It has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life.
My family and I relocated to Baker City from Portland in 2005 and I was approached by some Rotary members to join and I did so that fall. It has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. As our member, Dotty Miles, says, “I can live in this little town in Baker City and help people all over the world and in our own community!”
Rotary works on many local projects. We assist the Baker County Backpack program to help feed local kids and financially support the YMCA. We are a major donor to the Baker County Literacy Coalition (I’ll be presenting them with a check in the amount of $2270 to buy books for kids next week). We partner with Sorbenots Coffee to collect gently used winter wear for kids and we have an annual tradition of spending a Saturday ringing the bell for the Salvation Army. Our Rotary participates in Bunks Across America, a national one day event building beds for children. We also provide scholarships and fellowships and promote the Rotary International Youth Exchange.
Solving real problems takes real commitment and vision. For more than 110 years, Rotary members have used their passion, energy, and intelligence to take action on sustainable projects. From literacy and peace to water and health, we are always working to better our world, and we stay committed to the end. Our largest project for the past few decades has been working to annihilate polio from the planet and we are more than 99% done! Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.
For more information, visit Baker City Rotary Club on Facebook or call (541) 519-5829.