Rotary Club of Newport

2020-21 Meeting Archive

April 29, 2021- Regular Zoom Meeting

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Rotary Club of Newport, Oregon meets via Zoom on April 29, 2021.
April Students of the Month
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Bryan Velazquez-Olivera
Danika Simon

     Today was our 50th Zoom meeting with 35 members in attendance.  President Saxton announced that next week's meeting will be the 1st hybrid meeting taking place at the Agate Beach Best Western.  The club will continue the Zoom option for members not attending the in-person meeting.  Today's guest speakers were the April Students of the Month Bryan Velazquez-Olivera and Danika Simon.  Both students gave impressive speeches talking about their high school accomplishments and their future plans.  Good luck to these excellent students!!

Rotary Hat Winners!!
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Jeff Ouderkirk &
Claire Little

                Meeting Winners
Membership Incentive: Karen Gray
50/50 Raffle: Julie Hanrahan
Social Media:  Ken Riley

April 22, 2021- Regular Zoom Meeting

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Rotary Club of Newport, Oregon meets via Zoom on April 22, 2021.
Today's Program:
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John Mathers- Rotary Climate Action Team
New Member:
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Welcome Connie Battles!!

     Today was our 49th Zoom meeting with 30 members in attendance.  President Freddy Saxton introduced Connie Battles as a new member.  Welcome to our club, Connie!!.  Freddy also shared some photos of our youth cleaning up local beaches with the help from donations from this club.  Today's speaker was John Mathers from the Rotary Climate Action Team.  John gave an excellent presentation on the climate crisis, its practical economic reality and the various solutions Rotary supports.

Meeting Winners
Membership Incentive: Jim Walker
50/50 Raffle: Doretta Smith
Social Media:  Aimee Thompson

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April 15, 2021- Regular Zoom Meeting

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Rotary Club of Newport, Oregon meets via Zoom on April 15, 2021
Today's Program:
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     Today was our 48th Zoom meeting with 21 members in attendance.  Congratulations to Newport Rotary president Freddy Saxton for being named Lincoln County Realtor of the Year.  Today's guest speaker was Florence Pourtal, Deputy Director of Lincoln County Public Health.  Florence described how the county has responded to COVID-19.  Thanks for your work!!

Florence Pourtal
Deputy Director, Lincoln County Public Health

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Meeting Winners

Membership Incentive: Doug Hunt

50/50 Raffle: Peggy Walker

Social Media:  Richard O'Hearn

April 8, 2021- Regular Zoom Meeting

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Rotary Club of Newport, Oregon meets via Zoom on April 8, 2021.
Today's Program:
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The Rotary Foundation- Keith Nelson

Meeting Winners

Membership Incentive: Kathy Heater

50/50 Raffle: Keith Nelson

Social Media:  Richard O'Hearn

     Today was our 47th Zoom meeting with 31 members in attendance.  President Saxon gave some exciting news that the club will be going to "hybrid" meetings starting on May 6th.  Meetings will be held at the Agate Beach Best Western with an optional $15.00 boxed lunch.  Meetings will continued to be held on Zoom for those members that would rather attend the meetings on-line.  Also, we will continue to offer the meetings on our YouTube channel to watch anytime.  President Saxton also mentioned that the club will donate $2,000 to Meals on Wheels which will be matched by a District 5110 grant.  Good job Newport Rotarians.  Today's guest speaker was Newport Rotarian Keith Nelson who described all of the good work of the Rotary Foundation.

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March 25, 2021- Regular Zoom Meeting

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Rotary Club of Newport, Oregon meets via Zoom on March 25, 2021.
Today's Program
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Lincoln County Sheriff
Curtis Landers

     Today was our 45th Zoom meeting with 29 members present.  President Saxton announced that Rotary International has decided to suspend the Youth Exchange program through June 2022 due to continued uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic world-wide.  Lincoln County Sheriff Curtis Landers was today's program.  Sheriff Landers gave an update on his department and how COVID-19 has impacted public safety.   

Meeting Winners

Membership Incentive: Megan Schain

50/50 Raffle: Jeff Ouderkirk

Social Media:  Jim Windell

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March 18, 2021- Regular Zoom Meeting

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Rotary Club of Newport, Oregon meets via Zoom on March 18, 2021.
March Students of the Month
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Kylie Carver
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Hannah Driebergen

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     Today was our 44th Zoom meeting with 28 members present.  President Saxton reminded members of the 2021 Club Training Assembly on May 15th and three Newport Rotarians volunteered to be on a District Governor Search Committee; Sonia Graham, Jim Walker and Mark Miranda.  Today's program were the March Students of the Month: Kylie Carver and Hannah Driebergen.  Both are impressive students and will do well in college.

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Meeting Winners

Membership Incentive: Sunnetta Capovilla

50/50 Raffle: Ursula Marinelli

Social Media:  Jim Windell

March 11, 2021- Regular Zoom Meeting

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Rotary Club of Newport, Oregon meets via Zoom on March 11, 2021.
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Today's Program:
4-Way Test Speech Contest

     Today was our 43rd Zoom meeting with 31 members in attendance.  Today's guest was Kylie Carver.  President Saxton announced it has been a full year since our last in-person meeting at the Agate Beach Best Western.  It has been a challenging year and our world has changed tremendously in one year.  Today's program was the annual 4-Way Test Speech Contest.  Contestants were NHS sophomore Samiha Mamood and NHS senior Daisy O'Hearn. The judges awarded Daisy O'Hearn 1st place and Samiha Mahmoud 2nd place.  Both students gave powerful speeches and will represent the club at the district level. 

Our Last In-Person Meeting- March 12, 2020
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Meeting Winners

Membership Incentive: Ken Riley

50/50 Raffle: Rob Wienert

Social Media:  Jim Windell

March 4, 2021- Regular Zoom Meeting

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Rotary Club of Newport, Oregon meets via Zoom on March 4, 2021.
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Today's Program: Dr. Lesley Ogden

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     Today was our 42nd Zoom meeting with 34 members in attendance.  Today's guests were the March Students of the Month and Major Raymond Erickson-King of the local Salvation Army.  President Saxton announced that over $450 was raised last week to provide supplies for future beach clean-ups.  Good job Rotarians!!  It was also announced that Richard O'Hearn has earned a Paul Harris Fellow.  Thanks Richard for you generous donations!!  Today's guest speaker was Dr. Lesley Ogden.  She gave an informative update on the COVID-19 vaccine rollout for Lincoln County.  

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Meeting Winners

Membership Incentive: Ursula Marinelli

50/50 Raffle: Levi Kittel

Social Media:  Sonia Graham

February 25, 2021- Regular Zoom Meeting

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Rotary Club of Newport, Oregon meets via Zoom on February 25, 2021.
February Students of the Month
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Katie Hartsell
Morgan Hanna

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     Today was our 41st Zoom meeting with 32 members in attendance.  Today's guest were NHS students Braylon Belloni and Alexa Saxton.  Braylon described how several NHS students are cleaning our beaches weekly.  Many Rotarians donated money to help their cause.  Good job students and Rotarians!!  President Saxton officially welcomed two new members to the club: Brian Gardner and Gretchen Havner.  Welcome to the Rotary Club of Newport!!  Today's speakers were the February Students of the Month Katie Hartsell and Morgan Hanna.  

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Meeting Winners

Membership Incentive: Jeff Ouderkirk

50/50 Raffle: Freddy Saxton

Social Media:  Freddy Saxton

February 18, 2021- Rotary of Newport "Happy Hour"

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Rotary of Newport, Oregon- Virtual "Happy Hour" February 18, 2021
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Newport Rotarians at "Happy Hour"

     What a great evening of trivia, socializing, friendship and prizes!!  Thanks to everyone who organized and attended this fun event.

Happy Hour Prize Winners

1st Round Trivia- Sunnetta Capovilla ($25 Gift Card)

2nd Round Trivia- Brian Gardner/Gretchen Havner ($25 Gift Card)

3rd Round Trivia- Richard O'Hearn ($25 Gift Card)

Raffle- Rob & Aimee Thompson ($25 Gift Card)

February 11, 2021- Regular Zoom Meeting

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Rotary Club of Newport, Oregon meets via Zoom on February 11, 2021.
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     Today was our 40th Zoom meeting with 35 members in attendance.  Today's guests were the February Students of the Month, Katie Hartsell and Morgan Hanna. President Saxton announced Newport Rotarian Guy Faust has earned his Paul Harris +5.  Thanks for your generous donations!!  Freddy also announced that there will be no regular meeting next week at noon. Instead, a Zoom "Happy Hour" will start at 6:00, Thursday night.  Today's speaker was Rob Murphy, Chief of the Newport Fire Department.  Chief Murphy gave an interesting update on how the department provides public safety during these challenging times.

Today's Program:
Chief Rob Murphy
Newport Fire Department

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Meeting Winners

Membership Incentive: Jeff Lichtman

50/50 Raffle: Jim Windell

Social Media:  Keith Nelson

February 4, 2021- Regular Zoom Meeting

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Rotary Club of Newport, Oregon meets via Zoom on February 4, 2021
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Today's Program:
Taunette Dixon- Newport Fishermen's Wives

     Today was our 39th Zoom meeting with 34 members in attendance.  Today's guests were the February Students of the Month, Katie Hartsell and Morgan Hanna.  President Saxton announced that Newport Rotarian John Baker's book Oregon at War, is now available for purchase.  What talent we have in this club!!  Today's program was Taunette Dixon, Co-President of the Newport Fishermen's Wives.  Taunette described the important work the organization provides for our community.

Meeting Winners

Membership Incentive: Rob Wienert

50/50 Raffle: Kathy Heater

Social Media:  Al Fitzpatrick

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January 28, 2021- Regular Zoom Meeting

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Rotary Club of Newport, Oregon meets via Zoom on January 28, 2021.
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Today's Program:
January Students of the Month
Marcus Lehrer & Melanie Hanna

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     Today was our 38th Zoom meeting with 36 members in attendance.  Guests present were Brian Gardner, Jane Lehrer, Jody Hanna and the January Students of the Month.  President-Elect Richard O'Hearn stood in for President Saxton.  It was announced that the February 18th regular meeting will be replaced by a "Rotary Happy Hour" Zoom meeting starting at 6PM, evening of February 18th.  Today's program were the January Students of the Month Marcus Lehrer and Melanie Hanna.  

Meeting Winners

Membership Incentive: Dietmar Goebel

50/50 Raffle: Kathy Heater

Social Media:  Mark Miranda

January 21, 2021- Regular Zoom Meeting

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Rotary Club of Newport, Oregon meets via Zoom on January 21, 2021.
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Today's Program:
levi Kittel- Associated Cleaning

     Today was our 37th meeting with 30 members in attendance.  Guests present were the January Students of the Month Melanie Hanna and Marcus Lehrer.  President Saxton announced the Newport Rotary Four-Way Test Speech contest will be held March 11, 2021.  Today's program was Newport Rotarian Levi Kittel of Associated Cleaning.  Levi talked about his local business and also gave us some of his family history of serving in the military.  Thanks for your service!!

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Meeting Winners

Membership Incentive: Signe Grimstad

50/50 Raffle: John Clark

Social Media:  Reyna Mattson

January 14, 2021- Regular Zoom Meeting

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Rotary Club of Newport, Oregon meets via Zoom on January 14, 2021.
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Today's Program: Paula Miranda
General Manager- Port of Newport

    Today was our 36th Zoom meeting with 32 members in attendance.  President Saxton announced that Newport Rotarians Nathan and Corrin Perry of the Salvation Army have been transferred to Anaheim, California.  We will miss them but will welcome the new representatives of the Salvation Army to our club.  Today's program was Paula Miranda, General Manager of the Port of Newport, gave an update on the port.  Thanks Paula for the update!!

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Meeting Winners

Membership Incentive: Spencer Nebel

50/50 Raffle: Jeff Ouderkirk

Social Media:  Reyna Mattson

January 7, 2021- Regular Zoom Meeting

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Rotary Club of Newport, Oregon meets via Zoom on January 7, 2021.
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Today's Program: Centro de Ayuda
Eva Gonzalez-Munoz & Deborah Jones

2020-21 Slate of Officers

President- Freddy Saxton

President Elect- Richard O'Hearn

Vice President- Sonia Graham

President Nominee- Diane Nelson

Immediate Past President- Julie Hanrahan

Secretary- Jim Graham

Treasurer- Mark Miranda

     Today was our 35th Zoom meeting and the first one of 2021.  Guests today were the January Students of the Month and Brian Gardner.  President Freddy Saxton announced that Bobbie Lippman has achieved her Paul Harris +5.  Bobbie donates proceeds from her book "Good Grief" to the Rotary Foundation.  Thanks Bobbie!!  President Saxton also announced the new slate of officers for the Rotary Club of Newport and the club approved them.(See below for slate)  Today's program was Eva Gonzalez-Munoz and Deborah Jones who described the important work of Centro de Ayuda.  

Meeting Winners

Membership Incentive: Doris Lamb

50/50 Raffle: Aimee Thompson

Social Media:  Mark Miranda

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December 31, 2020- No Meeting due to the Holidays

December 24, 2020- No Meeting due to the Holidays

December 17, 2020- Regular Zoom Meeting

Rotary Club of Newport, Oregon meets via Zoom on December 17, 2020.
Rotary Club of Newport, Oregon meets via Zoom on December 17, 2020.
Rotary Club of Newport, Oregon meets via Zoom on December 17, 2020.
December Students of the Month
Rotary Club of Newport, Oregon December Student of the Month Lexi Geampa
Rotary Club of Newport, Oregon December Student of the Month Jori Gonzales.
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Jori Gonzales

     Today was our 34th Zoom meeting and the last meeting for 2020.  33 Rotary members were present.  President Saxton recounted all the projects and donations the Rotary Club of Newport made this year and Sylvia Pauly gave an update on the coat drive for needy children.  Today's program were the December Students of the Month Lexi Geampa and Jori Gonzales.  Both students gave outstanding speeches and are impressive students at Newport High.

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     Thanks to a generous donation from President Saxton, a 1996 Keiko/Rotary silver medallion was raffled off and the winner was Kathy Heater.  Congrats Kathy!!

1996 Keiko/Rotary
Silver Medallion

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Meeting Winners

Membership Incentive: Peggy Walker

50/50 Raffle:  Megan Schain

Social Media:  Reyna Mattson

December 10, 2020- Regular Zoom Meeting

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Rotary Club of Newport, Oregon meets via Zoom on December 10, 2020.
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Today's Program: Rotary-Toastmasters Alliance
Diane Nelson, Ph.D.
Laurie Weitkamp, Ph.D.

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     Today was our 33rd Zoom meeting with 37 members present.  Today's guests were Connie Battles, Daisy O'Hearn, Jiro Tyrone Gonzales, Lexi Geampa and Noemie Hermant.  President Freddy Saxton announced that Aimee Thompson achieved a Paul Harris Fellow.  Thanks Aimee!!  President Saxton and Rotarians announced the upcoming coat drive for needy children and volunteering for bell-ringing for the Salvation Army.  Today's program was led by Newport Rotarian Diane Nelson and Toastmaster President Laurie Weitkamp who talked about a working relationship between the two clubs.  Well done!! 

Meeting Winners

Membership Incentive: Rob Thompson

50/50 Raffle:  John Clark

Social Media:  Julie Hanrahan

December 3, 2020- Regular Zoom Meeting

Rotary Club of Newport, Oregon meets via Zoom on December 3, 2020.
Rotary Club of Newport, Oregon meets via Zoom on December 3, 2020.
Rotary Club of Newport, Oregon meets via Zoom on December 3, 2020.
Rotary Club of Newport, Oregon December 3, 2020 program: Aslan Noakes- Oregon State University: COVID-19 TRACE Program
Today's Program:
Aslan Noakes- Oregon State University
COVID-19 TRACE Program

     Today was our 32nd Zoom meeting with 40 members present.  Good job Newport Rotarians!!  Today's guest were Riley Andersen, Brian Gardner and the December Students of the Month.  President Saxton announced the board voted to give $1,000 to Grace Wins Haven and the Olalla Center.  Diane Nelson announced the Social via Zoom on Friday with the Rotary Club of Corvallis and Sylvia Pauly talked about Newport Rotarians volunteering for bell-ringing for the Salvation Army on December 12th and 19th.  Today's program was Aslan Noakes from Oregon State University describing their COVID-19 TRACE program and her experiences helping the people of Haiti.  

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Newport Restaurant 

Gift Certificate Winners:

Jim Walker

Jim Graham

Sylvia Pauly

Nathan Perry

Marcia Buckley

Meeting Winners

Membership Incentive: Signe Grimstad

50/50 Raffle:  Marcia Buckley

November 26, 2020- No Meeting: Thanksgiving

November 19, 2020- Regular Zoom Meeting

Rotary Club of Newport, Oregon meets via Zoom on November 19, 2020.
Rotary Club of Newport, Oregon meets via Zoom on November 19, 2020.
Rotary Club of Newport, Oregon meets via Zoom on November 19, 2020.
Rotary Club of Newport, Oregon November Student of the Month Daisy O'Hearn
Rotary Club of Newport, Oregon November Student of the Month Payton Cunningham

     Today was our 31st Zoom meeting with 25 members present.  Today's guests were Riley Andersen, Shannon Thurber, Traci O'Hearn and Jeff Montgomery. President Saxton announced that this is Rotary Gratefulness Week with the motto "Be well, be kind and be grateful. Something we can all live by. Today's program were the November Students of the Month Daisy O'Hearn and Payton Cunningham.    Both students gave great speeches and have remarkable accomplishments.  

November Students of the Month
Daisy O'Hearn and Payton Cunningham

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Meeting Winners

Membership Incentive: Freddy Saxton

50/50 Raffle:  Richard O'Hearn

Social Media:  Mark Miranda

November 12, 2020- Regular Zoom Meeting

Rotary Club of Newport, Oregon meets via Zoom on November 12, 2020.
Rotary Club of Newport, Oregon meets via Zoom on November 12, 2020.
Rotary Club of Newport, Oregon meets via Zoom on November 12, 2020.
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Today's Program
Angie Perez, PhD  Senior Toxicologist, CTEH

     Today was our 30th Zoom meeting with 33 members in attendance.  Today's guest was November Student of the Month Daisy O'Hearn.  President Saxton described the Vocational Lunch that occurred this week and that Diane Nelson is planning a future social Zoom event with the Rotary Club of Corvallis.  Today's program was led by Angie Perez, PhD, Senior Toxicologist for CTEH.  She explained  steps businesses can employ to ensure business continuity during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Dr. Perez shared lots of useful information to keep businesses open during these challenging times.

Meeting Winners

Membership Incentive: Jim Windell

50/50 Raffle:  Aimee Thompson

Social Media:  Aimee Thompson

November 11, 2020- Rotary of Newport Vocational Lunch

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     At this month's Rotary Club of Newport's Vocational Luncheon, President Freddy Saxton chronicled the history and the current state of Advantage Real Estate located in Newport.  Thanks Freddy for this informative presentation!!

Click here to see video of the Vocational luncheon

November 5, 2020- Regular Zoom Meeting

Rotary Club of Newport, Oregon meets via Zoom on November 5, 2020
Rotary Club of Newport, Oregon meets via Zoom on November 5, 2020
Rotary Club of Newport, Oregon meets via Zoom on November 5, 2020
Doug Brusa- Rotary Club of Newport, Oregon progam on November 5, 2020.
Today's Program:
Doug Brusa- Oregon State University

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     Today was our 29th Zoom meeting with 32 Rotarians in attendance.  Today's guests were Dr. Angee Doerr, Dr. Lisa Ballance, and November Students of the Month Daisy O'Hearn and Payton Cunningham.  President Saxton announced that the club is leaning to a January 7th, 2021 date to resume in-person meetings at Agate Beach Best Western and also continue the Zoom meeting component for members that would like to continue meeting on-line.  Today's program was Doug Brusa, Director of Development for Marine programs at Oregon State University who gave an update on all the exciting marine studies that are happening at OSU.  Great work Doug!!  

Meeting Winners

Membership Incentive: Marcia Buckley

50/50 Raffle:  Freddy Saxton

Social Media:  Megan Schain

October 29, 2020- Regular Zoom Meeting

Rotary Club of Newport, Oregon meets via Zoom on October 29, 2020
Rotary Club of Newport, Oregon meets via Zoom on October 29, 2020
Rotary Club of Newport, Oregon meets via Zoom on October 29, 2020
Rotary Club of Newport, Oregon October Student of the Month M'Kenzie Kirchner
Rotary Club of Newport, Oregon October Student of the Month Cole Wiles
October Students of the Month
M'Kenzie Kirchner and Cole Wiles
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LCSD Superintendent
Dr. Karen Gray

     Today was our 28th Zoom meeting with 33 Rotarians in attendance.  Today's guests were Samantha Murphy, Kendra Wiles, Rick Hernandez, Gway Kirchner, Jeff Montgomery and Jillian Thompson. President Saxton honored and thanked Sandy Roumagoux for her generous donations as she has earned her a Paul Harris +3.  Thanks Sandy!! Today's program were the October Students of the Month M'Kenzie Kirchner and Cole Wiles. These two students are impressive!!  Also, Lincoln County School District Superintendent Dr. Karen Gray gave an update on how the district is dealing with the impact of COVID-19.  

Click here to see video of today's meeting.

Meeting Winners

Membership Incentive: Jeff Lichtman

50/50 Raffle:  Keith Nelson

Social Media:  Spencer Nebel

October 22, 2020- Regular Zoom Meeting

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Today's Program: Guy Faust- "Baseball Stories"

     Today was our 27th Zoom meeting with 34 members in attendance.  President Saxton announced another successful project as Rotary members donated their Saturday landscaping the Habitat for Humanity home in Newport.  Click here to see video of landscaping project.  Great job Newport Rotarians!!  Today's program was Newport Rotarian Guy Faust sharing his favorite baseball stories with the help from Slugger McGee.  Nice program Guy!!

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Meeting Winners

Membership Incentive: Ursula Marinelli

50/50 Raffle:  Marcia Buckley

October 15, 2020- Regular Zoom Meeting

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Today's Program:  Stephanie Linn, owner of KSHL & The WAVE

     Today was our 26th Zoom meeting with 42 members in attendance.  Nice job Newport Rotarians!!  President Saxton announced October is Polio Plus Month and that there will be a landscaping work party at the Habitat for Humanity house in Newport this Saturday starting at 10am. Today's program was Newport Rotarian Stephanie Linn describing the radio business in Lincoln County.  

Click here to see video of today's meeting.

Meeting Winners

Membership Incentive: Jeff Peterson

50/50 Raffle:  Keith Nelson

Social Media:  Lola Jones

October 8, 2020- Regular Zoom Meeting

Rotary Club of Newport, Oregon meets via Zoom on October 8, 2020.
Rotary Club of Newport, Oregon meets via Zoom on October 8, 2020.
Rotary Club of Newport, Oregon meets via Zoom on October 8, 2020.
Jeff Lichtman- Rotary Club of Newport, oregon program on October 8, 2020.
Today's Program:
Newport Rotarian Jeff Lichtman

     Today was our 25th Zoom meeting with 40 members in attendance.  Nice job Newport Rotarians!!  President Saxton announced that six Rotary Clubs, including Newport, partnered together and raised $18,525 for Meals on Wheels.  Well done Rotarians!!  The club also planned for a future project to landscape the Habitat for Humanity property in Newport.  Today's program was new member Jeff Lichtman sharing his life story and how he made it to Newport.  Interesting story!! 

Click here to see video of today's meeting.

Meeting Winners

Membership Incentive: Aimee Thompson

50/50 Raffle:  Peggy Walker

Social Media:  Dave Heater

October 1, 2020- Regular Zoom Meeting

Rotary Club of Newport, Oregon meets via Zoom on October 1, 2020.
Rotary Club of Newport, Oregon meets via Zoom on October 1, 2020.
Rotary Club of Newport, Oregon meets via Zoom on October 1, 2020.
Rotary Club of Newport, Oregon October 1, 2020 program, Spencer Nebel

     Today was our 24th Zoom meeting with 30 members in attendance. Mari Latimer from the Fidalgo Island Rotary Club in Washington was a guest.  Rotarian and Newport City Manager Spencer Nebel was the the program.  Spencer described the impact of COVID-19 on the city of Newport, the water filter issue and how the City of Newport helped the county during the wildfires.  

Today's Program: Newport City Manager
Spencer Nebel

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Meeting Winners

Membership Incentive: Jeff Ouderkirk

50/50 Raffle:  Jim Walker

Social Media:  Sonia Graham

September 24, 2020- Regular Zoom Meeting

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September 24, 2020- Rotary's World Polio Day
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September Students of the Month
Jillian Thompson & Ben Wiese

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     Today was our 23rd Zoom meeting with 36 members in attendance.  Good job Newport Rotarians!!  President Saxton announced that today is Rotary's World Polio Day and described the role of Rotary in combating this disease.  Today's program were the September Students of the Month Jillian Thompson and Ben Wiese.  Jillian plans to attend Oregon State University and study an area in the medical field and Ben will study mechanical engineering.  Good luck to these excellent students!!

Meeting Winners

Membership Incentive: Tiana Tucker

50/50 Raffle:  Mark Hanrahan

Social Media:  Stephanie Linn

September 17, 2020- Regular Zoom Meeting

Rotary Club of Newport, Oregon meets via Zoom on September 17, 2020
Rotary Club of Newport, Oregon meets via Zoom on September 17, 2020
Rotary Club of Newport, Oregon meets via Zoom on September 17, 2020
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Today's Program:
Dave Heater
General Manager
Ripley's Believe It or Not

     Today was our 22nd Zoom meeting with 33 members in attendance.  Today's guest were Nico Lenz from Bolivia and Noémie Hermant from France.  President Saxton described to the group the District 5110 Wildfire Fund being set up to help victims of the recent fires.  Today's program was General Manager of Ripley's Believe It or Not, Dave Heater.  Dave described the remodel of the facility and the decommissioning of the Undersea Gardens.  

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Meeting Winners

Membership Incentive: Paul Schrader

50/50 Raffle:  Jim Walker

Social Media:  Robby Wienert

September 10, 2020- Regular Zoom Meeting

Rotary Club of Newport, Oregon meets via Zoom on September 10, 2020
Rotary Club of Newport, Oregon meets via Zoom on September 10, 2020
Rotary Club of Newport, Oregon meets via Zoom on September 10, 2020
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Today's Program: Robin Murphy- Oregon Coast Glassworks.

     Today was our 21st Zoom meeting with 29 members in attendance.  President Saxton and members discussed the volunteer work occurring, as the wild fires roar through Lincoln County.  Good job Rotarians!!  Today's program was Robin Murphy from Oregon Coast Glassworks in Newport.  Robin described what Oregon Coast Glassworks has to offer in the world of glass.  Robin also talked about the challenges of running a business during the COVID-19 pandemic.  

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Meeting Winners

Membership Incentive: Signe Grimstad

50/50 Raffle:  Jeff Lichtman

Social Media:  Jim Windell

September 3, 2020- Regular Zoom Meeting

Rotary Club of Newport, Oregon meets via Zoom on September 3, 2020
Rotary Club of Newport, Oregon meets via Zoom on September 3, 2020
Rotary Club of Newport, Oregon meets via Zoom on September 3, 2020
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Today's Program: Olalla Center Executive Director Dee Teem.

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     Today was our 20th Zoom meeting with 33 members in attendance.  Noémie Hermant from France was a guest. President Saxton announced that the board voted for meetings to continue via Zoom through October and the club has donated another $1,000 to Food Share for the month of September.  Today's program was Dee Teem, Executive Director of the Olalla Center, who gave an update on all the services the center offers Lincoln County.  What an amazing and vital organization for our county!!  

Meeting Winners

Membership Incentive: Laura Kimberly

50/50 Raffle:  Sandy Roumagoux

Social Media:  Jeff Ouderkirk

August 27, 2020-  Regular Zoom Meeting

Rotary Club of Newport, Oregon meets via Zoom on August 27, 2020.
Rotary Club of Newport, Oregon meets via Zoom on August 27, 2020.
Rotary Club of Newport, Oregon meets via Zoom on August 27, 2020.
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Lincoln County Commissioner speaks at the Rotary Club of Newport, Oregon Zoom meeting on August 27, 2020.
Today's Program: Lincoln County Commissioner Doug Hunt

     Today was our 19th Zoom meeting with 32 members in attendance.  The club was shown a video introduced by President Saxton showing the eradication of polio in Africa. Great job Rotary International!! Today's program was presented by Lincoln County Commissioner and Newport Rotarian Doug Hunt.  Commissioner Hunt described the county's response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the processes they are following to make future decisions.  

Meeting Winners

Membership Incentive: Lola Jones

50/50 Raffle:  Kathy Heater

Social Media:  Reyna Mattson

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August 20, 2020- Regular Zoom Meeting

Rotary Club of Newport, Oregon meets via Zoom on August 20, 2020.
Rotary Club of Newport, Oregon meets via Zoom on August 20, 2020.
Rotary Club of Newport, Oregon meets via Zoom on August 20, 2020.
Newport Chief of Police Jason Malloy was the program at the Rotary Club of Newport, oregon meeting on August 20, 2020.

     Today was our 18th Zoom meeting with 34 members in attendance. Today's guest was Michelle Goodrick from Corvallis.    The club discussed the possibility of in-person meetings in October looking at the survey results from club members.  The club will continue to look at all data before a decision is made.  Today's program was City of Newport Chief of Police Jason Malloy.  Chief Malloy gave an update on reforms police departments across the state including Newport, are implementing and challenges that face the department.  

Today's Program: Newport Chief of Police Jason Malloy

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Meeting Winners

Membership Incentive: Karen Gray

50/50 Raffle:  Ursula Marinelli

Social Media:  No Winner

August 13, 2020- Regular Zoom Meeting

Rotary Club of Newport, Oregon meets via Zoom on August 13, 2020.
Rotary Club of Newport, Oregon meets via Zoom on August 13, 2020.
Today's Program: Nathan Perry describes the work of the Salvation Army.
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Today's Program: Nathan Perry describes the work of the Salvation Army.

     Today was our 17th Zoom meeting with 26 members in attendance.  President Saxton announced that in-person meetings are canceled through September and will send out a survey to see when members would be willing to attend in-person meetings.  The club would still use Zoom to broadcast meetings so everyone can attend.  Today's program was Nathan Perry of the local Salvation Army.  Nathan described how the Salvation Army has provided vital COVID-19 relief assistance to over 2,200 individuals with close to 33,000 lbs of food distributed.  Great work Salvation Army!!

Meeting Winners

Membership Incentive: Doretta Smith

50/50 Raffle:  Diane Nelson

Social Media:  Laura Kimberly

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August 6, 2020- Regular Zoom Meeting

Rotary Club of Newport, Oregon meets via Zoom on August 6, 2020.
Rotary Club of Newport, Oregon meets via Zoom on August 6, 2020.
Rotary Club of Newport, Oregon meets via Zoom on August 6, 2020.
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Today's program: Kiera Morgan- Pacific Northwest News and Entertainment

     Today was our 16th Zoom meeting with 36 members in attendance.  Good job Newport Rotarians!!  President Saxton announced that Rotary Club of Newport is donating $2,000 to Meals on Wheels to help people in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Today's program was led by Kiera Morgan operator of Pacific Northwest News and Entertainment website.  Kiera described the process of bringing the latest news to her audience.

Aimee Thompson gave the final instructions for the Rotary Club of Newport/SOLVE Beach Clean-Up this weekend. It was great to see John Baker with his first Zoom meeting!!

Meeting Winners

Membership Incentive: MaryKay Dahlgreen

50/50 Raffle:  Jim Walker

Social Media:  Aimee Thompson

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July 30, 2020- Regular Meeting Via Zoom

Rotary Club of Newport, Oregon meets via Zoom on July, 30, 2020
Rotary Club of Newport, Oregon meets via Zoom on July, 30, 2020
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Habitat for Humanity for Lincoln County Executive Director Lucinda Taylor was the program for the Rotary Club of Newport, Oregon on July 30, 2020
Today's Program: Lucinda Taylor- Habitat for Humanity of Lincoln County.

     Today was our 15th Zoom meeting with 26 members in attendance.  President Saxton recognized Keith and Diane Nelson for their financial donations achieving their Paul Harris +1.  Thank you Keith and Diane!!  Today's program was Lucinda Taylor of Habitat for Humanity of Lincoln County.  Lucinda gave an update of Habitat's work in Lincoln County with 14 homes now built in the county.  Great work!!

Keith and Diane Nelson of the Rotary Club of Newport, Oregon achieve Paul Harris +1.
Keith & Diane Nelson achieve Paul Harris +1.  Thanks!!

Meeting Winners

Membership Incentive: Carrie Lewis

50/50 Raffle:  Jeff Ouderkirk

Social Media:  Freddy Saxton

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July 23, 2020- Regular Meeting Via Zoom

Rotary Club of Newport, Oregon meets via Zoom on July 23, 2020.
Rotary Club of Newport, Oregon meets via Zoom on July 23, 2020.
Rotary Club of Newport, Oregon meets via Zoom on July 23, 2020.
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Rotary Club of Newport, Oregon program: Nancy Mitchell, Director of Lincoln County Food Share

Meeting Winners

Membership Incentive: Jon Zagel

50/50 Raffle:  Marcia Buckley

Social Media:  Diane Nelson

Today's program: Food Share of Lincoln County Director Nancy Mitchell

     Today was our 14th Zoom meeting with 32 members in attendance.  Today's program was Nancy Mitchell, Director of Food Share of Lincoln County.  Nancy shared that 1,800 households/4,000 individuals utilize the food provided by Food Share.  Amazing!!  The Rotary Club of Newport continues to support this vital resource during the COVID-19 crisis.  

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July 16, 2020- Regular Meeting Via Zoom

Rotary Club of Newport meets via Zoom on July 16, 2020.
Rotary Club of Newport meets via Zoom on July 16, 2020.
Rotary Club of Newport meets via Zoom on July 16, 2020.
Today's Program: District Governor Cindi O'Neil at the Rotary Club of Newport, Oregon meeting on July 16, 2020.
Today's Program: District Governor Cindi O'Neil
Rotary of Newport welcomes new member Jeff Lichtman!!
District Governor Cindi O'Neil honors Ursula Marinelli and Sylvia Pauly for their work on feeding the hospital staff at the Rotary Club of Newport, Oregon meeting on July 16, 2020.

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Sylvia Pauly

District Governor Cindi O'Neil honors Ursula Marinelli and Sylvia Pauly for their work on feeding the hospital staff.

Meeting Winners

Membership Incentive: Doretta Smith

50/50 Raffle:  Jeff Ouderkirk

Social Media:  Mark Miranda

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Rotary of Newport welcomes new member Jeff Lichtman!!

     Today was our 13th Zoom meeting with 31 members in attendance.  Good job Newport Rotarians!!  Today's program was District Governor Cindi O'Neil.  The District Governor talked about the importance of connecting with our community and and how vital that we continue our service to our area.  Thanks Cindi for the great message!!  The District Governor also honored two members as "Rotary Heroes", Ursula Marinelli and Sylvia Pauly, for their contributions on feeding the staff at the hospital.  Congratulations!!  President Saxton introduced new member Jeff Lichtman to the club.  Welcome Jeff!!  

July 9, 2020- Regular Meeting Via Zoom

Rotary Club of Newport meets via Zoom on July 9, 2020
Rotary Club of Newport meets via Zoom on July 9, 2020
Rotary Club of Newport meets via Zoom on July 9, 2020
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     Today was our 12th Zoom meeting with 34 members in attendance.  President-Elect Richard O'Hearn led the meeting as President Saxton was away on business.  Service Projects Chair Sylvia Pauly announced several service projects that members can perform during the summer months (see document below) and Aimee Thompson introduced the #fillabucket" challenge (see below).  Today's program was presented by Oregon Coast Community College instructor Misty Lambrecht who talked about the challenges for small businesses during COVID-19.  

Today's Program: Misty Lambrecht- Small Business Development Center
Summer 
Projects
Rotary of Newport, Oregon's #fillabucket challenge.

Meeting Winners

Membership Incentive: Ursula Marinelli

50/50 Raffle:  Jim Windell

Social Media:  Laura Kimberly

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July 2, 2020- No Meeting Due to 4th of July Holiday