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Rotary Club of Longview Washington / Articles posted by Shawn

Rotary helps to provide food to the hungry; to heal the wounds of the ill; comfort those in sorrow; bring peace to those living in areas of unrest and never knowing the individuals impacted. Rotary truly is a premier international service organization. As Rotarians, we seek solutions to challenges in our communities, and we take...

Steven Elliott is a veteran who served in the elite 75th Army Ranger Regiment which fought in Afghanistan. In 2004, he was deployed to the Afghanistan/ Pakistan border. During an enemy ambush, he is one of four Rangers who mistook NFL player Pat Tillman’s position for that of the enemy and fired there. Steven is...

Cindy Smith, a local floral designer and author of the book, Splendid Flowers for Every Day, described her career and adventures with many of the top names in the entertainment industry such as, Bob Hope, Heidi Klum, Shaquille O’Neil, Bruce Springsteen, Nicole Kidman, Oprah and many, many others. Cindy revealed how you can attain that...

Former Kelso City Manager and Kelso Club Rotarian, Steve Taylor, was inducted into our Rotary club on October 30th. Since July 1st, Steve is the Cowlitz PUD Director of Regulatory and Regional Affairs. He will focus on energy issues, and advocate for other PUD interests. Taylor was appointed Kelso’s City Manager in September 2012. Before...

In March, Sarah cost was recognized by the City of Longview with the 'Community Advocate Award' for literacy. Back in August, Joel Hansen was honored as this year's recipient of the St. John Medical Center Foundation's "Tom Manning Award" for his dedication and commitment to the hospital and to the community. At the annual Chamber of Commerce...

We made tremendous progress in our fight to end polio, and we have a new strategy to finish the job (read more in October's The Rotarian interview with John Sever on page 59). Rotary's goal is to raise $50 million annually to be matched to the one by the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation. Make...

Mollie DuBois thank you for the $4000 foundation grant to the Family Community Resource Center: "Thank you so very much for generous immediate donation for our summer feeding program for our unaccompanied youth and our homeless youth we so appreciate the time you allowed Christina and Ariana to present the donation, the flexibility of the donation to...

Ian Thompson, Director, presented an overview of the LCS G programs at 19 local schools and thanked the club for its $2,500 foundation grant to purchase and install galvanized steel raised beds. These steel raised beds will enable the kids to better contain wandering plants, keep out weeds and provide easier access for certain plants...

Nathan Nyman's October 2nd presentation covered the current status of the effort to bring a major-league baseball team to Portland and the building of a privately financed ballpark. He explained who and what the Portland Diamond Project is and how it plans to instill Portland values as the cornerstone of the efforts moving forward. Nathan further...

District 5020 Governor, Maureen "Mo" Fritz-Roberts, her Chief of Staff and husband Dale Roberts and Assistant Gov. Anil Puri spent last week in the Longview/Kelso area. Rotarians from the 3 Clubs had an informal opportunity to meet Mo at a reception at LCC on Tuesday evening. Gov. Mo provided a short and humorous preview of her...