Taste of Gig Harbor

We normally host our event as a live auction where we all get to sit down, have a meal together and enjoy each other’s company.

However, given this year’s circumstances, the auction will be virtual and we’re going to do our best to recreate that environment.

You will be able to bid on any items throughout the week and then you’re going to have the ability to meet each other virtually on the actual night of the auction.

You’ll even have the ability to enjoy a meal or a drink together and we’d love for you to take part of it.

Club Information
Welcome to our Club!
Gig Harbor

Rotary Connects the World
Service Above Self

Resuming In Person April 2, 2021

We meet In Person
Fridays at 7:00 AM
Wesley Inn Best Western
6575 Kimball Dr
Mail to: PO Box 342
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
United States of America
I hope you are not tired of Covid Humor, this is compliments of Mike Pinch
From those still self-quarantining:

- I’m having a quarantine party this weekend! None of you are invited.
- All these people are worrying about a baby boom in the next nine months. Two days of homeschooling should nip that right in the bud!
- Now, when I’m watching any TV show or movie, all I can think about is how everyone is standing WAY too close together.
- I used to spin that toilet paper like I was on Wheel of Fortune. Now, I turn it like I’m cracking a safe!
- Quarantine Day 16. I’ve started taking calls from telemarketers. Some of them are actually quite nice. Jamar from Superior Life Insurance has a new baby.
- Grocery shopping has become a real life version of Pac-Man. Avoid everyone, get the fruit, and take any route possible to avoid conflict.
- My wife and I play this fun game during quarantine. It’s called, “Why Are You Doing It That Way?” There are no winners.

- When we come out of this and I ask you where you want to eat, I do NOT want to hear, “I don’t know.” YOU HAD 45 DAYS!

- Just bought six pounds of cheese. Won’t need toilet paper now.

- My car probably thinks I died.

- If your parents are over 60 and want to go out ... FORBID THEM! If they complain and say, “But everyone else is doing it”, tell them, “You’re not everyone.” IT’S PAYBACK TIME!

- If you believe that the Canucks will be playing hockey in two weeks, raise your right hand. Now slap yourself with it.

- Anyone else getting a tan from the light in your refrigerator?

-I just got pulled over by the cops. He said, “I smell alcohol. ”I said, “That’s because you are not respecting social distancing.”

President Camilla opened our meeting with a smile from almost 3000 miles away; who would ever have thought?
It was a treat to see Sammi McCubbins since we have not seen her in months.  Sammi did a very nice invocation.
President Camilla demonstrating the traditional invocation position, very nice.
A list of 100% attenders.  If you have a correction, let Cynthia Kennedy know.  I did let her know that I am only one year behind Walt, so 37 years not 36.
The picture on the left shows the original work party doing yard care on the Key Peninsula.  The second picture is myselfie, Margaret Campbell, and Mike Pinch as we finished the cleanup, blowing off her patio, sidewalks, and driveway and raking out her flower beds.  She was a happy lady.  One more yard to go.
Gunda Meissner, President of the Midday Club asking us to participate in their food drive.  It ended on the 16th so I hope you  helped out.  Jan bought peanut butter, tuna, and soup to contribute.
Ryan from the Puyallup Club was asking for golfers to support their major fund raiser.  They used to have an oyster  and crab feed but Covid made that impossible so this is their new effort.  Good luck Ryan!
Ed was reminding us of our GH Rotary Foundation and its Board membership.  The members are all members of this Club and they are:  Scott Junge, CPH Dave Gordon Bob Dragoo Ed Lindstrom Peter Stanley Dorothy Wimberly Dick Vanberg John Winslow and Tim Williams
Jim again reminded us that Saturday is Make a Difference day and we should support local merchants.  This week they are in the El Pueblito building.
This is just one of the businesses.
Dave did his Happy Bucks and fines an shamelessly promoted the Basket Brigade which is again on the move.
Speaks for itself.
Lee and Pam are in Florida and he introduced Steve O'Donnell to introduce the program.
Steve is very involved in emergency preparedness and that is the forte of our speaker, Curt Scott.  Curt is the brother of one of my college roommates. 
Curt lives on the Peninsula and internet is sketchy so this was the only picture I got.  We could only get reliable sound, but not video and sound.  Curt reminded us that we live near the Cascadia subduction zone and if it goes we will likely experience a 9+ earthquake which will change the entire face of the west coast.  He suggested we need to have a one month supply of water and food.  We have the food but not the water.  I wonder if beer would be a good substitute?
Shannon Hadeed has been approved by the Board as a new member. Shannon's sponsor is Walker Allen and she is a family law attorney in Gig Harbor.
Linda Glein has also been approved by the Board as a new member. Linda's sponsor is Pam Peterson and Linda has been involved in numerous volunteer and business enterprises around the Puget Sound for years.
Please remit any comments or concerns about these new members to Annie Arbenz, Lyn Junge, or Dave Morris within 10 days of publication of this notice.
Notice Published on August 31, 2020. 
Please Note!  This story is ancient history but I hope you will enjoy the memories
Mary Ellen "Missy" Hill as one of our newest members led us in the Four or Five Way Test, #5 being "Is it Fun"?
This Toby Keith video was in memory of Al Bucholz who past away the previous Tueday.  Al's strongest memories at the end were about his experiences in WWII.  He was 95 in July so he led a full life.  He was also the last active Charter member of our Club.
PP Mike shared some of his memories of Al on the golf course and how Al's smile just made you feel better.
Tom Borgen reminded us of some of our history with the Courage Classic, now just the Courage and that one of our members has been continuously involved in putting it on.
Our Club donated $10K to Mary Bridge in Mel's honor and a nice brass plaque is placed in the Clinic recognizing his efforts.
Mel received a most appropriate trophy acknowledging his work, a fork with spaghetti and meatball on it.  Thanks Mel for all you have done and I liked the fact you gave Lorraine some credit, which she did deserve.
Gina Cabbidu from the Children's Home Society thanked the Club for our donation to help feed the hungry kids on the Peninsula.  She is a ball of fire and I was astounded how many things the CHS is doing.
PP Hal got to share one of his Covid projects, sanding and finishing his deck.  Looks great Hal, can't wait to have a glass of wine on it.
This is Captain Richard D. Rinehart who is Commander of Naval Base Kitsap.  He gave a very informative program on the various facilities he is in charge of.  The following pictures summarize his talk.
Wanted to let him know that Derek is an honorary member of our Club.
The traffic at Gorst being one of the Challenges.  Not sure I heard a good solution for that.  Maybe a bridge across the bay?
We have 87 cases reported so far this year compared with a total of 176 for 2019, so running about the same rate.  Lot of hard work to be done in these two countries to get the job done.  Of the three wild type polio viruses only type one remains.
  •  Afghanistan:
  •  No wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) cases were reported this week. There have been 29 cases reported in 2020 so far while the total number of cases reported in 2019 remains 29.
  • Four cVDPV2 cases were reported; one in Badakhshan and three in Nangarhar. There are now 29 cVDPV2 cases in the country.
  • Pakistan:  
  • Two wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) cases were reported in Sindh bringing the number of cases reported in 2020 to 58 while the total number of cases reported in 2019 cases remains 147.
  • Seven WPV1 positive environmental samples were reported; three in Balochistan, one each in Khyber Pakhtoon and Punjab and two in Sindh.
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