The Rotary Club of West Olympia (also known as the West Olympia Rotary Club) is a service club of around 80 members representing a wide range of professions drawn from the business, government, education, and nonprofit sectors in the Olympia area. We get together every Tuesday at noon for a little socializing, lunch, a brief meeting, and an interesting program in the Viewpoint Room at West Bay Marina, 2100 West Bay Drive, Olympia, Washington. (See "Venue Map".)  

Our club was chartered by Rotary International (RI) in 1975 (see "Club History"), and like RI, our motto is "Service Above Self". We also have committees to address all five "Avenues of Service" recognized by RI, including Club Service, Vocational Service, Community Service, International Service, and Youth Service. (Please see our Club Organization Chart and our Committees webpage.) 

Although we primarily focus our service activities in the West Olympia area, we also raise and spend thousands of dollars annually on service projects and activities that address needs in the broader local community and around the world. (See our West Olympia Rotary Statement of Values.) 

Our members commit many hours of their time to work on projects in the local community, like cleaning up community parks, building garden beds for low income families, putting on a joint high school spaghetti feed to raise money for scholarships, bell ringing for the Salvation Army, and providing "sweat equity" for Habitat for Humanity. These efforts have proven to be both rewarding and fun.

But please be assured that we are not an organization that is all work and no play. Fellowship is a core value for our club, and we look for any excuse to have fun. Committee meetings are also social events, and we schedule a number of family and club-oriented gatherings (like wine tastings, picnics, etc.) that help renew and energize us as an organization.

Please take a few minutes to check us out through this website. Like our club, the website is a work in progress. If you are interested in learning more about us, or if you want to ask about membership, we encourage you to Contact Us, or view "Interested in Joining?". We are always looking for new members who share our interest in serving our local community and the broader world community. We hope you are such a person.

If you are a community agency interested in a West Olympia Rotary Club Charities Board grant, please check out our Charities Request Guidelines to learn more about the process, and then use our Funding Request Form to download an application form.