Thursday, September 5, 2019
VOL. NINETY SIX,  Issue 10
David Z. Bean - Chairman - Puyallup Tribe
spuyaləpabš: Welcome to the Puyallup Tribe
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spuyaləpabš, the Puyallup people, were known as the “generous and welcoming people to all who enter our lands.” Today as in the past, the Puyallup people measure wealth not by what they have but by what they share. Tribal Council Chairman David Z. Bean will talk about the Tribe’s impact in our region today as not only a sovereign nation but one of the largest employers in Pierce County, a generous donor to charitable causes and a defender of natural resources and prosperity for future generations.

David Z. Bean graduated from the University of Puget Sound in 1992 with a degree in business and public administration and after college worked for the Puyallup Tribe’s economic development arm and as a small-business owner. In 2006, he won election to the Puyallup Tribal Council, the Tribe’s seven-member governing body, and in June 2019 accepted the chairmanship. David also serves as vice chairman of the National Indian Gaming Association and is active with other Indian associations. He participates regularly in cultural activities such as drumming, singing, dancing and language classes, and he continues the fishing tradition he learned as a child by participating in Tribal fisheries as a diver harvesting geoducks.

September 12
Thursdays at 5 United Way of Pierce County
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September 19
Behrooz Madjdi - Pierce County Library
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September 26
Gabriel Bringman and Nicolas Galy
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Membership Proposal
Unless written objections are submitted to the Board within 10 days of this posting, the following individual  will be invited to membership: 
David Setford
Executive Director
Sponsor: Maria Harlow
Gabriel and Nicolas
It was wonderful to have Gabriel Bringman and Nicolas Galy with us at the meeting on Thursday. They are getting settled in and are registered at school and are starting fall sports.  Be sure to consider including them in some of your fun September activities!
Stuff the Bus - We Did It!!
What a great afternoon we had on August 22!  It looked like almost all 90 guests headed to the deck at the Yacht Club to pack 400 backpacks.  With the great leadership and organizational skills of John Douville we had those bags packed and loaded for delivery in just over 30 minutes.  What an amazing group of Rotarians you are, lining up to volunteer to help the students at Arlington Elementary School.  Special thanks as well to Rusty Hersey and John McMasters for providing transportation and helping with the set up at the Yacht Club.  Your next opportunity to help will be on September 6, at 8:15 when we will gather at Arlington to hand out the backpacks.  Please let John Douville know if you are able to be help. His email is
There is always an opportunity to get involved in a Rotary Project. Below is the upcoming schedule from the Projects Committee. For more information you can contact the Projects Committee Co-Chairs Diane Kelleher or Gil Quante, or the Project lead as noted below.  Please let them know if you have an idea for a project as well. 
September 6 - Backpack handout at Arlington Elementary -  John Douville
Larry Treleven - Tacoma North
Cindy Niemi - Gig Harbor
Reflection-Elliot Stockstad
Board Greeter/Roving Mic- Jan Brazzell
Board Greeter/Roving Mic-Christina Turner
Birthday Announcer-George Pilant
National Anthem & 4 Way Test-Libby Catalinich
Fine Counter-Dan Bogart
Storywriter-Miriam Barnett
Meeting Sponsor-Chris Serface
AV Assistant-Chris Serface
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
Sandi Wollum - Sep 01
John Gaines - Sep 04
John Schneider - Sep 07
Anniversaries to Celebrate
Sharon Benson – 1 year 
Michael Thompson - 4 years 
Missy Zenczak - 4 years 
Dona Ponepinto - 5 years 
Neel Parikh - 24 years cumulative
Joe Gordon, Jr. - 50 years 
Social at The Table May 16
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.
September 5
Top of Tacoma
3529 McKinley Avenue
September 12
Thursdays at 5
United Way of Pierce County
September 19th
Gino’s at the Point
6912 Soundview Drive NE
Starts at 5:30 in a private dining room
Reflections from the meeting of August 29 from Jim Henderson
President Carol Duris rang the bell at 12:05pm for the weekly meeting of Tacoma #8 Rotary at the Tacoma Yacht Club.   Miriam Barnett, YWCA gave the invocation focusing on words that matter. Past President Steve Smith, Black Education Strategy Roundtable, led us by singing and playing the national anthem.   A card was being circulated for Past President Jim Whitacre who was in the hospital. Mics were brought around for Visiting Rotarians and Guests by Robin Echtle, Tacoma Lutheran Retirement Center Foundation and Jace Dwinell, Heritage Bank.  There were a number of guests at the meeting.
Today’s meeting sponsor, Sharon Chambers Gordon, Raising Girls, came forward and briefly shared some of the good work that the organization does for girls in the South Sound. From inspirational messages to providing  personal hygiene products, the group helps girls in the South Sound.  President Carol then asked Tim Smith, Custom Impressions to come forward for a paid announcement, inviting everyone to a free show coming up at Fircrest Golf Club. Service Anniversaries were then celebrated for members celebrating three years all the way up to thirty years. In attendance to celebrate were Christina Turner and Kathy Martin
Tacoma Mayor Victoria Woodards then came to the podium to introduce today’s speaker, Sound Transit CEO Peter Rogoff. He has been a leading transit executive for more than a decade.  From 2009-2014 he led the Federal Transportation Administration and from 2014-2016 was Under Secretary of Transportation for Policy at the Dept. of Transportation  Since coming to Sound Transit, he has been overseeing the largest transit expansion in North America, building 4 billion dollars, 116 mile regional rapid transit network. He spent the bulk of his remarks on what Sound Transit is doing in Pierce County, where there is nonstop action, including the Tacoma Link expansion, with six new Tacoma Link Stations which will open in 2022. He said ridership on Light Rail is growing fast and that the planning process on the extension from Federal Way to Tacoma has begun.
He said that the Tacoma Dome is the largest multi-modal hub in the state and the Sounder South is the fastest growing with 26 trains daily, and daily boarding’s are up.  He said that there are 1,000 workers within Pierce County working on Pierce County Sound Transit projects.  The light rail segment from Federal Way to Tacoma is an over two billion investment. The route will run 20 hours each day seven days a week.  This will create a new transit network for Pierce County.  This will all help provide jobs within Pierce County.  He wants a complete and comprehensive network of transportation.  He wants it convenient to passenger, but knows the construction of the Tacoma extension has inconvenienced businesses and residents. Mr. Rogoff then took some questions from the audience. After the presentation President Carol thanked Mr. Rogoff and let him know in acknowledgement of his presentation a gift would be made in his honor to the Tacoma Rotary Foundation.
John Douville then came forward thanking everyone for the assembling last week of the back packs and inviting members to help distribute them to students next Friday, September 6 at Arlington Elementary School at 8:15. President Carol thanked Miriam for the invocation, Steve for the music and Sharon for being our meeting sponsor.  Tonight’s social will be at The Hub in Gig Harbor, 1208 28th Ave NW. 
The speaker at next week’s meeting will be David Bean, Chairman of the Council for the Puyallup Tribe of Indians. Ending the meeting at 12:55 pm,  President Carol urged everyone to go out and be People of Action.

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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 Yacht Club, 5401 Yacht Club Road, Tacoma, WA. 
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Sep 12, 2019
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Sep 13, 2019 8:15 AM
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Sep 17, 2019 5:00 PM
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Sep 19, 2019 7:00 AM
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Sep 19, 2019
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Weekly Meeting - Behrooz Madjdi
Sep 19, 2019
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Board of Directors Meeting
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Sep 23, 2019
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Sep 26, 2019
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