The Weekly News of the Rotary Club of Portland Westside
for December 3, 2013
Dave Garton, Club President
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December is Family Month
“The idea of the family of Rotary is a simple one, and one that we celebrate every December
but our family is much larger than the 1.2 million members.
The family of Rotary includes every one of the men, women and children who are involved in our work: the spouses and children of our members, our Rotary Foundation program participants and alumni, and all of those who are part of our programs in the tens of thousands of Rotary communities around the world.”
~ 2009 District 6540 Governor Floyd Lancia
We lost a member of our family less than 2 weeks ago.
Rotarian Harvey Thomas was the ‘old man of Rotary’ for our club, in that he had been a member of that club since he became a Rotarian in 1985. Any Rotary facts I needed to know, I would just ‘ask Harvey.’ He introduced me to Rotary and I will be eternally grateful to him.
His wife Roberta is surrounded by family in this difficult time, and remains in relatively good spirits. A memorial service will be held for Harvey after the new year and we’ll pass along the invitations here.
Here are some comments about Harvey from other friends and Rotarians:
“My deepest sympathy to your club members. I can only imagine what a loss and shock this must be to all of you”….DG Sharon Starr
“I knew him for a long time. He just delivered roses here and to my wife at her school last week. How sad”….Denny Doyle, Mayor of Beaverton Oregon.
“From when he was our Interact advisor at ISB high school and beyond, Harvey has been very, very kind to my classmates me. If it were not for Harvey I wouldn’t be as far as I am now in my growing career. My deep gratitude goes to Harvey”….Godfrey Yeung, ISB Interact Alumnus
“So saddened to hear of Harvey’s death. We went to college together and were reunited through Rotary. He was a true example of “Service above Self”….Lynne Wintermute, RC Lake Oswego
“This is a deep loss for Rotary and all of Harvey’s friends. His commitment to Interact stands out in my mind. He was the photographer at our daughter’s wedding. Our deepest sympathy and affection to Roberta at this difficult time”….Sue Yselida, RC Tigard
“So very sorry to hear of Harvey’s passing! He was definitely a committed and engaged Rotarian. He will be dearly missed by those of us who knew and worked with him. A loss for our District but most especially for his fellow members of the RC of Portland-Westside”….PDG Mike Caruso
Aloha-Huber Kinnaman School Food & Toy Drive Going Strong
Nearly full barrel @ Lupe’s Escape
For the past month, Vertigo Brewing Co. in Hillsboro, Cascade Brewing Co. in Beaverton, and Lupe’s Escape Restaurant in Aloha, have hosted barrels in their lobbies to collect non-perishable food and new, unwrapped toys as part of our drive to collect and provide them for 80 families of the 2 schools in the district we serve.
The drive officially ends on December 18th so you still have time to make your donation and support local business at the same time.
Help Wanted: On Friday, December 20, starting at 3:30 PM at the Kinnaman School cafeteria, volunteers are needed to sort the collected food and toys into 80 ‘family sized’ portions for delivery the next morning, which leads me to:
Help Wanted: On Saturday, December 21, starting at 8:00 AM at the same location. Driver/delivery teams are needed to deliver those 80 family sized portions. The total weight will be in the neighborhood of 30-40 pounds, so 2 person teams are suggested.
Food and beverages will be provided at both events.
Contact members Ron Mittelstaedt or Hal Ballard to enlist, or call 503-984-1761
Join us for lunch at the Old Spaghetti Factory18925 Northwest Tanasbourne Drive, Hillsboro, OR. Noon to 1PM every Tuesday.
The general public is welcome and invited to attend. Meals are $12, soup and salad $9 or a nominal $2 gratuity which includes coffee, tea or water.
*If any club member (or anyone who receives this newsletter) has an idea for a topic and a speaker to present it, please feel free to contact us and we can schedule their appearance.
Club Officers for 2013-2014
President – Dave Garton
President Elect – Hal Ballard
Secretary – Roberta Thomas
Treasurer – Ron Mittelstaedt
Club- Roberta Thomas
Vocational – Hal Ballard
Community – Ron Mittelstaedt
International – Charles King
Youth – Ron M. & Hal B.
TRF – Roberta Thomas
EPN – Hal Ballard
Thank you Baseline Mini Storage at 18375 SW Baseline Rd, Beaverton, OR 97006 for your continued support in storing our club material at no charge.
Pay one month, get the 2nd month free!