The Rotary Club of Olympia  
            Mondays at noon, Hotel RL
   2300 Evergreen Park Dr. Olympia WA 98502  (Map)
 
 
Meet Our New President  2017-2018

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Christen (Christy) Peters. Member of Olympia Rotary since July 2009

What's the most fun you've had so far in Rotary? 
Working at the Spaghetti Bowl was the first Rotary event I participated in.  What a fun time!  

What will be your most valued future contribution to Rotary?
I love to work with others in the community, I'm a positive, optimistic person, and I look forward to many future Rotary projects locally, nationally, and internationally.
 
Where were you born?
Iowa City, IA when father was in medical school and we then lived in Phoenix, AZ and Klamath Falls, OR, before settling in Santa Rosa, CA where I lived from 3rd grade through high school.  My parents still reside in Santa Rosa.

 

What school(s) did you attend, and what degrees have you earned? 

  • University of Iowa (BA in Political Science, BA in Communications-Journalism); 
  • Willamette University (J.D.; Dispute Resolution Certificate)

Tell us about your family.  
I'm married to Rick Peters (Lead Deputy Pros. Atty. for Juvenile Prosecution in Thurston Co and former Mayor of Dupont, WA).  I have three children: Molly, Adam, and Lucy.  We all love sports (soccer, gymnastics, track), music (piano, clarinet, violin), theater, and travel!

Describe your job; what you do all day.  
I am the Special Trials Division Chief, Thurston Co. Pros. Atty.  In this role I supervise the Special Victims, Domestic Violence, and District Court trial teams.  I also carry a small caseload of prosecution for child sex offenders, internet related crimes, and serious domestic violence cases.  E
very day at work is different as it is driven by arrests or crimes from the previous day (or weekend).  I generally review incoming police reports and assign where the cases will go within the office; monitor court arraignments, pre-trial hearings and train new DPAs in court/trial work.  On the management side, I work with the Prosecuting Attorney's Office (PAO) management team on budget, personnel issues, and other leadership issues that face the PAO.  I also teach for the National District Attorney's Association and the National Center for Prevention of Child Abuse.

How did you get started in this job, and how long have you been doing it? 
During my second year of law school, I started a clerkship at the Marion County District Attorney's office in Salem, OR.  At that time, I was primarily interested in Environmental Law (worked my first law school summer as a clerk in Washington DC for the DOJ in Environmental Enforcement); however, I wanted trial experience.  After a short time in the DA's office, I started to really enjoy prosecuting and working in the criminal law field. 

After law school, my husband, who is from the Seattle area, and I moved to Washington State in 1993.  I started with the Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney's office as a Juvenile Prosecutor at Remann Hall.  After approximately two years in Pierce County, I was offered a deputy prosecuting attorney position in Thurston County.  I loved the Olympia area and moved to the Thurston County prosecuting Attorney's Office in 1995, where I have been ever since.

What do you like the most about your job? 
Keeping the community safe, helping children who have been abused, working toward ending family violence.


 

 
ROTARY POINT AT WEST BAY PARK
 
Rotary Point at West Bay Park in Olympia, Washington, is the culmination of a unique partnership between the City of Olympia and the Rotary Clubs of Thurston County.
 
      
 
  
The 4 acre park is located on the western shore of one of the southernmost points of the Puget Sound and is a spectacular site that provides outstanding views of the State Capitol, ship canal and Olympic peaks.  A Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program Water Access Grant and an Aquatic Lands Enhancement Grant helped to fund acquisition, development, and shoreline enhancement.
 
A partnership with local Rotary Clubs resulted in a developed overlook, a handheld boat launch and other improvements.
 
Here is a list of the eight Rotary Clubs in Thurston County that partnered in the creation of Rotary Point at West Bay Park:
The Rotary Club of Olympia
Capital Centennial Rotary Club of Olympia
The Rotary Club of West Olympia
The Rotary Club of South Puget Sound-Olympia
The Rotary Club of Yelm
The Rotary Club of Lacey
Tumwater Rotary Club
The Gateway Rotary Club
 
ADDRESS:
700 W. Bay Dr. NW
Olympia, WA 9502
 
HOURS:
Dawn to Dusk
 
For more information, and to learn how you can support this gift to the community, visit the Rotary Point at West Bay Park website at: http://www.rotarypoint.com/

 
 

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Our next meeting is Monday, September 25th at Hotel RL
Next meeting's speaker will be Shauna Stewart, Executive Director of "Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater Visitor & Convention Bureau (VCB)", a.k.a. Experience Olympia and Beyond.  The values VCB possess are:
 

Regionalism—We are better together. Our product is more compelling, marketing is more effective and investments are better made when we work together to serve the whole.

Leadership—Unafraid to make the tough decisions, we pursue opportunities to grow our region’s economy by experimenting with progressive destination marketing strategies, convening community collaboration, and forging strategic partnerships. 

Accountability—We do what we say we’re going to do when we say we’re going to do it. We communicate results early and often.

Passion—We are unabashed cheerleaders for our destination--we celebrate everything that is good in our community.

Excellence—We strive for quality in all things. The work we produce is professional and polished.

 
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