Help in Schools
Speaker today: Jordan Jones / Alyssa Reeves Communities in Schools (CIS)
This is a hybrid meeting, with some of us meeting in person at
Carr’s Restaurant, and others joining via Zoom.
Greeter: Tom Faubion 
Recorder:  Scott Adams
Inspirational Moment: Jeannie Hill - May National Pet Month
Pledge of Allegiance:  Bob 
Four Way Test:  Teresa 
Introduction of Guest Club Members
Visiting Rotarians - None
Sunshine Report
Foundation Minute – Georgene Mellom / Mike showed a delightful YouTube video “Thank you 2022 for those that have donated this past year.”
Membership update – Gretchen Allen informed the group that she has someone interested in joining Rotary, more news soon.
Fundraising – Jim Hairston If you can help out with the golf tournament see Jim.
Service Day – Alan Billingsley let everyone know that 4,200 pounds of landscape rock is being delivered today 5/17 for the service day on May 20th. There are lots of high school kids signed up to move the rock, but we do need some excellent Rotarians to sign up as supervisors, etc.
Future programs! - Becky Newton
May 24 – Paul Bucich, Public Works Engineering Director, City of Lakewood
May 31 – Fellowship Meeting, No speaker
June 7 – Jeffrey Hager, Hands for Peacemaking
June 14 – Fire Chief Jim Sharp, West Pierce Fire & Rescue
*May 31st up coming fellowship event at Lakewood Playhouse
*August 9th “District” is having an event at the Rainier’s show up for support
*June 3rd is Lemonade Day - Sponsored by Lakewood Chamber of Commerce - this event helps youth 
become business leaders, community volunteers, social advocates and forward thinking citizens for
*Hops N Drops fellowship tonight!
*Thoughts were shared about “leadership” and “gratitude” and how it relates to those around us, our 
families, and in the work place.
Heidi was in charge of fun and fines today.  
Paige was fined for promoting Lakewood Playhouse this weekend 7:30 Fri/Sat 2pm Sun Matinee. 
Confessions Lisa swore in new police chief Patrick Smith and a new LPD officer.  Hallie spoke to a $1 million dollar donation to Partner’s for Parks to help with the proposed H-Barn project.  $2 fine for those not wearing Rotary Pin.
Jordan Jones (Community Engagement Manager) & Alyssa Reeves - Communities in Schools of Lakewood
Their mission is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.  
Communities in Schools of Lakewood is a nationally accredited affiliate of the nation’s largest provider of Integrated Student Support (ISS).  ISS allows them to promote student achievement, and break down barriers, by providing individual, group, and school-wide supports.
In partnership with Clover Park SD, their unique model places site coordinators inside schools to identify and address challenges students might face in school or at home.  These range from immediate needs like clothing and food to more long-term needs through one-on-one case management.
Nearly one in four students fails to graduate on time in Washington.  Communities In Schools offers a solution to the dropout problem. In partnership with public schools facing the greatest dropout challenges, Communities In Schools brings resources and volunteers into the school to help struggling students get back on track.
Upcoming fundraising event “We are CIS” 30th Anniversary Breakfast at McGavik Convention Center 4500 Steilacoom BLVD Wednesday 5/31 7:30-8:30.  Come and show your support.
Communities in Schools is located at 10828 Gravelly Lake Dr SW, Suite 104 Lakewood, WA 98499
Phone: 253.267.5382 
Winner: Jordan Jones!  Joker was pulled $20!
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