Archives for: October 2009

NPR Article/Broadcast, Tualatin VFW Post Dedication

by claudia

Here is a link to a story broadcast on NPR yesterday about the VFW Matthew Lembke Hall.

VFW Post Makes Push To Recruit Young Vets

Afghan-Iraqi Freedom Memorial, Oregon Department of Veterans Affairs

by claudia

The Oregon Department of Veterans Affairs sent us a letter inviting our family and friends to a private unveiling of the Afghan-Iraqi Freedom Memorial. Matt's name along with 4 others have been added since Memorial Day 2009. This ceremony takes place on Tuesday, Nov. 10 at 1:00 at 700 Summer Street NE in Salem. The following day, Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 3:00, there will be a public Veterans Day ceremony honoring all veterans who have served their country.

Knights of Columbus Ceremonial Induction

by claudia

Just thought we'd let everyone know that the local K of C is going to honor Matt next Sunday at Mass. I'm not sure if Matt would have ever considered joining the K of C but I do remember he loved going to "Grampa's Club" where he could have his fill of pop and play pool for a dime a game.

Dear Dale and Claudia,

The ceremonial induction of Matthew into the Knights of Columbus will be this coming Sunday, November 1st, at the 11am Mass at Resurrection Catholic Parish. We will be assembling the honor guard about 10am. Many Knights will be in attendance from National to State officers, to local Knights. I would suggest arriving by 10:30am as parking will surely fill early. I will have a 'reserved' space for your car at the upper parking lot, near the church office . We will also reserve the first two pews in the church for your family and guests.

Dale, we (the Knights) are honored to induct your son into our order. We can think of no greater honor we can bestow upon a brother Catholic man, than to ceremoniously induct him at the highest degree of our order. With God at our sides, we will always be here for you and your family.
Fraternally Yours,

Stephen F. Call, Past Grand Knight/Trustee2
Knights of Columbus, Council 13851
Resurrection Catholic Parish
(503) 744-9113

Tualatin High Jersey Retirement

by manager

This is from Friday nights’ halftime ceremony at Tualatin’s first home game - It was great. It’s such an honor for him.

He would be thrilled that his buddies were there for him.


(see new photos added to Matt's Photoblog)

5K Run/Walk, Pumpkin Regatta

by claudia

A scholarship fund has been created in Matt's memory by some teachers at Tualatin High School. The Tualatin Chamber of Commerce is organizing a new 5K run/walk in conjunction with the West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta and has decided to make the 5K a fund raiser to benefit the scholarship fund. The Pumpkin Regatta is an annual event held the last Saturday in October where people race in giant, hollowed out pumpkins across the Lake of the Commons in down town Tualatin. The run/walk will be called the Regatta Run and begins in the Commons at 8:30 am and the Pumpkin Regatta races will begin at 10:00 am.
Attached is the registration form with more information.

We know not everyone can make it out here for this event but wanted to let you know about it.

5K Run Walk (pdf file)