Posted by Tom McClellan on Nov 26, 2017
A new slate, an installation date
A self-serenade, and Alice finally paid
Rotary Club meeting notes -11-22-17
Recorded by Joyce Loveday and enhanced by Tom McClellan
Invocation: Alice Peeples. Flag Salute: Jim Hairston
No visiting Rotarians today
Visitors – Rachel Adler and Valerie Marmolejo from West Pierce Fire and Rescue, Ingrid Willis (guest of Fred Willis), James Hatcher Billingsley (guest of Alan Billingsley), and Tom Wie (guest of Judi Maier)
Sunshine Report – Club members were glad to have Alice Peeples back at Rotary and looking good. General Bill is reportedly doing fine after a recent spill in his wheel chair.  And all were grateful to see the sun shining.
Upcoming Programs
  • Nov 29 – Tim Cook from the WA State Emergency Management Division
  • Dec 6 – Pierce Co. Council President Doug Richardson – Chambers Bay Master Site Plan
  • Dec 13 – Lakewood City Manager John Caulfield – State of the City
Club Business
The slate of officers and directors for Clover Park Rotary, 2018-19, was presented by President Bryan for a vote from club membership. Eighteen members were present for the vote, which exceeded the required quorum of 14.  The proposed leadership is as follows:
Heidi Wachter - President
Ellie Carr – President Elect
John Munn – Vice President
Bryan Christensen – Immediate Past President
Judi Maier – Treasurer
Tom McClellan –  Secretary
Dave Cotant – Sergeant of Arms
Joy Taylor – Foundation (to serve through June 2019)
Paul Webb– Membership/Leadership (2019)
Clarke Thomson – Service (2020)
Karl Roth – Administration (2020)
Dave Hall – Public Relations (2021)
Teresa Nye – Fundraising (2021)
A motion was made by Heidi Wachter and seconded by Jim Hairston to approve the slate of officers. The motion was unanimously approved by vote of the members present.  The new officers and board members will be inaugurated at the June 20, 2018 Installation Banquet (mark your calendars).
Members were reminded that contributions for this year’s Christmas Shopping project with West Pierce Fire and Rescue need to be in to Judi Maier by December 2 in order to be used for this year’s shopping.
Christmas wrapping will be Tuesday, December 5, 5:00 p.m. at Carr’s.  The cost is $10 per person to cover the cost of heavy appetizers.  There will be a no-host bar.  Bring tape and scissors.
The bulletin editor asked members to sign up as meeting notes recorders at future meetings.  Several spots were filled, but we still need recorders for Jan. 31, Feb. 7, and March 7, plus some dates beyond.  Please email Tom McClellan to sign up. 
Fun and Fines
General Ed Trobaugh was gone last week due to back surgery, but he was back and looking great!.
It was noted that the Club did not conduct a vote on the roster of officers last week as originally expected, but we got it done before the end of November, so all is well.  But President Bryan still paid $5.
Heidi Wachter was recognized for her birthday and was asked to lead Rotarians in a round of song to herself (Happy Birthday to “Me”).  Ahhh, the lengths to which we’ll go to avoid Dave Hall leading the song.
Alice Peoples – tithed from wining previous raffle pot weeks ago.
Alan Billingsley gave an update on the Billingsley family waterfall challenge. He’s just getting back to it now that there’s water again to furnish the falls (according to the rules, visiting a dry waterfall does not count).  He’s at 110 waterfalls, but he won’t pay up until the end of the challenge when the final count is in.

Rachel Adler from West Pierce Fire and Rescue introduced Valerie Marmolejo (the AmeriCorps Service Member and CERT Coordinator with West Pierce Fire & Rescue) who talked about emergency preparedness and the CERT Program. 
Valerie provided an engaging presentation that included how to prepare in advance for an emergency and the role of the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT).  Valerie shared how individuals can learn disaster response skills through CERT training and how they can become involved.  She left members with three action items – identify an out of area contact, plan an escape route, identify meeting locations (inside neighborhood and out of neighborhood)
Raffle – with $249 in the pot, President Bryan held the winning ticket. No luck on drawing an ace - $5.
And Finally…
With just a little modification, you can take any song title or lyric and make it middle-aged.  Here are a few examples:
Girls just wanna have a nice cup of tea and go to bed at a reasonable hour
And she's buying the Acorn stairlift to heaven
Purple veins, puuurple veins
It’s my party, and I’ll nap if I want to
While my guitar gently gathers dust in the attic
In the midnight hour, I cry, “Please go to sleep!”
Get out of my dreams, and into my mini van
Hello, I love you, can’t remember your name
I wear my reading glasses at night...
HEY. YOU. Get Offa My Lawn
I want you to want me. I want you to need me. I want you to cover me with a light blankie while I nap...
Train kept a rollin, all night long... Damned train!
A little ditty, ‘bout Jack and Diane’s 40th anniversary
Over the river and thru the woods to my house they go
I Can't Drive 55: Because it's a Little Too Fast With These Road Conditions
I Got A Brand New Pair of Rollerskates (You Got a Brand New Knee)
Looking for my keys, in all the wrong places
Baby we were born to run back home and pick up my medication
Straight Outta Costco
I Wish That I Had Jessie's Grill