Rotary Club of Portland: Service Above Self

Aug
01
2017
Klamath River Restoration-Dams, People & Land

Klamath River Restoration-Dams, People & Land

  • Tuesday
    August 01, 2017
    12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
  • The Sentinel
    614 SW 11th Ave, 3rd floor
    Portland, OR

Speaker: Jim Root

President and Owner of Sabroso Company an international food processing company located in Medford, Oregon. Sabroso was a fourth generation family business. In addition his efforts as a Medford Rotary member, Jim founded and is serving as President of the Klamath Basin Rangeland Trust a non-profit organization working to solve water issues in the Klamath Basin.

Jim has strong interests in encouraging businesses to develop international trade, founding the Southern Oregon International Trade Council. He and Sabroso supported the transition to sustainable farming practices throughout the world, including consulting work with Sichuan, Shandong and Dandong Provinces of China.

Jim has served Oregon as a member of the Oregon Economic Development Commission now the Oregon Economic and Community Development Commission, the Oregon International Trade Council, Director, Vice President and elected Chair of the Northwest Food Processors, President of the Medford, Jackson County Chamber of Commerce, member of the Northwest Horticultural Society and the Jackson County Fruit Growers League. Jim has served as the President of the Oregon Food PAC and was appointed to the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Board by the Secretary of the Interior and served a six year term Chairing its fish and fishery committee also overseeing its Western Water Initiative.

Jul
25
2017
LPGA Tournament - Portland

LPGA Tournament - Portland

  • Tuesday
    July 25, 2017
    12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
  • The Sentinel
    614 SW 11th Ave, 3rd floor
    Portland, OR

Speaker: Don Ossey

Since 1981, Don Ossey, SIOR has successfully represented buyers, sellers, landlords and tenants in negotiating over 1000 industrial, development and investment transactions with an aggregate total of over $1 billion representing over 35 million square feet. Don is consistently one of the top brokers in Portland and was awarded the Commercial Brokers Association 2008 and 2013 Industrial Broker of the Year. In 2013 Don was awarded the prestigious Bill Naito Award for completing the most complex transaction of the year.

Don achieved the SIOR (Society of Industrial and Office Realtors) designation in 1995. SIOR members are recognized worldwide as leaders in the commercial real estate profession. Don is very active on a national level within SIOR and is currently chairman of the faculty committee and teaches the designation course in construction and sustainable development all around the country. Don was named SIOR instructor of the year in 2011,2013, 2015 and 2016.

Don serves as the President of Tournament Golf Inc.; a non-profit organization that is responsible for the LPGA Cambia Portland Classic golf tournament. TGF is in its 46th year and is very proud to have contributed nearly $18 Million to local charities.

Don is a loyal Duck fan with a degree from the University of Oregon School of Architecture. Don has dedicated many years to supporting the University of Oregon. In 2010 the Ducks honored Don with the Harold Taylor Lifetime Achievement Award.

Don is a Portland native and lifelong Oregonian and has been married to Katherine for 31 years. Together they have raised their daughter Nicole (30) who lives in San Francisco, and their son Stephen (27) who lives and works in Portland. Don is an avid golfer, loves music, travel and great wine!

Jul
18
2017
Cyprus Friendship Teens

Cyprus Friendship Teens

  • Tuesday
    July 18, 2017
    12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
  • The Sentinel
    614 SW 11th Ave, 3rd floor
    Portland, OR

Speaker: Tammy Haas

The Cyprus Friendship Program aka CP 2017 teens will be here from the divided island of Cyprus located in the Mediterranean Sea. They will share with you what it is like living in a divided country where you are taught that those on the other side of the border are your enemies. Hear their stories, their perspectives and their hopes. CFP strives to bring teens from both sides of the border to participate in a Peace and Conflict resolution program. They are the voices of their future and they are committed to unifying the island once again. Enjoy this very heart warming and educational program.

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Tammy has been a Rotarian for 16 years and Past President and member of Lewis River Rotary Club in Battle Ground, WA. She and her husband Vern hosted a pair of girls in 2012 that were part of the CFP program. They traveled there in August of 2013 for a two week trip to spend time with their girls and their families and saw first hand the beauty of the island but also the differences between the border. In 2016 they took over as the CFP Area Coordinators from Jack Bradley of the Portland Pearl Club. An all volunteer role, their role and goal is to find host families willing to share some time to have a pair of teens for one month or two weeks when they are here during July only. They coordinate the required curriculm which includes finding facilitators and locations to have the activities at. They are avid supporters of Rotary Youth Exchange and passionate about being able to support Peace building efforts in Cyprus.

Jul
11
2017
Hanford-Biodiversity Before and After

Hanford-Biodiversity Before and After

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

Speaker: Ginger Wireman

The Hanford nuclear reservation in southeastern Washington – called the most contaminated site in North America – presents a paradox of massive contamination next to a river preserved in its natural state. The site borders the Hanford Reach of the Columbia River – made a National Monument in 2000, because of the Reach’s pristine beauty.

 

“The Portland Oregonian once called the Hanford Site "a nuclear Yellowstone, patrolled by park rangers armed with submachine guns and night vision goggles." For the most part, the armed guards are gone, at least from the areas within the Monument, but the legacy of war-time secrecy and almost seven decades of unintended preservation has left Hanford as a stronghold for several rare, threatened, or endangered plants and animals.” USFWS website

 

Ms. Wireman will provide a brief update on cleanup status and explore the amazing biodiversity of Hanford and the Hanford Reach.

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Ginger Wireman has conducted outreach and education activities for the Washington State Dept. of Ecology’s Nuclear Waste Program since 2001. She primarily supports communications for tank waste retrieval and groundwater issues related to Hanford cleanup.

 

She has an MS in Environmental Studies and a BA in Advertising from California State University Fullerton. In her spare time she enjoys gardening and watching her backyard chickens.


Jun
27
2017
Changing of the Guard

Changing of the Guard

  • Tuesday
    June 27, 2017
    12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
  • The Sentinel
    614 SW 11th Ave, 3rd floor
    Portland, OR

Speaker: Changing of the Guard

Come hear about the work Chris has done for our club and community this year and welcome in the new president!
Jun
20
2017
Under Armour's Commitment To Community

Under Armour's Commitment To Community

  • Tuesday
    June 20, 2017
    12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
  • The Sentinel
    614 SW 11th Ave, 3rd floor
    Portland, OR

Speaker: Carolyn MacNaughton

Carolyn MacNaughton will present on the history and mission of Under Armour, its beautiful new Portland facility in Duniway Park, and its committment to each community in which it has a presence.

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Carolyn MacNaughton is a Vice President in Under Armour’s Portland operations charged with growing the Women’s Footwear Business to be a dominant competitor in athletic footwear. She is also leading the growth of Under Armour’s Portland office as it establishes its presence in this region, building a team of talented innovators and footwear product creation experts.

Ms. MacNaughton has over 20 years of experience as a strategic leader in both management consulting and product creation organizations. Most notably she was a product creation executive at Nike for 10 years in various leadership roles and was a Principal at Oliver Wyman, a prominent strategic consulting firm. She is co-founder and Chairman of the Board of Wave Sensor, a small medical device start up and sits on the Board of Directors for Stance Socks.

 

Ms. MacNaughton holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Masters in Industrial Relations from Queen’s University (Canada) and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

 

Authentic to the world of sports, Ms. MacNaughton swam at a national level and competed in the Canadian Olympic Trials. She was an All Canadian athlete in Cross Country as well as Track, and inducted into the Queen’s University Track and Field Hall of Fame. Today, she spends more time on her road bike and in the yoga studio. She has three children aged 15, 11, and 8.