Corvallis, Oregon Rotary Club SPARKS President Charlie Owen, Vice President Susan Poole . Secretary Meredith Jung, Treasurer Sara Ingle, President Elect Selina Marshall Web site: www.corvallisrotary.com Serving Corvallis since 1923 January 29, 2015 This Week Club Day & Rotaract Presentation PLEASE Remember to bring something or $$ next week for the School Homeless Kids Take this home as a reminder Club member shots Last week e sheriff Where’s th d him? nee when you People spend money they don’t have, to buy things they don’t need, to impress people they don’t like. Sorry Sara 1-22-15 Program Mike McCauley Exec. Director of The League of Oregon Cities. He discussed just how “out of wack” Oregon’s taxing system is now after the implementation of Measurers 5 and 50. Sort of scary. Wit & Wisdom I intend to live forever or die trying. A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely fool proof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools. The free thinking of one age is the common sense of the next. Some drink at the fountain of knowledge. Others just gargle Coming Programs & Events Sara reminding us it is time to pay your dues. Dick announcing he and Sandy’s 49th anniversary Barb C won two tickets to the women’s basketball game on Valentines day. She then gave them to our exchange student Tim, thanks Barb If you want to see the view you have to climb the mountain. Most teenagers not only want their own space, they want a set of wheels to park in it. Red Badge Members: Send me a short bio and I’ll publish it to help you complete your Red Badge requirements. Stop me at the meeting, or email me, I have a simple form for you to fill out. 541-745-2020 [email protected] 2-5 Carol Fellows MD, Demystifying the Rotary Peace Fellowship 2-12 David Huff, Oregon Arts Commission 2-19 Scott Jackson, “The pros and cons of the jail levy” 2-26 Jose N Reyes Chief Technology Officer NuScale “Update on $300 million federal grant, Rolls Royce and Fleur” 3-5 Jane Lubchenco, PhD, OSU Distinguished Professor & Wayne & Gladys Valley, Professor of Marine Biology, Former Administrator of NOAA 3-12 Karen Emery, Director Corvallis Parks and Recreation: “Fiends for Corvallis Parks & Recreation” Review these great upcoming programs and invite a friend to one that may interest them Service Above Self Is it the Truth Is it Fair to all Concerned Will it build Good Will and Better Friendships Will it be Beneficial to all Concerned Rotarians We have several Club Board positions that are not filled for the 2015-2016 year. Below is a list of the positions and a short description of each. Please let me know if you are willing to help. Let's not let the time commitment keep you from being involved. If you want to help or have a passion for a particular area let me know. I think we can "think outside the box" and adjust positions to fit our current membership. Secretary Duties of the secretary include keeping records of membership, recording meeting attendance, recording minutes of the board and performing other duties as they pertain to the Secretary. Membership Director The Membership Director is in charge of overseeing the following committees and representing them a the monthly board meetings. Membership recruitment, new member orientation, new member mentoring and the red badge committee. Youth Service Director The Youth Service Director is in charge of overseeing the following committees and representing them at the monthly board meetings. Youth Exchange, Interact Committee, Rotaract, Ryla and Scholarship Committees. Club Service Director The Club Service Director is in charge of overseeing the following committees and representing them at the monthly board meetings. Inspirational Moments, Music and Family of Rotary Committees. Thank you, Selina Marshall Incoming President Dialysis/Diabetes Education Program As you read this Peter Nyholm is in Thailand. He is checking on the progress of the on-going dialysis/diabetes education activities and will work with our Thai Rotary partners, hospitals and Volunteer Village Health coordinators on the expansion of this initiative to four other hospitals and a wider geographic area. Our member Peter Nyholm entered into an expanded discussion with Thai District 3440 leadership about critical needs in that poorer area of Thailand. Surprisingly, diabetes and hypertension prevention and treatment emerged as critical needs. Thailand is facing a rapidly growing diabetes problem and current facilities and education efforts are woefully inadequate. Consequently, our club (Peter mostly) has worked with Khon Kaen Rotary club to upgrade the dialysis center at one local hospital. Based on that successful partnership, and spurred by District 5110 Rotarian visits to the area in connection with the Rotary International Convention held in Bangkok, a second matching grant for over $65,000 placed locally procured and serviced dialysis units into four other hospital, plus initiated a diabetes and hypertension education campaign through an existing Village Health Volunteer project. Funding from seven District 5110 clubs and substantial amounts from four Thai clubs was matched in respective Rotary Districts and by the Foundation. All equipment and services were up and operational within two months. Dialysis technicians and facilities are fully funded by the hospitals. Patient treatment levels have been greatly increased. Educational materials bearing the Rotary logo have been prepared and training is underway for village level health educators. Based on the success of this previous effort, Thai District 3440, and local health Authorities, have collaborated closely with us in developing an expansion of the dialysis and health education program. This will place dialysis equipment in four additional hospitals, including a teaching hospital. It also expands the geographic coverage of the village level diabetes education activity to reach an additional 40,000 villagers. Once again our club is partnering clubs within our District to reach the $10,000 of club monies needed for the new Matching Grant. Through matching funds of our District, Rotary Foundation, and substantial financial support from the Thai clubs and their District, we plan to meet the approximately $73,000 total. PLEDGE FORM FOR MATCHING FUND SHARES FOR THAI DIALYSIS AND DIABETES EDUCATION PROJECT NAME: ___________________________________ PLEDGE AMOUNT: $_________________ A generous club member has pledged to contribute $1,000 for this project if our members will match that amount. We are asking you to buy one or more $50 dollar shares. The first 20 shares will meet the $1,000 challenge but more shares will help us do a ton of good! Make CHECKS PAYABLE TO: The Rotary Foundation, and we'll see that you get extra points toward your next Paul Harris Fellow recognition. Give your CHECK or PLEDGE FORM to Rob Thurston and it will be counted toward meeting the challenge.
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