ABOUT HOOD RIVER ROTARY
Rotary is an international network of community service clubs. We're Hood River Rotary - serving Hood River, Oregon since March 1927. That’s 91 years!
We're proud to live and serve in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.
ROTARY SCHOLARSHIPS - our largest annual donation
Scholarship applications were accepted from local youths in March. We will announce winners by May 25 and checks will be handed out before kids graduate.
Each year, Hood River Rotary scholarships support continuing education for local youth. We awarded $38,000 in June 2018 to deserving high school seniors, to help them pursue their dreams.
Every year, we donate between $30,000-40,000 in local scholarships. It’s not just a donation. It’s a wise investment.
Because youth are the future leaders of our planet.
Come visit us!
Join us at Rotary - Thursdays at noon in Hood River. Enjoy our small business community.
While you're here, there's so much to do. Tour the Fruit Loop and visit local orchards and farms. Get out on the water on the wild and scenic Columbia River.
Enjoy evergreen forests, waterfalls and mountain biking and hiking trails.
Check out the live music scene and taste local micro brews or locally grown wines.
Give back to Rotary - in our community, or yours.
Annual events SUPPORT COMMUNITY CAUSES
Hit the slopes with us! Every January we partner with Mount Hood Meadows Ski Resort to offer a $20 lift ticket to get more families and friends up on our amazing mountain for the MLK holiday.
Our Ski Night chairperson Mike Shock reported that our fun event and partnership has $312,000 raised in the last two decades - about $12,000 per year on average - for community causes.
Our work is fun! Annual events like Ski Night (January.) Rose Sale (April) and Rotary Golf Tournament (September,) raise money to make our community - and our world - a better place.
Hood River Rotary proceeds benefit charitable causes here, and in communities all around the world.
Rotary International is dedicated to eradicating polio and has a long track record of delivering polio immunizations to third world counties.
Join our local-to-global community service projects. Join our club. Donate. Volunteer.
THANKS for you support Sept. 9, 2018 for the Don Benton Memorial Rotary Golf Tournament
CHILDREN’S PARK. Our heaRT and soul. Hard work and partnership.
Amazing things happen when we work together for a common good. Rotary asks of its members: “Will it build goodwill and better friendships? Will it be beneficial to all involved?”
See for yourself.
We built. And we built goodwill together. From ground zero during fundraising to construction this summer to opening day September 22, 2018, we were there at Children’s Park, as it was rebuilt from the ground, up.
We were proud to partner and share. Thank you to all the volunteers, agencies and sponsors that made this amazing community service project a reality.
ROTARY PEACE POLES INSTALLED IN HOOD RIVER
Peace Poles are hard to miss, standing 7 feet tall, inscribed with the words “May Peace Prevail on Earth.”
We planted two Hood River Peace Poles this year - one shown here at Jackson Park. This pole is inscribed in eight languages, representing the countries of our exchange students through the years - English, Spanish, Chinese, Thai, French, Indian, Danish, and Swiss.
Rotary Peacebuilder Clubs throughout Northwest Oregon dedicated Peace Poles on April 21. Hood River Rotary added a second Peace Pole to the Hood River waterfront this summer.
Peace Poles initially started in the country of Japan, and have spread worldwide with dedicators including Mother Theresa, the Dalai Lama, Pope John Paul II, Coretta Scott King, and the Presidents of many countries.