Rotary Rewind – May 15, 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.

It’s District Conference Weekend:
The District 5100 Conference is taking place this weekend in Bend, celebrating what has been another great year for our district. We want to salute and congratulate members of our club who have done much of the organization to make the conference possible, including Claudia Yakos, Amy Tracewell, Julia Kollar, Michelle Thomas and Rudy Tinoco. Thank you for your service for the district!

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.

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 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 28, 7 p.m., at the Forest Grove Chamber Office.

Be The Inspiration Award: This week’s Be The Inspiration Award recipient was Doug Thompson and presented by Greg Nemchick. Congratulations Doug!

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 – A Rotary Baby Shower
It was a time for celebration as we held a baby shower for our three Rotary babies and their families: Lyla (with Rotarian mother Tara Cirlincione), Valentina (with Rotarian parents Alma Lozano and Luis Jimenez) and Ethan (with Rotarian parents Hannah & Josh Shinoda). The whole club participated in some interactive games, enjoyed some cake and presented the babies with personalized Rotary overalls. Our thanks to the members of the We Care Committee (specifically Paul Waterstreet, Coni Ingram and Virginia Ohler) for putting on the celebration and to Julia Kollar for organizing the cake and gifts!

Next Week’s Duty Roster: Make note of your assignment!
Thought for the Day: Lorrie Hutchins
Rototeller Article: Michael Colvin
Raffle Prize: Vaughn Tidwell

Club Calendar
Wed., May 22: Weekly Meeting, Noon, Pacific University
Program: The Yakos Family – 360 Project
Wed., May 29: Weekly Meeting, Noon, Cornelius Public Library
Program: Sara Bang, our Youth Exchange student
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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