Welcome to the Rotary Passport Club of Pierce County

The Passport Club of Pierce County is a new type of Rotary club designed to be flexible, affordable and accessible. We seek to serve the community with like-minded leaders, create friendships, and make business connections. Unlike traditional Rotary Clubs that meet weekly, the Passport club provides opportunities each month to have a club meeting, to volunteer, to socialize with one another and other area Rotarians, and to learn about our local and global community. Join us!
Club and District News

We hope you are able to join us for this month's social. We will be building more Little Free Libraries at York Enterprises. Come prepared for lots of fun and great conversation while we paint and glue our little libraries together.

Food will be catered for this event. A donation of $10 or a shareable beverage is suggested. Please click here to sign up for this event. Guests are welcome!

President Elect TONY CAMORODA was our greeter as we all met at Johnny's Dock.  They were newly remodeled, had a new menu, and the service went very smoothly. 
President Jinnie called the meeting to order at 6:03 as dinner orders were taken.  JENNIFER WOLBRECHT ably led the Four-Way Test.  Rotary anniversaries were announced:  Haley 1 year, Nita 22 years, and Neel 23 years. 
Fine Time:
  • Gerald: likes Eric Boles’ quote: “If you always focus on what you’re comfortable doing, you’ll never be great.”
  • Megan celebrated today by stepping in cat vomit!
  • Nita: 50th wedding anniversary in Galapagos Islands
  • Kaaren: son needs work while Tumwater schools on strike
  • Beverly: Going to Spokane for meetings with Kaaren
  • Terri: great July vacation, then appendectomy followed by 2nd surgery in August!
  • Helen: new grandbaby, Brelynn Renette.
  • Jennifer D: Hunter and wife evacuating out of So. Carolina to Atlanta
  • Neel: house resold; took garden tour of Colorado steppes.
  • Jennifer W: “I’ve had a long day”…and about 5 other people in the room nodded vigorously!  Had a big party to celebrate her 40th and their 10th anniversary.
  • President Jinnie: invited us all to Wine and Bingo on 11/3 for B&G Clubs.
Our wonderful August Rotarian of the Month, Sue Dahlin, awarded the September Rotarian of the Month recognition to HALEY EVANS.  She added that it was a pleasure to recognize a relatively new Rotarian’s commitment and excellence!
Our Co-Chair of the Foundation Committee, Nita Sell, was happy and proud to award BEVERLY VINCENT with her second Paul Harris Fellowship.  Beverly donates, contributes, volunteers and gives money to the Foundation, proving she is a great Passport Rotarian.
Beverly and Nita then jumped ahead on the agenda to give our club goals for giving to The Rotary Foundation ($3500) and Polio Plus ($500) during President Jinnie’s year, 2018-2019.  Of course our primary goals is EREY – every Rotarian donates at least $25 every year.
Club Administration update:  Jinnie stood in for Karyn.  Reminder to fill in the form at each meeting if you attended another Rotary club, attended a committee meeting, and/or volunteered for a project.  Or use the passportrotary@gmail.com to send it in.
Membership update: Jennifer D. reminded us to bring friends to our meetings and that we just received a new member application. 
  • Dorothy Lewis just hates missing our meetings but is still dealing with her stenosis issues; let’s all send her emails, cards, or messages to say we’re missing her.Check out Boon Supply before you buy anything because part of your money comes back to our club! https://www.boonsupply.com/collections/all?fundraiser=90043
Programs and Meeting Organization: update:  Haley and Sue
  • Social at York Enterprises on the 26th 5:30-7:00 where we will build more little libraries!  $10 to cover food.
  • Meeting with District Governor Craig on the 10th at the Lakewood Ram.  He’s is actually a great speaker so bring your friends and families.
  • December social moved up to 12/19 at Mad Cap Marketing, courtesy of Past President Stephanie.
  • Coat Drive in October; recipient organization to be announced.
NEEL PARIKH gave her talk about joining other Rotarians from our District who visited the grant project in Guatemala:  Business Development for Guatemalan Women. https://portal.clubrunner.ca/50092/stories/district-rotarians-visit-grant-project-in-guatemala.  How inspiring it is to learn that micro lending to women entrepreneurs works!
HOWARD SVIGALS, Assistant District Governor and District Foundation Chair gave an excellent report by starting out: “The Guatemala project is a perfect example of what The Rotary Foundation does!”  For the 10th year in a row, Charity Navigator has given us their highest rating.  The Gates Foundation will double our donations to Polio Plus over the next 3 years; we could reach $150,000,000. 
Meeting was adjourned at 7:10 pm. 
Recently two of our Little Free Libraries were installed.  The LFL at Hope Sparks was installed on August 22nd and was dedicated to PCPC member Christopher Lee, and another LFL was installed at McCarver Elementary. 
The same evening as the dedication of the LFL at HopeSparks, members also added "Book donated by the Rotary Passport Club of Pierce County" labels to hundreds of books that will be available in our LFLs around Pierce County.  Nice job!!
LFL at HopeSparks  Dedication of Christopher Lee LFL 
Reminder that our new monthly location for the Club Meetings will be at the Lakewood Ram.  Social time starts at 5:30 and the meeting will begin about 6:00pm.
The Lakewood Ram is located at:
RAM - Lakewood
10019 59th Ave SW
Lakewood, WA 98499
The new Fiscal Year for Rotary is almost here, which means it is invoice time.  The invoices for membership dues will be sent out shortly.  Check your email in the next few days.
If you or your business have something that you would like to share with the club, let us know and we can post it here.  Send any announcements to passportrotary@gmail.com.  If you have a photo to include, please send as a jpg. 

Save on tickets to the movies, sporting events, online and in person shopping, hotels, and much more.
Explore Rotary Global Rewards to find discounts and special offers, along with opportunities to give back to Rotary while doing your online shopping. 
Just a few of the offers that I found when doing a quick glance down the list included Office Depot (online or in person, discount off of purchase), discounted movie tickets (AMC, Regal, and Cinemark are included), and much more. 
The site also allows for members to post their own offerings.  Does your business have a product that you would like to offer to other Rotarians?  Consider making it available to the Rotary family.
In addition to the site, there is also an app for the Rotary Global Rewards, available for both Apple and Android, just search for Rotary Global Rewards.
To view the discounts and ways you can help support Rotary, log into your RI account and select the Rotary Global Rewards. 
Happy shopping, saving, and supporting Rotary!
About Our Club

Passport Club of Pierce County

Connecting for Good

Club Meeting 2nd Wed - 5:30PM - Check website for location of 4th Wed. Social Meeting
The RAM - Lakewood
10019 59th Ave SW
Lakewood, WA  98499
United States of America
District Site
Venue Map
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Past President
Rotary Foundation Co-Chair
Rotary Foundation Co-Chair
International Service
Programs and Meetings Co-Chair
Programs and Meetings Co-Chair
Club Administration
Service Projects Chair
Membership Chair
Director at Large
Public Image Chair
Club Calendar
October 2018
Upcoming Events
Meeting Responsibilities
Club Meeting 10/10/2018
Moczynski, Gerald
4 Way Test
Nicklaus, Stephanie
Story Writer
Vincent, Beverly