Newberg Noon Rotary Club Newsletter for July 24, 2019

Newberg Noon Rotary Club Newsletter for July 24, 2019

Greeter today: Judy Robinson

At Friendsview, new Club President, Corey Zeilsdorf opened the meeting….having new Rotarian Michael Sipes lead us in the Pledge.

Corey shared the success of the Newberg Rotary Clubs sponsorship at Tunes on Tuesday. “Guess the weight of the pancakes” and the raffle basket attracted a lot of interest to the booth. In case you missed it, the pancake breakfast ticket winner’s photo is posted on the NNR Facebook page along with other photos from the evening. We made several great Rotary connections at the event. This was a great cooperative team effort between the Early Bird and Noon Club. Corey “walks the room”….lets us know that BIRTHDAYS will now be recognized monthly with not only a table for “birthday-ers”, but a celebratory cake as well!

and this is it for JULY! And it was YUMMY!

Guests: Michelle Colvin [Lisa Salmons’ guest], Jordan Morgan*, Alyssa Johnson*, Morgan Lemen*…and their two chaperones…whose names are?

Anna Hinkle-Buckmaster [Shannon’s daughter and exchange student TO Spain]

….and accompanied by

….Elena Company [Exchange student FROM Spain].

Rotary Moment: Walter Want related how important “acquaintance” with fellow Rotarians truly is. Walter shared about his recent connection with his neighbor who is an Early Bird Rotarian. Reminding all of us that Rotary membership is a great way to expand your friends and network.

…truly a sitting DUCK: Mike Caruso….collected $92.32 toward Polio Eradication! Yours Truly bragged/paid for the privilege!…on the SUCCESS of the 47th annual Forest Grove Rotary Concours d’Elegance on the 21st! One of the top collector car shows in the world!

Flashy socks worth a few bucks to the DUCK! Did you actually wear THOSE to work?!

Announcements; Mostly about Old Fashioned Days Rotary Pancake Breakfast. Jeff Lane says more volunteers needed…mostly for Sunday shifts. Curt Walker says he still has tickets and to SELL…SELL…SELL! Pre-event Sales proceeds go directly into our club’s coffers!

*Jordan, *Alyssa and *Morgan are the “court” for the Old Fashioned Festival this week-end. Thanks for joining us!

Today’s program presented by Past District [5100] Governor Renee Campbell telling us all about a new Rotary project in Salem: The riverside Gerry Frank Rotary Amphitheater.

Program: 100 Years of Rotary in the Mid-Willamette Valley Update on Gerry Frank Salem Rotary Amphitheater Centennial Project Wonderful presentation by Renee Campbell about the plans and status of the Gerry Frank Salem Rotary Amphitheater Centennial Project. To date they have raised $2.6 million (including the City of Salem’s contribution) and now have a workable plan to raise the remaining $1.4 million. Having already contributed two Riverfront Park landmarks – the Rotary Pavilion and the Rotary Children’s Playground – the new amphitheater will become an iconic landmark identifying the region and Riverfront Park as a premier spot in Oregon for fun and entertainment. Details can be found on several Internet websites. The Rotary Club of Salem and the City of Salem, after working in close collaboration for over 18 months to develop a structure on the site of the existing Riverfront Park Amphitheater, have agreed that a better location for the Gerry Frank | Rotary Amphitheater is in the currently undeveloped 3.8-acre park property at the southeast end of Riverfront Park. The Rotary Club of Salem has chosen Dalke Construction of Salem as the general contractor for the Gerry Frank | Salem Rotary Amphitheater. Construction of the new Riverfront Park amphitheater is envisioned to begin in the first half of next year with completion later in 2020. This renovation project sought to revive and energize the area while respecting the historic downtown context. This 32,000 SF interior and exterior renovation involved the installation of a three-story concrete shear wall, new elevator, and a complete facade replacement. The “basket weave” concept, developed by CB|Two Architects, started with an historical approach, specifically the Kalapuya Native American tribe. The structure takes its form from the open weave baskets of the Kalapuya, whose history and connection to the Riverfront are an integral part of the land and culture that is Salem’s Riverfront Park. This reference to the past adds to the expressive design and significance of the place; it celebrates the future of our community while honoring our past. This sweeping wood structure creates an iconic design for the Willamette Riverfront, complementing the Peter Courtney Minto Island Bridge and modern day activities of the area.


For sure, this will become a “destination” site…not just a local facility.

Thanks PDG Renee for sharing this great ROTARY project with us!

Yet another example of how “Rotary Connects the World”!

All done under the guidelines of Rotary’s Four Way Test of the things we think say or do…

First – Is it the TRUTH?

Second – Is it FAIR to all concerned?


Fourth -Is it BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

Respectfully submitted

Rick Kaufman

Newsletter Editor

…and with a touch of visual “down home” humor….

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Newberg Noon Rotary Club Newsletter for July 18, 2019

Newberg Noon Rotary Club Newsletter for July 18, 2019

Greeter today was

President Corey opened the meeting…..

The Pledge was led by Paul Jellem.

Guests/visiting Rotarians……none other than those with the program.

Non-revenue announcements…..Pancake Breakfast stuff…..reminders to SELL – SELL – SELL…and sign up for volunteer slots now…especially for Sunday’s breakfast!

DUCK…..collected $28.25…..

Fred Gregory’s recognition for ten years service!

Geoff Gilmore shares a mural-related Rotary Moment.

Shannon Buckmaster’s daughter, Anna, is now a Rotary International Exchange Student…w/ short-term exchange with Elena!

Rotary Exchange Student TO Spain…..Anna Hinkle-Buckmaster, is a Short-Term Exchange Student through Rotary this summer.

Rotary Exchange Student FROM Spain… Elena Company Domenech of Alcoy, Spain.

Jackie Spurlock…..

Upcoming program featuring Jackie…..check the club’s website/events.

Program: Yamhill County Fair and Rodeo….with….intro by Fair Board Member, Leslie Lewis…..

Leslie Lewis with the Yamhill County Fair Board: A Wheeling, Squealing Good Time!

Welcome to the Oldest County Fair in Oregon. The first fair in Yamhill County was October 7, 1854, and was held in Lafayette, Oregon. It was sponsored by the Yamhill County Agricultural Society, which formed in 1853. That first fair included bed quilts, butter, cheese, vegetables, cattle, sheep, hogs, farm implements, horses, mules and so much more. Over the years there were many changes to the county fair location and facilities. The current site was acquired by parcels over several years and buildings were added. Our current location, just off of Highway 99W on Lafayette Avenue, is on 30 acres with housing for exhibits and animals as well as a show arena open year-round for shows and youth events. We are in the center of Yamhill County in the heart of wine country. Our facilities host the Yamhill County Fair and Rodeo each year as well as a variety of events throughout the year to include trade shows, conferences, parties, weddings, banquets, horse shows, and dog shows. Our grounds feature facilities and locations for outdoor and indoor events of all types.

July 17 was also our day to visit Newberg Noon Rotary. Fair Ambassadors Christopher, Izzy and Emily answered many questions about 4-H, FFA and the Livestock Auction, which will be held on Saturday August 3. Emily responded that it is very sad to sell a market animal raised to be sold at the Livestock Auction, but the proceeds from the sale help toward college expenses. Izzy explained how goats are judged during the Goat Conformation competition. Christopher was asked the difference between English and Western equitation.

We encourage everyone to come to the Fair and see all of these events and congratulate these young people on all their hard work raising and training their animals! Many thanks to President Corey Zielsdorf and Vice-President Shannon Buckmaster for the opportunity to speak to your Rotary Club.

Fair Ambassador Christopher Trapp and his projects

Fair Ambassador Emily Hembree and her projects

Fair Ambasador Izzy Tillotson and her projects

Yamhill County Fair dates: July 31 – August 3. FUN for the whole family!

As Club President Corey closed the meeting….we were reminded of Rotary’s Four Way Test of the things we think, say or do:

First – Is it the TRUTH?

Second – Is it FAIR to all concerned?


Fourth – Is it BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

AND……RI President Mark Maloney’s theme for 2019 – 2020: Rotary Connects the World!

Respectfully submitted,

Rick Kaufman

Newsletter Editor




Newberg Noon Rotary Club Newsletter for July 10, 2019

Newberg Noon Rotary Club Newsletter for July 10, 2019

Greeter: Lynn Quinn

New Club President Corey’s first official meeting. Go, Corey!

Mike Pollock led us in the PLEDGE.

Guests: Yamhill County District Attorney [and today’s speaker] Brad Barry, and his Chief Deputy Attorney, Kate Lynch.

“Rotary Connects the World” is the 2019 – 2020 Rotary Motto provided by the new R.I. President, Mark Maloney*

Leah Griffith provided today’s “Rotary Moment”…sharing some of her fond memories of her time with this club….and letting us know of her plans to join the Seaside Rotary Club….a new-for-her “extended family” that is part of the Rotary Experience.

Ralph Koozer reported the passing of his beloved wife, Gail….with memorial service to be in August.

With new Membership Chair, Kim Abraham, presiding, and ably assisted by newly-retired Newberg City Librarian, Leah Griffith, and officially witnessed by Club President Corey, two new Rotarians were added to our roster today: Brandy Penner and Connie Rice. Welcome, ladies! We look forward to hearing your Classification talks soon!

Jeff Lane reminded us of the need for more volunteers to signup for Pancake Breakfast duties…especially for Saturday early.

Curt Walker has breakfast tickets….encouraging their sales pre-event sales proceeds go directly into our coffers…whereas event-gate sales will be split with Early Bird Rotary.

Spike Sumner announced that there is now an opening on the Club’s Foundation Board of Directors.

Walter Want did his usual stellar job of managing the DUCK today, collecting $31 from Rotarians present….including Yours Truly bragging on the Forest Grove Rotary’s 47th [!!] Annual Concours d’Elegance coming up on Sunday, July 21. This has become one of the Top 20 Concours globally. [French pronunciation lessons extra!]

Program for July 17: Yamhill County 2019 Fair & Rodeo update.

Today’s program speaker, Yamhill County District Attorney, Brad Barry, eloquently gave us “chapter-and-verse” on his job & responsibilities as well as those of the County D.A. office.

There is one District Attorney [D.A.] in each of the State’s counties. The D.A.s derive their authority from, and represent, the State. As Chief of Deputy Attorneys, Kate Lynch has 11 deputies and an annual budget of $4M. Yamhill County’s D.A. Office is very “victim-centered”, and is involved heavily in child support issues/cases. The very nature of the system means they are very “reactive”…but are trying to be more “pro-active”. D.A. Barry spoke on: post-conviction restitution projects; an accountability diversion program; recidivism issues; sentencing guidelines; jail vs. prison; identification of “mental health” issues and ways to avoid jail and/or prison; does “dismiss the case” mean expunging case information from the individual’s record…or not?; Barry said there were several “works in progress”…..and as to the future….there is major concern that they are now prosecuting third generations in the same families…and what can the “system” do to break that cycle! Thank you, D.A. Brad Barry for a very informative presentation! For more information go to the Yamhill County District Attorney website.


Forest Grove Concours d’Elegance – Sunday July 21….gates open at 8:30 AM. Admission/Adults $20

Newberg’s Old Fashioned Days Pancake Breakfast – Saturday, July 27 & Sunday, July 28…City Park…$7/Adult —- YUMMY!

Check the Club’s website/calendar for program & location schedule….all July meetings to be at Friendsview!

As President Corey closed the meeting, we are reminded of 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?


#4 – Is it BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

* An excerpt from 2019 – 2020 R.I. President Mark Daniel Maloney’s opening remarks: “…..All of us are in Rotary together, whoever we are, wherever we are from, whatever language we speak or traditions we follow. We are all connected to one another — part of our communities and members not only of our clubs, but also of the global community to which we all belong. This connection is what lies at the heart of the Rotary experience. It is what brings us to Rotary. It is why we stay. Please join your fellow Rotarians on this journey as Rotary Connects the World.”

Respectfully submitted

Newsletter Editor

Rick Kaufman

And….a touch” of humor: “So much to do…and no desire to do it!…..” WOW! That’s a serious case of NCD…No Can Do…