Rotary Blog

President Bill Grile

Welcome to the online home of the Coos Bay – North Bend Rotary Club!
This year our theme is “Create Hope in the World” and under the leadership of Rotary International President Gordon McInally and District Governor Jim Polk, this is exactly what we’re doing. As
Rotarians, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities and in ourselves. We are People of Action: Our priority is Service Above Self. We see differently: Our multidisciplinary perspective helps us see challenges in unique ways. We think differently: We apply leadership and expertise to social issues — and find unique
solutions. We act ethically and responsibly: Our passion and perseverance create lasting change. We make a difference at home and around the world: Coos Bay – North Bend Rotarians are
your friends, neighbors, community and business leaders uniting to advance solutions to problems at home and abroad. Want to learn more about how you could make a difference as a Coos Bay – North Bend Rotarian? Just let me hear from you!

Yours in Rotary Service,
President Bill Grile

2023 Cruz the Coos

The Coos Bay-North Bend Rotary Club is proud to present that Annual Cruz the Coos and Show ‘n Shine as part of the Bay Area Fun Festival. Cruz the Coos is one of the longest-running and largest classic car cruises on the Oregon Coast. It runs through the streets of downtown Coos Bay and is enjoyed by thousands of spectators.

The Show ‘n Shine is an opportunity to see vintage cars and trucks that have been beautifully restored. Talk with the owners and visit restaurants and amenities offered at The Mill Casino Hotel and RV Park. Proceeds generated from entry fees are put to use by the Rotary club to fund projects throughout the area including scholarships, humanitarian efforts, and other non-profit organizations in the community.

While you’re in the area, enjoy the Bay Area Fun Festival, one of the largest festivals on the Oregon Coast. The festival not only features the Cruz and Show ‘n Shine but the Prefontaine Memorial 10K Run, Street Vendors, a parade, and much more.

Shots for Tots

The Shots for Tots & Teens Immunization Clinic is a drop-in clinic held at the new Coos Health & Wellness building.

Children birth to 18 years old can come between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM with a break between noon to 1:00 PM every year in February. Children without insurance qualify for FREE immunizations. The clinic also accepts Oregon Health Plan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Pacific Source, Providence, Mode/ODS, United Health Care

The Event is sponsored by the Coos Bay-North Bend Rotary, North Bend Medical Center and Coos Health and Wellness.

Rotary Awards Local Organizations

The Coos Bay-North Bend Rotary Club and its foundation, the Rotary Coos Foundation are proud to announce recent grants totaling $19-thousand dollars. Past President, Steve Schneiderman, told the club at its meeting last week, that several  grants were made to several non-profit organizations.  Operation Rebuild Hope received funding for a fence at “Bryan’s Home” located on Highway 101 in North Bend. Others included the Coos Bay Coast League (Baseball), The SAFE Project (Scholarships for Advocate Training), Kids Hope Center (Family Fun Day Activities), SWOCC’s TRIO Student Support Services (home-building for limited incomes training), Movie Night for Seniors, and Bay Area Concert Band for flyers.

Funds are raised through The Rotary Auction (April) and Festival of Trees (December). If you would like to purchase a ticket for the Auction Dinner and Fundraiser, Contact Steve at Marshfield Mercantile (541) 297-0091.