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Portland Pearl Rotary

Tuesday, 2 January 2024
We walked into an unlit, empty room...and a Pearl Rotary meeting broke out.

That exactly happened at the first breakfast meeting of the new year on Jan. 2. Ecotrust was surprisingly vacant when about 25 PPRC members and guest speaker Patrick Galvin arrived. But Rotarians sprung into action when a large-size area, just down from our customary second-floor conference room, was open. Lights were lit, a table became […]

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Tuesday, 26 December 2023
'Thou shalt steal'--annual wine exchange

The annual wine exchange had a net gain projected at $250. But with the addition of a Keen goods raffle (thanks, Doug Sparks), the take was $460. And who could put a figure on PPRC's tradition of "Fun" (the club's fifth admonition in the Rotary Four-Way test)? The Pearl Fund would welcome "your inner theme," […]

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Tuesday, 19 December 2023
Eagle ceremony, Scout Troop 69

Rotarian Chris Freeman was the master of ceremonies for Eagle Court of honor Dec. 20 when six scouts attained this top rank. We recognized six young men (from left to right): Calvin Pecis, Alex Perry, Carver Dickson, Milos Marten, Lars Jacobson, Nolan Murphy. Pearl Rotary is the sponsoring organization and has been represented for years […]

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Tuesday, 5 December 2023
PPRC continues to support the troops

Pearl Rotary's financial support for two connected Scout troops was continued with the recent $500 check presentations to both the boys (#69) and girls (#5069) organizations. Rotarians Chris Freeman and Steve Long were present for the official deliveries, made Nov. 29 to the scout committee. Receiving on behalf of the troops were Scoutmaster Allison Grebe […]

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Tuesday, 5 December 2023
Meet Perry, Rotarian of the Day

Failure, challenges and recipes for success--those were the three broad themes that Rotarian and Past President Perry Swanson said he chose for his Rotarian of the Month talk (Dec. 5). The failure--not passing college calculus. The challenge--many years ago at Intel when he moved from a more general area to one of defined leadership in […]

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Tuesday, 5 December 2023
SJC hold African meal (& author too)

Author Grace Kuto's African Family Circle Cookbook, "Harambee!," was the title chosen for the quarterly book club of our Social Justice Committee. Around a large table in the home of Phil & Vickie Rothrock on Monday evening, Dec. 4, Pearl Rotarians and guests celebrated a Kenyan food menu that featured contributions using Kuto's recipes. The […]

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Tuesday, 5 December 2023
Annual Rose Festival is parades, queen coronation...and much more

"We are so much more than parades." That's how Michael Ware (title: "prime minister") of the Portland Rose Festival opened his talk to Pearl Rotarians at the Dec. 5 breakfast meeting. But first came some history presented by the leader (dressed in the customary white uniform that Portlanders associate with its best-known and likely oldest […]

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Tuesday, 28 November 2023
Livability and Safety in the Pearl District

The dynamic duo of Ken Thrasher, Board Chair of the Northwest Community Conservancy, and Stan Penkin, Board Chair of the Pearl District Neighborhood Association, held the rapt attention of Club members on Tuesday morning, Nov. 28, 2023. The superhero allusion may seem like a bit of hyperbole, but these two men and the hard-working organizations […]

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Tuesday, 21 November 2023
Candor Concepts' goals and success (at age five) shared by Past President Tiffany

Immediate PPRC Past President Tiffany Salzman returned to the podium on Nov. 21 to give a vocational talk on her business, Candor Concepts. Tiffany is nearing the fifth anniversary of her marketing business (with her concentration on making small business "Share your shine"). Tiffany shared images that outlined her services--from creating business and marketing strategies […]

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