Join us Wednesdays at 12:00 PM at 1900 7th Ave in Longview, WA

A local connection was Tom Manning, a former Longview Rotarian and President of our club during 1973-74. Manning played a key role in the FBI search for the man who gave his name as Dan Cooper and who commandeered a Northwest flight on Thanksgiving Eve 1971, obtained parachutes and $200,000 ransom, and vanished from the...

Walk & Knock, the area’s largest one-day community food drive, takes place each year on the first Saturday of December. Walk & Knock solicits charitable donations of food, supplies, and money, which in turn are given to the Lower Columbia CAP Food Warehouse for providing food to those in need across our community. CAP has...

Steven Elliott, our speaker on Nov. 13th, 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...

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...