Rotary After Hours

Rotary Club of Burien/White Center would like to invite your to a special after hours at the beautiful home of Barb and Gerry Maurer. Their neighbor Art Wolfe has also agreed to open his yard and home to all of us as well.

Thursday, August 24, 2017
5:30-7:30

Cost $16

Bring a bottle of wine and/or an appetizer or snack to share.

RSVP to barbaragmaurer@yahoo.com to let her know if you are attending and how many guests in total will be with you.

Location: 6975 47th Ave SW, Seattle, 98136   (It’s a little tricky)
A few details: they live in West Seattle, off Fauntleroy Ave.  They are about 3 blocks North of Lincoln Park. It is best to turn West on Frontenac, go 2 blocks to a dead end and park on the street. They are on a private road north of the intersection of 47th Ave SW and SW Frontenac (there is a private road sign). Parking by the house will be reserved for those needing special access. A sign will be out to direct you.

If you get lost or have questions, call Barb at 206-999-8990 or Gerry at 206-947-1241

 

New England Style Clam Bake

September 30, 2017 from 5:00-8:00 PM

Join us for a New England Style Clam Bake. Why is it New England Style? Because Lobster will be served! Yum

The venue is the beautiful Forest Ledge in Burien. 14645 25th Ave SW, Burien, 98166. To see more about the event watch this short video from last year: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKdhR9jNzv8

Tickets are $150 and to RSVP go to: http://bpt.me/3050778

All the expenses for this event are covered so that 100% of the funds raised will go toward Scholarships for Local High School Graduates.

There will be entertainment and possibly a beautiful sunset.

Now accepting Applications for Grants

Through fundraising, the Rotary Club of Burien/White Center is able to support Rotary International, district projects, local charities, scholarship programs, and other organizations. Every year it is the pleasure of this Club to fund projects in our community that make a difference for our neighbors

Project Grants is one of the ways the Club gives back to this community. Grants typically range from $500 to $1,000. To be eligible for this grant, the organization for which support is being requested must meet the following guidelines:

  • The organization must be a registered 501(c)3
  • The program must directly benefit people in the Burien/White Center community
  • Funds must be used on the customers/clients or other direct costs of the program
  • Funds are not to be used for salaries or general overhead costs

TO APPLY FOR A GRANT:

1) Download the word document. 2017_bwc_rotary_grant

2) Fill it out and,

3) Return it to:Rotary Club of Burien/White Center
Attn: Funds Allocation Committee
PO Box 48267
Burien, WA  98166

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE DECEMBER 31, 2016.

If you have any question contact Barbara Maurer, 206-999-8990, barbaragmaurer@yahoo.com

Special Day for Rotarians

img_2161The Rotary Club of Burien/White held a very special ceremony on November 3, 2016, the club inducted Six Honorary Rotarians. Each person contributed greatly to the club over the years.  Honorary members recognized at Thursday’s meeting are: (from left to right, standing) Mark Pursley, Joyce Carsten, Doug Thatcher, Kris Rebillion, (seated) Bob Wray and Bill Gower. The club is very proud to honor all of these people. Thank you for your service to our club and to the community.

Accepting Applications for Grant Project Funding

Every year it is the pleasure of this Club to fund projects in our community that make a difference to our neighbors. For the past 60+ years, club members have volunteered countless hours of service and generated hundreds of thousands of dollars which have been distributed back into the community. Through fundraising, the Rotary Club of Burien/White Center supports Rotary International, district projects, local charities, scholarship programs, and other organizations.

Project funding Grants through the allocation process is one of the ways the Club gives back to this community. Grants typically range from $500 to $1,000. To be eligible for this grant, the organization and the program for which support is being requested must meet the following guidelines:

  • The organization must be a registered 501(c)3
  • The program must directly benefit people in the Burien/White Center community
  • Funds must be used on the customers/clients or other direct costs of the program
  • Funds are not to be used for salaries or general overhead costs

TO APPLY FOR A GRANT:

1) Download the word document. 2016_BWC_Rotary_Grant

2) Fill it out and,

3) Return it to:Rotary Club of Burien/White Center
Attn: Funds Allocation Committee
PO Box 48267
Burien, WA  98166

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE DECEMBER 31, 2016.

If you have any question contact Barbara Maurer,

 

Coats for Kids

coats for kidsOn Monday, November 30th  our club will be shopping for deserving students who needs warm winter coats. Fred Meyer in Burien has agreed to give us a Friends and Family discount for the items so our funds will stretch further. If you wish to help us pick out the coats, hats and gloves please meet us at Fred Meyer, 14300 1st Ave S at 6:30 PM. Family is always welcome to join us.

Dictionaries for Southern Heights

On November 29, 2015 the Rotary Club of Burien/White Center gave Dictionaries to the 3rd grade classes at Southern Height Elementary School in the Highline School District. The students were excited and grateful to receive their very own dictionary. They listened as Kathy Reed explained what our Rotary Club does for this community and around the world as well as helped them learn about the 4 Way Test. Then the students looked up the word “beneficial” and participated on how they can be beneficial or helpful to their family and community.

SHStudents   Students Dictionaries

The object of the Rotary Dictionary Project is to provide third grade students a personal dictionary of their very own that will serve them at least through elementary and middle school. Many educators and researchers see this as a key to better reading, speech, and writing. These skills will improve student performance in other subjects as well. Receiving the dictionaries from Rotary members is beneficial to students as well. The young people meet successful adults in their community who care enough about them to purchase these dictionaries and come to their school to present them personally. The brief explanation of Rotary service in the community and around the world gives students a lasting positive impression of Rotary and the ideal of service..

Volunteering at the WC Food Bank, 12/21/15

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This is our opportunity to show our fellow community members some compassion. We are serving holiday meals at the White Center Food Bank on December 21, from 4:00-6:00 pm. Right afterwards we are going to go to a local restaurant to socialize. It will be a meaningful evening. Hope you can make it. As always bring your family and friends!

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