Rotary Club of Portland: Service Above Self

Sep
26
2017
Big Brother, Big Sister

Big Brother, Big Sister

  • Tuesday
    September 26, 2017
    12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
  • The Sentinel
    614 SW 11th Ave, 3rd floor
    Portland, OR

Speaker: Beach Pace

Community service comes in many forms, from Rotary to the military and all points in between. Beach will present on Service and ways it's been expressed in her life. She will also cover her current work with Big Brothers-Big Sisters to include the history of the organization, what it's doing now and how it helps the community of Portland and Vancouver. You will also hear from Abby Frederick, a Portland Rotary club member and Big Sister, about her experiences as a mentor.

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Beach Pace BIO:

Educated at the United States Military Academy, West Point -Class of 1991, BS Latin American Studies.

Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI - Class of 1998, Masters in Public Administration - named Outstanding Graduate Student.

Currently, Chief Executive Officer of Big Brothers Big Sisters Portland Metro & Vancouver, an organization that helps children achieve success in life through stewardship of strong and enduring professionally supported mentor/mentee relationships.

Officer (Commander) US Army. 1991-1998.

She lead and managed an Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company (Bomb Squad), which provided nuclear, biological, chemical, and terrorist device support to the Mediterranean, Africa, and Southwest Asia regions. She also provided support to the U.S. Secret Service and State Department for the protection of the President, Vice President and Secretary of State. She was responsible for the leadership and technical training of the unit from new privates to seasoned sergeants and for providing consistent liaison with Italian authorities and other host country security depending on deployment.

As a Professor at Northern Michigan University, she coordinated and trained leadership development to ROTC college students bound for service in the US Army as officers and leaders.

Formerly served as:

  • National Sales Director, Roadtrip Nation, an organization whose mission is to empower individuals to pursue fulfilling careers.
  • Vice President & Executive Director, City Year, San Jose/Silicon Valley, an international non-profit organization that engages, trains and deploys a diverse group of college-aged youth to serve disadvantaged children in schools and communities.
  • Regional Manager/Territory Manager and Trainer, Warner Chilcott Pharmaceuticals.

While at West Point she was a member of the varsity soccer team, Mountaineering Club, Scoutmasters Council and supported Special Olympics. She was a former member of the American Society of Public Administrators and a member of the Rotary Club of San Jose, CA. Beach grew up in the Rotary community via her father who served with a NJ based Rotary club for over a decade.


Oct
03
2017

Rotary International Director - Zone 25/26

  • Tuesday
    October 03, 2017
    12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
  • The Sentinel
    614 SW 11th Ave, 3rd floor
    Portland, OR

Speaker: John Matthew

John has been a Rotarian since 1988 and is a currently a member of the Rotary Club of Mercer Island, Washington. He served as District Governor for District 5030 in 2010-11 and has been selected to serve as the Rotary International Director for Zones 25/26 for the years 2017-19.

In addition to his work with Rotary, John has completed two successful careers. The first with the U.S. Navy for 20 years, retiring as a Commander in the Supply Corps. The second where he recently completed 25 years as a Senior Vice President with Costco Wholesale. Costco is a $110B company with 180,000 employees worldwide. While with Costco, John had responsibilities for all of the Human Resource and Risk Management functions.

While living in Seattle, John has been active in both corporate and community boards, including the Seattle Chamber of Commerce, The Advisory Board for the University of Washington Bothell, Mercer Island Presbyterian Church, Rotary First Harvest and NW Reinsurance.

John and his wife Mary Ellen, who is also a Rotarian have been active supporters of the Rotary Foundation. They have travelled internationally in support of foundation grants and polio immunization. They believe that some of the greatest gifts that Rotary brings to the world are our Peace Programs and the scholars that graduate from them. In support of those efforts, John and Mary Ellen have established the John and Mary Ellen Matthews Endowed Rotary Peace Fellowship.

Oct
10
2017

Teddy Roosevelt Reprisor

  • Tuesday
    October 10, 2017
    12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
  • The Sentinel
    614 SW 11th Ave, 3rd floor
    Portland, OR

Speaker: Joe Wiegand

Joe Wiegand is considered the world's premiere Theodore Roosevelt reprisor. As an actor and historian, Joe's portrayals of Theodore Roosevelt in live performances make people wonder if TR has come back to life. He will give us a glimpse of the life of our 26th President (1901 to 1909), who was an American statesman, author, explorer, soldier, naturalist, and reformer. As a leader of the Republican Party during this time, TR became a driving force for the Progressive Era in the United States during the early 20th century.

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Joe Wiegand is a political science graduate from The University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. He was elected president of the Student Body twice. He served as a graduate assistant at the Center for Governmental Studies at Northern Illinois University before launching his own business as a political campaign consultant and public opinion survey expert.   Joe has been named a Wilkins Scholar, a Harry S. Truman Scholar, and a Thomas J. Watson Fellow.

In 2004, at the pinnacle of a twenty-five year career in public policy and political campaigns, he began performing as Theodore Roosevelt. In 2008, Joe, his wife, Jenny, daughter, Samantha, and Faith, their golden retriever traveled across America in celebration of Theodore Roosevelt's 150th birthday and the final centennial year of TR's historic presidency. The highlight of his 50 state adventure was his performance at the White House and in New York City, the birthplace of Theodore Roosevelt.

Joe has been featured as President Roosevelt on the History Channel in “The Men Who Built America” and “National Parks Adventure”. He served as the model for the TR sculpture that’s at the American Museum of Natural History in NYC.

Joe lives near Colorado Springs and has been a member of Rotary for 25 years and is a member of the National Association for Interpretation. During the summer, Joe performs in Medora, North Dakota, which is gateway to Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

 

Joe’s performance is gift from Joe Wiegand and the Oregon Historical Society.

Oct
17
2017

Fall Business Exchange

  • Tuesday
    October 17, 2017
    12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
  • Various Locations

Speaker: Fall Business Exhange

Rotary Club of Portland's Fall Business Exchange is October 17th. We will not be meeting at the Sentinel Hotel, instead each member will sign up to visit one of the following business' where our members work and volunteer. Enjoy a smaller setting and an in depth discussion on the company, while building closer relationships with fellow members.
 
 

Fearless Brewery

Host: Bennett Johnson
326 SE Broadway Estacada
 
Fearless Brewing Company sits at the base of Mt. Hood National Forest.  Our beer is brewed from the ‘magical waters of the Clackamas River’, which, in our opinion, is the best water in the world for making beer.  We have been in business for over 14 years, and our beer is distributed throughout Oregon, Washington and Western Canada.  We are known best for our Fearless Scottish Ale (gold medal winner), but other beers such as our Mjolnir IPA, Fearless Peaches & Cream Ale, Loki Red Ale (named top ten by Willamette Week) and Fearless Porter (gold medal winner) are also very popular.  We are not a large brewery, but we enjoy a loyal customer base.  Two years ago we added a new state of the art brewing system, which we love to show off.

 

RVK Inc.

Host: Kim Cash
1211 SW 5th Suite 900
 
Headquartered in Oregon, with branch offices in NYC and Chicaco, RVK (formerly R.V. Kuhns & Associates) is one of the largest fully independent, institutional investment consulting firms in the U.S. Our 120+ professionals help corporations, public funds, endowments, foundations, and pension and defined contribution plan sponsors (and more!) with the investment side of their business. The heart of RVK is our team-centered approach to client service, and that’s the only way we make money – no proprietary products, no revenue sharing or soft dollar arrangements.

Salvation army

Host: Adam Fyn
1712 NE Sandy Blvd

The Salvation Army Portland Tabernacle is one of several locations in the Portland area. From our location on NE Sandy Blvd, we offer a variety of social services throughout the week including food assistance, senior prescription assistance, and others. A unique feature of this location is that we operate a membership senior drop-in center, the Rose Center, which is open Monday-Friday every week. This program allows seniors affordable lunches, fun in-house activities, and exciting trips to locations all over Oregon. In addition to these programs and services, we are also a church. We hold regular Sunday morning worship services, as well as various activities throughout the week for people of all ages. The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
 

allen trust company

Host: Tara Hendison
121 SW Morrison Suite 875

Allen Trust Company provides comprehensive trust and investment management services for individuals, families and charitable organizations. Allen Trust Company is proud to be a local and specialized alternative to large, far-flung trust companies and investment managers. We are Oregon’s only independent trust company, with a focus on providing highest-quality, personalized service. We have also opened offices in Washington and Alaska to better serve our Pacific Northwest clients.
 

The Barnett firm

Host: AJ Barnett & Jim Dunn
11501 SW Pacific Hwy; Suite 201 Portland

We are a damn good law firm
 

medical teams international

Host: Dale Canfield
14150 SW Milton Ct, Tigard OR 97224

Responding to urgent health needs is core to the mission of Medical Teams International. Medical Teams International is a global health organization working to provide care to people affected by disaster, conflict and poverty. Current projects include responding to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, health clinics to more than 1 million refugees around the world, and urgent dental care in our local community.

SUPREME perlite COMPANY

Host: Frank Petterson
4600 N Suttle Rd. Portland

Come see how we levitate a water laden, mixed glassy silicate particle over an intense natural gas flame.   This process first softens the glassy silicate and the entrained water  within the particle then turns to steam , forcing  it to expand  like popping popcorn.
 
Nov
07
2017
Veterans Day - Tony Marshall

Veterans Day - Tony Marshall

  • Tuesday
    November 07, 2017
    12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
  • The Sentinel
    614 SW 11th Ave, 3rd floor
    Portland, OR

Speaker: Tony Marshall