Thursday, January 17, 2019
Ana Mari Cauce
President, University of Washington


Ana Mari Cauce, the 33rd president of the University of Washington, will share some of the exciting work happening at the University as well as her vision for the University over the coming years.

As Washington’s largest public research university, the UW’s impact is felt throughout our state and President Cauce will be discussing some of the ways that the UW delivers on its public mission to serve students and families, advance scientific knowledge and discovery, foster economic growth and support innovation.

She will also discuss some of the challenges the UW faces and share how the UW is working to expand access to education and ensure that a public college degree is affordable and achievable for every Washington student. 

UW President Ana Mari Cauce
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Dick Dorsett
Use this link for the January 24 meeting
It is with great sadness that we share the loss of long time member Dick Moe. Our thoughts are with his wife Marcia and the rest of the family members.  A celebration of life will be held at the Lagerquist Concert Hall on the PLU Campus on Feb. 9 at 2 pm. 
Last Chance!
It's time to start the finishing touches on the House That Rotary Built.  If you would like to volunteer for one of the last two dates -  January 25 or 26 please use this link to sign up online. 
Membership Proposal
Unless written objections are submitted to the Board within 10 days of this posting, the following individual will be invited to membership: 
Tim Smith Jr. 
MARKETING - Promotional Products
Custom Impressions
Sponsor: Stacey Ogle
Shane Maul
Fortune Insurance
Sponsor: Rusty Hersey
Fall Fireside at Carol Webster's

Our winter firesides are coming up on January 22.  Maria Harlow has had great response to her calls for hosts and guests and we will have sign up sheets available again at the meeting on January 17.  If you will miss that meeting and are interested in participating please email Maria at or the office at

Cynthia & Roger        
Science Olympiad
Thanks so much to the wonderful members who devoted their Saturday to assist at the Science Olympiad on January 12. Their commitment to the students helped support a wonderful program that develops critical skills for young people.  Cynthia Darland (and Tim), Donna Haynes (and Paul), Diane  Kelleher, Roger Lilley, Ray Schuler  (and Dawn)  and Jim Whitacre. 
The Projects Committee has developed the schedule for the next couple of repacks and Break Bag Packs at the EFN.  Check your calendar and plan to sign up at an upcoming meeting.  You have the following Saturdays to choose from; February 2, April 6 for repacks and March 23 for a Break Bag Pack.  Please contact Gil Quante or Jim Whitacre with questions. 
Welcome to our newest members
Katrina Self
Katrina was introduced by her sponsor Barbara Mead at our meeting on January 3.  She is an attorney at Eisenhower Carlson, where she specializes in Trusts and Estate Planning.  She and her husband live in Steilacoom, with their children who are 1 and 3.  She was born in Monterey, California and the family came to Tacoma while her husband served at JBLM .  She is looking forward to giving back to the community through her membership in Rotary. Let's see what committee chair extends the first invitation to Katrina  to join their committee!
Eric Lind
Eric was re-introduced to club members at the meeting on January 3.  Eric was an eight year member of the club and we are thrilled to have him back.  He is currently the Interim Sales Manager at Cole Graphic Solutions, but also serves as a Pastor at Hope Church in Tacoma. Be sure to welcome him back to the club next time you see him. 

Pandaka Graduation!

We are looking forward to our next Pandaka Graduation coming up on January 24. The following members will be receiving their Blue Badge.  Congratulations to: Tony Belot, Sharon BensonDean Carrell, Angela ConnellyJohn DouvilleBrenda GasperSally Glover, Karena Kirkendoll, Sally Leighton, Geoff Oakley, Cosette Pfaff and Annie Ramirez.  Thanks for all that you have done to become active members of the club! If you are a Pandaka and think you have completed your checklist please contact Amanda Weidman at
Cindy Niemi - Tacoma North
Larry Treleven - Tacoma North
Reflection Rusty Hersey
Greeter/Roving MicJan Anderson
Greeter/Roving Mic - Di Trenh
National Anthem & 4 Way Test Carlyn Roy 
PianoLibby Catalinich
Fine Counter  Dan Bogart
StorywriterStephen Deal
Meeting SponsorPGG-Foundations Committee
AV Assistant - Jeff Rounce
Extra Greeters -  Jace Dwinell and Carol Duris
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 
Chung Lee - Jan 14
Bruce Dammeier - Jan 17
Jeff Mead - Jan 19
Anniversaries to Celebrate 
Doug Page - 6 years 
Kirk Hull - 59 years 
Buck Thompson - 65 years  
Social at Cooks Tavern 11-1
Upcoming Socials
The Fellowship/Relationship Building Committee invites all members of Tacoma #8 to join them on Thursdays at 5 pm. These socials are a great way to meet some new Rotarians or catch up with old friends. Pandakas, these meetings will fulfill your "social" requirement prior to graduation and, for all members, it’s fun.
January 17
The Spar
2121 N 30th
Tacoma, WA
January 24
721 Pacific Avenue
Tacoma, WA
Janaury 31
4102 S 56th Street
Tacoma, WA
It was another wonderful gathering with great information from our hosts at the County City Building. We saw the history project and heard from a number of speakers including Judge Stephanie Ahrends, Sheriff Paul Pastor and Pierce County Prosecutor Mary Robnett. 


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The Gearshift is a weekly publication to inform you about current happenings in the Rotary Club of Tacoma #8. We meet on Thursday at the Yacht Club, 5401 Yacht Club Road, Tacoma, WA. 
Noon - 1:00 pm
The Rotary Office is located at:
47 St. Helens Avenue, Ste. 200
Tacoma, Washington 98402

PO Box 1777
Tacoma, Washington 98401-1777

Phone:  253.473.7723
Office Hours
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Jan 24, 2019
Foldscopes in Asia with the Help of Rotary #8
Jan 31, 2019
Tacoma Symphony
Feb 07, 2019
Cold Cases: Michella Welch and Jennifer Bastain
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Upcoming Events
Winter Fireside
Jan 22, 2019 6:00 PM
Fellowship & Relationship Building Committee
Johnny's Dock
Jan 23, 2019 5:00 PM
Engagement Committee Meeting
Tacoma Yacht Club
Jan 24, 2019 11:00 AM
Weekly Meeting Dick Dorsett
Tacoma Yacht Club
Jan 24, 2019
11:55 AM – 1:00 PM
Board of Directors Meeting
Landmark Doric Room; fourth floor
Jan 28, 2019
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Weekly meeting Sarah Ioannides
Tacoma Yacht Club
Jan 31, 2019
11:55 AM – 1:00 PM
Executive Committee Meeting
Feb 05, 2019
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Auction Committee
Rotary Office
Feb 06, 2019
5:15 PM – 6:30 PM
Community Service Grants Committee Meeting
Sound Options
Feb 07, 2019 7:30 AM
Literacy Committee
Red Elm
Feb 07, 2019
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
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