Connections
march 7, 2018 Vol 2.2

Welcome to Connections!
The bulletin for the Rotary Passport Club of Pierce County. 
 
 
News and Updates
Book Drive/Giveaway for STAR Center's Winter Wonderland
Tacoma Schools & MetroParks (ALF Class 24) is hosting an event on March 11th from 2:30 pm - 8:30 pm at the STAR Center for families who have children with disabilities. Our Rotary Club goal is to collect 2,200 books (K-5 reading level) to give away at the event. Any leftover books from the event will go to our Little Free Libraries. With 1,000 books already collected, we are nearly halfway to our event goal! We’ll hold a book drive at our February 14th and February 28th meetings, so feel free to bring any children’s books with you. To volunteer to hand out books to children at the event, please sign up here for a two-hour shift. Large quantities of books can also be dropped off to Jinnie Horan at Boys & Girls Clubs of South Puget Sound (in the building next door to the STAR Center). If you have any questions, feel free to contact Joe LeRoy, Jinnie Horan, or Megan Schoor.
Remembering Christopher Howard Lee
Christopher Howard Lee, a charter member of our Rotary Passport Club of Pierce County, passed away early Tuesday, February 6, 2018, after a courageous battle. Chris was Chair of the Membership Committee and had previously been a member of Tacoma 8 Rotary from 2012-2016. Chris’ energy and passion were felt by those who knew him. From his business in Sandler Training, to his love of Egyptology, to being a Rotarian, he did it all with love and enthusiasm. The Passport Club awarded Chris his first Paul Harris Fellowship. When he learned of this honor, he clutched the Paul Harris medallion to his heart, got tears in his eyes, and said that he was thrilled to receive it. Chris was grateful, and we are grateful to have had him in our lives. He is survived by his wife, Lynn, whom he loved and adored. Lynn thanks the Passport Club for the card with words of comfort and for the gift she received. A public celebration of Chris’ life is being planned for early summer and will be announced to the Club. Chris will be missed terribly.
This Month in Rotary - March 2018
March is Water and Sanitation Month within Rotary.  Clean water and sanitation is a human right.  When people, especially children, have access to clean water, sanitation, and hygiene, they lead healthier and more successful lives. Lear more about how Rotary is involved in water and sanitation on the RI website at https://www.rotary.org/en/our-causes/providing-clean-water.
 
March 12 - 18 is World Rotaract Week.  Rotaract clubs bring together people ages 18-30 to exchange ideas with leaders in the community, develop leadership and professional skills, and have fun through service.  Did you know that our member Megan Schoor was a Rotaract when she was in college?  Currently there are 250,792 Rotaractors worldwide in 10,904 Rotaract clubs, which are in 184 different countries.  Lear more about Rotaract on the RI website at: https://www.rotary.org/en/get-involved/rotaract-clubs
 
 
March 31 the Preregistration discount ends for the .  Click on the link to learn more about RI Convention.  It is in Toronto, Canada this year.  If you are considering going, make sure to register before the 31st to receive the discount.
 
Rotary Global Rewards
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!
 
District 5020 District Training and Conference 2018
Register now for the District Training and Conference in Tacoma, May 4 - 5, 2018. You will have the opportunity to attend training sessions, hear an array of nationally recognized speakers, and most of all, get to know and share with fellow Rotarians from around our district. Stay at the award-winning Hotel Murano in the heart of downtown and enjoy all the city has to offer. You will also be treated to the Opening Celebration at the LeMay Car Museum. Have fun with your Rotary friends and make new friends as we celebrate Making a Difference and look forward to the Rotary year ahead!
 
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 passportrotary@gmail.com.  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 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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or go to the club's website and in the upper right hand corner click on "Member Login".
Rotary Links
Rotary International
RI President Home
Rotary Global Rewards
Joining Rotary
Rotary History
Rotary Foundation
For New Members
Upcoming Events
Book Giveaway - STAR Center Winter Wonderland
Mar 11, 2018
2:30 PM – 8:30 PM
 
Club Meeting
Farrelli's Pizza, Pt. Ruston
Mar 14, 2018
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
 
Club Social - Lake City Pub
Lake City Pub
Mar 28, 2018
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
 
Club Meeting
TBD
Apr 11, 2018
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
 
Club Social - Johnny's Dock
Johnny's Dock
Apr 25, 2018
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
 
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Louis Cooper
March 17
 
Beverly Vincent
March 18
 
Ann Farrell
March 19
 
Terri Scott
March 29
 
Carolyn Linden
March 31
 
Join Date
Kaaren Winkler
March 8, 2017
1 year
 
Pam Wiles
March 8, 2017
1 year
 
Jennifer Wolbrecht
March 22, 2007
11 years
 
Koree Wick
March 22, 2017
1 year
 
Gerald Moczynski
March 30, 2006
12 years
 
Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
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