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Welcome to Tacoma North Rotary

Tacoma North

Meetings at Joeseppis on Pearl Street: At 12 Noon 1st and 3rd Tuesdays
Joeseppis Italian Ristorante
2207 N Pearl St
Tacoma, WA
United States of America
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Meeting at Joseppis: Click Here
Nov 05, 2019 12:00 PM
Speaker: TBA
Erin Guinup: Tacoma Refugee Choir Conductor: Click
Nov 19, 2019 12:00 PM
Music Changes People and People Change The World
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Water Wells and a Pilot Demonstration Farm

Tacoma North Rotary is partnering with COFIA (Circle Of Friends in Action) on a series of projects in eastern Uganda. These projects started with a request for help from COFIA to help make improvements to a school in Tororo, in the Bukedi sub-region of Uganda, close to the Kenyan border. Upon further involvement with COFIA, the need for clean water and finding a way for citizens to more sustainably grow and harvest food became apparent. This discovery has led to additional projects focused on drilling water wells, and developing a demonstration farm in the region. Funding for the Water Wells was also provided by the Rotary Clubs of Willetton/Perth, Australia; Tacoma #8, and Clover Park.

The Tacoma North Rotary mission focuses especially on youth.  Some of our efforts include:

-iPads for classrooms of autistic kids

-College scholarships for minority students through Palmer Scholars Foundation

-Bicycles for kids in partnership with the boys and girls clubs

-Weekend food backpacks for disadvantaged students in partnership with Food Connection at St Leo's

-School supplies for disadvantaged students

-Support for the fight to eradicate polio through the Rotary International Polio Plus Program:

-Uganda water well and demonstration farm project

iPads for Autism is a multi-year effort to provide iPads for use in the Tacoma School District autism classrooms, a service that experimental programs  at Mary Lyon and Reed elementary schools found to be a very successful learning tool for these special needs students.  This year’s effort completed the initial project for the Tacoma School district.  See the Tacoma School District story on this project on the Tacoma Public Schools website at 
  And visit to see the story of young student Micah's experience learning to communicate with the iPad 
Earth Day
Tacoma North Rotarians help plant 70 trees October 14 around Reed Elementary school in observance of Earth Day.   Tacoma School District, the City of Tacoma and local community groups teamed up to accomplish a community building project that will better improve the air quality and aesthetic in the Jennie Reed neighborhood.  Visit  for more details.
Tacoma North supports Palmer Scholars
The Palmer Scholars mission, like Tacoma North Rotary, focuses on helping youth in the greater Tacoma area.  In addition to financial assistance, TNR Rotarians  help Palmer Scholars staff review scholarship applications and provide mentors to successful students.

"No Straw" Initiative

Recently our Club members and guests learned more about the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium "No Straw" initiative. Plastic drinking straws are one of the major polluters degrading our waterways and oceans.  Suzanne showed us ways we can help keep plastics out of our waterways and how conservation can be fun! Club members will be inviting Shenanigans to join the No Straw initiative by eliminating straws from our meetings. All are welcome at our weekly meetings. Stop on by Tuesdays at noon at Shenanigans. #rotary #rotary5020#makingadifference


Weekend Meals for Kids

Tacoma North Rotarians presented a check for $2,500 to Food Connection for their backpack program that provides take-home food for the weekend so kids can have enough to eat when not in school.

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Chair- Community Service & Grants
Chair- International Service
Chair- Literacy
Chair- Membership
Chair- The Rotary Foundation
Tacoma North Rotary Mailing Address
Tacoma North Rotary
PO Box 7792
Tacoma, WA  98417-0792