Thursday, May 9, 2019
Thursdays at 5
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Moss Adams looking forward to welcoming you for May 9th “Rotary #8 Thursday at 5” meeting in their office located at 1301 A Street, Suite 600, Tacoma.
X-Group will provide heavy appetizers and Moss Adams will also have beverages on hand.
Parking: Street parking is available as well as a parking lot directly past the Columbia Bank building on the right. This garage is a pay lot until 5 p.m. but opens to the public after that time. Once you enter the main doors off A Street proceed to the elevators and head to the 6th floor.
Moss Adams looks forward to welcoming you!  
Please contact Jacki Farrar at if you have any questions.
Rick Garza - May 16
5 years legal - Cannabis in Washington
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Committee Fair - May 23
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Sound the Alarm- Save a Life
Exchange Student Renata Ramirez and members Becky Fontaine, Di Trenh, Don Sheppard and  Kathi Willis joined with dozens of volunteers on Saturday to install smoke alarms around the city.  Through this program the Red Cross has saved 582 lives. We look forward to a continued partnership! 

It's time to pull out your calendar and make a plan to help out this summer at Camp Goodtimes on Vashon Island.  Our day will be July 18, and once again Ann Voves will be coordinating volunteers.  We will have sign up sheets at the meetings starting at the end of May. 


Welcome to our newest member - Jeremy Simler
Jeremy was introduced by his sponsor Stacey Ogle. He may have looked familiar because he has attended a few meetings prior to his introduction.  He shared that his father is a 35 year member of the Rotary Club in Clovis, New Mexico, and when he told his dad he was joining Rotary he thought that he was just as excited as he had been when his first granddaughter was born.  (I think he was joking) Jeremy and his wife have a boy and a girl and have been married for 21 years and live in Gig Harbor. He is the Director of Development for the NW Furniture Bank.  Another great addition to our club! Welcome!
Larry Treleven - Lakewood
Fred Moisio - Clover Park
David Flentge - Tacoma South
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 
Robin Lucas - May 05
Sally Glover - May 06
Charley Rance - May 06
Kathi Willis - May 06
John Rieke - May 08
Sue Dreier - May 11
Anniversaries to Celebrate 
Jonathan Murray - 4 years
Angie Martin - 6 years  
Mary McNally - 12 years
Rusty George - 17 years
Stan Kanarowski - 18 years
Scott Sutherland - 30 years
Pete Norman - 40 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.
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
Reflections from the meeting of 5-2 from Debbie Regala
President Linda Kaye Briggs opened the meeting, Bill Duppenthaler provided the Invocation, Barbara Mead provided piano accompaniment and Ali Criss lead us in the national anthem and the 4-way test. The meeting was sponsored by Harrison Laird from CBRE, a commercial real estate service company. We were graced with 4 guests including, Andrew Imholt’s wife, Liz, who is scheduled to deliver their 2nd child tomorrow (May 3).  Both of our exchange students, Renata and Jacob, were also in attendance.
Stacey Ogle introduced new member, Jeremy Simler of Northwest Furniture Bank.  He was proud to inform us that his father is a 35 year member of Rotary.  Jeremy, whose wife is a flight attendant, loves to travel and ski.  Thanks to Stacey for bringing another great community member into our club.
Gil Quante introduced 12 members who are celebrating birthdays during May.  They each told us who their superheroes are and what they considered their personnel super powers.  A great group.  Gil presented each with a certificate to enjoy a float in ‘Uncharted Waters’.
Linda Kaye congratulated Melissa Malott, Dianne Stoehr, John McMasters, Charley Rance, and Gordon Pickering on their anniversaries as Rotary 8 members.
Cindy Grady was honored as the Rotarian of the Year – selected by a panel of past presidents. The inspiring video from the auction about how Rotary helps others not just locally but also around the world was a perfect preface for honoring CindyCarol Webster, Jennifer Wedderman, and Carol Duris shared insights as to why Cindy is so deserving of this honor.  As a member of the grants committee she has always been a reliable team member and mentor encouraging folks to reach higher.  Cindy not only is a tireless worker for Rotary she also finds time to quietly volunteer in other ways in our community from helping individuals to working with other non-profits by sharing her expertise about how to have a successful fund-raising auctions.  Cindy’s efforts in our community thru Rotary and other venues has positively affected hundreds of lives.  Rotary 8 is proud to have Cindy as a member and pleased to be able to highlight her good work with this Rotarian of the Year recognition. Cindy expressed her big THANK YOU for this honor.  She noted that Rotary 8 is a key part of the village that makes Tacoma a great place to live and as a Tacoma native she truly enjoys being part of the village.
Becky Fontaine alerted the members to a Red Cross event on May 4, called Sound the Alarm. Maria Harlow announced Firesides will take place on May 21. Mike Dunbar reminded the members that the meeting on May 9 will be at 5pm at Moss Adams.
During True Confessions Diane Tilstra announced that our two exchange students next year will be Gabriel Bringman from Sweden and Nicolas Galy from France. Bill Baarsma confessed one of the hotel rooms at the new McMeniman’s is named after him.  Mark Lindquist explained he has been away in Indonesia on behalf of his new position with Hermann Law Group working on the Lion Air 610 crash out of Jakarta.  Larry Treleven told us his wife and daughter are both back from London after running in the London marathon. Mike Dunbar announced he and Liz have just celebrated 41 years of marriage and their son has moved back home for awhile. Kelly Lane recently visited the Napa Valley and learned that you can find wine colored bands for your braces.  She recommends the Bordeaux. Greg Rolsma is back from a 17 day cruise to parts of Central America and Mexico which included going thru the Panama Canal. Jacob thanked Gil Quante for providing him and his parents 4 tickets to a Rainier game so they could see an actual baseball game in person.  He also apologized to Renata for not inviting her to join them.
President Linda Kaye closed the meeting with the reminder to re-ignite Rotary.

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May 16, 2019 7:00 AM
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May 16, 2019
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Weekly Meeting - Rick Garza
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May 20, 2019
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