Rotary Club of Portland: Service Above Self

Feb
21
2017
A River Between Us

A River Between Us

  • Tuesday
    February 21, 2017
    6:30 - 9:00 PM
  • Children's Museum
    4015 SW Canyon Road
    Portland, Oregon 97221

Join our Preserve Planet Earth and Peacebuilders committees for a special screening of the documentary A River Between Us. Refreshments will be provided.

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A River Between Us documents the largest river restoration project in American history. Nearly three hundred miles in length, flowing from southern Oregon to northern California, the vast communities of the Klamath River have been feuding over its water for generations, and as a result, bad blood has polluted their river and their relationships equally.

A River Between Us examines the complicated history of this conflict: how anger, fear and distrust have undermined the Klamath’s communities for decades. Balancing the sheer beauty of the river’s surface with its underlying ills of injustice and inequality, the film focuses on the personal stories of a group of individuals who finally chose to put the past behind them and came together to create a historic water rights compromise for the good of all.

Most importantly, this documentary provides the solution to ending this generations-old conflict:

IN ORDER TO SAVE A RIVER, YOU MUST FIRST HEAL A PEOPLE

Feb
22
2017
International Dinner

International Dinner

  • Wednesday
    February 22, 2017
    6:00 PM
  • Al Amir
    223 SW Stark Street
    Portland, Oregon 97204

Join fellow Rotarians for  wonderful international dinner. Family and friends are welcome.

Includes:
Appetizer
Bottomless wine
Dinner
Dessert

Seating is limited.  Please call the Rotary office with any questions.
$45 for adults
$20 for children

Mar
04
2017
Camp Collins Work Party

Camp Collins Work Party

  • Saturday
    March 04, 2017
  • Camp Collins
    3001 SE Oxbow Pkwy
    Gresham, OR

Join Rotarians for a work party at YMCA Camp Collins.

 

Activities will include splitting logs, moving picnic tables, building benches, cleaning brush, chipping limbs, putting mulch under challenge course elements, cleaning the garden and so much more.

Mar
09
2017
Book Discussion & Event

Book Discussion & Event

  • Thursday
    March 09, 2017
    6:00 PM
  • Rotary Office
    1220 SW Morrison Street Suite 425
    Portland, Oregon 97205

Evicted by Matthew Desmond

Thursday, March 9

6:00 p.m. - Group Discussion - Rotary Office

7:30 p.m. - Author Event $22 - Arlene Schnitzer Hall

Join the Homeless Education Committee for a discussion on Evicted by Matthew Desmond. Appetizers and drinks will be provided. Afterwards, join us at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall to hear Matthew Desmond speak.

 Sign up below for one or both of the events!

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Through the lives of eight low-income families, Evicted sheds light on the complex issues surrounding housing and its link to poverty. The book was selected as a New York Times Editor’s Choice, and Wall Street Journal’s Hottest Spring Nonfiction Books.

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Desmond, a Harvard sociologist and MacArthur Fellowship recipient, offers a national perspective on one of the most pressing issues facing Portland. Through tireless reporting, Desmond exposes the truth about housing in America and offers fresh ideas for solving the devastating problem of eviction.

 

 

Jun
21
2017
2017 Oregon Ethics in Business Awards

2017 Oregon Ethics in Business Awards

  • Wednesday
    June 21, 2017

Oregon Ethics in Business Awards Event


Oregon Ethics in Business honors those organizations and individuals who have demonstrated ethical business practice in its broadest interpretation: in the workplace, the marketplace, the environment, and the community. The recipients of these awards will have, by act and example, gone beyond the expected to achieve excellence in ethical business practices.

Please nominate a non-profit or business for an Oregon Ethics in Business Award by FEBRUARY 15, 2017