Posted by Dirk Farrar on Sep 24, 2018
Rotary Club of Olympia
The Wheel
 Date: 9/24/2018
Program: Visiting New Zealand Rotarians
  • Invocation by Wendy Holden
  • Pledge by Jeannine Roe
  • Song by Gloria Strait was Star Spangled banner
  • 4 way test by Al Cohen

Visiting Rotarians

Geoff Crooks introduced all of our visiting New Zealand Rotarian guests.  There were no other visiting Rotarians.

Guests of Rotarians


Happy Bucks with Sean Murphy

  • Jim Larson is being so successful at retirement  that he forgot to attend Rotary last week!!
  • Bob Wubbena spent 24 hrs flying and 16 hours to travel to Africa for the water projects
  • Lynn Wofford said the YMCA fundraiser brought in $139k
  • Jim Leonard wanted us to brainstorm on 2 activities we can do as a group, one in Nov and one in March
  • Steve Bean will be celebrating his 78th birthday
  • Don Chalmers was happy about his daughter’s birthday
  • Ralph Munro has been talking to lots of govt officials about the polio campaign and thanked our New Zealand friends
  • Robert Kyle from New Zealand thanked us for hosting them
  • David Lusk from NZ was happy about the friendship and said thanks
  • Allen Miller said there were 150 people from Japan visiting here last week
  • Nick Schmidt stayed home from the Husky game but enjoyed the victory


Cool Jazz Clean Water

Corrina Phillips announced Cool Jazz Clean Water is November 17th and we need donations.


Steve Bean auctioned off a found piece of jewelry for $1.95 that someone found at Rotary

Ralph Munro donated a pie that (after some heated bidding) Al Cohen bought for $100.  He was not going to share it!!

Program- New Zealand Rotarians

Rotarians from New Zealand told us about the projects that they have done which included:

  • A meandering path walking and cycling adjacent to a busy highway
  • A Cook Islands health clinic and a health bus 
  • A literacy and reading program where 25 Rotarians go to a school of underprivileged children and read with them (it has been going on now for 14 years). 
  • A STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) program for 40 girls  


Mr. Snappy

Ned Owens won Mr. Snappy and it was a $25 card from Home Depot


Meeting was adjourned at 1:28