Enumclaw Rotary Club news and notes

Enumclaw Rotary is an organization whose club membership represents a cross-section of Enumclaw’s business and professional men and women, along with community volunteers. We actually now have an Enumclaw Rotary classification of “Community Volunteer” to account for people who are not in business professions. Our club meets weekly for lunch at the Hope Lutheran Church and is nonpolitical, nonreligious and open to all cultures, races and creeds.

Valuing the next generation and supporting their educational efforts is an area we spotlight consistently throughout the year. This includes recognizing a student of the month from all three high schools in the area (Enumclaw, White River, and Collins), to supporting graduating seniors with scholarships, to founding and continuing to support the Enumclaw-Black Diamond tutoring work which operates out of the Enumclaw Youth Center. Encouraging our community’s students to excel in their education and make a difference in their lives is important to us as a club.

International projects are a big thing with our club. One of our more creative fundraisers has made its way around the area over the last few months. Perhaps you’ve been given a gift of a herd of Holstein cows on your front lawn, or seen someone else who has. It’s been a fun way to support our international project providing water, sanitation and education for orphans in Zambia.

And last but not least, our newest community activity is our Rotary Miniature Golf Course housed at the Enumclaw Expo Center’s Rabbit Barn. In fact, our next event is coming up on 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. May 19. Families are invited for a rousing time of open play. Bring the whole family and enjoy some wholesome fun!

To learn more about Rotary or to inquire about becoming a member, feel free to give me (Athena Dean) a call at 425.241.0265 or shoot me an email at athenadean@gmail.com. We’d love to have you join us for lunch some Thursday in the near future.