Posted by Phil Grigg
Skookum Rotarians End 2019 with A Giving Tree Meeting
Our last club meeting for 2019 was spent wrapping gifts for less advantaged children at Bordeaux Elementary School.  School staff provided information regarding the age, gender and clothing size of their students.  Club members and their families shopped for items to bring to our last meeting of the year.
Pictures below show members wrapping gifts which were given to the school for distribution prior to their holiday break.  Thank you Linda Gott for managing this project!
Club President Brad Miller awards Jim Morrell his Paul Harris Plus 4 pin.  A Paul Harris pin is awarded for a personal contribution to the Rotary Foundation of $1,000.  Each additional $1,000 contribution earns an additional Plus pin.  Jim's Plus 4 pin means that he has personally donated $5,000 to Rotary's worldwide projects that focus on: disease prevention & treatment; maternal & child health; water & sanitation; economic & community development; basic education & literacy; and peace and conflict resolution.
Congratulations Jim!
Skookum Rotary Members, Families and Friends Celebrate Holiday Brunch
Well over 100 people attended Skookum's annual Holiday Brunch.  There was a seasonal holiday atmosphere with many children in attendance.  Great stories, food, music and, of course, Santa.
Thank you Jill Himlie for organizing the event; Jerry Obendorf for being the MC; Kathy Haigh (with grandchildren), Kathy Brooks & Matthew Melendez for the music & vocals; Vince Himlie for making tree ornaments, Wild & Woodsy for catering and, of course, Denis Leverich for travelling south.
Kathy Haigh on guitar with vocals provided by Kathy, Matthew and the Haigh grandchildren.
Children add a special holiday atmosphere and wrote requests for Santa.