100 Acts of Good

The Rotary Foundation turned 100 Years Old!

Arch Klumph's idea of creating an endowment fund dedicated to "doing good in the world" planted the seed for The Rotary Foundation in 1917 with an initial $26.50. Today, that would be valued at approximately $495.35. Not a bad start!

The Rotary Foundation is turning 100, and that is definitely something worth celebrating! To celebrate this event, and to recognize the many things that the Rotary Club of Florence is able to accomplish in our community and around the world, we will be capturing 100 Acts of Good that occur throughout the year. Our club touches so many people and makes such a difference in the lives of the residents of Florence. We also touch the lives of other clubs within the district and throughout the world through the grants and projects we support. Finding 100 Acts should be easy!

Be sure to forward pictures of all our good works to the club for inclusion in our online and printed publications and to visit our Gallery!

 100 Acts of Good Gallery

Florence Rotary Celebrates with 100 Acts of Good:

  1. Lisa Walter-Sedlacek hosts goodbye party for Lucas, Inbound Exchange Student 
  2. Sam Spayd raises $1200 for Rotary at July 4th Celebration Raffle
  3. Gary Hoagland recognizes local student Taylor Graham as Paul Harris Fellow for Read for the Need
  4. Gary Hoagland recognizes local student Kaylee Graham as Paul Harris Fellow for Power of Florence
  5. Rotary "cleans up" SHS at Power of Florence
  6. Rotary awards $250 to Friends of the FEC for Florence Festival of Books
  7. Rotary awards $500 to Habitat for Humanity Beach Walk
  8. Rotary sponsors Relay for Life with $300 award
  9. Rotary board approves $500 donation to Siuslaw Youth Soccer Association
  10. "Cool at the Coast" Golf Tournament raises money to end Polio!
  11. Rotary awards $500 to Florence Food Share
  12. Craig McMicken runs and Rotarians walk to raise money and support Relay for Life
  13. Rotarians give blood at local laneblood.org blood drive coordinated by John Egar
  14. Al Pearn recognizes Robin Debreceni as Paul Harris Fellow for her Good Acts
  15. Paula Becker recognizes Melanie Heard of C.R.O.W. as Paul Harris Fellow for her Good Acts
  16. Second Rotarian work day at Siuslaw High School for Power of Florence clean up
  17. Ron Green auctions table runners to raise proceeds for Dr. Holmes Ecuador dentistry project
  18. Jerry Matheny auctions Sandpines Golf Links round of golf for High School Senior Scholarships
  19. Gary Cargill recognizes Eric Stenke with a Paul Harris Fellowship for his Good Acts
  20. John Moore recognizes Ethel Angal, Jordan Nivilinszky and Michael Falter with Paul Harris Fellowships
  21. Sadie Ward recognizes Denise & Phil Tarvin with Paul Harris Fellowships for their Good Acts
  22. Lis Farm recognizes Jeff Farm with a Paul Harris Fellowship for his Good Acts
  23. John Egar recognizes Norma Barton with a Paul Harris Fellowship for her work in non-profits
  24. Rotary sponsors Ryan Denning for Outbound Student Exchange to Spain for 2016-2017
  25. Rotary sponsors a table at “Bras for a Cause” with $600 donation towards Soroptimists’ women's causes
  26. Rotary members purchase table seats at “Bras for a Cause” for $400 to raise funds for Soroptimists' women's causes
  27. Rotary hosts Alvaro Molina from Bolivia for Inbound Student Exchange at Siuslaw High School
  28. Rotary Interact Club installs a water bottle filler at the high school as a water project that helps to reduce plastic bottle waste and make clean water available
  29. Rotary donates $195.00 to the Siuslaw Elementary School to purchase tulip bulbs to plant during "Red Ribbon Week" which is alcohol and drug awareness week
  30. Rotary recognizes Mapleton Middle School student Jeffrey Ramsey and High School student Kyle Doran as Students of the Quarter
  31. Rotary recognizes Siuslaw Middle School student Camryn Rose and High School Student Claire Waggoner as Students of the Quarter
  32. Rotary congratulates the FEC on their 20 year Anniversary in the Siuslaw News
  33. Rotary Club of Florence donates $520 towards school supplies for Siuslaw and Mapleton Schools
  34. Rotary members come together to donate a total of $1130 towards school supplies for Siuslaw and Mapleton Schools
  35. Rotary sponsors Kaylee Graham to attend Interact District Training at Dorena Lake Camp, Rotary Youth Leadership Academy (RYLA camp)
  36. Rotary’s “Bra’s for a Cause” package auctions for more than $500 at the Soroptimist Auction
  37. Florence Rotary’s Interact students teach technology to seniors at Shorewood Senior Homes
  38. Rotary distributes 120 Dictionaries to Siuslaw 3rd grade students
  39. Rotary distributes 115 Thesauri to Siuslaw 4th grade students
  40. Florence Rotarians raise $781 and boxes of food for Florence Food Share
  41. Florence Rotarians join District 5110 “Connecting for Good” to support the Emerald Valley Boys & Girls Club
  42. Rotarians raise over $4400 for Soroptimists Holiday Food Baskets
  43. Florence Rotary Interact students make dozens of Thanksgiving cookie platters as a fundraiser for Interact community projects
  44. Florence Rotary continues to disburse funds for the 2015-2016 Peru Water Grant
  45. Rotary donates $250 to Siuslaw Middle School 8th grade Civil War field (re-enactment) day
  46. Rotary donates $250 to Siuslaw High School Project Graduation for a safe, alcohol and drug-free graduation night
  47. Florence Rotarians help host the Heceta Head Lightstation's. Victorian Christmas Open House
  48. Florence Rotarians assist the Florence Kiwanis Club sell $2365 in See’s Candy
  49. Rotary donates $500 to Siuslaw Volleyball Club
  50. Rotary helps the Western Lane Boys & Girls Club stuff the bus with toys
  51. Rotary recognizes Siuslaw Middle School student Hector Garcia and SHS student Destinie Tatum as Students of the Quarter
  52. Rotary recognizes Lane Community College student Nicole Briggs as Student of the Quarter
  53. Florence Rotarians and Interact students volunteer their time to hand out Christmas baskets for the Florence Soroptimists
  54. Rotary Interact students donate $300 to the Western Lane County Boys & Girls Club Stuff the Bus Program
  55. Rotarian Crystal Farnsworth's Heceta Self Storage loans their moving van to Soroptimists for the Christmas basket distribution
  56. Rotarian Michael Falter hosted Emergency Responders and families at a special Christmas showing of the Grinch
  57. Rotary recognizes 7th grader Opal Burruss and 12th grader Josi Hays as Mapleton Students of the Quarter
  58. Rotary Interact Club forms a "Kindness Club" at Siuslaw Elementary School to spread kindness
  59. President Pat Riley and John Scott travel to Peru on a goodwill trip to commemorate the well and water treatment system built with our Club's jointly sponsored grant and to meet with local villagers, dignitaries, and Water Mission International to discuss future clean water projects
  60. Rotary recognizes Siuslaw Middle School student Alex Goss and SHS student Elyssa Rose as Students of the Quarter
  61. Florence Rotarians and Rotary Interact students collect toys and books for Dr. Holmes Health Care Dental Clinics in Grenada
  62. Florence Rotarians join Siuslaw Valley Fire & Rescue and the American Red Cross to install 103 smoke detectors in senior homes in the Greentrees development
  63. Rotarian Ron Caputo donates seeds to the school gardens, Florence Food Share, St. Mary's and community gardens
  64. Florence Rotary commits to Rotary International for an Inbound Exchange Student for the 2017-18 school year
  65. President Pat Riley and Youth Committee Chair Jane Hanawalt attend SHS International Fair and meet with students about rotary programs that benefit them such as youth exchange, leadership training, and scholarship opportunities
  66. Florence Rotarians and Interact students participate in Read Across America donating books to the schools, library, and head start students and reading with students in classrooms
  67. Rotarians Nate Kaplan and Ron Green with Miles to Go Quartet donate proceeds of their first CD to the Siuslaw High School Band's instrument fund/music program
  68. An anonymous Rotarian is matching the donation made by Mile to Go Quartet to the SHS Music Department when they sell all 100 of their CDs
  69. Rotarian Ron Green throws a 50th Birthday Bash and raises more than $9200 for local non-profits SOS, Florence Food Share, and the Boys & Girls Club
  70. The Rotary Club's Auction committee worked countless (thousands) of volunteer hours to coordinate the annual auction being held at the Florence Event Center on March 11, 2017
  71. The Florence Rotary Club, which founded the Western Lane Community Foundation's 43 years ago, was happy to host the grant awards presentation luncheon, distributing $72026 in grants to local non-profits.
  72. Florence Rotarians and Interact students donate at Siuslaw High School's March Blood Drive
  73. Florence Rotarians raise $4000 collecting coins in coin jars for a President's Scholarship for Siuslaw High School Rotary Scholarship Program to be awarded to the most improved High School Senior
  74. The Florence Rotary Club's record-breaking annual auction Dancing for the Stars of Tomorrow raises $109,131.89 for local scholarships and community projects
  75. Rotarian Guy Veach distributed spring flowers as an Act of Good for Rotarians to pass on and spread cheer in the community
  76. Florence Rotary donates $500 to the District Rotary Governor's event to thank donors and benefit the Foundation
  77. Florence Rotary commits to the City of Florence to support improvements to Miller Park with a letter of support for the improvement grant
  78. Rotary Club of Florence honors James Sangrey with an Honorary Membership in recognition for his service to the club and community
  79. Florence Rotary awards $1000 to local students participating in the 4-Way Speech Contest.
  80. Rotarian Dr. Holmes travels to Grenada for a dental services mission supported by a Florence Rotary and Rotary International Foundation sponsored grant.
  81. Florence Rotary Interact conducts the annual Easter Egg Hunt at Miller Park for local youth with nearly 4000 Easter eggs for the finding
  82. Rotary recognizes 7th grader Joseph Shepard and 11th grader Tanner Wilson as Mapleton Students of the Quarter
  83. Rotary recognizes Siuslaw Middle School student Matthew Fusaro and Siuslaw High School student Taylor Coolidge as students of the quarter
  84. Rotary Club of Florence honors Shasta McMullen with an Honorary Membership in recognition for her service to the club and community
  85. Florence Rotary donates $325 to the Florence Regional Arts Alliance for the annual Big Wave Poetry Festival
  86. Florence Rotary donates $300 to the Siuslaw Watershed Council providing scholarships for 4 Siuslaw student to the Summer Camp Program
  87. Florence Rotary is recognized by the District Governor for the financial support Rotary members gave to Rotary International's End Polio Now
  88. Florence Rotary opens the Professional Development Grant application for a grant up to $2000 for a local professional's career development
  89. Rotarian Janet Huston purchased t-shirts for the Siuslaw High School Interact Club to reward them for their hard work and service
  90. Florence Rotary donates $593 to Siuslaw School District Field Trips for transportation costs
  91. Florence Rotary donates $225 to the US Forest Service for the annual Free Fish Day at Honeyman Park
  92. Florence Rotary donates $250 for the 8th Grade Graduation Party in an effort to provide a safe, drug-free event
  93. Florence Rotary donates $500 to the Boys & Girls Club "Putting Green" at the Annual Fore! Kids Golf Classic Fundraiser
  94. Rotarians Bill Meyer, Guy Veach, and Tim Salisbury make a special presentation recognizing 104 year old Essy
  95. Rotarians worked in the pouring rain to clean up "Caputo Island", the intersection at Highways 101 and 126 for preparation for Rhody Weekend
  96. Florence Rotarians organized the Hot Dog Feed at the Annual Rhododendron Festival, feeding hundreds of band members after the parade
  97. Several Rotarians participated in a congratulatory Flamingo Flocking of the Florence First Citizen and the Chamber of Commerce Siuslaw Business Award Winners
  98. Florence Rotary awards $300 to the Siuslaw Interact Club for their dedicated service to the community
  99. Florence Rotary awards $50500 in scholarships to Siuslaw High School students
  100. Rotarian Tim Salisbury recognizes Linda Monschein with a Paul Harris Fellowship
  101. Rotarian Mike Cocciolo recognizes Perrin Sizemore with a Paul Harris Fellowship
  102. Florence Rotary recognizes Letitia Hadix as Lane Community College Student of the Quarter
  103. Florence Rotary awards a $2,000.00 scholarship to Justice Santos, a Lane Community College Student
  104. Florence Rotary awards Paul Harris Fellowships to Commander John Pitcher, Officer Ken Larson, Sergeant Brandon Ott and Corrections Officer Stephanie Sansom for their service above self to the Florence community


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