October 5 is an offsite meeting to not be missed!
After our introductions and business at the October 5 meeting, Jim Selby will give a brief overview of winemaking in Clark County, then introduce Dan Anderson, owner and winemaker for Three Brothers. Dan will talk about his winery and the styles of wines he strives to perfect. Three Brothers has expanded considerably since its start in 2006 and is known for quality wines.
Rotarians who would like to do a tasting will be able to do so for a cost of $10, which includes a selection of five wines. A variety of food that compliments the wines is available as well.
In honor of our club's first anniversary as a chartered club, we will also have a cake to celebrate.
Spouses and friends are welcome to attend, and we are welcome to stay at the winery as late as 7:30 p.m.
Jim Selby will introduce Dan.
Thanks to all of the Three Creeks members who attended the club's Hands On project yesterday at Whipple Creek Hollow. We were one of two dozen volunteer groups across the county, as part of the Clark County Connects Day of Service.
In just two short hours, our 11 volunteers spread cedar chips on the trail, trimmed weeds, pulled ivy and remediated blackberry vines along the trail.
Neighbors even took time out of their days to thank some of our volunteers for their work!
Thank you to Steve Pash, Chuck Green, Scot Brantley, Jolene Nelson, Jessie Harris (and her husband Jeff), Kelley Campbell, Jim Selby, Erick Peterson and Susanne & Nelson Holmberg.
As a part of the official dedication of the Healing Garden at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center the Rotary Club of Three Creeks' very first Peace Pole will be dedicated.
The Healing Garden dedication event is set for, Thursday, Sept. 20 beginning at 3:30 p.m. at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center, third floor.
A Peace Pole is a hand-crafted monument that displays the message and prayer “May Peace Prevail on Earth”, on each of its four or six sides, usually in different languages.
There are tens of thousands of Peace Poles in 180 countries all over the world dedicated as monuments to peace. They serve as constant reminders for us to visualize and pray for world peace.
Our Peace Pole at Legacy is meaningful in many other ways, as well. It's a recognition of the peace that healthcare brings to the world, in a beautiful place of respite at the hospital. It also represents thanks to Legacy Salmon Creek for being a supporter of our club from the very beginning.
Two more hands on projects have been scheduled for members of the Rotary Club of Three Creeks.
The first is working to help rehabilitate trails in the Whipple Creek Hollow. The second is serving a Frassati Supper.
Whipple Creek Hollow Trail Rehabilitation
Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017
Everyone is welcome. We will be spreading bark chips for community trails and assisting with some basic cleanup items. Please bring your own gloves, rakes, shovels, etc. This event is in the Mount Vista area. Directions: From NE 29th Avenue, head west on NE 159th Street, then turn right (north) on NE 22nd Avenue. The trail entrance is at the end of NE 22nd Ave. Please click here for a map to the site.
Thursday, Oct. 28, 2017
This dinner is about a 1.5-2 hour commitment and 7-8 volunteers are needed to serve dinner to the homeless/needy. This hands-on opportunity is at St. James Catholic Church (218 W. 12th Street, Vancouver, WA 98660) downtown on the corner of W. 12th Street and Columbia.
We will be asked to arrive between 4:30-4:45 and start serving meals at 5 p.m. We serve as runners to 1) set up place settings as those being served come and go. 2) grab them a beverage (usually water, lemonade, coffee). 3) grab a food tray and have the food handlers dish us up and take the trays to our assigned tables to those who are eating. 4) pick up their area as they get done so that someone else can be seated and do it again. The church usually serves dinner from 5-6 p.m., so we are expected to be finished just after 6 p.m.
Up Next: CMAC Chair Larry Smith
Larry Smith will join us for our club meeting on September 7 to share information about the Community Military Appreciation Committee.
CMAC is all inclusive, composed of members representing youth, education, civic, military, veterans groups, and local governments.
CMAC's mission is to preserve and promote military history; to recognize veterans and military families for their contributions to our nation; to assist and support veterans, deployed military and their families; to recognize community and national events; and to make recommendations or take action on any other subject, pertaining to the well being of veterans and military families.
Larry graduated from Clemson University with a Bachelor’s degree in Arts & Sciences in 1965 and went on to obtain a Masters degree in both Recent American History & Human Resource Management. He also served in the Army for 26 years before retiring as a Colonel of Infantry in 1991. After retiring from the Army, he served as Assistant to the City Manager until 1996 and then went on to be the Director of the Vancouver-Clark Parks and Recreation Department until 2003.
Larry also served three terms on the Vancouver City Council before retiring from public service in 2015, and is an active member of the Rotary Club of Vancouver.
Jim Moody will introduce Larry at our meeting.
During District Governor Renee Campbell's visit to the Rotary Club of Three Creeks last night, she presented President Elect Nelson Holmberg with the Leadership, Service and Friendship Award.
In her comments presenting the award, Campbell said, "As your club only recently chartered and each and every one of you played and plays a pertinent role in the success, I could have given out 23 awards. But I was challenged with the decision to choose one member only and it is my pleasure to honor this very special individual.
"In this new club, this member took on the website, Facebook page, club app, and Bulletin. He donated endless hours and tools including a laptop, file cases, money, and more. He is a Paul Harris Fellow and Sustaining Member, signing up for Rotary Direct at District Training Assembly. He is enrolled in Essentials of Rotary Knowledge, and has participated in almost every hands-on event the club has organized. He has perfect attendance, is a wonderful Rotarian and individual, and is your President-Elect. This member has sponsored more members than anybody else except his partner in crime in chartering this club. On behalf of the Rotary Club of Vancouver Three Creeks I would like to recognize Nelson Holmberg with the Leadership, Service and Friendship award."
Holmberg said he was "caught off-guard" by the award and appreciated the recognition very much.
"It's humbling, and an honor, to be recognized by the District Governor like this," he said. "But as DG Renee said, it really has been a team effort. Everyone in the club has had an important role to play in getting us where we are today. Personally, I want to thank everyone for their own individual contributions."