Thursday, May 10, 2018
VOL. NINETY-FOUR, Issue No. 45
Ann has been a member of the Club for the last 19 years. She is the proud mother of Ryan and Anthony and lives in Gig Harbor with Jon Gamble.  She is an accomplished business woman, as the Managing Partner of Artondale Holdings, LLC, the founding owner of Nuvo Designs and is currently the Director of Business Development at Trofholz Technology.  Ann's passion for service is evidenced through the many projects she has Chaired and where she continues to serve, including Camp Goodtimes, EFN repacks, Salvation Army Bellringing and Salvation Army quarterly cleaning baskets.  You will often see her at other community events lending her personal support to a wide variety of community non profits. She is a Paul Harris Fellow and Art Wickens Fellow. She participated in the Rotary #8 trip to India in 2015.  She currently serves on the Projects Committee, Scholarship Committee and Fellowship Committee.  She also chaired the Rotary Auction in 2003.  According to her nomination "Ann lives the Four Way Test in her personal, business and rotary lives. She is always willing to assist our club and individuals whenever they need help." Please join us this week to honor a great Rotarian and to learn more about this amazing woman.
Paul Harris Awards this Week!
We have awards to be presented to the following members; Tim Daly, Kirk Hull, Rob Novasky, Debbie Regala,  Mark Starnes, Scott Sutherland and Brett Thomas. If you are a Paul Harris Fellow please wear your pin or medallion to celebrate your wonderful generosity. The list you will see on the tables represents 150 members with cumulative club giving of over $1.2 million. 
Members enjoying a Winter Fireside


It's that time again to gather together in the home of a member to enjoy conversation and fellowship. We are so fortunate to have wonderful Rotarians who open their homes and dozens of us who sign up to get to know one another in a warm and comfortable environment. Sign up sheets will be on the tables this Thursday, but we have a quick turn around, because the date is fast approaching.  If you are willing to be a host and won't be at the meeting please let the office know or email Maria Harlow, the Queen of Firesides.  President Mark is working on a stimulating discussion topic. 

Poker or Dinner With the Presidents??
May 19 Gil Quante and Jim Whitacre will be hosting 10 folks for a night of fun with poker and refreshments and it's just $50 for each participant.   There are still a couple of spots left. 
There are also 5 spots left for the Mount Rushmore Dinner with the Presidents to be held on September 8 at Fred's Berry Farm in Puyallup.  Enjoy the strawberry infused farm to table menu.  The price for this event is $125 per person.  Please contact the office if you want to join in either of these activities!
We hope to announce some preliminary numbers at the meeting this week.  It was an amazing event and the proceeds will ripple throughout our local and global communities and touch thousands of lives. 
Fun at the Auction
Literacy Committee Needs Your Help!
The books for Reach Out & Read medical clinics have arrived. Approximately 12,000 books are sitting at KBTC, eagerly awaiting their "donated by Rotary 8" stickers. We have a lot of work to do, before we can get the books in the hands of little readers. Mark your calendars for a sticker party!
May 8th
4:30 - 5:30
KBTC Public Television
Mark Your Calendars
EFN Repacks will be held July 28 and August 25 from Noon-2; Camp Goodtimes will be July 19, also that day we need volunteers for the Judson Family Justice Center Barbecue.  There will also be a number of volunteer opportunities at First Tee events in the next few months.  
Greg Rolsma - Kennington, London England
Fred Moisio - Tacoma North
Pete Taylor - San Francisco #2
Invocation - Pat Steel
National Anthem and 4 Way Test - Pat Steel
Piano - On the Rooftop
Board Greeter- Roving Mic - Harrison Laird
Greeter - Roving Mic - Sharon Jaffee
Birthdays - Gil Quante
Fine Counter - Dan Bogart
Meeting Reporter for Gearshift - Michael Thompson
Meeting Sponsor -   
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 2 weeks worth! 
Charley Rance - May 06
Kathi Willis - May 06
Dick Moe - May 07
John Rieke - May 08
Barbara James - May 09
Sue Dreier - May 11
Erica Doctor - May 12
Kathryn Nelson - May 12
Joan Engle - May 02  
Jeremy Fogelquist - May 02  
John McMasters - May 02  
John Bailey - May 03  
Andrew Imholt - May 04  
Anniversaries to Celebrate 2 Weeks Worth!
John McMasters - 9 years
Charley Rance - 9 years
Gordon Pickering - 43 years
Diane Stoehr - 3 years
Don Doman - 28 years
Paul Gingrich, Jr. - 45 years
Jonathan Murray - 3 years
Jim Winskill - 9 years
Angie Martin - 5 years
Rusty George - 16 years  
Stan Kanarowski - 17 years  
Mary McNally - 11 years  
Pete Norman – 39 years  
Scott Sutherland - 29 years
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.
May 10, 2018
Johnny's Dock
1900 East D Street
Tacoma, WA
May 17, 2018
Narrows Plaza Bowling – meet in the bar
2200 Mildred Street West
Tacoma, WA
Great food, not your normal bowling alley food
Rotarians kept themselves busy even without a meeting last week
At the District Food Repack
Gil and Whit Having Breakfast at EFN Hunger Walk
Members Attending the District Conference
(check out Facebook for more photos) 


Sound Advice for Service Above Self Living, by Past President  and Past District Governor Jim Harris

"Learn from the mistakes of others.You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself." Carlyle


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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
Office Hours
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An Unforeseen Tragedy of the Commons - Our Resident Killer Whale Decline and What We Can Do
May 24, 2018
Rotary Youth Exchange and Scholarships
May 31, 2018
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Fellowship & Relationship Building Committee
Hanks Bar and Grill
May 15, 2018 5:00 PM
Engagement Committee Meeting
Rotary Office
May 17, 2018 11:00 AM
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Landmark Temple Theatre (before lunch)
May 17, 2018
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Rotary Youth Exchange Committee
Landmark Temple Theatre (before lunch)
May 17, 2018 11:00 AM
Board of Directors Meeting
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May 21, 2018
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Jun 12, 2018 11:45 AM
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