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 Gorge National Scenic Area.
We're proud to serve our community
Come visit our quaint, historic downtown. Hit the water- SUP, windsurf, kite surf, kayak or boat the Columbia River. Tour the Fruit Loop and visit local orchards and farms. Taste local micro brews and locally grown wines. Enjoy evergreen forests, waterfalls and mountain biking and hiking trails.
Enjoy our small business community. And come join us at Rotary - Thursdays at noon in Hood River, or one of our annual events.
Give back to Rotary - in our community, or yours.
Annual events - COMMUNITY SERVICe
Rotary Golf Tournament is here! Have a great time- bring your golf buddies - join our wine raffle and enjoy the day Sunday, September 10 at Indian Creek Golf Course.
The best part is, proceeds benefit our charitable causes - and supports our annual Rotary scholarship program for deserving kids.
This is just one of several annual Rotary events. Join our golf tournament - Ski Night - Rose Sale - volunteer with us on a local service project. Donate. Get involved!
2017 ROTARY PEACE POLE INSTALLED IN HOOD RIVER
Peace Poles are hard to miss, standing 7 feet tall - containing the words “May Peace Prevail on Earth.” The Hood River Peace Pole was planted at Jackson Park 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 over 120 Peace Poles all on the same day - April 21.
Peace Poles initially started in the country of Japan, and have spread worldwide with many distinguished dedicators including Mother Theresa, the Dalai Lama, Pope John Paul II, Coretta Scott King, and the Presidents of many countries.
Hood River Rotary plans to make this an annual event, with Peace Poles eventually spread throughout our community, sharing the message, with more languages represented.