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.


Sep
19
2017
Renee Campbell, District Governor

Renee Campbell, District Governor

  • Tuesday
    September 19, 2017
    12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
  • The Sentinel
    614 SW 11th Ave, 3rd floor
    Portland, OR

Speaker: Renee Campbell

Raised in Pendleton, Renee has lived in the Willamette Valley since the late 70’s. Se and her husband, Ron, owned and operated a commercial printing business until he retired in 2008. Renee continues to sell printing, mailing services, web, marketing, and communication services, serving some of the same loyal clients she started with in the business. She and her husband, Ron, enjoy six children between them (plus their spouses) and twelve grandchildren. In her ‘spare’ time, she sings with a local chorus, likes gardening and reading.

One of Renee’s customers shared Rotary with her and she knew she had found the place where she could serve local, in the region, and around the world. She says, “The great friendships I have developed are a fabulous plus to the opportunity to serve.” She believes these friendships build a strong sense of community and keep clubs vibrant and effective.

She served as President of the Rotary Club of Salem and as Assistant Governor to the North Salem region of our district. She is a multiple Paul Harris fellow and has sponsored 13 new members.

Sep
12
2017
Medical Research in Oregon: OHSU as the State’s Academic Health Center

Medical Research in Oregon: OHSU as the State’s Academic Health Center

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

Speaker: Dan Dorsa

Dan Dorsa will present on the following:

  1. Current research mission at OHSU
  2. OHSU's collaborations with other research intensive universities in Oregon
  3. The role of Medical Research Foundation in supporting medical research statewide
  4. Commercialization of discoveries at OHSU

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Dan Dorsa, Ph.D., an experienced research administrator and scientist, is OHSU's senior vice president for research. Dr. Dorsa administers and coordinates academic research at OHSU's three schools and helps develop the agenda for building OHSU's research capacity.

Sep
05
2017
Portland Japanese Garden - Past, Present, & Future

Portland Japanese Garden - Past, Present, & Future

  • Tuesday
    September 05, 2017
    12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
  • The Sentinel
    614 SW 11th Ave, 3rd floor
    Portland, OR

Speaker: Steve Bloom

Steve Bloom, Chief Executive Officer of the Portland Japanese Garden, will speak about the Garden’s 54-year history and its recently-completed Cultural Crossing expansion project.  He will talk about the timeless relevance and continuity of design between the five original gardens by P. Takuma Tono and the new buildings designed by internationally renowned architect Kengo Kuma and the new gardens designed by the Garden’s Curator, Sadafumi Uchiyama.

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Steve Bloom has been the Chief Executive Officer of the Portland Japanese Garden since 2005. Beginning early in his tenure, Bloom led the formation of a comprehensive ten-year strategic plan which was completed in December of 2016 and that has been transformational in its scope and impact on the Garden.

Under Bloom’s leadership, the Garden has seen strong organizational growth and increased financial stability. He oversaw the completion of a $33.5 million expansion of the Garden and its facilities, created a curatorial department, expanded and improved programs in culture, art, and education, established an International Japanese Garden Training Center, formed an International Advisory Board, and has dramatically increased national and international visibility and recognition.

In 2015, the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced it was awarding the Foreign Minister’s Commendations in Honor of the 70th anniversary of the End of World War II. The award was given to individuals and groups with outstanding achievements in the promotion of friendship between Japan and the United States. Steve Bloom was awarded this prestigious recognition along with only 27 other individuals.

Bloom was a 2008-09 Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow in Japan, sponsored by Hitachi, and concurrently served as Visiting Scholar at Tokyo University of Agriculture. Following his fellowship in Japan, Bloom led an effort to create the North American Japanese Garden Initiative and Association (NAJGA) of which he served as its Founding Board President.

Presented by Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler, Bloom is the recent recipient of the “2017 Portland Award” recognizing greatest overall contribution to the promotion of Portland’s visitor industry.

Aug
29
2017
An Inside Look at the Zidell Yards Master Plan

An Inside Look at the Zidell Yards Master Plan

  • Tuesday
    August 29, 2017
    12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
  • The Sentinel
    614 SW 11th Ave, 3rd floor
    Portland, OR

Speaker: Charlene Zidell

The presentation will include the Zidell family vision for the re-development of its 33 acre site in South Waterfront, home to the family’s industrial businesses for the past 90 years. Zidell Yards is a 5 million square foot mixed use development which includes office, residential, retail and open space. Phase 1 construction will start in 2018 with buildings opening in 2021.

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Charlene Zidell, a native Oregonian, is a member of the third generation of the Zidell family. She was a public sector labor lawyer in Portland for over 25 years. She earned her law degree from Lewis & Clark Law School and her undergraduate degree from Oregon State University. She currently sits on the boards of Komen of Oregon & SW Washington, United Way of the Columbia-Willamette, B’nai Brith Camp, EngAGE OR and the Advisory Committee of Compassion & Choices.   Ms. Zidell joined the family businesses as Director of Corporate Relations and Communications in 2012. She currently spends the majority of her time incorporating the family’s vision into the Zidell Yards development project.

Aug
22
2017
Storytelling - Russians/FBI/CIA/PDX

Storytelling - Russians/FBI/CIA/PDX

  • Tuesday
    August 22, 2017
    12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
  • The Sentinel
    614 SW 11th Ave, 3rd floor
    Portland, OR

Speaker: Judy Snyder

Judy Snyder has been a trial attorney since her third year in law school when she began trying cases for the local District Attorney. Judy graduated from the University of Notre Dame School of Law in 1973 – which was unusual only in that she was neither Catholic nor male, the demographic of the University at that time. She then moved to Oregon to clerk for U.S. District Court Judge Otto Skopil. After her federal clerkship, she enjoyed an active trial practice for four years in the Multnomah County District Attorney's office where she prosecuted hundreds of criminal cases. In 1978, Judy resigned from the District Attorney's office to establish her own law firm. Judy represents clients in actions for serious personal injuries, wrongful death, professional negligence, employment, civil rights and torts. Judy also has developed a practice representing medical doctors, psychologists, nurses, and other licensed medical professionals who are facing disciplinary proceedings before state licensing boards.

In August of 2001, the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA) honored Judy with its Distinguished Trial Lawyer Award. Earlier that year, in March 2001, the Oregon State Bar Litigation Section awarded Judy the Owen M. Panner Professionalism Award. In May of 2009 the Multnomah Bar Association also honored Judy with its Professionalism Award.

Judy is a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL), an “invitation only” organization which rigorously vets proposed members. She is also a member of the Oregon Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), a national organization devoted to the preservation of the jury system. ACTL and ABOTA invite into membership only experienced trial attorneys with distinguished professional reputations.

Since 2006 Judy has been recognized by her peers as a Super Lawyer in civil litigation. She also has an AV rating with Martindale Hubbell, which is the highest rating for both legal ability and professional standing in the legal community.

In addition to maintaining an active trial practice, Judy has participated in numerous professional associations. From 1989 to 1990, she served as the president of the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA). From 1999 to 2000, she was the president of the Multnomah Bar Association (MBA). She has also been a long time member of the American Association for Justice (AAJ), the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA) and the Federal Bar Association. She has been actively involved in committees within the Oregon State Bar Association, including serving on the State Professional Responsibility Board.

Judy currently is a member of the Oregon Commission on Judicial Fitness and Disability. Her prior community activities have included a four-year term on the State of Oregon's Psychiatric Security Review Board (PSRB). She also served on the State of Oregon's Board of Psychologist Examiners from 1986 to 1988.

Judy is frequently requested by the local, state, and federal bar associations and private organizations to present continuing education programs. She lectures several times a year on various aspects of trial practice and substantive law issues. To round out her life, Judy has enjoyed a 36-year marriage to Paul Ellis, an architect. They have two adult children, a daughter, Danielle, and a son, Taylor. Judy and Paul are resisting the passage of time by staying active.

Aug
15
2017
Your Own Transformation in Hiring + Mentoring an Emerging Leader Intern

Your Own Transformation in Hiring + Mentoring an Emerging Leader Intern

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

Speaker: Ryan Buchanan

MEETING WILL BE HELD ON 4TH FLOOR

 

Ryan Buchanan is CEO of eROI, a digital marketing agency, which he founded to inspire and be inspired by partnering with great clients like Aramark, Kaiser Permanente, Nike, and Taco Bell. He is utterly fascinated with solving marketing problems and always goes back to the business goal, asking "why?" to get to the core of the issue. His philosophy is all about stepping into client's shoes with a business mindset first with a competitive desire to drive amazing results for clients - after all, ROI (return on investment) is 75% of their name. He has a marketing mindset with an innate curiosity to stay ahead of the frenetic pace of growth in digital marketing channels and trends. He is an entrepreneur with early experience growing an email marketing agency into a full digital agency focused on strategic planning and creative execution of digital campaigns.

 

Through Buchanan's leadership, eROI was named an Inc. 500 company nationally and was recognized as one of the Most Admired Companies in Oregon by a Portland Business Journal survey of 2,000 CEOs in the state. Buchanan currently serves as the Chairman of the Greater Portland 2020 Council – setting a vision for the Greater Portland region for a shared economic prosperity for all residents, not just the usual suspects. He is also incoming President of Entrepreneurs Organization- Portland (EO), and runs the Strategy Committee on the Board of Friends of the Children and has recently served on the Board of Technology Association of Oregon (TAO), Oregon Entrepreneurs Network (OEN), and Portland Ad Federation (PAF). Buchanan also co-founded a non-profit called Emerging Leaders Internship (ELI) which connects underrepresented college students and college graduates to opportunities in top Portland companies and improves their access to leadership development.

 

Buchanan was named as the Portland Business Journal’s ’40 Under 40,’ an award that recognizes city leaders under 40 years old. He was also named by Oregon Business magazine as one of “the 50 Great Leaders for Oregon - 50 who fix it, move it, build it, change it and get it done right.” Buchanan was named as 2013 Marketer of the Year by American Marketing Association Oregon Chapter.

Aug
08
2017
Mayor Ted Wheeler

Mayor Ted Wheeler

  • Tuesday
    August 08, 2017
    12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
  • The Sentinel
    614 SW 11th Ave, 3rd floor
    Portland, OR

Speaker: Ted Wheeler

Ted was motivated to enter politics while volunteering as an overnight host at the Goose Hollow Shelter and he saw firsthand that we could do much more to help the most vulnerable among us. He has a reputation as a leader who brings people together to get things done.

As the Chair of Multnomah County from 2007-2010, he balanced a county budget during the worst years of the recession, reducing the debt while maintaining safety net programs for the elderly, drug and alcohol treatment programs and forging partnerships to fund a Mental Health Crisis Center. He jump-started long-stalled infrastructure projects, including the Sellwood Bridge and East County Courthouse.

Under Ted's stewardship as state Treasurer, Oregon's investment portfolio outperformed every one of its peers in the nation and earned an upgraded credit rating. He re-launched the Oregon college savings plan, and passed legislation that created the Oregon Retirement Savings Plan, which is now a national model for state-sponsored retirement security.

Ted has assumed a leadership role in economic development. He convened business leaders and spearheaded a new statewide blueprint, dubbed the Oregon Investment Act, and it was approved by the Legislature in 2012. The Oregon Investment Act helps the State invest more effectively in the growth of small businesses.

A sixth-generation Oregonian, Ted was born in Portland, and graduated from Lincoln High School. Ted earned his undergraduate degree in Economics from Stanford University, an MBA from Columbia University and a Masters in Public Policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Ted is a longtime community volunteer leader, and has devoted energy to diverse organizations including Neighborhood House, Portland Mountain Rescue and the Oregon Sports Authority. He is an Eagle Scout. He lives in Southwest Portland with his wife and daughter.

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!