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Established in 1910, we're the 8th oldest Rotary club in the world. We believe in the power of in-person connections over online networking, enhancing our beautiful local community, and contributing to the well-being of the world we live in. We'd be delighted if you'd join us at our next club meeting, every Thursday at noon at the Tacoma Yacht Club.
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Rotary is an international  organization whose purpose is to bring together business and professional leaders to provide humanitarian services, to encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and to advance goodwill and peace around the world.  Rotary is open to all people regardless of race, color, creed, religion, gender, or political preference. There are more than 1.2 million Rotarians in over 34,000 Rotary clubs worldwide.  The Rotary motto is "service above self.” 

Within Tacoma, the Rotary Club of Tacoma (known as Rotary #8) donates grants to non-profit organizations, recommended by the Community Grants Committee, that serve low-income children and seniors.   Rotary 8 also has several “hands-on” projects where Rotarians offer their service.  Some of these "hands on" projects are:  
Read2Me - Rotarians  tutor 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade students at four low-income schools;
Food Drives and Repacks - for the Emergency Food Network. Every quarter the club donates items and cash to support local food banks and other non rpofits as well as repackacking food for distribution in the community; and
Little Free Libraries - Rotarians build and install these libraries, filled with good children's books, near low-income elementary schools.
Rotary #8 has international projects such as clean water projects in Ethiopia and India, has brought firefighting equipment to Mexico, and has delivered school materials to Malawi.   Tacoma Rotarians have given Polio immunizations to children in India and Africa.
Throughout the world, Rotary Clubs, including Rotary #8, have contributed more than $900 million to eradicate polio in the world.   More than one half billion children in developing countries have been immunized against polio, through Rotary’s PolioPlus campaign.
Rotary’s Youth Exchange sends 7,000 high-school age students abroad each year, to study in another country and to learn about its society and culture.  The goal is to promote world peace.  Rotary 8 has incoming students from Paraguay (Renata)  and Norway (Jacob)  this year and our outbound student Rizley who will be studying in Slovakia. 
Rotary 8 - People of Action 2019-20
Toys for Kids Shopping December 10, 2019
Giving Tree gifts for one agency - December 2019
EFN Break Bags November and December 2019
Bike Build - November 2019
Raising Girls - In Meeting Project November 2019 
October - Saturday Sorting at St. Vinnie's
Handing Out the Backpacks
400 Backpacks ready to go
Camp Goodtimes - July 2019 - Fun and Festivities for All
2018-19 Highlight
The House that Rotary Built Has Been Finished and Dedicated
Website Sponsors
January 2020
Upcoming Programs
Lorraine Ralston
Jan 30, 2020
Census 2020
Lyle Quasim and T'wina Nobles
Feb 06, 2020
Black History Month
Upcoming Events
The Gearshift
Issue 30
Jan 23, 2020
Issue 29
Jan 16, 2020
Issue 28
Jan 09, 2020
Issue 27
Jan 02, 2020
Issue 26
Dec 26, 2019
Issue 25
Dec 19, 2019
Issue 24
Dec 12, 2019
Issue 23
Dec 05, 2019
Issue 22
Nov 28, 2019
Issue 21
Nov 21, 2019
Issue 20
Nov 14, 2019
Issue 19
Nov 07, 2019

Tacoma #8 Rotary meets Thursdays at Noon except the 2nd Thursdays
Tacoma Yacht Club
5401 Yacht Club Road
Tacoma, WA 98407
United States of America
Club Information
Kathi Willis, Club Administrator
Joy Vivar-Beeks, Bookkeeper
PO Box 1777
Tacoma, WA 98401-1777
Monday through Friday
Office Address
1001 S. Yakima, Suite 9A
Tacoma, WA 98405
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Vice President
Immediate Past President
Secretary 2018-2020
Treasurer 2019-2021
Board Member 2017-2020
Board member 2017-2020
Board member 2017-2020
Board Member 2017-2020
Board Member 2018-2021
Board Member 2018-2021
Board member 2018-2021
Board Member 2018-2021
Board Member 2019-2022
Board Member 2019-2022
Board Member 2019-2022
Board Member 2019-2022
Tacoma Rotary 8 Foundation Board President
Auction Chair
Classification Co-Chair
Classification Co-Chair
Communications Chair
Engagement Co-Chair
Engagement Co-Chair
Fellowship Chair
Finance Committee Co -Chair
Finance Committee Co-Chair
Grants Co-Chair
Grants Co-Chair
Information and Orientation Chair
Interact Co-Chair
Interact Co-Chair
Literacy Co-Chair
Literacy Co-Chair
Membership Recruitment Chair
Military Affairs Co-Chair
Military Affairs Co-Chair
PGG and Foundations Co-Chair
PGG and Foundations Co-Chair
Program Co-Chair
Program Co-Chair
Projects Co-Chair
Projects Co-Chair
Rotary Youth Exchange Chair
Scholarships Co-Chair
Scholarship Co-Chair
Vocational Services Co-Chair
Vocational Service Co-Chair
World Community Service Co-Chair
World Community Service Co-Chair
Youth Protection Officer
Youth Services Chair