Posted by Ben Kirschner
Meeting of Lacey Rotary Club
at Lacey Community Center
  The meeting was opened by President Jim Burton
Jim wore his "OHANA" shirt commemorating the past cancer walks he has done for the "Relay for Life".
Next meeting, - Thursday, June 6th, will be  at Lacey Boys & Girls Club.
Pledge of Allegiance led by Ken Fialkowski
Song led by Verle Ketchum:
"God Bless America"
Thought for the Day by Tony Barret
"Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap,
but by the seeds you plant."
Travis Hoppe, Secretary of Aberdeen Club
Verle Ketchum's boss at Mullinax Ford
and Keith Lockwood, prospective member
Ken Parsons reported there will be 20 bicycles to give away in the kids area this year thanks to generous donations.
He also requested everyone attend the Paul Harris Award meeting, June 13, where 50 members will receive awards as new PH Fellows or "PH-plus" pins for each additional $1,000 donated to The Rotary Fund.
PROGRAM: "Changes in Thurston County"
hosted by Michael Cade, Economic Development Council

Recent new Tech firms have moved into the Lacey area, including robotics, avionics, cyber-security, prosthetics, etc., providing employment opportunities citing our area has the (3 x T's) talent, tolerance and technical capabilities.
Michael reviewed economic changes and job growth/decline over 15 years across the US and in Thurston County, since 2004, in a video that can be viewed at under the title "Geography of Jobs".
Duck Dash results will be reported at the June 6th meeting held at the Lacey Boys & Girls Club.




Ray Hardee: The Other Bank




FELLOWSHIP: Ken Fialkowski imposed fines on members to raise money for the Club. 

MEDALLION: Irene Emmons-Perez, Capital Travel, has been doing travel arrangements for 51 years, since May 1968, and now focuses primarily on Cruises.



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. 

Save the dates:
June 6th, Duck Dash results at the next meeting.
June 13th, Paul Harris Awards lunch at St Martins' Worthington Center
June 21-22, 2019: Relay for Life per Ray Hardee and Jim Burton
September 7, 2019: Brats, Brews and Bands at The HUB in Lacey from 1:PM to 10:PM.
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.