Archive for the “What I Learned in Rotary today” category

WILIRT: Paul Schroeder | New City Initiative

by Glenn on August 12, 2016

Our Rotary speaker yesterday morning was Paul Schroeder, the founder and executive director of New City Initiative. Paul is a fascinating person. He is exceptionally bright and, at one point, was a priest in the Orthodox Church. As I introduced (…)

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David S. Rader on Teddy Roosevelt

by Glenn on November 16, 2015

Our Central East Portland Rotary speaker on Thursday, 12 November 2015 was David S. Rader who described himself as a history teacher whose favorite subject was Theodore Roosevelt. Rader said this was his 81st rotary presentation on the subject: “Theodore (…)

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What I Learned in Rotary Today: 20 August 2015

by Glenn on August 23, 2015

Many of the speakers who talk to our little Central East Portland Rotary Club represent non-profit work of some form or another. For example, we’ve had speakers talk to us about an orphanage in Bangladesh, the devastation of the earthquake (…)

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What I Learned in Rotary Today | 13 August 2015

by Glenn on August 18, 2015

Our guest speaker in Rotary was … well, we’ll call her Jane, for reasons of privacy. Jane is a recent high school graduate and a recipient of one of our $2,500/yr. renewable college scholarships. I think we have 14 students (…)

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Confused by Marijuana (What I Learned in Rotary Today: 6 August 2015)

by Glenn on August 7, 2015

I am trying to document some of the things I learn in Rotary each week. I really enjoy these Thursday morning meetings with the Central East Portland Rotary Club. My initial interest in joining was business-related, but ultimately I joined (…)

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What I Learned in Rotary Today | 16 July 2015

by Glenn on July 18, 2015

What I learned in Rotary | Thursday, 16 July 2015 Guest Speaker: Julie McLaughlin with YWAMShips A problem for the non-profit is that they need money to do their work. This money can come from government or individuals or businesses, (…)

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What I Learned in Rotary Today [9 July 2015]

by Glenn on July 15, 2015

Mr. Alan Lertzman, Korean War Veteran made a visit to the Central East Portland Rotary Club on Thursday, 9 July 2015. I am one of four Rotarians from Central East Portland who arrange for speakers for our club. Some time (…)

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What I Learned in Rotary Today—25 June 2015

by Glenn on June 27, 2015

Thoughts from Central East Portland Rotary Club meeting on Thursday, 25 June 2015. Guest Speaker: Rob Lucke, ShelterBox We’ve had a couple of speakers talk to us on the subject of Nepal. It’s a little uncomfortable enjoying a wonderful, Elmer’s (…)

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