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Portland Pearl Rotary

Monday, 22 November 2021
Tom Hallman finds meaning, connections in stories he unearths for Oregonian

In a world where relationships are often strained, stories in a newspaper about people can still reveal meaning, says Tom Hallman

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Tuesday, 2 November 2021
Listen closely: hearing loss can happen suddenly, to anyone

Monique Hammond has a story she wants you to hear. The Minnesotan and former Rotarian, speaking virtually to PPRC Nov. 2, shared her "unexpected journey" of sudden hearing loss suffered by the former pharmacist. "Life changed," she succinctly spoke from her Minneapolis home. She was at a church fundraiser when a folk band's music abruptly […]

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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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