Storytelling Made Easy:  Introducing Voices of Rotary

Now Rotarians can listen to great stories with the District 5110 Voices of Rotary podcasts.

By DG Gerry Kosanovic with details by Dan Smith

Want to hear a good story?   Who doesn’t?   Storytelling is said to be one of humankind’s most satisfying rites.   “US News and Reports,” said that “The old-fashioned art of storytelling has become a 21st-century sensation.”  Now Rotarians can listen to great stories with the District 5110 Voices of Rotary podcasts.  The varied podcast stories highlight matters of interest to just about everyone but especially Rotarians.   For example, you can listen to a gripping account of Rotary’s response to the destructive Almeda Fire in Southern Oregon in 2020.  It’s a great story.  A podcast is simple to access, allowing you to listen to unique stories at your convenience.  Podcasts allow for multi-tasking which makes work easier, such as cooking or mowing the lawn.  Best of all, Podcasts cut down on screen time.   Voices of Rotary will entertain, instruct, enlighten, and expand your understanding of individual contributions of service in our communities.  Take a moment to check out the trailer video at , or visit Voices of Rotary at  For more information or ways in which you can contribute your story, contact: Dan Smith Below is a list of the potential story dates and committee members who have made the project possible.

  • 10/03 – Trailer
  • 10/10 – Gift of Literacy
  • 10/24 – Rotaract Virtual Tutor
  • 11/07 – Almeda Fire
  • 11/21 – Malawi Team
  • 12/05 – Bill’s interview
  • 12/19 – Frances Dixon, Service Above Self
Podcasting Team
  • PDG Bill Grile – Coos Bay-North Bend
  • PDG Cynthia O’Neil – Bend
  • PP Emily Francona
  • PP Christine Waugh – Eugene Southtowne
  • PP Michelle Corradetti – Medford
  • PP Alan Harper – Ashland
  • Cort Vaughan – Greater Bend
  • Jennifer Stephens – Bend
  • Elise Hamner – Coos Bay-North Bend
  • Heather Edwards – Eugene Metro
Steering Committee
  • PDG Claudette McWilliams – Eugene Delta
  • PDG Judi Beard-Strubing – Eugene Airport
  • PDG Clair Little – Newport
  • DGE Aimee Walsh – Eugene Metro
  • PDG Cynthia O’Neil – Bend
  • Judith Corwin – Redmond
  • PP Pamela Norton – Ashland
  • PP Sandi Black – Eugene Delta
  • PDG Bill Grile – Coos Bay-North Bend