What a week! And what an event! Our meeting last week was the annual “Stuffing folder” for the Financial Stewardship Resources, Inc (FSR) Non-Profit Organization Board Training.
Bruce DeYoung had the tables all set-up for an efficient work-party. The event was Saturday. Philomath Rotary had at least 15 members helping throughout the day.
Philomath Rotary was listed as a sponsor in the program, on a Power-Point presentation and in a speech. There were over 600 attendees at the Board Training representing over 200 non-profit organizations.
Rotary awareness? Yes, we certainly did our part in making the public aware of Rotary in the community. And it was wonderful fellowship and FUN!
KNOW YOUR FELLOW ROTARIAN
Dan Forbess has done a lot of jobs and lived a lot of places. He worked his way through college as a fire watch at the Standard Oil Refinery in El Segundo, CA, graduating from Cal State Long Beach in 1979 with a degree in Industrial Technology/Education.
He and Joan started married life in Klamath Falls where Dan taught Industrial Arts at Union High School. In 1981 he took a job as a welder/mechanic and safety/training manager in a small batch process chemical plant, Petrolite. He went to night school for 3 years and got his Masters in 1984, then became Facility Designer/Project Manager at Hughes Aircraft. There he learned how to design architectural layouts and mechanical drawings on a mainframe computer aided design system, Intergraph.
In 1985 he accepted a job at Lane Community College and became a mechanical drafting instructor. At Lane he learned how to use an IBM XT computer with AutoCAD version so he could develop a computer aided drafting curriculum. These were busy times. By now they had three children and Joan started classes at U of O. She earned her Education degree in 1990 and began substitute teaching in the Eugene-Springfield area. By 1993 Dan began his administrative career and took a position at Douglas Education Service District. When they moved to Oakland Joan began teaching middle school English and earned a master’s degree in counseling in 2001. In 1998 Dan accepted his first superintendent job in Camas Valley, followed by ten years in Oakland and North Douglas, the last four years as half-time superintendent in both districts. Dan was a member of the Rotary Club of Sutherlin.
After 18 years in the Umpqua Valley he made one last career change and returned to the Willamette Valley as Philomath’s School Superintendent. Joan will retire next year as counselor at Oakland High and they can spend more than weekends together.
Their children are Hillary, an OSU grad in Fermentation Science, who makes wine for Gallo in California; Blake, LCC grad who is pursuing a music career; Trevor, Public Planning & Policy Management grad from UO, who with his brother formed a band, Volifonix, which plays regularly in all parts of Oregon.
Philomath Rotary Board Mtg: Minute Synopsis 1/13/2011 4 PM - Citizen's Bank, Philomath OR
Attendees: Josh Kvidt, Wendy Kincade, Helen Bennett, Jack Duren, Sue Rutherford, Mal Miner, Peggy Malcolm, Kathy DeYoung, Bruce DeYoung
Membership: Look for a Fireside coming early March!
RYLA/Interact: Ranelle Crosby is now helping on the Interact Committee. A "Chartership Celebration Party" is in the planning stages.
Youth Exchange: Next year's Outbound student Graham (Meredith Howell 's son) is looking to head to Argentina
New Business: Beaver Drop" event in planning stages.... more info to come!
Community Garden Shed update: currently getting bids for lumber
ALL CURRENT MEMBERS ARE WELCOME TO COME TO OUR BOARD MEETINGS! HELD ON THE 2ND TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH AT 4 PM AT CITIZEN'S BANK IN PHILOMATH. ATTENDING WILL HELP EARN YOUR BLUE
BADGE OR GIVE CREDIT FOR A MISSED MEETING!