Posted by Peter Brennan on Jul 08, 2019
Rotary Club of Olympia
The Wheel
Today’s Program: Bacterial Resistance to Antibiotics and Antimicrobial Stewardship
 
Meeting Called to order: by President Colleen Gillespie @ 12:26 pm
  • Invocation by: Tom Lally
  • Pledge of Allegiance led by:
  • Song: Star Spangled Banner, led by Gloria Strait
  • Four Way Test led by: Patrick Lewis
Visiting Rotarians  
None, they can’t find us. 
 
Guests of Rotarians 
Majia Glasier-Lawson, Family Support Center
 
Happy Bucks – hosted by Fred Adair
  • Mark Elliott  - Is happy to be home from his 28 day cruise including stops in Norway and above the Arctic Circle.
  • Heather Antanaitis - Gave 39 birthday bucks.
  • Sam Bovard - Reported that Rotary Pub Night last week drew a healthy crowd of 22 Rotarians, likely motivated by President Colleen’s generous offer to pay for the first round.  Judy and Steve Henderson won the hat and glasses contest.  The next Pub Night will be in late August or early September.  Sam is very happy to have spent Saturday with his 18-month-old granddaughter.
  • Sean Padget - Had a great 4th of July, is celebrating his 1 year anniversary, and just learned he is going to be a grandfather. 
Announcements
  • Time to pay dues for the coming year. 
  • Canela returned home safely to Chile and it was a bittersweet moment for her.  We will have two inbound exchange students in August. 
  • The Centennial Committee is meeting Tuesday, July 9th
  • Gloria Strait announced again that a Rotary women’s event to watch The Women at Harlequin Theater is scheduled for October 6th.  Tickets for the matinee are $28 and can be purchased from Gloria.
  • Majia Glasier-Lawson from Family Support Center was presented with a check for $2500 from the proceeds of the Cool Jazz Festival in the amount of $2,500 to support Camp Hope.  She shared that 72 children who have witnessed domestic violence attend Camp Hope last week.  She thanked the club for the generous support.
New Members
Bill Lahmann introduced Chris Woods, Executive Director for Boys and Girls Clubs of Thurston County as our newest member.  Chris has been very involved in the Olympia School District over the past 20 years, serving in many capacities at three Olympia schools, including as principal and assistant principal.  He was raised in Thurston County and has volunteered with many local organizations including Big Brothers, Big Sisters, South Sound Baseball and Young Life.  His wife Julie teaches 8th grade at Washington Middle School. 
 
Program: Bacterial Resistance to Antibiotics and Antimicrobial Stewardship
Presented by Rachel Wood, MP, MPH, Lewis & Thurston County Health Officer
 
Introduced by Kalo Wilcox, Dr. Wood provided an overview of the issues around overuse of antibiotics in both humans and animals.  Approximately 80% of all antibiotic prescriptions and written for animals and 20% for humans.  Even in the appropriate use, antibiotics drive development of antibiotic resistant bacteria (ARB).  Inappropriate use includes prescribing for a patient with a virus, which will be unaffected by antibiotics, and lead to ARB.  On average, ARB results in 2 million illnesses and 23,000 deaths in the US. 
 
She warned that, if antibiotics lose effectiveness, those who need them most will no longer benefit.  ABR is continuing to grow due to over prescribing, improper use, poor infection control, lack of rapid lab tests and poor hygiene.  Without intervention the world will experience post-antibiotic medicine.
 
Dr. Wood's closing advice:  PLEASE WASH YOUR HANDS, COVER YOUR COUGH, STAY HOME IF YOU ARE ILL AND TALK WITH YOUR MEDICAL PROVIDER ABOUT THE NECESSITY OF PRESCRIBING ANTIBIOTICS BEFORE ACCEPTING THE PRESCRIPTION.
   
Mr. Snappy 
Laurie Tebo won a shawl, donated by Felix D'Allesandro
 
Meeting Adjourned: 1:30pm by President Colleen Gillespie.