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President Gayle Selden called the meeting of the Rotary Club of Lakewood to order promptly at 12:30 p.m. on an August day that did not seem that windy.  But just wait.    A somewhat sparse but vociferous crowd of Lakewood Rotarians was on hand, which just proves that “it is an ill wind that blows no good.”  (Just wait for it.)
The District Governor of District 5020 was our speaker for this last Friday in July 2018.  He spoke on many memorable themes but one phrase resonated with us, so we make that our theme for today.  If you are an active member of Lakewood Rotary, then you are truly making a difference or as he said, "moving the needle" with respect to one or more of the issues facing our world where Rotary International is an inspiration.
It was December 16, 2011, at the Lakewood Rotary meeting at the Tacoma Country and Golf Club. The Club's president was adorned in a stylish sweater with a nice green skirt. He (yes, it was a "he".....we can't be judgmental about personal attire, after all) was near tears upon the receipt of a giant trophy, named "The T. Torvald Torvaldssen III Award", commemorating T. Torvald Torvaldssen interestingly enough.
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Welcome to the Rotary Club of Lakewood!


Service Above Self

We meet Fridays at 12:00 PM
Tacoma Country & Golf Club
13204 Country Club Drive SW
Lakewood, WA  98498
United States
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Club Executives & Directors
Past President
Paul Harris Chair
Director, Club Admin
Directory, Community Service
Director, World Affairs
Director, Membership
Director, Public Relations
Director, Youth
Mike Sellers, President and Coach
Aug 24, 2018
Rock Steady Boxing
Dr. Frank Senecal
Aug 31, 2018
Shining a Light on Cancer Research
Liz Heath, Interim Executive Director CIS Lakewood
Sep 07, 2018
Making A Difference for School Kids
Joan Tooley
Sep 14, 2018
Putting a Face on Polio and How Rotary Helps
Tim Puryear, Asset Manager, NW Building LLC
Sep 21, 2018
Lakewood Industrial Park - History, Economic Impact and a Story About Corvettes
Charlene Miseli & Barbara Perez
Sep 28, 2018
Family Scouting in Southwestern Washington
Melissa West, Director & Group Lead, Village Reach
Oct 12, 2018
Reaching the Last Mile - Global Efforts in Accessing and Delivering Health Care
Susan Russell Hall, Artist & Abbott Marathon Major
Oct 19, 2018
On Life, Art and Running
Lakewood Rotarians
Nov 09, 2018
Lakewood Veterans
Dona Ponepinto, President/CEO United Way
Nov 30, 2018
Do You Know ALICE?
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