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Second meeting of the year and we had a surprise last second speaker!  Jill Barnes with the Washington Center for the Performing Arts came to us to talk a little about the goings on with the Center!  The Washington Center is a cultural hub for the South Sound with a 980 seat venue, including a black box room with a 140 person venue.  They hold many shows throughout the year drawing people as far away as Alaska for their shows!  The Washington Center helps the economy in Thurston County area as well.   They have found that 40 to 50 % of the patrons dine in our resteraunts before the shows and another 15% go out for drinks after their shows. Thank you Jill for speaking to us on such short notice!
Visiting Rotarians:  Real LeBeuf Elma Rotary Club
                                     Jill Barnes Downtown Olympia Rotary Club
Visitors  Michelle, guest of Dave Newkirk and is joining our club again!
Don't Forget!  The Hawks Prairie Rotary Laua Auction is looking for donations!  If you have something that you want to donate to the auction please fill out the form Randy Luke passed out on Friday 
Mushroom Festival Meeting Monday the 16th 11:30 AM at Dirty Daves    If you are volunteering please make an effort to be there
7 marbles and over 500 dollars in the pot for next weeks meeting
December 16, 2017
HP Rotary Club held its 2017 Holiday Party at the Upper Clubhouse Friday afternoon, December 16, 2017.  Over 20 members and guests attended and enjoyed good drinks, a nice buffet, and held a gift card exchange.  The highlight was singing of Christmas Carols lead by Joseph Beaulieu and accompanist Greg Stevens.
December 9, 2016
Hawks Prairie Rotary had its first chance to meet new North Thurston School District Superintendent Dr. DEB CLEMENS at it's regular Friday Meeting at the Lower Clubhouse at Hawks Prairie Golf Course.  She reviewed the state of NTSD student performance tests, status of new construction, and also the fact that due to the McCleary  state funding decision by the Supreme Court, a major "Levy Cliff" decreasing available NTSD funds by $5-6 million in 2018 and 2019 looms ahead.  A full house of members and guests attended including HPR members DAVE NEWKIRK, NTSD Board Member, MONTE SABIN, NTSD Asst Supt, TEENA BARNES, NTSD CFO, and MIKE LAVERTY, NTSD Construction Director.





Rotary is more than a service organization that’s making a difference in your community. We’re an international membership organization made up of people who share a passion for and commitment to enhancing communities and improving lives across the world.


The mission of The Rotary Foundation is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.

Contributions to The Rotary Foundation make it possible for clubs to transform lives worldwide. Your generous support funds projects in six important areas: Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution, Disease Prevention and Treatment, Water and Sanitation, Material and Child Health, Basic Education and Literacy, and Economic and Community Development.

In countries like Uganda, where malaria is a major health concern, bed nets offer a safe, peaceful night’s rest.  In Paraguay, a Bunsen Burner can be used to teach new mothers to safely warm breast milk for nursing their newborns. In Indonesia, tiled water tubs improve community health by providing clean water and preventing the spread of dengue fever. And in Olympia, a permanent play area allows homeless children a safe place to play and learn.

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Corey Lopardi

Foundation Chair

Hawks Prairie Rotary

Every month of the Rotary year there is a different theme highlighting an element of Rotary. November is The Rotary Foundation month or “TRF Month.”

In 1917 at the Rotary International convention in Atlanta, RI President Arch Klumph suggested that Rotary “…should accept endowments for the purpose of doing good in the world.” The first donation to the Rotary Endowment Fund (it’s original title) was a total of $26.50 from the Rotary Club of Kansas City, Missouri. The 2017 RI Convention in Atlanta will mark the Centennial Anniversary (100 Years) of The Rotary Foundation.

From it’s humble beginnings the Rotary Foundation now has a Permanent Fund, a General Fund, and specific dedicated funds such as Polio Plus that ensure that RI can “do good in the world” not only today, but many years into the future.

The Rotary Foundation has received the highest possible score from Charity Navigator, an independent evaluator of charities in the U.S. In the most recent ratings, released on September 1, 2016, The Rotary Foundation earned the maximum 100 points for both financial health and accountability and transparency.

During the Month of November I will be sharing thoughts on the past, present, and future of TRF and how as members you can make a difference in the world through your donations.


Corey Lopardi

Foundation Chair

Hawks Prairie Rotary

The Hawks Prairie Rotary Bowling Team took home the Yelm Rotary Trophy again last night beating the last tournament winner, Capitol Rotary Club by 100 pins at Yelm's Prairie Lanes..  Our oldest club member (writer of this article) had the highest two game score after "Horse" Dan  Howard (217 first game) lost his way.  We even let Marny Bright of the fun team hold the trophy!
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