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245 Basin St.
Ephrata, WA  98823
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Registration for our 2017 Rim 2 Rim basketball tournament is now open.   You can find the form under our downloads section on this website.   The deadline to sign up is July 10! 
Get those costumes and groups together for our annual Rotary Youth Parade this Thursday, June 8.  This year's theme is "Farmer in the Dell".  The parade starts at 6:00 pm with the lineup set for 5:45.  Lets kick off summer in style!
Forms can be found in the download section of this website.
Get those teams together for our first Rotary Golf Tournament!  This event is a four-person scramble which will be held May 12, at Lakeview Golf & Country Club with a 1:00 shot gun start.  A pre-tournament bbq will be served at 11:30 am.  Cost is $300 per team, or $75 for an individual. 
Proceeds from this event will help fund educational programs in our area such as the Imagination Library, The Dictionary Project and high school scholarships. 
Forms can be found under the downloads section of this website!
The Community Easter Egg hunt will be April 15 at Lions Park at 1:00 pm sharp.  Don't be late!  The hunt is open to kids ages 1 to fourth grade.  
Soap Lake Elementary students received their dictionaries from Rotarians Becky Long, Bea White and Kitty Thomas last week. 
Last Tuesday we kicked off the 9th year of our local Dictionary Project.  Students in 3rd grade classrooms at Grant Elementary were visited by local Rotarians and given their own student dictionaries.  Each year our club donates close to 300 dictionaries to students in Ephrata, Soap Lake and Wilson Creek elementary schools.    
Five years since its debut, Rotary Club Central is getting a big upgrade
When we introduced Rotary Club Central in 2012, it revolutionized goal tracking and planning for clubs and districts — no more filling out paper club-planning forms or passing along boxes of historical club information every time a new leader took office. Rotary Club Central offered clubs and districts a quantifiable way to begin measuring local and global impact, specifically membership initiatives, service activities, and Rotary Foundation giving. But as with any technological advancement, in a few short years, Rotary Club Central began to show its age, and Rotarians took notice. They...
Rotary International Board adopts new zone structure
At its January 2017 meeting, the Rotary International Board of Directors adopted a new zone structure for Rotary clubs. Rotary bylaws require the Board to complete a comprehensive review of the 34 Rotary zones no less often than every eight years to ensure that each zone has an approximately equal number of Rotarians. The Board’s previous review of the zones occurred in 2008. The Board earlier approved the creation of three regional workgroups to develop rezoning proposals for Asia, Europe/Africa, and the Americas. These workgroups comprised one representative (either a current director,...
Centennial celebration honors 20 noteworthy global grant projects
Through The Rotary Foundation, Rotary members have supported thousands of projects that promote peace, fight disease, provide clean water, save mothers and children, support education, and grow local economies. We’ve also led the fight to eradicate polio worldwide. As part of our celebration of the Foundation’s centennial, we’re honoring 20 global grant projects with special recognition. Learn more about the projects using our interactive map.
Convention: Southern hospitality
The Atlanta Host Organization Committee is offering some good old-fashioned Southern hospitality at the Rotary International Convention from 10 to 14 June. It has planned a wide range of activities featuring everything from good food and music to inspiring tours of local landmarks. If it’s your first convention, these events are chances to meet fellow Rotarians from around the world, and if you’re an experienced convention goer, you can catch up with old friends. Hall of Fame baseball player Hank Aaron will host Rotarians for a “Strike Out Polio” night at the new SunTrust Park, where you’ll...
Member spotlight: The power of the press
When Teguest Yilma helped found the Rotary Club of Addis Ababa Entoto in 2002, she thought polio had already been eradicated from most of the world. But while Ethiopia had been free of the disease, Yilma was shocked to learn that new cases had started cropping up in surrounding countries such as Somalia. “I was thinking, it’s not possible, we can’t be free if the countries around us are not free,” she says. Yilma, the managing editor of Capital, Ethiopia’s largest English weekly newspaper, has brought a journalist’s skills to the fight against polio. She became vice chair of the Ethiopia...