~ Newberg Noon Rotary Club Newsletter ~
Rotary Club of Newberg, Zoom Meeting
Wednesday, January 26, 2022
~ Call to Order ~
President Joe Morelock welcomed Rotarians and Friends of Rotary to the Hybrid Live/Zoom meeting at 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 26, 2022 at the Chehalem Cultural Center.
~ Flag Salute ~
Joe lead participants in the Pledge of Allegiance.
~ 4 Way Test ~
Joe 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 ~
Social Media Challenge: Time is running out to check out our latest article in the Newberg Advantage Magazine and go visit our Facebook Page to participate in”The Rotary Mural Challenge”. This is a fun opportunity to appreciate and celebrate our murals for a chance to win gift cards to local businesses. To submit entries for this, go to our facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Newbergnoonrotary.
Newsletters: After a bit of a hiatus due to technical difficulties and an overly busy schedule: I am back to making these newsletters. I apologize for the temporary disappearance!
~ Guests ~
Diane Longaker, Guest Speaker, Juliette’s House
~ The Rotary Duck ~
Rachel: Brian Love from Krohn’s Appliance wanted to thank us for all we do and let us know he supports us. Also noted that they are nearing the end of the Diaper Drive and are short of their goal. Take the opportunity to support that effort, Rotarians! A Family Place is the beneficiary of that diaper collection and they serve needy kids.
Mike and Rick: Donated for Polio effort.
Auggie: Shared that they have had to cancel the last couple of Guatamala trips due to COVID and hope to make it out next year.
~ Today’s Program: Juliette’s House with Diane Longaker ~
Diane Longaker is the Community Engagement Manager with Juliette’s House. She has been there for a little over a year and was on their Board of Directors previous to that. Previous to her current position, she also worked at YCAP and Habitat for Humanity. She is also currently a graduate student at Linfield working on her Master’s Degree in Business with an emphasis in Innovative Leadership. She is also a Kiwanian.
Juliette’s House is one of 21 child abuse intervention centers in the State of Oregon, located in McMinnville but serves Yamhill County. They provides a warm and caring environment for children who have experienced abuse or neglect or have witnessed violence in their homes. Children come to Juliette’s House to check in on their well being, to make sure they are healthy and safe. They can get medical examinations or talk to a forensic child interviewer, depending on the type of neglect/abuse. They bring together a team of professionals including health care, mental health specialists, law enforcement, and child protective services to serve the child’s needs in one place. She shared that school is a primary resource for cases to get reported, so now that school is back in session they have seen an increase in the cases and increases in the severity of cases.
There are several programs they run including:
Safer Smarter Kids – Preschool age kids where puppets teach about safe touching, how to say no with a focus on safety and body awareness.
Safe Kids – Virtual child abuse education program that is currently virtual workshops. This program serves K-5 for Yamhill County Schools. They serve approximately 3000 kids per year within this program.
Building Foundations for Healthy Relationships – serves grades 6-8, and is a teacher-led curriculum whereby the teachers are taught by a JH staff member. They have found that high schoolers are also underserved in terms of education in healthy relationships and are looking to partner with PFLAG to better serve LGBTQIA teens.
Stewards of Children – an evidence informed, award winning, two hour training that teaches adults to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. It is a Nationally recognized program that teaches adults practical actions they can take to reduce instances of child sexual abuse in their family, organization, and community. This program is currently running virtually and is available for anyone interested.
National Child Abuse Prevention Month (April):
- Feel free to reach out to get posters, ribbons, pinwheels, yards signs, etc for your yard or storefront. If you want to participate/volunteering further, feel free to reach out to learn what more you can do.
- They also are doing a volunteer project called “Egg my Yard” for Easter where they will come hide eggs in your yard. ($30 for 40 eggs, $55 for 80 eggs, $75 for 120 eggs) if you are interested in volunteering to hide eggs for them please reach out, it is a lot of fun and great exercise.
- Celebrate the Children Auction: Save the date on April 29, 2022. They are planning on a hybrid event including great food, fun, and great company. They have amazing items and one of them last year for raffle was a chance to own a small piece of a vineyard! They also have sponsorships for this event.
Their Mission statement is “to provide compassionate intervention through prevention, assessment, and support for children and families who may have been impacted by child abuse.”
To learn more about Juliet’s House, especially to find volunteering opportunities, you can visit their website (which includes an opportunity to reach out and/or visit their social media pages): https://julietteshouse.org/. They also invited us to follow their VERY ACTIVE social media pages that can be found through their website or do a search for “Juliette’s House”.
~ Next Week’s Program: Newberg Public Library with Korie Beurkle ~
Check your e-mails for Mike Caruso’s Zoom meeting access information.
~ Joke of the Day ~
I once came across a Magic Genie. All I decided to wish for was to be Happy.
Now I am living in a small cottage with 6 other guys and I work in a mine.
~ Happy Quotes! ~
“The time is always right to do what is right.”
~ Published 1/29/2022: Dan Keuler, Newsletter Editor ~