We are collecting goodies from the Three Creeks area for a gift basket for DG Renee Campbell on August 31.
Please bring your contributions to one of the next Rotary meetings so President Susanne can put the basket together. Thanks to all members who have already committed! You rock!
With thanks to Zack Goldfinch at 3Peaks Public House & Taproom, our Bring Your Pet to Rotary Fellowship event is confirmed for Thursday, June 29 at 5:30 p.m.
Word from 3Peaks is "the more pets the better", so don't be shy if you have more than one pet.
If you don't have a four-legged family member, come anyway.
It's going to be a hoot. There's no official program, just a creative opportunity for club members, along with their pets, and two-legged family members to spend some time together in fellowship.
It's a Rotary tradition, with a new and exciting twist!
Dr. Rick Green is our presenter this week, while also hosting us for an offsite meeting at Salmon Creek Plastic Surgery (13712 NE 10th Ave., just east of the Salmon Creek Fred Meyer store).
As usual, the meeting starts at 5:30 p.m.
He will share with us the stories of his recent trip to Peru where he helped treat burn victims.
Dr. Green grew up in the Chicago area and graduated with honors from the University of Notre Dame in 1985. He then attended the University of Illinois Medical School at Chicago, graduating in 1989. Dr. Green trained in both General Surgery and Plastic Surgery at Loyola University at Chicago, finishing in 1995. He currently serves as the president elect of the Rotary Club of Vancouver, and will become president on July 1.
Salmon Creek Plastic Surgery is committed to excellence, compassion, and caring in the practice of plastic surgery.
Nelson Holmberg will introduce Dr. Green.
Matthew Butte, development director at The Children's Center of Clark County was our speaker June 1. He described The Childrens Center programs, and what opportunities exist to help the center.
Matthew also shared a touching video that was shown at the Center's annual fund raising luncheon. He also told the stories of a few of the Center's past clients who have found themselves successful paths since their participation at The Childrens Center.
Children's Center is dedicated to serving the community by providing quality mental health services to children and families of Clark County. They are committed to serving all children in need within our resources.
Children's Center is an agency where everyone is valued and treated with dignity and respect and individual differences are accepted.
Children's Center develops, in partnership with its consumers, opportunities for an improved quality of life, meaningful daily activities, recovery and remission from mental illness, active participation in community life, and rewarding social interaction with others. The Children's Center seeks to create culturally sensitive, competent, and responsive services toward reaching these goals.
Club history was made on Thursday, June 1 when Jolene Nelson became the first red badge member to graduate to a blue badge.
Jolene walked with her graduation cap and the song "pomp and circumstance" during a presentation by President Susanne at our regular club meeting that night at Legacy Salmon Creek.
We even streamed live video of it on our club Facebook page (click here to see it)!
Congratulations Jolene. Good work on completing your red badge requirements in less than five months.