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, except for the 2nd Thursdays of the month, when we celebrate Thursdays at 5 at the business place of one of our members.  
 
Office Hours 
Monday - Friday
8-5
 
Weekly Meeting at LaQuinta
Thursday, October 28, 2021
VOL. NINETY EIGHT, Issue  18
 
JOIN US AT LAQUINTA

District Governor Lorna Curtis

Lorna has been a Rotarian since 1997. She has been a club president, secretary, membership chair and the event chair for many fundraisers. She has been district, secretary, youth policy coordinator, Rotary Foundation Fundraiser and an AG. She brought 10 Rotary Clubs together in Victoria to raise a half a million dollars to support the Food Rescue Project (getting perishable food items from grocery stores gleaned and cleaned, then distributed to vulnerable populations in the community).

Lorna’s education background is in Public Administration. She spent 37 years working in municipal government, 31 of these years was in Parks and Recreation finishing her career as the Director of Oak Bay Parks and Recreation Department in Victoria, British Columbia.

Lorna was a single mom, solely raising her sons from the age of 7 and 10. She is most proud of the men her sons have become, one is a Professor at Stanford University and the other is an Electrician. Lorna loves to spend time with her two granddaughters 6 and 9 years of age who live in San Francisco.

Since retirement she has travelled extensively around the world embracing many adventures throughout her travels. She enjoys old movies, loves to cook, garden and entertain.

Use this link to register now for lunch at LaQuinta.
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.
 

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:  
Food Drives and Repacks - for the Emergency Food Network. Regularly club members volunteer to participate in  repacking 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. 
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Upcoming Programs
District Governor Lorna Curtis
Oct 28, 2021
Official Visit
Colonel Christopher Hall
Nov 04, 2021
Celebrating Veterans - Report from the Deputy Garrison Commander
Willie Stewart
Nov 18, 2021
High school sports in Tacoma and the current challenges
Upcoming Events
Fall Social at Copper and Salt
  
Let's Get Together! 
Thanks to our great Fellowship Committee we are having some fun at our Thursday evening socials.  For our new members, this a great way to get acquainted with members in a social setting.  Someone from the committee will be at the location at 5 and there will be time to share some food and drink.  If you have an idea for a location for the social, please contact Michelle Roberts. 
 
October 28
McMenamins-Spanish Ballroom
565 Broadway
Tacoma, WA
 
November 4
Fujya
1125 Court C
Tacoma, WA
 
November 11
Thursday at 5
 
November 18, 2021
The Beach Tavern
8612 6th Avenue
Tacoma, WA
Club Links
 
We meet In Person
Thursdays at 12:00 PM
La Quinta Inn and Suites
1425 East 27th St.
Tacoma, WA 98421
United States of America
Phone:
(253) 473-7723
OFFICE ADDRESS 1001 S. Yakima, Suite 9A, Tacoma, WA 98405
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