Thursday, March 5, 2020
VOL. NINETY SIX,  Issue 36
Seattle Sounders MLS Champions
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Scarves Up Sounders Fans.  Enjoy this presentation from the Seattle Sounders FC, VP of Soccer, and Sporting Director, Chris Henderson, as he talks about the Sounders Second Major League Soccer title this past November before a record and raucous crowd, of 69,704 fans, at Century Link field in Seattle. Chris will discuss his role in scouting for players as he scours the world all year long, in identifying talent to fill the Sounders roster.

March 12
Thursdays at 5 - Bates Technology Center
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March 19
Report from Olympia - Jake Fey
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March 26
Community Service Award & Daffodil Court
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After Meeting Project Coming
After our March 5 meeting you will have the opportunity to support our Military members – Active, Reserve and Veterans – as we plan to build 1,000 comfort kits that are filled with toiletries. These kits will be distributed by the American Red Cross Services to Armed Forces programs. We need a few designated members to help with quality control as we package the kits, please text Becky Fontaine at 253-314-6971 if you are willing to help with that job.  Both the Military Affairs and Projects committees look forward to seeing you there!
Our auction provides the funds for the great work of all of our committee's.  The Scholarship Committee, under new leadership from Alex Trettin and John McMasters with wonderful mentorship from Bob Fredrickson, have just begun the process of interviewing students and then reading and ranking all of the applicants.  Thanks to your generosity they will be awarding over $50,000 in scholarships this year!!We are considering students from Annie Wright, Bellarmine, Foss, IDEA, Life Christian, Lincoln, Mt. Tahoma, Oakland, SAMI, SOTA, Stadium, Tacoma Baptist and Wilson. I hope your heart is warmed by these quotes from a couple of the students we supported. 
Dear Rotary 8, Thank you for the scholarship.  Your investment in me has allowed me to achieve my dream of becoming an elementary school teacher. I appreciate all you have done!
Dear Rotary, Thank you very much for the scholarship for the 2019-2020 year. I’m really enjoying my first year of college; I’ve been getting involved and am on two club sports teams, am on the Model United Nations Travel Team, a Novice in the Brown Debating Union, and am a part-time Starbucks barista. I am proud to say that I completed my first semester with a 4.0 GPA. Thanks again for helping me experience this!
Salish Lodge and Spa Gift Certificate
Pamper yourself ! Enjoy this gift certificate for the Salish Lodge and Spa. Good for one night lodging and $100 in food credit.  Valid for Sunday Through Thursday stays or for an additional fee Friday or Saturday. Some holiday restrictions as well.  
Bates Technical College and KBTC Public Television are excited to host the March 12th "Thursday at 5."  Please join us at Bates Technical College's Central Campus Advanced Technology Building (i.e. the new building) - 2320 S. 19th St for light appetizers prepared by Bates culinary students, tours, mingling and a service project to support literacy. You can register here. If you haven't had a chance to bring a new or gently used children's book to Rotary in support of the District Governor's Literacy goal, you can bring it on March 12th!  We'll be labeling hundreds of donated books to distribute to children through Reach Out and Read programs and through our little free library system.
Plenty of free parking is available behind the building off of Trafton Street!  See you then!
Tacoma Rescue Mission Volunteers
Thanks so much to our amazing volunteers who were up early on Saturday, February 22 to volunteer at the Tacoma Rescue Mission by prepping and serving breakfast. Seth Kaplowitz organized our volunteers;  Phil Carter, Elaine Chan, Clarence Henderson, Diane Kelleher, Lisa Mansfield, Kathleen Sande and  Jennifer Wedderman, they were also joined by family members of Rotarians! 
Membership Proposal
Unless written objections are submitted to the Board within 10 days of this posting, the following individual  will be invited to membership: 
Pam Duncan
ASSNS: SOC SVS - Human Services
Executive Director - MDC
Sponsor: Jan Brazzell
Save the Date: Saturday, March 14! Are you tired of exercising only in the gym and not being outdoors lately? How about getting a total body workout in the fresh mountain air with your fellow Tacoma #8 Rotarians?  The Fellowship and Relationship Building Committee is organizing a Ski, Snowboard, Snowshoe, and/or Tubing Day at Snoqualmie Summit.  Bring your family, young and old, there is something for everyone to do.  We will start with a quick breakfast early on March 14th in Tacoma area. After a morning fun, we will gather up at a cabin within walking distance from the lifts or shuttle bus for lunch before heading back out for more snow fun.  For the die-hard plankers, an overnight trip may be possible depending on the number of cabins that we may be able to find.  If you have any questions, please contact Elaine Chan at  
Science Olympiad
Your next opportunity to volunteer will be at the regional competition to be held on March 7 at Curtis Junior High School. They have a variety of positions that need to be filled and service begins at 7:45.  There will be sign up sheets at the meetings or contact Jim Whitacre to sign up
Your next opportunity for an EFN Break Bag Pack is coming on March 21 from 12-2. Sign up sheets will be on the tables at upcoming meetings or you can email Gil Quante at if you are available to help!
The Daffodil Dash is back and your Projects Committee has agreed to manage the Tacoma leg of the race on Saturday April 4.  They are looking for volunteers to help with a variety of tasks including race day registration and handing out water to the runners and cheering them on along the route! Shifts start at 7:30 and you should be done by 10.  Proceeds from the race will be used to support a non profit that improves conditions in a health care desert in Tacoma, as Pierce County is 3rd from the bottom in health ranking of 39 counties in Washington. You can also support the race by signing  up as a runner. Here is the link to register. 
Reflection- Stephen Deal
Greeter/Roving Mic- Missy Zenczak Candler
Board Greeter-Km Bedier
National Anthem & 4 Way Test-
Fine Counter-Dan Bogart
Storywriter-Barry Benson
Meeting Sponsor-Becky Fontaine
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
Daryl Hembry
Arvind Phukan
Dan Bogart 
Anniversaries to Celebrate
Tony Belot - 2 years
Tina Vasen - 2 years
Carla Santorno - 7 years
Andrew Imholt - 9 years
Ann Voves - 21 years
Pamela Transue - 30 years
Fred Moisio - Sun City Del Sol, AZ
Fred Moisio - Surprise, AZ
Social at Coles 2-20
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.
March 5th 
565 Broadway Avenue
Meet 4th Floor at the Pub
March 12
Thursdays at 5
2320 S. 19th 
March 19
Foleys on the Green
7108 Lakewood Drive West
March Madness Begins!
March 26
The Beach Tavern
8612 6th Avenue
Reflections from February 27 by Debbie Regala
President Carol Duris called the February 27, 2020 meeting of Rotary 8 to order.  The invocation was provided by Kirsten Willis who quoted the wisdom of Confucius and reminded us of all the great deeds members of Rotary 8 perform in our community.  Barry Benson led us in singing the national anthem and reciting the Four Way Test.  Libby Catalinich accompanied him on the piano. We were joined by visiting Rotarians from Gig Harbor, Tacoma Narrows, and Seattle 4, as well as numerous guests and prospective new Rotarians. As Pat Steel introduced his guest, he provided a paid announcement on behalf of Rebuilding Hope, the Sexual Assault Center of Pierce County. The meeting was sponsored by Jacki Farrar who has started a new investment practice with Edward Jones.
President Carol acknowledged anniversaries for Jackie Lindstrom (5 years), Carroll Dickson (32 years ) and Jack Warnick (40 years!).
Jon Murray reminded us that after next week’s meeting we will have a project to fill 1,000 comfort bags with toiletries which will be distributed by the Red Cross to military veterans.  Jacki Farrar from the Engagement Committee reminded us about the Love Your Rotary Challenge.  Flyers were on the table for members to record their Rotary activities during the month of February. The top three members with the greatest number of engagements with Rotary will be given a prize. Missy Zenczak Candler announced there was an opening in May for someone to host Thursday at 5.  Missy also reminded us about the Business Expo on April 23.  Diane Kelleher announced various opportunities to volunteer including a March 22 Break Bag Pack and the Rotary Daffodil Dash on April 4.  For those who are participating in future projects there are T-shirts available for $15 which will identify you as a Rotary Person of Action.
President Carol noted that Rotary 8 is filled with people with hearts focused on service to the community.  Today’s meeting honored one of those people – Rotarian of the Year – Stacey OgleStacey was selected by past and present Presidents and past Rotarians of the year.
Stacey’s family joined in the celebration. Her husband Ed, gave some insights into her character that makes her an outstanding partner both personally and in business.  He told us that Stacey’s business philosophy is if you take care of your employees, they will take good care of your customers and then the business takes care of itself.  Stacey is also strongly committed to community service and making the world a better place. She is a hands on learner, an out of the box thinker and a risk taker. Linda Kaye Briggs shared some memories of her long Rotary relationship with Stacey.  It was Peter Darling who sponsored Stacey for membership in 1990.  Stacey and her father, Lloyd, were the first father and daughter Rotary 8 members. She has been consistent in her support for Rotary 8 with meaningful auction donations every year for over 30 years. She has always worked to help make Rotary 8 better with a philosophy of ‘you should not criticize if you aren’t willing to be a participant in the work’. Linda Kaye also shared some memories of her trip with Stacey to India to help with immunizations.  Stacey is now a Board member of Rotarian Malaria Partners. It is clear she is truly committed to the principles of Rotary. Stacey expressed sincere humility for being honored with this award.  She thanked her family for their support and fellow Rotarians for all the good works that are being done in our community and around the world.  Stacey was presented with a Paul Harris Fellowship which she asked be given in Ed’s name.
Several members provided true confessions relating to interactions with StaceyLinn Larsen explained he had done business with Cole Graphics for over 50 years and was happy to report that his new signs would be using the new reflective ink that Stacey has created.  Mike Dunbar told about his experiences of hitting golf balls into Commencement Bay from Stacey’s backyard. Peter Darling mentioned that he was proud of his involvement in helping introduce Stacey to Rotary.  President Elect Kathryn Nelson told us that a trip to India with Stacey helped rekindle her passion for Rotary. President Carol thanked Stacey for her mentoring and the encouragement to take on the role of President. Missy Zenczak Candler also thanked Stacey for lots of good advice. She announced she was recently married and had just returned from a honeymoon in Costa Rica with a new name. Elaine Chan thanked Carolyn Weyrick and her husband as well as Seth Kaplowitz for their kindness in helping her move her boat to Gig Harbor when her husband, Andy, was recovering from surgery.  It was an inspiring meeting.

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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. 
Noon - 1:00 pm Except on the 2nd Thursdays when we meet in the evening at a member's business.
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Tacoma, Washington 98405

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Phone:  253.473.7723
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Mar 12, 2020
Mar 19, 2020
Legislative Session
Mar 26, 2020
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Upcoming Events
Projects Committee Meeting
Mar 06, 2020 8:15 AM
Science Olympiad
Curtis Junior High School
Mar 07, 2020
7:45 AM – 5:00 PM
Executive Committee Meeting
Red Elm
Mar 10, 2020
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Scholarship Committee Meeting
Red Star Taco Bar
Mar 12, 2020
11:45 AM – 1:00 PM
Thursday at 5 - Bates Technology Center
Bates Technology Center
Mar 12, 2020
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Auction Committee Meeting
Rotary Club of Tacoma
Mar 18, 2020
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
World Community Service Committee Meeting
Cole Graphic Solutions
Mar 19, 2020 7:00 AM
Rotary Youth Exchange Committee
Tacoma Yacht Club (before lunch)
Mar 19, 2020 11:00 AM
Weekly Meeting- Jake Fey
Tacoma Yacht Club
Mar 19, 2020
11:55 AM – 1:00 PM
Board of Directors Meeting
Rotary Office
Mar 23, 2020
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
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Tacoma Rotary 8 Foundation Board President
Auction Chair
Classification Co-Chair
Classification Co-Chair
Communications Chair
Engagement Co-Chair
Engagement Co-Chair
Fellowship Chair
Finance Committee Co -Chair
Finance Committee Co-Chair
Grants Co-Chair
Grants Co-Chair
Information and Orientation Chair
Interact Co-Chair
Interact Co-Chair
Literacy Co-Chair
Literacy Co-Chair
Membership Recruitment Chair
Military Affairs Co-Chair
Military Affairs Co-Chair
PGG and Foundations Co-Chair
PGG and Foundations Co-Chair
Program Co-Chair
Program Co-Chair
Projects Co-Chair
Projects Co-Chair
Rotary Youth Exchange Chair
Scholarships Co-Chair
Scholarship Co-Chair
Vocational Services Co-Chair
Vocational Service Co-Chair
World Community Service Co-Chair
World Community Service Co-Chair
Youth Protection Officer
Youth Services Chair
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