Newberg Noon Rotary Club Newsletter for December 4, 2019

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?


Fourth – Is it BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

Newberg Noon Rotary Club Newsletter for December 4, 2019

Judy Robinson GREETED us today!

     …..’Tis the SEASON….!

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   This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is th

December 7 at 10:44 PMSneak peak of an amazing story. I had the pleasure to hear a few stories of how Rural First Responder (RFR) Urmila has saved more than one life since receiving her RFR certification! Wow! So inspiring how these RFR heroes are serving their communities!

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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

Not off to Nepal this time — it’s Geneva, Switzerland. More information on this exciting Nepal Medics endeavor coming soon!
Image may contain: sky, cloud, outdoor, water and nature…..THANKS, Patrick, for your “Service Above Self”…and…. “Connecting the World”.

……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…”


Newberg Noon Rotary Club Newsletter for November 27, 2019


Newberg Noon Rotary Club Newsletter for November 27, 2019

Rotary’s MOTTO:  “Service Above Self”

With no meeting this week, I have taken the opportunity to share some inspirational material from elsewhere in the world, with as much meaning here as there.  This is a very cool story.   Can you imagine wanting to make sure you drove by a certain gas station every day?  Just to see what the message was on the chalk board?    It’s true — a gas station has become quite a landmark in Gauteng, South Africa, with its daily # PetrolPumpWisdom , which are uplifting, some humorous, quotes written on a chalkboard. Some people say they deliberately travel this route just to read the quote which brightens their day.  

~  Stop trying to make everybody happy, you’re NOT tequila! ~

~ Don’t do something permanently stupid because you are temporarily upset! ~

~ It’s better to walk alone than with a crowd going the wrong direction. ~

~ Be who you needed when you were younger. ~

~ If you have to choose between drinking wine every day or being skinny, which would you choose? Red or white? ~

~ When you forgive, you heal.  When you let go, you grow. ~

~ Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future. ~

~ In a world where you can be anything, be kind. ~

~ When you make a commitment you build hope. When you keep it, you build trust. ~

~ I am a WOMAN…what’s YOUR superpower?  [Shannon Buckmaster immediately came to mind with this one!] ~

~ May your choice reflect your hopes, not your fears. –  Nelson Mandela ~

~ The best time to plant a tree was twenty years ago.  The second best time is NOW. ~

~ Why do we only rest in peace?  Why don’t we live in peace, too? ~

~ Don’t let Yesterday take up too much of Today. – Will Rogers ~

These seemed to fit in perfectly with 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?
Fourth – Is it BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
And totally consistent with Rotary International President Maloney’s theme for 2019-2020:
Rotary Connects the World:
Respectfully submitted
Rick Kaufman
Newsletter Editor
BTW – Don’t forget to check our Club’s website for upcoming programs…read your Rotarian magazine to learn about what wondrous things Rotarians, Interactors and Rotoractors are doing elsewhere in the world…and visit Rotary International’s website for all the information you need to sign up for the Rotary International Convention in Hawaii!  Newberg Noon Rotarian Laura Tilrico also has info!

Newberg Noon Rotary Club Newsletter for November 20, 2019

Providing each of us with excellent/wise LIFE guidance is 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?
Fourth – Is it BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

Newberg Noon Rotary Club Newsletter for November 20, 2019

Ever-smiling Brandy Penner was GREETER!



President Corey Z. opened the meeting having Jim McMaster lead us in the Pledge.

Guests:  Kiwanians Dennis Lewis, “Mayor” Bob Andrews, Shelly Hannan, Joe Hannan, Annie Lee, Rick Lee, Matt Compton, Ken Lewis…and visiting Rotarian Gary Stewart [representing District 5100].

Super FUN meeting with the Newberg Kiwanis!

…with a few words from their club President….…Joe Hannan….speaking to the various YOUTH projects their club is involved with…as their primary focus is on YOUTH.  Newberg Kiwanis claims 37 members; Primary fundraiser is a golf tournament to which Rotarians are invited; they have Key Clubs in both Newberg and St. Paul High Schools; NB Kiwanis gives out small grants and contributes to Doernbecher Hospital in Portland. It is obvious that between Kiwanis and Rotary a lot of charitable CARE and LOVE is generated in Newberg, and around the world!

Kiwanian Heather Lewis mentioned that NHS Key Club & Interactors are working together on supplying/running the Resource Room at NHS.

Jim McMaster reminded us that we would meet with the Kiwanians again December 19th, and that his son, Spencer [Peace Corps/Africa], will be the program.

Mike Caruso ushered The Duck around the room for DUCK TALES….[a few, but not all, “tales” are presented here]…Dr. Joe M. admitted that he was NOT wearing “special” socks today [bummer !]; Shannon B.; Auggie; Curt W.; Gene Piros lauded the NHS football team; Spike; Lisa S.; Dr. Stan gave kudos to GFU football team’s efforts in State Finals; Dr. Joe [again!]  claimed that they DID have computers 10 – 12 years ago! [Editor’s note:  If you want your DUCK TALE in the newsletter, please provide me with information as I simply cannot take meeting notes fast enough to get ALL relevant information!]

Membership Chair Kimberly Abraham introduced new “Friend of Rotary”, Nancy Jiosa….

.…President-Elect Shannon B. listed off new for 2021 Club Leadership….thanking everyone for the continued dedication to making our club the success it has been, is, and will continue to be in the future!  THEN…energy-powerhouse Shannon Buckmaster… had us all form a loose circle at the east end of the room and got us into a FUN….social-interaction GAME!  Basic rule….a “starter” participant rolls the one “die” and whatever number of dots comes up, provides the answer to the correspondingly-numbered question on the chart…in this case, held by Corey Z. [hiding!]

After giving personal information about that player, then the die is passed on to the next participant in the circle…the number away from her/him as indicated on the die just rolled. This was not only FUN, but quickly informative as to interests, etc., of those playing!

.…and around it went….…with the FUN finally cut short by our intrepid “clock-watcher”, Shannon B….THIS could have gone on for some time, as everyone was starting to get into the “swing of things”!

Prez Corey then closed out the meeting….

2019 – 2020 RI President Maloney’s theme…..Rotary Connects the World:

Respectfully submitted

Rick Kaufman

Newsletter Editor


How about a little THANKSGIVING HUMOR!? […with all due respect to the un-named authors of each of the following…]

1 – Thanksgiving dinners take about 18 hours to prepare and 12 minutes to eat…halftimes are 12 minutes…NOT a coincidence!

2 – I don’t eat pumpkin pie. It’s made from the guts of jack-o-lanterns, and that’s just plain spooky. 

3 – If you stand in the meat section at the grocery store long enough, you start to get mad at turkeys. There’s turkey ham, turkey bologna, turkey pastrami. Someone needs to tell the turkey, man, just be yourself. 

4 – Last Thanksgiving, I shot my own turkey. It was fun. That shotgun going, BLAM! Everybody at the supermarket just staring. Why track them when I know where they are?

5 – On Thanksgiving Day, all over America, families sit down to dinner at the same moment — halftime.  I like football. I find it an exciting strategic game. It’s a great way to avoid conversations with your family on Thanksgiving.

6 – A new survey found that 80 percent of men claim they help cook Thanksgiving dinner. Which makes sense, when you hear them consider saying “that smells good” to be helping.


Newberg Noon Rotary Club Newsletter for November 13, 2019

2019 – 2020 RI President Maloney’s theme…..Rotary Connects the World:

….Do YOU have one of these shirts?  If not, why not?  If so….wear it to meetings!

Newberg Noon Rotary Club Newsletter for November 13, 2019

Becky A. was GREETER!

Club President Corey Z. opened the meeting, having Judy Robinson lead us in the PLEDGE.

Guests:  Paul Schubach [today’s presenter] and his wife, Ginevra Blake.

Lisa Salmons’ Rotary Moment focused on volunteering for something new even if it feels outside your comfort zone. Lisa and Michelle Colvin volunteered to deliver dictionaries to six 3rd grade classrooms. Since this was the first time delivering dictionaries they didn’t know what to expect walking into each classroom. They called in advance and arranged a time to visit at each school, so it went very smoothly. They enjoyed seeing the students so happy to receive their own dictionary and sharing what Rotary is about and what Newberg Noon Rotary does for youth programs in our area.  Also….” *Special recognition should be given to Tony L for coordinating the dictionary program and to all the delivery volunteers. (Tony would have the names of the other volunteers. Brandi was one of the volunteers and I think Cory and one other person.)”

Announcements: Laura reminded us of the importance of attending…if at all possible….the Rotary International Convention in Hawaii for 2020…details available online at the RI website.

Gene Piros handled the DUCK, collecting $64.25: DUCK TALE contributors today included….Auggie [w/ “chuckles” about his daughter]; Kathie Byers [Her bank is having a charitable $$ drive from Nov. 25 – Dec 13.]; Walter [another “Rotary Moment”]; Judy R. [” I simply paid a penance for being gone 3 weeks on vacation. And although we thoroughly enjoyed our journey to parts of Italy and Greece we were happy to return to Newberg where graffiti is not considered a form of art and where we enjoy our own little community!]; Paula told of a “field trip” with her 101 year old Mom!; Tony [“Thanks!” to those who helped….and an update on the Dictionary Project]; Dr. Joe Morelock [with some different…albeit still BRIGHT….socks!]….

Dr. Stan [Ladies State Volleyball Champs GFU beat Lewis & Clark in state playoffs]; Yours Truly thanked Tony for Dictionary Project…which I did for about 8 years while Rotarian in Jacksonville, OR…and learned that South Medford High School senior Interactors still had…and used nearly daily …their dictionaries received from Rotary while in the third grade!]; Shannon Buckmaster could simply NOT let Dr. Joe’s socks go unchallenged …showing off her own dazzling footwear w/ “unicorn” motif!  Gotta admit…her stylish boots are a lot better looking than his “high-mileage” shoes!

Did anyone of us know what a classic, once-priceless [before it got cut in half to use as a teaching tool!..and…YES…he shared THAT story, too!], Stradivarius [it IS signed inside!] violin looked like INSIDE!?  NOW WE DO…as master violin maker/repairer…and great/entertaining story-teller…Paul Schubach tells…and showed….us all about it in our Program today!  According to Paul, the classic violins’ shapes, as we know/recognize them today, started in the 1500s…he then charmed us with demonstrations and stories…

…..…… to VERY CAREFULLY place the tone-tuning/tensioning “post” in that “no-longer-priceless” Stradivarius violin.  Paul Schubach is a local “gem”…a true artist…and world-class violin maker/craftsman…with amazing working skills…including those learned from violin-makers with family in Milano, Italy…Paul and his wife, Ginevra Blake, moved to Portland  in 1971…then settled in Newberg…and have a son here.  Paul’s shop is across from F.I.S.H.  Actually very close to Auggie’s clinic!

…Paul shared with us the intricasies/nuances of design, construction, wood choices [Spruce is the favorite/best “sound box” species…although other woods, such as some maples may be involved]…tuning…and other details associated with producing really good…high quality…correct-sounding violins…

..Paul invited anyone interested in what/how he does his “violin magic” to visit his shop…but to please call ahead.

Schuback Violin Shop, 110 South Elliott Road, Newberg, Oregon 97132, Please call or email for an appointment,  503.916.4430



December 4th meeting will feature Tiger Manufacturing….Unique NHS Program worth knowing about!  Check the Club’s website for all these details!

Let your life be significantly guided by

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?
Fourth – Is it BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
Respectfully submitted,
Rick Kaufman
Newsletter Editor
How about a few snippets of HUMOR!?
~ Therapist:  “Your wife says you never buy her flowers.  Is that true?”  Him:  “To be honest, I never knew she sold flowers!”  🙂
~ Picked up a hitch-hiker.  Seemed like a nice guy. After a few miles he asked me if I wasn’t afraid that he might be a serial killer.  I told him that the odds of two serial killers being in the same car were extremely unlikely.  😉
~ Me:  (Sobbing my heart out, eyes swollen, nose red)…”I can’t see you any more…I am not going to let you hurt me again like this!”…Trainer:  “It was a sit-up….you did ONE sit-up!”  Hmmmm….