Newberg Noon Rotary Club Newsletter for June 29, 2022

~ Newberg Noon Rotary Club Newsletter ~

Rotary Club of Newberg, Zoom Meeting

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

 

~ Call to Order ~

President Elect Becky Ankeny welcomed Rotarians and Friends of Rotary to the Hybrid Live/Zoom meeting at 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, 2022 at the Chehalem Cultural Center.

 

~ Flag Salute ~

Scott lead participants in the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

~ 4 Way Test ~

Paula 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 WEEK’S MEETING – Will take place at the alternate GFU location.

Community Announcement – The Willamette Valley Lavender Festival is at the Chehalem Cultural Center on July 9th and 10th.

Newberg Rotary Foundation Board Vacancy – The Club’s Foundation Board now has a vacancy and if you have interest in filling that open seat on the board, contact Auggie or Spike. There will also be 2 more seats that open and get voted on in the next month. They are three year terms where they meat bimonthly.

Voluteers needed for Interact Club Project – Need some Volunteer help for the next Interact Helping Paws Helping People project (two dates to be determined after confirming with the Grange). The Rotarian will be helping set up and tear down, which is important to meet the needs of the grant.

Pancake Breakfast – Note that tickets are now available. Everyone will be charged and given 4 adult and 4 child tickets, which cost the same as previous years: $7 adult and $4 kids. Aaron has these tickets, you can pick up from Aaron at a future meeting and will also have extras available if you want to pick up at his office at Lewis Audio and Video on 99. For extra tickets, you can buy some online (www.newbergrotary.org/pancakebreakfast) or ask Aaron for paper tickets.

 

~ Guests ~

Chad, Guest, from Avamere

Jan Polendey, Guest

Elizabeth Schrader, Guest Speaker, United Way

~ The Rotary Duck ~

Paul: Pointed out that the more tickets we buy in advance, the more our club makes. This is because presold tickets we sell, goes direct to our club, while tickets sold at the event get split between the clubs.

Karen: Noted that posters and yard signs are available to put up at your home or business.

Geoff: Shared that there are still tickets available for the GFU Lecture. There are 4 tickets at the cost of a $100 donation to our Club Foundation. The event is on July 23 and will include a dinner and a Lecture by Dr Robin Baker on Civil discourse.

Rick: Brought Amy up to the front for his unveiling of his Japanese Treasure Box which he presented to her live. She was the winning bidder on his hand crafted ware. He opened it and demonstrated/explained all of the artistic meaning and design, which was all original design of Rick’s creation. He also, as one of the Founding members of the event, gifted her 2 tickets to the Forest Grove Concours D’Elegance Car Show put on annually by the Rotary Club of Forest Grove. This event, for anyone interested is on July 17 and information is available at https://forestgroveconcours.org/.

Kathie: Invited us all to attend the Picnic in the Parking Lot First Federal was putting on as a celebration of their 100 years in business. It is at their Newberg location with free hotdogs, soda, chips and cake from 11 to 2pm.

Karl: Noted he was happy to be back as he has not been to a meeting in a while.

Walter: Encouraged us to grab some pancake signs and put them up.

Spike: Noted that next week will be the election for the two open seats within the Club Foundation Board. Currently Larry and Daniel R have expressed interest, but if anyone else wants to be on that ballot, then please let Spike know.

Lisa: Gave a shout out to Kathie for her awesome cookies she makes and sells. If you have any events that might benefit from cookies, let Kathie know and she can make some.

Laura: Noted that her nextdoor neighbor came by last week to chat, and she mentioned that her English teacher was Becky! She even shared that Becky used to have pretty wild and colorful hair in those days. Thanks Becky, for stepping up as president.

Amy: Thanked Rick for his box and gift of tickets.

Denise: The Universe has been very good to Newberg and that the future is looking brighter than we might think.

Christy: Thanked Denise for the awesome event at her home welcoming Emily from Kenya. Kathies awesome cookies were also at this event.

Auggie: Also loved those cookies Kathie brought.

 

~ Today’s Program: United Way of the Mid-Willamette Valley with Elizabeth Schrader ~

Elizabeth Schrader has been with the United Way of the Mid-Willamette Valley and is the Chief Development Officer. They serve Yamhill County. She recently sold her home in Salem and her and her husband are in the process of renovating the Family Heder Homestead on Parrett Mountain. The original 1870 log cabin was originally part of this structure. She seeks to help our community thrive among all of our challenges we’ve seen over the last few years.

United Way identifies the gap between the need and the services available in a community. They sometimes address that gap through grant funding, but also use collaboration with other organizations or programs to serve those gaps. She then introduced and explained several of their projects:

Cottages United Program – Provides affordable, safe housing for Seniors at risk of Homelessness. They build intentional communities and have them be at a price point of no more than $500 per month, or 30% of their income. Their first community is in Salem, which is 25 little 1 bedroom, fully equipped cottages with washer/dryers and kitchenettes.

Good 360 Gifts in Kind Program – is a National model that works to connect with big box retailers like kroger, walmart, and Amazon to be able to collect their unsellable, clearance, or returned items and donate those to local non-profits in an effort to fill critical needs of in kind goods. They have an 8,000 square foot warehouse in Salem, and they also opened a second hub in March. It is only for Registered Non-Profits and they can pick up goods from the warehouse to take what they need to serve their communities. Last year they moved $3,000,000 worth of goods which all went to serve the local communities.

SafeSleep United – The United Way’s low-barrier women’s shelter. In partnership with Inside Out Ministries, they established SafeSleep in 2020, providing a safe, warm, secure place exclusively for unsheltered women to sleep, eat a warm meal, and have access to support needed to rebuild their lives.

Santiam Wildfire Support – They serve as the fiscal sponsor for Santiam Long Term Recovery Group, helping survivor families in the canyon.

Community Impact Grants – Many different small grants funded by their workplace campaigns. They find needs and fill them.

Women United – Their women’s philanthropic member group dedicated to positively impacting the lives of local girls and women.

Enrichment Academy Salem-Keizer – Before and after school programs designed to support academic acheivement.

To learn more about the United Way of the MWV and its programs, or find ways to donate/volunteer, visit their website at https://www.unitedwaymwv.org/.

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

~ Joke of the Day ~

Why is church the best place to learn how to make a banana split?

They teach Sundae School.

~ Happy Quotes! ~

“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.”

Winston Churchill

~ Published 7/3/2022: Dan Keuler, Newsletter Editor ~

Newberg Noon Rotary Club Newsletter for June 22, 2022

~ Newberg Noon Rotary Club Newsletter ~

Rotary Club of Newberg, Zoom Meeting

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

 

~ Call to Order ~

President Elect Becky Ankeny welcomed Rotarians and Friends of Rotary to the Hybrid Live/Zoom meeting at 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 22, 2022 at the Chehalem Cultural Center.

 

~ Flag Salute ~

Denise 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 ~

Community Announcement – The Willamette Valley Lavender Festival is at the Chehalem Cultural Center on July 9th and 10th.

Newberg Rotary Foundation Board Vacancy – The Club’s Foundation Board now has a vacancy and if you have interest in filling that open seat on the board, contact Auggie or Spike. There will also be 2 more seats that open and get voted on in the next month. They are three year terms where they meat bimonthly.

Voluteers needed for Interact Club Project – Need some Volunteer help for the next Interact Helping Paws Helping People project (two dates to be determined after confirming with the Grange). The Rotarian will be helping set up and tear down, which is important to meet the needs of the grant.

Congratulations Announcement of our Cub Awards:

  • Rotarian of the Year: Becky Ankeny
  • Service Above Self Award: Shannon Buckmaster
  • Rookie of the Year: Karen Roberts

Announcement: Paul Harris Fellowships! Today we had the honor of recognizing three Paul Harris Fellows. This is in recognition of members who contributed at least $1,000 to the Rotary Foundation in the fiscal year. Today we celebrate Grant Austin, who was awarded his Paul Harris Fellow +7 (which means he has contributed over $8,000!) as well as Becky Ankeny and Dan Keuler who were each awarded PHF +2 (which means they each contributed over $3,000).

 

~ Guests ~

Jackie Lane, Guest

Jan Polendey, Guest

Kristine Jellum, Guest, Paul’s wife

Lydia Keuler, Guest, Dan’s Wife

Emily Bakhita Akoth, Guest Speaker, Rotary Club of Kenya

~ The Rotary Duck ~

Laura: Shared that a dear member of our Club, Marge O’Connell, passed away this last week. She was 93 years old and very active in our Club over the years. She gave a lot of time and money into the club and will be missed greatly.

Christy: Introduced her guest Jan, who is a local health coach and will be at the Wednesday Farmer’s Market and is an expert in plant based health.

Paul: Introduced his wife, noting that their 53rd Anniversary was yesterday.

Brandy: Bragged that Lydia is HER guest today, not Dan’s.

Wendy: Shared that her daughter made the State All-Girls Rugby Team. Congrats!

Denise: Finalized their second Vaccination Clinic, which has been very successful. It is set for August 6th and can still use volunteers.

Kim: Noted that she will be having a berry picking event at Red Berry Farm in Sherwood and anyone who wants to come is invited.

Laura: Updated us on the Tied With Love project: The grant is wrapping and the project generated 87 blankets. Special Thanks to Michael, Friendsview, and Rotary for participating.

Auggie: Gave Kudos to Wendy and all who helped put on an awesome Installation Banquet.

Larry: Noted that he got a preview of the new Rotary International Peace Brochure. The Peacepole in Downtown Lafayette is even featured in the Brochure.

Scott: Has been absent for a while as hes been very busy. Noted that the vaudville show they put on was awesome and thanked the community for embracing the idea.

Grant: Gave kudos to the Installation Banquet team as well for an awesome event. Also he and his wife noted that almost all of the officers this coming year were women, which reminded him of his 2011 International convention where he met the first Woman Rotarian. A lot of progress the organization has made over yea years.

Paula: Noted that she has been out of town visiting her niece was in a terrible accident and is hopefully having her final surgery.

Auggie: Announced that the Foundation Board has received notice from Grant Gerke on his interest in filling a vacant seat and the board accepted his application. They are also taking nominations for the next year vacancies and Dan R and Larry have to date verbally indicated interest and these will be voted on in July.

Geoff: Announced that there are still 9 tickets available for the dinner and lecture at GFU. It is $100 donation to the foundation per ticket and takes place on July 23rd. Please contact Geoff if you are interested. Please spread the word, this is not limited to Rotarians. The topic is “Building community in the midst of polarization”.

~ Today’s Program: Rise to Shine Educational Foundation with Emily Bakhita ~

Emily Bakhita, visiting us all the way from Kenya, is the Founder and Executive Director of the Rise to Shine Educational Foundation, which was the recipient of the funds raised by our Interact Club last year with the help of about a dozen different Rotary Clubs in the area. Emily spoke about how when she was a young girl in Kenya, she was given a rare gift by a missionary: the finances needed to get her Primary and then Secondary education, which eventually let to University. Not many Kenyans, especially girls, have the opportunity to attend high school or college. Girls are pushed towards early marriage and early pregnancy otherwise. When she returned from school, she met another young girl who told her she wanted an education and to be like Emily. She took her to school, then eventually took 10 girls to school, which led to beginning this organization. They have now helped 552 Kenyan children. Many of these children also attended University and their success will likely have a critical impact on their communities and their families. She also shared that the organization was so happy to be able to grant scholarships but also noted that they were really only able to give scholarships to X kids out of the over 6,000 who applied. She feels deep, emotional sorrow for all of the applicants who she cant help, and that is why it is critical to continue to fundraise and support these scholarships.

She gave big thanks to our Club for helping raise funds to send 62 students to school this past year, which costs approximately $600 per student for tuition, uniforms, books, and even shoes, which some students have never owned.

She gave an update on her future plans, which no longer includes Kenyan Government, but will continue to operate in the Non-profit sector to try to help underprivileged kids. She also plans on possibly getting another Masters Degree, next in non-profit management.

To learn more about the Rise to Shine Educational Foundation, or find ways to donate, visit their website at https://www.rtsef.org/.

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~ Joke of the Day ~

I just found out that the company that produces Yard Sticks won’t be making them any longer.

~ Happy Quotes! ~

“Education is the Great Equilizer.”

Emily Bakhita at todays meeting

~ Published 6/28/2022: Dan Keuler, Newsletter Editor ~

Newberg Noon Rotary Club Newsletter for June 15, 2022

~ Newberg Noon Rotary Club Newsletter ~

Rotary Club of Newberg, Zoom Meeting

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

 

~ Call to Order ~

President Elect Becky Ankeny welcomed Rotarians and Friends of Rotary to the Hybrid Live/Zoom meeting at 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at the Chehalem Cultural Center.

 

~ Flag Salute ~

Judy lead participants in the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

~ 4 Way Test ~

Denise 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 ~

Newberg Rotary Foundation Board Vacancy – The Club’s Foundation Board now has a vacancy and if you have interest in filling that open seat on the board, contact Auggie or Spike. There will also be 2 more seats that open and get voted on in the next month. They are three year terms where they meat bimonthly.

Rotary Installation Dinner and Past Presidents Dinner – The event will be celebrating outgoing and incoming officers, presenting awards, giving thanks to past presidents’ service. It will take place at the Chehalem Wine Tasting Room on June 16 at 6:30pm.

Voluteers needed for Interact Club Project – Need some Volunteer help for the next Interact Helping Paws Helping People project (two dates to be determined after confirming with the Grange) which is a Saturday. The Rotarian will be helping set up and tear down, which is important to meet the needs of the grant.

~ Guests ~

Lydia Keuler, Guest, Dan’s wife

Karrin Cotton, Guest, Michelle’ Sister

Josh Duder, Guest, Office Admin Edward Jones

Anders Jonsson, Guest, Rotary Club of Skara, Sweden

Greta Jonsson, Guest, Exchange Student Program

~ The Rotary Duck ~

Anders: Shared that he is about to become President of the Rotary Club of Skara, Sweden. He noted that their Club in Sweden had decided to keep their leadership in place through the pandemic and that he will soon finally become acting president. He also noted that as a person living in Sweden, he is a little nervous about the uneased divisiveness in the US. He recommended that we may not be hugging each other enough.

Michael S: Introduced his coworker Josh wh ois is office Administrator. Also noted that his newborn Jack is now almost 4 months old. He is a great baby and has been sleeping through the night since about 7 to 8 weeks. Michael was on Paternity leave while his wife was working and Jack is now in Day Care and Michael is back at work.

Michelle: Shared that her sister Karrin is visiting from San Diego as they are finally going on their big vacation that was originally planned and cancelled in March of 2020.

Christy: Was pleased to have the opportunity to sit with our Swedish guests Ander and Greta. Ander was an exchange student with Rotary 40 years ago in Detroit, and now Greta is an exchange student. If anyone wants to work with our Newberg exchange program, there is a need for hosts. She also noted that Emily Bakhita will be speaking next weeks meeting and will be the guest at a social event put on by Denise. She also thanked Becky and the Club for getting tickets to the Shazam Magic show. They offered these tickets free to the club and the show was awesome.

Denise: Reminded us to RSVP to her event at her house on the 25th, rather than surprising her. Also is excited about the success of the Interact Club Project success as there were a lot of businesses that stepped up to help and even some that heard about it after the fact and want to participate in the future.

Paul: Is now a Great Grandfather. His grandson in Wyoming just had a baby. He has 17 Grandchildren total, and now 1 great grandchild.

Spike: Reminded us of John Kerekanich’s service is on August 7. Reach out to Spike if you are interested in an invitation to this service.

Paul: Nice to see Mike Caruso at todays meeting. Also invited everyone to contact them if they need removal of a rogue swarm of honey bees.

Ralph: Recently got married. Congrats Ralph!

Auggie: Noticed Becky’s awesome boots.

Karen: Noted how much amazing things Rotary does and how awesome their efforts to eradicate polio has been over the decades. She noted that she intends to research more and do a presentation on it.

Kathie: Noted that she has worked with Jordan, our guest speaker, and gave kudos to how great she is to work with when it comes to scholarships. She also invited us all to First Federal’s Picnic in the Parking Lot on June 30th, where there will be free hotdogs in celebration of 100 years in service.

Becky: Thanks to all who attended and helped out with the scholarship committee, fundraising, and the awards night.

Laura: Thanks to Becky for stepping up and working very hard to carry our Club forward when we needed a leader.

~ Today’s Program Part 1: NHS College and Career Center with Jordan Terriere-Dobroglio ~

Jordan Terriere-Dobroglio works for the Newberg High School as the Post-secondary Success Coordinator within the College and Career Center. Work-based Learning, also known as internships, are opportunities for students to get out into the work force for hands-on learning in different fields. This program benefits multiple parties at once:

  • Students: benefit from hands-on learning with an opportunity to test out a career field that interests them. They also learn responsibility, hard work, professionalism, and get to begin their early resume.
  • Newberg School District: benefit as an opportunity to connect with the business community and as another critical way to provide a rounded education for students.
  • Businesses: Get to see and utilize the young, local talent, get to provide education to local students.

This program includes giving the student an opportunity during the school day to go out and have an educational internship at a local company or organization, such as Adec. It can be during the semester, an hour or two at a time, and can be paid or unpaid depending on the situation or business. It is very flexible for the student and business by design. Adec hosted 3 students this term, which included real, hands-on work. Work-based learning is not only akin to going out and getting a job, but it also allows them to see different operational and organizational aspects of a business. The student also gets feedback from the company after the internships and the students receive elective credit for their experience.

If your business or someone you know has a business who is interested in hosting a high school intern, please reach out to Jordan at the school district.

~ Today’s Program Part 2: The Pancake Breakfast Update with Karen and Aaron ~

Karen and Aaron gave the following updates on the Pancake Breakfast:

  • Sponsorships are open, if interested or know someone who is interested, reach out for more information. There are many levels of sponsorship available.
  • If anyone is interested in becoming Spike’s mentee with the intent to take over for him in future years, your service would be appreciated.
  • The new committee is really excited to be designing a new manual of sorts that will serve for the future events so everyone will have a really easy time picking up where others left off. Kudos were given to Rachel Powell of the EBs for leading their group.
  • If you have volunteered in the past and have some wisdom or notes for improvements, please come forward with your ideas to help them design the guides.

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

~ Next Week’s Program: Rise to Shine Educational Foundation with Emily Bakhitah and Akoth Otieno ~

~ Joke of the Day ~

Don’t ever buy anything with Velcro.

Its a total rip-off.

~ Happy Quotes! ~

“Being a great Father is like shaving. No matter how good of a job you did today, to succeed you still have to do it again tomorrow.”

Unknown: Happy Father’s Day!

~ Published 6/21/2022: Dan Keuler, Newsletter Editor ~

Newberg Noon Rotary Club Newsletter for June 08, 2022

~ Newberg Noon Rotary Club Newsletter ~

Rotary Club of Newberg, Zoom Meeting

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

 

~ Call to Order ~

President Elect Becky Ankeny welcomed Rotarians and Friends of Rotary to the Hybrid Live/Zoom meeting at 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at the Chehalem Cultural Center.

 

~ Flag Salute ~

Karen lead participants in the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

~ 4 Way Test ~

Larry 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 ~

Newberg Rotary Foundation Board Vacancy – The Club’s Foundation Board now has a vacancy and if you have interest in filling that open seat on the board, contact Auggie or Spike. There will also be 2 more seats that open and get voted on in the next month. They are three year terms where they meat bimonthly.

Rotary Installation Dinner and Past Presidents Dinner – The event will be celebrating outgoing and incoming officers, presenting awards, giving thanks to past presidents’ service. It will take place at the Chehalem Wine Tasting Room on June 16 at 6:30pm.

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards – Filled to half capacity and hoping to get more people registered before the June 10 deadline. Open to young adults ages 21 to 26.

~ Guests ~

Jan, Guest of Lisa

Carrie Bates, Hazelden Betty Ford, Olympic Gold Medalist

~ The Rotary Duck ~

Lisa: Introduced Jan, whom she met at Chamber Greeters and invited to Rotary. Also noted that she is very happy to be here today.

Michelle: Shared that her daughter just graduated High School.

Lisa: Noted her daughter is graduating from the University of Oregon Linquist College of Business this weekend. She finished classes in March but decided to walk for graduation, so she will be in Eugene this weekend Celebrating.

Walter: Noted all of the different stages of parental life over the years and noted that their current stage could be described as the “Wallet Grandparents”.

Spike: Noted Allen Methven’s Celebration of Life was held last Saturday and a lot of Rotarians attended. It was truely a celebration where Allen’s wife and kids all spoke and it was very well done. Also noted that the Pancake Breakfast is looking for sponsors. Talk to Spike for more details. Levels of sponsorship available include 500, 250, 100, and Table Sponsors which are $50, for which there is a limit of 40 table sponsorships available.

Aaron: Thanked Spike for handling the sponsorships. He also noted that it would be great for someone who might want to work with and learn from Spike this year on Sponsorships, with hopes of maybe taking over that responsibility in the future.

Paul: Nice to see Mike Caruso at todays meeting. Also invited everyone to contact them if they need removal of a rogue swarm of honey bees.

Grant: Thanked Brandy and her husband Miles who donated an auction item of a vacation to Cabo, from which Grant and his family have just returned from and had a great time.

Om: Noted that each table had a different scholarship name on it.

Auggie: Shared that his grandson who is graduating on Friday from Hood River.

Dan K: Reminded everyone that a very special episode of Dan Roberts’ The Giving Town Podcast is out, where he is interviewing Mike Caruso. It was a great episode and can be found here: The Giving Town Podcast Season 2 Episode 8. Dan also referenced his newfound beardlessness and noted that this was the first time in several years he has shaved.

Brandy: Mentioned that she is so excited for the graduating class of 2022. The scholarship awards banquet is happening this evening, Thursday is Catalyst High School and Friday is NHS Graduation.

Wendy: Reminded us all that the installation is happening next Thursday.

Becky: Noted that she went to St Paul’s high school awards night. She noted that the Leroy Benham Trade Scholarship went to a young man out of St Paul and on his way out he said to Leroy “Thank you so much, you have no idea what this means to me…”.

Denise: Shared that she has given us all an invitation to have dinner at her house which is on June 25th which will be an opportunity to meet Emily, who is a Rotarian from Kenya. Please RSVP to Denise if you are interested in coming to her social gathering.

Laura: Shared that she went on a 12 hour road trip to visit her son in California and even ate outside at a restaurant for the first time since COVID. It was wonderful to be out and she is exited to see COVID risk levels at low ratings.

~ Today’s Program: Hazelden Betty Ford with Carrie Bates ~

Carrie Bates is a Senior Outreach Manager for Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation. Hazelden Betty Ford is a drug and alcohol substance abuse disorder treatment center also treating mental health disorder. It is located right here in Newberg for almost 30 years, and was founded by and donated by the Austins originally. She spoke about her life. She was a young girl who dreamt of becoming an Olympic athlete, but also was living with her mother’s battle with addiction and shared how that pushed her towards her love of the pool and becoming a better swimmer each day, 5 hours a day. Eventually, in 1983, her coach convinced her to apply for the Olympics, for which she qualified at the trials and ultimately won 3 Gold Medals. She went on to college at the University of Texas. Once she was in her 30s, she started a family and had a great career but began to struggle with alcohol addiction herself. She learned about the stigma of addiction and realized that we are all members of a community and we all deserve a chance at recovery. We owe it to the next generation to reduce the stigma of addiction in order to raise awareness and make it easier for people who need treatment to be able to seek help. In her own case, people have always recognized her as perfect professional athlete, all the while she was struggling quietly. After years of recovery, she recently celebrated 10 years of sobriety and now helps others with their struggles.

For more information of about the Newberg location visit their website at https://www.hazeldenbettyford.org/locations/newberg.

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~ Joke of the Day ~

Why did the bicycle collapse?

It was two-tired.

~ Happy Quotes! ~

“Growth today, is an investment in tomorrow.”

John C. Maxwell

~ Published 6/13/2022: Dan Keuler, Newsletter Editor ~