Thursday, June 4, 2020
VOL. NINETY SIX,  Issue 49
David Z. Bean
The Economic Impact of Tribal Gaming
David Z. Bean graduated from the University of Puget Sound in 1992 with a degree in business and public administration and after college worked for the Puyallup Tribe’s economic development arm and as a small-business owner. In 2006, he won election to the Puyallup Tribal Council, the Tribe’s seven-member governing body, and in June 2019 accepted the chairmanship. David also serves as vice chairman of the National Indian Gaming Association and is active with other Indian associations. He participates regularly in cultural activities such as drumming, singing, dancing and language classes, and he continues the fishing tradition he learned as a child by participating in Tribal fisheries as a diver harvesting geoducks.


Screen shot from May 28
Information for the meeting this week
If you have not attended a Zoom meeting yet please take advantage of their free training video.  You may decide to use Zoom to stay connected with family and friends during this this time of social distancing!
Thursday meeting
David Z. Bean - The Economic Impact of Tribal Gaming
Time: June 4, 2020 12:10 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
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June 11
Tom Pierson - Chamber of Commerce
June 18
Honoring our scholarship winners
June 25 
Turnover - From Carol to Kathryn
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
Membership Proposal
Unless written objections are submitted to the Board within 10 days of this posting, the following individual will be invited to membership: 
Dan Wirth
ASSNS: SOC SVS - Disaster Response & Preparedness
Executive Director - American Red Cross
Sponsor: Becky Fontaine
Your Dollars at Work 
Your International Services Committee works hard throughout the year to invest in International Projects that allow us to stretch our contribution through the use of matching grants.  We recently joined with the lead club of Gig Harbor and donated $5,000 towards a grant in Guatemala that is part of an $100,000 effort to bring clean water to poor villages, changing and saving the lives of the local residents.
There is no year round source of clean water in three villages.  One village, Santa Eulalia, in addition to no source of clean water, lacks sanitary latrines. Each village is different in terms of solutions.  In Santa Eulalia concrete water tanks will be constructed to collect water from roof runoff,  latrines will also be constructed.  Convdonga will receive plastic collection tanks to receive water runoff and Xaxmoxan will have a spring fed water system in which distribution lines will reach each home location. All villages will receive hygiene training as well as training in maintaining the water systems.
Our wonderful Fellowship Committee is giving you the chance to see some of your fellow members on a stroll on Thursday June 4 at 5:30. 
Walk Chambers Bay
Thursday. June 4
5:30 pm
Gather in the parking lot below the golf course
Maintain social distancing at 6 feet apart
Enjoy some exercise!
All are welcome. Contact Michelle Roberts with questions.
THANK YOU, to all of our members who have quickly sent checks or emailed us instructions to bill your credit cards on file! (we can wait until July 1 to run your card if that is your wish) Although the invoice offered a pay online option, we do not have that set up at this time.  Dues remain the same as last year and given the stresses that many are facing we want to work with you on a payment plan if needed. We want each and every one of you to help us remain a strong and vibrant club. Please let us know right away if you have not received an invoice. 
Meeting Moderator- Chris Serface
Reflection- Greer Todhunter
National Anthem  & 4 Way Test- Sharon Chambers-Gordon
Meeting Sponsor - Gil Quante for Greer Todhunter
Storywriter- Jeremy Fogelquest
Please contact Kathi to volunteer 
--Leading the National Anthem & Four Way Test
--Giving the Moment of Reflection
--Assisting with Audio/Visual
--Greeter and Roving Mic
--Sponsoring a meeting
--Check in Assistant
Birthdays This Week
Enid Harris -  Jun 01
Chuck Heaton - Jun 02
Cynthia Darland - Jun 04
Anniversaries to Celebrate
Monique Valenzuela - 1 year
Chris Serface - 6 years
Anthony Chen - 11 years
Dean Hanks - 15 years  
Mark Anderson - 17 years
Gil Quante - 20 years cumulative   
Ross Hjelseth - 24 years
Richard Jamison - 30 years  
Jamie Will - 45 years
John C Dimmer - 59 years
Reflections from the 5/28 meeting
In his own inimitable style, Past President and Past District Governor Pete Taylor rang a huge Asian gong and called the Zoom meeting to order.
Rusty Hersey, Superior Linen provided an eloquent invocation.  Libby Catalinich, Pierce County, warbled an acapella version of the National Anthem and followed up with the Four Way Test.
Dona Ponepinto, United Way of Pierce County sponsored the meeting and discussed ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) residents of our community.  
One Club anniversary was acknowledged: Sally Glover - 2 years
Over the last two weeks, the Club has heard from recipients of grants from Tacoma Rotary 8. Past President Pete introduced two of the next organizations that have been awarded funds from the Grants Committee:  Eloise’s Cooking Pot and Hilltop Artists.  Ahndrea Blue spoke about Eloise’s Cooking Pot Food Bank program that serves families in South and East Tacoma. It was founded in 2009 and was named for Ahndrea’s grandmother, Eloise. Nearly 200,000 people will be provided food this year. Kimberly Kieth from Hilltop Artists spoke about the organization’s work with students from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds though the beauty of glass arts.  The program annually serves more than 650 youth between the ages of 12 and 20.
Past President Pete introduced Carol Webster, community volunteer extraordinaire, to introduce our program.
One of the highlights of every Rotary year is hearing a recap of the year enjoyed by our Exchange Students.  And this year was no exception as Gabe and Nico each provided a slide show of moments and people that made the year remarkable for them - and us!
The young men enjoyed trips to Southern California and Canada, sporting events, school dances and many meals with their hosts families and friends.  Nico returned early to France due to Coronavirus concerns but joined the group via the wonder of Zoom, while Gabe returns to Sweden on June 1. A donation to the Rotary International Foundation will be made in their honor. Special thanks to the wonderful families who served as host parents this year: Jim and Carrie Crabbe, Kelly Lane and Khash Dehghan, Lane and Emily Seaholm, and Jim and Molly Rudd.
True Confessions were disclosed:  Libby Catalinich had two confessions to make: she was recently quoted in the Tacoma News Tribune regarding a new Director of Disaster Recovery at Pierce County, and her first granddaughter was born this week!
Past President Pete thanked Rusty for his reflection, Libby for the National Anthem, Dona for sponsoring the meeting and for facilitating the meeting via Zoom.

A thought for the week

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