Rotary’s Four-Way Test of the things we think, say or do….
First – Is it the TRUTH?
Second – Is it FAIR to all concerned?
Third – -Will it BUILD GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
Fourth – Is it BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
Newberg Noon Rotary Club Newsletter for December 4, 2019
Judy Robinson GREETED us today!
President Corey Z. opened the meeting, having Laura Tilrico lead us in the Pledge.
Guests: From Newberg High School: seniors Macy Schowalter, Brogan Sattler, Evan Richman, and Ethan Crowley…accompanied by their instructor/mentor, Alvin Elbert.
Two “Rotary Moments” today:
- Lisa Salmons: “The moment shared was simple. Gene Piros and I were just sharing that it is nice to know fellow Rotarians who can help us outside of Rotary. He was visiting the medical center and ran into me and I was able to help him with questions and get him on his way.”…
- …and Yours Truly, Rick….My oldest [of three] sister, Margaret, passed away very recently…suddenly, quietly and peacefully….she would have been 88 in January, 2020. Her late husband was an active Beaverton Rotarian for years…and after his death she returned to her “roots” in Forest Grove, becoming an active Charter Member of Forest Grove DayBreak Rotary in 1991. She had recently attended my 80th birthday celebration in mid-September…appeared a bit frail, but was mentally “sharp as a tack”. She was a very giving/loving/compassionate lady…and staunch Rotarian!
$46….generated from DUCK TALES….some of which are related here – Paula bragging on her Mom’s 101st birthday! Librarian Will Worthey let us know of special activities at the Library…Dec. 14…and January 17th…a 7PM re-visit to some WWII events…[for more details go to the Library’s website]; Angel let us know of a “blanket drive” at their bank on Friday, Dec. 13.; and others contributed as well…Becky A., Dr. Stan, Jim McM…and some I missed! Patrick Bancke, doing his part [and then some!] supporting the RI President’s theme….with the following:…check this out!….Nepal Medics
Here we go! I’m off to LAX for a quick connection, then to Guangzhou, China for a layover, then on to Kathmandu, Nepal! So excited to see dear friends! STAY TUNED: We will be participating in some exciting meetings! -Patrick
……Today’s program: Tiger Manufacturing at Newberg High School: Tiger Manufacturing is a student-led, student-run, student-driven machine shop fully functioning at Newberg High School. Our students make real parts, for real customers, for real paychecks. This year, our team consists of four lead role positions. They are all seniors at Newberg High School.
…..Macy Schowalter is the CEO…bright…dedicated and very knowledgeable! All four…especially the students…fielded the many questions VERY WELL….such a TERRIFIC PROGRAM!
….Brogan Sattler is the Production Planner, Evan Richman is the Lathe Lead, and Ethan Crowley is the Mill Lead. Our program has grown exponentially in the past three years. It started with four students the first year, and is now at 16. Tiger Manufacturing was originally created to make students aware of CTE and Trades classes and careers and to give them the skills they need to go into these careers.We are not your typical sit down and read your textbook classroom. We do much more. Our program puts students in a real world work environment and provides them with expert training. The three main machines we have in Tiger are a HAAS CNC Mill, a HAAS CNC Lathe, and an SNK CNC Lathe. We have lots of big, optimistic plans for Tiger in the near and foreseeable future. Right now, there are 16 students enrolled in our program, which is about our capacity with our limited space, resources, and jobs. However, we are hoping to expand our capabilities by spreading out our space and purchasing another CNC Mill and CNC Lathe. Another project we have rolling is collaborating with A-dec. A few of their team members came to tour our shop and meet our students. They all seemed to love it. They are in the process of getting a group together to mentor Tiger Manufacturing students during our classes. We are hoping that by working with local businesses in the trade, we can give our students more opportunities and connections going forward. Another way we are looking towards the future is actually to inspire other schools to get programs like tiger manufacturing up and running. This will happen slowly through more publicity, open houses, and networking. We are preparing the future generation of workers and engineers to literally create the future of our world. Without programs like Tiger, we would be left without enough workforce to cover all the engineers and manufacturers to cover those who will be retiring. Even today, there is a massive shortage of skilled skill trade workers in the Portland Metro area. Manufacturers and fighting for these skilled workers. We want to keep this career path alive and innovative. That’s why we need to do something about this now.
REMINDER: December 11 program: Michelle Colvin’s Classification Talk….. and THEN…..NO MEETING ON THE 18TH…instead we will have a joint HOLIDAY meeting with Newberg Kiwanis on Thursday, December 19th, when Spencer McMaster will regale us with PEACE CORPS tales from Africa!
Respectfully submitted, Rick Kaufman, Newsletter Editor
…and sharing a few bits of wisdom….
“Do the right thing, even when no one is looking….it’s called INTEGRITY…”
“A smart person knows what to say…a wise person knows whether to say it or not….”
“No matter how educated, talented, rich or cool you believe you are, how you treat people ultimately tells all…”