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Yelm

Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 7:30 AM
Mariachi Alegre
717 Yelm Ave East, Yelm, WA 98597
Mailing: PO Box 2534
Yelm, WA  98597
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We are excited to recognize our first 2 Rotary Students of the Month from Yelm High School.  
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.

 
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." 

Congratulations Jordan!
 

 
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.   

 

 

 
 
 

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Rotary Day at the United Nations highlights the strength of partnerships
To strengthen their 69-year-old partnership, leaders from Rotary and the United Nations met this month in New York City for Rotary Day at the United Nations. The two organizations began working together with the aim of maintaining peace after World War II. Today, the relationship has evolved to include humanitarian work in areas like gender equality, child and maternal health, and disease treatment and prevention. While the UN's Millennium Development Goals are set to expire in 2015, its leaders are preparing for an even more ambitious humanitarian agenda of eradicating extreme poverty by...
A major breakthrough against polio
Rotary and its partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) are approaching a significant milestone: the eradication of type 3 wild poliovirus. The last case of polio caused by the type 3 virus was reported in Yobe, Nigeria, on 10 November 2012. "We may have eradicated a second of three; that's a major milestone," said Dr. Stephen Cochi, a senior adviser at the Center for Global Health at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, speaking to the BBC. Rotary has played an important role in bringing type 3 polio close to extinction. PolioPlus grants have provided key...
Rotary’s World Polio Day live-streamed event is a huge success
More than 23,000 viewers in 24 countries tuned in to Rotary's World Polio Day event, streamed live on 24 October. Health officials including James Alexander, senior medical epidemiologist for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, gave an update on the polio eradication campaign and praised Rotary's achievements to date. Rotary has contributed more than $1.2 billion to polio eradication since 1979. For World Polio Day, Rotary released $44.7 million in grants to fight the disease in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. In addition to the update, the event included entertainment by...
Malala Yousafzai wins the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize
Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager shot in the head for speaking out against the Taliban in support of girls' education, has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2014. Yousafzai, whose father is a Rotarian, shares the prize with Kailash Satyarthi, a native of India who has worked to combat the exploitation of children for financial gain, according to an announcement in October from the Norwegian Nobel Committee. In announcing the award, the committee praised Yousafzai for demonstrating that "children and young people, too, can contribute to improving their own situations." It noted...
 
 
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