Welcoming a New Red Badge Member, The "Yolk's on Randy Black", and Helping the People who are Homeless.
Meeting Notes Feb 27, 2019
Notes taken by Jim Hairston          Edited by Dave Hall        Photo Credit: Tom McClellan
Call to order: By President Heidi...12:30 pm.
Greeters: Jeanne Hill
InvocationFred Willis
Pledge of Allegiance:Mike Killen (Guest)
Today’s Rotary Recitation:   The Rotary Vision for 2018-2019  
Visiting Rotarians:
None today
Today’s Guests:
Wendy Morris – Guest speaker(Community Engagement Coordinator for Associated Ministries)
Norm Fiacchi – West Pierce Fire & Rescue
Brandon Solomonson – Guest for the first few minutes of today’s meeting  
Mike Killen – Guest of Tank Hairston
Sunshine Report:
Bill Harrison – on the mend
Georgene Mellom – on the mend
Future Programs:
March 6 – Ellie Carr’s PETS Trip; March 13 – Club Assembly/Practice CPRI; March 20 – Stuart Early – Homeless Pets
- Many thanks to Mary  and Paul Webb for opening up their home to Club members who participated in our Fireside event on Feb 20th.
The "World's Newest Rotarian", Brandon Solomonson, was inducted into our club! Brandon is a Broker at Hawkins-Poe Realty, and also caddies at Chambers Bay when he's not selling homes!
- Rotary Store bling and paraphernalia is still available!
- Mark your calendars for Literacy Night at Custer Elementary School on March 26th.  
Memorable Fines and Moments with Gen Ed (assisted by Katelyn Billingsley & Brandon Solomonson):
- Joyce & Ron Oubre are celebrating their wedding anniversary...their 44th!   
Tom FaubionRatted on a Rotarian over an event that has long since passed.  It appears that Randy Black initiated an egg delivery service for cluck-free nodules to be delivered each week to certain club members.  Over time this shell corporation became non-egg istant but customers were not notified that the supply had been egg hausted....you get the yolk, don’t you?   Anyway after all this egging, Randy was more that egg static to pay his fine.
- Tom McClellan non-discreetly handed Paul Webb the chocolate bar he desperately pleaded for the week prior.... only to leave it behind on a table after last weeks meeting.  
Dave Hall put in a good word for the Rotary Club of LakewoodClover Park with Rotary International President-Elect Mark Maloney during the recent PETS Seminar.
Marie Barth celebrated her birthday today and we sang “Happy Birthday” to her! 
Today’s Program:
Wendy Morris (our guest speaker today) came to talk about Associated Ministries programs that are in place to serve and support people who are Homeless in Pierce County.   Wendy serves as the Community Engagement Coordinator for Associated Ministries. Wendy has worked at Non-Profits for more than 25 years.  This year marks the 50thAnniversary of Associated Ministries, and we are all invited to events that will support their programs and inform the community. The main opportunities to engage and serve within the community are:
- Paint Tacoma Pierce Beautiful
- Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
- Disaster Response Preparedness
- Administrative Assistance
Contact them at: associatedministries.org     Phone: 253-383-30566
Raffle Drawing:
Teresa Nye had her ticket drawn, but couldn't follow up with drawing an ace to win the pot.