Posted by Nate Naismith on Mar 23, 2020
Rotary Club of Olympia
Virtual Happy Bucks
Happy Bucks
  • Heather Antanaitis - To everyone who was not able to pick up their Girl Scout Cookie order, if you’d like me to do a porch drop off of cookies you can text me at 360-359-3989 or email at
  • Sarah Clinton - I’m so incredibly proud of our YMCA staff and volunteers. Over the past weeks, our team has stepped up with a rapid response to emergency childcare and supported our front line staff as our buildings close down. Thank you to everyone who has been part of supporting this work. For details on our Y’s response to this community crisis, visit our website:  
  • Rosemary Barnhart – Exchange Student Update -  
    • Thibault - Left for Belgium and has arrived home safely.  He decided to go back home since, if we have to shelter in place, he'd prefer to be at home with his family. 
    • Ximena - Spoke with Ximena Thursday. She sounded very positive and happy.   Her host family sets up a “nine things for today” list every day.  It includes gardening, cooking, time alone, school type learning things, making earrings (host mom makes jewelry that she sells at Compass Rose.) They are also a musical family and have taken her to two fiddling festivals in Portland and Bellevue where they signed her up for classes and she learned how to hold the bow differently for fiddle.) She plays classical violin and is in SOGO. They have a whole wall of musical instruments and play together at home often.  Ximena is quite content to be here now, since in Paraguay the airport and borders are closed and everyone is at home.  It is illegal to be on the streets from 7 pm to 6 am.  
  • Gloria Strait - Our Granddaughter Josephine arrived home from school in Paris Monday night. We are so glad to have her back with family. 
District 5020 Conference Cancelled
The District 5020 Conference, originally scheduled for May 15-16, has been cancelled.
Elyse’s Catering Offering Take Out
Out caterer, Elyse’s Catering, is offering take out items via their website here (once on the site, click on the date below “Weekly Menus.”)   These menus will change each week.  Elyse is am trying to provide work for her employees who are worried on how to pay their bills, let alone take care of themselves and their families’ health.   If you can support her during this time, please do so.  Thanks.