It’s a month to the auction so be sure and get your procurements in. You can bring to club or drop off at Newberg Ford. Denise Bacon shared the items she’d gotten as did Jim McMaster and Paul Jellum. Bring your items next week to get a mention. You can sign them in online, or we’ve got the receipt forms at the meeting. We have 128 auction items, but we need more!
We’ve sold 45 Golden Tickets, but 25 of those are to John Kerekanich so the rest of us need to get our tickets or sell them. You can’t hardly beat the odds of 1 in a 100 chance of winning your choice of the live auction items. You can buy Golden Tickets, Dinner Tickets or register your items for the auction online at newbergrotary.org.
Jack Czarnecki was joined by his grandson Evan from Kansas who has the unique talent of knowing the jersey numbers of every ML Soccer player!
We got a shout out during the Duck for GFU Women’s Sports who are doing fantastic this year with national rankings. The guys aren’t doing too bad either.
Renee Brouse, our new Assistant Governor for Sherwood and Newberg, stopped by and presented us with our award for meeting our End Polio Now goal for last year. We’ll make our goal this year too, thanks to everyone who puts a little extra in the Duck on the 3rd week of the month, which is Polio Week for club. It is such an amazing project that Rotary has taken on the world leadership for and we’re down to just two countries. Polio will end in our lifetimes. http://www.endpolio.org
The 80th anniversary video done by Melody McMaster, was shared with the club and it brought up lots of discussion about activities and projects for next year. Leah Griffith shared that we are looking for a treasurer, membership chair and club service chair and of course PR and the newsletter. Talk to Leah if you are interested.
Jack Czarnecki shared that one of the wineries is setting up a bocce ball league and we could have a Rotary Team. We also talked about some no-host pizza and beer nights and other times to just connect with each other. This coming year we’ll be working on the Christmas Tree Lighting event and in May, watch for our service project to clean up Memorial Park before the Memorial Day activities.
Paula Radich, secretary, is going to start sending out a report of the Board meeting each month.
Friday Night was the Chehalem Valley Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet which included Noon Rotary’s announcement of the Rotarian of the Year, Leah Griffith. I am very humbled to have been presented with that award. Thank you.
Extras for this week: I saw these wine bottle bird feeders and had to share. I bet if someone could make a couple of these, they would sell at the auction!
The Chamber is working with a kickstarter project that can bring innovation to local business startups in Newberg. We need 100 locals to give at least $1 to bring the project to Newberg. Here’s the link to the Chamber page that will tell you more about it. I gave my $1.
Pictures: Auggie Gonzales & Melody McMaster Editor: Leah Griffith