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Student Scholarships 2018 – Stayton Area Rotary

This year the Stayton Area Rotary was able to give out 5 scholarships for a total distribution of $6000; (2) for $1500 and (3) for $1000. Above photo is of the chair for the Stayton Area Rotary scholarship program Sam Brentano. Thanks to everyone who has supported us over the year – this program is one of the biggest reasons we do what we do in our community.

Below is the list of the 2018 scholarship benefactors;

$1500. Emily Adams
School Attended: Regis High School
GPA: 4.28
College Plans: Franciscan University of Steubenville – Nursing

$1500. Bradley Phelps
School Attended: Stayton High School
GPA: 4.
College Plans: Princeton University – International & Public Affairs

$1000. Qiaochu (Hannah) Cui
School Attended: Regis
GPA: 4.19
College Plans: University of Oregon – Mathematics & Linguistics

$1000. Lindsey Grossman
School Attended: Scio High School
GPA: 3.4
College Plans: Orange Coast College in Cal – Nursing

$1000. Kaitlyn Hofmann
School Attended: Stayton High School
GPA: 4.
College Plans: University of Oregon – Business Administration

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Golden Leaf Education Foundation – Stayton Rotary


A big THANKS to Kilong Ung who shared his story and passion with us yesterday. Kilong was born in Cambodia, survived the killing fields, came to the U.S. and with many life successes founded the Golden Leaf Education Foundation. The foundation is responsible for (3) basketball courts, (5) schools and has served more 5,000 kids in Cambodia.

What a story…learn more here: Golden Leaf Education Foundation

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Marion County Food Share – Rotary Stayton Area


Rick Gaupo, president and CEO of Marion County Food Share spoke to the club on Wednesday this week. Encouraging us all to get involved in a community meal. Thanks Rick for the great information.


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March Students Of The Month – Stayton Area Rotary



Regis:  Dawson Dickay son of Daren and Janell Dickey
Activities:  basketball, golf, drama
GPA:  4.2
Future plans:  Mechanical engineering – possibly OSU







Stayton HS:  Jacobe Croff son of Troy and Sonya Croff
Activities:  Soccer, track, band
GPA:  3.99
Future plans:  Attend Corban Univ in Intercultural Studies and become a missionary

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Snow Peak Brewery Opening Soon – Stayton Rotary

It sounds like our new Stayton Brewery “Snow Peak” will be opening soon. Good luck to the Snow Peak crew and a big thanks to Matt & Crystal for the update!

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Rotary Dictionary Program – Stayton Rotary

Did you know the Rotary Clubs of Stayton, Salem and Keizer facilitated the delivery of FOUR THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED and EIGHTY TWO dictionaries this year?!

Check out this cute pic of kiddos from Sonshine Christian School receiving their dictionaries!  They sure do love their new books.

“The more you read, the more you know, the more places you’ll go.”  ~ Dr. Seuss