Rotary Rewind – Sept. 18, 2019

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If you didn’t make it to this week’s Rotary Club of Forest Grove meeting, here is what you missed.

Club Announcements
Road Cleanup:
Our next semiannual road cleanup is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 3. We will begin at 8:30 a.m., and will meet at the Oregon Department of Forestry Office at 801 Gales Creek Road. All club members who participate in the cleanup will receive a ticket to an upcoming Pacific University football game courtesy of Andrea Stewart! We hope to see you there.

For those of you who do not know, our club has adopted two stretches of road as part of the Washington County Adopt-A-Road Program: Gales Creek Road from Thatcher Road to Forest Gale Drive and Thatcher Road from Gales Creek Road to David Hill Road. Started by Jerry Hoerber, the club has been cleaning up these sections of road for 27 years!

Youth Citizens of the Month: It was our pleasure to honor Getnet Gottschalk of Gaston High School and Justice of Gaston Junior High as our first Youth Citizens of the Month for 2019-20. Two honorees received a certificate and a $50 gift card to Frye’s Action Athletics and were recognized as Wednesday’s meeting. Read More About Our Two Outstanding Honorees

Thank You Interact: Thank you to members of the Forest Grove High School Interact Club, along with members of the Forest Grove High School Key Club and Associated Student Body groups, who assisted in take down following Saturday’s Corn Roast on the Pacific University campus! We are also grateful to the many members of our club who volunteered as part of the Corn Coast and the Chalk Art Festival in many different ways!

New Members: We had the pleasure of inducting two new members into our club on Sept. 11: Chris Barron (sponsored by Amy Tracewell) and John Hausinger (sponsored by Michelle Thomas).

Chris Barron is new to Forest Grove and will be the business development officer for Wauna Credit Union (currently under construction at Pacific Ave., & Hwy. 47). A Northwest native, born and raised in Portland, Chris decided to join Rotary because he sees so many of his personal values reflected in the values of Rotary. A lifelong musician and singer, Chris has sang in choirs since he was a child and also plays piano and the saxophone. He has had the pleasure of singing in the Cathedral of Notre Dame and at the World War II Memorial in Normandy, France. Welcome Chris!

John Hausinger is employed as a personal banker with Wells Fargo. Originally from Seattle, John and his wife moved to Forest Grove in the fall of 2018. He can’t get enough of the beauty of the Pacific Northwest and is looking forward to playing a bigger part in the community through service. His career goal is to become a financial advisor that works in the personal banking sector. Welcome John!

 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!
Mark Nakajima & Bob Nixon
Thought for the Day: Richard Kidd
Rototeller Article: Mackenzie Carey
Raffle Prize: Court Carrier

District Announcements
World Polio Day:
World Polio Day is coming up on Thursday, Oct. 24.  Since 1988, we’ve seen a worldwide reduction in polio cases of 99.9%. For more than two years we’ve seen wild polio cases in only two countries. Afghanistan and Pakistan. For more information on how Rotary is making a difference, please visit:

Last Week’s Program: Forest Grove Economic Development
Our program was presented by Jeff King, the City of Forest Grove’s economic development director, who presented on the number of ways the economy continues to grow and thrive in our community. Jeff was joined at the meeting by Forest Grove City Manager Jesse Vanderzanden, who is a member of the Daybreak Rotary Club.

 Club Calendar
Wed., Sept. 25: Weekly Meeting, Noon, Pacific University
Program: Piper Stewart, Rotary Youth Exchange
Sat., Oct. 3: Road Cleanup Service Project, 8:30 a.m., Oregon Department of Forestry, 801 Gales Creek Road.
Wed., Oct. 2, Noon, Pacific University
Program: Howard Sullivan, Peace Village


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