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Tacoma South

Service Above Self

We meet Mondays at 12:00 PM
Red Lobster
1929 S 72nd Street
Tacoma, WA  98408
United States
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Club Executives & Directors
President
President Elect
Secretary
Treasurer
Past President
Committee Chair 2016-2017
Director (2014-2017)
Committee Chair 2016-2017
Director (2016-2019)
Director (2014-2017)
Committee Chair (2016-2017)
Director (2016-2019)
Director (2016-2019)
Director (2014-2017)
 

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Home Page Stories

I grew up a Club kid. I started going to the Boys and Girls Club for youth sports when I was just five years old, but really became a Club Kid in middle school when I needed a safe and positive environment after school.

On Nov. 28, our club visited McChord Field and learned more about our neighbors at JBLM and their contributions to Operation Deep Freeze. We also toured the C-17. What a great opportunity!

In 2016-17, The Rotary Foundation turns 100. That's a century of helping Rotary members change lives and improve communities all over the world.

Throughout the year we're posting excerpts from "Doing Good in the World: The Inspiring Story of The Rotary Foundation's First 100 Years." You can purchase the book at shop.rotary.org.

To learn more about the Foundation's centennial and find tips and resources for celebrating, visit www.rotary.org/foundation100.

Rotarians we are just $4,000 from our goal of $45,000 to purchase a new van for the Schatz Branch of the Boys and Girls Club. The online link for donations is https://www.commitchange.com/wa/tacoma/boys-and-girls-clubs-of-south-puget-sound/campaigns/rotaryvan and I encourage you to share it on social media and via email to help us close the final gap and get that van on the way!
 
On Oct. 25 Gary Klein and I presented to the Rotary Club of Tacoma North about the project. We will continue to hit the road to raise the last few thousand dollars, but if you have anyone who wants to help us get there please let us know!
Tacoma #8 has challenged us! The Rotary Club of Tacoma #8 has challenged our club to raise $10,000 in our raise the paddle event at the mini-golf fundraiser on Oct. 21 and they will match our funds raised (up to $10K)! I am certain we can meet their challenge! Please let those you invite to our mini-golf event that this is an opportunity to make a new van for enrichment, intramural sports, and higher education tours a reality for the Henry Schatz Branch of the Boys and Girls Clubs in South Puget Sound (Tacoma)! Let's do this!

November is Rotary Foundation month and a great opportunity to consider joining the movement. The Rotary Foundation transforms your gifts into projects that change lives both close to home and around the world. As the charitable arm of Rotary, they tap into a global network of Rotarians who invest their time, money, and expertise into our priorities, such as eradicating polio and promoting peace. Foundation grants empower Rotarians to approach challenges such as poverty, illiteracy, and malnutrition with sustainable solutions that leave a lasting impact.

Strong financial oversight, a stellar charity rating, and a unique funding model mean that they make the very most of your contribution. Give and become a part of Rotary’s life-changing work!

Governor's Message
Rotary Serving Humanity is the theme that Rotary International President John Germ has chosen for this Rotary year. I very much like the theme because it speaks to everything we do in Rotary. Each club is very different in their focus and projects, but everything we do serves humanity in one way or another.
The July Rotary Club of Tacoma South Board meeting will take place on July 18th at NOON at the Blazing Onion, located at 4502 S Steele St #1510, Tacoma, WA 98409, near the Tacoma Mall. Our meeting agenda will include discussion of our upcoming events, review of planned activities, and preparation for the mini-golf tournament. All members are welcome to join us!
In our first meeting of the 2016-2017 year we designed four fantastic fellowship events to ensure our club stays engaged and connected with each other. The first event, a Seahawks Viewing Party, will take place on July 25th at Brink and Sadler. More details to come.
 
Thank you to everyone who attended and participated in the club's first fellowship-focused meeting. It was fun to see everyone engaging in conversation with each other. We were a lively bunch!

District Conference is in Olympia 24-25 June.  Join Governor Rose Bowman for this great event, and help celebrate with Joanne Croghan as she starts her year as Governor! Registration and hotel information can be found here:

http://portal.clubrunner.ca/50092/SitePage/district-conference-2016

Please register today; the first 100 to register will receive a free copy of the book, "If I Only Had a Water Buffalo"

And don't forget to strongly encourage your incoming Board of Director to attend a well!

Tom Carroll

2016 District Conference Chair

On Nov. 9, Dr. Lonnie L. Howard, president of Clover Park Technical College, joined us to share an update on the college. While he visited we provided him with a $5,000 check to add to our club's endowment for scholarships.
 
 
 
 
Speakers
Michaele Sein-Ryan
Jan 23, 2017
Tacoma Public Schools High School Internship Program
Cindy Niemi, Mary Bridge Childrens Foundation
Jan 30, 2017
Mary Bridge services and new things on the horizon
Edwin Valentine
Feb 06, 2017
Museum of Glass Community Outreach
Lyman Gifford and Danielle Perkins
Feb 13, 2017
CPTC/Rotary Scholarship Winner
Keith Galbraith
Feb 27, 2017
Family Renewal Shelter Update
Stuart McGehee, Pacific Northwest Asset Management
Mar 06, 2017
Level the Playing Field
Charlie Thompson
Mar 13, 2017
St. Vincent De Paul
Mel Oyler
Apr 03, 2017
CPTC Bachelor's Degree Program
Club President Tawny Dotson
Jun 05, 2017
Fellowship
 
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New Grant Center makes applying for grants easier
We are pleased to announce the debut of the new Grant Center, formerly known as the grant application tool. The new site has a fresh look and better organization. The grant application includes clearly defined steps so it’s easier for you to track your progress. Learn more about grants and how to apply.
The Rotary Foundation ranked in list of top charities
CNBC has ranked The Rotary Foundation No. 3 in its annual list of Top 10 Charities Changing the World in 2016. The list includes some of the largest and highest-rated charities that help women, children, the poor, and the environment throughout the world, according to Charity Navigator, and that maintain high standards of financial health, accountability, and transparency of reporting. The Foundation was noted for connecting 1.2 million members from more than 200 geographic areas to tackle the world's most pressing humanitarian challenges, including projects that focus on disease prevention,...
Australian entrepreneur announces $1 million gift to Rotary
On Wednesday, over breakfast with the Rotary Club of Wahroonga, New South Wales, Australian entrepreneur and philanthropist Dick Smith announced a donation of AU$1 million to Rotary (about US$750,000), citing admiration of Rotary members for the time they devote to others. The Rotary Australia Benevolent Society (RABS) will administer the funds. “With 29,500 Rotarians in 1,100 clubs throughout Australia, we have an army of volunteers eager to assist those in need,” says Michael Perkins, RABS chair. “The impact of this donation will be felt throughout all of Australia, from the cities to the...
Convention: City of peace
Though Atlanta has seen its share of violence and inequity over time, today it brims with reminders that there is another way. Get inspired while you’re visiting for the 2017 Rotary International Convention from 10 to 14 June. Take a short walk from the convention center to the Center for Civil and Human Rights. There, you can see the handwritten notes, speeches, and sermons of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., experience an interactive 1960s-era lunch counter “sit-in,” and learn more about persecuted groups all over the world. A streetcar will take you to the Martin Luther King Jr...
The Rotary Foundation ranked in list of top charities
CNBC has ranked The Rotary Foundation No. 3 in its annual list of Top 10 Charities Changing the World in 2016. The list includes some of the largest and highest-rated charities that help women, children, the poor, and the environment throughout the world, according to Charity Navigator, and that maintain high standards of financial health, accountability, and transparency of reporting. The Foundation was noted for connecting 1.2 million members from more than 200 geographic areas to tackle the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges, including projects that focus on disease prevention,...