Gateway Rotary Club - Thurston County

Board of Directors
President Elect
Vice President
Director Youth Services
Immediate Past President
Sergeant at Arms
Club Administration
Club Service Chair
Foundation Chair
Membership Chair
Public Relations
Vocational Service
Gateway - Panorama

Chairman – Jim Olson

Secretary – Gregory Miller


Meeting Information


When – 1st and 3rd Monday of each month

Time – 11:30 a.m.

Where –


     Seventeen51 Restaurant & Bistro


     1751 Circle Lane SE

     Lacey, Washington 98503


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Gateway Rotary Information

Welcome to the Gateway Rotary Club's website!


Rotary: Making a Difference

We meet Wednesdays at 7:00 AM
O'Blarney's Pub & Restaurant
4411 Martin Way E
Olympia, WA  98516
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Gateway Rotary Contact Information

The mailing address for the Gateway Rotary Club is:


Gateway Rotary Club
1401 Marvin Road NE, Suite 307, PMB 404
Lacey, WA 98516



Gateway Rotary Stories
"Life is like a Pachinko machine!”
01.03.2018 - Karen Change Barr
Pearls of wisdom relayed to us at this past Wednesday’s Gateway Rotary Club meeting by our one and only, Graeme Sackrison.
12.06.17 - Karen Chang Barr
Lacey, Washington is home to many United States Veterans and Gateway Rotary is proud to have several members with this title. Among them is Michael Steadman, a business owner and Lacey City Council Member.
Club President Jeff Ott presents District 5020 Governor Tom Carroll with a book to sign for Pleasant Glade Elementary
Every week is new and interesting at Gateway Rotary, and this week’s meeting was no exception. We were treated to hearing our past-president-turned-District-Governor Tom Carroll share what he’s been doing since assuming his new role.
10.25.17 - Classification Talk by Troy Oliver
We, here at Gateway Rotary, are fortunate because we have interesting and diverse Club members. After listening to new  member and North Thurston Public Schools Assistant Superintendent, we can add king to our membership—1985 homecoming king that is!
10.18.17 - Weekly Membership Meeting
If Gateway Rotary is to be considered a dynamic, youthful, and growing club, one of our newer members demonstrates why.
Nate Peters is currently the manager for St Martin’s Annual Giving Program. This role at St Martin’s has been achieved before Nate was thirty years old.
Robert Coit, Rotarian and Executive Director of the Thurston County Food Bank, joined us to describe the first Compassionate Community Project for the City of Lacey.  A new food bank location, which will add a fresh food market and the GRuB Victory Garden is in the works for the Tanglewilde area.
The Rotary Club of Gateway-Thurston County installed its new Board of Directors on June 28, 2017. They are: President: Jeff Ott; President-Elect: Kimberley Bauman; Vice President: Len Faucher; Treasurer: Sherry Jennings; Secretary: Janet Jansen; Director of Youth Service: Maghan Goldenberger; and Past President: Eric Rowe.
Chairpersons for the upcoming year are: Administration: Christine Forrey; Service Projects: Doug Maj; Membership: Madelin White; Public Relations: Trudy Soucoup; Literacy: Laurie Carroll; Vocational: Grace Kendall; and Foundation: Janine Ezzell.
During the installation dinner the following awards and special recognition were presented: Rotarian of the Year: Doug Mah, President’s Award: Kathleen Thomas, and the Service Above Self Award: Jerry Wilkins.
Welcome as a new member of the Gateway Rotary Club.  In your initial packet, you should have received a statement for your initial dues.  The fiscal year for us is July 1 to June 30 and your dues are pro-rated depending on when you joined the club. You can pay by credit card by clicking on the below link and entering your owed amount. You may also send a check payable to: Gateway Rotary Club. You may deliver the check to Treasurer, or, mail the check to:

Gateway Rotary Club – Thurston
PMB 404
1401 Marvin Rd., NE, Suite 307
Lacey, WA 98516

Secure payment with credit card or PayPal is provided below. 


On June 16, a group of enthusiastic Gateway Rotarians lent a hand at the Pleasant Glade Elementary Field Day. Tom & Laurie Carroll, and supporter Scott Michie helped the kiddos have a great time outside celebrating the end of the school year and get some good outdoor activity.
Thanks for coming out and helping Gateway Rotary support our local schools.  
Gateway Rotarian Tom Carroll was installed as the Rotary District 5020 Governor for 2017-18 during the District Conference at the Clearwater Resort on May 6, 2017.  Members from Gateway Rotary attended the DLTA and Conference activities to include the installation dinner.
Set Up/Tear Down and Front Table Duty Roster 
Please arrive at 6:30 am to have everything set up by 6:45. Remember to put everything away after the meeting.

You are responsible for the Set Up/Tear Down and Front Desk. If for any reason you are not able to attend, please find someone to take your place and let Christine Forrey (360) 338-0925 of the change.
The Gateway Rotary Foundation is a member of AmazonSmile! AmazonSmile is a program on that gives a percentage of purchases to a designated non-profit.
Use Amazon Smile for Online Christmas Shopping by going to and select Gateway Rotary Foundation as your beneficiary, then when you shop, Gateway Rotary Foundation gets a percentage of every sale, at no cost to you! Be sure to tell everyone you know!
The money raised by Gateway Rotary Foundation goes directly to helping the local charities selected by the Gateway Rotary Club and the Gateway Rotary Foundation. Recently these included the Boys and Girls Club, Community Youth Services, Homeless Backpack, TOGETHER! and ShelterBox USA.
A new Rotary club recognized as the Gateway - Panorama Rotary Club conducted their installation meeting on July 18, 2016. Tom Carroll, District Governor Elect, presided over the installation ceremonies for the new Gateway Rotary satellite club. The new chapter meets at 11:30 a.m. on the first and third Monday each month at the Seventeen51 Restaurant & Bistro in the Panorama facility. Bill Seelye the new club’s Chairperson expressed his appreciation for all of the support in getting the club started. He is looking forward for the members to get involved in community programs and share friendship during their meetings. The new club is starting out with twelve new Rotary members. Rose Bowman of Centralia and the immediate Past District Governor welcomed the new club into Rotary and stated that this is the first satellite club in the Rotary district. She is excited to see Rotary grow under this new concept.
Meeting Speakers
Lorna McGinnis, Development Director
Mar 21, 2018
Concern for Animals
Dr. Patrick Murphy, Superintendent
Mar 28, 2018
Olympia School District
Kim Young, Director of Communications
Apr 04, 2018
Wolf Haven
Patty Belmonte, Executive Director
Apr 25, 2018
Hands On Children's Museum
Mike Reid, Economic Development Director
May 02, 2018
City of Olympia - Business Development
May 16, 2018
Military Information Day
LaMarco Mitchell, Sr. Community Development Mgr
May 23, 2018
Amercian Cancer Society
Perry Shea, Senior Principal SCJ Alliance
May 30, 2018
I-5 Highway Project
Rick Walk, Director of Community & Economic Dvlpt
Jun 06, 2018
Business Development - City of Lacey
Trudy Soucoup, Chairperson
Jun 13, 2018
Public Relations Committee Presentation
Ogie Shaw
Jun 20, 2018
Child Obesity
Jun 27, 2018
Installation Diner in the Evening
Jul 04, 2018
Independence Day Holiday
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