Rotary Rewind – May 8, 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.

Next Week’s Meeting – Baby Shower:
Next week’s Rotary weekly meeting will take place at Prime Time, 4450 Pacific Ave., Forest Grove. This meeting will be a celebration of our three Rotary babies and their parents. Please come join us for what should be a fun celebration. The Rotary Club has a gift for each baby that we are giving on behalf of everyone. Additional gifts are not necessary.

Satellite Club Meeting: This month’s Satellite Club meeting will take place on Thurs., May 16, 5:30 p.m., at Blackdog Bar & Grill, 2835 Pacific Ave., Forest Grove.

Steak Feed Is Coming: We are closing in our annual Rotary Steak Feed fundraiser, which takes place on Fri., June 7 on the Pacific University campus. We need all hands on deck for this fundraising event, which is specifically focused on our participation in the Rotary Youth Exchange Program.

Each Rotarian is asked to sell 10 tickets to the event. All members should have their tickets and work roster by now, either picked up at a weekly meeting or mailed to you. For more information or questions, contact Geoff Faris.

Save The Date – End Of Year Celebration: Our annual End of Year Banquet and awards celebration is scheduled for Wed., June 19, 6 p.m., at Prime Time. Please plan on joining us in celebrating the past year for our club, to recognize fellow Rotarians for their service and for the official passing of the president’s gavel from Blake Timm to Tim Pearson. There will be no noon meeting that day.

Get Your Concours Polo Shirt: We are taking orders for Concours d’Elegance polo shirts. We ask all club members to wear these blue polo shirts for both the Steak Feed and the Concours d’Elegnace. If you are a newer member, you likely do not have one. Shirts cost $21.50. A women’s cut shirt is available for $26.50.

We will have a shirt sign-up at our Wednesday meetings until Wed., May 15. If you are a Satellite Club member, or will not be attending Wednesday meetings before that date, please contact Blake Timm with your shirt size and preference of cut.

Speaking Of Concours: Our annual Concours d’Elegance is coming up quickly! Make sure you are planning on being in Forest Grove on July 20 and 21 as we put on one of the best Concours-level car shows in the world! The show takes place on Sun., Jul 21 on the campus of Pacific University and is our club’s primary fundraiser of the year. The majority of the proceeds go to support our scholarship program. You can learn more about this year’s show at

The Concours steering committee is now meeting twice per month as the planning and execution of show kicks into high gear. All club members are welcome at planning meetings. The next will be this Tuesday, May 14, 7 p.m., at the Forest Grove Chamber Office.

Foundation Goals Have Been Met!: Thanks to your generosity, our club has met and surpassed its Rotary Foundation giving goals for the year! To date, we have raised $9,547 towards a goal of $9,000 to our contributions to the foundation annual fund. We have raised $2,513 towards a goal of $1,500 towards our Polio Plus giving. Because of your generosity, we will continue to be able to leverage District 5100 grant funding to fund such club projects as Hope for the Holidays and Peace Village.

This does not mean we should stop giving! Every dollar given continues to support Rotary’s work locally and throughout the world. The more we raise, the more good we do.

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, or Howard Sullivan. To learn more about Peace Village, Visit Their Website.

Have A Program Idea?: If you have an idea for a program or would like to present something yourself, let our program chair, Julia Kollar, 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.

Last Week’s Program – Lucas Cunningham, Liberty HS Robotics Club
The Liberty High School robotics club, the Advancement in Engineering and Mechanics Club (Aembots), visited our club today. It is their third year of existence and they took second in their category at Robotics World and were in the top twenty overall. Their team motto is Robots. Don’t. Quit. The primary presenter was Lucas Cunningham, the son of Rotarian Ken Cunningham.

Next Week’s Duty Roster: Make note of your assignment!
Amy Tracewell & Tara Cirlincione
Thought for the Day: Lorrie Hutchins
Rototeller Article: Greg Nemchick
Raffle Prize: Doug Thompson

Club Calendar
Wed., May 15: Weekly Meeting, Noon, Prime Time, 4450 Pacific Ave.
Program: Rotary Baby Celebration!
Thurs., May 16: Board Meeting, 7 a.m., Forest Grove Chamber Office
Thurs., May 16: Satellite Club Meeting, 5:30 p.m., Black Dog, 2835 19th Ave.
Wed., May 22: Weekly Meeting, Noon, Pacific University
Fri., June 7: Steak Feed, 5-8 p.m., University Center, Pacific University
Wed., June 19: End of Year Celebration, Prime Time
Sun., July 21: Concours d’Elegance, Pacific University Campus

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