Established in 1910, we're the 8th oldest Rotary club in the world. We believe in the power of in-person connections over online networking, enhancing our beautiful local community, and contributing to the well-being of the world we live in. We'd be delighted if you'd join us at our next club meeting, every Thursday at noon, except for the 2nd Thursdays of the month, when we celebrate Thursdays at 5 at the business place of one of our members.  
 
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Thursday, January 20, 2022
VOL. NINETY- EIGHT, Issue 30
 
We are meeting at the LaQuinta
 
Personal Preparedness and Community Resilience
Tieka Adeogun

 Shontieka (Tieka) Adeogun is the Emergency Manager for the City of Tacoma within the Tacoma Fire Department. She is a graduate of the Homeland Security Emergency Management Bachelors of Applied Science program at Pierce College. Before working for the City of Tacoma, Tieka was the Emergency Response Plans Coordinator at the Washington State Department of Health. During her time at the Department of Health she was heavily involved in the COVID-19 response where she worked as the Emergency Support Function 8 (public health, medical, mortuary and veterinary services) at the state emergency operations center at Camp Murray, and then was the states site lead at the mass vaccination location in Chelan/Douglas county where they vaccinated over 60,000 people. In 2016, Tieka participated in the 2016 Cascadia Rising exercise. Participating in Cascadia Rising sparked an interest in the roles of planning, training and exercise. She developed her first response plan by supporting Pacific County Emergency Management in drafting their hazardous materials plan. It was after that experience Tieka knew she’d found her place in emergency management. Public outreach and preparedness are close to her heart. Tieka has given countless hours to promoting personal and community preparedness encouraging people to be ready to respond and to take care of themselves whenever the need may arise. Tieka’s quote as an emergency manager is “We have to do what we can to help wherever and whenever it is possible for us to help.” -- Jackie Chan Tieka believes this is the essence of emergency management and that helping others should always be the driving force.

In her presentation she will talk about personal preparedness, why it is important, how to prepare.  She will share how community groups like Rotary 8 can play a role in community resilience and support response efforts.

Use this link to register by noon Tuesday!
The Rotary Club of Tacoma #8 is open to all people who want to make positive changes in our community and world.  We welcome all members and guests, regardless of race, nationality, religion, faith, gender, sexual orientation, cultural background, and ability. 
We do not tolerate racism.
We strive to become an anti-racist organization.  We are committed to learning more about how systemic racism has led to inequality and inequity in all systems – including education, housing, health, employment, wealth accumulation, policing, prosecution, sentencing, and incarceration – and working to eradicate inequality and inequity wherever we encounter it.
We will take these actions:
We will review and update our Club’s procedures, policies, meetings, events, communications, grants, projects, scholarships, and traditions.
We will broaden our recruiting practices to align our membership more closely with the demographics of Tacoma.
We will use our grants, projects, and scholarships to promote diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice in our community.
 

Rotary is an international  organization whose purpose is to bring together business and professional leaders to provide humanitarian services, to encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and to advance goodwill and peace around the world.  Rotary is open to all people regardless of race, color, creed, religion, gender, or political preference. There are more than 1.2 million Rotarians in over 35,000 Rotary clubs worldwide.  The Rotary motto is "service above self.” 

 
Within Tacoma, the Rotary Club of Tacoma #8 invests in non-profit organizations throughout the community, recommended by the Community Grants Committee, that serve low-income children and seniors.   Rotary #8 also has many “hands-on” projects where Rotarians offer their service.  Some of these "hands on" projects that have been supported are:  
Food Drives and Repacks - for the Emergency Food Network. Regularly club members volunteer to participate in  repacking food for distribution into the community; and
Little Free Libraries - Rotarians build and install these libraries, filled with good children's books, near low-income elementary schools.
 
Rotary #8 has international projects such as clean water projects in Ethiopia and India, has brought firefighting equipment to Mexico, and has delivered school materials to Malawi.   Tacoma Rotarians have given Polio immunizations to children in India and Africa.
 
Throughout the world, Rotary Clubs, including Rotary #8, have contributed nearly $900 million to eradicate polio in the world.   More than one half billion children in developing countries have been immunized against polio, through Rotary’s PolioPlus campaign.
 
Rotary’s Youth Exchange sends 7,000 high-school age students abroad each year, to study in another country and to learn about its society and culture.  The goal is to promote world peace.  Rotary # 8 has always welcomed inbound students and have identified local students to travel to other  countries to participate in this life-changing experience. 
November Little Free Library Installation
 
Books Labeled for Distribution at Our Meeting on July 15
Libraries Ready for Installation
Stocking Our Libraries
 
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