Thursday, June 7, 2018
VOL. NINETY-FOUR, Issue No. 49
Penny LeGate
Marah's Story:  Love, Loss, and Hope
Penny LeGate is an Emmy award-winning journalist who is best known locally as an original cohost of “Evening Magazine,” and for her anchoring work at KIRO TV.  Today she enjoys freedom as a freelance reporter/documentary producer, filing stories from remote places such as Ethiopia, Uganda, India, Rwanda, Nepal, Vietnam, Morocco, and Bolivia.  Penny speaks often about her travels with Rotarians to vaccinate kids against polio, and was  honored to be a keynote speaker at the Rotary International Convention in 2011.  For her humanitarian work around the world, Rotary has awarded Penny six Paul Harris Fellowships! 
More recently, she has become a tireless advocate for those struggling with opioid addiction after losing her daughter to the disease in 2012.
Penny enjoys skiing, scuba diving, hiking, biking, and yoga.   She lives in Seattle with her husband and a small herd of rescued animals.
We will also be awarding over $50,000 in grants to local non-profits!
Installing the last of our libraries

Through long hours of  construction, painting and installation our club has worked with community organizations and homeowners to install and stock 8 libraries throughout the community, encouraging and supporting literacy. 

Little Free Library construction and painting 

Little Free Library builders and painters  from Tacoma Rotary # 8, First 5 FUNdamentals, Children’s Museum of Tacoma, Pierce College, and Child Care Aware.
The House that Rotary Built
At their meeting last week the Projects Committee had a report from Habitat staff regarding next steps in our build.  We have learned that the house we will be building is in Tillicum and that our efforts will begin this summer.  One of the first things we will have the chance to do is sign a piece of the house that will be constructed.  We will have a "wall of hope" stud at our meetings for each of us to sign.  There will be opportunities throughout the summer for all of us to be involved.  Can't swing a hammer or pound a nail, or raise a wall?  Maybe you can serve refreshments to the workers.  This is going to be a wonderful opportunity for us to all work side by side and change lives in Pierce County!
It's time to sign up for our annual transition of leadership.  We will be hoping for sunny skies, but regardless of the weather what could be better than spending the afternoon on a boat with great friends?  You will enjoy a picnic at Dockton and have the chance to watch Mark get up and personal with a pie in the face.  Sign up sheets will be at the upcoming meetings or you can call the office and we will take your reservations. You will enjoy a great barbecue for $35.  We may still need a boat if you have one that you could offer, or if you have a friend who is a captain! Another option if you can't be away the entire afternoon will be to ferry over. Check your calendar and plan to join in the fun!
Welcome New Member Sally Glover
South Sound Care           
We are so pleased to welcome Sally to our club, and thanks to Maria Harlow for proposing her. She is a native Oregonian and was born in Corvallis, but decided to move from that college town to Pullman and WSU to pursue her degree.  She met her husband Bill there and they have stayed here in Washington. She has a broad background in non profit work and is passionate about the life changing cancer research work South Sound Care is providing, allowing our residents to participate in groundbreaking clinical trials without having to travel great distances. Be sure to introduce yourself to Sally when you see her. 
Membership Proposal
Unless written objections are submitted to the Board within 10 days of this posting, the following individual will be invited to membership: 
Brenda Gasper
Public Relations and Insurance Specialist
Brooks Dental Studio
Sponsor: Jamie Brooks
Larry Treleven - Bend
Invocation - Elliot Stockstad
National Anthem and 4 Way Test -  Geoff Oakley
Piano - In the Ballroom
Board Greeter- Roving Mic - Jeff Albers
Greeters  - Grants Committee Members
Birthdays -  Diane Tilstra
Fine Counter - Carol Duris
Meeting Reporter for Gearshift -  Jeremy Fogelquist
Meeting Sponsor -   Lori Harnick
AV Assistance - Jeff Rounce
There are clipboards at every meeting for you to sign up to help out!
--Leading the National Anthem & Four Way Test
--Giving the Moment of Reflection
--Playing piano
--Assisting with Audio/Visual
--Greeter and Roving Mic
--Sponsoring a meeting
Birthdays to Celebrate 
Cynthia Darland - June 04
Bill Baxter - June 08
Lori Harnick - June 08
Shon Sylvia - June 08
Anniversaries to Celebrate 
Chris Serface - 4 years 
Anthony Chen - 9 years 
Mark Anderson - 15 years
Peter Carlstrom - 17 years 
Ross Hjelseth - 22 years 
Jamie Will – 43 years 
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.
June 7, 2018
714 S 27th Street
Light Hors D'oeuvres Beer and wine served
or 253-573-6617
June 14, 2018
Cooks Tavern
3201 N 26th Street
Tacoma, WA
June 21, 2018
Primo Grill
2701 6th Avenue
Tacoma, WA
June 28, 2018
Galleyside !!
July 5, 2018
Happy 4th of July no social !
July 12, 2018
Boathouse 19
9001 S 19th Street
Tacoma, WA
July 19th, 2018
Camp Goodtimes celebration!
Anthony’s Point Defiance
5910 N Waterfront Drive
Tacoma, WA
Enjoying the Social at Uncle Thurms
Reflections from the meeting of May 31 from Libby Catalinich
President Mark Anderson rang the bell and called the meeting to order. Bryan Flint of Tacoma Metro Parks Foundation quoted Thomas Paine and John Locke as he provided the invocation.  Evelyn Ryberg of the Greater Tacoma Community Foundation led us in a lovely and rousing National Anthem in an acapella version.  She followed up with the Four Way Test. Pat Steel was the meeting sponsor and graciously ceded his time to Miriam Barnett of the YWCA.  Greg Rolsma and Geoff Oakley of Grit City Baking Company brought mics around as Rotarians introduced several guests, including Rotarians from Pt. Townsend and Seattle as well as Mik from the Czech Republic.
Carol Webster, community volunteer extraordinaire, introduced our guest, Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson.  AG Ferguson discussed the operations of his office, where he oversees 1,000 employees in 13 AG offices across the state, including one in Tacoma. A large focus is on consumer protection litigation against companies such as Perdue Pharma, the manufacturer of OxyContin, and Comcast.
Miriam Barnett, the meeting sponsor, spoke about the therapeutic programs at the YWCA to break the cycle of abuse and addiction, and other challenges.
Maria Harlow of the Names Foundation introduced new member Sally Glover, South Sound Care. Sally grew up in Corvallis as the daughter of an active Rotarian. We look forward to Sally’s contributions!
Club anniversaries were acknowledged: Emily Happy – 5 years, Dean Hanks – 13 years, Gil Quante – 18 years cumulative, Richard Jamison – 28 years, John C. Dimmer – 57 years (he was acknowledged with a standing ovation!) 
Kirsten Willis celebrated our birthday members in attendance and acknowledged National Doughnut Day at the same time!  Celebrants were asked to disclose their favorite doughnut flavor and place to purchase them. Alex Trettin named Le Donut as the spot to buy his favorite spice cake treat. Enid Harris, a 16-time Art Wickens Fellow with her husband, diplomatically replied she likes “all flavors from many places.” Roger Lilley, a 3-time Wickens Fellow, loves maple bars from Dockside.
Members were reminded that Galleyside is fast approaching.  The fun begins after the meeting on June 28.  Sign up now!
True Confessions were disclosed:  Don Hansen proudly announced he attended his grandson’s graduation at Notre Dame.  Go Irish! Clay Zhang is on the run, again!  He will be running the Seattle Rock ‘n Roll Marathon on Sunday, June 10.
The evening social was held at Uncle Thurms. As he adjourned the meeting, President Mark encouraged all to Live Rotary!


Sound Advice for Service Above Self Living by Past President  Jim Henderson

“Always render more and better service than is expected of you, no matter what your task may be.” – Og Mandino


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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 Landmark Temple Theatre 47 St. Helens Avenue, Tacoma 
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
Fax:  253.473.7838
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Upcoming Events
Leadership Assembly
Landmark, Doric Room
Jun 08, 2018
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Classification Committee Meeting
Rotary office
Jun 12, 2018 11:45 AM
Membership Recruitment Committee
Landmark - Rotary Office
Jun 14, 2018 11:00 AM
Programs Committee Meeting
Landmark Temple Theatre
Jun 14, 2018 1:00 PM
Board of Directors Meeting
Landmark Doric Room; fourth floor
Jun 18, 2018
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Community Service Grants
Webster Deck
Jun 19, 2018 5:30 PM
Engagement Committee Meeting
Landmark meeting room
Jun 21, 2018 11:00 AM
Pandaka Committee
Landmark Temple Theatre (before lunch)
Jun 21, 2018
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Rotary Youth Exchange Committee
Landmark Temple Theatre (before lunch)
Jun 21, 2018 11:00 AM
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Jun 28, 2018
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