Posted by Ben Kirschner
Meeting of Lacey Rotary Club
St Martin's University
Worthington Center
 The meeting was opened by
Club President Shellica Trevino.
Next Thursday's meeting, March 12th, is at St Martins' Worthington Center.
There will not be a noon meeting on Thursday, March 19th, due to the Paul Harris dinner meeting.
Shellica also reported John Mansfield chose to not stay on as a member.
Pledge of Allegiance
  led by Hilton Jarvis.
Song led by Tom Nelson:
   "God Bless America"
Thought for the Day - Ken Fialkowski
"We all need love and laughter . . ."
 Next meeting, March 12th, is at St Martins' Worthington Center
 Thank you for all Duck Dash sponsors who help offset the cost for the event so that ticket sales money can go to local charities.
Program: Kelly Golob, President Elect 
Club Survey Results
Kelly was very pleased with the number of survey responses received from members; 57 of 76 members replied.
After a brief review of responses by Mitch Dietz, Kelly highlighted a number of items in the questionnaire, and proposed answers to members' concerns. In response to members who want more hands-on projects, quality meetings and more family involvement, Kelly is proposing: 
(1) a hands-on service activity on the third Thursday of each month, announced well in advance
(2) a family fun activity on the fifth Thursday of the month
(3) regular Thursday lunch meetings held at St Martins' Worthington Center (when possible)
(4) the Board meeting preceding the regular meeting on the first Thursday of the month
(5) meetings with a welcoming atmosphere and quality programs
  • Remember why we are Lacey Rotarians
  • Increase members' satisfaction
  • Increase the number of members
  • Increase community impact
  • Decrease dues / personal cost
  • Embrace changes (Paul Harris said, "Sometimes we have to be revolutionary.")
March 19th: Attend the Paul Harris Dinner at the Hotel RL new Paul Harris Fellows and our Club's 25 "PH Plus Fellows" and seven "Major Donors".  A renowned speaker, Keith Axtell, will report on Rotary's humanitarian projects and micro-credit programs. 
Sign up on line at 
or at the back table.
New Rotarians / new Paul Harris Fellows pay only $26.50.
A Sustaining Member gives $100 yearly ($50 matching while money lasts)
A Paul Harris Fellowship is earned by giving $1,000.
A Major PH Donor is one who has contributed $10,000.





 Greg Cuoio needs volunteers to be a part of a three-Club effort to build a tiny house for transitional housing. Be a mentor or a worker or just be at the Market Skills Center with high school age builders.  A grant has been acquired from Rotary International.
Food Bank Thursday: The third Thursday of each month at 5:30 PM, our Club supports the Food Bank at its warehouse on Mottman Road on the city's west side. 
May 15 & 16, 2020: District Conference in Victoria, BC.
<Click here> to learn more. Register early and save.
June 6 - 10, 2020: Rotary Convention in Honolulu.
<Click Here> to register.
VIDEOS of SOME PAST PROGRAMS (click on title to view program)
Exchange Student Experiences - Adina Niukoski on June 22nd
Olympia's Maritime History - Presentation on June 15th
Thurston ThrivesThurston County Commissioner Bud Blake
First Responders Making A Difference - Dick Garrett and Undersheriff Tim Braniff
City of Lacey Update - Scott Spence
Duck Dash 2017 Kick-Off - President-Elect Dave Schneider
Bloodworks Northwest - Heidi Schaiberger
CLUB/EVENT PHOTOS – Please see additional club photos taken by Dr. Yasemin Alptekin at the Lacey Rotary Club Facebook page:
DUCK DASH 2017 Photos (compiled by Dr. Yasemin Alptekin):
 Makeup a meeting online:
 Food Bank Warehouse on Mottman Road, third Thursday of each month.