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Portland Pearl Rotary

Tuesday, 21 November 2023
Wilson brings AI expertise, his experiences, to Pearl members

"I'm trying to understand how required in our lives AI is for our everyday needs." That's how fellow Pearl Rotarian Wilson Nitunga opened his Nov. 21 presentation on Artificial Intelligence. Counting those in the Ecotrust conference room and ten on Zoom, his outline reached about 40 Rotarians and guests. Only a handful, when asked, reported […]

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Tuesday, 14 November 2023
Midwife brings career look to PPRC

In her biography, Portland midwife Joanna Wilder describes herself as "a birthkeeper, serving birthing folks in a variety of birth spaces." Her career began more than three decades ago as a nurse in a Phoenix "midwife-staffed urban hospital in downtown Phoenix." Her work in Arizona (and education, including attaining a CPM--certified professional midwife) continued in […]

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Tuesday, 14 November 2023
Native American art is Price's passion

Price Schaffer, Pearl Rotary's November student of the month, has a student vitae that is remarkably long--from music to sports to volunteering. But when he spoke and received his award on Nov. 14, his emphasis was on Native American art. Concentrating on Indian art in public places in Portland, Price "created a map and website […]

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Tuesday, 7 November 2023
Recognizing Jerry

Rotarian Jerry Baysinger's long-time commitment to Scouting--and specifically supporting youths through Pearl Rotary's involvement--was saluted Nov. 7 by Steve Pecis (left), troop committee chair. The club has been the long-time sponsoring organization, dating back to the '70s; Jerry has served as the Rotary Club's Troop No. 69 representative. Rotary's involvement also helped inaugurate a complementary girls troop, No. 5069, in 2019., noted […]

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Tuesday, 7 November 2023
Rotarian of the Month

Rotarian of the Month Natalie Teschendorf chose her five-minute talk as a "Tale of Two Dogs." Our kids are "the girls," she said of the two rescue dogs, Kiwi and Cricket (terrier mixtures with Mexico connection, she reported). That has been revealed through DNA tests as "full siblings." Recently engaged, Natalie added that the dogs […]

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Tuesday, 7 November 2023
Y.E. outbound returns for PPRC visit

Portland Pearl Rotary Club had three of its youth exchange participants in attendance Nov. 7: Addie Ferriday (above), outbound to the Czech Republic in '18-19, came to the meeting and heard current inbound Deniz Dincer, Turkey, give his program to his host Rotary Club, After her junior year "out" on exchange, Addie graduated from Lincoln High School, did a gap year, […]

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Tuesday, 7 November 2023
Turkish exchanger shares his life and times

For Deniz Dincer, Pearl Rotary's inbound youth exchanger, Nov. 7 was a time to bring his home, Turkey, to an audience in his temporary locale, Portland. In a series of images on the big screen at Ecotrust, Deniz displayed geography and history, maps and statues, UNESCO sites (one, the remarkable Ephesus), and an introduction to […]

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Tuesday, 31 October 2023
Hands-on activities support partners

It was termed a "Day of Action" for Pearl Rotary's Community Service Partners. The Tuesday morning meeting (10/31) coincided with a Halloween potluck breakfast (and saw many members arriving in costumes--including Kiki Schenck, left in photo, who was also celebrating a birthday; and President Diane Brandsma, who was dressed for the next Woodstock). Rotarians were divided into […]

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Tuesday, 24 October 2023
New Member - Anita Katz (and Fitz)

Anita Katz & Fitz the therapy dog were officially inducted into the club last week! Anita is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who had an office next to Alan Bacharach's for 6 years. Her business is called Therapy Gone to the Dogs. Other fun bits of info about this outstanding human include that she grew up […]

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