Rotary Club of Tigard

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SPINNINGS 10-27-2014
Oct 28, 2014
SPINNINGS 10-21-2014
Oct 21, 2014
SPINNINGS 10-13-2014
Oct 14, 2014
SPINNINGS 10-06-2014
Oct 06, 2014

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We meet Thursdays at 12:00 PM
Nicoli's Grill & Sports Bar
17880 SW McEwan Road
Lake Oswego, OR  97035
United States
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The Rotary Club of Tigard welcomes you to its website. This website is here to inform our visitors about the history, mission and work of Rotary Club of Tigard, Oregon and Rotary International. If you would like more information about becoming a member of the Tigard Rotary Club, please contact our Membership Services Chairperson, Jan Richardson, at 503-703-3738 or Or just send us a note expressing your interest. Mail to: Rotary Club of Tigard, PO Box 23491, Tigard, Oregon 97281-3491. You are also welcome to contact our President, Steve Schmitt, at Thank-you for your interest.

Interested in Rotary? The Tigard Rotary Club invites you to check us out. Come to one of our lunch meetings, or contact me, Steve Schmitt, at for more information. Lunches are $17.00 if paid with cash or check or $17.50 if paid with a credit or debit card. - President Steve Schmitt.


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Jay Gilbertson provided details about the distribution of the 402 winter coats the Tigard Club and Tigard Breakfast Club are providing to children in our community. Jay says we will be distributing the coats to CPAH residents on Thursday, November 6th, first at Oleson Woods, and then at Greenburg Oaks. Specifically:
Oleson Woods Community Room, 11905 SW 91st Avenue, from 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM.
Greenburg Oaks Community Room, 9140 SW 91st Avenue, from 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM.
(Other coats will be delivered to the Caring Closet and St. Anthony’s Severe Weather Shelter and Community Café, but we will not be involved with that).
Jay encourages members to come help the children pick out which coat they want to keep. It's a necessary task, and it is fun and rewarding.
If you have not yet paid for the coats you pledged buy, please get a check in to Jay, or Jeff Tainer or Shannon Moxley as soon as possible. Checks are to be made out to the Rotary Club of Tigard Foundation. For more information about donating money or helping with the distribution, please contact Jay. For information about Operation Warm, go to
Our Honored Rotarian of the Week last week was Marty Wine. Marty is City Manager for the City of Tigard. She gave us a glimpse of a Rotary Program she participated in a few years ago. Marty was on a Group Study Exchange (GSE) team that went to Normandy, France in 2006, sponsored by Rotary District 5030 in the Seattle area. Prior to the team visiting France, a GSE team from Normandy visited clubs in Rotary District 5030. She said that they stayed in Normandy for a month, staying with Rotary families, and that she had the opportunity to travel and practice her French. (Group Study Exchange is now called Vocational Training Teams or VTT).


Restoring vision to hundreds in China
Seeing an elderly Tibetan woman weep with joy when cataract surgery restored her vision after 10 years is the kind of moment Dave Razo will never tire of. For several summers Razo, a member of the Rotary Club of Warner Robins, Georgia, USA, traveled to rural northwest China with a team from Georgia-based nonprofit Gansu Inc., to provide free sight-restoring cataract surgery to some of the country's poorest residents. In 2012, after 22 years and 6,000 successful procedures, Gansu's founder, ophthalmologist William Conrad, retired and discontinued the organization's operations. But Razo didn't...
World Polio Day: Health officials laud polio eradication achievements, point to disease’s endgame
After a year of shrinking polio cases worldwide, the crippling disease is now on the cusp of being eradicated, said top health officials at Rotary's second annual World Polio Day event on 24 October. At a special Livestream program -- World Polio Day: Make History Today -- Rotary leaders joined global health experts and celebrity singers to hail the progress of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. After nearly 30 years, the GPEI, which includes Rotary, the World Health Organization, UNICEF, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is on...
Dynamic young club uses social media to grow
Erin Mills had just finished teaching for the day in Montevideo, Uruguay, when her smartphone buzzed with a message. An impromptu gathering to watch Uruguay's World Cup soccer match was being organized. Through the power of a mobile messaging app, a majority of the Rotary Club of Plaza Matriz had soon assembled at a member's home to munch on baked goods and chips while rooting for their national team. That enthusiasm and ability to draw a crowd has made the club, which just received its charter in July, a success in the country's capital city. Made up almost entirely of young professionals,...
Previewing the World Polio Day Livestream event
Rotary celebrates World Polio Day on 24 October with a Livestream event featuring expert speakers and celebrity performers. Hosted by Time magazine science and technology editor Jeffrey Kluger, the Chicago event also includes a global status update on the fight to end polio and the challenges that remain, as well as information about joining Rotary's historic campaign. The program, being held before a live audience at 18:30 Chicago time (UTC-5), includes a performance from Tessanne Chin, 2013 winner of the TV show "The Voice," an introductory message and videotaped performance by reggae star...
Creating works of art helps refugee children repair their lives
When asked to describe his future, a refugee child from Iraq draws a picture of himself as a doctor. Another child uses colorful paints to depict happy memories of his former life in Iraq. Both children are among the 200,000 displaced Iraqis who now live in Jordan, a country that has become a safe haven for those fleeing oppression and war in neighboring Palestine, Syria, and Iraq. Alexandra Dawley, a former volunteer with the Collateral Repair Project in Jordan, emphasizes how something as simple as an art project can help young refugees adjust to their new lives in a foreign country. With...
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