Posted by G. Stowe Talbot on Feb 26, 2019
Flag Salute & Invocation by John Purdie
Visiting Rotarians: Del Vanderkirk
Guests: None
St. Patrick's Day Rotario Dinner, Saturday 3/16, hosted by Tim McEvoy. 4 spots still available ($100/person), please let Anna William's know if you'd like to attend.
District Training Assembly provides a great opportunity for every Club to learn about the best practices in operating a Rotary Club and gain more knowledge on a wide range of Rotary topics.  Lunch is included in the registration fee (which the club covers).
Saturday March 23rd, 8am - 3pm
Kwantlen Polytechnical University
12666 72 Ave, Surrey, BC, Canada
Del Verderkirk also invited everyone to consider attending the upcoming District Conference:  April 11-13 at Tulalip Resort see 
Student of the Month:  John Purdie introduced our SOM, Griffin Rinauro.  He is a very accomplished student at Squalicum; ASB President, member of Future Business Leaders of America, Lemon Club (brain cancer research), attended and will be a counsellor at a leadership camp, and he is also the captain of the school XC team.  A senior now, he has a 4.0 GPA, and his hope is to attend either WSU or Gonzaga to major in  mechanical engineering. 
Bucks in the Bay
  • Tresha read a thank-you letter from The Ground Floor project for our donation;
  • Bob Moles returned from Las Vegas and tomorrow leaving for Honduras (with Hammes) to check in on our school project there;
  • Lesa Boxx kudos to our Student of the Month, Griffen Renaro; 
  • Curtis Smith turned 84, and wife’s birthday is in a couple days, related a naughty Joan Rivers' anecdote;
  • Debbie Kiene update on son’s spinal injury;
  • Eddie update on the Docks’ project, still need to raise money - Scot Swanson doing a lot of the legal work;
  • Inga Drechsel had a lot of fun up at Baker snowboarding with son (who is having a birthday);
Sergeant at Arms by Karen Burke
Fines for misc. vices.
Mike Bates introduced Albert Jaimes, account manager for corporate affairs for the Seattle Mariners. He grew up in Seattle, studied at Seattle U and then U or San Francisco with degree in Sports Management - played some college baseball. Worked for the Oakland Athletics and the San Francisco Giants, before joining the Mariners and moving back to Seattle in 2016.  His wife works at Gates Foundation and they have three young kids.
  • Albert says corporate sales is long, tough work, but very gratifying. He develops long term relationships with corporate clients for their business. He strives to align themselves with clients and brands that are mutually beneficial. Sometimes it gets tough when the team is not winning much, but if you love the sport it is still worth it.
  • This year the Mariners say they are “reimagining” the team, not “rebuilding from scratch”.  
  • Albert was very involved in the new “T-Mobile Field” naming rights to the park - changing from “SafeCo Field”.  Very challenging to change out the name.  
  • Homelessness initiative: Mariners donating $2million in support and resources to the issue to get people off the streets and into permanent housing.
  • Mariner’s CEO and part-owner is John Stanton, formerly with T-Mobile.
  • Albert and the Mariners staff strategize how to engage the millennials, with their shorter attention spans and their love of technology and social media. 
Respectfully submitted,
Stowe Talbot