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Rotary Rewind – Jan. 8, 2020

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If you didn’t make it to our last Rotary Club of Forest Grove meeting, here’s what you missed…

Club Announcements
At Ridgewalker Next Week:
Next week’s Wednesday will be held at the Ridgewalker Mail Room event center, 1822 21st Ave., Forest Grove.

By-Laws Vote: At both the Wed., Jan. 15 noon meeting and the Thurs., Jan. 16 Satellite Club meeting, club members will have the opportunity to votes on revisions to the club’s bylaws. The revised bylaws were approved by the Board of Directors at its November meeting with notice sent to members via email on November 22. For purposes of determining quorum and to provide all club members with an opportunity to vote, the Jan. 15 and Jan. 16 meetings will be treated as a joint meeting. Questions regarding the revised by-laws should be directed to club secretary Lucas Welliver.

Satellite Club Meeting/Thirsty Thursday: Our next Satellite Club Meeting/Thirsty Thursday social will take place next Thursday, Jan. 16, at 6:30 p.m., at Kama’aina, 1910 Main Street, Forest Grove.

Hope For The Holidays: Thank you to all our Rotarians, friends, families and Interactors that made Hope For The Holidays another huge success! This year we will able to shop with 24 families, providing each one a $500 gift card to Walmart to help make the holiday a little brighter. In addition, the club provided two $500 gift cards to Forest Grove High School, which students used to purchase food for the school’s new Community Pantry. A bigger report on the event will appear in a future Rotary Rewind.

Some Special Thank Yous:

• To the Hope For The Holidays Committee, which includes Claudia Yakos, Jim Crisp, Sharon Olmstead and Julia Kollar, who helped bring this great service project together again!

• To Walmart, which allowed us to use their Cornelius store again for the event, provided cookies and holiday wrap and provided a special checkout lane specifically for our event.

• To Rotarians who once again donated over $12,000 to make this event happen!

Thank You Julia & Welcome Bryce: Wednesday’s meeting marked the last with Julia Kollar as our program chair. Thank you, Julia, for all of your exceptional work on bringing the programs together during 2019 and we look forward to your upcoming year as club president beginning in July!

At the same time, we welcome Bryce Baker as the new Program Chair. If you have ideas for a potential program, please let Bryce know.

People Of Action Award: Amy Tracewell presented this week’s People of Action award to Joe Post. Congratulations, Joe!

Pacific University Scholarship Fund: The club received a report from Pacific University that the current value of the club’s endowed scholarship fund is now $32,968. The fund is part of the club annual scholarship program, which is funded by the proceeds of our annual Concours d’Elegance.

 Have A Program Idea?: If you have an idea for a program or would like to present something yourself, let our incoming program chair, Bryce Baker, know. He 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 for Jan. 15: Make note of your assignment!
Greeters:
Mary Welch & Lucas Welliver
Thought for the Day: Lazaro Villegas
Rototeller Article: Howard Sullivan
Raffle Prize: Ryan Garcia

Last Week’s Program: Gabriela Cuadra, Rotary Youth Exchange
We opened 2020 with a program from our current inbound Rotary Youth Exchange student, Gabriela Cuadra. Gabriela introduced us to her home country of Chile and provided us with some great facts.

• Chile has three district regions. The northern region features many mountains and lots of geysers and salt flats. The center region is the nation’s population center and features the country’s capital, Santiago. It is also home to the country’s famous wine region. The southern region, which includes Patagonia, is very similar to the Willamette Valley. It can rain in the south up to 200 inches per year.

• Gabriela introduced us through her Powerpoint presentation to her family. Her father is a commercial pilot and her mother is an engineer and she was one an exchange student herself. She has a brother, two sisters and three dogs.

Club Calendar
Tues., Jan. 14: Concours Committee Meeting, 7 pm, FG Chamber Office
Wed., Jan. 15: Weekly Meeting, Noon, Ridgewalker Mail Room, 1822 21st Ave.
Program: Jennifer Anderson, Setting Goals & Keeping Resolutions
Thurs., Jan. 16: Board Meeting, 7 a.m., FG Chamber Office
Thurs., Jan. 16: Satellite Club/Thirsty Thursday Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Kama’aina, 1910 Main Street
Wed., Jan. 22: Weekly Meeting, Noon, Pacific University Boxer Pause
Program: TBA

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