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SAVE THE DATE!
2nd Annual Community Rummage Sale
 

Friday, June 29 and Saturday, June 30 at the Yelm Moose Lodge. 

The proceeds raised by our Annual Rummage Sale go to our greater Yelm Community through our "12 weeks of Summer" food program (in 2017 we distributed nearly 1800 bags), scholarships, youth programs, aid to homeless and much more.
 
Come SEE, SHOP & BUY!
 
Have something to donate --- please contact us at  rummage@yelmrotary.org or call (253) 271-4675.

VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED! if you would like to help us we would love to have you. We set up during the week and there are some "rewards" for our volunteers. email us at  rummage@yelmrotary.org for more information.
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We are honored to announce our December Student of the Month, Kaylee Logan.  

Kaylee is an outstanding student in addition to a community service super star.  She is a passionate, committed member of FFA.  She is talented in writing and winning grants, coordinates a program with our local food bank and the garden, as well as raises animals of her own.  Her philanthropic endeavors don’t end there as she has countless community service hours of which she is incredibly proud. Besides her outstanding dedication to community service, the other thing that truly makes Kaylee stand apart is that she is a member of the US Women’s Roller Hockey Team and has traveled internationally to compete in three World Championships.  She is extremely proud to represent our country and is working to help make roller hockey an Olympic event.  In addition to these amazing activities, she is a member of the Equestrian Team and the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary.  Kaylee is a senior at Yelm High School and looks forward to continuing her education towards a degree in Chemical Engineering.  

 Joining in this recognition is Walmart Yelm with a gift card, Olympia Federal Savings with a savings certificate and Kaylee will also be honored at an upcoming Yelm City Council Meeting by the City of Yelm - Government. Congratulations to you, Kaylee and best wishes for a wonderful future.  

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We are pleased to announce our new officers and directors for the 2018-2019 Rotary year.  They will take office July 1, 2018
 
President: Floyd Sheldon
President Elect: Tess Faughn
Secretary: Micheline Corteville
Treasurer: Tom Dewell
Sgt at Arms: Larry Hanson
Director: Steve Dobosz
Director: Sandi Hanson
Director: Jerry Hulscher
Director: Ken McCulloch
Past President: Wayne Medrud
 
Thank you to all for stepping up and supporting our club!
 
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We are honored to announce our November 2017 Rotary student of the month, Paxton Moon. Paxton is another one of our wonderful, outstanding seniors at the greatest high school in the world. This fall she has been extremely busy filling out college and scholarship applications and working 30 hours a week, all while maintaining great grades in her running start classes. What makes Paxton stand out even more is her commitment to community service. She effortlessly weaves her love of helping others into her extremely busy schedule, logging well over 200 hours of community service during her high school career. Her dream is to go to law school and eventually become a Supreme Court judge. Paxton is already an amazing young woman and she is well on her way to an even more amazing future. Joining in this recognition was Walmart Yelm with a gift card, Olympia Federal Savings with a savings certificate and Paxton will also be honored at an upcoming Yelm City Council Meeting by the City of Yelm - Government. Congratulations Paxton!
 
 
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The Rotary Club of Yelm is pleased to announce our October 2017 Student of the Month, Jared CullumJared was selected as the October 2017 Rotary Club of Yelm Student of the Month through the YHS Leadership program.  Jared maintains stellar grades while balancing challenging classes along with wind ensemble and graphic design – in other words, he is well-rounded academically. Jared is also very involved in the community. He has 250+ hours of community service and is no stranger to staying late to help clean up after an event. Jared was the Senior Patrol Leader in Boy Scout Troop 268 where he participated in ten different Eagle Scout Projects, Flag Ceremonies on Veterans and Memorial Days, and many community service activities hosted by the Yelm Lions Club.  He is now an Assistant Scoutmaster and hopes to continue his involvement in the community in any way he can. 
Jared also helped to fix our tv/video screens in the commons and the office so they could once again be used for announcements!  All of this is likely why he was chosen as the Rotary Club of Yelm Student of the Month. 
 
As this months Student of the Month, Jared received a gift card from Walmart Yelm and a savings certificate from Olympia Federal Savings.  He will be recognized the the City of Yelm - Government at an upcoming City Council meeting.   Congratulations Jared!
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We are honored to announce Anisha Payne, as our September Rotary Student of the Month.  Anisha Payne, class of 2018, embodies the qualities of an outstanding Yelm Tornado senior.  She strives to always be her best self and her high energy and determination is obvious in all she does.  A Link Crew leader this year, she is passing the torch onto our younger students and infecting them with her enthusiasm about the greatest high school in the world.  She stands out on the field in the marching band, will be in the upcoming play at school and manages the football team all while maintaining good grades.  She was also on our Homecoming court this year.  We are proud that this respectful student has been honored with Student of the Month.  Anisha received a gift card from our sponsor, Walmart Yelm and will be recognized by the City of Yelm at their City Council meeting on Tuesday, October 24th.  
 
Pictured above from left to right - Rotarian Ken McCulloch, Anisha Payne, Principal Ryan Akiyama and Vice Principal Corrina DuRocher
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Week 9 of our 10 weeks of Summer food distribution. Our members during our weekly distribution of food bags. Thanks Tess Street-FaughnKim LyleSandi Ramey HansonMicheline CortevilleAndre LyleTom Dewell and Giovanni.
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Thank you to our great bagging crew Jessica, Jeremiah, Angelina, Savannah Walker; Steve Dobosz Andre Lyle, Larry Hanson and Sandi Ramey Hanson.
 
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You guys Rock. Also thanks to Floyd Sheldon for getting everything ready. #10weeks #yelmrotary #serviceaboveself#rotaryrocks
We really appreciate you. #10weeks #yelmrotary #serviceaboveself
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Week 8 food bags are all ready! Thank you to our great bagging crew Jessica, Jeremiah, Angelina, Savannah Walker; Madison Rodriguez; Alexandria Calvin, Ken McCullochLarry Hanson and Sandi Ramey Hanson. You guys Rock. Also thanks to Floyd Sheldon for getting everything ready.  

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Tuesday will be our 8th distribution this summer.  We will be delivering 160 bags to kids in our community.  Each week we shop, sort, bag and deliver 150-160 bags to low income families in our community.  Our community has been extremely generous with their support and time.  

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Some of our members during our weekly distribution of food bags. We have given out almost 1200 bags so far this summer. Thanks Tess Street-FaughnKim LyleSandi Ramey HansonMicheline Corteville and Steve Dobosz. We really appreciate you

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 #10weeks #yelmrotary #serviceaboveself #rotaryrocks

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Week 7 food bags are ready for distribution thanks to these amazing volunteers. Thanks for giving up part of your Sunday to help us.
 
The families that we are supporting with the 150 food bags we do each week have been very grateful.  This is a wonderful program and I hope all our club Rotarians will participate.  
 
Thanks to Walmart Yelm and Ken McCulloch Insurance Agency for the bags. If any business has some re-usable grocery bags we are in need of 450 more to meet our next 3 weeks needs. #10weeks #yelmrotary #serviceaboveself
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We had an amazing crew for our 5th week of packing bags.  They all helped us get the 160 bags packed and ready in no time!  This week our bag sponsors were  Olympia Federal Savings and Veterans Lending Group.  We are very appreciative to Walmart Yelm for all the support they have given us.  
 
 
 
Distribution was done on Tuesday and we had 2 crews - one a the Nisqaully Pines and the other at the Carlson Cabin.  Here is the crew at the Pines.
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Another successful bagging party for our 10 weeks of Summer food program. Thank you Veterans Lending Group for the donation of bags and your time. We appreciate it.  
 
We are so grateful to our wonderful community that has come out in force to support us and help us feed the kids this summer.  Today we bagged about 150 bags of food.  Thanks to all of our sponsors and supporters for helping us with our Summer project. If you would like to help or donate please contact us. We bag every Sunday and distribute every Tuesday. Also thank you to the Yelm Lions Club and Nisqually Pines for allowing us to use their facilities for distribution. 6 more weeks. #yelmrotary #serviceaboveself#10weeks #rotaryrocks
 
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Another week has come and gone.  We are so grateful to our wonderful community that has come out in force to support us and help us feed the kids this summer.  Today we passed out about 140 bags of food along with hygiene bags and water.  Thanks to all of our sponsors and supporters for helping us with our Summer project. If you would like to help or donate please contact us. We bag every Sunday and distribute every Tuesday. Also thank you to the Yelm Lions Club and Nisqually Pines for allowing us to use their facilities for distribution. 7 more weeks. #yelmrotary #serviceaboveself#10weeks #rotaryrocks
 
We started our week with a shopping trip to  Walmart Yelm .  They helped fill our list and stuff our truck.  Manager Kim wears a cape for a reason!  She was so gracious.  
 
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The Rotary Club of Yelm has been supporting homeless and under-served children in the Yelm Community School District for several years.  Our main club goal is to help youth in our community.  We support them with scholarships, snack and supply programs, clothing and hygiene drives, and support the weekend food program of Homeless Backpacks at the high school, middle schools and extension school.
 
This summer we are expanding our support by adding a summer food program.  Our “10 Weeks of Summer” food program will provide weekly food bags to children in need in our community.  Many of the kids who will receive this bag don't want summer break because they know they won't get breakfast or lunch like they do during school in the food program.  Food insecurity is a real concern for these children.  Since our area is very rural, when the students are home during the summer, the free and reduced lunch programs they receive at school are not available.  Also due to the rural location of student’s homes, and lack of public transportation, it is challenging for the students to access the local food banks and/or the free dinners provided by local churches.  Our goal is to make it easier on these families and provide them something on a regular basis. 
 
We are currently working with the Yelm School District, the Yelm Lions Club, Yelm Community Services and others to provide a bag of food each week.   Rotary club members will aid in the collection, assembly and distribution of weekly food bags. We are also working with local businesses and business groups to help support this program.   Cash donations and food can be dropped off at Timberland Bank in Yelm.  Donations can also be made online at www.yelmrotary.org or by mail to Rotary Club of Yelm, PO Box 2534, Yelm, WA  98597.    
 
Distributions take place on Tuesdays from 10am to Noon at the Nisqually Pines Clubhouse 8903 Pepperidge Lance SE, Yelm and at the Carlson Scout Cabin, 301 Yelm Ave, Yelm. 
 
 
 
 
Getting ready to fill our first bags with all the food 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Some of our bags at our first distribution at the Nisqually Pines Clubhouse on June 27th. 
 
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Rotary Club of Yelm Student of the Year

 
Nolan Lyle received a plaque for his award of Rotary Student of the Year along with a $500 scholarship.  Tuesday night, June 27th our Student of the Year, Nolan Lyle was recognized by the City of Yelm's Mayor and City Council. Thank you to the City for supporting and partnering with us on this great program.
 
Nolan Lyle has been a student of the Yelm Community Schools for 13yrs as a Prairie Panther, Ridgeline Storm and Yelm High School Tornado. Over the years he has accumulated numerous awards and recognitions.
Nolan has been an avid volunteer for the Rotary Club of Yelm over the past 7 years, starting with the clubs first project, his brother Andre’s Eagle Scout project. He has helped with highway clean-ups, 5k runs, Christmas in the Park and Prairie Days parades, delivering supplies for the YHS snack program, Home & Garden Show, First- Aid at the Backyard Badminton Jamboree and past President of the Yelm Community Interact Club. He has received the Rotary Club/City of Yelm Student of the month two consecutive years.  He received Boy Scouts of America’s highest honor of Eagle Scout in January.
He has participated in tennis and received the “Most Inspirational” award two consecutive years. He ran track his freshman year in the 4x100, 100 meter and pole vault. Sophomore year exclusively pole vaulted. Junior/Senior year throw discus and shot put earning him a place at districts in shot put.
Nolan received the Yelm Park Advisory Committee/City of Yelm 2016 Good Citizenship Award, National Honor Societies YHS “Most Volunteer Hours” award 2 years consecutively. He was sponsored by the Yelm American Legion Post to attend Evergreen Boys State, where he was elected Mayor of the City of Fir and was first alternate for Boys Nation in Washington DC.
During his junior and senior’s years, Nolan has worked at Yelm Gymnastics Center as the head coach for boy’s gymnastics teaching male youth ages 7-13, Ninja Zone coordinator teaching boys and girls a program that incorporates aspects of parkour, gymnastics and martial arts. Assistant girls’ team coach teaching strength and conditioning. Nolan also holds a Black Belt in TangSooDo.
In the summer of 2015 Nolan was a Camp Counselor for the Campfire Summer Camp program and earned the Silver Teapot award.
Nolan has been a 3-year Sports Medicine student, competing at the Washington Career Technical Sports Medicine Association state competition. As a sophomore, he placed 6th in CPR and First-Aid skills, as a junior placed 1st in Student Forum and as a senior placed 2nd in CPR and First-Aid Skills and held the State Officer position of Treasurer his senior year. He volunteers at the Bald Hills Fire Department as an Explorer/Cadet and through the experience of the two programs, plans to pursue a career in para-medicine (Paramedic). On June 10th, the Bald Hills Fire Department Explorers competed in the Washington Association of Fire Fighters Annual MUSTER competition at the Washington State Fire Training Academy in North Bend. Four companies competed and they brought home the Golden Fire Extinguisher trophy, the first time in 7 years. His company also placed 1st in Mass Casualty Incident/Triage, Bald Hills placed 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in that category.  He will continue to volunteer with the Fire Department this summer, take the physical ability test and work towards his EMT certificate this fall or winter.
Nolan has a compassionate heart, wants to help others and truly embodies Rotaries moto of “Service above Self”.
                                                                                                         
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We are excited to join others in our community and help fill a summer need. Below is the 3 pickup loads of food that were donated to our summer program to help fill the first week of bags.  Each week we will be distributing about 125 bags of food to low income children in our community.  The first distribution will happen on Tuesday, June 27th.  
 
 
Getting ready to fill the bags with food.
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We WANT your STUFF!! Are you cleaning our your house? Spring Cleaning? Moving? Downsizing? We are looking for donations. The Rotary Club or Yelm is a 501(c) 3 and will provide a receipt for your donations. Help us raise money to help those in our community!
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This week we were excited to be a part of the Lackamas Elementary Kindness Week for the 3rd straight year.  It was a great time and we were honored to be a part of it.  This is a national program and is lead by the leadership students.  Their goal this year is to do over 8,000 acts of kindness during the week.  
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This year the Rotary Club of Yelm received approval for a grant from District 5020 to help expand our Rotary Snack program to both Middle Schools while continuing to enhance it at the high school.  This is our first delivery to the Yelm Middle School and included food and clothing for those in need.  
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Congratulations to Jeremy Walling for being nominated and chosen as YHS's Rotary Student of the Month. Jeremy was nominated by two different staff members. Jeremy was hailed by the custodial staff at YHS for his help commitment and volunteer work for the district over the summer. Jeremy was also nominated by shop teacher Ms. Sheppard for his outstanding commitment to his class. Jeremy is a leader in the classroom and volunteers his time afterward to help Ms. Sheppard keep the shop running smoothly. He consistently shows his leadership and self service during school, as well as volunteering within our community. Congratulations Jeremy!

Jeremy will be honored by Rotary Club of Yelm and the City of Yelm at their City Council Meeting on February 14th. Congratulations Jeremy!

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We are honored to introduce our December Student of the Month, Kieran Keeslar. Kieran is an outstanding student in Beginning Drama class as well as in Drama Club's current production of The Curious Savage. He provides consistent leadership to whatever group he is working with and rises above to give others a high bar for achievement. His flexibility in also participating in the after-school Jazz Band and still maintaining excellence in both activities is astounding for a high school student. He also shows respect to students and adults alike, and his demeanor is always friendly and encouraging. Kieran is not only an asset to YHS's Drama program, but also to his community. Kieran attends most school board meetings, just to learn the processes that go into running a school district. He has also volunteered during many community events including Christmas in the Park, the Dollars for Scholars Auction and volunteering with productions at the Triad Theatre. Congrats, Kieran, on being a splendid example for others to follow! 

Kieran will be honored by Rotary Club of Yelm and the City of Yelm at their City Council Meeting on January 10th. Congratulations Kieran !

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It is with great pleasure that we announce Shelby Fox as the Rotary Club of Yelm Student of the Month. Shelby is a full time running start students who is also a Teacher’s Assistant. Shelby always comes in with a smile on her face and a willing to work attitude. Shelby is actively involved with the Yelm community as well as the JBLM community as her mom is currently serving in the US Army. She recently put in extra work to get a last minute scholarship submitted and ended up winning the VFW Voice of Democracy Scholarship for our area. She will be honored next week. She is very proactive about her future and is currently applying to UW, University of Florida and University of Michigan. 

Shelby will be honored by Rotary Club of Yelm and the City of Yelm at their City Council Meeting on December 13th. Congratulations Shelby!

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We are excited to announce our October Rotary Student of Month Bridget Davila from Yelm High School. Bridget is absolutely indispensable in both Advanced Drama (which is a split class with Beginning Drama students as well) and Stagecraft (also a split class) - she often leads the charge. As Drama Club President, she is a leader not only in name but also in spirit. She is an excellent example for the younger students, always jumping in with enthusiasm. 
She can be counted on to help pull in students who are not participating (without even urging her to!) and she can be trusted to lead groups within Stagecraft. She is frequently seen going out of her way to make others laugh and keep our classes and rehearsals light-hearted. Oh yes - did we mention she just earned the title role in the first-ever YHS Drama Club winter play "The Curious Savage", in which she'll be playing Ethel Savage. She's going to be a major asset to whatever college is lucky enough to get her next year!

Bridget will be honored by Rotary Club of Yelm and the City of Yelm at their City Council Meeting on November 8th. Congratulations Bridget!

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We are excited to announce Chris Saleans as the September Rotary Student of the Month from Yelm High School.
 
Chris Saleans was selected as Yelm High School Rotary Student of the Month for September. Chris was nominated by Karla Blowers, CTE Teacher. “As an advanced student in Video Production, Chris has demonstrated both leadership and talent in the area of video production, “said Ms. Blowers.
When asked about what it is he likes about the Video Production class, Chris responded, “It’s hands-on, you don’t just sit in class and take notes, you get to come up with ideas and watch them come to life.” He said he likes working with the camera, the people he works with, and the video editing software. “You get to meet new people. You get to capture who they really are”, he said. Chris likes all aspects of the the class.
Chris has demonstrated his leadership skills by helping other students in class with basic video editing skills. He has also spent time outside of school volunteering to film events occurring within the district. This past summer, Chris gave up a day to film at Fort Stevens. Teachers were engaged in CKLA training on English Langauage Arts. He also created the CTE Advisor Recruitment video that is used to encourage local business people to get involved with YHS by sitting on the CTE Advisory Committees.
Chris has also been filming at pep assemblies, football games, in class, and around the school to obtain clips he will use in preparing a Fight Song Video that will be uploaded to the YHS website. The video is intended to get students “fired up” about being a student at the World’s Greatest High School. School spirit is contagious and Chris is hoping to spread it to all Yelm students!
 
Pictured are Ryan Akiyama, Yelm High School Principal, Corrina DuRocher, Asst Principal, Marsha Christiansen, Rotary Member, Chris Saleans, Kim Lyle, Rotary Member
 
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The Rotary Club of Yelm is excited to be partnering with the Yelm High School again this year.  Pictured below is our first donation of backpacks and supplies.  We collect and donate supplies, gloves, hats, food, hygiene items, and much more throughout the school year.  Last year we donated over $1000 to this program.  
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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!
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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.
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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.  
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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.
 
 
 
 
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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. 
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Arizona Clowes has overcome significant life adversity that has really challenged her personally and her faith in others. She rises to the occasion when asked and strives to be a leader among her peers.  Arizona has grown into a strong, independent and caring individual that boosts up those around her and is insanely loyal to the cause.
 
Arizona is a role model in the classroom that her peers honestly respect and admire.
 
Arizona plans to attend Northwest College of Art and Design in Poulsbo.
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Brianna Feller is a strong student and also attends South Puget Sound Community College.  She hopes to earn her AA degree at the same time she graduates from YHS.  At the high school Brianna serves as senior ASB treasurer and volunteers to help others whenever possible.  Brianna coordinated a school scarf fundraiser as a leadership event and organized other students to help.  The money raised by her efforts will offset costs of leadership camp for future student leaders.  Brianna has volunteered to help train new treasurers to work with the ASB office.  
 
Outside of school Brianna works at Casa Mia and also enjoys riding horses.  She plans to attend Arizona State University next fall with the goal of studying Communications.  
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We have some great baskets again this year for our annual raffle.  Tickets are just $5 each.  The drawing will be held on May 1st at the Home & Garden Show here in Yelm.  Come see us at the food booth!
 
Here is a list of the baskets this year:
 
  • Adirondack Chair Set - Custom made by Steve Dobosz
  • Seahawks Fun – anything related to our Hawks
  • Garden Adventure – includes wheelbarrow, tools, plants, etc
  • Out on the Town – gift certificates to our wonderful fun places in and around Yelm
  • Fun & Games – Birthday party, gym memberships, games, etc
  • Hi Tech Now – Kindle Fire HD
Buy your tickets from any of our members!
 
 
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January 2016 Student of the Month

​Kalista Fourre is a talented senior at Yelm High School.  Near the top of her class, Kalista has challenged herself in many ways.  As an Honors and Advanced Placement student, Kalista has maintained her academic standing while committing to a rigorous program.  Athletically, she is a 4 year letter winner in basketball as was just named Honorable Mention All League.  Kalista participated in our leadership summit this summer, performs with the band, and volunteers significant time serving as a youth basketball coach.  Always smiling, Kalista stands tall among the best YHS will graduate this year.  
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Brandon Thompson is an incredible choice for December's Yelm Rotary Student of the Month.  Brandon is a gifted and dedicated student, ranking in the top 1% of his class.  From a leadership standpoint Brandon has engaged in our Leadership Summit and several leadership events during the school year.  A busy student-athlete, Brandon is a standout performer on both our YHS Football and Baseball teams.  Brandon volunteers outside of school to support youth football and "Little Buddies" programs.  Along with his family, Brandon provided support for a student who was temporarily homeless this fall.  This is typical of Brandon's personality and approach to school.  Brandon's goals include going to a 4 year university and competing in athletics.  Brandon has not ruled out pursuing admission to one of the US service academies.  
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Sarah MAauley is an amazing young adult at Yelm High School.  Academically she is talented and near the top of her class, combining both YHS and Running Start workloads.   As a leader Sarah is highly active in a variety of programs including cheerleading, chamber choir and leadership summit.  Sarah also volunteered to plan and put on our highly successful sophomore orientation.  It is also quite common that Sarah spends time at school helping out teachers.  After graduation Sarah plans to pursue an ROTC program at a 4 year college, and is currently leaning toward Central Washington University.  Sarah is a great ambassador for Yelm High School.  
 
Sarah will be honored on Tuesday, December 8th by the Mayor of Yelm and the City Council before their City Council meeting.  
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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!
 
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For October we honor Emily Greninger as our Yelm Rotary Student of the Month.  Emily is both an outstanding athlete and academic force. She has maintained a 3.6 GPA while taking AP/Honors classes as well as being involved with the sports medicine program and various other community activities. Emily has been accepted to WSU where she hopes to receive an ROTC scholarship. She is a talented bowler and was on the 2013 team that won the WIAA Academic Championship. Emily is much loved by the staff and students here at YHS. 
 
In recognition  of her contributions our SOTM Business Partner, Emma's Grillhouse presented her with a gift certificate.  She will also be honored by the City of Yelm at the November 10th City Council meeting.  
 
Pictured below are Yelm Rotary President Ken McCulloch, YHS Principal Brian Wharton, SOTM Emily Greninger and Rotarian Kim Lyle.
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Welcome to November - Rotary Foundation Month
 
Take a moment and think about supporting the Rotary Foundation.  Your donation to our Foundation will help support the many projects that Rotary is involved in.  And remember if you designate your funds to help fight Polio it will be matched 2 times by the Gates Foundation.  
 
Here are some days to note in the month of November:
Nov 3 International Day of Persons with Disabilities: (DPT/MCH)  
Week of November 5 – World Interact Week (NewGens)
Nov 14 World Diabetes Day (DPT)
Nov 16 International Day for Tolerance (PCPR)
Nov 19 World Toilet Day (WAS)
Nov 20 Universal Children’s Day (UN) (Youth)
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We are excited to be partnering with the Yelm High School again this year to honor a special student each month.  For September 2015 we honor Chloe Riggins.  Chloe Riggins is an outstanding senior leader at Yelm High School.  She serves her peers and school as an ASB officer and a leader in the school choir.  This summer, Chloe spent significant time volunteering at school and in the office helping us get ready for the opening of school.  She attended our leadership summit in August and has led or taken part in numerous events designed to make students feel a part of the YHS community.  Chloe is usually the first to jump in and help and always wears a giant smile.  In recognition  of her contributions our SOTM Business Partner, Emma's Grillhouse presented her with a gift certificate.  She will also be honored by the City of Yelm at the October 13 City Council meeting.  
 
Pictured below are Rotarian Kim Lyle, SOTM Chloe Riggins, YHS Principal Brian Wharton and Yelm Rotary President Ken McCulloch.
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Time to sign up for our Fall Rotary Bowling Challenge.  WHO will take home the title this time?  Come and compete with your fellow Rotarians.  It is a fun evening of bowling and networking.  

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.  

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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.
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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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Thanks for supporting the 2nd Annual Yelm Rotary Backyard Badminton Jamboree –  
 
Here are the results:
Best team costume:
Luigi and Mario aka "Super Smash Brothers Alan & Shane from TwinStar Credit Union
 
Costume Runners up:
The BadMinions
Eddie Pablo (Bob) & Thomas Pablo (Stewart).

Jamboree champions
Representing Ice Chips, team F2TGKYA.
Jason Shaver & Monique Ortiz.             BTW they are the defending champs. 
 
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We are excited to recognize our Rotary Students of the Month from Yelm High School.  
 
May 2015
 
Congratulations to Ernest Ziegenfelder for being selected as our May Yelm Rotary Student of the Month at Yelm High School. Ernest is new to YHS and has quickly become well known among his teachers and peers for his willingness to help others. He was recently awarded 1st place in the OBEE Credit Union Debit/Credit Card contest. We look forward to all Ernest will bring to YHS in the future. 
 
Pictured above are Rotary YHS principal Brian Wharton, Ernest Ziegenfelder, Rotarian Steve Dobosz and Rotary president Ken McCulloch.
 
April 2015
Congratulations to Joe Donan for being selected as the April Rotary Student of the Month. Joe is an excellent student with a goal of becoming an engineer. He is president of the YHS Robotics club. He is also one of two leaders on Robotics team 7829. He is an excellent leader who is willing to listen to others and provides advice and guidance to our other two teams. He is also looking for ways to have the Robotics club become more involved in other school and community events.  Thanks for all you do Joe!
 
Pictured above are Rotary YHS principal Brian Wharton, Joe Donan, and Rotary president Ken McCulloch. 
 
 
 
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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.  

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Rotary Club of Yelm
presents
The 2nd Annual Prairie Stampede 5k


THANK YOU FOR your support!!

Click here for 2011 Award Winners

Click here for 2011 Race Results

Certification #WA10029MN

WHY? The Rotary Club of Yelm is dedicated to service-in our community and in the world. All proceeds raised by the Yelm Prairie Stampede go to help fund charities and community activities that help make this world a better place to live.

By participating in the 5k you help us in our work. We hope you win a prize. But even if you don't win, you'll know that your money goes to help others, right here in our own community. 

Sponsors

Click here for 2010 race results

 

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Congratulations to the following Rainier High School seniors for being awarded the 1st Yelm Rotary Club Scholarships!

Anita Warner $500
Attending Barnard College in NY

Felicia Alvarado $300
Attending University of Oregon

Kelsey Atkins $300
Attending University of Montana
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- Thank you to our fellow Rotary clubs for their generous gifts - We are excited to be the 88th club in District 5020 . . .
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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.

 

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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

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July 26th marks the date of our first annual BADMINTON JAMBOREE.  

Two person teams take on each other for FUN, Community and annual Bragging rights!

Also prizes awarded for best team costume.

Come join the fun!  The fun starts at 10am

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We have some great items to be awarded on April 27th.  Please contact a member to purchase your tickets before they are gone.  
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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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Our first Membership Fireside is set for Friday, April 30 at 7:00pm. We will meet at the Yelm Timberland Library. Learn more about Yelm Rotary and Rotary in general.
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On July 11 Assistant Governor, Tom Carroll inducted our 2013-2014 Officers and Board Members.  

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Pictured above are our 2013-2014 Officers and Directors.  From left front row:  Preston Collins, 

sergeant at arms, Barbara Hulscher, secretary,Kim Lyle, director, Sandi Hanson, treasurer and Back Row: Ken McCullouch, president elect,  Jerry Hulscher, director, Tom Dewell, president, Tom Carroll, assistant governor, 

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Thanks to all the participants.  

This years run was a lots of fun!

For Results look on the right column under "downloads"

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WHY? The Rotary Club of Yelm is dedicated to service-in our community and in the world. All proceeds raised by the Yelm Prairie Stampede go to help fund charities and community activities that help make this world a better place to live.

*** Our past events have helped us provide support to  Homeless Backpack Program, Young Life 507, Success Chest School Supplies, Yelm High School Interact Club and other local community projects.

By participating in the 5k you help us in our work. We hope you win a prize. But even if you don't win, you'll know that your money goes to help others, right here in our own community. 

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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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Don't forget we have moved to a lunch time meeting.

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Our new meeting place will be 

The Bunkhouse at 1506 Yelm Ave West

We will meet on Thursdays at Noon

Come check us out at our new location!

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 Assistant District Governor Bruce Stuwe Installs new officers and board for the 2011-2012 Rotary year.2011-12BOD-SM

From Left to Right: Gary Warnock, Services Director, Dave Sexton, President-Elect, Tom Dewell, Secretary, Kim Lyle, Sergant at Arms, Sandi Hanson, President, Carole Christian, Membership Director, Ken McCulloch, Treasurer, Ed Jacobs, Foundation Chair 

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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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July 1st is the start of our new Rotary Year. Our officers will be installed at our next weekly meeting on Tuesday, July 6th. Hope you can all come to wish them well.

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Friday, April 9, 2010 Rotarians from all over Western Washington joined Yelm Rotary Club at Lawrence Lake Lodge to celebrate our Charter. District Governor Alex Alexander presented the charter to President Christopher Haley and the rest of the 31 Charter members.
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Yelm Rotary Club

presents

The 1st Annual Prairie Stampede 5k


DATE: Saturday, June 19, 2010

Click here for race results


Certification #WA10029MN

Thank you to our generous sponsors: Prairie Stamped 5k Run / Walk Sponsors WHY? The Rotary Club of Yelm is dedicated to service-in our community and in the world. All proceeds raised by the Yelm Prairie Stampede go to help fund charities and community activities that help make this world a better place to live.
By participating in the 5k you help us in our work. We hope you win a prize. But even if you don't win, you'll know that your money goes to help others, right here in our own community.
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Be sure to mark Saturday, April 17th on your calendar and come out to help us clean up our portion of the highway. Download the registration form and bring it to Tuesday's meeting (April 13).
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Exciting news! Yelm Rotary has officially been chartered by Rotary International. The charter was signed on March 9, 2010.
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Matt Purcell, our Foundation Chair, passed out our new change boxes at our recent meeting. This is an easy way for each of our members to contribute to the foundation and reach their $100 annual giving goal.
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We are all excited to see how ClubRunner will revolutionize the way we manage our day to day club activities, as well as communicate more effectively.
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