Speaker Date Topic
Rosendo Feb 02, 2023
The impact of Rotary and students in the exchange program

Rosendo was an Exchange student from Argentina that was hosted by Kelso Rotary

Jim LeMonds Feb 09, 2023
71-Mile Mountain Bike Ride

Jim LeMonds will talk about his 71 ride, where he mountain biked 71 miles at the age of 71 to raise money for charity.

Jim taught English in the Longview School District for 30 years. He published two books about the Northwest and has authored numerous articles for newspaper, magazines, and websites. He is currently the editor of the Cowlitz Historical Quarterly. Jim has been a mountain biker for 30 years and has been involved in many work parties to improve area trails for recreationalists.

Mic McDaniel Feb 16, 2023
India Projects Coordinated by Tacoma South Rotary

Mic is spearheading two Rotary projects in India and is providing us with information on the project and how we can help

Alicia Lammers Feb 22, 2023
Catholic Community Services and Foster Care Programs

Alicia Lammers is a Licensed Clinical Social Work who has worked in child welfare for over a decade. She is excited to share about the unique International Foster Care program (IFC) at Catholic Community Services Southwest Washington. The goal is to provide a safe, nurturing foster care environment for youth who have fled their countries of origin. The program provides access to a comprehensive set of services including case management, education, legal, social and psychological supports all directed at achieving safety, stability and healthy development.

Youth come to us as immigrants, refugees, victims of trafficking from around the world. While these youth arrive in the United States through various means, they come to our program under the direction of the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR).  All have been separated from their adult family members or do not have family members who are willing or able to care for them. Our objective is to provide a safe and stable environment for youth where they receive needed support services while pursuing family reunification or transition to independent living.  

Phil Smith Mar 09, 2023
HOPE Villiage & Salvation Army

Phil Smith will share information about HOPE Villiage and the pallet homes that Salvation Army is helping to manage to serve those who are experiencing homelessness in our commuinty 

Peggy Hofemann Mar 16, 2023
Cowlitz Community Quilters

Cowlitz Commuinty Quilters make quilts and clothes for graduating Kelso homeless students

Todd Millar Mar 23, 2023
Pull Caffe Coffee Roasters

Pull Caff'e Coffee Roasters of Yacolt uses the world's oldest coffee roaster.  Todd will share his story abouting rebuilding and using the roaster and creating his business.