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Community Service Projects

Hillsboro Rotary Club's Community Service Projects committee is very active. They work with Home Plate to feed homeless teenagers, Meals On Wheels to help provide meals for seniors, obtaining grants and matching funds for projects in our local high schools and these are only a few of the projects taken on by this ambitious committee. If you think that you have a project that might be of interest to the Hillsboro Rotary Club send an email to: 
January 2015

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Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 12:00 PM
Tuality Health Education Center
334 SE 8th Ave (Meeting Address)
PO Box 473 (Mailing Address)
Hillsboro, OR  97123
United States
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Today we celebrated the life of fellow Rotarian Karl Freerksen. A long time member of our club, Karl passed away this past week. It was a testimonial to Karl that Hillsboro Methodist Church was standing room only today as many from the community and Rotary came to pay their respects to this kind gentleman. Our own Gayle Nachtigal told an amusing story about her first day as a judge and her meeting with Karl in the courthouse. Another humorous moment was Karl's niece sharing the court instructions that Karl had issued in "rap". We will miss you Karl and we all send our best wishes to Barbara and family.


Vance Sele,director of the Glencoe High School, is shown here conducting the choir in Christmas carols during our meeting on December 18th. The choir arranged themselves around the auditorium giving us a total "surround sound" experience. They sang many gorgeous arrangements of both sacred and contemporary carols. Their concert sent all of us off in a festive mood ready to enjoy for the rest of the holiday season! Thanks to Marilyn Helzerman for the picture and story.


Marie Fujimoto, our inbound exchange student from two years ago, visited our club in December. She is shown here with her former host mom Jackie Riley. Marie is attending college in the Bay area and is expecting to pursue International Studies. It was great to see Marie and see how well she is doing.


At the December 18th meeting, we inducted two new members, Jared Arnold and Brian Blachly. Jared is a lieutenant in the Salvation Army and is stationed in Hillsboro. He is actually a 7th generation member of the Salvation Army. Jared’s wife Christina is also an officer in that organization.  Jared is sponsored by President Jeff Nelson. Brian is District Director for the Boy Scouts of America. He has taken over for the relocated David Noyes, a past president of our club. Brian lives in Hillsboro and is a past member of the Forest Grove Noon club.  He is sponsored by Past-President John McMeekin. In their respective vocations, both are already quite familiar with the concept of “Service Above Self.” We warmly welcome Brian and Jared. Thanks to Marilyn Helzerman for the photo and to Mike McMurray for the information in the story.


Meeting Responsibilities

Jan 29, 2015 Door Prize
Moore, Laura
Jan 29, 2015 Greeter
Delfs, Deb
Jan 29, 2015 Alternate Greeter
Dobrowolski, Lee

Upcoming Events

  • Super Bowl Party
    Leah Hagele’s
    Feb 01, 2015
    2:30 PM – 6:00 PM
  • Family Game Night
    Cloverleaf Building- Washington County Fair grounds
    Mar 18, 2015
    5:30 PM – 9:00 PM


Feb 05, 2015
Dean Hall
Swimming the Willamette - All 184 Miles!
Feb 12, 2015
Doug Piper
Portland Winterhawks
Feb 19, 2015
Dr. Nancy Rogene
Racial Dynamics in the United States:  Past and Present
Feb 26, 2015
Larry Wood
Evergreen and the Spruce Goose as told by a Marine Corps Fighter Pilot
Mar 12, 2015
Mike McMurray
Membership Recruitment & Retention Assembly
Mar 19, 2015
Rick Thompson
The Lake Missoula Flood in Your Backyard


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