Rotary Club of West Olympia

Tanya Mote
Oct 24, 2017
South Puget Sound Community College
Ghosts and Goblins
Oct 31, 2017
Pam Hetland
Jennifer Williamson Forster
Nov 07, 2017
South Sound Reading Foundation
Stephanie Johnson
Nov 14, 2017
Celebrating the Arts in Olympia
Cameron Wilson
Nov 21, 2017
Olympia's Amzaing Building Growth
Logan Shaw
Nov 28, 2017
Exchange Student
Patrick Knoff
Dec 05, 2017
Emergency Preparedness
Pam Hetland's Special Evening Program
Dec 12, 2017
Holiday Flair --NO NOON MEETING!
Sylvana Niehauser
Dec 19, 2017
Olympia's Parks
Board of Directors
Immediate Past President
Club Administration Committee Director
Membership and Vocational Service Committee Director
Community Service Committee Director
The Rotary Foundation and International Service Committee Director
Youth Service Committee Director
Fundraising Committee Director
Public Relations Committee Director

Welcome to our Club

Welcome to our Club:

West Olympia

Our motto is "Service Above Self"

We meet every Tuesday at noon in the Viewpoint Room at Westbay Marina,
2100 West Bay Drive
Olympia, WA  98502
United States
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West Olympia Rotary News
Welcome to the Rotary Club of West Olympia! Spring is finally here!
As we near the end of the 2016-2017 Rotary year, we have much to be proud of! We are a club that supports scholarships for students in our community and donates to a variety of causes. We just held our bimonthly “Birthday Party” at Pear Blossom Place Family Shelter. One of our members just returned from a trip to Bolivia to scout future International projects. We recently celebrated the 100th anniversary of the Rotary Foundation with a dinner event for all nine of the Thurston County Rotary Clubs.
Our major fundraiser in partnership with the South Puget Sound Rotary Club, “Go Play at the Beach”, was a success. The dinner/auction was enjoyed by about 350 people. A big thanks to all who attended, donated auction items, helped set up, or sponsored the event!
There is lots happening at West Olympia Rotary… please join us!


Rob Bradley, President

Rotary Club of West Olympia

Club Administration Committee News:

(Nothing currently reported.)

          Quint Newell, Club Administration Committee Director


Membership and Vocational Service Committee News:

West Olympia Rotary is your opportunity to make a difference in your local community and around the world. Our club recognizes that by strengthening our membership, we expand the collective impact of our community service, charitable contributions, and international projects. In light of this, our club has established an aggressive goal of growing our membership to 100 members by 2020. If you have a special passion for improving your community and want to connect with others who feel the same way, then join us for lunch sometime and learn more about who we are and what we do. The first one is on us!


Sandi DiBernardo, Membership and Vocational Service Committee Director

Community Service Committee News:

(Nothing currently reported.)

          Dan Young, Community Service Committee Director


Rotary Foundation and International Service Committee News:

End Polio Now Campaign:
Thank you West Olympia Rotary Members for the great participation in the End Polio Now Campaign. The campaign this year had two (2) goals.
First goal was to raise a minimum of $5000. From July 1st to November 30th the Club has raised $5469.50. Contributions ranged from $5 to $1000. And remember the Gates Foundation matches our efforts two-one. Not bad to eradicate polio throughout the world.  And what a program to say in the future that I participated in this great world effort.
Second goal of 100-percent member participation is not quit there. Fifty-three (53) of the Clubs seventy-five (75) members have made a contribution. Some have contributed more than once. The good news is that the Club has until the 30th of June 2017 to reach its second goal of 100-percent member participation. Our goal now it to have all members make a contribution.
Thanks a million Rotary Members.
Steve Masini, Rotary Foundation and International Service Committee Director

Youth Service Committee News:

Our club continues to be active in the student exchange program.  Our current inbound student is Jon Schaefer.  He has just transitioned to his second host family.  Having just completed a successful crew season, Jon is looking forward to attending Capital High School basketball games.  Club members are encouraged to contact Dirk Havlak to arrange an evening with Jon.  


Our outbound student is Logan Shaw, who has been enjoying his academic and social experiences in Norway.  We will continue looking forward to his monthly letters.


Dirk Havlak is currently focused on student applications for both the summer program and the full year exchange.


Recently, our club participated in the Olympia School District Career and College Fair.  We had a number of parents and students stop by our table to discuss both the foreign exchange program and Rotary scholarships.

          Rich Yescas, Youth Service Committee Director


Fundraising Committee News:

(Nothing currently reported.)

Betty Holt, Fundraising Committee Director

Public Relations Committee News:

(Nothing currently reported.)

Dick Pust, Public Relations Committee Director


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