Volume 2, Number 28, January 5, 2021

Join "Voices of Rotary" Podcast Training Series

By Dan Smith

We are looking for volunteers to conduct interviews and compile audio pictures to help tell more Rotary stories.

With more than one million Rotarians world-wide, each of us have memories, experiences and service that have impacted our Rotary lives. Powerful stories of service and accomplishments. Rotary District 5110 is compiling a series of podcasts to capture these stories to share with fellow Rotarians and communities.

Each week in the month of January you can experience a new sample lesson from the interactive training program.This week meet award-winning podcaster Dr. Siobhan McHugh, who teaches podcasting and journalism at the University of Wollongong in Australia. McHugh has generously provided material from her training program for our use.

The training, software and access to equipment are provided by the district, free to the podcasting team. There are a limited number of seats. If you are interested in learning more or joining the team visit the sign-up page or contact team@rotaryvolunteerconnect.org with any questions.

January Rotary Grants Meeting Slated for Saturday

By Tim Mobley
The first Rotary Grant meeting is scheduled for this Saturday, January 9 at 9am by Zoom.

The agenda will openede by Endowmenent and Major Grants Officer Elizabeth Cruft-Anderson as she addresses Endowment and Legacy giving and ways to include Rotary in your retirement planning. Reem Ghuniam, the Director for Rotary Action Group for Peace, will follow with a talk about their initiatives and ways they can support your club.

Announcements and information about District Grants and Global Grant applications will follow...as we will wrap it up by 11:30, possibly earlier, so join us for a wonderful meeting....here's the link to be part of this great program. Click here to read this story at the District website.

Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZclc-moqz0iE9yXjLH8hH1yC_tuI4kdAYRi

A Final 2020 Salute to Rotarians Featured in the Rotary Business Network

By Bill Grile
Take a quick look? Are any of Rotarians listed below in your club? If so, their business was honored by the Rotary Business Network in 2020. Now, more than ever, it’s time to support the businesses that support the good work Rotary is doing in our communities at home and abroad.

Ann and Bruce Parker* Brian Stalcup*Bruce Garrett*Charlie Eads*Dave Kinder*Dave Reece*Dr. Karl Jernstedt*Emile Amarotico*Emily Groves*Entek International*Eric Oberbeck*Gwen DeBernardi*James F. Wright*Jan Delimont*Jane Scheidecker*Joe Kraus*Kent Neumann*Lee Eckroth*Mark Musgrove*Marla Kasdorf*Mary Reynolds*Meme Tenold*Mike McGowen*Richard Shugar*Bill Richey*Rob Thompson*Steve Schneiderman* Jim Lefeber *Tom Nichols*Tony Halda*Chris Waugh* Thomas DeVere Wolsey *Rick Francona*Bruce Garrett*Alan Underkofler*Deanna Rivera*Joe Krauss*Dan Lofy

Each of the Rotarians listed above were selected in 2020 as owning or representing a D5110 Business of the Week. In 1905, Paul Harris launched Rotary for like-minded business professionals to amplify their fellowship and through Rotary, to strengthen businesses and to support their communities. Here is a sharp salute to each of them for the support they provide Rotary and our communities. By the way, wouldn’t you rather do business with a Rotarian? Click here to go to the Rotary Business Network!

Central Oregon Loses Rotary Legend Zimmerman

By Marge Biggers
Past President of the Rotary Club of Redmond, Dr. Waldon Zimmerman passed away December 2, 2020 at his home with his wife, Carol and their family at his side. Wally was one of those Rotarians that set a high bar to emulate and was very distinguished in his service activities, both in and out of Rotary. Wally was a two time president of the Redmond club beginning with his first term in 1982-1983. Wally was also one of four past presidents to step up to the plate in 1987-1988 when the president-elect left the area. Each of four past presidents served a three-month tour to complete the Rotary year. Wally was also a Paul Harris Fellow.

Outside of Rotary, Wally was named Redmond Citizen of the Year in 1991 and served many years on the Deschutes County Fair Board, including directing the fair parade for many years. Dr. Zimmerman was named Oregon Dentist of the Year in 1989 and his dental career spanned 50 years. For the rest of the story on Wally's dedication to community and Rotary service throughout a special life, click here to go to the District website page dedicated to this great leader.

Light thoughts for your Rotary week/life

By Mike Corwin

A few quotes of dripping sarcasm to officially dispense with 2020:
It could be that your purpose in life is to serve as a warning to others. -- Ashleigh Brilliant

These next three didn't want to be owned by anyone:
1. If the world didn’t suck, we’d all fly into space.
2. Always remember that you are unique – just like everybody else.
3. The light at the end of the tunnel has been turned off due to budget cuts.

And now quoting some additional well-versed thoughts from Honest Abe to put a smile in your 2021:
"If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?" and “The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.”– Abraham Lincoln

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