~ Newberg Noon Rotary Club Newsletter ~
Rotary Club of Newberg, Zoom Meeting
Wednesday, April 20, 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, April 20, 2022 at the Chehalem Cultural Center.
~ Flag Salute ~
Jim lead participants in the Pledge of Allegiance.
~ 4 Way Test ~
Scott 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 ~
Joe Morelock Announced that he will be resigning as President as he has not been able to devote proper time to his role with the Woodburn School District. He thanked everyone for their great year(s), especially thanking Becky for stepping up into leadership and for Shannon Buckmaster who has put in a lot of time and effort into keeping the Club running smoothly and aiding major transitions.
Metro Rotary Club is looking for Used Laptops or Tablets. Reach out if you might have one you are willing to donate.
Interact is collecting pet supplies and funds for their service project. Click here to donate by buying from their Amazon Account: https://a.co/8kuxOOc.
~ Guests ~
Elise Yarnell-Hollamon, Guest, Newberg City Councilor
Emily G, Guest
Linda Cox, Guest, Caldwell Banker
Jennie Delp, Guest, NHS Grad Committee
Patrice Qualman, Guest Speaker, Creating Opportunities
~ The Rotary Duck ~
Message from the Editor (Dan Keuler): My sincere apologies, but having had to attend remotely, my audio quality during the Duck was insufficient to capture everyone’s updates and may have missed a few of the guests’ names and messages to the club.
~ Today’s Program: Creating Opportunities with Patrice Qualman ~
Patrice Qualman, Program Consultant for Creating Opportunities, a small non-profit out of Salem that serves communities spanning 8 counties. Per their website: their mission statement states: Our mission is supporting children and adults with disabilities, their families and communities in creating opportunities together. Creating Opportunities is a community organization developed for the primary purpose of supporting families of children with developmental disabilities who live in Polk, Yamhill and Marion Counties. They encourage families to maintain a positive outlook while acquiring knowledge and taking action to create and expand resources in their local community. Equipped with information and support received through the Creating Opportunities Family Network, families will direct the planning and implementation of their child’s services, and champion the empowerment of other families. They promote active participation of individuals who have a developmental disability in all facets of life at home, at work and in the community. They join families in celebrating the strengths, unique gifts and personal achievements of people who experience developmental disabilities.
They have a program called the Regional Family Network, which serves Polk, Yamhill, and Marion Counties. This program strengthens families through support, trainings, advocacy, and activities. They also do Free trainings for community organizations and Businesses, free of charge to the org. They seek to advocate and help communities recognize the needs of disabled
The Employer Resource Connection Program is a contract they have through the Oregon Dept of Health and Human Services. It offers tools and support to help people with disabilities or mental health diagnosis and their families employ Support Workers. They must be eligible to employ Personal Support Workers or Personal Care Attendants.
They have a lot of events they host, many of them online workshops, which can be found on their website that support families with family members with disabilities. They are also very active on Facebook if you would like to connect and keep up on events most of which may include Fun, Education, Food/Drink/Prizes free of charge:
April 23: Happy Camper Family Event
April 28: Preparing for Middleschool
May 7: Mother’s Day Weekend Social
May 17/19: Housing related workshops
June 6: How to help your child communicate Workshop
For more information on the organization, how to donate, or volunteering opportunities, visit their website at https://www.creatingops.org/.
Check your e-mails for Zoom meeting access information, special announcements, and newsletter release notifications.
~ Joke of the Day ~
The Past, Present, and Future walked into a bar…
It was Tense.
~ Happy Quotes! ~
“Be kind whenever possible. It is always Possible.”
– Dalai Lama
~ Published 4/20/2022: Dan Keuler, Newsletter Editor ~