Learning about aid to the needy in Nepal.
Meeting called to order by President Jim Hairston at precisely 1230, still maintaining a perfect track record for on-time arrivals.
Fred Willis provided the invocation.  Charlie Maxwell led us in the Pledge of Allegiance
There were two visiting Rotarians, introduced by Karl Roth -  Speaker Rose Stevens from the Lakewood Club, and former Clover Park Rotarian, Les Skelly.
Special guests: Jenny Goodin introduced her son Aaron.
Sunshine Report:  Marie Barth reported that General Bill took a fall at home, but is doing well.
Tom McClellan updated us on the upcoming programs:
March 22 – Dona Ponapinto, United Way of Pierce County
March 29 – Lt. John Unfred, Lakewood Police Annual Report
April 5 – Pierce County Executive Bruce Dammeier
Upcoming events and/or commitments for our club:
President Jim announced the following:
Join fellow Rotarians from around Pierce County at the Pierce County 100th Anniversary party for Rotary on March 21st for at Hotel Murano. The speaker is Dean Rohrs.  She is a current Rotary International Board of Director and Incoming Rotary International Vice President. Ticket Prices are $35. This happens only every 100 years, so plan to attend this event, rather than wait for the next one!
March 16 is the kick-off for the Courage Classic, which is taking a different focus.  Pierce County Rotary Clubs will be deciding if they want to participate in the newly structured event or look at another project to support.
The district training assembly and conference will be held May 4-6 at the Clearwater Casino Resort in Suquamish, Washington.  You can learn more about the event and register at www.rotary5020.org.
Bryan Christensen reported on the Rose Sale.  Bryan has sign-up sheets for selling roses at other Rotary Clubs, for boxing roses for delivery and for delivering roses.  If you can help with any of these, please contact Bryan.
Karen Fengler Nichols reminded us to let her know when you’ve made up a meeting so that you can get credit toward your attendance.
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 Bob Lawrence
Karl Roth paid $5.00 for leaving early. Joy Taylor paid off her $20.00 Wachter.
Karen Fengler Nichols paid for her anniversary – 25 years, but only 6 anniversaries, because she and Joe were married on February 29.  They celebrated with trips to Orlando and Hawaii –and she celebrated with a check for $125.00 to the club.
Marie Barth is speaking at Lakewood United at 7:30 on Thursday, March 16.and paid $10.00 for the privilege.
General Ed Trobaugh and Pam journeyed to Nicaragua to visit their son and daughter-in-law who are living there for a year.  General Ed paid $50.00 for the 10 nights, $15.00 for the beach and $10.00 for the cruise for a total of $75.00.
President Jim Hairston quizzed the members about possible errors in his meeting notice – apparently any such errors escaped the notice of everyone in attendance (including those who checked their phones to read the text of that emailed notice, and still noticed nothing amiss).
This Week’s Program
President Jim then introduced Rose Stevens, president of the Lakewood Rotary, who spoke about Nepal. 
She has made several trips to Nepal, and has joined the board of an organization that works with handicapped children in Nepal.   Rose shared information about the country and its people.  She also talked about a number of Rotary projects designed to improve the lives of the Nepalese, including the building of temporary shelters after the massive earthquake, participating with other organizations in rebuilding one of destroyed villages and building medical facilities and providing ambulances.  
There are opportunities to visit Nepal as part of a Rotary project.  If you are interested, contact Rose.
Drawing:  Visiting Rotarian Les Skelly held the winning ticket but didn’t draw an ace.  So the pot continues to grow, and is now over $500.  Another good reason to come to next week's Rotary Club meeting.
And Finally....