Posted by Kristin Olson on May 06, 2019
Joe introduced Scott ____________, a member from the  Rotary Club in Bellevue.   Joe also introduced members Alice Volpe and Alan Hoviland, who had just returned from 3 months in Hawaii,  John Woodburry introduced guest Claudia Smith.  Our student of the month was introduced, Thayer Davis from Lake Washington High School.  Thayer runs track and field and LW is First Place in Kingco for track and field.   
James shared some Rotary International information to keep this organization in our minds. 
Amy Mutual told us the club will be playing golf on Monday, May 20 at Mt. Si Golf course.  This is a “best ball” tournament.   Prices are $50 for over 50 and $60 for the youngsters.   Let Amy know if you want to be part of a foursome; we need 20 more people to sign up.  Tee times start at 11:00 a.m. and dinner and prizes will be at 4:30 p.m.  You are invited to dinner even if you don’t play golf. 
Dee Dee Rusnak reminded us that Miracle League Baseball is taking place at Perrigo Park in Redmond on Saturdays.   Volunteers are needed and should be at the park at 10:00 a.m.  Joe spoke about his great experience volunteering at Miracle League.  
James reported that Duck Dash already has $20,000 in sponsorships, the most recent new sponsor is Delille Winery. 
Rotary Club of Edmonds Presentation:
Maggie Peterson, Lamin Manneh and Randy Hutchins of the Edmonds Rotary Club, told us that they visited The Gambia thanks to a generous grant from District 5030.  They are also working with the Rotary Club of Brusubi.   Their program is called:  “Bridge to Success, Science Education in Rural Gambia.”   The project team met with government officials and visited nine school sites over a period of three days.   The scope of their project is to build a three (3) classroom science lab in the Village of Wassau, in the Niani District on the North Bank of the Gambia River. They chose the Niani Secondary School as the project site.    Fees are required for secondary education which places great burdens on impoverished people.  The science lab will ensure that students are able to excel in “pure sciences:” chemistry, calculus, biology, physics and agricultural science.  The Rotary Club of Edmonds intends that this project will be a permanent part of the school, serving students from the Central Region for decades to come.  The Edmonds Rotary Club is raising money for this project and is asking for “partner clubs” to donate  $1,000.  
Joker Pool:
Kristin Olson’s ticket was drawn for the Joker Pool and she then drew the Joker from a large deck of cards!  Amount of prize money to be determined. 
The meeting was adjourned. 
Kristin Olson, Scribe for an evening