The Rotary Club of Olympia  
     Mondays at 12:00 Noon, South Sound Manor
      455 North St. SE, Olympia, WA 98501 (Map)
 
Important Q4 Rotary Happenings
Book Club
Book Club is Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 6:00 PM  at Water Street Cafe and Bar.  
 
Feeding the Homeless
On Monday, December 16, our last meeting of the year will feature a panel discussion on "Feeding the Hungry" led by our own Skip Steffen. 
 
No Meetings for the Holidays
There will be no meetings on December 23rd or 30th due to the holidays.  
 
Pub Night
We've added the following dates to the event planner for the remainder of the Rotary Year.  Save the dates on your calendar, as these are always great opportunities to have fun with your fellow members (and also make up a missed meeting!)  Venues are not known yet, but will be updated as determined.
 
  • January 13, 2020
  • March 9, 2020
  • May 11, 2020
  • July 13, 2020
 
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In Memoriam - Preston Troy
Beloved long-time member Preston Troy passed away Tuesday November 26, 2019.   Preston was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and a member of the Rotary Club of Olympia for 20 years and 5 months.   We will share more details on Preston's life and a memorial service as they become available.  
 
 
 
 
Volunteer for YouthBuild
Our October 28, 2019 meeting featured a presentation by staff from YouthBuild, a local organization that helps low-income young people learn construction skills to help build affordable housing and other community assets such as community centers and schools.  Locally, YouthBuild is seeking volunteers from Rotary to work along side their students in the construction of tiny houses which will be located at Westminster Presbyterian Church on Boulevard Road.  For more information, see the YouthBuild web site HERE.
 
On November 5, Judy Henderson was one of the first volunteers from our club.  She shared the following photos from her day at YouthBuild.
 
Per Judy, "Just show up" at New Market Skills Center Report to office where YouthBuild director Matt meets you. 
 
 
Walk to Youth Build building where volunteer sits in a circle and meets 32 participants in Youthbuild.   Get assigned to team of six to work with team.
 
 
Build one wall of a tiny house.  Students will show you how to use tools and building procedures.
 
 
 
Volunteer 8-10:30 am, eat lunch with students, volunteer 11-1:30 pm.  
 
Very inspirational and fun!  Excellent program!
 
 
ROTARY POINT AT WEST BAY PARK
 
Rotary Point at West Bay Park in Olympia, Washington, is the culmination of a unique partnership between the City of Olympia and the Rotary Clubs of Thurston County.
   
   
 
The 4 acre park is located on the western shore of one of the southernmost points of the Puget Sound and is a spectacular site that provides outstanding views of the State Capitol, ship canal and Olympic peaks. 
 
A Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program Water Access Grant and an Aquatic Lands Enhancement Grant helped to fund acquisition, development, and shoreline enhancement.
 
A partnership with local Rotary Clubs resulted in a developed overlook, a handheld boat launch and other improvements.
 
Here is a list of the eight Rotary Clubs in Thurston County that partnered in the creation of Rotary Point at West Bay Park:
  • The Rotary Club of Olympia
  • Capital Centennial Rotary Club of Olympia
  • The Rotary Club of West Olympia
  • The Rotary Club of South Puget Sound-Olympia
  • The Rotary Club of Yelm
  • The Rotary Club of Lacey
  • Tumwater Rotary Club
  • The Gateway Rotary Club
 
ADDRESS:
700 W. Bay Dr. NW
Olympia, WA 9502
 
HOURS:
Dawn to Dusk
 
For more information, and to learn how you can support this gift to the community, visit the Rotary Point at West Bay Park website at: http://www.rotarypoint.com/

 
Our next meeting will be Monday, December 16, 2019.  We will be back at South Sound Manor.
Our program will be a panel discussion on "Feeding the Hungry" led by Skip Steffen.   
 
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Tumwater Rotary Holiday Poinsettia Sales
Tumwater Rotary is selling poinsettias as a fundraiser this holiday season.  Here are the Order Form and Photos of Poinsettias.  If you are interested in purchasing, contact Karen McCarthy. 
 
Donate Now!
Image result for donate money imagesThanks to the generosity of our club members, local businesses, and others like you in our community, the Olympia Rotary Club has been able to provide financial assistance to many non-profits in the Olympia Area.  We thank you in advance for your generous support!  So, can you donate today?
 
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Club Executives & Directors
President
President Elect
Treasurer
Past President
The Rotary Foundation
Club Coordinator
Director Club Administration
Director Community Development
Director International Development
Director Membership Services
Director Fellowship/Public Relations
Director Scholarship/Youth Leadership
Youth Protection Officer
Executive Secretary/Director
 

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Are you interested in giving back to the local community?  Do you like to have fun?  If you do, then we'd like to invite you to lunch!
For more information about visiting our club, contact our Membership Committee Chair, Tom McLean.
 

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