Rotary Rewind – June 19, 2019

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Rotary Rewind – June 19, 2019
If you didn’t make it to this week’s Rotary Club of Forest Grove meeting, below is an overview of what you missed.

End of Year Celebration: 
Thank you to the nearly 60 club members, spouses and special guests who came out to Prime Time on Wednesday night for the End of Year Celebration! We have a wonderful evening enjoying great food and fellowship and celebrating the good work we did during the 2018-19 Rotary Year.

You can get a glimpse of the great work we did this year in this Video Recap.

In addition to passing the gavel from 2018-19 President Blake Timm to 2019-20 President Tim Pearson, we honored a number of other members with special awards…

Interactor of the Year: Maria Castenada
Rising Star Award: Ryan Garcia
Rotary Spirit Award: Jim Crisp
Exceptional Service Award: Jef Dalin (in honor of his work with Troop 213)
Four-Way Test Award: Mike Hundley
Service Above Self Award: Pete Van Dyke
President’s Award: Michelle Thomas
Be The Inspiration Awards: Tom Raabe & Jeannine Murrell
Rotarian of the Year: Lucas Welliver

Back At Pacific: Next week’s meeting (June 26) will be back in the Multi Purpose Room in the University Center at Pacific University.

Steak Feed: If you have not turned in money for sales of Steak Feed tickets, or still have tickets on hand, you need to turn either in as soon as possible so that we can reconcile the books for the event. Billing for tickets not accounted out went out over the last week. If you have questions in regards to Steak Feed tickets and money, contact Marge Johnston.

Concours d’Elegance: 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 weekly 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, June 25, 7 p.m., at the Forest Grove Chamber Office.

Forest Grove Summer Meals Program – Help Needed: At our May 22 meeting, Rotarian Rudy Tinoco spoke to the volunteer need for the Forest Grove Summer Meals program that is being coordinated through Old Town Church Forest Grove. Working with the Forest Grove School District, Summer Meals is a federally funded program that ensures all children up to age 18 meet their nutritional needs. Meals are served Monday through Friday, 12 to 12:30 p.m., from June 17 to August 16 at parks around Forest Grove and Cornelius. It is estimated that the program serves thousands of meals to children in our area each week. For some children, it may be their only meal of the day.

To learn more about the program or to sign up to volunteer, please visit

Love Rocks Run: Our club is a proud sponsor of the Love Rocks Run coming up on Saturday, June 29. As part of our sponsorship, we will be running a booth at the run’s community fair to provide a game for families to play and to help raise awareness of Rotary. Volunteers are needed to help staff the booth from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. If you are interested and able to volunteer, please contact Michelle Thomas.

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 $10,087 towards a goal of $9,000 to our contributions to the foundation annual fund. We have raised $2,663 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.

Next Week’s Duty Roster: Make note of your assignment!
Geoff Faris & John Forsyth
Thought for the Day: Michael Doherty
Rototeller Article: John Minor
Raffle Prize: Paul Waterstreet

Club Calendar
Tues., June 25: Concours d’Elegance Meeting, 7 p.m., Forest Grove Chamber Office
Wed., June 26: Weekly Meeting, Noon, Pacific University
Program: Tim Pearson, Rotary Convention Recap
Tues., July 2: Concours d’Elegance Meeting, 7 p.m., Forest Grove Chamber Office
Wed., July 3: Weekly Meeting, Noon, Pacific University
Program: TBA
Sun., July 21: Concours d’Elegance, Pacific University Campus

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