Rotary Club of Tigard

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SPINNINGS 3-02-2015
Mar 02, 2015
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Feb 24, 2015
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Feb 16, 2015
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Feb 09, 2015

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We meet Thursdays at 12:00 PM
Nicoli's Grill & Sports Bar
17880 SW McEwan Road
Lake Oswego, OR  97035
United States
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The Rotary Club of Tigard welcomes you to its website. This website is here to inform our visitors about the history, mission and work of Rotary Club of Tigard, Oregon and Rotary International. If you would like more information about becoming a member of the Tigard Rotary Club, please contact our Membership Services Chairperson, Jan Richardson, at 503-703-3738 or Or just send us a note expressing your interest. Mail to: Rotary Club of Tigard, PO Box 23491, Tigard, Oregon 97281-3491. You are also welcome to contact our President, Steve Schmitt, at Thank-you for your interest.

Interested in Rotary? The Tigard Rotary Club invites you to check us out. Come to one of our lunch meetings, or contact me, Steve Schmitt, at for more information. Lunches are $17.00 if paid with cash or check or $17.50 if paid with a credit or debit card. - President Steve Schmitt.
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On February 19th, the Tigard Rotary Club officially dedicated the Outdoor Fitness Center exercise equipment in Dirkson Nature Park to the City of Tigard. The project marks the 50th Anniversary of the Tigard Rotary Club (it was chartered on February 13, 1964). Mayor John Cook attended the dedication, and thanked the Club for its gift to the community. President Steve Schmitt talked about the long history of service the Club has with the City government, and thanked the city staff for installing the equipment. Besides the Mayor, Councilor Marc Woodard attended, as well as Holly Polivka, who is a member of the City Parks and Recreation Advisory Board. Club members attending included the Project Chairman Paul Miller, President Steve Schmitt, Immediate Past-President Judy Miller, Jim Sanders, Rob Musante, Jacob Pilling, Jan Richardson, Jeff Tainer, Scott Bernhard, Bob Davidson, Jim Stricker, Cliff Elling, Kim Morris, Troy Mears, and Ed Murphy. Marilyn Henderson (Marland's wife) also attended. It was a very enjoyable and dignified event, the weather was good - and we were all inspired by Paul Miller's demonstration on how to do sit-ups! You can see photos from the event on our Club's Facebook Page,, and on our webpage,, under "Photo Albums".
Our Honored Rotarian of the Week last week was Jacob Pilling. Jacob reports that he was born in Alberta Province, Canada, but is a dual citizen. His mom grew up in Eastern Oregon, and his family moved to Oregon when he was just 2 or 3 years old. He said he grew up mostly in La Grande, and attended South Wasco County High School is Maulpin. For recreation as a teenager, he did a lot of river rafting. After high school, Jacob attended Brigham Young University, and later attended Walden University. He moved back to Oregon in 2012, and landed his current job with HomeStreet Bank in 2013. (He was previously a manager with Sterling Savings Bank in Missoula, Montana). Jacob said he met his partner, Cameron, an obstetrician, in 2012.
     Other than being a VP Branch Manager at HomeStreet Bank, Jacob says he owns a couple companies on the side, doing management consulting and website design. He has also been a high school basketball referee, a baseball coach, a boy scout (Eagle rank) and a Kiwanian. Jacob joined the Tigard Rotary Club in 2014 at the invitation of Jim Strickler, and said he like that the Club members made him feel welcome.
The Tigard Rotary Club will be presenting an exciting new fundraising event featuring Michael Allen Harrison, founder of TEN GRANDS in Portland and Seattle. TEN GRANDS ON THE GREEN premieres July 25, 2015 at the beautiful Reserve Vineyards and Golf Club. This historic event captures the magic of 15 years of TEN GRANDS at The Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall each Easter Weekend and brings it to the outdoor stage during the summer. Portland Trailblazer and NBA Hall of Fame Announcer Mr. Bill Schonely will emcee our event!
     Sponsorship and advertising support is vital to our success. We are proud to welcome Snyder Roofing as our charter title sponsor and HomeStreet Bank as our charter presenting sponsor. Additionally, Landmark Ford, Paul and Dr. Judy Miller, Frontier Communications and The Grotto have stepped forward as major and supporting sponsors.
     Sponsorships and advertising opportunities are available. Tigard Rotary members also have the chance to purchase reserved tickets in advance of public ticket sales. Reserved tickets are $40 each with a maximum of 500 available. When you sign up for a sponsorship by the end of February, you and one guest will also be invited to Michael Allen Harrison's home for a special private concert and dinner on March 12th.
     Please consider this unique opportunity and spread the word to business owners and donors who wish to join us in supporting the Tigard Rotary Foundation and Michael Allen Harrison's Snowman Foundation. For more information, please contact Judy Miller or Ed Ellis at 503-970-5136 or Checks should be made out to The Rotary Club of Tigard Foundation. You can download the sponsorship brochure at, under "Home Page Download Files".


Rotary member takes fundraising to new heights -- the summit of Mount Everest
Despite his longstanding interest in polio eradication, polio was not on Joe Pratt's mind as he prepared for a mid-April 2012 climb of Mount Everest, the highest mountain on earth. But that changed in late 2011, when the resident of Nottingham, New Hampshire, USA, participated in a polio immunization project in Pakistan with fellow Rotary member Steve Puderbaugh. Moved by the efforts of the Pakistanis to battle the crippling disease, and by the vulnerability of the young victims, Pratt reset the focus of his climbing adventure. Pakistan is one of three countries where polio has never been...
San Francisco club reveals formula for growth and retention of members
Members of the Rotary Club of San Francisco Evening meet at a wine bar after work, share a social outing, and promote all their activities on social media like Meetup and Facebook. As the first evening club in the city, it has attracted many young professionals from Silicon Valley tech firms whose work schedules keep them from joining a more traditional club that meets for breakfast or lunch. But more than that, the evening format has helped the club grow by 30 percent since it received its charter in mid-2013. Danielle Lallement, who was its charter president, says the club has been...
Colorado joins Kosovo club to restore sanitation in blighted local schools
Blighted schools in the mountain city of Peja in western Kosovo are a reminder of the ethnic strife and war that ravaged this area in the 1990s. To restore ruined sanitation facilities in some of those schools, local Rotary members recently partnered with their counterparts from Colorado, USA. Though residents have been slowly rebuilding the city's infrastructure after years of neglect under earlier governments, most resources are going to improve roads, rebuild homes, and create new businesses. Little money remains to restore the schools. As a result, students have fallen ill, stayed home...
Rotary releases $34.8 million for polio immunization activities worldwide
Rotary International released an additional $34.8 million in grants to support polio immunization activities in 10 countries, including Afghanistan, Nigeria, and Pakistan, the three countries where the disease has never been stopped. The funds, whose release was announced 20 January, will be used by the World Health Organization and UNICEF for polio immunization and surveillance activities in the 10 countries, as well as to provide technical assistance in several other countries in Africa. The grants include $8.1 million for Nigeria to support its final push to eradicate the disease. Nigeria...
President-elect urges Rotary members to ‘Be a Gift to the World’
Using their talents, expertise, and leadership, Rotary members worldwide are asked to be gifts to the world this upcoming 2015-16 Rotary year. Rotary International President-elect K.R. "Ravi" Ravindran called Sunday's address to incoming district governors the "most significant moment of my life." "All of you have been given so many gifts. And you have now been given this great gift: one year to take all your talents, all your gifts, everything that you are and can become -- and Be a Gift to the World," said Ravindran, revealing his presidential theme at the annual five-day training meeting...


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