Thursday, October 18, 2018
Join us on the Roof Top
Prosecuting Attorney Candidates
Mark Lindquist and Mary Robnett
We have invited the candidates for this very important office to join us to share their information and answer previously prepared questions.
Art Wickens Fellows
We will be honoring our newest group of Art Wickens Fellows this week as we present awards to the following members; Jeff Albers, Christian Anderson, Mike Dunbar, Jake Fey, David Flentge, Joe Gordon, Jim & Enid Harris, Daryl Hembry, Ed Hill, Rob Novasky, Harry Pritchard, Charley Rance, Carlyn Roy, Ray Schuler, Larry Treleven and Buck Thompson.  For all of  you who are Fellows already, please  be sure to wear your pin!
World Polio Day
Since Rotary and its partners launched the Global Polio Eradication Initiative 30 years ago in (1988) the incidence of polio has plummeted by more than 99.9 percent, from about 350,000 cases a year to just 22 cases in all of 2017.  To sustain this progress and protect all children from Polio, Rotary has committed to raising  $50 million per year in support of global polio eradication efforts.  The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will match Rotary’s commitment 2 for 1.  Without full funding and political commitment, this paralyzing disease could return to previously polio-free countries, and put children everywhere at risk. Rotary has contributed more than $1.8 billion to ending polio since 1985.  Celebrate World Polio Day on October 24!
We had the opportunity to welcome two new members on October 4.  John Douville from Windermere Professional Partners , introduced by Barry Benson and Byron Okutsu from Multicare, introduced by Cindy Niemi.  Both John and Byron have already worked side by side with many of our members as they volunteered on club projects and from their introductions it is easy to see that they will both be wonderful new members. Be sure to introduce yourself and welcome John and Byron to the club the next time you see them.
Mark your calendar for the first meeting at the Yacht Club on November 1.  Robin Echtle reminded members of the move and advised us that in moving to a new venue we will have the challenge of providing them with an expected lunch count every week. As we make this transition we will be asking members to RSVP to our weekly meetings.  We have found the Thursdays at 5 RSVP process is working well and we will use something similar.  Try out this link to register now! You will see the option to pick a blue button that says Guest or one that says Member.  If you select Member, you will be taken to a page where you need to enter your ClubRunner login and password, if you select Guest then you have to fill in your name and some additional information.  We do not want the RSVP to be a barrier and every member is always welcome to join us at every meeting, but we need to know that there will be plenty of food, without incurring the kind of expense we have had at the Landmark. That first meeting we will be celebrating our veterans and will be joined by Chamber of Commerce members to honor their Military Citizen of the Year. This will be a popular meeting as always, and we know you all want to check out the Yacht Club.  The cost for lunch will be $21 and for those who just want coffee and dessert the cost will be $6.  Stayed tuned for more information as we work out the details! 
Membership Proposal
Unless written objections are submitted to the Board within 10 days of this posting, the following individuals will be invited to membership: 
Casey Carter
Health Services - Chiropractic
Pacific Wellness
Sponsor: Fred Moisio
Jacki Farrar
FINANCIAL SERVICES – Financial Planning
Moss Adams LLP
Sponsor: Barbara Mead
Rob Pfarr
Pfarr Insurance Agency
Sponsor: Carlyn Roy
John Gaines
GOVERNMENT SERVICES – Municipal Utilities
Tacoma Public Utilities
Sponsor: Ryan Wheaton


Our Fall Firesides are coming up on October 23,and we received great early responses at the meetings.  Please consider being a host and sign up at our upcoming meetings.  This is a wonderful opportunity to connect with other members in a small group setting. Linda Kaye will be sure to provide us with a thought provoking question. If you won't be at a meeting contact the office or Maria Harlow at to sign up.

Thanks to several members, but especially  Jon Murray (and his family) we are half way to our goal of 300 books for early readers!  Pick up a new or gently used book when you are out shopping for candy for Halloween and bring it to the office soon. 
Nominations for the Nominating Committees
Ballots to elect the members of our nominating committees were mailed last week please be sure to bring them to the meeting this week or mail them to the office before October 22. Results will be announced at the meeting on October 25.  Thanks to the members who agreed to be nominated for the Officer Nominating Committee; Jim Henderson, Carlyn Roy,  John Schneider and Kirsten Willis.  You will vote for 2.  The winners  will join appointed members, Linda Kaye Briggs, Carolyn Weyrick, Mike Dunbar, Jace Dwinell and Carol Webster.   Thanks to Jeremy Fogelquist, Maria Harlow, Marty Lough, Gil Quante, Larry Treleven and  Christina Turner who agreed to be nominated for the Board Nominating Committee. The 3  who receive the highest number of votes will join Carol Duris, Brien Elvins and Greg Rolsma who are the appointed members on the committee.  
If you would like to be considered for a club leadership position (President Elect Nominee, Treasurer or Board Member), contact the office right away.  We will maintain a confidential list of interested members and present that list to the nominating committees when they are in place.
Habitat Build 
What great support we have seen for the Habitat Build. Thanks to Marsha Burns, Stacey Ogle and Bob Swanson for turning out on a dreary day on October 5, and for Gil Quante and Jim Whitacre who were there with food!  Special thanks to past volunteers Mark AndersonKim Bedier, Jan Brazzell, Linda Kaye Briggs, Marsha Burns, Libby Catalinich, Mike Dunbar, Carol Duris, Sally Glover, Whitney Grisaffi, Michele Johnson, Cindy Niemi, Stacey Ogle, Annie Ramirez, Renata Ramirez, Debbie Regala,Greg Rolsma, John Schneider, Alex Trettin  and Tamara Williams as well as some friends and family! 

Donate hotel size and full size toiletries

We support Tree House at MultiCare, YWCA, Nativity House Shelter, Salvation Army and other non profits as we are able.  Please donate your unused toiletries in full or small sizes.  We bring comfort and care to those experiencing a child's hospitalization or the homeless,  as well as families, veterans, youth and other individuals who are being rehoused. Bring your donations to a Rotary meeting.  Coordinated by Projects Committee member Maria Harlow  contact her at  if you have questions. 

Reflection - Kim Bedier
Greeter/Roving Mic - Connie Miller
Board Greeter/Roving Mic - Carol Duris
National Anthem & 4 Way Test - Evelyn Ryberg
Fine Counter -  Carol Duris
Storywriter - Andrew Imholt
Introduction - Debbie Regala
Meeting Sponsor - Kathryn Nelson
AV Assistant - Jeff Rounce
When we move to the Yacht Club we would like to develop a new group to help us welcome members and take payments. Please let Joy, Kathi or Robin Echtle know if you are interested in helping
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
Birthdays This Week 
Bryan Flint - Oct 15
Glenn Everitt - Oct 16
Anniversaries to Celebrate 
Sharon Jaffee – 4 years cumulative
Scott Winship – 14 years
Kim Bedier – 15 years cumulative
Larry Treleven - Salt Lake
Debbie Regala - Shelton Skookum
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
October 18
Lovino Ristorante
5101 N Pearl Street
Tacoma, WA
October 25
El Gaucho
2119 Pacific Avenue
Tacoma, WA
November 1
Cooks Tavern
3201 N 26th Street
Tacoma, WA
November 8
Thursdays at 5
Cornerstone Financial Services
Tacoma, WA
November 15
Terry’s Office Tavern
3410 N Proctor
Tacoma, WA
December 27 we have a fantastic Rotary evening planned as we will purchase group tickets to attend a performance of Scrooge.  The wonderfully talented cast includes two of our members Libby Catalinich and Chris Serface.  Check your calendar and make plans to join us. Tickets are $17 each, and we will have sign up sheets on the tables at an upcoming meeting. 
Thursdays at 5!!
Thanks to all of the members who were able to join us at Cole Graphic Solutions.  The hospitality was first rate and I am sure everyone left knowing a little more about the variety of work done by Stacey and her talented crew!  We also had plenty of time to socialize and chat.  Another unique opportunity for club members!

A Thought for the Week from Past President Jim Henderson

"When one door is closed, don’t you know that many more are open." Bob Marley


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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 Roof Garden Room, 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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8:30 - 5:00
Oct 25, 2018
Gates Foundation Polio Team
Nov 01, 2018
Nov 08, 2018
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Upcoming Events
Board of Directors Meeting
Landmark Doric Room; fourth floor
Oct 22, 2018
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Fall Fireside
Oct 23, 2018 6:00 PM
Auction Committee
Rotary Office
Oct 24, 2018
5:15 PM – 6:30 PM
Community Service Grants Committee Meeting
Sound Options
Nov 01, 2018 7:30 AM
Literacy Committee
Red Elm
Nov 01, 2018
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Membership Recruitment Committee
Meeting room before lunch
Nov 01, 2018 11:00 AM
Veterans Day Meeting at the Yacht Club!
Nov 01, 2018
11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Executive Committee Meeting
Nov 06, 2018
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Projects Committee Meeting
Nov 09, 2018 8:15 AM
Classification Committee Meeting
Rotary office
Nov 13, 2018 11:45 AM
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