Welcome to our Club

West Olympia

Our motto is "Service Above Self"

We meet In Person & Online
Tuesdays at 12:00 PM
Online
Olympia, WA
United States of America
We are currently holding a Zoom meeting every Tuesday at noon.
Please join us for our upcoming "West Side Story" 2021 Dueling Pianos Fundraising Event
 
West Olympia Rotary is proud to present its 3rd annual "Westside Story" Dueling Pianos Event to be held virtually on February 26, 2021 at 7:00 pm.  (Just tune in to Comcast Cable Channel 77.)  Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased here.  Part of the event's proceeds will benefit our 2021 Non-Profit partner, McLane PTSO Trail & Garden Committee.  Sponsorship opportunities are still available, so please contact Katya Miltimore at katya.miltimore@hotmail.com for details.
 
Thank you.
 
P.S.  Please watch the following video for instructions on how to bid during our Dueling Pianos event:  https://youtu.be/PysCpP6M9_k . 
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Covid-19 Press Release
 
West Olympia Rotary raises money via its highly successful annual dueling pianos fundraising event, and through monetary contributions of its members.
West Olympia Rotary News
Welcome to our West Olympia Rotary Club website. My name is Betty Holt and I'm the 2020/21 Club President. I'm so proud to be a Rotarian and love my club. As you can imagine this is an interesting year for our club. We have been meeting on Zoom and enjoying our speakers and each other until we can meet in person again. We also have a small group that meets once a month for our Rotary After Dark (RAD) get-togethers, with the hope that soon that number will grow. We are also excited to start a Wine Club in October thanks to a couple of our members putting it together! This year I started an M&M, which is a Member Moment at each week’s meeting, where a member gets to share their life, hobbies, work, family, etc. It's been a nice way to learn about our wonderful members. I'm super excited that we are moving forward with our third annual Dueling Pianos fundraising event, and this year it will be done as a virtual experience! This should be so much fun as people participate by themselves or with small groups all from the comfort of home. If you want to join us for a meeting or have questions regarding our club or our upcoming fundraising event, please send me an email or call/text me.
Sincerely,
Betty Holt
bettyholt@greenerealty.com
360-870-6837

Club Administration Committee News:

(Nothing currently reported.)

Evan Fagerness, Club Administration Committee Director

Membership and Vocational Service Committee News:

The top two reasons people join Rotary are to meet new people and to get more involved in their communities.  As Rotarians, we all have an active role in attracting potential new members and ensuring that our members feel valued, significant and engaged.  By having a strong and diverse membership, we expand the collective impact of our community service, charitable contribution,s and international projects.
     
Attracting prospective members involves having interesting speakers/programs weekly and sharing our good works through press releases and social media.   Members are encouraged to invite prospective members to our club meetings.  Whenever guests come to a meeting we need to make sure they feel comfortable and welcome.
 
If a guest you invite would like to become a member, you can go to our website and fill out our new member proposal form.  Once complete, the form is sent to Tiffany Scroggs, our club Secretary, and the process for membership begins.  Once orientation is completed, we schedule a classification talk, and they are officially a member.
 
Below is a fun link uncovering Rotary membership myths:
 

 

Sandi DiBernardo, Membership and Vocational Service Committee Director

Community Service Committee News:

(Nothing currently reported.)

Heather Hahn, Community Service Committee Director   

Rotary Foundation and International Service Committee News:

We are currently managing our club's first global grant in the amount of $118,838 for a project entitled "Community Health Promotion in Rural Bolivia".  For more information about the project, and all of the entities that are contributing to it, please see our press release and check back here for periodic updates.

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.)

Rocco Turpin, Fundraising Committee Director

Public Relations Committee News:

(Nothing currently reported.)

Dick Pust, Public Relations Committee Director

Speakers
Patrick Murphy
Mar 09, 2021
Status of teaching procedures in the Olympia School District
Classification Talks
Mar 16, 2021
Getting to know a couple of new members
Dan Mazur
Mar 23, 2021
Olympia Oyster Seed Planting Project
Indu Thomas
Mar 30, 2021
Commissioner for the Thurston County Family and Juvenile Court
Greg Horn
Apr 06, 2021
District Governor's second visit
Katie Madinger
Apr 13, 2021
Olympia Free Clinic
Julio Rios
Apr 20, 2021
CIELO
Board of Directors
President
President-Elect
Secretary
Treasurer
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
Youth Protection Officer
Sergeant-at-Arms
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