Thursday, April 18, 2019
Elizabeth Pauli - Tacoma City Manager
Collaborating with Community Leaders

Elizabeth Pauli is Tacoma's first female City Manager. As City Manager, Ms. Pauli is the Chief Executive Officer for the City of Tacoma government, overseeing a staff of more than 2,000 and a biennial General Government budget of over $1.9 billion, which includes a General Fund budget of $460 million.  
Prior to her appointment as City Manager, Ms. Pauli served as Interim City Manager. Prior to that, she served as the City Attorney for the City of Tacoma. She had joined the City of Tacoma in May 1998, as Chief Assistant City Attorney. She was appointed Acting City Attorney in 2004, and was named City Attorney in 2005.  Prior to joining the City of Tacoma, she was a partner at McGavick Graves, a well-established law firm in Tacoma.  
A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Law School, Ms. Pauli also has Bachelor of Science degrees in education and social work from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Ms. Pauli is a member of the Washington State Bar Association and the Washington State Association of Municipal Attorneys. 
A mother and grandmother who lives in Tacoma with her husband, Dave, Ms. Pauli enjoys tandem bicycling and running the trails near her mountain cabin.  

The City Manager will talk about what she has learned in her first two years as City Manager, as well as what to look for in the next two years, and where there is the greatest need for collaboration with community leaders.

Elizabeth Pauli - City Manager
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Business Expo
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EFN Repack
Thanks to the wonderful members, some who are pictured above, who volunteered on Saturday April 6 to be  our People of Action, repacking 2,500 pounds of pears!  Becky Fontaine, Whitney Grisaffi, Donna Haynes, Rusty Hersey, Diane Kelleher, Greg Rolsma  and Michael Thompson were joined by families and friends to prepare fresh fruit for distribution. 
Opportunity to Volunteer
On Saturday May 4, club members can join forces with the Red Cross and other community volunteers for the annual Sound the Alarm: Save a Life Project by installing smoke alarms and providing fire prevention education in Tacoma’s Central Neighborhood.  We will kick-off and end our day at 1110 South Puget Sound Avenue (the Salvation Army).  Plan to arrive at 8 AM and be done by 2pm.   Please contact Becky Fontaine - - to sign up!  Volunteers must be 16 years of age. Training will be provided on-site.
The Co-Chairs of our Vocational Services Committee, Missy Zenczak and Andrew Imholt are busy planning our next Business Expo scheduled for Thursday, April 25, during our regular meeting time.  This is your chance to sponsor a booth for $150 and let members know all about your business. Contact Missy at or Andrew at if you want to reserve your space to make this the best Expo ever!  Thanks so much to those businesses that have already signed up; Banner Bank, Coldwell Banker Commercial Danforth, Community Healthcare, Edward Jones, Financial Insights, Habitat for Humanity, KBTC, Mission Possible Auction Committee, MultiCare Foundations, Pierce County Library Foundation, Pivotal Presentations,  PLU School of Business, Sound Options, Tacoma Lutheran Retirement Center, Timberland Bank, Uncharted Waters Float Center, Washington Business Week,  Wedderman Architecture and Wesley Bradley Park.  There is only 1 spot left is it for you???
Why would you want to be a sponsor? 
  • For two weeks, we will display your business/organization’s logo in the Gearshift
  • Exhibit at your own dedicated table before and after the meeting
  • Personally market your business/organization and network with community leaders and potential customers/supporters
  • Spend two minutes at the mic showcasing your business/organization, accompanied by one PowerPoint slide of your choice
  • One sponsors name will be drawn and will receive a Gearshift ad for the next year
Membership Proposal
Unless written objections are submitted to the Board within 10 days of this posting, the following individuals will be invited to membership: 
Jeremy Simler
ASSNS: SOC SVC - Furniture
Northwest Furniture Bank
Sponsor: Stacey Ogle
Sharon Chambers-Gordon
REAL ESTATE - Residential
Windermere Professional Partners
Sponsor: Kit Evans
James Harper
St. Leo Food Connection
Sponsor: DeAnne Hamilton
Reflection - Cynthia Darland
Greeters  -  Is there a Pandaka available? 
Board Greeters - Marsha Burns
Board Greeters -  Libby Catalinich
National Anthem & 4 Way Test - Jan Brazzell
Piano - Barbara Mead
Fine Counter - Donna Haynes
Storywriter - Brenda Gasper
Meeting Sponsor - Jan & Skip Anderson
AV Assistant -  Jeff Rounce
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 
Michael Thompson -  Apr 17
Bill Baarsma -  Apr 18
Evelyn Ryberg -  Apr 18
Carol Webster - Apr 18
John C. Dimmer -  Apr 19
Peter Darling -  Apr 20
Anniversaries to Celebrate 
Whitney Grisaffi - 4 years 
Miriam Barnett - 11 years 
Social at Cooks Tavern in November
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.
April 18
Narrows Plaza Bowl
2200 Mildred Street W
Tacoma, WA
They open at 4:30
April 25th
Oddfellas Pub & Eatery  
5741 N 26th Street
Tacoma, WA
May 2
Over the Moon Cafe
709 Opera Aly
Tacoma, WA
May 9
Moss Adams
Thursdays at 5
May 16
The Table
2715 6th Avenue
Tacoma, WA
May 23
Indochine on Pearl
4612 N Pearl
Tacoma, WA
May 30
Primo Grill
2701 6th Avenue
Tacoma, WA
We had another great Thursday at 5 gathering at Banner Bank!  Special thanks to Dan Bogart and his staff for the great food and drinks, the photo booth and the putting contest. Congratulations to John Schneider, who showed he has some golf experience!

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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:
1001 Yakima Ave, Suite 9A
Tacoma, Washington 98405

PO Box 1777
Tacoma, Washington 98401-1777

Phone:  253.473.7723
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Upcoming Events
Board of Directors Meeting
Tacoma Yacht Club
Apr 22, 2019
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Business Expo
Tacoma Yacht Club
Apr 25, 2019
11:55 AM – 1:00 PM
Membership Recruitment Committee
Tacoma Yacht Club
May 02, 2019 11:00 AM
Rotarian of the Year
Tacoma Yacht Club
May 02, 2019
11:55 AM – 1:00 PM
PGG - Foundations
Tacoma Yacht Club
May 02, 2019 1:00 PM
Projects Committee Meeting
May 03, 2019 8:15 AM
Sound the Alarm Save a Life
May 04, 2019
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Rotary Meeting - Thursdays at 5!
Moss Adams
May 09, 2019
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Executive Committee Meeting
Red Elm
May 14, 2019
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Classification Committee Meeting
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May 14, 2019 11:45 AM
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