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Yelm Rotary is proud to announce our January 2015 Student of the Month, Ben Clark. 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 has narrowed his college choices to Western Washington University and Simon Fraser University. Ben is one of many shining stars at Yelm High School.
Pictured from left to right – Ken McCulloch, president of Yelm Rotary, Ben Clark, Brian Wharton, principal Yelm High School.
Congratulations Ben, we appreciate all you do!
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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.
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.
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.
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.