What We Do

Dear Joseph,
I know that many of you like to keep up to date with news about Rotary’s first priority – polio eradication.  Well, I have some good news for you.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued an Emergency Use Listing recommendation for the type 2 novel oral polio vaccine (nOPV2). This will allow rollout of the vaccine for limited initial use in countries affected by circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) outbreaks.
This two-minute video explains more: https://youtu.be/lPdqdUZQhFA .
This is an example of the 4-Way Test in ACTION!!!

In the March issue of the Rotary District Newsletter, they featured Joseph Beaulieu as well as a few of the District 5020 Rotary Foundation Champions Rotarians.

You have all been identified as Rotary Foundation Champions.

In other words, you are the few Rotarians in District 5020 who have already donated enough to be Major Donors, you have made an ongoing commitment to donate $1,000 per year to the Rotary Foundation and you have made a commitment to leave at least $10,000 to the Rotary Foundation Endowment

Joseph Beaulieu’s statement:

I joined Lacey Rotary in February of 1981. At that time I wasn't into giving to The Rotary Foundation. I was more interested in giving to local causes. I didn't understand what being a true Rotarian meant in those days. In 1985 Rotary International started Polio Plus. We had a Rotarian in our Lacey Rotary Club who had been stricken with Polio as a child. We meet at the Red Bull Restuarant for our regular Rotary meeting. It was before ADA took effect and we were meeting on the second floor before they required elevators. One of the past presidents, Chan Sooge made a wooden carrier seat so we could have the Rotarian stricken by Polio taken up to the meeting room. My childhood neighbor was stricken by Polio as a child. I was reminded of the struggles he went through as he dealt with his Polio. I remember as a child we were required to take naps so we wouldn't get Polio. So when Polio Plus started in 1985 I became a regular contributor to The Rotary Foundation because of those 2 people struggles. That was when I became a true Rotarian.

Since then I wanted to start contributing not only by dollar amounts but by boots on the ground. I haven't been to countries to eradicate Polio yet but I have been to countries to help with Water Purification and Sanitation and Health Education, I serve on a committee with 12 other Rotary Clubs that combine efforts for Water and Sanitation projects in 3rd world countries. It gives me satisfaction that I am doing what little I can to make the world a better place!

Lisa Archer has been inducted as our newest member of Hawks Prairie Rotary last Friday by President Buddy Stevens. Lisa is a Family Nurse Practitioner. She currently lives in Tumwater and works in Centraila. Her classification is Medical Provider. Lisa's sponsor is President-Elect Marny Bright. With Corey Lopardi, Marny Bright, Lisa Archer, & Buddy Stevens.
Homeless Backpacks helps our local children have food for the weekends.  We are proud to be a part of their weekly bagging party.  
5020District Membership Chair Corey Lopardi has been appointed as Assistant Rotary Coordinator for Zones 26 & 27. Corey will join a team of Rotary Coordinators whose goal is to grow Rotary and to strengthen districts and clubs. From strategic planning, community assessments, integration of Alumni and Rotaractors to launching new innovative clubs, he is joining a group that are well prepared with numerous tools and resources. Corey’s accomplishments as District Membership Chair have been instrumental in his selection for this Zone level role. He has been recognized as a skilled Rotarians ready to support Governors, District Membership Chairs and other District Leaders with launching new clubs, increasing engagement and retention, club culture and community assessments, Rotaract support and integration, developing Membership Action Plans and Strategic Plans. This appointment is generally reserved for Rotarians who have served as District Governors so it is high praise to have bypassed that requirement to have Corey on the team. Please send your congratulations to Corey at pardiman@yahoo.com
“I am the account manager for Elite Cleaning of Washington. We are a local residential/commercial cleaning company based out of Olympia Washington. We have been voted Best of South Sound for 5 plus years, been in business for 8 years! Little known fact, I am second generation Hawks Prairie Rotarian, now second-generation HP Rotary Club President Joined February 14th, 2014(Though I’ve been involved in one way or another for much longer)Rotary is important to me for several reasons, first and foremost is my ability to make a positive difference in the community and world on a much larger scale then if I would attempt to do so by myself! Second, are my fellow Rotarian’s, They have celebrated life with me, cried with me and struggled with me through my life’s challenges. My fellow Hawks Prairie Rotarian’s are truly my tribe, my second family! I love these people! And will be a Rotarian for life!
This is our Hawks Prairie Rotary "Homecoming Statue!"  celebrating Veterans and their families on this Veterans Day.
June 15, 2019
Five members of Hawks Prairie Rotary volunteered to build a Handicap Ramp for Pat Neal of Lacey on Saturday, June 15,2019. Along with Coordinators Ann and Dave Drorbaugh with Rebuilding together-Olympia, Terry Taylor, Bob Kagy, Randy Luke, Lynda Zeman and Corey Lopardi put together the ramp in less than 6 hours.  A great,fun hands on project to help one less fortunate.  this is the second project with Rebuilding together, more are planned for the future.  Thanks to all who helped!
March 26, 2019  
For the 8th time in five years, the Hawks Prairie "A" Bowling Team won Yelm Rotary's Spring Bowling Tournament held at the Prairie Lanes in Yelm.  Team includes Captain "Marvel" Corey Lopardi, Yelmite Brent Robinson, Splitser Randy Luke, and"Big Anchor" Dan Howard who bowled a 225 the first game to save our bacon.  Cheer Leaders Kelimaria Brigham and Richard Bokofsky manned the Peanut Gallery.  A fun time was had by all.
Club Information

Meeting Location

We meet In Person
Fridays at 12:00 PM
The Golf Club at Hawks Prairie
8383 Vickwood Ln
Lower Club House
Lacey, WA 98516
United States of America
Fridays at Noon - Except for the last Friday of the month
NO MEETING November 27th
Nov 27, 2020 12:00 PM
Because of Thanksgiving
DG Greg Horn
Jan 22, 2021 12:00 PM
District Governor Speech
The mailing address for the Hawks Prairie Rotary club is:

Hawks Prairie Rotary 
PMB 142 
1401 Marvin Road NE, Suite 307 
Lacey, WA 98516

email:  hp.rotary2001@gmail.com