Newberg Noon Rotary Club Newsletter for September 21, 2022

~ Newberg Noon Rotary Club Newsletter ~

Rotary Club of Newberg, Zoom Meeting

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

 

~ Call to Order ~

Club President Becky Ankeny welcomed Rotarians and Friends of Rotary to the Hybrid Live/Zoom meeting at 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 21, 2022 at the Chehalem Cultural Center.

 

~ Flag Salute ~

Rotarians lead participants in the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

~ 4 Way Test ~

Christy 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 ~

Auction Committee – We are now nearly 5 weeks away and A LOT of work yet to do. So please consider joining the committee meetings after our club meetings and helping the team build an amazing Auction. Please see Michelle and sign up to help out in some way. Also now is a good time to begin finding procurements (let Dan K know if you have any relevant connections you plan to reach out to). Every meeting will include opportunities to check in about the auction, sign up for a role, and hear updates from the Co-Chairs. Please go out and find auction items! IF you will be contributing something yourself, please connect with Dan and let him know (keuler.dan@gmail.com).

  • The Event: The auction will be October 28, 2022 (SAVE THE DATE) at the Chehalem Cultural Center.
  • The Theme: This is our 50th Annual Auction, so the Committee has chosen the 1950’s for the theme.
  • Dan K’s GOLDEN TICKET CHALLENGE: Dan K Will be buying the very first of 100 Golden Tickets for Sale for $100. Any Rotarian who either contributes an auction item themselves or procures an item from a friend, family, or business will need to let Dan K know and their name will be entered into a drawing to WIN THAT GOLDEN TICKET! Remember, up to 100 Golden Tickets will be sold, and at the Auction, one ticket will be drawn and the owner of that ticket gets to select ANY of our amazing and quite valuable Live Auction items. The sale of these tickets are the portion of the Auction that supports Club Activity. You do not need to be at the event to win.
  • TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE ONLINE! GO REGISTER! www.newbergrotary.org/auction
  • GOLDEN TICKETS ARE ON SALE! In person OR Online!

DAN K PROCUREMENT UPDATE!!!: Big Thank You to the following who have donated an item/package to the auction

  • Thank You to Julie and Walter Want who are donating a print art.
  • Thank You to The Dundee Hotel is donating a night in one of their beautiful rooms.
  • Thank you to Broadway Rose Theatre, in Tigard, for donating a 2 tickets to any of next year’s shows.
  • Thank you to Ilani Casino who is will be doing another dinner and a Concert for two.
  • Thank you to St. Paul Rodeo who is will be donating 4 passes to next years opening day performance at the Rodeo.
  • Thank you to Matt Nelson, Owner of the Newberg Advantage, who is will be a partnering sponsor.
  • Thank you to Wildlife Safari who is donating tickets to the Safari.
  • Thank you to All American Cleaning Services who is will be donating pressure washing services.
  • Thank you to Nobuko Okura who is will be donating a beautiful and majestic piece of stained glass art.
  • Thank you to Chehalem Parks and Rec who is will be donating 18 holes for 4 at Chehalem Glenn Golf Course.
  • Thank you to Chehalem Parks and Rec who is will be donating a quarterly family pass for the Chehalem Aquatic and fitness Center.
  • Thank you to Kathie Byers who is will be donating a big, fabulous Dinner.
  • Thank you to McMenamens who will be donating a $50 Gift Card to any of their locations.

~ Guests ~

Jeff M, Guest, good friend of Michelle

Robin S, Guest, Owner of Social Goods

Melody M, Guest, Jim’s Wife

Marni Tilrico, Guest Speaker

~ The Rotary Duck ~

Jim: Noted that next week will be at Ewing Young Distillery, which is a beautiful venue. He remembered that last time we did a Rotary meeting there it was pouring down rain. But this time should be great weather and really nice and relaxing.

Becky: Reminded us to please find sponsors for the auction, which should be directed towards Spike and Geoff. Also noted there is a Rotary event on the 24th. Additionally, she noted that we officially met our goal and were awarded a Rotary Citation. Also noted that we have lost 10 members since we set our goal for this year, so we need to be on the lookout for new members. Additionally, Denise is still ill in the hospital.

Mike: Shared that this is the first day of Fall, and is the International Day of Peace. Campaign Nonviolence will feature a schedule and details of nonviolent events, celebrations, and protests/demonstrations. He also gave us some peace updates from Rotary International. He also gave in honor of Polio Plus Day.

Scott: Celebrated 19 years of marriage to his lovely wife.

Jim: He noted that his wife recently retired, but is coaching at Linfield.

Walter: Noted that Becky found an old Newspaper from 1978, which has an article about Walter’s running for school board way back when. He did not win that election.

Dan K: Invited everyone to keep working towards finding items. He also noted that tickets to the auction and golden tickets are now available for purchase online.

Madeline: Noted that we need items by October 14th or so to give us time to load them into the software.

Auggie: Had a picture of Jim and Melody from Guatamala in his camera roll. Last week he did a video for Denise, but he realized he messed up and just took a photo.

Rick: Announced that his coffee tables are just about ready. He plans to have them in by the 14th as well as some other things. Also noted that Evergreen Aviation has some items for us coming soon.

Kim: Reminded us that the Grand Opening of Caliber Home Loans will be having their Grand Opening on Friday.

Lisa: Was so happy to give the glass to Rick to create something. She also noted that she has been missing meetings from being so busy at work and at home. She also just celebrated 30 years of marriage and finally went to Hawaii. She encouraged us all to get out on a trip to recharge.

Madeline: Reminded us that this Saturday, the 24th, Madel Rush Elementary will be holding its auction at the Cultural Center. Madeline has extra seats for anyone who wants to join her.

~ Today’s Program: Travels to Poland with Marni Tilrico ~

Marni Tilrico, who is related by marriage to Laura, is an ER RN who recently traveled to Poland to help with the effort to assist Ukrainian refugees. Marni thanked the club for funding her airfare for her trip to Poland, noting it was a dream come true and one of the most personally shaking experiences of her life. She brought the club some Polish easter eggs as a gift that were made in Poland. She noted that Laura really went to every connection she could to help make this trip happen when she was unable to find out how. She boarded a plane to Poland with little idea of how to find opportunities to help. Her taxi driver pointed out where the emergency shelter tents were and Marni was able to get to work on her first day. She began with distributing water to refugees as well as serving food thereafter. She noted how generous the Polish citizens were, even those with little resources. She started in Warsaw, Poland helping out. Marni showed many amazing photos of her experience and shared stories of other volunteers, who came from all over the world just as she did. She loved meeting everyone and leaning about their lives and where they came from. In spite of the danger involved, she and her fellow volunteers stayed and continued to help out.

 

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~ Joke of the Day ~

How do you talk to an amoeba?
With a micro-phone.

~ Happy Quotes! ~

“Everybody can be great because everybody can serve.”

– Martin Luther King Jr

~ Published 10/12/2022: Dan Keuler, Newsletter Editor ~

Newberg Noon Rotary Club Newsletter for September 14, 2022

~ Newberg Noon Rotary Club Newsletter ~

Rotary Club of Newberg, Zoom Meeting

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

 

~ Call to Order ~

Club President Becky Ankeny welcomed Rotarians and Friends of Rotary to the Hybrid Live/Zoom meeting at 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at the Chehalem Cultural Center.

 

~ Flag Salute ~

Karen lead participants in the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

~ 4 Way Test ~

Amber 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 ~

DISTRICT ANNOUNCEMENT – Gary Stewart reminded us about an email that was sent out for District Rotary Training opportunity on Saturday September 24. This is a vibrant club workshop that is a combination of virtual and live in that we will meet up with local small group pods, which will all connect via zoom. This will start at 8am to gather and 8:30am start time. The 2 pod locations nearby are at the Sherwood Chamber of Commerce and also at the Alt Work Site in McMinnville. He strongly encouraged ALL Rotarians to check it out to learn about having a Vibrant Club.

PREVIOUS MEETING UPDATE! – Last Meeting, September 7, was Trivia day at Rotary. There will be prizes to win and it will be a lot of fun. The admission ass a donation of a school item or money to be donated to kids in need, which raised 4 backbacks full of supplies as well as $218. The game was MC’ed by Danny from Social Goods.

Auction Committee – We are now nearly 6 weeks away and A LOT of work yet to do. So please consider joining the committee meetings after our club meetings and helping the team build an amazing Auction. Please see Michelle and sign up to help out in some way. Also now is a good time to begin finding procurements (let Dan K know if you have any relevant connections you plan to reach out to). Every meeting will include opportunities to check in about the auction, sign up for a role, and hear updates from the Co-Chairs. Please go out and find auction items! IF you will be contributing something yourself, please connect with Dan and let him know (keuler.dan@gmail.com).

  • The Event: The auction will be October 28, 2022 (SAVE THE DATE) at the Chehalem Cultural Center.
  • The Theme: This is our 50th Annual Auction, so the Committee has chosen the 1950’s for the theme.
  • Dan K’s GOLDEN TICKET CHALLENGE: Dan K Will be buying the very first of 100 Golden Tickets for Sale for $100. Any Rotarian who either contributes an auction item themselves or procures an item from a friend, family, or business will need to let Dan K know and their name will be entered into a drawing to WIN THAT GOLDEN TICKET! Remember, up to 100 Golden Tickets will be sold, and at the Auction, one ticket will be drawn and the owner of that ticket gets to select ANY of our amazing and quite valuable Live Auction items. The sale of these tickets are the portion of the Auction that supports Club Activity. You do not need to be at the event to win.

DAN K PROCUREMENT UPDATE!!!: Big Thank You to the following who have donated an item/package to the auction

  • Thank You to Crumbl Cookies Sherwood who is donating a Cookie Party Box.
  • Thank You to Stickmen Brewing in Tualatin who is donating a case of beer, $25 gift card, and a custom glass.
  • Thank you to Celtic Axe Throwing, neighbors of Stickmen Brewing for donating a $50 gift card for Axe Throwing.
  • Thank you to George Fox University who is will be doing another dinner and a lecture.
  • Thank you to Mark Moisan who is will be donating a night stay at La Bastide Bed and Breakfast in Dundee.
  • Thank you to Becky Ankeny’s Daughter who is will be donating a watercolor portrait of your pet.
  • Thank you to Oaks Park who is donating 4 park passes.
  • Thank you to Miss Hannah’s Popcorn who is will be returning this year with another gift box of 5 bags of popcorn.
  • Thank you to Bob Keuler (Dan’s Brother) who is will be donating 2 very nice and difficult to find bottles of whiskey.
  • Thank you to Alan Evans of Helping Hands who is will be donating his big salmon fishing trip.
  • Thank you to Bulwinkles who is will be donating $40 of game tokens and a Large Pizza (Dan K added $40 on top of that for more Bulwinkles Fun).

~ Guests ~

Victoria Ernst, Guest

Elizabeth Wilson, Guest Speaker, Peace Village Global

Mark Ankeny, Guest, Becky’s Husband

Gary Stewart, Guest, Early Bird Rotary Club of Newberg

~ The Rotary Duck ~

Paula: Returned from an all classes reunion at St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic School in Astoria with over 170 alumni. She said it was a joyous event.

Jim: Noted that he is back from adventures in the hinterlands and noted how thrilling it was to see Laura at the meeting as he hasn’t seen her in years.

Auggie: Returned from the East Coast visiting family. He noted that in Boston he was able to participate in an all-terrain Duck Tour. They even asked for volunteers and he was able to drive the rig.

Spike: He and his wife will be flying out to Alaska on Friday. They will do 4 days of fishing.

Dan K: Celebrated the beginning of his time off of work for his long weekend vacation. He and his family, along with his parents visiting from Maui, will be in Seaside, OR. Dan noted that he has plans to meet up with Leah Griffith, who was the Library Director in Newberg and Long time Newberg Rotarian and President of our club before retiring to Seaside.

Dan R: He noted that he and his wife celebrated their 5th Anniversary. Also he gave a shout out to Kathie Byers were was his special guest of his Giving Town Podcast. Check it out here: The Giving Town Podcast

Mike: Gave a sports update: The Huskies beat the Portland State Vikings, the Ducks beat Eastern Washington, the Beavers beat Fresno State, and the Cougars beat Wisconsin. The Thorns and Timbers both won, the Mariners won, and the Seahawks won. Lots of Win for our Teams.

Julie: She noted that today she was able to get out of her wheelchair and walk, which is big!

Karen: She pointed out how important it is to share positive things and to stay positive, but wanted to point out that our current state in society has problems with depression. The old concept of “pull yourself up from the bootstrap” is not the answer, we need to lift each other up. Volunteering and becoming part of the community can really lift spirits and spread positivity. We should reach out to those having a hard time and check in on them.

Kim: Announced that she is opening up a branch Caliber Home Loans in Newberg. Their Grand Opening is next Friday from 3 to 6pm. They will have drinks, food, prizes, and more to celebrate. Free to stop by, in the building with Sandwich Express and the UPS Store across from Fred Meyers.

Michael P: Gave thanks to all of the people who have helped enrich his life, including Rotary and Helping Hands.

 

~ Today’s Program: Peace Village Global with Elizabeth Wilson ~

Elizabeth Wilson is the Co-founder and Director of Peace Village Global. She grew up in West Salem and now lives in Corbett, OR. Peace Village has been working throughout the State, Country, and internationally for over 25 years. They began their work in Lincoln City in response to working through bullying. Their education explores the world of bullying on both sides of the confrontation, and they help kids learn how to navigate and find avenues of communication. They use empathy building and compassion to bring it into the creation of peaceful community. Over the years they have created a methodology that can be used in all sorts of types of organizations. Rotary has played a key part in providing funds, partners, and volunteer hours for Peace Village’s operations and mission.

They do many different programs. One thing they do is intercommunity youth development project where they take kids from very different school districts to connect and create a sense of community with people who are different from one another. They also do peace village camps for kids to educate them about peace and dealing with conflict peacefully. Many people who went as kids kept working in the program for years and now have their own kids going to the camps. They also work on these projects around the world.

For more information about Peace Village, how to participate, or to donate reach out to Elizabeth or visit their webpage at http://peacevillageglobal.org/.

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

~ Joke of the Day ~

Why did the chicken attend the se’ance?
To get to the other side.

~ Happy Quotes! ~

“Never miss an Opportunity to reach out and share.”

– Karen Roberts at todays meeting

~ Published 9/20/2022: Dan Keuler, Newsletter Editor ~

Newberg Noon Rotary Club Newsletter for September 7, 2022

~ Newberg Noon Rotary Club Newsletter ~

Rotary Club of Newberg, Zoom Meeting

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

 

~ Call to Order ~

Club President Becky Ankeny welcomed Rotarians and Friends of Rotary to the Hybrid Live/Zoom meeting at 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 7, 2022 at the Chehalem Cultural Center.

 

~ Flag Salute ~

Madeline lead participants in the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

~ 4 Way Test ~

Amber 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 ~

Auction Committee – We are now nearly 2 months away and A LOT of planning goes into this project. So please consider joining the committee and helping the team build an amazing Auction. The Committee plans to be available meet after the club meetings to discuss progress. Please see Michelle and sign up to help out in some way. Also now is a good time to begin finding procurements (let Dan K know if you have any relevant connections you plan to reach out to). Every meeting will include opportunities to check in about the auction, sign up for a role, and hear updates from the Co-Chairs. Please go out and find auction items! IF you will be contributing something yourself, please connect with Dan and let him know (keuler.dan@gmail.com).

  • The Event: The auction will be October 28, 2022 (SAVE THE DATE) at the Chehalem Cultural Center.
  • The Theme: This is our 50th Annual Auction, so the Committee has chosen the 1950’s for the theme.
  • Dan K’s GOLDEN TICKET CHALLENGE: Dan K Will be buying the very first of 100 Golden Tickets for Sale for $100. Any Rotarian who either contributes an auction item themselves or procures an item from a friend, family, or business will need to let Dan K know and their name will be entered into a drawing to WIN THAT GOLDEN TICKET! Remember, up to 100 Golden Tickets will be sold, and at the Auction, one ticket will be drawn and the owner of that ticket gets to select ANY of our amazing and quite valuable Live Auction items. The sale of these tickets are the portion of the Auction that supports Club Activity. You do not need to be at the event to win.

 

~ Guests ~

Erin Byers, Guest, Kathie’s daughter

Lydia Keuler, Guest, Dan’s wife

Danny Sikkens, Guest, Owner of Social Goods and Trivia Host

John Colvin, Guest, Michelle’s Husband

Pat Wolfram, Guest, Assistant Governor of Dist 5100

Mark Ankeny, Guest, Becky’s Husband

~ The Rotary Duck ~

Kathie: Thanked everyone for their prayers for her daughter during her recent health issues.

Mark Ankeny: Noted that today is his and Becky’s 47th Anniversary. Congrats!

Laura: Brought samples of her art, similar to what she will be donating to the auction. One is a swipe technique painting of an abstract Beach Theme and the other is a Reverse Dip Technique.

~ Today’s Program: TRIVIA DAY hosted by Danny Sikkens ~

Today was a very special and FUN Rotary Meeting. Danny Sikkens, owner of Social Goods, visited to bring us a bit of fun and friendly competition in the form of TRIVIA DAY! The topic was “5th grade trivia”. Everyone paid their entry fees into this even by way of bringing in school supplies or donating money towards the Newberg School District’s Resource Rooms. There were a total of 4 full backpacks full of supplies and $218 dollars raised for these programs.

The winning team was called “The Rotary Four-Way Best”. This team consisted of Dan and Lydia Keuler and Kathie and Erin Beyers. It was loads of fun!

To learn more about Social Goods, head on down to Downtown Newberg to check it out! They do Trivia Nights every Thursday at 7pm. Go check it out, its a great time. Also you can visit their webpage at https://www.socialgoodsmarket.com/.

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

~ Joke of the Day ~

What’s it called when you see colors in the air that aren’t actually there?
A pigment of your imagination.

~ Happy Quotes! ~

“The only true wisdom is knowing you know nothing.”

– Socrates

~ Published 9/19/2022: Dan Keuler, Newsletter Editor ~

Newberg Noon Rotary Club Newsletter for August 31, 2022

~ Newberg Noon Rotary Club Newsletter ~

Rotary Club of Newberg, Zoom Meeting

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

 

~ Call to Order ~

Club President Becky Ankeny welcomed Rotarians and Friends of Rotary to the Hybrid Live/Zoom meeting at 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 31, 2022 at the Chehalem Cultural Center.

 

~ Flag Salute ~

Laura lead participants in the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

~ 4 Way Test ~

Doug 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 ~

NEXT MEETING UPDATE! – Next Meeting, September 7, bring friends, family, etc for Trivia day at Rotary. There will be prizes to win and it will be a lot of fun. The admission is a donation of a school item to be donated to kids in need. The game will be MC’ed by Danny from Social Goods.

Auction Committee – We are now nearly 2 months away and A LOT of planning goes into this project. So please consider joining the committee and helping the team build an amazing Auction. The Committee plans to be available meet after the club meetings to discuss progress. Please see Michelle and sign up to help out in some way. Also now is a good time to begin finding procurements (let Dan K know if you have any relevant connections you plan to reach out to). Every meeting will include opportunities to check in about the auction, sign up for a role, and hear updates from the Co-Chairs. Please go out and find auction items! IF you will be contributing something yourself, please connect with Dan and let him know (keuler.dan@gmail.com).

  • The Event: The auction will be October 28, 2022 (SAVE THE DATE) at the Chehalem Cultural Center.
  • The Theme: This is our 50th Annual Auction, so the Committee has chosen the 1950’s for the theme.
  • Dan K’s GOLDEN TICKET CHALLENGE: Dan K Will be buying the very first of 100 Golden Tickets for Sale for $100. Any Rotarian who either contributes an auction item themselves or procures an item from a friend, family, or business will need to let Dan K know and their name will be entered into a drawing to WIN THAT GOLDEN TICKET! Remember, up to 100 Golden Tickets will be sold, and at the Auction, one ticket will be drawn and the owner of that ticket gets to select ANY of our amazing and quite valuable Live Auction items. The sale of these tickets are the portion of the Auction that supports Club Activity. You do not need to be at the event to win.

DAN K PROCUREMENT UPDATE!!!: Big Thank You to the following who have donated an item/package to the auction

  • Thank You to Laura Tilrico who is donating 2 custom made paintings she painted for this event.
  • Thank You to Mike Caruso who is donating 4 high end stained class cabinet doors
  • Thank you to The Portland WinterHawks Hockey Club for donating 2 tickets to a WinterHawks Hockey Game.
  • Thank you to Rick Kaufman who is donating 2 custom made glass coffee tables.

Welcome Back to our live meetings Laura and Julie!

~ Guests ~

Jan Polendy, Guest

~ The Rotary Duck ~

Rick: Was gifted 2 glass tabletops and then he found some amazing and beautifully twisted wood to make 2 custom coffee tables. He made 2 tables for the auction and he noted that these are worth thousands of dollars each based on the quality and beauty.

Mike: Noted that Labor day weekend is here. He commented about how 15 years ago he was fairly new to Rotary and he was assigned to be in charge of the auction. At that time the auction was losing momentum but Mike pushed members to keep it going. He took a whole program to talk about the auction and pressure everyone into pitching in. He noted that the late John Kerekanich took it over some time after that and completely reinvigorated the auction, turning it into something bigger and more grand.

Laura: Received an email from the Rotary International President saying “In order to live in the Vibrant Society you want, you have to help build it.” This matches how the auction and our community works. Laura will be bringing a sample of some of her work next week to give an idea of her 2 paintings will be donated.

Grant: Had a great 10 day vacation, 5 days in Paris and 5 days in Dublin. He also share about how he chaired the auction for 5 years. HE noted how during his time as chair John Kerekanich really helped him push people to participate and make it a great auction. Grant noted that this is the biggest source of revenue for the great things we do, so it is the most important thing we do for our community.

Lisa: She was inspired to join our club just be hearing from Spike about our activities and our auction, and she encouraged us not to forget to just talk to people about Rotary in hopes that they will join us eventually.

Larry: He plans to convince his friend who lives in Dundee who is a world class stain glass artist to donate something to the auction.

Jan: Will be celebrating her son’s 35th birthday. She noted that she is new but going all in on helping the auction. she joined the auction committee working on wine procurement and has enjoyed learning more about wine and our community.

Julie: She is back after an extended medical time off from the club. She thanked us for all of the prayers and flowers.

Om: Shared how her daughter received the Joann Austin scholarship 3 years ago and now she is in her senior year of college. Her time in Interact club and having received the scholarship helped her self confidence in critical ways. Om also reminded us how important the Golden Tickets are to the Club. Everyone should buy some to support the club.

Paula: Thanked Steve Palmer for his huge efforts leading the Wine procurement efforts. Grant is also working with him closely to take over in the future.

Scott: Today is his one year anniversary with the Chamber. The next CV Vaudeville show will be Sept 30 and Oct 1st at the Blackbox theater. It will be a lot of fun. On Oct 8 they will be putting on an elections forum at GFU. This will be for House Districts 23 and 24, County Commissioners, City Councilors, and Mayoral races. They will also be doing a Child Care Fair at the Cultural Center on Nov 19. Anyone who is involved in any type of child care is invited to come to that. No charge or booth fee. Sponsored by the Austin Family Foundation and First Federal.

Auggie: Noted that he just signed about $20,000 worth of scholarship checks. These are largely paid for by the auction and so we need to work hard to raise more funds.

~ Today’s Program: Classification Talk with Emily Garrick-Steenson ~

Emily Garrick-Steenson is the Marketing and Event Coordinator for A Family Place. Emily described herself in the following ways: a Community Member, a Mother, a Wife, a Daughter, a Fundraiser and an Advocate.

Community member: Emily was born in the old Newberg Hospital and grew up with her 4 siblings on SunnyCrest Rd with lots of animals. She went through Newberg School District K-12 and even spent a lot of time in the building now known as the Chehelem Cultural Center. As a teenager she got involved in community activism. After NHS she went to Portland State University, where she met her husband.

Mother and Wife: Worked in outreach and communication for a very large national non-profit after college. After having her first kid she decided to leave that work to move back to newberg to be able to stay home with her kids, where she took up professional photography. She still does some photography but not as much these days. Her husband Josh is an Organic Farmer and collects watches, cigars, and loves Dad Jokes. Her oldest daughter is Scarlett who is a Senior at NHS and works at Red Hills Market and will be working for CPRD. She is a band kid and loves volunteering at A Family Place. Her son Griffen is her youngest kid. He loves skateboarding, Wrestling, and art.

Daughter and Sister: She is the daughter of Marsha and John Garrick, well known members of the community. They instilled in her a sense of volunteerism. Her sister is Katheryn Olson who is activer in the quaker community and Edwards School. She has 2 other siblings outside of Newberg.

Adventurer: Her and her family LOVE to travel and experience as many fun adventures all over the world.

Professional: When her youngest was beginning elementary school, she began volunteering at Edwards’ Auction. She learned how much she loves fundraising. She took the auction from a spegetti feed to an elevated event raising way more money than ever before. She even helped begin their Resource Room. She then took a job at a Family Place running their marketing and fundraising events. They help kids and families with trauma, education and resources for the families they serve and so much more. Emily will also soon be working with Shannon Knight running the Chehalem Valley Middle School Resource Room.

For more information about A Family Place, how to participate, or to donate reach out to Emily or visit their webpage at https://www.familyplacerelief.org/.

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

~ Joke of the Day ~

What do you call an alligator in a vest?
An Investigator.

~ Happy Quotes! ~

“In order to live in the Vibrant Society you want, you have to help build it.”

– a quote Emily gave in her presentation

~ Published 9/5/2022: Dan Keuler, Newsletter Editor ~