Tacoma North Rotary club's annual Oktoberfest event was a great success last year thanks to the generous support of our friends and guests.  The proceeds among other things, brought our iPads for Autism initiative to successful conclusion.

 Here is information on our 2018 Oktoberfest event:

Location:  West of the Waterway on Thea Foss Waterday

                  1901 Dock Street, Tacoma


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: https://www.rotary.org/en/news-media/africa-brink-polio-eradication

-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    https://www.tacomaschools.org/news/pages/rotary-donates-ipads.aspx 
  And visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3nNDZqOUCU&feature=youtu.be 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  https://tacomaweekly.com/front-page/students-plant-trees-for-better-air-quality-at-jennie-reed-elementary/  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.
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