Rotary Club of Pullman
We meet Wednesdays at 12:00 PM
1095 SE Bishop BlvdP.O. Box 335Pullman, WA 99163United States
Luanne Triolo was several weeks into a challenge to wear her Rotary pin for 60 days straight when she realized she had missed a day.
So the 2009-10 president of the Rotary Club of Carol Stream, Illinois, USA, started all over again to meet the challenge William Ferreira, governor of District 6440, had set before all his club presidents.
"You get used to it. It's something that is really good to do," says Triolo. "Different pins do catch people's eye in different ways."
Many Rotarians are serious about wearing their Rotary pins. Eugene Beil, past governor of District 6950 (Florida, USA) and a member of the Rotary Club of Hudson, tapped into that dedication recently when he started a discussion thread on RI's official LinkedIn group, asking Rotarians whether they wear their pins every day or just for meetings. The discussion has prompted more than 190 comments.
"I am happy with the feedback," Beil says. "I feel strongly about the value of wearing the pin every day. Whether you are at the grocery store, at work, or anywhere, you never know when a stranger is going to notice and you have an opportunity to explain Rotary to them."
Tony Quinn, governor of District 1200 (England), notes on the LinkedIn thread that Rotarians agree to wear their pins at all times when they are inducted.
"Remember what Past RI President Bob Barth had to say," Quinn notes. "He said that a Rotary pin should say this about the wearer: 'You can rely on me, I am dependable, I am reliable, I give more than I take, and I am available.' I can't think of a better reason to wear it at all time."
March 13, 2012 PULLMAN ROTARY ANNOUNCES GLOBAL AND LOCAL FUNDRAISING BENEFITS
PULLMAN – Two separate Pullman Rotary Club fundraising strategies recently paid off with benefits to the Rotary Foundation’s global polio prevention campaign PolioPlus and a playground enhancement project providing steel benches for a new path around the playground at Sunnyside Elementary School in Pullman.
Dear Rotary Club of Pullman,
In 2010, I was awarded $500 from the Rotary Club of Pullman Vocational Scholarship Fund. I was so blessed to receive this money and just wanted to thank you for helping me with funding for my education.
I attended the Medical Technology Education Center for the 2010-2011 school year and recently graduated with a 99% GPA. I just landed my first medical transcription job and am very thankful that you provided me with this opportunity.
So again, thank you! I couldn’t have done this without the scholarship.
By: Jenna MacPherson, Gritman Junior Volunteer President.For the past three years, the Gritman Junior Volunteers have sponsored a student abroad. The sponsorship allows a child who cannot otherwise afford an education to attend a year of school.
Receiving this information and opportunity through the Rotary Club of Pullman, we chose to sponsor 12-year old Melanie Lorena Medina Lopez, a 7th grade girl, in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
Coincidentally, I traveled to Tegucigalpa over the summer as a Youth Ambassador sponsored by the U.S. embassy and the CAYA CIED program. I immediately contacted the coordinator of the Rotary Tegucigalpa Market Children Program, and although it is very rare and usually not allowed, he permitted me to see her during my two day stay in her city.
Communicating through him as a middle man, I told her that the only time we could meet was in the evening at my hotel room. Unfortunately it is suicidal to travel in Tegucigalpa at night, so I was informed that a reunion was not possible, but nonetheless I gave the family my contact information and the name of the hotel.
On the second night of my stay, I returned to my hotel long after dark to find a small family huddled on the couch in the bathroom-sized lobby. It suddenly hit me that it was Melanie's family - they had risked their lives to say thank you.
With tears in my eyes, I shook their hands and introduced myself. The father dropped to his knees on the floor and looked up at me humbly saying "Como un padre no tengo palabras suficientes para agradecerte." ("As a father, I don't have sufficient words to say thank you.")
Present:Chud Wendle, Tom Gooch, Mick Nazerali, Dennis McConnell, Debi Dockins, KathleenWarren, Keith Nelson
Discussion of plans for future fundraising events (Lentil Festival Aug. 19-20, Fun Run in Sept.), membership development plans, & seeking matching grant from the district or the Rotary Foundation for the We Care Solar project.
Discussion of club finances, donations to be made to various charities and projects, the new member orientation package, club membership development activities, and potential future fundraising events.
The Pullman Rotary Board met Tuesday, May 25, at 5:30 PM at the WSU Foundation conference room. Kaylani Merrill called the meeting to order. On the agenda were the Friendship Exchange with India , the status of the club budget, RYLA applications, fundraising requests and the September 25 Breakfast fundraiser.
The meeting which was held at the Old Post Office at 6PM was called to order by President Kaylani Merrill . Members present were Kaylani Merrill , Sandra Ristow , Dennis McConnell, Kathleen Warren , John Brewer, and Kurt Weigel.
Board Minutes - Aug. 4-summary
Wine Tasting DATE: October 10th -- Proceeds to help our obligation to the Rotary Foundation for PolioPlus.
International Project -- Board wants proposals for participating in/ inviting collaborators for an international clean water project.
Treasurer's Report Income: $40-$45K/year; expenditures: $42-$47K /year. Fundraising is a responsibility of the whole club. We will contribute $2,500 in proceeds from the Italian Dinner to the Pullman Food Bank. If the treasury allows, it was moved and seconded to provide Gladish $1,000 to top off the Grand Project award for new windows in a pre-school for low-income children. Suggested members for a new finance committee: Keith Saxton, John Brewer, Steve Roberts (Keith will invite).
Membership drive: -- Current active membership 37. Goal, each current member sponsor one new member in the coming year.
New Committee Structure: Keith Saxton is leading the development of a new set of committees to strengthen our club and involve more members in club functions and thus strenthen the club's effectiveness and bonding. Keith and Kaylani will propose a commitee structure and tentatively designate potential members for each committee.
From the earliest days of the organization, Rotarians were concerned with promoting high ethical standards in their professional lives. One of the world's most widely printed and quoted statements of business ethics is The Four-Way Test, which was created in 1932 by Rotarian Herbert J. Taylor (who later served as RI president) when he was asked to take charge of a company that was facing bankruptcy.
This 24-word test for employees to follow in their business and professional lives became the guide for sales, production, advertising, and all relations with dealers and customers, and the survival of the company is credited to this simple philosophy. Adopted by Rotary in 1943, The Four-Way Test has been translated into more than a hundred languages and published in thousands of ways. It asks the following four questions:
"Of the things we think, say or do:
Is it the TRUTH?
Is it FAIR to all concerned?
Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?"