March 20, 2019
Your Weekly eCOGS

Wow - enjoy this wonderful weather.

Richard Acosta
William Brust
Song & Pledge
Wendy Burnett
Lany Sullivan
Sergeant at Arms
Chris Mecca
AV Team
Today's Program
Anne McAlpin - Pack It Up!
With over 30 years of travel experience, Anne has journeyed through 80 countries and cruised through the Panama Canal 98 times. She has been a frequent guest on PBS, NBC and CNN and she taught Oprah how to pack in under 15 min!
Today Anne will demonstrate how she traveled for 3 weeks - around the world – carrying just a carry-on bag.
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.
Charles Jarvis was born in Grants Pass, the seventh of nine children and attended homeschool, Madrona Elementary, South Middle School and is currently a Sophomore at Grants Pass High School. As a child, he enjoyed singing and performing with his family at local festivals, church functions, weddings and funerals.
A favorite childhood pastime was whistling as he wandered through his beautiful forested yard in the Jerome Prairie area, and sketching animals and insects. Charlie became prolific at whistling and one day while listening to him, his mother got the strong impression to get him a cello. She found a used, rent-to-own cello in a music shop in Ashland. At first he wasn’t that interested, but after a year he learned vibrato, a technique that warms and beautifies the music and from then on he couldn’t put his cello down! He had discovered a glorious way to express the music within him and he was in heaven.
Charlie joined the SMS Orchestra and Honor Orchestra and in 2017, was chosen as the principal cellist of the Oregon All-state MS Orchestra. In the Spring of 2018, as a freshman, he competed in the Academic Masters Competition and won first place in the Music category. The
award money funded his summer music camps the following summer, namely the Delgany String Quartet Academy which he attended for three years, and the competitive BYU Summer Music Institute for talented musicians, where he performed as principal cellist.
Charlie has now studied cello privately at the advanced level for five years and is currently a member of the Grants Pass High School Chamber Orchestra. He runs a private cello studio to pay for his cello and piano lessons and other expenses while maintaining a 4.0 GPA, attending an early morning seminary class, after-school track practice and is a Life Scout in the Boy Scouts of America. To his joy and amazement, he was recently accepted to the 2019 Curtis Institute Young Artist Summer Program in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They accept only 100 applicants worldwide, and out-rank Julliard. It is the most selective music conservatory in the country.
Charlie is eagerly seeking ways to fund this remarkable opportunity. Any support to help make this prodigious educational opportunity a dream come true for this talented, young, local musician would be incredibly appreciated.
A recording of Charlie’s recent first place performance of the Lalo Cello Concerto at the 2019 Solo and Ensemble Music Festival at SOU can be viewed in this YouTube video.
Charles will be at our meeting next week - Please bring money. We can help him raise the final $1000 he needs to participate in this great opportunity.
Outstanding Student of the Year
Janae Nugent
is a fifth grade student at
Fort Vannoy Elementary School
Janae's parents are Jeremy and Stephanie Nugent
Janae will be introduced by
Principal Alicia Timbs
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 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.
Every once in a while I need to add a Simon's Cat video..... enjoy!
Editor Hyla Lipson  The Rotary Club of Grants Pass