Posted by Ben Kirschner
Lacey Rotary Club Meeting
Saint Martin's University Norman Worthington Conference Center
Meeting opened at 12:30pm by President Dave Schneider
Pledge of Allegiance led by Karen Eitreim.
Singing of O Canada led by Tom Nelson and God Bless America by Verle Ketchum.
Thought for the Day:  
Ken Parsons offered thoughts for the residents  of
Texas, the Caribbean and southeastern US during
this devastating hurricane season, and also:
 "You are someone's best friend . . .
hat's off to you for 'being that rock'" 
Visiting Rotarians: Josh Wilson introduced District Governor Tom Carroll, his wife Laurie, Assistant District Governor Jonathan Sproufske and Rotarian Vicki Lameroux.
Guests of Rotarians:
 Kim Malcom introduced Chris Detrick of Townsquare Wellness
 Ken Anderson introduced new member Mike Heelan of O'Blarney's Irish Tavern
ROTARY MOMENT: Hilton Jarvis reviewed his personal history with Rotary since 1980 when he moved here with wife Lorna. 
The Club had been meeting in the Red Bull restaurant and Ken Parsons was the president when he joined in 1984. During Hilton's time in the Lacey Club, the motto of 'Service above self' has been a close parallel to his work in the Lacey Chapel and for his life since. 
President Dave Schneider has organized monthly dinner groups that will meet at a member's home or a restaurant as a social event each month in lieu of a regular meeting. If anyone else is interested in joining a group, contact Dave.
PROGRAM:  Message from Tom Carroll,  District Governor of District 5020
The DG encouraged all members to register for and attend the District Conference and Training Assembly held next May 2018 in Tacoma's Murano Hotel. 
DG Tom Carroll asked all of us to be involved, and just say yes when asked to do something for our Club. The clubs are the strength behind all the great things we Rotarians accomplish in our communities and the world.
Tom emphasized Rotary's unique qualities including :
  • Our classification system
  • Leadership skills of members
  • Passion for Rotary's mission
  • Perseverance and ability to get things done
The reputation of Rotary around the world is one of caring and trustworthiness; we care, we give and we expect no payback except the good feelings that come from giving - service above self - and the desire to change the world, one step at a time.
Laurie Carroll, Tom's wife, spoke out on the need for Rotarians to be more involved in literacy.
She encouraged us to give more books to worthy foundations, and announced a competition with the 79 other clubs in District 5020. Book donations per Rotarian will determine which club can donate the most books.
FELLOWSHIP by Carrie Whisler 
Carrie did a good job fining members for their personal involvement and political and public notoriety.
She itemized what one could buy if they won a "big lottery prize".
MEDALLION: Auctioned to Ken Balsley for $25.!
Members are called on to donate $100 to the RI foundation for this year's sustaining membership.
Recurring Club Events
Board meeting – held 4th Monday of every month at 5pm at Dave's office at a new location, September 25th.
District Conference and Training Assembly in
Tacoma, May 3-5, 2018 <Click here for more info>
VIDEOS of OTHER RECENT PROGRAMS (click on title to view program)
Exchange Student Experiences - Adina Niukoski on June 22nd
Olympia's Maritime History - Presentation on June 15th
Thurston ThrivesThurston County Commissioner Bud Blake
First Responders Making A Difference - Dick Garrett and Undersheriff Tim Braniff
City of Lacey Update - Scott Spence
Duck Dash 2017 Kick-Off - President-Elect Dave Schneider
Bloodworks Northwest - Heidi Schaiberger
CLUB/EVENT PHOTOS – Please see additional club photos taken by Dr. Yasemin Alptekin at the Lacey Rotary Club Facebook page:
DUCK DASH 2017 Photos (compiled by Dr. Yasemin Alptekin):
• Could not make the meeting?  Makeup a meeting online:
• Another makeup opportunity: The new Gateway - Panorama Rotary Club meets at 11:30 a.m. on the first and third Monday each month at the Seventeen51 Restaurant & Bistro at Panorama.