Newberg Noon Rotary Club Newsletter for April 14, 2021

~ Newberg Noon Rotary Club Newsletter ~

Rotary Club of Newberg, Zoom Meeting

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

 

~ Zoom Meeting Participants ~

Shannon B, Mike, Dan, Brandy, Laura, Kathie, Matt S, Auggie, Spike, Joe, Lynn, Kathi F, Michelle, Wendy, Denise, Todd, Larry, Judy, Kim, Ralph, Christy, Amber, Paul, Patrick, Amy, Doug, Om, Shannon K

 

~ Call to Order ~

President Shannon Buckmaster welcomed Rotarians and Friends of Rotary to the Zoom meeting at 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, 2021. The Rotarians split out into breakout groups to start the meeting.

 

~ Flag Salute ~

Brandylead participants in the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

~ 4 Way Test ~

Christylead 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 ~

  • Kathi Futornick was inducted officially into the club. we were reminded that Kathi was once an active member of our club but that do to relocation for professional reasons, had to leave. She was even a Past President of our club. Now she is back and we are all very lucky to have her! Welcome back Kathi!
  • Foundation Board Elections in April: 5 candidates for 2 vacant positions. You should have now received an email ballot, but also there will be an opportunity to vote in person uring the April 28th Club Meeting. These “absentee ballots” is planned to be part of the design in future years as it has proven valuable.
  • Plans are in the works for a hybrid virtual/in-person club meetings. We will return to the Chehalem Cultural Center tentatively starting May 19th. There will be a capacity for up to 80 members and will start out with 4 weeks of boxed hot lunches. This will be an RSVP system where you will only pay if you come and get a lunch, though more details are still being ironed out. We will also keep the digital attendance for people who cannont make it or prefer to attend remotely through a high quality streaming setup.

 

~ Guests ~

Gary Stewart, Guest Speaker, District 5100 AG

Rowan Myers, Guest, Member of Interact

Anna Hinkle, Guest, Member of Interact

Christina Lynch, Guest, Member of Early Birds Newberg Rotary Club

 

~ The Rotary Duck ~

Shannon B: Celebrated the Interact visitors attending the meeting today as they have the day off from school. Welcome! 10

Mike: Is heading to the airport to complete his Hawaiian vacation after the meeting. 20

Todd: Is excited that Construction will be starting in a month on adding units for the 97 new apartment additions to the Friendsview retirement community. They are taking down some houses and connected with Newberg Habitat for Humanity to arrange for the Habitat Restore to be getting a lot of donations related to this project. They have met all of their goals on presales of units.

Christy: Her health has improved enough to begin returning to work and into the community. She also wants to support and encourage people not to lose confidence in the vaccines with the news of possible issues with the J&J version. 20

Doug: Shared that he just had celebrated his 44th birthday. 44

Denise: Excited for Interact visitors and also mentioned she is a supporter of Juliet’s House who works with children in Child Abuse situations. The Newberg-Dundee Police Department also speaks highly of the organization. She encouraged us to check out their website to learn more about their 2021 Celebrate the Children Auction (LINK TO THEIR PAGE) happening digitally at the end of this month. (Editor’s note: I just made my way through to their auction auction which is posted (CLICK HERE), and they have some AWESOME items. Go check it out and support kids who need help!) 20

Brandy: Celebrated the young, engaged, and passionate Interactors joining us. She also thanked Joe for his incredible, compassionate leadership in the School District and throughout the community. 14.45

Kathi F: Excited about the peace poles that are being installed in Lafayette. 20

Auggie: Mentioned that he has a friend in Guatamala who he knows from his Good volunteer work down there who recently lost her job and has been requesting financial support to keep her 9 year old in school. Auggie invited anyone who wants to join him in supporting her schooling ($35 per month). Reach out to Auggie for more details. 9

Shannon K: Greatful for Kristie’s presence in their “eventful” walk they took together.

Total Collected today for the Duck: $153.45

 

~ Today’s Program: New Rotary Media and Public Relations Guidelines by Gary Stewart, D5100 AG~

Gary Stewart is part of the Newberg Early Birds Rotary Club and the District 5100 Assistant Governor. He has done amazing work and is invested personally and professionally in the livability and well being of our communities, rural especially. Gary reiterated his appreciation for our club and looks forward to continued cooperation between the two clubs as we are all working towards the same goals. He also highlighted that his term as AG is coming to an end and that he will be transitioning into a new role: the Chairman of the Learning and Development Committee for D5100 for a 3 year committment (formerly known as “District Trainer”).

Gary took us on a tour of some of the online resources available to us as Rotarians. He started with the district website: www.isrotaryforyou.com. He highlighted that you can see in the “Events” tab, that last weekend and this weekend is the Spring Training digital conference. NOTE: Gary pointed out that everyone will have an opportunity to learn even if they were unable to attend as these training webinars are all being recorded and will soon be made available for everyone. You can also see resources and other Events happening throughout the District.

Gary also highlighted the International Club Site www.myrotary.com. The Rotary International Convention this year will be virtual AND available to all of us virtually (a rare opportunity that we should all consider checking out). This is a great chance to learn, be insprired, and get involved. This is usually including a lot of travel time and money to attend, so this is an amazing opportunity for some of us who may have time or money constraints to be able to attend. It is scheduled to be over 4 days June 12-16 broken up into different learning opportunities. He also mentioned that you can browse the tab “Learning and Resources” with information available about EVERYTHING Rotary, from current leadership, to roles within clubs, to history, to interact, to starting new clubs, etc. Go into that Learning Center and play around. There are opportunites to expand and educate beyond just Rotary, but topics that can directly impact your professional skills for FREE. Courses on speaking, leading, collaboration, etc. (Did I say FREE? It’s FREE.)

Another resource highlighted was DacDB: You can go to www.dacdb.com to see more information about your Club including the Club Roster and contact info for other members.

 

~ Next Week’s Program: New Member Classification Talk by Wendy McArthur ~

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

~ Joke of the Day ~

A friend of mine went bald year ago but still carries around an old comb with him.

He just can’t part with it.

~ Happy Quotes! ~

“International understanding is the root of International Peace.

– Recited as part of our club’s new member initiation

 

Bonus material – A photo from the Interact Club: Interact volunteers at Providence’s community garden. They prepared the beds for some plants coming soon. In order from left to right we have Anna (president), Rowan (vp), Aiden, Mason, and Corrie. Also recall that Rowan and Anna were guests at this meeting!

 

~ Published 4/18/2021: Dan Keuler, Newsletter Editor ~

Newberg Noon Rotary Club Newsletter for April 7, 2021

~ Newberg Noon Rotary Club Newsletter ~

Rotary Club of Newberg, Zoom Meeting

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

 

~ Zoom Meeting Participants ~

Shannon B, Mike, Dan, Lynn, Jim, Joe, Denise, Shannon K, Michelle, Auggie, Laura, Kathie, Christy, Wendy, Walter, Dale, Paul, Curt, Doug, Om, Kim, Brandy, Amy, Amber, Paula, Michael P

 

~ Call to Order ~

President Shannon Buckmaster welcomed Rotarians and Friends of Rotary to the Zoom meeting at 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 7, 2021. The Rotarians split out into breakout groups to start the meeting.

 

~ Flag Salute ~

Auggielead participants in the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

~ 4 Way Test ~

Dan & Jacksonlead 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 ~

  • Shannon shared for anyone who missed the last meeting that the 2020-21 Rotarian of the year was announced as Shannon Knight, our Secretary and Auction Chair.
  • Foundation Board Elections in April: 5 candidates for 2 vacant positions. There will be an email ballot just like the club officer elections, but also there will be an opportunity to vote in person uring the April 28th Club Meeting (ONLY if you did not already vote by email/mail)
  • Plans are in the works for a hybrid virtual/in-person club meetings. We could get the opportunity to return to the Chehalem Cultural Center tentatively starting May 19th. There will be a capacity for up to 80 members and are looking into a lunch option. We are also hoping to keep the digital attendance for people who cannont make it or prefer to attend remotely.
  • We have already added 8 new members this year and hoping to have one more in application stages.

 

~ Guests ~

Polly Peterson, Guest Speaker, Executive Director Newberg Downtown Coalition

Katherine Futornick, Guest, Past president of Newberg Noon Rotary

 

~ The Rotary Duck ~

Auggie: Mentioned that he received word that Kathy Futornick, who is in attendance today, is hoping to apply to rejoin our club. He pointed out that she was the Club President and also joined them in trips to Guatemala on international peace projects. We look forward to having you back, Kathy!

Mike: Mentioned that there will be a brief Peace Committee meeting after today’s meeting providing updates.

Brandy: Is excited to meet in person and thrilled to have that to look forward to!

Jim: Shared that he has decided to run in the May 18th election to be on the Board of the CPRD.

Om: Shared that her daughter got an interview for a Providence Scholarship. She also encouraged that everyone stick around after the meeting for the Peace Committee updates.

Auggie: Pointed out that Oms daughter also was awarded one of the Rotary Scholarships and is a very talented young lady.

Joe: Celebrated the idea of getting to see eachother in person during hybrid meetings.

Wendy: Celebrated that she just got her green card yesterday. Congrats!

Total Collected today for the Duck: $80

~ Today’s Program: Newberg Downtown Coalition by Polly Peterson, the New Executive Director~

Polly, the new Executive Director of the Newberg Downtown Coalition is an energetic professional and member of the community who has a history community volunteerism in many forms including having served on the Newberg School Board.

The Newberg Downtown Coalition (NDC) includes a geographic proximity that includes the downtown area (2nd street to the Chehalem Cultural Center, and from River street to Harrison). It is a non-profit organization that is funded through grants, donations and volunteerism. The NDC was created 10 years ago and seeks to promote the downtown area through a focus on the physical assets of the downtown area as well as the people and business owners. The NDC strives to keep the downtown area vibrant, refreshed, and a place for community gathering and business.

Some examples of what they have helped accomplish includes grants for revitalizing the facade of several historic buildings including Chapters Books as well as the Cameo Theatre. They also do work in promotion of Tourism to Newberg and more specifically the Downtown Area. They try to Attract new business and supporting existing businesses through coordination of promotions, events, and collaboration with owners, with the City, and with the Chamber. They have spearheaded and participated in different committees and events aimed at improving and bringing people downtown including First Fridays Art Walk, Wednesday Farmers Markets, Holiday Markets, Light-up Newberg and other events and committees. Polly also mentioned that you can volunteer at the Wednesday Market, which Michelle and Shannon K both had volunteered at last Fall and said it was a LOT of fun.

The NDC Mission Statement reads: “Through physical improvements, events, promotions, and the proper business mix, we will make downtown into a destination that enriches the lives of those who live here and those who visit.” The board is made up of community members and owners of businesses in the downtown area.

For more information on the Newberg Downtown Coalition, visit their website at www.newbergdowntown.org/

Also: Here is a link to the slideshow and a link to the “Get Involved” form if you are interested or want to share with someone who may be interested.

 

~ Next Week’s Program: New Rotary Media and Public Relations Guidelines by Gary Stewart, D5100 Assistant Governor ~

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

~ Joke of the Day ~

I love the way the Earth rotates… It really makes my day.

~ Happy Quotes! ~

“Anything is possible when you have the right people there to support you.

– Misty Copeland

 

~ Published 4/10/2021: Dan Keuler, Newsletter Editor ~

Newberg Noon Rotary Club Newsletter for March 31, 2021

~ Newberg Noon Rotary Club Newsletter ~

Rotary Club of Newberg, Zoom Meeting

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

 

~ Zoom Meeting Participants ~

Shannon B, Mike, Dan, Walter, Wendy, Lynn, Spike, Denise, Amber, Ralph, Auggie, Laura, Jim, Michelle, Paula, Larry, Shannon K, Joe, Lisa, Paul, Doug, Dale, Judy.

 

~ Call to Order ~

President Shannon Buckmaster welcomed Rotarians and Friends of Rotary to the Zoom meeting at 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 31, 2021. The Rotarians split out into breakout groups to start the meeting.

 

~ Flag Salute ~

Walterlead participants in the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

~ 4 Way Test ~

Auggielead 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 ~

  • Shannon mentioned that there are some plans underway for our 2021 Installation Banquet, which will be recognizing Joe as the incoming President that is expected to be mid to late summer. More information will be released as available
  • Foundation Board Elections in April: 5 candidates for 2 vacant positions
  • Plans are in the works for a hybrid virtual/in-person club meetings. We could get the opportunity to return to the Chehalem Cultural Center starting either May 19 or May 26. It will be designed to be safe and we will look to keep some of the virtual components of the current setup to be able to accommodate as many people as possible. We want to make it accessible and fun for everyone, and may involve setting up new technology and/or equipment.
  • Shannon, Spike, and Mike gave thanks and congrats to new members as well as to outgoing members who have seen great success so far this year.
  • Mike reminded us all that there are 2 days of virtual trainings coming up soon. The first day is on April 10 and April 17. There are some great keynote speakers, so don’t miss it. Go sign up and register. – If anyone needs help registering, contact Shannon Knight.

 

~ Guests ~

None

 

~ The Rotary Duck ~

Denise: Was gone for a while. Her son Josh turned 20 and her Dad turned 81! Happy Birthdays to them.

Jim: Spoke about his son who is in training on the coast. They do not let the trainees leave the base or visit, but that soon Jim will finally get to leave base to visit Jim and the family.

Mike: Mentioned that he and his wife received their COVID tests at Walgreens and their second covid shot before heading to Hawaii. He is attending the virtual meeting from the Aloha State! (The birds were singing in the background during all times he unmuted and spoke during the meeting! Wonderful!

Doug: On Saturday his daughter will be performing a virtual performance of the Littler Mermaid for Valley Catholic and they are excited to see it. Sounds fun!

Joe: Congratulated Mike on his getaway.

Auggie: Has a family gathering coming up for Easter. They are going to have some new puppies coming to the party. He mentioned he will also be getting a new puppie and that the dog breed is a mix of an Australian Shepard and a Corgi, which is called an “Auggie”.

 

Total Collected today for the Duck: $160

~ Today’s Program: Rotary Club of Newberg’s Annual Meeting~

Welcome to the incoming Board for the 21-22 Fiscal Year:

Club President: Joe Morelock

Immediate Past President: Shannon Buckmaster

President Elect: Brandy Coffman Penner

Vice President: Wendy McArthur Trumbo

Secretary: Shannon Knight

Treasurer: Michelle Colvin

Membership Chair: Kimberly Abraham

The Rotary Foundation Chair: Dan Keuler

Peace Chair: Mike Caruso

Vocational Services Chair: Amber Hansen-Moore

Youth Services Chair: Christy Cowgill

International Services Chair: Laura Tilrico

Community Service Chair: Paul Jellum

Auction Chair: Shannon Knight

Public Relations Chair: Dan Keuler

 

Congratulations to the Official 2020-21 ROTARIAN OF THE YEAR: SHANNON KNIGHT!!! WELL DESERVED!

 

~ Next Week’s Program: Newberg Downtown Coalition by Polly Peterson, the New Executive Director ~

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

~ Joke of the Day ~

I recently took a pole and found that 100% of the people were not happy with the tent collapsing.

~ Happy Quotes! ~

“Sometimes it’s the smallest decisions that can change your life forever.”

– Keri Russell

 

~ Published 4/1/2021: Dan Keuler, Newsletter Editor ~

Newberg Noon Rotary Club Newsletter for March 24, 2021

~ Newberg Noon Rotary Club Newsletter ~

Rotary Club of Newberg, Zoom Meeting

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

 

~ Zoom Meeting Participants ~

Shannon B, Mike, Dan, Lynn, Auggie, Patrick, Amber, Paula, Dale, Michael P, Michelle, Ralph, Judy, Lisa, Kathie, Larry, Laura, Amy, Joe, Om, Shawn, Todd, Jeff, Kim, Brandy.

 

~ Call to Order ~

President Shannon Buckmaster welcomed Rotarians and Friends of Rotary to the Zoom meeting at 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 24, 2021. The Rotarians split out into breakout groups to start the meeting.

 

~ Flag Salute ~

Auggielead participants in the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

~ 4 Way Test ~

Ralphlead 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 ~

New Member Induction: Shawn Daley, the Chief Strategy and Business Development Officer at George Fox University, was officially inducted into the Club today! CONGRATS AND WELCOME!

 

~ Guests ~

Patrick Evans, Guest Speaker

James Beus, Guest of Om

 

~ The Rotary Duck ~

Auggie: Reminder that there are a couple of weekend Rotary training opportunities coming in April. These are a great introduction to Rotary and about all of the committees or positions you may be considering in the future.

Shannon B: District Assembly this year is fully online and is taking place over the course of two separate dates, is totally Free, and open to all Rotarians. Shannon Registered already. There are some general courses and some specific to certain Roles and Committees. Information was sent by email, go sign up!

Joe: Welcome To new member Shawn Daley!

Mike: Mentioned that Paul Chapelle will be speaking for all the Peace Builder Clubs. You may remember his amazing presentation to our Club a month or so ago. Mike will send out more information by email.

Laura: Will get her COVID shot tomorrow morning and then will have a busy day of meetings and work on the Violence Against Women Global Grant. Noted that the EMS Grant is signed off, fully funded, and now is in final stages of completion.

James Beus: Introduced himself as the new Community Sales Advisor at Astor House Retirement at Springbrook Oaks. Thanked Om for inviting him.

Ralph: Gave in support of work being done with homeless sheltering by the Club.

Shannon B: Reminded us all to vote for the Rotary Board and Club Positions. Also mentioned that there will be a special presentation next week announcing the official elected individuals and will also be celebrating the official Rotarian of the Year for the Club.

 

~ Today’s Program: Turtle Dove Shelters by Patrick Evans~

Patrick Evans lives in McMinnville. Turtle Dove Shelters Inc was started last year by 5 individuals to combat homelessness. They realized they would work to keep homeless dry and out of the rain. Patrick presented the shelter (see picture) that they are making which provides mobile shelter that can be pulled by bicycle. He mentioned that he volunteers at a church which shelters during freezing time but are limited by capacity, which creates a problem that this project helps to solve. It is a lightweight, weighing 70 lbs and made out of similar material to that which is used on political signs. This is designed for people who have no other option. They do not ask for money or sobriety by homeless individuals who want one. There are 150 in Yamhill Co who live on the street, in tents, or in shelters during inclement weather. They got the idea from a homeless man who created a prototype concept design out of wood but it weighed way too much. They also are working with Veteran Groups. They gave the first shelters in July 2020 and have given out 23 and have 5 more in production. It takes a week to make and they build in their garages. They have no commercial space, truck, or employees. The interior can be locked for safety. They are hoping to be a stepping stone for people living on the street. Cost $500 in material cost to build one. They were also interviewed by KGW News and the segment can be seen online. Click Here for the News Story on YouTube. They are also passing the program and idea on to other areas around the nation in hopes that it will help more people nationwide. For individuals who have no bike, they try to supply one for free, and have even custom made one with wheelbarrow handles to be pulled by hand like a rickshaw.

Turtle Dove Shelters Inc is a registered 501(c)3 and your donations are tax deductible. For more information or to donate, Go to www.turtledoveshelters.com.

 

~ Next Week’s Program: Rotary Club of Newberg’s Annual Meeting ~

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

~ Joke of the Day ~

I always knock on the Refrigerator door before I open it…

Just in case there is a Salad dressing.

~ Happy Quotes! ~

“Be available for life to happen.”

– Bill Murray

 

~ Published 3/27/2021: Dan Keuler, Newsletter Editor ~