Newberg Noon Rotary Club Newsletter for November 6, 2019


Newberg Noon Rotary Club Newsletter for November 6, 2019

GREETER:  Shannon Knight

Meeting opened by President Corey Zielsdorf, with Curt Walker leading us in the pledge.

Guests: Wendy Flint/GFU, host: Dale Welcome.  Canby Police Officer D. Linck, host: Shannon Buckmaster.  Shana Berrier, Debra Weiner, Eric Myers, Inarm Ditlang, Tomoki Nakatani and Ian Kirschner.

Visiting Rotarians:  Michelle Bechtold & Elizabeth Still…both Newberg Early Birds…and co-chairs for Student Exchange.

Announcements:  Tony: 4 schools left for receiving dictionaries…contact Tony to help out with this valuable program!

Deborah Weiner/”Paper Gardens”: “The support from Newberg’s Noon Rotary means even more to me after being at your luncheon. What a wonderful group of people making a true difference for kids, teens and adults. ‘Paper Gardens’ is able to celebrate local writers because of your backing and investment. The book is a genuine community accomplishment.  Noon Rotary will be recognized in our communications, including inside and on the back cover of the anthology. I hope you and others who are interested will join us at the Book Release Celebration at the Chehalem Cultural Center on May 7, 2020 at 7 P.M. It’s a fun event with local authors of all ages reading from their published works. We will send you an invitation when we get closer to that date.”

.……Birthdays for the month of November….Angel, Cheryl, Aaron….et al….the cake was delicious!

DUCK TALES: [$125 generated] Todd Engle provided a little “twist” on DUCK TALES today….as each Rotarian, in turn, chose to speak…she/he was to direct her/his comments to another in the room with whom they may have had recent contact OUTSIDE Rotary meetings….and THAT approach quickly covered nearly everyone in the place!  Here are but a few of the DUCK TALES contributors caught during this whirlwind “dance” around the room!  Dale Welcome: A birthday wish to Dr. Stan…Dale’s father-in-law….Dale claiming that Dr. Stan was “born at home to be close to his mom”…and was a WHOPPING 13 lbs. at birth!  Stan was born in 1934, YOU DO THE MATH!. The following had “DUCK TALES”, but few provided your editor with something written… the information is very limited…but here goes….around the room…Lisa S. [about her daughter], Curt Walker, Dr. Stan [ping pong players?], Connie Rice, Shannon & students, Penny, Laura, Denise, Gene, Dan, Walter [enjoying being a SMART volunteer], Ray, Auggie [he’s back!], Rick [survived cardio “treadmill” w/ flying colors!], Corey [treat to be a host family!]…lots of “DUCK TALES”!

….Dundee Police Officer, Corporal D. Linck   …thanking us for past participation in “Shop with a Cop”!  The Newberg Rotary Foundation provided partial funding to “Shop With a Cop” on two occasions. First time, on 11/7/2016 at $400 and the second time on 11/17/2017 at $500.  The “Shop With a Cop” program was established in Las Vegas in1978.  Officer Linck provided a flyer to each table with more historical details.  For more information contact him at     OR the local NB/Dundee Police Dept. at 401 E. Third Street.

Then a “plug” for LOVE, Inc……

……..…..Love, Inc. strives to fill gaps in services and resources in the community by helping local churches develop ministries that meet tangible needs in our area without duplication.  This is the foundation of Love, Inc., and the best way to introduce people in need to your church and the love of Christ!  Some of these ministries include: Bus Passes; Three Clothes Closets; Community dinners five nights each week; Diapers; H.U.G.S.S. – Hats, Umbrellas, Gloves, Scarves, Socks; Kitchen Set-up; Linen Closet; Non-Food Pantry; Over the Counter Meds; Shear Joy;  Haircuts; Wood Ministry

Rotary International Student Exchange Program, one of the finest ways Rotarians demonstrate……..

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

The Newberg Earl Bird Rotary Club is the sponsor for our City’s Rotary Student Exchange program, with financial and host family assistance from Newberg Noon Rotary.  Michelle Bechtold & Elizabeth Still are co-chairs for the program for Early Birds:

…Elizabeth….and….….Michelle….introducing the students…..

…..Tomoki Nakatani from Japan….….Inarm Ditlang from Thailand….

According to Elizabeth….”…as far as Tomoki and Inarm and their food preferences – neither likes peanut butter. I’m not sure they’ve discovered their favorite “American” food yet.  Tomoki and Inarm went on the West Coast tour in October, and absolutely loved it. They mentioned their favorite [places] were Disneyland and San Francisco/Alcatraz (according to Tomoki, he likes the original Disneyland even better than Disneyland Tokyo).”

..Eric went to Thailand….Eric is planning to study Psychology (undergrad in the US, grad school overseas).  Eric did 3 different trips and said his favorite was the trip north to the Chiang Mai region.

..Ian Kirshner went to Japan….…He is planning to study International Business with an emphasis in Linguistics (also undergrad in the US and grad school abroad)…and he didn’t really get to do any big trips/tours while in Japan….but he provided us with a lot of photos of his exciting time in the Land of the Rising Sun!

WOWSER! Such a fantastic program!

Did you know that the Rotary International Exchange Student Program started in Forest Grove?  [in District 510…then…District 5100 now] in the mid 1950s?  Your newsletter Editor was there/then…as a mid-teenager!

November 13 program:  “If a violin could talk, what a story it could tell!” Presenter:  Paul Schuback – Schuback Violin [local  world-class violin maker …w/ thanks to Jim McMaster for arranging this!].

Check the Club’s website for additional upcoming programs and meeting locations…as well as other community activities.

What a set of guidelines for LIFE!!….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?
Humbly presented,
Rick Kaufman
Newsletter Editor
Words of wisdom by Dorothy Day:  “People say, what is the sense of our small effort?  They cannot see that we must lay one brick at at time, take one step at a time.  A pebble cast into a pond causes ripples that spread in all directions.  Each one of our thoughts, words and deeds is like that.  No one has a right to sit down and feel hopeless. There is too much work to do.”