The Rotary Club of Olympia  
     Mondays at 12:00 Noon, South Sound Manor
      455 North St. SE, Olympia, WA 98501 (Map)
Important Q4 Rotary Happenings
In-Person Meetings Cancelled Due to COVID 19
Out of concern for the health and safety of our members, speakers, and guests, the board has decided to cancel in-person meetings until social distancing restrictions have been lifted by the Governor and members are comfortable meeting as a group.  We will meet virtually using Zoom until further notice.  Watch this space for updates.
Centennial Fundraising Campaign
Seldom in our lifetimes do we have the privilege and joy of celebrating a Centennial. As you know, we Olympia Rotarians are celebrating 100 Years of Service to our Community in a variety of ways including a Centennial banquet dinner on May 12, 2021 (be sure to save the date!), and culminating with the unveiling of our Artwork project in June 2021. We need your support of our Centennial Celebration including a variety of special events and the public Artwork and its installation.
Fundraising is well underway and we have already surpassed the halfway point of our $150,000 goal.  We are reaching out to our general membership and local philanthropists to accumulate funds for our Centennial activities.  The Club’s Foundation has agreed to serve as the fiscal agent to receive your tax-deductible donations. Under appropriate policies and procedures, The Foundation will offer multiple ways to donate, including gifts of appreciated stock or facilitate Charitable IRA Rollovers for those qualified. Under certain circumstances, pledge payments may be made over multiple years.
We encourage and appreciate your participation in this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to celebrate our service to the greater Olympia community and pay tribute to the hundreds of Olympia Rotarians who came before us.  All contributors will be recognized in printed materials associated with Centennial events. Those of you who pledge $2,500 or more will be recognized on the donor wall associated with the Artwork at the Port Plaza, and pledges of $2,500 or more may be paid over three years.  There are also sponsorship opportunities for the Centennial celebrations should you prefer that type of opportunity for your support. Please consider making a pledge or gift before December 31, 2020. For more information, contact Dick and Judy Blinn.
COVID 19 - Thurston County Health Dept.
Monday, November 30, Thurston County Health Officer Dr. Dimyana Abdelmalek will discuss the county's response to COVID 19.
District 5020 Governor Greg Horn
Monday, December 7, our speaker will be Rotary District 5020 Governor Greg Horn.
No Meetings December 21 and 28
There will be no meetings on Monday December 21 and 28 due to the holidays.
Olympia Rotary Centennial Banquet
The Olympia Rotary Centennial Banquet has been rescheduled to May 12, 2021 at Hotel RL (Fir Ballroom).  Social hour will begin at 5:30 PM, with dinner at 6:30 PM.  Tickets are $100/person, payable by by May 1, 2021.  More details as they become available.
Pub Night
For now, due to Covid 19 and social distancing, Pub Night is on hold.  Watch this space for updates.
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:

Next Meeting

All in-person meetings have been CANCELLED until further notice.  Please see "Important Q3 Rotary Happenings" on this page for more details
Thurston County Response to COVID 19
Monday, November 30, Thurston County Health Officer Dr. Dimyana Abdelmalek will discuss the county's response to COVID 19.
Upcoming Events
December 2020
Donate Now! result for donate money images  Thanks to the generosity of our club members, local businesses, and others like you in our community, the Olympia Rotary Club has been able to provide financial assistance to many non-profits in the Olympia Area.  We thank you in advance for your generous support!  So, can you donate today?
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