~ Newberg Noon Rotary Club Newsletter ~
Rotary Club of Newberg, Zoom Meeting
Wednesday, May 19, 2021
~ Zoom Meeting Participants ~
Shannon B, Mike, Dan, Gene, Laura, Walter, Paula, Denise, Matt S, Lynn, Om, Auggie, Sean, Rebecca, Michelle, Christy, Geoff, Paul, Rick, Kathi, Shannon K, Amy, Jeff, Aaron, Jim, Joe, Brandy, Michael P, Larry, Spike, Doug, Curtis, Julie.
~ Call to Order ~
President Shannon Buckmaster welcomed Rotarians and Friends of Rotary to the Zoom meeting at 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 19, 2021. The Rotarians mingled while our dedicated leaders Shannon and Joe prepared the new digital environment. Shannon Thanked everyone who helped get us back to a successful hybrid setup.
~ Flag Salute ~
Jeff lead participants in the Pledge of Allegiance.
~ 4 Way Test ~
Shannon B 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 ~
- Today is the very first hybrid virtual/in-person club meeting! We have returned to the Chehalem Cultural Center for these meetings going forward. An RSVP sent to Shannon by SUNDAY is required for a hot lunch! Contact her to sign up for a lunch, but you may attend in person without signing up for lunch as well if you want. The costs will be $10 per meal, but you pay have a 2020 credit that can be used to pay lunches in the meantime (if you were member who paid such dues pre-covid).
- The Rotary International Convention is virtual and will take place June 12-14. There is still time to register, and there is a registration fee but compared to the typical costs to attend, this is a huge opportunity to participate without traveling or spending big money.
- Tied with Love Blanket project update: Thanks to Kyla Riddle, our Foundation, and all of the volunteers for putting this together! The blankets made are for Helping Hands. The Interacter’s did some volunteering to help the project and the Foundation helped to fund the effort.
- The Pancake Breakfast is on this year and will take place on the last Saturday in July (as opposed to the historical tradition of Saturday and Sunday). There will be some changes this year relating to COVID for the Old Fashioned Festival, but there WILL be a drive in car show and fireworks.
- There are still 7 seats left for the dinner and lecture event with the GFU president. Contact Geoff and Shannon K for tickets. It will be on Campus on July 17.
~ Guests ~
Ken Futornick, Guest, Kathi’s husband
~ The Rotary Duck ~
Jim: Mentioned that he is excited about his election success for joining the CPRD board. Congrats Jim!
Auggie: Was happy to be back and have an opportunity to wear his Rotary mask.
Rick: Mentioned that the annual car show he cofounded will be cancelled for the second year.
Mike: Updated on the Peace Fellowship Program: they received 5 applications for membership from all different parts of the globe.
Laura: Gave an update on the fundraising efforts for Oxygen concentrator supplies. We have raised over $5,300 for locally, and the Kathmandu club asked others and received $5,000 from The Australia Rotary Club, the Denmark Rotary Club gave 3,200. Our local goal is $12,000. You can donate to our Club Foundation and let them know this is the program you want your donation to go toward. What a great effort, Thanks Laura!
Walter: Mentioned he is going to send money towards that project.
~ Today’s Program: Classification Talk by Kathi Futornick ~
Kathi is not a traditionally “new” member. She is more accurately a “returning member” and even a Past President of our Club. She left the club in 2010 after taking a job that required her to commute all the way to Washington, resulting in many long commuting hours. She worked as an Environmental Health and Safety Manager and then managed Facilities. She is working from home now and happy to rejoin our club.
Kathi shared that one of her major passions is Crew and has been rowing since 8th grade and belongs to a Club called Station L. They finally got into completion and came in first! Her parents Emigrated from Greece during a wartorn time. Her father served in World War 1 and her uncles in WW2. Public Service is a direct theme in her family and she shared how important making a positive difference is to her life. Her mother encouraged her to serve in some way, either serving the country or serving the local community in some way. She is married to her husband Ken for 51 years now. She and Ken, as described by her kids, are big nerds and love books and science fiction. She has two twin daughters Sasha and Zoe, and 3 pets, Homie, Callie, and Toby. The whole family is very into fitness of many kinds: cross-fit, yoga, rowing, etc. They moved to Oregon in 1971 and have been into fitness for a long time. KAthi also loves Elvis, Photography, Writing, Music, Gardening, Traveling, Hiking, Reading and Rafting.
Kathi shared that she grew up in Massachusetts on a lake and how important that lake and nature in general was to her life, and how they had ignored and accepted pollution as inevitable during those times. She went to college at MIT studying Architecture, Chemistry, and Civil Engineering. She also went to Graduate School at the University of Oregon and then also Oregon State University. HEr professional life varied with experiences including working at MIT Press readig books, started a building design group, worked for the Oregon State Legislature as an administrator for the House Committee. She also worked as a regulator for the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, as a consultant and Expert Witness, and working with Regulated Industry, and also as a college Educator. She is now “Semi-Retired” and teaches at Mt Hood CC and when that is over she will focus on training and performing environmental audits through a consulting firm she will run.
~ Next Week’s Program: Newberg’s Urban Renewal Plan Presented by Doug Rux and John Bridges ~
Check your e-mails for Mike Caruso’s Zoom meeting access information.
~ Joke of the Day ~
I saw an ad that read: “TV for sale: $10. Volume stuck on full.”
I thought to myself: “Wow, I can’t turn that down…”
~ Happy Quotes! ~
“Its great to see you in person.“
– Probably all of the Rotarians who attended the meeting live
~ Published 5/29/2021: Dan Keuler, Newsletter Editor ~