While 2 may not seem like a significant number in an organization of 1.2M, but when it amounts to what makes it 1/4 of your active membership when they are inducted as members of the RC Portland-Westside, it is significant and notable. On Tuesday evening, April 1, 2014 starting at 6:30, we gather at the Old Spaghetti Factory in Tanasbourne to bring one active and one honorary member into the fold. Adam and Sarah Branch
Adam Ross Branch bleeds Rotarian red, coming from a family of Rotarians, with his grandfather being a charter member of the Roseburg Club in District 5110. Adam has a background in finance and insurance. he and his wife Sarah and their two children call Hillsboro home.
Adam has an interest in developing membership so he will take over that chair.
Bilbo (yes Baggins) Ballard is my son of almost 40 years. When I made the decision to ride across country on the “Pledge-A-Penny to End Polio Now Bicycle Odyssey” last year, he offered to keep me company. 2,901 miles in 55 days, raising $2,700 and meeting several family members, most for the first time ever, we returned to the great northwest.
Bilbo has 5 sons ranging in age 17-3 and he is settling his affairs so he can spend more time with them.
Being an honorary member is of great pride to him and an important step in making the commitment to put Service Above Self.