Newberg Riverfront

Last week we heard about the riverfront meeting.  Here’s how you can learn more and even add your thoughts.

The City of Newberg presented information about the Riverfront Master Plan project to Newberg Noon Rotarians August 22 and the following day held an open house August 23, 2018 to ask the public those questions. The consultant team working on the project is taking the ideas to draft plan alternatives. Plan alternatives will be presented in another public meeting later this year.

If you were not able to attend the public event, the City has made available the on-line version of this open house where you can provide ideas and feedback. Help shape the future of the riverfront by participating online, it takes about 15 minutes.   Click HERE to participate online

Thank you for taking part in the future of Newberg’s Riverfront area!

Questions:    Cheryl Caines |Senior Planner | City of Newberg

(503) 554-7744

Newberg Noon Rotary Newsletter for June, 27, 2018

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Summary of today’s Rotary program:


WELCOME to: Tony Black, Terry Weldon, John Kerekanick, Ann Dolan.

🙁 A Farewell from Suzanne Miller 🙁

Last week was my last as a Newberg Noon Rotarian, as my husband and I are moving to Arizona.  I have thoroughly enjoyed my membership in the club and getting to know each of you. You are truly fantastic people. I plan to join a club in AZ and to stay in touch. Hope you will look me up if you are in the Phoenix area. 

~ Special Recognitions ~

Years of Service Award to Tony Lelack

Club Officer Award to Terry Weldon

Outgoing Club President Todd Engle presents a Club Officer Award to Terry Weldon, and a Years of Service Award to Tony Lelack…CONGRATULATIONS, Rotarians!

~ Pancake Breakfast time again! ~

It’s July–Time to purchase Pancake Breakfast tickets to sell. Please see Curt Walker to get some.  The $72 purchase requirement and automatic billing has now been eliminated this year……so it is extra-important we all sell some!  July 27-28-29. Lots of volunteer opportunities…sign up now!

~ “Tunes on Tuesday” concerts ~

Both Newberg Rotary clubs are sponsors for the July 10 kick-off of this year’s “Tunes on Tuesday” concert series at the Chehalem Cultural Center Plaza. Mark your calendars for a great time listening to the Motown/swing music of High Street. Gates open at 5:30pm and the free concert starts at 6:30. Volunteers are needed to staff the sponsor tent. Please contact Paula or Leah to sign up. 

~ New Newberg Noon Rotarian! ~

Membership Committee Chair Shannon Buckmaster inducted our newest member, Kimberly “Kim” Abraham. Leah Griffith will be Kim’s mentor. Welcome, Kim!  

A brief “bio” on Kim:

I’ve been in the mortgage industry since 2005, now working for Directors Mortgage, founded in 1988, and am passionate about helping each and every one of my clients obtain financing that best suits their needs. I was a Sr. Loan Processor for most of my time in the industry, starting a transition to sales in late 2016. I did both processing and sales until late 2017. Knowledge in the industry, experience helping close multiple difficult transactions, and ability to think outside the box has helped me grow in my career tremendously. In my free time I love spending time with my family & friends. I have a three year old daughter named Maraya who keeps me very busy when I’m not working. I love camping, fishing, sewing, scrap-booking, painting, lots of crafts, hiking and gardening. Thank you! Again, WELCOME, KIM! [For more information about Kim, ask her personally as you welcome her to our club at a meeting!]

~ Today’s Program – St. Paul Rodeo! ~

Remember– no meeting this week because of the holiday! Instead, how about going to the St. Paul Rodeo? Festivities start at 10am on Wednesday with the Fourth of July parade. Two rodeos are scheduled that day: 1:30pm Family Day and 7:30pm Patriot Night. Fireworks Spectacular nightly. For more info or to buy tickets for the event, which runs through July 7, go to, call 1-800-237-5920 or at the box office, 20025 4th St. in St. Paul. Ticket prices from $16.

Rodeo Board Chair, Kevin Smith

Al Herrigues introduced today’s program: The St. Paul Rodeo Royal Court, Foundation President Dick Smith, and Rodeo Board Chair, Kevin Smith, all joined us for a program about this year’s 83rd annual Rodeo, scheduled for July 3 through 7.  Representing the St. Paul Rodeo today were Al Herrigues, Kevin & Dick Smith, Nancy Dale-Buyserie, Dick Buyserie., “This rodeo is one of the Top 10 in the nation,” said Kevin…“We get the best crop of human and animal athletes.” He provided  information about the various events and the history, and introduced the Royal Court:

Queen Tess Scott

Queen Tess Scott of McMinnville is a 2014 graduate of McMinnville High School.  She is currently a senior at Oregon State University studying Agriculture Sciences with a minor in Crops Science. Tess plans to obtain a Master’s Degree in Agriculture Education upon graduating in the spring 2018.

Princess Maddie Coleman

Princess Maddie Coleman is from St. Paul. Maddie is a graduate of Sweet Briar College with a BS in Biology. She is currently pursuing a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Oregon State University and Oregon Health & Science University.  In the future, she hopes to practice community pharmacy in rural and medically under-served areas of Oregon.

Princess Alexis Goughnour

Princess Alexis Goughnour is also from St. Paul and attends St. Paul High School. Alexis plans to attend college in the fall to pursue a career in equine assisted therapy where she can use the animals she loves helping those with special needs and disabilities.

Foundation President Dick Smith

Dick Smith, president of the St. Paul Rodeo Foundation, said that the proceeds of the Rodeo provide scholarships to St. Paul students, which helps the community. Our club was also acknowledged for the inauguration of the Bill Dolan memorial scholarship. This year’s rodeo will also honor Bill.

Denise Bacon won the drawing for the St. Paul Rodeo Belt Buckle!

Remember…”Laughter is the best medicine!”….and….”If you don’t toot your own horn, someone will use it as a spittoon!”

Respectfully submitted,

Rick Kaufman

Newberg Noon Rotary Club Newsletter Editor

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Newberg Noon Rotary Newsletter for June 20, 2018


Joan Shulz was Deborah Cathers-Seymour’s guest today. We sincerely hope she enjoyed today’s program and will come back again soon!

Club Budget Summary:

Leah Griffith gave us a quick-but-solid overview of our budget…and how fiscally conscientious we are! Copies of pertinent budget data were provided at each table. For budget details as well as Board Briefs from the June Board meeting, check the club’s website.

Pancake Breakfast Reminder:

Pancake Breakfast reminder: This is one of our primary fundraisers! For over 30 years both Newberg Rotary clubs have sponsored the Newberg Rotary Pancake Breakfast at Memorial Park. This year our terrific family event is being held Saturday & Sunday, July 27-28, as part of the community’s Old Fashioned Festival. Volunteers are needed for Set-Up as well as helping make all aspects of the breakfast “production” run smoothly. ALL proceeds from Noon Rotary tickets sold PRIOR to the event go to OUR club….those sold at/during the event are split between the two clubs after paying costs of food & supplies. THEREFORE…it is definitely to our club’s benefit to SELL…SELL…SELL tickets BEFORE the breakfast! ALSO… a change of policy from the past….you pay the club for only those tickets [$7 each for adults] you sell…. SO…sell them ALL! Questions? Contact Curt Walker.

Today’s Program:

Today we were treated, enthralled, educated, and entertained by professional dance instructors Kacey Bickering and Emily Henderson of the Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Lake Oswego, with their presence arranged by Dale Welcome. Starting with some interesting history regarding the renown professional dancer Fred Astaire himself…and the subsequent franchising of his dance studios… Kacey told us about the various dance classes available…then he and dance partner Emily demonstrated with the basic moves/steps of the “rumba”. Then he called upon volunteers from the audience….managing to convince 12 Rotarians to step forward…sideways…backwards….several times….more or less in ”lock step” for a group lesson. Kacey & Emily provided us with printed material including Gift Cards to Introductory Dance Packages and “personal invitations” to the Last Friday Open House each month from 8 – 8:15. Registrations can be made on-line at   Auggie did his usual great job of coming up with photos of the scene.

           And a good time was had by ALL!


Other Rotary Events:

A personal plug…but still for Rotary…for those with any interest at all in “collector cars”…the two Forest Grove Rotary clubs are sponsoring the 46th [!] Annual Forest Grove Concours d’Elegance on the beautifully-manicured campus of historic Pacific University, Sunday, July 15…gates open at 8:30 AM…With over 300 beautifully presented automobiles on display in a delightful, tree-shaded setting. This year Packards and Chevrolet trucks are featured, although the entire history of the automobile will be represented by cars on display. Class winners’ trophies are presented on stage for over 50 judged classes as well as several Special Awards, beginning about 2 PM…and the show ends at ~4:30 with the selection of the Best-in-Show. This Rotary-sponsored show has long-since earned the respect of the international collector car crowd…and is truly considered one of the TOP 20 “concours” globally. Fantastic venue, good food, beverages, stage show…and another terrific Rotary-sponsored FAMILY event! Adult tickets at the gate are $20 each…a true bargain in today’s entertainment world! For lots more details, including past winners, check out their website at:                                                                                                       [Questions? Ask event Surviving Co-Founder Rick]

Respectfully submitted,

Rick Kaufman

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