Learning about applying for Social Security benefits.
Invocation – offered by Alan Billingsley.  Pledge of Allegiance – led by Chris Mejia.
Visiting RotarianHeidi Wachter announced visiting Rotarian Les Skelly from the Williamsburg Club, (and formerly a member of our club).
GuestsTom McClellan welcomed the guest speaker for the day, Susan Campbell.
Sunshine ReportKaren George asked club members to keep Marie Barth in our thoughts as her male Doberman named Beauregard was found to have cancer and has died.
Tom McClellan provided an overview of upcoming speakers and let club members know that next Wednesday (March 1) is the kick off meeting for this year’s rose sale.
Other upcoming programs:
March 8 – Karen Peterson, Editor, The News Tribune
Mar 15 – Rose Stevens, Lakewood Rotary’s Nepal Service Project
In John Munn’s absence, Tom also reminded club members of the Lakewood Playhouse Fundraiser scheduled for this Sunday night, Feb. 26, at 6:30 p.m.
Tomorrow night (Feb 23) the club is sponsoring a Spaghetti Feed at Tyee Park as part of the school’s Reading Night.
March 21, 6PM – Rotary Foundation’s 100th anniversary celebration at the Murano.
April 25-26 – Rose sale delivery, so no noon meeting that week.
May 4, 5, and 6 – District Training and Conference.
Joy Taylor announced the Bellarmine’s 360 Robotics team “Reveal & Ice Cream Social” scheduled for February 25
Fun and Fines
Birthdays: Bonnie Boyle and Les Skelly were recognized for birthdays that had passed, and Chris Mejia led the group in singing Happy Birthday Rotarians.
Joyce Loveday was back at the club after several absences for work related meetings and a business trip to Washington, DC (3 nights). General Ed Trobaugh also provided some ink regarding a student recognition dinner, and Joyce took the opportunity to plug the upcoming Scholarship Luncheon at CPTC (no cost, but $100 suggested minimum donation), April 18, 1130-1300.  See https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx?name=E331804&id=29
Alice Peeples told the club about an article she read regarding General Ed’s lovely wife Pam who has been a Red Cross volunteer for 60 years. General Ed was proud to fill in a few more details, and he paid $50 for the nice recognition of Pam’s service.
Everyone was glad to see Bonnie Boyle who joined us again from her new home in Seabeck, WA, off of Hood Canal. She reported being very happy in her new location, and she’s particularly happy that she’s now a single-home owner. The deal closed last Friday on the sale of her beach house, and all furniture is now in one home.  Consolidating multiple houses is nice, but can bring challenges, such as deciding just how many spatulas and sets of spices one needs.  Happy to see us all again, Bonnie contributed $200.
Teresa Nye was proud to tell club members about her niece (a freshman at Castlerock High School) who placed 16th in the state wrestling tournament, and her nephew who placed 4th.
Guest speaker Susan Campbell presented information about navigating social security. Susan accumulated 45 year of experience working for the Social Security Administration and now owns Safety Net Consulting (located in the Brink and Sadler business) where she helps people maximize their social security benefits.   Susan explained that people disadvantage themselves when they try to process their own Internet claims due to the complexity of the social security system. Factual errors in publications are misleading and cost people money.
Susan provided a very interesting and informative presentation.  She is available for private consultation about your individual situation. susan@safetynetconsult.com or (253) 691-1053.
Raffle Drawing ($479 in pot) – Les Skelly had the lucky card but didn’t draw an ace.
And Finally...  Some classic headlines.

What goes around comes around!

Did we elect these people??

Civil War planes?
Let me know how that works out.  
Now that sounds like a lot of work! 

I'm saying GREAT paint job.

'We had no idea anyone was buried there.'

I didn't know we could choose.
Um, what? 


This one says it all.

Please, anyone, if you've seen this man.  
She should not go out without her makeup.

What are the odds of that?

I would have guessed 20.

Ok, that's just mean.