March 13, 2019
Your Weekly eCOGS

A note about cell phones. I am sort of surprised that after all of these years we still have to remind people about the courtesy rules for cell phones. They must be OFF (or at least on "vibrate") during the Rotary meeting. It is very disruptive and annoying to have a cell phone go off in the room. Please be responsible.

Hyla Lipson
Lany Sullivan
Song & Pledge
Tina Gotchall
Rich Acosta
Sergeant at Arms
Chris Mecca
AV Team
Rich Acosta
Today's Program
“Get Ready Rogue” is a new campaign that wants to make sure the people of Josephine County are prepared and ready for an emergency.Emergency Management says it’s still in the beginning stages, but it plans to work with local businesses to have a list of emergency supplies readily available in stores for purchase.
It will also launch a “Preparedness University,” a class that residents can take to go from not prepared at all, to prepared for up to three weeks.
“It’s going to be a multi-faceted approach to communicating with the public,” said Rikki Perrin, Emergency Services Education and Outreach Coordinator. “People learn in all different kinds of ways, they receive information in different kinds of ways, so we’re gonna try and tackle that from multiple angles and reach as many people as we can.”
They will also be selling “go kits” filled with all the supplies you need to survive for three days.
If you want more information on how to be prepared, you can visit, or you can head to the Josephine County website, and go to the Emergency Management page.
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 will be Wednesday, March 20.
New Member Post
Second Posting
Nancy Trahern
Business: Trahern Real Estate Appraisal
Classification: Real Estate Appraisal
Proposed by: Bill Thorp, Tyler Flaming, Tina Gotchall
Outstanding Student of the Year
Brent Kolkow
is a fifth grade student at
Fruitdale Elementary School
Brent's parents are Chad and Kim Kolkow
Brent will be introduced by
Principal Heather Yount
Community Service Grants
It's time for you favorite nonprofit organizations to apply for a Rotary Community Service Grant. The grants are generally used for capital improvements and focus on children. Material expenses can be considered as well. CLICK HERE to download the grant application document.
2019 Major Date Alerts
Saturday, April 6 - District Club Training Assembly Cottage Grove
May 3-5 - District Conference in Coos Bay
Saturday, May 4, 2019 - Annual Rotary Track Meet
Saturday, September 21, 2019 - Rotary Duck Derby
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.
Programs coming up
March 13
Disaster Preparedness with Rikki Perrin
March 20
"Pack It Up" with organization expert Ann McAlpin
March 27
The Britt Festival with Donna Briggs
April 3
Vocationals with
Susan Scheufele and Carmela Brust
April 10
Combat Hero Bike Build with
John Barker
April 17
Getting to know your fellow Rotarians
Laurie Stevens
April 24
Macy's Parade Performance with
Jason Garcia
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 Tina Gotchall, or President Jean Zech-Manhart.
I can't even begin to explain this video. It's about a frog train in Portland, OR. A group of people are helping frogs survive. Very inspiring.
Editor Hyla Lipson  The Rotary Club of Grants Pass