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Welcome to Tacoma North Rotary

Tacoma North

We meet Tuesdays at 12:00 PM
C I Shenanigan's
3017 Ruston Way
Tacoma, WA  98402
United States
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Douglas Olsen: Click for more info
Nov 13, 2018
Topic: Insurance Checkups, Precautions & Pitfalls you need to know
Chris Serface: Click for more info
Nov 20, 2018
Tacoma Little Theatre, the first 100 years
Karissa Thompson - Click here for more info
Dec 04, 2018
Topic: RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards)
Tacoma North Rotary

I am a proud member of Tacoma North Rotary. One of our current international service projects is providing fresh water for the people in Uganda. We are doing this in conjunction with COFIA (Circle Of Friends in Action). Currently 61% of Ugandans lack access to safe water and 75% do not have access to improved sanitation facilities. Tacoma North Rotary Club, along with COFIA and others have raised funds for two water wells in #Uganda In addition, we are working to develop a farming system helping to provide locally grown food for consumption and to generate revenue the local population. We have drilled two new wells providing fresh water for over two thousand people, and some of the water will be used for irrigation on the farm. Phase one is complete. The wells will serve children and families in an area where access to clean water is often miles from home. Rotary is more than a meeting, it is a mission to benefit the lives of people. Thank you to our generous members and supporters who are making a difference! #rotary #makingadifference #worldwaterday #wwd2018

Water Well drilling in progress
Update  - The wells bore holes are complete and producing plenty of clean water.


"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

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 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.
Officers and Chairs
President Elect
Immediate Past President
Past District Governor
Asst. Treasurer
Chair- The Rotary Foundation
Chair- Community Service & Grants
Chair- International Service
Chair- Literacy
Chair- Membership
Chair- Annual Auction
Tacoma North Rotary Mailing Address
Tacoma North Rotary
PO Box 7792
Tacoma, WA  98417-0792