We learned that Alan just got back from a chain of volcanic islands, and we learned about our State's response to volcanic emergencies. 
Notes from the Feb. 2, 2022 meeting of
The Rotary Club of Clover Park
Recorded by Becky Newton, edited by Tom McClellan
Greeter: Tom Faubion
Inspirational reading – Jeannie Hill
Flag Salute – Hallie McCurdy
Four Way Test – Greg Horn
Future Programs:
Feb. 9     Grant Blinn, Pierce Co. Superior Court
Feb. 16   Brian Laubach and Jesus Villegas, Homeless Programs in Clover Park School District
Feb. 23   Hanford McCloud, Nisqually Tribal Council Member
Reminder: Happy Hearts Auction is Feb. 12, $40/seat, Teresa is trying to fill a table so please contact her at cc-tdnye@comcast.net if you can attend.
Membership: Gretchen Allen announced the kick-off of our February membership drive. She provided 3 tips:
1) Copy & paste the document that Hallie uploaded to the club's Facebook page
2) When you are in line at the grocery store, strike up a conversation
3) When at events, look for who you can talk to that would be a good Rotary member
Fun & Fines:
Heidi Wachter stepped in this week for Ed Trobaugh.
Alan Billingsley went to Hawaii for 2 ½ weeks. Heidi asked if she should use General Ed’s method for calculating the math. Alan offered everything in his wallet which was $42. Heidi said he got off easy as she was taking what she could get.
Gretchen Allen reported a new family member, “Whidbey”, a dachshund. $5  No word yet on whether the cats approve.
Confessions: Anyone without a Rotary pin was to hold up their hand with $2
Hallie McCurdy said that her son’s basketball team (PLU) won both their games last weekend. Her son scored the winning point with a rebound in the first game. $20
President Teresa Nye presented Becky Newton with her first Paul Harris Fellow award.
Past District Governor Greg Horn and John Lowney joined us from the Lakewood Rotary Club, and presented a check for $1,500 for a picnic table to be placed at the South Puget Sound Wildlife Area, in memory of the late Ted Weir.
This Week's Program
Bill Lokey spoke about the bureaucracy of volcanoes, and the adoption of our state’s executive powers for emergencies.  Prior to retiring, Bill worked for the State Department of Emergency Management.  He has managed and supported preparedness, response, and recovery for volcanoes, earthquakes, floods, tornadoes, winter storms, wildland fires and terrorist attacks.  Mr. Lokey has been involved in many major disasters, including the eruption of Mount St. Helens in 1980; the Northridge Earthquake in 1993; the Oklahoma City Bombing in 1995; the World Trade Center on 9/11; Hurricane Katrina in 2005; and the Tohoku Earthquake in Japan in 2011.  He has shared his emergency management expertise throughout the USA, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ecuador, Thailand, Singapore and Japan.
He provided great information and visuals of his multiple trips to the summit of Mt. Rainier and the work they have done to study the volcano. He named a lake found in one of the caverns Lake Muriel, after his wife which was the highest lake in the world at the time.
And Finally...
The headline of the week award goes to The Washington Post.  "Alleged Beef", HA!