Newberg Noon Rotary Club Newsletter for April 27, 2022

~ Newberg Noon Rotary Club Newsletter ~

Rotary Club of Newberg, Zoom Meeting

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

 

~ Call to Order ~

President Elect Becky Ankeny welcomed Rotarians and Friends of Rotary to the Hybrid Live/Zoom meeting at 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at the Chehalem Cultural Center.

 

 

~ Flag Salute ~

Karen lead participants in the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

~ 4 Way Test ~

Shannon K 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 ~

Congratulations to Grant Austin: Grant has earned his Paul Harris Fellow + 7 pin for being an annual donor to The Rotary Foundation and has now donated a cumulative total in excess of $8,000. Thank you Grant Austin for your generosity!

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 ~

Leslie Caldwell, Guest Speaker, Taste Newberg

Yvonne Lerch, Guest

Tim and Pam Weaver, Guests

Jill Bilka, Guest

~ The Rotary Duck ~

Yvonne: Yvonne is the Strategic Partnerships Manager at Home Builders Association of Metropolitan Portland. She curates the home and garden shows and other events they put on. They are in their 47th annual NWNatural Street of Dreams. They will be producing some beautiful homes off of Bell Rd and welcome people of Newberg to reach out and find ways to participate.

Spike: Spike’s guests are Tim and Pam Weaver, family members of past Rotarian Ray Simonson, for whom is the most recent honoree for the painted colors of our duck we pass around. Pam, Ray’s daughter, was the manger of the birth center of the hospital and Tim was a long time well respected police officer in Newberg.

Pam: Pam mentioned how much this Rotary group meant to her late father who was a member for somewhere around 50 years, and is very honored to have been invited to attend.

Rick: Noted that he was originally from Forest Grove, and this is his 4th Rotary Club in 53 years. He announced that the Forest Grove Rotary Club will be putting on its major fundraiser this summer after a few covid years off, the 2022 Forest Grove Concours D’Elegance Car Show which will take place on July 17, 2022. Ask Rick or see their website for more details. https://forestgroveconcours.org/

Denise: Is really proud and excited for her husband who was promoted to Assistant Manager at Les Schwab after 25 years working there. She celebrated by hiring a yard maintenance professional to relieve him of his yard duties. Also noted that the Interact Club Project is doing great. Homeword Bound Pets has stepped in to do all of the Vaccinations, flea treatments, and chippings for free. Hazels House and Orphan Kittne Rescue of Oregon are also coming to help out. It is free with food and goodies for dogs and cats. It was scheduled originally for Saturday but was postponed due to medical emergency, so stay tuned for a new date.

Larry: Is a proud Grandpa. His grandson Cole, was accepted into the Doctorate Program at OSU Cascades. This weekend he won the NW Conference Championship in Baseball scoring 6 runs, 4 RBIs, with a 500 Batting Avg. In other news, his granddaughter was named valedictorian at her HS.

James: Is now in the Pancake Breakfast committee and is proud of all the work they are doing. They are ramping up their meetings and are putting together more detailed instructions, whereby transitioning leadership of that project in the future will be much quicker and less painful. He also noted that he is thankful for his team working at Astor House.

Dan K: Is happy to be back in person after a few virtual meetings. Also announced that he will be mailing out Grant Austin his pin and certificate for Grant’s Paul Harris Fellow +7, which means he has donated in excess of $8,000 during his years in our club. Huge thank you to Grant for his generosity. These donations to The Rotary Foundation are vital to our grant funding available to our club by way of district matching. Also reminded everyone to check out the new edition of The Giving Town Podcast whereby Dan R dives into the organization “Henderson House”. Listen to the podcast here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1931556/10510495

Walter: Pointed out that 10 years ago, the Rotary Club joined with the Friendsview committee to work on Trail off of 99W in town. They will be doing a spring cleanup on that trail where you can meet up with some seniors for treats and some clean up opportunities. Also pointed out that plants will be on sale by the Newberg High School Greenhouse which will kick off Thursday May 5th and run 5th-7th (Thurs-Sat) and again May 12th-14th (Thurs-Sat), from 10am until 6 pm.

Laura: Announce a thank you to the Club for donating $1,400 for travel expenses to send ER Nurse Marni Tilrico to travel to Poland to help with Ukrainian Refugees. Also our Global grant to train advocates for the prevention of violence against women in Nepal begins this week. All is running smoothly and our friends in Kathmandu have given big thanks for our work on this.

 

~ Today’s Program: Taste Newberg with Leslie Caldwell ~

Leslie Caldwell is the Executive Director for Taste Newberg. Taste Newberg is the official online travel resource and Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) for Newberg, Oregon. Formed initially as Visit Newberg (dba Taste Newberg), a 501(c)(6) non-profit in February 2019, they are a destination marketing organization dedicated to enhancing the greater Newberg area’s economy by attracting travelers to the region and promoting the support of local businesses during their visit. Leslie has worked at various hotels from coast to coast before settling down in Yamhill County and taking on the role of building Taste Newberg from the ground up in an effort to work to increase tourism to our beautiful Town.

Taste Newberg is separate from the Chamber of Commerce and their activities, and is primarily responsible for the marketing for tourism to Newberg. There are no members and are funded 100% by Transient Lodging Taxes and occasional grants. Similar to a traditional non-profit, they have a board of directors which includes area tourism and business industry leaders. After realizing they had some domain name issues with the name Visit Newberg, they rebranded to Taste Newberg, which reflects a varied array of “tastes” that draws travelers to come to Newberg including Food, Wine, scenery/hiking, truffle hunting, art, history, etc.

Taste Newberg promotes overnight lodging stays and driving traffic to our local businesses. They provide industry support to local businesses through information sharing about grants, small business marketing training, social equity, business trainsings, etc. They are also part of a larger parent organization called Travel Oregon, who has designated 7 regions in Oregon, of which one is the Willamette Valley, for which there is also a Regional DMO that in part represents us in Newberg.

There have been huge impacts due to COVID, as they saw a huge drop in funding as they lost revenue with a decrease of TLT revenue of 55%. As Covid has decreased, they expect to see a continued recovery in the tourism industry.

For more information on the organization and their marketing efforts, visit their website at https://tastenewberg.com/.

Check your e-mails for Zoom meeting access information, special announcements, and newsletter release notifications.

~ Joke of the Day ~

What is the best thing about Switzerland?

I don’t know, but the flag is a big plus.

~ Happy Quotes! ~

“Only rainbows after rain, the sun will always come again.”

Keep Your Head Up by Andy Grammer

~ Published 5/03/2022: Dan Keuler, Newsletter Editor ~

Newberg Noon Rotary Club Newsletter for April 20, 2022

~ 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 ~

Newberg Noon Rotary Club Newsletter for April 13, 2022

~ Newberg Noon Rotary Club Newsletter ~

Rotary Club of Newberg, Zoom Meeting

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

 

~ Call to Order ~

President-Elect Becky Ankeny welcomed Rotarians and Friends of Rotary to the Hybrid Live/Zoom meeting at 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, 2022 at the Chehalem Cultural Center.

 

 

~ Flag Salute ~

Ralph lead participants in the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

~ 4 Way Test ~

Walter 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 ~

Pancake Breakfast: Note that this is a lot of work and they are in need of volunteers. Please reach out if you would like to join it, it is a lot of fun. Aaron is in charge of the committee so get ahold of him to get involved. This is very important and we would be very appreciative to anyone willing to be on the planning committee.

Ukraine Announcement: Ukrainian relief pledges last week: Last week we collected moneys – 5 people still need to send funds related to funding Laura’s sister in law who is an RN looking to fly to help refugee effort.

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 ~

Nancy Perez-Flores, Guest Speaker

Amanda Brooks, Guest Speaker

~ 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 missed a few of the guests’ names and messages to the club.

 

~ Today’s Program: Henderson House with Amanda Brooks and Nancy Perez-Flores ~

Amanda Brooks and Nancy Perez-Flores are the Program Manager and Executive Director, respectively for Henderson House which is Yamhill County community-based organization whose mission is to provide culturally aware outreach, education, and services for victims of domestic and sexual violence through leadership, hope and respect for thriving families. They serve anyone who identifies as a victim or survivor of abuse. They are 100% confidential. They work with individuals to allow them to share in confidence. They have a 247 crisis hotline and an emergency shelter for those fleeing immediate danger of abuse. Men, Women, Children can utilize. They statistically have more women in their services, but men can also be victims. Men who are victims often have a more difficult time coming in and asking for assistance due to culturally accepted masculinity norms. They operate support groups which just restarted following a brief pause due to covid. They also have a girls circle at NHS for 11-17 YOs. The support groups and advocacy center are located in McMinnville. The shelter has 5 room house. They can take in 13 individuals at a time, as max capacity, which is not enough for the whole county, and hope to support more victims/survivors as they continue to grow their assets and resources. They also can help fill out a protection order and accompany them to court for emotional support. They can help answer questions and office is open to walk in MF9-5. They also have a survivor fund that helps survivors gain independence by funding their finding their own place or storage unit as needed.

They also have long-term advocacy efforts where they are trying to spread the word of their resources and provide long-term support for victims. They also do hospital accompaniment. This is important for sexual assault which can be difficult emotionally but also to help understand the types of questions asked.

They are funded through Federal and State grants with a smaller portion through private donations. The BoD also does a Fundraiser once per year. Last year it was called 40 years of hope, as they had their 40th year as an org. This year will be called Illuminating Hope, which will be in October for violence awareness month including many activities and an online auction.

They have served thousands of local victims, about 20-30 calls a week, with an increase need for safety with COVID phasing out.

They serve all of YC, and partner with YCAP in many ways including mental health. They are willing to partner with many different organizations but require any agency they might work with to be able to abide by confidentiality needs, a key requirement to partner with them.

For more information on the organization, how to donate, or volunteering opportunities, visit their website at https://www.hendersonhouse.org.

Check your e-mails for Mike Caruso’s Zoom meeting access information.

~ Joke of the Day ~

Q: Why do bicycles fall over?
A: Because they are two-tired.

~ Happy Quotes! ~

“Don’t forget to stop and admire the things you love about who you are.”

– Dan Keuler

~ Published 4/20/2022: Dan Keuler, Newsletter Editor ~

Newberg Noon Rotary Club Newsletter for April 6, 2022

~ Newberg Noon Rotary Club Newsletter ~

Rotary Club of Newberg, Zoom Meeting

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

 

~ Call to Order ~

President-Elect Becky Ankeny welcomed Rotarians and Friends of Rotary to the Zoom meeting at 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 6, 2022, as the Chehalem Cultural Center was reserved for the Camelia Festival.

 

~ Flag Salute ~

Auggie lead participants in the Pledge of Allegiance (English).

Becky lead participants in the Pledge of Allegiance (Spanish).

 

~ 4 Way Test ~

A Rotarian 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 ~

Pancake Breakfast: Note that this is a lot of work and they are in need of volunteers. Please reach out if you would like to join it, it is a lot of fun. Aaron is in charge of the committee so get ahold of him to get involved. This is very important and we would be very appreciative to anyone willing to be on the planning committee.

Ukraine Announcement: Ukrainian relief pledges last week: Last week we collected moneys – 5 people still need to send funds related to funding Laura’s sister in law who is an RN looking to fly to help refugee effort.

Topenesh washington – Auggie researched this place which has 30 murals. They began doing murals in 1989 and are looking to touch up some of their murals. Something to consider for our murals

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 ~

Rich Brown, Guest

Gage Hannan, Guest Speaker

 

~ Today’s Program: Friendsview Updates with Gage Hannan ~

Gage Hannan is the Residency Planning coordinator sharing updates on the Friendsview Retirement Community. They are adding 124 new homes in their big expansion underway, which is Gage’s specialty. Gage is a 3rd Generation Newbergundian, living here his whole life. He started working in HS for FriendsView, working different roles for the community off and on over time. He was recently married. He has served roles from independent living to high levels of care. FV is a type A life plan, which is all inclusive with different levels of care available. Type B and C are usually for profit while A is usually non profit. FV is the only Type A in Oregon. Originally a community specifically for Quakers, FV is now open to all faiths, though they still offer religious activities and serve their residents with many Religious values in mind. Originally FV area was a rhye field, and now evolved. FV with the help of its residents, has created and maintained Hess Creek area. They work hard to stay involved in the community. They also maintain a relationship with GFU, where they have opportunities to pursue discounted educational opportunities as well as offer social interaction between the residents and GFU students.

FV has an Intent list where people have signed up with interest to retire there. There is a $325 application fee with a date to the future. Once a home becomes available, they will go down the Resident Transfer List and the Intent list. Regarding the new expansion, the lists have already been gone through and now they have vacancies that anyone can look into. They have half of the Sutten Terrace reservations left which is a year from completion.

Reach out to Gage or Molly Lister to get more information about FV or about becoming a Resident.

For more information on the organization, job or volunteering opportinities, visit their website at https://www.friendsview.org/.

Check your e-mails for Mike Caruso’s Zoom meeting access information.

~ Joke of the Day ~

Q: What do you call a person who loves Mondays?
A: Retired.

~ Happy Quotes! ~

“Retirement is not the end of the road. It is the beginning of an open Highway.”

– Unknown

~ Published 4/13/2022: Dan Keuler, Newsletter Editor ~