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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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Strong, involved and vibrant.  This describes West Olympia Rotary for the last 44 years. We currently have 76 members, all involved in the pursuit of our goals, whether by time, talent, or treasure.

A new event we have undertaken this year is “Dueling Pianos”, held at SPSCC’s Lacey campus on February 22.

Called West Side Story, this first-time event in the South Sound consists of two entertaining piano players, playing the songs the attendees request.

This is a fund raiser for the Family Support Center, currently moving their facilities to West Olympia.

Save the date, purchase your tickets on this website and get ready to have a lot of fun, bidding against your friends for your favorite songs.

As always, visitors are welcome at our Tuesday noon meetings at the View Point Room (below Tug Boat Annies).  Our informative programs deal with current issues in the South Sound area.

Kathy Perciful
Club President  (Rotary Year 2018-19)

Club Administration Committee News:

(Nothing currently reported.)

Evan Fagerness, 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.)

Heather Hahn, Community Service Committee Director   

Rotary Foundation and International Service Committee News:

The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International recently approved 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:

On April 23, 2018, the 22nd Annual Dick Nichols Awards luncheon was held to present thirteen outstanding high school seniors with the Dick Nichols Scholarship.  The recipients were:  Elizabeth Hrutaka, Black Hills; Caleb Evans, Black Hills; Ellie Potts, Capital; Chase Vandiver, Capital; Josie Kirk, North Thurston; Gunner Nielsen, North Thurston; Natalie Stagnone, Olympia; Now Peralta, Olympia; Madeline Retzlaff, River Ridge; Makenna Hansen, Timberline; Michael Barnes, Timberline; Madison Fields, Tumwater; and CJ Geathers, Tumwater.  Congratulations to all.
 
Our outbound student Qiana Barrett “Kiki” continues to enjoy her Japanese experience.  Her latest news includes mention of attending Rotary events, participating in martial arts class, enjoying school activities, and taking a trip to Tokyo.  She is looking forward to an upcoming trip to the island of Hokkaido.  Kiki will soon be returning to us as the school year is nearing completion.
 
Next years outbound student will be Rose Christensen from Capital High School.  We are awaiting for an exact location, but she will be heading to Belgium.  
     
Mila, our current inbound, continues to shine at Capital High School.  She just completed her track season and continues to dance whenever she hears music.  A special thanks, to all of you who have graced her stay with many wonderful activities.  If you did not hear, Mila was one of the “stars” of the Capital High School Talent Show.
 
 Nearing the end of another school year, June 20, 2018, please consider getting involved next year in any of a number of club activities including hosting an inbound student, volunteering with the Garfield Track Stars, attending Capital High School Interact Club activities (our own Neil Falkenburg mentors the CHS Interact Club).
 
Thanks are extended to Steve Henderson for again presenting the Law Day activities and to Shelby Hentges for the many hours and tasks necessary to complete the scholarship process.
  

An early reminder!   The Olympia School District Career & College Fair will be held on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at Capital High School.  Our club participates yearly, so please calendar the date and join us for the evenings activities.

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
Dr. Mary Ferris
Aug 20, 2019
Reaching out to the local Latino community
Evan Fagerness
Aug 27, 2019
Meet at South Puget Sound Community College
Thurston County Assessor Steve Drew
Sep 03, 2019
Combined meeting with the Olympia Kiwanis Club
Gina Blanchard Reed
Sep 10, 2019
"Turning Pointe"
Lance Benson
Sep 17, 2019
Dry Tikes & Wet Wipes
 
 
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