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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: 
May 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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Our club was treated to a great presentation by Michael Angelo Caruso. His topic was "How to engage anyone in 15 seconds". The presentation was informative as well as entertaining. Our membership committee is anxious to put into play some of the ideas he gave us for attracting new members. Shown above are President Jeff with Michael and a couple of shots of the room.

by Marilyn Helzerman
HRC was proud to induct four new members into the club at our last meeting. Mike McMurray, Membership Committee Chair welcomed them into our fold with enthusiasm! Pictured here left to right are the new members and their sponsors: Dave Marcotte and sponsor, Bob Rollinger; sponsor, Marie Tyler and Chief Deputy Bill Steele and Jason Kamna; Neal Davis and his sponsor John McMeekan; Pres. Jeff and Chair Mike. The four new members will be giving their "free, brief bio" of themselves over the next couple of meetings. 
Our Student of the Month last week was Miles Trinidad, a Senior at Glencoe High School. Miles is the co-editor in chief of Glencoe's newspaper. He is an avid volunteer and was impressed with Rotary's dedication to service both locally and globally. He has volunteered many times for NHS and Key Club while at Glencoe. He enjoys writing about people's stories stating that there are so many out there in the world that need telling! He plans to attend the University of Oregon and major in journalism. Much luck to Miles as he pursues his studies and dreams!
Thanks to Marilyn Helzerman for this story.

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.


Meeting Responsibilities

Duty Roster
Apr 30, 2015 Door Prize
Rollinger, Robert
Apr 30, 2015 Greeter
Palm, Deanna
Apr 30, 2015 Alternate Greeter
Perkins-Hagele, Leah

Upcoming Events



May 07, 2015
Rick Thompson
The Lake Missoula Flood in Your Backyard
May 14, 2015
Dr. David Sanders
Co-founder of ZoomCare Medical Clinics
May 21, 2015
Catherine Crooker, Director of Advancement
Community Action of Washington County - Poverty in Washington County
May 28, 2015
Dr. Dean Clark
Bolt Tape - alternative pain relief solutions
Jun 04, 2015
Alan Lertzman
The Forgotten War, the War between North and South Korea
Jun 11, 2015
Deb Delfs
Scholarship Awards luncheon


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