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8 Nov 2017

Our Speaker introduced by Rotarian Terry

Chief Bill Landis began his career in public safety in 1990 when he was affiliated with the DPS Police Reserves. He was hired as a police officer in August of 1991.
He has served as School Resource officer, Bike team member, Detective, Corporal, Patrol Sergeant, Detective Sergeant, SWAT Team member / Leader / Commander, CINT (Negotiations) team member, Operations Lieutenant, Deputy Chief and now Chief. He has an Associate’s degree in criminal justice from RCC, a Bachelor’s degree in Fire Service Administration from Eastern Oregon University, and earned a Master’s degree in Justice Administration and Crime Management from Bellevue University. Chief Landis was certified as a firefighter (Firefighter I), Deputy Medical Examiner, and holds an Executive certificate from DPSST (Highest Police certification in Oregon).
Bill graduated from North Valley H.S. in 1979. In 2008 he retired from the Navy Reserve as a Chief Petty Officer (submarines) after 25 years of service. His hobbies include bicycling, motorcycles, and sports in general.
Chief Landis will presented the “State of the City” with regards to Public Safety and the programs and strategies implemented.

President Cynthia gave him a moment of his visit.
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8 Nov 2017

Awards presented by President Cynthia:

Our newest Rotarians Lawton and Dave.

Our newest member of the Polio Plus Society Rotarian Catherine.
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1 Nov 2017

Our Speaker

Today's Program


We heard from Scott Stoddard, the fairly new editor of The Daily Courier. The following are excerpts from a story by Jeff Duewel when Scott began his job.
"Scott Stoddard, 50, was most recently the editor of The Issaquah Press in suburban Seattle.
He worked at the Daily Courier from 1990 to 1994 before stints with several large daily newspapers, including the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, the San Antonio Express-News, The Spokesman-Review in Spokane, The News Tribune in Tacoma and The Idaho Statesman in Boise.
In 30 years in the business, he has won more than 50 awards for news, feature and sports coverage, headlines, photography and design from numerous professional organizations and media companies.
Stoddard earned a mass communications degree from Linfield College in McMinnville in 1988, then drove the Alaska Highway in December of that year to begin his career as the sports editor of the Peninsula Clarion in Kenai, Alaska.
In 1989, he returned to Oregon to become sports editor of the The World in Coos Bay, then worked in the sports department at the Daily Courier from 1990 to 1994."
Scott tell me that Grants Pass is where he wants to work until he retires. He really likes it here.

President Cynthia presented him with a memento of his visit.
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1 Nov 2017

Rotarian Rob confuses the group as the Sergeant at Arms trying to find the worst Halloween treat.
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1 Nov 2017

George Trahern is Congratulated by President Cynthia on his Blue Badge.
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