Newberg Noon Rotary Club Newsletter for November 10, 2021

~ Newberg Noon Rotary Club Newsletter ~

Rotary Club of Newberg, Zoom Meeting

Wednesday, November 10, 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, November 10, 2021 at the Chehalem Cultural Center.

 

~ Flag Salute ~

Paul 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 ~

Tomorrow (Thursday, November 11) is Veteran’s Day. We gave early thanks to all of the Veteran’s who have served, and gave individual thanks and recognition to the many Veterans in our very own Club. Thank you for your service!

 

Past President’s Holiday Dinner: Wendy is organizing the Past President Holiday Dinner on December 9th 6:30pm to 8:30pm at Parrot Mountain Wine Cellars. There will be limited tickets available (40 maybe) so sign up early if you are interested.

SEE FLIER AT BOTTOM OF NEWSLETTER (OR CLICK HERE)

 

~ Guests ~

Amanda Bayha, Guest Speaker

Chelsea Ochs, Guest Speaker

Beth Pent, Early Birds Rotarian

Joshua Duter, Guest

Scott Parker, Guest, Executive Director of Chehalem Valley Chamber

Veronica, Scott’s daughter

Shannon, Scott’s wife

 

~ The Rotary Duck ~

Christy: Shared that the Interact club met this morning with Interact Club members from Lake Oswego, as well as 3 students from Kenya. They had wonderful conversations sharing about their educational experiences. They were so impressed by the generosity of the District and very grateful. Christy also shared some hand-written notes of thanks from some of the students we sponsored. Thanks to everyone who helped make this happen! She also shared that Rowan, the Interact President, is also one of this year’s Student Representatives for the Newberg School Board.

Dan K: Welcomed Shannon K back, note of appreciation for Dr Joe Morelock and everything he brings to our community, and a note of apology as he missed getting out last week’s newsletter. Gave in appreciation for Joe.

Jim: Jim reflected on the 4 Way Test. He noted that Dr. Joe Morelock epitomizes those principles. He noted that he feels that the School Board majority absolutely did not epitomize the Four-Way test. Gave in appreciation for Joe.

Daniel: Gave thanks for Kathy. He noted that Kathy realized that we did not have a Christmas Tree Lighting schedule and she took it upon herself to GET. IT. DONE. She is working very hard, in an unusually short timeline to complete. It is coming together and we thank Kathy for working towards this.

Shannon B: Noted Kathy is really pulling this together through an amazing amount of coordination with many generous donors and helpers. She is a Master Worker of Joy.

Karl: Heard the news about Joe this morning and noted that we have a very big problem that needs attention at the School Board. Gave in appreciation for Joe.

Shannon K: Gave in appreciation for Joe.

Rick: Rick was not feeling well and missed last week. He is happy to be back today.

Kim: Gave in appreciation for Joe. She noted that she had a rough morning but coming to Rotary was very motivating and she is very happy to be around the Positivity provided by our club.

Laura: Gave thanks to Christy, Judy, and Denise for doing such a great job working with the Interact Club. They have all worked tirelessly to raise $32,000 for the students in Kenya.

Brandy: Gave in appreciation for Joe. She noted that she wasn’t sure if she would be able make it in, but like Kim decided that she wanted to come in to be around the positive nature of the club members who work hard to lead the community.

Walter and Julie: Gave in appreciation for Joe.

 

~ Today’s Program: Floral Design and Herbs by Amanda Bayha and Chelsea Ochs ~

Amanda Bayha and Chelsea Ochs presented today.

Amanda Bayha is a Floral Designer and NeurOptimal Nuerofeedback provider and is the artist whose work has been on display at the Chehalem Cultural Center. The beautiful displays of dried flowers and other floral type arrangements were of her creation, including a great big floral heart as well as a floral sculpture of an American Flag. For some more detail on her art you can quickly visit the CCC’s website at https://www.chehalemculturalcenter.org/founders-lobby. This webpage appears to follow whatever is currently on display, but her bio and Artist Info is still up as of the publishing of this newsletter on November 10. She noted that all of the floral pieces she made for the display were collected directly from around the community, representing all that is the heart of Newberg. This is from our “common ground”. The large heart arrangement was auctioned off at the Cultural Center’s Night of the Moon Gala.

Chelsea Ochs is a Doctor of acupuncture and herbalist. She owns and operates “Herbs in Jars” which is located at 210 S College St. She grew up in Newberg and moved away for the majority of her adult life but eventually moved back a few years ago largely due to the incredible land and plants that grow in the area. She was trained in Chinese medicine at the Seattle Institute of East Asian Medicine. She realized that so many of the dried herbs she used she lacked advanced knowledge in how they actually grow. This led her to return to the area to explore the life cycles of these plants and herbs and to keep learning more and more each year about herbs.

They noted that there is so much to learn from nature and nature’s life cycles. We can find opportunities for peace, recovery, balance, etc as we connect with nature and continue to learn more about plants and herbs. Herbs have so many healing properties which can serve to provide for us.

They also led a little exercise where they provided us pens and paper in which we could answer two questions for ourselves privately on paper: How are you Feeling? What do you need? What you write can be to yourself, to God, to the universe, or whatever or whoever you want to share to. The paper had different emotions from a wide spectrum based on Chinese medicine to help guide us. Chelsea and Amanda said no one would be reading what we wrote, but instead they would pulp the paper and use them to house little seedlings to be distributed to the community.

Amanda and Chelsea also brought a basket of fresh Rosemary and Lavender which they offered to us all for free to take with us. She requested that we take her offering with a continuing wish for community and healing, processing, and integrating reminding us that we are all here together. She shared that Rosemary is an incredible Respiratory Remedy which helps open the lungs and moves into our head to allow our senses to be clear. She uses it for headaches or inability to think clearly, just by smelling it. It can be used for a lot of other circulatory advantages as well. They suggested that if you would like to learn more abour herbal medicine that you start with books and perhaps connect with an herbalist. They also noted that the medicinal affects of herbs can take time to show improvements, so if you would like to give this a try, stick with it for a month or two and you may begin to see results. It is also helpful to develop a relationship with a herbalist as different herbs can have different effects for different people, and having someone who knows you and your needs may be able to help match you with the herbs that will benefit you the most.

A big thanks to Amanda and Chelsea for the presentation and for the herbal gifts! The Rosemary smells amazing. Also note that they both said that they are taking new patients so if you would like to learn more or try out some of these herb based medicine, feel free to reach out.

 

~ Next Week’s Program: “With Courage” by Caitlin Stika ~

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

~ Joke of the Day ~

What is the downside to eating a clock?

It is very time consuming.

~ Happy Quotes! ~

“Out of the Darkest Dark comes the Brightest Light.”

– Dr. Joe Morelock

 

 

~ Published 11/10/2021: Dan Keuler, Newsletter Editor ~

Newberg Noon Rotary Club Newsletter for October 27, 2021

~ Newberg Noon Rotary Club Newsletter ~

Rotary Club of Newberg, Zoom Meeting

Wednesday, October 27, 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, October 27, 2021 at the Chehalem Cultural Center.

 

~ Flag Salute ~

Daniel R lead participants in the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

~ 4 Way Test ~

Karl 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 ~

Past President’s Holiday Dinner: Wendy is organizing the Past President Holiday Dinner on December 9th 6:30pm to 8:30pm at Parrot Mountain Wine Cellars. There will be limited tickets available (40 maybe) so sign up early if you are interested.

SEE FLIER AT BOTTOM OF NEWSLETTER (OR CLICK HERE)

 

Auction Updates: The Auction will take place on Friday, October 29th, 2021. If you would like to find more opportunities to help out or learn more about the coming auction, reach out to Amy (plenty of opportunities to help set up and take down are needed). Also if you would like to give a shout out to donors, you can do so at the Club Meeting and we will post in the Newsletter. Thanks again for your generous and exciting donations. A Huge Thank You goes out to the following Sponsors of the event:

A-dec

DCI

George Packing

Providence Health Plans

Enter Into Calm

Providence Newberg Medical Center

Extraordinary Systems, LLC

Krohn’s Appliance Service

Tonkon Torp

Waste Management

Chehalem Insurance Services

Oak Hill Tax

Newberg Urgent Care

Ken and Jan Winder

 

~ Guests ~

Beth Pent, Early Birds Rotarian

Scott Parker, Guest, Executive Director of Chehalem Valley Chamber

Isabella, Dan K’s 2.5 year old daughter

 

~ The Rotary Duck ~

Grant: Going to be out of town on the family Deer Hunt. Also mentioned that he got to see the Huskies play and noted that it will be a long season.

Judy: Brought posters advertising at the schools for students to join the Interact Club. She noted that this club is growing in size and activity and that if anyone knows a high school age teen who is eligible to join this club to have them check it out.

Jim: Announced that next Wednesday’s meeting will be presented by Jim. Jim will be talking about the history of the Chehalem Cultural Center as well as touring the building and speaking on the future plans.

Dan K: Noted that he is happy to have Isabella at the meeting and is shocked that they have made it this long into the meeting without having to sneak away. Isabella gives kudos to the suppliers of the dessert cakes.

Joe: Gave huge kudos and thank you to Amy for her getting through all of these meetings, getting ready for Friday night’s Auction. A lot of hard work happens behind the scenes to make the auction work.

Laura: We were able to secure the funding for the violence against women grant. Amazing work, Laura! Congratulations on the success of that endeavor.

 

~ Today’s Program: Classification Talk by Kyla Sliger ~

Kyla Sliger is a Senior Loan Officer with Guild Mortgage in Newberg. She is the Branch Manager and Sales Manager for the Newberg Office. She had been there before previously and ended up coming back after the old team left. Kyla is excited to get to know the Rotary members and learn more about Rotary after being introduced to the Club by Auggie. She shared that a lot of her life has been dedicated to volunteering and giving back to the community.

She was born in Vancouver Washington but grew up in Portland, attending Scapoose High School before attending community college for marketing. She shared that she has two sisters and one brother who are all local and very close. Her New York father and California mother made for a fun childhood. But her greatest influence was her grandmother who was a church and school secretary. Kyla recognized the giving nature of her grandmother and wanted to do just the same. In 1999 Kyla started her career in downtown Portland, working in technology until she realized that she was not fulfilling her need to give back. She eventually found her place in serving the community through helping the homeless in Gresham and eventually working with a few friends in starting a non-profit that served orphanages in Rowanda. These were amazing opportunities to learn and serve people in need. She also found opportunities when living in Wyoming to do food banks, clothing closets, and other amazing ventures.

Welcome to the Club, Kyla! We are very excited to have your attitude of service joining us in the Newberg Noon Rotary Club.

 

~ Next Week’s Program: Tour of the Chehalem Culture Center with Jim McMaster~

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

~ Joke of the Day ~

“I decided I wanted to grow my own food, but I can’t seem to find any bacon seeds.”

~ Happy Quotes! ~

“The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.”

– Pablo Picasso

 

 

~ Published 11/07/2021: Dan Keuler, Newsletter Editor ~

Newberg Noon Rotary Club Newsletter for October 20, 2021

~ Newberg Noon Rotary Club Newsletter ~

Rotary Club of Newberg, Zoom Meeting

Wednesday, October 20, 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, October 20, 2021 at the Newberg School District Offices.

 

~ Flag Salute ~

Judy lead participants in the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

~ 4 Way Test ~

Michelle 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 ~

Past President’s Holiday Dinner: Wendy is organizing the Past President Holiday Dinner on December 9th 6:30pm to 8:30pm at Parrot Mountain Wine Cellars. There will be limited tickets available (40 maybe) so sign up early if you are interested.

Auction Updates: The Auction will take place on Friday, October 29th, 2021. If you would like to find more opportunities to help out or learn more about the coming auction, reach out to Amy. If you have a great idea for an auction item, you have days left so make it happen or forever hold your peace. Paper forms will be available at the meetings if you already have items or packages procured. Also if you would like to give a shout out to donors, you can do so at the Club Meeting and we will post in the Newsletter. Thanks again for your generous and exciting donations. A Huge Thank You goes out to the following Sponsors of the event:

A-dec

DCI

George Packing

Providence Health Plans

Enter Into Calm

Providence Newberg Medical Center

Extraordinary Systems, LLC

Krohn’s Appliance Service

Tonkon Torp

Waste Management

Chehalem Insurance Services

 

GO ONLINE, REGISTER, AND BUY YOUR TICKETS! www.newbergrotary.org/auction

 

~ Guests ~

Judge Najla Ayoubi, Guest Speaker

Deborah Schultz, Guest, Rotary Club of Cincinnati

Adam Steckel, Guest, Portland Pearl Rotary Club

Judy Allen, Guest, Rotary Club of Wallowa County

James Beus, Guest

Danielle Sherman, Guest, Portland Pearl Rotary Club

Steve Williams, Guest, Rotary Club of Hermistan

Leslie Brunker, Guest, Rotary Club of Portland

Charles Pierce, Guest, Rotary Club of Cincinnati

Stew Martin, Guest, Rotary Club of Seaside

Donna Tallman, Guest, Portland Pearl Rotary Club

Scott Parker, Guest, ED for the Chehalem Valley Chamber of Commerce

Erin Thomas, Guest, Rotary Club of Albina – Portland

Machelle, Guest, Columbian Exchange staying with Christy

Valerie Jean Oliver, Guest, Rotary Club of Selkirk Manitoba, Canada

 

~ The Rotary Duck ~

Brandy: Wendy is organizing the Past President Holiday Dinner on December 9th 6:30 to 8:30pm at Parrot Mountain Wine Cellars. There will be limited tickets available (40 maybe) so sign up early if you are interested. Also mentioned that she had just taken a trip to Upstate New York and saw all sorts of Rotary Signs on her journey.

Amy: We have sold 87 tickets to the Live Auction. Please get out and buy your tickets if you have not yet. If you need help with getting tickets, please let Amy know, otherwise visit www.newbergrotary.org/auction. Volunteering is also needed for setting up, tearing down, and more.

Joe: Announced that it is Denise Bacon’s Birthday! Happy Birthday, Denise!

Laura: Donated in honor of Denise’s Birthday!

James Beus: Announced a community food drive November 8-12th, by which they are collecting non-perishable food items at the Astor House (near Fred Meyer). They will donate this food as well as cleaning supplies to FISH as well as maybe a few other food banks.

Christy: Thanked Laura for helping to make today’s prestation happen and for ralleying all of the support and guests from other partnering clubs.

 

~ Today’s Program: Violence Against Women Grant with the Honorable Judge Najla Ayoubi ~

Christy Cowgill introduced today’s speaker: the Honerable Judge Najla Ayoubi. Najla is the Chief of Coelition and Global Programs with Every Woman Treaty, a non-Profit focused on advocating for women and creating partnerships and programs to make the world safer for women and girls worldwide. Najla is a lawyer, a former judge, and has extensive experience in judiciary elections, human rights, and women’s empowerment. She lives in the US currently, but was born in Afganistan, before the rise of the Taliban in the 1990s. She studied abroad in Britain and in the Soviet Union. She then became the first Woman to be appointed as a Judge in her Province.

Najla thanked everyone who has supported her program. She shared that she became passionate about violence against women and womens rights from a young age. Her mother was a traditional young bride who was engaged by 12 and married and had her first child by the age of 16, before she was physically or mentally mature enough. She had 2 more girls and unfortunately the culture in Afghanistan is discriminatory towards women. It is a powerful patriarchal society, whereby the men in power understand that giving education and rights to women is a threat to their control and traditions. Najla recognized this from a young age and went on a quest to enact change for the better. Getting through school, college, and becoming a professional, especially a Judge, is nearly impossible. She achieved this at great cost as her father and brother who were killed for advocating for women’s rights as well as supporting her studying abroad to become a judge and legal professional. She even shared that due to local laws, she had to borrow her neighbor’s 4 year old boy to get groceries as women must be accompanied by men when in public. As the first female judge, she helped enact the very first Afghanistan law criminalizing violence against women and did a lot of work on improving the constitution as well as many new legislation. As a result she had to build a bunker within her home to use as a saferoom and eventually she and her entire family had to flee in 2015 to the US to seek asylum.

The current situation is so dire in part because the Taliban has recruited extremists from around the world to come aid in their work and even been promised Afghan women as property in exchange. Violence and sex trafficking have become problems and women are suffering greatly. Women become dependent physically, socially, and financially based on this culture. There is a concept understood in Afghanistan that “once you educate a woman, you cannot uneducate her.”She noted that violence against women is not just an issue in Afghanistan, but worldwide as their coalition includes 840 organizations in 128 countries working to improve the lives of women throughout the world.

With this particular project in Nepal, partially funded by us Rotarians, they are looking to educate young men to respect women and women’s rights as well as teaching young women to advocate and respect themselves. They seek to increase peace and reduce violence against women through education. They have done a lot of work on the first phase of the current project which included selecting organizations, doing an assessments, and developing the curriculum. They have kept the 25 organizations engaged during covid.

For more information about the Every Woman Treaty, visit their website at www.everywoman.org.

 

~ Next Week’s Program: Classification Talk with Kyla Sliger~

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

~ Joke of the Day ~

“My friend David had his ID stolen. Now he is just Dav.”

~ Happy Quotes! ~

“If you educate a woman, you educate the nation.”

– African Proverb

~ Published 10/23/2021: Dan Keuler, Newsletter Editor ~

Newberg Noon Rotary Club Newsletter for October 13, 2021

~ Newberg Noon Rotary Club Newsletter ~

Rotary Club of Newberg, Zoom Meeting

Wednesday, October 13, 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, October 13, 2021 at the Chehalem Cultural Center.

 

~ Flag Salute ~

Walter lead participants in the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

~ 4 Way Test ~

Wendy 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 Updates: The Auction will take place on Friday, October 29th, 2021. If you would like to find more opportunities to help out or learn more about the coming auction, reach out to Amy. If you have a great idea for an auction item, get them in soon as the auction date is fast approaching. Paper forms will be available at the meetings if you already have items or packages procured. Also if you would like to give a shout out to donors, you can do so at the Club Meeting and we will post in the Newsletter. That being said, a big thank you goes out to the following who have recently made a contribution to our auction:

The Painted Lady

Thanks again for your generous and exciting donations.

But more importantly: GO ONLINE, REGISTER, AND BUY YOUR TICKETS! www.newbergrotary.org/auction

 

~ Guests ~

Allen Holstein, Guest, Auction Donor

Travis Toedtemeier, Guest Speaker, Connections NW, Early Bird Rotarian

~ The Rotary Duck ~

Grant: Is very excited about the auction. The great news is that the golden tickets are back and there are only 100 sold. Do not forget to buy these. Also remember to look out for auction item donations. If you need fliers that spell out where the money goes, talk to Grant. This is our biggest fundraiser so make sure to sign up and participate. To date we have sold about 27 Golden tickets, so please go buy some. Also shared that he got to go to Nebraska to watch a football game since his son now works there. He also got to see the Huskies play the Bruins.

Jim: Is back after an absence from being out of town.

Om: Wanted to give a thank you to Al Herriges, who used to be in our club. Om saw him at Greeters and he offered to put an article in the Graphic advertising about our Auction.

Judy: Announced that they have officially succeeded in reaching their $31,200 goal for the Kenya Education Project and we should be able to submit this grant this week. Great job! She gave kudos to Christy for her hours of hard work on this project. Additionally, congrats to the Interact Club and special thanks to individual donors from our club including Mike, Julie, Jeff, Judy, Laura, and more.

Christy: Shout out to Judy for helping make this happen. Pointed out that in year one of this project (last year), 14 clubs contributed to this project. Not all of them committed to come back this year, but we got new clubs to join this year including a Rotaract club and 2 other Interact clubs. Emily is really excited to be able to send 52 students to school in Kenya and hope to cover those students for years 3 and 4.

Joe: What an incredible job that team did to fully fund this project.

Spike: Spike turns 70 on Friday! Happy Birthday!

Dan: Noted that auction season is upon us and he has been hard at work soliciting/procuring a wide variety of different auction items and gave thanks to the Painted Lady who donated a meal (Dan hopes to partner with them to buy the second meal so that the package can be a meal for two. Dan and his wife recently experienced the 7 course tasting dinner and it was an amazing experience: Thanks to the Painted Lady! Also reminded everyone to go out and register and buy your tickets for the auction, as it helps the auction team know how many are attending.

Auggie: Shout out for the auction. He had seen an amazing piece of art and decided to just ask if they would consider donating it, and they did! Awesome!

Walter: Reminded everyone to volunteer when they walk in and meet the greeter. Everyone else should get an opportunity to do the pledge or the 4 way test.

Judy: Also pointed out that her husband is donating a couple of handmade cutting boards and Judy is donating some handmade aprons, designed and made by Judy herself. Thanks Judy!

Brandy: Happy Birthday to Spike! Noted that when she takes her kids to school, she often sees Spike out on a walk, demonstrating healthy habits.

Amy: Celebrating the end of her 24th tax season. She also urged us all to get online ASAP to get tickets so we know who will be online vs in person as well as Golden Tickets. You can buy the Golden tickets at the meeting, online, or just ask and Amy or Dan K who can help do whatever, whenever, and however is needed to help sell you these. To do this online, go to www.newbergrotary.org/auction. She also gave thanks to everyone that came to her office to help wrap up and photograph all of the auction items. There are nearly a dozen trips, awesome wine, and so many other awesome packages.

 

~ Today’s Program: Connections NW by Travis Toedtemeier ~

Travis Toedtemeier of the Newberg Early Birds Rotary Club presented today on himself and the work he does with Connections NW (previously worked with Alliance Services). He graduated Faith Bible High School and graduated in 2006. He went to college at GFU with a degree in interdisciplinary studies and ultimately went back to school earning a Masters in Business Administration at Liberty University. He has been working in social services over the last 10 years, and is educated/trained in motivational Interviewing, trauma informed care, medication management, Oregon Intervention Services, job developer training, and has volunteered for the Special Olympics. He noted that he loves his work but ultimately the two most important things in his life are Faith and Family. He has a 4 year old son and 2 year old daughter. Otherwise he likes staying active doing basketball, fishing, golfing, camping, etc.

Connections NW: his new company is brand new and only recently officially received its license. It is a certified medicaid agency, does vocational rehab, job readiness and assessments, job development and support job coaching, skill building and training, etc. Their main goal is to find employment for individuals with disabilities in Yamhill County. They currently serve about 25 individuals. They do anything and everything to make sure they have everything they need to get hired, work on their resumes, figure out what their strength and skills are, etc. They partner with many businesses in the community to match these clients up with work they can be good at and really enjoy doing. He wanted to emphasize that there is a negative stigma around individuals with disabilities and many employers dont realize that these workers can do a great job. Essentially this business really holds their hand through the professional experience to make sure it goes well. Also he wanted to point out that there is no cost to the employer for the work done by Connections NW, as they are funded through Medicaid. To learn more, you can reach out to Travis.

 

~ Next Week’s Program: Violence Against Women Grant with the Honorable Judge Najla Ayoubi ~

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

~ Joke of the Day ~

“When you clean a vacuum cleaner, you BECOME the vacuum cleaner.”

~ Happy Quotes! ~

“Don’t stop until you’re proud.”

– unknown

~ Published 10/14/2021: Dan Keuler, Newsletter Editor ~