Katelyn's Baby, Booty Bash, and ShelterBox!
Meeting Highlights for April 24, 2019
Notes taken by: Sheri Hodson, Edited by: Dave Hall  Photo Credit: Tom McClellan
 
Sunshine Report- Katelyn Billingsley is back!!! And Baby Harrison continues to get stronger.
 
Board Report-  By-Law committee will work on changing our bylaws to reflect not only 
a graph of Paul Harris contributions but when they were forwarded to the Foundation. 
 
By Laws committee is looking for volunteers to assist with updates and review; if you are interested let Club Secretary Tom 
McClellan know. 
Board approved a new system, EventRunner, that runs in conjunction with ClubRunner. It will keep track of 
attendees at different events. People will also be able to go on to our club site and pay for our 
different events, which makes credit card processing much more secure and compliant. The cost
is $190 a year and the charge for credit cards will be about 2%.  It will allow us to easily send invitations
in subsequent years to previous attendees. 
 
 
Rotarian of the Month- Katelyn Billingsley for not only bringing into the world a possible new Rotarian but 
for taking a leadership role in the “New Rotarians” group.
 
 
President’s Excellence Awards go to Dave Hall and Sydna Koontz for their work with New Member recruitment. 
 
Future Programs:
May 1 Dave McKay – Reverse Mortgages
May 8 Lt. Jeff Alwine – Lakewood Police Bike Patrol
May 15 Club Assembly Committees 
 
Upcoming Dates 
 
April 25 – After hours social at Tacoma Country and Golf Club
May 31 – Capri – Get registered for the event and let Teresa know of your prize donation for a square.
President Heidi added a chocolate wine to her Wachter Wine Prize package. 
August 3- Golf Tournament – never too early to be thinking of sponsors and securing foursomes for the date
 
April 26 –City of Lakewood needs volunteers for its Math Challenge. Email Heidi for details and she will
email you a flier. 
 
 
Wally Endicott of Parkland-Spanaway Rotary came over to share that their club's annual fundraiser, Surrender the Booty Bash   is on May 18th.   We are cordially invited to don pirate attire...but please leave your parrot at home.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
 
Visitors- Charlie Maxwell brought his special friend,  Norma Jean, and America’s Credit Union employees, Amber Young
and Jacob Cuthbutson. 
 
Visiting Rotarians – Wally Endicott from Parkland Spanaway
 
 
Today’s program was a Shelter Box presentation by our own Dave Hall.
 
He thanked our Club for continuing to be a generous sponsor of Shelter Box.
 
Shelter Box has deployments every month all over the world. Some of the current ones are Malawi (flooding)
- components of the kit have been sent to them; Cameroon (conflict) has received standard ShelterBoxes, and Philippines (cyclone) is generally issued shelter kits containing tarps, fasteners, and tools. An important part of the deployment
is making sure the items get to those in need. They contact local Rotary Clubs for assistance. They then
 "train the trainers" to teach families how to set up their tents, use the water filtration kits, etc.
 
A recent problem they are working on is changing from single use plastic packaging to something more 
friendly to the earth. When they shipped to Kenya, they would not allow the single use packaging 
so everything had to be repackaged. More countries will be headed in this direction so they have 
people working on other options.
 
ShelterBox is proud to be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for a second year in a row. This nomination is in recognition of ShelterBox's leadership and efforts in the Syrian Refugee Crisis.
 
How does ShelterBox decide who gets assistance? First they need to be invited. The government has to 
approve their presence. Next they take a look at how many families have been displaced – it needs to be in 
the thousands or hundreds of thousands. Next, what local capacity is there already. Are there programs in
place to take care of those in need. Lastly, is aid appropriate or does ShelterBox have what they need. If 
they have their homes but need electricity, that is not Shelter Box’s area of expertise. 
 
There are 85 million people displaced worldwide. Although Shelter Box does wonderful work – it is just a 
drop in bucket.  Thanks Dave for all your hard work! We do appreciate it!
 
 
Jeannie Hill drew a 7 of diamonds earning her $5 back. The pot was at $293. 
 
And Finally...
 
 
This is apparently what "Bring Your Child To Work Day" looks like at NYPD.
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