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Thursday, February 21, 2019
VOL. NINETY FIVE,  Issue 34
Maralise Hood Quan
Civility in Polarized Times

Learn the key tools on how to engage in civil dialog when faced with disagreements and receive information on The Center’s work to make this a reality in our community. 

Maralise, and her husband Julio (former Rotary 8 member), chose to “retire” in Tacoma because 20 years ago Tacoma was internationally known for successful community response to violence. Since 2007, Maralise has brought her academic interests of conflict resolution, international relations, anthropology, and law to her work as the Executive Director of the Center for Dialog & Resolution.  She shares her enthusiasm for lifelong learning and her curiosity about what motivates each of us to help make our community a better place. Her background with Julio at the United Nations University for Peace Conflict Resolution Program and the years of work in violent settings, brings an optimistic approach that encourages us all to be better!

 
Marilise Hood Quan - Center for Dialogue Resolution
Use this link for the February 21 Meeting
 
David Mikkelson - Snopes
Use this link for the February 28 meeting
 
Melannie Denise Cunningham - Peace Queen Talks
Use this link for the March 7 meeting
 
THANKS  SO MUCH TO EVERYONE WHO MAKES A RESERVATION IN ADVANCE...IT HELPS JOY WITH THE BILLING, AS WELL AS ASSURING THE YACHT CLUB WILL HAVE ENOUGH FOOD PREPARED. YOU CAN ALWAYS CALL THE OFFICE AND WE WILL REGISTER YOU!
OFFICE MOVE TO THE ARMORY - PHASE ONE & TWO
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Our office space is still being worked on, but we have 200 square feet of storage available.  On Presidents Day, Monday, February 18, we have rounded up some volunteers to meet at the office at the Landmark at 11 to begin our move of shelves, boxes, bins and other miscellaneous items.  If you are reading this in time to help please join with the following folks; Barry Benson, Jackie Flowers, Cindy Grady, Harrison Laird, Melissa Malott, Stacey Ogle, Byron Okutsu, Di Trenh and Kirsten Willis.   
Our lease at the Landmark ends on 2-28, so we will hopefully be able to move all of the furniture over to the Armory on either Friday 3-1 or Saturday 3-2.  Stay tuned for more details!

THANK YOU TO OUR WONDERFUL AUCTION SPONSORS!

$10,000 - Fallout
Financial Insights
$7,500 - Ghost Protocol
Timberland Bank
Titus Will Auto Group
$5,000 - Rogue Nation
Dimmer Family Foundation
Rusty George Creative
Johnson Stone & Pagano PS
Kathryn Nelson
Union Bank
John and Audrey West
$2,500 - Ethan Hunt
Cole Graphic Solutions
Cornerstone Financial Services
Superior Linen
Tacoma Screw 
Carol and Chris Webster
$1,500 - Peter Graves
Banner Bank
Catalyst Workplace Activation
DP & C
Express Employment
Moss Adams
Cap Pearson
Tapco
$1,000 - IM Force
Advancement Consulting
Albers and Company
Artistic Plastic Surgery
Marsha & Andrew Burns
Jim & Enid Harris
Heritage Bank
Homestreet Bank
Roger Lilley
Multicare
Tacoma Lutheran Retirement Foundation
Buck Thompson
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
 
On February 7 we welcomed transferring member Jackie Flowers and new member Tim Smith to the club. Jackie is a Past President of the Club in Idaho Falls and has been a Rotarian for over 10 years.  Jackie moved to Tacoma to become the Director/CEO of Tacoma Public Utilities.  We are honored to have her continue her Rotary service in our club. Tim was introduced by his sponsor Stacey Ogle. He is the Director of Operations at Custom Impressions. Tim lives in Tacoma with his wife and 3 children and looks forward to participating in club activities.  Be sure say hello and invite these great new members to join your committee. 
  
MEMBERSHIP DRIVE
 
Harrison Laird, and the Membership Committee announced that so far this year we have added 26 amazing new members, but they don't want us resting on our laurels. They have challenged club members to help us grow our membership by 45 new members this year. If you have a prospective member please invite them to join you for lunch, the club will host them for their first visit. Please register your guest online or with the office and pick up the membership packet when you come to the meeting. We need to include guests in our meal count to the Yacht Club.   There are incentives for you as well.  Any member who proposes a new member  will be entered into a drawing for a weekend at Cedarbrook and will receive a restaurant discount coupon. Give the gift of Rotary to someone you know!
COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD
Each year, our club recognizes a non-Rotarian who is providing exemplary service in the community.  This person will be honored at our meeting on Thursday, April 4, and receive a contribution from our club to his/her favorite charitable organization. Nominations are due to the Rotary office by Thursday,February 28.  If you would like to nominate an individual for this Community Service Award, complete a nomination form using this link Email your nomination to the Rotary office at clubadmin@rotary8.org. Forms will also be available at our weekly meetings. Don't delay!
 
ROAMERS
 
Larry Treleven - Sacramento
Carol Duris - Long Beach, CA
Kathryn Nelson - Long Beach, CA
Kathi Willis - Long Beach, CA
MEETING VOLUNTEERS  
 
Reflection - Jamie Brooks
Greeter/Roving Mic - Jan Anderson
Greeter/Roving Mic -  Skip Anderson
National Anthem & 4 Way Test - Don Hansen
Piano - Libby Catalinich
Fine Counter - Donna Haynes
Storywriter - Miriam Barnett
Meeting Sponsor - Brooks Dental Service
AV Assistant - Don Sheppard
Board Greeters -  Greg Rolsma
 
 
WANT TO HELP AT A MEETING?
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 
 
Dean Carrell - Feb 17
Libby Catalinich - Feb 17
Pat Nagle - Feb 20
Dick Heaton, II - Feb 21
 
Anniversaries to Celebrate 
 
Jamie Brooks - 8 years
Jeff Gellert - 19 years
Ron Anderson - 36 years
Larry Gaffney - 45 years 
 
Social at Cooks Tavern 11-1
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.
 
2-21
Devil’s Reef
706 Court C
Tacoma, WA
 
2-28
Wooden City
714 Pacific Avenue
Tacoma, WA 
 
March 7
Fujiya
1125 court C
Tacoma, WA
 
March 14th
Thursday at 5
Bellarmine
We had another great Thursday at 5.  Thanks goes to Miriam Barnett at the YWCA, and her board members Cindy Grady and Jennifer Wedderman for their wonderful information, hospitality and refreshments. 
 

Thought for the Presidents Day Week

“To be good, and to do good, is all we have to do.” John Adams

Club Links
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Rotary International - YouTube Video Clips
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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
The Rotary Office is located at:
47 St. Helens Avenue, Ste. 200
Tacoma, Washington 98402

MAILING ADDRESS:
PO Box 1777
Tacoma, Washington 98401-1777

Phone:  253.473.7723
info@rotary8.org
www.rotary8.org
 
Office Hours
Monday - Friday
830-5
 
Speakers
Feb 28, 2019
Founder and CEO of Snopes.com
Mar 07, 2019
PEACE QUEEN TALKS
Mar 21, 2019
Advocates for Immigrants in Detention
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Upcoming Events
Board of Directors Meeting
Tacoma Yacht Club
Feb 25, 2019
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
 
Weekly Meeting David Mikkelson
Tacoma Yacht Club
Feb 28, 2019
11:55 AM – 1:00 PM
 
Projects Committee Meeting
KBTC TV
Mar 01, 2019 8:15 AM
 
Community Service Grants Committee Meeting
Sound Options
Mar 07, 2019 7:30 AM
 
Literacy Committee
Red Elm
Mar 07, 2019
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
 
Membership Recruitment Committee
Tacoma Yacht Club
Mar 07, 2019 11:00 AM
 
Scholarship Committee Meeting
Tacoma Yacht Club
Mar 07, 2019
11:15 AM – 12:00 PM
 
Weekly Meeting Melannie Denise Cunningham
Tacoma Yacht Club
Mar 07, 2019
11:55 AM – 1:00 PM
 
PGG - Foundations
Tacoma Yacht Club
Mar 07, 2019 1:00 PM
 
Executive Committee Meeting
Red Elm
Mar 12, 2019
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
 
Executives & Directors
President
 
President Elect
 
Secretary 2018-2020
 
Treasurer 2017-2019
 
Immediate Past President
 
Board Member 2016-2019
 
Board Member 2016-2019
 
Board Member 2016-2019
 
Board Member 2016-2019
 
Board Member 2017-2020
 
Board member 2017-2020
 
Board member 2017-2020
 
Board Member 2017-2020
 
Board Member 2018-2021
 
Board Member 2018-2021
 
Board member 2018-2021
 
Board Member 2018-2021
 
Tacoma Rotary 8 Foundation Board President
 
Auction Chair
 
Classification Co-Chair
 
Classification Co-Chair
 
Communications Chair
 
Engagement Chair
 
Fellowship Chair
 
Finance Committee Co -Chair
 
Finance Committee Co-Chair
 
Grants Co-Chair
 
Grants Co-Chair
 
Interact Co-Chair
 
Interact Co-Chair
 
Literacy Co-Chair
 
Literacy Co-Chair
 
Membership Recruitment Chair
 
Military Affairs Chair
 
PGG and Foundations Co-Chair
 
PGG and Foundations Co-Chair
 
Program Co-Chair
 
Program Co-Chair
 
Projects Co-Chair
 
Projects Co-Chair
 
Rotaract Chair
 
Rotary Youth Exchange Co-Chair
 
Rotary Youth Exchange Co-Chair
 
Scholarships Co-Chair
 
Scholarship Co-Chair
 
Vocational Services Co-Chair
 
Vocational Service Co-Chair
 
World Community Service Chair
 
Youth Protection Officer
 
Youth Services Chair
 
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