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A Message From Our President, Wendy McArthur Trumbo

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Welcome to the Newberg Rotary Club’s web page! We are so happy to see you here!

As the 2023-2024 Club President, I am delighted to extend a warm welcome to all visitors and fellow Rotarians. This webpage serves as a window into the heart and soul of our club’s activities, initiatives and the wonderful work that we do to make a positive difference in Newberg and around the globe.

Rotary is a global network of dedicated individuals who are committed to service above self, and the Rotary Club of Newberg is no exception, as we come together to address the needs of our community, promote peace, and foster fellowship. Through our collective efforts, we strive to create lasting change through compassion and generosity.

The Rotary Club of Newberg

“The Rotary way is to light a candle. I light one, you light one, 1.2 million Rotarians light one. Together, we light up the world.” – RI President-Elect Gary C. K. Huang, April 2014. The Rotarian

Rotary Clubs are the heart of Rotary. Its members are the innovators, the people of action, the “boots on the ground” – the people getting things done.

The Rotary Club of Newberg is one of three Rotary Clubs in Newberg. Founded in 1936, we are the oldest club and have continually supported the youth of our community. Our Club’s motto stands as our guiding light, shaping our decisions, as we focus on the well-being and empowerment of our youth.

Each year we provide scholarships to our graduating seniors, dictionaries to our 3rd graders, and supplies to our school resource rooms to help students in need. Internationally we have helped more than 40 students in Kenya receive an education, provided training programs in Nepal to stem the tide of violence against women and children, worked with indigenous populations in Guatemala to provide dental care and clean water, and teamed with organizations such as Transiciones to help children confined to a wheelchair to receive care and an education. Closer to home, for years we raised our paddle at our annual auction to raise funds for a fledgling organization, Thugz Off Drugz, to provide needed support services for those in drug recovery and those returning to their communities after years in prison. Today, Thugz Off Drugz is known as Helping Hands and has become a success story respected by law enforcement for its low rate of recidivism and success in transitioning those in need into productive community members.

Our Mission: We provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through our fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders.

The Objective of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise, and, in particular, to encourage and foster:

  • The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;
  • High ethical standards in business and professions, the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations, and the dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society;

  • The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian’s personal, business, and community life;
  • The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.

Meet Our
Board of Directors

President Wendy McArthur-Trumbo
President Elect Karen Roberts
Vice President
Past President Becky Ankeny
Secretary Kathi Futornick
Treasurer Michelle Colvin
Membership Chair
Community Service Chair Om Sukheenai
Public Relations Chair Dan Keuler
International Service Chair Laura Tilrico
Youth Services Chair Christy Cowgill
Vocational Services Chair Amber Hansen-Moore
Peace Chair Mike Caruso
The Rotary Foundation Chair Dan Keuler
Club Foundation Spike Sumner

Newberg Rotary Foundation

The purpose of the Newberg Rotary Foundation (NRF) is to promote and encourage the health, education, and general welfare of youth, principally in Newberg & local area.

The Rotary Family



The Rotary

Foundation (TRF)

Rotary District



Rotary Club of Newberg History

The Rotary Club of Newberg was organized December 20, 1935 and received its charter February 5, 1936, with 22 charter members, becoming the 3,910th club in Rotary International which was in 79 different countries at that time.  Read about Paul Harris in his youth –  before Rotary, in a January 2023 graphic novel and travel through Rotary’s history with the Rotary Time Traveler.