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Rotary Club of Longview Washington / Articles posted by Shawn

As we know, John Tolleshaug has departed this earth. We had him as a member of our Club for some 57 years. A few years ago, our Club held a Veteran Honoring ceremony and John participated by bringing his uniforms and other significant memorabilia and by sharing his WWII story in a self-effacing manner. John...

Special entertainment was a very humorous, tongue-in-cheek video of Reed Hadley and Peter Isaacson (Don Cianci behind the camera) interviewing Club members regarding the past presidential term of John "pope" Paul and expectations of incoming Club President, Neil Zick. The Rookie Rotarian Award was presented to Shawn Hooghkirk by one of last year's two recipients, Jen...

On February 22. 23, and 24, I had the privilege of representing our Club as your President-Elect for 2019-2020 at President-Elect Training (PETS). The meeting was held at the Double Tree Hotel in Sea-Tac Washinton and there were over 700 other presidents-elect representing eight Rotary Districts. The meeting gave me the opportunity to meet and...

The wheel emblem has been the Rotary symbol since the early days of the organization. the first design was created by Chicago Rotarian, Montague Bear, who was an engraver. Bear's drawing was a simple wagon wheel with a few lines to show dust and motion. The wheel was said to illustrate "Civilization and Movement", which...

New Rotarians in the following classifications: Architecture Construction Emergency Services/1st Responders Engineering: Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, Chemical, & Industrial Port of Longview Public Utilities District Pulp & Paper Retail: Food, Beverages, Coffee, Merchandise, Hair/Beauty Motor Vehicles and Services Veterinarian ...

January 16: Our special program will be Desmond Doss Jr. whose father was the subject of Mel Gibson's movie Hacksaw Ridge. Desmond Doss was the only Congressional Medal of Honor Winner to never shoot a gun and saved the lives of 75-150 men at the WWII Battle of Okinawa....

Due to an all day DECA event at the Conference Center on January 16th, we will be meeting at the McClelland Art Center. You will not want to miss that program! We have Desmond Doss, Jr. whose Dad was the subject of the movie Hacksaw Ridge, directed by Mel Gibson, which came out a few years ago. His Dad was the only congressional...

In lieu of bellringing for the Salvation Army, we passed a Santa Hat as two meeting before Christmas. Thank you, Rotarians! Because of your generosity, Longview Rotary can present a check for $1,952 to our local Salvation Army. Our Christmas meeting this year included the St. Rose School Bell Choir. It was a delight to have them preform...