Our next meeting is October 24th at Hotel RL (formerly Red Lion Hotel)
Image District Governor for 2016-17, Joanne Croghan will be visiting us. Joanne was born in Seattle and has lived in the greater Seattle area for most of her life where she worked for years in advertising and public relations. Joanne lived in Nairobi, Kenya for four years in the late 1960’s.  Joanne returned to Uganda in 2001 with a literacy project in Rotary.  She was so moved by the plight of villagers who did not have access to clean water that she began a clean water project.  As of 2013, and numerous Rotary grants later, the project totals 131 villages with access to clean water.  The project budget is near $2 million as Rotarians continue to add water points and teach hygiene and sanitation practices for the area. Joanne and Don each lost a spouse to illness in the spring of 2009.  They first consoled each other, and then realized an attraction which resulted in marriage in 2012.
Our Newest Members
Meet our Newest Members who have joined in the past 6 months:

Laurie Tebo

  Behavior Health
  Wendy Holden,
  Joined September 19th

Micky Holden-Cooper

Major Account Executive
Ricoh USA
Wendy Holden, sponsor
Joined Sept 12th
Char Foster
Regional Director of Group Health
South Service Area
Dan Lehuta, sponsor
Joined August 1st
Kelly Cooper
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WA State-Health-Water Quality
Dennis Cooper, sponsor
Joined June 16th
Kyle Cronk
Member pictureNon-Profit YMCA Executive
Wendy Holden, Sponsor
Joined May 16th
David Young
Jeweler - Store Manager
Judy Henderson, sponsor
Joined May 9th
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Past President
RI Foundation
Club Coordinator
Youth Protection Officer
      The Rotary Club of Olympia
              Mondays at noon, The Red lion Hotel
        2300 Evergreen Park Dr. Olympia WA 98502  

Another big step forward for Boys & Girls Club
Boys & Girls Clubs of Thurston County is proud to announce the completion of the Rochester Branch Teen Center Remodel. With the generous support of Olympia Rotary, the building was outfitted with new sheet rock replacing old wood paneling. In addition, new couches and a flat screen television was purchased for the teen's enjoyment. Rochester Branch Director Ryan Piles expressed the teens are enjoying the newly remodeled space and this project would not have been possible without the support of many. 
From the President
Our Rotary Club of Olympia joined with the Olympia Lake Run Organization to form a new Club fundraiser.  It is called The Trials Legacy Marathon and Lakefair Runs. The inaugural was held on Juy 16th 2016 and The Trials Legacy Marathon will be run on approximately 80% of the original 1984 Woman’s Olympic Trials Marathon.  The Lakefair runs was made up of a half marathon ,an 8k and a 3k run. It is hoped that this event will become a major fundraiser for our Club.
The next few week’s featured speakers are certain to grab your attention and liven up your day.  They include:
  • Our District Governor Joanne Croghan's visit
  • Mike King portraying President Harry S, Truman
  • SPSCC' Craft Brewing and Distilling Center
  • Our rebounding (returning) exchange student
  • Our president (Wendy Holden) will present a club program
  • Update of Club's Water Projects
  • Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson
Of course there are others so check our calendar on the menu above for information on future programs.  You will also find details of our very next program on this site's homepage in the left hand column.
Wendy Holden
President, Olympia Rotary Club

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
700 W. Bay Dr. NW
Olympia, WA 9502
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/


Buy Lunch Tokens on-Line
Image result for wooden nickels imagesMembers - You can now buy lunch tokens on-line by credit card and skip the credit card line at the meeting.  Just bring your printed receipt to the cashier table and pick up your tokens. No limit to the number you can buy. To access the purchasing component of ClubRunner, CLICK HERE.
Upcoming Events
Are you interested in giving back to the local community? Do you like to have fun? If you do, then we'd like to invite you to lunch!
For more information about visiting our club, contact our Membership Committee Chair, Cecelia Loveless.
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