Rotary Club of Portland: Service Above Self

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!
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.

Jun
13
2017
Good Flag, Bad Flag

Good Flag, Bad Flag

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

Speaker: Ted Kaye

Ted Kaye is a vexillologist (flag expert).  He compiled the definitive work on flag design, "Good Flag, Bad Flag", and consults on the adoption of new flags at the city, state, and national level.  He has edited (and occasionally translated) many journals, newsletters, books, and well over 1,000 articles on flags; researched and presented papers at national and international flag-studies conferences; and testified before Portland’s city council in 2002 to support updating the Portland flag.  

 

He will describe the basic principles of flag design and their application to Oregon and local cities based on his recent experiences.

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.
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.

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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.


May
16
2017
Hunter Shobe

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

 A discussion about the making of Portlandness: a cultural atlas (2015) and representing Portland from different perspectives.
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Hunter Shobe is a cultural geographer and assistant professor at Portland State University. He holds a PhD in Geography from the University of Oregon and has over fifteen years of experience researching the cultural, political, and economic dimensions of how people connect to places and environments.
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
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.”
Apr
25
2017
The City of Portland’s Financial Condition: Funding Infrastructure Should Be High Priority

The City of Portland’s Financial Condition: Funding Infrastructure Should Be High Priority

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

Speaker: Drummond Kahn

Like any organization, the City of Portland has revenues and expenses, and needs to maintain its assets.  We’ll take a high-level look at the City’s current financial condition, and discuss some key trends facing the City.  The City Auditor’s Office reviews and reports on financial condition regularly, and this presentation will focus on our newest report, issued in April.  We’ll cover interesting trends, see what’s changing in City financial information, and gain a better understanding of the City’s financial strengths and challenges.  We’ll then explore where City funds come from, how they’re spent, and how long-term challenges can impact current and future City decisions. 

Drummond has served as the Director of Audit Services in the City of Portland Auditor’s Office since 2005, leading a diverse professional staff of auditors to assess and report on the City’s performance.  Drummond joined the auditing profession in 1990, and has served in federal, state, and local auditing roles including Chief of Internal Audit Services for the Oregon Department of Transportation and State Audit Administrator for the Oregon Audits Division.  He began his career in the U.S. Government Accountability Office, the investigative arm of the U.S. Congress.

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Drummond was named one of the 15 Most Influential Professionals in Government Auditing by the Institute of Internal Auditors’ American Center for Government Auditing in recognition of professionals who have positively impacted the practice of auditing in the public sector.  He is a past national president of the Association of Local Government Auditors.  

Drummond holds a master’s degree from the University of Oregon and a bachelor’s degree from Whitman College.  He completed professional coursework at the U.S. Government Accountability Office’s Training Institute and the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Federal Law Enforcement Training Center.  He is a Certified Internal Auditor, a Certified Government Auditing Professional, and a Certified Government Financial Manager.