Jolene Nelson
August 9

Chris Workman
August 30


Renee L. Campbell
District Governor
Larry L. Hatch
Diane Noriega
Ralph Akin
Assistant District Governor


Workman becomes club Public Relations Director
After Lisa Bayautet’s resignation from the club due to health concerns, the position of the PR Director became vacant and Chris Workman agreed to fill this position. Per the club bylaws, Workman was appointed to the position by a unanimous vote of those in attendance at the July board meeting.

Coming soon: The ability to pay dues by credit card
At the club's July board meeting, Treasurer Kelley proposed entering into an agreement with Square to provide the club with ability to accept credit card payment for dues and for event entry fees. An additional transaction fee will be added to credit card payments to cover the cost of those transactions. This fee will be itemized on you invoice.

Fundraiser Committee to commence work soon
Club Administration Director Shirley will commence a fundraising committee to begin a process of determining an annual club fundraiser. The committee will then also determine benefactors of the club's fundraising. Members who have already expressed interest in serving on this committee are: David Chan, Rick Wickizer and Jim Selby. Others will be approached by Shirley. If you have interest in this committee, please contact Shirley for more information.

Red Badge Requirements
Just a reminder to our red badge members to keep plugging away on your requirements checklist.

If you have questions or problems, be sure to check with your sponsor for help. We would love to see you wearing blue very soon!


Where (and when) the other Clark County clubs meet:

Lewis River
Tuesdays, 7 a.m.
Battle Ground Comm. Center
912 E. Main Street
Battle Ground, WA 98604

Vancouver Metro Sunset
Tuesdays, 4:30 p.m.
Grant House
1101 Officers Row
Vancouver, WA 98661

Wednesdays, noon
Warehouse '23
100 Columbia
Vancouver, WA 98660

Battle Ground
Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m.
Galeotti's Restaurant Banquet
715 E. Main Street
Battle Ground, WA 96604

Rotaract of Clark County
Wednesday evenings
The Grant House
1101 Officers Row
Vancouver, WA 98661

Thursdays, 7 a.m.
Orchard Hills Country Club
605 39th Street
Washougal, WA 98671

Greater Clark County
Thursdays, noon
Royal Oaks Country Club
8917 NE 4th Plain
Vancouver, WA 98666

Vancouver Sunrise
Fridays, 7 a.m.
Heathman Lodge
7801 NE Greenwood Drive
Vancouver, WA 98682



August 2017
8/17 -  Club Board Meeting
8/17 - Club Meeting
8/31 - Club Meeting/District Governor's visit
9/7 - Club Meeting
9/9 - Hands On Project


This Week's Agenda

Thursday, August 17, 2017, 5:30 p.m.

Bud Van Cleve Community Room
4000 NE 78th Street
Vancouver, WA 98665

President Susanne Holmberg
Kelley Campbell

Moment of Inspiration
James Neste

Club Announcements
President Susanne & Members

Maxie Lofton
Clark Public Utilities Race for Warmth
Introduced by Jolene Nelson

Pride & Brag Bucks
Sergeant at Arms Garry Lucas

Chuck Green

Event Reminders:
Three Creeks Board Meeting: The next club board meeting is set for Thursday, August 17, beginning at 4:30 at the Hazel Dell Starbucks (7720 NE Hwy 99, Vancouver, WA 98665). All Rotarians are welcome to attend. Board meetings are regularly held on the third Thursdays of each month prior to our regular club meeting.

District Governor's Visit: District 5100 Governor Renee Campbell will be paying her official visit to the Rotary Club of Three Creeks on Thursday, Aug. 31. While the fifth Thursdays are normally reserved for fellowship events with our club, this one will be an official club meeting.

Hands On Project: Save the date Saturday, September 9 for the Rotary Club of Three Creeks' next Hands On Project at Whipple Creek (one of "our"  creeks) Hollow near NE 22nd Avenue. More information is forthcoming, and Service Projects Director Steve Pash will share details as they are available. Stay tuned to your emails.

Upcoming Meeting Volunteers:

Thursday, August 31
At Luke Jensen Sports Park
Pledge: Jim Selby
Moment of Inspiration: Audra Smith
Greeter: Kristi Straight
Program Responsibility: President Susanne

Thursday, September 7
At Luke Jensen Sports Park
Pledge: Audra Smith
Moment of Inspiration: Chuck Green
Greeter: Jerry Zsneyuk
Program Responsibility: Jim Moody


Up Next: Maxie Lofton, Race for Warmth

Maxie Lofton is the marketing communications coordinator at Clark Public Utilities. Her role at the utility is mainly focused around community involvement and outreach. One of her largest events of the year is the annual Race for Warmth, which she produced from the start.

Since 1985, Operation Warm Heart has provided nearly $2.4 million to over 11,000 customers who are barely making ends meet, but don't qualify for other government programs that could help them pay their winter bills. As other sources of aid continue to be cut, more of our customers rely on Operations Warm Heart for assistance.

Every dollar of your Race for Warmth registration goes directly to Operations Warm Heart. Over the last two years the race alone has raised over $56,000 for local families..

Jolene Nelson will introduce Lofton at our meeting.

3 Creeks Welcomes new member; reinstates Neste

By  Nelson P. Holmberg
At our August 3 meeting, President Susanne inducted a new member and reinstated a former member.
Click here to read more.

August is Rotary Membership Month

Have you ever wondered how much time and effort it takes to attract a potential member, bring them as a guest to a club meeting or service project, complete the membership application, have the club board discuss and vote on the applicant, order materials/supplies for the new Rotarian, have an induction ceremony, assign a mentor to guide the new Rotarian through the red badge process, and assist them in getting them engaged in a committee or service project, give an introductory and vocational talk, introduce them to everyone in the club, take them to socials and firesides, and much more?

So, how can YOU help?

Firstly, be a mentor to your sponsored ‘Newby’. Be knowledgeable about Rotary, committed to the growth of the club, engaged in our activities, and possesses a welcoming personality.

Secondly, recruit an engaging and interesting presenter when it is your time to shine. Our programs are the first and often last impression a guest has of our club.

Thirdly, make guests and new Rotarians feel welcome. Share your experiences and stories.

Enjoy your summer and ask someone to be your guest at Rotary.