Newberg Noon Rotary Club Newsletter for September 7, 2022

~ Newberg Noon Rotary Club Newsletter ~

Rotary Club of Newberg, Zoom Meeting

Wednesday, September 7, 2022


~ Call to Order ~

Club President Becky Ankeny welcomed Rotarians and Friends of Rotary to the Hybrid Live/Zoom meeting at 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 7, 2022 at the Chehalem Cultural Center.


~ Flag Salute ~

Madeline lead participants in the Pledge of Allegiance.


~ 4 Way Test ~

Amber 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 ~

Auction Committee – We are now nearly 2 months away and A LOT of planning goes into this project. So please consider joining the committee and helping the team build an amazing Auction. The Committee plans to be available meet after the club meetings to discuss progress. Please see Michelle and sign up to help out in some way. Also now is a good time to begin finding procurements (let Dan K know if you have any relevant connections you plan to reach out to). Every meeting will include opportunities to check in about the auction, sign up for a role, and hear updates from the Co-Chairs. Please go out and find auction items! IF you will be contributing something yourself, please connect with Dan and let him know (

  • The Event: The auction will be October 28, 2022 (SAVE THE DATE) at the Chehalem Cultural Center.
  • The Theme: This is our 50th Annual Auction, so the Committee has chosen the 1950’s for the theme.
  • Dan K’s GOLDEN TICKET CHALLENGE: Dan K Will be buying the very first of 100 Golden Tickets for Sale for $100. Any Rotarian who either contributes an auction item themselves or procures an item from a friend, family, or business will need to let Dan K know and their name will be entered into a drawing to WIN THAT GOLDEN TICKET! Remember, up to 100 Golden Tickets will be sold, and at the Auction, one ticket will be drawn and the owner of that ticket gets to select ANY of our amazing and quite valuable Live Auction items. The sale of these tickets are the portion of the Auction that supports Club Activity. You do not need to be at the event to win.


~ Guests ~

Erin Byers, Guest, Kathie’s daughter

Lydia Keuler, Guest, Dan’s wife

Danny Sikkens, Guest, Owner of Social Goods and Trivia Host

John Colvin, Guest, Michelle’s Husband

Pat Wolfram, Guest, Assistant Governor of Dist 5100

Mark Ankeny, Guest, Becky’s Husband

~ The Rotary Duck ~

Kathie: Thanked everyone for their prayers for her daughter during her recent health issues.

Mark Ankeny: Noted that today is his and Becky’s 47th Anniversary. Congrats!

Laura: Brought samples of her art, similar to what she will be donating to the auction. One is a swipe technique painting of an abstract Beach Theme and the other is a Reverse Dip Technique.

~ Today’s Program: TRIVIA DAY hosted by Danny Sikkens ~

Today was a very special and FUN Rotary Meeting. Danny Sikkens, owner of Social Goods, visited to bring us a bit of fun and friendly competition in the form of TRIVIA DAY! The topic was “5th grade trivia”. Everyone paid their entry fees into this even by way of bringing in school supplies or donating money towards the Newberg School District’s Resource Rooms. There were a total of 4 full backpacks full of supplies and $218 dollars raised for these programs.

The winning team was called “The Rotary Four-Way Best”. This team consisted of Dan and Lydia Keuler and Kathie and Erin Beyers. It was loads of fun!

To learn more about Social Goods, head on down to Downtown Newberg to check it out! They do Trivia Nights every Thursday at 7pm. Go check it out, its a great time. Also you can visit their webpage at

Check your e-mails for Zoom meeting access information, special announcements, and newsletter release notifications.

~ Joke of the Day ~

What’s it called when you see colors in the air that aren’t actually there?
A pigment of your imagination.

~ Happy Quotes! ~

“The only true wisdom is knowing you know nothing.”

– Socrates

~ Published 9/19/2022: Dan Keuler, Newsletter Editor ~