Jackie Spurlock is the cofounder and current board member of Peace Corps Iran Association, board member of Portland Shiraz Friendship Community. She is going to be talking about the recent Code Pink trip to Iran. CODEPINK is a women-led grassroots organization working to end U.S. wars and militarism, support peace and human rights initiatives, and redirect our tax dollars into healthcare, education, green jobs and other life-affirming programs. They recently went to Iran to help try to move our two nations closer to peace
Casey Duncan is one of our newest club members. She will be giving her vocational talk and getting her blue badge. See her bio below:
Casey graduated from University of California, Santa Barbara with her bachelors degree in business economics while competing on the Division I swimming team and a member of Kappa Alpha Theta. After returning to school for accounting she obtained her CPA license and built her career in finance and accounting in Southern California. She eventually resigned from her job as Manager of Financial Planning and Analysis in Los Angeles to return to her childhood roots of McMinnville and join our firm.
She is a licensed CPA in both Oregon and California, a member of the American Institute of CPAs, and the Oregon Society of CPAs. While she spends most of tax season preparing returns for businesses and individuals, she enjoys practicing financial planning, budgeting and forecasting for the firm year-round.
Casey is a dog-loving, craft food & drink enthusiast who enjoys spending her time off camping, skiing, and traveling with her husband.
Son of Richard Weed is a physicist and he will be talking to the club about his work on the future of transportation.
Come listen to Luke Westphal give us an update on the restoration projects at Tice Woods!
Miles Davis is the new Linfield College Presiden and the first African-American president in the institution’s 160-year history. Davis was the dean of Shenandoah University’s Harry F. Byrd, Jr. School of Business.
Davis has a Ph.D. in human and organizational sciences from The George Washington University, an M.A. in human resource development from Bowie State University and a B.A. in communications from Duquesne University. At Shenandoah since 2001, he was the inaugural chair of the management science department at the Harry F. Byrd, Jr. School of Business and became the founding director of its Institute for Entrepreneurship. He was named dean of the school in 2012.
Davis is an authority on entrepreneurship whose most recent work focuses on integrity, values and principles in the business world, as well as faith-based entrepreneurship. He helps organizations manage cultural and structural changes, strategic planning, leadership development and strategic growth initiatives. Davis worked as a managing consultant and principal for EDS Corp., and has served on the boards of numerous non-profit organizations and publicly traded companies.
Representatives from Relay for Life are going to come and talk about all of the good work they are doing for Cancer Research,
History of Relay for Life:
One person can make a difference. In May 1985, Dr. Gordon “Gordy” Klatt walked and ran for 24 hours around a track in Tacoma, Washington, raising money to help the American Cancer Society with the nation’s biggest health concern: cancer.
Gordy spent a grueling 24 hours circling the track at the University of Puget Sound. Friends, family, and patients watched and supported him as he walked and ran more than 83.6 miles and raised $27,000 through pledges to help save lives from cancer. As he circled the track, he thought of how he could get others to take part. He envisioned having teams participate in a 24-hour fundraising event. The next year, 19 teams were part of the first Relay For Life event at the historical Stadium Bowl and raised $33,000.
After previously battling stomach cancer, Gordy passed away from heart failure on August 3, 2014 at the age of 71. But his legacy lives on. He shaped an idea that started as one man walking and running a track and helped turn it into a global fundraising phenomenon.
The Yamhelas Westsider Trail will convert the historic Westsider rail line into a 17-mile multi-use recreational trail running from just north of Highway 99W at Gun Club Road to just north of Gaston. It will link up with the State Highway Bicycle Trail to Forest Grove and Henry Hagg Lake. The railway grade is gradual and will provide recreational opportunities for walkers, hikers, runners, bicyclist, and horseback riders. Access is readily available from the county roads it crosses and nearby Highway 47. The route has magnificent vistas of the Coastal Range and passes many Century Farms. The cities of Carlton, Yamhill and Gaston, situated along the trail, will provide opportunities for shopping, dining and wine tasting.
Come meet and learn from Brad James, the executive director of the McMinnville Downtown Association.
Through the National Main Street Center's Four-Point Approach® (design, organization, economic vitality and promotions), the McMinnville Downtown Association organizes and maintains a refreshingly vibrant downtown district.
The Main Street Four-Point Approach® is a unique preservation-based economic development tool that enables communities to revitalize downtown and neighborhood business districts by leveraging local assets - from historic, cultural, and architectural resources to local enterprises and community pride. It is a comprehensive strategy that addresses the variety of issues and problems that challenge traditional commercial districts.
UNIDOS is a diverse and welcoming nonprofit. They advocate for Latino immigrant families and build bridges of support and understanding. They are going to come and talk to us about measure 105 and why they are trying to convince people in our community to vote no.
“We need every voter in the community to show up for our immigrant neighbors in this midterm election. Measure 105 will be on the ballot attempting to repeal Oregon's 31 year-old law (ORS 181a.820) that keeps state and local law enforcement from using “… moneys, equipment or personnel for the purpose of detecting or apprehending persons whose only violation of law is that they are persons of foreign citizenship present in the United States in violation of federal immigration laws.”
On October 20th, Grad Night, the program to support a safe a sober night for graduates of the Class of 2019 at McMinnville High School, is attempting a World Record.
They are trying to get 1,500 people to stomp grapes! Representatives are going to come and tell us about Grad Night and how you can be one of the record breakers!
Evening meeting at Evasion Brewing. Evasion is one of the newest breweries in McMinnville and they have a really cool back story.
If it doesn't taste good, nothing else matters.
Our family has been a long line of machinists for 5 generations now, since before the Lapp family emigrated from Germany to start a new life in The US.
With that heritage, Evasion Brewing was born with an understanding of precision and a desire for quality. Flavor is always our number one goal when crafting beers, and the fact they are all completely gluten free, brewed in a dedicated GF facility, is the arm-behind-the-back challenge we are proud to embrace and excited to explore.
For more than 50 years, we’ve helped adults with disabilities through our innovative approaches and caring responsive staff which allows us to serve hundreds of clients through an ever-evolving set of services. In our Employment Services, we match business needs with individuals’ strengths and capacities, resulting in a long-term win-win for both the employer and the employee. In Residential and Community Inclusion, we support individuals to meet and exceed their own personal goals of growth and development so they can live a fulfilling life.
MV Advancements is overseen by a dedicated group of community members, business leaders, and educators. The board’s vision is to continue to honor the intentions of founder and pioneer Margaret Reavis Larsen.