Monday, January 31, 2011

WORLD News TONIGHT from ROTARY'S, POLIO PLUS Campaign

Tonight all eyes will be on ABC'S...WORLD NEWS TONIGHT with Diane Sawyer. She will sit down and interview the top people concerning the updates on POLIO and the efforts to Eradicate it.  ROTARY clubs all over the world are contributing to the efforts as well as Bill and Melinda Gates from their Gates Foundation, in Seattle, WA, Warren Buffet, and President FDR and his contributions to it too. The efforts to control this disease over the past 25 years has been quite remarkableand the final push is here now. All people are encouraged to watch the program to get educated about the timely need for total eradication so it does not come back. POLIO is a crippling disease that at one time affected milllions of people around the world. Today...with rotary's help and many others...the numbers have dropped to less than 1000 cases world wide. The Redmond Rousers Rotary Club, in Redmond, Wa.  along with the 33,000 other clubs in the world thank ABC and the world for letting this story come to fruition. Millions of children are being saved by this telling of the POLIO story and all Rotary does to help.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Tracey Bagley - New Redmond Rousers Rotary Member



Tracey Bagley is going to be an AWESOME Rotarian....I can just tell. Don't you ever get those feelings sometimes when you know...how things will work out?.... Tracey also has a love of ART & photography, as well as being a teacher for special education kids in Kirkland.... CONGRATULATIONS...Welcome to the ROWDY ROUSERS....we look forward to getting to know you and see your photography. And we look forward to the upcoming TURKEY bowl at the teen center, your first volunteer project with us....Jan 26th....Gobble Gobble....

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Can YOU dig it?.....Community Garden Project

This is the 2010 sustainable community garden we planted for the Residents of HOPELINK in 2010, in Redmond. Wonderful organic dirt was purchased and raised beds were made from treated lumber. Volunteer labor was provided from friends and members of the Redmond Rousers Rotary Club. The Rousers meet at Fairwinds, across the street from the Hopelink Redmond site, so it seemed a natural fit to do the garden. The residents last year had LOT of great fresh ORGANIC produce to pick and eat. We hope to make it better this year, with a longer growing season...as we will start sooner. The club will continue this garden for another year untill the LARGE community Garden is available at JUEL Park, down the street in Redmond, just off 116th & Avondale Rd. N.E. Ground breaking will begin sometime this year in the fall of 2011 for the ROTARY Memorial Peace Garden. The hope is to educate people about Rotary, and what we do, and to honor our fallen Rouser - Russ Newman, a local Redmond Business owner, and faithful Rotarian & Gardner.  More details to come later.
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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

2010 December's Student's of the Month; Amber and Alex

This month we honor December's, "Students of the Month" from Eastlake HS. They are Amber and Alexander. Both are chosen for the courage they face with family difficulties, while being great students at EHS. The Redmond Rousers Rotary Club honors these students who have had a lot on their plates, and still keep an open mind and push through diversity. You are AWESOME...... Congratulations!

At the end of the year, in April/May, we ask all 14 youth chosen for these awards, to write an essay. After interviews a selection is made to grant this years scholarships to only, 2 winning students. The 2 winners will get $1,000.00 each to help with a college of their choice... GOOD LUCK students.

The community can help us, with this process by making a donation to our Redmond Rousers Rotary Foundation towards the REK = Rotary Embraces Kids, work we do. THANK YOU.
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