Welcome to the Rotary Club of Yelm

Yelm Rotary

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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Several of our wonderful Yelm Rotarians spent last Saturday morning helping stuff bags for Homeless Backpacks organization. Thank you so much Claudia Johnston for helping arrange this again for us. We all look forward to our next stuffing party!

For October we honor Emily Greninger as our Yelm Rotary Student of the Month.  Emily is both an outstanding athlete and academic force. She has maintained a 3.6 GPA while taking AP/Honors classes as well as being involved with the sports medicine program and various other community activities. Emily has been accepted to WSU where she hopes to receive an ROTC scholarship. She is a talented bowler and was on the 2013 team that won the WIAA Academic Championship. Emily is much loved by the staff and students here at YHS. 
In recognition  of her contributions our SOTM Business Partner, Emma's Grillhouse presented her with a gift certificate.  She will also be honored by the City of Yelm at the November 10th City Council meeting.  
Pictured below are Yelm Rotary President Ken McCulloch, YHS Principal Brian Wharton, SOTM Emily Greninger and Rotarian Kim Lyle.

Welcome to November - Rotary Foundation Month
Take a moment and think about supporting the Rotary Foundation.  Your donation to our Foundation will help support the many projects that Rotary is involved in.  And remember if you designate your funds to help fight Polio it will be matched 2 times by the Gates Foundation.  
Here are some days to note in the month of November:
Nov 3 International Day of Persons with Disabilities: (DPT/MCH)  
Week of November 5 – World Interact Week (NewGens)
Nov 14 World Diabetes Day (DPT)
Nov 16 International Day for Tolerance (PCPR)
Nov 19 World Toilet Day (WAS)
Nov 20 Universal Children’s Day (UN) (Youth)

We are excited to be partnering with the Yelm High School again this year to honor a special student each month.  For September 2015 we honor Chloe Riggins.  Chloe Riggins is an outstanding senior leader at Yelm High School.  She serves her peers and school as an ASB officer and a leader in the school choir.  This summer, Chloe spent significant time volunteering at school and in the office helping us get ready for the opening of school.  She attended our leadership summit in August and has led or taken part in numerous events designed to make students feel a part of the YHS community.  Chloe is usually the first to jump in and help and always wears a giant smile.  In recognition  of her contributions our SOTM Business Partner, Emma's Grillhouse presented her with a gift certificate.  She will also be honored by the City of Yelm at the October 13 City Council meeting.  
Pictured below are Rotarian Kim Lyle, SOTM Chloe Riggins, YHS Principal Brian Wharton and Yelm Rotary President Ken McCulloch.

Time to sign up for our Fall Rotary Bowling Challenge.  WHO will take home the title this time?  Come and compete with your fellow Rotarians.  It is a fun evening of bowling and networking.  

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.  

Thanks for supporting the 2nd Annual Yelm Rotary Backyard Badminton Jamboree –  
Here are the results:
Best team costume:
Luigi and Mario aka "Super Smash Brothers Alan & Shane from TwinStar Credit Union
Costume Runners up:
The BadMinions
Eddie Pablo (Bob) & Thomas Pablo (Stewart).

Jamboree champions
Representing Ice Chips, team F2TGKYA.
Jason Shaver & Monique Ortiz.             BTW they are the defending champs. 
What a great event we had this past Saturday, June 27th.  We want to give a huge thank you to all of our wonderful sponsors, volunteers and participants.  We wouldn't be successful without each one of you.  So THANK YOU!
We look forward to our 5th annual Prairie Stampede in 2016.  Hope you will come and join us again.

We would like to congratulate all our receipents of our first year with this new program.  It is truly a pleasure working with the Principal, Admin and staff at Yelm High School to make this possible.  

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!

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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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Happy Thanksgiving
Dec 03, 2015
Victoria Wortberg
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Dec 10, 2015
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Dec 17, 2015
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