may 14, 2018 Vol 2.5

Welcome to Connections!
The bulletin for the Rotary Passport Club of Pierce County. 
News and Updates
Welcome Mike Yoder
During our meeting on May 9th we welcomed the newest member to Passport Club of Pierce County, Mike Yoder.  Mike is the Executive Director at Associated Ministries
Friendship Exchange Social

Join us during our meeting on May 23rd as we hear from both inbound and outbound Rotary International's Friendship Exchange participant and have the opportunity to learn more about the program.  During this Rotary year our district paired with District 780 , located in the Nova Scotia, Canada.  In October 2017 twelve members of District 5020 spent three weeks visiting District 780 and their members are now here visiting ours.  A few of their members will talk to us about themselves, their District and their home.   This will be a great informal chance to talk with inbound and outbound couples that have participated in the exchanges and find out more about the program. 

Friendship Exchange participants travel as individuals, couples, families, or groups, and may include Rotary members and nonmembers. Prospective exchange teams communicate in advance to decide on the purpose, format, timing, logistics, and duration of each visit.

Exchanges offer unique chances for cultural immersion and interchange. They might include opportunities for professionals, including young professionals, to build global understanding and boost vocational and leadership skills. They can provide cultural experiences, vocational activities, fellowship, and much more.

The meeting will be at Johnny's Dock - 1900 E D St, Tacoma, WA 98421 at 6PM

(YES, JOHNNY'S IS OPEN.  There was a change in ownership, however they are not closed. )


Foundation 2 for 1 matching points
The Rotary Foundation Committee would like to remind members about the 2 for 1 offer.  Any member making a donation before June 30th to The Rotary Foundation for at least $100 will receive 100 matching points towards a Paul Harris Fellowship.  Donations may be turned into Nita Sell at the May 23rd meeting or via credit/debit on the Foundation's webs site.  If making a donation on the website, please make sure to let Nita know once you have made the donation in order to receive your 100 matching points.  If you are not able to make it to the meeting on the 23rd and would like to mail a check to the club for us to process, it can be mailed to: PO Box 111674, Tacoma, WA 98411.
PCPC At DTA 2018
Passport Club of Pierce County had quite a few members at DTA and the District Conference Celebration Dinner.  As a first time attendee, PCPC member Megan Schoor had a great time, "DTC was a great opportunity to hear inspiring speakers, network with other Rotarians (including Rotaractors!) in our district, and exchange ideas about service projects that are both easy to coordinate and helpful to our community."  Her experience was echoed by all members attending. 
June 2018 Service Opportunities
The Project and Volunteer Committee has some great opportunities lines up for this summer.  Contact Megan Schoor for more details.
  • June 2nd - Hope Sparks Rummage Sale: Donate items and/or volunteer.
  • June 8th - Boys and Girls Club event from 3:30pm - 7pm: run booth and/or donate food for dinner at family night.
May 2018 Rotary Theme is Youth Service Month
May is Youth Services Month within Rotary.

Rotary’s programs are developing the next generation of leaders, providing funding to make the world a better place, and making peace a priority. And our programs are not just for club members. Learn how you can make a difference in your community through Rotary.

Check out more information about some of the Rotary Youth Services such as:

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA)

New Generations Service Exchange

Rotary Youth Exchange

PCPC Member Announcements
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  If you have a photo to include, please send as a jpg. 

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
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.
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.
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Rotary Links
Rotary International
RI President Home
Rotary Global Rewards
Joining Rotary
Rotary History
Rotary Foundation
For New Members
Upcoming Events
Club Social Discussion - Friendship Exchange
Johnny's Dock
May 23, 2018
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Family Carnival Night
Bethlehem Baptist Church
Jun 08, 2018
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Club Meeting
RAM - Lakewood
Jun 13, 2018
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Club Social - Turnover - SAVE THE DATE
Jun 27, 2018
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Joseph LeRoy
May 17
Join Date
Lori Duester
May 2, 2002
16 years
Sue Potter
May 12, 2010
8 years
Stephanie Nicklaus
May 19, 2011
7 years
Ann Farrell
May 22, 2003
15 years
Chris Lee
May 24, 2012
6 years
Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
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