Tacoma #8
Rotary works for international understanding and peace by:
  • Making environmental improvements
  • Offering vocational training
  • Sponsoring international scholarships and cultural exchanges of people from all walks of life
  • Training and rewarding our future leaders
  • Volunteering to work at a hospital in a developing nation
  • Providing polio vaccine to millions of children
  • Building low-cost housing for the elderly.
Local Community Commitment
  • The organization is committed to meeting community needs.
  • Proceeds from the annual Auction are distributed to non-profit charitable agencies and organizations.
  • Support is given to youth groups, meals for thousands are provided, and financial donations to help address crime.
  • Grants are awarded to non-profit organizations aiding disability and seniors.
  • Funds also support wildlife conservation, international projects and scholarships for students in Pierce County School district.
Individual Members in Action
  • Individual club members give of their time and money to support many community causes.
  • Members also serve on boards of many charitable organizations, as well as chairing major fund raising events.
Worldwide Connection
  • Tacoma #8 Rotary supports the International Youth Exchange program, sponsoring several high school age students sent from other countries for the school year. In exchange, local students are sponsored by Rotary clubs in other countries.
  • Other international connections are the local Rotary Foundation Scholarship Program and the Group Study Exchange team which are supported through donations to the Rotary International Foundation.
Four Avenues of Service

is frequently used to describe the four elements of the Object of Rotary:
  1. "Club Service" - providing service to the Rotary club to enable it to run efficiently in the spirit of fellowship.
  2. "Vocational Service" - putting high standards of conduct into practice in the business and professional lives of Rotarians.
  3. "Community Service" - identifying needs in the Rotary club's community and addressing these needs with service projects.
  4. "International Service" - working for international understanding and peace by promoting goodwill between all people.
Our club meets at the LaQuinta, on Thursdays at Noon. Please come and join us to experience Rotary service.