'Very big success' proclaimed for annual Rotary clubs' tourney

Posted on: Sunday, 5 September 2021

Donors, hole sponsors, volunteers, wine contributors, 132 golfers--that combined force produced a winning team at the Aug. 23 Pearl-New Generations Rotary Clubs' fundraising tourney.

"A lot of people worked really hard on this," reported Pat Mahoney, PPRC's lead member on the committee. "Everyone contributed to a very big success."

PPRC President Jonelle Anderson concurred, citing that more than a third of our club members were on the Chehalem Glenn course in Newberg, competing as golfers or volunteering at the fundraiser.

Estimates are that over $30,000 was netted for the clubs and their main benefactor this year, LEAP. Dollars were raised in a variety of ways--some proving fun like a hula hoop contest at the 14th hole (PPRC members Diane Bandsma and Tracy Vicario judged that). Dice, Yahtzee-like drawings and Tiger (Woods) long drive games brought contributions. There was a helicopter golf ball drop too--with each one purchased.

Two other key elements were a wine wall (among other ways of winning the 90 bottles of wine that had been collected) and a silent auction for about ten items (from golf clubs to vacation homestays).

Pat expects the two clubs will again work together a year from now. Date and site for the '22 tourney will be announced in the future.

Captions (six photos, Mark; Trade sending three more in second posting):

Placards welcomed golfers Aug. 23 to Chehalem Glenn including this one promoting PPRC and its non-profit Pearl Fund…and LEAP, lead benefactor from the tourney.

A putting contest invited golfers 132 attending the annual tournament of the combined New Generations and Portland Pearl Rotary Clubs.

Awaiting golfers on the 14th hole was a hula hoop contest--orchestrated by Pearl Rotarians Diane Brandsma, left, and Tracy Vicario (last photo)

Pearl Rotarian Dave Price took his turn, aggressively it appears, in the hula hoop contest at the 14th hole.

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