Welcome to the Rotary Passport Club of Pierce County

The Passport Club of Pierce County is a new type of Rotary club designed to be flexible, affordable and accessible. We seek to serve the community with like-minded leaders, create friendships, and make business connections. Unlike traditional Rotary Clubs that meet weekly, the Passport club provides opportunities each month to have a club meeting, to volunteer, to socialize with one another and other area Rotarians, and to learn about our local and global community. Join us!
Club and District News
March is Water and Sanitation Month within Rotary.  Clean water and sanitation is a human right.  When people, especially children, have access to clean water, sanitation, and hygiene, they lead healthier and more successful lives. Lear more about how Rotary is involved in water and sanitation on the RI website at https://www.rotary.org/en/our-causes/providing-clean-water.
March 12 - 18 is World Rotaract Week.  Rotaract clubs bring together people ages 18-30 to exchange ideas with leaders in the community, develop leadership and professional skills, and have fun through service.  Did you know that our member Megan Schoor was a Rotaract when she was in college?  Currently there are 250,792 Rotaractors worldwide in 10,904 Rotaract clubs, which are in 184 different countries.  Lear more about Rotaract on the RI website at: https://www.rotary.org/en/get-involved/rotaract-clubs
March 31 the Preregistration discount ends for the .  Click on the link to learn more about RI Convention.  It is in Toronto, Canada this year.  If you are considering going, make sure to register before the 31st to receive the discount.
Tacoma Schools & MetroParks (ALF Class 24) is hosting an event on March 11th from 2:30 pm - 8:30 pm at the STAR Center for families who have children with disabilities. Our Rotary Club goal is to collect 2,200 books (K-5 reading level) to give away at the event. Any leftover books from the event will go to our Little Free Libraries. With 1,000 books already collected, we are nearly halfway to our event goal! We’ll hold a book drive at our February 14th and February 28th meetings, so feel free to bring any children’s books with you. To volunteer to hand out books to children at the event, please sign up here for a two-hour shift. Large quantities of books can also be dropped off to Jinnie Horan at Boys & Girls Clubs of South Puget Sound (in the building next door to the STAR Center). If you have any questions, feel free to contact Joe LeRoy, Jinnie Horan, or Megan Schoor.
Christopher Howard Lee, a charter member of our Rotary Passport Club of Pierce County, passed away early Tuesday, February 6, 2018, after a courageous battle. Chris was Chair of the Membership Committee and had previously been a member of Tacoma 8 Rotary from 2012-2016. Chris’ energy and passion were felt by those who knew him. From his business in Sandler Training, to his love of Egyptology, to being a Rotarian, he did it all with love and enthusiasm. The Passport Club awarded Chris his first Paul Harris Fellowship. When he learned of this honor, he clutched the Paul Harris medallion to his heart, got tears in his eyes, and said that he was thrilled to receive it. Chris was grateful, and we are grateful to have had him in our lives. He is survived by his wife, Lynn, whom he loved and adored. Lynn thanks the Passport Club for the card with words of comfort and for the gift she received. A public celebration of Chris’ life is being planned for early summer and will be announced to the Club. Chris will be missed terribly.
On Thursday, May 3, 2018, the day before the start of the 2018 Rotary District 5020 Conference and Training, the 2017/2018 Rotary District Leadership is proud to partner with The Outreach Program and The Hotel Murano to bring you the First Annual Rotary 5020 District Wide Service Project.
During our Club Meeting on February 14th we heard from a co-chair for the event, Sally Porter Smith.  She told us about the first annual District Wide Service Project.  Together, we will package 50,000 meals in four two-hour segments starting at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 3, 2018 and ending at 4:00 p.m. that same day. We are searching for 336 Rotarian volunteers to work 14 to a workstation and there will be six workstations to each two-hour segment, therefore, each Rotarian will only work a two-hour segment. Each meal is nutritious and packed with proteins and vitamins and has a two-year shelf life.
Attendance at DTA is not required in order to participate in the service project.  More information about the project can be found on the district website: https://portal.clubrunner.ca/50092/sitepage/2018-district-training-and-conference/service-project-information
Here is a link to the video that Sally mentioned that highlights the service project. 
Save on tickets to the movies, sporting events, online and in person shopping, hotels, and much more.
Explore Rotary Global Rewards to find discounts and special offers, along with opportunities to give back to Rotary while doing your online shopping. 
Just a few of the offers that I found when doing a quick glance down the list included Office Depot (online or in person, discount off of purchase), discounted movie tickets (AMC, Regal, and Cinemark are included), and much more. 
The site also allows for members to post their own offerings.  Does your business have a product that you would like to offer to other Rotarians?  Consider making it available to the Rotary family.
In addition to the site, there is also an app for the Rotary Global Rewards, available for both Apple and Android, just search for Rotary Global Rewards.
To view the discounts and ways you can help support Rotary, log into your RI account and select the Rotary Global Rewards. 
Happy shopping, saving, and supporting Rotary!
Register now for the District Training and Conference in Tacoma, May 4 - 5, 2018. You will have the opportunity to attend training sessions, hear an array of nationally recognized speakers, and most of all, get to know and share with fellow Rotarians from around our district. Stay at the award-winning Hotel Murano in the heart of downtown and enjoy all the city has to offer. You will also be treated to the Opening Celebration at the LeMay Car Museum. Have fun with your Rotary friends and make new friends as we celebrate Making a Difference and look forward to the Rotary year ahead!
If you or your business have something that you would like to share with the club, let us know and we can post it here.  Send any announcements to passportrotary@gmail.com.  If you have a photo to include, please send as a jpg. 

About Our Club

Passport Club of Pierce County

Connecting for Good

•••••• Monthly Meeting •••••• 2nd Wednesday - 6:00 PM
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Tacoma, WA  98402
United States
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March 2018
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