Posted by Bob Heck on Oct 15, 2018
Rotary Club of Olympia
The Wheel
 Date: 10/15/2018
Today's Program: Hiring People with Disabilities
Meeting Called to Order: President Dan Lehuta @ 1:03 pm
  • Invocation by: Whitney Holm – Poem by Mother Teresa
  • Pledge of Allegiance led by: Jonathan Pleger
  • Song: America the Beautiful led by Gloria Strait
  • Four Way Test led by: Christina Daniels
Visiting Rotarians
Guest of Rotarians
Happy Bucks – hosted by Carol Murphy
  • Lori Woodland - Granddaughter (their first!) was born on Saturday.  Marley Madison Woodland 8lbs. 5oz. 20" long
  • Jim Leonard – Gave an update about the Nisqually Refuge walkway cleaning -- now planned to start at about 9:00am on 10/28 -- and welcomed any others with interest to join in with us.
  • Gloria Strait - A plug for current Harlequin play, “Dry Powder”
  • Oscar Soule – 10 days in Cuba watching baseball and enjoying Cuban life, 5 days in Vermont "leaf peeping" in the rain, and 5 days on Cape Cod with son, Adam, and family celebrating his 78th birthday.
  • Colleen Gillespie - Celebrated 23 years of marriage on Oct. 14
  • Bill Lahmann - 42nd anniversary and $60 for paying two years to the Centennial Committee.
  • Jonathan Pleger - A great, sunny weekend camping trip to Salt Creek recreation area near Port Angeles and a thank you to the speakers for employing people with disabilities.
  • Laurie Tebo – BHR Phoenix Awards on 11/6 7:00 AM at Indian Summer.  No cost breakfast to celebrate clients.
  • Matt DeBord – Told an amusing story about his daughter in church.
  • Skip Steffen – Upcoming benefit show at the Washington Center this Saturday at 7:00 PM.
Steve Bean auctioned off Bill Fishburn’s fresh bread.  Thanks to winning bidder, Laurie Tebo $30
Cool Jazz/Clean Water
Corrina Phillips announced Cool Jazz/Clean Water event is November 17.  Please sign up to volunteer.
Program - Hiring People with Disabilities
Jim Balz introduced Shawna Harper, Morningside’s Program Director.  She, in turn, introduced and panel on local employers or their representatives who have hired Morningside clients.  
  • Todd Wollen – Washington State Dept. of Children, Youth, and Families
  • Veronica Rich – O Bee Credit Union
  • Leonard Trabka – Trosper Self Storage
Each spoke about the empowering nature of work, highlighting clients’ increased self-confidence, community acceptance, team building, and achievement.
Mr. Snappy: Fred Adair won a Pearl Strand donated by Barbara Soule
Meeting Adjourned: 1:30 pm by President Dan Lehuta