Rotary Club of Newport

2019-20 Meeting Archive

June 25, 2020 End of the Year Celebration 

Hybrid Meeting!!  Board members at Best Western with members on Zoom.
Hybrid Meeting!!  Board members at Best Western with members on Zoom.
Newcomers Doretta Smith and Laura Kimberly win Co-Rookie of the Year honors.
Newcomers Doretta Smith and Laura Kimberly win Co-Rookie of the Year honors.
2019-20 President Julie Hanrahan passes the gavel to 2020-21 President Freddy Saxton.
2019-20 President Julie Hanrahan passes the gavel to 2020-21 President Freddy Saxton.
Jon Zagel is presented the 1st annual "Dick Fowler Service Above Self Award"
Jon Zagel is presented with the 1st annual "Dick Fowler Service Above Self" award.

     For the first time in Newport Rotary history, the end of the year meeting took place on Zoom with a few board members at the Best Western.  This year took an odd twist as COVID-19 hit, but as usual, Newport Rotarians stepped up and continued to support the community.   Julie Hanrahan did a fantastic job as president leading the club through difficult times.  She handed over the club leadership duties to Freddy Saxton.  Julie gave her exit speech and President Saxton described his goals for the upcoming year.  Julie handed out several awards and thanked the members for everything that was accomplished this year.  

Click here to see the entire "End of Year" celebration video.

June 18, 2020- Regular Zoom Meeting Via Zoom

Local realtors Freddy Saxton & Doretta Smith describe the local real estate market at the June 18, 2020 Rotary of Newport, Oregon Zoom meeting.

     Today was our 10th Zoom meeting with 31 members in attendance.  President Hanrahan announced that Julia Carlson achieved her Paul Harris +6.  Thanks Julia for your generous donations!!  Catherine Rickbone, Executive Director for the Oregon Coast Council for the Arts announced that she is retiring effective July 2nd.  Thanks for your enthusiasm and passion for the arts for the past 13 years!!  Today's program was led by Freddy Saxton and Doretta Smith who described the local real estate scene during the COVID-19 pandemic.     

Today's Program: Local realtors Freddy Saxton & Doretta Smith describe the local real estate market.

Click here to see "Local Real Estate Trends" video.

Meeting Winners

Membership Incentive: Matt Spangler

50/50 Raffle:  Guy Faust

Social Media:  Jim Graham

Catherine Rickbone retires from the Oregon Coast Council for the Arts.  Thanks for all of your work!!
Catherine Rickbone retires from the Oregon Coast Council for the Arts.  Thanks for all of your work!!
Julia Carlson achieves Paul Harris+6 at the Rotary Club of Newport, Oregon.  Thanks Julia!!
Julia Carlson achieves Paul Harris+6.  Thanks Julia!!

Click here to see video of the entire meeting.

June 11, 2020- Regular Meeting Via Zoom

Rotary Club of Newport meets via Zoom on June 11, 2020
Rotary Club of Newport meets via Zoom on June 11, 2020
Rotary Club of Newport meets via Zoom on June 11, 2020
City of Newport, Oregon mayor Dean Sawyer explains the city's resonse to COVID-19 at the June 11, 2020 meeting of the Rotary Club of Newport, Oregon.
Today's Program: Newport Mayor Dean Sawyer

Click here to see Mayor Dean Sawyer's program.

     Today was our ninth Zoom meeting with 34 Rotarians attending.  Nice job Newport Rotarians!!  Today's program was Newport Mayor Dean Sawyer who described the City of Newport's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Click here to see entire video of today's meeting.

Meeting Winners

Membership Incentive: Keith Nelson

50/50 Raffle:  Aimee Thompson

Social Media:  Dustin Capri

June 4, 2020- Regular Meeting Via Zoom

Rotary Club of Newport meets via Zoom on June 4, 2020
Rotary Club of Newport meets via Zoom on June 4, 2020
Rotary Club of Newport meets via Zoom on June 4, 2020
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Today's program: Sylvia Pauly- "Fun Things to do in Lincoln County"

     Today was our 8th Zoom meeting with 33 members in attendance.  Good job Rotarians.  Today's program was provided by Rotary member Sylvia Pauly who described fun things to do in Lincoln County despite the pandemic.  Thanks for all the useful information.  Members Doug Hunt, Dietmar Goebel and Ursula Marinelli each gave COVID-19 updates and Lola Jones introduced Forrest to the club.  

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Click here to see video of entire meeting.

Meeting Winners

Membership Incentive: Richard O'Hearn

50/50 Raffle:  Keith Nelson

Social Media:  Mark Hanrahan

Lola Jones introduces us to Forrest, born April 21st!!

May 28, 2020- Regular Meeting Via Zoom

Inbound exchange student Noémie Hermant of Dunkirk France, describes her life back in France at the May 28, 2020 Rotary of Newport, Oregon meeting.
Today, inbound exchange student Noémie Hermant described her life back in France. 

     Today was our seventh Zoom Rotary meeting since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our last in-person meeting was March 12th, which seems like a long time ago.  Today's program was led by inbound exchange student Noémie Hermant, who described her life back in the beautiful and historic town of Dunkirk, France.  It was interesting learning about the traditions of Dunkirk and also seeing her family!!  Good job Noémie!!

Click here to see video of today's entire meeting.

Meeting Winners

Membership Incentive: Ursula Marinelli

50/50 Raffle:  Jim Windell

Social Media:  Jim Windell

May 21, 2020- Regular Meeting Via Zoom

Rotary Club of Newport, Oregon meets via Zoom on May 21, 2020
Rotary Club of Newport, Oregon meets via Zoom on May 21, 2020
Rotary Club of Newport meets via Zoom on May 21, 2020
Rotary of Newport, Oregon Vice President Richard O'Hearn leads meeting on May 21, 2020.
Rotary District 5110 District Governor-Elect Cynthia O'Neil is a guest at the Rotary of Newport, Oregon meeting on May 21, 2020.
Vice President Richard O'Hearn

     Today's meeting was led by Vice President Richard O'Hearn as President Hanrahan was busy dealing with COVID-19 issues at her bank.  Special guest at today's meeting was District 5110 District Governor- Elect Cynthia O'Neil.  Today's program were the May Students of the Month Kolby Spink and Ari Gomez who gave their speeches.  Both speeches were well-done and both of these students have a bright future after graduating from Newport High.  

District Governor Elect
Cynthia O'Neil
Rotary of Newport, Oregon May Student of the Month, Kolby Spink.
May Student of the Month
Kolby Spink
Rotary of Newport, Oregon May Student of the Month, Ari Gomez.
May Student of the Month
Ari Gomez

Meeting Winners

Membership Incentive: Greg Rodocker

50/50 Raffle:  Jeff Ouderkirk

Social Media:  Kathy Heater

Click here to watch video of today's entire meeting.

May 14, 2020- Regular Meeting Via Zoom

Rotary Club of Newport meets via Zoom on May 14, 2020
Rotary Club of Newport meets via Zoom on May 14, 2020
Rotary Club of Newport meets via Zoom on May 14, 2020
Rotary of Newport, Oregon April Student of the Month Avery Osborn.
April Student of the Month
Avery Osborn
Rotary of Newport, Oregon April Student of the Month Ethan Shreeve.
April Student of the Month
Ethan Shreeve

     At today's meeting, almost 40 members joined on-line.  We were joined by guests Nathan Perry of the Salvation Army and the April Students of the Month.  Today's program started with the April Students of the Month Avery Osborn and Ethan Shreeve.  Both students from Newport High gave great speeches. The 2nd part of the program, President Hanrahan and Club Treasurer Mark Miranda gave an update of the club's finances. 

Meeting Winners

Membership Incentive: Doug Hunt

50/50 Raffle:  Keith Nelson

Social Media:  Diane Nelson

May 7, 2020- Regular Meeting Via Zoom

Rotary Club of Newport meets via Zoom on May 7, 2020
Rotary Club of Newport meets via Zoom on May 7, 2020
Rotary Club of Newport meets via Zoom on May 7, 2020
Derrick Tokos- City of Newport Community Development Director
Derrick Tokos- City of Newport Community Development Director

Click here to watch video of today's program- Derrick Tokos, City of Newport

     At today's Zoom meeting, over thirty club members again attended.  Good job Newport Rotarians!!  President Hanrahan updated the club regarding the Board meeting on Tuesday.  Today's program was led by Derrick Tokos, City of Newport Community Development Director. Derrick talked about the Newport Transportation System Plan & the Small Business Assistance Grant Proposal that will be offered by the City of Newport in response to the COVID-19 crisis.  

Click here to watch video of today's entire meeting

Meeting Winners

Membership Incentive: Jeff Peterson

50/50 Raffle:  Aimee Thompson

Social Media:  Sylvia Pauly

April 30, 2020- Regular Meeting Via Zoom

Rotary Club of Newport meets via Zoom on April 30, 2020
Rotary Club of Newport meets via Zoom on April 30, 2020
Rotary Club of Newport meets via Zoom on April 30, 2020
From her car, Chris Chandler talks about the benefits of owning an electric vehicle.
From her car, Chris Chandler talks about the benefits of owning an electric vehicle.

To see a video of Chris Chandler's presentation, click here.

     Today, was our third Zoom meeting with over 35 members attending. President Hanrahan announced two more donations to local agencies: 1. $1,250 to the Olalla Center in Toledo and 2. $1,000 to the local Salvation Army. Both of these donations will help families in need during the COVID-19 crisis. Chris Chandler of Central Lincoln PUD gave an informative presentation from her electric vehicle, explaining the benefits of driving an electric car. Good job Newport Rotarians!!

Meeting Winners

Membership Incentive: Doris Lamb

50/50 Raffle:  Sunnetta Capovilla

Social Media:  Sonia Graham

April 23, 2020- Regular Meeting Via Zoom

Rotary Club of Newport meets via Zoom on April 23, 2020
Rotary Club of Newport meets via Zoom on April 23, 2020
Rotary Club of Newport meets via Zoom on April 23, 2020
Rotary Club of Newport March Students of the Month- Luke Bachart and Audrey Vanderhoff
Rotary Club of Newport March Students of the Month- Luke Bachart and Audrey Vanderhoff

Click here to see Luke Bachart's Student of the Month speech.

     The club met for the 2nd time via Zoom.  Many members took part in the meeting with various reports.  Ursula Marinelli talked about how much the hospital employees appreciated the free meals donated by Rotary on Monday.  Reyna Mattson introduced the March Students of the Month, Luke Bachart and Audrey Vanderhoff.  Both students gave their speeches on video and did a great job.  

Click here to see Audrey Vanderhoff's Student of the Month speech.

Meeting Winners

Membership Incentive: MaryKay Dahlgreen

50/50 Raffle:  Freddy Saxton

Social Media:  Julia Carlson

April 16, 2020- Rotary of Newport's 1st Zoom Meeting

The Rotary Club of Newport meets through Zoom on April 16, 2020.
The Rotary Club of Newport meets through Zoom on April 16, 2020.
The Rotary Club of Newport meets through Zoom on April 16, 2020.
Rotary of Newport Newstimes advertisement published on April 15, 2020.

     The Rotary Club of Newport held their first meeting via Zoom on Thursday, due to the coronavirus pandemic.  It was great to see everyone.  President Hanrahan and several members updated the club on many topics since there has not been a meeting since March 12.  President Hanrahan described the four ways the club will help our community through the crisis:  1. $2,000 donation to the Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital Patient Support Fund 2.  Providing meals on April 20th to all Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital employees.  3. $500 to the Foster Parents program.  4. Donating $1,000 a month for May, June and July to Lincoln County Food Share.  The club will continue to meet via Zoom until the quarantine is lifted.

Meeting Winners

Membership Incentive: Greg Rodocker

50/50 Raffle:  Kathy Heater

Social Media:  Mark Miranda

Rotary of Newport Newstimes advertisement published on April 15, 2020.

April 9, 2020- Meeting Canceled Due to Coronavirus

April 2, 2020- Meeting Canceled Due to Coronavirus

March 26, 2020- Meeting Canceled Due to Coronavirus

March 19, 2020- Meeting Canceled Due to Coronavirus

March 12, 2020

At the March 12, 2020 Rotary of Newport, Oregon meeting Four Way Test speech contestants Daisy O'Hearn, Kaeden Fletcher-Vogel and Josue Sanchez Valencia gave their speeches.
Four Way Test speech contestants Daisy O'Hearn, Kaeden Fletcher-Vogel and Josue Sanchez Valencia.
Gerry Kosanovic, President of the Rotary Club of Greater Corvallis visited the Rotary of Newport, Oregon meeting on March 12, 2020.

     At today's meeting, three Newport High students took part in the Rotary Four Way Test Speech Contest. All three contestants did a great job!! 1st place and $300 went to Daisy O'Hearn who spoke about Cyber Bullying. 2nd place and $200 went to Kaeden Fletcher-Vogel who talked about Climate Change. 3rd place and $100 went to Josue Sanchez Valencia who talked about the dangers of Fake News. All three students gave impressive speeches and will move on to the next level of competition in Florence.  Also, Gerry Kosanovic President of the Rotary Club of Greater Corvallis and 2021-22 District Governor visited to watch the Four Way Test Speech Contest.  

Meeting Winners

Membership Incentive: Mark Miranda

50/50 Raffle:  Tiana Tucker

Social Media:  Sylvia Pauly

Gerry Kosanovic, President of the Rotary Club of Greater Corvallis.

March 5, 2020

At the March 5, 2020 Rotary of Newport, Oregon meeting, Laura Kimberly substituted for President Hanrahan.
Laura Kimberly substituted for President Hanrahan.
At the Rotary of Newport, Oregon March 5, 2020 meeting, Dr. Lesley Ogden gives an update on hospital construction and the coronavirus.
Dr. Lesley Ogden gives an update on hospital construction and the coronavirus.
At the Rotary of Newport, Oregon March 5 meeting, expecting mother Lola Jones receives precious Rotary gear for "Forrest".

     At today's meeting, Laura Kimberly stood in for President Hanrahan.  Nice job Laura!!  The program was led by Dr. Lesley Ogden, CEO of both North Lincoln and Pacific Communities hospitals.  Dr. Ogden gave an update on the construction of the Newport hospital and also talked about the impact of the coronavirus on Lincoln County. Lots of good information.  Also, the Rotary Club of Newport surprised expecting new mother Lola Jones with Rotary baby clothes and a stuffed piggy bank for Forrest's college fund.  Thanks to Kathy Heater for arranging these gifts. 

Expecting mother Lola Jones receives precious Rotary gear for "Forrest".

Meeting Winners

Membership Incentive: Greg Rodocker

50/50 Raffle:  Stephanie Linn

Social Media:  Aimee Thompson (She actually won but was absent)

February 27, 2020

Rotary of Newport, Oregon President Hanrahan and Rob Wienert selling some of the extra wine from the Newport Seafood & Wine Festival.
President Hanrahan and Rob Wienert selling some of the extra wine from the Newport Seafood & Wine Festival.
Rotary of Newport, Oregon's February Students of the Month Sage Clemons & Liam Versteeg and January Student of the Month Dakota Rundell
February Students of the Month Sage Clemons & Liam Versteeg and January Student of the Month Dakota Rundell
Visiting Rotarians: Louise Kaplan and Marvin Kaplan from the Rotary Club of Redmond, OR.

     At today's meeting, President Hanrahan and Rob Wienert sold some of the left over open cases of wine from last weekend's Seafood & Wine Festival.  Thanks to all members that purchased wine!!  Today, we had three Students of the Month speak: February was represented by Sage Clemons and Liam Versteeg and the January student was Dakota Rundell.  All three students gave amazing and heart-felt speeches.  Also, the President of the Rotary Club of Redmond, Marvin Kaplan and his wife Louise Kaplan shared their successes with the Rotary Club of Redmond. 

Visiting Rotarians: Louise Kaplan and Marvin Kaplan from the Rotary Club of Redmond, OR.

Meeting Winners

Membership Incentive: Laura Kimberly

50/50 Raffle:  Noémie Hermant

Social Media:  Keith Nelson

February 20, 2020

Salon Ethos owner Liz Rose and Advanced Stlylist Janae Wieboldt speak at the February 20, 2020 Rotary of Newport meeting.

     Today's meeting was led by Rob Wienert as President Hanrahan was called away by business.  Today's program was presented by Salon Ethos owner Liz Rose and Janae Wieboldt, Advanced Stylist Level 4.  Liz talked about what it takes to create a successful business and how to create a career path for all of her employees.  Sounds like a great place to work.  Thanks for all of the advice!!

Meeting Winners

Membership Incentive: Loretta Smith

50/50 Raffle:  Jeff Ouderkirk

Social Media:  Sonia Graham

Salon Ethos owner Liz Rose and Advanced Stylist Janae Wieboldt.

February 13, 2020

Oregon Coast Community College President Dr. Birgitte Ryslinge announced to the Rotary Club of Newport, Oregon that OCCC is now an independently accredited institution.
Dr. Birgitte Ryslinge, OCCC President
Dr. Diane Nelson, CPA shared important information about filing the 2020 tax returns to the Rotary Club of Newport, Oregon.
Dr. Diane Nelson, CPA

     At today's meeting, Oregon Coast Community College President and Rotary of Newport member Dr. Birgitte Ryslinge announced to the club that OCCC is now an independently accredited institution. Great work Dr. Ryslinge!! What a remarkable accomplishment that took six years to complete.  Also, today's program was led by Newport Rotarian Dr. Diane Nelson who shared important information regarding filing the 2020 tax forms. Thanks for sharing this vital information.  

Meeting Winners

Membership Incentive: Chris Carlson

50/50 Raffle:  Freddy Saxton

Social Media:  Freddy Saxton

February 6, 2020

At the February 6, 2020 Rotary of Newport meeting, President Hanrahan, Signe Grimstad, Howard Adams and Guy Faust were recognized for their many years of membership.
President Julie Hanrahan, Signe Grimstad, Howard Adams and Guy Faust.
Brian Norris of Bateman Funeral Home speaks at the February 6, 2020 Rotary of Newport meeting.
Brian Norris of Bateman's Funeral Home

     At today's meeting, four Newport Rotarians were recognized for their membership anniversaries: President Julie Hanrahan- 20 years, Signe Grimstad- 29 years, Howard Adams 35 years and Guy Faust- 24 years. What an amazing accomplishment.  Today's guest speaker was Brian Norris of Batemen's Funeral Home in Newport.   Brian explained the options people face when a loved one passes away and the advantages of pre-planning one's funeral.

Meeting Winners

Membership Incentive: Dustin Capri

50/50 Raffle:  Doretta Smith

Social Media:  Diane Nelson

January 30, 2020

Rotary of Newport, OR President Julie Hanrahan recognizes th January Students of the Month Jobie Rasar and Josue Sanchez.
Jobie Rasar, President Hanrahan, Josue Sanchez
Rotary of Newport, OR Student of the Month Josue Sanchez and his parents Enrique Sanchez Rodriguez and Obdulia Valencia Rosete
Student of the Month Josue Sanchez and his parents Enrique Sanchez Rodriguez and Obdulia Valencia Rosete
Rotary of Newport, OR Student of the Quarter Jobie Rasar and his support team.
Student of the Quarter Jobie Rasar and his support team.

     At today's meeting, Student of the Month Josue Sanchez and Student of the Quarter Jobie Rasar spoke to the club.  Josue has earned a 3.96 GPA, is Senior Class President, and is involved in the school newspaper and theatre.  Josue will attend Oregon State University and study computer science.  Jobie Rasar is a senior at Newport High and is in the ECEL Program.  Jobie is involved in the Unified Program and Leadership class.  His favorite thing of Newport High was "to be able to be myself and become the best Jobie I can be."  What amazing students!!

Meeting Winners

Membership Incentive: MaryKay Dahlgreen

50/50 Raffle:  Noémie Hermant

Social Media:  Peggy Walker

January 23, 2020

District Governor Rick Olson speaks at the January 23, 2020 Rotary Club of Newport meeting.
District Governor- Rick Olson
District Governor Rick Olson awards the Passion of the Heart to Diane Nelson, Jon Zagel and Sonia Graham of the Rotary Club of Newport on January 23, 2020.
Diane Nelson, Rick Olson, Jon Zagel, Sonia Graham

     At today's meeting, District Governor Rick Olson was the guest speaker. Rick shared his enthusiasm and passion for the important work Rotary provides world wide. He challenged the club to follow member's passions and to continue the vital work to make the world a better place.  District Governor Olson also presented the Passion of the Heart award to Diane Nelson, Jon Zagel and Sonia Graham for "Finding Your Heart in Rotary with a Passion for Growing Your Club."

Meeting Winners

Membership Incentive: Doug Hunt 

50/50 Raffle:  Aimee Thompson

Social Media:  Mark Hanrahan

January 16, 2020

Frank Matsko trains members of the Rotary Club of Newport on January 16, 2020.
Frank Matsko- Oregon Liquor Control Commission
Kevin Goodwin of WX Brand Wines describes the wines to be sold at the Rotary Booth at the January 16, 2020 Rotary Club of Newport, Oregon meeting.
Kevin Goodwin- WX Brand Wine
The three short-term outbound exchange students from the Rotary Club of Newport, Oregon are Echo Stewart, Harper Thomson and Braylon Belloni.
The Three Short-Term Outbound Exchange Students
Echo Stewart, Harper Thomson, Braylon Belloni
The 2020-21 Rotary of Newport, Oregon outbound exchange student is Sophia Whitacre.
2020-2021 Rotary of Newport Outbound Exchange Student
Sophia Whitacre

     Today's meeting was a busy one!!  First, the club prepared for the Seafood & Wine Festival to be held in February.  Frank Matsko from the OLCC trained potential wine servers and Kevin Goodwin from WX Brand Wines described the wines to be sold at the Rotary booth.  Thanks to Megan Schain for all of her work on this event.  Next, club member Aimee Thompson introduced the three short-term exchange students that will be visiting a foreign country next summer.  They are Echo Stewart, Harper Thomson and Braylon Belloni.  Aimee also introduced the 2020-21 NHS outbound exchange student Sophie Whitacre. She will be traveling to the Czech Republic in August.

Meeting Winners

Membership Incentive: Sunnetta Capovilla 

50/50 Raffle:  Michael Smith(Twice in a row)

Social Media:  Reyna Mattson

January 9, 2020

Sandy Roumagoux is the guest speaker at the January 9th, Rotary of Newport, Oregon meeting.
Sandy Roumagoux presents her artwork and talks about her journey into the art world.
New Rotary of Newport, Oregon member  Peggy Walker receives her "Blue Badge" from President Hanrahan.
New member  Peggy Walker receives her "Blue Badge" from President Hanrahan.
Foreign exchange student Noémie Hermant cooks crepes for Rotary of Newport, Oregon members

     January 9th marks the first meeting of 2020 and it was a busy one.  President Hanrahan presented new member Peggy Walker her "Blue Badge" which signifies she has completed all requirements for full membership.  Congratulations to Peggy!!  Today's program was led by Newport Rotarian and former Mayor of Newport Sandy Roumagoux.  Sandy walked us through her journey of becoming an artist and shared some of her work.  What an amazing talent!!  Foreign exchange student Noémie Hermant from France prepared crepes for today's dessert.  They were very tasty.  Proceeds from this will go to fund her year-end trip to California.

Foreign exchange student Noémie Hermant cooks crepes for Rotary members.

Meeting Winners

Membership Incentive: Signe Grimstad

50/50 Raffle:  Michael Smith

Social Media:  Sylvia Pauly

December 19, 2019

John Clark announces the Rotary Club of Newport Slate of Officers for the 2020-2021 year.
John Clark gives the club the Slate of Officers for 2020-21.
President Hanrahan recognizes the December Students of the Month Noah Goodwin-Rice and Emma Allen for the Rotary Club of Newport.
President Hanrahan recognizes the December Students of the Month Noah Goodwin-Rice and Emma Allen.
Noémie Hermant receives her Christmas gift from the Rotary Club of Newport.
Noémie Hermant receives her Christmas gift.

     At today's meeting, John Clark announced the Slate of Officers for the 2020-21 year. (Click here to see Slate.) December Students of the Month Noah Goodwin-Rice and Emma Allen gave their speeches.  Also, exchange student Noémie Hermant received her Christmas gift from the club.

Meeting Winners

Membership Incentive: Dietmar Goebel

50/50 Raffle:  Noah Goodwin-Rice

Social Media:  Sonia Graham 

Christmas Card Set:  Robby Wienert 

December 12, 2019

Jim Windell, 34 years as a Rotary of Newport Club member.
Jim Windell, 34 years as a Rotary of Newport Club member.
At the Rotary Club of Newport, Sarah Henkel described the potential of wave energy off the coast of Newport.
Sarah Henkel described the potential of wave energy off the coast of Newport.

     At today's meeting, the club honored Jim Windell on his 34th anniversary of being a member of the Newport Rotary Club.  Also, the guest presenter was Sarah Henkel PHD, Associate Professor of Marine Biology at Oregon State University.  Sarah gave an exciting glimpse into the future of wave energy off the Oregon Coast.  What amazing potential this technology could bring to our region.

Meeting Winners

Membership Incentive: Catherine Rickbone

50/50 Raffle:  Tiana Tucker

Social Media:  Sonia Graham  

November 28, 2019- No Meeting  Thanksgiving Holiday

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November 21, 2019

Jim Graham-Rotary Club of Newport, Oregon
Jim Graham raffles off basket
Jim Graham earn his "Blue Badge" at the Rotary Club of Newport, Oregon
Jim Graham receives his "Blue Badge" from Richard O'Hearn
Grace Hargett and Enrique Garcia Ramos are Rotary Club of Newport Students of the Month
November Students of the Month Grace Hargett and Enrique Garcia Ramos

     At today's meeting, Jim Graham presented auction item from Lincoln City Chamber of Commerce.  Thanks to Spencer Nebel for winning the auction item.  Jim Graham was also honored for achieving "Blue Badge" status.  Congratulations Jim!!  The program today were the two November Students of the Month Grace Hargett and Enrique Garcia Ramos.  What amazing students!!

Meeting Winners

Membership Incentive: Bob Wienert

50/50 Raffle:  Levi Kittel

  

November 14, 2019

Laura Braxling, Lincoln County Animal Shelter
Laura Ireland Braxling
Lincoln County Animal Shelter
Julie Hanrahan, Emily Fasnacht, Newport Rotary
President Hanrahan welcomes new member Emily Fasnacht
Julie Hanrahan, Crystal Farnsworth, Newport Rotary
President Hanrahan accepts a check for $275 from Asst. Governor Crystal Farnsworth

     At today's meeting, Laura Ireland Braxling gave an update on the Lincoln County Animal Shelter.  President Hanrahan welcomed new member Emily Fasnacht, Director of Development Oregon Coast Community College Foundation.  Also, President Hanrahan accepted a check of $275 from Assistant Governor Crystal Farnsworth to be used for a local literacy project.

Meeting Winners

Membership Incentive: Sunnetta Capovilla

50/50 Raffle:  Megan Schain

Social Media:  Sonia Graham

       188 Likes- Aimee Thompson had 11

Web Site:  Al Fitzpatrick   

 

November 7, 2019

Jason Wolf, Pacific Life, Newport Rotary
Jason Wolf of Pacific Life talks about sound financial planning for retirement
Sylvia Pauly is awarded a Paul Harris from Rotary of Newport President Julie Hanrahan.
President Hanrahan awards Sylvia Pauly the "Blue Badge" and a Paul Harris Fellow

     At today's meeting, Jason Wolf of Pacific Life presented the fundamentals of sound retirement financial planning.  Also, Sylvia Pauly was recognized for two achievements.  First, Sylvia has moved from "Red Badge" to "Blue Badge" status which means she has met all requirements of full membership and second, she has earned her first Paul Harris Fellow.  Thanks Sylvia for all you do!!

Meeting Winners

Membership Incentive: Guy Faust

50/50 Raffle:  Peggy Walker

Social Media:  Laura Kimberly    

          This Week: 180 Likes  (A. Thompson had 12)

October 31, 2019

Newport Rotary President Julie Hanrahn awards Dave Heater a Paul Harris Fellow.
President Hanrahan awards Dave Heater a Paul Harris Fellow
President Hanrahan recognizes the October Students of the Month Claire Mattson & Tristan Scarborough and Student of the Quarter Tanya Avila
President Hanrahan recognizes the October Students of the Month Claire Mattson & Tristan Scarborough and Student of the Quarter Tanya Avila
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     At today's meeting, President Hanrahan awarded Dave Heater a Paul Harris +2.  The October Students of the Month, Claire Mattson and Tristan Scarborough gave their speeches.  Also, the Student of the Quarter, Tanya Avila gave her speech.

Meeting Winners

Membership Incentive: Susan Van Liew

50/50 Raffle:  Marcia Buckley

Social Media: Keith Nelson

 

October 24, 2019

District 5110 Foundation Chairman Tim Mobley speaks at the Rotary Club of Newport, Oregon

Today's program was District Foundation Chairman Tim Mobley, who talked about World Polio Day and Rotary's fight to eliminate polio worldwide.  He also explained how the Rotary Foundation operates to fund vital projects. 

District 5110 Foundation Chairman Tim Mobley
explains the workings of the Rotary Foundation

October 17, 2019

Bob Wienert gifts Lola Jones Beaver gear!!
Bob Wienert gifts Lola Jones Beaver gear!!
"Slugger McGee" (Guy Faust) acts out "Casey at the Bat"

     At today's meeting, Sergeant at Arms Bob Wienert gave "Baby Jones" Beaver gear and "Slugger McGee" (Guy Faust) gave an impressive rendition of the famous poem, "Casey at the Bat" published in 1888.

"Slugger McGee" (Guy Faust) acts out "Casey at the Bat"

October 10, 2019

Noémie Hermant receives Duck gear.
Noémie Hermant receives Duck gear.
Doris Lamb earns her "Blue Badge" from Freddy Saxton.
Doris Lamb earns her "Blue Badge" from Freddy Saxton.

At today's meeting, President-Elect Freddy Saxton gave Noémie a Duck sweatshirt and Doris Lamb was recognized for earning her "Blue Badge".

October 3, 2019

Noémie Hermant receives Beaver gear!!
Noémie Hermant receives Beaver gear!!
President Hanrahan welcomes new members Paul Kimberly and Peggy Walker
President Hanrahan welcomes new members Paul Kimberly and Peggy Walker
President Hanrahan awards Laura Kimberly and Dee Teem their "Blue Badges"
President Hanrahan awards Laura Kimberly and Dee Teem their "Blue Badges"

     At today's meeting, Noémie received a Beaver sweatshirt from Kathryn Heater, President Julie Hanrahan introduces new club members Paul Kimberly and Peggy Walker and President Hanrahan congratulates Laura Kimberly and Dee Teem for achieving "Blue Badge" status.

September 26, 2019

President Hanrahan welcomes new member Jim Walker.
President Hanrahan welcomes new member Jim Walker.
September Students of the Month  Niko Krutzikowsky and Erin Watanabe
September Students of the Month 
Niko Krutzikowsky and Erin Watanabe
Jeff Ouderkirk, his 37th year as a Newport Rotarian!! 
Jeff Ouderkirk, his 37th year as a Newport Rotarian!! 

     At today's meeting, President Hanrahan welcomed new member Jim Walker to the club.  September students of the month Niko Krutzikowsky and Erin Watanabe gave their speeches and Jeff Ouderkirk celebrated his 37th anniversary as a Rotary of Newport club member. 

September 19, 2019   Rotary Picnic

Yaquina Bay Yacht Club

Rotary Club of Newport invades the Yaquina Yacht Club.
Rotary Club of Newport invades the Yaquina Yacht Club.
President Hanrahan addresses the club.
President Hanrahan addresses the club.
Newport Rotary exchange student Noémie Hermant introduces herself to the club.
Newport Rotary exchange student Noémie Hermant introduces herself to the club.
Doris Lamb on the grill.

     Today, the Yaquina Bay Yacht Club hosted the annual Rotary Picnic that marks the end of summer.  There was a lot of fantastic food and conversation.  

Doris Lamb on the grill.

September 12, 2019

Tim Gross, Newport Public Works Director, explains water issues facing the city.

     At today's meeting, Newport Public Works Director Tim Gross described the water issues the city of Newport is facing, including failing dams and funding shortages.  

Tim Gross, Newport Public Works Director, explains water issues facing the city.

September 5, 2019

Outbound exchange student Rilee Anderson hands Pres. Hanrahan a Rotary flag from her travels.
Outbound exchange student Rilee Anderson hands Pres. Hanrahan a Rotary flag from her travels.
Dustin & Amanda Capri perform their dance!!
Dustin & Amanda Capri perform their dance!!

     At today's meeting, last year's outbound exchange student Rilee Anderson described her time in Spain.  Rilee expressed that it was a life-changing experience.  Also, Dustin and Amanda Capri gave a short preview of their dance they will perform in the 3rd Annual Dancing with the Coastal Stars on September 27th.

August 29, 2019

Jim Graham talks about the 2020 Census.

     At today's meeting, Newport Rotary member and US Census Partner Specialist Jim Graham, gave an informative primer on the upcoming 2020 census.  

Jim Graham talks about the 2020 Census.

August 22, 2019

Doris Lamb discusses her business, Blue Heron In-Home Care
Doris Lamb discusses her business, Blue Heron In-Home Care
Noémie Hermant, exchange student from France, attends her first meeting.
Noémie Hermant, exchange student from France, attends her first meeting.
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Newport Rotary members sign "Thank-You" cards for US veterans.

     At today's meeting, Doris Lamb of Blue Heron In-Home Care described the services her company provides for people in need of specialized care at home.  We were introduced to our new inbound exchange student Noémie Hermant from France and the club signed dozens of thank-you cards for WWII, Korean War and Vietnam War veterans headed to Washington D.C.

August 15, 2019

Dharma Tamm and Jim Cline of Rogue Ale talk about the local brewery.
Dharma Tamm and Jim Cline of Rogue Ale talk about the local brewery.
Bob Wienert gets some help from his grand daughter!!
Bob Wienert gets some help from his grand daughter!!
Ursula Marinelli earns a Paul Harris Fellow.
Ursula Marinelli earns a Paul Harris Fellow.

     At today's meeting, Dharma Tamm(President) and Jim Cline of Rogue Ale & Spirits talked about the successes and challenges of running an international brewery headquartered in Newport.  Also, Sergeant at Arms Bob Wienert got some help from his adorable grandchild and Ursula Marinelli earned a Paul Harris Fellowship.

August 8, 2019

Rob Wienert presented the history of Road & Driveway and Cedar Creek Quarries.
President Hanrahan welcomes new member Cindy Benson.
President Hanrahan welcomes new member Cindy Benson.
Rob Wienert presented the history of Road & Driveway and Cedar Creek Quarries.

     At today's meeting, Rob Wienert of Road & Driveway and Cedar Creek Quarries chronicled the history and present operations of their family owned business.  Also, President Hanrahan introduced new member Cindy Benson who is an administrator at South Beach Memory Care.

August 1, 2019

     At today's meeting, Porthole Players Milo Graamans and Jami Ivory perform a song from their play "She Loves Me Not."

Porthole Players Jami Ivory and Milo Graamans perform. 

July 25, 2019

President Hanrahan welcomes guest speaker Theresa Karlik
President Hanrahan welcomes guest speaker Theresa Karlik.
President Hanrahan awards Steve Johnson his Paul Harris Fellow +4.

     At today's meeting, Theresa Karlik nurse manager for Samaritan Evergreen Hospice, described the services they provide for end of life care and congratulations to Steve Johnson who earned his Paul Harris Fellow +4.

President Hanrahan awards Steve Johnson his Paul Harris Fellow +4.

July 18, 2019

Angela Cazares and Julie Davis of Department of Human Sevices.
Angela Cazares and Julie Davis of Department of Human Sevices.
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Newport Rotary members filling "Launch Boxes" for foster children.
Sonia Graham gives "Seas the Day" update.
Sonia Graham gives "Seas the Day" update.

     Today, the Rotary Club of Newport purchased and assembled ten "Launch Boxes" for foster child 18-21 years of age, that have exited the program and are moving to be on their own. The boxes contain household items to help them with their new journey. Accepting the boxes are Angela Cazares, Permanency Supervisor and Julie Davis, Program Manager for the Department of Human Services.  Also, Sonia Graham gave an update on the "Seas the Day" fundraiser as over $11,000 was raised.

July 11, 2019

Marcia Buckley welcomes new member Laura Kimberly.
Marcia Buckley welcomes new member Laura Kimberly.
John Baker and Megan Schain earn their Paul Harris Fellow +3.

     At today's meeting, Past President Marcia Buckley introduces new member Laura Kimberly. Also, John Baker and Megan Schain are recognized for their Paul Harris Fellow +3.

John Baker and Megan Schain earn their Paul Harris Fellow +3.

July 4, 2019-  No Meeting due to 4th of July Holiday