Posted by Tom McClellan on Aug 18, 2018
Lots of Good Committee Work Occurred During Our Club Assembly
Meeting Notes for August 15, 2018
Notes taken by Jim Hairston
Edited by Tom McClellan
[ed. note: Your regular editor is away this month on a pilgrimage to the mecca of golfers, St. Andrews, and so your substitute editor gets to fill in, even though at this moment he is bobbing up and down in the Strait of Juan de Fuca with 2000 of his closest friends, and enduring the privations of a barely adequate WiFi signal, and an all-you-can-eat buffet that is only open for 18 hours out of each day.]
Meeting called to order: By President Heidi precisely at 12:30 pm.
Greeter: Alan Billingsley
Invocation: Alan Billingsley
Pledge of Allegiance: Bob Warfield
Rotary Vision for 2018-2019:  "Together we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change - across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves."
Visiting Rotarians: Fred MoiseoTacoma 8
Today’s Guests:
Bob Warfield – Lakewood Community Foundation Fund
Norma Jean Hansen – Guest of Charlie Maxwell
Max Munn – Guest of John Munn
Future Programs:
August 22 – District Governor Craig Gillis Visit
August 29 – Weston Ott, from the City of Lakewood: Ongoing and Future Road Projects
September 5 – Liz Heath, Interim Executive Director of Communities in Schools
Sunshine Report – We were sad to hear that Judy Cotant lost her mother. Karen George is back home from a trip to the ER over the weekend.  Jeannie Hill is not well today.
President Heidi - announced that District Governor Craig Gillis will visit our Club on August 22.  She asks all Officers be present by 11:00 am.
Guest Bob Warfield asked that we consider donating to the Lakewood Community Foundation. The Foundation’s goal is to establish a $1 million endowment in order to fund projects and scholarships to benefit children, families, and charities in Lakewood.
President's Time
President Heidi – used her time today to lay the ground rules for this club assembly.
Memorable Fines and Moments with Gen Ed:
Paul Webb - paid a Wachter for $100.
Ed Trobaugh – paid up for his trip to a Family Reunion in Indiana.
Clarke Thomson - made the appropriate gesture for his 45th Birthday.
Bob Lawrence won the bid at $25.  The prize was a Golf Pass for 2 with cart (a misplaced Golf Scramble Raffle Gift) at the VA Golf Course. 
Today’s Program:
Today's feature was a Club Assembly.  All committees were encouraged to meet and work on current and upcoming projects.  Committee chairs will have an opportunity to report on their discussions during their respective sessions meeting on August 29th.
[ed. note: Your editor is reminded of the famous quote from columnist George Will, who noted: “Football combines the two worst things about America: it is violence punctuated by committee meetings.”  Presumably there was no violence at this Rotary meeting, although Tank's notes are rather mum on that topic.]
Raffle Drawing:
Marie Barth held the winning ticket week, but unfortunately she did not draw an Ace.... $5.00 awarded.
And Finally…
Do you want to learn to play banjo?