Posted by Marti Anderson
Opening Bell: By Dave Gordon, standing in for Paul Invocation: by Duane Fister. Pledge of Allegiance: by XX; Song: National Anthem led by Hal Cline
Four Way Test: by XX Greeters: XX.
Visiting Rotarians: Introduced by Coach – Joyce Taylor Guests: Rosalie Buchanan, John Guardia, Jim Sheehan, Gary, Jim Waddell, David Holsinger, Hillary Bridge, Geoff Barcalow,
Opening Comments:
  • Vicki Hogan and Dave visited Mel Wick over the weekend. He is now home and doing well.
  • Tacoma ½ Marathon- this Saturday
  • Fly In Drive In – Aug 25 @ Narrows Airport.
  • Star Awards – Sharon Schaffer is soliciting for nominees. Form on line and she will have some at next week’s meeting.
  • Jack Sparrow Concert – Aug 23, 530p – 900p.benefits Communities In Schools of Peninsula. Jim Borgen and Brett and Kathy Davis-Hayfields. 6209 Reid Rd. $30.00 Call CISP 253-884-5733 or to rsvp.
  • Auction Committee meeting -Aug 28, 6pm @ Lee and Pam’s
  • Fence Project – Materials for sale. Lee bought the lumber. Contact Randy if interested in 100’ wire fencing. Next work party – perhaps the last on this project – is Aug 25.
Fines and Happy Bucks: Peter Glein was the Finemaster. Just back from ANOTHER vacation, so didn’t have any dirt on anyone.
Lots of time for Happy Bucks: Juanita- taking a leave of absence since she has lots of travel. Meeting with Derek Kilmer and concerned Rotarians regarding the whales/Columbia River Damn breaching.
Rod Ladd – Has his (4th) motorhome back.
Bob Ryan – Drove across the country with his son. Gave them time to connect and solve all the world’s problems.
Jeff Harris – Logging show on Key Peninsula this weekend.
Sophie Perkins – David went gliding this weekend – and lived to tell about it.
Howard  Mackert– Had a great day at the track, got to go fast and raise lots of money
George Bonney – Celebrated 40 year anniversary
Someone - sorry I didn’t catch who – Now has 3 sons over 50 years old
Tom Borgen – Thanks for all the support for “courage” riders
Pam Smith – Bittersweet. Back from France with 14 friends. Lost her dog recently, but Lee is picking up a new puppy this week.
Bob Martin – Celebration/ send off for his granddaughter going on a Rotary exchange to Chile
Dave Gordon – Back from a 2 week Baltic cruise
Drawing: Starting fresh with a full bag of white chips. Marti won 10 free tickets for next week and Sophie won the right to draw from the chips for the chance at the pot. She drew the white. So sorry, Sophie.
Program: Don Buchanan Reclassification Talk
Graduate of PHS. Attended Washington State College, College of Puget Sound, Olympic College, Central, FINALLY graduated from UPS in Fine Arts and Accounting. Was on the Tennis and sailing teams.
Worked for his Dad’s company, Buchanan Lumber in Olympia, which became a Log dump operation working up to 400 loads/ day. Then bought West Bay Marina, (lost all the docks in the Thanksgiving Day storm).
Had his own fish company which sold to the cruise lines, eventually morphed into Captain’s Choice smoked salmon.
Rotary Member for 43 years. 2 sons, both living in the area. Married to Rosalie (thank you for overseeing his wardrobe, Rosalie)
Tons, and TONS of community involvement over the years, over and above all his Rotary efforts. Rotary Lifetime achievement Award in 2015.
A couple quotes to take away from his “The more you say the less people listen”
Club Happenings:
Club Service: Focusing on member engagement and fast-tracking red badgers to blue
Vocational – Stars Awards, Mental Health Pilot Program, 1st Tee scholarships, Prison Transition Reentry Program. They meet the 3rd Wed of each month
Youth – Monday Aug 27, Artondale Elementary Earlyact Buddy Benches are dedicated, Interact, John would like more volunteers, Pam P and her daughter are working on Interact @ Harbor Ridge, working on host families for 2019-2020 exchange.
International – Lots of great work going on it Philippines, Guatemala, Africa, water projects, medical and literacy programs. Contact Rod if you have desk top computers to donate.
President pro tem Dave Gordon ended the meeting at 8:30 sharp
Notes by Marti Anderson