Posted by Dirk Farrar on Nov 19, 2018
Rotary Club of Olympia
The Wheel
Program - Who Are These Members?
Called to order 12:32 PM by President Dan Lehuta
  • Invocation by Dirk Farrar
  • Pledge of Allegiance by Maureen Considine
  • Song by Gloria Strait - God Bless America
  • 4 way test - Suzie Kent
Visiting Rotarians
Guests of Rotarians 
  • From Harlequin Productions: Aaron Lamb, Artistic Director, and Hap Clemmons, Managing Director.  Guests of Geoff Crooks.
  • Randi Nandyal, Director of New Business Development at United Way of Thurston County.  Guest of Victoria Byerly. 
Happy Bucks
  • Debra Stephens - Gave a shout out to the Clean Water Cool Jazz committee for a great job.
  • Victoria Byerly - Has a book from her trip to Pittsburg and her German Shepard puppy is growing fast!
  • Mary Sue Wilson - Celebrated her 54th birthday and did a 10 mile night hike at camp thunderbird
  • Dennis Cooper - Was married on 11-19-1965 for 57 years now
  • Maureen Considine - Spent a week in Jamaica and her daughter is pregnant so she will be a grandmother !
  • Trent Hart - Asked for volunteers for the bell ringing for the Salvation Army in December
  • Tom McLean - Has a daughter playing at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts and he has launched his own business now.
  • Matt DeBord - Timberland bank sponsored the new ice rink in downtown Olympia and they just opened a 55+ housing at Briggs Village.
  • Nate Naismith – Celebrating his 67th birthday next week.   Recovered over 18,000 digital Rotary pictures that were thought to be lost.
  • Denny Peterson - Welcomed his second great granddaughter back east.
  • Lost Raffle Tickets – claimed by Gretchen Sturtevant
  • Lost Paul Harris pin - Claimed by Tor Neilsen
  • Steve Bean auctioned off eggs to Sam Bovard for $20
  • Gloria Strait introduced the new Artistic Director of Harlequin Productions, Aaron Lamb, and thanked him for the donation of tickets for our auctions.  He spoke about Harlequins upcoming holiday production. 
Program - Who Are These Members?
Members were asked to identify 25 old photos of current members.  Winners were Tom McLean, Warren Carlson, and Steve Bean.  They each received “great prizes.”
In addition, five members told funny stories and the crowd was asked to select the funniest one.  In a runoff between Dennis Cooper and Caroline Manger, Caroline was declared the winner.
In closing, President Dan gave a shout out to the Cool Jazz committee and what a great job they did this year.
Lori Woodland and Caroline Manger both won Christmas trees donated by Reiner’s tree farm for the raffle
Meeting adjourned at 1:27