Newberg Noon Rotary Club Newsletter for January 22, 2020

First – Is it the TRUTH?

Second – Is it FAIR to all concerned?


Fourth – Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

Location: Chehalem Cultural Center

Greeter: Paula Radich

Club President Corey Z. opened the meeting.

Pledge: Dale Welcome.

Visiting Rotarians: Connie Christianson/Newberg Early Birds

AND…drum roll please…probably the newest member of the Seaside Rotary Club…and much loved/respected recently former Newberg Noon Rotarian…LEAH GRIFFITH…who provided us with a suitable ROTARY MOMENT…telling us a bit about her new ROTARY club…having moved to Seaside after retiring in mid 2019 from having done an outstanding job as Librarian in Newberg for MANY years!

Announcements: DON’T THROW YOUR LUNCH BOWL AWAY! Return it to the appropriate location!

Connie Rice: Comprehensive printed information was provided at each table today. “Join us on Wednesday, January 29th for an Industry Engagement Informational Meeting.” Newberg Public Schools District Office – Board Room, 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM….light breakfast served at 8:00 AM. Learn about the New World of Work, the Control Tower System, and how to support the Catalyst High School mentorship program. Please RSVP to Connie Rice @ or call 503.975.6505 by Tuesday, January 28.

Also on January 29, but in the evening…the delightful/light comedy, theatrical production of “Up and Away!” fundraiser for the Tigard Rotary Foundation. Doors open at 6:00 PM…Show starts at 7:30 PM. Location at the Broadway Rose Theatre Company in Tigard…12850 SW Grant Ave, Tigard, OR 97223, For more information and tickets, phone: (503) 620-5262.

Rotary Club of Salem: Dinner & Auction…”Setting the Stage for Salem”… Saturday, February 8, 2020…at the Salem Convention Center, 200 Commercial St., SE…doors open at 6:00 PM…Attire is semi-formal…black tie optional. Building a legacy gift to the community with the Gerry Frank/Salem Rotary Amphitheater. Tickets $75/each…or $550 for a table of 8.

Corey read a delightful “Thank You” letter from a third grader after having received a dictionary from Newberg Rotary. This program DOES make a difference in the lives of these youths!

Geoff Gilmore announced that the 2020 Rotary Mural project is alive and well…and suggestions for sites are welcome…the bigger the wall size the better. He also mentioned that now the GFU art students’ participation in these Rotary Mural Projects is for academic/art credits. Contact Geoff if you have a site in mind!

Dedication to Rotary is shown in many ways…one of which is the support of The Rotary Foundation…TRF…with Paul Harris Fellow contributions…and today Jeff Lane was again recognized by Mike Caruso for his ongoing donations to this important international foundation program.

Becky A. “entertainingly” handled the DUCK today…generating $53 toward Polio Plus/ Eradication…lots of DUCK TALES….here are details on a few… Gene Piros: Julie Martinez Encarte is new City Councilor; Walter W. stressing the importance of HEALTH…in relation to our “snow day”….better safe than sorry; Yours Truly/Rick: I live UP in the hills north of Yamhill, and the forecast for that “snow day” WAS quite threatening…for lots of snow & ice!; Geoff Gilmore let us know his Mom recently passed away…but had a lighthearted reminiscence of her having had a one-legged pet chicken; Corey…not sure if this was a lamentation…about “getting older”…but he gets no sympathy from this octogenarian! Todd E. was quiet…while Laura T. gave him kudos about the terrific/effective youth training programs available through Friendsview…

he gave $$ toward Polio Plus anyway; Shannon B. glad to NOT be doing the Chamber of Commerce program today; Paula commended Auggie on his dedication to the programs he supports with his volunteer time; Laura gave a few details on her son’s recent move to Idaho; Marge…”Walter is a new neighbor in Friendsview”…does she deserve SYMPATHY!? Dan…[Ed. Sorry, Dan, I could not hear you!]; Becky…skiing with her daughter at Whistler…and saw lots of Rotary signs along the way! Ray merely made a contribution and said “Hello!”; Dr. Stan complimented Becky on her cute knit hat;

Judy R. gave a few details on our locally-supported YOUTH activities…

Next week’s program: Presenter: Yvette Heryford, Executive Director, for Love, Iinc., Newberg…an update.

Then to today’s PROGRAM…introduced by Shannon Buckmaster, Joshua Duder,

as Membership Service Director/Chehalem Valley Chamber of Commerce, C of C] quickly & succinctly provided us with a new perspective on this vital organization. Most of the services provided locally are via volunteers…and he then gave us an unusual international historical basis for today’s C of C…with a reasonably traceable beginning [under a variety of names] back to Marseilles in 1595. Josh then “morphed” his story-telling to Newberg, with mention of the Edwards Family Brick Company…as the source of bricks for the City Hall …essentially the site of the forerunner of today’s C of C in Newberg. The organization has had many local locations over the years…and currently is located at 2119 Portland Road, Newberg. Our own Friend of Rotary, Ann Dolan, has been “President”, CEO, Director of the area’s Chamber of Commerce! Thanks, Josh, for a fresh and enlightening look at the area’s Chamber of Commerce.

For upcoming Rotary programs, meeting sites, and other community activities, check the Club’s website.


Respectfully submitted, Rick Kaufman, Newsletter Editor

Wisdom…a pearl of…”Humility will open more doors than arrogance ever will.” ~ Zig Ziglar

Humor…a tiny hint of…”God promised men that good and obedient wives would be found in all CORNERS of the world…then he made the Earth a SPHERE…and laughed and laughed and laughed!” Author unknown…

Newberg Noon Rotary Club for January 15, 2020

On a “Snow Day”……

Thoughts and wisdom from Mark Daniel Maloney, RI President, 2019 – 2020:

“People from all over the world have multiple reasons for joining Rotary. Many new Rotarians each year join for the same reason I did — because Rotary is a great way to benefit your career. When I was a new attorney starting out in Alabama, Gay and I became partners in her father’s firm. He instilled in us the value of joining Rotary as a way to build relationships and demonstrate to potential clients that we were serious professionals who held firm to values even more robust than what our profession required. Rotary’s commitment to vocational service is built on the highest ethical standards in business and professions, the recognition of the worthiness of all useful work, and the dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society. That last point is so important. No matter our profession, we all contribute mightily to the world when we conduct our work with integrity and always adhere to The Four-Way Test. I have made balancing the demands of Rotary with professional and family commitments one of my priorities as president. No Rotarian should feel pressured to put in more time than a volunteer position should ever demand. This is true for several reasons, one of them being that the work we do in our day jobs is just as important to Rotary as the work we do in the organization. We carry our Rotary values everywhere, and our professional success helps build a case for Rotary every day we go into the office. This is particularly important in our efforts to reach younger new members. We want to see a Rotary where no one is ever asked to choose between being a good Rotarian and being a good parent, business owner, manager, or employee. When we ask busy young people to join us, we should not be asking them to give up their time and freedom. We should be rewarding them with an experience that makes everything they already do even more inspiring. Providing greater balance within Rotary will have another benefit as well: It will create opportunities for other Rotarians, including Rotaractors, to step up and take a leadership role on projects and committees. This will ensure that they remain engaged in our clubs and inspired to be Rotarians for life. Throughout the world, Rotary is admired for its vocational service and for the time-honored values we instill in all business relationships. As we continue our work to grow Rotary, let us remember that vocational service remains a crucial selling point to potential members. Rotary Connects the World, and by making Rotary’s vocational service work known to people in more professions and at different stages of their careers, we will help grow our organization and make it stronger and more diverse.”

  • Number of Wild Poliovirus Cases Globally As January 14, 2020 New Cases Last 7 Days 0 YTD – 2020 0 YTD – 2019 6 Total – 2019 125 Total – 2018 33 Total – 2017 22 Total – 2016 37 Total – 2015 74 Total – 2014 359 Total – 2013 416 Total – 2012 223 Total – 2013 650 Total – 2013 416 Total – 2012 223 Total – 2011 650 Total – 2010 1,352 Total – 2009 1,604 Source:

Respectfully submitted, Rick Kaufman, Newsletter Editor

Newberg Noon Rotary Club Newsletter for January 8, 2020


With an opening note from Secretary Paula: OUR January 15th Rotary Meeting is CANCELLED. Enjoy the snow! We will reschedule District Governor Diane Noriega’s visit….but with a few words from our District Governor:

“Dear District 5100 members,  I just wanted to alert you to this month’s Rotarian Magazine. The Portland Club is highlighted in the Our Clubs section, pg. 55. Great article.  Congratulations to the Portland Club! You bring honor to our District.
YIRS, DG Diane “

Starting the new [calendar] year off at our usual “home base”, the Chehalem Cultural Center, we were treated to an entertaining Classification Talk by the new Librarian, Will Worthey….and we’ll get to that soon enough*….

We were greeted/welcomed by none other than Mr. WELCOME himself… Dale Welcome….who also happens to be our Club’s representative to the Eagle Valley Scouting District…

AND…Bon Appetit did it again! With another tasty lunch spread for our epicurean appetites!

Club President Corey Z. opened the meeting, having Shannon Knight lead us in the Pledge of Allegiance to our country, represented by our Flag….”Old Glory”.

Our only guests today were Visiting Rotarians Marie Johnson from The Tigard Noon Rotary Club with an announcement, and Gary Stewart from Newberg Early Bird Rotary. [Editor’s note: Missed a Rotary meeting? Try a “make-up” meeting somewhere…the world-wide list of clubs and their meeting locations/days/times is available through links on the RI website. I have maintained a near 200% attendance record for nearly 40 years, with countless meeting make-ups from Grenoble, France, to Rotorua, New Zealand, Matta Matta, Australia, and MANY other club visits in the U.S. Try it! You’ll like it!]

Rotary Moments: Om & Todd…shared their feelings about the fantastic learning opportunities through the YOUTH training programs at Friendsview…with Om saying her daughter had really benefited from her time in training at Friendsview…helping her solidify some of her life’s goals! And Todd was pleased that Friendsview was in a position to offer such training!

January birthdays: John Kerekanich [6th], Kim Abraham [11th], Leroy Benham [18th], Marge O’Connell [19th], Judy Robinson [27th], Rosa Olivares [30th].

Non-revenue announcements: Ballots of Directors on the tables – vote now! Though down in numbers a bit from past efforts, the “Diaper Drive” really cleaned up! Laura T. was happy to report that our Global Grant efforts are moving forward…we now have an official RI grant #! Walter Want said his favorite “napping couch” is available as they are downsizing in their move from the house to Friendsview. Auggie spoke on the planned trip to Guatemala. Tigard Noon Rotary’s Marie Johnson let us know of her club’s upcoming fundraiser on Wednesday night, January 29, 6:00 PM “A musical spoof of comic book crusaders, “Up and Away”.….combines old fashioned stage magic with rapid-fire character changes and plot twists to sweep audiences off their feet!” The Broadway Rose Theatre Company is the site! Tickets available at or follow the link to Broadway Rose New Stage Auditorium and Box Office, 12850 SW Grant Avenue, Tigard, Oregon

Celebrating their 100th Year Anniversary….The Rotary Club of Salem Dinner & Auction “Setting the Stage for Salem” is scheduled for Saturday, February 8, 2020 at the Salem Convention Center at 200 Commercial St. SE, in Salem ….building a “legacy gift to the community” with the new Salem Rotary Amphitheater. For details: The website is……

Additionally, “With Justice For All”, an interactive Martin Luther King, Jr. event at the CCC, January 20, 2020 at 6:00 PM. For our Club’s “Board Briefs”, upcoming meeting programs, and other community activities/events of possible interest to Rotarians, check our Club’s website.

The DUCK….[your Editor did not get ALL the comments]…but Friend-of-Rotary Gene Piros collected DUCK TALE contributions totaling $135 toward Polio Plus/Eradication from several Rotarians: Connie….Michelle….Judy R……Laura’s Duck Tale: “We now have an official RI Global Grant number” ….Becky…..Shannon B……Mike C……Mary/Tigard Noon Rotary regarding their “Up and Away” fundraiser….Ralph K…..Om/Polio Plus….Ann Dolan: “A big thank you to Dale Welcome for talking about his dancing experiences when the duck was passed around several weeks ago.  It inspired me to take ballroom dancing lessons, which I’ve been wanting to do for years and now have been doing for the past two weeks for fun and exercise.  Stay tuned, Dale and I may surprise you with a dance demonstration one of these weeks!” School Superintendent Joe Morelock gave us an update on the #s of pairs of “weird” socks he has….Auggie commented favorably on Paul J’s honey…as well as…Auggie’s Duck Tale: “Since 2006, there’s been a core Team of Dentists consisting of OHSU Dental Students, over the years, who have gone on to become Dentists and a permanent part of our on-going Dental Team.  We have had other OHSU Dental students and Dentists come and go.  And within the core group of dental students, over the years, there have been five couples who have engaged in relationships.  Five have married.  One has separated/divorced.  And two have started families yielding three children.  All still gather as close friends.  That’s Rotary family! “……..Corey left his badge at home…paid “rent” on it….and Editor Rick thanked the club for being a great “extended family”!

*PROGRAM: Librarian Will Worthey entertained us with a unique way of combining his librarian’s interpretation of “classification” with Rotary’s definition of the word. His Power Point Presentation was a delight to watch!

*How many of US can make the claim that we were university-educated in a Scottish University founded in 1450? That was just a tiny part of what Will regaled us with, as he is doing his own part in “…..Connecting the World!”! His visual-aid graphics were terrific….and he pretty much kept us on the edges of our seats in anticipation of just how next he was going to “connect and classify” his life’s story to the “Heart & Soul” of libraries, the Dewey Decimal System. Of course he DID IT WITH APLOMB…mixed in with his own brand of humor! Born/raised in Dumbarton, Scotland, “famous for great shipbuilding and truly terrible scotch!” His education started at Dumbarton Academy…then on to Glasgow University [you guessed it…founded in 1450!] where his “librarian” education really got wings! Graduate studies in Library Science at Strathclyde University further cemented his librarian career objectives. He loves ancient & medieval history, and digs archaeology…both of which found him making holes in the ground around Europe during summers.. Except for a brief period of time doing military service, he has worked in libraries all his life. After immigrating to the U.S., and a stint in a library in Tennessee, he has held at least three library positions in W. Oregon prior to settling here in Newberg. Will has a “long-suffering” wife, Alyssa, a daughter, Luella [“Lulu”], a son, Eric, and two dogs…Josie and Petunia. The MUPPETS & science [Ed. What a combo!] seem to be among many of Will’s interests. There is still some belief that his current avid participation in Dragon Boat Racing may have been triggered by a sighting of the Loch Ness Monster during his youth in Scotland! Will has already done great things with the Library, but has even more “Worthey” things planned! He had some interesting stats on the increasing usage of the Library’s services, in spite of today’s expanding access to the Internet for information and its available entertainment. Want to know more about Will? Sit with him at Rotary or visit him at the Library….guaranteed, he is not the least bit shy about sharing and/or telling stories! Thanks, Will!

Club Prez Corey was happy to relieve Will of his Red Ribbon!

Respectfully submitted, Rick Kaufman, Newsletter Editor

With additional “pearls”…one of wisdom…the others humorous….for your thoughts & chuckles ….”You’ll never know how strong you are until being strong is your only choice.” “Frog parking only…all others will be toad..” “I want to grow my own food, but I can’t find bacon seeds…” “I checked myself into the Hokey Pokey clinic and turned myself around…” “My wife said I never listen to her…or something like that..” “If your car is running, I am voting for it!”

2020 New Years Newsletter for the Newberg Noon Rotary Club

2020 New Years Newsletter for Newberg Noon Rotary Club

As we slide past the Winter Solstice, a reflection of the importance of this time of year may come to mind. For countless millenia humans in the Northern Latitudes have had a dread of Nature’s shortening of the daylight hours with the onset of Winter…and for some cultures, this was seen as being associated with the impending death of the planet …only to discover that at a certain point…and virtually the same time each year [within a few days]…that daylight decline stops….hesitates….then reverses itself with a “re-birth” of a “new year”. That’s a re-birth definitely worth celebrating! Winter Solstice celebrations have been common throughout human history….even during its pre-history….up to this very time! So let’s celebrate!

Rotarians “celebrate” under some guiding principles….namely SERVICE ABOVE SELF.…The elements of the Four-Way Test of Rotary….Rotary International President Mark Maloney’s theme of “Rotary Connects the World”….the Object of Rotary…and others…all geared toward the service to, and the betterment of, mankind …locally, regionally and globally.

As the new year of 2020 begins, both old and new opportunities for Rotary Service abound, let’s re-focus on the visions of all who whole-heartedly embrace…and act on…these principles…starting with some of the philanthropic projects Newberg Noon Rotary Club has undertaken: * Supporting YOUTH is critical as they are the future of this planet….and we do so with the Resource Room; with our financial and volunteer support of a local Scout Troop; RYLA [Rotary Youth Leadership Award/Academy] has a proven track record of giving youth new leadership skills; Rotary’s International Youth Exchange has amply demonstrated for decades the value of teaching students from around the globe that we are more alike than different no matter where we come from; and many others…..


Club Service

Five Avenues of Service Based on the Object of Rotary, the Five Avenues of Service are Rotary’s philosophical cornerstone and the foundation on which club activity is based:

Club Service focuses on strengthening fellowship and ensuring the effective functioning of the club. This “Avenue” promotes the development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service. It involves the activities necessary to make the Club function successfully and achieve its goals.

Vocational Service

Vocational Service encourages Rotarians to serve others through their vocations and to practice high ethical standards. This area represents the opportunity that each Rotarian has to represent the dignity and utility of one’s vocation as an opportunity to serve society. Rotarians promote and foster high ethical standards in business and professions and promote the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations.

Community Service

Community Service covers the projects and activities the club undertakes to improve life in its community. This “Avenue” relates to the activities that Rotarians undertake to improve the quality of life in their community. Particular emphasis is given to helping children, needy families, the aged, the handicapped, and those most in need of assistance. Rotarians strive to promote the ideal of service in their personal, business, and community lives.

International Service

International Service encompasses actions taken to expand Rotary’s humanitarian reach around the globe and to promote world understanding and peace. In this area, Rotarians strive for the advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service. International Service Projects are designed to meet the humanitarian needs of people in many lands, with particular emphasis on the most underprivileged children and families in developing countries.

Youth Services

Youth Service recognizes the positive change implemented by youth and young adults through leadership development activities as RYLA , Rotaract and Interact , service projects, and creating international understanding with Rotary Youth Exchange.

Starting the New Year of 2020, Newberg Noon Rotary Club proudly is made up of VISIONARIES…some with lots of experience in their “Rotary Resumes”…..others new to all of this, but eager and ready to contribute their time and talents….and a major way to do just that RIGHT NOW is to FOCUS on the Club’s primary FUNDRAISER ….as it is now time once again for serious …..


Shannon Buckmaster is our 2020 AUCTION CHAIR.…so if you have any ????, contact her to see how YOU can fit into the overall scheme of this SUPER-IMPORTANT ACTIVITY! As Rotary philanthropy depends on sound fiscal development….and management!

AND…Will Worthey…our new Librarian will present his Classification talk this week….January 8…BE THERE!

Respectfully submitted,

Rick Kaufman

Newsletter Editor

For additional Club information, such as Board Briefs, upcoming programs, meeting location changes, etc., go to the Club’s website.