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Service Above Self

The 2nd and 4th Thursday's from 5-6:30
Johnny's Dock
1900 E D St
Tacoma, WA  98421
United States
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Welcome to the Tacoma Sunset
 
Are you an established professional who wants to make positive changes in your community and the world? Our club members are dedicated people who share a passion for community service and friendship. Becoming a Rotarian connects you with a diverse group who share your drive to give back.
 
 
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Grab your girlfriends for a Saturday of fun and giving back. Join us for an afternoon of fashion over the last 100 years. Models will be wearing clothes from 1880 to 1980! Real clothing and accessories, no replicas! Desserts, coffee, and tea are included in the price of  your ticket. Mimosas will be available for purchase.
 
All proceeds go toward projects that Tacoma Sunset Rotary supports throughout the year. These include, but are not limited to: Comfy Closet, Emergency Food Network, Bates Technical College Scholarship, Lemay Build a bike for kids in needs at Christmas, YWCA RAGS Guild, and Shared Housing Services.
 
 
DAY ISLAND YACHT CLUB
Saturday February 25th 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Parking Free 2120 91st Ave W University Place, WA 98467 
 
 
($25 + 1.87 web service fee)
 
We have a great service project with Emergency Food Network coming up on Sat, Dec. 10th. We will packing the break bags that they hand out to the kids on free and reduced lunches, for the winter break. They have reserved 10 slots for us and we have to fill all of them, no more or less than 10 people. They have many other groups taking shifts during the day and they run a very efficient assembly line! It'll be lots of fun and very rewarding. Invite your family and friends and/or donate!!! 
 
Tacoma Sunset Rotarians are putting their hands and wallets into the renovation project at Shared Housing Services, whose mission is "Connecting people and fostering independence through innovative and affordable housing, because everyone needs a place to call home." In partnership with district 5020, Tacoma Sunset Rotarians will be painting and installing new blinds in the newly renovated Transitional Family units on Saturday, October 15, 2016.
 
From Mark Merrill, Executive Director, Shared Housing Service:
 

"Transitional Family Housing provides low-income homeless families with housing opportunities in one of our 12 units on the premises. To foster positive growth in a stable wholesome family atmosphere, case managers provide supportive services to stabilize families in order to graduate them to permanent housing as rapidly as possible.   

Meeting critical basic family needs for housing is the first step, which is followed by a structured program of progressive support services stressing positive growth for families and based on individual needs. This encourages raising aspirations for quality of family life and provides the tools families can use to achieve their goals." 

Check out her fundraising plan for the rotary training project in The Seychelles!
 
Our rotary club is supporting a multi-day entrepreneurial training workshop for women and girls in the Republic of Seychelles in October, 2016, and five rotarians from our club are participating in the training! We're raising money to help fund the project.  All donations are tax deductible. $35 donors will receive a gift of earrings by Linda Danforth Designs or a signed copy of "One Night in Rome" by Michelle Merritt. $70 donors will receive both of these gifts!

The training will be focused on encouraging women to start their own businesses in order to provide for their families and potentially grow the workforce in the Seychelles. The training will provide enhancement of the women's life skills development, economic development training and self-worth enhancement.
 
 
 
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