And Then Came Friday

Sunday, May 9, 2021 By: Mary Marlin
May 7, 2021
By Mary Marlin

 And then came Friday. Now just so you know, there is a catch-up (not the hot dog ketchup) opportunity with club members if you choose to zoom at 11:30 before the official meeting at 12:30.  President Mark Edgecomb will be available to take questions, answer questions and tell jokes! This is a great chance to meet up with fellow Rotarians and learn even more about what's happening in the world.... especially the world of Lakewood. So here is what I learned today at the informal meeting:

 John Warner generously mentioned he will be contributing $2000 to the auction! Andrew Kruse said he'd had a rough week. So did Mike Murtha when his car was broken into at Chambers Bay.  The good news is that he knows who did it!!!! Wow! Leanna has new curls. Very cute. Rick Selden is living the good life! Said that floormasters live the dream.  Mark thought it was the accountants.  (To be continued)

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A Startling Discovery

Sunday, May 2, 2021 By: John W. Magnuson

A Startling Discovery

In preparation for writing this bulletin, I did some research. I happen to have an August 8, 2003 bulletin on file. It comes as no surprise that the meeting format at the Rotary Club of Lakewood since then hasn’t changed one whit. Or, even two whits. Now some claim that the meeting format is traditional and doesn’t need alteration. Others may say that we are stuck in the whits. It is not up to me as a mere  Reporter to suggest change or keep stuff the same.  But there is something very sinister that needs disclosure. Reading that bulletin from almost 17 years ago and checking the names of those people involved with and attending that one meeting – many have mysteriously vanished! So, it is not beyond the realm of possibility that the format and conduct of meetings at Lakewood Rotary is making people disappear! Even more disturbing is the possibility that there exists a shadow group of Rotarians who control the format of the meetings and once crossed… Well, I’ll just let you draw your own conclusions, but can you say “Lakewood Rotary Mafia?

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Shooting Par at Lakewood Rotary

Sunday, April 25, 2021 By: Donn Irwin
Shooting Par at the Lakewood Rotary Club Meeting
 April 23, 2021  by Donn Irwin
A sure way to hit a par is to leave a four-foot birdie putt two inches from the hole.

Golf, a very short history:
First century Romans played a game similar to golf – it was called “paganica”.
Between the 8th and 14th centuries the Chinese played “chuiwan”. They used a club like stick to hit a small ball into a hole.
The modern game of golf originated in 15th century Scotland while the 18-hole game we have today began in 1764 and was created at St. Andrews, Scotland on the “Old Course”.
The first written record of golf in the west shows up in a document written by King James II in 1457 banning the game because it was a distraction to learning archery. (As well as many other things I would imagine).
In 1502 Jimmy the second’s wiser descendant, James IV, lifted that crazy ban…. mainly because he became a golfer himself.
The oldest golf tournament in the world is the “Open Championship”, better known to us as the British Open.


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A Different Sort of Meeting

Sunday, April 18, 2021 By: Gregory J. Rediske

A Different Sort of Meeting, Lawyer Style by Greg Rediske

I looked at my calendar: bulletin writing, April 16. Oh, no. Another meeting with a CPA running the show. A guy whose life is built around 2 + 2 equaling 4. Every. Dang. Time. But wait!!! Who is that in the Big Guy’s chair?!? Why, it’s Joe Quinn, lawyer! 2 + 2 might equal 4, or not, depending on what the judge might want to hear….Yes, a lawyer! The profession with more (scathing) jokes than any other profession (and with good reason, perhaps?). You know, the guys of whom it is said that 99% of them give the others a bad name. Lawyers, who are buried 600 feet in the ground, because deep down they’re really nice people. The age-old question:  If a lawyer is talking in the forest and there is no one around to hear him, can he still bill for it? And what’s the difference between a CPA and a lawyer? CPAs KNOW they’re boring. (Like the lady who is given 3 months to live, and the doctor advises her to immediately go out and marry a CPA. “But why?”, she understandably asks. The doctor replies, “Because 3 months will then seem like an eternity.”)

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Our DG Greg Horn

Sunday, April 11, 2021 By: Gayle Selden
THE LAKEWOOD KEY for April  9, 2021

All Hail the District Governor   by Gayle Selden
The April 9th Meeting of the Rotary Club of Lakewood was called to order by President Mark Edgecomb. Mark called on Andrew Kruse who provided an inspiring thought relating to Martin Luther King, Jr and Dietrich Bonhoeffer and our service as Rotarians. He shared this quote from Bonhoeffer, “We are not simply to bandage the wounds of victims beneath the wheels of injustice, we are to drive a spoke into the wheel itself.” A life committed to service does not come without a cost but it surely seems our work is worth it. Andrew provided a great start to the Official Visit of District Governor Greg Horn.
In honor of the District Governor, we had both the American and Canadian Anthem played.  I am thankful for Zoom as we didn’t have to sing them this time.

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Spring is Here

Sunday, April 4, 2021 By: Paula T. Olson

Springtime comes to Lakewood Rotary  by Paula Olson

                When President Mark opened the meeting on Friday, he was stepping into a special period of time with flowers coming up and bees buzzing and starting with yesterday’s April Fool’s Day on April 1st. Next, Easter or Bunny Day on April 4th for some, Passover for others and Ramadan a bit later for more others. Maybe it was the excitement that caused our Prez and our Illustrious District Gov. Greg Horn to talk about staging a coup d'état and staying in office for two or three more years. And why he was not willing to relinquish control of the meeting to our top tech person, Leanna Christian who had to get stern with the Prez so she could get the controls to mute us, since we are so wild and crazy, we can’t mute ourselves. Nonetheless, the meeting started promptly at 12:30 pm.

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State of the City

Sunday, March 28, 2021 By: Eric T Quinn
The State of the City by Eric Quinn
Lakewood Rotary Key for March 26, 2021
President Mark Edgecomb rang the meeting to order at 12:31 PM
Invocation: Chris Kimball gave the invocation. He asked a Higher Power to assist us in knowing “who to help, how to help, and when to help.”
Flag Salute. Jim Bisceglia led us in the pledge.  
Making Our Meeting Happen
Gayle Selden ran the Zoom meeting.
John Lowney handled the cash.
Eric Quinn wrote the bulletin.
Everyone at the meeting took photographs (well almost everyone)

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Puppies, Kittens and Much More

Tuesday, March 23, 2021 By: Tonya Winski
The Lakewood Key for March 19, 2021   (corrected version)
Kittens, puppies and so much more!
  By Tonya Winski

Kittens, puppies, vacuuming, bells ringing, and so much more! The sights and sounds of Zoom meetings are always entertaining (and maybe just a little distracting, Barlow!).  
I’ve noticed over the past several months of reading our weekly bulletin that I am more of a meat and potatoes writer – I suppose I’ve been trained to get to the point in my writing, using the fewest words possible, so here I go with today’s bulletin: 

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