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, October 1, 2020
VOL. NINETY SEVEN,  Issue  14
 
Betty Capestany & Jeff Robinson
Economic Development - The Pandemic Pivot
Diversity Statement of the Rotary Club of Tacoma #8
The Rotary Club of Tacoma #8 is open to all people who want to make positive changes in our community and world.  We welcome all members and guests, regardless of race, nationality, religion, faith, gender, sexual orientation, cultural background, and ability. 
We do not tolerate racism.
We strive to become an anti-racist organization.  We are committed to learning more about how systemic racism has led to inequality and inequity in all systems – including education, housing, health, employment, wealth accumulation, policing, prosecution, sentencing, and incarceration – and working to eradicate inequality and inequity wherever we encounter it.
We will take these actions:
We will review and update our Club’s procedures, policies, meetings, events, communications, grants, projects, scholarships, and traditions.
We will broaden our recruiting practices to align our membership more closely with the demographics of Tacoma.
We will use our grants, projects, and scholarships to promote diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice in our community.
 
           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
MacDonald-Miller
Superior Linen
Carol & Chris Webster
 
$1,500 - Captain American
Advancement Consulting
Banner Bank
DP & C
Heritage Bank
HomeStreet Bank
Kelli Jo Hjalseth & Sharon Benson
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 35,000 Rotary clubs worldwide.  The Rotary motto is "service above self.” 

 
Within Tacoma, the Rotary Club of Tacoma #8 invests in non-profit organizations throughout the community, recommended by the Community Grants Committee, that serve low-income children and seniors.   Rotary #8 also has many “hands-on” projects where Rotarians offer their service.  Some of these "hands on" projects that have been supported are:  
Read2Me - Rotarians  tutor 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade students in low-income schools;
Food Drives and Repacks - for the Emergency Food Network. Regularly club members volunteer to participate in  repackacking food for distribution into 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 nearly $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 always welcomed inbound students and have identified local students to travel to other  countries to participate in this life-changing experience. 
Paint Tacoma Beautiful July 2020
 
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
September 2020
S M T W T F S
30
31
01
02
05
06
07
11
13
14
15
16
18
19
20
21
23
25
26
27
01
02
03
Upcoming Programs
Betty Capestany and Jeff Robinson
Oct 01, 2020
Economic Development: the Pandemic Pivot
Cornell Harris
Oct 08, 2020
Progress House- Providing Life-altering Programs For Re-entry From Prison
Cyndie Fajardo and Ed Troyer
Oct 15, 2020
Pierce County Sheriff Forum
Upcoming Events
Club Links
 

We meet In Person
Thursdays at 12:00 PM
Tacoma Yacht Club
5401 Yacht Club Road
Tacoma, WA 98407
United States of America
Phone:
(253) 473-7723
We are currently meeting on Zoom. Contact the office for the meeting link. Kathi Willis clubadmin@rotary8.org Joy Vivar-Beeks bookkeeper@rotary8.org
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 2020-2021
Board Member 2018-2021
Board Member 2020-2023
Board Member 2019-2022
Board Member 2019-2022
Board Member 2019-2022
Board Member 2020-2023
Board Member 2019-2022
Board Member 2020-2023
Board Member 2020-2023
Tacoma Rotary 8 Foundation Board President
Youth Services Officer
Youth Protection Officer

We meet In Person
Thursdays at 12:00 PM
Tacoma Yacht Club
5401 Yacht Club Road
Tacoma, WA 98407
United States of America
Phone:
(253) 473-7723
We are currently meeting on Zoom. Contact the office for the meeting link. Kathi Willis clubadmin@rotary8.org Joy Vivar-Beeks bookkeeper@rotary8.org
Support Our Club