Speaker Date Topic
Bill Tweit Aug 19, 2022 12:00 PM
Olympia Symphony Orchestra: Who we are and where we are going.
Olympia Symphony Orchestra: Who we are and where we are going.

Bill is the President of the Olympia Symphony Orchestra Board of Directors.   His association with the OSO began in 1991 when his wife Lucy Winter became a member of the cello section.  He lives in Olympia and has worked for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife since 1988.  He currently works part-time for the agency, serving as the Washington state representative on the North Pacific Fishery Management Council, which is responsible for managing the rich fisheries of the Bering Sea and the Gulf of Alaska.  He and Lucy enjoy listening to classical music, hiking, camping, geocaching, and bird watching, as well as spending time with three daughters, five grandchildren, and one great granddaughterBill is the President of the Olympia Symphony Orchestra Board of Directors.   His association with the OSO began in 1991 when his wife Lucy Winter became a member of the cello section.  He lives in Olympia and has worked for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife since 1988.  He currently works part-time for the agency, serving as the Washington state representative on the North Pacific Fishery Management Council, which is responsible for managing the rich fisheries of the Bering Sea and the Gulf of Alaska.  He and Lucy enjoy listening to classical music, hiking, camping, geocaching, and bird watching, as well as spending time with three daughters, five grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter

Michael Cade Sep 02, 2022 12:00 PM
Update on the Thurston Econmic Development Council
Update on the Thurston Econmic Development Council

Michael began his tenure with the Economic Development Council of Thurston
County as Executive Director in January 2004. Prior to joining the EDC here,
Michael was the Vice President of the Snohomish County Economic
Development Council from 1992 – 2003. His career in economic and community
development began in 1987. His 25-year career has primarily been focused on
the recruitment of investment into the community, the retention of
companies; and the development of community-based economic development
plans and strategic implementation. He has worked on numerous
community-based community development task forces emphasizing the creation
of quality communities. He is a graduate of Western Washington University with
a degree in geography and English literature.
He currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Pacific Mountain Workforce
Development Council, Thurston Regional Planning Council, Morningside,
Thurston County Chamber of Commerce and the Washington Economic
Development Association (WEDA).
Michael is married to Sonja and together they have three children: Henry (29),
Paul (26) and Sophie (22).
The Thurston EDC, as the lead economic development agency for the county, is
dedicated to creating a vital and sustainable economy throughout the county that
supports the livelihood and values of our residents.

Andrew Barkis 2nd District Representive Oct 07, 2022 12:00 PM
Update from the last legisaltive session
Update from the last  legisaltive session

Andrew Barkis (born 1968)[2] is a Republican member of the Washington House of Representatives. He was appointed in February 2016 to succeed fellow Republican Graham Hunt, who resigned.[3][4][5] Barkis is a leading expert on affordable housing issues in the Washington House of Representatives. He is the ranking minority member on the Community Development, Housing & Tribal Affairs Committee. He also serves on the House Consumer Protection & Business Committee

T. Dale Roberts--District Governor 2022-2023 Oct 21, 2022 12:00 PM
Update on District 5020
Update on District 5020

T. Dale Roberts – District Governor 2022-2023

Dale Roberts is probably best known as the husband of Past District Governor Maureen (Mo) Fritz-Roberts.

Many people are surprised to learn that Dale was actually a Rotarian before Mo joined Rotary.  Dale was invited to join the Rotary Club of Fairview, Alberta in January 1977.  He later joined the Rotary Club of Comox in 1992 and is a charter member of the Rotary Club of Comox Valley.

Dale and Mo have been partners in business and service for almost as long as they have been married.

Mo is currently the manager of their office, which specializes in estate planning and real estate transfers.  They previously worked together in insurance, income tax and newspapers.  When Dale was president of the Comox Rotary Club, Mo was president of another service club at the same time, and the two clubs partnered on a park project.

It is partnerships that make Rotary effective in Dale’s opinion. Rotarians partner with their communities to make them better places to lie.  Rotarians partner with other Rotarians to deliver essential services throughout the world.  Rotarians have partnered with NGOs to eradicate disease, create peace and provide clean water.

Terry (Dale) Roberts acquired the nickname “Batman” during his year as chief of staff to District Governor Mo.  Dale is sometimes also known as TD.  That’s a lot of names. Dale doesn’t really care what you call him.  He does care about Rotary and especially the Rotary Foundation.

Dale and Mo are major donors to the Rotary Foundation, members of the Paul Harris Society, members of the Polio Plus Society and they have decided to provide for the Rotary Foundation in their will to the same extent as one of their children. Dale and Mo live in the Comox Valley in close proximity to all five of their grandchildren.