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September 2016

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La Pine-Sunriver Rotary Club

Local Rotary Sets Grant Application Deadline In this column we share what local Rotarians, your La Pine-Sunriver friends and neighbors, are doing to help South Deschutes County. INTRODUCING A FOUNDATION FOR GOOD – The Sunriver Rotary Club Foundation is a 501(C)(3) charitable corporation, which was formed “…to make donations to, dispense charitable contributions through, and otherwise aid and support those organizations organized exclusively for charitable, educational, literary or scientific purposes.” The Trustees of the Foundation have further stipulated that all donations, contributions, aid and support be limited to the youth, the aged and the disadvantaged within the Sunriver, Three Rivers and La Pine communities. Since its founding twenty years ago, the Rotary Club of Sunriver and later, the Club’s newly formed Foundation, have raised more than $500,000 to support nonprofits in South Deschutes County. GRANT REQUESTS NOW BEING ACCEPTED - If you know of an organization that meets the above mentioned purpose and stipulation of the Foundation, the club would welcome their application for funding. “Any organization can go to our club website to learn more and to find an application,” explains Sunriver Rotarian Dennis Smeage, foundation distribution chairperson. “The club’s website is The deadline for submission is no later than October 31, 2016 and all applications are reviewed for completeness upon receipt.” Dennis adds that the financial information requested at the bottom of the application needs to be completed or you need to explain the absence thereof. A follow-up interview may be required as part of the application process. Applicants will be informed of the Foundation’s decision in early December. If you have questions regarding the application process or wish to obtain additional information, please contact Dennis Smeage at or 541-593-7612. HAVE A STORY TO TELL? – The Rotary club is always looking for great programs to share with our members at our weekly Wednesday morning (7:35 a.m.) meetings. If you would like to be a speaker at a Rotary meeting please email Mark Dennett (

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Sunriver Area Chamber of Commerce To Hold Annual Business Meeting Sept. 22 The Sunriver Area Chamber of Commerce will be holding their annual business meeting on Thursday September 22nd at SHARC. According to Kent Elliott, executive director of the Chamber, “the mission of the Surniver Area Chamber of Commerce is to promote and enhance the economic vitality of the Sunriver area. For the Sunriver area, economic vitality is not just promoting tourists to businesses, but includes the economic health of the entire community as well as the residents who live here on a full or part time basis”. Some of the community issues that the Chamber will be discussing are finding an alternative to public river access at Harpers Bridge, making the Business Park more pedestrian and

bike friendly and the operation of the community potlucks. Member services to be discussed include the publication of the Surniver Magazine, weekly enews services and a presentation of the Chamber’s new web site. In addition, in July the Chamber met with the Deschutes County Commissioners and provided them with a request for funding. The Chamber will share the presentation to the County and the Commissioner’s response. Doors to the SHARC will open at 7:30 am with the meeting starting at 8:00 am. The meeting is open to all Chamber members as well as to anyone interested in the Chamber’s activities. The meeting is free and a continental breakfast will be served.

Sunriver Community Stars Theater Fall Production - “Give My Regards to Broadway” Sunriver Stars Community Theater is pleased to announce their Fall Season Opener, 'Give My Regards To Broadway'. The star spangled musical, directed by Cheri Redgrave, assembles chorus members both past and present for the last production at an old Broadway theater. The producer is struggling to find funds for the final show until he suddenly receives a mystery check. Mary, an aspiring young actress, shows up looking for her big break. Trixie tries to rekindle her romance with The Doorman, who spends too much time at the track. Gangsters show up asking for information. Where did the money come from? Was it Mona, the famous actress who once broke into fame at the old theater? Perhaps it was Betty, the Southern Belle or Eydie, the long suffering piano player? The George M. Cohan musical will feature a live band, a first for The Stars! Crowd pleasing hits include 'Give My Regards To Broadway, Yankee Doodle Dandy, and You're A Grand Old Flag'. Song, dance and a stellar cast of local talent align to make for a memorable night (or day) of theater! The show will run September 30th, October 1st and October 2nd, 2016 at SHARC. To purchase tickets or find our more information please visit

Sunriver Women’s Club Annual Welcome Back Social Tuesday, September 20, is the Sunriver Women’s Club Annual Welcome Back Social from 2- 4 p.m. at SHARC in Sunriver. This event celebrates our members, activities, and opportunities; it begins our annual membership drive for 2016-17. We would love to have you join the Sunriver Women’s Club and

explore the many opportunities available! It is an old-fashioned “Easy as Pie Social” open to all women in the greater Sunriver area, including La Pine. Learn more about the Sunriver Women’s Club at

Take Your Mind Off Politics With A Good Murder Mystery Tired of all the endless political news on TV and social media? Here’s a great way to escape for an evening, and support the La Pine Community Kitchen, too. Don your cowboy boots and best Western garb and attend an evening of fun and food at Thousand Trails October 6h from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. South Deschutes County history is rich with intrigue, and a La Pine author has written a murder mystery based on actual events for you to solve! While gathering information as to “Who

dunnit”, you will enjoy samples of local cuisine provided by La Pine and Sunriver restaurants. This event, hopefully to become an annual one, is called the Newberry Nibble. Tickets are $15.00 per person, and there will be a no-host bar. Donations for the La Pine Community Kitchen will cheerfully be accepted as well. For reservations, call the Kitchen’s Executive Director and Sunriver Rotarian Kim at 541-536-1312.

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Newberry Eagle September 2016  

The Local Newspaper of Newberry Country

Newberry Eagle September 2016  

The Local Newspaper of Newberry Country