Newberg City Club

  • Program Calendar & Events

    All luncheons are held on the first and third Tuesday at the George Fox University Villa Academic Complex, located at 501 North Villa, Newberg.

  • Newberg City Club

  • 2013-14 Board

    Brian Doyle

    Jessica Pelz

    Barbara Doyle

    Membership Chair
    Heath Cornick

    Communications Chair
    Marj Kaiser

    Program Chair
    Leonard Rydell

    Program Chair
    Claudia Stewart

    Board Meetings

    The NCC Board meets the third Monday of each month. If you have questions or presentation ideas, please contact a NCC Program Chair.

April 15: Making an informed decision in electing a judge

Posted by newbergcityclub on April 14, 2014

images-2Newberg City Club is postponing the presentation scheduled for Tuesday by US Attorney Amanda Marshall on Human Trafficking to a later date TBA.  The good news is that we have an opportunity to hear from an excellent speaker on a timely subject:

How to Make an Informed Decision About Electing a Judge in the Upcoming Election
Yamhill County voters will make a choice between two candidates for Circuit Court Judge in the upcoming election. What does the judge do and what is the necessary skill set? How do you learn more about the candidate beyond what they have written in the Voters Pamphlet?
Newberg attorney John Bridges has served as a Judge Pro-Tem in Yamhill County for six years, filling in when other Judges are unavailable. In addition to hanging out in the Circuit Court in Indiana where his father presided as a judge, John has served on two panels to make a recommendation to the Governor for a Judicial appointment.  
Our thanks to John for stepping in at  this late date to help us make sense – and an informed decision – in the upcoming election for Circuit Court Judge in Yamhill County.

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April 1: County Commissioner Candidate Forum

Posted by newbergcityclub on March 19, 2014


Meet the candidates for Yamhill County Commissioner at a forum sponsored by the Newberg City Club and the Chehalem Valley Chamber of Commerce on April 1st. Each candidate will respond to five to seven questions and make opening and closing statements.
There are nine candidates running for two vacant positions. Candidates running for Position 1, currently held by Commissioner Kathy George, include Sal Peralta, Stan Primozich, David Russ, Brett Veatch, Bill Willis and Chris Heisler. Three candidates are running to replace Mary Stern in Position 3: Debra Bridges, Mary Starrett and Marc Shelton.
The Candidate forum is April 1 at 11:45am at Friendsview Manor, 1301 Fulton in Newberg. The forum is open to organization’s members; the general public may attend as guests. Cost is $10 for City Club and Chamber members or $15 for guests. Space is limited.


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March 18, 2014 The State of Yamhill County

Posted by newbergcityclub on March 10, 2014

00003474371745The March program is The State of the County with Mary Stern, who will be leaving her position as County Commission in May to join the Association of Oregon Counties as a as community development/transportation policy manager. Mary was first elected County Commissioner in November 2002 and she is currently the chair of the Board. Commissioner Stern will give us her insight on the progress Yamhill county has made during her three-term tenure and offer here candid insight on the challenges facing the county.

The program will be held in collaboration with the Chehalem Valley Chamber to educate our membership on issues and upcoming elections that impact the future of our community.

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March 1: A look into A-dec

Posted by newbergcityclub on February 21, 2014

scott-parrishScott Parrish, leader of the largest dental equipment manufacturers in the world, is the guest speaker at Newberg City Club on Tuesday, March 1, 2014. Parrish is the president and CEO of A-dec, Newberg’s largest employer. A-dec is located on a 50-acre site in Newberg and has facilities in the United Kingdom, Australia and China.  Join City Club members as Parrish discusses the challenges and goals of running one of Oregon’s strongest and most-respected companies, while maintaining core values and the foundation of a family-owned business.

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Feb. 18 History of Rock and Roll

Posted by newbergcityclub on February 10, 2014

Where are you on the rock music timeline?
Early fifties pioneer? AM-radio Top 40 . . Surf music . . . girl groups . . . British Invasion . . . Motown . . . Folk Rock . . . Heavy metal . . . Southern rock . . . Punk rock?

Professional musician and PCC Newberg music teacher Tom Goicoechea’s brings his knowledge of “The History of Rock and Roll” to City Club, examining rock music’s roots and development, its innovators and significant events through a cultural as well as musical perspective.

In addition to teaching at Portland and Mt. Hood Community Colleges, Goicoechea is involved in the Portland music community, performing with various jazz ensembles, including his own group, The Eugetet, the new collective Gunga Galunga, and the Portland Jazz Composer’s Ensemble. He also drums for R&B/Soul singer Jenni Wren, and is a member of the alternative groups Jobo Shakins and Three for Silver.

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Feb. 4: 21st Century Learning

Posted by newbergcityclub on January 23, 2014

IMG_0970A year ago City Club members joined parents, students, teachers and citizens to share their opinions about what Newberg students needed to know and do in order to be successful in the 21st Century. Newberg School District Superintendent Kym LeBlanc-Esparza returns to share what she heard and the school district five-year strategic plan. Joining her are Mountain View Middle School students, whose award-winning Design Star presentations clearly illustrates 21st Century learning.

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December 3 – Transforming Downtown

Posted by newbergcityclub on November 27, 2013

downtown11-150x150From USA Today to Sunset Magazine, people are talking about the resurgence of Newberg. Sunset Magazine says “This former pass-through town now has the quality food, sips, and art you used to find only deeper inside the Willamette Valley.”

Over the last two years, 14 new businesses have opened their doors and more are vying for space downtown. The new Cultural District grows closer to completion every day.
Join Newberg City Club members to hear Newberg Downtown Coalition Executive Director Mike Ragsdale share the direction for downtown for community members and visitors.

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November 19: the Power and Potential of the Mature Mind

Posted by newbergcityclub on November 15, 2013

images-3 Ninety-five percent of what we know about the human brain has changed since Mt. St. Helens blew up according to Roger Anunsen of mindRAMP Consulting. Learn how the brain continues to grow, learn and be creative as we age as Anunsen discusses recent neuroscience research on longevity, neurochemical and other advances in brain research that relates to the health and function of aging brains. MindRAMP monitors advances in brain research, presenting findings in an understandable manner to students and groups throughout the country.

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Nov. 5 – State Senator Larry George

Posted by newbergcityclub on October 22, 2013

State Senator Larry George

State Senator Larry George

State Senator Larry George is an astute political strategist whose small business tax cut played a key role gaining support for the Governor’s “Grand Bargain” in the Legislature’s Special Session in September. Larry George was elected in 2006 to represent Oregon Senate State District 13, which includes Newberg, and is currently serving his second term in office.  Larry’s political and policy involvement in Oregon stretches over two and a half decades. Larry is the President and co-founder of George Packing Company Inc. (GPC), one of the larger hazelnut processing and marketing operations in Oregon. He also owns George Advertising, Inc., a consulting firm whose primary focus is on public policy issues in Oregon. Larry is also the co-owner of a Hong Kong based company that manufactures alternative energy products for markets in Africa. Larry is a graduate of Oregon State University and Newberg High School.

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October 15 – Modernizing Newberg’s Zoning Code

Posted by newbergcityclub on October 9, 2013

imagesWhen was the last time you saw a sign for a reducing salon . .  or a blood bank?   Newberg’s zoning ordinances from the 50′s still contains some relics from the past but doesn’t address more modern uses such as wineries and data centers. City Planner Barton Brierley will explain changes to the clarify the City zoning code and how it will better meet the intent of each zoning district.

If you would like to attend, please RSVP by 10 a.m. on Monday, October 14. Email Brain Doyle or call 503-538-2380. Lunch for members is $10 and $15 for non-members. Are you interested in attending with no lunch? The cost is only $2 for members and $5 for non-members. Location: Springbrook Community Center, 4061 SW Hayes Street, Newberg.

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