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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 and Repacks - for the Emergency Food Network. Every quarter the club donates items and cash to support local food banks and other non rpofits as well as repackacking food for distribution in 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 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 the Czech Republic (Mikulas)  and Netherlands (Veerle)  this year and our outbound students Abegale and Ali are studying in Chile and Taiwan. 
 
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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
PO Box 1777
Tacoma, WA 98401
 
OFFICE HOURS 
Monday - Friday
8:30 - 5
 
Club Payments
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Upcoming Programs
Aaron Artman and John Hutchinson
Jun 21, 2018
Sounders FC 2 and the Tacoma Partnership
Turnover Day
Jun 28, 2018
No Meeting
Jul 05, 2018
 
Upcoming Events
 
Club Executives & Directors
President
Immediate Past President
President Elect
Secretary 2016-2018
Treasurer 2017-2019
Board Member 2015-2018
Board Member 2015-2018
Board Member 2015-2018
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Board Member 2016-2019
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Board Member 2016-2019
Board Member 2016-2019
Board Member 2017-2020
Board member 2017-2020
Board member 2017-2020
Board Member 2017-2020
The Rotary Foundation
Tacoma Rotary 8 Foundation Board President
Foundations Chair (TRF and RIF)
Auction Team
Auction Team
Auction Team
Auction Team
Auction Team
Classification Co-Chair
Classification Co-Chair
Communications Co-Chair
Communications Co-Chair
Engagement Chair
Fellowship Chair
Finance Committee Co -Chair
Finance Committee Co-Chair
Grants Chair
Interact Co-Chair
Interact Co-Chair
Literacy Co-Chair
Literacy Co-Chair
Membership Recruitment Chair
Military Affairs Chair
Pandaka Chair
Program Chair
Projects Co-Chair
Projects Chair
Rotaract Co-Chair
Rotary Youth Exchange Co-Chair
Rotary Youth Exchange Co-Chair
Scholarships Co-Chair
Scholarship Co-Chair
Vocational Services Co-Chair
Vocational Services Co-Chair
World Community Service Chair
Club Administrator
Youth Protection Officer