Posted by Marcia Harris
Call to Order: Soon to be President Hal Hodgins rang the bell for his first meeting at 7:30 am.; Annmarie Huppert provided lovely, reflective thoughts for our lives. The pledge was led by Larry Olson; Hal Cline led “God Bless America”; Randy Spitzer: the 4 Way Test.
Visiting Rotarians: No visiting Rotarians
Guests: This week’s guests included: Bill Everett, Chuck Jensen, Joanne Bucholz, honorary member, introduced by Al
Featured Items:
  • Hal shared this was his ‘trial run’ chairing a Friday morning meeting. Nice job Hal; you’re off to a good start.
  • This week’s up-coming calendar: Youth Services Committee after today’s meeting next door; Tuesday’s Community Service Committee Tuesday at 5:30; Rotary After Hours on the 10th, 5:30 at the Tides.
  • Cindy Reed, Youth Exchange Committee, announced that the 2019-20 exchange student is Ann Marie from Norway. Cindy is still looking for one more host family in the Peninsula High School attendance area.
  • Birthdays & anniversaries were celebrated with the help of Walt Paulsen. Among the named April were: President Paul, Mark Hoppen, Zach Lester, Peter Stanley, Debbie Miller and Don Buchanan.
  • Hal Cline celebrated 51 years as a Rotarian with a donation to the Floyd & Sandra Olson Foundation.
  • A Sip ‘N Stroll volunteer thank you is scheduled for May 16th was announced by Jill Guernsey.
  •  Camilla Brocker honored three Auction supporters with a thank you plaque: Columbia Bank & Allisha McVay for the Dessert Dash; Debbie Wittmers, event sponsor; Juanita Carbaugh, wine toss sponsor. Other businesses will be recognized at future Rotary meetings or at their place of business.
Fines & Happy Bucks – Finemaster Mac Pinch:
  • Sharon Shaffer recruited neighborhood guys to move a heavy table. No tips or employment benefits.
  • What is the difference between Club runner and a dating website? Contact Mac for the punch line & also proof that you actually read these minutes.
  • Emma Conway is happy about the treatment her son received at Mary Bridge.
  • Howard Mackert is celebrating Rhonda’s concert on Sunday.
  • Lee Smith gave kudos to Steve Skibbs for donating many men’s suits to help prepare men for interviews & employment.
  • Ben Paganelli was beaming, just having hear that his daughter Ann Marie has been awarded a full scholarship for the remainder of her college education.
  • Mel Santos was happy to announce his new office location at Rosedale & Skansie. A ribbon cutting will be announced soon.
  • Marcia Harris has 10 free tickets next week
  • Pam Peterson Smith went home with $15; the blue chip is still in the bag for next week’s raffle.
Program: Climate Change and the Pacific Northwest: What’s True?
Introduction of speaker, John Doherty, was prefaced by reminding the club that global warming is a Rotary issue of concern. The April “Rotarian” includes three separate articles on global warming and predicted future impacts.
John Doherty’s presentation was based on evidence & facts from respected scientific organizations like NOAA, ASA, etc. The purpose of his presentation was not to persuade but rather to share rigorously compiled scientific data and allow the audience to draw their own conclusions.
John linked his presentation to the Rotary 4 Way Test:
  • Is it the truth?
  • How do I know it is the truth?
  • Who and what information do I trust?
He concluded his presentation with two questions:
  • If global warming is occurring, why aren’t we taking adequate steps to delay the effect?
  • What do we care about?
STB President Hal adjourned the meeting at 8:30 am.
Notes by Marcia Harris