April 27, 2012  Volume 91, Number 44

ROTARY'S FOUR WAY TEST
"Of the things we think, say or do:

1. Is it the TRUTH? 
2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
3. Will it Build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?"


News from Rotary International


McMinnville Rotary Club Calendar

What would you like to add to the Calendar? Programs for our club are listed in the Calendar below.

MAY

Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
29 30 1 2 3 4
Teacher Recognition
5
6 7 8 9 10 11
Park Cleanup Outline
12
13 14 15
Board Meeting 11:45am GVBP
16 17 18
Fireside Auction
19
20 21 22 23 24 25
Park Cleanup off site meeting
26
27 28 29 30 31    

 

OPENING

Pattie Waltz seved as our greeter for our meeting today

 

Chuck Pattishall provided the inspirational moment.

Tom Tankersley led us in the flag salute.

VISITING ROTARIANS AND GUESTS

Chuck Pattishall introduced inbound exchange student from India, SHANK JAIN and ROBBIE THOMAS, outbound candidate.

 

Chuck also welcomed CHAD AMODEO and CHRISTEN RAMIREZ.

Rich Schieber introduced his wife CAROL.

Kris Olsen welcomed NANCY and TONY AMODEO.

Kris Olsen introduced PAMANDERSON-CLARK, KAREN ANDERSON, TIM CLARK, RICHARD MUNYON and ZACK MUNYON.

Chuck Pattishall introduced Interact Students: JACK ANDERSON, HAYDEN ALLEN, TYLER HARRIS, ARIAS LAMAY, VINCENT ROLLEN and MAGGIE ELLINGSON.

Guy Everingham introduced inbound exchange student from Japan, KEITO SHIKEI.

MEMBER RECOGNITION - BRAGS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

Darrick Price conducted member recognition.

 

JACK ANDERSON announced that today is his birthday.

Art Bradley bragged about his son, CHRIS, who was one of five students from the Mac Hi Band to play with the US Airforce Academy band at the space museum. He also was at the FIrst Robots Competition held in St. Louis this week.

 

Lee Means ticket was the lucky ticket this week, however, she failed to draw the winning Ace of Spades.

STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

McMinnville High School’s student-of-the-month for April, senior Chad Amodeo, representing Performing Arts.

Chad is the son of Anthony and Nancy Amodeo.

This semester, Chad is enrolled in Education 2, Play Production, Teen Mentoring, Lyricism: Shakespeare to the Beatles, History and Politics of the Middle East, and Individualized Fitness.

While in high school, Chad has been very involved in our school’s performing Arts program.  He is a member of the International Club, Drama Club, and Top Gear Club.  He has performed in many of our school plays and musicals, and is being recognized in the area of Performing Arts by our director, Deborah Johansen.

Outside of school, Chad participates in taekwando, watching Star Wars, reading comic books, and writing.

Next year, Chad will be attending Chemeketa Community College, and then plans to transfer to Western Oregon University when he plans to major in history and one day become a history teacher.

McMinnville High School’s student-of-the-month for April, senior Christian Ramirez, representing Visual Arts.

Christian is the son of Leonardo Ramirez and Julia Duran.

This semester, Christian is enrolled in Introduction to Fiction, Survey of Algebra, Algebra 2, Geometry, Strength and Conditioning, Advanced Placement Studio Art, Painting, and Spanish.

While in high school, Christian has been very involved in our school’s many programs.  In addition to his excellence as an artist, he’s a member of our school men’s soccer program, member of the Friends of Rachel Club, as was the winner of the Jazz Night poster competition this past winter.

Outside of school, Christian is a member of the FC Brazil soccer club, works at Villas Nursing Home, helps coach a middle school soccer team, and enjoys are as a hobby.

Christian’s future plans include application to Western Oregon University and Willamette University where he plans to major in Visual Arts.

McMinnville High School’s student-of-the-month for April, senior Zach Munyon, representing Computer Science.

Zach is the son of Alton (Pat) Munyon and Pamela Anderson-Clark.

This semester, Zach is enrolled in Pre-Calculus, Computer Science – Advanced Topics, Language and Literature, Murder, Mystery, and Mayhem, and is a teacher’s aide.

While in high school, Zach has been very involved in our school’s computer science program.  He was a member of our school’s varsity computer science team which took 1st place at this year’s Willamette University Computer Science Competition, the equivalence of the state championships in computer science and programing.

Outside of school, Zach plays with, modifies, and builds computers.  He’ll often be called upon to install new hardware into friend’s machines.

Zach’s future plans include studying Computer Science at Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York.

MAIN EVENT

President Maryalice introduced our first speaker, Inbound Exchange Student, Keito Shikai. Keito presented a number of pictures from his hometown and his life growing up in Japan. Keito noted that he has a very loving family, a beautiful mother and sister and a very patient dog. Keito reported that he is not fond of the snow, but somehow makes due. Maryalice thanked Keito for his presentation and presented him with an insulated grocery bag and asked him to sign a book for our Early Reader Program.

 

 

President Maryalice then introduced our second speaker, Inbound Exchange Student, Shank Jain. Shank began by providing a brief description of India. Shank reported that India’s national motto is “Truth Alone Triumphs” and that India’s national song is “I Bow to Thee Mother. Shank went on to note that India is a very diverse nation, with an official language, “Hindi,” 22 national languages, and over 1000 other unofficial languages spoken throughout the country. Shank reported that the nation’s diversity is also represented in its rich cultural and religious heritage – with over 200 distinct religions. Shank noted that India celebrates diverse festivals, loves a number of sports and enjoys a wide array of culinary dishes and techniques. Shank wrapped up by relaying to the club that India’s unofficial motto is “Unity in Diversity.” Maryalice thanked Shank for his presentation and presented him with an insulated grocery bag and asked him to sign a book for our Early Reader Program.

CLOSING

 

President Maryalice closed the meeting by reminding us that next week will be Teacher Recognition Week.

 

Photographs by Ken Dunn |  Captions by Darrick Price | Edited for the web by Ray Fields

 

Meeting Make-up Options Online

Did you miss this meeting and need a make-up? Here is a list of places that you can make-up on the web.

District model eClubs Zone model eClubs

Rotary eClub of District 3310 - Singapore

Rotary eClub of London Centenary - London (Zone 18 - 1120)

Rotary eClub of District 3450 - Hong Kong

Rotary eClub of Southwest - Arizona (Zone 25 - 5510)

Rotary eClub of District 5450 - Colorado (Rotary eClub One charter)

Rotary eClub of Tampa Bay - Florida, Georgia, Caribbean Islands (Zone 34 - 6950)

Rotary eClub of District 7890 - Connecticut

Rotary eClub of Zente-Hellenas - Greece (Zone  10-2470) in English or Greek

 

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it was one of the obligations I accepted when I joined Rotary." -- A Rotarian 

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