Rotary Rewind – Mar. 13, 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.

Crab Feed:
Don’t forget that our annual crab feed will take place on Wed., Mar. 27, 5:30 p.m., at the Forest Grove Senior & Community Center. We will not have a noon meeting that day. Join us for an evening of fellowship as we honor our latest Paul Harris Fellows and the recipient of our annual Mike Ward Community Service Award.

District Training Assembly: Make plans to attend this year’s District 5100 Training Assembly. This year’s annual Rotary training event will take place on Sat., Apr. 13 at Centennial High School in Gresham. The DTA provides over 50 different classes on all different aspects of Rotary and Rotary leadership. If you are interested in attending, please contact Tim Pearson.

District Conference: Mark your calendars for May 17-19 for the District 5100 Conference, which will take place at the Riverhouse on the Deschutes in Bend. More details are coming soon.

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: We are well on our way to meeting our Rotary Foundation giving goals! To date, club members have contributed a total of $7,252 towards The Rotary Foundation towards our annual goal of $9,000. We have surpassed our PolioPlus goal of $1,500 with $2,003 raised to date. Thank you!

March Madness Bracket: Speaking of TRF fundraisers, don’t miss out on your chance to take part in our March Madness Bracket Challenge, which will serve as a fundraiser for The Rotary Foundation. Donate $10 per bracket entered (you can enter more than one bracket). Please pay your entry at next week’s meeting. The top three winners will split the pot with portions going towards your Paul Harris. See the email that went out last week or contact Lucas Welliver for details.

Be The Inspiration Award: The last Be The Inspiration Award winner is Lucas Welliver as presented by Blake Timm. Congratulations Lucas!

 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.

Last Week’s Program – Ken Cunningham, Concours d’Elegance
The big event of our Rotary year starts on July 20 – 21. It’s time for our classic car show, the Concours d’Elegance. The car show itself is on the 21st, but as a club, we have event tasks to do that start on the morning of the 20th.

The car show started in 1973 and we have stepped up our image and branding an incredible amount since the inception. On the first year, we expected 100 cars, we got 250 cars and we hit the ground running. The oldest car was a 1904 Ford Model C. The newest car was a 1972 Toyota Celica. We had a total of nine judges for the first year. Now we have close to 80 judges.

We have some phenomenal working on the event. Some have been involved for many years on the committee. Everybody has a place on the Concours.

Some people ask us why are we doing this. It’s because we bring people together. This is one of our major fundraisers for the year and provides money to fund our scholarships.

Promote the website as a way to get the word out. Every transaction can be accomplished on the website, including sponsorship.

Events promoting the Councours:

  1. Albany Swap Meet – Albany Oregon
  2. Portland Roadster Show – Portland Expo March 15 – 17
  3. Portland Swap Meet – Portland Expo Center – April 5 – 7

The weekend of the event is an all hands on event. Plan on being available the entire weekend. Saturday morning is campus set up with multiple committees helping. Sunday begins at 5 am with car spotters and all Rotarians are expected to be there at 8 am. Show ends at 4:30 in the afternoon and that’s when we start tear down. Sunday after the show we have a party after the take down is complete.

A lot of the other car shows have gone out of business and we are still here. So, we need to get out there with the word that we are still in business and we want people to come see the event. Our show is the second oldest one on the West Coast.

Please bring your families, volunteer, and see our signature event, which helps us continue to do good in our community.

Next Week’s Duty Roster: Make note of your assignment!
Tim Cleary & Michael Colvin
Thought for the Day: Ken Cunningham
Rototeller Article: Jeff Hoyt
Raffle Prize: John Schrag

Club Calendar
Wed., Mar. 20: Weekly Meeting, Noon, Pacific University
Program: Jeannine Murrell & Pamelajean Myers, ShelterBox
Thurs., Mar. 21: Board Meeting, 7 a.m., Forest Grove Chamber Office
Wed., Mar. 27: Crab Feed, 5:30 p.m., Forest Grove Senior & Community Center

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