Welcome To Our Three Newest Members!

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From Left to Right: Jason Feiner, club president Janet Peters, Will Oelke, membership co-chair Parri Van Dyke, Bruce Cummings and Geoff Faris

The Rotary Club of Forest Grove is proud to welcome its three newest members: Bruce Cummings, Jason Feiner and Willow Oelke.

Our three newest members were inducted into Rotary during a ceremony held during the club’s meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 7, at Pacific University. We look forward to sharing and serving with all three of these dynamic individuals.

Bruce Cummings was sponsored for membership by Geoff Faris. Recently retired from leadership in the healthcare industry, Bruce has recently started his second career as a real estate professional with John L. Scott in Forest Grove.

Bruce has lived in the area most of his life, moving with his family from Tillamook to Forest Grove in 1968. His first proper jobs were at Poppio’s Pizza and Jan’s Food Mill. His first experience with our club came in 1974 when Bruce attended the Concours d’Elegance and became an enthusiast in cars and motorcycles. “I didn’t know it at the time, but that cool car show that came to my hometown every year was at the hands of Rotarians,” Bruce said.

In his spare time, Bruce repairs and restores vintage Honda motorcycles. He entered a restored dirt bike in the 2013 Concours d’Elegance, which earned a best-in-class award.

Jason Feiner was sponsored for membership by Amy Tracewell. He is currently employed as the assistant director for conferences and events at Pacific University. His previous career path includes time as the director of student activities at Lewis & Clark College and associate director of student activities and fraternity and sorority life advisor at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

A native of the Bay Area, Jason earned his bachelor’s degree in theatre and art history from Bradley University and a master’s degree in education administration and foundations from Illinois State. Outside of Pacific, Jason enjoys spending time with his partner, Karla, and their beagle, Daisy. Jason is actively involved with the Delta Tau Delta fraternity, mentoring the undergraduate chapter at Oregon and serving on the fraternity’s national board of directors. Jason received the fraternity’s William J. Fraering Award for outstanding service in 2015 and was cited to membership in its Distinguished Service Chapter in 2018.

Willow Oelke was sponsored for membership by Parri Van Dyke. Willow is employed as the business and community development officer for Wauna Credit Union in Forest Grove. She has a long history in the banking and financial world and a lifetime of service in non-profits and community organizations.

In addition to her work at Wauna, Willow sits on the boards of firestorm for two local area non-profits that focus on serving families in crisis, including the Hope Squared Foundation. She is also devoted to financial literacy. She believes that this is often a root cause preventing individuals from rising out of poverty.

When not serving the community, Willow is a wife, mother and grandmother who spends most of her free time with her family.

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