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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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Tuesday, 14 September 2021
Social Justice task force discusses nuclear disarmament

Portland Rotarians from the Portland Pearl Rotary Club gathered yesterday evening to hear a presentation by John Pearson about eliminating nuclear weapons. John provided a brief history of nuclear weapons, the current worldwide arsenals, risks posed by the existence of nuclear weapons, and current attempts to reduce or eliminate the weapons. As you can see, […]

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Monday, 13 September 2021
Pearl Rotarians ride bikes to historic Mosier property

An intrepid group of Portland Pearl Rotarians donned bike helmets and rode about 11 miles of the scenic highway through the Mosier tunnel for a BBQ lunch at an "historic" (or, so says the property owner, Alan Bacharach) property just outside the bustling Mosier town center. The story, according to Alan, is that the main […]

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Saturday, 11 September 2021
Chapman relays the challenges of today... with an eye on a new Lincoln H.S. a year away

Principal Peyton Chapman can't escape the challenges of the present as a new school year begins at Lincoln High in Portland. Yet the focus of the veteran school administrator is also on the near future: the new Lincoln structure is one year from opening. Speaking Aug. 31 to Pearl Rotary (where she's an honorary member), […]

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Friday, 10 September 2021
Need a special occasion wine? Remember our Rotary sponsors

Pearl Rotary fundraisers -- back to Bet on the Pearl and now with the annual golf tournament -- have seen remarkable support from wineries. 2021's event, in conjunction with the New Generations RC, was no exception. Eight Willamette Valley vineyards contributed multiple bottles of quality wine to PPRC (many were in the $50-75 range retail). […]

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Friday, 10 September 2021
Portland Rotary - Vocational talk for September - Nick Fandel

Nick Fandel's decision to leave the banking world and form his own business was sound. The timing? Not quite. It was Jan. 1, 2020, and the sounds of the economic-silencing pandemic were showing. For Nick Fandel and his mortgage brokerage firm, anxiety and "sleepless nights" prevailed. But the support of family (wife, Molly and their […]

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Friday, 10 September 2021
Rotarians salute Jerry's retirement

A contingent of Pearl Rotarians joined business associates, friends and family of Jerry Baysinger to salute the former club president's retirement. The event Sept. 9 was threefold in purpose: Jerry's half-century career as a Portland architect is winding down; his firm, Baysinger Partners Architecture, has been acquired by Matthew Lillard (also in Pearl Rotary) and […]

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