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VOL. EIGHTY FIVE, Thursday, March 12, 2009 No. 35 - page 5 / 8





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Published weekly except the week of Thanksgiving and Christmas by THE ROTARY CLUB OF TACOMA #8 Mailing Address: PO Box 1777 Tacoma, WA 98401-1777

Office Location (mail to PO box only) 15 North Broadway Tacoma, WA 98403 Phone: (253) 473-7723 Fax: (253) 473-7838 Email: info@rotary8.org

OFFICERS Jeff Rounce, President Fred Moisio, President-Elect Steve Smith, Past President Christine Cason, Secretary Phil Berggren, Treasurer

DIRECTORS Term 2007 - 2009 Jack Dauer Brien Elvins Jim Harris Carolyn McDougal Scott Winship

DIRECTORS Term 2008-2010 Jennifer Durham Don Hansen Fred Matthaei Michelle Roberts Greg Rolsma

RI PRESIDENT D.K. Lee Rotary Club of Seoul, Korea

GOVERNOR Rotary District 5020 Brian Beagle Rotary Club of Silverdale, WA

ASSISTANT GOVERNOR Rotary District 5020, Area 7 Pete Taylor Tacoma, WA

Beverly Vincent, Executive Director Lori Hansen, Membership Services Coordinator Joy Vivar-Beeks, Bookkeeper

Ambassadorial Scholar 2008-2009 Peter Crow Universidad San Francisco de Quito Quito Ecuador Rotary District 4400

Rotary family. He also invited them to visit our Thursday meeting to celebrate 40 years of Rotaract service and the chartering of this newest Rotaract Club.

Special thanks to Rotaract Co-Chairs Jim Henderson and Carol Duris who have, over the past three years, supported Rotaract and worked toward the charter of this club. They are indeed models of Service Above Self!

RI Convention Need an excuse to visit Europe in June? Think about attending the Rotary International Convention June 21-24 in Birmingham, England. The International Convention is an awesome way to be part of the global family of Rotary. Discounted registration is available through the end of March. Visit www.rotaryconvention2009.com for detailed information. (And—if you decide to attend, please let the Rotary office know.)

Raffle Tickets Now On Sale Raffle tickets can be purchased at the Thursday Rotary meetings or during business hours at the Rotary Office.

Raffle tickets are $25.00, payments accepted are CASH, CHECK, VISA/MASTERCARD (card must be present). Each Raffle ticket you purchase can be presented at a sponsor restaurant to receive a free entree with the purchase of an entree. Sponsor restaurants include Burs Restaurant, The Poodle Dog, Hob Nob, Harvester Restaurant or Knapp's.

Prizes are as follows:

First Prize: Three diamond pendant total weight one carat. Retail $2500 from Ben Bridge Jewelers.

Second Prize: Relaxation Package includes $150 Brassfields Spa Gift Certificate and $75 Verbena Spa Facial Gift Certificate, plus basket of personal spa products and a portable massage table.

Third Prize: $100 Certificate for Dinner at one of the fine Schwartz Brothers Restaurants; Daniel’s Broiler in Bellevue, Chandler’s Crabhouse in Seattle or Spazzo Italian Grill in Redmond.

Cougars vs Huskies Clearly Cougars have more spirit! We have an awesome Cougar- themed basket, valued at $300 for our auction, but alas, NO Husky-themed basket! Husky Fans - are you going to make it that easy for the Cougs??? Consider this a challenge! We'd like to see some equal representation!

Auction Donations If you haven't already done so, now is the time to bring your auction donations and certificates to the Rotary office. We'd like to have all the items by the end of the week so they can be cataloged. If your item is too large and must be delivered to the auction directly, please let the Rotary office know.

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