Posted by Jill Guernsey
Opening Bell: By Pres. Paul Alvestad at 7:30 am. Invocation: by Jeff Harris. Pledge of Allegiance: by Geoff Barcalow. Song led by Hal Cline and assisted by Randy Spitzer. Four Way Test: by Mark Hoppen.
Visiting Rotarians: Dave ________, from ?; Barry Benson from Tacoma 8. 
Guests:  included Alberta Stave, Delane Morgan, Bob Johnson and Kim Juranich, Brent Tayet’s children (Oliver and Evangeline), Al Bucholz’s daughter Sue Jensen, Steve O’Donnell. 
FEATURED ITEMS
Calendar – Upcoming events include:
  • STAR Awards dinner on February 1st
  • Sip and Stroll on February 9th.  Lee Smith said we need about 6 more volunteers. 
Rotary 101 Wisdom #14 by Pres. Paul – Leverage:  a potential example would be a change in the way scholarships are awarded to high school students.  If our Club, the Gig Harbor Rotary Foundation, and Communities in Schools for Peninsula partnered we could award more scholarship money to a student who demonstrated, among other great things, service above self.  This is not a done deal but rather an example of using leverage to do great things. 
Courage Classic - Paul and Tom Borgen talked about the bicycle race known as Courage (formerly Courage Classic), August 24, which will once again return to Snoqualmie Pass.  Tom updated us on a meeting that was held yesterday involving club members from the 17 Puget Sound Rotary clubs, and representatives from Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital Foundation.  Rotary will once again be listed as a prominent sponsor of Courage and the Rotary logo will be placed on the CAID (Child Abuse Intervention Department) building at Mary Bridge Hospital. 
Mel Wick is once again taking the lead on organizing a breakfast by our Club on Saturday, August 24th.  Prepare to enjoy pancakes, etc. 
District Rotary Training and Conference – 14 members of our Club registered so far.
2019 – 2020 Rotary Theme will be “Rotary Connects the World.”  No comment.
Galloping Gertie event and run by the Gig Harbor North Club is August 10th
Gold and Silver Raffle and Gala by the Puyallup Rotary Club is February 21st
Dave Gillespie announced the release of his 7th CD and handed out cards which has a link so you can download the songs on this CD. 
GHRF Election – as promised last week, Dave Gordon and Scott Junge supervised the election of 3 members to the Foundation board.  Incumbents Dorothy Wimberly, Bob Dragoo, and Ed Lindstrom were unanimously re-elected. 
Angel Guild President Alberta Stave thanked Rotary for constructing a new storage shed for the Angel Guild Thrift Shop.  She gave a shout out to Jeff Harris for his help, and let us know that the Guild is a non-profit organization which provides assistance and grants to numerous people and organizations on the Key Peninsula.  She noted that last year the Guild raised $116,050 for grants. 
Finemaster John Winslow fined Richard Pifer (who looked great in a cucumber avocado face mask), Dave Gillespie, Kelly Busey (as usual), Marcia and Jeff Harris, Fred Labayen, Mel Santos, Mark Hoppen, and Lee Smith.
Happy bucks today by Cindy Reed (one of many excellent photographers today), Brent Tayet, Juanita Carbaugh, Dave Gillespie, Lee Smith and Tim Toerber. 
Raffle – Larry Olson hosted.  Walker Allen won 10 free tickets and Hal Cline didn’t win the jackpot ($152). 
Introduction of Program – Lee Smith introduced Kim Juranich and Bob Johnson from the Point Fosdick Antique Aircraft Hangar at the Tacoma Narrows Airport.  (Auction will be at this location.) 
A little bit about the Hangar:  Brothers Bob and Bill Juranich have opened their hangars to the public Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 am to 4 pm.  Their collection of airplanes, motorcycles, cars, etc., is housed in over 12,000 square feet of space. Bob’s daughter Kim is the Event Coordinator and she thanked our Rotary Club for its help in getting approval to use the hangar as an event center. 
Master Mechanic Bob Johnson presented a slide show about the restoration of a rare 1929 Command Aire biplane. 
President Paul ended the meeting at 8:30 am
Notes by Jill Guernsey