First – Is it the TRUTH?
Second – Is it FAIR to all concerned?
Third – Will it BUILD GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
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 @ firstname.lastname@example.org 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. https://rotaryclubofsalem.ejoinme.org/tickets
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.
Do your part…”CONNECT WITH THE WORLD!”
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…