For this month’s Civic Spotlight, we would like to introduce you to Bob Gilmore. It is unlikely that you don’t already know Bob, since he has been an active member of the Newberg community for 49 years. He has participated in the Kiwanis, Rotary, Optimist, and ToastMasters clubs. He has made significant contributions to the community by founding the Newberg Friends Hispanic Church 30 years ago, where he pastored for 11 years, as well as the GFU IT Department in 1968, which he directed for over 20 years. He has also sung and played in many community events, and taught piano lessons for several years.
Since his retirement in 1995, Bob has continued to meet with students at George Fox University to provide Spanish tutoring. In his free time, Bob writes heartfelt and often witty poetry, which you should all check out on his Facebook page!
We chose Bob for our first Civic Spotlight, because of his dedication to serving others with little recognition. His honest poetry reminds us to be thankful for even the smallest things; when he sings, people often say, “That is just what I needed today;” and he has been an advocate for students for many years. Thank you, Bob, for inspiring us with all that you do.