Bob Weaver (1990-1991)
Don Tarlow (1991-1992)
During Don Tarlow’s time as president, the club really focused on the Rota-Dent project. At this point A-dec was able to let the club purchase units at cost. This enabled the club to sell them at a small markup to other clubs and raise money for the donation of a unit. For every ten units that were sold, one was completely donated. Don fondly remembered attending assembly parties with his family and other Rotarians as they worked to build dental units. These building parties helped keep the price of the units down and provided a great opportunity for fellowship.
In addition to the Rota-Dent project, the pancake feed continued. This year a record breaking number of people were served. Over 4,000 meals were eaten during the Old Fashioned Festival.
Mark Meinert (1992-1993)
Inside the Newberg Club, Past President Russ Gainer was recognized for 38 years of service in Rotary and 34 years of perfect attendance. Another Past President, Milt Robins was also recognized for 34 years of perfect attendance and 46 years of service. Another individual accomplishment was by Joe Schneider who celebrated his 40th year as a Rotarian in the Newberg Club. He had been a member of Rotary longer than anyone else in the club at the time.
LeRoy Benham (1993-1994)
The Newberg Community Hospital underwent an addition in the 1990s. They required 1.4 million dollars for the remodeling. Newberg Rotary helped with fundraising for the project and after its second annual drive had raised a total of $650,000. In addition to the pancake feed and other large community projects, Newberg Rotary was involved in more specific acts of service as well. When a family lost all of their belongings in a house fire in 1993, the Rotary Club was there to support them with contributions that included clothing, kitchen items, furniture, and various other items. Another individual act included the donation of a pair of glasses to a student of Newberg High School.
Jack “Spike” Sumner (1994-1995)
Don Skei (1995-1996)
When Don Skei became president, he was able to travel to Nice, France for the Rotary International Convention. He had a great time there while he met people from all over the world. He enjoyed visiting a bunker from World War II that was used as a meeting place for one of the French clubs. Another highlight from the beginning of Don’s presidency was the installation banquet. The club enjoyed the entertainment which was provided by a barbershop quartet.
Throughout his time with the club, Don has enjoyed the many social events that he’s been able to be involved in. He happily remembered Valentine parties for the RotaryAnns as well as great installation banquets.
Travels and service took members of the Newberg Club to Honduras in 1995 to help improve school and clinic buildings there. The Rota-Dent program was still going strong with regular assembly parties scheduled. The goal for this year was to ship 44 units. The club continued to donate a unit after a certain number of units had been sold. The yearly auction was held in January with a Medieval Feast theme. Over 200 people attended the feast which was held at the St. Paul Community Center. The event was considered a “Royal Success” with the money raised going to the Rotary Foundation.
Bill Dolan (1996-1997)
Fundraising continued and really impacted the local community in 1996 and 1997 while Bill Dolan was president. The club came together to raise money for a local boy who needed school clothes in addition to over $1,200 that was raised for a local woman who needed a bone marrow transplant. During the Christmas Season the club also donated time and money to bring poinsettias to seniors participating in the Meals on Wheels program. The Rota-Dent program grew and the club began to seek new ways to publicize the project. They wanted more clubs in the area to know that it existed and how meaningful the project really is. This Newberg project brought in about $46,791.31 this year which was close to double the amount that had been earned the previous year.
Phil Edin (1997-1998)
Michael Sherman (1999-2000)
While Michael Sherman was president he was able to attend the Rotary International in Singapore. Community service continued as he challenged the local Kiwanis Club to a Salvation Army bell ringing challenge at Fred Meyer during the Christmas season.
Sherman was serving as Newberg’s Fire Chief at the time of his membership in the Newberg Rotary club