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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: 
March 2015

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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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Ruth Zuniga received her blue badge at our meeting on Thursday. It has been a busy year for Ruth, having just returned from having a baby, and now she has fullfiled the requirements for a blue badge. Congratulations Ruth!

It is with sorrow that we note the passing of long time Rotarian Eion Scott. Scotty was head agronomist at Iwasaki Brothers nursery in Hillsboro for many years. He made several trips to Eastern European countries on his personal time to help educate others in crop production techniques. He was active in International projects and other areas in our club. Several times he was called upon to present the program at our weekly meetings. His programs were both highly informative and well as very humorous. Scotty knew how to inject just the right amount of humor to make his presentations interesting to all. We will miss you and we send our best wishes to your family.

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.


Meeting Responsibilities

Duty Roster
Mar 5, 2015 Door Prize
Palmer, Scott
Mar 5, 2015 Greeter
Helzerman, Marilynn
Mar 5, 2015 Alternate Greeter
Horton, Gene
Mar 12, 2015 Door Prize
Perkins-Hagele, Leah
Mar 12, 2015 Greeter
Hostetler, Fred
Mar 12, 2015 Alternate Greeter
Hudson, Jesse
Mar 19, 2015 Door Prize
Peterson, Douglas
Mar 19, 2015 Greeter
Johnson, Fred
Mar 19, 2015 Alternate Greeter
Kelsay, Funda
Mar 26, 2015 Door Prize
Phillipe, Jay
Mar 26, 2015 Greeter
Mains, Eldon
Mar 26, 2015 Alternate Greeter
Malmedal, Carolina

Upcoming Events

  • Family Game Night
    Cloverleaf Building- Washington County Fair grounds
    Mar 18, 2015
    5:30 PM – 9:00 PM


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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