Rotary Club of Olympia
The Wheel
March 14, 2016
 
This week’s meeting featured Dr Brian Luliamo. He spoke about concussions in football and other sports .He is a board certified and experienced neurosurgeon. He currently serves as the Neurosurgery Medical Director at Providence. He said that 10-20% of high school football players get a concussion every year.
To see a slide show of the meeting's photos, click HERE.
 
 
 
 
 
Meeting called to order at 12:22 by President Jack
 
Invocation by Don Chalmers
 
Pledge by Lisa Poundstone
 
Song My Country Tis of Thee led and played by Dennis Williams
 
4 way test by Felix D'Allesandro
 
3 Visiting Rotarians- Graeme Sackrison, Marnee Obendorf and Cathy Mah
      We sang the visiting Rotarians song for them
 
Guests- Lynn Wofford brought Kyle Cronk and another guest from one of our members brought Tom Mclean
 
Happy Bucks by Robert Coit
 
  • Manuela was happy to be back from Canada.
  • Our other Student was also happy to be back.
  • Leslie Johnson was happy that some German authors were in town for a special tour, also the Lower Elwha restoration event was coming up and on 5-21-16 there was an event called the “Culinary Journey".
  • Jim Leonard was happy because his son was married over the weekend down in the Bay area
  • John Sabo reminded us of the upcoming Foundation Dinner
  • Lisa Poundstone was happy about winning the Best of South Sound for the 3rd year in a row in 2 categories. She was also happy about being in business for 7 years now
  • Lynn Heinold was happy about Van Dorm Realty winning Best of South sound.  She had a shout out for her Great Uncle who passed away last week and the care he received at Providence St. Peter.
  • Mo Considine was happy about the recognition our club has gotten with the Youth Exchange. She also had a funny story about "Strepend Throat" regarding our Czech exchange student
  • Bob Wubbena mentioned “Paul Newman’s Story: The Importance of Philanthropy in America Today”, an interesting event on 5-11-16 at the Performing Arts Center.  
 
Announcements
 
  • Judy Blinn checked on the Rotary Bling and was very impressed by the amount there was in the room. Denny Peterson wore his special rotary underwear.
  • Next week is the last week before the dinner to wear our Bling!
  • President Jack recognized Phyllis Mandel for her membership efforts.
  • President Jack talked about the upcoming Bowling Tournament and the lack of "enthusiasm".
  • Dan Lehuta shared a great story about "Daniece and Danephew".
  • Tom Iovanne talked about "Dine Around" and passed around signup sheets.
  • Terry Anderson auctioned off some really fresh eggs for the new season.  Kim Dinsmore bought them for $25.
  • Terry also auctioned off 4 tickets and a parking pass to an upcoming Mariners game for $150. Dennis Adams bought them.
 
 
Program was introduced by Phyllis Mandel.  Dr Brian Luliamo. He spoke about concussions in football and other sports .He is a board certified and experienced neurosurgeon. He currently serves as the Neurosurgery Medical Director at Providence. He said that 10-20% of high school football players get a concussion every year. He has 4 children with no head injuries yet but several orthopedic visits!!!  There were lots of questions
 
Mr. Snappy was won by Denny Peterson.
Meeting was adjourned at 1:30