Newberg Noon Rotary Club Newsletter for September 4, 2019

Newberg Noon Rotary Club Newsletter for September 4, 2019

Paula R. was GREETER today.

Club President Corey Z. opened the meeting, having Todd Engle led us in the Pledge.

Guests:   Shannon Knight (Guest of Shannon Buckmaster); Lee Watson (Guest of Gail Watson, Friend of Rotary); Jackie Lane (Guest/wife of Jeff Lane)…and Visiting Rotarian: Tim Graham, Newberg Earlybird Rotary Club

Rotary Moment:  Auggie Gonzales provided a “Rotary Moment”… a little history on Mike Caruso regarding grandson Carson….and his early Paul Harris Fellow Award.
Jackie Lane let us know of the up-coming & popular Soroptimist fifth annual fund-raiser…”Soup’s On!”...Each table was provided with promotional fliers that also included a cut-off coupon…w/ Registration Form…to order tickets, donate and/or sponsorship.  “Twelve perfect soups” ….come sample and savor…for more information and/or to register, go online:…navigate to “Soup’s On”.  Buy tickets by September 27, and save $5 per ticket!  Featured speakers “Where are they now?”….Hear stories from past award winners.
Dan:  Upcoming City Planning meeting at Library….for more details go to the City’s website.
Jeff L. re Storage Unit #29…..double check with Jeff and/or Jim McM. regarding when/where stored stuff will be moved….and volunteering to help with the task.
Kathie Byers’ invitation….After Hours at bank, $5/glass of wine..Tuesday, September 10.

Duck:  Becky Ankeny collected $118 today!  The following is probably not the entire list….and if details are lacking….feel free to sit & chat with the Rotarian about whom you’d like to learn more!  That’s called FELLOWSHIP!

Corey missed last week, and was glad to be home from his quick trip to San Diego getting eldest daughter back to her university studies…and the other daughter enrolled at Mt. View School.

Shannon B. glad to have daughter back from her “short term” Rotary Exchange….looking forward to a report on her recent time overseas.

Judy R. thanking Dr. Stan for his excellent job as dishwasher at Senior Meals…even if he did arrive a bit late!

Paula…bragged about becoming…finally….a “great aunt”!

Om….if you hadn’t noticed…presented with a beautiful flower in her hair…apparently provided by Dr. Stan…who claimed he’d offered it to Paula…but she disavowed acceptance of it by saying the flower had been “stolen”….hmmm…bet there’s lot more to this story…so you’ll just have to ask those directly involved!

Walter W.W. bragged on Shannon’s accomplishments….as well as the recent trip he and Julie took to a family reunion in Mexico….w/ LOTS of folks there!

Dale W. is in a “transition period” as he is moving on to a position with a new NGO in October.

Dan Keuler….pleased to report on their son, Jackson’s, 2nd birthday celebration…

Dr. Joe M. bragged on several points vis-a-vis the start of the new school year.

Auggie commented about a French Chef show….you want details…ask Auggie!  Don’t be shy…he’s not!

Michael Pollock “married off a kid”…..yes…he said it like that!

Rotary Club Service Co-Chairs Matt Stephens and Om Sukheenai invite YOU to a Rotary Club of Newberg Picnic Potluck at Jaquith Park on Saturday, September 21, 2019 from 4:00-8:00 p.m.  Bring family and friends.


Today’s program…Connie Rice’s Classification Talk…. Teacher, Catalyst High School, Classification Talk…..”My Life in Pictures”….

Born in 1971…S. California…during a major earthquake…grew up in Granada Hills, CA…spent 12 years in the Sacramento Valley…with grandparents’ home as her personal “epicenter”.  Her grandmother was the Executive Director of the La Brea Tar Pits Center.  She enjoyed Manhattan Beach…attending 5 different elementary schools…which was a bit disruptive…graduated from Mira Costa High School…attended Pasadena City College…then Cal State/Long Beach.  Moved to Oregon with hubby in 2003 the same year son Ryan James…aka RJ…was born.  RJ was/is fascinated by FISH from early on….then Katie, current All-American volleyball athlete, was born in 2006.  Connie is now deeply involved with Career Technical Education programs for students with difficulties adjusting to more “mainstream” approaches to education and careers.  These programs are supported by local companies such as adec.  Want more information about Connie, her personal history & family, and specifics of the educational programs she is involved with….sit with her at lunch and ASK HER YOURSELF!

   Connie obviously much relieved to have this talk behind her…as Prez Corey takes her New Member Red Ribbon!

For listing[s] of future programs/club activities/volunteer opportunities, check out the Club’s website.

As President Corey closed our meeting, be mindful of the wisdom inherent in 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?
AND…RI President Maloney’s theme…..

Respectfully submitted,

Rick Kaufman

Newsletter Editor

and…a few “snippets” of humor…please don’t ask my sources….as I’ve already forgotten them….

“Huge fight at seafood restaurant…battered fish everywhere….”

“Warning…there’s an e-mail going around offering processed pork, gelatin and salt in a can.  If you get this e-mail, do not open it.  It’s SPAM.”

“Apparently you can’t use ‘beefstew’ as a password.  It’s not stroganoff…”    

“We’ll be friends ’til we’re old and senile…then we’ll be new friends!…”

“I’m taking care of my procrastination issues….just wait and see…”