Centralia Club Stories
Very nice day to have our first socially distanced live meeting at Rotary Riverside Park rather than on Zoom. John Elmore was recognized as outgoing President of two years. He was presented with The Little Engine That Could signed by all in the club to remember the Dolly Parton Imagination Library Project launched in his tenure. John championed this project from an idea to reality bringing together all three Rotary Clubs. Arnie Guenther was recognized as Rotarian of the Year for stepping up and helping in a big way to get this project off the ground and Greg Schmitt received his fifth Paul Harris Fellow award for his ongoing support of The Rotary Foundation. We are planning to meet at the Park again in two weeks under the leadership of Erika Palkovitz!
Last week was the first ever Zoom Meeting for Centralia Rotary.  Everyone should have received an email with the link to join the meeting.  If you are unable to join with your computer or smart device, you can call in to the number in the email and still hear everyone in the meeting. 
We have had to cancel the two big fundraisers (golf tournament and Tri-Club Auction) that were to support the Dolly Parton Imagination Library.  United Way is still going forward with Chef's Night In with an on-line format beginning Saturday May 2 at 6:00 p.m. and closing on Tuesday May 5 at 5:00 p.m.  They are stilling planning a "raise the paddle" to support the Dolly Parton Imagination Library.  The dinner deliveries are sold out but you can still obtain tickets on the United Way of Lewis County website for $25 each for the no dinner option. 
Centralia Rotary's 100 year anniversary is this week.  Keep your eye open because even though we had to cancel our celebration, the Chronicle will be sharing some news about Centralia Rotary's last 100 years. 
Stay healthy and stay safe!
  Summer Picnic will be at the Schinnell home on the evening of August 27, 2019 in place of the regular meeting.


Tuesday, December 18th is-----

            Our last Rotary meeting of the year!

            Christmas Party – bring a guest

            Vote on Proposal for Auction Recipient – no absentee ballots accepted

            Ugly Sweater Contest – who will be the winner this year?

            Fun Holiday Games

The Rotary Picnic will be at Rotary Riverside Park on September 12 - 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.  There will be fun and games so please bring a dish, a chair and a great attitude. Names ending in A-L bring a salad and M-Z bring a dessert.  There will be no noon meeting that day. 
Remember June 23, Newaukum Golf Course, 8:00 a.m. Registration, 9:30 a.m. Shotgun start.  See you there!
Please help our community veterans by procuring items and attending this year's Gala Tri-Club Auction at the new TransAlta Commons on May 12.  There will be a patriotic theme and we will also be celebrating 100 years of the Rotary Foundation.  Registrations prior to May 1 are at a lower price.  There are also advertising sponsorships available that include tickets to the auction.  Sign in, look at the options and make your reservations! 
A Rotary Foundation Centennial Celebration
Centralia College TransAlta Commons
Friday, May 12 2017 6:00 PM
600 Centralia College Blvd.
Centralia, WA 98531
Julie Johnson presented Centralia Rotary with a Certificate of Appreciation for the $1000 donated for a student scholarship.  She also reminded folks if they go to the Olympic Club today between 5 and 9 p.m., 50% of the proceeds will go toward more Centralia College Scholarships!