2019-2020 President Bill Thorp with his amazing family

February 10, 2020

The moon is huge, the sunsets are magnificent, the weather is pretty wonderful
Life is good!

Darlene Dart
JR Wheeler
Song & Pledge
Al Francis
Buck Baker
Sergeant at Arms
Ask Lany
AV Team
Tamra Martin
Today's Program
“Innovation and Impact-
Because Each Mind Matters”
Sarah Small,
Development Associate
Options for Southern Oregon

Mental illness affects everyone.  It knows no race, age, gender, creed, or socioeconomic status.  Every year one in four adults and one in five children experience a mental health condition. One in twelve adults has a substance use disorder. Often people are struggling with both a mental illness and a substance use disorder.

Options for Southern Oregon is Josephine County’s Community Mental Health Program.  “Options” provides a wide range of innovative health services to individuals of all ages throughout Josephine and Jackson Counties.  Services range from mental health and addictions treatment, to employment and education assistance, primary care and dental care, parenting education and family services. Sarah Small, Options’ Development Associate, will provide a brief overview of the programs and services available to those with behavioral health needs and will share their impact through client success stories.

Sarah has been the Development Associate at Options for Southern Oregon for the last three years.  She holds a Master’s in Community Psychology and has a passion for both community and mental health. Originally from Northern California, Sarah has lived in five different countries and now resides in Medford with her son, fiancé, six sugar gliders, and a bearded dragon.  Sarah is excited for this opportunity to share her experience with the Rotary Club of Grants Pass.
Student of the Year

Aubree Madsen
Is a fifth grade student at
Parkside Elementary School
Aubree's parents are
Kelly and Adam Madsen
Aubree will be introduced by principal
Rob Lewis
What's in the Bag?

Each year our Rotary club honors one fifth grade student and one eighth grade student from every school in Josephine county. The students are given a fabulous bag of goodies donated by Rotarians and generous community members.

Here is a list of what is in the bag. And huge thanks to all of those who participate!
What's in the Basket?????? Raffle tickets are $10 each
Proceeds go to our club foundation
Estee Lauder Beautiful fragrance gift set
Champagne glasses and a bottle of bubbly rosé
Coffee press, coffee beans, coffee mugs and Pirouline cookies
Votive candle holders, LED votives, bubble bath
Partylight candle sticks
Bottle of cabernet sauvignon and Belgian chocolate
Lillie Belle chocolates
Movies to watch together and a blanket to snuggle under
CD’s to set a mood
Massage oil for pleasure or just to sooth sore muscles
Smoked oysters
Conversation starter cards for husbands and wives

It's time for our club's annual community grants program for 2020. The deadline to submit a grant is March 16. CLICK HERE or the picture to download the application.
Board Meeting Reminder
Feb 18 at 4pm at the Chamber of Commerce
On the third Wednesday of each month there will be a meeting after the meeting - specifically to help integrate Red Badge members into the club. Anyone is invited to attend. The next meeting is March 18 and is hosted by Tim Howe.

The next fireside meeting will be at Roy Lindsay’s home on February 25 at 6pm. These meetings are for the benefit of new Red Badge members and spouses or special “others” are invited so they too will know more about Rotary. This is a requirement for all Red Badge members in order to get their blue badge.
Duck Meeting

Thursday, February 20
Boys & Girls Club - Upstairs

Other clubs in the area
(for visits and makeups)
Rogue Gateway 
Thursday at noon
Wild River Pub 
Greater Grants Pass 
Fridays at 7:00 am
Tap Rock Grill 
Illinois Valley  
Tuesdays at noon
Wild River Brewing
Cave Junction 
District 5110 eClub 
State of Jefferson eClub
Rotary eClub One
For most other District or Club resources, click the DACdb logo above.
February 12
Sara Small
February 19
Foundry Village
Mathew Vorderstrasse
February 26
Tim Quinlan's vocational
The Rotary Foundation (TRF)
If you have a new person who you think would make a good member of our club - you can download a fillable proposal form by
Once you have filled in the form you can bring it to Secretary Ron Eichorn, membership chair Dennis Webber, or President Bill Thorp
Being a Rotarian Booklet

Financial Expectations as a member of the Rotary Club of Grants Pass CLICK HERE
Happy Valentines Day - Simon's cat has some ideas!
Editor Hyla Lipson  The Rotary Club of Grants Pass