Rotary Club of Tacoma No. 8
December 2016
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Thursday December 8, 2016
VOL. NINETY-THREE, Issue No. 23
 
 
  
Our Feature in the Ballroom
One of Tacoma's Business Gems:
Jesse Engineering

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 - for the Emergency Food Network. Every quarter the club donates items and cash to support local food banks;
.  Treehouse - Rotarians provide dinner to families whose members are in Tacoma General and Mary Bridge hospitals; and
Little Free Libraries - Rotarians 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 Switzerland, Columbia and Indonesia this year. 
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Tacoma #8 Rotary meets Thursdays at Noon at the
Landmark Temple Theatre
47 St Helens Ave.
Tacoma, WA  98402
United States
 
Club Information
STAFF
 
Kathi Willis, Club Administrator
Joy Vivar-Beeks, Bookkeeper
 
253-473-7723
 
OFFICE HOURS
 
Monday-Friday 830-5
 
 
Club Payments
OPERATING PAYMENTS
 
PROJECT GREATER GOOD
 
ADDITIONAL FUNDRAISING
 & MALARIA PIN PROJECT
 
Upcoming Programs
Jeff Gellert
Dec 08, 2016
One of Tacoma's Business Gems: Jesse Engineering
Holiday Program
Dec 15, 2016
Entertainment and Fun
 
Upcoming Events
 
Club Executives & Directors
President 2016-2017
President Elect
Secretary 2016-2018
Treasurer 2016-2017
Immediate Past President
Board Member 2014-2017
Board Member 2014-2017
Board Member 2014-2017
Board Member 2014-2017
Board Member 2015-2018
Board Member 2015-2018
Board Member 2015-2018
Board Member 2015-2018
Board Member 2016-2019
Board Member 2016-2019
Board Member 2016-2019
Board Member 2016-2019
Tacoma Rotary 8 Foundation Board President
Foundations Chair (TRF and RIF)
Auction Chair
Classification Co-Chair
Classification Co-Chair
Communications Co-Chair
Communications Co-Chair
Fellowship Chair
Finance Committee Co-Chair
Finance Committee Co -Chair
Grants Co-Chair
Grants Co-Chair
Interact Co-Chair
Interact Co-Chair
Literacy Chair
Membership Co-Chair
Membership Co-Chair
Military Affairs Chair
Program Co-Chair
Projects Co-Chair
Projects Co-Chair
Rotaract Co-Chair
Rotaract Co-Chair
Rotary Youth Exchange Co-Chair
Rotary Youth Exchange Co-Chair
Scholarships Chair
Vocational Services Chair
World Community Service Chair
Youth Protection Officer