Posted by Kyle Cronk on Jul 29, 2019
Rotary Club of Olympia
The Wheel
Program - Annual Picnic
Meeting Called to order: President Colleen called the meeting to order 12:30
  • Invocation by: Sam Bovard
  • Pledge of Allegiance led by: Dana Pethia
  • Song: President Colleen, “My Country Tis of Thee
  • Four Way Test led by: Dennis Adams
Visiting Rotarians
  • Jan Teague (Asst. Dist Gov.),
  • Ken Balsley, Hawks Prairie
  • Stacey Belser, Gateway
Guests of Rotarians
  • Scott Anderson (Gretchen Sturtevant)
  • Rene Washbord (Caroline Manger)
  • Zoe Scuderi (Joe Scuderi)
  • Mary Lynn Reiner (Marv Reiner)
  • Barbara Soule (Oscar Soule)
  • Louise Adams (Roy Adams)
  • Reiko Callner (Dave Sederberg)
  • Kay Cooper and grandson Pierce (Dennis Cooper)
  • Marilee Fillion (daughter) and Breden Clerget (Corinna Phillips)
Happy Bucks
  • Sam Bovard – Announced (1) Book Club, August 13 6:00 PM at Mercato (2) Pub Night, September 9 at Well 80, and (3) granddaughter reaching 19 months old.
  • Fred Adair – (1) Happy the meeting was so close to his house that he could walk, and (2) happy to satisfy his younger daughter who told him, "Old man, get out and walk!"
Underwear and Socks
President Colleen thanked Rotary members for their overwhelming generosity for the socks and underwear.   She also reminded club members to pay their dues.
Program – A Bit of Rotary History
Martin Meyer shared a wonderful story of our club’s 99-year history. Written by Hollis Fultz.  Martin shared the first 50 years of the Olympia Rotary Club.  Highlights from Martin's telling was the concept of “Romance of business through fellowship and the author’s quote, “There’s something about singing and dining together to make a better community.”
Following Martin’s story, members played “Rotary Bingo” and Felix won!
Colleen reminded everyone there is a printed history from the 75th anniversary of the club.  We have extra copies, and it’s a good read. 
Mr. Snappy 
Bob Wubbena won again!  A scarf donated by Oscar and Barbara Soule.
Meeting Adjourned: 1:30 pm by President Colleen