A new member, a new knee, and a new post-Covid attendance record.
Notes from the April 27 meeting of
The Rotary Club of Clover Park
recorded by Tom McClellan
President Teresa Nye welcomed a full room, plus a couple of Zoomers, which marked our highest member attendance level since Covid hit.  Yayyy, Team!  Teresa thanked Mike Killen for the meeting setup, Tom Faubion and Georgene Mellom for serving as greeters, and Sue Potter (in person!) for leading our flag salute.
Jeannie Hill shared some inspirational thoughts to get us all in the right mood:
1) The struggle of life is one of our greatest blessings. It makes us patient, sensitive, and Godlike. It teaches us that, although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.  - - - Helen Keller 
2) Press on - nothing can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Perseverance and determination alone are omnipotent.  - - - Calvin Coolidge
Guests included Jack Kammer, our speaker Lindsay Hotchkiss, and soon to be member Jay Moore.
Jeannie Hill noted that the only “sunshine” she knew about was that David Cotant was doing well enough after his knee replacement surgery to attend via Zoom. 
New Member Induction
With the acceptance of Jay Moore into membership, our club is now up to 37 members and growing.  
Jay is a realtor, has a wife and 2 sons, and he coaches youth sports.  His father has been a Rotarian for many years, and so Jay knows the good work that we do.
CPRI Update
The Clover Park Rotary Invitational event will take place Friday, April 29, at 6PM at the McGavick Center.  Joyce Oubré noted that 35 of 37 prizes have been collected, and there are 6 squares on the board left to sell.  Bring your checkbook for the silent auction, and bring $1 and $5 bills for side bets.
Fun and Fines
Ed Trobaugh started off by congratulating Joyce Oubré for winning $384 in the raffle last week, against pretty steep odds.  She had her tithe ready.
Sue Potter was at the meeting in person!! And not in her customary role as Zoomxecutrix.  She is back after 2-1/2 weeks of jury duty, for which she was paid $10 per day.  So she tithed 10% of that, or $20.
Alan Billingsley bought a new truck, a purchase which was reportedly made solely for the purpose of being able to transport the 4x8’ CPRI prize board to the event on Friday.  That purchase was worth $50.
Ed reminded all April birthday and anniversary celebrators to get their celebratory contributions in.
Tom McClellan is back from a 2 week trip to California, the first week of which was spent moving stuff in an effort to get his father’s third storage unit cleared out, and down to just two of those.  It is a lot better driving Interstate 5 in April than in August.
Teresa Nye got some ink, being featured in the Griot’s Garage car care handbook and catalog this month, with her picture and everything from a car care clinic she attended.  See her at http://digitalcatalogsite.com/publication/?m=62472&i=744199&p=2&ver=html5 or in these photos:
This Week’s Program
Lindsay Hotchiss is the Community Outreach and Education Coordinator for the Pierce County Aging and Disability Resource Center. 
Every county has an aging agency, of differing names.  They try to connect people to services so that they can stay in their homes if possible.  They get a lot of referrals from first responders.
Many of their calls are from people needing housing.  There is not much low income rental housing available.  The agency also can help with assistance on utility bills.  It offers in-house case management, makes referrals to food banks, Meals On Wheels, and has vouchers for farmers market purchases.  Transportation is difficult for many elderly people.
The agency maintains a list of elder law attorneys, and support groups for memory loss and for caregivers.  It makes the Covid vaccine available for home administration with help from the county health department. 
Agency caregivers can help provide a break for a caregiver, or primary help in home.  Some are at no cost, based on income and assets.  They host in person events with case managers presenting on dementia, and how to avoid scams.  Funding comes from the State, and from the federal “Older Americans Act”.  They welcome calls to (253) 798-4600 from anyone wanting more information.
With $144 in the new pot, and with 31 cards in the deck of which only 1 is an Ace, Paul Webb had the winning ticket, but drew a 4 of hearts which was worth $5.
And Finally…
A truck loaded with thousands of copies of Roget's Thesaurus spilled its load leaving New York City. 
Witnesses were stunned, startled, aghast, stupefied, confused, shocked, rattled, paralyzed, dazed, bewildered, surprised, dumbfounded, flabbergasted, confounded, astonished, and numbed.