News of babies all around.
 
Meeting called to order by President Jim Hairston.  Tom McClellan provided the invocation.  Bryan Christensen led us in the Pledge of Allegiance.
 
There was one visiting Rotarian, Ann Warman from Bainbridge Island, our guest speaker.
 
Special guests:
Bryan Christensen introduced two representatives from Penske Trucking.  Alan Billingsley introduced grandson Gavin Carr, and Jenny Goodin introduced her son, Aaron Weeks.
 
Announcements:
Sunshine Report:  No report.
 
Tom McClellan updated us on the upcoming programs:
Feb. 22 – Susan Campbell, Navigating Social Security Decisions
Mar. 1 – Rose Sale Briefing
Mar. 8 – Karen Peterson, Editor, The News Tribune
 
Upcoming events and/or commitments for our club:
Ellie Carr announced that Reading Night at Tyee Park Elementary will be held in the school gym on February 23.  We will host a spaghetti feed from 5:30 – 7:30 PM. We’re expecting 250-300 families and need your help.   Sign-up sheets will be available at next week’s meeting – please mark your calendars.
 
President Jim announced that a celebration for 100th anniversary of Rotary Foundation will be held on March 21 at 6:00 PM in the Hotel Murano ballroom in Tacoma.  Watch for additional details.
 
President Jim reminded us that March 1 is the kickoff for the annual rose sale and April 25-26 are delivery dates.
 
President Jim read a thank you note from the Shelter Box USA, thanking us for our donation.
 
Joy Taylor announced that the Bellarmine Robotics Club robots will be performing at halftime of the February 24 soccer game between the Tacoma Stars & Chicago Mustangs.  The game starts at 7:30 PM at the ShoWare Center in Kent and admission is $15.00.   A portion of each ticket sold supports the Robotics program.
 
Joy also reminded us of their Robot Reveal and Ice Cream Social. It will be held in the Bellarmine Booster Gym from 6 PM to 9 PM on Saturday, February 25.  This is a family friendly and FREE event. 
 
Tom McClellan announced that June 21 will be our installation banquet so there will be no noon meeting.  Mark your calendars and watch for more details.
 
Fun and Fines with General Ed
assisted by red badger Stephanie Walsh and Ann Winters
 
Joyce Oubre celebrated her 42nd wedding anniversary – all good years with husband Ron.
 
Sheri Hodson and Jeannie Hill each celebrated birthdays with the appropriate contributions.  Stephanie then led the club in what was sadly not its best singing effort. 
 
Joyce Oubre was quoted in the local paper discussing the upcoming changes to McDonald’s.
 
Bryan Christensen purchased a new “used” vehicle and paid $50.00 to his Paul Harris.
 
General Ed welcomed back Sheri Hodson who was absent last week.  Ed asked her about gaining a commission on the insurance for Bryan’s new truck, but Bryan noted that it is a business vehicle which Sheri’s firm does not insure.  Failing to gain traction there, Ed then pointed out that Sheri doesn’t carry the insurance on John Unfred’s house, which suffered damaged from a falling tree.  Again, no traction, but Sheri asserted that she actually would not feel intimidated having a uniformed police officer show up at her office. 
 
Ed then mentioned receiving a phone call from Lakewood Rotarian (honorary Clover Park Rotarian) Bill Young, reporting on Tom McClellan’s appearance on TV.  Tom was a guest analyst on CNBC.  He reminded General Ed that he has already paid for this, and that he was wearing a Rotary pin on national TV.
 
General Ed traveled to Vancouver to see his two new great granddaughters, and paid $50.00 for trip and the great granddaughters.
 
John Munn made a $50.00 donation to Paul Harris to pay off his Wachter, and a combination of infractions, including promotion of the upcoming fundraiser for the Playhouse.
 
Joy Taylor paid $10.00 for promoting the Robotic Club’s upcoming performance.
 
Tom McClellan paid $5.00 in honor of a new baby boy in Clark Thompson’s household, which brings their total to 3 boys and 1 girl.  He was a 6 lb, 13 oz healthy baby.
 
Clark Thompson recognized the Lakewood Playhouse for helping make a meaningful service for an 8-year-old.
 
Today’s speaker:  District Newsletter Editor, Ann Warman, promoted the upcoming District Training Assembly and Conference,  which will be held May 4-6 at the Clearwater Casino Resort in Suquamish, Washington.  
 
 
Details of the conference are available on the district website.  https://portal.clubrunner.ca/50092
 
Raffle Drawing:  Marie Barth held the winning ticket but didn’t draw an ace.
 
 
And Finally....
 
 
Ron Chester, 89 years of age, was stopped by the police around 2 AM and was asked where he was going at that time of night.
 
Ron replied, "I'm on my way to a lecture about alcohol abuse and the effects it has on the human body, as well as smoking and staying out late." 
 
The officer asked, "Really? Who's giving that lecture at this time of night?" 
 
Ron replied, "That would be my wife.”
 
 
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