“Local businessmen and women have added Yelm to the list of some 32,000 other Rotary Club locations in over 170 countries around the world.”
Yelm, WA July 7, 2009 – The first and oldest civic service organization, Rotary International, now has a club in Yelm. Established in the Fall of 2008 with the assistance of two sponsoring clubs, Lacey and Hawk’s Prairie, the club is now growing steadily.
Rotary began as a place for people of many different professions to meet, network and exchange ideas for community service projects. The Yelm club now has representatives from banking, insurance, real estate, building construction, pest control, graphics arts and financial services.
The club has chosen a goal of being a mentoring group, using the members’ vast experience in business and life, to help young people in the community as they find their way into the business and professional world. Following in the footsteps of Rotary International’s very successful Youth Exchange and Youth Leadership Awards Programs, the Yelm club will promote these as well as establish their own programs.
In addition, the club will be involved in other community service projects like the recent, very successful Community Food Raiser that raised tons of food for local foodbanks, assisting a local Scout with his Eagle Project and working with Overseas Coupon Project which provides coupons for our military families
Aside from the hundreds of thousands of community projects being done worldwide at any given time and the generous scholarships awarded to students and young adults around the world, Rotary International is perhaps best known for its decision in 1985 to work towards the eradication of polio worldwide. To
date, they have contributed over $750 million and countless volunteer hours to immunize over 2 billion children in 122 countries.
If you are interested in joining this world renowned organization and becoming a charter member, feel free to come by any of the weekly meetings. The Yelm Rotary Club meets Tuesdays from 7-8 a.m. at the Veteran’s Hall, Grove Street and 103rd Street. Breakfasts are available for a small contribution.
Christopher Haley – 360-790-4876
Or Tom Dewell – 360-894-8151
We will have an informational booth at McKenna Fest in August.
TELL YELM’S ROTARY CLUB YOU READ ABOUT THEM ON THE YELM COMMUNITY BLOG!