Thursday, January 16, 2020
VOL. NINETY SIX,  Issue 29
Lance Lyttle - Managing Director Sea-Tac Airport
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Sea-Tac Airport is making lots of changes to accommodate the rapidly increasing aviation needs of the region. Lance Lyttle, Aviation Managing Director, will share information about passenger growth and related construction, as well as how the airport ties into the region’s economic development.
January 23 - Yes Works
Adam Utley and Aaron Schmooker
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January 30 - Census 2020
Lorraine Ralston
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February 6- Black History Month
Lyle Quasim & T'wina Nobles
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Make your reservation now and join us for an inspirational program and the presentation of the Lifetime Achievement Award! Celebrate what you have helped us accomplish!
We are going to wander back into our history and enjoy time to reflect on our impact over our first 110 years! Check out our first meeting location-Hotel Tacoma!
The party will be Wednesday, January 29 at 5:30 at the Hotel Murano Bicentennial Pavilion. Fill a table or maybe bring a guest or a prospective member to enjoy this unique opportunity to join with other members and friends from Rotary clubs throughout the district.  We will have dignitaries joining us including District Governor Maureen Fritz-Roberts.  Use this link to register for our anniversary dinner.  Joy will send you an invoice or you can make a note in your reservation to charge your card on file. Please be sure to let us know if you have any dietary restrictions.  
We still need many volunteers to help us have another successful auction.  Please join us on Wednesday January 15 at 4 at the Rotary Office to lend your expertise.  We need help with volunteers, decorations, communications and  procurement.  There is place for everyone to be involved!!
Time for 2020 Rotarian of the Year Nominations
Each year, our club recognizes a Rotarian who has provided exemplary service to the club and to our community.  It is that time of year again – we are now seeking nominations from our membership for our 2020 Rotarian of the Year. 
So put on your thinking caps and nominate someone to be our 2020 Rotarian of the Year.  To do so, complete a nomination form available at meetings or use this link and send it to  the Rotary 8 Office (  Criteria for selection are included on the nomination form. Use this link to see our past Rotarians of the Year
Please submit any nominations no later than the close of business Thursday January 23.  The selection committee, including Past Presidents, Past Rotarians of the Year and current and incoming Presidents will meet immediately following the Rotary meeting on Thursday, January 30 to go over all the nominations and select the next worthy recipient of this prestigious award. 
The recipient of this year’s Rotarian of the Year award will be honored at our lunch meeting on Thursday, February 27 where he or she will receive a Paul Harris Fellowship and tremendous adulation, followed by thundering applause, all in recognition of their outstanding service.  That evening, they will also be treated to a first-rate dinner in the company of Past Rotarians of the Year.
Although many are deserving, only one can be honored as our Rotarian of the Year.  Please take the time to nominate our club’s most commendable Rotarian.
Two of the Science Olympiad music projects that were judged.
Sincere thanks to our wonderful members who rolled out of bed on Saturday to support the students competing at the Science Olympiad at Curtis Jr. High School.  The Rotary 8 crew included Betty Capestany, Ali Criss, Cynthia Darland(+1), Clarence Henderson, Gil Quante, Jeff Rounce and Jim Whitacre. 
We have an opportunity in February to serve breakfast at the Tacoma Rescue Mission's downtown campus on Saturday, February 22 from 6 am-9 am. This is a critical volunteer shift and one that is oftentimes hard to fill, but we are confident that our Rotary Early Risers will be ready to help!!  All volunteers must fill out a volunteer form No Later Than February 14, 2020, by using the link  right hereSeth Kaplowitz is leading our efforts so please email him at or let the office know at if you are able to lend a hand. We need about 12 volunteers. Special thanks to Clarence Henderson, Lisa Mansfield and John Schneider who signed up at the Thursday at 5 meeting at the YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties. We will also have sign up sheets at upcoming meetings. 
Reflection-Pamela Transue
Board Greeter/Roving Mic- Harrison Laird
Board Greeter/Roving Mic-Cindy Niemi
National Anthem & 4 Way Test- Pat Steel
Piano-Jack Warnick
Birthdays- Kirsten Willis
Fine Counter- Cynthia Darland
Storywriter-Stephen Deal
Meeting Sponsor- Jennifer Wedderman
AV Assistant-Jeff Rounce
Please contact Kathi to volunteer 
--Leading the National Anthem & Four Way Test
--Giving the Moment of Reflection
--Assisting with Audio/Visual
--Greeter and Roving Mic
--Sponsoring a meeting
--Check in Assistant
Birthdays This Week
Chung Lee - Jan 14
Bruce Dammeier - Jan 17
Anniversaries to Celebrate
Doug Page - 7 years 
Andy Laycock - 36 years 
Kirk Hull - 60 years 
Buck Thompson - 66 years 
Stacey Ogle - Seattle 4
Fred Moisio - Sun City
Larry Treleven - Everett
Social at The Table
Upcoming Socials
The Fellowship/Relationship Building Committee invites all members of Tacoma #8 to join them on Thursdays at 5 pm. These socials are a great way to meet some new Rotarians or catch up with old friends. Pandakas, these meetings will fulfill your "social" requirement prior to graduation and, for all members, it’s fun.
January 16
2810 6th Avenue
January 23
The Matador
721 Pacific Avenue
Thursday at 5 at YMCA was super!
Phil Carter pulled out all of the stops to help us really appreciate what the University YMCA has to offer. Members and guests enjoyed exercise, goodies to eat and staff to share information about programming at the Y. Phil also invited Mark Pagano, UWT Chancellor. who shared a bit of the history of UWT and how the partnership with the Y evolved.  Who knew the building really is owned by UWT? Then came Cal Bamford, a wonderful community philanthropist, who explained his interest in the Y. Charlie Davis, the CEO of the YMCA, wrapped it up by acknowledging the partnership the Y has had with Rotary 8 since the 70's.  If you check our history book that involvement actually started in 1918! 
Baby Harper joined us for her first Rotary meeting at 3 weeks old!

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The Gearshift is a weekly publication to inform you about current happenings in the Rotary Club of Tacoma #8. We meet on Thursday at the Yacht Club, 5401 Yacht Club Road, Tacoma, WA. 
Noon - 1:00 pm Except on the 2nd Thursdays when we meet in the evening at a member's business.
The Rotary Office is located at:
1001 Yakima Ave, Suite 9A
Tacoma, Washington 98405

PO Box 1777
Tacoma, Washington 98401-1777

Phone:  253.473.7723
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Jan 23, 2020
The Princess and the Pea Principle
Jan 30, 2020
Census 2020
Feb 06, 2020
Black History Month
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Upcoming Events
Fellowship & Relationship Building Committee
Jan 21, 2020 5:00 PM
Scholarship Committee Meeting
Tacoma Yacht Club
Jan 23, 2020
11:00 AM – 11:55 AM
Weekly Meeting - The Yes Works
Jan 23, 2020
11:55 AM – 1:00 PM
Board of Directors Meeting
Rotary Office
Jan 27, 2020
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
110th Anniversary
Hotel Murano Bicentennial Pavilion
Jan 29, 2020
5:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Weekly Meeting - Census 2020
Tacoma Yacht Club
Jan 30, 2020
11:55 AM – 1:00 PM
Literacy Committee
Red Elm
Feb 06, 2020
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Membership Recruitment Committee
Tacoma Yacht Club
Feb 06, 2020 11:00 AM
Weekly Meeting - Lyle Quasim & T'wina Nobles
Tacoma Yacht Club
Feb 06, 2020
11:55 AM – 1:00 PM
PGG - Foundations
Tacoma Yacht Club
Feb 06, 2020 1:00 PM
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Tacoma Rotary 8 Foundation Board President
Auction Chair
Classification Co-Chair
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Communications Chair
Engagement Co-Chair
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Grants Co-Chair
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Literacy Co-Chair
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Membership Recruitment Chair
Military Affairs Co-Chair
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PGG and Foundations Co-Chair
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Program Co-Chair
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Projects Co-Chair
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Rotary Youth Exchange Chair
Scholarships Co-Chair
Scholarship Co-Chair
Vocational Services Co-Chair
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World Community Service Co-Chair
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Youth Protection Officer
Youth Services Chair
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