Club Information

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Gig Harbor

Rotary Connects the World
Service Above Self

We meet Fridays at 7:00 AM
Cottesmore Care Ctr.
2909 14th Ave NW
Mail to: PO Box 342
Gig Harbor, WA  98335
United States of America
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Last weeks speaker was Brooks Stanfield.  Brooks is an EPA Emergency Responder (and a part-time marriage officiant). He shared his work in the Peace Corps and positive experience with Rotary.
Bob Juranich has been approved by the Board as a new member.
Bob's classification is Museum Management/Aviation and his sponsor is Lee Smith. 
Jesse Young has been approved by the Board as a new member.
Jesse's classification is Politician and his sponsor is Walker Allen. 
Todd Meyer has been approved by the Board as a new member.
Todd's classification is Fire Fighter (Asst. Chief) and his sponsor is Mel Wick.
Robin Callahan has been approved by the Board as a new member.
Robin's classification is Philanthropic Services (Greater Tacoma Community Foundation) and her sponsor is Emma Conway.
Please remit any comments or concerns about these new members to Annie Arbenz, Lyn Junge, or Dave Morris within 10 days of publication of this notice.
Notice Published on 11/4/2019. 
These are the notes from the 10/18/2019 meeting.
Of Note:
Mel’s grandson drew the blue chip (out of 15) and won $110.00!
These are the notes from the 10/11/2019 meeting.
The original document can be found on our new document server here:
Documents/Club/Activities/Weekly Meetings/2019-20/GHR 20191011 Notes.docx
Christine (Chris) Pellett has been approved by the Board as a new member.
Chris's classification is Ornamental Plant Variety Introduction and her sponsor is Walker Allen. 
Kimberly Juranich has been approved by the Board as a new member.
Kimberly's classification is Museum Management and her sponsor is Lee Smith. 
A couple more are in the pipeline.

Slide show prior to the opening bell highlighted the Gig Harbor Film Festival, Key
Peninsula Farm Tour, OysterFest, Sip and Stroll, Aloha Rotary, and member pictures.
Opening Bell: at 7:21 a.m. by President Hodgins. Invocation: by Mel Santos. Pledge
of Allegiance:
lead by Jim Good. Song: “God Bless America” led by Hal Cline, Geoff Barcalow, and guest Larry Gaffney. Four Way Test: by Jordan Poore.
Visiting Rotarians: Coach introduced Michael King.
Guests: Ken Norbe, Chris Pellet, Kurt Grimmer, Dean Burke, Larry Gaffney, David Holsinger, Jesse Young, and Oliver and Rocky Pinch.
Opening Comments: President Hodgins talked about a replacement for ClubRunner being developed by Geoff Barcalow, and shared that the three Gig Harbor Rotary Clubs are exploring a sister city relationship with Bouda, Norway. He also noted that the
calendar reflected a light week.
  •  President Hodgins introduced a bylaw change regarding attendance put forth by the Board. A motion to approve was moved and seconded. A robust conversation was held about the importance of “expected” versus “encouraged.”
The motioner and the seconder agreed to a friendly amendment to change
“encouraged” to “expected.” The motion carried by more than a two-thirds vote.
  •  Lyn Junge presented two new members (Jordan Poore and Garry Schneider)
and their sponsors (Debbie Miller and Paul Alvestad, respectively). Duane Fister conducted the induction and presented the world’s newest Rotarians to the membership.
  • Norma Whitacre announced the 2 nd Career Fair at Henderson Bay High School on Wednesday, October 16, 9:00 – noon. She has 15 volunteers so far, and could use more. Mel Santos discussed his experience last year and encouraged others to participate.
  • Exchange Student Ann-Marie Botterud recapped her busy week attending cross country activities, visiting Seattle, and having fun with Spirit Week at school in advance of Homecoming.
  •  Rod Ladd announced that the International Committee meetings are returning to Timberland Bank.
Fines and Happy Bucks: Mr. Christopher Myers was the fine Fine Master. He fined Pam Peterson for her disparaging comments about a prideful club; Steve O’Donnell for his Gateway appearance; Larry Gaffney for his recruitment campaign; Jordan Poore and Garry Schneider for their first fine; Kurt Grimmer just because; Scott Junge for connecting his retirement to Foundation donations; Brett DeSantis for showing up; Scott McVay for his team “Couging” it (and then all other Cougars); Lutes’ Coyner, Duppenthaler, Jorgenson, and Buskirk (for Bonney) for losing; and Jim Rieck for just being a loser. Happy Bucks were shared by Howard Mackert, Cindy Reed, Bob Martin,
and Pam Peterson.

Drawing: Larry Olson ran the raffle. The pot was $547 and we are down to four chips.
Mike Pinch won the 10 free tickets for next week and Gary Pellet won the right to draw from the chips for the chance at the pot. He drew a white chip so the pot moves to next week.
Sharon Shaffer coordinated a presentation for 12 amazing nominees for our Star Award. Nominators for each of the nominees were given a few minutes to tell a little about each candidate. All twelve nominees were worthy of consideration. Membership voted and turned ballots in to Sharon.

Dean Burke, CEO of Travel Tacoma and South Sound Sports Commission, presented information about tourism throughout the County. The goal is to get tourists to visit our beautiful area, stay a few nights, and leave a pile of money. With a geographic theme of Mountains, City, and Sea, the area offers a lot for tourists. Some County-wide numbers:
$1.19 billion in tourism spending, 3.33 million overnight visitors, with 1.6 million room nights. Tacoma benefits from 45% of the activity, while Gig Harbor is about 4%.
President Hodgins ended the meeting at 8:35.
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Vice President
Immediate Past President
The Rotary Foundation
Club Service
Community Service
International Service
Public Image
Vocational Service
Youth Services
Youth Protection Officer
Alan Anderson
Nov 15, 2019
Update from Gig Harbor's Canoe & Kayak Team
Lyn Junge
Nov 22, 2019
Classification talk
Terry Brown
Nov 22, 2019
Reclassification talk
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