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Our Board Meetings are held the 4th Tuesday of every month from Noon to 1 PM in the meeting room at the Subway in the Tumwater Safeway Parking lot on Cleveland Ave.  Please note that the meeting place location is a change for the Rotary Year 2017-18.
 
July = No theme
Aug = Membership and Extension Month
Sep = Area of Focus; Basic Education and Literacy
Oct =  Area of Focus; Economic and Community Development
Nov = Rotary Foundation Month
Dec = Area of Focus; Disease Prevention and Treatment
Jan = Vocational Service Month
Feb = Area of Focus; Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution
Mar = Area of Focus; Water and Sanitation
Apr = Area of Focus; Maternal and Child health
May = Youth Services Month
Jun = Rotary Fellowships Month
 
 
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Club Executives & Directors
President
Secretary
Treasurer
Immediate Past President
Foundation
Community Service
Vocational Service
International Service
Public Relations
Membership
Youth Services
Literacy
Programs
Sergeant-at-Arms
Programs co-chair
Youth Exchange Counselor
Youth Exchange Officer
Youth Protection Officer
Youth Exchange Officer
 
 
 

TUMWATER ROTARY IS NOW A PARTNER WITH THE CITY OF TUMWATER IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD PROJECT GRANT PROGRAM. WE SERVE AS A FISCAL SPONSOR THROUGH THE COMMUNITY MATCHING FUND.  NEIGHBORHOODS WISHING TO SEEK OUR SUPPORT SHOULD E-MAIL:  

webmaster@tumwaterrotary.org

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN ROTARY MEMBERSHIP AND WOULD LIKE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE TUMWATER COMMUNITY?

 Please contact our membership chair at:  dkeegan@cco.net

 
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Tumwater

ROTARY: MAKING A DIFFERENCE

We meet Wednesdays at 12:00 PM
Pellegrino's Event Center
5757 Littlerock Rd SE
Tumwater, WA  98512
United States
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What a perfect day to receive recognition from Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation!  Today's speaker was Howard Svigals of the Gig Harbor Midday Rotary Club.  He is the Foundation Fundraising representative for District Governor Tom Carroll responsible for the Washington State portion of our District 5020.
 
President Lonnie Lowe announced to the Club that for the year 2016 2017, led by Past President William McCarthy, we received the following Awards/Recognitions:
 
First, The Presidential Citation, for having achieved several goals within each of the Areas that the 2016-17 RI President Germ challenged clubs to work towards; e.g. Foundation, Membership, Service, Youth, and Public Image.
 
Then, several Foundation Awards; Polio Contribution, Every Rotarian Every year ($100/member), and over $100 Average Contribution to the Foundation/member, and the Top Three Per Capita in Annual Fund Giving, for the top three per capita giving clubs in each district. Clubs that give at least $50 per capita to the Annual Fund are eligible. 
 
 
We should be proud that our our body of work encompasses and represents what a "top tier" Rotary Club would do, and that our financial contributions do so much "God in the World".
 
Please read the letter from the Rotary Foundation that describes so well just how great our club is!
 
 
 
 
 
Highlight then right click on the link below to see the video (about 5 minutes)
 
 
https://youtu.be/6vVyG0TJBWM
 
 
Deb Nickerson was named for her work in developing and growing tomorrow's leaders in the Interact Club.
 
Meagan Darrow was named for her work in uniting Tumwater Rotary, the Tumwater School District, and the non-profit organization TOGETHER in a Grant to reduce absenteeism in Tumwater's Middle Schools.
 
Meagan noted that absenteeism is down 10% in the Middle Schools and Deb added that the graduation rate was 10% higher in the High Schools.
 
Two new members who had an immediate impact!!
 
Congratulations and Thank You!
 
 
At the recently completed Rotary International Convention in Atlanta, Rotary International announced the assemblage of $1.2 billion (USD)  in commitments over the next three years to finish the job of eradicating Polio from the earth.  At the same time the a new phrase was unveiled for this three year campaign: the "Drop to Zero".
 
Please view the video by highlighting the url & then right click and then click "go to":
 
https://youtu.be/zD457g9W06k
 
Children getting drinking water
 

Every year, Bill and Melinda Gates publish an annual letter to broaden awareness and interest in key global health and development programs. This year’s Annual Letter mentioned polio among their foundation’s ongoing efforts to fight disease and inequality, specifically, the incredible progress that’s been made towards polio eradication. Melinda Gates offers these kind words to reaffirm the important role Rotary has had leading the way to a polio-free world:

“We’re awed by the teams of vaccinators who take risks to reach each child. And we’re inspired by the infinite persistence of Rotary International. They were leading this fight long before we joined it, and they’ve just kept moving forward.”

She goes on to say, “They know going from 350,000 cases to 37 is amazing, but success is zero.” Even though a handful of polio cases have been reported this year, there is a chance these are the last cases of polio in history. This June, Bill Gates will speak at the Rotary International Convention in Atlanta, Georgia, USA to discuss how we can — and will — end polio together. 

 
 
Speakers
KEN BROGAN
Dec 13, 2017
Local Development Projects
NO CLUB MEETING
Dec 20, 2017
NO CLUB MEETING
Dec 27, 2017
CHERYL STRANGE
Jan 03, 2018
Dir. WA State DSHS