Posted by Nate Naismith on Mar 30, 2020
Rotary Club of Olympia
Virtual Happy Bucks
Thanks to everyone who responded to the request for book and media suggestions!  Before we get to that, an announcement from President Colleen:
The Thurston County Food Bank is deemed an essential service to our community during this pandemic, and they are in desperate need of volunteers to bag up food for their FORKids program, the same program we helped them with last month. If you are healthy and able, I've set up four shifts to help out on Thursday, April 2 at the Thurston County Food Bank Warehouse at 2260 Mottman Rd SW, across from SPSCC. Can you give an hour or more of service to others in great need of food? We need no more than five people per shift to adhere to the social distancing requirements.
 The shifts are:
  • 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
  • 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
  • 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m.  - 2:00 p.m.
There's a break in between shifts to allow for restocking of items. Young adults are welcome to join you! To sign up, please reply to this message, email me at, or visit our Facebook page and note in the post about this opportunity which shift you'd like.
If you can't join us in person, I ask you to please consider making a donation of whatever you can to support the Food Bank. They are helping every feeding program in Thurston and Lewis counties, and they can buy food in bulk much faster and more economically. Here is a link to their website to contribute directly to them:
Happy Bucks
  • Chuck Fowler - I missed the March 9 meeting, and my March 6th 82nd birthday Happy Bucks announcement, but here’s a photo of the octogenarian “Birthday Boy” celebrating with a shot of Irish Crème, in observance of both my big day and also our missed special St. Paddy’s Day meeting that Colleen had planned.  However, knowing our fun and party-loving club and members, I’m sure that once we flatten our current health crisis curve, the celebrations and spirits will flow once again.  Finally, my birthday year check for the Fred Balz Community Development Fund is in the mail – really!
Book/Media Club Recommendations
Wow! We received a lot of great recommendations! Thank you!