Welcome to the Rotary Club of Yelm

Yelm Rotary

Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 7:30 AM
Emma's Grillhouse
15425 Mosman Ave SW
Mailing: PO Box 2534
Yelm, WA  98597
United States
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Saturday, August 8th Join us for our  2nd Annual Yelm Rotary Backyard Badminton Jamboree – Held at Yelm City Park.  Yelm’s annual neighbor vs neighbor, co-worker vs co-worker and business vs business event for all ages.  Two person teams take on each other for fun, community and annual bragging rights.  
 
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What a great event we had this past Saturday, June 27th.  We want to give a huge thank you to all of our wonderful sponsors, volunteers and participants.  We wouldn't be successful without each one of you.  So THANK YOU!
 
We look forward to our 5th annual Prairie Stampede in 2016.  Hope you will come and join us again.
 

 
We would like to congratulate all our receipents of our first year with this new program.  It is truly a pleasure working with the Principal, Admin and staff at Yelm High School to make this possible.  
 

 
Yelm Rotary is proud to announce our first Yelm Rotary Student of the Year recipient, Ben Clark. Along with a certificate Ben will receive a $500 scholarship from our club. Ben is an incredible young adult. He maintains a 3.8 grade point average with multiple honors and Advanced Placement courses. At school he is active in all bands, varsity soccer, and is vice president of National Honor Society. In the community Ben has worked with the City of Lacey, leads numerous activities within National Honor Society and was named Yelm Youth Citizen of the Year by the Yelm Area Chamber of Commerce. He will be attending Western Washington University. Ben is one of many shining stars at Yelm High School. We are happy to have him represent our club in this honor!
 

 
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Our first Backyard Badminton Jamboree was held yesterday, July 26th.  It was great fun for all.  We had some great competition, music and food.  Thanks to our Event sponsors, Ice Chips Candy.  Their team was the overall winner of the event and of course they are winners in our minds anyway.  Hope you all will join us next year for our Jamboree.Image

 

 
 

We are proud to represent the non-profits in the Yelm area.  The Yelm Area Chamber awarded us with NonProfit of the Year for 2013.  Below are club members are pictured with the award.

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We are happy to support Project Amigo again this year.  The 25th Anniversary of Project Amigo's Fiesta Navideña can be read here:  Amigo News 


 

 
 
 

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