Welcome to the Rotary Club of Yelm

Yelm

Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 7:30 AM
Our next regular meeting will be Thursday, January 8th
Location to be announced soon
Mailing: PO Box 2534
Yelm, WA  98597
United States
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We are excited to recognize our Rotary Students of the Month from Yelm High School.  
 
November 2014
Calli Hyder is an outstanding student and ambassador for Yelm High School.  She was recently recognized for winning first place in the nation for job interview skills at the FFA national competition in Louisville.  In addition to this great accomplishment, Calli has many other accomplishments.  She is an honor student who is on track to attend a four year university.  Calli also provides district and community leadership for our "Plant Another Row" campaign where the high school students grow vegetables to donate to the local food banks, and works to encourage community members to do the same.  Calli is bright, articulate and wonderfully positive at school.  We are really pleased she is being recognized as Rotary Student of the Month!​
 
 
October 2014
Yelm Rotary Club is proud to announce our October 2014 Yelm High School Student of the Month. Jordan Byrd is an outstanding student. In the words of his teacher Gary Clinton.


"Jordan Byrd is an incredibly strong leader in our school that volunteers to serve in a wide variety of settings. He is incredibly active in our Sports Medicine program volunteering for body fat assessments, wrestling tournament coverage, community CPR/FA education, 9th grade CTE tours, community interviews, speaking to our advisory committee, and any other opportunities presented. He has also been very active with sports participating in football and wrestling. Through our leadership class, Jordan has helped plan school events along with leading assemblies and being an active contributor to the things that connect our students and school to the community. With everything Jordan does, our school and its students are reflected upon positively to the community." 
 
September 2014
Yelm Rotary Club is proud to announce our September 2014 Student of the Month, Brandon Carter. Principal Brian Wharton and our Rotary President Ken McCulloch and director Kim Lyle made the presentation Friday, October 03, 2014. Brandon was awarded a certificate along with a gift certificate to Casa Mia.
 

 
Come join us at our new meeting place.  
We now meet at Mariachi Alegre, 
717 Yelm Ave East, Yelm, WA 98597  
 
 
 
 
 

 

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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

 

 
 
Yelm Rotary hosted the 2nd Rotarian Bowling Challenge recently at Yelm Prairie Lanes.  A total of 6 Rotary clubs from Thurston County came to compete.   The event is held 2 times a year and pits the Thurston County Rotary clubs against each other.  It is a fun evening of bowling and networking.  


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It was a close match with Hawks Prairie taking the trophy home this time.  Centennial Capital was the winner in the event held last fall.  Yelm Rotary came in 3rd.  

Money raised at these events go to support our Youth programs in the Yelm community, including a Scholarship at Yelm High School and support of our Interact Club.  We look forward to our next event this fall.  

 
 
 

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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Yelm Community Services recently received two grants that will provide a place for members of the homeless community to wash their clothes and get cleaned up. It will also allow an ADA-accessible ramp to the studio apartment at the south end, which will provide one additional unit which will be used as a transitional living apartment, for households who are exiting the shelter but not yet financially stable enough to live on their own.

 

 
 
 
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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Members of the Yelm High School Interact Club and club member Kim Lyle spent a recent day outside our local Wal Mart collecting diapers.  We have been helping the Baby Closet at Young Life Hwy 507.  The Baby Closet supports teen moms that are in need of items for their babies.  There will be another Diaper Drive on Saturday, October 29th.   

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Rotary Links

Rotary AIDS day event turns spotlight on world’s deadliest infectious disease
The recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the worst ever, has claimed several thousand lives and generated worldwide concern. But its impact pales in comparison to that of AIDS, which, despite advances in treatment, still kills more than a million people a year, the majority of them in Africa. "Even with the Ebola outbreak at its worst expected levels, it's never going to reach what we've seen with the HIV/AIDS epidemic," said Dr. Timothy B. Erickson, director of the Center for Global Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago, speaking at Rotary's World AIDS Day event in Evanston on 1...
Statement by Rotary International on the deadly school attack in Pakistan
Rotary International condemns the horrific attack that killed more than 130 schoolchildren and wounded over 100 of their classmates in Peshawar, Pakistan. We believe that children everywhere have the basic right to receive an education in an environment unthreatened by violence or fear. Rotary extends our heartfelt sympathy to all of the families in Pakistan, including those of seven Rotary members, who have lost children as a result of this unfathomable tragedy. We stand with them in mourning their loss. Gary C.K. Huang, PresidentRotary International
Indoor air pollution linked to millions of deaths
After decades dreaming about the Himalayas, Rotary member George Basch went on his first trek through the mountains in 2001, when he was 64. A member of the Rotary Club of Taos-Melagro in New Mexico, USA, Basch found that the experience was even more than he had hoped. "My expectations were high, and dramatically exceeded," he remembers. But a less-than-pleasant aspect of the experience was the indoor smoke pollution he encountered in the guest houses and private homes he visited. Many families in the Himalayas use rudimentary cookstoves or, in some cases, an open fire pit inside the home to...
Rotary staff members bond over Miles to End Polio bike ride
For six staff members from Rotary headquarters in Evanston, the fight to eradicate polio has become personal. Together, they biked the physically grueling 104-mile (167-kilometer) Tour de Tucson in Arizona, USA, collectively raising more than $20,000 for polio eradication while putting their bodies and minds through a feat of endurance. For the tightknit group, the experience was about more than just raising money and crossing the finish line. It was about learning about each other and what Rotary members are doing to rid the world of this crippling disease. They advocated together, trained...
 
 
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