Posted on Jun 24, 2020
Every installation is a time for reflection and passing of the gavel and Skookum, the fish to the new President.   President Brad Miller honored the 2019-2020 Board of Skookum Rotary this evening, commending them for their commitment to Rotary and our Community.  Honored were Secretary Sarah Sytsma, Treasurer Rhonda Mayner, Past President Phil Grigg, International Service and Rotary Foundation Director Blasé Gorny, Community Service Director Evan Tozier, Youth and Vocational Services Director Denis Leverich, Membership Chair Jerry Obendorf, Public Image Chair Kathy Brooks, and President Elect Brad Miller.  Yes, Brad was both President and President Elect of Skookum Rotary in 2019-2020. 
 
Brad reminded those assembled of the goals that he presented to the Club on July 3, 2019:  Bringing a sense of positivity to the club.  Changing up breakfast for the first time in many years with the help of Heather at Wild and Woodsy.  Altering the meeting schedule a little to allow for three morning meetings and one evening social meeting each month.  The evening meetings he noted allowed members to interact differently than they do in a morning meeting before they head to a busy day at work. 
 
He recalled the success of many projects and their Chairs.  A shout out to Phil Grigg for leading the Dictionary Project.  Justin Baze for Music in the Park.  Jill Himlie for an amazing and sunny OysterFest.  Brad noted the many scholarships awarded to graduating seniors and continuing education students.  Skookum Rotary helped the community in many ways this past year.  When COVID hit, the club quickly adapted to virtual meetings that have brought us together in new ways, allowing members that aren’t often able to participate in morning meetings to participate.  Brad noted the  high quality speakers which might not have been possible if the meetings hadn’t been on ZOOM.  Look for more about the role of ZOOM in our 2020-21 meetings on July 1.  We have had many accomplishments and successes, cheers to all for a great year!  
 
Past Skookum Rotary Club President (1989-1990), Bob Miller then provided the Oath of Office for the incoming President and Board members.  
 
The 2020-2021 Skookum Rotary Club Board
President – Brad Miller
Vice President – Rhonda Mayner
Secretary – Sarah Sytsma
Treasurer – Kathleen Blanchette
Community Service – Evan Tozier
Vocational and Youth Services – Denis Leverich
Public Image - Kathy Brooks
 
Currently there are two unfilled positions on the Board:  International Service and Rotary Foundation Director and Membership Chair.  If you are interested in learning more about these positions and serving in a leadership capacity, contact a Board member.  
 
Interested in Brad’s goals for our club in 2020-2021?  Join us for a virtual breakfast on July 1 for his inaugural address.