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Welcome to the Rotary Club of Lakewood!


Service Above Self

We meet Fridays at 12:00 PM
Tacoma Country & Golf Club
13204 Country Club Drive SW
Lakewood, WA  98498
United States
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Director, Club Admin
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Director, World Affairs
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Director, Youth
Home Page Stories
President Don Daniels called the Rotary Club of Lakewood to order right on time.  This bulletin should come with a warning:  what you are about to read is not all good news.  Some of what we have to write about today is grim reporting, and some is cautionary if not downright depressing.
         For some reason, about 45% of the usual Rotarians attending Friday meetings had other things to do today. There was one table with two lonely members sitting and missing members at most other tables. And they missed a great meeting dealing with changes to the Constitution and Bylaws about attendance and the real Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson, all the way from Olympia.
President Don Daniels started the Groundhog Day meeting on this date, but strangely without any recognition of this important American tradition! Stay tuned, however, in this bulletin as we reveal that our very subtle President Don really did honor the furry little creature known as Punxsutawney Phil.
The January 26th meeting of the Rotary Club of Lakewood was rung to order by the pacing Don Daniels.
Dan Livingston gave the invocation and Bill Price lead us in the Pledge.
Below: J Lown
What a wonderful surprise to have PP Ron Irwin as President for a day! It is a good thing for President Don Daniels to do that. The year as president goes by so quickly – just about the time the Pres hits stride – it’s over! Having a “bench” of past presidents to rely on is a great resource.
Welcome back to the Country Club! Our first meeting of the New Year back in our home.
It was recently discovered that the only men who claim to not understand women are the young, the old, and middle-aged.
Have you ever had a festive evening at a scenic lakefront locale drinking Tom and Jerrys, eating delicious food, surrounded by chatty, excited friends with games on the table and the thought of not caring when it will end? 
The December 8th meeting of the Rotary Club of Lakewood was rung to order right on time by President Don Daniels. Charlene Miseli shared the invocation and Bill Allen led us in the pledge. President Daniels thanked Bob Hammar and Rob Erb for the set up; Jim Rooks for collecting $392 at the Foundation Desk; Leon Titus on the ticket sales, Photographer Troy Wilcox and bulletin writer Gayle Selden.
Did you see the full super moon on Sunday morning? It is also known as the full cold moon. That’s not a big news item. Neither would it be astounding to write this bulletin on the theme of The Twelve Days of Christmas. How about Advent? Ask a millennial if they even know what the story of Advent is. Not that any millenials read this. In fact, if it doesn’t fit on the screen of a smart phone, millenials probably can’t read it! What about sexual harassment? Wow! There’s news! Maybe the crack Lakewood Rotary Bulletin Committee could get an interview with Matt Lauer or Harvey Weinstein. Probably not. I know – this bulletin will just be about the meeting on December 1st and a mention about the festivities that evening hosted by the Partners in Lakewood Rotary. Just for fun we’ll throw in some speculation and innuendo.
“Without heroes, we are all plain people, and don’t know how far we can go.” – Bernard Malamud
Today was all about our heroes, those among us and those gone before.
It's Rotary Foundation Month! To mark the occasion, we had a speaker, but that comes later in this document. (It's kind of fun to call this a document....makes it seem somehow important. Maybe I should have called it a treatise, to drive that point home.) So anyway, this being Foundation Month, it's a good time to revisit our own history with the Foundation. As most know, there was no history on this subject for the club's first 15 years.
President Don, aka DD, convened the meeting with the ringing of the bell and got right to it. The invocation was led by Clint Johnson and Mary Moss (she of the jaunty hat) led us in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Apparently subbing for Don Daniels was DD, a very familiar look-alike. He called the meeting to order and the chatty membership soon became quiet. The invocation was led by Mary Covelli Johnson and the Pledge of Allegiance was led by Mo Sarram. Set up was by Rob Erb, Duncan Cook and Bob Hammar.
The Friday, October 13th Meeting of the Rotary Club of Lakewood was called to order by President Don Daniels. From what I could tell there was no one in the room with paraskevidekatriaphobia.*
Corny jokes abound this fall season: for example - What's the ratio of a pumpkin's circumference to its diameter?  Answer? Pumpkin Pi. Oh, I can’t stop laughing over that one, but I’ll try. And I promise that’s the last of them.

Once again, President Daniels began the meeting right on time, which, in effect, is whenever he starts it – you know, being President and all. Our fearless leader gleefully announced that, after the conclusion of today’s meeting, he is one quarter of the way through his Presidency. Do we give the President a “First 120 Days” review like we give another President a “First 100 Days” review? I’m wondering what that would look like. Maybe Eric Q. can create some polling questions, have Greg R. put them on our website and we could vote……

Today's meeting extravaganza was all about golf and the District Governor. Actually, it was more about the District Governor, and a little bit about golf. But after extensive research, and I do mean extensive, there appears to be absolutely no jokes or funny quotes about district governors. Must be some somewhere. Maybe if Horn gets elected. So, in the meantime, we'll stick with golf.
President Don brought the meeting to order at precisely the time he wanted it to start. Scott Buser gave the invocation and Eric Quinn led us in the pledge.
Mary Dodsworth, City of Lakewood
Mar 02, 2018
Fort Steilacoom Pavilion in the Park Update
Mike Davis, Divisional President/ Paul Davis VP
Mar 09, 2018
McLane Company – An American Success Story
Sarah Ioannides, Music Director
Mar 16, 2018
Symphony Tacoma
Lt. Col Trace Dotson
Mar 23, 2018
Operation Deep-Freeze
Mary Marlin & Rose Stevens
Mar 30, 2018
Lakewood Nepal Service Projects
John Caulfield, Lakewood City Manager
Apr 27, 2018
State of the City
Liz Dunbar, Executive Director
May 11, 2018
Immigrants and Refugees -- Rhetoric vs. Reality
Installation Meeting
Jul 06, 2018
President-elect Gayle Selden, Officers and Board
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