Newberg Noon Rotary Club Newsletter for December 11, 2019

Consistent with the tenets of Rotary…courtesy of a friend…author unknown…. ~ ONE: ~

One tree can start a forest; One smile can begin a friendship; One hand can lift a soul; One word can frame a goal; One candle can wipe out darkness; One laugh can conquer gloom; One hope can raise your spirits; One touch can show you care; One life can make the difference; be that ONE today!

Newberg Noon Rotary Club Newsletter for December 11, 2019

Kathie Byers – GREETER.

Club President Corey Z. opened the meeting having Dale Welcome lead us in the Pledge.

Guests: Don & Greg Skei….hosted by Auggie G.

Rotary Moment: Mike Caruso presented Jeff Lane with another Paul Harris Fellow Award, and lauded him for his ongoing Rotary commitment!

Ballots were provided for voting on the new slate of officers/chairs for our club’s 2020- 2021 Rotary year. Results were presented…and reflected the names as presented on the allots. For further details, go to the Club’s website.

Announcements: Dale Welcome commented on meeting another Rotarian while in Lisbon; Jim McMaster encouraged us to read the “Thank you!” letters received from 3rd graders after getting their dictionaries; Judy R. updated us on some NBHS Interact functions.

DUCK TALES: Shannon Knight ably collected $67….and here are some of the personal “Duck Tales”: Paula R. thanked all who helped with the Christmas Tree lighting!; Matt bragged on his 7-year old daughter getting a new Beta fish for her aquarium; Lisa S. mentioned the progress on Providence’s new Medical Plaza; Jim McM. reminded us that his son Spencer would be our program presenter on Thursday, Dec. 19, at the joint meeting with Newberg Kiwanis; Kathie Byers let us know that both son and daughter-in-law were now lawyers in Washington, D.C.; Dr. Joe bragged on contributions of Shannon K.; Judy R. said members of her family were moving back to Newberg; Brandy Penner has agreed to be Chair of Youth Services for 2020-2021; Becky’s oldest daughter is now 37….which “shocked” a granddaughter!; Om was effusive regarding praise for Auggie’s emergency care facility/staff after a recent emergent care visit; Club Prez Corey Z. praised Paul Jellum for his commitment to the Resource Room at NBHS; Jeff Lane reminded us of the continuing need for clothes for deserving students through the Resource Room…. generating another kudo from Jim McM. to Paul J.

Today’s program: Michelle Colvin’s Classification Talk:

Michelle was born in April of ’67 in Santa Barbara. Except for a brief stint in Grove City , PA…where her Dad went to Slippery Rock College on the GI Bill….spent most of her life in S. California. She is oldest of 8 children…4 girls and 4 boys…all males are veterans. When she was 13 the family moved to Moorpark CA…and she lived there until she moved to Newberg in June of 2017. Married in ’87 to “best friend” at age 19…been married for 32 years. 4 kids. Washington Cougar, Sarah, is 30, works as Medical Assistant for a pulmonologist in Simi Valley. 20 year old Noah is attending Moorpark College. Emma, 15, is sophomore at Connections Academy. Tayor, 10, is in 4th grade at Mabel Rush. Michele has worked in retail, insurance, daycare provider, and as a classified employee in her kids’ schools…now in fitness industry….and as a certified personal trainer and running coach since 2014. She coaches with Sole Sisters Running Club in Newberg. Likes to DO events with her coaching students to see the looks on their faces when they accomplish major milestones! Her personal list of events run is mind-boggling! Her Farmers Insurance boss in Moorpark was a Rotarian…. she got “involved”…Boys & Girls Clubs…her church’s women’s ministry…retreats and other events….FELLOWSHIP….Thanksgiving dinners for large groups… and many other activities in her home S. Cal community. Her hubby’s job brought them to Newberg in 2017….summarizing….”I have fallen in love with Newberg…I am very blessed to have been able to join Rotary…I hope to give back to this community and beyond, the joy it has given me!” It is obvious Michelle is very passionate about helping others! There is MUCH MORE to Michelle than this brief coverage even touches on! Get to know her more…sit with her at lunch…and “swap stories”! Challenge yourself…try to keep up with her!

REMINDER…..This is a major change of venue and time! The next meeting is THURSDAY, December 19, 12 Noon….with the Newberg Kiwanis….and will be at George Fox University’s Canyon Commons…entrance from Villa….

Special note: Jack Czarnecki, prior Rotary Club President and key contact for wine donations for our annual Rotary auction, has experienced some health setbacks but is improving. Jack welcomes visitors but please contact Jack or Heidi prior to visiting. Jack’s contact information is:

Jack Czarnecki
610 N. Edwards Street
Newberg, OR 97132

Respectfully submitted

Rick Kaufman

Newsletter Editor

Pre-Christmas CHEER…..on WALKING…. My grandpa started walking five miles a day when he was  60.   Now he’s 97 years old  and we don’t know where he is……….I have  to walk early in the morning, before my brain figures out what I’m doing…….I  joined a health club last year, spent about 400 bucks. Haven’t lost a  pound.  Apparently you have to go  there……Every time I hear the dirty word ‘exercise’, I wash my mouth out with chocolate.  ……If you are going to try cross-country skiing, start with a small  country.  ……..Every time I start thinking too much about how I  look, I just find a Happy Hour and by the time I leave, I look just  fine……..and……I  know I got a lot of exercise the last  few years……just getting over the  hill.  🙂