Bob Wubbena and Greg Bucove talk about Rotary Clean Water initiatives.
Rotary Club of Olympia
The Wheel
Date:  Monday November 14, 2016
Today’s Program:   Bob Wubbena and Greg Bucove talk about Rotary Clean Water initiatives.
Meeting Called to order: 12:30 pm by Wendy Holden 
Invocation by: Cyndi Zechmann
Pledge of Allegiance led by:  Jim Haley
Song:  America the Beautiful
Guests of Rotarians:  Cyndi Zechmann brought Carol Christ.  Denny Peterson brought Matt Argyropoulos.
  1. Sign up for Salvation Army Bell Ringing December 17th.
  2. Jack Belmont spoke about the club nominating officers for next year in December.
  3. Rotary Bling:  Judy Blinn shared it is time to get your Rotary Logo wear.
Happy Bucks:  Vida Zvirzdyh-Farler – Downtown for the Holidays, Julie Henderson – Children’s books for Family Support Center, Sarah Clinton – Olympia High School Veteran’s Day Assembly and YMCA Youth in Government Fundraiser Breakfast, Trent Hart – Salvation Army Bell Ringing, Mary Sue Wilson – VFW Essay Winner: daughter, Claudia; Christy Peters/Cyndi Zechmann – Olympia High School Safe Graduation night, Nancy Riordan – Get Well card for Fred and Mary Jane Adair, Neil DeBoer, Diane Gallegos – need children’s books for the Family Support Center, Kim Dinsmore – Go Cougars!
Auction:  Terry Anderson auctioned off tickets for the Seattle International Comedy Competition.  Winning bid came from Tom McLean.
Program:  Bob Wubbena and Greg Bucove presented a history of the Cool Jazz/ Clean Water fundraising event and an overview of the Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene project work that the club has carried out with other clubs in Thurston and Lewis counties for the last 15 years.  Since 2001 the event has raised ~$375,000 which has been leveraged to over $2 million in project activity.  Project work in the US, Africa, South East Asia, and Latin America was presented with photos and details.  Some projects have been multi-year endeavors involving dozens of North American Rotary Clubs in partnership with local clubs and governments, and have affected many thousands of beneficiaries with water collection, treatment and distribution, and with latrines and sanitation education. 
Mr. Snappy:  Dan and Dottie Lehuta donated a $50 Amazon gift card.
Meeting adjourned: by Wendy Holden @ 1:30 pm