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Portland Pearl Rotary

Sunday, 5 September 2021
Peace pole placement promoted by District 5100 Rotarians

An estimated 200,000 peace poles have been placed around the world…and Pearl Rotarians heard Aug. 31 how their club could expand the effort. For just $200, a pole with four languages and the Rotary International wheel can be purchased. The theme: "May Peace Prevail on Earth." McMinville Rotarian Larry Strobel, in urging PPRC participation, called […]

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Friday, 3 September 2021
Portland Pearl Rotary 2021 Golf Tournament Photos
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Tuesday, 31 August 2021
Another Paul Harris +1 Recipient

One of the key ways that Rotary International supports projects throughout the world is through the Rotary Foundation. Paul Harris, a founding member of Rotary helped establish this fund to which members like Ravi Harpreet Kaur contribute regularly.

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Monday, 30 August 2021
Rotarian of the Day cites service, singing in PPRC

He is the son of a long-time, Corvallis Rotarian. Growing up, he can remember helping his dad with Rotary-related mailing projects. Rotary youth exchange was part of his family's commitment. From an early age and into adulthood, Rich Barker can remember this admonition from his dad: "Join Rotary." That day came nine years ago when […]

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Monday, 30 August 2021
'Nasty disease'--malaria--targeted by Rotarians committed to Eradication

"It's a nasty disease and we'd really like to see it eradicated in the world." The disease: malaria. The devastation: 18 million deaths since 2020. One solution: Rotary Action Group Malaria (RAM). Ontario, Canada, Rotarian Steve Baker spoke via Zoom Aug. 24 to Pearl club members, relating the international effort of Rotary "to eliminate malaria […]

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Friday, 27 August 2021
Why We Love Doing Meals on Wheels (MOW)

Portland Pearl Rotary member Yelena Girich shared this story about a recent experience with Meals on Wheels: I just wanted to share with you our adventures after doing MOW this morning. Bob, Michael and I finished delivering food, said “Good bye” to each other and went home. But while driving, my car indicated a low […]

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Friday, 27 August 2021
Golf Tournament a "Below Par" Success

In spite of, or perhaps because of, the impacts of the COVID virus, this year's Portland Pearl Rotary golf tournament was a tremendous success. We had a full set of foursomes, a popular hula hoop contest, and many smiling faces. The annual golf tourney, co-sponsored Aug. 22 with the Portland New Generations RC, was staged […]

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Thursday, 19 August 2021
Girlschoir provides both singing and life-long melody with impact

In choral song, composing music, performances near and far, and international travel, the Portland Symphonic Girlchoir has created a significant history. But to the co-conductors, Roberta Jackson, left, (a founder of the choir 33 years ago) and Debra Burgess (a 24-year leader), right, the greatest impact has been on the individual girls. The duo shared […]

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Sunday, 6 September 2020
Restorative Justice Resources

Books Alexander, Michelle. The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. New York. The New Press. 2012. Book Link Davis, Fania E. The Little Book of Race & Restorative Justice, Black Lives, Healing, and US Social Transformation. Sky Horse Publishing. 2019. Book Link Diangelo, Robin. White Fragility: Why It’s so Hard for White People to Talk about […]

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