Thursday, May 3, 2018
VOL. NINETY-FOUR, Issue No. 44
Volunteer for the District Conference Food Repack!
Elliot and Mark Onstage with the Diptones
Thanks to all of the members who joined us and gave from the heart.  It was a fantastic evening, and came off almost flawlessly... (perfection is our goal, but sometimes stuff happens!) KUDOS and never ending thanks to the auction team under the leadership of Carol Duris, with outstanding support from Cindy Grady, who was in the office over 50 hours last week and almost that many hours most other weeks this month, Kirsten Willis, who logged in almost a full week of work on many tasks including development of the live slide show and table signs for the evening  and also managing the volunteers with Rusty Hersey. To Chris Serface, who with Jeff Rounce fine tuned the slides to assure that we had music and video. Jeff  managed the slides during the auction and Chris  served as our MC and was joined by Christina Turner on the stage to lend their talents announcing our items and managing the program with our auctioneers. To the rest of the Auction Leadership Team of Monique Nadeau, Jackie Lindstrom, Robin Echtle and Carolyn Weyrick we are so grateful for your dedication, support and wonderful ideas. Much appreciation is extended to Elliott Stockstad,  who has been a wonderful partner in helping us find way to make our service above self  come to life with the Rotary Habitat House. We cannot forget Stacey Ogle and her team for the wonderful signage and creativity.  Many other club members also devoted time at auction planning meetings,  in the office and helping with set up and take down. Those wonderful volunteers include; Mark Anderson, Linda Kaye Briggs, Kim Bedier, Stephen Deal, Don Doman, Mike Dunbar, Stephanie Farrar, Heather Faverman, Bryan Flint, Whitney Grisaffi, Maria Harlow, Chris Hays, Jim Henderson, Sharon Jaffe, Diane Kelleher, Kelly Lane, Roger Lilley, Jeff Lovely, Melissa Malott, John McMasters, Geoff Oakley, Cap Pearson, John Pfaff, Gil Quante, Debbie Regala,  Amanda Savage, Ray Schuler, Pat Steele, and Jim Whitacre. Please remember that our financial success would not be possible without the sponsors and all of our wonderful members and their friends who procured some great items. It takes each one of us to pull this off and we will change lives in the upcoming year because of your generosity. What an amazing group of Rotarians!!  For those of you unable to join us at the auction we would welcome your financial support for the Habitat House just contact the office if you would like to make a gift. 
Remembering our member Nancy Davis, who recently passed away and extending sympathy and warm thoughts to her family and friends. 
Membership Proposal
Unless written objections are submitted to the Board within 10 days of this posting, the following individuals will be invited to membership: 
DeAnne Hamilton
EDUCATION - Television
Executive Director & General Manager
Sponsor: Jan Brazzell
Rick Triggs
ASSN: SOC SVC - Human Services
Interim CEO and CFO
Metropolitan Development Council
Sponsor: Missy Zenczak
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
Another New Project from the Projects Committee
EFN Hunger Walk, the morning of Saturday May 5 at Fort Steilacoom Park.  contact Gil Quante to volunteer.  We are staffing the water stations and need 5-10 volunteers. 
Fred Moisio -  Sunrise
I need someone to do birthdays next week we have some really special people celebrating since we are doing 2 weeks worth  of celebrating!
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  
Anita Eixenberger - Apr 29
Jim Harris - Apr 30 April 26
Bill Matthaei - Apr 30
Joan Engle - May 02 
Jeremy Fogelquist - May 02 
John McMasters - May 02 
John Bailey - May 03 
Andrew Imholt - May 04 
Robin Lucas - May 05
Anniversaries to Celebrate
John McMasters - 9 years
Charley Rance - 9 years
Gordon Pickering - 43 years 
Diane Stoehr - 4 years 
Don Doman - 28 years 
Paul Gingrich, Jr., - 45 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 3, 2018
District Conference no social
May 10, 2018
Johnny Dock
1900 East D Street
Tacoma, WA

Reflections from the meeting of April 26 from Don Doman
Gil Quante of GreenHaven Interactive said it best about the climb to the meeting, "I'm a little embarrassed when Past President Don Hansen of Cascade Park Vista with this two knee replacements passes me on the stairs by the fourth floor." Our Thursday meeting was on the sixth floor of the Tacoma Landmark Convention Center. I came early and rode up in the elevator with Past President and current Club Secretary Jim Henderson. If you come early you can chat with people, while it's still fairly quiet.
The meeting was called to order, by President Elect Linda Kaye Briggs. President Mark Anderson was stuck in court. That's what you get for being an attorney. Malcolm Russell of Tacoma Youth Marine Center provided the invocation and then Chris Serface of Tacoma Little Theatre led us in our national anthem and the 4-Way Test. Past President Bill Baxter was the meeting sponsor, but he donated his time to Malcolm Russell who spoke about the Tacoma Youth Marine Center where young people learn through experience to be good boaters, good mechanics, and good citizens.
Visiting Rotarians (a quick hello to Rick Olson) and guests were introduced as Stephen Deal of United Way and Jan Brazzell of Advancement Consulting assisted on the roving microphones.
Debbie Regala, Program Chair and Past State Senator introduced our speaker, Pierce County Auditor Julie Anderson. Anderson, a member of the Rotary Club of Tacoma - Sunrise, joked that three-quarters of the audience had probably heard her presentation at two previous meetings this week. From the show of hands, that could well have been the case. No matter, Julie always does a great job. Pierce County and Washington State have to been one of the most progressive states in the Union when he comes to voting. She took the time to explain the Franklin, Texas gerrymandering efforts and how it kept Latinos from placing Latino council members on the city council even though Latinos make up 40% of the city's population. She fielded several questions from the audience. It is nice to hear from our elected officials.
About half-way through the program President Mark Anderson joined us for lunch, but let Linda Kaye continue. That's class. She announced anniversaries and then Past President Don Doman celebrated birthdays. Three were unable to attend, but took part with emailed comments. At the meeting were Sherri Stanton of KBTC, Jace Dwinell Heritage Bank, Debbie Regala, and Past President and Past District Governor Jim Harris. All had a good time with the game "Is It the Truth."
Gil Quante of GreenHaven Interactive announced various Project Committee projects as well as the District Project. Then Carol Duris of Timberland Bank along with Chris Serface had everyone play "Heads or Tails" as a warm up for our auction. It was a tough battle and got down to the final flip between Past President Carolyn Weyrick and Julie Anderson . . . Julie won with "heads."
We only had time for a few True Confessions, but one was President Mark who paid for being late and for not running the meeting. No meeting on May 3rd. 


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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