Newberg Noon Rotary Club Newsletter for November 27, 2019

~ HAPPY THANKSGIVING! ~

Newberg Noon Rotary Club Newsletter for November 27, 2019

Rotary’s MOTTO:  “Service Above Self”

With no meeting this week, I have taken the opportunity to share some inspirational material from elsewhere in the world, with as much meaning here as there.  This is a very cool story.   Can you imagine wanting to make sure you drove by a certain gas station every day?  Just to see what the message was on the chalk board?    It’s true — a gas station has become quite a landmark in Gauteng, South Africa, with its daily # PetrolPumpWisdom , which are uplifting, some humorous, quotes written on a chalkboard. Some people say they deliberately travel this route just to read the quote which brightens their day.  

~  Stop trying to make everybody happy, you’re NOT tequila! ~

~ Don’t do something permanently stupid because you are temporarily upset! ~

~ It’s better to walk alone than with a crowd going the wrong direction. ~

~ Be who you needed when you were younger. ~

~ If you have to choose between drinking wine every day or being skinny, which would you choose? Red or white? ~

~ When you forgive, you heal.  When you let go, you grow. ~

~ Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future. ~

~ In a world where you can be anything, be kind. ~

~ When you make a commitment you build hope. When you keep it, you build trust. ~

~ I am a WOMAN…what’s YOUR superpower?  [Shannon Buckmaster immediately came to mind with this one!] ~

~ May your choice reflect your hopes, not your fears. –  Nelson Mandela ~

~ The best time to plant a tree was twenty years ago.  The second best time is NOW. ~

~ Why do we only rest in peace?  Why don’t we live in peace, too? ~

~ Don’t let Yesterday take up too much of Today. – Will Rogers ~

These seemed to fit in perfectly with 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?
Third – -Will it BUILD GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
Fourth – Is it BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
And totally consistent with Rotary International President Maloney’s theme for 2019-2020:
Rotary Connects the World:
Respectfully submitted
Rick Kaufman
Newsletter Editor
BTW – Don’t forget to check our Club’s website for upcoming programs…read your Rotarian magazine to learn about what wondrous things Rotarians, Interactors and Rotoractors are doing elsewhere in the world…and visit Rotary International’s website for all the information you need to sign up for the Rotary International Convention in Hawaii!  Newberg Noon Rotarian Laura Tilrico also has info!

Newberg Noon Rotary Club Newsletter for November 20, 2019

Providing each of us with excellent/wise LIFE guidance is 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?
Third – -Will it BUILD GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
Fourth – Is it BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

Newberg Noon Rotary Club Newsletter for November 20, 2019

Ever-smiling Brandy Penner was GREETER!

IMPORTANT REMINDER….NO MEETING ON THE 27th! 

~ HAPPY THANKSGIVING! ~

President Corey Z. opened the meeting having Jim McMaster lead us in the Pledge.

Guests:  Kiwanians Dennis Lewis, “Mayor” Bob Andrews, Shelly Hannan, Joe Hannan, Annie Lee, Rick Lee, Matt Compton, Ken Lewis…and visiting Rotarian Gary Stewart [representing District 5100].

Super FUN meeting with the Newberg Kiwanis!

…with a few words from their club President….…Joe Hannan….speaking to the various YOUTH projects their club is involved with…as their primary focus is on YOUTH.  Newberg Kiwanis claims 37 members; Primary fundraiser is a golf tournament to which Rotarians are invited; they have Key Clubs in both Newberg and St. Paul High Schools; NB Kiwanis gives out small grants and contributes to Doernbecher Hospital in Portland. It is obvious that between Kiwanis and Rotary a lot of charitable CARE and LOVE is generated in Newberg, and around the world!

Kiwanian Heather Lewis mentioned that NHS Key Club & Interactors are working together on supplying/running the Resource Room at NHS.

Jim McMaster reminded us that we would meet with the Kiwanians again December 19th, and that his son, Spencer [Peace Corps/Africa], will be the program.

Mike Caruso ushered The Duck around the room for DUCK TALES….[a few, but not all, “tales” are presented here]…Dr. Joe M. admitted that he was NOT wearing “special” socks today [bummer !]; Shannon B.; Auggie; Curt W.; Gene Piros lauded the NHS football team; Spike; Lisa S.; Dr. Stan gave kudos to GFU football team’s efforts in State Finals; Dr. Joe [again!]  claimed that they DID have computers 10 – 12 years ago! [Editor’s note:  If you want your DUCK TALE in the newsletter, please provide me with information as I simply cannot take meeting notes fast enough to get ALL relevant information!]

Membership Chair Kimberly Abraham introduced new “Friend of Rotary”, Nancy Jiosa….

.…President-Elect Shannon B. listed off new for 2021 Club Leadership….thanking everyone for the continued dedication to making our club the success it has been, is, and will continue to be in the future!  THEN…energy-powerhouse Shannon Buckmaster… had us all form a loose circle at the east end of the room and got us into a FUN….social-interaction GAME!  Basic rule….a “starter” participant rolls the one “die” and whatever number of dots comes up, provides the answer to the correspondingly-numbered question on the chart…in this case, held by Corey Z. [hiding!]

After giving personal information about that player, then the die is passed on to the next participant in the circle…the number away from her/him as indicated on the die just rolled. This was not only FUN, but quickly informative as to interests, etc., of those playing!

.…and around it went….…with the FUN finally cut short by our intrepid “clock-watcher”, Shannon B….THIS could have gone on for some time, as everyone was starting to get into the “swing of things”!

Prez Corey then closed out the meeting….

2019 – 2020 RI President Maloney’s theme…..Rotary Connects the World:

Respectfully submitted

Rick Kaufman

Newsletter Editor

rmkaufman@yahoo.com

541.292.1310

How about a little THANKSGIVING HUMOR!? […with all due respect to the un-named authors of each of the following…]

1 – Thanksgiving dinners take about 18 hours to prepare and 12 minutes to eat…halftimes are 12 minutes…NOT a coincidence!

2 – I don’t eat pumpkin pie. It’s made from the guts of jack-o-lanterns, and that’s just plain spooky. 

3 – If you stand in the meat section at the grocery store long enough, you start to get mad at turkeys. There’s turkey ham, turkey bologna, turkey pastrami. Someone needs to tell the turkey, man, just be yourself. 

4 – Last Thanksgiving, I shot my own turkey. It was fun. That shotgun going, BLAM! Everybody at the supermarket just staring. Why track them when I know where they are?

5 – On Thanksgiving Day, all over America, families sit down to dinner at the same moment — halftime.  I like football. I find it an exciting strategic game. It’s a great way to avoid conversations with your family on Thanksgiving.

6 – A new survey found that 80 percent of men claim they help cook Thanksgiving dinner. Which makes sense, when you hear them consider saying “that smells good” to be helping.

 

Newberg Noon Rotary Club Newsletter for November 13, 2019

2019 – 2020 RI President Maloney’s theme…..Rotary Connects the World:

….Do YOU have one of these shirts?  If not, why not?  If so….wear it to meetings!

Newberg Noon Rotary Club Newsletter for November 13, 2019

Becky A. was GREETER!

Club President Corey Z. opened the meeting, having Judy Robinson lead us in the PLEDGE.

Guests:  Paul Schubach [today’s presenter] and his wife, Ginevra Blake.

Lisa Salmons’ Rotary Moment focused on volunteering for something new even if it feels outside your comfort zone. Lisa and Michelle Colvin volunteered to deliver dictionaries to six 3rd grade classrooms. Since this was the first time delivering dictionaries they didn’t know what to expect walking into each classroom. They called in advance and arranged a time to visit at each school, so it went very smoothly. They enjoyed seeing the students so happy to receive their own dictionary and sharing what Rotary is about and what Newberg Noon Rotary does for youth programs in our area.  Also….” *Special recognition should be given to Tony L for coordinating the dictionary program and to all the delivery volunteers. (Tony would have the names of the other volunteers. Brandi was one of the volunteers and I think Cory and one other person.)”

Announcements: Laura reminded us of the importance of attending…if at all possible….the Rotary International Convention in Hawaii for 2020…details available online at the RI website.

Gene Piros handled the DUCK, collecting $64.25: DUCK TALE contributors today included….Auggie [w/ “chuckles” about his daughter]; Kathie Byers [Her bank is having a charitable $$ drive from Nov. 25 – Dec 13.]; Walter [another “Rotary Moment”]; Judy R. [” I simply paid a penance for being gone 3 weeks on vacation. And although we thoroughly enjoyed our journey to parts of Italy and Greece we were happy to return to Newberg where graffiti is not considered a form of art and where we enjoy our own little community!]; Paula told of a “field trip” with her 101 year old Mom!; Tony [“Thanks!” to those who helped….and an update on the Dictionary Project]; Dr. Joe Morelock [with some different…albeit still BRIGHT….socks!]….

Dr. Stan [Ladies State Volleyball Champs GFU beat Lewis & Clark in state playoffs]; Yours Truly thanked Tony for Dictionary Project…which I did for about 8 years while Rotarian in Jacksonville, OR…and learned that South Medford High School senior Interactors still had…and used nearly daily …their dictionaries received from Rotary while in the third grade!]; Shannon Buckmaster could simply NOT let Dr. Joe’s socks go unchallenged …showing off her own dazzling footwear w/ “unicorn” motif!  Gotta admit…her stylish boots are a lot better looking than his “high-mileage” shoes!

Did anyone of us know what a classic, once-priceless [before it got cut in half to use as a teaching tool!..and…YES…he shared THAT story, too!], Stradivarius [it IS signed inside!] violin looked like INSIDE!?  NOW WE DO…as master violin maker/repairer…and great/entertaining story-teller…Paul Schubach tells…and showed….us all about it in our Program today!  According to Paul, the classic violins’ shapes, as we know/recognize them today, started in the 1500s…he then charmed us with demonstrations and stories…

…..…….....how to VERY CAREFULLY place the tone-tuning/tensioning “post” in that “no-longer-priceless” Stradivarius violin.  Paul Schubach is a local “gem”…a true artist…and world-class violin maker/craftsman…with amazing working skills…including those learned from violin-makers with family in Milano, Italy…Paul and his wife, Ginevra Blake, moved to Portland  in 1971…then settled in Newberg…and have a son here.  Paul’s shop is across from F.I.S.H.  Actually very close to Auggie’s clinic!

…Paul shared with us the intricasies/nuances of design, construction, wood choices [Spruce is the favorite/best “sound box” species…although other woods, such as some maples may be involved]…tuning…and other details associated with producing really good…high quality…correct-sounding violins…

..Paul invited anyone interested in what/how he does his “violin magic” to visit his shop…but to please call ahead.

Schuback Violin Shop, 110 South Elliott Road, Newberg, Oregon 97132, Please call or email for an appointment,  violin@schuback.com  503.916.4430

THANKS, PAUL!

REMINDER…NO MEETING on November 27!  HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

December 4th meeting will feature Tiger Manufacturing….Unique NHS Program worth knowing about!  Check the Club’s website for all these details!

Let your life be significantly guided by

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?
Third – -Will it BUILD GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
Fourth – Is it BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
Respectfully submitted,
Rick Kaufman
Newsletter Editor
How about a few snippets of HUMOR!?
~ Therapist:  “Your wife says you never buy her flowers.  Is that true?”  Him:  “To be honest, I never knew she sold flowers!”  🙂
~ Picked up a hitch-hiker.  Seemed like a nice guy. After a few miles he asked me if I wasn’t afraid that he might be a serial killer.  I told him that the odds of two serial killers being in the same car were extremely unlikely.  😉
~ Me:  (Sobbing my heart out, eyes swollen, nose red)…”I can’t see you any more…I am not going to let you hurt me again like this!”…Trainer:  “It was a sit-up….you did ONE sit-up!”  Hmmmm….

 

 

 

 

 

Newberg Noon Rotary Club Newsletter for November 6, 2019

~ SERVICE ABOVE SELF ~

Newberg Noon Rotary Club Newsletter for November 6, 2019

GREETER:  Shannon Knight

Meeting opened by President Corey Zielsdorf, with Curt Walker leading us in the pledge.

Guests: Wendy Flint/GFU, host: Dale Welcome.  Canby Police Officer D. Linck, host: Shannon Buckmaster.  Shana Berrier, Debra Weiner, Eric Myers, Inarm Ditlang, Tomoki Nakatani and Ian Kirschner.

Visiting Rotarians:  Michelle Bechtold & Elizabeth Still…both Newberg Early Birds…and co-chairs for Student Exchange.

Announcements:  Tony: 4 schools left for receiving dictionaries…contact Tony to help out with this valuable program!

Deborah Weiner/”Paper Gardens”: “The support from Newberg’s Noon Rotary means even more to me after being at your luncheon. What a wonderful group of people making a true difference for kids, teens and adults. ‘Paper Gardens’ is able to celebrate local writers because of your backing and investment. The book is a genuine community accomplishment.  Noon Rotary will be recognized in our communications, including inside and on the back cover of the anthology. I hope you and others who are interested will join us at the Book Release Celebration at the Chehalem Cultural Center on May 7, 2020 at 7 P.M. It’s a fun event with local authors of all ages reading from their published works. We will send you an invitation when we get closer to that date.”

.……Birthdays for the month of November….Angel, Cheryl, Aaron….et al….the cake was delicious!

DUCK TALES: [$125 generated] Todd Engle provided a little “twist” on DUCK TALES today….as each Rotarian, in turn, chose to speak…she/he was to direct her/his comments to another in the room with whom they may have had recent contact OUTSIDE Rotary meetings….and THAT approach quickly covered nearly everyone in the place!  Here are but a few of the DUCK TALES contributors caught during this whirlwind “dance” around the room!  Dale Welcome: A birthday wish to Dr. Stan…Dale’s father-in-law….Dale claiming that Dr. Stan was “born at home to be close to his mom”…and was a WHOPPING 13 lbs. at birth!  Stan was born in 1934, YOU DO THE MATH!. The following had “DUCK TALES”, but few provided your editor with something written…..so the information is very limited…but here goes….around the room…Lisa S. [about her daughter], Curt Walker, Dr. Stan [ping pong players?], Connie Rice, Shannon & students, Penny, Laura, Denise, Gene, Dan, Walter [enjoying being a SMART volunteer], Ray, Auggie [he’s back!], Rick [survived cardio “treadmill” w/ flying colors!], Corey [treat to be a host family!]…lots of “DUCK TALES”!

….Dundee Police Officer, Corporal D. Linck   …thanking us for past participation in “Shop with a Cop”!  The Newberg Rotary Foundation provided partial funding to “Shop With a Cop” on two occasions. First time, on 11/7/2016 at $400 and the second time on 11/17/2017 at $500.  The “Shop With a Cop” program was established in Las Vegas in1978.  Officer Linck provided a flyer to each table with more historical details.  For more information contact him at del.linck@newbergoregon.gov     OR the local NB/Dundee Police Dept. at 401 E. Third Street.

Then a “plug” for LOVE, Inc……

……..…..Love, Inc. strives to fill gaps in services and resources in the community by helping local churches develop ministries that meet tangible needs in our area without duplication.  This is the foundation of Love, Inc., and the best way to introduce people in need to your church and the love of Christ!  Some of these ministries include: Bus Passes; Three Clothes Closets; Community dinners five nights each week; Diapers; H.U.G.S.S. – Hats, Umbrellas, Gloves, Scarves, Socks; Kitchen Set-up; Linen Closet; Non-Food Pantry; Over the Counter Meds; Shear Joy;  Haircuts; Wood Ministry

Rotary International Student Exchange Program, one of the finest ways Rotarians demonstrate……..

RI President Maloney’s theme…..Rotary Connects the World:

The Newberg Earl Bird Rotary Club is the sponsor for our City’s Rotary Student Exchange program, with financial and host family assistance from Newberg Noon Rotary.  Michelle Bechtold & Elizabeth Still are co-chairs for the program for Early Birds:

…Elizabeth….and….….Michelle….introducing the students…..

…..Tomoki Nakatani from Japan….….Inarm Ditlang from Thailand….

According to Elizabeth….”…as far as Tomoki and Inarm and their food preferences – neither likes peanut butter. I’m not sure they’ve discovered their favorite “American” food yet.  Tomoki and Inarm went on the West Coast tour in October, and absolutely loved it. They mentioned their favorite [places] were Disneyland and San Francisco/Alcatraz (according to Tomoki, he likes the original Disneyland even better than Disneyland Tokyo).”

..Eric went to Thailand….Eric is planning to study Psychology (undergrad in the US, grad school overseas).  Eric did 3 different trips and said his favorite was the trip north to the Chiang Mai region.

..Ian Kirshner went to Japan….…He is planning to study International Business with an emphasis in Linguistics (also undergrad in the US and grad school abroad)…and he didn’t really get to do any big trips/tours while in Japan….but he provided us with a lot of photos of his exciting time in the Land of the Rising Sun!

WOWSER! Such a fantastic program!

Did you know that the Rotary International Exchange Student Program started in Forest Grove?  [in District 510…then…District 5100 now] in the mid 1950s?  Your newsletter Editor was there/then…as a mid-teenager!

November 13 program:  “If a violin could talk, what a story it could tell!” Presenter:  Paul Schuback – Schuback Violin [local  world-class violin maker …w/ thanks to Jim McMaster for arranging this!].

Check the Club’s website for additional upcoming programs and meeting locations…as well as other community activities.

What a set of guidelines for LIFE!!….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?
Third – -Will it BUILD GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
Fourth – Is it BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
Humbly presented,
Rick Kaufman
Newsletter Editor
Words of wisdom by Dorothy Day:  “People say, what is the sense of our small effort?  They cannot see that we must lay one brick at at time, take one step at a time.  A pebble cast into a pond causes ripples that spread in all directions.  Each one of our thoughts, words and deeds is like that.  No one has a right to sit down and feel hopeless. There is too much work to do.”