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Sunday, 24 October 2021
Youth Must be Served

"Youth must be served," the old proverb declares. At Portland Pearl, service to youth is a hallmark of Rotarians. That was evident again at the Oct. 19 breakfast meeting (held both in-person at Ecotrust and before a virtual audience of members): First, '22-23 outbound youth exchange candidate Jett Barker was introduced. A sophomore at the […]

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Friday, 15 October 2021
Ideas for Positive Living

Author, motivational speaker and champion of positive thinking (and intelligence), Dorice Horenstein brought her message of changing lives to Pearl Rotarians Oct. 12. Humans have between 12,000 and 60,000 thoughts per day, science of the brain has revealed. "Eighty to eighty-five percent are negative.. but most don't happen," Dorice said, speaking virtually to the club's […]

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Monday, 11 October 2021
Community service committee outreach continues tradition of "Service Above Self"

It was a catalogue of volunteer connections fostered by the Pearl Rotary Club's community service committee. (Please check out their brand new web page!) It also was a call for expanded opportunities to give time and talent to our local community. And it was obvious too that our efforts haven't diminished during the COVID era. […]

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Monday, 4 October 2021
Pie auction fulfills 5-Way test...

"Will it be Fun?" Pearl Rotarians recite that every week, concluding the breakfast session with a revised, five-preamble Rotary Four-Way Test. Club members proved even sessions today--combined in-person at Ecotrust and virtual through Zoom--can have moments of laughter.. and while raising dollars for the non-profit Pearl Fund. Sept. 28 found Rotarian Corey Omey, chief PPRC […]

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Monday, 4 October 2021
Street Roots director addresses community outreach

Andrew Hogan, Street Roots director, addresses Rotarians on community outreach "Value of our shared humanity"--that's what links Portland Rotary and Street Roots, the weekly non-profit newspaper that serves on-the-street vendors with an income from individual copy sales. Andrew Hogan, executive director, championed the partnership with Pearl members which has included serving meals to sales-people both […]

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Monday, 4 October 2021
Portland Pearl Rotarians at the Marathon

Portland Pearl Rotarians volunteered at this past Sunday's Portland Marathon. It was a perfect Sunday morning in Portland - clear skies, crisp, cool weather. Portland Pearl Rotarians clearly had fun, and the runners loved the support!

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Monday, 27 September 2021
International sanitation project in Nicaragua has Pearl Rotary support

Pearl Rotarians were updated on Sept. 21 about an international service committee sanitation project that is placing 150 improved latrines in rural Nicaragua. The main objective, according to the grant application to the Rotary Foundation, is "improved sanitation for the community of Aguas Calientes" including affordable drinking water, improved hygiene practice and disease prevention. Pearl […]

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Monday, 27 September 2021
Pearl Rotary receives Rotary Presidential Citation

Past President Perry presents Rotary presidential citation to club Pearl Rotary Club's Perry Swanson (2020-21 president) proudly shared the Rotary International Presidential Citation which the club achieved during his tenure (9/21 breakfast meeting). "This is all about achieving goals," Perry said, noting that the club met more than the required 13 accomplishments on the citation […]

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Sunday, 19 September 2021
All "Hands" on deck--Rotary joins effort for better Caribbean schools

What do you get when a USA-based non-profit combines with Rotary International (and other organizations like the Peace Corps) to improve education? The result: better classrooms for students on six islands in the Eastern Caribbean. On Sept. 14, Pearl Rotarians heard about "Hands Across The Sea: Cultivating Childhood Literacy in Developing Nations" from its director, […]

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