september 24, 2020 Vol 5.2

Welcome to Connections!
The bulletin for the Rotary Passport Club of Pierce County. 
News and Updates
Club Updates (9/24/2020)
A few updates and information for our club that I would like to pass along.
  • We still have three meetings which will need a program.  If you have an idea of a program or a speaker that you would like to invite, please let me know.  (2nd Wednesday of the month)
  • Rotary focus meetings - Is there a Rotary topic that you would like to learn more about?  Please let me know.  I am working on finding speakers/programs for the Rotary focus meetings (4th Wednesday of the month)
  • Make sure to check out the calendar for our meetings coming up
  • For those that have pledged a donation during a meeting for our 50/50 drawing, please make sure to pay your invoices.  You should have received an invoice via email.  You can also find your current balance in your club runner account by logging in to the 'member area' and then click on 'MyClubRunner' in the top navigation which will open a second row navigation.  From there you can click on 'my account balance' which will provide your open balance.  You can pay via credit card through the site. 
Tacoma North Rotary Auction 2020
The Rotary Club of Tacoma North is having an online auction to raise funds for Emergency Food Network.  The auction is live now and will be closing Friday September 25th.  Click here to visit their auction.
September is Literacy Month - Book Challenge
In honor of September being Literacy Month District Governor Greg Horn has challenged clubs to collect 2 books per member.  (See DG Horn's message below.) 
For those that would like to participate you may donate your books directly to a school or organization or coordinate with Prez Karyn, she can pick up the books from you and they will go into one of our club's Little Free Libraries.  If you are able to take a picture with you and your books please send it to Prez Karyn, she will create a collage of the photos to celebrate our service in action.  
Count Down to History - End Polio Event - Oct 17th
Rotary District 5020 will mark historic progress toward a polio-free world while urging the community to help end the paralyzing disease. Rotary members in District 5020 are taking action, virtually, on October 17 2020 to raise awareness, funds, and support to end polio, a vaccine-preventable disease that still threatens children in parts of the world today. Visit for more information.
While October 24th is known as World Polio Day, a date selected by Rotary International to commemorate the birth of Jonas Salk, who led the first team to develop a vaccine against poliomyelitis, we have an amazing opportunity to celebrate World Polio Day, early, with a collection of speakers who will truly inspire you. Join us! Register now:
Tickets are only $30 and All proceeds, minus the credit card processing fee, from this event, will go directly towards PolioPlus and is eligible to receive Paul Harris points/credit. Please make sure to have your Rotary Member number available when you signup!
Meet our Speakers!
President 2020-2021, Rotary International
Executive Director, Polio Survivors Rotarian Action Group
Director 2019-2021 & Vice President 2020-2021, Rotary International
Assistant Governor & Polio Team Leader, Rotary International District 5020
Past President 2016-2017, Rotary International
Assistant Governor & Event MC, Rotary International District 5020
Rotarian of the Month 2020-2021
Each month a club member is named as Rotarian of the Month.  The newly awarded member will then be the one to select next month's ROTM for the reason of their choosing.  
Congratulations to:
July - Joe LeRoy
August - Stephanie Shramm
September - Terri Scott
Unite District 5020
Have you seen this month's district magazine yet?  Interested in prior editions?  
Check out the current and past editions on the district website at:
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. 

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
Have you logged onto ClubRunner?  Every member has an account in ClubRunner.  If you have not already, please log onto your ClubRunner account and take a look.  If you don't know your account information, from the login page, click on the forgot password.  The email in the system will be the same one that this email was sent to.  ClubRunner logon:
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
Volunteer to Plan a Program for 2020-2021 Year
Jul 01, 2020 – Jun 30, 2021
Club Meeting - District Gov. Greg Horn
Oct 14, 2020
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Club Meeting - Veternas Day
Nov 11, 2020
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
View entire list
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Tony Camoroda
September 18
Kathryn Lewis
September 26
Duke York
September 27
Russell Hampton
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