~ Newberg Noon Rotary Club Newsletter ~
Rotary Club of Newberg, Zoom Meeting
Wednesday, January 20, 2021
~ Zoom Meeting Participants ~
Shannon B, Mike, Dan, Joe, Shannon K, Christy, Debby, Brandy, Judy, Michelle, Amber, Patrick, Walter, Paula, Denise, Laura, Kathie, Amy, Paul, Auggie, Spike, Larry, Doug, Matt, Om, Stan
~ Call to Order ~
President-elect Joe Morelock welcomed Rotarians and Friends of Rotary to the Zoom meeting at 12:10 p.m. Wednesday, January 20, 2021. The Rotarians split out into breakout groups to start the meeting.
~ Flag Salute ~
Paullead participants in the Pledge of Allegiance.
~ 4 Way Test ~
Walter & Lauralead 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 shared a video forwarded to us by the District and Rotary International. The Video can be viewed on Youtube HERE.
~ Guests ~
Peter Lines, Guest and Husband of Christy
~ The Rotary Duck ~
Christy: Celebrated that today is a special day in our country and as a mother of young girls is excited that we now have the first female Vice President.
Laura: Announced that a few days ago she received full funding from Rotary International for her global Nepal grant regarding training against violence against women. Thanked everyone for their encouragement.
Brandy: Added onto what Christy said that she is also proud for the country and happy to share with her daughter that we have the first female vice president.
Larry: He announced that, working with the Jubitz Foundation, he accepted the role of marketing director for the global peace pole project and will be coordinating the placement of peace poles worldwide. If anyone knows of places to erect poles, let him know.
Om: Added on that it is also exciting that Kamala is not only the first female but also African and South Asian Vice President.
Shannon B: Wanted to thank Joe for stepping in to run the meeting today. She was quite pleased and thankful to get the day off from hosting.
Mike: Is working with Stan to get him into the meeting, and reminded us all that today is Polio Plus.
Amy: Amy thanked everyone for the warm welcome and thanked everyone for the Rotary package that was dropped off at her home.
Doug: His kid’s school is beginning phasing in in-school learning and is exited to get his kids back in school soon.
Denise: Happy for the peaceful transition at the Capital, and also happy for the sunshine today.
Joe: Amanda Gorman had presented a beautifully written and spoken original poem at the inauguration (C-SPAN Video). Joe noted that speaking at the inauguration was a huge accomplishment due to her having grown up with a speech impediment and that she likely was supported many wonderful educators that helped her along the way.
Total Collected today for Polio Plus: $160
~ Today’s Program: Christy Cowgill’s Classification Talk~
Christy Cowgill is a hypnotherapist, HypnoBirthing educator, advanced practice nurse anestheist, and local business owner. Her personal mission statement is as follows: “My personal mission to live a life that will outlive me (concept from Les Brown); this has created a desire to be certain that I am not standing on the sidelines.” She is a self described introvert, lives in Dundee, and works in Newberg. Her father was an Army Veteran. She joined a division of the scouts called the Explorers and as a high schooler even traveled to the Mayo Clinic, experiences which inspired and triggered her passion for science and the study of the human brain. She sat for her certification exam at 16 and worked as a long term care nurse. She valued greatly the impact she was able to make on her residents and more importantly the impact they had on her.
Christy spoke about how much she loves travelling, especially internationally over the whole world. She moved to OR in 2009 and met her now husband Peter cycling, with whom she shares many great loves in common. She returned to OHSU after having their 2 wonderful girls and got her Healthcare Management MBA. Her daughters Anna and Maddie are 4 and 6 now and they are the best and also most challenging experience in her life. She also mentioned her 16 year old rescue Pitbull Hailey. She share the cultural impact experienced when she opened their home to the au pair program and cherishes this experience. She also skis, cycling, walking the coast, hiking.
Of all the states shes lived in, Oregon is her favorite. She and her Family moved to Dundee from Portland during the Pandemic as she wanted to be involved in and work to build a community. They chose Newberg/Dundee as they wanted to live in a place with a strong sense of community and she also new Judy who lives here and also was responsible for introducing her to Rotary. She even shared that she helped her daughters build a book exchange and her kids caretake that book exchange (so cool!).
Late last year she opened her business called Enter into Calm, which is the current chapter of her life. She said that hypnosis does have a place in pain management and is the ability for someone to have influence and change over their midset, which allows you to use it rapidly in a situation like surgery. The use of neuro-linguistic programming can help people focus on positive. She has loved being able to exercise her creativity with owning her own business and creating her own website for it. She also went through a nurse coaching curriculum and started down that path but melded in hypnosis into that facet of her professional offerings.
Chrtisty’s influence as a young adult included a lot of support and mentors in the community, and therefore she has an interest in pursuing opportunities to work with Interact and other youth service opportunities.
More information on her professional services can be found at www.Enterintocalm.com.
~ Next Week’s Program: Lindsay Berschauer, County Commissioner ~
Check your e-mails for Mike Caruso’s Zoom meeting access information.
~ Joke of the Day ~
I simply do not trust stairs.
They are always up to something.
~ Happy Quotes! ~
“Work hard, be kind, and amazing things will happen.”
– Conan O’Brien
~ Published 1/22/2021: Dan Keuler, Newsletter Editor ~