Rotary Club of Newport

2018-19 Meeting Archive

June 27, 2019- Rotary Banquet

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Rotarian of the Year
Signe Grimstad
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2018-19 President Marcia Buckley
2019-20 President Julie Hanrahan
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Spirit of Rotary Award
Bob Wienert
Service Award
Chris Carlson
The "Newport Rotary Rap"
Rob Wienert 

June 20, 2019

Rotary Club of Newport "Seas the Day" dolphins.
The "Seas the Day" dolphins.
Newport Rotary Club members numbering dolphins.
Club members numbering dolphins.
Newport Rotary Club members numbering dolphins.
Club members numbering dolphins.
Newport Rotary President Buckley introduces new member Stephanie Linn.
President Buckley introduces new member Stephanie Linn.
Newport Rotary President Buckley introduces new member Paul Schrader.
President Buckley introduces new member Paul Schrader.
Newport Rotary Club member Greg Rodocker earns a Paul Harris Fellow
Greg Rodocker earns a Paul Harris Fellow

     At today's meeting, Newport Rotarians numbered over 4,000 rubber dolphins to get ready for the "Seas the Day" fundraiser on July 4th. Someone will win $1,000.  Also, President Buckley introduces new members Stephanie Linn and Paul Schrader.  Greg Rodocker earns a Paul Harris. 

June 13, 2019

Peace Village of Newport presents to Rotary Club of Newport
Peace Village of Newport presents to Rotary Club of Newport
Nico Lenz attends his last Newport Rotary meeting. 
Nico Lenz attends his last Newport Rotary meeting. 

     Peace Village of Newport visited the Rotary Club of Newport today. This group shared their goal of providing peace education for children in Central Lincoln County.  Rotary Club of Newport said goodbye to inbound exchange student Nico Lenz from Bolivia last Thursday. What a wonderful experience it was this year getting to know Nico.

June 6, 2019

Lucinda Taylor, Director of Habitat for Humanity of Lincoln County.

    At today's meeting, Lucinda Taylor Director of Habitat for Humanity of Lincoln County gave an update of all the work this organization provides for Lincoln County.

Lucinda Taylor, Director of Habitat for Humanity of Lincoln County.

May 30, 2019

Dr. Bob Cowen talks to the Rotary Club of Newport.
Dr. Bob Cowen talks to the Rotary Club of Newport.
At the Rotary Club of Newport meeting, Jeff Peterson(left) receives his "Blue Badge" from Greg Rodocker.
Jeff Peterson(left) receives his "Blue Badge" from Greg Rodocker.

     At today's meeting, Dr. Bob Cowen Director of Hatfield Marine Science Center gave an update on the Oregon State University's coastal campus.  Also, Jeff Peterson attained "Blue Badge" status.

May 23, 2019

Rotary of Newport Students of the Month William Hartsell and Jillian Gonzales.

     At today's meeting, May's Students of the Month William Hartsell and Jillian Gonzales gave their speeches.

Rotary of Newport Students of the Month William Hartsell and Jillian Gonzales.

May 16, 2019

Dana Bowers, director of the Olalla Center Relief Nursery.

     At today's meeting, Dana Bowers director of the Olalla Center Relief Nursery, described the support they give for families with young children. Thanks for your important work!!

Dana Bowers, director of the Olalla Center Relief Nursery.

May 9, 2019

Cole Braxling, Rotary of Newport Student of the Month

     At today's meeting, April Student of the Month Cole Braxling gave his speech. Pictured with Cole is his mom Gretchen Braxling.

April Student of the month Cole Braxling and mom Gretchen Braxling.

May 2, 2019

At the Rotary Club of Newport meeting, Sonia Graham earns her "Blue Badge" from President Buckley.
Sonia Graham earns her "Blue Badge" from President Buckley.
Rotary of Newport April Student of the Month Madeline Lehrer and her parents Jane and John Lehrer.
April Student of the Month Madeline Lehrer and her parents Jane and John Lehrer.

     At today's meeting, Sonia Graham attained her "Blue Badge."  Also, April Student of the Month Madeline Lehrer gave her speech.  Pictured with Madeline is Jane and John Lehrer.

April 25, 2019

2019 Loyalty Days Court visits Rotary Club of Newport.

     Today, the Rotary Club of Newport was honored to hear the Newport Loyalty Days & Sea Fair Festival Senior Court give their speeches. What a wonderful group of young women representing our community. From left to right is Guadalupe Martinez, Britnie Gwynn, Natalie Hanna and Breanna Russell.

2019 Loyalty Days Court

April 18, 2019

Toby Winn, Executive Director of Development at Neighbors for Kids speaks at the Rotary Club of Newport

     Toby Winn, the Executive Director of Development at Neighbors for Kids, described the important service they provide for children of Lincoln County. Neighbors for Kids is dedicated to supporting families during out-of-school- time hours by providing quality after school and summer programs to pre-school and school aged children in a safe, affordable, fun learning environment.

Toby Winn, Executive Director of Development at Neighbors for Kids

April 11, 2019

Caroline Bauman and Bob Wienert performing in a skit at a Rotary of Newport meeting.
Caroline Bauman and Bob Wienert performing in a skit. 
Newport Rotary Students of the Month Breanna Russell and Jake Tucker.
Newport Rotary Students of the Month Breanna Russell and Jake Tucker.
Rotary of Newport members Tiana Tucker and Julia Carlson earn their Paul Harris Fellows. 
Tiana Tucker and Julia Carlson earn their Paul Harris Fellows. 

     At today's meeting, a few members of the club put on a murder skit, and the March Students of the Month Breanna Russell and Jake Tucker gave their speeches.  Also, Tiana Tucker and Julia Carlson both attained their Paul Harris.

March 28, 2019

Marisa Hayner, Safe Families for Children speaks at a Rotray of Newport meeting.
Marisa Hayner, Safe Families for Children.
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     At today's meeting, Marisa Hayner from Safe Families for Children described the work this organization provides for families and children of Lincoln County.  Also, last year's outbound exchange student Sydney Anderson gave an update on this year's outbound student, Riley Anderson.

Last year's outbound exchange student Sydney Anderson. 

March 21, 2019

Michelle Law and Taunette Dixon of the Newport Fishermen's Wives speak at the Rotary Club of Newport.
Michelle Law and Taunette Dixon of the Newport Fishermen's Wives.
Lola Jones earns her Paul Harris from President Marcia Buckley at a Rotary of Newport meeting.
Lola Jones earns her Paul Harris from President Marcia Buckley.
President Buckley presents Bo Smith his "Blue Badge" at a Rotary Club of Newport meeting.
President Buckley presents Bo Smith his "Blue Badge."

     At today's meeting, Taunette Dixon and Michelle Law described the important work the Newport Fishermen's Wives provides for our community.  Also, Lola Jones earns her first Paul Harris and Bo Smith earned "Blue Badge" status.

March 14, 2019

Four Way Test contestants Nataly Noemi Hernandez Merino and Angel G. Torres Mateos with Freddy Saxton.
Four Way Test contestants Nataly Noemi Hernandez Merino and Angel G. Torres Mateos with Freddy Saxton.
Sunnetta Capovilla hands out seeds to Newport Rotarians to create healthy habitats.
Sunnetta Capovilla hands out seeds to Newport Rotarians to create healthy habitats.  

     At today's meeting, Nataly Noemi Hernandez Merino (1st Place) and Angel G. Torres Mateos (2nd Place) gave their "4 Way Test" speeches.  Also, Sunnetta Capovilla shares her passion for the environment passing out seeds to create a healthy habitat for pollinators.

March 7, 2019

Jeremy Burke, Publisher of the News Times speaks at a Rotary Club of Newport meeting.
Jeremy Burke, Publisher of the News Times.
At a Rotary of Newport meeting, Lola Jones accepts her "Blue Badge" from President Buckley.

     At today's meeting, Jeremy Burke Publisher of the Newstimes, described the challenging and rewarding work operating a newspaper in Newport.  Also, Lola Jones completed the "Red Badge" program and has earned her "Blue Badge."

Lola Jones accepts her "Blue Badge" from President Buckley.

February 28, 2019

Incoming president, Julie Hanrahan speaks to the Rotory Club of Newport.
Incoming president, Julie Hanrahan.
Newport Rotary Student of the Month Korayma Llmiquinga Lapham.

     At today's meeting, February Student of the Month Korayma Llmiquinga Lapham spoke and incoming president, Julie Hanrahan, shared her training from PNWPETS in Seattle.

Newport Rotary Student of the Month Korayma Llmiquinga Lapham.

February 21, 2019

At a Rotary of Newport meeting, Richard O'Hearn talks about the Rotary Foundation.
Richard O'Hearn talks about the Rotary Foundation.
Richard O'Hearn demonstrates greeter duties at a Rotary of Newport meeting.
Richard O'Hearn demonstrates greeter duties.
Rotary of Newport Student of the Month Lucas Ellingson Cosenza.
Student of the Month Lucas Ellingson Cosenza.

     At today's meeting, Richard O'Hearn described the impressive projects the Rotary Foundation provides and trained members how to be an effective greeter for future meetings.  Also, February Student of the Month Lucas Ellingson Cosenza gave his speech.

February 14, 2019

Keith Nelson leads the members in a work session.
Keith Nelson leads the members in a work session.
President Buckley awards Chris Carlson and Rob Thompson Paul Harris Fellows.

     At today's meeting, Keith Nelson and John Baker led fellow Rotarians in a work session to determine service projects for the year.  Also, President Buckley awarded Chris Carlson and Rob Thompson their Paul Harris awards.

President Buckley awards Chris Carlson and Rob Thompson Paul Harris Fellows.

February 7, 2019

Kenneth Smith, Community Lending Works

     At today's meeting, Kenneth Smith representing Community Lending Works, gave details how this organization supports small business

Kenneth Smith, Community Lending Works.

January 31, 2019

Dr. Karen Gray- Lincoln County School District

     At today's meeting, Superintendent of Lincoln County School District Dr. Karen Gray described how the district is preparing our students for the future and the challenges many students face to reach their goals. Lincoln County is in good hands to meet the needs of our students!!

Dr. Karen Gray- Lincoln County School District

January 24, 2019

Rotary of Newport Students of the Month Halle Hargett and Brennen Wood.

     Today, Newport Rotary recognized the January Students of the Month Halle Hargett and Brennen Wood. Halle has earned a 4.0 GPA, lettered in four sports and is undecided on her future college. Brennen has also earned a 4.0 GPA, has competed in swimming and baseball and plans to attend the U.S Coast Guard Academy. What impressive students!!

Rotary of Newport Students of the Month Halle Hargett and Brennen Wood.

January 17, 2019

Cherilyn Bertges- Oregon Beverage Recycling Cooperative speaks at a Rotary of Newport meeting.

     At today's Newport Rotary meeting, Cherilyn Bertges of the OBRC described how the new bottle drop facility will serve Newport. The Oregon Beverage Recycling Cooperative is a member-owned cooperative corporation in charge picking up and processing nearly 100% of all containers redeemed in Oregon.

Cherilyn Bertges- Oregon Beverage Recycling Cooperative.

January 10, 2019

Traci Goff Flowers manager of Grace Wins Haven speaks at a Rotary of Newport meeting.
Traci Goff Flowers manager of Grace Wins Haven.
President Buckley awards Ken Riley his Paul Harris Fellow at a Rotary of Newport meeting.

     At today's meeting, Traci Goff Flowers manager of Grace Wins Haven and Lincoln County Hazardous Weather Shelter described how these organizations assist the homeless with stable, healthy living conditions and teach working and life skills.  Also Ken Riley earned a Paul Harris.

President Buckley awards Ken Riley his Paul Harris Fellow.

January 3, 2019

Sonia Graham presents a fundraising proposal called "Raining Cats & Dogs".

     At today's meeting, Newport Rotary member Sonia Graham presented a fundraising proposal called "Raining Cats & Dogs" to the club. What a great idea to bring the community together and raise funds for our important work.

Sonia Graham presents a fundraising proposal called "Raining Cats & Dogs".

2018 Meetings

December 20, 2018

Rotary of Newport Students of the Month Britnie Gwynn and Kaleb Raever with President Hanrahan.

     Congratulations to NHS students Britnie Gwynn and Kaleb Raever, Rotary Students of the Month. These students gave their speeches on Thursday. What impressive students!!

Rotary of Newport Students of the Month Britnie Gwynn and Kaleb Raever with President-Elect Hanrahan.

December 13, 2018

Brenda Luntzel- Newport Recreational Center
Brenda Luntzel- Newport Recreational Center
Rotary of Newport Student of the Month Matt Beaudry with President Hanrahan.
Rotary of Newport Student of the Month Matt Beaudry with President-Elect Hanrahan.

     At today's meeting, Brenda Luntzel of the Newport Recreational Center presented exercises to lead a healthy life. Also, Matt Beaudry, one of the November Students of the Month gave his speech.  

December 6, 2018- Rotary Club of Newport Celebrate Christmas

2019 Rotary of Newport Christmas Party
2019 Rotary of Newport Christmas Party
2019 Rotary of Newport Christmas Party
2019 Rotary of Newport Christmas Party
2019 Rotary of Newport Christmas Party
2019 Rotary of Newport Christmas Party
President Hanrahan with Santa.

     What a great night as Newport Rotary celebrated the holidays with a festive night of good food, a gift exchange, a visit from Santa and special fellowship.  Thanks to everyone that made this night possible.

President-Elect Hanrahan with Santa.

November 29, 2018

Rotary of Newport new member MaryKay Dahlgreen.
Rotary of Newport Student of the Month Megan Wagner.

     At today's meeting, new member MaryKay Dahlgreen introduces herself and November Student of the Month Megan Wagner spoke to the club. Congratulations MaryKay and Megan!!

Rotary of Newport new member MaryKay Dahlgreen.
Rotary of Newport Student of the Month Megan Wagner.

November 22, 2018- No Meeting  Thanksgiving Holiday

Happy Thanksgiving from the Rotary Club of Newport!!
Happy Thanksgiving from the Rotary Club of Newport!!