Early Bird Weekly NewbergRotaryEarlybirds.org Becky Headley had been slated for a short term exchange but just learned that East Salem Rotary has sponsored her for a full Long Term. Student Rotarian of the Month was presented by NHS Activities Director, Mark Brown. He confessed to inviting his recipient under nebulous pretenses because, “if she knew we were acknowledging her for her selfless contributions of just get it done labor, she never would have come.” Congratulations Hannah Dodson! American women came in the form of hand knitted sweaters. Belgian women unraveled most of them and reknitted them into shawls, something they actually used. Politics and unrest aside, the side message here is “know your audience.” Herbert Clark Hoover was born in West Branch, Iowa. Smack dab in the middle of nowhere (pop in 2010 was still only 2,300). By 1917 America was entering the war. Between ‘17 and ‘19 he either chaired or sat on multiple committees including the Sugar Equalization Board (launched to purchase and regulate the 1918 Cuban sugar crop), United States Grain Corporation, Committee on Food - Council of National Defense, and American Relief Administration. He spent time with Uncle Minthorn here in the Quaker settlement of Newberg who hoped that young Bert would enroll in a Quaker college but there was a new tuition-free college in California founded by railroad exec Leland Stanford that offered an engineering study that was not available at the Quaker option. Hoover believed that independent government organizations were necessary. Later at the onset of The Great War (no one knew then to call it World War 1) Hoover was instrumental in getting Belgians out of West Europe when Germany invaded. American Ambassador, Walter Hines Page, recognized Hoover’s organizational strength and put him at the helm of the Committee for Relief of Belgium. Exchanges Coque and Flor showing off their fused glass projects from their session with Kari the Great. Hi Dad! Above center next to Mark Brown is Jacoby Wolfe providing fine fodder for Francisco. Scholar in Residence Dr. Laura Gifford of George Fox U’s History Department has been published Republican politics of the 1960s and has studied trends of 1970s politics. January 29, 2015 He was right, as history tells. Those demands eventually fueled the rise of Bolshevism and Nazi German. Belgian women could make lace and sell them for ration cards. By the time the war ended there was $4 million worth of lace warehoused. aid from well He promoted self sacrifice to the nation so food would be available for soldiers and relief of war ravaged citizens. He stressed cooperative measures and encouraged civilian volunteerism. Post War Hoover was distressed over the demands on German for reparations and the depletion of its resources needed to satisfy those debts. This would become the first food administration to feed a nation in world history. The war lasted much longer than expected and the CRB would dispense five million tons of concentrated food and invest billions of dollars. Incoming Hoover, while maintaining a cooperative relationship with President Wilson, was more of a centralizer. intentioned Gifford’s talk barely even touched the Hoover presidency but did end on America’s “first woman president.” Edith Wilson had never intended to make decisions affecting the country, only to guard the health of her husband, Woodrow, in the wake of his massive stroke.