Category Archives for "Rogue River"

Rogue Community I-Groups


Four I-Groups in the Rogue Community

Most of the I-Groups in the Rogue Community welcome both non-initiated men and members from other I-Groups who wish to attend.  In all cases if you are not a regular member of an I-Group you wish to attend, please call the contact person listed ahead of time to ensure meeting availability.

1 – Grants Pass

Meets the first and third Monday of the month.
Time: 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Location: 954 Cooke Ave, Grants Pass
Contact:  Robert Weber, 541 659-4653

2 – Little Applegate

Meets the second and fourth Tuesday of the month.
Time: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Location: is at Wilding
Contact: Casey Branham, 541 899-1043

3 – Rogue River

Meets the second and fourth Monday of the month.
Time: 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Location: 107 Marie Circle, Rogue River
Contact: Robert Weber, 541 659-4653

 4 – Williams

Meets every Tuesday of the month
Time: 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Location: is at the Williams Grange
Contact: Mike Patterson, 541 324-1245.

If you have any questions about any of the groups listed, or you would like to make any changes, please contact me at


The Edge at Rogue River High School

The Edge Program Kicks Off  Its  2013 Season

Written by Jack Shipley, Wise Crow, of the Rogue River I-Group

The first day of a three day Edge program was initiated with 130  sixth and seventh grade students at Rogue River High School on November 6, 2013. The second and third programs will be presented to the upper grades at Rogue River High School on November 13, and November 20, 2013.

I am proud that our Rogue River I-Group stepped up and assisted with other adult mentors to make this initial program a success.

A special thanks to Robert Mente from Rogue River, Brett Dowell from Azalia, Lindsey Dowell from Canyonville, Robert Weber from Grants Pass, Jack Shipley from the Applegate Valley, Robert Rathjen from Medford and Floyd Graves from Rogue River who shared of themselves with the youth of the Rogue River community. It was clearly evident that we need more women participating to sufficiently address the needs of the female students.

Photo of Staff Briefing

Staff briefing for the Edge at Rogue River High School led by Grant Williams

The Edge Program

How Did It Start?

The Edge program was developed by MKP men, Grant Williams of Ashland, Oregon and Floyd Graves of Rogue River, Oregon for middle and high school students in Southern Oregon and Northern California to promote non-violent peer interaction, acceptance of others, and cooperation within school communities.

What It Tries to Accomplish

The Edge program attempts to address a wide range of social issues such as: prejudice, peer pressure, drug abuse, bullying, self-esteem, learning disorders, gangs, name-calling, homelessness, hunger, suicide, and many more. The program emphasizing respect for self and others, promoting tolerance of unfamiliar cultures and ideas, and cultivation of a heightened sense of empathy and understanding.

For More Information

For more information on the Edge go to