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The Washington Military Department's mission is to minimize the impact of emergencies and disasters on people, property, environment and the economy of Washington State by providing trained and ready forces for state and federal missions. The department also provides structured alternative education opportunities for at-risk youth.

Captain Joseph Siemandel assumed Command of B Co (G2X) 341st Military Intelligence Battalion, 56th Information Operations Group on July 23, 2016 after serving as the Intelligence Officer S2 for 96th Troop Command.] CPT Siemandel joined the Washington National Guard as a 12B Combat Engineer in Dec 2002, completed training in October 2003 and was assigned to C Co 898th Engineer Battalion in Bellingham, WA. He deployed to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in 2004-2005 as part of Operation Enduring Freedom and upon returning home return to Central Washington University where he graduated Army ROTC and was commissioned as an Military Intelligence Officer in 2008.

His first duty assignment was to A Co. 341st Military Intelligence Battalion, 96th Troop Command, from August 2008 until October 2013.  He served as a Tactical Intelligence Officer, Human Intelligence Platoon Leader, Counterintelligence Platoon Leader and Executive Officer in Alpha Company.After serving as the Executive Officer at A Co. 341st Military Intelligence Battalion, CPT Siemandel assumed command of D Co 898th Brigade Engineer Battalion, Military Intelligence Company, 81st Armored Brigade Combat Team on Oct 18, 2013.

CPT Siemandel’s awards and decorations include the Army Commendation Medal, Armed Forces Components Achievement Medal (w/ 4 OLC), the National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Armed Forces Reserve Medal w/ M Device and Bronze Hourglass, the Army Service Ribbon, the Army Overseas Service Ribbon, Washington National Guard Emergency Response Ribbon ( w/ 1 OLC) and Washington National Guard Good Conduct Medal (w/ 2 OLC).

CPT Siemandel is also a graduate of the Defense Information School’s Public Affairs Qualification Course and works as the Full-time State Public Affairs Officer for the Washington National Guard.He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations from Central Washington University and a Master’s in Business Administration from Ashford University and resides in Ellensburg, WA. 

Captain Joseph Siemandel
 Apr 20, 2017
 
 Mon Apr 24, 2017 at 4:30 PM
 
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Did you know that most people who survive a cardiac emergency are helped by a bystander? Join us as Peter Murray from the American Red Cross teaches us how to perform Hands Only CPR (non-certificated course). 

Peter is a Donor Relations Office with the Northwest Region of the American Red Cross.  He has been with the Red Cross for two years.  Prior to that he worked at the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and the United Way of King County. While not a native to the Pacific Northwest, he feels fortunate to call it is home for the past 18 years. 

Learning how to perform CPR properly takes just a few short hours, but it can change a life forever.  Learning Hand Only CPR takes about 20 minutes, but can gain precious time for a person experiencing a cardiac event. 

If you are called upon to give CPR in an emergency, you will most likely be trying to save the life of someone you love: a child, a spouse, parent or a friend.  70% of cardiac arrests happen in the home. Sadly only about 46% of those who experience cardiac arrests out-of-hospitals get the help they need before professional help arrives.

Be the One Who Makes a Difference.

Peter Murray, Red Cross
 Apr 27, 2017
 
 May 02, 2017
 

Learn more about the great work of our committee's and sign up to help out next year!  We will also be presenting Art Wickens and Paul Harris Fellows.

Committee Fair
 May 04, 2017
 
 
 
 Mon May 08, 2017 at 4:30 PM
 

What Fabulous Rotarian will be honored this year???

Rotarian of the Year Celebration
 May 11, 2017
 
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Susanne joined Rotary in June 1994 as the only woman in her club. She quickly engaged and served as International Director and Club Membership Director and Youth Exchange Counselor, Host Parent and Area Membership representative. 

She then focused  on the plight of children in the Golden Triangle area of Thailand where stateless children are trafficked as sex slaves or drug runners.  She was recruited to be  Promotions and Development Coordinator for Rotary Australia World Community Service  in Northern Region 5 Districts and held a seat on National Committee . Her fund raising interest led her to an appointment as District 9550 APF Fundraiser in a Pilot District 2010/­13 and which lead her District achieving the second highest giving in Australia.

Susanne turned her focus to polio and The World’s Greatest Meal To Help End Polio was conceived  and has grown into major success with the help of Rotarians globally. 

Susanne Rea
 May 18, 2017
 
 
 Mon May 22, 2017 at 4:30 PM
 
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What a wonderful opportunity to hear from these great students whose lives have been changed and who have touched our lives with their visit this year.

Ailsa, Louis and Luis
 May 25, 2017
 
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Former Congressman Norm Dicks serves as Senior Policy Advisor advising clients on a wide-range of public policy, strategic, and regulatory issues, particularly those in the environmental sector.

Prior to joining the firm, Norm represented Washington State's 6th Congressional District from 1977-2013, where he received a rare first-term appointment to the House Appropriations Committee, a committee he served on for his entire tenure in Congress. In addition, he served on and chaired the Interior Appropriations Subcommittee where he made environmental issues a priority, and worked tirelessly on issues affecting the National Parks, National Forests, and Native American issues. Congressman Dicks also became the chair of the Defense Appropriations Committee, and concluded his tenure in Congress as top-ranking Democratic Member on the Defense Appropriations Committee, and top-ranking Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee. From 1990 to 1998, Congressman Dicks served on the House Intelligence Committee and was awarded the CIA Directors Medal.

Upon his retirement, Norm received the Department of Defense’s Distinguished Public Service Medal, the highest honor bestowed upon a civilian for his work on behalf of military members and their families.

Norm Dicks
 Jun 01, 2017
 
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Roger Stanton is the project manager for what Metro Parks calls Waterfront Phase I, which is the huge, multifaceted park development work by the entrance to Point Defiance Park. The project involves working with the EPA to transform Asarco's old slag peninsula into a waterfront park, build a trail that connects the Ruston Way parks to Point Defiance, build a pedestrian bridge that will feature amazing views, expand parking for boat trailers using the marina, and enhance the entrance to the park.

Roger Stanton
 Jun 08, 2017
 
 Mon Jun 12, 2017 at 4:30 PM
 
 
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Captain Skip Anderson is the founder of Flagship Maritime, a USCG-approved training center in Tacoma that prepares and certifies mariners for careers as licensed maritime industry professionals.  Skip earned his Bachelor’s degree from the U.S. Naval Academy, where he lettered on the Varsity Sailing Team, and went on to compete in several national and North American championships, plus one Olympic Trials. His career in the U.S. Navy spanned twenty-four years, including service aboard a minesweeper, three destroyers, one frigate, three aircraft carriers, and a battleship, as well as attaining his Master’s degree in Command, Control and Communications at the Naval Postgraduate School.  Skip is married to the lovely Jan Anderson, who shares his passion for the water through her involvement in Flagship Maritime and as a professional marine photographer.  

Captain Skip Anderson
 Jun 15, 2017
 
 
 
 
 Jun 20, 2017
 
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We will feature the amazing work of this club as we award 11 grants to community non profits who change lives daily. We are also going to have some fun with our Literacy Committee as we award an additional 2 grants from our Tacomi Vice Auction proceeds and do a hands on project at our tables.  You will not want to miss this meeting! 

Rotary Club of Tacoma # 8 Serving Our Community
 Jun 22, 2017
 
 Mon Jun 26, 2017 at 4:30 PM
 
 
 Jun 29, 2017
 

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Mark's First Meeting
 Jul 06, 2017
 
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 Jul 08, 2017
 
 Mon Jul 10, 2017 at 4:30 PM
 
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more information to come

David Reyes, UWT
 Jul 13, 2017
 
 
 
 
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