Ride To End Polio Raises over $11 Million

Riders and Fundraisers,

Thank you for your support of this year’s Ride To End Polio fundraising event for Polio Plus. Fund raising results continue to trickle in, but we have established our official total based on the results we have received as of December 13. This year that number, along with matches from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, is about $11,700,000. This exceeds our $10 million goal.

About 120 cyclists joined us for the ride in Tucson. They came from 18 states and Canadian provinces and from Australia, Brazil, Germany and France. In addition, we fielded 18 Indoor Ride to End Polio teams—6 district teams and 12 club teams comprising more than 300 participants.

On behalf of the Ride to End Polio planning committee, I want to thank each of you and your donors. But even more, I want to thank you on behalf those that we may never meet. The children that will grow up without the ravages of polio because of Rotary International’s quest to End Polio Now.

Jim Nook
Fundraising
El Tour de Tucson/Ride to End Polio

Posted by: Michael Cottam on Dec 15 17



Rotary Holiday Party

On Tuesday, Dec. 19th 2017, we will be at The Riverhouse Convention Center for our annual Holiday Party. Santa will be there, and there will also be a choir performing.

$19 for guests, $13 for kids aged 6-12 years, and 5 and under are free.

Be sure to RSVP with Kirk Sandburg at kirk@bendproperty.com.

Join us from noon till 1:15 at the Riverhouse convention center, 2850 NW Rippling River Ct, Bend, OR 97701 (corner of Mount Washington Drive and Highway 97).
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On Tuesday, Dec. 19th 2017, we will be having our annual Holiday Party.
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Posted by: Michael Cottam on Dec 12 17



Ken Wilhelm – United Way

On Tuesday, December 12th, 2017, Ken Wilhelm will be talking about how the landscape around charitable giving is shifting, no more so than at the United Way. As the workplace has changed, so has workplace giving. Ken will discuss how United Way is adapting, and its increased focus on adverse childhood experiences, trauma and resilience.

Join us from noon till 1:15 at the Deschutes Brewery Mountain Room, 901 SW Simpson Ave, Bend, OR 97702.
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Rotary Club of Greater Bend Lunch
On Tuesday, December 12th, 2017, Ken Wilhelm will be talking about how the landscape around charitable giving is shifting at the United Way.
901 SW Simpson Ave, Bend, OR 97702
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Posted by: Michael Cottam on Dec 7 17



Admiral Bill Owens – Security Threats Around the World

On Tuesday, Dec. 5th 2017, Admiral Bill Owens, Former Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will be speaking to us about security threats around the world.

Join us from noon till 1:15 at the Tetherow Event Pavilion, 61240 Skyline Ranch Rd, Bend, Or 97702.
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Rotary Club of Greater Bend Lunch
On Tuesday, Dec. 5th 2017, Admiral Bill Owens, Former Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will be speaking to us about security threats around the world.
Tetherow Event Pavilion, 61240 Skyline Ranch Rd, Bend, Or 97702
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Posted by: Michael Cottam on Nov 30 17



Student Recognition – at The Riverhouse

On Tuesday, Nov. 28th 2017, we will be at The Riverhouse Convention Center for our Student Recognition event. One outstanding student from each high school in the Bend LaPine School District will be recognized.

Join us from noon till 1:15 at the Riverhouse convention center, 2850 NW Rippling River Ct, Bend, Or 97701 (corner of Mount Washington Drive and Highway 97).
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Rotary Club of Greater Bend Lunch
On Tuesday, Nov. 28th 2017, we will be having our Student Recognition event.
The Riverhouse Convention Center, 2850 NW Rippling River Ct, Bend, Or 97701
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Posted by: Michael Cottam on Nov 22 17



Cort’s Ride to End Polio Report

Cort says: “I made it! I did not set any speed records, but I rode 54 miles, including 1,729 feet of elevation gain. I participated in Rotary’s Ride to end Polio to raise funds for vaccinating children. As most of you know this is very personal for me because I am a Polio survivor. My right leg is paralyzed below the knee. So far I have raised over $3,300, which will be matched 2 to 1 by the Gates Foundation turning your donations into over $10,000. Thanks for your support.”


Cort’s wife Tonya, plus Carol and Jeff Kozimor supported Cort in Tucson and joined him on the ride.

Donations are still being accepted at Ride to End Polio.


Cort with Rotary International General Secretary John Hewko.

Posted by: Michael Cottam on Nov 20 17



Joe Sluka – St. Charles Health System CEO

On Tuesday, Nov. 21st 2017, Joe Sluka, CEO of St. Charles Health System, will be talking about how St. Charles is adapting to the changing healthcare landscape.

Join us from noon till 1:15 at the Deschutes Brewery Mountain Room, 901 SW Simpson Ave, Bend, OR 97702.
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Rotary Club of Greater Bend Lunch
On Tuesday, Nov. 21st 2017, Joe Sluka, CEO of St. Charles Health System, will be talking about how St. Charles is adapting to the changing healthcare landscape.
901 SW Simpson Ave, Bend, OR 97702
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Posted by: Michael Cottam on Nov 15 17



Rotary Club of Greater Bend Foundation – Kyle Frick

On Tuesday, Nov. 14th 2017, Kyle Frick will be speaking to us about our club’s own foundation.

Join us from noon till 1:15 at the Deschutes Brewery Mountain Room, 901 SW Simpson Ave, Bend, OR 97702.
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Rotary Club of Greater Bend Lunch
On Tuesday, Nov. 14th 2017, Kyle Frick will be speaking to us about our club’s own foundation.
901 SW Simpson Ave, Bend, OR 97702
Rotary Club of Greater Bend
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Posted by: Michael Cottam on Nov 9 17



Cort Vaughn’s Training Ride for Rotary’s Ride to End Polio

Cort rode 47 miles on the West Orange Trail to train for Rotary’s Ride to End Polio.

Posted by: Michael Cottam on Nov 3 17



Vocational Training Program at J Bar J Youth Services

On Tuesday, Nov. 7th 2017, Stephanie Alvstad and Peggy Carey will be speaking to us about the vocational training program at J Bar J Youth Services.

Join us from noon till 1:15 at the Deschutes Brewery Mountain Room, 901 SW Simpson Ave, Bend, OR 97702.
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Rotary Club of Greater Bend Lunch
On Tuesday, Nov. 7th 2017, Stephanie Alvstad and Peggy Carey will be speaking to us about the vocational training program at J Bar J Youth Services.
901 SW Simpson Ave, Bend, OR 97702
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Posted by: Michael Cottam on Nov 2 17