Saturday, September 25, 2021

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

George Bernard Shaw said, "...progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds, cannot change anything..." The UD5020 website has had great reach, and I'm honored by the global responses and encouragement. I think it is important to clarify the new format will show a single area in multiple areas. Not everyone has time to read every article, or a reader might be looking for a specific inspirational article. An article will appear...

UPCOMING EVENTS

24 OCTOBER IS WORLD POLIO DAY 2021

As World Polio Day approaches, the Rotary community is getting ready to amplify our message about eradicating polio to protect the world’s children from this devastating disease.

4TH ANNUAL CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT

The Rotary Club of Clover Park is proud to announce the 4th Annual Charity Golf Tournament to support American Lake Veterans Golf Course (ALGVC).

INTERNATIONAL DISABILITIES ADVOCATE – JUDY HEUMANN (REGISTER TODAY!)

Tumwater Rotary Club is proud to announce that International Disabilities Advocate, Judy Heumann, will be their featured guest speaker from noon to 1 pm (Pacific Time Zone) Wednesday, October 13th on Zoom.  Attendees must register.

DISTRICT NEWS

THE POWER OF ROTARY YOUTH EXCHANGE

One of the worst things you can do is look a youth exchange student in the eye, talk to them or spend time with them. It’s a trick, a trap, RUN! They will melt your heart, and you will want to get involved with this amazing program.

IDEAS TO CHAMPION LITERACY AND EDUCATION

As far as dance partners go, COVID certainly continues to have us pivoting. Rotarians proved they are multi-dimensional as a variety of projects were implemented.

24 OCTOBER IS WORLD POLIO DAY 2021

As World Polio Day approaches, the Rotary community is getting ready to amplify our message about eradicating polio to protect the world’s children from this devastating disease.

GET TO KNOW YOUR ASSISTANT GOVERNOR – KEN HAMMER

Opportunities to serve and fellowship have surpassed my expectations, new opportunities have arisen, youth exchange students are lifelong friends, new friends in other countries, new experiences, new local friends and fellowship, and many great stories.

GET TO KNOW YOUR ASSISTANT GOVERNOR – NORA DOWSETT

It was time to join a service club and give back to the community as well as to network with other professionals.  I wanted to join Rotary in Kitchener Ontario, but they didn’t take women at the time, so I joined Kiwanis

CHANGE A LIFE AND WIN A TRIP!

Each time you sponsor a new member between July 1, 2021, and April 15, 2022, your name will be entered into a drawing to win a trip to the Rotary International Convention

SO … YOU WANT TO BE DISTRICT GOVERNOR ONE DAY

Have you ever had the District Governor attend your club meeting or an event and thought “that would be a great role one day”? Now is your chance!

PLAN YOUR WORD POLIO DAY EVENT NOW

It’s time to plan your club’s World Polio Day Event!

HELP US FIND OUR NEXT DISTRICT 5020 SCHOLARS!

Each year District 5020 awards District 5020 Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarships (DRAS) and supports applications for Global Grant Scholarships and Peace Fellowships, all for post-graduate studies.

SPECIAL MESSAGE FROM ROTARY INTERNATIONAL ON AFGHANISTAN

Polio situation in Afghanistan: with the takeover by the Taliban, we are publishing an official statement received from Mike McGovern, chair of Rotary International's Polio Plus Committee.

ZONE VIDEO SERIES TELLS THE STORIES OF NEW ROTARY CLUBS

Ever wondered what it takes to start a new Rotary club? Curious what all the buzz is about cause based clubs? A new video series put out by the Rotary Big West Zones 26 & 27 called “Expanding Our Reach”

CLUB NEWS

THE LONGVIEW ROTARY CLUB IS NOW 95 YEARS OLD

As often is the case, actual birthdays, and other origin stories, are not always as clean and simple as they appear. The official records indicate that our club #70 charter is May 11, 1926. 

DRIVE THRU RAFFLE TICKET BOOTH

The pandemic has cancelled the festival for the second year, and the club was looking for a new way to raise the funds they count on for bursaries and to support breakfast clubs in the community.

AYRE MANOR GAZEBO PROJECT

At a time when the world is experiencing a major, socially interruptive situation, Rotary comes to the rescue.

LAKEWOOD POLICE: A GOOD STORY

It’s been a tough couple of years for the police, including new challenges provided by changing requirementsa from the State.

DR. PHIL HENDERSON A LIFETIME OF ROTARY SERVICE

Dr. Phillip Henderson was born and raised in Longview, WA.  He was part of a family of physicians – his grandpa, father, his son and now his granddaughter is a surgeon in Seattle.  All following the same career path.

NANAIMO DAYBREAK ROTARY CLUB’S 25 YEAR ANNIVERSARY

In 2021, Nanaimo Daybreak Rotary Club commemorated its’ 25 years of service in the community with a fundraiser called Daybreak Rotary 25 for 25 Challenge. But before I tell you more about the “Challenge,” let me share a little bit about the Daybreak Club.

THE HIGHLANDER FESTIVAL AT TAM O’SHANTER PARK

The Rotary club of Kelso will race 4,000+ tagged rubber ducks down the chute of a cement mixer filled with water (and rubber ducks) on September 12, 2021

GREETINGS FROM ROTARY 8 IN TACOMA! LIVE AND IN PERSON – WITH VIRTUAL OPTIONS...

We have resumed in person meetings and it has been wonderful to reconnect with our fellow Rotarians face to face. Bellarmine Preparatory School has been gracious to host 70-80 of us every week for the past month.

THE PEANUT BUTTER CHALLENGE IS ON!

UP-Fircrest Club began its collection of peanut butter at the Green Firs Safeway store in University Place, WA.  On the first day, the club collected 300.75 pounds and at least 224 pounds in other nonperishable items.

4TH ANNUAL CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT

The Rotary Club of Clover Park is proud to announce the 4th Annual Charity Golf Tournament to support American Lake Veterans Golf Course (ALGVC).

INTERNATIONAL DISABILITIES ADVOCATE – JUDY HEUMANN (REGISTER TODAY!)

Tumwater Rotary Club is proud to announce that International Disabilities Advocate, Judy Heumann, will be their featured guest speaker from noon to 1 pm (Pacific Time Zone) Wednesday, October 13th on Zoom.  Attendees must register.

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IN LOVING MEMORY

ROTARY YEAR 2021-2022

Leon Bowman (Twin Cities) Jonathan Helm (Saanich) Phil Henderson (Longview) Sandra Jerke (Tacoma South) Roy Murdock (Bainbridge Island) Larry Olson (Gig Harbor) Douglas Pearson (Nanaimo Daybreak) Mike Pinch (Gig Harbor) Marvin Marv Reiner (Olympia) Manfred Herbert Stibbe (Sumner)  

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AREA OF FOCUS

IDEAS TO CHAMPION LITERACY AND EDUCATION

As far as dance partners go, COVID certainly continues to have us pivoting. Rotarians proved they are multi-dimensional as a variety of projects were implemented.

24 OCTOBER IS WORLD POLIO DAY 2021

As World Polio Day approaches, the Rotary community is getting ready to amplify our message about eradicating polio to protect the world’s children from this devastating disease.

THE HIGHLANDER FESTIVAL AT TAM O’SHANTER PARK

The Rotary club of Kelso will race 4,000+ tagged rubber ducks down the chute of a cement mixer filled with water (and rubber ducks) on September 12, 2021

PLAN YOUR WORD POLIO DAY EVENT NOW

It’s time to plan your club’s World Polio Day Event!

SPECIAL MESSAGE FROM ROTARY INTERNATIONAL ON AFGHANISTAN

Polio situation in Afghanistan: with the takeover by the Taliban, we are publishing an official statement received from Mike McGovern, chair of Rotary International's Polio Plus Committee.

INTERNATIONAL DISABILITIES ADVOCATE – JUDY HEUMANN (REGISTER TODAY!)

Tumwater Rotary Club is proud to announce that International Disabilities Advocate, Judy Heumann, will be their featured guest speaker from noon to 1 pm (Pacific Time Zone) Wednesday, October 13th on Zoom.  Attendees must register.

SEQUIM NOON ROTARY SUPPORTS SEQUIM STUDENTS WITH NINTH ADAPTIVE BIKE

For the past 2 years a collaboration between the Sequim schools and the Rotary Club of Sequim has helped several local students pedal their way to better fitness and social skills.

YOU JUST MADE OUR DAY

Prior to the pandemic, five middle school students in Tacoma Washington collaborated to create a film, and enter it into the Tacoma Ocean Fest Youth Story Contest...

EXTRAORDINARY TIMES FORGE UNEXPECTED PARTNERSHIPS

While the Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in the cancellation, postponement or rejigging of many events and projects, Rotarians have not been deterred, finding innovative solutions and...

PORT ALBERNI ROTARY CLUB HELPS REVIVE LITTLE LIBRARIES

Literacy Alberni’s little library program has been revived, thanks to teamwork between Literacy Alberni, the Rotary Club of Port Alberni and Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District...

BURKINA FASO IS ONE OF THE FASTEST-GROWING DISPLACEMENT CRISES IN AFRICA

Burkina Faso is one of the fastest-growing displacement crises in Africa. It is estimated that about 2.5 million people have been forced to flee their homes...

WATER, JUST LIKE SHELTER, IS A HUMAN NECESSITY

Whoever you are, wherever you are – you are entitled to clean, safe water. But today, billions of people around the world do not...
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DOING GOOD IN THE WORLD

4TH ANNUAL CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT

The Rotary Club of Clover Park is proud to announce the 4th Annual Charity Golf Tournament to support American Lake Veterans Golf Course (ALGVC).

SO … YOU WANT TO BE DISTRICT GOVERNOR ONE DAY

Have you ever had the District Governor attend your club meeting or an event and thought “that would be a great role one day”? Now is your chance!

GET TO KNOW YOUR ASSISTANT GOVERNOR – KEN HAMMER

Opportunities to serve and fellowship have surpassed my expectations, new opportunities have arisen, youth exchange students are lifelong friends, new friends in other countries, new experiences, new local friends and fellowship, and many great stories.

PLAN YOUR WORD POLIO DAY EVENT NOW

It’s time to plan your club’s World Polio Day Event!

UNIVERSITY PLACE POST OFFICE GETS A TOUCH-UP!

Rotarians from the Rotary Club of University Place-Fircrest had noticed that the grounds around the 25 year old University Place Post Office had fallen victim to the Post Office’s financial troubles...
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THE TRUTH (SHORT STORY)

This morning’s meeting was the first of two interviews that Colt would use to form his opinion of Peter joining the club. Budd Bay Rotary was chartered several years earlier with a focus on supporting...

THE POWER OF ROTARY YOUTH EXCHANGE

One of the worst things you can do is look a youth exchange student in the eye, talk to them or spend time with them. It’s a trick, a trap, RUN! They will melt your heart, and you will want to get involved with this amazing program.

THE LONGVIEW ROTARY CLUB IS NOW 95 YEARS OLD

As often is the case, actual birthdays, and other origin stories, are not always as clean and simple as they appear. The official records indicate that our club #70 charter is May 11, 1926. 

DRIVE THRU RAFFLE TICKET BOOTH

The pandemic has cancelled the festival for the second year, and the club was looking for a new way to raise the funds they count on for bursaries and to support breakfast clubs in the community.

IDEAS TO CHAMPION LITERACY AND EDUCATION

As far as dance partners go, COVID certainly continues to have us pivoting. Rotarians proved they are multi-dimensional as a variety of projects were implemented.

24 OCTOBER IS WORLD POLIO DAY 2021

As World Polio Day approaches, the Rotary community is getting ready to amplify our message about eradicating polio to protect the world’s children from this devastating disease.

AYRE MANOR GAZEBO PROJECT

At a time when the world is experiencing a major, socially interruptive situation, Rotary comes to the rescue.

GET TO KNOW YOUR ASSISTANT GOVERNOR – NORA DOWSETT

It was time to join a service club and give back to the community as well as to network with other professionals.  I wanted to join Rotary in Kitchener Ontario, but they didn’t take women at the time, so I joined Kiwanis

GET TO KNOW YOUR ASSISTANT GOVERNOR – KEN HAMMER

Opportunities to serve and fellowship have surpassed my expectations, new opportunities have arisen, youth exchange students are lifelong friends, new friends in other countries, new experiences, new local friends and fellowship, and many great stories.

LAKEWOOD POLICE: A GOOD STORY

It’s been a tough couple of years for the police, including new challenges provided by changing requirementsa from the State.

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