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Mindie Reule the President & CEO of the Community Foundation of South Puget Sound, will be our guest on Wednesday, September 23. The Foundation stewards charitable funds for the benefit of Mason, Thurston, and Lewis Counties. It distributes approximately $75,000 to $100,000 annually to nonprofits in Mason County. Mindie will talk about the Community Foundation’s Mason County COVID-19 Response Fund, the Mason County Rural Community Leadership program, and ways the community foundation can be a permanent source of funding for Shelton and Mason County for years to come.  Mindie is a member of Gateway Rotary.   Skookum Rotarian Jim Morrell is a member of the Community Foundation Board.  
Skookum Rotary Club Board has appointed Bob Miller as International and Rotary Foundation Director to fill the unexpired term of BlasĂ© Gorny who was recently selected to the Shelton Skookum Rotary Club Foundation Board.  Bob is well known within Skookum Rotary for planning out the Skookum Science Fair tiers and has been a Skookum Rotarian for 36 years.  He is retired from Simpson Timber Company.  
Jerry Obendorf has been reappointed at Membership Director, a position that he has held for many years.  He is also a founding member of Skookum Rotary with 44 years of service.   Jerry is a Realtor with Keller Williams Realty - South Sound.  
Teri King has been appointed Public Image Director to fill the unexpired term of Kathy Brooks. Teri is a Marine Specialist for Washington Sea Grant, University of Washington and has been a member of Skookum Rotary for 27 years.  
Each of the appointees has served on various committees in support of the Rotary ideals of humanitarian service within Mason County, the United States and Internationally.  Welcome Bob, Jerry, and Teri.  Thank you for continuing to share your expertise and leadership with Skookum Rotary.   
A Rotary mask is available for pre-order.  The cost will be about $5 per unit.  This is a multi-club order.  If you are interested in purchasing one or a few, please contact President Brad.  
 
 
Representatives of the Guatemalan Consulate of Seattle will be joining us this Wednesday.  Guatemala has 154 Embassy's world wide.  The Consulate works to aid in visa, passport, document legalization, emergency travel document and assistance.  
Seattle's Consulate General is Claudia Gatica.  The US Embassy in Guatemala is in Guatemala City.  Seattle is home to 41 Consulates from Austria to Uzbekistan.  Note, the club meeting will start at 7:30 am on Wednesday for this week only to accommodate our speakers.  
A fascinating fact about the Guatemalan flag, the blue represents the Atlantic and Pacific oceans and the white represents peace.  
Rotary District 5020 Governor Greg Horn will be joining us for our Wednesday morning meeting.  A proud UW graduate, he joined the Navy after college.  An accomplished competitive water skier, led him into the private business arena of tournament ski boats, then into wakeboard manufacturing and a dock building business after he left the Navy.   Governor Horn is from the Lakewood, Washington club.  He has been active in Rotary since 1996, the Lakewood club president in 2009-10.  His chief of staff is his wife and fellow Lakewood Rotarian Mary Horn who together co-chaired the 2018 Rotary District 5020 Conference and Training in Tacoma, Washington.  A huge Skookum welcome to Governor Greg and Mary Horn.  
 
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