Posted by Marcia Harris
Call to Order: President Paul rang the bell, opening the meeting at 7:30 am. Following the pledge, Hal Cline led the club in “God Bless America”. Brian Buskirk led the 4 Way Test.
Visiting Rotarians: Larry Treleven, Tacoma 8.
Guests: This week’s guests included: Robin Foster (Ann Marie Hubert), David Holsinger (Sophie Perkins), Emily Randall & Sarah Myers (Hal Hodgins), Bill Cuery (John Duppenthaler).
Upcoming Events:
  • Flag Day club meeting, June 14.
  • Mark your calendar for the morning of Aug. 23rd, Courage Classic set up in Cle Elum & make your lodging reservations. The club will be serving breakfast to the 250+ riders the morning of the 24th. After clean up, President Paul will lead a hike through the Snoqualimie Tunnel.
Announcements:
  • Bob Martin reminded the club of the need for additional contributions to the Rotary Foundation to meet the club 2018 -19 goal of $20,000. Reminder to get your checks & contributions to Bob.
  • Camilla Brocker recognized Richard Evert from The Blazing Onion for their support of the Rotary Auction over the past four years.
  • Mel Santos shared that Brent Tayet’s son won the First Tee event last Saturday. Congratulations Dad & son.
  • The installation dinner & ‘president roast’ is scheduled for the last Friday in June at Horseshoe Lake. Mike Pinch is organizing the golf tournament where Mike makes the rules. Dinner - $25 Golf Tournament including cart - $40
  • Betty Felker was happy to announce that the ‘Dancing in the Classroom’ program will include five schools next year.
  • This year’s international conference is in Hamburg, Germany. In-coming President Hal Hodgins is attending. Mark your calendars; next year’s 2020 international conference is in Hawaii!
  • Thursday, August 15 is the Rainer’s game with a fun tailgate party planned. Cost is only $10. Contact Tom Borgen to register.
  • John Winslow announced that Rotary Foundation scholarship interviews were held this month. There are 18 student receiving recognition this year with $32,000 awarded.
Perfect Attendance Awards:
  • An amazing list of perfect attendance members were announced by President Paul. Topping the record book are: Bob Martin at 34 years & Walt Paulsen at 35 years. Kudos to all recognized!
Fine Master: Dave Cathers offered a number of interesting factoids including the difference between Veterans Day and Memorial Day. Also did you know the largest Rubber Duckie is in Sandusky, Ohio? Lots of happy bucks.
Raffle:
  • The Harris luck holds; Marcia has 10 free next week.
  • Bob Lutschg didn’t win the pot, but went home with an additional $15,
Program: Senator Emily Randall
Hal Hodgins introduced speaker, Emily Randall. Emily has a rich background of experiences. Her good friend Etta was a Rotary exchange student. Etta died in a bus accident in Bolivia. The ‘Etta project’ was launched in remembrance of her. Emily’s sister, a hydrocephalic, had a big impact on Emily’s life with an increased understanding of health care needs & the impact on families. She likened her first year in the legislature to attending junior high. Beyond the learning experience, the 26th district benefitted from a number of bills this year:
  • $1 m for The Mustard Seed Project
  • $4 m for the Russell Foundation veteran’s facility
  • Kopachuck Park improvements
  • Improved college access for all students
  • Added health care & mental health resources
President Paul adjourned the meeting at 8:30.
Notes by Marcia Harris