Newberg Noon Rotary Club Newsletter for July 21, 2021

~ Newberg Noon Rotary Club Newsletter ~

Rotary Club of Newberg, Zoom Meeting

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

 

~ Call to Order ~

Immediate Past President Shannon Buckmaster welcomed Rotarians and Friends of Rotary to the Hybrid Live/Zoom meeting at 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at the Chehalem Cultural Center.

 

~ Flag Salute ~

Jim lead participants in the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

~ 4 Way Test ~

Kim 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 ~

  • Dan and Mike presented Eric Bergquam with his Paul Harris +8 pin, which mean he has donated more than $9,000 to the Rotary Foundation over the years. Congratulations and thank you for your continued dedication and generosity! Mike also announced that Dan will be presenting future awards as Dan is taking over as the Foundation Chair for the 21-22 year.
  • Pancake Breakfast is this Weekend! We hope to see you there! The Event will be Saturday July 24th from 6am to noon.
  • Please RSVP for the Installation Banquet! It is Wednesday July 28th. There may still a few tickets available, check with Brandy.

 

Welcome to the Club Mary Jane!

Shannon B, the membership Chair Kim, and the Club also officially welcomed and inducted the newest member of our club: Mary Jane Hendrix. Mary transferred to our club from the Newberg Early Birds Club. Welcome Mary Jane!

~ Guests ~

Kyle VanBergen, Guest, works with Evergreen Home Loans

Daniel Futornick, Guest, Son of Kathi

Kyla Sliger, Guest, Loan Officer at Guild Mortgage

Elsa Bergquam, Guest/daughter of Eric Bergquam

 

~ The Rotary Duck ~

Mike: Noted that today is Polio Plus day and highlighted the great work Rotary has done with the eradication of Polio. Mike reminded us that in 1985, when the Polio Eradication Campaign took on Rotary as its partner, there were approximately 365,000 cases each year, worldwide. This year, there has been 1 case in Afganistan, and 1 case in Pakistan, meaning we are very close to completing that mission.

Jim: Jim’s son is a contractor for Americorps, a government based volunteer organization, and he noted that they are short on volunteers. His son was also offered a job working for the headquarters in Los Angeles. Also mentioned that his mother passed away at 92 a week and a half ago. He noted that she was very generous with her money when it came to supporting causes and so he donated towards Polio in her name.

Ralph: Donated to support Polio.

Eric and Elsa: Eric announced that his daughter was donating to polio.

Stan: Welcomed Eric back and that it is good to see him. He thanked him for his participation in the Paul Harris program and his contributions to the Rotary Foundation.

Larry: Mentioned that they have a successful Peace Pole dedication in Dallas, Oregon. The Dallas Interact Club put poles up at the High school.

Paul: Noted that his 11 grandchildren will all be attending the Pancake Breakfast and he has already bought those tickets.

Dan: Mentioned that he just took his first vacation since December. He tried to to leave late and come back to work early but his new boss insisted he stay home and enjoy his full vacation. Additionally, noted that his 3 year old Jackson had a moment of maturity when Jaskson calmly said “I’d like to have a talk about learning to not use diapers at night.”

Walter: Mentioned that he is not so skilled at computer skills but is making progress. That being said he had great technical help from fellow rotarians for helping him through it. Also mentioned that his granddaughter had gotten the opportunity to play National Championship Soccer. Awesome!

Brandy: Noted that there are approximately 40 people signed up for the Installation Banquet and is excited for the event.

Laura: Announced that we heard from our Friends at the Kathmandu Club in Nepal that they are about ready to resume in person training.

 

~ Today’s Program: Pro Classification Talk with Eric Bergquam DMD ~

Eric Bergquam, a local Dentist, has been a Rotarian for nearly a decade, is a Paul Harris +8, participates in international dental volunteering, and is a board member for the Rotodent program. Eric grew up in Newberg since the 5th grade, graduating from Newberg High School, and getting his Biology degree at Linfield College. He then began working at OHSU doing molecular biology research. While at OHSU, a friend encouraged him to get into dentistry. He then went to discuss this idea with his longtime dentist he grew up going to and his dentist offered to allow him to job shadow and see how he liked it. Eric pointed out what a great opportunity this was and invited anyone in the club to come or invite others considering dentistry to come to his office to do the same. He ended up taking over that very same dentist office he grew up going to. They are in Newberg and provide all of the typical services needed.

Eric has a wife, a son, and a daughter (Elsa). He noted hobbies including outdoor activities including Skiing, hiking, fishing, hunting, rafting, wake boarding, gardening, motorcycling, basketball.

Eric also loves to spend time doing international volunteering as a dentist. He has done 9 trips total and does these trips through Medical Teams International as well as with Wide Open Humanitarian, which serves more geographically isolated areas. He often brings his kids to help serve on these trips: Elsa went on on two of the trips, one to Nepal and another to Peru. His son went to Nepal and Guatamala. It is a great experience, especially for kids, to see the world, serve, and see how good we have it in America. Eric noted that for the first trip they took to Nepal in 2015, Laura helped write a grant to Rotary International for $50,000 and also to Adec gave over $120,000 for them to set up 4 operatories in 2 different clinics in Nepal. He noted how often he sees good work being done by Rotary all around the world when he travels. He noted that anyone can volunteer, not just dentists. Volunteers who do not have medical skills are very valuable working with logistics and other non-technical aspects of the trips. If you are interested in working on one of these projects contact Eric to learn more and hear great stories.

Eric was introduced to Rotary by Grant Gerke. Eric wanted to buy portable dental units from A-dec and Grant insisted that he needs to buy these products through the program Rota-Dent. He got his travel kits and then was invited to come to a rotary meeting by Grant and joined the club 9 years ago, eventually also joining the board for Rota-Dent. As seen in the picture, Eric and Elsa set up and demonstrated the Tota-chair and Rota-dent kit for the club and expressed how quick, portable, easy to use and quality of these products. If you or anyone you know does volunteer dentistry, this is a great product for performing high quality dentistry with easy travel. Ken Austin designed these products himself and A-dec makes these units and donates a lot for the program (they donate the first 100 units and then sells at cost after 100). Rota-dent has donates its profits to the Noon and Morning Club and has done so for decades. Covid has taken its toll on activity, but previously was in the habit of giving about $50,000 to each club annually.

For more information on Eric’s practice, visit https://www.bergquamdentistnewberg.com/

For more information on the RotoDent Program, visit http://rota-dent.org/

 

~ Next Week’s Program: Oregon Community Foundation by Jenn Columbus and Deb Vaughn ~

 

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

~ Joke of the Day ~

“I wonder: Do gun manuals have a ‘TroubleShooting’ section?”

~ Happy Quotes! ~

“Whoever is happy, will make others happy.”

– Anne Frank

 

~ Published 7/30/2021: Dan Keuler, Newsletter Editor ~

Newberg Noon Rotary Club Newsletter for July 14, 2021

~ Newberg Noon Rotary Club Newsletter ~

Rotary Club of Newberg, Zoom Meeting

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

 

~ Call to Order ~

President Joe Morelock welcomed Rotarians and Friends of Rotary to the Hybrid Live/Zoom meeting at 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 14, 2021 at the Chehalem Cultural Center.

 

~ Flag Salute ~

Shannon K lead participants in the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

~ 4 Way Test ~

Dan 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! There are still table and grill Sponsorships available (contact Spike if interested). Additionally, we hope that everyone works hard to sell tickets. You should get yourself some tickets but they also make great gifts. The Event will be Saturday July 24th from 6am to noon.
  • Please RSVP for the Installation Banquet! It is Wednesday July 28th. There are still a few tickets available.

~ Guests ~

Kyle VanBergen, Guest, works with Evergreen Home Loans

Daniel Futornick, Guest, Son of Kathi

Kyla Sliger, Guest, Loan Officer at Guild Mortgage

 

~ The Rotary Duck ~

Walter: Walter announced that he and Julie, on July 2nd, although were sitting on opposite sides of the room, just celebrated their 55th Anniversary. Congrats!

Ralph: Gave a health Brag about his good A-1-C levels thanks to good dieting.

Jim: Mentioned that he will be out of town coming up.

Mike: Noted that 10 years ago the club became a Peacebuilder. There are 302 worldwide and Laura helped design a new logo that they will be putting on shirts and hats for anyone who wants to order one. The shirts will be $30 and the hats are about half that. You will need to pre-order so ket Mike know if you want one.

Brandy: Missed some meetings as her and her family were travelling for Summer Vacation.

Amber: Announced the Summer youth entrepreneurial program – The Blueberry Project. This is a project whereby youth can go pick blueberries and sell them. For more information contact Amber or YCAP.

Rick: Announced his 4 month anniversary with our Club.

Auggie: Introduced his guest Kyla who works for Guild Mortgage.

Kyla: Mentioned she works for Guild Mortgage and she and her team are happy to help with any fundraising or marketing of service projects as they seek to give back to the community.

Kyle: Came last week and is glad to be back this week.

Karen: Introduced her guest Daniel. Daniel is her son, works with her in real estate, and is planning to apply to become a member.

Daniel: Thanked everyone for having him. He joked that he previously attended one of Shannon Buckmasters last meetings and had to come back to see if Joe is as good as Shannon was as president.

Laura: Announced that we heard from our Friends in Nepal that $45,000 was raised in our effort to help fund their medical response to COVID outbreaks. 52 Oxygen Concentrators were purchased and distributed in Nepal. Thanks again to everyone who helped raise that awareness and to everyone who donated to that cause.

 

~ Today’s Program: Pro Classification Talk with Lynn Montoya Quinn ~

Lynn Montoya Quinn presented today via Zoom. Lynn has been a member for 6-7 years and is the Scholarship Committee Chair. She is the Director of the Portland Community College Newberg Center.

Lynn is a Northwest girl and was born in Ellensburg and grew up in Pullman, WA (home of the WSU Cougars). In High School she finally moved down to Hood River, Oregon and went to the University of Oregon for a few years after high school until transferring to Seattle University where she graduated with a degree in Social work, Community Service, and Public Affairs. She got a job working in a group home for children with disabilities and managed that group home for 6 or 7 years before moving to Arizona, getting her Master’s Degree in Education and taught at a Private Highschool there. This is where her love for teaching was born. She then took an opportunity to move back to Portland to be closer to family where she began working for Portland Community College. She has worked both as a teacher and an administrator during her time at PCC. She especially enjoyed working in programs that served students who had disabilities or were the first generation of their families to go to college. She came to Newberg Center in 2014 to work as the Director.

Community Colleges offer a lot of opportunities for people seeking education below are some highlights Lynn provided about CCs:

  • Created in the 40s and 50s to provide better access to middle class people looking to advance in their education or socio-economic status.
  • unlike private and state schools, CCs do not have minimum requirements to enroll, meaning anyone can go there.
  • 17 community colleges in Oregon serving nearly 300,000 students each year.
  • Prepare people for taking the GED, learning English as second Language, provide Career and Technical Training, or prepare for specific skills / work forces.
  • Many students take a few years of courses before transferring to Universities

At the Newberg Center:

  • Offers in person or online courses.
  • the Building is designed to be “Net-zero” meaning they are a green campus that seeks to generate as much energy as it uses.
  • Demographic breakdown is about half men and half women, slightly more ethnic diversity than Newberg as a whole.
  • Most of the students are under 24 years old, but actually also includes some high schoolers who are taking classes while still in High School. Though they do serve more older, non-traditional students than typical colleges/universities.
  • Serves mostly students from Newberg, Dundee, Sherwood, but some students do travel to attend at the Newberg Center.
  • Saw a big shift towards online learning since COVID began.
  • Expected to have 35 different departments offering classes

To learn more about the Newberg Noon Rotary Club Scholarships visit https://www.newbergrotary.org/scholarships/

 

~ Next Week’s Program: Pro Classification Talk by Eric Bergquam ~

 

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

~ Joke of the Day ~

“Be careful trusting a Tennis Player with your heart…

Love means nothing to them.”

~ Happy Quotes! ~

“The greatness of a person is not how much wealth they acquire, but their integrity and their ability to affect those around them positively.”

– Bob Marley

 

~ Published 7/25/2021: Dan Keuler, Newsletter Editor ~

Newberg Noon Rotary Club Newsletter for July 7, 2021

~ Newberg Noon Rotary Club Newsletter ~

Rotary Club of Newberg, Zoom Meeting

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

 

~ Call to Order ~

President Joe Morelock welcomed Rotarians and Friends of Rotary to the first Hybrid Live/Zoom meeting of the new Club Fiscal year at 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 7, 2021. Due to another event happening in our usual meeting place, we met in the lobby of the Chehalem Cultural Center.

 

~ Flag Salute ~

Dan lead participants in the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

~ 4 Way Test ~

Stan 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, after previously being presented with his Presidents Pin and Rotary Banner, hosted his first meeting today. Congrats Joe!
  • Joe also thanked Shannon B for her hard work, dedication, and leadership during this difficult year of Rotary. He presented her with her “Past President” Rotary name tag.
  • Pancake Breakfast! There are still table and grill Sponsorships available (contact Spike if interested). Additionally, we hope that everyone works hard to sell tickets. You should get yourself some tickets but they also make great gifts. The Event will be Saturday July 24th from 6am to noon.
  • Please RSVP for the Installation Banquet! It is Wednesday July 28th. There are still a few tickets available.

~ Guests ~

Kyle VanBergen, Guest, works with Evergreen Home Loans

Matt Nelson, Guest, Rotary Club of Canby, Owner/publisher of the Newberg Advantage

 

~ The Rotary Duck ~

Mike: Announced that the peace meeting was to take place after this meeting. If you are interested in attending future meetings or learning more about the Peace Committee, reach out to Mike.

Karl: Thanked the club for inviting him to present today his Pro Classification Talk.

Shannon B: Mentioned that she may have fractured her tailbone while roller skating. She announced also that her skating efforts have landed her on the roster for the Rose City Roller Derby team: “The Wreckers”.

Rick: Noted that he read the recent Rotary International Magazine and mentioned that there are a lot of VERY interesting articles in there about Peace efforts within Rotary. He said this was his favorite edition of this magazine he’s ever read and encouraged us all to sit down and read it.

Om: Gave thanks for Shannon and additional appreciation for all female past presidents for their service to the club. She encouraged all new members to look into participation on the board and committees.

Dan: Donated “Happy Bucks” since his parents are visiting from Maui for the first time since the beginning of COVID. He had considered trying to get them to come to the Rotary meeting but realized they would rather take the grandkids to the park. Dan also noted that after a long, difficult time at work, due to turnover, is finally rebounding as the Finance Department at the City hired its new Finance Manager! Additionally, it was announced at the recent Council Meeting that the City has Chosen our very own Jeff Kosmicki as the new full time Police Chief.

Judy: Gave kudos to the Interact Club for hanging in there during a difficult year and stayed active. She also mentioned that her husband had 2 knee replacements and is now back to riding. She hopes the Canadian border opens back up so she can visit her family.

Shannon K: Bragged on Om for her continuous efforts to bring new people to Rotary.

Joe: Wished a speedy recovery for Shannon Bs tailbone and also is excited for his year as President.

Denise: Congratulated Chief Kosmicki after a long and stressful 14 months as interim Police Chief with the City of Newberg.

Auggie: Announced that Ron Wolff reached out to him and announced that Rotodent will be providing the Foundation $16,000 this year.

~ Today’s Program: Pro Classification Talk with Karl Hughes ~

Karl Hughes has been a member in our Rotary Club for 12 years. He described himself as a “Low Key Member”. He has served in the club and participated in many fantastic ways, but likes to quietly serve. He appreciates being in Rotary because he enjoys being in service and meeting new people. Karl described himself also as a Printer and an IT Guy and currently owns and manages Allegra. His job is to facilitate his team members, who are really the ones who get things done.

Karl started out studying Physics at Oregon State University but always understood there was no money in that field. He loved learning and even had an explosive accident during his studies before he eventually moved up north to Portland State University. During this time he worked for AT&T, learning about and honing his skills with systems. He took this knowledge and skill with him along his professional life designing systems for insurance companies. He considers himself a “serial entrepreneur” an learned about business as he went. His longest professional stint was with a small software writing company he started with a small workspace and a great team. Business happened naturally for them and they served security firms, insurance companies, and even some military type clients.

Eventually, he moved on looking to invest in, own, and run a Print Shop. After hundreds of visits looking for the perfect situation, he found Allegra in Newberg and bought Allegra Printing. He was new to the area and realized he knew no one and had no way to market or make connections, leading him to join Rotary “by accident”. He joined the club and enjoyed everything but the “singing” which he pointed out has since been discontinued. He joined the club, met all sorts of great, welcoming people. He volunteered for the Pancake Breakfast first and had a great time working the sausage. Mike Caruso then showed up to Karl’s office and recruited him to fund raise for the Old Fashioned Festival. This turned out to be a lot of work but ended up pushing him to meet many great philantropists. This showed Karl how great our town is and how many kind and generous citizens are in this community of volunteers. He also has participated in the auction and loves how all of these big projects come together to do great things in the community. He urged new Rotarians to get into the thick of Rotary and volunteer or even just meet people. It is a lot of fun!

 

~ Next Week’s Program: Pro Classification Talk by Lynn Montoya Quinn ~

 

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

~ Joke of the Day ~

“Did you know: The guy who named the umbrella meant to call it a ‘brella’, but he hesitated.”

~ Happy Quotes! ~

“A sign of a good leader is not how many followers you have, but how many leaders you create.”

– Mahatma Ghandi

 

~ Published 7/20/2021: Dan Keuler, Newsletter Editor ~

Newberg Noon Rotary Club Newsletter for June 9, 2021

~ Newberg Noon Rotary Club Newsletter ~

Rotary Club of Newberg, Zoom Meeting

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

 

~ Call to Order ~

President Shannon Buckmaster welcomed Rotarians and Friends of Rotary to the Hybrid Live/Zoom meeting at 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 9, 2021.

 

~ Flag Salute ~

Ralph lead participants in the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

~ 4 Way Test ~

Om 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 ~

  • We are now doing hybrid virtual/in-person club meetings! We have returned to the Chehalem Cultural Center for these meetings going forward. An RSVP sent to Shannon by SUNDAY is required for a hot lunch! Contact her to sign up for a lunch, but you may attend in person without signing up for lunch as well if you want. The costs are $10 per meal, but you pay have 2020 credit that can be used to pay lunches in the meantime (if you were member who paid such dues pre-covid). Masks are required per the Cultural Center’s Policies. No more than 4 seats per table are allowed for social distancing.
  • Scholarships update: Big thank you to Lynn and her scholarship committee team for their hard work this season on granting 19 Scholarships as well as their facilitation of other scholarship programs.
  • Kathmandu Update: following the COVID outbreak in Nepal, various Rotary Clubs, including ours and other local clubs, spearheaded a fundraising effort and were able to rally $10,000 worth of Oxygen Concentrators to get sent to Nepal to help their medical teams save lives. Thanks to all who have participated in this effort, with a special shout out to Laura.
  • There are still 2 seats left for the dinner and lecture event with the GFU president. Contact Geoff and Shannon K for tickets. It will be on Campus on July 17.
  • We celebrated and congratulated 4 Paul Harris Society Members! These are members who donate $1,000 per year. Today we Celebrated the following:
    • Dan Keuler – PHS
    • Om Sukheenai – PHS +1
    • Geoff Gilmore – PHS +8
    • Eric Bergquam – PHS +8
  • Please RSVP for the Installation Banquet!

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~ Guests ~

Anna Hinkle, Guest, Interact President

Howie Harkema, Guest Speaker, ED of Encompass Yamhill Valley

 

~ The Rotary Duck ~

Jim: Mentioned that there are several Foundations in our Rotary world: The Local Club Foundation, the Rotary International Foundation, and possibly a District Foundation. He pointed out that the Paul Harris Society members were recognized for their donations to the Rotary International Foundation and that Jim donates annually to help global education efforts but also because he understands the comparatively low overhead/administrative costs this Foundation uses. It is a very efficient donation. Jim said he has seen firsthand during his travels all of the great work RI is doing.

Rick: Echoed the positive praise Jim had for RI.

Joe/Brandy: Congratulated the young graduates of Newberg High School and Catalyst High School this week. This has been a tough year and they worked hard to get through it.

Kathie: Is wrapping up a volunteering project making 1,235 Leis going into the Local Graduates. Fun!

Walter: Mentioned his Grandaughter is graduating and is a member of the UA womens soccer team.

Mike: Mentioned we reached 202% of our Polio giving and rank number 4 in the District for our donations to Polio.

Amy: Thanked everyone who came to the auction committee meeting. If anyone wants to help out, please reach out to Amy.

Jeff: Announced the Pancake Breakfast is July 24th. There will be some volunteering efforts needed that weekend including setup on Friday. Please reach out to Jeff or sign up at the live meeting if you will be available to help out.

 

 

~ Today’s Program: Encompass Yamhill Valley by ED Howie Harkema ~

Howie Harkema is the Executive Director of Encompass Yamhill Valley, a 501(c)3 Non-Profit located in McMinnville, OR. Howie grew up in Newberg and even went to George Fox College (before it was a University). He worked in Portland as a musician for 20 years, he has traveled across the US and Canada on National Band Tours and more. In 2002 he had a heart attack and decided to set out on an effort to make a difference in our communities by working towards improving our homeless populations.

A few key statistics:

  • Oregon’s Poverty Rate was 13 percent in 2018-19 with a 6.4% unemployment rate (pre-covid).
  • 19.7% of Oregon children lives in Poverty.
  • 8.6% of Oregonians are uninsured.
  • Over 500 School age children are affected by homelessness.
  • Oregon in #4 in the nation with regards to their inability to shelter their homeless population.
  • In 2020 the homeless count was just over 1,400 people.

In 2007, Yamhill County set out with a 10-year goal of ending homlessness, which Howie got naturally involved in. they set out to accomplish 40 action items over those 10 years and accomplished 37 of them, including the annual population counts and community connect programs. They had posters and baseball caps and other tools to spread the word, identify, and gain the trust of the populations they were working with. During that time they succeeded in getting countless homeless people living in tents/camping into temporary and eventually permanent housing.

Howie mentioned that they are lucky to have the Yamhill County Gospel Rescue Mission which has 15 beds in their regular facility as well as 35 emergency beds. They also have a Mens facility with 13 beds. The First Baptist Church then started a low barrier shelter funded through State grants. YCAP has 2 houses in McMinnville for sheltering and used to have one in Newberg. Newberg has Newberg Emergency Shelter, Helping Hands, and Love Inc, and YCAP Youth Outreach providing support locally. Howie started the Homelsss Overflow Program for inclement weather where they partnered with churches to ensure no more local homeless peoples suffer and in some instances, die from the freezing weather. That idea eventually grew into CWISH within 6 churches and were able to shelter 2,091 over 8 years. He is also the VP of the McMinnville Free Clinic which recently reopened. No insurance is required and everything is free for people suffering from poverty / uninsured status. Over the years they have seen 2,677 patient visits for people who consider them their primary physicians. Howie also worked serving dinner and providing live entertainment to the homeless population and to provide opportunities for the community to meet and get to know the homeless population. He also initiated the Turtle Dove Bike Shelter program and they will be adding homeless conistoga huts to provide for homeless.

For more information about their goals, activities, and the Compass Center Project, go to their Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/encompassyv/about/. These programs and offerings are intended to provide opportunities for homeless population to re-learn the skills and habits needed to rebuild their lives and re-enter the workforce, thereby ending their unfortunate houseless situations. The fundraising effort has just begun and they will be looking for any and all donations.

~ Next Week’s Program: YCAP & Youth Homelessness Presented by Amber Hansen-Moore ~

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

~ Joke of the Day ~

“If you tell too many Dad Jokes, but have no kids: That makes you a faux pa”

~ Happy Quotes! ~

“It’s ok to fall apart sometimes…

Tacos do and we still love them”

– Unknown

 

~ Published 6/13/2021: Dan Keuler, Newsletter Editor ~