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Portland Pearl Rotary
Our Summer Social Justice Committee Book Club Read: Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver
Trying to figure out what you should read this summer? Check out the Social Justice Book Club's choice for September, Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver. What does education, global warming, and rare monarch butterflies have in common? All convene in this Women's Prize for fiction tale.
Lucky Winners of Portland Pearl Rotary Raffle Announced - off on a Cruise!
Drum Roll Please. . . .The winners of the cruise raffle are: 3rd Place Dave Pendergast, 2nd Place Sue Carlson, and winner of a trip for two any where in the world that Holland America sails: Ashley Nelson. Thank you to Joan Pendergast, Nick Fandel, and George Wright for selling the winning tickets!! Most importantly, […]
Adina Flynn Ends Year as Portland Pearl Rotary President in Style
Outgoing Pearl President Adina Flynn revealed several interesting things about herself at the annual Rotary transitional ceremony on June 25. Members found out that Adina looks chic with purple hair, does passable jumping jacks in front of an audience, and found the leadership job “tough at first but then the time literally flew by”. She […]
Laura Salerno-Owens: #WeToo Movement - Solving the Gender Equality Problem Together
By some accounts, the modern movement to improve the economic position of American women dates back to 1963 when Betty Friedan’s book The Feminine Mystique attracted great attention. But a prominent employment attorney told Pearl Rotarians on June 11 that we still have a long way to go. Laura Salerno-Owens, shareholder and trial lawyer, Markowitz-Herbold, […]
Joel Shapiro: What We're Doing to Stop the Sex Trafficking Business
Most of us have heard about sex trafficking across national borders, mainly involving poverty-stricken women from such countries as Russia, China, and Mexico. But did you know that sex trafficking is also a big problem within our country? Portland area attorney Joel Shapiro told Pearl Rotarians June 4th about some of his experiences trying legally […]
Farewell Dinner with Our Exchange Students
Thinking back to last Sunday, when we had a farewell feast with Giacamo and Eva at Lucky Lab. You both were such a pleasure to host this year - We look forward to your next adventures. Know that you will always have family in Portland, Oregon.
Lincoln Student of the Month Headed to Georgia Tech Next Fall
Our Lincoln HS Student of the Month Sameer Suri, who's love of music and computers will lead him to Georgia Tech next fall, where Sameer will major in Computer Science. He is currently involved with all choirs at Lincoln and has been singing and playing music in and around Portland for the past five years. […]
Pearl Rotarians at the Women of Excellence Awards
Last week several Portland Pearl Rotarians attended the 2019 Women of Excellence Awards.
Membership Monday - Paul Harris Award
Membership Monday - and Paul Harris Fellows! This marvelous group of seven are receiving either their first or multiple Paul Harris awards. In honor of Paul Harris, the founder of Rotary, rotarians are able to give to the Rotary International foundation to ensure the good works Rotary does in our local and global communities continues. […]
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