Posted by Tom McClellan on Jun 07, 2017
This is not really Jenny, but there is a story here:
May 31 Meeting Notes
recorded by Sydna Kootnz
Edited by Tom McClellan
 
President Jim Hairston called the meeting to order at 12:30pm. David Cotant gave the invocation. John Munn led the club in the flag salute. Everyone joined in reciting the Rotary Four-Way Test. There were no visiting Rotarians. Tom McClellan introduced today's guest speaker, Debbie Fender. Jenny Goodin introduced her son, Aaron.  President Jim called Jenny forward to receive her blue badge, finally!  [ed. note: so now she is a "blue badger" (see above)]
 
 
There was no Sunshine report.
 
Future Programs was presented by Tom McClellan.
June 7 - Stephen Tibbitts - Maker Spaces, Prototyping and Invention
June 14 - Trial run for possible new meeting time, Pat Ahearne - St Clare Hospital will be the speaker
7:00AM - Fellowship
7:30AM - Meeting
8:30AM - Meeting Ends
additional parking is available at Pizza Hut for this meeting only. Meeting will be in the Banquet and Bar area of Carr's.
June 21 - No noon meeting - Club Installation Banquet
 
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS
Sheri Hodson discussed the upcoming Installation Banquet, and announced that most members have responded. It will be a great evening, Wednesday, June 21, at the Tacoma Golf and Country Club. Fellowship begins at 6:00PM, Dinner at 7:00. Entree choices are Prime Rib or Halibut.  Georgene Mellom will be at the front table collecting money if you haven't paid. Remember it is a time to thank Jim and his board for his year of service and an opportunity to welcome Bryan Christensen as president into the new Rotary year.
 
Joy Taylor reminded members to check with her if they need to know the balance of their Rotary Foundation account. With the Rotary year coming to a close it is a great time complete your Paul Harris Fellowship – It is never too late to contribute.
 
President Jim reported that Clover Park Rotary received 15 tickets to the Rainiers’ baseball game on Thursday, July 13 - start time 7pm. Tickets are $18 per person for this Regional Rotary Night at the Rainiers. This gets you entry to park, tailgate party of hot dogs, beer, hamburgers, wine, beer, water and more beer!  With the current injuries in the Mariner's roster, you might be treated to seeing some rehabbing Mariners in Tacoma. See Jim for tickets.
 
President Jim read a note from Lakewood Playhouse thanking Clover Park Rotary for the $1200 donation to their scholarship program.
 
FUN AND FINES
General Ed, with the help of red badger, Patrick Ahearne, collected a Wachter from John Munn - $5.
 
Early leaver, Fred Willis, contributed $5.
 
Ed announced that Bonnie Kern officially passed her 39th Birthday and she contributed the appropriate but undisclosed amount!  A resounding Happy Birthday was sung on key!
 
Alice Peoples (winner of last week's raffle) had to explain some ink she and daughter Jeannie received regarding Women in Rotary. Alice was listed as the first woman president of her former Rotary club (Enumclaw). She was also the first woman club president in District 5030. Not all were happy in those days – two men left, one took his pickle farm with him! Alice had really liked those pickles.  Ink was worth $40 ($20 each).
 
David Cotant acknowledged Birthday Bonnie Kern as our own club’s first woman president in 1994. 
 
A big welcome back to Randy Black who just returned from seven days in Peoria, AZ where it was 106 degrees.  He and Tina spent the time playing golf, swimming, eating and enjoying a few cocktails. Let's see according to Randy 7 days x 5 = $40. Gen. Ed, however, said according to his calculations 7 x 5 = $50. Randy agreed.
 
Becky Newton was called out for looking well tanned! She admitted to spending four days over Memorial Day weekend in Palm Desert with Becky's son, his girlfriend and her brother, Becky's daughter and her boyfriend. Fun was had at the pool, playing tennis and eating out. $30.
 
General Ed asked Sheri Hodson if there was any news at State Farm. Well, if he was referring to the hiring being done, nothing was happening in her office, but the home office was hiring 100 in their claims office. Apparently there have been lots of collisions!  For all the free advertising, Sheri paid $10.
 
General Ed searched the room for one of newest members, Lakewood Judge Susan Adams.  With her absence, he found former Lakewood Judge Grant Blinn, now a Superior Court Judge.  Gen. Ed had a question. Last week a letter came in the mail. When Ed opened it he realized it was addressed to Ed’s wife Pam.  It was a jury summons to Municipal Court in Lakewood.  As residents of Steilacoom he was wondering why Pam was reporting to Lakewood.  Both our own learned attorney Judi Maier and Judge Blinn concurred it was because Lakewood Municipal Court "takes care of Steilacoom" too.
 
But before moving on, it was pointed out that Judge Blinn had his wallet out. And never passing up an opportunity, Gen. Ed asked what he would like to pay for. Judge Blinn said he didn't have a tan, but it was good to be back at Clover Park Rotary. He missed Lakewood. $50
 
PROGRAM
Tom McClellan explained the original speaker, Gen Simmons, was unavailable but Debbie Fender from Washington Military Resource Media would tell us all about this program for our military personnel.
 
 
Debbie's dad retired from the military here and she graduated from Clover Park High School.  She has been with Washington Military Resource Media for six years. They help the military connect with things they need. They've put together their phone book for 29 years and you can find them all over in racks on JBLM, at the PX, commissary, and at Camp Murray. The contacts and numbers are very helpful and valuable, especially those new to the area. 
 
Washington Military Resource Media have developed a Military Browser where events are listed. They are also on social media sites such as FaceBook and Twitter.  They have over one million views a month. They donate 10% of their gross back to the military.  They are fully funded by advertisers.
 
Debbie walked the club through their browser. Advertisers are able to map how many hits they get, showing the effectiveness of their advertising.  Many retirees are viewing the website.  Ed Trobaugh asked if the Veterans Golf Course is listed in their book. A quick scan showed they were not, but Debbie said they will be!
 
A question was asked what the charge was for advertising? $250 a month up to $20,000 a month, depending what media options they were interested in. Big advertisers included personal injury companies and home builders.  Another question was where they do anything with those transitioning out of the military?  Debbie indicated that they were beginning to address this.  The owner of Washington Military Resource Media has the desire to take their businessnationally to all military installations.
 
RAFFLE
Tom McClellan had the winning ticket AND . . . With 19 cards remaining and 2 aces . . . and Alice winning the big pot last week, there was $127 waiting to be won. But Tom drew a 7 so $5.
 
 
And Finally...
Judi Maier's husband Tom Wie is an expert in personal computers, and they forwarded this bit of wisdom about computers:
 
Unlike English, in many languages nouns are designated as either masculine or feminine. So, the question for today is, if you had to decide whether a computer is masculine or feminine, which would you select. Here are a few things to consider:

Feminine
  1. No one but their creator understands their internal logic.
  2. The native language they use to communicate with other computers is incomprehensible to everyone else.
  3. Even the smallest mistakes are stored in long-term memory for possible later retrieval.
  4. As soon as you make a commitment to one, you find yourself spending half your paycheck on accessories for it.
  5. Guys think they want 2 or 3, but can't even handle one.
Masculine
  1. In order to do anything with them, you have to turn them on.
  2. They have a lot of data but still can't think for themselves.
  3. They are supposed to help you solve problems, but half the time they ARE the problem.
  4. As soon as you commit to one, you realize that if you had waited a little longer, you could have gotten a better model.
  5. No matter how much work needs to be done, they can spend all day playing games.
 
 
 
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