Newberg Noon Rotary Club Newsletter for September 18, 2019
A festive graphic reminding us that we are now well into our new, 2019 – 2020, Rotary Year!
Always-friendly Matt Stephens was today’s GREETER.
With President Corey absent today, President-Elect Shannon Buckmaster opened the meeting at the Chehalem Cultural Center.
Dr. Stan Kern led us in the Pledge…..and a rendition of “Happy Birthday” to those of us whose “natal day” is in September.
…..Guests: Ann Dolan, Friend of Rotary, introduced Gaby Fernandez, past Rotary Exchange Student, and her daughter Mary Gaby. “Gaby Fernandez de Trevino: a lawyer, lives in Torreon, Mexico with her husband Salvador. She loves to cook and specializes in doing make-up on others. Marygaby Trevino: 21, third year university student (I’m not sure which university) in Torreon. Both flew up to attend my daughter’s wedding Sept. 14 and stayed with me for 10 days.”
Denise Bacon introduced her son, Josh Moore.
Visiting Rotarian, Wendy Wells from Sherwood, was here to listen to Jackie Spurlock’s Program on Peace Builders.
Geoff Gilmore introduced Jennifer Saltzman, with GFU’s Art Department. “Over the past 2 years, George Fox has worked in conjunction with the Rotary Club on the current Newberg Mural Projects. This year, we have restructured the mural project to coincide with the Art Practicum course at George Fox. Art Practicum is a course that allows students first-hand experiences in various fields of art to help them prepare for their careers.
Our goals in this merger are to give the mural projects more structure allowing for a sustainable program, to give our students college credit for the work being done and to create a course that helps maintain active faculty supervision and resources. The George Fox Art Department recognizes the amazing opportunity the Rotary Club is not only giving our students but giving the city of Newberg. We hope to ensure the longevity of the mural project and community involvement.”
Yours Truly, Rick Kaufman, provided a Rotary Moment….relating how a few Rotarians from both Newberg Noon and both Forest Grove clubs joined in my 80th birthday celebration at the family home in the hills 3 miles NE of Yamhill on Sunday…[b.d. was actually the 17th]…it was a good party! For me, Rotarians are “extended family”!
Several others celebrated September birthdays…..I don’t know how many years Jim McMaster claimed for September 17, but I counted 80 for myself! [Other September birthdays for those not present: Kathy George, Leona Todd, and Allen Methven.]
AND…RI President Maloney’s theme…..Bringing children to Rotary events is not just fun; it also exposes them to the world! Make this a memorable year for your family — and an unforgettable year for the ever-expanding family of Rotary as Rotary Connects the World.