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?


#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 (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:



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 ~