Newberg Noon Rotary Club Newsletter for October 2, 2019

       Newberg Noon Rotary Club Newsletter for October 2, 2019

GREETER today at Chehalem Cultural Center was Lyn Quinn.

Club President Corey Z opened the meeting, with Ann Dolan leading us in the Pledge.

Shannon Buckmaster introduced her guest, Ryan Hess, Community Sales Leader for Holiday Retirement…and new to the community….having recently moved from Grants Pass.

Tony L. proclaimed that the DICTIONARIES are here!  Check with Tony for distributing these!

Deborah announced that CYFS is celebrating its 50th year Golden anniversary with a fundraising event called “Cheers for 50 Years!” It will be held on November 16th, at the Water Oasis at 5:00 PM.  Tickets are available now for $50. Businesses are invited to host or sponsor tables at $500.00 per table of 8. Other types of sponsorships are also available. The event will include oral and silent auction. Your donations for these are also most welcome!  Music, fine dining, entertainment and dancing at the end will make the event truly memorable.  Contact Deborah Cathers-Seymour 503 537-7685 or the CYFS Website for more information and assistance. 

Ann Dolan reminded us of The Family Place’s event, “Champions for Children” Luncheon on October 29.

And Laura Tilrico provided a great Rotary Moment:….ask her for the details!

October birthdays listed: 

Jim McMaster artfully worked the room with The DUCK….Om commented about a real curry dish…”…if I have a volunteer in the kitchen, I would make a REAL authentic curry dish.”…Becky bragged on her grandkids’ Fun Run participation…Jeff Lane brought up use of the Fitness Center…Shannon B. said Jeff L. is a Rock Star”!……Auggie reminded us of the water project in Guatemala next Spring…Matt is proud of his son’s participation in NBHS… football.

Another NEW Rotarian!

…Must be a first…as Shannon Knight was sponsored by Shannon Buckmaster, inducted by Kim Abraham as a new Rotarian today…….then proceeded to do her Classification Talk…therewith having her Red Ribbon for only a matter of minutes…almost unceremoniously removed by Prez Corey…all within less than 40 minutes!!

      …Shannon is Account Manager for Crescent Electrical Supply in Portland.   Heavily involved with sports growing up…1st member of her family to go to college…where she rec’d a Bachelor’s degree.  Married with kids…[hmmm…don’t have the details on them…]  She spoke passionately about dealing with diabetes…and learning to cope with THAT.  Want more info on Shannon K.?  Sit with her at Rotary and ask her!  Thank you for sharing your bright smile and enthusiasm with us, Shannon!

For upcoming meeting programs, other activities and volunteer opportunities, check the Club’s website/calendar.  The latest Board Briefs, revised Club Constitution and By-Laws updates are also available. Thank you to Mike Caruso for his assistance updating our Bylaws.  NOTE: We will vote to adopt the revised Constitution and Bylaws at our Wednesday, October 16th, Rotary Club meeting.

ALSO….encouragement is made to READ YOUR ROTARIAN MAGAZINE each and every month!  It’s delivered to you for many reasons!  AND…it’s a wealth of information on what Rotary is doing locally, regionally and internationally!  When you get your District 5100 E-Newsletter…READ IT!  DON’T FORGET!…..the 2020 Rotary International Convention will be in Hawaii.…if possible…sign up and make reservations NOW!  It is a truly FANTASTIC experience!

World Polio Day: World Polio Day is coming up on Thursday, Oct. 24.  Since 1988, we’ve seen a worldwide reduction in polio cases of 99.9%. For more than two years we’ve seen wild polio cases in only two countries. Afghanistan and Pakistan. For more information on how Rotary is making a difference, please visit: https://www.endpolio.org/

The effectiveness of Rotary is truly well-grounded in the ethics provided by OUR Four Way Test of the things we think, say or do:

First – Is it the TRUTH?
Second – Is it FAIR to all concerned?
Third – -Will it BUILD GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
Fourth – Is it BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

AND…supporting RI President Maloney’s theme…..as Newberg Noon Rotary continues to do its part supporting the ever-expanding family of Rotary as Rotary Connects the World:

Respectfully submitted,

Rick Kaufman

Newsletter Editor

[Editor’s note:  Thanks to all who helped make this newsletter possible!  With a family emergency…now passed without calamity…I was unable to attend the meeting…therefore reliant on others to provide input for this newsletter.]