BACKROADS OF CHINA TO BE FEATURED AT ROTARY MEETING

Eric Valentine, noted photographer and outdoorsman, will be the featured speaker at the Pendleton Rotary Club meeting on Monday, July 9, 2007. The meeting starts at 12:00 noon and is held at the Pendleton Elks Lodge, 14, S.E. 3rd Street.

Valentine recently spent several weeks in China in both Sichuan and Yunnan provinces assisting with a medical/dental team. He stated that he was fortunate to have viewed and photographed "how intensely and differently life is lived in other parts of the world".

Valentine's photographs have appeared in numerous Pacific Northwest and outdoor publications. He also publishes a pocket calendar with scenes from around Oregon. He also produces a large format calendar of eastern Oregon scenes. He has published several books: Thank you, God, Images from God's Creation, and others.

Valentine and his wife, Meg, live in La Grande. He recently retired after serving as District and Circuit Judge for Union and Wallowa counties. He is still active in Scouting activities and hiking/backpacking throughout the Northwest.

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