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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
Thank you for your ongoing support of West Olympia Rotary. As President, I am proud to say that our year is off to a productive start! We launched a new public facing Facebook page that has attracted 79 followers in just a few short months. We implemented “The Square”, which has streamlined lunch payments and will save the club money over time. We surpassed our fundraising goal for Polio Plus, with 61 members donating $6,080 to the cause. We have continued to support our community with a $2,000 grant to Thurston County Boys and Girls Clubs and $5,000 to the South Puget Sound Community College Foundation. In total, our club has now distributed over $84,000 in grants to 21 different organizations in just the last four years. Our Exchange Program continues to thrive with an outbound student in Japan, and an inbound student here from Brazil. We also recently hosted a Rotary Friendship Exchange lunch with 9 Rotarians from District 9700 in Australia. Meanwhile, club members have been working very hard to sponsor our first Global Project, which is a critical community health project in rural Bolivia. In addition to all this great community work, we continue to have fun! We hosted our first club “Cruise In”, we have strong attendance at Rotary After Dark (our monthly happy hour), and we recently hosted our annual Halloween party.
 
So I guess the main point of my President’s message is to re-enforce that West Olympia Rotary is as alive as it has ever been. Whether you have a been a member for decades, years, months, or weeks; or even if you are simply a visitor checking out our club, we have a place for you!

Thank you for this opportunity to serve as your President.  It has been an incredible experience.
 
Paul Simmons, 
Club President  (Rotary Year 2017-18)

Club Administration Committee News:

(Nothing currently reported.)

Quint Newell, Club Administration Committee Director

Membership and Vocational Service Committee News:

Impact starts with our members — people like you who want to be part of making our community and the world a better place. At club meetings, our members come together to strengthen their connections to friends and neighbors and their commitment to improving lives.
 
As our Club celebrates 42 years of serving our community, our membership continues to grow.  We have an advantage of having many “seasoned” Rotarians to ensure our legacy carries on and we have attracted amazing new members bringing fresh ideas and energy. Many of our new members have already signed up to participate on committees to help with Cool Jazz Clean Water and our upcoming auction in partnership with the South Puget Sound Rotary Club.
 
If you have a passion for improving our community and want to connect with others who feel the same way, then join us for lunch sometime – we would look forward to meeting you!

 

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:

(Nothing currently reported.)

Steve Masini, Rotary Foundation and International Service Committee Director

Youth Service Committee News:

(Nothing currently reported.)

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

 
Speakers
Envoy Richard Pease
Dec 19, 2017
Salvation Army
Joint Meeting With the Olympia Kiwais Club
Jan 02, 2018
Preview of the upcoming legislative session
Chris Grabowski, Olympia Code Enforcement Officer
Jan 09, 2018
Enforcing the city's ordinances
Hillary Soens
Jan 16, 2018
Joint Meeting with the Olympia Kiwanis Club
To be announced
Jan 23, 2018
Sylvana Niehauser
Jan 30, 2018
Olympia's Parks
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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