This week we heard from four of our newer members, Vida Zvirzdys-Farler, Brad Hooper, Mary Sue Wilson and Jim Leonard.  See below for details of their presentations.
 
Rotary Club of Olympia
The Wheel
 
Date:  5/9/2016
 
Today’s Program:   “Young Timers”
 
Meeting Called to order:   12:20
 
Invocation by:    Vida Zvirzdys-Farler
 
Pledge of Allegiance led by:  Greg Bucove
 
Song:  Dennis Williams
 
Four Way Test led by:  Corrina Phillips
 
Visiting Rotarians:    “Van” Van Jepmond
 
Guests of Rotarians:  Cindy Hough
 
Happy Bucks:  Sean Murphy
 
Kim Dinsmore      Scholarship Committee new chair
Mark Elliott             Birthdays ranging the spectrum of ages
Sean Padget            Yep another pub night
Gina Carlson       Celebrated her birthday in Palm Springs
Sarah Clinton        A successful Youth Legislature
John Sabo               Yep the Flight Museum Open House is coming
Don Chalmers      Survived the decent from Mt Elinor
Richard Hull         Celebrating the successes of the Olympia Area Rowing
Vida Zvirzdys-Farler  “Girls Night Out” is just around the corner
 
Announcements:
 
Induction of new Rotarian David Young
Presentation of blue badge to Nick Schmidt
Presentation of Paul Harris plus one to Sean Murphy
A story by Caroline Manger about Church Bells and Ice Cream trucks
 
Steve Bean presented the Carl Reder  “Service Above Self” Award to John Hough, for his many accomplishments and years of service. John lifted up his passion for international work, he mentioned cultural exchanges, youth exchanges, and the water project and other efforts that help raise the profile of Rotarians throughout the world.  A well deserved recognition for a great Rotarian.
 
Program:  Young Timers introduced by Steve Bean….
 
Brad Hooper - My father told me to “work the community…” to get involved.  I remember asking my boss Bill about joining the West Olympia Rotary and his quick response was no. So here I am. I appreciate the opportunity to give my time not just giving money. Rotary has something for everyone…
 
Jill Barnes- I was a Rotarian in Idaho Falls and after moving here I joined the best Rotary Club ever. I am proud that Rotary works to end Polio. She shared that she won a blueberry pie betting Oscar, fortunately he did not bake it. She hopes to host an exchange student when her life is not so full…
 
Mary Sue Wilson- I was advised to join Rotary as a way to get connected to the community. It gives me a reason to end court on time. I love the songs and that our meetings start with an affirmation “the Four Way Test”.  She likes being a part of the club, our community and of course being Mary Sue…
 
Jim Leonard– Mondays were always difficult until I retired. Then I had the opportunity to join a group of like minded individuals who put service above self. I like getting advice like where to have a painting restored. It was nice to learn that Steve Bean has a sense of humor. Microphone management could be improved and he would like to hear more from/about committees…
 
Mr. Snappy:  Steve Bean
                  
Meeting adjourned : 1:30