We are the Rotary Club of Tacoma #8
Established in 1910, the Rotary Club of Tacoma is the 8th oldest Rotary Club in the world. We believe in the power of in-person connection, enhancing our beautiful local community, and contributing to the well-being of the world in which we live. We would be delighted if you would join us at our next club meeting. Please contact the office at 253.473.7723 for information.
This Week at Rotary
June 30, 2022
 
 
TURNOVER DAY 
 
This week we will celebrate members of the Rotary Club of Tacoma #8 as we take a look back at things that happened in 2021-2022. 
 
President Maria Harlow will turn the gavel over to... wait for it... President Maria Harlow.
 
When Kim Bedier moved to California in the fall of 2021, your President-elect stepped into the role, being respectful of the goals that had already been set by President Kim and the Board of Directors.
 
During this meeting, some of those goals will be highlighted, updates will be shared, committees will be congratulated, and many will be recognized for outstanding engagement. 
 
There are many types of members, and we value every one of them. When you are able to participate, thank you. When you have to engage from a distance, thank you. When time just doesn't allow you to do everything that you want to do with Rotary, thank you for being a member. 
 
We hope that you will join us for this end-of-year celebration: Let's call it Thank You Day.
 
 
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 will 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 in all systems – including education, housing, health, employment, wealth accumulation, policing, prosecution, sentencing, and incarceration – and working to eradicate inequality 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. 
November Little Free Library Installation
 
Books Labeled for Distribution at Our Meeting on July 15
Libraries Ready for Installation
Stocking Our Libraries
 
Books for the Lincoln Lit Abes
Website Sponsors
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Upcoming Events
Upcoming Programs
Tacoma Rotary #8
Jun 30, 2022
Turnover Day
Dale Roberts
Jul 07, 2022
A New Year of Rotary
Whitney Grisaffi
Jul 21, 2022
Isle of Iona
Club and District Links
 
Meeting participants lead the song, share a reflection, write a story, or help to welcome others to the meeting. 
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
We host lunch meetings every Thursday except for the second Thursday of the month. On the second Thursday, we have Rotary @ 5 and visit a place of business of one of our Rotary Club members.
The office will be closed:
May 13 - District Convention
May 27-30 in observance of Memorial Day.
July 1-4 in observance of Independence Day.
September 2-5 in observance of Labor Day.
November 24-25 for Thanksgiving.
December 23 - 30 for the holiday observance.
Club Executives & Directors
President
President Elect
Vice President
Immediate Past President
Secretary 2020-22
Treasurer 2021-2023
Board Member 2019-2022
Board Member 2019-2022
Board Member 2020-2023
Board Member 2019-2022
Board Member 2022-2023
Board Member 2020-2023
Board Member 2020-2023
Board Member 2020-2023
Board Member 2021-2024
Board member 2021-2024
Board Member 2021-2024
Tacoma Rotary 8 Foundation Board President
Youth Services Officer
Youth Protection Officer
Club Administrator
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