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Katharine Hensler and Marti Anderson have been approved by the Board as new members. Katharine's classification is Museum Administration and she is sponsored by Dave Morris. Marti's classification is Travel and she is sponsored by Walt Paulsen. The date of first publication is today, June 24, 2016.
Any comments on either prospective new member should be directed to Dave Morris and/or Annie Arbenz within 10 days of the first date of publication.
Posted by Chuck Perry
Opening: Tom Borgen opened the meeting with a few tries at ringing the bell at 7:32 A.M. He is going to need another revision to his gavel to make it work on the bell.
Invocation by Stephen Roddy who then led the club in the Pledge of Allegiance. Song by Dave Gillespie, who had to look up the name of the song after he gave a great story about how it was written. (A small case of Some-timers). We sang “My Country tis of Thee”.
Visiting Rotarians: Judy Hosea, Barbara Beal, and Rob Manahan.
Guests of Rotarians: Lt Col Toby Moor, Paul Alvestad Jr, Carina Pinch, Sue Jensen, Vicki Roseali, and a few others the scribe did not get their names.
President comments: Tom made a few comments about the thunder storm Thursday night, followed by comments about last week’s talk by Chief Kelly Busey about being kind.
Last Year’s Awards: Past President Pam, gave out more awards for service during her term of office last year. She recognized the Rotarians that went out of the country to represent our club on humanitarian trips to Guatemala and the Philippines. She apparently has more to go at future meetings.
Silverdale Duck Dash: Barbara Beal from the Silverdale club had tickets available to purchase for the Duck Dash. You can purchase tickets for $5 each or 5 for $20. This is a great rubber duck race with some fantastic prizes. All funds go directly to the club for their projects, as all the prizes are donated. http://portal.clubrunner.ca/730
Passport Rotary Club: President Tom announced that a new Club has been started in Tacoma, and you may want to do a make-up with them. This brings the total clubs in District 5020 up to 90. http://passportrotary.org/ They meet monthly!
Sip and Stroll: Lee Smith and Jan Martin recognized the volunteers for the Thursday night Sip and Stroll. It was very successful with many participants and a fun time had by all. A few comments were made about the “Pink” shirts we had to wear. A preference for a different color next year was expressed. (Maybe a Champaign color or a Burgundy would be appropriate.)
Wine and Food Festival: Lee and Jan continued to talk about the Wine and Food Festival to be held on Saturday. A few more volunteers can be used; however everything is pretty much ready to go. If you are volunteering, be sure to arrive on time and ready to roll. Some tickets are still available and there is some room for the dinner on Saturday evening, being chaired by Shannon Wiggs at the Boatyard Marina.
Courage Classic: Chairman John Mitchell talked about the Courage Classic, coming the first week end of August. Our Club has six riders in the Classic. Please help sponsor them with a check to Mary Bridge. Set up will start on Friday afternoon, the 5th. Dinner on the 5th will be at Webb’s restaurant again this year. Dinner will start about 5:30 and will go on for hours. Rooms are available at a special price at the Summit Inn for Friday night. Just mention the Gig Harbor Rotary and Courage Classic, when you make your reservations. Festivities start at 7:30 on Saturday morning, the 6th. We are expecting 600 riders. Your help is also needed on Wednesday the 27th of July to mow the lot. Meet up at the pass at the site at 10:00 A.M. Bring mowers, trimmers, clippers, and meet Walt Paulsen up there. He is heading up the site preparation.
Dennis Karjala: Tom announced that Dennis is leaving the club due to family, work, life balance. Thanks to Dennis were made for his hard work in the Club and two years as Club Secretary. Dennis expects to return to the club as his girls get older and time becomes more available.
Community Shelving Project: Randy Barcalow announced the Club is doing more shelves for the Food Backpacks for Kids project.
Auction of parking stall: Keith Harris auctioned off the parking stall for the month of August and the balance of July. The winning bid was $70 by Rod Ladd. Keith then auctioned off two tickets donated by Dave Freeman to the July 28th matinee showing of A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder. Lee Smith was surprised to find out he was going to the play, after Pam Smith was the winning bidder.
Finemaster: John Winslow was the fine master. He picked out people in the club and asked who they would like to fine. This went well until someone said he “John” should be fined for such a lame method of fining. He went on to happy bucks and collected quite a few. One of note was from Mark Hoppen who had a 100 food cedar tree in his front yard hit by lightning last night. It blew up in all directions, without any damage to anything but the tree.
Drawing: Larry Olson handled the drawing for $605 and only two chips left. The winner of ten free next week was Hal Cline. The winner to draw was Jeff Harris. Wait a minute, he can’t be the winner, he drew last week and got a white chip from only 3 chips. He was the last big pot winner a few months ago and won a big pot last year as well. Jeff must be the most unlucky lucky guy around, as he drew a white chip from only two chips this week for the consolation prize of $15. Next week, there will be a big winner, as there is only one chip left in the bag. Next week, get to the meeting early and buy tickets before they run out.
Speaker: Jeff Harris was our speaker, with his classification talk. He pealed of about 10 t-shirts in his talk as he covered various important things in his life. Of course the last and most important t-shirt was one for Marcia, the love of his life, when she ran for the school board.
Notes by Chuck Perry
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