Lacey Rotary Foundation (LRF)

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Lacey Rotary Foundation

Founded in 1985 by the Lacey Rotary Club of Lacey Washington, The Lacey Rotary Foundation enhances the club's ability to provide education scholarships and special civic projects for our local community. As a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, the Foundation expands the club's resources to serve the community at a higher level and allows the broad community to participate. The Foundation supports two major projects of the club. The ongoing project provides scholarships to local graduating high school students who exemplify the Rotary ideal of "Service Above Self". In 2011, the Lacey Rotary Club awarded 10 scholarships totaling $43,000. The current civic project is the Safer Better campaign for the Lacey Boys and Girls Club. The Lacey club house is a converted warehouse provided by the North Thurston School District. Currently about 300 kids attend the club house. It is time to separate the gym area from the study/activities and install a complete fire sprinkler system. Our Safer Better project raised $100,000 to complete the project. The Foundation also provides a number of opportunities for community participation in these and future projects via trusts, wills, planned giving, annual member contributions and grants.

 

Foundation Board Members

Linnea Comstock

- Ms. Comstock has been a physical therapist for 25 years, practicing most of those years in the Lacey and Olympia area.  She spent 12 years at Providence St. Peter Hospital as a staff therapist, was the Memorial Clinic Physical Therapy Manager and now owns and operates Comstock Physical Therapy.  She has been involved in Lacey Rotary for 5 years and has been on the Lacey Rotary Foundation Board for 3 years.  She is also involved in helping children in the community, tutoring middle school children with an emphasis on math education at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.  She is a graduate of the University of Washington (Bachelor's Degree) and of The Evergreen State College (Master's in Public Administration).

 

Ken Parsons

John Masterson

- In his twenty-eighth year of healthcare administration, Mr. Masterson continues in his seventh year as the Chief Executive Officer of Behavior Health Resources (BHR).  Mr. Masterson has been active professionally and in the local community having served on the Boards of Directors of the Washington Community Mental Health Council, the United Way of Thurston County, Lacey Rotary, Olympia   Early Learning Center, Together, The Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd and its Trust Board.  Mr. Masterson earned both a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and a Master's degree in Healthcare Administration and is currently involved in the leadership of three charitable foundations.

 

Dwan Bowen

Greg Cuoio    - Retired City Manager of Lacey, Washington 

Jim Durham

Karen Eitreim

Dan Weiss

- Now dedicated to community service, Mr. Weiss retired after over 30 years in corporate finance and administration including over 20 years as chief financial officer, secretary and treasurer of Illuminet Holdings, Inc. a publicly traded telecom information technology company. Mr. Weiss is also a retired CPA with special emphasis in personal financial planning and recently served 5 years on the board of Venture Wealth Management. Community service includes co-founder and president of the Arts Alliance of Downtown Olympia, board member and past president of Harlequin Productions, Lacey Civil Service Commissioner, and past board member of Thurston County Boys and Girls Club. Over 20 years of Rotary experience includes charter member, past president and treasurer of the Rotary Club of South Puget Sound before joining Lacey Rotary.

Heather Welch