Rotary Rewind – Nov. 28, 2018

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Rotary Rewind – Nov. 28, 2018
If you didn’t make it to this week’s Rotary Club of Forest Grove meeting, below is an overview of what you missed.

Hope for the Holidays:
Thank you to all of our members who have contributed to our annual Hope for the Holidays service project. We have received cash donations and pledges totaling $5,874. Added to our $1,500 District Grant, we are up to $7,374. This year’s shopping excursion will be on Tues., Dec. 18.

If you know of a family that would be a candidate for Hope For The Holidays, the nomination form is attached. To be considered, forms must be submitted to Claudia Yakos by Mon., Dec. 10 at 10 a.m.

Holiday Light Parade: We had another fun and successful outing at the Forest Grove Holiday Light Parade! Special thank you to Tara Cirlincione, who organized the float building and came up with this year’s theme, “Rotarians’ Workshop,” and to Jeff Duyck for the use of his warehouse and trailer.

Thank you to those Rotarians who helped build the float: Tara Cirlincione, Stan Reasoner, Corinne Reasoner, Scott Coffey, Andrea Stewart, Tim Pearson, Julia Kollar, Paul Waterstreet, Pete Van Dyke and Blake Timm.

Thank you to those Rotarians who participated in the parade: Tara Cirlincione, Stan Reasoner, Corinne Reasoner, Scott Coffey, Tim Pearson, Paul Waterstreet, Tom Raabe (and Becca), Blake Timm (and Sydney), Pete Van Dyke, Lori Larson and exchange student Sara Bang.

Interact Club Food Baskets: The Forest Grove High School Interact Club is collecting non-perishable food items to put together food baskets to give to families in need during the holiday season. Lorrie Hutchins will be collecting items at our club meetings on Wed., Dec. 5, and Wed., Dec. 12. Any food items you can provide will be much appreciated.

Rotary Foundation Update: To date, club members have contributed a total of $2,590 towards The Rotary Foundation and $845 towards PolioPlus. We have a good start on reaching our club goals of $9,000 for TRF giving and $1,500 towards PolioPlus giving. Thank you!

We Are ShelterBox HEROes!: Thanks to the generosity of everyone in the club, we have become a ShelterBox HERO Club! The Rotary Club of Forest Grove has been recognized as a bronze level HERO Club, committing to give $1,000 annually to ShelterBox over a three-year period (we received credit for contributions we made in 2017). Thank you to everyone for supporting this important Rotary partner.

Troop 213 Tree Lot Canceled: In a break of tradition of many decades, the Scouting troop connected to our club, Troop 213, will not be selling Christmas trees this year. With the shortage of trees in the Northwest due to the hot summer weather, the troop’s tree supplier sold the trees to another party without letting the troop know. The tree lot is the primary fundraiser for the troop.

Wednesday’s Program: Karissa Worst, FGHS ASPIRE Program
Karissa Worst is the coordinator for the Forest Grove School District’s involvement in the ASPIRE Program. ASPIRE is the state of Oregon’s mentoring program to help students access education and training beyond high school. Now in its second year at Forest Grove High School, the program aims to match students with mentors in the community with the purpose of helping those students think about their next steps following graduation. This year, ASPIRE hopes to match up to 80 students with mentors. The more mentors, the more students the program can reach.

To learn more about the program and to learn more about what it takes to be a mentor, Click Here.

Club Calendar
Wed., Dec. 5
Weekly Meeting, Noon, University Center, Pacific University
Program: Mike Steele, Miracle Moments In Notre Dame Football

Upcoming Programs & Events
Wed., Dec. 5: Mike Steele, Miracle Moments In Notre Dame Football
Mon., Dec. 10: Deadline for Hope For The Holidays nominations.
Tues., Dec. 11: Concours Committee Meeting, 7 p.m., Forest Grove Chamber Office
Wed., Dec. 12: PDG Dennis Wickham, Polio Plus
Thurs., Dec. 13: Executive Board Meeting, 7 a.m., Heritage Bank
Tues., Dec. 18: Hope For The Holidays Shopping
Wed., Dec. 19: Forest Grove HS Music Program (join meeting with Daybreak)
Thurs., Dec. 20: Board Meeting, 7 a.m., Forest Grove Chamber Office
Wed., Dec. 26: No Meeting – Happy Holidays!

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