He believes we are all responsible for making our community beautiful and safe and is committed to doing his part locally, nationally, and globally when called upon.He also has an interesting backstory: While attending high school in Eugene, Oregon, he excelled in competitive swimming and water polo which earned him a full ride scholarship to Iona College near the Bronx in New York City where the team rose to rank as 13th in the country.Rotarian Larry Hoof (center), at our March 16, noon meeting:“Today we celebrate a new Paul Harris Fellow.

The City Manager hires personnel, enforces city laws, prepares the annual budget, and supervises the city's daily operations.

Nabiel Shawa, the current City Manager for Walla Walla, has been with the city since October 19, 2009.

Varieties of red, white, and rose wines are among the selections available to sample at the winery's tasting room.

Savoring a glass while visiting a Walla Walla Valley winery is the realm of experience. Perhaps it’s just the soft smiles and welcoming voices of locals who know they are fortunate to call this place home.

Walla Walla Vintners offers a shipping free wine club.

This modern day winery is set in a renovated World War II era hanger.

Nearly twenty years ago, after having traveled the world with Susie and their back packs, he realized that the combination of having family connections here in Walla Walla dating back to 1930 and the emergence of the wine industry in the valley it was a ‘no-brainer’ to relocate and raise his two daughters here. More info to follow but please put this on your calendar if you are interested in joining other Rotarians in the beauty of our valley.

Now, after having earned a master’s degree at OSU and with stints making wine at several notable local wineries, he has his own business as a wine consultant, an educator and is bottling his own brand of wine he calls Reasons. Yes, the date was changed since last week's notice. Bring good boots, water, sunscreen, camera, bird watching books, snacks, etc BUT ABSOLUTELY NO DOGS OR CATS!!

He is already a lifetime member of the Rotary Wine Appreciation Fellowship and is currently undergoing the selection process to become a Shelter Box Response Team member.

That dovetails nicely with his membership on the local Red Cross Disaster Action Team and his volunteer involvement with the YWCA.

Foundry Vineyards has an outdoor patio area and a sculpture garden.