Welcome to the Rotary Club of Yelm

Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 7:30 AM
Emma's Grillhouse
15425 Mosman Ave SW
Our Mailing Address: PO Box 2534
Yelm, WA  98597
United States
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Come join us Saturday, September 17th at Yelm City Park for a day of fun and challenge.  
 
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Sign up your 2 person team for either of the events.  $25 per 2 person team - while space is avaiable.
 

 
Help us welcome the new Board of Directors for the Rotary Club of Yelm.  They all assumed their new positions July 1st, 2016.
 

 
Last night, June 6th, we were honored to present 3 Scholarships to graduating seniors at Yelm High School   The recipients of our 2016 Scholarships are:
 
  • Brianna Feller
  • Nicole DeHan
  • Emily Greninger
Congratulations to all the 2016 Seniors!
 

 
 
The Rotary Club of Yelm is honored to announce Joe Donan as our 2015-16 Student of the Year. Joe Donan is an incredible choice for the Rotary Student of the Year Scholarship. Joe's high school career has shown incredible achievement in class, in multiple leadership activities and on the athletic field. Academically, Joe is a top student who is headed to the University of Washington Bothell Campus to study engineering design. During his time at YHS Joe earned multiple recognitions for his work on the Robotics Team which competed well at the state level. Joe's leadership with the team was exemplified by high levels of collaboration and teamwork which allowed the group to excel at state. Joe has also been a significant leader across campus, helping out with College Signing Day, Prairie Days, student elections and student events. Athletically, Joe competed at the district level in the pole vault and varied events on our track team. Joe is charismatic, positive and always willing to help his peers and teachers. Joe Donan embodies all the core values we communicate here at Yelm High School.
 

 
 
The Rotary Club of Yelm was excited to meet and host Tim Bridgman during his brief stop in Yelm on Thursday, May 19.  Tim has been on a cycle journey around the world in support of one of his favorite organizations, ShelterBox.  He is currently winding his way through the Pacific Northwest heading up to Vancouver, through the Yukon and finally finishing in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska.
Dinner with Tim Bridgman
Pictured above are Ken McCulloch, Karen McCulloch, Steve Dobosz, Janet Dobosz, Larry Hanson, Sandi Hanson, Kyle Hanson, Tim Bridgman, Howard Christensen, & Marsha Christensen
 
 
 
 
 
Tim on his bike as he is getting ready to leave McKenna, WA and head north to Seattle.
 
It really is amazing how much stuff you can get in a small space.  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
All loaded and ready to go.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Several of our wonderful Yelm Rotarians spent last Saturday morning helping stuff bags for Homeless Backpacks organization. Thank you so much Claudia Johnston for helping arrange this again for us. We all look forward to our next stuffing party!
 
 

 
 
 
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Club Executives & Directors
President
President-Elect
Secretary
Treasurer
Director - Foundation
Director - Service
Director - Membership
Director - New Generations
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Speakers
Sep 01, 2016
Sacreah Becerra
Local Mural project
Sep 08, 2016
Shawna Dutton
South Puget Sound Habitat for Humanity
Sep 15, 2016
Brian Wharton
YCS Superintendent
Oct 06, 2016
Oct 13, 2016
Oct 20, 2016
 
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