Speaker Date Topic
Robert Ezelle/ JBLM Mar 06, 2018
Cascadia Earthquake Preparations for Gig Harbor

Contingent from JBLM will be coming to alert Gig Harbor community about what we should be doing NOW to plan for the 9.0 earthquake that is already overdue in our area.  It has been determined that expected results in Western Washington will be WORSE than what happened and is still happening in Puerto Rico as result of their recent hurricane.  The members from JBLM are highly trained Emergency Preparedness and commanders and will "Tell it Like it Is" without any political correctness. 

1: They will emphasize what the weaknesses are in Gig Harbor - specifically the problems with evacuating the many people living in retirement homes and who may be confined to beds or wheelchairs.  Gig Harbor does NOT have sufficient handicap busses to move a large population of disabled people even if they are not injured - and if they are injured that problem gets even larger.  

2: They will touch on the problem of: "How to secure those incarcerated in the Women's Prison IF the earthquake causes the fences to fall down.

3. What happens IF the Tacoma Narrows Bridge collapses - the overpasses on 16 fall down, etc.  How about trucks delivering food to Costco, Albertson, Safeway, etc.  The stores in Gig Harbor will be empty in 48 hours.   

4. What about temporary morgues ?

These and other questions will be asked and answered.by professionals.

Sally Porter Smith Apr 17, 2018 5:00 PM
First Annual Rotary 5020 District Wide Service Project

On April 17 Sally Porter Smith will be presenting a service opportunity which will be held on Thursday, May 3, 2018.  Location of the talk to be determined.

The 2017/2018 Rotary District Leadership is proud to partner with The Outreach Program and The Hotel Murano to bring you the First Annual Rotary 5020 District Wide Service Project.

Rotarians from 90 clubs ranging from Port Hardy on Vancouver Island, Canada in the north to Woodland in Washington State, USA in the south, will band together in solidarity to fight hunger in the very community that has opened their arms wide to host our 2018 Rotary District 5020 Conference. Together, we will package 50,000 meals in four two-hour segments starting at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 3, 2018 and ending at 4:00 p.m. that same day. We will package 50,000 meals to be distributed throughout Pierce County. ‚Äč

Mary Gorman Jun 05, 2018
The Remann Hall Book Club

The Remann Hall Book Club exists because we believe in the power of books to change lives for the better. The youth we served have made unfortunate choices - choices that have harmed themselves and others - yet they are still youth, and they can change their lives forever.  Mary Gorman, Program Manager and member of Gig Harbor Midday, will share with you the story of Remann Hall Book Club, how it came to be, and how it affects the lives of young people through the power of reading.