Another Salvation Army Bell Ringing Joseph Beaulieu 2019-12-14 08:00:00Z 0
Salvation Army Bell Ringing Joseph Beaulieu 2019-12-14 08:00:00Z 0
This is our Hawks Prairie Rotary "Homecoming Statue!"  celebrating Veterans and their families on this Veterans Day.
Veterans Day Joseph Beaulieu 2019-11-10 08:00:00Z 0
State of the City Address Corey Lopardi 2019-10-04 07:00:00Z 0
Hawks Prairie Rotarians Make a Difference Joseph Beaulieu 2019-08-19 07:00:00Z 0
June 28, 2019
BUDDY STEVENS was installed as the new HPR President for 2019-2020 at the Regional Athletic Center by Asst District Governor and Olympia Port Commissioner Bill McGregor.  He also installed the new BOD members who were present and thanked outgoing and new Past PresIdent JOHN VIVIAN.  A great BBQ Dinner prepared by NOEL OSTRANDER was enjoyed by the over 40 attendees including Buddy's parents, Past HPR President and Dad GREG STEVENS, Mom JEANNE STEVESN, and sister AMANDA STEVENS . 
Buddy Stevens Installed as new HPR President for 2019-2020 Randy Luke 2019-06-28 07:00:00Z 0
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!
HP Rotary Helps build handicap ramp Randy Luke 2019-06-15 07:00:00Z 0
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.
HP Rotary "A" Team wins Yelm Bowling Tournament again! Randy Luke 2019-03-27 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joseph Beaulieu on Mar 08, 2019
Under the auspices of Blake Knoblauch, Vocational Services Director, we did a Vocational Site visit at one of our Rotarian Members,. On Thursday, March 7th, 3 Hawks Prairie Rotarians visited the Edward Jones office of Jennifer Oliverio. The Hawks Prairie Rotarians were Randy Luke, Brent Robinson, and Joseph Beaulieu. We learned about the way Edward Jones does business and the beautiful, professional, and fabulous location of Jennifer's office in Puyallup, WA.
Vocational Service Visit Joseph Beaulieu 2019-03-08 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joseph Beaulieu on Mar 07, 2019
The Rotary Club of Hawks Prairie was well represented at the Friends of Scouting Breakfast in Tacoma on March 7th.  Joe Theisman, who was a star quarterback for Notre Dame and the Washington Redskins was the speaker. He was truly inspirational. He graciously took a picture with us. Attending were Jennifer Oliverio, Brent Robinson, Randy Luke, and Joseph Beaulieu.
Hawks Prairie Rotarians with Joe Theisman Joseph Beaulieu 2019-03-07 08:00:00Z 0
As part of it's 2018-2019 Speaker programs, HPR is hearing from all of its members.  This week we heard from BRENT ROBINSON, Wells Fargo Bank and MONTY SABIN, Asst Superintendent (Operations) of North Thurston School District.  Both spoke about of their families and hobbies. 
HPR Hears from it own Randy Luke 2019-02-08 08:00:00Z 0
District Governor CRAIG GILLIS from Vancouver Island visited HPR for a 2nd time this year and presented past HPR President DAN HOWARD, Commencement Bank, with a 100% Sustaining Club Banner and also another banner for being a Top Donor Club.  HPR Vice-President TERRY TAYLOR also presented three North Thurston School District Teachers with HPR "Teacher of the Month" Certificates and   $ 100 gift cards.
District 5020 Governor CRAIG GILLIS Visits HPR Randy Luke 2019-02-01 08:00:00Z 0
December 21, 2018
For 2018, HP Rotary celebrated the holidays at FORZA Events Center on Friday, December 21, 2018.  Besides a Christmas Ornament exchange, attendees were invited to show off their singing talents (or lack of) doing Kareoke Christmas songs hosted by COREY LOPARDI.  Highlight of the show was LYNDA ZEMAN and KEN BALSLEY singing "Baby its Cold Outside"!  Thanks to organizers TERRY TAYLOR, COREY LOPARDI, JENNIFER OLIVERIO,  and LYNDA ZEMAN.
Fun and Kareoke at 2018 HPR Christmas Party 2018-12-24 08:00:00Z 0
As part of its 2018-2019 programs, HPR is hearing from members about their histories and careers.  This week is was BOB KAGY, former and now retired owner of ABC Printing in Lacey and LYNDA ZEMAN, owner of Window Genie of Olympia.  Membershp Director COREY LOPARDI also welcomed and introduced out newest member, JESSICA HESSON, audiologist from Ascent Audiology.
HPR hears about Members Kagy and Zeman 2018-12-24 08:00:00Z 0
November 9, 2018
HP Rotary honored Veterans and also heard an update from Lt Col Jeff Becker, Deputy Garrison Commander at Joint Base Lewis McChord (JBLM) including the fact that a 7 year widening project for I-5 through JBLM will begin soon.  Several visiting veterans, including one  who served in WW II visited for our Annual  Veteran's Day.  A special "Missing Man" Table was arranged by Kelimaria Brigham who also brought her husband Steve. 
HPR honors Veterans and gets update on JBLM Randy Luke 2018-11-09 08:00:00Z 0
Hawks Prairie Rotary fielded two bowling teams for the Fall,2018 Yelm Rotary Bowling Tournament held at Prairie Lanes in Yelm.  The "A" Team included Dan ("Horse") Howard, Captain Corey Lopardi, Randy Luke and Brent Robinson.  "B" Team members (the "Fun Team") included Joseph Beaulieu, Becki Beach, Marny Bright, and Bob Kagy...note all of the B's!  Also in attendance was Coach Richard Bokofsky and Cheer Leader Terry Taylor.
For the 9th time the "A" Team beat out bowling teams from Capitol Centennial and Yelm Rotary, only this tournament was only won by a total of 8 pins over Capitol Centennial.   
HP Rotary Bowlers win Yelm Rotary Bowling Tournament Again! Randy Luke 2018-10-30 07:00:00Z 0
10-20-2018  Saturday
HP Rotary Club members  did their annual bag stuffing for homeless students at North Thurston School District filling over 400 bags with canned and other food packages.
Members included Corey Lopardi, Richard Bokofsky, Randy Luke, Dan Howard and wife Tricia Howard.
HPR helps Lacey Homeless Backpacks Randy Luke 2018-10-20 07:00:00Z 0
10-05-2018  Friday
Rotary District 5020 Governor CRAIG GILLIS, from Campbell River, B.C visited HP Rotary Club today and spoke about Heart, Science and Inspiration.  He also showed us a Canadian "$20" bill.  Also present were ADG BILL MCGREGOR  and past District Governor KEN BALSLEY.  Corey Lopardi presented a check for $500 to the Thurston County Dance Team for helping out with our 2018 5K Run fundraiser.
District 5020 Governor CRAIG GILLIS visits HPR Randy Luke 2018-10-05 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joseph Beaulieu on Sep 14, 2018
As part of 2018-2019 Programs, HPR heard from 3  club members today including BLAKE KNOBLAUCH, Thurston County Chamber Membership AE. KELIMARIA BRIGHAM,  and RANDY LUKE, Broker and Owner of South Sound Home Loans.
Club Meeting - September 14, 2018 Joseph Beaulieu 2018-09-14 07:00:00Z 0
On Saturday, August 11, 2018,  eight members of HP Rotary Club volunteered to help the local Rebuilding Together's 
"Project Jennifer" clean-up day.  Thanks to BRENT ROBINSON, his son's Yelm HS football team also pitched in and helped take down an old shed, 80 feet of fencing, tear down and install a new deck, and clear out a whole lot of weeds, ivy and underbrush.  This was our first HP Rotary Community Service Project of the year and  thanks to all who volunteered.
HPR helps Rebuilding Together Project Randy Luke 2018-08-13 07:00:00Z 0
As part of our new 2018-2019 meeting schedule, each month three HP Rotary Club members
will have an opportunity to tell us a little bit about themselves, their families and their jobs.
This week we heard from MARNY BRIGHT, LYNDA ZEMAN, and BRIAN JOHNSON.
Get to Meet some of our HPR members Randy Luke 2018-08-13 07:00:00Z 0
First meeting at Forza a huge success! 2018-07-15 07:00:00Z 0
June 28, 2018
JOHN VIVIAN was installed as the new HP Rotary Club President for 2018-2019 by BILL MCGREGOR, area 13 Assistant District Governor at today's regular club meeting.  Also installed were John's BOD Officers including BUDDY STEVENS, President-Elect; TERRY TAYLOR, Vice-President; DAN HOWARD, Immediate Past-President; KELI BRIGHAM, Secretary; and TEENA BARNES, Treasurer.  As this was also our last meeting at the Lower Hawks Prairie Links Golf Course Clubhouse, the Club gave a card and flower arrangement to  SUE, the Catering Manager for many of the 15 years we have met there.  Effective July 13, 2018, HP Rotary will meet at the Forza Restaurant and Conference Center at Marvin Road and Martin Way in Hawks Prairie.
John Vivian Installed as new HPR President Randy Luke 2018-06-29 07:00:00Z 0
June 28, 2018
JOHN VIVIAN was installed as the new HP Rotary Club President for 2018-2019 by BILL MCGREGOR, area 13 Assistant District Governor at today's regular club meeting.  Also installed were John's BOD Officers including BUDDY STEVENS, President-Elect; TERRY TAYLOR, Vice-President; DAN HOWARD, Immediate Past-President; KELI BRIGHAM, Secretary; and TEENA BARNES, Treasurer.  As this was also our last meeting at the Lower Hawks Prairie Links Golf Course Clubhouse, the Club gave a card and flower arrangement to  SUE, the Catering Manager for many of the 15 years we have met there.  Effective July 13, 2018, HP Rotary will meet at the Forza Restaurant and Conference Center at Marvin Road and Martin Way in Hawks Prairie.
John Vivian Installed as new HPR President Randy Luke 2018-06-29 07:00:00Z 0
ETTA Projects Joseph Beaulieu 2018-06-21 07:00:00Z 0
Annual HPR Auction Luau 2018-05-11 07:00:00Z 0
Thurston County Sherriff JOHN SNAZZA was the featured speaker at HP Rotary and spoke to a full house about changes at the Sherriff's office and Thurston County Jail.
Also recognized were BRENT ROBINSON, Wells Fargo Account Executive who was presented his Paul Harris plaque and medallion by JOSEPH BEAULIEU, HPR Foundation Director for donating $ 1,000 to the Rotary International Foundation.  The NTSD Teacher of the month award went to a River Ridge English teacher TIMOTHY GAGERTY and was presented by TERRY TAYLOR
HPR hears from Thurston County Sherriff John Snazza rkgl 2018-04-13 07:00:00Z 0

Hawks Prairie Rotary Wins again!

Randy Luke, Dave Newkirk, Corey Lopardi, and Guest Star Eric "Big Time" Rose pull off a great victory to bring home the Trophy!
More HP Rotarians show up as to what will be called the Backseat Bowler Supporters!
Hawks Prairie Rotary Wins The Yelm Bowling Cup Challenge! Buddy Stevens 2018-04-10 07:00:00Z 0
Club Social! 2018-03-26 07:00:00Z 0
VP of Rotary International, Dean Rohrs at the Al Brooks Foundation Dinner in Olympia. 2018-03-23 07:00:00Z 0
Members of HPR met at the Homeless Backpacks office in Lacey, WA on Saturday, January 13, 2018 to help stuff 450 food bags for homeless high school students in Thurston County.  With all the help, it only took abo0ut 45 minutes to finish the job. 
HPR Stuffs food bags for Homeless Backpacks 2018-01-13 08:00:00Z 0
December 15, 2017
HP Rotary Club celebrated the holidays at its regular December 15, 2017 meeting with decorations, fun, a White Elephant gift exchange and Ugly Sweater Contest (Won by Noel Ostrander and his twinkling sweater. Gifts exchanged ranged from a bottle of hootch to 4 pounds of chocolate. 
2017 HP Rotary Club Holiday Party 2017-12-15 08:00:00Z 0
Terry Taylor, 2018 Co-Chair of the 11th Annual PNW Mushroom Festival conducted a survey of HPR Club members to see how they feel about the annual Mushroom Festival and what needs to be improved and some new ideas.  Generally there was a lot ofg support for the club's major fundraiser.
PNW Mushroom Festival Analysis Completed 2017-11-17 08:00:00Z 0
HP Rotary Clubs 2017 Bowling Team including Randy Luke and Corey Lopardi won the Fall, 2017 Yelm Bowling Tournament again with the help of two Yelm Rotary Club members.  This is the fourth or fifth win of HPR since the tournament started several years ago.
HP Rotary Bowling Team wins Yelm Trophy Again 2017-11-14 08:00:00Z 0
2017-2018 Rotary District 5020 Governor Tom Carroll and wife Laurie visited HPR, the Club he first joined Rotary with.  He spoke about changes in Rotary International and District 5020 nneded to address changes in society and declining membership.  Asst DG for Area 13, Jonathon Sprouffske presented the Club  with two banners for 100% Sustaining membership and high average per capita giving.
District Governor Tom Carroll visits HPR 2017-11-03 07:00:00Z 0
Amy Shephard with StoryOly visits the HPR 9/22/17 2017-09-23 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 03, 2017
The Shroom Feast Competition Results are in! For People's Choice, Pellegrino's Event Center won 1st Place! They made a Tortellini with a Mushroom Creme Sauce which ended up extremely popular! Followed by Beau Legs Fish N Chips with their Mushroom Gumbo for 2nd place and Finally Miss Moffett's Mystical Cupcakes rounded it up in 3rd for their Truffle Oil Chocolate Cupcake! Finally, for Chef's Choice, Pellegrino's Event Center won with their Tortellini! Congrats to all and thank you for all the participants who worked so hard to provide a very fun experience for people in our community
Pellegrino's Event Center and Catering Wins All at the Shroom Feast Buddy Stevens 2017-08-03 07:00:00Z 0
No meeting this Friday as we will be setting up for the PNW Mushroom Festival at the Regional Athletic Complex!  Stop by and help!
No Meeting this Friday 2017-07-27 07:00:00Z 0
10th Annual Mushroom Festival Is Less Then A Month Away! Buddy Stevens 2017-07-02 07:00:00Z 0
Dan Howard, long time member of HPR and Thurston First Commercial Banker, was installed as new Hawks Prairie Rotary Club President at the Upper Clubhouse by Assistant District governor Jonathon Sprouffske.  Outgoing President Noel Ostrander presented his BOD and Officers with Thank You Certificates and Jonathon installed new 2017-2018 BOD and Officers who attended.  Noel also received his HPR President's jacket given to all past Presidents.
Dan Howard installed as new 2017-2018 HPR President rkl 2017-07-01 07:00:00Z 0
Greg Stevens, Gene Lauria, and Lynda Zeman all give their vocational talk on Fridays meeting! 2017-06-10 07:00:00Z 0
Julia Ricciardi, Program Manager for Highest Awards Joseph Beaulieu 2017-06-02 07:00:00Z 0
Girl Scout Silver Award Recognition Joseph Beaulieu 2017-06-02 07:00:00Z 0
Picture of our "Homecoming" Statue this Memorial Day weekend Joseph Beaulieu 2017-05-27 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joseph Beaulieu on May 27, 2017
Hey Fellow Rotarians, I put some flowers and patriotic decorations on our "Homecoming" Statue at Quinault & Marvin Rd in Lacey near Home Depot. If you are so inclined this Memorial Day weekend, bring a plant or flowers to show your support of the fallen soldiers that gave their lives for our freedom!
Memorial Day Weekend at the Statue Joseph Beaulieu 2017-05-27 07:00:00Z 0
Another Picture of working on the Military Statue Joseph Beaulieu 2017-05-20 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joseph Beaulieu on May 20, 2017

This Saturday the 20th of May 2017 Hawks Prairie Rotary Power washed the Military Statue ( Homecoming), waxed the Statue, power washed the plaza floor, power washed the Welcome to Lacey wall and weeded the plant area. A beautiful day to work on the Statue just in time for Memorial Day. Now all we have to do is provide potted flowers for Memorial Day.

Thanks to Lynda Nashed Zeman & Spencer Zeman of Window Genie of Olympia who provided the commercial power equipment. Thanks to Gareth Curtis the Sculptor, Greg Stevens, Jeannie Stevens, Randy Luke. Noel Ostrander and Joseph Paul Beaulieu for working on the Welcome to Lacey Plaza. Thanks to Noel Ostrander, our President for providing the much needed pizza.

Working on the Military Statue (Homecoming) Joseph Beaulieu 2017-05-20 07:00:00Z 0
This Friday HPR Welcomes CIELO! Buddy Stevens 2017-04-17 07:00:00Z 0
HPR donates to the Eagle Scouts! Buddy Stevens 2017-04-15 07:00:00Z 0
Keoni Ahlo, came all the way from Hawaii to see us to exchange flags!  Check his Rotary Club out and see all the things they are doing
Visiting Rotarian, Keoni Ahlo, Buddy Stevens 2017-04-15 07:00:00Z 0
02-17-2017  Friday Evening
The 6th Annual HP Rotary Club Foundation Auction Hawaiian Luau to Benefit the  Rotary International Foundation, Polio Plus, and individual member Paul Harris accounts was held at the Upper Clubhouse at the links Golf Course in Hawks Prairie Friday evening, February 17, 2017.  The fifty in attendance included club members, guests, and Rotarians from two other area clubs who enjoyed a pulled pork dinner luau, entertainment and music by James DeGroff and good fun with Auctioneer and Past President Corey Lopardi.  The fifty plus Live and Silent Auction Items fetched over $ 9,000 to benefit rotary International.     Also, two year old ZANDER ZEMAN with the help of his Mom LYNDA, won the 50-50 Cash Raffle and pocketed $320! 
6th Annual HPR Foundation Auction Luau Lots of Fun! rkgl 2017-02-18 08:00:00Z 0
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.
HP Rotary Celebrates 2017 Holidays at Upper Clubhouse rkgl 2016-12-19 00:00:00Z 0
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.
HPR Meets New NTSD Superintendent Deb Clemens rkgl 2016-12-09 00:00:00Z 0
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!
HP Rotary Bowling Team Champs Again! R Luke 2016-10-26 00:00:00Z 0
A Rotary Fireside meeting is designed to help educate new members about Rotary and everything that your new club has to offer.  First off, if you are a red badge member of our club, one of the requirements to become a blue badge member is by attending this meeting.  On top of this, you will learn about the different areas that our club is doing and you can decide to focus on the area you may want to volunteer with or help on some level.  You will meet many members who are doing some pretty amazing things through our club.  Please check your email or the Calendar and register so we know how many are attending!  See you there!
Hawks Prairie Rotary is hosting a Fireside meeting! This is why you should go! Buddy Stevens 2016-10-26 00:00:00Z 0
John Hansman has been in the Home Security industry for 16 years. Over this time, he has managed a 24 hour Central Monitoring System, sold security systems, and worked in an install and service department. Since John was a young man, he has been the person that friends turned to for help with technology issues. This has included troubleshooting, training and repairing systems for them. Recently John started his own business called Hans-On Technology Solutions. In addition to his business John is an active member in his church. He loves to sail, swing dance and roadbike. Please welcome John when you see him at our events!
Hawks Prairie Rotary Welcomes New Member John Hansman Buddy Stevens 2016-10-16 00:00:00Z 0
On October 7th from 6 to 8 pm, the Hawks Prairie Rotary will be having a Pub Trivia night and social at Top Rung Brewery.  Expect good beer, prizes, and great company!  Please feel free to bring a friend! 5 dollars to get in unless you are a guest then it is free!  We will not be having our regularly scheduled meeting this day.  
Address to Top Rung Brewery:
8343 Hogum Bay Ln NE, Lacey, WA 98516
any questions feel free to give Buddy Stevens a call 360.870.6653
Hawks Prairie Rotary to hold Trivia/Social night at Top Rung Brewery 2016-10-03 00:00:00Z 0
Hawks Prairie Rotary Club Sponsors an Interact club Buddy Stevens 2016-09-20 00:00:00Z 0
Hawks Prairie Rotary 10th Annual Summer's End Charity Golf Tournament

Friday, September 16, 2016 - The Links Course at The Golf Club at Hawks Prairie

7:00 a.m. Registration
8:00 a.m. Tee off Scramble format
1:30 p.m. BBQ Cookout
2:00 p.m. Awards Ceremony

Fee includes green fee, range balls, golf cart, team photo, and BBQ event following tournament.

Trophies, prizes, Hole-in-One contests, Closest to the Pin, Longest Drive, and more!

$10,000 Hole-in-One prizes on all (4) par threes sponsored by Olympic Rentals!

$80 each player - 144 player limit

Proceeds Support Hawks Prairie Rotary Community Projects

Boys and Girls Club
Little Red School House
Homeless Backpacks
South Sound Reading Foundation
North Thurston Education Fund
Boy Scouts & Girl Scouts
Christmas Forest
Dick Nichols Scholarships
Olympia Chamber Puddle Jump
Santa’s Castle
Air Force Association
Holy Family School
USO Puget Sound
446th AW Care & Share
Arrowhead Family Fund
TCFL #10
Rotary Polio Plus Campaign
Rotary Intnl Shelter Box
And Many More
2016 Summer's End Golf Tournament Buddy Stevens 2016-09-05 00:00:00Z 0
On Friday September 2nd, the Hawks Prairie Rotary gathered together to listen to Mike Beadle. Mr. Beadle is the owner of Yelm Prairie Lanes in Yelm, former owner of the Evergreen Speedway and South Sound Speedway. He informed us about NASCAR and the history and pursuit of building a NASCAR track here in the area!  We also celebrated August birthdays, just so happens of all the rotarians who was present, Cory Lopardi of Pardiman Productions got singled out!  Happy Birthday Corey! I hope it was a good one!  And finally the raffle!  There is $91.50 in the raffle as we speak, with 19 marbles left. Ken Balsley won the free lunch!
Members who showed up got this free NASCAR!
Guests of Rotarians
Colleen Head  Sugar Canvas Boutique Bakery   guest of Buddy Stevens
Xandar Zeman Chief Baby of Window Genie guest of Lynda (Mama) Zeman
Becki Beach's Little's 
Visiting Rotarians
Jeff Ott from the Gateway Rotary came to market Brews Brats and Bands Saturday September 10th
Lori Alvaraz from the Indian Rocks Beach Rotary Club in Florida
Van Jepmond from the Lacey Rotary Club
Rotary Learns About NASCAR 9/2/16 2016-09-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joseph Beaulieu
A Great night at the Monohon's.  This was the group that bought the dinner sponsored by Todd Monohon & Joseph Beaulieu.  It was dubbed the Willapa Bay Roadkill Rotary Dinner!  It was served to Marny Bright, Becki Beach, Buddy Stevens, Jennifer Oliverio,, Colleen Head, Teena Barnes and Susan.
Making good on the Hawks Prairie Rotary Foundation Dinner Joseph Beaulieu 2016-08-29 00:00:00Z 0
At our August 27, 2016 Meeting, HPR heard from Kelly Green, PR Director of South Puget Sound Community College and Noel Rubadue, Director of the new SPSCC 6th Avenue Campus in Lacey.The new Campus Main Building is also HQ of the Thurston County Economic Development Council and a new Veteran's Outreach Center.
HPR hears about new SPSCC 6th Avenue Campus in Lacey R Luke 2016-08-27 00:00:00Z 0
Final Oganization of Mushroom Festival items at PNW Print Joseph Beaulieu 2016-08-14 00:00:00Z 0
Hawks Prairie Rotary Club's 9th Annual Pacific Northwest Mushroom Festival wrapped up Sunday, July 31, 2016  with a perfect week-end, great crowds, and a lot of satisfied attendees, vendors, speakers and volunteers.  Held again at the Regional Athletic Center in Lacey,WA., featured favorite activities included the free Kid's Zone and a new Mushroom Hunt, the "Shroom Feast" with 8 new mushroom tastes, a 5k Glow In the Dark run on Friday night for both adults and kids, and a Wine and Beer Garden.  The Festival was co-sponsored by Ostrom's Mushroom Farm in Lacey, Stormans Thriftway and Bayview Catering, the City of Lacey and the Rotary Club of Hawks Prairie.  Proceeds go to several local area non-profits including Homeless Backpacks and the Little Red Schoolhouse as well as several high school scholarships.
9th Annual PNW Mushroom Festival Awesome Success! rkgl 2016-07-31 00:00:00Z 0
Thanks to Corey and Michelle Lopardi, Noel Ostrander, Joseph Beaulieu and Sheila, Bob, Sharon and Jules Kagy, Dani Anderson, and Randy and Sherri Luke for volunteering Wednesday at the RAC to destem and spoon out the gills of over 60 cases of Portebello mushrooms for the 2016 Shroom Feast and Hawk's Prairie Rotary's Portebello slider..  We also destemmed 15 cases for Beau Legs Fish and Chips.  Took just over 2.5 hours and a job well done!  See you July 30-31 at the 2016 Mushroom Festival at the RAC in Lacey.
2016 Shroom Feast Destemming Party at RAC RKGL 2016-07-28 00:00:00Z 0
Noel Ostrander was installed as new HPR President for 2016-2017 by PDG Ken Balsley (who also helped found HP Rotary in August, 2001.) at the Upper Links Golf course Clubhouse in Hawks Prairie. Outgoing and new Past President Dave Newkirk was recognized for a great year and presented with a Club Jacket   The new BOD including President -Elect Daniela Anderson and Vice-President Dan Howard was also inducted. Noel's father Mike who helped charter Lacey Rotary (as well as Noel's mother) also attended.  One of Noel's announced goals was to be top per capita club in the District.
Noel Ostrander Installed as 2016-2017 HPR President rkl 2016-06-30 00:00:00Z 0
Hawks Prairie Rotarians show up to the Yelm Bowling Tournament in style! Buddy Stevens 2016-05-09 00:00:00Z 0
2016 Hawks Prairie Auction Luau Buddy Stevens 2016-03-02 00:00:00Z 0
For the 5th straight year almost $ 10,000 was raised at the 5th Annual HPR Foundation Luau Auction held at the Upper links Golf Course Clubhouse on Febraury 26, 2016.
Activities incldued a Wine Grab, 50/50 Raffle, and both Silent and live Auctions.  MC was Greg  Stevens and the Auctioneer was Jerry Farmer, Gateway Rotary President.
Entertainment was provdided by Steel Drum Entertainer IAN DOBSON and Hula Dancers were provided y Gloria Nahalea.
2016 5th Annual HPR Foundation Luau Auction 2016-03-02 00:00:00Z 0
Past District Governor Ken Balsley talks about Rotary 2016-02-05 00:00:00Z 0
District Governor from Chehalis Rose Bowman and her husband visit HPR to tell us about how she became a real Rotarian helping provide and drive a bus to Guatemala natives.
She presided over 3 new members inducted into HPR. 
District 5020 Governor Rose Bowman Visits HP Rotary 2016-01-22 00:00:00Z 0
HP Rotarians celebrated the 2015 Holidays with its Anual Holiday Party Celebration complete with a gift exchange and
lots of cheer.
2015 HPR Holiday Party Celebration 2015-12-19 00:00:00Z 0
Hawks Prairie Rotary fielded two bowling teams for Yelms semi-annual bowling tournament at Prairie Lanes in Yelm on November 10, 2015.
The competitive team included Dan Howard (the Horse), Corey Lopardi, Dave Newkirk, Randy Luke, Bob Kagy, and Richard Bokofsky won for the 4th time. 
HPR Wins Yelm Rotary Bowling Tournament, again 2015-11-10 00:00:00Z 0
Pear Blossom Shelter Playground Project Buddy Stevens 2015-10-23 00:00:00Z 0
Hawks Prairie Rotary held its 11th Annual Military Family Day at Cabelas in Lacey on September 12, 2015.  Over 30 vendors participated and free hot dogs, chips and pop were provided to those who attended.  As usual, there was  candy drop from a helicopter of 20,000 Tootsie Rolls and 5 veterans were honored for their service. 
2015 Military Family Day at Cabelas R Luke 2015-09-12 00:00:00Z 0
Dave Newkirk was sworn in as new HP Rotary Club President by outgoing past president Todd Monohon at the Hawks Prairie Restaurant on Friday, June 26, 2015.  Past President Corey Lopardi presented Todd with a HPR President's Jacket and Todd gave out T-shirts with all club members pictures on the back.  Dave than introduced his new Board of Directors and said increasing membership was his goal for the next year. 
Dave Newkirk New HPR President for 2015-2016 R Luke 2015-06-26 00:00:00Z 0
In its annual salute to local Boy Scouts who have recently achieved their Eagle Scout rank, Hawks Prairie Rotary honored GABRIEL GOLDING and KYLE HERSHBERGER at its May 23, 2015 regular meeting.  They both talked about their projects and what Scouting meant to them.  Parents of both also attended.
Two local Eagle Scouts honored by HPR R Luke 2015-05-23 00:00:00Z 0
BRETT BOYER with Edward Jones in Lacey is inducted as newest member of Hawks Prairie Rotary by HPR Membership Director, JENNIFER OLIVERIO under the auspices of President TODD MONOHON
Newest Member Brett Boyer Inducted by HPR R Luke 2015-04-24 00:00:00Z 0
Lacey City Councilman LENNY GREENSTEIN, a former HP Rotarian, brings the club up to date on City of Lacey budget, economic outlook, and changes we can expect in Lacey.
Lacey Councilman LENNY GREENSTEIN talks to HPR R Luke 2015-04-17 00:00:00Z 0
Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson addresses HPR about his office which has over 500 attorneys and 500 support staff divided into 5 divisions.  He said that besides consumer issues like Identity Theft and scams on the phone and Internet, his office also does the same for businesses.  He answered questions about highlights so far after stating he has almost copied identically the path his predecessor Rob McKenna from UW student body President, King County Councilman, and AG.   Also, Steve Short, Steve's Truck Mounted Steam Cleaning, gave his vocational talk.
WA St Attorney General Bob Ferguson updates HPR Randy Luke 2015-03-20 00:00:00Z 0
Over 50 HPR members and guests attended the 5th HPR Foundation Auction at the Links Upper Clubhouse.  HPR always tries to focus on having fun and what better way to do so with a Hawaiian Luau complete with a whole roast pig, grass skirts, and a steel drum accompanist.  Over $ 8,000 was raised from Silent and Live Auction Items to support the Rotary Int'l Foundation and also build credits for individual Paul Harris recognition accounts.  Co-Chairs who managed the event were LAURA MACANDER and MARNY BRIGHT.  Auctioneer was President Elect DAVE NEWKIRK assisted by Immediate Past President COREY LOPARDI.
5th HPR Foundation a Hawaiian Hoot! Randy Luke 2015-02-20 00:00:00Z 0
Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman visits HP Rotary and talks about Secretary of State's office and the Washington State Library which is a top priority for her office.
Also  LYNDA ZEMAN, Window Genie Co-owner was inducted as a new HPR member.  She was sponsored by Marny Bright and also brought a cake! 
Secretary of State Kim Wyman speaks to HPR Randy Luke 2014-10-17 00:00:00Z 0
Hawks Prairie Rotary held its 12th Annual Military Family Support Day at Cabela's in Lacey complete with 3rd Brigade Strykers from JBLM, large bounce houses for kids, and free hot dog, pop, and chips for over 3,500 attendees.  Over 50 vendors had booths and four local military active duty service personnel were honored.  Of course, the fly-over by a helicopter dropping 20,000 pieces of candy was the highlight of the day.  The event was co-chaired again by Past President ANDREW OCZKEWICZ and President-Elect DAVE NEWKIRK/
2014 HP Rotary Club's 12th Military Family Appreciation Day Randy Luke 2014-09-13 00:00:00Z 0
TODD MONOHON, Owner of Olympic Property Management Company is sworn in as new HP Rotary President for 2014-2015 succeeding COREY LOPARDI, Pardiman Productions at the Annual HPR Installation Banquet held at the Links Golf Course.
Todd Monohon Installed as new HPR President for 2014-2015 Randy Luke 2014-06-27 00:00:00Z 0
Claire Ferris talks about Lincoln Assasination at HPR R Luke 2014-03-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Randy Luke on Mar 06, 2014


HOLLY PAXSON, Timberland Lacey Library Manager talks to HP Rotary about all of the services and activities the library offers for free.  the Lacey Library has over 1 million items in inventory and over 800,000 items were checked out in 2013. 

Holly Paxson, Lacey Timberland Library Manager speaks to HPR Randy Luke 2014-03-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Randy Luke on Nov 07, 2013



The 12th Annual Salute to military veterans featured personal histories of military veterans present as well as a reason why Guest Speaker USAF Lt Col DAVE JESKE, 446TH Air Wing Combat Rescue Commander, has served 5 combat missions to Afghanistan and Pakistan.  Sara Medvick brought her WWII veteran ERNIE MEDVICK an his wife ESTHER for the 2nd year in a row.  He turns 95 on November 11th!

2013 HP Rotary Salute to Veterans Randy Luke 2013-11-08 00:00:00Z 0
New District Governor Pete Taylor meets with HP Rotary Randy Luke 2013-10-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Randy Luke on Oct 17, 2013



Several HP Rotary members show off new club apparel with HPR Logo thanks to efforts of JENNIFER OLIVERIO and JOSEPH BEAULIEU

HPR Club Members Sport New Apparel Randy Luke 2013-10-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Randy Luke on Sep 06, 2013


September 7, 2013

Hawks Prairie Rotary hosted its 11th Annual salute to local Military families stationed in the area with it's Military Family Support Day at Cabela's store in Hawks Prairie next to I-5.  An estimated crowd of over 3500 including many children enjoyed the information and items given out by over 30 organizations who helped sponsor the event. Of course the drop of 20,000 Tootsie rolls from a helicopter was the highlight for the kids.  Following a short program honoring local military hero's and speeches by commanders from Joint Base Lewis Mcchord, 2,000 free hot dogs, chips and soda pop was given out to attendees by Hawks Prairie Rotary volunteers and City of Lacey staff and City Council representatives.  The event was again coordinated by Hawks Prairie Rotarians ANDREW OCZEKEWICZ and DAVE NEWKIRK.

11th HPR Military Family Appreciation Day another BIG Success! Randy Luke 2013-09-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Randy Luke on Aug 08, 2013



Josh Stottlemyre, Owner of Stottlemyre Winery in Hawks Prairie speaks to HPR about his winery and the South Sound Wine Trail.  They make some of Washington's top rated wines and current produce about 1500 cases a year.

Josh Stottlemyre talks about So Sound Wine Trail Randy Luke 2013-08-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Randy Luke on Aug 01, 2013



HP Rotary welcomed KRISTI GOVERSTEN, District 5020 membership guru from Portland to its August 2, 2013 meeting.  She likened recruiting new Rotarians to courtship and marriage and said only 15% of Rotarians ever recruit a new member.  Meeting was well attended by other Olympia area Rotarians including Jerry Obendorf, District 5020 Membership Chair.

Kristi Goversten, Rotary membership guru WOWS HPR Randy Luke 2013-08-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Randy Luke on Jul 26, 2013







Hawks Prairie Rotary's 6th Annual Pacific Northwest Mushroom Festival Held July 26-28, 2013 was another great success.  Cosponsored by the City of Lacey and Ostrom's Mushroom Farms for the 6th year, the event attracted almost 10,000 visitors.  New this year was a 5k "Glow in the Dark" Run at the Regional Athletic Complex in Lacey, home of the Mushroom Festival, and a 2nd Food and Wine event happened Friday evening at the Washington Land Yacht Harbor's Harmony Hall.   Over 300 runners participated in the first Mushroom Festival 5K run and enjoyed dancing until midnight to music provided by a DJ on the RAC basketball courts.  This year nine (9) entrees were served in the 6th Shroom Feast and over 10,000 were purchased.  Shroom Feast participants included Ricardo's Oven fired Pizza, the Red Wind Casino, the Lucky Eagle Casino, and HP Rotaries entry was staffed by Jimbo Jitsu's BBQ.  First Place winner was the Red Winds "Portebello Slider".  There was a tie for 2nd Place including Ricardo's Ravioli and Jimbo Jitus's "Bacon Wrapped Mushroom Finger".  Chef's Choice Award by Chef Dan Thiessen went to the Bacon Wrapped Mushroom Fingers.  Over 30 vendors had retail booths and as usual, the Kids Zone sponsored by Hometown Properties was a bigf hit with all the kids, especially the alpacas.  All net proceeds go to support the various organizations HPR donates to each year.  

6th PNW and HPR Mushroom Festival Another Success! Randy Luke 2013-07-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Randy Luke on Jul 11, 2013



New Hawks Prairie Rotary Club President for 2013-2014, COREY LOPARDI introduces his new officers and Board in first meeting of the new year with a Club Assembly.  Corey and other Directors announced their goals and needs for the new year.


New HP Rotary President starts of his year with Club Assembly Randy Luke 2013-07-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Randy Luke on Jun 25, 2013





Outgoing HP Rotary Club President RANDY  LUKE is presented a Club Jacket by Charter President JOSEPH BEAULIEU at Hawk's Prairie Rotary's Annual Installation Banquet held at the Upper Links Golf Course Clubhouse on Wednesday evening, June 26.  Randy thanked the club for it's support and gave out plaques to his outgoing Officers and Board of Directors.  Incoming HP Rotary President FOR 2013-2014  COREY LOPARDI was inducted along with his new officers and BOD by KEN BALSLEY, past District Governor who helped charter the Club in 2001.  To commemorate Randy's famous "I just dropped the sheet cake on the floor" incident when he was Club Service Director, KELLI HEGSTED, somehow managed to drop the lunchbox full of raffle tickets on the floor.  A great time was had by all.

2012-2013 HP Rotary Club President RANDY LUKE finishes his term and new President COREY LOPARDI is inducted Randy Luke 2013-06-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Greg Stevens on Jun 13, 2013



Nat Jackson, local Olympia National Speed Jump Roping Champion (over 70 Age Grp) visited HP Rotary Club on June 14, 2013 and demonstrated his skills with several different ropes as well as talked about staying in health and healthy with various supplements.

NAT JACKSON, local National Speed Jump Roping Champion visits HPR Greg Stevens 2013-06-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Randy Luke on May 30, 2013



Hawks Prairie Rotary Club held its annual recognition luncheon for 6 area Scouts who acheived their Eagle Rank during the past year.  HPR has held an annual Eagle Scout luncheon for almost a decade recognizing alost 150 local Scouts who have acheived Scouting's highest rank and honor.  Luncheon was held at the Upper Golf Course Clubhouse and parents and scouting leaders also attended.

HPR Recognizes New Eagle Scouts for 2013 Randy Luke 2013-05-31 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Randy Luke on Mar 28, 2013



Lacey City Manager SCOTT SPENCE updates HP Rotary on status of city finances, projects and neww Lacey Downs Train Station revival.

Lacey City Manager Scott Spence Updates HPR Randy Luke 2013-03-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Randy Luke on Mar 21, 2013



Cheryl Fambles, CEO of the Pacific Mountain Workforce Development Council speaks to HPR about a recent Industry Cluster Study they commissioned to identify the fastest and larget growing industries in the SW Washington 5 county area they cover....a study which will identify the family wage job growth there.

Cheryl Fambles, CEO of Pac Mtn Workforce addresses HPR on March 22, 2013 Randy Luke 2013-03-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Randy Luke on Mar 13, 2013



Hawks Prairie Rotary Club members were recognized for acheiving new levels of giving to the RI Foundation at the 13th  Annual  District 5020 Area 9B (Olympia)  Paul Harris Dinner held at St Martin's Unniversity on March 14, 2013.  Past DG Bill McCarthy spoke about his personal Rotary story and asked everyone,  "What is Your Rotary Story?"  HPR members recognized included Daniella Anderson, Dan Howard, Marny Bright, Randy Luke, Grace Kendall, Andrew Oczkewicz, John Vivian, and Bob Kagy.  the Club was also recognized as a 100% Sustaining member club for the 11th year in a row.

HPR Members Recognized at Area 9B Paul Harris Dinner Randy Luke 2013-03-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Randy Luke on Feb 21, 2013



Our 3rd Annual HPR Foundation Auction was not only great fun with good food, but we raised over $ 10,000 in donations towards RI International Foundation Paul Harris credits for many HPR members and over $ 25,000 in just 3 years.  Rotary Foundation Donations go to funding International and local projects to help better our world and communities.  Here HPR Foundation Director Noel Ostrander helps Live Auctioneer Todd Monohon shame more money out of attendees.  Both did a great job.

3rd Annual HPR Foundation Auction Another Success! Randy Luke 2013-02-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Randy Luke on Feb 21, 2013



Lacey City Councilman and Insurance Company Representative LENNY GREENSTEIN was inducted into HPR prior to our 3rd Annual HPR Foundation Auction on Friday evening, February 22nd.  He was accompanied by his wife CATHY (who received a dozen roses!) as well as Lenny's HPR sponsor RICHARD BOKOFSKY of Nicholsen Insurance and his wife DONNA. 

Lenny Greenstein Inducted to Hawks Prairie Rotary Club Randy Luke 2013-02-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Randy Luke on Jan 31, 2013



Former Seattle Supersonic and NBA  basketball star Center James Donaldson spoke to HPR on Friday, February 1, 2013 and talked about his NBA career and how he is now involved with bringing Chinese students to the US and ex pro basketball stars to China.  He is tall (7' 1), outgoing, and a very funny speaker everyone admired and enjoyed.  

Ex Supersonic and NBA star James Donaldson Speaks to HPR Randy Luke 2013-02-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Randy Luke on Jan 28, 2013



HP Rotary had it's 3rd Social Nite at Addesso's Italian Restaurant in downtown Olympia tonight and it featured volunteer waitstaff made up of clubmembers (LAURA MACANDER and Charter President JOSEPH BEAULIEU shown above.  Addesso's donated a portion of meal receipts and all tips to the Club making it not only a fun event, but also a mini-fundraiser.

Fun Social Nite for HPR at Addesso's Italian Restaurant in Olympia Randy Luke 2013-01-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Randy Luke on Jan 24, 2013



On Friday, Janurty 25, three more new members were inducted to Hawks Prairie Rotary Club including MARK SHAFFER (Sponsor-Bob Kagy), LAURA MACANDER (shown with Sponsor Dave Newkirk), and MATT GRATE (shown with Sponsor Noel Ostrander).  This brings the total of new members to HPR to 8 since July 1, 2012 including LENNY GREENSTEIN, TEENA BARNES, MIKE LAVERTY, MEREDITH BROWN, and JOHN BRADBURN.  We also welcomed back KELLI HEGSTED  who transferred back from Gateway Rotary..

Three New members to HPR Inducted 01-25-2013 Randy Luke 2013-01-25 00:00:00Z 0
Dick Pust, Well Known Radio Commentator Speaks to HPR Randy Luke 2013-01-25 00:00:00Z 0
PDG Ken Balsley talks to HPR about being a Rotarian Randy Luke 2013-01-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Randy Luke on Jan 03, 2013



St Martins University President Roy Heyndryxx addresses HP
Rotary for 2nd time and includes some history of the                                                                                                                          
Benedictine Monks who started the college. HP President                                                                                                                            Randy Luke thanks him with HP commerative coin                                                                                                                                           

SMU President Heyndryxx Addresses HP Rotary Club Randy Luke 2013-01-03 17:40:11Z 0
Posted by Randy Luke on Dec 20, 2012



Santa visited HP Rotary's 2012 Christmas Party which included a gift exchange, poem, and games. All had a great time thannks to Committee Members GRACE KENDALL, DAVE NEWKIRK, JENNIFER OLIVERIO, TABITHA JOHNSON,and RANDY LUKE


Santa Visits 2012 HP Rotary ChristmasParty Randy Luke 2012-12-21 00:00:00Z 0
SMU President Roy Heyndryxx Visits HPR for 2nd time Randy Luke 2012-12-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Randy Luke on Nov 15, 2012



Retiring Secretary of State SAM REED addressed HP Rotary for the last time on Friday, November 16th.  He discussed the 2012 general elections from his viewpoint especially the close races.  He is most proud of his record of mederation and civility and spoke about some of his mentors.  Sam has spoken before HP Rotary many times, and we will miss our 14th Secretary of State. 

Retiring Secretary of State SAM REED talks to HPR Randy Luke 2012-11-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tabitha Johnson on Sep 13, 2012



Tabitha Johnson, HP Rotary New Generatons Director speaks to HPR about its New Generations Program for 2012-2013 inclduing River Ridge Interact Club and RYLA.
Tabitha Johnson Talks about HP Rotary New Generations Tabitha Johnson 2012-09-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Randy Luke on Aug 02, 2012


New District 5020 Governor Judy Byron is welcomed to HP Rotary Club by Club President Randy Luke.  She spoke about Peace through Service and the difference between being a Rotary member and becoming a true Rotarian.
District 5020 Governor JUDY BYRON Visits HP Rotary Club Randy Luke 2012-08-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Randy Luke on Jul 29, 2012


Hawks Prairie Rotary Club held it's 5th PNW Mushroom Festival at the Regional Athletic Facility on July 28 & 29, 2012 in Lacey.  It's formula for success included  seven mushroom tastes, many mushroom food vendors, Chef demonstrations, entertainment, Cisco Morris from KIRO, Mr. Tow Mater, Alpacas and a horse and burro from Soggy Bottom and large free Kid's Zone.  New features this year included a Food and Wine Tasting Event and an improved serving system and plenty of tastes for the 2012 Shroom Feasters.  Rickey Nelson of Ricardo's Pizza and Restaurant won both the Chef's Choice Award and Peoples Choice Award for his fabulous oven baked mushroom pizza. 
5th Hawls Prairie Rotary PNW Mushroom Festival Another Bug Success! Randy Luke 2012-07-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Randy Luke on Jul 04, 2012


Randy Luke is the new Hawks Prairie Rotary Club President for 2012-2013.  He and his new board of Directors were installed and sworn in by Bruce Stuwe, Asst Governor for RI District 5020, Area 9B at the Links Golf Course in Hawks Prairie on Friday, June 29, 2012.
Randy Luke Installed as new Hawks Prairie Rotary President Randy Luke 2012-07-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Randy Luke on Jul 01, 2012


Randy Luke is the new President of Hawks Prairie Rotary in Lacey.  He along with his new Board Of Directors, was sworn in by Bruce Stuwe, District 5020 9B Assistant Governor at the Linkis Golf Course Clubhouse in Hawks Prairie on Friday, June 29, 2012.  He succeeds Sherry Jennings. 

Randy Luke Installed as New HPR President Randy Luke 2012-07-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Randy Luke on Apr 05, 2012

ImageApril 6, 2012

HPR Exchange Student Ai Sasaki and Member Sarah Austin welcome Ai's Mother, Mitsue who came to visit Ai and HPR  from Japan.  It was also her birthday and we sang her Happy Birthday and presented her with a birthday cake.  She in turn presented our Club with Japananese cookies and Origami birds.


HPR Meets Exchange Student Ai Sasaki's Mom Randy Luke 2012-04-06 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Randy Luke on Feb 19, 2012

Hawks Rotary Club Celebrates its 10th Anniversary!

February 17, 2012


ImageOver 60 persons attended the Hawks Prairie Rotary Club's 10-Year Anniversary Celebration at the Upper Clubhouse at the Links Golf Course in Lacey, WA on Friday evening, February 17, 2012.  Also, a 2nd Annual Paul Harris Silent & Live Auction to benefit the Rotary International Foundation and individual HPR Paul Harris accounts was included in the festivities.  Charter President JOSEPH BEAULIEU was the Master of Ceremonies and introduced the six Past District 5020 and their wives who were in attendance.  COREY LOPARDI arranged a wonderful collage of past HPR Presidents and their perspectives of how the Club has grown, matured, and fostered great community events like the Military Family March and Support Day and the PNW Mushroom Festival.  A great time and good food was had by all.  Over 26 members contributed donations for the Auction and Larry Schorno was the Auctioneer.  HPR was chartered August 1, 2001 and was sponsored by the Lacey, WA  Rotary Club.



HP Rotary Celebrates 10th Anniversary with Dinner & Auction Randy Luke 2012-02-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Greg Stevens on Nov 10, 2011
This image says so much about our Veterans... People ... Men and Women, who put their life on hold so that Americans can enjoy the Freedom that we have in this country. We are only 7-8% of the World's population, and yet we contribute almost 80% of all goods and services worldwide. A feat that could not be accomplished w/o a strong Military. May God Bless our Service Men and Women worldwide as we take this day to Honor and Thank You for your Service


The Rotary Club of Hawks Prairie 
11-11-11 Greg Stevens 2011-11-11 00:00:00Z 0
Foundation Director Kelli Hegsted Wants to End Polio Now Sherry Jennings 2011-08-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Randy Luke on Jul 28, 2011


New District 5020  Governor DAVID STOCKS and his wife FRANCES visited with Hawks Prairie Rotarians  at their regular meeting Friday, July, 29, 2011.  He was accompanied by Assistant District Govenrnor (Area 9B) BRUCE STUWE who introduced him to the HPR Board and membership.  DG Stocks is from West Victoria and spoke about RI and District goals for 2011-2012 and noted we were one of the largest districts in RI with 88 clubs and over 5,000 members stretching  750 miles from Woodland, WA to  North Vancouver Island. 

New DG David Stocks Visits Hawks Prairie Rotary Randy Luke 2011-07-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Randy Luke on Jul 25, 2011

Hawks Prairie Rotary's 4th Pacific Northwest Mushroom Festival  held at the Regional Athletic Complex in Lacey the week end of July 23-24, 2011 was a huge success.  Bouyed by sun and temperatures not seen this summer, the Festival had close to 8,000 visitors sampling all kinds mushroom delights and taking in the expanded Kid's Zone, wares and services  of over 50 exhibitors and crafters.  Besides Ciscoe Morris from KIRO, visitors also had many chances to enjoy live presentations by chefs and educational speakers as well as ive entertainment on our two main stages.

4th NW Mushroom Festival a Big Success! Randy Luke 2011-07-26 00:00:00Z 0
Sheriff John Snaza Congratulates Eagle Scouts Tom Carroll 2011-06-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jerry Wilkins on May 13, 2011


tn_(Twisted-Club)      The Hawks Prairie Rotary Club conducted their annual Hawks Prairie Rotary Golf Tournament on May 13th, 2011, on the Links Course at the Golf Club at Hawks Prairie.



Hawks Prairie Rotary Golf Tournament A SUCCESS! Jerry Wilkins 2011-05-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Randy Luke on Dec 09, 2010

11-10-2010  The first (annual?) Hawks Prairie Rotary Foundation Auction to support the  Rotary International Foundation was held on Friday, November 5, 2010 at the Upper Clubhouse and over 60 attended and enjoyed a great buffet dinner followed by both silent and live auctions.  Bidders donated over $ 7,000 in winning bidfs for 10 live and 50 silent items  which put HPR over its annual RI foundation goal through June, 2011 of $ 11,400.  This averages over $ 200 per member.  Auction Committee  was chaired by Foundation Director Randy Luke and included, Lisa Seavey, Tabitha Johnson, Jonathan Sprouffske, Grace Kendall, Mike and Louise Robbins, and auctioneer John Vivian.

First HPR Foundation auction Held November 5, 2010 a Big Success! Randy Luke 2010-12-10 00:00:00Z 0
Military Family Support Day Video Corey Lopardi 2010-11-16 00:00:00Z 0
Statue Unveiling to be Sept. 30th 10am! Joseph Beaulieu 2006-09-21 00:00:00Z 0
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Posted by Greg Stevens
ImageNoel Ostrander and Matt Grate really brought home the bacon for the Hawks Prairie Rotary Club as Noel Ostrander got First Place for his Ribs, then He turned around and won the Grand Championship trophy. It was part of an advertising ploy for the Mush Fest. Now this coming Wed. Join Presl Corey Lopardi as the Mush Fest sponsors the Thurston Co Chamber of Commerce Lunch Forum and will be presenting a 90 second video about the Mush Fest there, also don't forget Saturday July 13th as Bob Kagy and Richard Bokofsky represent HP Rotary at the Lacey Community Market! Wow! 
Noel Ostrander and Matt Grate Bring Home the Bacon! Greg Stevens 0
Posted by Randy Luke


June 07, 2013

HPR held is annual Girl Scout luncheon to honor local Girl Scouts who have earned their Gold or Silver Badges.  They included Desiree Fairbanks, Jessica May, Alyssa Feller, Katee Hertter, Tiffnay Marquardt, Patricia Cowan and Rose McDonald.  Jessica May and her mom flew in from Pullman, WA to attend.  Alyssa Feller gave a speech on what Scouting has meant to her. The event was coordinated by past HPR President Joseph Beaulieu.

HPR Recognizes New Gold and Silver Badge Girl Scouts for 2013 Randy Luke 0
Posted by Greg Stevens
When mom or dad is out of work, the children suffer. Mixx 96.1 asks you to open your hearts to the local children who need your help this holiday season! 

 Please donate toImage "Wrapping up the Holidays" Cash & Toy Drive December 21, 2012. Mixx 96.1  will be broadcasting live 6am-6pm from the corner of State and Washington in downtown Olympia collecting your donations of cash and toys!

Wrappin' Up the Holidays! Greg Stevens 0
Bell Ring for the Salvation Army Joseph Beaulieu 0
In honor of Veterans Day! Greg Stevens 0
What it's all About! Greg Stevens 0
3rd Annual Mushroom Festival Comes Alive! Greg Stevens 0
Posted by Jerry Wilkins
LACEY – For some students, applying for a scholarship requires good grades, extra-curricular sports and activities, and community service. For others, where drugs, poverty, medical conditions or abuse may be a factor, just getting to school every day can be a major accomplishment.
HPR honors local students for overcoming odds Jerry Wilkins 0
The 3rd Annual Pacific NW Mushroom Festival Greg Stevens 0
the 3rd Annual Pacific NW Mushroom Festival Greg Stevens 0
Posted by Sherry Jennings
All Area 9B Clubs gathered to honor Paul Harris Foundation award winners. Hawks Prairie was recognized as 100% Sustaining Club (9 years in a row); for 11 Paul Harris Fellows, and for our first Major Donor, Shawn Lewis. Thank you, Shawn!
Foundation Dinner Sherry Jennings 0
Posted by Jerry Wilkins
Major, USAF, Retired, Frederick Adolf, talks about "Operation Homecoming" at the HPR February 26th luncheon meeting. Major Adolf was the navigator on one of three aircrafts that flew into Hanoi to evacuate the return of Vietnam POW's. He provided an overview of the event to pick up the 108 POW's. It was a very interesting opportunity to hear the first hand recollection of this historical event.
"Operation Homecoming"-Return of Vietnam POW's Jerry Wilkins 0
Posted by Jerry Wilkins

Join the Hawks Prairie Rotary Club on Tuesday, March 9, 2010, at 5:30 pm, at a HPR Club Social for all members and their families. 

The Social will be held at the Ram Restaurant and Brewery located at: 8100 Freedom Lane NE, Lacey, WA.

HPR Member Social Jerry Wilkins 0
Posted by Greg Stevens
Make a note on your calendar, that The 3rd Annual Pacific Northwest Mushroom Festival will be held July 24th and 25th, 2010! There will be committee meetings on the 4th Wednesday (Usually) of every month at 2 pm for the time being at ABC Printing!
Mushroom Festival to be held July 24th and 25th, 2010 Greg Stevens 0
Posted by Jerry Wilkins
The 2010 District Leadership Training Assembly was conducted February 20 - 21, 2010 in Port Angeles, Washington. The meetings were designed to help navigate through the Who, What, Where, When and How of Club Leadership. In attendance from the Hawks Prairie Rotary Club were JT Sink, Sherry Jennings, Jerry Wilkins, Tom Carroll, and Randy Luke.
District Leadership Training Assembly Jerry Wilkins 0
Elvis' Birthday ! Yay! Greg Stevens 0
Posted by Greg Stevens
Just a reminder.... You better watch out... you better not cry... You better not pout I'm telling you why... You get the idea... don't you? No Meeting on this Friday December 24th! .... enjoy Christmas!
Santa Claus is coming to town! Greg Stevens 0
Posted by Randy Luke
Fourteen HPR Members assisted SANDY HELTON'S husband Terry and their son Josh, with Helton Construction, to complete tear-down of walls and debris removal from the site of our new clubhouse meeting area adjacent to our current meeting space at the Lower Clubhouse of the Golf Course at Hawks Prairie. Besides Helton Construction, design and interior decoration work has been done by BCRA Architects (DAVE NEWKIRK) and the artisan's group (CHERI CASSEDY) all under the auspices of HPR remodel director JOSEPH BEAULIEU. Work is expected to be completed within 90 days at which time (June 1, 2010) HPR will begin meeting in this remodeled space which should hold up to 100 HPR Members and guests.
HPR Work Day on New Meeting Space Randy Luke 0
Posted by Jerry Wilkins
All Hawks Prairie Rotary members are invited to attend the Hawks Prairie Rotary Board of Director's meeting on Tuesday, April 20th, 5:00 p.m., at the President's (Andrew Oczkewicz) home, at 4144 Kyro Rd SE, Olympia. Future meetings are the third Tuesday of each month.
HPR Board of Directors Meeting Jerry Wilkins 0
Posted by Greg Stevens
We Gonna Win in 2010! Just a reminder there'll be no meeting until Friday January 8th, 2010
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Posted by Greg Stevens
Applebees is offering Veterans of the Armed Services and Active Military a Free Meal on Wed Nov. 11th! All they have to do is show them their military ID and the meal is free

Spread the word... Applebees ... You Gotta Luv'em!
Free Meal For Vets! Greg Stevens 0
Posted by Greg Stevens
From the looks of everything we had a great time! Over half of HP Rotary showed up to help, click on the Support March tab and click on Photos 2009... a big thank you goes out to Jeff Ott Photography for chronicling the event!
Military Family Appreciation Day Greg Stevens 0
Posted by Greg Stevens
After several years promoting the March to Support Military Families, The Rotary Club of Hawks Prairie has decided to change it's focus from a March ' to a "Military Family Support Day" and to move it to Cabela's in the Gateway Development at Exit 111 in Lacey. There will be expanded activities for the kids, as well as a ceremony honoring our Military Families and Service Personnel . For the latest information contact Committee Chair Dave Newkirk @ 1- 253-606-1047 or email
Military Family Appreciation Day Sept. 12th, 2009! Greg Stevens 0
New Mush Fest Promotional Video Greg Stevens 0
Posted by Greg Stevens
This bunch looks like they're having way too much fun! Plus they're raising $$ for HP Rotary at the same time. the idea is that we're going to do this approx once per quarter to raise funds for HP Rotary... Ricardo's paid us 10% ... I'm sure this bunch made way more than a hundred $$ or so... Make your plans to join us next time!
$$$ at Ricardos Greg Stevens 0
Posted by Greg Stevens
The story went... give a man a fish... and you'll feed him for a day...... Must be a whole village... I think Jerry W. took it the extreme!
Let me see... Greg Stevens 0
Posted by Greg Stevens
Make plans now to attend our July 10th lunch meeting as the entire new Board of Directors will be installed for Rotary Year 2009-2010 . Come and see what plans our new President Andrew Oczkewicz has in store for your club!Plus awards for service over the last year!
Installation of Officers Greg Stevens 0
Posted by Joseph Beaulieu
The Hawks Prairie Rotary Club recently sponsored 10 student recognition awards aptly titled, "Hawk Prairie Heroes." Teachers and counselors from North Thurston Public Schools were asked to nominate students who had overcome a social, emotional, or financial barrier to improve themselves in the school environment and/or provide a distinctive service to the school or community. "For some students the opportunities afforded to others just aren't there," said Hawks Prairie Rotarian and Asst. Supt. of NTPS, Brian Wharton, who made the presentations. "There are many scholarships and awards given strictly just for academic achievement. These students have gone above and beyond transcending personal barriers, physical and learning disabilities, family challenges and so much more.yet they all completed graduation requirements and are making plans for their future." The students and their friends and family were invited to a Rotary luncheon where they received a plaque and a $250 scholarship award. This year's recipients are: Jordan Malizio (SSHS), Seung Lee (NTHS), Vihn Phan (NTHS), Kamara Green ( NTHS), Ashanta Hollis (THS), Rachel Coley (THS), Lindsey Keith (THS), Blake Geyen (RRHS), Coty Wargnier (RRHS), Tiffany Gilpin (RRHS).
Hawks Prairie Rotary Heros Joseph Beaulieu 0
5th Annual HP Rotary Golf Tournament! Blake Knoblauch 0
It's Mush Fest Time! Greg Stevens 0
Posted by Greg Stevens
Here's a great way for Hawks Prairie Rotary to make some $$$ and have a great time all at once! For more information, contact Jane Walker @ 360-923-0638
Monday Night at Mangano's! Greg Stevens 0
Bob Kagy Recieves 4 Avenues of Service Award Greg Stevens 0
District Gov. Brian Beagle to visit HP Rotary Greg Stevens 0
Posted by Greg Stevens
Here's HP Rotarians Angelique Wilson and Big Bill Forsythe helping the Salvation Army to Help Others! The Interact Student is unidentified...
Bell Ringing for 2008 Greg Stevens 0
Posted by Jay Cohn
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! on behalf of the Rotary Club of Hawk's Prairie! Just a reminder, that there will be NO Club meetings on December 26, 2008, and January 2nd 2009. We will resume....
Enjoy this Special Time of Year~! Jay Cohn 0
Posted by Jerry Wilkins
Help raise money in support of Homeless Backpacks, Inc, whose goal is to end homelessness one child at a time. This group provides food in a backpack for school-age children to take home for the weekend so they will not go hungry. Currently, they are feeding 81 children, and this number grows each week. They say this number of children equates to $800 per week!
Homeless Backpacks Project Jerry Wilkins 0
Posted by Jeffrey Ott
OLYMPIA, Oct. 15 - I've struggled with a clean way to post and share all the photos I've had the privilege to take over the past couple of years. The ClubRunner site (our site here) just is too cumbersome for anything but one or two images. SO.... I've set up a separate website that you can link to to view photos. I have two of this season's biggest events - The Mushroom Festival and the 2008 Military Family Support March posted. You can access them by going to this site:

I will continue to sort and post different album, so check this new site frequently. Or better yet, sign up on the RSS feeder to be notified of updates to the albums automatically.

I hope you enjoy these images as much as I do taking them!
New Photos Albums Jeffrey Ott 0
Posted by Greg Stevens
Under the able direction of Dave Newkirk(BCRA) add to that, beautiful weather, add to that... the 6th year, add to that ... great promotion, add to that... a great venue(Wal-Mart)add to that .. great entertainment, and it all adds up to a tremendous event!
The March to Support Military Families Does it Big!2008! Greg Stevens 0
2008 PNW Mushroom Festival Slide Show Jeffrey Ott 0
Posted by Jeffrey Ott
LACEY, Oct. 10 - Rotary International's E-Magazine Rotary International Interactive picked up the video slideshow of HPR's Pacific Northwest Mushroom Festival posted on YouTube. It is a featured story.

To view the entire E-Magazine click on the link above. To go directly to the featured story, click here.
Rotary International Recognizes HPR! Jeffrey Ott 0
Posted by Jeffrey Ott
The 2008 HPR Golf Tournament fell on one of the best days of the year!! And that is only one aspect of the great day... as there was even our FIRST HOLE IN ONE!! All the players will receive their own 4x6 print but you can see them here!
HPR 2008 Golf Tournament Photos Are Posted Jeffrey Ott 0
Rotary Ramp up at the Ram Jay Cohn 0
Posted by Jeffrey Ott
After going through all the photos from the two days of the festival, I have posted a selective group of about 95 images. They can be viewed here. There will be a special showing of photos at an upcoming HPR Club Meeting.
2008 Pacific Northwest Mushroom Festival Photos Jeffrey Ott 0
the First Ever Pacific NW Mushroom Festival a Huge Success! Greg Stevens 0
Hawks Prairie Hero Jay Cohn 0
Posted by Jay Cohn
There is such an interest in Community Service! The next meeting is at 10:00 am on Friday, February 8 at the club house. We have asked a couple of people to join is the person who deals with backpacks for the homeless. And the other is a person who has a lot of information about homelessness in our area.
Community Services Update Jay Cohn 0
Posted by Greg Stevens
This may be a significant story of sorts, however, Jeff Ott longtime Red Badge member finally did his Vocational Talk, only it was a song(I'm pretty sure it counts) The words were significant, and were well recieved by all who were there!  Click Here to hear this fabulously sung song!
Jeff Ott's Infamous Blue Badge Song! Greg Stevens 0
Posted by Jay Cohn
Monday, December 10 and Tuesday, December 11, HP Rotary members will be manning a Flood Relief Donation Center at Venture Bank on College Street. There will be two trucks on site, and we need people to "man" the trucks.
Flood Relief Effort Jay Cohn 0
Posted by Jeffrey Ott
LACEY, Dec 8 - HPR and River Ridge Interact collected money for the Salvation Army today in front of the Lacey Wal-Mart. It was a cold day but the kindness and generosity of the Wal-Mart shoppers warmed the bell ringers by their donations of spare dollars and coins. Bell ringing is a reqular public service of Hawks Prairie Rotary.
Bells Ring At Wal-Mart Jeffrey Ott 0
New Hawks Prairie Members Jay Cohn 0
New HPR Inductions Jay Cohn 0
Posted by Jeffrey Ott
LACEY, Dec 14 - Dale Carlson completed the final step in obtaining his blue badge today by presenting his Vocational Speech before the club. Dale, a native of Olympia, owns BikeTech Bicycle Shops in Olympia and Pierce County. Dale is also working in commercial real estate. His hobbies include mountian biking, drag racing and other adrenaline sports, so joining HPR came naturally!

Job well done, Dale!

Dale Carlson Completes Blue Badge Requirements Jeffrey Ott 0
Posted by Jeffrey Ott
FORT LEWIS, Nov 21 - Colonel Steve Townsend, long familiar with HPR members for his support of the club's efforts in supporting Military Families, handed over command and responsibilities to Colonel Funk in a large ceremony on the Gray Army Airfield on Fort Lewis today. COL Townsend has been with the 3-2 since December, 2004. From July 2006 to September 2007, he led the Brigade during counter-insurgency operations in Ninevah Province in northern Iraq, strike force operations in Baghdad and during offensive operations to eject Al Qaeda from Baqubah.

COL Townsend and his wife Melissa, have two sons, Tyler and Evan, both in college.

The club was represented at the ceremony by Al Eckroth and Andrew Oczkewicz. Additional photos from the ceremony can be seen by clicking on this link.
COL Townsend Leaves the 3-2 Jeffrey Ott 0
International Service Jay Cohn 0
Membership Comittee Jay Cohn 0
Vocational Services Committee Update Jay Cohn 0
Posted by Jay Cohn

From Bob Wubbena of the Downtown Rotary Club:

"Cool Jazz and Clean Water" is more than a slogan to the seven Rotary Clubs in the Lacey, Olympia and Tumwater area. The seven clubs have lived their model of "service above self" as they have developed, implemented and grown the November High School Jazz Band event for area schools and then treated the community to some of the best Jazz music and military band performances of the year. Then they add to the plan some "clean water projects" for some of the poorest of the poor in Malawi, Africa. This Rotary event "gives back" to the needs of our community and the needs of our global citizens.

The History of the Malawi Water Project Jay Cohn 0
Posted by Sherry Jennings
Lacey, Nov. 16 - Treacy Duerfeldt, District 5020 Foundation Permanent Fund Chair, told the HPR members today that they have a chance to make zone, district (and maybe national) Rotary history again. HPR was the first club in the District to achieve 100% sustaining members in Paul Harris. HPR has maintained this distinction every year since it was founded.

Now, Duerfeldt challenges HPR to achieve 100% Benefactors and be the first (or one of the first) clubs in the country to do so. We are very close! If we can do this before January 1, 2008, Duerfeldt promises to make sure we are recognized nationally.

Becoming a Benefactor is easy. The only requirement is to pledge at least $1000 to the Rotary permanent fund in your estate planning. See Sherry Jennings or Shawn Lewis for more information.

Treacy Duerfeldt is available to discuss other ways of giving to the Permanent Fund. Treacy joined Rotary at age 26 and was mistaken for an exchange student by his new club! Since then, he's become a Level 4 Bequest Society member, a Benefactor, a Multiple Paul Harris Fellow, a member of the Paul Harris Society.
Treacy is a 3rd generation Rotarian. His dad is a Past District Governor and his granddad is a past member of Tacoma #8.

Please become a Benefactor and help Hawks Prairie Rotary set the standard for Rotary clubs across the USA and make Rotary history once again!!
Hawks Prairie Rotary Can Make History -- Again!! Sherry Jennings 0
Posted by Jay Cohn

Growing our membership* is important for us!  It increases the number of people contributing to the Rotary mission, the money Rotary raises through the collection of dues, and the networking capabilities of this group as a whole.  That's why bringing in new members is everyone's responsibility at Hawk's Prairie Rotary! For the first time, in order to help jumpstart our 2008 membership recruitment, we are officially declaring January as "Hawk's Prairie Rotary Membership Month"!  Our goal is 100% participation and we are encouraging every HP Rotarian to bring one guest to one meeting in the month of January.  Here's how it will work:
January is Membership Month at HPR Jay Cohn 0
Posted by Sherry Jennings
LACEY, Oct 5 - For services called "a special and generous contribution...[that] went beyond what we normally ask of Rotarians", Jeff Ott was recognized today. During the entire 2007 District Training Assembly, Jeff provided photography services and presented the images to District 5020 for its use. District Governor Norm Watts, PDG Joan Firkins and District Trainer Layne Marshal honored Ott by topping off his contributions for his first Paul Harris. Nearly one-third of Hawks Prairie Rotarians are Paul Harris Fellows and Jeff is our newest PHF. Congratulations from all of us at HPR and we're proud of your recognition from the District!!

(photo by: Shawn Lewis)
Jeff Ott Recognized by District Sherry Jennings 0
Posted by Jeffrey Ott
LACEY, Oct 5th - Pres. Bob Kagy inducted Felix Peguero as a new member to Hawks Prairie Rotary today.  Felix, of Edward Jones Investments, is happy to join Hawks Prairie Rotary and looks forward to working on our many projects.  Please welcome Felix to HPR the next time you see him.
Welcome Felix Peguero! Jeffrey Ott 0
Posted by Jay Cohn
LACEY, Oct 19th - Pres. Bob Kagy inducted Angelique Wilson as a new member to Hawks Prairie Rotary today.  Angelique, Vice President of Professional Temp Staffing Agency, is happy to join Hawks Prairie Rotary and looks forward to working on our many projects.  Please welcome Angelique to HPR the next time you see her.
Welcome Angelque Wilson Jay Cohn 0
Posted by Jay Cohn
This Committee "Spotlight" is on Vocational Services.

From Grace Kendall: As business leaders, Rotarians share their skills and expertise through vocational service, one of the Four Avenues of Service. Your vocational service efforts can play a vital role in improving the quality of life for those hardworking members of the community who need direction and expertise. By participating in any of a number of vocational service activities ---- mentoring, career days, vocational awards, business assistance, or even talking about your job at a club meeting. Through Vocational Services you can turn your experience into an invaluable resource for others.

Vocational Services Jay Cohn 0
Joseph Gets Hammered Jeffrey Ott 0
Raffle Rumors Prompt Police Pick Jeffrey Ott 0
Posted by Jeffrey Ott
LACEY, August 31 - Greg Steven's ticket was chosen for today's raffle.  With only 3 marbles left in the bag, Greg chances of winning the total of over $2000 was pretty good. Members attending the meeting collectively held their breath as he dug deep, trying to feel just which one of those glass marbles was black.

Unfortunately for Greg, the black marble was not selected.  He does, however, get to receive a free lunch and along with the rest of the club, get's the chance of winning again next week.
Only Two Marbles Left! Jeffrey Ott 0
Posted by Greg Stevens
That's right... on Saturday Sept. 13th, 2008. Hawks Prairie Rotary will once again conduct it's signature event. The 6th Annual March to Support Military Families! Since it's inception in 2002. This event has raised over $200,000, and also led HP Rotary to install the Statue that welcomes people to Lacey at the corner of Quinault and Marvin Road, dedicated to Military Families as our Centennial Project
Save the Date! Sept 13th the 6th annual March to Support Military Families! Greg Stevens 0
Posted by Jeffrey Ott
LACEY, August 31 - Hawks Prairie Rotary's second foreign exchange student, Stuti, arrived this past week from India.  She attended her first HPR meeting today and was asked to draw the winning ticket for the day's raffle.  Stuti is staying with Haley Thompson who hosted an ice cream social at her house on Thursday for HPR members to meet Stuti.  Please make sure you welcome Stuti when you see her and remember her when you plan trips around the PNW.  She would love to see all that she can while she is here! 

Stuti, we're glad you are here!
Stuti Lands at HPR Jeffrey Ott 0
Posted by Jeffrey Ott
LACEY, August 24 - Today, HPR accepted Teena Kennedy as a new member. Teena (designation: non-profit management) was presented with her red-badge by her sponsor Joseph Beaulieu. Teena works for the Thurston County Economic Development Council. Please welcome Teena to Hawks Prairie Rotary!
Teena Kennedy Jeffrey Ott 0
Posted by Jeffrey Ott
LACEY, Aug. 17 - Jeff Korte, Security Manager at West Coast Bank was the featured speaker at Friday's HPR meeting. Information security practices at financial institutions provide the underpinnings for our own privacy protection, states Korte. While this has been a learning experience for individuals and corporations alike, progress is being made on multiple fronts. Korte advised that no bank or financial institution will solicite personal information (passwords, social security numbers, mother's maiden names, etc.) via email (or phone call). If you are ever in doubt, call (don't reply to) your local branch directly.
Information Security is Still Important Jeffrey Ott 0
Posted by Jeffrey Ott
LACEY, July 20 - Joe Hoshall was welcomed as a new member today. Joe is with Stewart Title and is sponsored by Joan Keller. Welcome Joe, we're glad you're chose Hawks Prairie Rotary!
Joe Hoshall Joins HPR Jeffrey Ott 0
Posted by Jeffrey Ott
LACEY, June 29 - The first annual HPR Installation Banquet and Ceremony was held Friday, June 29. Past President Jan Wallace handed the reins of control (editor's note: 'control' is tenuous at best with this club...) to Bob Kagy and he promptly started his term as President, for the 2007-2008 year. Evening entertainment was capped by magician Jeff Evans. It was a memorable evening enjoyed by all. Photos of the evening can be viewed by going to this site: Installation Banquet
Installation Banquet Jeffrey Ott 0
Posted by Jeffrey Ott

OLYMPIA, May 20 - Hawk's Prairie Rotarian Catherine Townsend completed today's Capitol City Marathon in a respectible 5:17:37.  The 26.2 miles of wind, rain, and hills were all behind her as she completed the long straight stretch of Capitol Blvd and crossed the finish line.  Catherine, a physical therapist at Apple Physical Therapy in Lacey, trained regulary in preparation for the race.  This was her first marathon.  When asked, she said this was also probably going to be her last...

Congratulations, Catherine!

HPR's Catherine Townsend Completes Marathon! Jeffrey Ott 0
Posted by Sherry Jennings
LACEY, July 20 - Catherine Townsend became a full-fledged blue badge holder today after giving her brilliant vocational talk. Catherine told members why she was inspired to become a physical therapist and how important it is for her to help her patients regain mobility and flexibility. Catherine was sponsored by Lucie Khadduri.
Catherine Townsend Sees Blue Sherry Jennings 0
Posted by Jeffrey Ott
LACEY, July 20 - Master Chief Henry Schwind of the USS Olympia made a personal appearance at the Hawks Prairie Rotary Club. Schwind is in town representing the LA Class Attack submarine and its 150 man crew for Lake Fair this weekend. The boat is currently based in Hawaii but Master Chief Schwind still considers Olympia, Washington its home base. Schwind brought momentos from the Olympia and presented the club with a special commemorative plaque.
Master Chief Schwind - USS Olympia Jeffrey Ott 0
Hawk's Prairie Rotary, in the News Again! Greg Stevens 0
Posted by Jeffrey Ott

LACEY, May 18 - Team photos from today's golf tournament are posted at:  Click on the orange "Find Your Photos" button along the left side and find the listing for today's event. Every team member will receive 1-4x6 copy of their team photo to remember today's event forever! 

Reprints are available.

Annual Golf Tournament Photos Are Posted! Jeffrey Ott 0
Posted by Jeffrey Ott
LACY, April 20 - Dr. Gerald Pumphry spoke to the gathered HPR members at Friday's meeting.  Dr. Pumphry, sporting the crisom and orange in memory of the fallen Virginia Tech students, spoke about the current and future directions of South Puget Sound Community College.  Of immediate interest to HPR is the announcement that SPSCC recently purchased 54 acres of property along Marvin Road, scheduled to be developed in the the East Campus by 2010.
Dr. Gerald Pumphry, President of SPSCC Jeffrey Ott 0
Posted by Sherry Jennings

DECEMBER 26, 2006 - On December 31, 2006 from 12:00 PM (Noon) to 7:00 PM CST, Foundation staff will be available to process same day calendar year-end credit card contributions via telephone to the EREY hotline:  1-847-866-3352 or by email to: .  Credit card contributions can also be made on Rotary's website at .  


To receive a 2006 calendar year tax receipt, mailed contributions must be postmarked by 31 December 2006 and received at the bank by 5 January 2007.  Contributions received after that date regardless of postmark automatically receive tax receipts for 2007.

Last Minute TRF Donations Sherry Jennings 0
Posted by Jeffrey Ott
LACEY, April 20 -- Bob Kagy went to Brazil and traveled the wilds of the Amazon this month.¦nbsp; While there with his family, he visited his son, who is on a Rotary exchange with a family who lives six and half hours from Sao Paulo.¦nbsp; That is highway miles to any one who's wondering.¦nbsp; Bob took a load of Hawk's Prairie Rotary golf shirts and handed them out at local Rotary meetings.¦nbsp; Needless to say, those shirts where quickly snapped up and immediately worn.¦nbsp; What a great exchange of Rotarian friendship!¦nbsp; Before he left, his newly found Rotary Chapter of Candido Moto presented him with the framed flag proudly held by Bob in the photograph.¦nbsp; Photos of his visit is available at this link:¦nbsp;
Bob Kagy's Trip To Brazil Jeffrey Ott 0
Posted by Jeffrey Ott

DECEMBER 22, 2006 - That jolly old elf himself, Santa Claus, took time out of his busy last minute preparations to pay a brief visit to the HPR today. Mr. Claus' schedule permitted him to take a few last minute requests.  First to the line was Ken Balsley (see photo in the Photo Journals). Though the conversation was private, it is rumored that Santa warned Mr. Balsley to be nicer in his editorial remarks in the coming year.  Second in line was young Joseph Oczkewicz.  Though again, the conversation was held in confidence, reportedly amoung other things, Joseph asked for a new baby brother or sister.  This report is unconfirmed.

Merry Christmas to all!!

Santa Visits HPR Jeffrey Ott 0
Posted by Jeffrey Ott

NOVEMBER 10, 2006 - Command Sargent Major Dahl spoke to the HPR on Veterans Day.  CSM Dahl and his brothers grew up in the Olympia area, from where he joined the Army in 1982.  His overseas tours include one tour in Korea and three tours in Germany.  He has deployed to Saudi Arabia, France, Macedonia and Iraq.

CSM Dahl spoke of the pride and privedge of serving with the men and women on the US Army.  It is a privledge and experience that, while cuts across all social economic classes of Americans, only one percent of the total population shares.

CSM Dahl is married to his wife Jennifer and they reside at Fort Lewis.

CSM Dahl Speaks to HPR on Veteran's Day Jeffrey Ott 0
Posted by Jeffrey Ott

NOVEMBER 10, 2006 - HPR recognized Veterans Day today by asking members to bring a veteran to the meeting.Ã' Veterans who attended represented the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard. These honored veterans saw service in from the Second World War to the present war in Iraq.Ã' For a Rotary Club who's mission to honor the military and the military family is central, the meeting held special significance.

Sadly, the Club recognized the death this week in IraqÃ' of Sgt. Lucas White from Fort Lewis' 1st Battalion, 23rd Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, with a moment of silence.Ã' There will be a memorial service for Sgt. White at the Fort Lewis chapel on November 16 and he will be buried at his request in Arlington National Cemetary, where he will be close to his brothers who died fighting in Afghanistan.

Veterans Day at HPR Jeffrey Ott 0
Posted by Sherry Jennings

Have you wondered what your current level of contributions is to the Rotary Foundation?  Review the informational pdf  (in View Club Documents on the Admin page) on how to review your current individual level of contributions to The Rotary Foundation at the Rotary International web page.  Please contact Sherry Jennings if you have problems logging in to retrieve this information.

Review Your Level of Contribution to RI Foundation Sherry Jennings 0
Notes from Valerie Verhei in Belgium Todd Monohon 0
Posted by Jeffrey Ott

OCTOBER 13, 2006 - Bob Lovely, past District 5020 Govenor (2000-2001) and current District Foundation Development lead, spoke to the Friday the thirteen meeting of HPR.  Rotary makes it very easy for you to contribute to the Rotary Foundation through various financial tools, from Benefactor donations of $1000 or more to the cash contributions we are all familier with.  If you would like additional information on how you can take advantage of these money saving (and tax avoiding) ways of contributing to the Foundation, contact our HPR Foundation chairperson, Sherry Jennings.

Past District Governor, Bob Lovely Speaks at HPR Jeffrey Ott 0
Posted by Bill Peabody


Ominous black clouds roll across the heavens. THUNDER begins to RUMBLE within the clouds. An unsettling

feeling of approaching danger.


FRIDAY THE 13TH... Bill Peabody 0
Posted by Jeffrey Ott
SEPTEMBER 30, 2006 - The culmination of over two years of dedicated work by HPR came to fruition today as the sculpture created in tribute to the Military Family was set in place near Home Depot, on Marvin Road, in Lacey.  It was a beautiful day, a moving event, and a everlasting contribution from Hawks Prairie Rotary to the city of Lacey, South Puget Sound and to all the military families, past, present and future.  Photos of the ceremony and placement can be found HERE.
Military Family Statue Jeffrey Ott 0
Military Family Statue to be Unveiled Sept. 30th @10am! Greg Stevens 0
Posted by Jeffrey Ott
SEPTEMBER 29, 2006 - 5020 District Govenor, Erik Frederickson (Port Townsend), spoke to Hawks Prairie Rotary about his plans for the coming year.  The theme of his term, "Rotary Serves Peace" is not a 60's anti-war slogan - rather it refers to all the programs Rotary International sponsors to provide aid throughout the world. By serving the vast majority of those less fortunate than us in North America and other developed nations, Rotary will promote peace more effectively than any political statement.  This message of peace also refers to establishing policies and guidelines for the protection of the of Rotary exchange guests against harassment and sexual predation.
5020 District Governor Speaks of Peace at HPR Jeffrey Ott 0
Posted by Greg Stevens
What did Andrew Osckewicz have to do with the now infamous HP Rotary Statue...titled "In Honor of Military Families" ? Read The Rest Of The Story.....
The Real Statue Story.... Greg Stevens 0
Posted by Jeffrey Ott

AUGUST 11, 2006 - Dean Hunter, retired aviator served in three wars (Korean, Cold, and Vietnam) related just a few of his stories from his autobiography For Love of Life and Country.  Through humor and humility, Mr. Hunter related to HPR attendees those most amazing events in his life of flying over 34 different aircraft, through all sorts of conditions.  The most amazing and stunning thread through all his stories is that he escaped death or serious injury almost every year on June 25th.  It is no wonder this Eagle Scout never ventures far from home on that date any more.

June 25th No More Jeffrey Ott 0
Posted by Jeffrey Ott
SEPTEMBER 9, 2006 - The 2006 Military Family Support March was a wonderful success.  Thanks to everyone who worked hard and volunteered their time and energy to make the march an even larger event than last year's!  Media coverage can be found in all area newspapers, television and even here:

The Hawks Prairie Rotary definitely shined today and brought smiles and warmth to the families of those who serve.
2006 Military Family Support March Jeffrey Ott 0
Posted by Jeffrey Ott

JUNE 23, 2006 - Shawn Lewis wrapped up his term as President of the Hawks Prairie Rotary today when he handed the gavel to incoming President Jan Wallace. Under Shawn's leadership, the club exceeded all of its goals for the Rotary Foundation and swept the awards handed out at District 5020 Leadership Conference, sponsored its first Youth Exchange, worked towards the final preparations for the Centennial Project statue honoring the Nation's Military families, held the third HPR Military Family Support March and kicked off the Annual HPR Rotary Challenge Golf Tournament.  Thanks for keeping the traditions of HPR fellowship and fun alive!

Passing the Gavel Jeffrey Ott 0
Calling All Hawk's Prairie Rotarians and Friends! Greg Stevens 0
Posted by Jeffrey Ott
JUNE 16, 2006 - Miss Kitsap County (aka Kristin Eddings) stopped spoke to the Club about the Miss Washington scholoarship organization and her bid to become Miss Washington.  Her platform is on the need to increased International Education.  Clearly her passion showed for the topic during her talk as she hoped to take her platform from Miss Washington to the Miss USA contest.  Additional information regarding the Miss Washington contest can be found HERE
Miss Kitsap Visits HPR Jeffrey Ott 0
Posted by Jeffrey Ott
MAY 24, 2006 - Jim Larson, President and CEO of Morningstar gave an update of the service organization's activities since the last time he visited HPR five years ago.  Morningstar and its subsidairy, Coastal Business Services Group, provides employment and training opportunities to over 481 disabled clients across Washington.
Jim Larsen - Morningside Jeffrey Ott 0
Posted by Jeffrey Ott
MAY 24, 2006 - President Shawn Lewis brought home three awards received at the District meeting held the weekend of May 20-21.  In the above photograph, President Shawn holds the Govenor's Benefactor Award in recognition of the Highest number of Benefactors of 56.4%, and the Foundation Award in recognition of being First in Per Capita giving to the Annual Programs Fund in the District. HPR also received the Governor's Citation for 100% Sustaining Members.  Great job, Rotarians!
HPR Sweeps District Awards Jeffrey Ott 0
Posted by Jeffrey Ott
Steve Hyer of Washington Business Week was the speaker at the April 21.  Washington Business Week (not to be confused with the National news magazine) provides opportunities for high school students to learn just how business works through a week long boot camp experience.  Four different college campi across the state provide location and instuctor volunteers from the business community provide the education.  Anyone interested in helping should contact Washington Business Week.
Washington Business Week Jeffrey Ott 0
Posted by Jeffrey Ott
The April 7th meeting welcomed two new members to Hawks Prairie Rotary.  Jannette Oliver (Association Management) and Jane Walker (Banking) were introduced by their sponsors, Terry Anderson and Sonya Hutnik.  Welcome Jannette and Jane!
HPR Welcomes New Rotarians! Jeffrey Ott 0
Posted by Jeffrey Ott
Sean Eagan, Congressional Aid for Adam Smith, stood in for the Congressman at the Friday, May 12th meeting.  Congressman Smith was ill with an unfortunate bout of stomach flu. The meeting attendees where sorry for Adam Smith's ills, but were just as happy to have him stay away, considering the description of teh symptoms!  Sean provided a captivating update to the battles in Washington and even fielded questions from those in attendence.  Thanks to Randy for coordinating the meeting!
Adam Smith Jeffrey Ott 0
Posted by Jeffrey Ott
The 2006 batch of Thurston County Eagle Scouts were honored at the HPR Eagle Scout Luncheon.  Ten Eagle Scouts and their families attended the annual event by HPR President Shawn Lewis.  The Scouts all represented the best of the Scouting community by bringing their Eagle Scout Community Projects scrapbooks as well as sharing their plans for the future.  Congratulations Scouts!
Eagle Scouts Honored Jeffrey Ott 0
Posted by Jeffrey Ott
The Club held its annual recognition of the Girl Scout Gold and Silver award recepients at the March 17 meeting. The Gold award is the highest level possible by the Girl Scouts and takes work, dedication and committment to achieve.  Two Gold Awards were honored as were 15 Silver Awards.  More photos of the event, honorees and attendees can be found in the Photo Journal section of the Club website.
Girl Scout Gold and Silver Recognition Lunch Jeffrey Ott 0
Posted by Jeffrey Ott
Gareth Curtiss made the final welds on the the Military Family Support Sculpture on Wednesday, April 5, 2006.  Next week the petina will be applied to cover the weld seams and give the bronze sculpture its final smooth appearence.  Go to the Photo Journal page for more images.
Final Welds Shape Sculpture Jeffrey Ott 0
Posted by Jeffrey Ott
Jeanette Oliver from the American Heart Association spoke to the Hawks Prairie Rotary Club on March 24.  Coronary Disease is now the leading killer of women, she reports.  There are many way concerned citizens can (and should) be involved in raising community awareness and funds for research.  Upcoming events include the Heart Walk South Sound 2006.  Your participation is welcomed.  Click the link above for more information and registration information.
Jeanette Oliver - American Heart Association Jeffrey Ott 0
Posted by Jeffrey Ott
Sherry Jennings was honored by District 5020 Governor Joan Firkins, at the March 17th meeting for her endowment to the Permanent Fund of the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International. 

The Permanent Fund ensures The Rotary Foundation's ability to meet the urgent needs of the future through an endowment. An endowed contribution is a gift that the Foundation holds in perpetuity. The gift is invested, and only a portion of its investment return is used for purposes specified by the donor. To guard against inflation, the remaining investment return is added to the principal. The goal is to ensure that the principal maintains its real value over time. Thus, gifts to the Permanent Fund will grow and continue to support The Rotary Foundation for years to come.  More information of the Permanent Fund may be found at: .
Sherry Jennings Honored Jeffrey Ott 0
Posted by Jeffrey Ott
Dan Kimball, Democratic candidate for Thurston County Sheriff spoke to the Hawks Prairie Rotary on Friday, March 10.  Kimball who is currently on the Sheriff's department, spoke on how his his plan to downsize mid-level management, increase more deputy sheriff positions, increase use of technology and focus on identity theft will improve the Sheriff's office.  More about Kimball's position can be found at:
Sheriff Candidate Kimball Jeffrey Ott 0
Posted by Jeffrey Ott
Angela Rivera presented a certificate of appreciation on Friday, March 3 for the $1,000 donation the provide by the club.  Angela was lined up to present the certificate on 17th of February, but high winds (and no electricity) had cancelled that day's meeting.
Washington Air National Guard Recognizes HPR Jeffrey Ott 0
Posted by Jeffrey Ott
On Saturday, February 11, the final pour of the sculpture took place in Shelton.  Several Hawks Prairie members and their families meet to witness the event.  Now that all the pieces are poured, they will now be welded together to complete the work prior to its final unveiling later this Spring.  Look for additional pictures of the pouring on the Photo Journal Page!
Final Pour of the Sculpture Jeffrey Ott 0
Posted by Jerry Wilkins
The Hawks Prairie Rotary outgoing exchange student was introduced by President Shawn Lewis during the Jan 27th noon meeting. Valerie Verhei and her dad, Bruce, were able to meet the club members.

Valerie was very gracious in expressing her thanks for being given this opportunity. She will be going to Belgium in August for a year.
Outbound Exchange Student Introduced Jerry Wilkins 0
Thomas Krugman, Olympia Master Builders Association Jeffrey Ott 0
Posted by Jeffrey Ott
Howard Thronston spoke to the Friday, March 3, Hawks Prairie Rotary Club.  Thronson believes the success of the Sheriff's department depends on increasing the number of deputies patrols on the streets and roads of the county as well as the participation of volunteers.  Afterwards, Thronson was presented the Club's tokens of appreciation, including a one of a kind, Rotary receipe and cook book.  Elections are this November.
Thurston County Sheriff Candidate Presents Jeffrey Ott 0
Posted by Jerry Wilkins

Al Eckroth and Andrew Oczkewicz representing the Hawks Prairie Rotary present a check to the Ft. Lewis Army Relief Organization during a Seattle Mariner's game at Safeco Field.  The Hawks Prairie Rotary contribution of $5000 was matched by the Mariner's Wives Organization represented by Mrs. Dobbs, the wife of Mariner player Greg Dobbs, on the left.  A total of $18,000 was donated to the Ft. Lewis Army Relief Organization representative. 

Hawks Prairie Rotary makes contribution during Seattle Mariner's game Jerry Wilkins 0
Hawks Prairie Rotary Board meeting minutes Jerry Wilkins 0
Posted by Greg Stevens
If you're a Hawk's Prairie Rotarian, don't get all puffed up yet, however, Military Family Support March 05 is going to be a tough act to follow! It all started with a benefit concert provided by Chris Ward(Lacey PD's Singing Detective!) and the Chris Ward Band ever so eloquently introduced by Sean Murray of Mixx 96.1
Military March 05 a Huge Success! Greg Stevens 0
Posted by Greg Stevens
It doesn't seem possible, but the HP Rotary's Military Family Support March is Saturday September 10th! If you want to help, the biggest area that needs attention,is the formation of teams of people to MARCH!
Military Family Support March September 10th! Greg Stevens 0
Posted by Nikki Gilbertson
Make plans now to attend the Charter Night banquet for the all new Centennial Capitol Club! this is only one of three clubs to have been chartered in this Rotary Year! The investment is only $25.00 U.S. and includes a great meal. So put it on your calendar, right now. Thursday May 5th at 5:30 pm at The Worthington Center at Saint Martins College. For further information contact Dr. Jim Rydland at 360-870-3201 You can register by logging in to our website, and clicking on Events, and sign up right on line. You'll have to pay Dave Cherry in person however.......
The Capitol Club Charter Night Thurs. May 5th 2005 Nikki Gilbertson 0
Order your MFSM Hat/Tee Shirt Jerry Wilkins 0
Posted by Greg Stevens

Only a short time ago, the statue project was barely a gleam in Pres. Dr. Jim Rydland's eye! Now, it looks like the Hawk's Prairie Rotary Statue project could become a reality, even sooner than we think!

The Statue Project Greg Stevens 0
Posted by Greg Stevens
You missed it if you weren't in Duncan B.C. for District 5020's Assembly! First of all on Friday night, over 500 people enjoyed Hawk's Prairie's own Joseph Beaulieu and Greg Stevens as they opened the Assembly up with Oh Canada, and The Star Spangled Banner. then RI President Elect Karl Wilhelm Stenhammer sang the Swedish National Anthem in English(he said he'd never do that again. The the GSE Team From Germany sang the German National Anthem..
District 5020 Conference 2005 Greg Stevens 0
Posted by Greg Stevens
This is one meeting you won't want to miss! As Pres. Jim says his good bye's and heads off to Aurora Illinois! Just in time for the National Convention in Chicago! Lot's of accomplishments this year for Hawk's Prairie Rotary to talk about, and Dr. Rydland's leadership has been a unique experience for us all! Make plans now to attend this Friday May 20th Breakfast for Lunch! at the Golf Club at Hawk's Prairie!
President Jim Rydland's Last meeting! Greg Stevens 0
Posted by Greg Stevens

IT'S TIME TO COME ALIVE IN 2005!  Hawk's Prairie Rotary is poised to have a significant year in 2005, and we've got several things that we need to do. Here are just a few of them.......

It's a Happy Hawk's Prairie New Year! Greg Stevens 0
Pres. Rydland Gets the Press! Greg Stevens 0
Mixx 96.1 Wrapping up the Holidays Hits a Record! Terry Anderson 0
Posted by James Rydland
 Hawks Prairie Rotarians donated 30 Thanksgiving baskets to military families at Fort Lewis.  Members of the Thanksgiving team visited the fort and coordinated the distribution with Captain George McCullough. 
Thanksgiving Team Delivers! James Rydland 0
Statue Story in the Olympian! Greg Stevens 0
New Military Family Support March Web Page! Terry Anderson 0
Veterans Appreciation Dinner--November 14 James Rydland 0
Posted by James Rydland
The November 12 Veterans Recognition meeting drew a full house.  Hawks Prairie Rotarians brought veteran guests from all branches of the service. 
Veterans Recognition Packs Em In! James Rydland 0
Captain George McCullough Brings Guests! James Rydland 0
Hawks Prairie in New Home James Rydland 0
Posted by Jerry Wilkins
The Hawk's Prairie Rotary Military Family Support March made the CBS Evening News on Oct 19th. Click here to take you to the news story. Midway down on the right side, click to see the multimedia video of the CBS Evening News story by reporter Bill Whitaker with the leading footage from the Military Support March.
Military Family Support March makes CBS Evening News Jerry Wilkins 0
Paul Harris Foundation Dinner March 20th! Greg Stevens 0
Reading Van Gets Books to Kids James Rydland 0
Posted by James Rydland
District Governor Dick Drew and his wife Aline were present to honor Greg Stevens with the Hawks Prairie "Service Above Self" award.
Stevens Awarded James Rydland 0
Commander John Suessman Joins Hawks Prairie Rotary James Rydland 0
Hollingbery Named Interact Advisor James Rydland 0
Hawks Prairie Golf Team Gets Big Win! James Rydland 0
Posted by Greg Stevens
Live on the air with Mandy Brown afternoon drive dj with Mixx 96.1, PDG 5020 Ken Balsley espouses the benefits of Rotary to a huge Mixx 96.1 audience!
PDG 5020 Ken Balsley Talks about Rotary! Greg Stevens 0
Posted by James Rydland
Lacey Rotary awards Hawks Prairie Rotary the Ron Rowe Community Improvement Award! The Hawks Prairie Military Support March leadership team received the award on September 2 at a packed meeting of the Lacey club.
Military Family Support March Honored James Rydland 0
Posted by Greg Stevens
Mixx 96.1 KXXO Radio, Soft Rock for the Great Northwest is the sponsor of the website for the month of August!Does your business want to reach a significant female audience in the South Sound? Coverage extends from Seattle to Portland with the only Full Power Class C Commercial FM station in Olympia. Mixx 96.1!
Mixx 96.1 Greg Stevens 0
Posted by Greg Stevens
Hawks Prairie Rotarians work to raise money for The Little Red School House project! Last year this program helped almost 3000 school kids go back to school with clothing and supplies!
The Little Red School House Greg Stevens 0
Posted by James Rydland
The ten Lakefair Princesses wowed the standing room only crowd at the Friday rotary meeting. All of the princesses stood before the throng and spoke from their heart about their unique life experiences.
Lakefair Princesses Visit Hawks Prairie James Rydland 0
Hearing Loss Leader Visits Hawks Prairie James Rydland 0
Posted by Greg Stevens
Mark your calendars for Monday Feb. 21St , 2005, as all of the Washington State Rotary Clubs will be getting together at the State Capitol Rotunda, to celebrate 100 years! It all happens at 4:30 pm as 6 Rotary Districts congregate in the Rotunda along with an estimated crowd of about 1000 Rotarians. Hawk's Prairie Rotarians Joseph Beaulieu and Greg Stevens will lead the crowd in the singing of The Star Spangled Banner , Oh Canada, and The Centennial Song! Make plans to be there Now!
Rotary at the Rotunda! Greg Stevens 0
Posted by Joseph Beaulieu
In 1979 a group of local business owners got together and opened Lacey Bank. Within a couple of years, it was decided that our name should better reflect the areas we wanted to serve.In 1981, our bank's name was changed to First Community Bank. Today, Venture Bank has 20 branches in Lewis, Thurston, Pierce, and Grays Harbor Counties, with assets of around $460 million. Venture Bank offers a whole new way of banking that is purely Northwest, with an attitude that is as Independent as You.
Venture Bank Joseph Beaulieu 0
Posted by James Rydland
The Board of Directors visited the Pipe Fitters Training Center in order to evaluated the facility as the potential new home for Hawks Prairie Rotary.
Board Evaluates New Site James Rydland 0
Posted by James Rydland
The Mini-Literacy Center is now open at Surrey Lane Apartments. The center is the result of Hawks Prairie Rotary partnering with the South Sound Reading Foundation and Rotary District 5020.
Mini-Literacy Center Opens James Rydland 0
Posted by Greg Stevens
This bound to be one of our best programs all year!
come and hear River Ridge HS Students as they tell us about overcoming extreme adversity to continue on with their school work!
Hawk's Prairie Heroes Greg Stevens 0
Posted by James Rydland
Hawks Prairie Rotary co-founder and honorary member Ken Balsley was recognized for his contributions to District 5020 at the recent district conference. District Governor Bill McCarthy noted Ken's unwavering support for Rotary at the local, district and international level. Congratulations Ken! You exemplify Rotary!
Balsley Recognized by District 5020 James Rydland 0
Posted by Shawn Lewis
Recently, BILL PEABODY attended "Sandbag Training" as part of the Disaster Assistance Response Team. WAY TO GO BILL! Geoff Dugwyler, Americorp volunteer, has informed us of some additional training opportunities for Disaster response and preparedness that may be of interest to our entire club.
Disaster Assistance Response Training Shawn Lewis 0
Posted by James Rydland
Hawks Praire Rotary Foundation Chair Shawn Lewis was presented the Area 9B per capita foundation award at the recent District 5020 Conference. District Governor Bill McCarthy and Assistant Governor Paul Randall presented the award. Hawks Prairie Rotary had the highest per capita giving to the foundation of all clubs in Area 9B! Thank you to all Hawks Prairie Rotarians! Your generosity is making a difference!
Foundation Award for Hawks Prairie James Rydland 0
Board Retreat 04-05 Greg Stevens 0
Rotary Zone 22 Centennial Project! Greg Stevens 0
New Eagle Scout Awards Photo Journal on Website Greg Stevens 0
Posted by Greg Stevens
Lot's of new members are jpining up in The Hawks Prairie Rotary club, so I thought this might be timely!

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The March to Support Military Families! Greg Stevens 0
Posted by Greg Stevens
Here's a look at your new officers!
New Officers Greg Stevens 0
Posted by Greg Stevens
Thought all of you might enjoy the response from the Girl Scouts regarding one of our "Pack'm in" events. Let's put this in our History book. Thanks for all of your help on this! Joseph Beaulieu Venture Bank SVP Marketing
Girl Scout Awards Greg Stevens 0
Posted by Jerry Wilkins
Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.
What is Rotary? Jerry Wilkins 0
Posted by Greg Stevens
The G.E.T. raffle was a huge success! as attested to by the smile on the face of winner Bernie Chaplan. I understand the our own Glenn Richardson(Country Companies) is related to this guy. Maybe he will benefit from one year's worth of tuition!
Bernie Chaplan Raffle Winner! Greg Stevens 0
How secure is all this data? Jerry Wilkins 0
Don't forget the eBulletin! Jerry Wilkins 0
Welcome to the Website Greg Stevens 0