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Beginning August 1, 2018, board meetings will be held on the 1st Wednesday of each month in place of the regular monthly meeting.
 
Weekly Meetings:
Join us on Wednesdays at 12:00 (noon) at Pellegrino's Event Center in Tumwater located at 5757 Littlerock Rd SE, Tumwater, WA 98512
 
Monthly Board Meetings:
Board Meetings are held the 1st Wednesday of every month from Noon to 1 PM in place of the regular monthly meeting. 
 
Jan: Vocational Service Month
Feb: Peace and Conflict Resolution/Prevention
March: Water and Sanitation
April: Maternal and Child Health
May: Youth Services Month
June: Rotary Fellowships Month
July: No theme
Aug: Membership and Extension Month
Sep: Basic Education and Literacy
Oct:  Economic and Community Development
Nov: Rotary Foundation Month
Dec: Disease Prevention and Treatment
 
 
 
 
 
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Club Executives & Directors
President
President Elect
Vice President
Secretary
Co-Secretary
Treasurer
Foundation
Community Service
Vocational Service
International Service
Public Relations
Membership
Youth Services
Co Program Chair
Co-Vice President
Co-President Elect
Literacy
Programs co-chair
Programs
Sergeant-at-Arms
 
 
 

Want to make a difference in your community and the lives of others? 

Want to learn more about the Tumwater Community?

Want to meet new people and make lasting friendships?

If so, Rotary is for YOU! 

Email our membership chair, Denise, at dkeegan@cco.net to learn more and to be our guest at our next meeting.

 

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

 

 
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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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Charlie Hanas, a beloved Tumwater Rotarian for many years, passed away in December.  Charlie was a sweet man who did the most wonderful tributes to our veterans.  The bus stop in front of the Olympics West Retirement Inn on Trosper Road is named after him.

 

CHARLES HANAS

Charles Hanas Charles Hanas, 98, of Olympia, Washington died peacefully December 2, 2017. He was laid to rest at Olympic Memorial Gardens in Tumwater, Washington. Charles (Charlie) was born in Sayre, Pennsylvania, on May 29, 1919 Charlie joined the U.S. Army Air Corps in March 1942 as a weather observer. He served at Frobisher Bay on Baffin Island, Canada, and Tanana, Alaska, during World War II. Charlie married his wife Margaret in Sayre January 15, 1946. He was employed by the U.S. Weather Bureau in Northway, Alaska in 1946 where Margaret and their new born son Richard traveled later. In 1948 the family moved to Bethel, Alaska. During their Bethel residency, their second son, Charles, Jr., was born in Anchorage, Alaska. From there they moved to Annette Island, Alaska in 1952. On their journey to Annette, a delay of one day in Bethel saved them from being on their scheduled airline flight the next day to Anchorage, which crashed with all aboard perishing. Charlie took an assignment as Official in Charge of Canadian outpost weather stations at Resolute Bay, N.W.T., Canada, in 1956 then to Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan in 1958. He and the family returned to Annette in 1960. His final position took him to Olympia, Washington, in 1975 where he became Meteorologist in Charge of the Olympia National Weather Service Office. He retired in 1989. Charles was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret; and granddaughter, Karen Annette Hanas. He is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Susan Hanas of Anchorage, son Charles Hanas Jr. of Ketchikan; grandchildren, Richard Hanas Jr. of Anchorage, Cody Hanas of Ketchikan, and Laney Annette Hanas of Anchorage; and sister Katherine Lord of Buffalo, New York.

In November 2017, the Tumwater Rotary Club was presented with recognition from Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation.   
 
For club years 2016-2017, we received the following awards and recognition: 
 
The Presidential Citation, for having achieved several goals within each of the areas that the 2016-17. Rotary International President, Germ, challenged clubs to work towards Foundation, Membership, Service, Youth, and Public Image.
 
Foundation Awards;
  • Polio Contribution,
  • Every Rotarian Every year ($100/member), and over $100 Average Contribution to the Foundation/member
  • 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!
 
 
 
 
 
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!
 
 
Highlight then right click on the link below to see the video (about 5 minutes)
 
 
https://youtu.be/6vVyG0TJBWM
 
 
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
MEAGHAN CALLENDER
Aug 15, 2018
Our Club's returning outbound exchange student "Report on Year Abroad"
BUD BLAKE
Aug 22, 2018
Thurston County Commissioner
LORNA MCGINNESS
Aug 29, 2018
Thurston County Concern for Animals