~ Newberg Noon Rotary Club Newsletter ~
Rotary Club of Newberg, Zoom Meeting
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
~ Zoom Meeting Participants ~
Shannon B, Mike, Dan, Brandy, Laura, Kathie, Matt S, Auggie, Spike, Joe, Lynn, Kathi F, Michelle, Wendy, Denise, Todd, Larry, Judy, Kim, Ralph, Christy, Amber, Paul, Patrick, Amy, Doug, Om, Shannon K
~ Call to Order ~
President Shannon Buckmaster welcomed Rotarians and Friends of Rotary to the Zoom meeting at 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, 2021. The Rotarians split out into breakout groups to start the meeting.
~ Flag Salute ~
Brandy lead participants in the Pledge of Allegiance.
~ 4 Way Test ~
Christy lead participants in the recital of the 4 Way Test:
Rotary’s Four Way Test of the things we think, say and do:
#1 – Is it the TRUTH?
#2 – Is it FAIR to all concerned?
#3 – Will it BUILD GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
#4 – Is it BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
~ Announcements ~
- Kathi Futornick was inducted officially into the club. we were reminded that Kathi was once an active member of our club but that do to relocation for professional reasons, had to leave. She was even a Past President of our club. Now she is back and we are all very lucky to have her! Welcome back Kathi!
- Foundation Board Elections in April: 5 candidates for 2 vacant positions. You should have now received an email ballot, but also there will be an opportunity to vote in person uring the April 28th Club Meeting. These “absentee ballots” is planned to be part of the design in future years as it has proven valuable.
- Plans are in the works for a hybrid virtual/in-person club meetings. We will return to the Chehalem Cultural Center tentatively starting May 19th. There will be a capacity for up to 80 members and will start out with 4 weeks of boxed hot lunches. This will be an RSVP system where you will only pay if you come and get a lunch, though more details are still being ironed out. We will also keep the digital attendance for people who cannont make it or prefer to attend remotely through a high quality streaming setup.
~ Guests ~
Gary Stewart, Guest Speaker, District 5100 AG
Rowan Myers, Guest, Member of Interact
Anna Hinkle, Guest, Member of Interact
Christina Lynch, Guest, Member of Early Birds Newberg Rotary Club
~ The Rotary Duck ~
Shannon B: Celebrated the Interact visitors attending the meeting today as they have the day off from school. Welcome!
Mike: Is heading to the airport to complete his Hawaiian vacation after the meeting.
Todd: Is excited that Construction will be starting in a month on adding units for the 97 new apartment additions to the Friendsview retirement community. They are taking down some houses and connected with Newberg Habitat for Humanity to arrange for the Habitat Restore to be getting a lot of donations related to this project. They have met all of their goals on presales of units.
Christy: Her health has improved enough to begin returning to work and into the community. She also wants to support and encourage people not to lose confidence in the vaccines with the news of possible issues with the J&J version.
Doug: Shared that he just had celebrated his 44th birthday.
Denise: Excited for Interact visitors and also mentioned she is a supporter of Juliet’s House who works with children in Child Abuse situations. The Newberg-Dundee Police Department also speaks highly of the organization. She encouraged us to check out their website to learn more about their 2021 Celebrate the Children Auction (LINK TO THEIR PAGE) happening digitally at the end of this month. (Editor’s note: I just made my way through to their auction auction which is posted (CLICK HERE), and they have some AWESOME items. Go check it out and support kids who need help!)
Brandy: Celebrated the young, engaged, and passionate Interactors joining us. She also thanked Joe for his incredible, compassionate leadership in the School District and throughout the community.
Kathi F: Excited about the peace poles that are being installed in Lafayette.
Auggie: Mentioned that he has a friend in Guatamala who he knows from his Good volunteer work down there who recently lost her job and has been requesting financial support to keep her 9 year old in school. Auggie invited anyone who wants to join him in supporting her schooling ($35 per month). Reach out to Auggie for more details.
Shannon K: Greatful for Kristie’s presence in their “eventful” walk they took together.
Total Collected today for the Duck: $153.45
~ Today’s Program: New Rotary Media and Public Relations Guidelines by Gary Stewart, D5100 AG~
Gary Stewart is part of the Newberg Early Birds Rotary Club and the District 5100 Assistant Governor. He has done amazing work and is invested personally and professionally in the livability and well being of our communities, rural especially. Gary reiterated his appreciation for our club and looks forward to continued cooperation between the two clubs as we are all working towards the same goals. He also highlighted that his term as AG is coming to an end and that he will be transitioning into a new role: the Chairman of the Learning and Development Committee for D5100 for a 3 year committment (formerly known as “District Trainer”).
Gary took us on a tour of some of the online resources available to us as Rotarians. He started with the district website: www.isrotaryforyou.com. He highlighted that you can see in the “Events” tab, that last weekend and this weekend is the Spring Training digital conference. NOTE: Gary pointed out that everyone will have an opportunity to learn even if they were unable to attend as these training webinars are all being recorded and will soon be made available for everyone. You can also see resources and other Events happening throughout the District.
Gary also highlighted the International Club Site www.myrotary.com. The Rotary International Convention this year will be virtual AND available to all of us virtually (a rare opportunity that we should all consider checking out). This is a great chance to learn, be insprired, and get involved. This is usually including a lot of travel time and money to attend, so this is an amazing opportunity for some of us who may have time or money constraints to be able to attend. It is scheduled to be over 4 days June 12-16 broken up into different learning opportunities. He also mentioned that you can browse the tab “Learning and Resources” with information available about EVERYTHING Rotary, from current leadership, to roles within clubs, to history, to interact, to starting new clubs, etc. Go into that Learning Center and play around. There are opportunites to expand and educate beyond just Rotary, but topics that can directly impact your professional skills for FREE. Courses on speaking, leading, collaboration, etc. (Did I say FREE? It’s FREE.)
Another resource highlighted was DacDB: You can go to www.dacdb.com to see more information about your Club including the Club Roster and contact info for other members.
~ Next Week’s Program: New Member Classification Talk by Wendy McArthur ~
Check your e-mails for Mike Caruso’s Zoom meeting access information.
~ Joke of the Day ~
A friend of mine went bald year ago but still carries around an old comb with him.
He just can’t part with it.
~ Happy Quotes! ~
“International understanding is the root of International Peace.“
– Recited as part of our club’s new member initiation
Bonus material – A photo from the Interact Club: Interact volunteers at Providence’s community garden. They prepared the beds for some plants coming soon. In order from left to right we have Anna (president), Rowan (vp), Aiden, Mason, and Corrie. Also recall that Rowan and Anna were guests at this meeting!
~ Published 4/18/2021: Dan Keuler, Newsletter Editor ~