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Greeter:  Tom Faubion

Recorder:  Bob Lawrence

Inspirational Moment: Jeannie Hill

3 quotes from famous composers

1. What a beautiful art, but what a wretched profession. Georges Bizet


2. Every composer knows the anguish and despair occasioned by forgetting ideas which one had no time to write down. Hector Berlioz


3. A great work is made out of a combination of obedience and liberty. Nadia Boulanger

Pledge of Allegiance:  Bob Lawrence

Four Way Test:  Heidi Wachter


Introduction of Guest Club Members- none

Visiting Rotarians-none

Sunshine Report – no new news


Foundation Minute – Georgene Mellom

Since its formation over 100 years ago has spent over four billion dollars for sustainable projects.

The Rotary Foundation helps rotary members to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace by improving health, providing quality education, improving the environment and alleviating poverty.

Impacts available:

·          For as little as 60 cents, a child can be protected from polio.

·          $50 can provide clean water to help fight waterborne illness.

·          $500 can launch an anti-bullying campaign and create a safe environment for children.



Membership – Membership Chair Gretchen Allen work in progress  

Treasurers report- CPRI net $11936 which is 3 dollars greater than last year CPRI, which does not include the $4900 sent to West Pierce Cares

Other Announcements:

Paige noted that every week end in May that the Playhouse is still running “Love, Loss and What I Wore”

Jim Hairston, aka Tank reminded everyone that CPRI is in the books and it’s time to

start practicing your swing!  Soon we will be fully underway getting ready for another Rotary Golf Tournament, which starts with sponsors - it’s never too soon and any leads are welcome. Tank noted not too early to be thinking about foursomes, sponsors & gifts for our Golf Tourney which is the second Saturday in August.

Mark your calendars for May 20 for another session at the Game Farm.  Alan Billingsley is looking for volunteers.


Upcoming programs!

April 26 - Mike Stover

May 3 – Committee meetings

May 10 – Joyce with Lakewood Family Resources



 President Becky Newton let us know we receive a Shelter Box Recognition award for 2022-2023. The program helped over 400,000 in 12 different countries.

April is Maternal Health Month the need is great over 5,900,000 deaths for children under five from a host of preventable causes.

Becky then told us two corny jokes which prompted the fine master to assess her a $5 corn fine.




Fine master Alan for some unknown reason knew Ellie returned from a Hawaiian vacation -  she confessed and paid $200 for vacation, birthday and extended absence.

Gretchen Allen paid a fine of $100 for her costal California vacation and her business Platinum Award.

Randy Black paid $5 for his participation in road destruction which should be mended soon.

Paige Hansen paid for advertising a new grant to help aspiring artists.

Bob Lawrence paid $30 for his 5-day trip to San Diego to spoil 3 grandsons.



Linda Smith, Lakewood Chamber of Commerce was our guest speaker. Her topic was Building the future by stepping up success with Lemonade Stand Day.

This day is a youth-oriented program to expose young people to what it requires to build a business.

The program was started in 2007 by the Holthouse family. It started when their daughter wanted to make some money by setting up a lemonade stand to help pay expenses for her pets. Her first step was to raid the family kitchen at which time her father, an entrepreneur, stepped in and wanted her to learn the basics of building a business that can turn a profit. Thus, the genesis of Lemonade Day.

Since its inception Lemonade Day has worked with nearly a million youths in north & south


Their goal is to teach through doing – Financial literacy, time management, marketing, decision making. The program is free and provides teaching material, backpacks, and adult mentor. The teaching material covers four modules -- get a goal/make a plan/work the plan/achieve the dream.

Idlewilde 4th graders will participate again this year. Other schools are encouraged to participate. The chamber has all the contact material. Nationwide the day is first weekend in May.

Due to our weather Lemonade Day will be on 3 JUNE with Rewards for different categories.

Always looking for business sponsors to allow these youths to set up their stands in front of their business. Those sponsors would have their logos printed on the backpacks that are given out to the youths.



With $103 available Paul Webb did win $5 for selecting a non ace.

ADJOURN at 1:30