Posted by Tom McLean on Oct 09, 2017
Rotary Club of Olympia
The Wheel
Date: 10/9/2017
Program: Port Commission Candidates Forum
Meeting called to order by:  President Christy Peters at 12:20
  • Invocation:  Mary Sue Wilson
  • Pledge of Allegiance:  Colleen Gillespie
  • Song:  God Bless America – Gloria Strait
  • Four Way Test:  Steve Ryan
Visiting Rotarians: 
  • Bud Blake, Gateway
  • Judy Ruffman, Lacey
  • Bill McGregor, Lacey
Guests of Rotarians: 
  • Anne Wilson, new associate at BGWP, guest of Gerry Alexander
  • Norm Mitchell, guest of Reid Bates
Happy Bucks:  
  • Larry Poplack – Returned from Europe trip.  Italian Olive Oil:  the real thing has acidity between 0 and .8% and only comes from one place/country.
  • Kim Dinsmore -  Had a ruptured appendix and found he also has cancer.  He thanked the club for the support and well wishes. He’s feeling great; he’s going to Hawaii and then will have surgery and chemotherapy when he gets back.
  • Heidi Schaiberger - Bought her first house and got a puppy which is trying to destroy the house.
  • Debra Stephens - Daughter moved to Nicaragua to teach.
  • Colleen Gillespie - Went to Lake Chelan and ran into former Olympia Rotarian.
  • Preston Troy - Marked a milestone:  he’s visited 47 countries!
  • Ralph Munroe - Gave a Polio update:  Congress has strong support for the program and will probably not see funding reduced.  Currently there are 11 worldwide cases.
  • Fred Adair – Birthday bucks.
  • Carolyn Manger – Birthday bucks; she’s going to Budapest for a couple weeks
Nick Schmidt donated 4 tickets to the Huskies vs. Ducks game.  Steve Bean auctioned them off for $220, the winning bid came from Mark Boyer.
Making a Difference
Christy Peters presented the Making a Difference Award to Heidi Schaiberger for her work on the Marathon.
Cool Jazz, Clean Water
Karina Phillips gave an update.  Volunteer sign-up sheets are on each table.  T-shirts are for sale.  The event will be November 18 with schools competing in the morning and wine tasting in the evening.
Program: Port Commissioner Candidate Forum
The Olympia Rotary Club hosted a candidate’s forum for Port Commissioner.  Jim Cooper served as debate moderator.  The debate was live streamed on Facebook and can be viewed here. 


Mr. Snappy Winner:

Mr. Snappy was won by Ned Owens.  The prize was $20 gift certificate to Eagan’s Drive In, donated by Sarah and Adam Soule.

Meeting adjourned by President Christy Peters at 1:30
Submitted By: Tom McLean