As a Rotary Youth Exchange student, you’ll spend up to a year living with host families and attending school in a different country.
A commitment to youth
– U.S. exchange student to Australia
Starting Tuesday, September 2nd, we will be meeting at Tower Lanes Bowling Center at 6323 6th Ave, Tacoma.
We are very grateful to the Fircrest Golf Club for giving us a home for the past 20 years. We will miss the staff as well as the beautiful grounds.
Come join us at the same day and time (Tuesdays at 7:00) and see our new home. Please note, until Rotary International 'recognizes' our move and it trickles down to everyone, some websites will show the old place.
Rotarians and their guests enjoyed Lakewood Playhouse's production of "The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe" on Sunday, December 22nd.
June 15th, 2013
Today at Fircrest Park’s Pavilion, the Tacoma Narrows Rotary Club gathered for the annual charter event celebrating the works of the previous presidency and welcoming new leadership.
We raised $34,450 for Camp Agape NW and total fundraising was over $100,000!!! Nothing short of amazing.
Our club has enjoyed great growth in membership this year. Two of our newest Rotarians are Grant Blinn and Wade Stewart. Grant is a Prosecuting Attorney with Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney's Office and Wade is the Owner of Stewart & Son Computer Services. Welcome to our club, gentleman.
Ten days before his 21st birthday, David Goldstone lay in a hospital bed near Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, his arms and legs paralyzed by polio, his body gripped by fever and in terrible pain. His hospital admission form read, "Life expectancy: 24 hours."
Six days later, Goldstone emerged from a semicoma and was moved out of isolation into a children's ward; adult polio victims were and still are relatively rare. "You will probably never walk again," the hospital’s chief medical officer told him.
"I will," Goldstone replied.
By Dan Nixon
Rotary International News -- 27 December 2011
On February 23, 107 years ago, four men met for the first time in a small Chicago office.
Little did they know that from their association an international organization would grow to over 1.2 million members and have clubs in almost every country on the planet.
But that’s exactly what happen: Happy Birthday Rotary.
I am often asked, "What does Rotary do?" My answer has been the same over the past 15 years: we are group of business men and women in the community making our neighborhood, city, state, nation and the world a better place. Basically that’s just a textbook definition. A simple answer to give if we were in line at Safeway. But Rotary is so much more.
The more I hear what Rotarians are doing around the world, the more overwhelmed I get with that question. What do we do? Really?
- We are dedicated to ridding the world of polio and other diseases
- We are determined to build a better future through educating children everywhere
- We are serving our communities with hands-on projects
- We are bringing hope to people in need
How do we do it: Well,.........
It is true, we are not a singing club but being part of the Duck the Halls community event could not be passed up. This event went so smooth that they were a head of the 'scheduled' times by over a half and hour.......Our ringers were not present. So the president did what any scared to death person does: grab anyone he knew from the crouwd. We are the group singing 33 seconds in.
This article was published in the UP Patch on line newspaper 12/23/2011
Armed with only a smart phone for navigation and a sleigh full of presents, Santa’s Helpers from Tacoma Narrows Rotary club delivered Christmas wishes to 5 local families last night. At this time of year, the local Rotary club adopts several families who need a little help making this Christmas special. It is not the largest project the club does, but it is one of our most important ones. President Scott Seitz said "The best present I purchased this year was for the seven year old boy that wanted a Hot Wheel set. He is going to love it.” Mrs. Santa (Eileen Oye) said it best: "On a cold winter night, we are warmed by the opportunity to bring some joy to others for Christmas."
Pictured below from left to right: Rita, Exchange Student from Taiwan, Pat Johnson, President Elect and the Chair of Helping Hands Eileen Oye.
Tacoma Narrows Rotary club is comprised of 44 business men and women making the community and world a better place. Since 1970 the club has raised and invested $755,694 into our community, nation and the world.
What are you doing this St. Patricks Day?
Why not join the Fircrest Community and Tacoma Narrows Rotarians for a St. Patty's Day Crab Feed at the Fircrest Recreation Center?
We will be serving a fresh Dungeness Crab dinner accompanied with green beer, wine and a festive cocktail.
There will also be Irish music, dancing, a 50/50 raffle and prizes.
Proceeds will benefit a local Fircrest project, childrens literacy and youth services.