This is a summary of the club activities and achievements that happened during President Ed Felt's tenure, as recounted by Ed during the last meeting
that he presided over as president. All the club members are very thankful for the energy and enthusiasm that he put into all these projects.
 
A. Service Projects
     1. August 2017 - International Student BBQ at Raeney Park. Over 300 international students from Washington State University attended the event.
     2. November 2017 - Mayors' Grove biannual cleanup, along Grand Street in Pullman.
     3. Dec. 2017-Jan. 2018 - Along with the YMCA, Rotary Club members picked up international students at the Pullman airport
         and drove them to their dorms or apartments.
     4. March 2018 - Raking leaves from lawn and roofs for senior citizens who need help with such chores.
     5. April 2018 - Tree planting by the Moscow-Pullman highway, between Paradise Creek and the Chipman Trail.
     6. June 2018 - Mayors' Grove biannual cleanup.
B. New Club Members
     Six new club members were recruited. They are a great addition to the club!
C. Finances
    The club raised $8,240 this year, mostly from the annual Spaghetti Feed fundraiser. We give this money back to the community
    (e.g. for the Irv Field Grand Project), and to Rotary international projects (such as the Tarakea, Tanzania, solar panel project) .
    We also raised $1,036 dollars for ShelterBox USA. ShelterBox provides emergency shelter and tools to families
    who have been displaced by a natural disaster or war conflict.
D. Social Events
     Club members gathered in August, March, April and May. Thank you to LouAnn and Archie for hosting the first three gatherings.
     The social in May was with Rotary club members from Colfax and Moscow.
E. Awards
    Ed presented award certificates to the following members:
       1. Thanh-xuan - Best Classification Speech
       2. LouAnn - Best Attendance, she only missed one meeting in the entire year!
       3. Archie - Entertainer of the Year
       4. Debbi - Innovator of the Year
       5. Glenn - Service above Self
       6. Colleen and Eric - Sine qua non
       7. Palouse Tarakea Future Vision Project - Committee of the Year
    Past president Eric Hoyle presented a Most Valuable Player (MVP) award to Ed for his great contribution this year.
F. One-on-one meetings
    Ed achieved his goal of meeting with all active club members one-on-one. And he treated us to drinks (including tea and coffee).
 
Volunteers work hard to beautify the Mayors’ Grove twice a year.
The Grove is located along Grand Street, one of the two main thoroughfares in Pullman.
Top left and center: the grass grew about 3 ft. tall since the last cleanup in November 2017.
Top right: after the cleanup we can now see the creek!
Middle right: Thanks to Graham, who brought coffee and donuts. We always enjoy the treats after the cleanups.
Bottom left: Two Rotary Club members work at the YMCA and brought along volunteers.
They made it possible for the Rotary Club volunteers to finish earlier than expected.
Bottom right: We’re all done! John’s dog provided entertainment.
 
 
On June 1-3 several Pullman rotarians traveled to Sandpoint, Idaho,
to attend the District Conference.
 
Past president Eric Hoyle was presented a Certificate of Recognition
for the trees that the club planted on April 8th.
 
It was an unexpected surprise!
Past president Eric Hoyle presented the Irv Field Project Award
to Lindha Sagen of the Pullman School District.
 
The $1,500 award will be used to build a food pantry in
Lincoln Middle School and in one or two of the elementary schools.
 
The pantry will be used to store food supplied free of charge 
to students of families in need.
The Spaghetti Feed and Auction, held at Lincoln Middle School, was a great success this year.
We thank all auction donors, community members, and volunteers who helped make this year's the best attended fundraiser ever.
Rotary club members sold 349 tickets, and also raised the highest amount ever: $6,500!
The money goes to local charities, community projects, and the August annual international picnic (in collaboration with WSU).
Members of the Rotary Club volunteered with the Palouse Conservation District to plant trees along Paradise Creek, by the Chipman trail
that connects the cities of Pullman. WA, and Moscow, ID. We planted about 80 pine trees. It was rainy and cold, we ended up soaked and
muddy, but it was fun! When we were finished, Ed gave us coffee and donuts to warm us up and to replace the lost calories.