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The Gateway 

July 13, 2021

President's Message 

Greetings Camas Washougal Rotarians,

Happy Rotary New Year. It is my privilege and honor to lead our Club for 2021-2022.   Thank you for your vote of confidence!

This year’s Rotary Theme is SERVE TO CHANGE LIVES.

Last week at our club meeting your board committee chair people introduced themselves and told us their plans for the year. The theme was to get involved and help us change lives in our communities and the world. Our Club Service Co-Chair, Gayle Thieman has sent around a survey asking all of you what committee you would like to join if you aren’t connected to one already. Please complete the survey and return as soon as possible.

Our Club Fundraiser, Duck Derby will be held in Downtown Camas on September 12th. Please sell your tickets!!! If you need more tickets please contact Randal Friedman or Cindy Forslund.

JC Kootnekoff
Camas/Washougal Rotary Club

Weekly Program Schedule 

Camas Washougal Rotary meets
on Zoom at 7 AM 

Serve to Change Lives

July 8 - 2021-22 CW CR Board Presentation
July 15- Classification Talks Cassi Marshall & David Bussman
July 22 - Tim Gauthier, Exec Dir of NECA. Skilled Labor Report
July 29 - "Rwanda Rising - A Project Created by One Rotarian." John Jordan
Also July 29 - TRAC Cleanup Volunteer Community Service & Social at 5440 6-8

Membership & New Club Development

August 5 - Outstanding ClarkCounty Rotary Clubs 
August 12 - Ducky Derby
August 19 - Classification talks
August 26 - District Governor Jim Boyle

Oxygen Concentrators for Nepal

In its May meeting, CW Rotary Board approved a $500 participation in an  emergency project to supply oxygen concentrators to Nepal for combatting its COVID-19 crisis. This project, led by the Newberg Rotary Club, quickly raised $12,000 from fellow District 5100 clubs to fund 60 oxygen concentrators. These devices were purchased and distributed by the Kathmandu, Nepal Club who has a close relationship with the Newberg one. 

Fundraiser for The Rotary Foundation 

The promotion on behalf of The Rotary Foundation in June was very successful. 14 members participated and $6,800 contributed raised member contributions to TRF's annual fund in the 2020-21 year to $17,400. This level of giving is well above the prior year and exceeded the $16,000 5-year average of support. Remember these TRF contributions are from individual members as the club's budget does not include TRF.

It has become a tradition for Camas Washougal Rotary to support Seniors in our community who are in great need of nutrition and reducing isolation through Meals On Wheels.  

Q3 sign-up is online.   We now have an opening for Tuesday, July 20th!!

    July 13 - Susan Chambers
    July 20 - OPEN
    July 27 - George Capacci
    Aug 3 - Gayle Thieman
    Aug 10 -  Susan Chambers
    Aug 17 - George Capacci

Thank you Randy for always being
there for our clients and the club!" 

July - September Sign Up link: 

July 10 Yard Clean Up

Thank you to Russ and Susan Chambers, Tom and Barb Crozier, Richard Renton and Karen, Aaron Reiter, Cath Alvey, Justice Rosales  and George Capacci for helping clean up a neighbor's yard in Washougal. We are not quite finished so please save the date for Saturday, July 31st from 9am-2:00pm to finish the task at hand.  We really made a difference in Paula's life and can't wait to finish the project!!!

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July Birthdays - 

     2      Don Dire
     10    Bill Maniscalco
     19    Tom Crozier
     20    Carol Keljo

Reminder:  The Gateway will be published twice monthly, typically on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday each month. Exceptions will be made for holidays and other scheduling needs. 


Thursdays, July 29 & August 5

Teen Reach Adventure Camp (TRAC) for Clark county foster youth weekend camp
Camp clean-up and prep for

3 PM to 7 PM

Location to be announced.
Our club heard in December of the great work this organization does at their TRAC weekends.  

Ducky Derby 

September 12, 2021
CW Rotary Leadership

Club President - JC Kootnekoff
President Elect - George Capacci
Secretary - Judith McMorine
Treasurer - Cindy Forslund
Past President - Richard Renton 
CW Rotary Foundation Chair - Kathy Bussman
District 5100 Leadership

District Governor - Jim Boyle 21-22  
West Linn 
District Governor Elect - Steve Williams 22-23
Assistant District Governor South - Susanne Holmberg 
Three Creeks 
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