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President's Message
Janis Maracic
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Youth Service Month
 
Youth---truly our investment in our future!   How fitting that Rotary designates a calendar month to Youth Services!   Many Rotarians  join or remain in the ‘family of Rotary’ because of its advocacy for youth programs.   I did!   As a past teacher and current administrator, the Rotary partnership is so evident in our schools and community.   Leadership, literacy, and scholarship programs flourish because of Rotary.  I am so grateful for the opportunities for youth to learn, to connect, and to become leaders!
   
We are very proud of our longstanding Youth Exchange program.  Chair, Ron Hutchinson, has made the program vigorous and impactful.   Faiza has enriched our understanding of her country and culture…soon she will depart for home enriched by a year full of incredible memories.   Yes, many students in adulthood return to their host families and Rotary communities to visit and reconnect because of lifelong ties established during the exchange year.   These students are our ‘peace ambassadors’.  Thank you for opening your homes and hearts to our exchange students!
 
Whatever you do to support youth programs…..a sincere thank you.   Annually our club awards over $37,000 in scholarships,  engages in local and global literacy projects that support reading, send students to the Rotary Youth Leadership Assembly, support the Interact Club and AVID students at SKHS, support the Ready for K! Program in SKSD, and honor the PO Rotary Students of the Year. Our youth infuse our world with a sense of possibility.  Thank you for recognizing that an investment in our youth is an investment in our future.  Students so very naturally know how to “Be the Inspiration”….and demonstrate how “Rotary Connects the World”.
Stories
March 5, 2019 Speaker: Dave Hall, Rotary Shelter Boxes
 
Dave is a proud member of Clover Park (Lakewood) Rotary Club, a Paul Harris Fellow, and served as the club’s Public Relations Director. He has been a ShelterBox Ambassador since April 2017, having gone through the ShelterBox Response Team selection process in Canada (2017) and also additional field training in 2018.
 
A retired local law enforcement officer, Dave’s career included 4 years with the Town of Steilacoom, 16 years with Pierce County Sheriff’s office, and his final position as Assistant Chief, City of Lakewood PD.
 
Dave is also former US Army and Armor/Cavalry Officer during the Cold War, returning to serve in 2008 as Criminal Investigations Division Special Agent, and deployed to Iraq 2009-2010.
 
Now retired, with 9 years of service as an Emergency Planner/Logistics Section Chief with WA Emergency Management (Camp Murray), Dave currently “works” as a Player Assistant and Caddie at Chambers Bay Golf Course. He occasionally plays golf with 100-year old hickory-shaft golf clubs, while dressed in vintage-style attire, which his wife calls “Going Full Golf Dork.”
About Shelter Box

ShelterBox is a global organization made up of people who believe in shelter as a human right – that shelter from the chaos of disaster and conflict is vital.
 
When people are plunged into crisis, normality is suspended. But good, quality shelter can cut through the chaos. This is why we provide the tools that enable people to rebuild homes and transform their lives.
We do things differently. We were born different. We started life as a small organization in the UK and have grown to make a big impact across the world. We don’t follow the crowd – we’ve carved our own path that leads straight to the families we support.
 
Our pledge
 
We are impatient to see a world where no family is left without shelter when disaster strikes. This drives us to transform the support of our donors, fundraisers and volunteers into the hope and power of families all over the world – the power to rebuild homes, lives and communities.
Our impatience leads to determination. We will do whatever it takes to ensure that no family goes without shelter.
 
What we do
 
We put families first. The commitment of our supporters enables us to provide emergency shelter and tools for families robbed of their homes by conflict and natural disaster.
 
We don’t believe that one size fits all. We work hard to understand the impact of each emergency and the need this creates within individual communities. The equipment we provide, whatever shape it takes, gives people the hope and the power to transform their own lives.
This week’s update
Good morning all, From Whistler, life is good. It’s stunning here. I will be back Wednesday. 
 
Tomorrow, am meeting is scheduled for 0730. Please bring your bottles of wine to Frank. Sign up for trips, and deserts. Please bring in your Auction donations. Last I heard, there were 88 items including Live and Silent. We like to have 30 live auction and a minimum of 150 silent items. Think about what donations you would like to provide. 
 
Student training for Auction is scheduled for 7am, on Wednesday, at the High School.
 
Thursday is a busy day. Auction Committee is scheduled at 0730 at the Family Pancake house. This is second to last Auction meeting.  
 
Thursday evening, we will be meeting at my place to decide on silent and live auction items. I will have pizza and drink available. My my address is 5377 Watauga beach drive east, out by Manchester State Park.
 
Friday the 15th, we will meet at Ron’s storage unit with trucks, to load up trucks and take over to Conference Center. Saturday morning, 9am, All hands on Deck, please. Meet at Bremerton Conference Center. We are usually ready by around 1, home to get ready. Some members return at 4 to last minute train kids. We will need greeters for our guests. Greet them at the door, offer them glass of champagne and a warm greeting.
 
12 days until Auction. 
 
Enjoy your week.
 
Leslie
Rotary/Discovery Salmon Release
Our club in conjunction with the Discovery high school kids will be releasing 35,000 chum salmon fry into Beaver Creek on Monday 4 March.  If you would like to observe the release, please contact Glenn Schmitt prior to 10am Monday so he can arrange access to the Fuel Depot for you.  I will meet the students at our Karcher Creek hatchery at 1:30pm.  I would anticipate we will be at the main gate Fuel Depot between 2 - 2:15pm.  We will be releasing an additional 35,000 chum fry into Beaver Creek on Tuesday 5 March.  This release will not be on the Fuel Depot, but on a private farm further up the road.  The same time frame will apply to Tuesday.  If you have questions, call me at 360 731 0327.
 
 
 
 
Join us for the 2018 District Training and Conference!
Register now for the District Training and Conference in Victoria, British Columbia, May 9 - 11, 2019. You will have the opportunity to attend training sessions, hear an array of internationally recognized speakers, and most of all, get to know and share with fellow Rotarians from around our district. Stay at the award-winning Hotel Grand Pacific in the heart of downtown and enjoy all this beautiful city has to offer.  Be inspired, have fun, form friendships, celebrate our accomplishments, and look forward to the Rotary year ahead!
 
 
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