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What’s that white stuff coming down?  Is it the wildly and widely predicted winter storm?  Why weren’t all the tables filled with brave and sturdy Rotarians?  Could it be we have some snow scaredy cats amongst us?    
 
 
       Beware the Ides of February…I know, Shakespeare told Julius Caesar to “Beware the ides of March”, but he did not listen either and look what happened to him!
Somehow, I just could not write about Snowmageddon, our disastrous week of heavy snow and what it did to the Tacoma area.  Too depressing.  But we can blame that or the ides of February for the very light turnout at our meeting of February 15th.
       President Gayle Selden raised her hand, the bell was alerting and the members stood. First came the Thought for the Day by Andrew Kruse to elaborate on Service Above Self.  Gary Fulton led the Flag Salute, and a thank you was given to Ward Fletcher, Terry Roarke, and Rob Erb for setting up, Jim Rooks for manning the Paul Harris table, Jan Gee for doing ticket sales, Walt Richardson for being photographer and yours truly for writing the Bulletin. (We'll see how this goes!) And thank you, Gayle, for encouraging the members to speak sloooooooowly! 
     Today was the 70th anniversary of the very first Emmy Awards. There were only 35,000 television sets in the US in 1948 and 37 stations, but it was time to award people. (There was a 600% growth in 1949. But '48, not so much.) Rudy Vallee got called away at the last second, and Walter O'Keefe hosted in his place at the Hollywood Athletic Club. "Pantomime Quiz" won for most popular show. The Best Film Made for Television went to "The Necklace", starring Arthur Shields. And Most Outstanding Television Personality went to Shirley Dinsdale (a ventriloquist).
 

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Kevin Rupprecht, Principal, Harrison Preparatory
Feb 22, 2019
Update on the International Baccalaureate Learning Program
Kari Young & Mary Dunaway, KNKX 88.5
Mar 01, 2019
Future of Public Radio in the South Sound
Professor Lorraine K. Bannai, Seattle U Law School
Mar 08, 2019
The Japanese American Incarceration and Its Present Day Relevance
John Caulfield, City Manager
Mar 15, 2019
City of Lakewood Annual Report
49th Sportsmen Auction Committee
Mar 22, 2019
Update and Team Work Time
Michelle Douglas Executive Director
Apr 05, 2019
Meet the New Director of Emergency Food Network
Duke Paulson, Executive Director
Apr 12, 2019
Tacoma Rescue Mission
 
 
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