"Things are not as they first appeared", says TomiJo McCarrier, the new director at the Lake City Community Center. "Seattle Parks had one idea of Lake City when they took over the Community Center. Now that I've completed my first 6 months, I've reported to the city that things are very different from what the City expected". Come find out how and why from the new Directory, TomiJo!
PRESIDENT MATT ELY - "Our Vision, My Views"
Meet our NEW PRESIDENT, and hear his views on where our club should work to build our Club Vision of 35 members!
LUNCH MEETING CANCELLED, DINNER SOCIAL INSTEAD at 125th St Grill
Please join the festivities this Thursday evening, June 28th, at 6 pm, at The 125th Street Grill, for our annual “Changing of the Guard” festivities. We will have a fun social evening, replacing our normal lunch meeting, as we thank President Jim for his year(s) and welcome President-Elect Matt to his 2018-19 term. (We also have a June 28th birthday guest, Travis!) I believe Past-President Jenn always preferred the term ‘Transition Celebration’ to these festivities….
We will be able to order individually off of the menu at the restaurant. Roasted items are available on the menu. However, John will be taking payments for the meals (CC okay) and writing one check from our club to the restaurant. It will be easier for John if drinks are handled separately with cash - otherwise, he will be spending all evening doing accounting work rather than enjoying the evening himself!
Ample parking is available at the restaurant.
Kids THRIVE when they have their own space, whether its their own bedroom or a backyard treehouse. But foster kids have neither. What's the fix? Meet the non-profit TREEHOUSE, and our presenters this week, Spencer Sheridan and Sarah Mazur.
Spencer Sheridan is the Event Coordinator for Treehouse. He enjoys going out into the community and spreading awareness of the needs of youth in foster care. Sarah Mazur is an Educational Advocate for Treehouse and she works directly with Children’s Administration, caregivers, and students to work through issues affecting our youth.
What was your "Rotary Moment", ie, when you decided to join Rotary?
What's first to work on to make our Vision a Reality in the next few years?
We have an example of signage for our club, we will have examples of "Rotary Moments", and we will discuss next steps we should take using the "Road Map" from our Vision Program.
Janis Layman is a well-known local expert, speaker and educator on reverse mortgage. She has assisted numerous seniors in the Seattle area and across the country utilize a HECM reverse mortgage to achieve their retirement dreams and even purchase homes they never imagined possible. Janis is known for her “no pressure” educational approach to helping baby boomers and their family members understand the reverse mortgage process and ensure the program is a good fit
Vicki Stiles, from the Shoreline Historical Society, will bring us stories about how our local neighborhoods were first settled, and how it has adjusted to the times, decade by decade..
Zakary Fike was “broke, busted and living in a trailer” when he sought out the South Seattle nonprofit for help with a parenting plan for his then 3- and 5-year-old boys.. He found what he was looking for at DADS
Rebecca Brito fills several roles at Seattle Parks and Recreation: Volunteer Coordinator for Northgate Elemetary, a Family Engagemet Counsellor for local school families, and member of the NE Seattle PTSA. She is also mother of a student at Jane Adams (see above)! She will show us the needs of PTA's in our neighborhood.
Paddle Pilgrim chronicles this “adventure of a lifetime” and recounts experiences from basking in a sublime sunset in Minnesota to dancing with a snake on an Arkansas sandbar. “What began as an adventure led to learning and ultimately to spiritual pilgrimage!” says Dave Ellingson. Ellingson teaches courses in spirituality, environmental ethics, human development, and youth ministry at Trinity Lutheran College in Everett, Wash. He is a Lutheran pastor, Master Gardener, former distance runner and triathlete, and father of five grown children. He resides in Edmonds, Wash
THURSDAY LUNCH MEETING
ELLIOTT BAY BREWPUB
12537 Lake City Way NE
Seattle, WA 98125
Weekly lunch, Noon - 1:30, except 2nd Thursdays