Posted by Jim Hairston on Aug 09, 2019
National Lighthouse Day and a Menagerie of Guests
Clover Park Rotary Meeting Notes
August 7, 2019
Notes taken by Jim Hairston
Edited by Jim Hairston
Our meeting was called to order by President Ellie at 12:30 pm sharp!
Today’s Greeter was Jeanne Hill. The Invocation was delivered by Bob Lawrence, the Pledge of Allegiance led by President Ellie and the club recited the Rotary 4-Way Test.  
We had no active visiting Rotarians today, however today’s speaker, Georgia Lomax, is a former Rotarian. Today’s Guests were termed as a menagerie of Billingsley and Carr Family members, at least 7 by the count.
Future Programs:
August 14 – Dr. Maureen Fritz Roberts, Rotary District 5020 Governor
August 21 – Kerri Pedrick, Director of Lakewood “Communities in Schools”
August 28 – Ron Banner, Superintendent of Clover Park School District
President Ellie – Next week, our club will host the District Governor as the Passport and Tacoma South Clubs join us at Carr’s for this meeting. Arrive early and consider carpooling.
Randy Black – Requested that anyone desiring to be on the Invocation list send him your availability.
Sydna Koontz - announced Partner’s for Parks “Barn Bingo Night”, coming soon.
Bob Lawrence – announced the Lakewood Art’s Festival...September 13-15 at the McGavick Center. Doors open each day at 1200 noon.  Find more details at:
John Unfred – announced the offering of applications for the Citizens Academy.  Come find out what the Law Enforcement do on a daily basis to help keep us safe.
Alan Billingsley - August 24 work party at the South Sound Wildlife Refuge, 0900-1300.  Look for a sign-up sheet next week.
Jim Hairston - reported that final numbers are not yet in, but the Golf Scramble gross was in excess of $16K.
President’s Minute: National Lighthouse Day
On August 7, 1789, the United States Congress approved an act for the establishment and support of Lighthouse, Beacons, Buoys, and Public Piers.  200 years later, Congress designated August 7th as National Lighthouse Day.  Today the state of Michigan currently has the most with a total of 124 Lighthouses. No treats today for the special day, but President Ellie did contribute $50 to the Lighthouse fund on behalf of Clover Park Rotary.
Memorable Fines and Moments with Gen Ed (assisted by Red Badger’s Ramona Hinton & Darryl Owens):
Ramona Hinton – caused quite the stir when “Ratting” on our Fine seems he left Teresa Nye standing as he drove to the next location during our recent Charity Golf Scramble. A $2.00 Rat garnered $20 from Teresa and a matching $20 from the Fine Meister! Watch out Ramona!
Teresa Nye - paid off her Wachter of $50.
Past President Heidi – bid on a Golf Scramble Raffle holdover prize is holding out on paying her fine until she can pay it in front of the District Governor next week, $110.
Mike Killen – Celebrating his son Patrick’s recent just completion of his Master’s Degree; his moving out of the house and into his own apartment.  $40. 
Dave Cotant – Celebrated the results of his triple Raffle prize win during the Golf Scramble and donated $20.
Randy Black – Announced that his team finishing 2nd this year in the Golf Scramble, a feat that made him proud enough to pay $20.
John Unfred – paid fines totaling $35 by his account.
Tom Faubion – paid the appropriate fine for 10 days away camping in a very fine tent that he acquired some time ago from Alan Billingsley.
Today’s Program:
Georgia Lomax, Executive Director of Pierce County Librairies was today’s speaker.  She explained the intent to use a 1 year Levy (if approved) to potentially fund library operations for a 5-7 year period.  The Library Department has used 10 years of feedback to help shape their current Facilities Master Plan and now is the time for this plan to go into effect. 
Director Lomax discussed the current use of an exploratory survey tool to determine the Library wants and needs for the city of Lakewood and also the community of Tillicum.  The survey is available online through September 2019 and can be accessed through:
Raffle Drawing:
President Ellie won the raffle, however neither of the 2 remaining Aces was drawn.... $5.00 collected.