Meeting notes for Dec. 19 – 2019 Club Elections!

Our inbound exchange student, Alina, from Finland, was our presenter ahead of the holidays!

Our inbound exchange student, Alina, from Finland, was our presenter ahead of the holidays!

Announcements

  • Our club’s outbound student Hannah Johnson from WHS is heading to Chile in the summer for the year!

  • Katie A - $25 per ticket for suite seats with Sunrise rotary at the wild game in January.

Happy bucks

Kris Cameron had a buck in thanks that her son gets the holiday off.

  • Alina’s had a greenback because her brother got engaged!

  • Cam’s wife Stacy just accepted a new job! Congrats Stacy.

  • Shannon McMannus is thankful for the help of people and the local church aftermath of the tornado in Port Orchard.

  • Richard had a buck in celebration of his daughter’s 30th birthday, which was last week and they celebrated with some Swiss cuisine (reminiscing her exchange to Switzerland) together.

Elections

We had four new board members nominations:

  • Eric Limon VP

  • Lindsey Bentsen

  • Katie Atkinson

  • Ivan Christensen

All were approved unanimously.

 

Presentation: Alina and Finland

The club was treated to an interesting and informative presentation from inbound exchange student Alina Heikkurinen on Dec. 19. If you haven’t talked to Alina yet, please make an effort to attend and ask her about her fascinating country and culture!

The club was treated to an interesting and informative presentation from inbound exchange student Alina Heikkurinen on Dec. 19. If you haven’t talked to Alina yet, please make an effort to attend and ask her about her fascinating country and culture!

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Dom’s Book Corner

“Educated” by Tara Westover

Sometimes when you finish a book, you set it down and rarely, if ever, think about it again. This is not one of those books. This is a book that sticks with you forever. This is a book that will make your blood boil. It’s a book that will make you consider the plight of, and despair for, abused and neglected children everywhere. This is a book that will open your eyes a bit to how our society, in some sectors, has backslid into the kind of ignorance, superstition and religious fanaticism one would expect from 14th century Europe.

Hats off to Dr. Tara Westover, the author and subject of this enlightening memoir. I don’t think I’d have the bravery and persistence to break out of such an incredibly toxic childhood, never setting foot in a classroom until I was 17, and go on to attend Cambridge and eventually earn a doctorate in history from Harvard. As a member of an organization that values and supports access to education for all, I highly recommend picking up this book in 2019, if you haven’t read it already.

Meeting notes by board member Kathryn Bonny, unsolicited book review by vice president Dominick Bonny.