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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
Our Mailing Address: PO Box 2534
Yelm, WA  98597
United States
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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.
 

 
 
Indigo Keeslar is a terrific young adult who is doing strong academic, athletic and social work here at Yelm High School.  Indigo started his high school years by transitioning from a homeschool environment.  He has quickly ascended into a student in the top 5% of his class while taking a rigorous, college preparatory course load.  Indigo is a captain on our baseball team and he earned first team all-league honors this year as a pitcher and hitter.  Possibly his greatest strength, however, is Indigo's passion for being a good person to others.  He helps his fellow classmates in class.  He is quick with a kind word and an offer to help.  His teachers and coaches love to work with him because he brings a positive, "can-do" attitude to school every day.  Indigo Keeslar is a great choice for student of the month.  
 

 
 
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.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
It is with great pleasure that we recognize Nolan Lyle as our April 2016 Yelm Rotary Student of the Month. Nolan is a dedicated junior at Yelm High School. Nolan is a member of the National Honor Society as well as a Life Scout W/Troop 268-Yelm. He has been involved with the Interact Club and is the current President Elect who will become the president during his senior year. Nolan is a newly elected state officer with WCTSMA (Washington Career and Technical Sports Medicine Association) and was one of the team members that took 1st place in the Student Forum Sports Medicine State Competition 2016. On the athletic side Nolan is an active member of YHS tennis and track teams. He works at Yelm Gymnastics Center as the boys coach, Ninja Zone coach and girls team strength and conditioning coach. When looking for a volunteer Nolan is always there. 
 

 
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!
 
 

 
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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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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Jul 07, 2016
Visioning Follow Up
Where do we want to go?
Jul 14, 2016
Sarah Cooper
Young Life Update
Jul 21, 2016
Jonathan Sprouffske
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Aug 11, 2016
Joanne Croghan
District Governor Visits Yelm
Aug 18, 2016
 
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Member Spotlight: The book on Brad Rubini
From the July 2016 issue of The Rotarian When Brad Rubini was reading a bedtime story to his seven-year-old daughter, Claire, she asked him why he was reading the words wrong. “I’m dyslexic, so I thought I was reading the words right,” recalls Rubini, a past president of the Rotary Club of Toledo, Ohio. After he explained his problem, she began to read to him on most nights instead. “She was a voracious reader and storyteller. She was always telling stories, even when she was a toddler,” he says. Three years later, while Claire was away at summer camp, she died unexpectedly as a result of a...
Health: Survival of the Fitbittest
From the July 2016 issue of The Rotarian In the seven days from 7 through 13 March, I took precisely 84,250 steps. This amounted to 39.85 miles. I also climbed 288 floors and burned 22,055 calories. I’m fairly certain that you, gentle readers, could not care less about those statistics. Unless, of course, you’re one of the millions of gentle readers who have joined America’s fitness self-surveillance movement by strapping a tracking device to your wrist. In which case, you are probably pretty darned impressed by my stats. I should therefore add a few crucial caveats. Caveat No. 1: That week...
John Germ: Champion of Chattanooga
From the July 2016 issue of The Rotarian Just before John Germ dropped by, Rick Youngblood took a deep breath. “You want to match his energy,” he says, “but he makes it hard to keep up.” Youngblood is the president and CEO of Blood Assurance, a regional blood bank in Chattanooga, Tenn., that Germ helped found in 1972. After his visit with Youngblood, Germ strode between mountains of empty bottles and cans at Chattanooga’s John F. Germ Recycling Center at Orange Grove, which he designed, before he drove to a construction site and popped a cork to dedicate a Miracle League field where special...
Cynthia Salim: Former Rotary Scholar makes clothing with a conscience
From the July 2016 issue of The Rotarian The way Cynthia Salim sees it, the fashion industry doesn't have much to offer a young, socially conscious woman like her when it comes to work clothes. "The fashion industry often does 'sexy' or 'fun' or 'hip,' and things that encourage frequent purchases," the 29-year-old says. "It's very rare that the design community will design something that will make a young woman look credible and influential as well as timeless." Add "and is ethically made" to that list, and it becomes a tall order that Salim became increasingly frustrated trying to fill when...