Liz: What’s unique about the Portland New Generations Rotary Club?

Wednesday, May 2, 2012 in Why I Joined

This club is very unique. There are 1.2 million Rotarians all over the world, and the average age of our general Rotarian is probably in the 60s or 70s. Our club is very young. You’ll notice that as you see different members, as you come to meetings. You’ll feel the energy. We are a young professional club, although all are welcome, so we do make a point to make sure that everyone knows that anyone is welcome to be a part of the club with the idea that they’re young …

Nicole: Why did you get involved in Rotary?

Monday, April 2, 2012 in Why I Joined

I’ve known about Rotary for a long time because my sister, actually, when she was in high school, was nominated for the international Rotary program, so she was an exchange student, which was really cool. She got to go to the Philippines for a year. It was a great experience for her. Honestly, after that, I forgot about Rotary a litle bit. I had an impression of, I hate to say this, a bunch of old guys having breakfast. So I didn’t think it was maybe a good fit for …

Isaac: What’s unique about the Portland New Generations Rotary Club?

Monday, March 12, 2012 in Why I Joined

This club here in Portland is one of very few, that are focused around younger professionals. I think it was began in San Diego, a New Generation’s Rotary Club. Where the focus is in younger professionals who are really up-and comers, motivated and really getting after it. It was something attractive to me, is to be around peers that have a lot of the same goals and dreams that I do. In seeing each other growing together, it just seems like it is going to be a lot of fun …

Isaac: Why did you get involved in Rotary?

Friday, March 2, 2012 in Why I Joined

I really want to give back to the community, both in time and service volunteering. I also want to network and get to know other folks that compliment my business, my client’s lives. Then thirdly, travel, that is something that is extremely important to me. Rotary accomplishes all that, gives back to the community, you get to know other peers in the community and you get to travel, both domestically and internationally.

Jennifer F.: Why did you get involved in Rotary?

Monday, February 20, 2012 in Why I Joined

So I got involved in Rotary a couple of years ago through a family friend. They invited me to participate in something called RYLA, which stands for the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards. I wasn’t sure exactly what rotary was, but I decided to sign up and go for a week leadership camp out in the Gorge, and really learned that Rotary is a service organization.
I’d heard of Rotary but still wasn’t sure what it was, and I learned about polio and the work that they’re doing to eradicate it …

Chi: Why did you get involved in Rotary?

Sunday, February 12, 2012 in Why I Joined

You know what, just the core belief that service above self. I wanted a place to plug in with a demographic close to my own, young professionals, up and comers that want to do good and can do more good together.

Jennifer: Why did you get involved in Rotary?

Thursday, February 2, 2012 in Why I Joined

I decided to get involved in Rotary because I had recently moved to Portland and I was seeking the ability to meet new young, enthusiastic people, like myself, who wanted to get involved with the community.

Jennifer: What’s unique about Portland New Generations?

Thursday, January 12, 2012 in Why I Joined

The thing that’s most unique about this club is the people. The people are very enthusiastic, energetic, young, vibrant. A lot of people have excitement about new ideas, in terms of building these clubs. I would say that the most unique thing about this club.

Gina: Why did you get involved in Rotary?

Monday, January 2, 2012 in Why I Joined

I came and I pretty much fell in love with the club instantly. The group of people that we are with is an energetic, fun group. Beyond that, I think that the group is doing some really great things and planning for some wonderful things in the future. We are very service-oriented, obviously, but we also make time for fun and networking. I think it is just a good balance for someone who is just starting their career.

Gina: What’s unique about New Generations Rotary?

Monday, January 2, 2012 in Why I Joined

I definitely think that the age group of the club is definitely much younger than the usual Rotary demographic. And I think everyone brings a different kind of energy than most Rotary Clubs. I think that we’re just really passionate, we’re optimistic about the future, and I think that goes along with our community service values.