Rotary Club of Portland: Service Above Self

Jan
23
2018
Make a Difference! Show up for Love

Make a Difference! Show up for Love

  • Tuesday
    January 23, 2018
    12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
  • The Sentinel
    614 SW 11th Ave, 3rd floor
    Portland, OR

Speaker: Rabbi Debra Kolodny

Learn about a path towards building a kind, welcoming and safe Portland in the wake of a remarkable rise in public hate incidents. We need not acquiesce to this shift. Together we can ensure that all the values we hold are made manifest!

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Rabbi Debra Kolodny has been bringing a spiritual perspective, an activist passion and an intersectional lens to racial and economic justice, women’s, peace environmental and LGBTQ causes since 1981. An experienced public speaker, she has taught in hundreds of venues on dozens of topics and has been interviewed on radio and television. She has also published on blog sites, in newspapers, magazines and anthologies. She has taught Interrupting Hate in Public Spaces throughout Oregon to over 450 people since January 2017.

Jan
30
2018
What’s New at Meals on Wheels People

What’s New at Meals on Wheels People

  • Tuesday
    January 30, 2018
    12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
  • The Sentinel
    614 SW 11th Ave, 3rd floor
    Portland, OR

Speaker: Suzanne Washington

General overview of what we do, our current strategic plan and where we are headed, along with some new innovative projects we are working on.

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Suzanne Washington has served as the Executive Director for Meals on Wheels People since 2014. Prior to joining the senior nutrition organization, she worked for more than 25 years at Impact NW where her responsibilities included directing overall agency operations as well as establishing and managing strategic relationships to leverage long-term opportunities and support. Suzanne has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from the University of Oregon and a Master’s Degree in Psychology from United States International University. After starting her career as a teacher, coach, and professional basketball player in South America, Australia and the U.S. Suzanne brought her international experience working with youth to Impact NW’s Youth Service Center in 1987. Throughout her years of service at Impact NW she spearheaded the development of programs such as Richmond Place – Impact NW’s transitional housing facility for homeless families – Mentoring, and Bridges to Housing. Suzanne has been a volunteer Representative Payee for people with disabilities since 2007. She was appointed by the Governor to sit on the Board of Directors for the State of Oregon Patient Safety Commission and has served since 2015. She is also a member of the Oregon Hunger Task Force board since 2016.

Feb
06
2018
Quoth the Raven

Quoth the Raven

  • Tuesday
    February 06, 2018
    12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
  • The Sentinel
    614 SW 11th Ave, 3rd floor
    Portland, OR

Speaker: Adam Bacher

Close enough to feel the air rushing through muscular wings, photographer Adam Bacher shares his stunning images of ravens in the Pacific Northwest.

Enchanting, revered, and often maligned, ravens are the smartest of birds, with intelligence rivaling that of primates. They have coexisting with humans since the dawn of modern civilization, and their stories are woven in cultural lore throughout the world. With his unique perspective, Bacher uses his photographs as the backdrop to tell these stories and a few of his own.

Concentrating his time in the winter months, during and just after heavy snowfall, his work emphasizes the contrast of the black birds in a white environment. His photographs are deeply engaging. In many of them, direct eye contact reflects the raw connection between photographer and subject.

Preview photographs at: http://conspiracyofravens.com/

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I’m Adam Bacher, a commercial and fine art photographer. I work with businesses to create the best images for them to promote, market and sell their goods and services. A professional photographer for over 25 years, my home turf is Portland Oregon. I specialize in location photography, producing images for corporate, editorial, advertising, and architectural clients, and can easily travel to accommodate the location of your choice. Whether the project is small or large, I work with clients as a collaborator and consultant, not just a vendor taking pictures. Strong images telling the right stories are a crucial element for establishing corporate identity and communicating your message to clients and customers.

For the past five years I’ve spent my free time in mountains of the Pacific Northwest working on a personal project photographing Ravens in the wild. It’s not uncommon to begin a day photographing a Fortune 500 CEO, and end the day in a snowstorm photographing ravens soaring among old growth fir trees. These images are deeply engaging. In many of them, direct eye contact reflects the raw connection between photographer and subject. This is the connection I want to resonate with viewers.

Additionally, I take time each year to travel internationally helping non-profit organizations in developing countries. In the past ten years, I’ve traveled regularly to Haiti, Rwanda and Kenya. I believe we can all make a positive impact in the world, and as a photographer and small business owner I’m determined to use to use my experience to help those most in need. I exhibit and speak nationally about this work, offering a message of hope, peace, diversity and cultural sensitivity. These presentations have been enthusiastically received at conferences, corporate gatherings, public schools, and universities.

Commercial website: http://adambacher.com/

Raven website: http://conspiracyofravens.com/

Feb
27
2018
Importance of Trade to Oregon

Importance of Trade to Oregon

  • Tuesday
    February 27, 2018
    12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
  • The Sentinel
    614 SW 11th Ave, 3rd floor
    Portland, OR

Speaker: Barry Horowitz

During a career in international shipping, logistics and trade, Barry Horowitz began exploring the international trading world in Montreal, Canada in January, 1971. Holding positions from document runner and customs brokerage clerk; to Vice President of one of the first independent cargo consolidators; from ocean carrier sales rep to VP of Sales and Marketing; from rate clerk to Director of International Transportation at Nike; from Montreal to Los Angeles to Portland to London, England and back to Portland, Barry has seen it (almost) all: break bulk ships to containers to mega-containerships; small import/export operations to Nike’s global supply chain network; and a great deal in between and around the edges.

 

CMS Consulting Services was established in 2003 to serve the needs of organizations requiring independent, experienced advice and solutions across the full scope of supply chain management, international shipping and trade programs. Barry has successfully completed a wide variety of projects for importers, exporters, forwarders, ports and Government agencies. Some of these projects are noted below.

 

Barry has been under contract to the Port of Portland since 2009 performing work and serving as a trade development and logistics resource, on behalf of the Port, for many Oregon entities. These include Business Oregon; Portland Business Alliance; Portland Development Commission; Oregon Department of Agriculture; Portland State University; Greater Portland Inc; the Oregon Consular Corps; and others. In association with the US Department of Commerce and the US Export Assistance Office in Portland, he currently serves as Chairman of the Oregon Export Council.

 

His local and regional projects have included work for HannaAnderson; Fall Creek Farm & Nursery; SoloPower; the Geo. S. Bush Co.; Simplot; and various Oregon Commodity Commissions including those representing Blueberries; Potatoes; and Dairy Products. His national and international projects have included work for Monsanto, Inc; LAGear; Marks & Spencer; GESeaco; Kesko OY (Finland); The Port of Prince Rupert; and numerous others.

 

He has taught and written on International Logistics and Trade topics and has spoken at international trade, transportation and logistics conferences. From 1991 to 1994 he was Director, International Transportation for NIKE, Inc., responsible for Nike’s global product movement. Before Nike, he served in senior management positions with ocean carriers and the cargo consolidator DLCMS from 1994-2003, including two years (2001-03) establishing the service in Europe while living in London, England.

 

Barry is a graduate of McGill University in Montreal, Canada.