Speaker Date Topic
Andra Watkins Mar 22, 2018 7:30 AM
“I Walked 444 Miles to Make a Memory.”
“I Walked 444 Miles to Make a Memory.”

New York Times best selling author Andra Watkins lives in Charleston, South Carolina with her husband, Michael T Maher. 

A non-practicing CPA, she has a degree in accounting from Francis Marion University. She’s still mad at her mother for refusing to let her major in musical theater, because her mom was convinced she’d end up starring in porn films. 

She’s the author of four books and counting. Her acclaimed first novel To Live Forever: An Afterlife Journey of Meriwether Lewis was published by Word Hermit Press on March 1, 2014. Not Without My Father: One Woman’s 444-Mile Walk of the Natchez Trace is a memoir about her dysfunctional family adventure; it is a National Book Award nominee and a New York Times best seller.

Natchez Trace: Tracks in Time is a book of photography, shot during her 15-mile daily hikes on her 444-mile Natchez Trace walk. Hard to Die is Andra’s latest novel. It’s an afterlife story of Theodosia Burr Alston, tragic daughter of Aaron Burr and subject of the song “Dear Theodosia” from the Tony-award-winning smash Hamilton: An American Musical. Available everywhere November 1, 2016. 

Andra is a highly decorated Rotarian. She is a past club president, past district communications chair, founding chair of Rotary Friendship Exchange, two-time Rotarian of the Year, multiple Paul Harris Fellow, and recipient of her district’s Distinguished Service Award. She knows how to craft an appearance at any civic club. Andra is a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She loves to talk history with  her fellow daughters around the world. Andra works with librarians around the United States to provide engaging, high-energy author programming for patrons.

She can provide a lengthy list of librarians who’ve booked her program and will vouch for both its quality and her professionalism. She is happy to provide 
librarian references to convince new librarians to give her a try. BUT she charges a program fee  to all libraries. Please do not request a free program or ask her to sell books as her fee.

Photo credit Jonathan Boncek.​


Board Meeting Mar 22, 2018 8:30 AM
Board Meeting
Maria Lowry Mar 29, 2018 7:30 AM

Together has expanded to help the Yelm Community School district.  Maria will give us an update. 


Line Chritchfield Apr 05, 2018 7:30 AM
Yelm Area Chamber
Open Apr 12, 2018 7:30 AM
Open Apr 19, 2018 7:30 AM
Business Meeting & Board Meeting Apr 26, 2018 7:30 AM
Christy Garcia May 03, 2018 7:30 AM
Uganda Trip update
Uganda Trip update
Nicole Woolsey May 10, 2018 7:30 AM
Amercian Cancer Society - What we do.

American Cancer Society

Business Meeting & Board Meeting May 24, 2018 7:30 AM
Chris Black Jun 07, 2018 7:30 AM
Yelm's Community Garden Update
Sherrif John Snaza Jun 14, 2018 7:30 AM
Thurston County Sherrif's office


Sheriff John Snaza has been serving the citizens of Thurston County for over 24 years and is the 23rd Sheriff of Thurston County. John is a veteran of the U.S. Navy and was hired by the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office (TCSO) in 1993. He was first elected Sheriff on January 1, 2011 and re-elected on January 1, 2015.

Sheriff Snaza is a graduate of the 260th session of the FBINAA, the FBI’s Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar (LEEDS) training at Quantico, VA, and the National Sheriff’s Academy.

As Sheriff, he currently serves on several executive boards including; Northwest HIDTA (High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area), WASPC (Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs), the Family Support Center, and Big Brothers Big Sisters for Southwest Washington. He is the current Vice President of the Washington State Sheriffs’ Association (WSSA), and serves as a legislative representative for WASPC.



Gary Edwards Jun 21, 2018 7:30 AM
Thruston County Commissioner at work