President Amy Chipman welcomed Rotarians and guests. PP Cyrus Hagge presented the invocation; we pledged our allegiance to the American Flag and PP Bill Blount led us with our patriotic song.

(Photo at left, L-R: Jan Chapman and PP Paul Gore.)
The weekly raffle drawing was led by Jan Chapman. Our guest speaker drew the name of PP Paul Gore to try his luck for the huge jackpot of $1327, but the winning Queen of Hearts was not drawn from the dwindling number of cards left in the deck. Next week's drawing will be even higher! 

(Photo at right, L-R: PP John Marr, PP Larry Gross and PP Bill Blount.)
One of Rotary’s prestigious honors is being awarded a Paul Harris Award for donating at least $1000 to Rotary International’s Foundation, which helps people and causes worldwide. This week PP Bill Blount, as Chair of the Club's Foundation Committee, awarded PP John Marr and PP Larry Gross with new Paul Harris pins for their multiple donations to the Foundation.

(Photo at right, L-R: PP Bowen Depke, Jennifer Sledge, Ian Torrey, Mariella Uwimana, and 2nd VP Bob Martin.)
Another great moment for our Club is when we bring new members in. This week we were introduced to three new members:
Jennifer Sledge – Woodlands Senior Living
Ian Torrey – Cross Insurance
Mariella Uwimana – Immigrant Welcome Center
Please be sure to introduce yourself to our newest members...ask about their backgrounds....what brought them to Portland Rotary….and most of all.... Welcome Jen, Ian and Mariella!