A 22-Day Cruise, a Marathon Chase, a Wine Tab Delayed but Not Forgotten, and a Trip to The Nation’s Capital
December 16, 2015
Notes taken by Jim Hairston, edited by Tom McClellan
Meeting called to order at 6 seconds after 1230 by President Joyce Loveday.
Invocation given by Jeannie Hill. Pledge of Allegiance led by Teresa Nye.
Visiting Rotarians:
Mike Wark – Tacoma 8 and guest speaker; Mark Hoppen – Gig Harbor and co-guest speaker
Today’s Guests: No guests today
Future Programs:
12/23/2015 – No meeting - Merry Christmas!!
12/30/2015 – Optional Fellowship Luncheon at Carr's Restaurant, 12 Noon, (no regular meeting)
01/06/2016 – Valerie Pettit, Pierce County Homelessness Survey
01/13/2016 – Jodi Lang, Fisher House at Madigan
Sunshine Report – Wally Johnson (husband of Marilee Johnson) is back home and recovering from knee replacement surgery.
President Joyce – thanked all who have participated and plan to participate in events during this busy month of December (Christmas shopping for Tyee students, gift wrapping, EFN Repack, Tyee Supplemental Bag Repack and more to come). 
See photos of the gift-wraping and holiday party at this link
Joyce Oubre – reminded all of the wrapping party at University Place Fire Department #31 on Dec 16 and asked for members to consider riding on an “Engine” on Dec 19th to deliver gifts.  If you want to contribute, please make checks payable to Clover Park Rotary. 
President Joyce presented the Slate of Officers and Directors for the 2016 Rotary Year to the club for formal acceptance.  The vote was unanimous for Officers and Directors: 
Jim Hairston - President
Bryan Christensen – President Elect
Heidi Wachter – Vice President
Joyce Loveday – Past President
Judi Maier – Treasurer
Karen Fengler Nichols – Secretary
David Cotant – Sergeant at Arms. 
Tom McClellan – Director, Club Administration
Teresa Nye – Director, Fundraiser Projects
Paul Webb – Director, Membership/Leadership
Bob Lawrence – Director, Public Relations & Recognition
Ellie Carr – Director, Service Projects. 
Today’s Presidents Message: President Joyce proposed three questions:
- What was the first New Year’s Resolution?
- What is the significance of Candy Canes for Christmas?
- What was the third question?
Memorable Fines and Moments with Gen Ed: (Joy Taylor assisting)
Bob Lawrence was cited for a 22-day cruise to Lima, Peru. He offered and paid $150 for his absence.  That's on top of his $5 as an early leaver.  Are you headed off early on yet another cruise, Bob?
Choi Halladay regaled us with a tale of triumph then “whoa, not so fast”.  His recent participation in the Las Vegas Marathon was a success.  His follow-up over Thanksgiving weekend was an attempt to run 4 Marathons over a 4-day period.  It seems he caught a “bug” while running in Vegas that caused him to limit his miles over the 4 days to 11, 3, 5 and 13 miles on each of the respective days over Thanksgiving.  Great attempt even though he was sick.  Fine was $20.
Randy Black was ratted on for departing the scene of the holiday party without closing his bar tab.  He did call in to settle the bill.  Ellie Carr was happy to provide $2 for her “Ratting”.  Randy offered $10 as payment for the crime.
Tom Faubion recently returned from a personal trip to Washington D.C. He reminded all of his restriction of standing to speak as he described his trip. As would be expected Tom’s trip was enjoyable to a tune. 4 nights x $5/night = $25.  
Jim Hairston remembered to bring his check and settled his Wachter for his recent trips to AZ and CO.  $100.
Today’s Program:
Mike Wark and Mark Hoppen provided insights on how to establish a Rotaract Club. The discussion provided helpful information about the University of Washington (Tacoma) Rotaract Club was formed and discussion included what to expect and how to work through the challenges of competing requirements with students who participate in the club. 
The Rotaract Handbook is a great resource for those wanting to charter a Rotaract Club.
Raffle Drawing: Joyce Oubre presented the winning number for a $5 win (no Ace drawn).
And Finally...
The fattest knight at King Arthur's round table was Sir Cumference. He acquired his size from too much pi. 
I thought I saw an eye doctor on an Alaskan island, but it turned out to be an optical Aleutian. 
She was only a whiskey maker, but he loved her still. 
No matter how much you push the envelope, it'll still be stationery. 
A dog gave birth to puppies near the road and was cited for littering. 
Two silk worms had a race. They ended up in a tie. 
A hole has been found in the nudist camp wall. The police are looking into it. 
Two hats were hanging on a hat rack in the hallway. One hat said to the other: "You stay here. I'll go on a head." 
I wondered why the baseball kept getting bigger. Then it hit me. 
A backward poet writes inverse. 
If you jumped off a bridge in Paris, you'd be in Seine. 
A vulture boards an airplane, carrying two dead raccoons. The stewardess looks at him and says, "I'm sorry, sir! Only one carrion allowed per passenger." 
Two Eskimos sitting in a kayak were chilly, so they lit a fire in the craft. Unsurprisingly it sank, proving once again that you can't have your kayak and heat it too. 
Two hydrogen atoms meet. One says, "I've lost my electron". The other says "Are you sure?" The first replies, "Yes, I'm positive." 
A neutron enters a bar and asks, "How much for a beer?"  The bartender answers, "For you, no charge."