Posted by Bob Heck on Jul 13, 2020
Rotary Club of Olympia
The Wheel
Today’s Program: Barbara Soule – Expert in Infection Prevention and Control Services.
Meeting Called to Order: President Sean @ 12:05 pm
  • Invocation by: Reid Bates
  • Pledge of Allegiance led by: President Sean
  • Song: N/A
  • Four Way Test led by: N/A.
Visiting Rotarians
Guests of Rotarians
Please feel free to use the chat feature to share good news, as well as happy bucks.
Rotary Book/Media Club
The group will meet tomorrow, Tuesday, 7/14 at 6:00 pm at the Rose Pavilion at Priest Point Park. Bring your takeout meal and solo cups – we’ll have plenty of room to spread out. No presentation is required, all in the club are welcome to participate.
Joan Houchen: Today she celebrates turning 90!
Rotary International Update
The organization met the goal of $50 million for Polio Plus, and received the 2:1 match from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to net $150 million to eradicate Polio.
May 12, 2021
Rotary Club of Olympia’s Centennial Celebration – save the date and many thanks to all who have been involved in the planning thus far.
New Members
The next club board meeting is coming up, if you’re a red badger, you’re more than welcome to join as a guest.
Olympia Rotary Foundation
Many thanks to outgoing chair, Larry Poplack. He served with distinction. Colleen Gillespie will take Larry’s place.
Program: Barbara Soule – Expert in Infection Prevention and Control Services
Barbara is married to club member Oscar Soule and has worked in healthcare for more than 50 years. She spent over 25 years as Director of Infection Control and Epidemiology at Providence. Her background is as a registered nurse. She is a consultant for Joint Commission Resources and Joint Commission International. In this role, she provides consulting services for infection prevention and control in international settings, across the continuum, including program assessment, professional development and mentoring.
Barbara gave an overview of the history of pandemics and how the novel Coronavirus is spreading, how it impacts individuals, what healthcare professionals are doing to treat the virus and how we can be as safe as possible navigating this global health crisis. Barb also talked about the latest transmission numbers and the profile of the virus locally and around the world. She shared up-to-date information about how best to manage this health crisis since we will be in this for the long haul. Wearing a face mask is very helpful and advised, as is keeping your distance from others. While there is hope for a vaccine next year, we won’t know until the science is proven. Barbara took questions from club members and agreed to share her slides if folks are interested.
Meeting Adjourned: 1:15pm by President Sean