Posted by Bob Heck on Jun 04, 2018
Rotary Club of Olympia
The Wheel
Date: 6/4/2018
Today’s Program:  Outbound Exchange Students
Meeting Called to Order by President Christy Peters @ 12:22 pm
  • Invocation by Allen Miller
  • Pledge of Allegiance lead by Lori Tebo
  • America the Beautiful lead by Gloria Strait
  • 4 Way Test lead by Renetta Wilson
Guests of Rotarians
  • Rosemary Barnhart
    • Maddy Hunnington Bradley – Next year’s outbound student, and her mother, Sarah Hunnington
    • Elinor Hendricks – Next year’s outbound student
  • Allen Miller - Tadeu Velloso - A recent UW Law School Grad and is clerking for Justice Gonzales at the Supreme Court.  He is Jace Munson's son-in-law.
  • Paul Knox - Tim Sweeney, President of Olympia Film Society
  • Peggy Mueller - Scheelssel – Peggy’s host family, the Taylor’s (Andy, Kristen, and Analise) along with her other two best friends from OHS 
Happy Bucks led by Debra Stephens
  • Colleen Gillespie - Went to a Rotary 4 meeting to see a friend receive an award.
  • Sam Bovard - Thanks for your support of Boys and Girls Club!  The recent fundraiser raised about $340,000. At the event, our own Ron Rants received Governor’s Youth Leadership Award.
  • Paul Knox - District Grants Committee. 16 proposals received.  $21,000 to Boys and Girls Club in Rochester to build a new playground.  For the first time we are partnering with Lacey and Gateway for the District Grant.  Also there is an Olympia Film Society ‘80s Dance Party Fund Raiser June 30 – @ Capital Theater.
  • Bill Lahmann - Recruiting volunteers for Lakefair Run
  • Nick Schmidt - Need 24 more mile marker sponsorships for Lakefair races.  Experience Olympia Sports Awards Banquet is June 19 @ 6:00 pm.  Please join us!
  • Maureen Considine is BACK! - Thanks to Rosemary Barnhart for saving my life!
  • Gloria Strait - Harlequin fundraiser went well – next year’s season will be good.  Next week there will be an auction at Rotary for the summer musical
  • Matt DeBord - Timberland Bank just acquired South Sound Bank.  This means 2 “new” Timberland Branches with one on the West Side
  • Dennis Cooper - Just welcomed 5th grandson – Oscar Pierce Kennedy King.
  • Mark Boyer - Recently ran into Kim Dinsmore and he looked great.  Scholarship presentation at next week’s meeting.  OSD Night of the Stars is TONIGHT at the high school – please join us if you’d like
  • Geoff Crooks - Gerry Alexander update.  He is doing well, but won’t be back for a couple of months.  He has a beard for the first time ever!
  • Al Cohen - He is a grandfather of a Capital High senior who won an award for his participation in his school’s band (trumpet player)
Egg Auction by Colleen Gillespie
  • Eggs won for $25 by Lori Tebo
  • Oscar Soule 
    • Rainiers vs El Paso August 27th - Join Olympia Rotary with your families
    • Mr. Snappy - Oscar says the prize today will be “exceptional”
  • Tom McLean - Dine Around Sign Ups are open!
Program – Youth Outbound Exchange Student Presentations
Introductions by Rosemary Barnhart – Youth Exchange Chair
Thank you to the host families in attendance.
Eve Chu, visiting from Taiwan
Peggy Mueller-Scheessel, visiting from Germany
Each student shared information about their own country and the highlights of their trip to America.
Mr. Snappy Drawing
Eve Chu won the prize of two bottles of Donadei wine, donated by Denny Petersen! (lucky host family!!!!)