Newberg Noon Rotary Club Newsletter for August 21, 2019

Newberg Noon Rotary Club Newsletter for August 21, 2019

Kim Abraham was Greeter today….and “hang on to your hats, folks!” As this issue includes a pictorial introduction to the 2019 – 2020 Rotary International Convention in Hawaii!

President Corey Z. opened the meeting having Todd Engel lead us in the Pledge.

Gene Piros introduced his wife, Rebecca.

Our “Rotary Moment” was provided by Auggie G….telling us about the new volunteers stepping up to help with the next Dental Project scheduled in Guatemala….and reminding those present that there is still room for additional “hands on deck” with that.

Spike Sumner spoke briefly on the Club’s Foundation Board members…and a quick…unanimous…vote was taken to accept the names presented of those who have agreed to new stints on the Board.

Paul Jellum let us know that his honey bees have been very busy…and freshly-bottled HONEY is now available….how SWEET it is!

Jim McMaster commented on his recent trip to visit son Spencer in Africa….with a plethora of stories and good things to say about the warm hospitality extended to them by the locals while there. He also had a contribution from a lady named….hmmmm…LEAH! Who has now moved to Seaside…and is joining their Rotary Club!

Geoff Gilmore busily went from table-to-table with the DUCK collecting Polio Eradication $$$…with the suggestion that we each give a story about our Mothers…and several Rotarians obliged. $62 was collected.

Membership Chair Kim A. officiated on the induction of a new Rotarian…who is also the new City Librarian….

…Will Worthey.

…..with Prez Corey, Kim A., and Will’s sponsor, Paul Jellum…..congratulating him in front of his new club…as we look forward to hearing more about Will when he gives his Classification Talk.

Today’s presenter…new Rotarian, Brandy Penner….giving her Classification Talk….charming us with her story, supportive photos….and quick wit.

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild precious life?” My answer is to serve. I was born in Portland and grew up in Vancouver, WA. I was close to my grandparents who taught me the value of service to country. My grandfather served in the Air Force for 30 years as a radio operator and my uncle served in the Army for 30 years as a Warrant Officer. I grew up with a strong interest in current events, politics and with a deep understanding of my responsibilities as an American. I began serving my community in high school as a volunteer at Good Samaritan Hospital and the YWCA in Vancouver. I enjoyed these experiences and they inspired me to major in social work at Washington State University. I continued my service and leadership experiences in college as a member of Sigma Kappa sorority. After graduation I worked in the field for a year and then returned to school at NYU in pursuit of my masters degree. Throughout this time I worked with people who had been affected by domestic violence, sexual assault and those battling HIV/AIDS. This experience taught me to look at life through a strengths perspective. To find the strengths in people and situations in order to begin to grow and heal. Life soon took a turn and I found myself back on the west coast and as a flight attendant. I met my husband Miles in 2003 and we were married in 2005. Soon after our first son Owen was born, followed by Elliott and Phoebe and I became a stay at home parent. We enjoy spending time in nature, skiing, hiking and traveling. I am the current Chair of the Newberg School Board and the regional representative for Yamhill and Polk counties on the Oregon State School Board Association Board of Directors. I am passionate about serving my community and am honored and excited to continue my service through Rotary!”

..and she had her own personal “cheering section” with her today…her hubby and their three kids:

Hubby Miles [software engineer at Intel], Phoebe [age 7], Owen [age 12], and Elliot [age 9, who looks like he has a bit of “ham” in him!]…..

…. and their bright-eyed “littlest angel”, Phoebe, is SO CUTE…as she apparently had just lost a tooth last night!

…with “future Rotarian” Phoebe starting “service above self” early by helping Ralph Koozer decide on his lunch choices!

…..then Brandy is congratulated by Prez Corey before he took her Red Ribbon from her.

So refreshing to see delightful, new, young faces with warm/giving hearts joining Rotary….committing to service to our communities…locally, regionally, and internationally….guided by the principles found in 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?

THINK BIG! It is not too early to be thinking about attending the 2019-2020 Rotary International Convention being held in Hawaii! The September issue of The Rotarian Magazine has lots of details & reasons to visit this “island paradise” and celebrate ROTARY with fellow Rotarians from around the world! Whether you are a first-time visitor or have been there before…there is always something new/exciting to see/do in Hawaii! A day trip to the Seven Pools near Hana on Maui is note-worthy all by itself! Seven Sacred Pools with Large Pool in Foreground and Road to Hana Bridge in Background - Picture ...Are you a surfer? Natures Mighty Pictures, nature photos, nature wallpapersWOWSER! So many sites! Or do you just prefer “browsing” in the myriad shops? Lahaina Town | Maui Guidebook It’s all there! Bustling beachesStaged Authenticity in Hawaii – McKenize..quiet/hidden coves..Shark's Cove, Oahu.whale-watchingWhale Watching Tour To Maui, Hawaii - Traveler Corner….take a day trip to the island of Lanai…Which Hawaii Island to Visit for First Timers? | Finding Beyondand you might even be lucky enough to swim with the porpoises.Memorable Dolphin Tour Adventures in Honolulu Earns Rave Reviews! - Dolphins and You - Honolulu .....been there, done that! Snorkeling…scuba diving…check out octopi Giant Pacific octopus, Reefs & Pilings, Octopuses & Kin, Enteroctopus dofleini at the Monterey ...and moray eels The Digital Story: May 2010 Archivesin their own natural environments….hang-gliding…Daredevil Hang Gliders of Hawaii… | mariakertelOR a trip to Diamond Head on Oahu…Travel Trip Journey : Diamond Head Crater, Hawaiimaybe visit the top rim of Maui’s dormant volcano HaleakalaComposite Volcano Stock Photos & Composite Volcano Stock Images - Alamy. Or get as close to the still-active volcano, Mona Kea, ….as is safe…take a mule ride down the escarpment to the old Leper Colony on MolokaiAerial View of Leper Colony Hawaii MOLOKAI Vintage Chrome 1966 Postcard | eBay….find out first-hand how/where pineapples are grown..Mindblown that pineapples don't grow on trees - Forums..visit the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor…whatever works for YOU! Check your latest Rotarian Magazine or go on-line to get more information on the International Rotary Convention! The experience is truly an example of RI President Maloney’s theme….

Respectfully submitted,

Rick Kaufman

Newsletter Editor

Newberg Noon Rotary Club Newsletter for August 14, 2019

Newberg Noon Rotary Club Newsletter for August 14, 2019

Greeter was Becky Ankeny.

Back at Noon Rotary’s “home base”…the Chehalem Cultural Center…Club President Corey Zeilsdorf opened the meeting having new Rotarian Michael Sipes…now sans his “Rotarian Newbie” Red Ribbon….lead us in the Pledge.

Guests: Will Worthey, new City Librarian, host: Angel Aguilar; Bayo Ware, City of Newberg*, host: Om S. & Lynn Montoya-Quinn; Craig Koozer, son of Ralph Koozer.

Jan Winder receives “Service Above Self” Award from President Corey! Corey recognized Jan Winder for her outstanding years of service. Thank you Jan for being an terrific example of “Service Above Self”!

…Colorful monthly birthdays’ celebration decor…how was the cake!?…..

…Our own local “Wonder Woman”, Shannon Buckmaster, has agreed to take on the role of 2020 Auction Chair! Thank you Shannon for sharing your talents with the club. We’re all in this together and we will all help you make the Annual Auction another great success.

Newberg Noon Rotary Foundation’s Chair, Spike Summer, gave an update on the NNR Foundation Board positions. Voting will take place soon.

* Members are invited to join “A NEWberg Bash” from 6-8 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 15 at Memorial Park. Celebrate completing the Vision with free burger and ice-cream and music.

All are welcome to stop by Julie and Walter’s downsizing sale on Aug. 16-17. 1216 East Edgewood, Newberg. With their very eclectic tastes, who knows what you will find!

Judy Robertson gave kudos to Ray Hillman for his outstanding job “sanitizing” everything so well while volunteering at the Senior Center! Ray also handled the DUCK today….collecting $48.50.

Auggie Gonzales gave a salute and thanks to all the World War II veterans…and there are very few of them still alive!

Dale Welcome…..”My Rotary moment was meeting another Rotarian while teaching a global leadership seminar for World Vision. With leaders from around the world, I wore my Newberg Rotary polo shirt one day to learn one of the participants was from the Bethesda, MD, Rotary club. Even more, he was their current president. You never know when you may meet another Rotarian, so wear your Newberg Rotary polo shirt and have a Rotary Moment!”

All Newberg Noon Rotarians are proud to participate with the Early Bird Club in the International Youth Exchange program. FACTOID: Did you know that this fantastic world-wide program started in the early 1950’s in District 510 [now 5100] with a suggestion…and a comprehensive written plan…to District Officers …from a Forest Grove Rotarian who then went on to become a District Governor? Willamette Univ. grad, Ray Miller, owned/managed a hardware store that…over time…”morphed” into the HUGE…dark green…Ace Hardware store in Forest Grove located on the SE corner of the intersection of Highway 47 and Highway 8 [Pacific Avenue].

…New Rotarian, Sean Andries, gives his Classification Talk….a few details here gleaned from his Power Point Presentation: Sean shared his amazing career journey, flair for theater, love for his family, and connection to the community as the current/new Executive Director of the Chehalem Cultural Center. FELLOWSHIP is a “cornerstone” of Rotary. Much like an “extended family”. For a little “Sean history”:…He moved to Medford, Oregon at age 10…was involved in Britt and Oregon Shakespearean Festivals…among others. “Waited a lot of tables…” and then subsequent educational & career moves took him to Eugene [OR], Louisville [KY], NYC, and back to Oregon. Always involved one way or another with the theatre and entertainment, Sean has a degree in “Theatre and Arts Management”. He studied physical theatre and ensemble creation…..and discovered a passion for community-based art….has created dozens of original plays….and…. “Waited a lot of tables!” Sean is the middle of three brothers …married to Kate in 2012….with a beautiful son Henryk…and a Dachshund named Lando. Sean then elaborated on plans for the Community Center…to expand beyond the terrific programs they are already doing! Like adding a Culinary Enrichment Center…finishing restoration of Central School…and MORE! For even more information on Sean and the Chelahem Cultural Center, sit with Sean at a meeting and chat with him….as he is now part of the “Rotary extended family” !

…..”Artist, Administrator, Dad…”…that’s certainly enough to keep anyone busy!

…After giving his presentation, New Rotarian Sean gets his Red Ribbon removed by Prez Corey….however….

….either Sean was not happy about losing his Red Ribbon…OR…Corey wasn’t being “gentle”! OR…and this is more likely the case…they were both “hamming it up” for the camera and their “captive” Rotary audience!

Upcoming speakers/presenters: Aug. 21, Brandy Penner; Aug. 28, Kathie Byers; Sept. 4, Connie Rice. For more program details, check the Club’s website.

As President Corey closed the meeting…keep in mind 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?
Part of RI President Maloney’s Sept. Rotarian Magazine message: “We must foster a culture where Rotary does not compete with family, but compliments it. We should never expect our members to choose between the two. That means being realistic in our expectations, considerate in our scheduling, and welcoming of children at Rotary events on every level.” Which is reflective of President Maloney’s “theme” for 2019 – 2020…..
Respectfully submitted,
Rick Kaufman
Newsletter Editor
[A “Special Thanks” to the Newsletter TEAM for providing the material allowing creation of this tome! I couldn’t do it without you!]
Think about it…..“….be the kind of great person your dog thinks you are…!” [source: anonymous…]



Newberg Noon Rotary Club Newsletter for August 7, 2019

Newberg Noon Rotary Club Newsletter for August 7, 2019

Greeter today: Paula

President Corey opened the meeting at Friendsview.

Pledge: Leah Griffith

Guests: New Newberg City Librarian: Will Worthy
Rotary Peace Fellow: Erin Thomas (Mike C. guest)
Providence School Outreach visitors: Renee Crank and Allexa Kaylor (Lynn’s guests)
For details of the Club’s “Board Briefs”, go to the website or ask Club Secretary Paula Radich.
FANTASTIC! Shannon Buckmaster stepped forward to be the 2020 Auction Chair! [She will need the SUPPORT of ALL ROTARIANS!]
Duck: Lisa Salmons ($37)
Today’s Speaker: Michael Sipes (Classification Talk) – “Amazing talk”….
Michael Sipes, works in Newberg for Edwards Jones, has a strong faith/heart for community…and helping others. He gave an amazing presentation…providing/authorizing the following information: “I was born in Spain to a military family. I’ve lived in Germany, Las Vegas, Spokane and Florida. I joined the Air Force after high school where I was stationed in Florida. After the military, I owned and operated a Tattoo Studio for 10 years. It was there that I met my wife and we decided to move back to the Northwest. I was attending Multnomah Bible College pursuing a Masters in Christian Leadership when I applied to work at Edward Jones. Last year, my wife and I had our first baby, our daughter Audrey. I’ve now been at Edward Jones for 3 years and I am looking forward to building my business here in Newberg and serving the community.”

One of the best ways to get to know Michael, your other fellow Rotarians…and especially the newest club members, is simply to sit with them at lunch and just chat! Thanks, Michael, for your very informative Classification Talk!

Prez Corey relieving Michael of his name badge’s Red Ribbon signifying that he has completed the New Member requirements!

Program for August 14, will be back at “home”…the Chehalem Cultural Center…and the speaker: Sean Andries will give his Classification Talk.

As President Corey closed the meeting…we are 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…one of Rotary’s greatest strengths is that…..
Respectfully submitted,
Rick Kaufman
Newsletter Editor
AND….wrapping up with some more of what I consider HUMOR:
* Some days my decision-making skills closely resemble those of a squirrel when crossing a road….
* Some things are just better left unsaid….and I usually realize it right after I say them….
* I thought getting old would take longer….hmmmm………
* A wise man once said……NOTHING.
* Respect your elders….they graduated school without the Internet!
****AND….I’ve decided I’m not old…I’m 25….plus shipping and handling….


Newberg Noon Rotary Club newsletter for July 31, 2019

Newberg Noon Rotary Club newsletter for July 31, 2019

After being officially greeted by Paula Radich, Rotarians were treated by Friendsview to yet another tasty luncheon surprise….and today’s was an oriental delight! Complete with “Fortune Cookies”! * One Rotarian was overheard asking how he could prepare such delicious noodles….

President Corey opened the meeting having Gene Piro lead us in the Pledge.

No guests today…a rarity!

“Rotary Moment” by Julie Want….as she and hubby Walter were feted in the Old Fashioned Festival’s Saturday Parade as Newberg’s “Rotarians of the Year”…. reminiscing about her “old car” experiences as they were treated to a ride in a pristine ’55 Chevy Convertible. Julie shows off her “queenly” wave to the “adoring crowds”!

Lisa Salmons presented Club “trading” banners per memorabilia from Joe Schneider’s daughter.

For the first part of today’s program, Jeff Lane gave us a preliminary run-down on the 49th [!] Annual Pancake Breakfast results…With a preliminary tally of 1915 adults and 370 kids….and a $10,146 GROSS…….and many favorable comments…including..” one we’ve ever been to!…”

…with the following photos giving but a brief glimpse at the FUN we were all having!

….Early Bird Rotarian Jan Bleck and Jeff Lane….

…Leona Todd…another Early Bird Rotarian having much FUN pouring pancake batter onto a hot/greased griddle!

….Lisa Salmons and Anne Dolan, with HUGE SMILES…handing out fresh plates to hungry “breakfasters”….

Lisa Salmons and Tom Lynott having FUN raking in the cash!

….Prez Corey, with Auggie and Maureen….dishing up super-tasty sausages! The BIG SMILES tell it all!

……and Prez Corey Z. thanking table sponsors!

…with Yours Truly NOT setting the place on fire this year! BTW…the shirt reads: “ARE WE HAVING FUN.…YET?”

DUCK: Geoff Gilmore elicited $119 today…with comments [without total elaboration] from several Rotarians…Laura T. re Global Grants; Lisa S. re Rotary memorabilia from George Schneider’s daughter; Auggie’s notification of the next Dental Trip south of the border during the first week of March 2020; Denise B. “glad to be back!”; Curt W. re Pancake Breakfast $$$ to be turned in; and a few un-recorded comments from Dr. Stan, Ray, Leah and Mike C.

THEN….wrapping up the program, recently-retired-and-soon-to-be-Seaside-Rotarian Leah G. gave us a “Pep Talk” on the Club’s major fundraiser …the Annual Auction. She provided take-home copies to everyone of very comprehensive flow charts, time lines, and responsibility lists, the fulfillment of which are required to make the Auction truly successful. The cost savings of changing to the Cultural Center were brought up. And a theme needs to be determined. Although a date has been scheduled in May, 2020…Saturday night before Mother’s Day…”Is that a real conflict…or can we capitalize on THAT?”…so there was considerable discussion as to the possibility of changing it to another time of year…such as in the Fall….a decision not to be resolved today….and as Leah said…YOU are how this event is so successful….and…beyond the camaraderie and fellowship of the activity… the reasons we do this lie in the many/various philanthropies the generated funds support….locally, regionally, and internationally!

Leah’s amazing leadership will be missed…but…as true Rotarians…we must rise-to-the-occasion and find a successor….and make the 2020 Auction bigger and better than ever before! And do it keeping in mind 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 al concerned?

AND…Does it satisfy the 2019 – 2020 RI President’s theme of:

President Corey closed the meeting.

Respectfully submitted,

Rick Kaufman

Newsletter Editor

REMINDER: Our 8/7/19 meeting will be back at the Cultural Center….with program details to be found on the Club’s website…a REALLY GREAT RESOURCE!

*And just a few of the “fortunes” associated with today’s Chinese menu lunch: “You have a strong desire to maintain peace”…”You will run into an old friend soon.”…”You will soon be awarded in public.”…”Humor usually works at the moment of awkwardness.”…”Friends are more valuable than money.” [SO….how many fit YOUR life’s situation today?]


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