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We will be celebrating Rotary Veterans, active duty service members as well as honoring the Military Citizen of the Year Award recipient from the Tacoma Pierce County Chamber of Commerce. Our program will include a presentation from COL (Retired) Mary Forbes.  She graduated from the US Military Academy in 1983, the US Army War College in 2006, and served on active duty with the US Army and the Washington Army National Guard for over 26 years.  As the Assistant Director for Veterans Services at the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs, Mary Forbes champions federal and state initiatives to end veteran homelessness.  Her efforts have resulted in communities greatly expanding their capacity to serve homeless veterans and significantly reduced the number of homeless veterans in the state over the last four years. As a result of multiple years of community engagement, she was recognized by the White House as a “Women Veteran Leader Champion of Change” in February 2014 and received the Governor’s Award for Leadership in Management in June 2014.   Mary’s guiding principles of building partnerships, fostering productive relationships and providing world class customer service at the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs have proven to be successful for veterans and their families in Washington State.

Retired Colonel Mary Forbes
Nov 09, 2017
 
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Margaret Bullock and Janine Terrano will update you on what’s happening at your community museum from new collections to new construction.

Janine Terrano: Ms. Terrano is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Topia Technology, Inc. Topia supports a portfolio of technologies focusing on the secure movement and management of data between disparate components, devices, platforms, and systems. Topia has secured contracts with the Federal Aviation Association (FAA), U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM), U.S. Air Force, Boeing, and other commercial and government agencies.

Ms. Terrano launched Topia Technology with the skills and talents that enabled her to build Business Internet Services (BIS) into a multi-million dollar venture and one of the Northwest’s premier Internet development, technology and marketing companies. Prior to Topia and BIS, Ms. Terrano co-founded 7thAvenue Creative, an award-winning advertising agency in Seattle, and founded Matrix Strategic Planning, a marketing strategy firm.

Ms. Terrano also serves on the advisory boards of Entertainment Capital Corporation, MultiCare Health Systems, and the Tacoma Art Museum. She is a TedX speaker and the recipient of the ‘2013 Small Business Leader’ award from the University of Washington, Tacoma.

Margaret Bullock has been Curator of Collections and Special Exhibitions at Tacoma Art Museum since 2007. She has an MA in Art History from the University of Oregon and an MA in Anthropology from Washington State University. Prior to joining the Tacoma Art Museum in 2007, she was curator at the Harwood Museum of Art in Taos, New Mexico, Associate Curator of American Art at the Portland Art Museum, Oregon and a research fellow at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Alabama. Her specialty is late 19th and early 20th century American art with a particular focus on the art of the Pacific Northwest.

Janine Terrano and Margaret Bullock
Nov 16, 2017
 
Nov 20, 2017 2:30 PM
 
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Scott Hanauer is the Chief Executive Officer at Community Youth Services (CYS) in Olympia, Washington. 

CYS is a private non-profit agency which provides an array of interconnected programs throughout Western Washington.   CYS program constellations include:; Employment,Education,Behavioral/Mental Health,Child Welfare,Family Preservation Services,Juvenile Justice,Foster Care,Crisis Residential Treatment, Transitional Housing,Homeless and Street Youth Services

Prior to coming to CYS, Scott was the statewide out-of-home care director for Children’s Home Society of Washington.   Scott’s professional experience includes residential treatment counseling; parent development training; individual, group and family therapy; program management and directing multiple programs at Community Youth Services.

Scott wrote a parent education curriculum for the Federal Bureau of Prisons, which he taught at the Federal Detention Center in Seattle, Washington from 2001 – 2009.   Scott is certified to provide a number of evidence based practices including:  Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Foster Care Assessment Program, Comprehensive Assessment, Motivational Interviewing and Multi-Systemic Therapy.  Scott also wrote an article for the University of Oklahoma’s National Center for Youth Services (2015) related to trauma informed foster care.   

Scott also provides child welfare training throughout Washington for the University of Washington’s Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence.   

Scott Hanauer
Nov 30, 2017
 
Nov 30, 2017
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
 
Dec 02, 2017
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
 
Dec 06, 2017
6:30 AM – 9:30 AM
 
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Ogie Shaw is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with B.A. degrees in both Speech and Physical Education. He has given over 4,000 talks on Fitness Motivation. He is Executive Director of Community Fitness Leaders, which is a training program for health and fitness professionals, and he is President of Ogie Shaw Fitness in Beaverton, Oregon.

Childhood Obesity is epidemic. "Adult on-set" diabetes is being found in kids as young as four years of age. At least a dozen countries have citizens that live longer than we do in spite of the fact that we spend more money on health care than anyone in the world.

Here is what Americans think about fitness:

  • We are confused about fitness and nutrition. Experts disagree constantly. The media makes a living by entertaining us with the controversy and disagreements in fitness and nutrition. Which expert do you believe?
  • We don't have time. This is the number one fitness objection in the country yet fitness leaders have been trained to ignore it. Time is a legitimate objection and must be resolved.
  • We don't know how to stay motivated to exercise. "Make exercise fun!," has been the main solution promoted by mainstream fitness. So now 70 percent of our heart attacks are being experienced by unfit Americans engaging in sporadic weekend bouts of "fun" exercise
Ogie Shaw
Dec 07, 2017
 
Dec 09, 2017
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
 
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Trey Rabun graduated with his Master’s in Social Work from the University of Washington in 2011 and soon after begun his career at Amara. He also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Hampton University and a Master’s Degree in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Illinois. Trey spent 4 ½ years as a case manager at Amara assessing, licensing, and supporting foster parents and their foster children. In April 2016, he took on a new role leading Amara’s efforts in outreach and recruitment of foster parents. Personally, Trey and his partner have been foster parents for almost two years and currently have a 2 ½ -year-old foster child. In his free time, Trey enjoys cooking, traveling, and playing with his Pug.

Amara is local non-profit with offices in Seattle and Tacoma that works to ensure that every child in foster care has the love and support of a committed family-as quickly as possible, and for as long as each child needs. Trey will present about the need for more foster homes in our community and the other ways people can support foster children through the various programs at Amara. 

Trey Rabun
Dec 14, 2017
 
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Learn about the holiday traditions from our wonderful exchange students and be entertained by talented and wonderful Rotarians. 

Mik - Veerle and Our Rotary Talent!
Dec 21, 2017
 
Dec 21, 2017
11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
 
 
No Meeting This Week
Dec 28, 2017
 
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Hear from Harrison Laird, Greg Rolsma, Jeff Albers, Maria Harlow and Malcolm Russell as they share information about this critical aspect of our club. For the past few years the Membership Committee has included multiple sub-committees which cumulatively focus on recruiting and indoctrinating new members as well as engaging our current membership base.  The committee has recently decided to divide and conquer!  They will be reforming four new committees which will be focused on recruitment, orientation, new members and engagement/retention.  Join us to hear a brief overview of their plans moving forward, and how they will lead the charge to help  make us a vibrant and growing club. 

Membership Committee
Jan 04, 2018
 
Jan 10, 2018
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
 
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Peter came to Tacoma in 1999 as Tacoma Housing Authority’s Executive Director. He followed that by serving for seven years as the Executive Director of Korean Women's Association before joining the management team at Pierce County. 
He earned a Master of Human Relations from the University of Oklahoma and a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Columbia College.
He entered the United States Air Force the day after high school graduation and served a twenty-five year military career. He rose from enlisted ranks to officer. He retired in 2002 as a Medical Services Corp Officer from a medical air evacuation unit, at McChord AFB. He is a veteran of Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm, Operation Just Cause, and Iraqi Freedom. He is a member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars.
He was born and raised in Lowell, Massachusetts, is married to Cheryl and has four grown children and three grandchildren. He resides in Northeast Tacoma.

Peter Ansara
Jan 11, 2018
 
Jan 13, 2018
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
 
Jan 17, 2018 12:00 PM
 
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Learn the art of motivating others - and yourself - to be more productive, effective and to enjoy yourself; whether on the job or at Rotary. 

Shari Storm has been a member of Rotary Club of Emerald City since 2006.

She spent 16 years as an executive at a credit union. She is  now the CEO of a consulting company called Category 6.

Her book, Motherhood is the New MBA: Using Your Parenting Skills to be a Better Boss,  was published by St. Martin’s Press. With almost 7,000 copies sold, it has been translated and published in China and was purchased for publication in Brazil.

She speaks around the country on a variety of topics. You can also see her TEDx talk on her website: sharistorm.com  

Shari grew up in sunny Kennewick and now lives in Edmonds, WA with her movie-making husband, three young daughters and a dog named Cedar. 

Shari Storm
Jan 18, 2018
 
Jan 18, 2018
 
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Carla Santorno is the beloved Superintendent of Tacoma Public Schools. Several years ago she moved from Denver to Seattle to take a position as the Chief Academic Officer for Seattle Public Schools. After three years in Seattle, she came to Tacoma to lead Tacoma Public Schools as Superintendent. Carla and her husband have had four children of their own and moved to Tacoma's Brown's Point neighborhood. When Carla moved to Tacoma, the graduation rate at Tacoma Public Schools was 55%. As of 2016, the graduation rate at Tacoma Public Schools has risen to 82.6%. Carla hopes (and is working hard with everyone in the district) to exceed 85% by 2020. Recently Carla was nationally recognized for the incredible successes Tacoma Public Schools have had during her period of leadership and was awarded the 2016 Women in School Leadership Award from the American Association of School Administrators.

Carla Santorno
Jan 25, 2018
 
Jan 30, 2018 6:00 PM
 
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Dr. Dorothy Echodu is the CEO of Pilgrim Africa, a 501(c)3 engaged in malaria control, advocacy and education in Uganda. In the decade she's worked with Pilgrim Africa, she has led and overseen the organization's engagement in malaria control and advocacy. On the control side, Pilgrim Africa focuses on community-scale field exercises using both tested and novel approaches to comprehensive control in high transmission areas. On the advocacy side, Pilgrim Africa emphasizes the high human and economic toll caused by ongoing tolerance of high morbidity as well as mortality, and continually strives for just, economically realistic solutions to the need for more malaria control. In 2013, Pilgrim Africa pioneered the largest issue-related social media campaign in East Africa on the topic of a "Malaria Free Uganda". This year, Pilgrim Africa is pleased to partner with Rotary International and Rotarian Malaria Partners to bring comprehensive control to a poor, rural, highly endemic region in Eastern Uganda

Dorothy Echodu
Feb 01, 2018
 
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 Lew Cox is the founder/executive director and victim advocate of VCVS. This organization was birthed, in 1991, out of the violent death of Mr.Cox’s 22-year old daughter in 1988.  He will take you into the depth of Violent Crime Victim Services programs that are made available to those who experience the violent death of a loved one.

Lew Cox
Feb 08, 2018
 
 
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University of Washington Professor of Atmospheric Sciences and renowned Seattle weather prognosticator/personality Cliff Mass has joined KNKX’s roster of commentators, to host "Weather with Cliff Mass", on Friday's. He is a pre-eminent authority on Northwest weather and has published dozens of articles on Northwest weather and leads the regional development of advanced weather prediction tools.We are sure to be entertained by this renowned authority. 

Cliff Mass
Feb 15, 2018
 
Feb 15, 2018
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
 
 
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 When we are having a bad day, one of the simplest and yet most powerful ways of modulating our mood is to turn on some music and sing along.  Music has the power to uplift and motivate us through hard times, inspire us to be better people and unite us in a common purpose.  This is the idea behind the Tacoma Refugee Choir, a unique new ensemble that aims to create a more welcoming community through singing together.  In this time in history when fear dominates the headlines, singing can be a powerful tool for replacing hatred and xenophobia with hope and unity and heal some of the divisiveness that plagues our society.  Of course, we couldn’t talk about music without some singing.  This fun and high energy presentation will emphasize why music matters and how it can play a role in fostering meaningful relationships that heal and strengthen our communities.

Erin Guinup
Feb 22, 2018
 
 
Feb 26, 2018
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
 
 
 
Mar 01, 2018 11:15 AM
 
 
Mar 02, 2018 8:15 AM
 
Mar 06, 2018
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
 
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more information to come

Les Eldridge and John Hough
Mar 08, 2018
 
 
Mar 08, 2018
11:15 AM – 12:00 PM
 
Mar 08, 2018 1:00 PM
 
 
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more information to come

Nate Bowling
Mar 15, 2018
 
Mar 15, 2018
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
 
 

more information to come

Andra Watkins
Mar 22, 2018
 
Mar 24, 2018
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
 
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An Update from the Other Washington

Derek Kilmer is currently serving his third term as the United States Representative for Washington’s 6th Congressional District. Derek sits on the House Appropriations Committee and was elected by his colleagues to fill the role of Vice Ranking Member for the committee. Derek lives in Gig Harbor with his wife, Jennifer, and their two daughters, Sophie and Tess.

Derek Kilmer
Mar 29, 2018
 
Apr 28, 2018
5:30 PM – 11:00 PM