Newberg Noon Rotary Club Newsletter for November 20, 2019

Providing each of us with excellent/wise LIFE guidance is Rotary’s Four-Way Test of the things we think, say or do….

First – Is it the TRUTH?
Second – Is it FAIR to all concerned?
Fourth – Is it BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

Newberg Noon Rotary Club Newsletter for November 20, 2019

Ever-smiling Brandy Penner was GREETER!



President Corey Z. opened the meeting having Jim McMaster lead us in the Pledge.

Guests:  Kiwanians Dennis Lewis, “Mayor” Bob Andrews, Shelly Hannan, Joe Hannan, Annie Lee, Rick Lee, Matt Compton, Ken Lewis…and visiting Rotarian Gary Stewart [representing District 5100].

Super FUN meeting with the Newberg Kiwanis!

…with a few words from their club President….…Joe Hannan….speaking to the various YOUTH projects their club is involved with…as their primary focus is on YOUTH.  Newberg Kiwanis claims 37 members; Primary fundraiser is a golf tournament to which Rotarians are invited; they have Key Clubs in both Newberg and St. Paul High Schools; NB Kiwanis gives out small grants and contributes to Doernbecher Hospital in Portland. It is obvious that between Kiwanis and Rotary a lot of charitable CARE and LOVE is generated in Newberg, and around the world!

Kiwanian Heather Lewis mentioned that NHS Key Club & Interactors are working together on supplying/running the Resource Room at NHS.

Jim McMaster reminded us that we would meet with the Kiwanians again December 19th, and that his son, Spencer [Peace Corps/Africa], will be the program.

Mike Caruso ushered The Duck around the room for DUCK TALES….[a few, but not all, “tales” are presented here]…Dr. Joe M. admitted that he was NOT wearing “special” socks today [bummer !]; Shannon B.; Auggie; Curt W.; Gene Piros lauded the NHS football team; Spike; Lisa S.; Dr. Stan gave kudos to GFU football team’s efforts in State Finals; Dr. Joe [again!]  claimed that they DID have computers 10 – 12 years ago! [Editor’s note:  If you want your DUCK TALE in the newsletter, please provide me with information as I simply cannot take meeting notes fast enough to get ALL relevant information!]

Membership Chair Kimberly Abraham introduced new “Friend of Rotary”, Nancy Jiosa….

.…President-Elect Shannon B. listed off new for 2021 Club Leadership….thanking everyone for the continued dedication to making our club the success it has been, is, and will continue to be in the future!  THEN…energy-powerhouse Shannon Buckmaster… had us all form a loose circle at the east end of the room and got us into a FUN….social-interaction GAME!  Basic rule….a “starter” participant rolls the one “die” and whatever number of dots comes up, provides the answer to the correspondingly-numbered question on the chart…in this case, held by Corey Z. [hiding!]

After giving personal information about that player, then the die is passed on to the next participant in the circle…the number away from her/him as indicated on the die just rolled. This was not only FUN, but quickly informative as to interests, etc., of those playing!

.…and around it went….…with the FUN finally cut short by our intrepid “clock-watcher”, Shannon B….THIS could have gone on for some time, as everyone was starting to get into the “swing of things”!

Prez Corey then closed out the meeting….

2019 – 2020 RI President Maloney’s theme…..Rotary Connects the World:

Respectfully submitted

Rick Kaufman

Newsletter Editor


How about a little THANKSGIVING HUMOR!? […with all due respect to the un-named authors of each of the following…]

1 – Thanksgiving dinners take about 18 hours to prepare and 12 minutes to eat…halftimes are 12 minutes…NOT a coincidence!

2 – I don’t eat pumpkin pie. It’s made from the guts of jack-o-lanterns, and that’s just plain spooky. 

3 – If you stand in the meat section at the grocery store long enough, you start to get mad at turkeys. There’s turkey ham, turkey bologna, turkey pastrami. Someone needs to tell the turkey, man, just be yourself. 

4 – Last Thanksgiving, I shot my own turkey. It was fun. That shotgun going, BLAM! Everybody at the supermarket just staring. Why track them when I know where they are?

5 – On Thanksgiving Day, all over America, families sit down to dinner at the same moment — halftime.  I like football. I find it an exciting strategic game. It’s a great way to avoid conversations with your family on Thanksgiving.

6 – A new survey found that 80 percent of men claim they help cook Thanksgiving dinner. Which makes sense, when you hear them consider saying “that smells good” to be helping.