Directors
President Betty Felker
President Elect Richard Vanberg
Secretary Dennis Karjala
Treasurer Walker Sandlin
Past President Al Abbott
The Rotary Foundation Stan Eastberg
Community Service Richard Pifer
Vice President Pam Peterson Smith
Vocational Service Juanita Carbaugh
Club Service Marcia Harris
International Service Tom Borgen
Dinners for Eight Hal Cline
Administrative Director Regan Gonzalez
Membership David R Morris
New Generations John Winslow
Literacy Albert (Mel) Santos
Webmaster Timothy Williams
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We meet Fridays at 7:00 AM

Cottesmore Care Ctr.

2909 14th Ave NW
Mail to: PO Box 342
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
United States

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     Betty Felker, Gig Harbor Rotary 2013-2014 President

     Greetings Fellow Rotarians and Friends,

     I am honored and excited to begin July 1st as your new President for the 2013/14 Rotary year Our new theme, Engage Rotary, Change Lives, is truly a powerful one, and I know our club is up to the challenge, as we embrace change, encourage every member to be actively involved in their area of interest, and continue to strengthen our club in all areas of service.

Thank-you for giving me this honor and opportunity to serve.

Betty Felker


Regan Gonzalez is our executive director. 

(540) 947-1386

 tgonzo@centurytel.net
Posted by Charles Perry

President Betty Felker opened the meeting a few minutes early, to a full room of Rotarians

Invocation: Sammi McCubbins – With a message of Good Friday. Pledge: Hal Cline started with the singing of “God Bless America”, then followed by the Pledge. 4 Way Test: Betty Felker Lead the 4 Way Test, along with the 5th test “Is it Fun”.

Visiting Rotarians & Guests: Coach introduced 3 visiting Rotarians, including regular visitor Judy Hosea. Introduced with a song from Coach’s table. Coach then introduced Greg Urue and Mel Wick. (Mel is really a member, but he just came back from his winter down south). We had multiple guests of Rotarians, including a few spouses and prospective members.

Humorous Thought: Provided by Betty. Easter appropriate: “what do you call 400 rabbits in a row hopping backwards?”…….A receding “hare” line.  A few of us could identify with that pun.

Announcements:

Check: A check for $8,000 was presented by Lee Smith on behalf of the club to St. Anthony’s Hospital as part of the Clubs Pledge.

Wine and Food Fest: Jim Castino announced the Clubs participation in this year’s Wine and Food Festival, July 26, 2014. Rotarians can get tickets at the discounted rate of $65 until May 31st. You only need to put in the “Rotary” code on the website when ordering the tickets. harborwineandfoodfest.com Brochures were available on the table. Seattle Chef, Tom Douglas of the Seattle Kitchen Show will be featured at the festival. 

Music of Dave Gillespie: Dave has produced a new CD, “this Years Bloom”, available after the meeting. $5 of the $15 purchase price will come back to the club. Great classic songs we will all love. Dave plays all the instruments and does all the vocals.

Walk A Mile in Her Shoes: Jill Guernsey with the assistance of Keith Harris and Tom Leander had a raise the paddle pledge drive for the Walk a Mile In Her Shoes. They brought up Mike Davis and Al Abbot who are both walking in the fundraiser. Various clothing Items were presented for them to walk in during the fundraiser and pledges were received from the club members for each of the wonderful items. The big winner was the pink tutu and a close second was the floppy hat. $2,080 was raised to sponsor these two fine Gig Harbor Rotarians.

Francesca: Gone this week.

Fines and happy bucks: Chris Myers  was the fine master. He raised a few dollars in his fine ability (no pun intended), to recognize some wallets that needed to be lightened. A few happy bucks and on to the raffle.

Raffle, The winner of the 10 free next week is Pam Smith, and Stan Eastberg won the right to draw for the $216  pot from the 17 remaining chips. He drew a white chip to win $15

Program: A club assembly run by Marcia Harris. We divided the club up into four areas to discuss club direction and make input for the 2014/15 planning. A written  survey was also taken from the membership to help with the process. If you did not complete a survey, please complete one at this Friday’s meeting and get it to Marcia.

 

Minutes presented by Chuck Perry

Posted by Timothy Williams

President Betty gaveled the meeting to order right at 7:30. Steve Whittier gave the invocation. We did the pledge and four way test.
Betty announced that now that the auction is over, we can get started on our Community Service Projects. It was actually that start of a Felker funny, but true too.
Announcements:
Jill Guernsey is throwing down the gauntlet for all us males to “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” for the Sexual Assault Center. Friday April 25. http://www.sexualassaultcenter.com/ Walk, run, give money, but do something!
Pam Smith – The auction is done! It was amazing, fabulous and different. Lots of great comments. And all of our help made it light work. We have grossed over $125,000. Totals in the next few weeks. Mel Santos and Juanita Carbaugh gave a special thanks for the $33,000+ raised for the Prison Scholarship program in the Raise the Paddle portion of the auction. Kudos also to Buck Frymier (who is volunteering in Africa!). There is now more than $70,000 in the scholarship fund, less than a year since it started! This program has a really large impact on both individuals and the community, and it exists because of us.
Dave Morris introduced Randy Barcalow, our newest member. Sponsor Larry Olson said a few words, and then Bob Martin did the induction. Welcome Randy!
Gary Glein announced that we are jointly sponsoring the Food and Wine Festival with the Downtown Waterfront Alliance. http://gigharborwaterfront.org/  and http://gigharborwaterfront.org/2014-gig-harbor-wine-food-festival-july-26/ happening July 26. While that seems a long way away, it is not, and we need sponsors, participants and volunteers. Put it on your calendar. This is another significant fundraiser for us.
Bob Martin announced there will be a bus going to the District Conference at Whistler, coordinated by the Lakewood club. They need 40 people. If they have enough, there may still be room for you! $80. Give Bob a a call if you are interested.
Annie Arbenz announced that the next Rotary After Hours is at 7 Seas Brewery this Thursday 4/17,  5:30 to 7:00.
Francesca wished us all Buongiorno, and said there was not much happening this week. She does have a bucket list and you have a copy, so see if there are things to do that can include her. She is going to Portland this week. She also had a great time at the auction!
Mac Pinch was finemaster, with a great top ten reasons why he likes being a Gig Harbor Rotarian!.
Lee Smith gets ten free tickets next week, and John Winslow drew the white chip so didn’t win $191.

Larry Olson and Mike Pinch gave a presentation on their recent trip to the Philippines. 

Posted by Timothy Williams

Al's Gateway column is now on the website to your right. Check them out.
Posted by Timothy E Williams on Feb 22, 2011

Gig Harbor Rotary has generously funded SIXTEEN Shelter Boxes for Rotary. (Boxes USA/4682-4691 & 11950-11955) Ten were used in Myanmar (Burma) July 3 2008.  The other six were used in Haiti April 30, 2010. This is an ongoing Club project.
Posted by Timothy Williams on Jun 01, 2011

There are two new web based options for Rotarians: E Clubs, and Aps for your iphone.

E Clubs are web based meetings that you can attend for makeups as well as just extending your Rotary knowledge.

Click on E Clubs to go to a website showing all of the international sites. You can select United States (hit search again) and get just the 8 US E Clubs. 

Also available are two aps for iphone, one from clubrunner, and one from Rotary. Either will find local clubs and meeting times, but the Clubrunner is really neat in that once you sign in (same sign in and password as for our club website) you have instant access to our member list and contact info, including pictures, and to all the stories on the main page. Just search for Rotary in your Ap Store Ap. Call or email me if you need help. Tim Williams, tim@tewilliamslaw.com, 253-591-7088.


The Rotary Club of Gig Harbor Executive Board is held on the third Wednesday of each month at 5:30 PM at Timberland Bank. All are invited. 
This month August 21 2013
Next month Sept 18 2013
Posted by Gary A. Glein

The "Non-Profit" Foundation was founded in 2006 to honor the lifetime Rotary work of Floyd & Sandra and to support International Humanitarian projects.Since then more than $80,000 has been raised for it's endowment. It's ten person Board of Direcotrs meets quarterly. The next meeting is January 24, 2008.The current Olson project involves support of a $139,000 water project in two poor Peruvian Communities. A trip to dedicate the water system is contemplated for Spring 2008.For information contact Board President Gary Glein (253-514-8152, gaglein@yahoo.com) or write to the Foundation at PO Box 342, Gig Harbor, WA 98332.

Catch up on the lastest news in District 5020.
The latest issue is available at www.rotary5020.org/newsletter.pdf
Posted by Gary A. Glein

We are making progress, over $16,200 so far (since July) from 78 or 68% of our members (giving $100mor more). We are now near our goal of $14,250.  Join our many members who support this wonderful program. Since the club founding we have contributed over $210,000, have 18 Benefactors ($1000 in will) and 132 Paul Harris Fellows. Wow!! "EVERY ROTARIAN EVERY YEAR"
Posted by Gary A. Glein

The Gig Harbor Rotary Club has two significant foundations.

Gig Harbor Rotary Foundation          Educational Scholarships

Olson International Foundation       International Service Projects

Together they have more than $2.6 million in assets and fund about $130,000 per year.  Learn more about them by clicking on the Site Page to the left.

Posted by Timothy E Williams

I know, you can't see this unless you got here in the first place!

Anyway, REVIEW YOUR INFORMATION - HOW TO GET INTO THE WEB SITE
Put www.gigharborrotary.com (copy and paste) into your browser.

Then click on LOGIN in the upper right side of the screen; If you don't remember your login name or password, click on FORGOT YOUR PASSWORD. Give your name and email and the system will send your id and password.

By the way (btw) you don't have to log in to get a lot of information!!! You can see the upcoming speakers, check out other coming events, look at the pictures of the Courage classic and the Philippines, and even check out the sites for other local clubs.

You can also login and get even more information, including a picture directory of the club, and the ability to send emails to everyone. Click on "Admin" on the upper bar after you have logged in.
If you need help, please feel free to call me at 253-591-7088, or email me at tim@tewilliamslaw.com.
Posted by Gary A. Glein

ClubRunner makes it easy to publish your eBulletin, and send to all your members and friends.
Posted by Gary A. Glein

Posted by Gary A. Glein

Click on "Speakers" and you can find details on our coming programs.  Then to find out about our calendar of other events; click on "Events".  Click again to get more details.  Let us know if you have information you want on the website.

Don't forget  coming Meeting committee metings listed in the "Events" area.
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