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Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 7:30 AM

Big Daddys at Yelm Golf Course

15425 Mosman Avenue SW
Mailing: PO Box 2534
Yelm, WA 98597
United States

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Yelm Rotary's Badminton Jamboree Yelm City Park
Jul 26, 2014 10:00 AM
Posted by Sandi Hanson


July 26th marks the date of our first annual BADMINTON JAMBOREE.  

Two person teams take on each other for FUN, Community and annual Bragging rights!

Also prizes awarded for best team costume.

Come join the fun!  The fun starts at 10am

Posted by Sandi Hanson on Mar 05, 2014

Yelm Rotary hosted the 2nd Rotarian Bowling Challenge recently at Yelm Prairie Lanes.  A total of 6 Rotary clubs from Thurston County came to compete.   The event is held 2 times a year and pits the Thurston County Rotary clubs against each other.  It is a fun evening of bowling and networking.  


It was a close match with Hawks Prairie taking the trophy home this time.  Centennial Capital was the winner in the event held last fall.  Yelm Rotary came in 3rd.  

Money raised at these events go to support our Youth programs in the Yelm community, including a Scholarship at Yelm High School and support of our Interact Club.  We look forward to our next event this fall.  


Image   The winner of our basket that was put
together from donations from members
of the Rotary Club of Yelm.


Posted by Sandi Hanson

We are proud to represent the non-profits in the Yelm area.  The Yelm Area Chamber awarded us with NonProfit of the Year for 2013.  Below are club members are pictured with the award.


Posted by Sandi Hanson

Posted by Sandi Hanson


Yelm Community Services recently received two grants that will provide a place for members of the homeless community to wash their clothes and get cleaned up. It will also allow an ADA-accessible ramp to the studio apartment at the south end, which will provide one additional unit which will be used as a transitional living apartment, for households who are exiting the shelter but not yet financially stable enough to live on their own.

The homeless shelter was originally a home that was donated to Yelm Community Services by the Yelm Telephone Company and moved to the agency’s site on Crystal Springs Road. It opened in August, 1994.  It was rehabbed with funding from the State Housing Trust Fund and local Community Development Block Grant funding.  The Thurston County Jail also lent support by having their work-release prisoners come out, who completed the demolition of the interior of the house prior to its move to Yelm Community Services.

“The $60,000 grant was provided to Yelm Community Services through the Thurston County Health Department. The funding for the project was awarded by the HOME Consortium from the Homeless Housing fund based on state law 2163. Local fees are collected on county recorded documents and targeted to reduce and ultimately end homelessness in our communities.

Cindy Marchand-Cecil, Executive Director of Yelm Community Services, worked with members of the Rotary Club of Yelm to receive a $10,000 grant through Rotary District 5020's partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Cindy Marchand-Cecil shared how great it is to have local community support for the emergency homeless shelter, which has provided emergency overnight stays for the Yelm community since it opened in August, 1994. Yelm Community Services is contributing an additional $20,000 to the project, and its expected completion date is August, 2013.

Helix Design Group is the architect for the project, while Mike’s Handy Man Service is the general contractor. “People can help to support the homeless shelter project by donating food, clothing, hygiene supplies, towels, washcloths, sheets, blankets, and clothing. All donations to the thrift shop help to support the costs of operating the homeless shelter,” advised Marchand-Cecil.

Posted by Sandi Hanson

We are happy to support Project Amigo again this year.  The 25th Anniversary of Project Amigo's Fiesta Navideña can be read here:  Amigo News 

Posted by Sandi Hanson


Members of the Yelm High School Interact Club and club member Kim Lyle spent a recent day outside our local Wal Mart collecting diapers.  We have been helping the Baby Closet at Young Life Hwy 507.  The Baby Closet supports teen moms that are in need of items for their babies.  


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