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.
Welcome to our Facebook Page
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
The West Olympia Rotary Club strives to accomplish one simple goal: Make the community we live in, which starts in West Olympia and spreads across the globe; a better place. We are 70 members strong, and continuously growing.
 
There are various negative stereotypes associated with a majority of service clubs, but our club is different. We break the mold we’ve been placed into by keeping up to date with technology, recruiting young leaders in our community, and taking on projects that can only be accomplished with the help of our members’ families and the rest of our community. If we want to change the world, we’re going to have to come together as one.
 
Our showcase fundraiser, The Westside Story, consists of a two dueling pianos and a whole lot of fun. In our second year, we’re already on pace to move the benchmark even higher from last year’s success. Mark your calendar for January 24th - this is an event unlike any other in our community that you don’t want to miss.
 
Please join us, as we meet every Tuesday at 12:00 in the View Point Room downstairs at Tugboat Annie’s. We always welcome new visitors, whether you were asked by an existing member or found us on your own. Attendance is no longer a requirement to our club, as we realize life is full of ups and downs, busy schedules, and support does not always come from a meeting every Tuesday. We would love to have you check us out!
 
Dan Young
Club President (Rotary Year 2019-2020)

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
Sherwin Cotler
Sep 22, 2020
How to Keep One's Head Above Water in the Time of COVID
Rob Bradley
Sep 29, 2020
Recent fires on Olympia's west side
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
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