February 11th is the big night! We’ll be celebrating the 80th anniversary of Newberg Noon Rotary! We were the 12th club in Oregon in 1936 and the first service club in Newberg. Join your fellow Rotarians on Thursday, February 11th at 6 pm at the Chehalem Cultural Center for a great evening. We’ll also be honoring 50 year member Leonard Attrell and 46 year member Ray Simonsen. RSVP to http://signupschedule.com/noonrotary and we’ll have a sign up at club as well.
It’s auction time and time for you to buy your Golden Tickets. You can contact Scott Karn skarn@FirstFedWeb.com or buy your tickets online from our website www.newbergrotary.org. You will have a 1 in 100 chance to have your choice of the live auction items which are pretty spectacular. Speaking of the auction, keep soliciting items for the event set for April 23rd. Again, go to the web site for more info as well as being the place to enter your solicitation. Also, talk to any member of the Auction Committee including the silent auction procurement team, Denise Bacon, Dawn McClard and Leah Griffith.
I’m sure by now you’ve all read the article in the Newberg Graphic on our Nepal Mission Project, but here’s the link if you’d like to see it again. http://www.pamplinmedia.com/nbg/142-news/290501-167918-newberg-noon-rotary-reaches-out-to-nepal Also on February 10th, Rotarians Jenni Ferrell and Eric Bergquam will be the program and share their experiences as well as some of the over 1,000 pictures they took. It should be a fascinating program.
We’re making plans for the club for 2016-17 and we’d like to hear from you for what you’d like to do next year. Thanks for those who have completed their survey. If you haven’t, please click here and just take a few minutes to tell us what you’d like to do with Rotary next year. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JCVMFS6.
Mike Caruso and Suzanne Miller attended the Rotary World Peace Conference in Ontario earlier this month. Over 1,500 were in attendance and it was an inspiring few days of looking at how Rotarians can make a real difference in the world
It was good to see Jan Winder again and she reminded everyone of an opportunity to join a Rotary Friendship Exchange to Croatia. Our District will host Rotarians from District 1913 in Croatia from September 7-17, 2016 and District 5100 Rotarians will travel to Croatia in May, 2017. The teams from each District will be no more than 10 people. If you’d be interested in hosting or going to Croatia contact our District 5100 coordinator, Sherre Calouri at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lynn Montoya Quinn completed her new member requirements with her Classification Talk on Wednesday. She shared her background as a navy brat for her first few years and then she ended up in Pullman WA and Hood River OR for the remainder of her childhood. She decided early on that she wanted to be a Spanish speaking social worker in California and she made it happen as the first person in her family to attend college. She ended up in Arizona instead of California, but was working with kids, both in juvenile detention and also at a charter school, helping those kids get out of their troubled situations and live better lives.
She moved to Portland in 1999 and started working at PCC and came to Newberg two years ago. She’d been watching the Newberg job and was excited when it came open. She jumped at the chance to be here and join in the community She’s ready to bring her background and skills to Rotary such as her fluency in Spanish, teaching, traveling and she makes the best Cowboy Cookies. We all decided she needed to offer an Auction Package of the Cookie of the Month with delivery of 2 dozen of your favorite cookies to your Newberg area business or home each month. I think that will get lots of bids! Welcome to Rotary Lynn and we’re looking forward to spending many hours in service to the community with you.