gmhTODAY 13 gmhToday March April 2017 - Page 74

B efore the sporting company Nike created its famous slogan, Rich Mackie, 78, already adopted it as his way of life. “My father always instilled in me, ‘Just do it,’” Rich said. Rich has been, just doing it, ever since. Rich’s business accomplishments include owning three drug stores, a distribution trucking company, and a local newspaper (which was bought by the Gilroy Dispatch). Over the years, he has been a member of the Board of Directors for both the Gilroy Chamber of Commerce and Gilroy Garlic Festival Association, and a Rotarian for over 30 years. Rich spent his early years growing up on a 300-acre farm in British Columbia before his father, Jim Mackie, moved the family to Seattle when Rich was 15. “Canada was a little different culture than a metropolitan area,” said Rich. Two years later the Mackie’s moved to Kooski, a rural area in Idaho, where his father had purchased a hotel and bar. While the rest of the family resided in the master suite of the hotel, Rich lived in a room of his own, complete with maid service. This perk came with responsibilities like the daily stocking and cleaning of the bar before heading off to school. His class of 12 students preferred practical jokes over their studies. +qMݽձѥ݅մ)ѡщѽٔѥѡݡ)ͼݔѼٔtIͅ)ѡݥѠɥq5剔$ѡɕ܁)݅մѡѽٔt)QՍѥٕ-ͭ!݅)́ѡՅєɝаѡ)ɕͽÍ݅́ɱ䁑͵͕)ɽЁѡ́ɕ͡)啅ȸq5ɽ݅́$ɕ䁝ɅՅѕ)ɽ͍ݥѠѠɅ)ՍѥtIͅIéɥ͡)ݥѠѡչٕͥéAɵ)ݕѼѥՔЁѡ͍)ݡѡٕɽѡ͵ͅ)Iѕ́ѡЁ́ͽɔ啅ȁ݅)ՍɔɽՍѥٔ́Ց)ɕѕѡи()%ȰIɥ͍́)ݕѡаMɱɅѡ)ѥɅՅѕ̰Mɱ)ݕɔѡɕ́ݼɕ٥)Y)QɅՍݡY݅́ɸ)ݥѠݕȁ䁵͍ѽ)٥ȁݥѠѡɐѡȴ)չЁ͍ȁɽѡ)݅Ёݸq]݅́͡ɸѡ)ɥѽ́Ѽɥȁ$)ٔȰ͔͡ݽձɽ)ɔѡ啅ȁ݅́tIͅ)éɕѵЁɅѥ́ݕ)Q䰁Ýɥѡѡȁ)ݼȁѡȁձЁȸ+q!ȁѥɥ݅́饹ѡ)ȁtIͅq$ٔݼ)Ʌ՝ѕ̰ݡ$ٕȁѡ՝)ݽձt+p)5䁙ѡȁ݅)ѥa)$)гgtIͅ$$(ÍЀ$$(аٕȁͥ)%ѡ̰ѕȁ́ɅՅѥ)ÍѡȁѽɽɥѼ) ɹ=ѡȁ٥ͥЁѼɽ䰁I)͕ɕɵЁͥѥЁ])Aɵ䰁ɬх͡)ѕѡЁݹѽݸЁѡ)ɹȁѠMɕЁ5ѕɕ七q$)ɕȰѼٔѡѽɔѼѡ)ѡɹȰЁѽЁݕ)ѕ̸ѡ՝ѡɔݕɔɽ)ԁ٥Յ䁭)ٕ剽䳊tIͅ)!ɕͥՅѥ)ɥ̀啅́ݹ͡ѡ)ɵ䁥ٽ٥ѡѽݸՑ!)͕ɕх䁙ɕՕѱݽձɅٕȁ)ɕՕѥIéͽɥ)ѡՑͼձиqɽ)݅́ձɅѕ̰ԁ܁ѡ)tIͅq!݅́х)ѡt)%1I=d5=I8!%10M85IQ%8)5I AI%0)ɽչѡ̰Iѥ)͡ЁѼѡ]Ёͥѽݸ݅䁙ɽ)5ѕɕMɕаذ͕)]Aɵ七q%Ё݅́Ʌյѥѡ)͔Ё݅́՜ѽɔ)ݥѠЁѼгt$)Iͅ)ѡȁѽȁI(܁Mɱ䁑ٽɍI)݅́݅ɑձѽ䁽ѡɕ+q$݅́5ȸ5tIͅ͵)MѕȰ͕́ѡȁ̰ͥ)Ё݅́ѥȁͽѡܸ+q$݅́ѡЁѼ܁͍)ݡɥ]幔 ɱѽ)хѼɕхєtIͅ%)ɹЁѼՍɅѥٔͥ!e)܁ѡMȁ ѥͽє$)Ё ݕ ȁ ɍ$)5ɝ!)!́܁ɕȁͼ)չѕɕѥѕȀ啅)ѡͥIɥ)) х̰ٽɍѡȁݼ)ݽɭձѥЁMи5éM)ѕȁݽɭ)ɕхєЁЁ ɱѽI䰁ݡɔ)Iݽɭ))ѕ䁭܁ѡݽձ)əЁэq!éݽəհ)յٕ䁭ٕ䁵ܳt))ͅq'eٕ䁡Ȱͼݔ)ѡȁлtQ)ݽɭѽѡȰѡѕȁ͕ٕɅ)啅́ɔ她=ѽȀāѠ(ܸQ́=ѽȁɭ́ѡȀѠ)ٕͅ))ɕ́ѡȀ啅́ɥх)Ս́ѼѠq]Ѡٔѡͅ)Ѡӊéٕ䁥хгt))ͅ]Ѡѕ́ݕ)эȁѡɽа͡q$ɕ)ѡѡЁݔݕɔЁѼѽѡȰ)ѡЁȁٔͥ́̀$)ɽt)ѡ՝Íٕ́éѼ)ѥՕ́ѼqЁгt)̰)Ё͡ձqѕѼݥȁЁݽe)Ёt)ѽ乍