The club's board of directors recently approved a recommendation from the membership committee that we create a business membership and a family/partner membership.
The idea behind these is to encourage local businesses to participate in Rotary with more than one employee, and to provide an opportunity for like-minded family members to join the club without having to pay full dues for each member.
The Family/Partner Membership allows a couple (two family members related by marriage/civil union/blood) an opportunity to be a member of the Rotary Club of Three Creeks with two members to actively participate in the club, per the definition of participation in the club’s bylaws.
The Business Membership allows a small business, company or corporation an opportunity to be a member of the Rotary Club of Three Creeks with up to four members to actively participate in the club, per the definition of participation in the club’s bylaws.
We are excited that the Business Membership idea already has some traction, with a couple of businesses already expressing interest.
What a great meeting of the Rotary Club of Three Creeks on Thursday, Oct. 18!
It was full of celebration and recognition, as much as it was meeting with, and hearing from, our district governor.
Thanks for all who attended District Governor Larry and LaDonna's visit to our club, held at Red Barn Coffee House, where the comfortable setting and beautiful weather outside the open roll-up door created a casual, social setting.
IPP Susanne received (officially) our Rotary Citation for the 2017-18 year; Kerrie was recognized with President Nelson's October Service Star, and Lisa Bechtold's first reading was done.
Congratulations to Kelley Campbell who was recognized by DG Larry as our Club Champion. Unfortunately, Kelley was unable to attend, but Jolene accepted for her boss.
We also inducted our newest member, Andi Costello. Who knew she didn't really bungee jump in New Zealand, but instead skydove, to "let her rebel fly"!?
Larry Hatch, District 5100 Governor, will pay the annual visit to our club on Thursday, Oct. 18. This meeting will be an offsite social at Red Barn Coffee House (10718 NW Lakeshore Ave., Vancouver) during our regular meeting time of 5:30-6:30 p.m.
DG Larry and his wife LaDonna have been visiting clubs across the district, including a week long swing to Northeastern Oregon. DG Larry will have a few comments to share and will recognize a Rotary Club Champion from Three Creeks. He will also be interested in hearing about some of our club's successes and getting to know each of us a little bit better.
Larry joined Rotary as a charter member of the Forest Grove Daybreak Club in 1991. He served as President twice, and 3 years as an Assistant Governor.
After serving in Vietnam in the Army as a Military Police officer, he began a 41-year career in public safety: 13 years as a police officer and the last 28 years as the Assistant Director of Washington County 9-1-1 before retiring in 2015.
He believes we must all be global citizens and chose Rotary as his pathway for service. To that end he is a proud Rotary Foundation Triple Crown donor.
Larry has been married to LaDonna for 45 years. They live in Forest Grove and have one daughter Christy, and granddaughter Abbey.
They are both retired and enjoy heading out in the RV to explore the backroads of Oregon and surrounding states finding unique places you can’t see from the highway. He is an avid sports fan supporting the OSU Foundation and all things Beavers.