Posted by Janel Yergen on Jan 21, 2020
Congratulations: Club elections were held in December, 2019. Jennifer Michaelangelo, who was elected Treasurer, and Sam Evans was elected Director.
 
10 Year Anniversary Party will be held on January 25th from 4:30pm-7:30pm at Larks, Inn at the Commons. Come celebrate our club's anniversary.
 
Poker for Polio- Our annual fund raising event is coming up in February, the 29th, at the University Club, next door to the Holly Theater. At this time, we still need a Title Sponsor which is a $1,000 and a Table Sponsor at $500, both of these sponsorships come with a number of tickets also.  Please see Scott Brodie to learn more about how you can help.
 
Community Service Opportunity Facebook Group-  As a club, we sponsor one service project a month- except during months when we have a fundraiser. We hear about many other service events set up by fellow service organizations and/or other Rotary clubs. Because we all have the heart to serve, and to keep from overwhelming our members with the all vast number of service opportunities, we have decided to create a Facebook group so our members can keep up to date on all the events offered and participate as their schedule permits. This group is linked to our Facebook page, and is open to community organization and members to post service opportunities. This is a great way for our club members, or anyone who likes our Facebook page, to get involved in our community. You can join this from the Rogue Valley After Five Facebook page, or reach out to Jennie McLaughlin to request an invitation.

Rogue Power Pack Program has on now.  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.  
 
Speaking of Polio, Rotary District 5240 is putting together an immunization trip to India.  The dates of the trip will most likely be January 13 through January 25th.  Though the door to door immunization will be conducted for one day, participants will need to be in good shape, both physically and mentally due to the amount of walking and long hours.  Details for this trip were provided by our own PDG Chuck Root and the average cost to join this service trip is around $3,000 to $3,500.  There are a lot of requirements that need to be meet per the information provided (check with Eric for details), but it is something to look into for this or future immunization trips to help with the fight against Polio.
 
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.
 
PR Committee is looking for some help in updating our website with design and new photos.  Please contact Jason for more information.
 
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.  Plus for our 10 year anniversary, we will need some Rotary photos for the slide show.
 
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.