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Yelm

Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 7:30 AM
Emma's Grillhouse
15425 Mosman Ave SW
Mailing: PO Box 2534
Yelm, WA  98597
United States
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Yelm Rotary is proud to announce our first Yelm Rotary Student of the Year recipient, Ben Clark. Along with a certificate Ben will receive a $500 scholarship from our club. Ben is an incredible young adult. He maintains a 3.8 grade point average with multiple honors and Advanced Placement courses. At school he is active in all bands, varsity soccer, and is vice president of National Honor Society. In the community Ben has worked with the City of Lacey, leads numerous activities within National Honor Society and was named Yelm Youth Citizen of the Year by the Yelm Area Chamber of Commerce. He will be attending Western Washington University. Ben is one of many shining stars at Yelm High School. We are happy to have him represent our club in this honor!
 

 
Mark your calendar for these dates!!
 
 
 
All proceeds to benefit clean water projects with Friendly Water for the World.
 
Join us as we welcome the following Wineries:
  • Salida Winery
  • Scatter Creek Winery
  • Medicine Creek Winery

Purchase Individual ​tickets ($35 each) click here

Purchase couple tickets ($50 per couple) - click here

 
Saturday, June 27th - 4th Yelm Rotary Prairie Stampede 5k Walk/Run – this is a certified run that starts and ends at Yelm Middle School.  This fun event brings runners and walkers from the surrounding area for a friendly competition.   All funds raised go to support service projects in our area. To register online please click here.
 
To become a sponsor please download our form here:  5K Sponsor Form
 
Saturday, August 8th – 2nd Annual Yelm Rotary Backyard Badminton Jamboree – Held at Yelm City Park.  Yelm’s annual neighbor vs neighbor, co-worker vs co-worker and business vs business event for all ages.  Two person teams take on each other for fun, community and annual bragging rights.  
 

 
We are excited to recognize our Rotary Students of the Month from Yelm High School.  
 
April 2015
Congratulations to Joe Donan for being selected as the April Rotary Student of the Month. Joe is an excellent student with a goal of becoming an engineer. He is president of the YHS Robotics club. He is also one of two leaders on Robotics team 7829. He is an excellent leader who is willing to listen to others and provides advice and guidance to our other two teams. He is also looking for ways to have the Robotics club become more involved in other school and community events.  Thanks for all you do Joe!
 
Pictured above are Rotary YHS principal Brian Wharton, Joe Donan, and Rotary president Ken McCulloch. 
 
 
 
 
 
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Our first Backyard Badminton Jamboree was held yesterday, July 26th.  It was great fun for all.  We had some great competition, music and food.  Thanks to our Event sponsors, Ice Chips Candy.  Their team was the overall winner of the event and of course they are winners in our minds anyway.  Hope you all will join us next year for our Jamboree.Image

 

 
 
Yelm Rotary hosted the 2nd Rotarian Bowling Challenge recently at Yelm Prairie Lanes.  A total of 6 Rotary clubs from Thurston County came to compete.   The event is held 2 times a year and pits the Thurston County Rotary clubs against each other.  It is a fun evening of bowling and networking.  


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It was a close match with Hawks Prairie taking the trophy home this time.  Centennial Capital was the winner in the event held last fall.  Yelm Rotary came in 3rd.  

Money raised at these events go to support our Youth programs in the Yelm community, including a Scholarship at Yelm High School and support of our Interact Club.  We look forward to our next event this fall.  

 
 
 

We are proud to represent the non-profits in the Yelm area.  The Yelm Area Chamber awarded us with NonProfit of the Year for 2013.  Below are club members are pictured with the award.

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Yelm Community Services recently received two grants that will provide a place for members of the homeless community to wash their clothes and get cleaned up. It will also allow an ADA-accessible ramp to the studio apartment at the south end, which will provide one additional unit which will be used as a transitional living apartment, for households who are exiting the shelter but not yet financially stable enough to live on their own.

 

 
 
 
We are happy to support Project Amigo again this year.  The 25th Anniversary of Project Amigo's Fiesta Navideña can be read here:  Amigo News 


 

 
 

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Members of the Yelm High School Interact Club and club member Kim Lyle spent a recent day outside our local Wal Mart collecting diapers.  We have been helping the Baby Closet at Young Life Hwy 507.  The Baby Closet supports teen moms that are in need of items for their babies.  There will be another Diaper Drive on Saturday, October 29th.   

 

 

 
 
 

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