COMMUNITY SERVICE

Common Good

Common Good is a 501(c)(3) non-profit. Rotary supports their program as part of our mission to provide food for the hungry.  Through the dilgent work of several Rotarians, and a partnership with a section of the food industry, we bring fresh produce and other foods from the Rogue Valley to supplement food banks from Brookings to Langlois.  We are grateful to these donors for their generous assistance! 

In the photo to the right, a Rotary team is building a driveway for the food trucks to back up to the door for easy delivery.

Open Hearth Free Dinners  

First Tuesday of Each Month:  A tasty restaurant-style meal is served to guests, all are welcome to come.

Meals are funded by Rotary, while Rotary and other service organizations & churches take a turn, and serve dinner on the first Tuesday of each month.

Sample Menu: Hot Turkey Sandwich, with mashed potatoes and gravy, garden peas, salad, and dessert.  Beverages include coffee, tea or milk.

Head Start

Rotary assisted South Coast Head Start with a remodel of their facility as a major project.

 

Each September, our club participates with their annual clean-up:  getting play equipment for school to start, cleaning out the cobwebs and other debris the accumulates around the facility during the summer.  Always a fun work day!

Giving Tree

Giving Tree is a community program, where members of the community purchase Christmas Gifts for children in families that can't quite fund Christmas surprises.  Rotary facilitates the project by holding the sign-ups and creating the tags for community shoppers to select from. Rotary then assists with collection and distribution of the carefully selected and wrapped presents purchased by the community shoppers.

Christmas Goodies:  Each family also receives a treat bag filled with candy, cookies, popcorn, and fruit, things that brings smiles at holiday celebrations.

Adopt-A-Highway

Once per calendar year, Rotarians clean a stretch of Highway 101 from Milepost 300 north to Milepost 299.  (Elk River Road south to the the south end of the bridge.)  

 

This project is through the Oregon Department of Transportation.   

Driftwood Playground Renovation

Large Project:  Rotarians assisted with fund-raising, razing condemed equipment, and installing newly purchased equipment.

2020-2021 Rotary Leadership

Ann Schmierer, President,

Rotary Club of Port Orford,  #359

Dave Bassett,

Assistant District Governor, 5110, Area 9

Cindi O'Neil, District Governor,  5110

Holger Knaack, Rotary International President

Due to Covid-19, our meetings are now held on ZOOM.  If you would like to participate, please use our contact form to request a link to our next meeting.  They are still held on Thursday's at noon!

Rotary Club of Port Orford

P.O. Box 1284

Port Orford, Oregon  97465

info@portorfordrotary.org

Meetings: Join Us!  

Thursdays Noon

      (5th Thursdays Dark)

American Legion Hall

421 11th Street

Port Orford, Oregon  97465

RI President Holgar Knaack Theme is: Rotary Opens Opportunities: “We believe that our acts of service, big and small, create opportunities for people who need our help,” Knaack said. He added that Rotary creates leadership opportunities and gives members the chance to travel the world to put their service ideas into action and make lifelong connections. “Everything we do opens another opportunity for someone, somewhere,” said Knaack.

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