Previous Speakers

Previous speakers at

Tacoma Cascade Club meetings

beginning in the Fall of 2017 to the present

Apr 2nd 2024

Bob Williams, DDS
One of our own

Guide Dogs

Mar 26th 2024

John Shoemaker
One of our own

Viet Nam; Then and Now

Mar 19th 2024

Art Knodel
One of our own

Sleepless in Tacoma

Mar 12th 2024

Laura Matson
Master Gardener

Vegetable Gardening with EASE

Mar 5th 2024

Larry Fowler

Topic is Abraham Lincoln

Feb 27th 2024

Alan Archambault
Former Head of the Ft. Lewis Military Museum, now retired
Author of numerous books

Establishment of Camp Lewis

Feb 20th 2024

The Gig Harbor YMCA

History and future of Pierce County YMCA

Feb 13th 2024

Mary Dodsworth
City of Lakewood Parks Dept.

City Parks

Feb 6th 2024

Rick Thomas
One of our own members

Special Ops Troops Benefit Golf Tournament
(to be held in May 2024)

Jan 30th, 2024

Kathleen Clerc 

Urban Bee Keeping

Jan 23rd 2024

Rob Erb
One of our own

My experiences with CAP (Civil Air Patrol)

Jan 16th 2024

Linda Jo Dutton

When is the right time to think about you or your loved ones going to an assisted living facility?

Jan 9th 2024

David Nicandri
(retired head of the Washington State Historical Museum)

A History of the Northwest Passage in 7 Maps

Jan 2th 2024

No Noon Meeting

The TC&GC is closed all week

Dec 26th 2023

No Noon Meeting

Hope you all had a Merry Christmas

See you at our next meeting
in the new year Jan 9th, 2023

Dec 19th 2023

Phil Raschke

Amelia Earhart, Fact and Fiction.

Dec 12th 2023

Larry Baer
One of our own

Polar Bears at Churchill

Dec 5th 2023

No Noon Meeting

The Annual Cascade Christmas Party was on
December 5th at the TC&GC.

Nov 28th 2023

Pierce County Sheriff Ed Troyer

Current Topics

Nov 21st 2023

No Noon Meeting

Enjoy your Thanksgiving

Nov 14th 2023

Annmarie Huppert

Life Navigation Equine Gestalt Coaching

Nov 7th 2023

Lilia Anderson on 

Honor Flights

OCT 31st 2023

Maribel Galvan
Director of Arts and Culture for Mi Centro.

The Day of the Dead celebration put on by Mi Centro

Oct 24th 2023

LeAnne Noren
with the Carole Milgard Breast Center
Wives, mates and partners expressly invited


Oct 17th 2023

Ben Talbot of First Tee

Youth Training in Golf

Oct 10th 2023

Jordin Jones

Preparing for and walking
the Pacific Crest Trail from Canada to Mexico

Oct 3rd 2023

Peter Stanley

The Founding of the Tides Tavern

Sept 26th 2023

Coach Alyson Morse and Alan Anderson

The Gig Harbor Canoe & Kayak Team

Sept 19th 2023

Connie Behe
Pierce County Library System

Lakewood Library and the County Library System

1st meeting of the fall season 2023

Sept 12th 2023

 Wayne Thronson 

  How I set up the PGA golf tournaments

Sunday July 16th 2023   5:30-8:30PM

Cascade Club Summer Fling
Courtesy of Dick & Mary Muri at their home

May 23rd 2023

Kris Peterson MD – Psychiatrist
Mental Health and Bipolar management

New treatments for depression, PTSD and anxiety

The Final Noon Meeting of the Season

May 16th 2023

Mackenzie Petersen – Senior Marketing Manager
and Averyl Mooney
of the Washington Wine 

Washington Wines

May 9th 2023

Al Schmauder
of Chambers-Clover Creek Watershed Council-Pierce County

Current Issues with Ground Water and Streams

May 2nd 2023

Kurt Grimmer – Dragon boats

The Boats and Competition

Apr 25th 2023

Mike Peronto
of the WSU Extension Program

The Resilient Yard

Apr 18th 2023

Sara Graham

Wonderland Trail Hike

Apr 11th 2023

Officer Joseph Arbiol of the Lakewood Police Dept.

Behavioral Health Contact Team
and Neighborhood Police Officers.

Apr 4th 2023

Cedric Ross

Amazon Fulfillment Center

Mar 28th 2023

Our Own New Member
Joe Hillyer

HomeWatch Care Givers

Mar 21st 2023

Austin Neilson of Sound Transit

South Sound Transit Development

Mar 14th 2023

Phil Raschke
of The Lakewood Historical Society

The Buffalo Soldiers and more.

Mar 7th 2023

Bill Baarsma
Former Mayor of Tacoma & Local Historian

The History of The Gyro Club and The Cascade Club of Tacoma

Feb 28th 2023

Donald Kimball
of Washington Policy Center

Capital Gains Tax
and what’s expected in this years legislature.

Feb 21st 2023

Lt. Gen. Ret. Keith Dayton
Previously the Director of the
George C. Marshall European Center
for Security Studies for 10 years.


Feb 14th 2023

Brent Mason
of Foss Seaport Museum

The Foss Seaport Museum

Feb 7th 2023

Becky Newton
Economic Development Officer
for the City of Lakewood

Lakewood Development

Jan 31th 2023

Alan Billingsley
of Partners for Parks

Restoration of Historical Barn
at Ft. Steilacoom Park

Jan 24th 2023

Ryan Dicks of
Pierce County Waste and Recycle

New Solid Waste & Recycle Plan

Jan 17th 2023

Sue Scott, Past President
of the Lakewood Historical Museum

Topic The Lakewood History Museum
and Ivan the Gorilla from the B&I

Jan 10th 2023

We will start off the new year with a field trip to Fort Steilacoom Museum and continue the interesting review of the history of the old fort and this area of the world.

Walter Neary spoke to us in December, and he will now show us around the Fort and the buildings that have been restored.

We will meet at the Museum (on the grounds of Western State Hospital) a bit before noon on January 10th. I will bring box lunches;

Jan 3rd 2023

TC&GC closed the whole first part of each year
for maintenance etc.

No Cascade club meeting today


Dec 27th 2022

No Meeting

See you at our next meeting
in the new year Jan 10th, 2023

Dec 20th 2022

President David Cotant

has invited all Cascade members to a
no host lunch in the TC&GC bar.
“You have to eat lunch somewhere!”

Dec 13th 2022

Walter Neary
of the Fort Steilacoom Museum

Current Status of the Museum

No Noon Meeting Tuesday December 6th
The 100th Annual Cascade Christmas Party is on

Tuesday December 6th, 2022 at the TC&GC.
Arrive about 4:45 PM (1645 hrs) for the no host bar & Happy Hour
The Memphis Belles, will begin about 5:00 pm.
Dinner will be served at 6:00 pm.

Nov 29th 2022

Randy Black
of Lakewood Water 

We’ve Got Water!

Nov 22nd 2022

Shakisha Ross
of Puget Sound Energy

What’s New in Energy Plans

Nov 15th 2022

Mark Adams
Our own Cascade Member

Organization of the Legal System in the USA

Nov 8th 2022

Sue Potter
of Nourish Pierce County

Food Wasted

Nov 1st 2022

Sherrana Kildun
of Habitat for Humanity

About Habitat for Humanity

Oct 25th 2022

Deborah Armstrong
Lakewood Playhouse Education Director

Lakewood Institute of Theatre

Oct 18th 2022

Rick Ellingson
of Bargreen Ellingson Company

A talk about the company (Bargreen-Ellingson)
and how it started.

Oct 11th 2022

Our member – Mark Adams

Who are those Guys??

Oct 4th 2022

Various Members

What we members did on our summer vacations

Sept 27th 2022

Ruthann Howell

Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium

Sept 20th 2022

Peter Cook

The Titanic – The rest of the story

Sept 13th 2022

Victor Hogan
Member Steilacoom School Board
(and incidentally happens to be a candidate for the
WA 28th District Representative)

Steilacoom Schools, School Protection
and School Board Responsibilities

May 24th 2022

The Final Noon Meeting of the Spring Season

Matthew Hayward, National Outreach Director
Freedom Foundation

Advancing Individual Liberty

May 17th 2022

Craig Rhyne, President of FreedomCivics

Battling the rise of socialism in our schools

May 10th 2022

Don Doman

Hannibal over the Alps

May 3rd 2022

Spring Break scheduled

Enjoy the Florida beaches?

Apr 26th 2022

Our own Jim Tutton, Executive Director
of Washington Movers Conference

The ins and outs of the moving industry

Apr 19th 2022

Anthony Shipman
Director of Sales, Chambers Bay Golf Course/Club Host

The 2022 US Women’s Amateur Golf Championship

Apr 12th 2022

Scott Adams – Assistant Chief
West Pierce Fire & Rescue

911 and how to help if a call is needed

Apr 5th 2022

Jack Van Ommen
Around the world in 80 years (almost)

Mar 29th 2022

Our very own Cascade IPP Dick Muri

“An Overview of the Electric Vehicle Market”

Mar 22nd 2022

Alice Fong CEO
Center for Ethical Leadership

How ethical leadership can enhance your bottom line

Mar 15th 2022

No speaker today

Mar 8th 2022

Gust Erickson
Sales and estimating manager
for Jesse Engineering

The History of Jesse Engineering

Mar 1st 2022

Drew Kellerman
VP production
@ Heritage Distillery of Gig Harbor

What’s New at Heritage

Feb 22th 2022

John Jarmen MPE – Fitness Director
Fircrest Golf & Country Club

Fitness for the Senior Adult

followed by “Who are Those Guys?”
from club member Jim Tutton

Feb 15th 2022

Jon F. Sutter LLC
Ultimate Lean Manufacturing

Focus on the Health Service Providers
& Health Insurance

Feb 8th 2022

Jeannette Twitty
CEO House of Matthew 

Helping the Homeless and People in need
in our community

Feb 1st 2022

Our scheduled speaker is down with Covid and
was rescheduled so no speaker today

Jan 25th 2022

Bob Woodcock

Community Disaster Preparedness

Jan 18th 2022

Walter Van Huene
TV & Movie Director
(Arnold Swarzenagger’s acting coach)

Stories from Hollywood

Jan 11th 2022

Shawn Mattingly
Certified Public Accountant
Weinand & Associates, CPAs, Lakewood, WA

Income Tax Update for Retirees

Jan 4thth 2021
No Noon meeting today

Dec 28th 2021
No Noon meeting today

Dec 21st 2021

Alanson Schweitzer
Commander VFW (Tacoma)

The V F W today

Dec 14th 2021

The Annual Cascade Holiday Party
was held at the TC&GC
and a good time was had by all

Dec 7st 2021

Bob Lucey
Retired Curtis Coach, Speaker & Motivator
3 Times State Football Championship coach

The lessons he learned from being an athlete

Nov 30th 2021

Julie Anderson
Pierce County Auditor

What happened at the last election??

Nov 23rd 2021

David Anderson
Newly elected Clover Park School Board member

What’s going on in our schools??

Nov 16th 2021

Thomas Broxon
Clover Park Vocational College
Vice President for Instruction

Improving Student Success

Nov 9th 2021

Nicholas Malden – Our own Cascade member

The Great Loop Boat Trip
An 8000 mile circumnavigation of the eastern US by boat

Nov 2nd 2021

Rich Wall – Our own Cascade member



Oct 26th 2021

Alan Billingsley
Rotarian in Charge

Saving the South Sound Wildlife Area
A Rotary Project

Oct 19th 2021

Dennis English
Retired Los Angeles detective
Advisor to the TV show Bosch

A week in the life of a L.A. Detective

Oct 12th 2021

John Unfred, Assistant Chief
of the Lakewood, WA Police Department

Police Legislation

Oct 5th 2021

Eric Wylie
a fitness and nutrition coach

The benefits of cardiovascular exercise
and fitness on the aging brain

Sept 28th 2021

Terry Knight
Wakeboard Warriors

A plan to get disabled warriors up on wake boards
and back to being fully alive again.

Sept 21st 2021

 Tiffany Speir

City of Lakewood: Long Range Plan.

Sept 14th 2021

Tom McClellan

Climate Change: What the charts show.

May 25th 2021

Elie Pieprz – US-Israel political consultant

Middle East: Are things changing
or is it just more of the same?

This was the Final Meeting
of this Spring 2021 Season

May 18th 2021

Ms.Hannah McDowell
Puget LNG. Sales Marketing Manager

Liquid Natural Gas and it’s role in clean energy.

May 11th 2021

David Jepsen
Professor of History at T.C.C.

Labor History in the North West

May 4th 2021

No Speaker Scheduled
Group discussion

Election of Officers and Trustees
for the next club year – Fall of ’21 & Spring of ’22

Apr 27th 2021

Jerry Bowman
The Curator of Restoration
for the Raymond WA Carriage Museum


Apr 20th 2021

Sheriff Ed. Troyer

Current Law Enforcement Issues

Apr 13th 2021

Bruce McKenty

The American Lake Veterans Golf Course
Designed by Jack Nicklaus

Apr 6th 2021

Melody Meyer
Specialist for the Pierce County
Noxious Weed Control Board

Everything you wanted to know about
noxious weeds in our Puget Sound area

Mar 30th 2021

Clay Norris
Tacoma Power Manager

The National Electric Grid, what happened in Texas
and the status of our grid here in our region.

Mar 23rd 2021

Cantor Geoffery Fine
of Temple Beth EL of Tacoma

Explaining the Passover story and rituals

Tuesday Mar 16th 2021

Cancelled due to Special meeting on Mar 13th

Mar 13th 2021
Special Saturday Meeting 0900 hours (9:00AM)

 Colonel Arthur Tulak

“The PLA in the South China Sea”

Mar 9th 2021

Our very own Dr. Mike Jones presents

“Rafting the Alsek River from Yukon to Alaska”

Mar 2nd 2021

Brent Moore
Executive Director – Foss Waterway Seaport
Chris Staudinger, who is the owner of Pretty Gritty Tours

Topic:  George Vancouver

Feb 23rd 2021

Stephanie Pedersen
President and editor of The News Tribune & The Olympian,
Washington state regional editor at McClatchy

Feb 16th 2021

The Cascade Club membership

Topic: General Discussion

Feb 9th 2021

Susan Warner

Lakewold Gardens Presentation Update

Feb 2nd 2021

Lt Col (USAF Ret) Keith Snyder presents

Past, Present and Future of the B-52 Stratofortress

Jan 26th, 2021

Charles Bergman,
“Every Penguin the World”

Jan 19th 2021

Dr. Ken Farmer (Major General USA Ret), Director of the Office of Disaster Recovery, Office of the Pierce County Executive with an update on Covid-19.

Jan 12th 2021

Bob Rezba is a past president
of the following Model A clubs:
Model A Ford Club of America,
The Northwest Regional Model A Club,
The Gallopin’ Gerties Model A Club.

Bob is also an applicant for membership in
our Cascade Club of Tacoma.

The History of the Ford Model A

Jan 5th 2021

There was No Meeting Today

Dec 29th 2020

7 to 8 PM PST, Evening fellowship meeting on ZOOM

Round robin discussion on plans and aspirations
for 2021 New Year.

Dec 15th 2020

Shara Sauve and Kevin Williams

Pierce County Juvenile Court System

Dec 8th 2020

Joe Martin

Pearl Harbor attack and
our Military Intelligence shortcomings

Dec 1st 2020

Bill Baarsma, former Tacoma Mayor
and Historian

The Beltway sniper

Nov 24th 2020

Group discussion of life and times we live in.

Nov 17th 2020

Kady Valois, Attorney
Pacific Legal Foundation

Topic:  Property rights and eviction moratoria
in Washington state

Nov 10th 2020

Eric Wylie, exercise & lifestyle coach presents
the latest research on Blue Zones around the world.
Blue Zones are regions around the world recognized
for their exceptional health and longevity. 

Nov 3rd 2020

Laurel Lemke and Bob Aten

Grave Concerns Association presentation:
Restoration of the historic Western State Hospital Cemetery
located on the grounds of Western State Hospital

Oct 27th 2020

John Simpson from the Lakewood City Council
Retired USAF Major and photojournalist

Topic: Observations from tours in Iraq and Afghanistan

Oct 20th 2020

Bill Baarsma, former Tacoma Mayor
and Historian

Topic:  The David and Crystal Brame Case.

Oct 13th 2020

David Z. Bean
Member of the Puyallup Tribal Council

The Emerald Queen Casino and it’s Economic Impact.

Oct 6th 2020

No Speaker

General Fellowship Meeting

Sept 29th 2020

Jason  Mercier
Director, Center for Government Reform
Washington Policy Center

Topic – Washington State Budget

Sept 22nd 2020

Navy Commander (Ret) Ray Corrigan presents 

“Expat in Singapore”

An interesting account about his 20 years
of living and working there.

Sept 15th 2020

The first weekly online meeting of the
Tacoma Cascade club in the fall of 20202 

Mr. Whaling
Inventor of the HeLi copter hydrant
Forest fire fighting system

Presentation and video of the helicopter
snorkeling and fire fighting system

The Tacoma Cascade club took it’s traditional summer hiatus to heal from our recent Covid-19 assault instead of the usual world wide travel and experiences of it’s members.
The board did hold 3 online ZOOM meetings to further the club’s goals.

May 19th 2020

Yet another weekly digital meeting of the
Tacoma Cascade club online #7. 

Mariya Frost,
Transportation Director
Washington Policy Center

Impact of Covid-19 on Transportation in Washington State
and challenges for the next legislative session

May 12th 2020

Yet another weekly digital meeting of the
Tacoma Cascade club online #6. 

Doctor Wayne Turnberg, Director,
Office of Communicable Disease Epidemiology,
Division of Epidemiology, Health Statistics and Public Health Laboratories,
Washington State Department of Health

May 5th 2020

Another digital meeting of the
Tacoma Cascade club online #5. 

Our speaker was retired Marine Brigadier General Paul Lebidine who gave us a detailed history of our involvement in the wars in Afghanistan 

Apr 28th 2020

A 4th digital meeting of the Tacoma Cascade club online 

Dan Gibbons of Edward Jones Brokerage in Steilacoom.
His topic was Financial consequences
related to the Covid-19 crisis. 

Apr 21st 2020

Join Cascade Club VP Dick Muri as he leads our club in a historic third online meeting in which our historic club refuses to be deterred by a mere Governmental lockdown of the whole state and continues to meet on it’s traditional weekly schedule – even though we can’t perform our traditional shaking of hands and pats on the shoulders – meet for our long standing camaraderie nearing 100 years from it’s origin in 1923.   This is possible because the forward looking club members have laid down their quills and ink for the new digital world of information and contact at our fingertips on our keyboards and screens.

Our speaker was our well known physician friend and associate Dr. Barry Weled, Pulmonologist from Tacoma, WA. His topic was explaining the treatment issues of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Apr 14st 2020

Dick Muri led the clubs second online ZOOM meeting #2

The topic was “Random musings”

Apr 7th 2020

Dick Muri led the clubs first online ZOOM meeting #1

Mar 31st 2020

Meeting cancelled due to the Coronavirus
and the state lockdown

Mar 24th 2020

Meeting cancelled due to the Coronavirus
and the state lockdown


Mar 17th 2020

Dear Cascade members,  I am cancelling our meeting of Tuesday, March 17.  We have older members who do not need to be in crowds and be at risk during this Coronavirus epidemic. Sincerely, Jim Rooks.


Mar 10th 2020

Dick Muri

The Life and Times of Dick Muri

Mar 3rd 2020

Michael Hemp

Historian of various areas of interest. He has written stories and books about John Steinbeck’s “Cannery Row”. Particularly Monterrery, California and relation to the Northwest. Mike Hemp is an author and professional speaker.Thanks Phil Sloan. 

Feb 25th 2020

Linda Henslee

Infectious disease and travel medicine

Feb 18th 2020

Mayor Bill Baarsma

Mayor Baarsma was a plaintiff in the 1980s on a first amendment case. Justice Stevens wrote the majority opinion and the results significantly affected modern politics. His lawyer was Chuck Colson. He will also explain the history about why the Democrat and republican parties developed different primary method. 

Feb 11th 2020

Rich Wall’s grandson,

PFC Tanner Bush 275 Ranger Batallion

Experience of a 2017 Bellarmine Graduate in a Ranger Battalion in Northern Syria

Feb 4th 2020

Dr Kim Mebust, Neurologist  

 Director of Multicare sleep medicine

“advances in sleep medicine”

Jan 28th, 2020

Joel Kachmerak

                                             Ground Manager, TCGC

                              “Early History of TCGC”

Jan 21st 2020

Jason Whalen
Deputy Mayor of Lakewood

Build your better here-Lakewood’s forward Momentum

Jan 14th 2020

Lorraine Ralston
Partnership Specialist, US Census Bureau

Census 2020


Dec 24th 2019
Dec 31st 2019
Jan 7th 2020

Dec 17th 2019

Mr Michael Mirra
Director of Tacoma Housing authority

The Annual Cascade Christmas Party was on
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at the TC&GC.

Christmas dance

Dec 3rd, 2019
Col Watson
Depty Comander, 5th SFAB JBLM

Nov 26th 2019

Scheduled Speaker was unable to attend

Nov 19th 2019

Chris Dobler CEO and founder
of Dobler Rental property Management

President of Washington State
Rental Management Association

Recent new laws surrounding rental management

Nov 12th 2019

Mark Dalan, Freedom Foundation, workers rights

The Government-Public Union influence circle

Nov 5th 2019

Tod Myers

                           Director, center for the environment

                              Washington policy center

      A contrary view of the Environment

Oct 29th 2019

 Dick Muri, Vice President and local authority
on social media

Orientation on use of social media
for member development

Oct 22nd 2019

LtGen Volesky, Commander I Corps

       Previously Commander 101 airborne division, Commander of                   American forces of Joint Task Forces in Iraq

                         “Summary of status of ICorps”

Oct 15th 2019




                             GROWERS AND RETAIL STORES

Oct 8th 2019

Marty Stump

                 Director of Development for Metro Parks projects.

Design and development of the Dunes park on the site of the Tacoma Smelter

Oct 1st 2019




Sept 24th 2019



Sept 17th 2019

Ed Troyer
Pierce County Sheriffs Department

Common Scams, particularly seniors

Sept 10th, 2019

The History of the Indian Casinos

Alan Stay

Legal representative for several of the tribes
over the last 40 years

May 14th 2019

Eric Hasstebt and Sarah DuBois, are both with “Safe Streets”

They are Mobilization Specialists with Safe Streets
They are neighborhood organizers who help
keep your neighborhood safe.

May 7th 2019

Mary Dodsworth

  Lakewood Parks-Recreation and Community Service Director

Lakewood Projects:

Gateway Signs Motor Ave
Fort Steilacoom Barn Restoration,

Park Projects.

Apr 30th 2019

Chris Fruitrich, Professional Journalist who has worked in Washington DC for the last 40 years

“End of Life choices and Death with Dignity program in Washington State”

Apr 23rd 2019

 Ed Troyer with the Pierce County Sheriffs Department

Update on issues confronting the Sheriffs Department with emphasis on the Homeless

Apr 18, Thursday, 2019

Visit to Bangor, on board modern submarine, presentations of torpedo launching, command, museum and lunch.

Will be a fantastic field trip.

contact Rich Wall.

Apr 16th 2019

Brian Minnich

                  Executive Vice President, Freedom foundation

Opt Out and other programs to educate State and Federal employees as to their rights following the Janus decision in the US Supreme Court

Apr 9th 2019

Col. Jay Miscelli
Commander of the 2nd Stryker Brigade at Fort Lewis

Speakers Perogative

Apr 2nd 2019

Philip Roscoe Sloan Jr. – Our “Scribe for Life”

The Life & Times of Philip Roscoe Sloan Jr.

Mar 26th 2019

Capt Bobby Tuttle, Special Forces

Modern Special Forces in the Army

Mar 19th 2019

Erin Shannon

Washington Policy Center

                                  Director for Workers Rights

Supreme Court decision on Janus and effect on Workers Rights

Mar 12th 2019

Curt Scott of the Preparedness Coalition &
Steve O’Donnell on

“How to be Ready for the next “Big One”

Mar 5th 2019



Feb 26th 2019

Andrew Nieditz,
Director of 911 System.

The Pierce County 911 System

Feb 19th 2019

Wesley Wenhardt, Executive Director

                                   Foss Waterway Seaport

Seaport new developments and directions

Feb 12th 2019

Capt Bobby Tuttle,Special Forces

Modern Special Forces in the Army

Feb 5th 2019

Michelle Douglas, Executive Director

Emergency Food Network

Organization and services of

Emergency Food Network

Jan 29th, 2019

Mr Josh Dunn, President, Premier Media Group

“Media and Current Trends”

Jan 22nd 2019

                     Bill Baarsma, Historian and past Mayor of Tacoma

                   “Baarsma Art of the Deal:

                     How he brought the Sonics to Tacoma.”

Jan 15th 2019

Member Chuck Foster PhD in Nuclear Physics

“Tales From the Laboratory”

Jan 8th 2019

Dr. Jessica Kennedy Schlicher

The Virtual Hospital/Mission Control for Healthcare:
Putting patients first

Dec 25th 2018

Merry Christmas

See you at our next meeting
in the new year Jan 8th, 2019

Dec 18th 2018

  Pierce County Sheriff Paul Pastor

The Homeless and the Sheriff’s Department

                       Extensive Experience With our growing              

                                   Homeless Population 

Dec 11th 2018

   Port Commissioner Don Johnson

 History of Simpson Pulp and Paper Mill

Nov 27th 2018

Stuart Early, CEO of Humane Society

   Programs and status of the Pierce County Humane Society

Nov 20th 2018

   Rails to Trails: past and future 

                      Roxanne Miles, Director of Parks and Recreation

Nov 13th 2018

Liz Dunbar
Tacoma Community House Executive Director

Immigration Issues

Nov 6th 2018

                        Linsey Wade, Senior Investigator

                          “Sexual Assault Kit Initiative”           

                             Criminal Justice Division

                       Office of the Attorney General

Oct 30th 2018

  Michelle Douglas, Executive Director

Emergency Food Network

Oct 23th 2018

Bob Ferguson
Attorney General of Washington State

Topic to be announced later

Oct 16th 2018

Art Dolan

Evolution of the American Flag

Oct 9th 2018

Mary Anne Lindeblad
Washington State Medicaid Director

The status of the Washington State Medicaid Program
and Apple Care

Oct 2nd 2018

Terry Thomas
His family was one of the first to build containers
for shipping and trucking

The History of development of Containerization
of shipping and trucking

Sept 25th 2018

Pat Lowinger – Instructor
Gig Harbor Community College

The Etruscans;

Sept 11th 2018

Alan Stay
An expert on Indian Affairs

The history and implementation of Indian fishing rights

May 15th 2018

Mark Lindquist
Pierce County Prosecutor

Annual Public Safety update

May 8th 2018

Pat Lowinger – Instructor
Gig Harbor Community College

Digging up the past:
Ancient Greek Pottery…Styles and Conversation

May 1st 2018

Maia Espinoza
Candidate for WA State Representative 28th District Pos #2

The Latino Community and the local leadership

Apr 24th 2018

Arthur Dolan

History and Progression of the American Flag

Apr 17th 2018

Mike Lonergan
Treasurer-Auditor for Pierce County

Tax Collections in Pierce County

Apr 10th 2018

Dorothy Wilhelm

Life’s Musings

Apr 3rd 2018

Director Rick Garza
Director of Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board

Washington State experience with legalization of Marijuana

Mar 27th 2018

Richard Genet – USN (retired)

Speaking about the preparedness of the US Navy

Mar 20th 2018

Dick Muri
WA State Representative 28th district.

Update on the decisions
of the recently adjourned WA Legislature.

Mar 13th 2018

Lt. Col Shabazzis
the first Islamic chaplin
to be appointed as a chaplain in the US Army

He will talk to us about Islam and his current position

Mar 6th 2018

Ron Lucas
Mayor of Steilacoom,
Board Member of Sound Transit
and Giant Panda expert.

Many and varied topics

Feb 27th 2018

Patti McClements

Hisory of Puget Sound Energy

Feb 20th 2018

Shawn Murphy

“History of Tacoma Maritime development”

Feb 13th 2018

John McGrath
Sports reporter for the Tacoma News Tribune

Topic is the world of sports

Feb 6th 2018

Lakewood Mayor Don Anderson

The complicated factors that caused the Amtrak derailment

Jan 30th 2018

Kimberly Roller

USS Indianapolis presentation

Jan 23rd 2018

Alan Stay
One of the lead attorneys on the Boldt decision

“The History of the Indian in America
from the legal perspective
with emphasis on on Indian fishing rights”

Jan 16th 2018

Dr. William Jackson

The History of Medical Care in Early Tacoma

Jan 9th 2018

Kim Bedier
Manager for Tacoma City Venues of the
Convention Center, Tacoma Dome, Cheney Stadium, Pantages, Rialto, and Theatre on Square

December 19th 2017

David Smith
Puget Sound University
Professor of History

Topic was BREXIT 18 months after the referendum

December 12th 2017

Matt Perry of Puget Sound Energy

The Liquefied Natural Gas Plant
being built in the Port of Tacoma

December 5th 2017

Christmas Dinner Dance

Because You’re Special

You have the honor of being invited to

The Exclusive 94th Cascade Club Christmas

When: December 5th, 6 pm Where: Tacoma Country & Golf Club

Our gourmet choices are succulent steaks, amazing chicken cordon bleu or flavorful Chilean sea bass.

There will not be a noon meeting on Dec 5th

NO luncheon next Tuesday. BUT…one of our loooong time members named Jim, who chooses to remain anonymous, does claim that he, as a rule, does eat lunch on Tuesdays and, if per chance, one’s schedule does permit, one might find company having lunch at the TC&GC bar next Tuesday. I’m just sayin’.

November 28th 2017

Attorney Charlie Brown,
The present president of the Tacoma Country & Golf club
and professional lobbyist in Olympia.

Life as a Lobbyist in Olympia

November 21st 2017

Duane Davidson
Treasurer of the State of Washington

All about the Washington State Treasury

November 14th 2017

Bill Baarsma – Past Mayor of Tacoma

The history of the Mayors of Tacoma with recent discoveries

November 7th 2017

Andrew Neiditz
Executive Director South Sound 911

All About 911

October 31st 2017

Brad Berger
CEO of Cornerstone Financial Strategies Tacoma WA
Author:”Stop Trying to Keep Up with the Jones-
They’re Broke Anyway”

Dept of Labor’s regulatory changes
affecting the financial industry.
The move away from commissions to a fee based structure.

October 24th 2017

Greg Tambara, Dept. Health
Mark Coleman, Dept. Ecology

Commencement Bay/Tacoma Superfund sites
History & Present Status

October 17th 2017

Joe Hedges, PE,PMP, LEED AP
The Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement
Program Administrator

“Bertha” past and present status

October 10th 2017

Speaker cancelled but will reschedule
We had lots’a good jokes

October 3rd 2017

Charlie Davis
President and CEO
of the Pierce & Kitsap Co’s YMCA


September 26th 2017

Sally Jones

Sleep Disorders

September 19th 2017

Our own Dick Muri
WA State Representative from the 28th District

Legislative Update

September 12th 2017

Hannah Sells

A member of the litigation team representing 19 Seattle citizens suing Seattle city council income tax constitutionality