October 23, 2018 Program
5030 District Governor Alan Merry
District Governor Alan Merry spoke at the October 23rd club meeting, and discussed what it means to be a Rotarian. He explained that people who join Rotary for the connections stay for the friendships. He thanked Ballard Rotarians for all the service projects we participate in and support--like the food bank, Edible Hope Kitchen and Guatemala project.
Alan also promoted the May 2019 Joint District Conference in Spokane. The conference theme "Come Together" is in honor of the two districts: 5080 and 5030 meeting together. It is scheduled May 16-19 and will feature plenary speakers RI President Barry Rassin and Bill Gates.
DG Alan Merry awarded a special certificate of appreciation to Bev Washburn for all the great work she does--hand-writing and mailing cards & invitations, organizing food bank volunteers, and especially getting us into a great meeting location at Picolinos.
5030 DG Alan Merry & club president Chris Davis congratulate Bev Washburn.
Ballard Rotary Receives Certificate of Appreciation
Sara Bates, Edible Hope Volunteer Coordinator, presented a certificate of appreciation for Rotary Club of Ballard's volunteers and financial support.
Chris proudly displays award from Edible Hope Kitchen.
Induction: David Rice
David Rice was inducted as a new member at the October 23rd meeting. He is a financial advisor at Edward Jones. David's wife Joan was present for the occasion. Two of the Rices' children were honored by our club as Ballard High School Students of the Month in the past.
David Rice with friend & mentor Joseph Grief
From left, Kathleen Linscott (Membership Chair), Joan Rice, David Rice, Joseph Grief, and President Chris Davis
Students of the Month
Allison & Liam with Keven & Chris
At the October 23rd club meeting, Principal Keven Wynkoop introduced the October Students of the Month:
Congratulations to these outstanding students!
Rotarians at Work!
Report on our Guatemala Grant
At the October 16th meeting, Grants Chair Kathleen Davis reported that the computer labs and sanitation projects covered by Ballard Rotary's most recent Global Grant in Guatemala are mostly complete.
Computer labs and trained teachers
Toilets and sinks in primary schools