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Rotary Rewind – Feb. 26, 2019

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If you didn’t make it to this week’s Rotary Club of Forest Grove meeting, below is an overview of what you missed.

NOTHING! Because of Wednesday’s snow and the closure of the Pacific University campus, we did not have a meeting. We hope to see everyone on Wed., Mar. 6.

Announcements
NAMS Painting Project: We finally have plans in place to move forward with a painting project in the hallways of Neil Armstrong Middle School! Paint preparations will take place on Sat., Mar. 9, at 2 p.m., with the painting taking place in two shifts on Sun., Mar. 10 – 10-Noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

We will circulate a sign-up sheet for volunteers at next week’s meeting. If you will not be around to sign up and want to participate, contact Community Service Committee chair Bryce Baker, baker.w.bryce@gmail.com. Thank you to Bryce, Claudia Yakos and Rudy Tinoco for their work in bringing this project together.

Tree Planting Service Opportunity: The Forest Grove Daybreak has put together a tree plating service project and is inviting members of our club to take part. The planting at Metro’s Chehalem Ridge Nature Area will take place either on Sun., Mar. 3 or on Sat., Mar. 9. In you are interested in taking part, please contact Mitch Taylor with the Daybreak Club, mitchtaylor4@gmail.com.

Basketball Photos: Although the seasons are already into playoffs, we will still have portraits of the Forest Grove High School basketball team seniors for members to display in their businesses. Jeff Hoyt will bring those to Wednesday’s meeting.

Peace Village: Our club and the Forest Grove Rotary Daybreak Club have both received District 5100 Matching Grants to help towards our club’s joint Peace Village project. The camp, which will target middle school students in teaching skills in conflict resolution, media literacy, connections with nature and mindfulness, will take place in August. The project is a joint between our Rotary Club and the Forest Grove Daybreak Rotary Club. If you are interested in learning more or getting involved in the planning process, see Loren Waltz, Blake Timm or Julia Kollar. To learn more about Peace Village, Visit Their Website.

Rotary Foundation Update: To date, club members have contributed a total of $4,520 towards The Rotary Foundation and $1,464 towards PolioPlus. We are a third of the way towards reaching our club goals of $9,000 for TRF giving and $1,500 towards PolioPlus giving. Thank you!

Silent Auction at Crab Feed: In order to help raise funds for our Rotary Foundation giving, we will have a silent auction as part of the Crab Feed on Wed., Mar. 27. If you have a great item (think beach house weekend, experience, cool item, etc.) that you would be willing to donate, please contact Michelle Thomas, michelle.thomas@fgiis.com.

Are You Close To A Paul Harris?: We will be honoring our latest Paul Harris Fellow recipients at the Crab Feed on Wed., Mar. 27. Are you close to your first or next Paul Harris? Be sure to contribute by no later than the end of February so that you can be recognized. Not sure how close you are? Contact our foundation chair, Michael Yakos, myakos@yahoo.com.

Be The Inspiration Award: The last Be The Inspiration Award winner is Carl Heisler, as chosen and presented by Mike Hundley. Congratulations Carl!

Have A Program Idea?: We have made the transition for program chairs with Julia Kollar starting her term. If you have an idea for a program or would like to present something yourself, let Julia know. She will also have a program planning board at meetings so you can see what is on deck and what dates may be available.

Next Week’s Duty Roster: Make note of your assignment!
Greeters:
Doug Thompson & Vaughn Tidwell
Thought for the Day: Parri Van Dyke
Rototeller Article: Eric Burbano
Raffle Prize: Tim Schauermann

Club Calendar
Wed., Mar. 6: Weekly Meeting, Noon, Pacific University
Program: Claudia Yakos & Amy Tracewell – District 5100 Conference
Sat., Mar. 9: NAMS Painting Project Prep, 2 p.m., Neil Armstrong Middle School
Sun., Mar. 10: NAMS Painting Project, Neil Armstrong Middle School
Shifts at 10 am-12 pm and 1-3 p.m. See announcement above.
Wed., Mar. 13: Weekly Meeting, Noon, Pacific University

Upcoming Programs
Mar. 13: Tom Raabe, Rotary Foundation
Mar. 20: Jeannine Murrell & Pamelajean Myers, Shelterbox
Mar. 27: Crab Feed

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