Posted by Diane Gallegos on Jul 29, 2019
Rotary Club of Olympia
The Wheel
Program - Joseph Anderson, Director of the Lacey MakerSpace
Meeting Called to order: Colleen Gillespie @ 12:25 pm
  • Invocation by: Reid Bates
George Washington Carver Eight Rules to Live By
1.Be clean both inside and out.
2.Neither look up to the rich nor down on the poor.
3.Lose, if need be, without squealing.
4.Win without bragging.
5.Always be considerate of women, children, and older people.
6.Be too brave to lie.
7.Be too generous to cheat.
8.Take your share of the world and let others take theirs.
  • Pledge of Allegiance led by: Chris Wood
  • Song: My Country Tis of Thee, led by Gloria Strait
  • Four Way Test led by: Mark Elliott
Visiting Rotarians
  • Trudi Soucoup, Gateway Rotary
Guest of Rotarians
  • Victoria Byerly introduced Alexis Miller Twin Star Credit Union, Commercial Banking
Happy Bucks ($10) – hosted by Gerry Alexander
  • Gerry started off having just returned from a 10-day Oceania cruise to Alaska with his wife. It was their first cruise and left a lasting impression.
  • Wendy Holden shared that her niece Mackenzie was recently married to a medical student. She just finished her nursing degree at PLU.
  • Geoff Crooks is back from a two-week trip to Kenya where he saw 330 different bird species as well as over 40 mammal species and other wildlife.
Cyndi Zechmann was thanked for her great work coordinating Ladies of Rotary. Most recently she hosted the group at her home. Thank you, Cyndi!
Committee Sign-Ups
Committee Sign-up end today. Anyone not signed up with have a committee chosen for them!
Socks and Underwear Collection
Socks and underwear collection to support Little Red School House continues until August 12. Check your email for a link from Colleen for easy donating.
August 15 Joint Meeting at St. Martins
District Governor Maureen Fritz-Roberts will address the area Rotary Clubs on August 15 at St Martins. Please reserve a place if you plan to attend. Next week will be will at the Priest Point Park Rose Garden for our annual picnic.
Membership Drive
Tom McLean announced that Rotary Membership Drive Month is August. We brainstormed names of people who might be interested in Rotary.
Community Grants
  • Eileen McKenzie, Director of Senior Services along with Linda Terry, Program Director of STEP (Sharing Teens and Elders Project), thanked the Club for our donation to the Generations United program. STEP is a multi-generational program where teens and elders gather to bridge the generations through conversation.
  • Trudy Soucoup, CEO of Homes First, thanked the Club for our donation that will go to providing safe, affordable rental homes to those who need them most.
Farewell to Hotel RL
Out new home, beginning with the August 19 meeting, will be South Sound Manor on North Street.  Since this is our last meeting at Hotel RL, a collection was taken for our long time servers, Carol and Michael.
Program - Joseph Anderson, Director of Lacey MakerSpace
Joseph Anderson, Director of Lacey MakerSpace, brings a wealth of experience to his new position. He has worked as a project manager in the solar industry, branch manager of a medical supply operation, ESL teacher abroad, carpenter, firefighter, and fish wrangler!
Lacey MakerSpace is a center located in Zaverl Hall on the St. Martin’s campus that provides a place for entrepreneurship, development of skills and experience that will lead to employment, new business expansion, and a place for people to conceive and complete personal projects. The Lacey MakerSpace (LMS) is a community center that contains, in one place:
  • Industrial quality equipment that uses cutting edge of technology not generally available in other venues;
  • A resource and access for local business to equipment, technology, and fabricators.
  • Training in use of computers and equipment to meet employers needs for qualified staff; and
  • Collaboration with those with similar interests to offer ideas for successful completion of projects.
A classroom is available for equipment and safety training as well as computer modeling. There are several membership options designed to meet the needs of persons 12 and older. Ages 12-17 must be accompanied by an adult.
Mr. Snappy: Roy Adams won a $50 gift card to Mercato, donated by Denny Peterson
Meeting Adjourned: 1:20pm by Colleen Gillespie