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Director - Outreach Services
Meeting via Zoom on April 30, 2020
Meeting of Lacey Rotary Club
on the Zoom application
 The meeting was opened by
Club President Elect Kelly Golob.
Kelly reminded us our nation's flag was made official when it was signed into law April 4th, 1818, and James Munroe was the President.
Since it was Irene's birthday, everyone wished her happy birthday with a song.
Kelly reported the ground has been cleared for the 50th anniversary project but is delayed about five weeks, until play equipment arrives.
Kelly cited decisions from the last Board meeting - to hold Duck Dash tickets, the event has been rescheduled for September 5th, the County Fairgrounds have been scheduled. The Board is still exploring what the event might become in September as unfortunately the school bands will not be available to play.
Our next meeting on Zoom, May 7th, will be announced by email beforehand.
Program: Patty Belmonte:
The Hands-on Museum
Patty has seen marvelous growth at the museum over the past 24 years; they had 328,000 visitors last year, 2019.
Due to the Corona virus restrictions, all staff have been furloughed except for a small management team working on a limited program of activity videos for kids and families.  Having to refund for cancelled programs, the museum's revenue is down 82 percent, for a loss of $328 thousand.
Knowing the value of real inter-action for childhood development, they are planning for a revised future. 
The museum will have a phased approach back to normal starting with outdoor/ open-air activities:
  1. Reduced use of props
  2. Changed space utilization
  3. Hand washing stations
  4. Control numbers of visitors
  5. Continue using videos where possible: (Doctor Science and Brin Smith on YouTube.)
More info is available at the website of 
Contact Larry Blume or Shellica with your ideas for future programs
SAVE the DATE: District Training May 16th
Bill McGregor reminded us to sign up for District Training taking place May 16th via Zoom.
It's easy to signup, click here or go to the website: 
Matt Hargrave's second son was born.
The Club Board has been contacting members to encourage involvement.
Kathy Houston reported Panorama continues to do well with no Covid-19 cases to date.





Food Bank still needs volunteers: The third Thursday of each month at 5:30 PM, our Club supports the Food Bank at its warehouse on Mottman Road on the city's west side. 
May 16, 2020: District Conference via Zoom.
<Click here> to register for a class.
2020 Rotary Convention in Honolulu
has been canceled until 2021.
VIDEOS of SOME PAST 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):
 Makeup a meeting online:
 Food Bank Warehouse on Mottman Road, third Thursday of each month.