Vol 1.15 April 23 , 2017

Welcome to Connections!
The bulletin for the Rotary Passport Club of Pierce County. 
News and Updates
JOIN - EFN Repack & Placement of Little Free Library - April 29th
Join us on April 29th at EFN as we have our first repack and then following the repack we will be placing our first Little Free Library at EFN.
More details and sign up available on the event page:
Welcome Koree Wick
Welcome to the Rotary Passport Club of Pierce County Koree!  Koree was introduced by the club's incoming Treasurer Stephanie Nicolas.
Koree is the Director of Finance with West Pierce Fire & Rescue.  She grew up in the area and then attended E. Oregon and UW. 
Koree has been involved in many ways helping to make Pierce County a better place.  She has served on the board of multiple not-for-profit organizations and was a member of ALF Class 23. 
Please welcome Koree to PCPC.
Welcome Pam Wiles
Welcome to the Rotary Passport Club of Pierce County Pam!
During our meeting on March 8th, Ann Farrell introduced our club's newest member, Pam Wiles.
Pam is the business manager at Wiles Chiropractic.  When she is not working she enjoys running marathons, and has run in many, including the Boston Marathon.  She also enjoys hiking and other activities.  Pam has three children. 
We are excited to have you join the club, Welcome!
Update on Micro Finance Project in Guatemala
During on our meeting on April 12th PCPC member Debbie Ranniger shared her recent trip to Guatemala where she met some of the recipients of the Micro Finance  Rotary Global Grant she helped create while a member of Tacoma 8 Rotary. The grant helped fund and educate 118 women to build their small businesses.  Thank you Debbie for sharing the amazing work that Rotary does on a global level.  This project is a great example of how the Districts Grants and International Grants can be maximized along with partnering with other clubs to make great things happen. 
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.
Club Runner Corner
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Upcoming Events
BOD Meeting
The Spar
Apr 26, 2017
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Social Meeting
The Spar
Apr 26, 2017
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
EFN Repack 4/29/2016
Emergency Food Network
Apr 29, 2017 2:30 AM
2017 District Training and Conference
Clearwater Casino Resort
May 04, 2017 – May 06, 2017
Urban Elk
May 10, 2017
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Hunger Walk
Fort Steilacoom Park
May 20, 2017
BOD Meeting
May 24, 2017
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Social Meeting
May 24, 2017
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Social Meeting
Matty Studio
May 24, 2017
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Rotary International Convention
Jun 10, 2017 – Jun 14, 2017
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Jinnie Horan
April 18
Join Date
Emily Reiter-Sparks
April 11, 2002
15 years
Duke York
April 26, 2012
5 years
Deborah Ranniger
April 29, 2010
7 years
Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
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