Rotary Club of Walla WallaNoon #271
Marcus Whitman Hotel and Conference Center
6 W. Rose St. / P.O. Box 418Walla Walla, WA 99362United States
Your contribution to the Annual Programs Fund can literally be the bridge to a better life for people in need.
In Canada, May is usually a beautiful month. Spring has blossomed, trees and flowers are in bloom, and everyone is filled with a renewed energy as winter finally comes to a close. The changing of seasons can also serve as a time for action as Rotarians bring a fresh perspective to the goals they set for the 2012-13 year.
Another $1000 Scholarship Awarded
Kelcey Scott, right, receives $1,000 scholarship check from president-elect Skip Cundiff, left.
Kelcey Scott, senior at Waitsburg High School and a 2013 Rotary Scholarship recipient, was introduced at our April 25, noon meeting. Life has thrown hard challenges Kelcey’s way including the death of his mother when he was in seventh grade, and the stress of learning disabilities. Local farmers know the fine character and hard working skills Kelcey is capable of, and hire him whenever they can. Kelcey plans to enroll at Walla Walla Community College, pursuing a welding or other agriculture degree. The community of Waitsburg, Washington and the Rotary Club of Walla Walla stand united in their admiration of Kelcey Scott and congratulate him on his receiving a $1,000 scholarship.
Two Rotary Scholarship recipients were introduced at our April 18, 2013 noon meeting. Pictured receiving their $1,000 scholarship checks from President Casey Goodwin (right) are Michaela Stalder (left) , and Vanessa Flores (center).Michaela is a Walla Walla High School senior who maintains a 3.75 grade point average while holding two part time jobs, serving as ASB president, and participating in: FFA tractor driving, food science, Young Life, Key Club, cheer squad, basketball, and soccer. She is considering several collegiate options while exploring opportunities in business, operations management, or pharmacy. Michaela has shown a remarkable ability to overcome some of life’s toughest obstacles thrown her way, leaving everyone who knows her with the conviction that she will succeed wherever her aspirations take her. Congratulations Michaela.Vanessa is a senior at Prescott High School and a winner of the American Association of University Women award for math and science. Vanessa is an inspirational leader, serving as a class officer, member of National Honor Society, member of Students Against Drunk Driving, tutors on the school bus, and serves as a translator at school conferences. Faced with losing both parents, Vanessa has demonstrated the ability to succeed despite overwhelming odds. She will be pursuing a business education at Columbia Basin College and nobody has any doubts about her success. Congratulations Vanessa.
Walla Walla Noon Rotary's Youth Services Committee is pleased to present an award of $640 to the Ranch & Home 4-H Club for their upcoming Poster Presentation competition.
The first of seven Rotary Scholarships awarded.
Aron Wulf (center), graduating senior from Lincoln High School, received a $1,000 scholarship from the Rotary Club of Walla Walla at the March 28, noon meeting. Aron has completed all requirements for graduating, and is only taking one course this last semester as he is the primary care giver for his mother who has serious health issues. Congratulations Aron, and we wish you all the best in your college pursuits.
Dear fellow Rotarians,
From the moment I was nominated as Rotary International president, I knew I would choose a theme that would focus on peace. This is why I planned three peace forums – to give Rotarians an opportunity to think about peace, to talk about peace, and to share their ideas on building peace together. The final Rotary Global Peace Forum takes place this month in Hiroshima, Japan.
We hear the word peace every day. But most of us spend little time thinking about what peace is. On its simplest level, we can define peace by what it is not.
Rotary’s main objective is service — in the community, in the workplace, and around the globe. The 1.2 million Rotarians who make up more than 34,000 Rotary clubs in nearly every country in the world share a dedication to the ideal of Service Above Self.
Rotary clubs are open to people of all cultures and ethnicities and are not affiliated with any political or religious organizations.
Weekly pictures from Larry Frank & Tom Osborn.
Pictures from our weekly meetings, events, and special occasions can be viewed on our Facebook page. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO HAVE A FACEBOOK ACCOUNT TO VIEW OUR CLUB'S SITE, JUST CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW. Watch for pictures of people you know...and maybe even your own picture on our Facebook page.
Our Rotary Club has taken the step to become more visible in our community & the world...by creating an account on Facebook. Now you can follow events within our club on Facebook. You can go to the following link: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Walla-Walla-Noon-Rotary-Club/120350751312203 and show your support by clicking on "LIKE ", or you can sign up to receive our updates on your Facebook account. Thank you for all of your support on this new venture.