Rotary Club of Portland: Service Above Self

May
02
2017
NW Photography Archive

NW Photography Archive

  • Tuesday
    May 02, 2017
    12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
  • The Sentinel
    614 SW 11th Ave, 3rd floor
    Portland, OR

Speaker: John Lausen

John Laursen is a writer, designer, editor, and typographer. For nearly five decades he has owned and operated Press-22, a Portland studio specializing in the design and production of high-quality books and text-based public art projects. Laursen’s clients are primarily publishers and non-profit organizations focused on the arts, education, history, and the environment; among the institutions for which he has produced books and art catalogues are the Oregon Historical Society, the Portland Art Museum, Reed College, Whitman College, Oregon Health & Science University, the Art Gym at Marylhurst University, and the Regional Arts & Culture Council. His work in public art includes the creation of commemorative installations for the Oregon Cultural Heritage Commission and serving on the design team for the Oregon Holocaust Memorial.

In 2003, with Terry Toedtemeier, the late longtime curator of photography at the Portland Art Museum, Laursen co-founded the nonprofit organization the Northwest Photography Archive, publisher of the Northwest Photography Series, a series of large-format, clothbound books chronicling the photographic heritage of the Pacific Northwest. The first volume in the series, which Laursen and Toedtemeier co-authored, was Wild Beauty: Photographs of the Columbia River Gorge, 1867–1957. Published in collaboration with Oregon State University Press, Wild Beauty led to a major exhibition at the Portland Art Museum. It won a Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award, was declared the best Northwest book of the year by The Oregonian, and was a finalist for the Oregon Book Award in nonfiction.

Laursen is director and managing editor of the Northwest Photography Archive, and, since the publication of Wild Beauty, has done several dozen slide presentations on the photographs at urban and rural libraries across the state. He is currently working with co-author M. J. Cody on Enduring Spirit: Photographs of Northwest Native Americans, 1855–1934, the forthcoming second volume in the Northwest Photography Series.

Laursen holds degrees in political science from Reed College and UCLA. In 2011 he was the recipient of the Stewart H. Holbrook Literary Legacy Award, presented by Literary Arts “in recognition of significant contributions that have enriched Oregon’s literary community.”
May
09
2017
Rose Festival Court

Rose Festival Court

  • Tuesday
    May 09, 2017
    12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
  • DoubleTree
    1000 NE Multnomah Street, 2nd Floor
    Portland, OR 97232

we will NOT be meeting at the Sentinel that day, but will instead move to the DoubleTree near the Lloyd Center for lunch!

May
16
2017

Hunter Shobe

  • Tuesday
    May 16, 2017
    12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
  • The Sentinel
    614 SW 11th Ave, 3rd floor
    Portland, OR

Speaker: Hunter Shobe

May
23
2017
Big Brother, Big Sister

Big Brother, Big Sister

  • Tuesday
    May 23, 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.

**

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.


May
30
2017

Business Exchange

  • Tuesday
    May 30, 2017
    12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Meeting is held at business exchange location. Please do not show up at the Sentinel.


 

Sign up today to reserve your spot at one of these great businesses!

 

New Avenues

 

Neil Kelly

 

Ferguson Wellman

 

Greenbridge Investment

 

VOA

 

Waddell & Reed

 

State Farm


Jun
06
2017
Timbers President of Business

Timbers President of Business

  • Tuesday
    June 06, 2017
    12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
  • The Sentinel
    614 SW 11th Ave, 3rd floor
    Portland, OR

Speaker: Mike Golub

Portland Timbers President of Business Mike Golub has more than 30 years of experience in professional sports marketing and management, including a wealth of experience in Portland and the Pacific Northwest.

Golub joined the Timbers in 2009 and helped lead the organization during its highly successful launch to Major League Soccer. Golub – who oversees all business functions for the Timbers, Portland Thorns FC and Portland Timbers 2 (T2) – is a two-time recipient of the Doug Hamilton MLS Executive of the Year (2011, 2013).

Under Golub’s guidance, the Timbers have indelibly changed the landscape of sports in Portland, while becoming a national success story and a model professional sports franchise. The Timbers have sold out all of their regular-season games in their six MLS seasons, forged industry-leading corporate partnerships, created a season ticket waiting list of more than 12,000 fans, introduced an award-winning community relations platform, Stand Together, created one of the best in-game stadium experiences in sports, established the Thorns as the most successful women’s soccer club in the world and cultivated the Timbers’ international reputation for overall excellence.

Golub received the Doug Hamilton Executive of the Year award following the 2013 season in which the Timbers continued to see growth in key business areas, including ticket sales, corporate partnerships and local television ratings. He also received the honor in 2011 in recognition of the team’s remarkable and historic inaugural season in the league.

As a club, the Timbers have been honored with numerous league and industry awards under Golub’s leadership. In 2015, the Timbers were singled out, for the second time in three years, as part of an elite group of top professional teams named as finalists for the Sports Business Journal’s “Sports Team of the Year,” a group that included Major League Baseball’s Kansas City Royals, the NHL’s Tampa Bay Lightning, the NBA’s Golden State Warriors and the NFL’s Carolina Panthers.

In 2015, the Timbers were one of four professional teams nominated by ESPN for Humanitarian Team of the Year.  For six consecutive years the Timbers have been named one of the Oregon’s most philanthropic businesses and, in 2015, were named by the Portland Business Journal as the state’s most philanthropic medium-sized business.

Golub also brings considerable experience in a variety of major league sports. Previously, Golub served as the Chief Operating Officer for the NBA's Portland Trail Blazers from 2006-08, reshaping the team’s business and brand into one of the most successful in professional sports. With Nike he was a founding member and director of Nike Sports Entertainment, a global sports marketing division that established new strategic alliances and created and administered Nike-owned sporting events.

He served as the Executive Vice President for the NBA's Memphis Grizzlies from 2000-05 and was the Senior Vice President of Business Operations and Chief Marketing Officer for the National Hockey League’s New York Rangers prior to joining the Trail Blazers in October 2006.  Golub managed the National Basketball Association’s Events Division from 1991 -1996 and began his career in sports as a producer for Major League Baseball Productions.

Golub graduated from Dartmouth College with a B.A. in Government and earned his Masters of Business Administration from Stanford University.

Golub is Chair of the Regional Arts and Culture Council, Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the Oregon Cultural Trust and serves on the Board of Directors of the Portland Business Alliance, Pioneer Courthouse Square, Oregon Special Olympics and the Oregon Sports Authority.

Mike his wife, Sam, and their two dogs reside in Portland.
Jun
13
2017

Ted Kaye

  • Tuesday
    June 13, 2017
    12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
  • The Sentinel
    614 SW 11th Ave, 3rd floor
    Portland, OR

Speaker: Ted Kaye

Jun
27
2017

Changing of the Guard

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