Newberg Noon Rotary Club Newsletter for September 19, 2018

Newberg Noon Rotary Newsletter for September 19, 2018

~ GREETER ~

Leah Griffith was today’s GREETER….Thanks to Leah! [If you have not yet done GREETER duty, sign up to do so, as it is a great way to get to know your fellow Rotarians and our guests!]

~ Opening of meeting ~

Club President, Om, opened today’s meeting with her usual enthusiasm and a brief inspirational story from her going to the International Convention. She informed us that at the recent Club Board meeting it was decided that the proceeds from the Duck one [1] week per month would be dedicated toward Polio Eradication…starting today!  Om also mentioned my recent [Monday, the 17th] 79th birthday…and I appreciate the recognition, but thank goodness they only come once a year!

~ Pledge ~

Al Herriges led us in today’s PledgeThanks, Al!

~ Visitors – Guests ~

Guests today were: Tyler & Spencer McMaster, Jim McMaster’s sons/guests. Bianca Neff was Mike Caruso’s guest. Consuelo Christianson was an EarlyBird Rotarian visitor introducing their two In-Bound Exchange Students, Rosangela Ruiz Lopez and Matteo Crotta…more about them a bit later*. Welcome all!

~ Today’s Rotary Moment ~

Deborah Cathers-Seymour provided us with our Rotary Moment today…and spoke on the great opportunity to promote Rotary during her time spent at our display at Oktoberfest.

~ Announcements ~

New member Kim Abraham’s Rotary Classification talk is set for next week, 9/26/18…which meeting will be held at the Chehalem Cultural Center on the 26th…at the usual time…

Spencer McMaster is headed to Africa for a stint with the Peace Corps.  We wish you GOOD LUCK!

Tyler McMaster has joined the U.S. Coast Guard to help protect our nation’s coast lines…Thank you for your service!

With the first Rotary Mural a successful, now-completed project, the next one is already “in the works”. With the word out in our search for additional outside wall space for another mural, we have had offers by Aaron Lewis, Lewis Audio, on Highway 99W, as well as an offer from the Domino’s Pizza Manager to replace the graphics of their existing mural.  Geoff Gilmore says there will likely be other sites come up for the artists and committee to consider/decide upon before the second mural is begun next summer.  If you have any site suggestions, please bring them to the meeting on the 26th, or contact Geoff directly!

Also remember that the e-mail link is on the club’s website for volunteer sign-ups for Senior Meals, etc. https://signupschedule.com/noonrotary

~ The Duck ~

Mike Caruso handled the “Duck” today…managing to collect generous contributions from several Rotarians present…with today’s collections destined for Rotary International’s global Polio Eradication efforts…resulting in $155 raised today!  Thank you, Rotarians!

A primary service focus for Newberg Noon Rotary Club is on YOUTH. The recently completed MURAL PROJECT has been a great example…with details of the second Mural Project already in process. In additional youth service, Newberg Noon Rotary has helped support the efforts of the Earlybird Club’s Rotary Youth Exchange program. There are several ways we can help… including hosting students in our homes for a period of a few months…and other ways listed below**, inviting them to our weekly meetings, having them speak about their homes to us, and having them join our families when going out eat, or taking trip to the beach…or the mountains…or Disney Land…or ?…you get the picture…helping them GET INVOLVED … IMMERSED …in our culture…in our community!

*Rosangela Ruiz Lopez is 16 years old. She is from Oaxaca, Mexico. [Oaxaca is a city in central Mexico…about 300 miles SE of Mexico City. It’s known for its colonial buildings, many of which are made from green volcanic stone.] Swimming is Rosangela’s favorite sport. Her favorite classes: chemistry, biology and math. She is devoted to maintaining good relationships with friends and family….and helping with & learning from people. Scouting is another interest as well. Her personal goals for her exchange year are to share the diversity of ideas and customs of her own culture and learn from others…as well as gain additional personal independence. Rosangela describes herself as “responsible and respectful”.

*Matteo Crotta is also 16 years old. Matteo is from Lake Como, Italy, an iconic lake destination [in central northern Italy, very near to the Switzerland border, about 50 miles north of Milan] known for its scenic beauty, mountain vistas & historic lakeside residences.  Per sports, Matteo likes soccer [futbol], surfing, snowboarding, and cliff diving. He likes “hanging out” with his friends and listening to music. He wants to travel to South Africa, Bali, Portugal, France and the U.S. His favorite school subject is “History of Art”. He loves pizza, pasta, and every type of meat…but dislikes some veggies and cheeses. Matteo’s goals for his exchange year…learn different ways of living and to gain personal independence. He describes himself as a friendly and thoughtful guy!

**REMEMBER…these YOUTH are our FUTURE ROTARIANS! SOGET INVOLVED with their Newberg…Oregon…U.S. experiences! Host them as integral parts of your families…dinners out…dinners at home…day trips…to the mountains …to Portland…to our State Capitol, or the BEACH …how about a trip up the Old Columbia River Gorge Highway and a visit to Multnomah Falls!? Bonneville Dam…maybe Timberline Lodge…a rafting trip on the Deschutes…or the Rogue River…ski trips in the winter…check out the awesome clear/deep blue waters of Crater Lake…a visit to the Oregon Caves …ocean fishing out of Newport…or Astoria…the Cheese Factory in Tillamook…check out some of the universities in our state…we have several within easy driving distances…invite them regularly to OUR Rotary meetings!…so the list of possibilities is endless!

To get directly involved with these students’ exchange years in our community, contact Michelle at 503.476.5200.

~ Today’s Program ~

Our speaker for today’s program was Lisa Blackburn, Volunteer Coordinator for Newbeg FISH, with the topic of “Hunger in Newberg”. FISH is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization partnering with Newberg and Dundee to provide food and meal services to the elderly and disabled in need of such assistance. Receiving $2,504 from Food Bank, food boxes are sent out every 4 weeks to those in need. 20% of food is purchased. FISH gets its food from a variety of sources, including community donations/food drives; local grocery stores; Starbucks; farms [i.e, Mustard Seed] ; YCAP; regional food pantry; churches do community dinners on different nights; U.S. Commodities are free; and FISH took over the management of the “Friday Food Program” at Edwards Elementary School...whereby kids who may not have enough food for the week-end are provided a backpack to take home with enough food for them. FISH can always use additional volunteers and/or financial contributions to continue helping those in need in our communities. Thank you, Lisa!

Let your days be guided by Rotary’s “Four Way Test” of the things we think, say or do:

  1. Is it the TRUTH?

  2. Is it FAIR to all Concerned?

  3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?

  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

The FOUR-WAY TEST courtesy of Rotarian Herbert Taylor! RI President, 1954-1955

SAVE THIS DATE: October 24. District Governor, Larry Hatch, will be our speaker.

[Editor’s note: DG Larry is a good friend of mine…and a long-time Rotarian in the Forest Grove DayBreak Rotary Club…a club which I helped charter in 1991...Larry’s manner is generally very “laid-back”, but I assure you his message will be worth hearing!]

President Om, always a living inspiration to others, closed the meeting with her usual up-beat reminder for us to ….

~ “Be the Inspiration!” ~

In Continuing Rotary Service,

Respectfully submitted,

Rick Kaufman

Newsletter Editor

[Editor’s note: If you know of a good program for our club, please contact Corey Z., as he is looking for them.]

Newberg Noon Rotary Club Newsletter for September 12, 2018

Newberg Noon Rotary Newsletter for September 12, 2018

~ GREETER ~

Auggie Gonzales was today’s GREETER….Thanks to always-smiling-Auggie!

~ Opening of meeting ~

Club President, Om, opened today’s meeting on a more somber note today asking us all to observe a moment of silence in remembrance of the horrendous tragedy that befell our nation 17 years ago on 9 -11, 2001.

~ Pledge ~

Dr. Stan Kern led us in today’s PledgeThanks, Dr. Stan!

~ Visitors – Guests ~

Guests today were: Steve Drew [Owner of Steve’s Auto Service – location of our beautiful, newly finished Rotary Mural!] – guest of Auggie G.; Kaheela Reid [George Fox] – guest of Auggie G.; Gene Piros [applying to be a “Friend of Rotary” – and former Newberg Rotarian] – guest of Auggie G.; and Laura Isiordia [The Ford Family Foundation announced that it has hired Laura Isiordia, a community leader from Woodburn, to serve as the Foundation’s fourth field coordinator, a field-based position for the Foundation.] – guest of Denise Bacon. Additionally, three Newberg High School students…our speakers for today….will be introduced separately. Welcome all!

~ Today’s Rotary Moment ~

Walter and Julie Want just returned from a “whirl-wind” trip to the Middle East and India. Welcome home! Walter spoke of the importance of wearing one’s Rotary pin when traveling, as they met some very interesting fellow Rotarians during their trip…because of the ready identification of another Rotarian wearing a Rotary pin...and vice-versa! [I hope their trip will result in a GREAT PROGRAM in the near future for our entertainment and education!

~ Announcements ~

~ This program’s September 19 meeting will be back at the Chehalem Cultural Center! ~

Lisa Blackburn will be presenting “Partnering to Serve the Hungry in Newberg/Dundee”. Learn how various organizations and businesses in Newberg/Dundee are partnering and/or coordinating to feed the hungry in Newberg/Dundee and Yamhill County.

Newberg FISH Emergency Service

AND – New member Kim Abraham’s Rotary Classification talk is set for 9/26/18.

Geoff Gilmore re-introduced Steve Drew, thanking him again for allowing our intrepid George Fox University art students’ team to paint the Rotary Mural Project …on the east-facing exterior wall of Steve’s Auto Service business building. The “Block Party” celebration for completion of that mural was Saturday, September 8, and was well-attended…mostly by GFU students…also by a number of Noon Rotarians.  

As a way of extra thanks to Steve, please consider his business the next time your car needs some extra special attention!

~ NEWS FLASH! ~

Leah Griffith reported on our Club’s involvement in the community’s annual OktoberFest celebration…this last weekend…and a little rain didn’t keep people away from the event, put on by the Early Bird Rotarians at the Chehalem Cultural Center.  There were racing wiener dogs, brats, polka bands and music from Hit Machine. There was also a Rotary Day display just inside the lobby of the Center’s Main Entrance…sharing what our two Newberg Rotary Clubs and Rotary International are accomplishing in the world. A key display were the 3D viewers sharing the End Polio Now Project and we’ll be bringing those to a club meeting to share.  We also had a chance to share our club with the Oktoberfestees including prospective members and a donor to our Annual Auction.  Gail Watson, Karl Hughes and Leah Griffith worked on the Friday set up. Deborah Cathers Seymour, Mike and Amy Caruso, Ray Hillman, Denise Bacon, Walter Want, Corey Zielsdorf, Om Sukheenai, Leah Griffith, Paula Radich and Jeff Lane, all helped out. It was a GOOD weekend!  Thanks to Bob Travers and Tina Enomoto from Early Birds for coming up with the idea for the Rotary Info Lobby. 

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~ Another News Flash! ~

Before 9 AM Saturday the 15th, three [3] intrepid Noon Rotarians, Shannon Buckmaster, Kimberly Abraham, and yours truly, Editor Rick, showed up with work clothes on, at the local/current Habitat-for-Humanity build, on 8th just west of Blaine, ready and willing to do the bidding of the Site Supervisor, Josh Hanselman. In short order, we were each given white paint, brushes/rollers, and specific instructions/assignments to make the interior trim look GREAT! We were joined by the soon-to-be-homeowner, Jose, and WE ALL GOT TO WORK! About 11:30 we were treated to a delicious home-made lunch of super-fresh & caliente tortillas, falling-off-the-bone-juicy-and-spicy chicken and re-fried beans…with cookies, too…YUMMY! With fresh white paint on all the interior trim, the house is starting to look like a home! What a privilege to help Jose and his family with this Habitat-for-Humanity project! Just another way Rotary helps in our communities! A BIG THANKS! to Shannon for coordinating our volunteerism! And what a great “hands-on” way to get Kimberly involved in Rotary Community Service right away!

ADDITIONAL REMINDER…there are still volunteer opportunities for the following YOUTH activity:

HEALTHY KIDS FUN RUN – This fall launches a series of runs for local youth.  Event Coordinator, Rachael Nichols, is in need of volunteers.  You can sign up on the link below.
FIRST RUN – The first run is scheduled for SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16TH and begins at JOAN AUSTIN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. Volunteers should plan to arrive by  3:45 p.m. for the first run and at 4:00 p.m. thereafter.  The event should conclude by 5:30 p.m. if all goes well…and at 6:00 p.m. at the very latest.
VOLUNTEER ASSIGNMENTS – Course marshals to stand along the course to help youth know where to go and cheer them on.
Finish line help (tearing bibs, timers, recorders).
Registration table helpers. 

RUN DATES – There are five (5) run dates 9/16, 9/23, 9/30, 10/7 and 10/14 (ALL SUNDAYS)
QUESTIONS – Contact:  Rachael Nichols 856-379-5108 (call or text)  

 Becky Ankeny again reminded us of the upcoming seminar opportunity in “Interrupting Hate in Public Spaces”…to be held September 21, from 2 – 5 PM at the United Methodist Church. The event is sponsored by Noon Rotary and the Emerging Friends Church. Printed material on this was distributed at each table. Check with Becky for more details.

Also remember that the e-mail link is on the club’s website for volunteer sign-ups for Senior Meals, etc.

~ The Duck ~

Former Newberg Noon Rotarian Gene Piros (and soon to be Friend of Rotary) ably handled the “Duck” today…managing to collect generous contributions from several Rotarians present…though Gene has been away for a number of years, it was obvious he already knew what to do with the Duck!

~ Today’s Program ~

A primary service focus for Newberg Noon Rotary Club is on YOUTH. The MURAL PROJECT has been a great example…with many youth…especially amongst the students at George Fox University...of introducing them to the Ideals of Rotary…additionally…the three [3] young speakers in our program today…all seniors from Newberg High School…were introduced by Cory Zielsdorf: Quentin Comus, Kennedy Randy and Riley Wood are very involved in the Newberg High School Forest Restoration Project. A “project wants & needs” list was included in the printed hand-outs. Their summary sheet enumerated the local area organizations with whom they are dealing/cooperating. They “…identify, design, and implement environmental conservation projects in the Newberg-Dundee area…with the goal…to provide students with real-world job experience in the natural resource field while improving the local environment…” Kennedy and Riley spoke about their own participation vis-a-vis their individual Senior Projects, with each of the three also planning to go into environmental and/or conservation-related further education after high school… projecting future careers in those fields. For additional, in-depth, information on this and related projects, go to info@cvwp.org

Quentin is also a Life Scout with Troop 520 in Newberg, and is a Hornaday Award candidate. The William T. Hornaday Award is Scouting’s most prestigious environmental conservation award. Quentin plans to apply for the Silver Medal by completing four [4] environmental projects in Newberg before his eighteenth [18th] birthday in May of 2019. He provided us with printed material detailing the award project and his plans to achieve them. For more information on his efforts at quentincomus@gmail.com or call him to do a presentation for a school or youth group, call him at 971-264-4309.

Thank you!…to these sharp/very active/involved/forward-looking Newberg High School Seniors!

Let your days be guided by Rotary’s “Four Way Test” of the things we think, say or do:

The FOUR-WAY TEST courtesy of Rotarian Herbert Taylor! RI President, 1954-1955

SAVE THIS DATE: October 24. District Governor, Larry Hatch, will be our speaker.

[Editor’s note” DG Larry is a good friend of mine…and a long-time Rotarian in the Forest Grove DayBreak Rotary Club…a club which I helped charter in 1991...Larry’s usual manner is generally very “laid-back”, but I assure you his message will be worth hearing!]

President Om, always a living inspiration to others, closed the meeting with her usual up-beat reminder for us to ….

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In Continuing Rotary Service,

Respectfully submitted,

Rick Kaufman

Newsletter Editor

[Editor’s note: If you know of a good program for our club, please contact Corey Z., as he is looking for them.]

Newberg Noon Rotary Newsletter September 5, 2018

Newberg Noon Rotary Newsletter for September 5, 2018

~ GREETER ~

Lynn Quinn Montoya was today’s GREETER….Thanks, Lynn!

~ Opening of meeting ~

Our ever-effervescent Club President, Om, opened today’s meeting.

~ Pledge ~

Denise Bacon led us in today’s Pledge…Thanks, Denise!

~ Visitors – Guests ~

Guests today were: Ashley Boyer, hosted by Corey Z.; Gene Piros, hosted by Paula Radich; and a visiting Rotarian from the Newberg Earlybird Rotary Club, Shelley Kolb. Welcome all!

~ Today’s Rotary Moment ~

Auggie Gonzales spoke of the great Partnership between the Dental Hygiene Program at Pacific University and Newberg Noon Rotary Club, which is going on three years.  This relationship allows us to help orient and train Dental Hygiene students in providing preventive dental care as well as dental hygiene education.  We had several dental hygiene student participants graduate this year.  We already have commitments from two students to participate in 2019…and we will have one…maybe two Dental Hygienists…participate as adjunct faculty to oversee the dental hygiene students this coming year. He also spoke of attending the 2018 Dental Hygiene graduation ceremonies at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Newberg Rotary’s partner in our Dental Care Program in Guatemala. Our club was recognized during the graduation for taking D.H. students to Guatemala. Also participating with our efforts have been dental students from OHSU’s School of Dentistry in Portland …some of whom have since received their D.M.D. degrees. Thanks, Auggie! [FYI – Your Editor has one of those degrees…rec’d in 1966…standing for: Doctor of Medical Dentistry, and the Dental Hygienists receive an RDH degree…Registered Dental Hygienist…both requiring strict state licensure…received after lengthy, RIGOROUS, educational, clinical and testing programs. Maintenance of both state licenses require on-going Continuing Education participation.]

~ Announcements ~

~ Important Reminder – the September 12 meeting will be at Friendsview! ~

New member Kim Abraham’s Rotary Classification talk is set for 9/26/18.

 Geoff Gilmore also reported on major progress with the Rotary Mural Project …on an exterior [east-facing] wall of Steve’s Auto Repair business. The “Block Party” celebration for completion of the mural is planned for Saturday, September 8, at George Fox University …from 3 – 5:30 PM…all are welcome…with snack foods and drinks to be served. NEWS FLASH – SPECIAL REPORT !*

Leah Griffith reminded us again of our planned involvement in the Early Bird Rotary Club’s annual Oktoberfest celebration…a golden opportunity to let others know more what Newberg Noon Rotary is all about….”tooting our own horn!…”…and with our space to be INDOORS at the Cultural Center!    

~ Saturday, Sep 15, 2018 from 12:00pm to 10:00pm ~

Paula Radich has just announced another YOUTH activity needing volunteers:

HEALTHY KIDS FUN RUN
This fall launches a series of runs for local youth.  Event Coordinator, Rachael Nichols, is in need of volunteers.  You can sign up on the link below.

FIRST RUN The first run is scheduled for SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16TH and begins at JOAN AUSTIN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. Volunteers should plan to arrive by  3:45 p.m. for the first run and at 4:00 p.m. thereafter.  The event should conclude by 5:30 p.m. if all goes well…and at 6:00 p.m. at the very latest.
VOLUNTEER ASSIGNMENTS
Course marshals to stand along the course to help youth know where to go and cheer them onFinish line help (tearing bibs, timers, recorders);
Registration table helpers.

RUN DATES   There are five (5) run dates 9/16, 9/23, 9/30, 10/7 and 10/14 (ALL SUNDAYS)

QUESTIONS   Contact:  Rachael Nichols 856-379-5108 (call or text) 

 WEB PAGE  Find out more about the series http://www. healthykidsrunningseries.org/ race_locations/newberg-or/ 

Becky Ankeny let us know of the upcoming seminar opportunity in “Interrupting Hate in Public Spaces”…to be held September 21, from 2 – 5 PM at the United Methodist Church. The event is sponsored by Noon Rotary and the Emerging Friends Church. Check with Becky for more details.

Paula Radich also reminded us of the e-mail link on the club”s website for volunteer sign-ups for Senior Meals and the Habitat for Humanity project this month.

*NEWS FLASH – SPECIAL REPORT!: The Rotary Mural Block Party on Saturday, September 8, was a resounding success! And the ROTARY MURAL looks fantastic! The whole thing is …and especially the colors are…certainly attention-getting…with a location that DEMANDS a good look from motorists driving by on Highway 99! Not only was the entire student design and “hands-on” painting team there, but countless other George Fox University students and friends to help with the celebration! While several Rotarians floated in and out during the festivities. With the ROTARY message conveyed by the mural so vividly portrayed for these YOUTH…we must all remember that today’s YOUTH are tomorrow’s ROTARIANS! Our Rotary-Spirit mentoring of them cannot be over stressed! SO…a BIG THANKS and CONGRATULATIONS to Geoff Gilmore for his unstinting dedication and personal efforts toward making this dream become a reality! [photos provided by Corey Z.]

~ The Duck ~

Spike Sumner ably handled this week’s DUCK “offerings”…managing to collect generous contributions from several Rotarians present…

~ Today’s Program ~

Cory Zielsdorf introduced today’s program speakers: Ciera Dube, BSN/RN/iRNPA, Owner and Advocate of Connected Care Patient Advocates, LLC., and Antra Boyd, also an RN.

                    

Between the two of them they have 40+ YEARS of Surgical Nursing experience, giving them solid, unique perspectives on the issues they are addressing. This “dynamic duo” spoke of the growing need for assisting/advocating healthcare patients through what can be a daunting, often difficult to fully understand, maze of medical/technical/legal jargon, regulations, procedures, and other bureaucratic “red tape”. Several examples were presented of why and how their services are managed. This field is a relatively new role for nurses…with national certification having just started last year. One of the areas of “challenge” is the dramatically reduced amount of time a doctor spends with a patient compared to…say… 20+ years ago…because the doctor must…because of current laws & regulations…spend what seems an inordinate amount of time at a computer getting “pre-authorization”…and then followed by a myriad of post-procedural justifications for time spent and fees charged. Additionally, too frequently many doctors do not adequately explain…in LAY TERMS…really understandable/understood by the patient[s] what diagnoses are, treatment options, essential post-treatment care, procedural risks, etc. Patients need to know…and deserve to know these things! Addressing such matters, these highly-qualifed and experienced…and soon-to-be-certified…nurses…are doing a much-needed and very valuable service for vulnerable patients.

Thank you, Nurses Ciera and Antra!

Let your days be guided by Rotary’s “Four Way Test” of the things we think, say or do:

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Thank you, Rotarian Herbert Taylor! RI President, 1954-1955

President Om then closed the meeting with her usual enthusiastic reminder for us to ….

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In Continuing Rotary Service,

Respectfully submitted,

Rick Kaufman

Newsletter Editor

[Editor’s note: If you know of a good program for our club, please contact Corey Z., as he is looking for them.]

Newberg Noon Rotary Newsletter for August 29, 2018

~ GREETER ~

Denise Bacon was today’s GREETER….Thanks, Denise!

~ Opening of Meeting ~

With our Club President, Om, not available today, Immediate Past Club President, Todd Engel, stepped up and ably opened today’s meeting.

~ Pledge ~

Denise Balso led us in today’s Pledge…so a double thanks, Denise!

~ Visitors – Guests ~

Guests today were: Laurent Kuzarov – guest of Beth Pent; Rick Rodgers, Newberg mayoral candidate – guest of Denise Bacon; and Kari Fahrenkopf & Rod Federwisch visiting Rotarians from the Newberg Earlybird Rotary Club.

AND…we officially welcomed/inducted a new Rotarian into our midst: Patricia “Trisha” Hornback is sponsored by Mike Caruso. Trisha is Professor of Intercultural Studies at the George Fox University Center for Peace & Justice. Please take time to personally welcome Trisha into Newberg Noon Rotary

Patricia “Trisha” Hornback

~ Rotary Moment ~

Geoff Gilmore spoke of the recent memorial to his late sister in Sand Point, Idaho. Thanks for sharing such a personal, heart-felt remembrance, Geoff!

~ Announcements ~

Geoff Gilmore also reported on major progress with the Rotary Mural Project …on an exterior wall of Steve’s Auto. The “Grand Opening” for the mural is planned for September 8, at George Fox University….with details to follow.

Leah Griffith reminded us of our planned involvement in the Early Bird Rotary’s annual Oktoberfest celebration…a golden opportunity to let others know more what Newberg Noon Rotary is all about….”tooting our own horn!…”…and with our space to be INDOORS at the Cultural Center!

Becky Ankeny let us know of an upcoming seminar opportunity in “Interrupting Hate”. Check with Becky for more details.

Jeff Lane said that $803 had been collected so far for our participation in the Pancake Breakfast.

Paula Radich let us know of the e-mail link for volunteer sign-ups for Senior Meals and the Habitat for Humanity project this month.

EarlyBird Rotarians Kari & Rod announced their club’s upcoming activities….with details available on their website.

Corey Z. says the program for September 5, is Ciera Dube, BSN/RN/iRNPA, Owner and Advocate of Connected Care Patient Advocates, LLC.

~ “Tunes on Tuesday” ~

Thanks to all who availed themselves of the Tunes on Tuesday” free summer concerts! We look forward to next year’s musical entertainment offerings!

~ The Duck ~

Yours Truly, Rick Kaufman, handled this week’s DUCK “offerings”…and managed to collect contributions from several Rotarians present…

~ Today’s Program ~

Fred Gregory

Newberg Noon Rotary Club prides itself in its involvement with our local community, including George Fox University. So, it is only appropriate that we get occasional updates as to what is happening within that center of education. And, to do so Newberg Noon Rotarian Fred Gregory recruited Ryan J. Dougherty, Vice President for Enrollment and Marketing, to tell us all about what George Fox University [GFU] has been doing and future plans in the works.

Ryan J. Dougherty

In 1986 GFU had a student population of 500. In 2018 that has ballooned to 4,050. Per education and transformations, there has been a 24% growth mostly in healthcare and grad programs…with a new Biomedical Engineering program offered and an RN-to-BSN program expecting to start in the Fall of 2019. Also, there is a high demand for a Physicians Assistant Program with a 2021 student enrollment planned.

GFU’s Swim Team has now partnered with Chehalem Parks & Recreation for use of the new Aquatic Center.

GFU Facilties‘ news: Villa House has been re-located; an existing residence hall has been remodeled; work proceeds on a Multi-Purpose facility on Crestview; a new residence hall is under construction off Villa Rd….and the new Hadlock Student Center” is moving forward. SO….as we can see, there is a LOT of “POSITIVE NEWNESS going on at GFU!

BIG THANK YOU to Ryan for a GOOD NEWS!” update on George Fox University!

Todd then closed the meeting with his usual quiet demeanor but also reminding us to ….

Be the Inspiration!”

In Continuing Rotary Service,

Respectfully submitted,

Rick Kaufman

Newsletter Editor

With Special Thanks to Denise, Beth and Auggie for meeting notes and photos…and Amanda Greene for her technical support!

[P.S. – Editor’s apology…the Newsletter for the August 22 meeting was delayed as a result of technical difficulties…with positive actions being taken to correct them…and…whoever is GREETER please put your name on the data sheet AND please write (legibly!) the names of all guests…and their “sponsor” for the day.]