Posted by Kyle Cronk on Mar 26, 2018
Rotary Club of Olympia
The Wheel
Date: 3/26/2018
Today’s Program: Panorama Insights – New Leadership Team (Matt Murry & Bill Strader)
Meeting Called to Order: Past President Wendy Holden @ 12:33 pm
  • Invocation by: Oscar Soule
  • Pledge of Allegiance led by: Jay Berry
  • Song: America the Beautiful led by Gloria Strait
  • Four Way Test led by: Nick Schmidt
Visiting Rotarians
  • Treacy Duerfeldt (Lacey)
  • John Vivian (Hawks Prairie)
Guest of Rotarians
  • Anne Wilson, an attorney at Bean, Gentry, Wheeler & Peternell (guest of Steve Bean)
  • Stacey Belser, Office Administrator at Sawston Wealth Management (guest of Colleen Gillespie)
  • All OHS Interact Students (guests of Sarah Clinton)
  • Heather Antanaitis, Development Director for Family Education & Support Services (guest of Rosemary Barnhart)
Happy Bucks – hosted by Rosemary Barnhart
  • Geoff Crooks – Celebrating a birthday and purchasing a bowling exemption.  Celebration included a trip to Churchill, Manitoba to see the Northern Lights and ride in the “Ididamile.”
  • Dan Lehuta – Reminded everyone to complete and return the lunch survey he had placed on the tables (and emailed earlier)
  • Bill Fishburn - Sidewalk gala dinner Thursday at SPSCC at 6pm. Looking for people to fill his table. Cost is either $75 or $100 per person. Interested parties can send Bill an email if they want to attend.
  • Nick Schmidt – Announced the first Thurston County Sports Awards - through the Visitor and Convention Bureau - June 19th at Indian Summer
  • Diane Gallegos – Sign-up sheets are available next week for delivering books and bookshelves to Thurston Co. Housing Authority sites in April and May. Diane and her family (including grandchildren) are heading to Cancun for vacation.
  • Laurie Tebo - Discussed the upcoming BHR Annual dinner on the 11th of may at 6pm at the RL.
  • Suze Kent - Retiring from Providence after 10 years.  First happy bucks are to thank Jim Leonard for hiring me in 2008 and accepting a 10-year commitment.  Her first day was St. Patrick’s Day. Friend and fellow Rotarian Nancy Riordan was part of an interview group.  Want to thank our very Irish Nancy for her vote & my first day plate of frosted shamrock cookies.
  • Nancy Riordan - Mentioned that cards were being passed around for club member, Maureen Considine, who was recently hospitalized.  Reminded club members that when friends and colleagues are dealing with a medical situation or being hospitalized, that it is very important to not share that information without the patient's permission.  Medical care is a private matter and we need to respect each individual's right to determine what is publicly disclosed.
  • Rosemary Barnhart - Ran into Victoria (last year’s exchange student from Denmark) on the ferry from Victoria BC to Port Angeles.  She was visiting her boyfriend, who is a student at WSU.
Steve Bean auctioned eggs for $20 and sold another 10 Yelm Bowling exemptions.
Maureen Considine Update
Rosemary Barnhart updated us on Maureen Considine’s condition.  Rotarians have provided tremendous support and Maureen is on the mend.  Cards were circulated for Mo, and everyone said, “Hi Mo!!!!” in a video we sent to her after the meeting.
OHS Interact Club
Rotary Interact Club announced their annual International Dinner – April 18 from 6-8 PM at Olympia High School.  Proceeds benefit a local and international charity. This year’s local charity is Sidewalk (a local charity trying to end homelessness) and our international charity is Human Rights Watch.
Paul Harris Recognition
Renetta Wilson was presented with her first Paul Harris by Treacy Duerfeldt and Judy Henderson.
Program: Panorama Insights – New Leadership Team
Holly Mason introduced Bill Strader and Matt Murry from Panorama.  Panorama is Non-profit Continuum of Care Retirement Community with roughly 1200 residents.  Panorama has three types of housing options (Independent Living, Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing Options). Residential housing stock is a mix of single-family housing, duplexes and apartments.
Residents come from a variety of backgrounds – Doctors, Teachers, retired military and state employees combined.  78% of residents are referred by other residents of Panorama.  60% come from Thurston County, 25% from other Washington counties, and the balance from across the country.  On average, residents live at Panorama for 12 years.
Aside from the wonderful amenities and beautiful grounds, Panorama gives invests in the broader community.
  • $1M in property Taxes
  • $2M in Sales Taxes
  • Over 400 Employees
Panorama’s 2017 revenues topped $46M
Mr. Snappy: Terry Anderson won a $25 gift certificate to Falls Terrace Restaurant, donated by Ralph Munro
Meeting Adjourned: 1:30 pm by Wendy Holden