted out of this year and are looking for other programs that would be more beneficial to the youth in our area.  The District sends clubs an annual fund for a literacy project and it has increased.  So if anyone has ideas or would like to do another Rotary sanctioned program, please let Kelly know.  So far, Marcella and met with the Rotary Club of Ashland to review their Ashland Reads program and format, and to see more, please visit the Ashland's website.
 
Don't forget that dues are due and everyone should have received their invoice last week and we have many ways available to submit payment.  If you have any questions on your invoice or did not receive one and don't know your standing, please let Kellie know.