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Tuesday, 30 January 2024
Blessing sends her greetings and news from Brazil

Hello everyone! It’s been a while. My month of January was so amazing. I spent it traveling with other rotary exchange students along the Northeast beaches of Brazil. We spent multiple days in 8 different cities, visiting beaches, taking history tours, eating great food, and doing amazing activities such as horse back riding, scuba diving(!!), […]

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Tuesday, 30 January 2024
Lincoln senior (and Eagle Scout) honored as Pearl's student of the month

Srikrishna Prasannan, active both on the campus of Lincoln High School and off, was honored Jan. 30 as Pearl Rotary's student of the month. The LHS senior was introduced by Rotarian Tara Mussulman and was also congratulated by Peyton Chapman, principal (and honorary Rotarian). Said Peyton: "(Srikirshna) brings joy to Lincoln and makes teachers want […]

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Tuesday, 30 January 2024
Building a Rotary scholarship plan brings fellow Rotarian to Pearl club

Terry Kneisler, current president of the Central East Portland Rotary Club, brought a how-to-do-it message of organizational leadership to the PPRC podium Jan. 30. The educational veteran (40-year career and five superintendencies) and Rotary prowess (he’s in his seventh presidency!) shared his club’s success at developing four-year college scholarships for high school seniors.One key, Terry […]

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Tuesday, 23 January 2024
Former Rotarian returns for school fundraiser

Peter Okantey (pictured below), former Portland Pearl Rotary Club member, returned here last week for a series of appointments related to the university he formed in Ghana. The key session while here for a week was an informational and fundraising event Sunday, Jan. 21, at the Irvington Tennis Club. Palm University in Accra has grown since its […]

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Tuesday, 23 January 2024
Rotarians enjoy a fabulous Turkish dinner, hosted by exchange student Denis

Denis (at the head of the table) made the best of what were many delicious dishes. His fried eggplant even outshined Alan's squash soup. A fully stuffed group left the evening with ear-to-ear grins. Below: Denis and outbound student Lila; Host Alan and Lila

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Tuesday, 23 January 2024
Middle East peace seen as possible from Sharaka visitors

It's called Sharaka. And the Middle Eastern peace partnership presented an inspirational, thought-provoking and highly topical discussion--spoken by a diverse range of five professionals from Israel and the Gulf--to Pearl Rotary on Jan. 23. "We bring empathy to sustain peace between communities who have never met," summarized Youssef Elazhari, a Morrocan marketing entrepreneur. The four […]

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Tuesday, 16 January 2024
Rotarian of the month Corey Omey

"I am an entrepreneur [of] small businesses. I really enjoy working with people. People are the center of what businesses are." Corey Omey, Rotarian for five years, told fellow Rotarians that architecture is his main professional activity (Jan. 9 meeting). In addition to his EMA Architecture firm which has moved from the Eco-Trust to Southeast […]

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Tuesday, 16 January 2024
Pearl Rotary nears 50-year mark

"Do you know the significance of January 14th?" President Diane asked when opening the Jan.16th PPRC breakfast meeting at Ecotrust. The date marked the 49th birthday of the club. And she suggested a 50th event for the Pearl club may happen: "Here we are going strong and important as we look to the 50th event." […]

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Tuesday, 9 January 2024
Mid-year review started at Jan. 9 meeting

President Diane Brandsma opened the session by observing that the Pearl Club "keeps moving forward to make a difference in our local community and our global community." She saluted in ways beyond the traditional local and world volunteerism of Rotarians. "We help our friends…we are a community that cares…we are a vibrant club…it takes all […]

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