Posted by Ben Kirschner
Meeting of Lacey Rotary Club
at St Martins' University Worthington Center
 The meeting was opened by
Club President Shellica Trevino.
 Pledge of Allegiance
   led by Jerry Pospisil.
Song led by Irene Emmons-Perez:
   "America the Beautiful"
 Four way Test of the things we think, say and do:
   led by John Masterson.
Thought for the Day - Kevin Hayward:
  "You don't have to be great to serve, but
you do have to serve to be great."
Visiting Rotarian: Doug and Jan Twibell,
Doug was a Lacey Club member in the 1970's.
Guest: Jason Phillips introduced by Kevin Hayward.
  Our next meeting will be Jan. 16th at St Martins' Worthington Center.
  Ray Hardee reminder: Continue supporting the Other Bank with toiletries, personal care products or cash. The Other Bank is now co-located with the Food Bank..
  Clydia Cuykendall : Tiny houses being built at the Market Skills Center needs volunteer assistance. Lunch is available for purchase at the Center's cafeteria. Clydia sold wood door stops made from scraps to augment lunch costs for the young builders.
  Ken Anderson : Duck Dash needs sponsors to help offset the cost for the event so that ticket sales money will be used for local charities. Pick up a form from Ken and find a sponsor from among your daily contacts. 
Each member get one sponsor ! 
  John Masterson: The Lacey Rotary Foundation, the non-profit arm of our Club, holds the funds for scholarships awarded each year. Frank Kirkbride is the new President of the LRF Board. John read a letter from a scholarship recipient, Jessica Neal, who is enjoying her college education and continuing to serve in her school. 
Ken Anderson suggested the Club locate some other past scholarship recipients and learn how the awards helped them realize their goals.
Ken Parsons:    Sign up now !
February 7th: Valentine Dinner Auction $40 each at Indian Summer.
Our Club needs auction items to be offered.
Buy a nice bottle of wine for the WINE GRAB !
Tom Nelson will be our auctioneer.
March 19th: Paul Harris Dinner at the Hotel RL will recognize new Paul Harris Fellows and multiple PH Fellows and also two or more Major PH Donors from our Club to be recognized at the meeting.  A great program and a shorter one is promised for that evening.  Sign up before January 15th for $35 and save money; new Rotarians / Paul Harris Fellows pay only $26.50.
Become a Sustaining Member by giving $100 ($50 matching while resources last)
Earn a Paul Harris Fellowship by giving $1,000.
A Major PH Donor is one who contributed $10,000.
FELLOWSHIP: Ken Fialkowski
Ken was creative in quizzing and fining members for the Club.
Medallion: Boys and Girls Clubs Youth of the Year event set for January 31st at SPSCC.






 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> Register by December 15 to save.
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.