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Flying for UPS: Leslie Reynolds-Taylor

Leslie Reynolds-TaylorLeslie Reynolds-Taylor, “Minister of Fun” and incoming Vice President of the Port Orchard Rotary Club, spoke about her journey to become a pilot for UPS. She first formed her dream of becoming a pilot after she flew with her dad at age five. She overcame many obstacles, including deafness at age five that took many operations to repair, and the world’s general attitude that “Girls can’t fly,” which she refused to accept. After high school she showed great perseverance in her efforts to pass the test that would allow her to fly, and she succeeded, and went on to help pave the way for female pilots. When she successfully landed a plane that was one fire – with passengers—she finally experienced acceptance. She flew and captained many planes in her career, including a 767! Although she is now retired, she certainly has kept busy. Ten years ago she and her son decided that Port Orchard needed a skate park - so they built one! Leslie finished her talk with a question and answer session and discussion about programs in the area, including the aviation class at CK Middle School, the Women in Flight program at the Seattle Flight Museum. 

Rotary Foundation Update

Jon PaveyLori Cloutier and Jon Pavey gave a brief presentation on our progress to ward our Rotary Foundation goals. Lori shared that we exceeded our Foundation goal of $15.5K by reaching $22K! She also shared that at $4,146, we were close to our $5,200 goal for Polio Plus. Jon then told of his own experience with polio as a child, and how Rotary’s eradication effort brought him to join the club. As a child, he lost the ability to walk, due to a mild case of po lio. He had treatment, including surgeries, braces on his feet, and “really ugly shoes. “ He feels VERY LUCKY, due to the care he received, research, and advancements in medicine. At the end of Jon’s talk, Lori reported that Bob Doane stepped up to donate up to $980 dollars to meet our goal! Keep bringing in your spare change for the Change Receptacle for Change and Polio cans! 
 

Sidney update 06-02-2017

Sidney updateSidney graduates on June 9th! PROM next weekend!

Terry Ward’s Classification Talk

Terry Ward’s Classification TalkEach new member to our club gives a "classification talk" to tell other members something about his or her life and work. Terry shared his path from homelessness as a child to his current position as the Regional Publisher for Sound Publishing. He worked many jobs in publishing houses, but credits his success to a mentor who showed him the importance of 1, Investing in other people, and 2, that it doesn’t matter where you came from; what matters are the leadership lessons you learn from it. 
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