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Jack's Restaurant
1004 F St SW
Inside Quincy Market
Quincy, WA 98848
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I hope things are going well on your side of the world, things certainly are on mine! I just received the package that Briana put together with all of the little things from you all and I'm really touched! Thank you all so much! It's so nice to have a little reminder of home, and my little host sister was very excited to open it with me! Please pass my thanks on to everyone, and there'll be something coming for you all soon! Speaking of, I hope you got my letter I sent before Christmas?
I'll be changing host families soon so I've been busy and a little sad to leave this family because I've integrated really well. School is still going well, lots of fun projects and I finally understand math class! 
Any who I hope you had wonderful holidays, and I'll hear from you soon!
Much love from Belgium, 

Toastmasters and Rotary partner to help members grow professionally and make a difference in their communities

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Jan. 7, 2020 — Members of Toastmasters and Rotary will enhance their skills, broaden their networks and increase their positive impact in communities through a new collaboration.

The ongoing relationship between the two organizations will begin at the grassroots level with local club members learning and working together. Additionally, Toastmasters will create a set of eight structured communication and leadership development courses for Rotary with a phased rollout that will be available in English in 2020, and in more languages in 2021.

“The strategic alliance with Rotary is exciting and allows both organizations to leverage our unique and similar strengths,” says Deepak Menon, Toastmasters' 2019-20 International President. “We look forward to providing our current and prospective members with ongoing additional offerings that meet their evolving needs.”

With its first unofficial meeting held in Bloomington, Ill., in March 1905, Toastmasters is a global nonprofit organization with more than 16,800 clubs in 143 countries. Its members attend club meetings where they learn how to be more confident speakers, communicators and leaders. Toastmasters’ vision for the ongoing collaboration with Rotary is to change more lives for the better, and positively impact communities around the world.

“Collaborating with Toastmasters will provide our members with even more opportunities to develop and improve their leadership and communication skills,” said John Hewko, general secretary and CEO of Rotary International. “In turn, members of Toastmasters can connect with more people, take advantage of new speaking and learning opportunities, and make a difference in their communities through Rotary.”

Rotary provides its members opportunities to develop professionally, gain world understanding, and make lifelong friendships – all while volunteering to improve lives and bring lasting, positive change to communities.

Founded in 1905 in Chicago, Ill., Rotary is a global network of people committed to improving lives and bringing positive, lasting change. Each year, Rotary members contribute millions of dollars and volunteer hours to promote health, peace and prosperity in communities across the globe. Through volunteering, they make lifelong friendships that transcend political, cultural and generational boundaries and foster global understanding and respect.

For FAQ and to learn more about this partnership, please visit

For further information or interviews from Toastmasters International, please contact or call +1720 619 5344.

For further information or interviews from Rotary International, please contact or call +1847 866 3466

About Toastmasters International: Toastmasters International is a worldwide nonprofit educational organization that empowers individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders. Headquartered in Englewood, Colo., the organization's membership exceeds 358,000 in more than 16,800 clubs in 143 countries. Since 1924, Toastmasters International has helped people from diverse backgrounds become more confident speakers, communicators and leaders. For information about local Toastmasters clubs, please visit Follow @Toastmasters on Twitter.

About Rotary: Rotary brings together a global network of volunteer leaders dedicated to tackling the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges. Rotary connects 1.2 million members of more than 35,000 Rotary clubs in over 200 countries and geographical areas. Their work improves lives at both the local and international levels, from helping those in need in their own communities to working toward a polio-free world. See

Starting January 9th our club will start meeting at our new location:
Jack's Restaurant
Inside the Quincy Market
1004 F St SW, Quincy
Same Time 12:10pm
Youth Action Interact went to Yakima, WA for the WA State Prevention Summit on November 5th & 6th to learn more about the epidemic on opioids, substance abuse, marijuana, and vaping amoung youth. This training will help Youth Action Interact complete their 2020 Prevention Project to compete at the Spring Youth Forum in May. 
October 31st there will NOT be a noon meeting.
Meeting Time: 5:30pm
Place: Errant Sellars
Briana Melburn's presentation on her trip to Belgium.
Lily with her "dad" Dan Couture
Lily our inbound exchange student giving a presentation on Germany!
Gigi welcoming our newest members Daja Mayfield and Tom Parrish!
Lilly went to Pullman to experience the WSU Cougar football game, tailgating and camping.  On our way home we stopped by one of our farms.  Damon hid in Sudan grass and scared the tar out of Lilly!
Casia Logan's Belgian Exchange - 2019-2020 Rotary Youth Exchange
Casia's Begian Exchange BLOG:
Thank you everyone for helping at FCAD!  We had 3 High Students help us all day Mikel Johns- Ephrata, Jennifer Gonzalez  - Quincy, Carson Davis- Ephrata
District Training Assembly
HOLD THE DATE!  There will be 1-day training events for the USA in Yakima & Wenatchee on Saturday 16 May, and for Canada in Summerland & Kamloops on Saturday 23 May.  These are intended to provide training and support for all board members and other interested club members, ideally ~10-15 members per club.   Hold the date and stay tuned for more details!
Briana Melburn and Casia Logan.  Briana returning from her exchange to Belgium and Casia getting ready to leave on her exchange to Lemur, Belgium.
Briana Melburn presenting her exchange trip to Belgium.
Quincy Rotary Club Social
August 29th @ 5 pm
Chris Daniels Winery
Light Appetizers
Spouses are welcome
No noon club meeting
Jack Tobin receiving a 50 years of service award!
Marie Rylaarsdam receiving the 2019-2020 spouse of the year award!
Sawyer Goulet playing for the August 1st Quincy Rotary meeting.
Gigi had the pleasure of giving Jack Toevs his award for 50 years of service with Rotary. Jack has stayed very active in rotary. Serving on the board, always there to help with projects, his family also hosted an exchange student. Thank you Jack for you service!
The ESD awarded Quincy Rotary a special award for the clubs community involvement especially with youth programs including Interact and youth exchange.
This is the first year Quincy Rotary Club has sponsored two young adults to attend Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA). RYLA was held in Penticton, BC, Canada on May 23rd through May 26th. The two young adults that were sponsored were Gerardo Guzman and Adriana Luna-Reyna.
Boorman's took Gio hiking at the Quincy Lakes and down to Cave B for dinner!
Gio’s going away party will be on June 9th at 4:00pm.  It will be hosted by Matt Hoeger’s family.  Location is 14245 Road 4 NW.  Home-made brick oven pizza will be prepared by Matt.
Anyone is welcome to stop at John and Marie’s , 15204 Rd NW 4, for a glass of wine at 3:00pm.
Ed Fields volunteering time keeping up Quincy Rotary Park.  Thank you Ed!

Quincy FFA Agriculture Issues Forum presented at today’s meeting.

Left to RightCody Main, Rosey Combs, Taran Brown, Gavin Sahli,
Mr. Mike Wallace & Cooper Raap

Profile: A vine idea

Heidi Kühn
Rotary Club of San Francisco

Heidi Kühn arrived in Utsunomiya, Japan, in 1975, a few months after the end of the Vietnam War. She was a Rotary Youth Exchange student, and what she saw and experienced in Japan led her to reflect on the post-World War II reconciliation between that country and her native United States. “The idea of former enemies bridging borders for peace left an impression in my heart,” she says.

Heidi Kühn, of the Rotary Club of San Francisco, founded a nonprofit called Roots of Peace to remove land mines and revive farmland.

Photo by Ian Tuttle

More than 20 years later, Kühn had become a successful television journalist. She was asked by the Commonwealth Club of California, a well-known public affairs forum, to host an event featuring Jerry White, a land mine survivor who had escorted Princess Diana on her last humanitarian mission in 1997. It was a short time after the death of Diana, whose efforts to ban land mines had inspired Kühn. “That night, I made a prophetic toast,” she recalls. “‘May the world go from mines to vines.’”

Kühn decided to act on those words and founded a nonprofit called Roots of Peace that has worked to remove hundreds of thousands of land mines and other unexploded ordnance from farmland and replace them with productive fields, such as orchards and vineyards.

In Afghanistan, the organization has helped restore fields in the Shomali Plain north of Kabul, which had been a thriving agricultural region until the Taliban burned vineyards, cut down fruit trees, and laid land mines. Since 2003, Roots of Peace has connected growers with supermarket chains in India. 

Roots of Peace is also partnering with the Rotary clubs of San Francisco and Bangkok Klongtoey, Thailand, which received a $197,000 global grant from The Rotary Foundation to remove land mines and plant black pepper vines and taro in Vietnam’s Quang Tri province, and help farmers market the high-value crop.

Kühn and her husband and Roots of Peace partner, Gary Kühn, visited Afghanistan in 2018 to see the fruits of their labor. They flew out of Afghanistan on a cargo plane carrying the harvest. 

“To me, that was the greatest inspiration, the greatest moment in my life, to know that we can turn dreams into reality,” Kühn says. “Not just for ourselves, but for countless farmers and families around the world.” 

— Nikki Kallio

I’ve attached a couple of pictures from our recent trip to Guatemala.
As you can see, the kids were pretty happy with their new school. Water tanks with filters and a few books for their library were also appreciated.
We also installed 38 wood burning stoves in each of their homes.
A big “Thank You” to the Quincy Rotary club for helping this become a reality.
Larry Jubie
On our March 14th Rotary meeting we had a special St. Patrick's Day presentation.  David, Harriet, Kaye, and Galen sang a very special tribute song to Quincy Rotary's signature Irishman, Jack Tobin!
Gio's Activities!
Ways To Give!
Club Meeting Makeups Link
Quincy Food for Texas
How to propose Member
Classification Talks
Briana Melburn
Casia Logan
Club Executives & Directors
Past President
President Elect
Vice President
Community Service - Youth
Charter Members - March 1953
Paujl Anstine
Elmer Arvick
Bill Baldwin
Odin Baugh
Phonse Beseda
Mark Call
George Caskey
Truman Chamberlain
Harold Elliott
Glen Evers
Bob Gibson
Chuck Harbaugh
Jay Harper
Roy Lassiter
Randall Marney
Gerry Morris
Frenchy O'Donnell
Sam Underwood
Glen Woodward
Bill Wraspir
January 2020
Business Meeting
Feb 06, 2020
Sheila Berschauer
Feb 20, 2020
Moses Lake Community Health CEO
Lisa Karstetter
Feb 27, 2020
Microsoft Community Outreach
Marc Maynard
Mar 05, 2020
Bureau of Reclamation
Pat Haley
Mar 26, 2020
Presidential Collection of Letters
Business Meeting
Apr 02, 2020
Business Meeting
May 07, 2020
Business Meeting
Jun 04, 2020
Business Meeting
Jul 02, 2020
Meeting Responsibilities
January 23, 2020
Leibelt, Tony
January 30, 2020
Lindquist, Gabriel
Alternate Greeters
January 23, 2020
Lindquist, Gabriel
January 30, 2020
Luna-Reyna, Adriana