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
Join us on Wednesday July 12th for our meeting as we welcome Ashley Mangum, MSW, LICSW.  She is the project manager at Kids Mental Health Pierce County and will be speaking to us about their program and the resources they provide.  If you would like to join us for a meeting please email Jennifer Durham at hosteventplanning@gmail.com for login information.
 
Kids’ Mental Health—Pierce County (KMHPC) is a coalition of people and agencies in Pierce County that are joining together to address the growing behavioral health crisis among school age children and youth.
 
 
From our Friends at Emergency Food Network
 
FOOD PANTRIES ARE IN URGENT NEED OF VOLUNTEERS
 
 
Nourish Pierce County
Volunteers are needed at their food pantries in Edgewood, Tacoma, Graham/S.Hill, and Lakewood. Help ensure that all these sites can stay open by signing up this week!

Email volunteer@nourishpc.org or find more info on their website.
 
Eloise's Cooking Pot
Located in East Tacoma, daily volunteers are needed to help pack boxes, serve guests curbside, or to assist with delivering food to guests' doors.

Email raymond@themadfseattle.org or find more info on their website.
 
St. Leo's Food Connection
Located in the heart of Tacoma, St. Leo's needs more helping hands at their food pantry and at the Springbrook Mobile Food Bank.

Email carolinec@foodconnection.org or find details on their website.
 
Puyallup Valley Corps Salvation Army Food Pantry
Ongoing support is needed to keep up with packing boxes and distribution to guests.

Email Diane.warbus@usw.salvationarmy.org or find details on their website.
 
This is a volunteer opportunity open to anyone so please share. If you volunteer you can check a box off on your club Passport soon to be in your mailbox!
 
Way to go Passport Club of Pierce County! Weighing in at over 640 pounds we exceeded our goal of over 500 pounds of easy to prepare food items for Emergency Food network!!
 
Why Easy to Prep Food 
EFN has a brand new home delivery program delivering boxes of fresh and nonperishable food directly to our neighbors in need. One major barrier for many of these individuals may be access to a kitchen. To serve our community members, they need more easy-to-prep food items that do not need to be cooked or prepped too much.
 
As a club we contributed many cans of tuna, soups, chili, peanut butter, crackers, bottled water, fruit cups and more, way to go team!!
 
As a reminder, everyone who participated will be entered into a drawing for a gift card. If you dropped items off at EFN and didn't let anyone know please email Jennifer Durham to be included!!
Jennifer Jones, a member of the Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland, Ontario, Canada, has been nominated to become Rotary International's president for 2022-2023, a selection that will make her the first woman to hold that office in the organization's 115-year history.
 
A current Rotary Foundation trustee, Jones has been a member since 1997 and has served as vice president, director, training leader, committee chair, moderator and district governor.
 
Please join me in welcoming Jennifer to her new position as our future leader.
Rotary was challenged with a match by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to raise $50 million dollars for Polio Plus in the 2019-2020 year which ended June 30th. The great news is that Rotarians met the challenge and the reward is an additional $100 million dollars from the Gates Foundation toward our efforts to eradicate polio! 
 
You can contribute to the Rotary International Foundation in many ways, one of which is directly to Polio Plus. Contributions to both Polio Plus and to the Annual Fund (this is the fund that comes back to the district in matching grants) count as donations toward your Paul Harris Fellowship. For more information on the Foundation, Polio efforts and to sign up to donate to the Foundation sign-in (or create a log in) to My Rotary https://www.rotary.org/en/about-rotary/rotary-foundation.
 
For questions about the foundation please contact Foundation Chair, Tony Buhr.
Explore Rotary Global Rewards to find discounts and special offers, along with opportunities to give back to Rotary while doing your online shopping. 
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.
 
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.
 
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!
 
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

Passport to Opportunities

We meet In Person
Wednesdays at 5:30 PM
Zoom
N/A
Tacoma, WA 98405
United States of America
Club Meetings are the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month currently via Zoom. If you would like to join us for a meeting please email Jennifer Durham at hosteventplanning@gmail.com for login information.
Club Executives & Directors
President
President Elect
Secretary
Treasurer
Immediate Past President
Club Administration
The Rotary Foundation - Chair
Service Projects
Membership
Director-at-Large
Public Image
Youth Services
Youth Protection Officer
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