ABOUT HOOD RIVER ROTARY
Rotary is an international network of community service clubs. We're Hood River Rotary - we've been serving Oregon communities for 90 years, since March 1927.
We're proud to live and serve in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.
IT'S ROATRY SCHOLARSHIP SEASON!
It's that time again - our annual Rotary scholarships to support continuing advanced education for local youth. Apply by March 19, 2018.
Every year, we donate between $30,000-40,000 in scholarships to help high school graduates from the Gorge.
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 the mountain on the MLK holiday.
The best part is, proceeds benefit charitable causes - like annual Rotary scholarship programs for deserving kids and global polio innoculations.
This is one of several annual Hood River Rotary events. Join our golf tournament - Ski Night - Rose Sale - community service projects, donate or volunteer. Get involved!
2017 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.