Connections
May 9, 2017  Vol 1.16

Welcome to Connections!
The bulletin for the Rotary Passport Club of Pierce County. 
 
 
News and Updates
DTA 2017
The first weekend of May was District Training & Assembly (DTA) at the Suquamish Casino & Event Center and PCPC was well represented.  We had 8 members, 3 spouses, and 1 mascot.  Join us at the club meeting on May 10 to hear from members that were in attendance. 
Over the three days members had a great fellowship, learning and adventures. 
PCPC received an award for our growth in membership.  Thank you Joe, Stephanie and Karyn for photos
Members during a break in the speakers
 
Receiving our Membership Award
Repack & Little Free Libraries
12 Passport Rotary Club of Pierce County (PCPC) Members plus four guests completed two service project April 29th at Emergency Food Network (EFN) in Lakewood. EFN Executive Director Helen McGovern-Pilant, lead the way with a tour of the EFN warehouse followed by a repack project. PCPC members repacked 6,600 pounds of beans into smaller bags to be shipped out to over 70 food banks in Pierce County. The bags not only contained a family sized portion of beans, but a recipe to cook the beans in four different languages. Repack items will not only provide nutritional food for families, but a fun and family friendly way to cook them!  Click here to see all the pictures from the Repack
After the repack, PCPC members and guests, placed our clubs first Little Free Library (LFL) as part our literacy initiative project. The take a book - leave a book concept is great for neighborhood communities who will now have access to age appropriate books for free anytime! LFL's inspire a love of reading, build community, and spark creativity by fostering neighborhood book exchanges.  Click here to see all the pictures from placing the LFL at EFN
 
Springbrook Park Playground
This City of Lakewood is ready to celebrate the expansion of Springbrook Park.  For this project PCPC partnered with South Tacoma, Lakewood, and other local Rotary clubs.    Join us on Saturday, June 10 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the park located at 12601 Addison Street SW in Lakewood.  Bring the whole family – there will be lots to do.  Besides playing on our amazing new playground, some of the fun will include garden activities, arts and crafts, face painting, games, prizes, soccer skills, resource tables and refreshments.  So many people and partners to thank – our presentation will be at 3:00 p.m. - See more at: http://passportrotary.org/event/springbrook-park-playground/#sthash.vr53hGC8.dpuf
This City of Lakewood is ready to celebrate the expansion of Springbrook Park.  For this project PCPC partnered with South Tacoma, Lakewood, and other local Rotary clubs.    Join us on Saturday, June 10 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the park located at 12601 Addison Street SW in Lakewood.  Bring the whole family – there will be lots to do.  Besides playing on our amazing new playground, some of the fun will include garden activities, arts and crafts, face painting, games, prizes, soccer skills, resource tables and refreshments.  So many people and partners to thank – our presentation will be at 3:00 p.m. - See more at: http://passportrotary.org/event/springbrook-park-playground/#sthash.vr53hGC8.dpuf
This City of Lakewood is ready to celebrate the expansion of Springbrook Park.  For this project PCPC partnered with South Tacoma, Lakewood, and other local Rotary clubs.    Join us on Saturday, June 10 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the park located at 12601 Addison Street SW in Lakewood.  Bring the whole family – there will be lots to do.  Besides playing on our amazing new playground, some of the fun will include garden activities, arts and crafts, face painting, games, prizes, soccer skills, resource tables and refreshments.  So many people and partners to thank – our presentation will be at 3:00 p.m.
Rotary Fellowships and Action Groups
When you join Rotary you are a member of a Club, District, Zone, Area, and Rotary International.  These are all determined by geography and where your club is located.  You may be aware of projects that the club is doing both locally and globally, but did you know that there are other ways which you can engage with Rotary?  There are Fellowships and Action Groups.  These are made up of individuals from around the world that share a common passion/interest in a particular topic or cause. 
 
Rotary Fellowships are independent, social groups that share a common passion. Being part of a fellowship is a fun way to make friends around the world.  Some examples are genealogy, bowling, fishing, photography, and much more.
Rotary Action Groups (aka - RAGs): A RAG is an autonomous group of Rotarians, family members, program participants and alumni who are experts in a particular field, such as microcredit or water and sanitation. Group members share their expertise by collaborating with clubs and districts on service projects.
 
The web page for each has a full listing of fellowships and groups.  Each edition of Connections we will highlight a fellowship/group.  If something sparks your interest, we encourage you to contact them and find out more about the activities of the group/fellowship. 
 
Highlighted Fellowship
Highlights from their website:
 

Why Not Join Us...

  • We are always looking for Rotarians that have an appreciation for wine and would like to enjoy this with fellow Rotarians..  Through your  membership you will be able to learn more about wine and gain a better appreciation for the many aspects of wine.  We look forward to your joining us.
  • We invite you to join one of the most enjoyable, wine related social groups in existence. Our objective is to learn more about wine, wine and food pairings and any other topics related to the appreciation of wine so that our own appreciation of good wine will be enhanced.
  • The fellowship has an email newsletter and members are encouraged to visit our interactive wine website  frequently for updates, features, articles and information on wine events and trips. Annual meetings are held at the RI International Conventions.
 
PCPC Member Announcements
Sue Potter extends an invitation for two upcoming FISH Food Bank events:
 
 
Karyn Siegrist would like to mention that LDCC is now accepting patients age 19 & 20!
 
 
Joseph LeRoy invites you to join HopeSparks on Wednesday, May 31st for our Second Annual Rise & Shine Fundraising Breakfast. You’ll experience a powerful program and learn how together, we can make a difference for children and families in Pierce County who face trauma, abuse, and overwhelming life challenges!

 
 
News/Announcements for Your Company
Does your company have an event coming up or some other news/announcement that you would like to share with the members of our club?  If so, we would like to include them in the Connections.  To have information included, please email the details to Karyn Siegrist.
Engagement Reporting
Please email information regarding Rotary engagement such as service projects, club activities and/or visiting other clubs to passportrotary@gmail.com
Donation to Rotary International
Giving to Rotary International is easy, their site offers multiple ways of giving and programs which you can donate to.  Visit the RI giving page to learn more.
 
Membership
Do you know someone that would be a good Rotarian?  Guests are always welcome at our meetings. Invite them to join you and learn more about Rotary and the Passport Club of Pierce County.
Curious what to do next if you would like to propose a person for membership?  The membership application is on our website.
Membership chair Chris Lee is available if you have any questions or would like some assistance.
Club Runner Corner
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Rotary Links
Rotary International
RI President Home
About Rotary
Joining Rotary
Rotary History
Rotary Foundation
For New Members
Upcoming Events
Meeting
Urban Elk
May 10, 2017
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
 
Hunger Walk
Fort Steilacoom Park
May 20, 2017
 
BOD Meeting
TBD
May 24, 2017
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
 
Social Meeting
Matty Studio
May 24, 2017
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
 
Rotary International Convention
Jun 10, 2017 – Jun 14, 2017
 
Springbrook Park Playground
Springbrook Park
Jun 10, 2017
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
 
Meeting
Urban Elk
Jun 14, 2017
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
 
EFN Repack 6/24/2017
Emergency Food Network
Jun 24, 2017
9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
 
BOD Meeting
TBD
Jun 28, 2017
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
 
Social Meeting
Jun 28, 2017
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
 
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Joseph LeRoy
May 17
 
Join Date
Lori Duester
May 2, 2002
15 years
 
Sue Potter
May 12, 2010
7 years
 
Stephanie Nicklaus
May 19, 2011
6 years
 
Ann Farrell
May 22, 2003
14 years
 
Chris Lee
May 24, 2012
5 years
 
Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
Sage
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