Posted by Fred Labayen
President Paul rang the bell at 7:32am to start the meeting followed with an invocation by Cory Coryell then with pledge of allegiance by Annmarie Huppert. Hal Cline & David Gillespie led the singing with God Bless America, followed with the Four Way Test by Peter Stanley.
Visiting Rotarians: Coach announced visiting Rotarians: Past President Joyce Taylor, now with Shelton, & Bob Anderson from Gig Harbor North. Guests: Al Bucholz with his daughter Sue Jensen; Peter Glein with his wife Beth and their two kids Foster & Marty. John Lantz introduced Robin Callahan, guest of Emma Conway, who was not here. Steve & Joe Odsnell, guests of Lee Smith.
Announcements: President Paul highly praised the Rotarians who were awarded as Rotary Fellows who pledge $1,000 a year. President Paul noted the successful Oyster Feast which he attended. Paul also gave a warning to Ben Paganelli and new member John Guardia: “you are sitting at a table of lawyers”
Rotary Fellowship: Rotary Fellowship applications are available. See Paul Alvestad.
Veterans’ Day event: the forthcoming Veterans appreciation on November 12. Sign up online (link on our website calendar). Also see Ben Paganelli fora chance to join Honor Flights. Probably not in the B-17 a World War II bomber, flying somewhere? See Ben.
Christmas party: John Dupenthaler announced save the date for December 8. In keeping with our local Norwegian heritage, Fred Labayen was appointed by President Paul Alvestad as the official Pickled herring procurer for the Christmas party.
Banner: Since our Rotary sign is getting old and faded the need of upgrading was presented with a New Streamer and a Pull up sign. Credit to Sharon Shaffer. Also, our club banner is available for you to take on your trips to share with other clubs, to get one in return.
Board Meeting on October 24
Weekly programs: Hal Hodgins announced that there are only eight slots left for programs for this Rotary year (ending June!) so get your ideas to him soon.
RV Outing: Mike Pinch announced that 25 Rotarians are leaving in the evening on their respective RVs for a weekend outing.
Polio Day: Bob Martin announced the end of Polio Day October 24 and request donations within the week as any donation shall be matched times three by the Gates Foundation, and the club shall get credit for the funds raised. Rod Ladd immediately donated $1,000.
Star Awards: Past President Mel Santos announced that the Star Awards is still in the selection process and shall be announced later.
Suicide Prevention Coalition: Bob Anderson announced that great speaker and suicide survivor Kevin Hines will be at Peninsula High at 6:30 on Monday Nov. 5. Free!
Toastmasters: Betty Felker invited us all to the Toastmasters Wednesday 10/24 at noon to hear International Speaking Champion Kyle Hall. Harbor Place at Cottesmore.
Winter Sip & Stroll: Lee Smith announced the successful Sip and Stroll with over 400 participants. Thanks to all who helped.
Raffle: Larry Olson will give 10 free to John Dunham next week, and Bob Lutschg (wearing an Oban 14 rugby shirt) drew the whit chip so didn’t win $264.
Finemaster: Chris Myers as the finemaster and got the following guys fined Scott for the new landscaping of benches, Robin, Rotary fellows, Gary, Juanita welcoming her back, Followed with happy bucks Mark, Joyce for a successful oyster feast, Bob, John and Betty.
Club Happenings: John Dupenthaler announced the forthcoming Christmas party to be held on December 8. Recommends to develop more fellowship among members in sports and other group activities. Rod Ladd of International committee announced the continuous activity where we shipped 10 balikbayan boxes of clothes and computer to Father Vic brother in law of Mike. Cory Coryell talked about the Veterans Day banquet, and a project at the airport and the Angel Guild project. Richard Schmalz talked about the prison program and Star awards.
Speaker: Our guest speaker for the meeting Gary Glein was introduced by Hal Hodgins. Gary showed a very interesting career retiring at 63. So he joined Rotary and develop lots of friendship and expanded his horizon in business as well as his community service in Guatemala and locally.
 
There being no other matters to discuss the meeting adjourned at 8:35am
Notes by Fred Labayen