Posted by Marcia Harris
Call to Order: President Paul rang the bell at 7:35.
Marcia Harris provided heartfelt thoughts along with a Valentine Day holiday reminder.
Hal Cline led “God Bless America. Bob Lutschg led the 4 Way Test.
Visiting Rotarians: Coach introduced the visiting Rotarian: Gary Schmitt from Sound Transit.
Guests: This week’s guests included: Steve O’Donnell (Lee Smith), David Holsinger (Sophie), Brent’s early-actors, Sue Horton and Walt Paulson’s brother Joe.
Featured Items:
  • President Paul shared a letter from the District Governor praising the 2/1/19 STAR Event.
  • This week’s up-coming calendar was shared; Tuesday’s international committee cancelled; add the RAH 5:30 Wednesday happening at the Tides (eventually cancelled due to weather).
  • District conference is scheduled for May 10 – 12. Early bird registration cost reduction is available through March 1st.
  • Tom Borgen shared the Courage Classic changes for 2019. Starting in Leavenworth, our club is responsible for breakfast. Details to follow.
  • Birthdays & anniversaries were celebrated with the help of Walt Paulsen.
  • Lee Smith announced that Sip & Stroll has been rescheduled for April 6th
  •  Camilla Brocker provided an auction update: nine restaurant sponsors, invitations are available, ticket sales & action procurement are priorities to make this another successful event. 38 desserts needed; contact Alisha McVay with your donation. Juanita Carbaugh, Marti Anderson & Annmarie Huppert are still seeking wine & designer beer/ale for the wine toss. Cheerleaders Rod Ladd & Randy Spitzer added energy to ticket sale & procurement member efforts. Reminder: it takes a whole club to raise the $$ needed for future community, international, youth & vocational service projects. YOUR HELP IS NEEDED NOW!!!
Happy Bucks:
  • Gary Glein had 3 happy bucks celebrating his marina remodel project
  • Tom Borgen celebrated Gary Schmitt & the Trades union involvement for the support of student educational work preparation programs
  • Jill Guernsey is happy that her new home remodeling is underway
  • Mel Santos was happy to announce his new office location at Rosedale & Skansie.
Raffle:
  • Lee Smith has 10 free tickets next week
  • Mel Santos went home with $15; no blue chip this week.
Program:
Latisha Sternod and her assistant Sue, shared the Catholic Community Services Mockingbird foster care program. They extended an appeal for help and/or help to support their programs. Both short and long term placement families are appreciated. There are 90 day and 6-18 month placement needs available.
Contact and additional program info: mockingbirdsociety.org Model
President Paul adjourned the meeting at 8:37 am.
Notes by Marcia Harris