Posted by Erin Nelson on Oct 23, 2019
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.
 
Do you have any Rotary event photos on hand?  Please send us the album so that we can upload them to ClubRunner for archiving and sharing with our friends and other Rotarians.  We are on the path to keep our social media up and running and Jason has been amazing with our Facebook page and look forward to the Instagram page when we get open to share.
 
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. 
 
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.
 
Attendance Makeups:  please don't forget to let Erin know your makeups for attendance by sending an email.  Please remember, the ClubRunner does not allow me to break down the hours and works by date only :)
 
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.