The Rotary Foundation
February 28 Update from Chair Cliff Kuhlman.
As of the end of February, TRF giving by the Rotary Club of Grants Pass for the Rotary Year 2022-2023 was $10,740.35 to the Annual Fund, 72% of last year’s goal of $15,000.00 that was continued this year.
Current Club President Diane Hoover also continued last year’s goal for PolioPlus and by the end of February, the club had raised $5,312.00, or 106.2% of a goal of $5,000.00 for the entire Rotary Year of 2022-2023.
There were 115 active members in the club as of the end of February, plus 10 Honorary members. All-Time Giving has reached $1,212,188.
Tim Quinlan and Marty Bauer will again be co-chairing the event. A kickoff meeting was held on Jan 18 after the club meeting. Here is a summary of the upcoming event, from Head Coach Jenner Yriarte:
Welcome to the 73rd Annual GP Rotary Meet featuring nearly 600 Athletes from around the State of Oregon and Northern California! We are proud to host one of the oldest Invitational Track Meets in Oregon thanks to the efforts of our Grants Pass Rotarians!
Teams will be treated to a championship atmosphere: new bleachers, food trucks from local small businesses, on-site apparel company, specialty drinks and fresh coffee, fantastic top 8 awards and recognition, and an electric crowd that appreciates Track and Field. We feel that athletes feed off of all these things which helps produce some of the top marks in the State year in and year out!
We offer a true “Invitational” Meet where only the top competitors get entry into the venue. By capping entries it allows some of the finest athletes in the State to be showcased in their respective flight, heat, or race! In addition, we offer a top 8 Frosh/Soph Division for each event which gives the “up and comers” a taste of a Championship Atmosphere as well! Based on the fact that the Meet is right before District and State Meets, we try to mimic the importance of rules and regulations and attention to details in order to ready everyone for the end of their Seasons.
Facility upgrades include but not limited to: Gill Collegiate hurdles, automatic timing system, brand new sand (out with the old and in with the new), fresh new Gill Fusion starting blocks, and an all-weather turf athlete warm-up area along with ample room for Team Areas. The track is also one of the fastest in the State, and if the “stars align” we anticipate some Records this year!
As of today, we see that 24 teams have signed up and we anticipate a few more. The 2023 GP Rotary Meet is shaping up to be a doozy. On behalf of our community, school and Grants Pass Rotarians, we look forward to the Best Rotary Ever!
Firesides have been permanently discontinued. The red badge requirements have been revised, with new requirements to replace the Fireside.
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