What is the “Champions of Change” program?How long has Rotary been part of the program?How are the Honorees Selected?Are all Rotarians eligible for selection?How and when are the nominees notified?Is there an award?Where is the event held?How many attend?What is involved in the 2-day event?
January 1998 – Only 32% of children in DeschutesCounty (Ages, birth – 5) were fully immunizedDeschutes County ranked 35 out of 36 countiesOregon ranked 49 out of 50 StatesMay 1998 - Deschutes County ImmunizationCoalition Formed (DCIC)Health Department and HospitalsPublic SectorPrivate SectorService Sector (Rotary and Kiwanis)Schools and Pre-SchoolsMedia (Radio, TV, Newspapers)Vaccines for Children (Federal Program)
June 1998 - RI Convention in Indianapolis$20 Million in Children’s Opportunities Grantsto help save children’s lives and improve thelives of children who are less fortunate“Light Bulb Moment” – A source for the fundingDCIC worked 3 months to develop a FREEimmunization program called “Shots for Tots”October 1998 – Grant submitted by the RC ofBend, signed by Club President, Walt SchloerDec. 1998 - Notification of $25,000 awardJan-April 1999 - Recruit and trainMay 1999 - First four clinics held for 400+ kids
A Rotary FoundationChildren’s OpportunitiesGrant #154
Project Location: Deschutes County, OR, USA Sponsors: Deschutes County Rotary Clubs Amount of Grant: $25,000 Purpose: Immunize the 68% of all children in thecounty who were not fully immunized A combined community effort involvingPublic sectorPrivate sectorSchools & HospitalsService SectorHealth DepartmentOregon Army Reserve Medical UnitsRotary Clubs of Deschutes County (7)
$55,00 in Rotary Grants and Rotary Club Support$25,000 - Children’s Opportunities Grant$ 4,000 - Blane Community Immunization Grants (2)$ 3,000 – District Simplified Grants (2)$14,000 – RC of Bend High Desert$ 9,000 – 6 additional Rotary Clubs in County$6.2 Million in products & services donated to programMcDonald’s Corporation Visual Thinking Media ProductionSt. Charles Medical Center Printing CompaniesCounty Health Dept. Local School DistrictsThe Bend Bulletin State of OregonKTVZ - NBC Station Rotary Volunteers5 Local Radio Stations Community Volunteers
Giving The Children of Deschutes CountyA Healthy Start in Life