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.
Thursday, July 9, 2020
VOL. NINETY SEVEN,  Issue 2
 
 
Speaker of the House Laurie Jinkins
 
Time: July 9, 2020 12:05 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
 
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We will also be streaming the video using Facebook Live on our Private Facebook page. 
 
If you haven't joined our private page here is  the link
 
Meeting ID:  994 0057 7748
 
Please only use this phone in number if you do not have computer audio  253.215.8782
 
A Statement from your Executive Committee
We are shaken by the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Manuel Ellis and many others. At Rotary, we denounce racism. We celebrate diversity and demand ethical leadership. BLACK LIVES MATTER
We have a long history of funding grants to non-profit organizations in Tacoma to serve low-income youth and elderly, for ALL in need.  We come together as a Rotary Club to provide food, build homes, give scholarships to local high school youth, and serve others. We also fund international grants to all races in our work to eradicate polio and bring clean water to communities.   We are committed to bringing people together to do good in our community and the world. 
We have evolved over our 110-year history, but we know we have more work to do to help create a more just, open, and welcoming Tacoma.  We are committed to take action immediately, working with individuals and organizations towards long-term solutions to dismantle racism.
We invite and include all passionate people in our efforts to deliver “Service Above Self”. We live by the 4 Way test in our personal and professional lives and will apply this to influence the necessary changes that will bring justice to all.
  1. Is it the truth?
  2. Is it fair to all concerned?
  3. Will it build goodwill and better friendships?
  4. Will it be beneficial to all concerned? 
 
           ROTARIANS TO THE RESCUE
 
PLEDGE NOW TO SUPPORT OUR COMMITTEE WORK THIS YEAR
 
Thank you to our sponsors
$10,000 - Wonder Woman
Financial Insights
 
$7,500 - Batman
Timberland Bank
 
$5,000 - Supergirl
Dimmer Family Foundation
Johnson Stone & Pagano PS
Kathryn Nelson
Titus Will
Union Bank
John and Audrey West
 
$2,500 -Superman 
Rusty George Creative
Superior Linen
Carol & Chris Webster
 
$1,500 - Captain American
Advancement Consulting
Banner Bank
DP & C
Heritage Bank
HomeStreet Bank
Moss Adams
Cap Pearson
 
$1,000 -Spider Man
Jan & Skip Anderson
Marsha & Andrew Burns
Becky & Gary Fontaine
Roger Lilley
MultiCare
Buck & Joanne Thompson
Wilson Albers

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 Sweden (Gabe)   and France (Nico) We have 2  outbound students Katie in Brazil and Taylor in Finland.
Rotary 8 - People of Action 2019-20
 
Military Comfort Kits Packing Project
 
Tacoma Rescue Mission Breakfast Service
 
Toys for Kids Shopping 
 
Giving Tree gifts for one agency 
 
EFN Break Bags 
 
Bike Build - November 2019
 
Raising Girls - In Meeting Project  
 
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
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Upcoming Programs
Laurie Jinkins
Jul 09, 2020
Remarks from the Speaker of the House
Julie Anderson
Jul 16, 2020
Emerging Challenges for 2020 Elections: Election security, COVID, and People in the Streets
Bill Johnson
Jul 23, 2020
Johnson Candy Company - Serving Tacoma Since 1918
Upcoming Events
 
 
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May 28, 2020
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Issue 39
Mar 26, 2020
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Mar 19, 2020
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Mar 12, 2020

We meet In Person
Thursdays
Tacoma Yacht Club
5401 Yacht Club Road
Tacoma, WA 98407
United States of America
Tacoma #8 Rotary meets Thursdays at Noon except the 2nd Thursdays
Club Information
 
STAFF
 
Kathi Willis, Club Administrator
Joy Vivar-Beeks, Bookkeeper
 
253-473-7723
PO Box 1777
Tacoma, WA 98401-1777
 
OFFICE HOURS 
Monday - Friday
830-5
 
Office Address
1001 S. Yakima, Suite 9A
Tacoma, WA 98405
Club Executives & Directors
President
President Elect
Vice President
Immediate Past President
Secretary 2018-2020
Treasurer 2019-2021
Board Member 2018-2021
Board Member 2018-2021
Board member 2018-2021
Board Member 2018-2021
Board Member 2020-2023
Board Member 2020-2023
Board Member 2019-2022
Board Member 2020-2023
Board Member 2019-2022
Board Member 2020-2023
Board Member 2019-2022
Board Member 2019-2022
Youth Services Officer
Youth Protection Officer