Thursday, February 7, 2019
Loretta Cool - Tacoma Police Department
Cold Cases

Tacoma Police Department Public Information Officer Loretta Cool will give a presentation on the investigations of the Michella Welch and Jennifer Bastian homicides.  The presentation will cover the initial discovery of the crimes, the timeline covering the 30-year investigation and the new techniques used to identify the men believed to have committed the crimes.

Loretta Cool - Tacoma Police Department
Use this link for the February 7 meeting
Thursday at 5 at the YWCA
Use this link for the February 14 meeting
Marilise Hood Quan- Center for Dialogue Resolution
Use this link for the February 21 Meeting
We had the opportunity to welcome Kierra Phifer to the club at the meeting on January 24. She works for Puget Sound Energy in Community Relations, after a six year career on the staff of Senator Patty Murray.  She grew up in the Los Angles Area but moved to Washington and is a proud graduate of Gonzaga University. GO ZAGS! We look forward to her active involvement in the club. 
On January 31 we welcomed new member Lin Zhou to the club.  Dr. Zhou is the President of Bates Technical College.  She was born in Beijing China and is the first Chinese immigrant to serve as the president of a two year college in the state.  She has been at Bates since 2013 serving as a dean and then vice president. She holds a Ph.D. in education from Oregon State and  Masters Degree from City University.   
Greetings from our exchange student in Slovakia
Hi I am doing great! Christmas and the holidays were really hard but I moved families and we are getting along super well and I am feeling much more comfortable at home now.  I am playing music on my own, they asked me to perform at the 100th anniversary of this district in Prague later in the year.  I don’t have a band here but there is a jamming room at school that people go to and just play music and hang out. Slovak has been really hard.  I am working at it and watching movies in Slovak and trying to read and speak with my family but it is a really challenge for me to learn vocabulary.  I am feeling a lot better here and I am getting more independent.  Thank you for this opportunity and happy new year.
Rizley Cox
We continue to move forward preparing to move to the Armory before the end of February. Our move date is contingent upon some tenant improvements that need to be done, but thanks to great relationships with the building owner they are working hard to have them done in mid-February.  
In the meantime, Kirsten Willis is working with volunteers to purge and sort years of paperwork  and organize the office in anticipation of the move.  Thanks to last weeks volunteers Marsha Burns, Jace Dwinell,  Jim Henderson and Jeff Rounce. Special thanks to Michelle Roberts who arranged to have one of her shredding trucks come by to shred 25 boxes of paper. You are welcome to drop by the office on Tuesdays and Wednesdays between 11-3 to lend a hand. 
We have surplus furniture, office supplies and some Rotary logo’d items that will be offered for sale or donation. We have heard from some of our non-profit members that they are able to use the furniture and we also have a piano and refrigerator that will be available on a first come first served basis. Please contact the office if you have an interest in seeing what we have and making an offer. 
We will also be looking for members willing to do the manual labor of moving the furniture. Members extraordinaire Stacey Ogle and Rusty Hersey are willing to help us with their trucks, but we will need some members with strong backs to lend a hand!  You know the saying many hand make light work. Stay tuned as we firm up the actual move date and watch the Gearshift for more information.
Each year, our club recognizes a non-Rotarian who is providing exemplary service in the community.  This person will be honored at our meeting on Thursday, April 4, and receive a contribution from our club to his/her favorite charitable organization. Nominations are due to the Rotary office by Thursday,February 28.  If you would like to nominate an individual for this Community Service Award, complete a nomination form using this link Email your nomination to the Rotary office at . Forms will also be available at our weekly meetings. Don't delay!
Final Build
We had a small but mighty group show up to participate in the final build.  Special thanks to Mark AndersonMarsha Burns, Brenda Gasper, Stacey Ogle, Gil Quante and Debbie Regala as well as Chef Jim Whitacre. 
Harrison Laird, and the Membership Committee announced that so far this year we have added 23 amazing new members, but they don't want us resting on our laurels. They have challenged club members to help us grow our membership by 45 new members this year. If you have a prospective member please invite them to join you for lunch, the club will host them for their first visit.  There are incentives for you as well.  Any member who proposes a new member  will be entered into a drawing for a weekend at Cedarbrook and will receive a restaurant discount coupon. Give the gift of Rotary to someone you know!
Membership Proposal
Unless written objections are submitted to the Board within 10 days of this posting, the following individual will be invited to membership: 
Kyle Lauderdale
Columbia Bank
Sponsor: Angie Martin
What a great group whose busy hands packed 5000 pounds of pound of oats at EFN on Saturday. Special thanks to Becky Fontaine, Whitney Grisaffi, Donna Haynes, Rusty Hersey, Renata Ramirez, Greg Rolsma (Sonja) , John Schneider (Roman & Anghus), Ann Voves (Ryan and Tony) and Jim Whitacre. The next opportunity to volunteer will be a Break Bag Pack on March 23 and another repack on April 6. Please contact Gil Quante or Jim Whitacre with questions.  
Reflection - Kirsten Willis
Greeter/Roving Mic - John Gaines 
Greeter/Roving Mic -  Kierra Phifer
National Anthem & 4 Way Test - Pat Steel
Piano - Jack Warnick
Fine Counter Robin Echtle
Storywriter - Kim Bedier
Meeting Sponsor - Jennifer Wedderman
AV Assistant - Jeff Rounce
Board Greeters -  Jace Dwinell
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 
Mary McNally - Feb 05
Mary Lynn Pannen - Feb 07
Cosette Pfaff - Feb 07
Tina Vasen - Feb 07
Jim Fry - Feb 08
Anniversaries to Celebrate 
Don Sheppard - 5 years 
Robin Lucas - 6 years 
Chris Coates - 8 years 
Bill Matthaei - 41 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.
Copper Door
12 N Tacoma Avenue
Tacoma, WA
Thursday at 5
Devil’s Reef
706 Court C
Tacoma, WA
Wooden City
714 Pacific Avenue
Tacoma, WA 
Reflections from the meeting of January 31
by Sherri Stanton
President Linda Kaye rang the bell at 12:05 and introduced District Governor Craig Gillis as a special guest. Kim Bedier, Tacoma Events and Venues, delivered the invocation, encouraging us to let music inspire us and to “rock on.” Craig Gillis led us in the national anthem of Canada followed by Chris Serface, Tacoma Little Theatre, who led us in the Star Spangled Banner. Jack Warnick was on piano.  A card was circulated for John Winskill whose son, Christopher, passed away last week and for Jan Brazzell whose mother in law passed away.
President Linda Kaye then asked visiting Rotarians to introduce themselves followed by members with guests.  Sharon Benson, Windermere Professional Partners and Rob Pfarr, Allstate Insurance helped with the mics.
Maria Harlow was invited to the podium to introduce new member, Dr. Lin Zhou, President of Bates Technical College. Dr. Zhou shared that she is celebrating 20 years in the US and looking forward to joining the Rotary family. President Linda Kaye welcomed Dr. Zhou as our newest family member and then called Kerrisan Meyer with Read2Me to the podium for a mission moment.  Kerrisan shared how community partnerships, like the one with Tacoma Rotary 8, are essential to the success of programs like Read2Me. Support and mentorship from Tacoma Rotary 8 has helped Kindergarten through 3rd graders with reading support and set them up for success in school and life.  President Linda Kaye asked Rotarians to stand if they had mentored anyone and reinforced that mentorship was important work.
President Linda Kaye invited Craig Gillis to share some remarks, and he presented a District “Be the Inspiration” pin to our newest member, Dr. Lin Zhou. Craig Gillis also shared that he had visited all 90 clubs and recently welcomed the district’s 91st club in Ucluelet - chartered with 42 members in a community of 1600.  He then thanked the club and encouraged Rotarians to attend the upcoming conference. At President Linda Kaye’s urging (he claims), he ended his presentation with a song in tribute to Rotary to the tune of “House of the Rising Sun.”
President Linda Kaye thanked Craig Gillis and invited Kit Evans to the podium to introduce our speaker, Sarah Ioannides with Symphony Tacoma. Kit shared that she is proud of the work Symphony Tacoma and Sarah Ioannides have done to foster arts in the community and excited about what is to come. Sarah Ioannedis shared some information about upcoming performances and explained how she curates each season as a festival for Tacoma, a reason for the community to come together and celebrate the arts.  Her work reflects her philosophy that we need more of the arts and that Tacoma is not just a beautiful place to live but it has great arts. Her vision is for energy around the arts to snowball into social interaction and economic development.  To encourage Rotarians to be a part of this vision, she offered a discount to Rotarians for an upcoming performance.
President Linda Kaye thanked Sarah Ioannides and presented her with a gift of glass from the Hilltop Artists.  She then called Monique Nadeau to the podium. Monique acknowledged the long list of generous auction sponsors and reminded us of the auction date and opportunity to win $1,000 by purchasing a raffle ticket. 
President Linda Kaye acknowledged the anniversaries for this week: Veronica Rollins (1 year), Heather Faverman (5 years), Mike Wark (9 years), Jake Fey (23 years), Roger Lilley (24 years), and John West (53 years). John received a standing ovation for his years of service to Rotary, and District Governor Craig Willis presented him with a “Be the Inspiration” pin.
There was time for “True Confessions,” and Rotarians lined up to pay fines and share their stories: Mike Dunbar announced that he had just returned from attending the wedding of his son in New Orleans. Maureen Fife apologized for being absent recently but announced we would be seeing more of her. Dan Bogart paid a fine for meetings he missed while on vacation in Cabo. Jack Warnick shared that he just returned from a trip to Palm Springs that involved family and basketball. Don Hansen just returned from a ski trip. Barry Benson shared that he and Sharon Benson hosted a recent Fireside and are giving the donations to the World Services Committee for their auction basket. Proud Mama Cynthia Darland shared that her son and his team had recently closed 3 decades-old cold cases. Jim Merritt is celebrating his 46th wedding anniversary and that the next day was his wife’s last day of chemo. Barbara Mead paid a fine in advance as she’s leaving soon for a European vacation. Libby Catalinich announced she had just completed her 50th half-marathon. Jackie Farrar paid a fine for not wearing her pin for a very long time. Chris Serface just returned from a trip to Cabo that he purchased in last year’s auction. Larry Treleven shared that he was donating a dinner opportunity at Columbia Center Tower Club to the auction.
President Linda Kaye asked Gil Quante to make an announcement for the EFN repack.  Gil shared that there were still volunteer opportunities available Feb 2.  President Linda Kaye then reminded Rotarians to consider nominating someone for the Community Service Award and thanked the Auction Committee for sponsoring the meeting.  She also thanked District Governor Craig Gillis and AG Jennifer Durham for joining us today and shared that next week we would hear from Loretta Cool. The following week is a valentines Thursday at 5 at YWCA.  That evening’s social was at Moctezuma’s.  The meeting ended a few minutes after 1 pm with President Linda Kaye encouraging us all to go out and “re-ignite” our Rotary.

Thought for the week by Past President and Past District Governor Jim Harris

"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them" Walt Disney
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