For years, Rotary’s commitment to Service Above Self has been channeled through the Avenues of Service, which form the foundation of club activity.
Work together with projects that improve the health or our world, our neighbors, and ourselves.
Through the friends we make and the lives we impact, Rotary offers us opportunities to engage with communities near and far to make a positive difference.
Join us as we help support, uplift, and promote our community through fundraisers and local events
“My favorite part of being in rotary is the friendships and connections that me and my family have made in the club while working together with other members to serve our community.”
“Rotary is a unique opportunity to build friendships and to improve the lives of our community near and far.”
“As a Rotary member I have experienced the power of bringing our community together to understand challenges and changes and I am involved to actively problem solve to improve quality of life for all.”
“I value the friendships I have made and what being a Rotarian means in our community and throughout the world.”
“Rotary started as an opportunity for me to network and gain visibility for work, it has developed into life-long friendships and mentors, with service at the heart of it all.”
“My favorite thing about Rotary is being around other people who want to make our community and the world a better place.”
“Rotary is a unique connection with people that originates in the needs of my local community that also serves the needs of the whole world as well. That connection, based in service, draws all people closer together. As a Rotarian, what I do matters because it serves others and brings out the best that I have to offer.”
“Rotary allows you to take part in learning about and supporting the local/global community in ways that work best for you, all while receiving sincere encouragement from others in the club who ultimately become your friends”
“Without question, my favorite part of Rotary is the relationships that I have developed with a group of kind, compassionate, and engaged members of our community. I also enjoy Rotary because it helps me keep a pulse of what is happening locally, both in business, the nonprofit sector, and government.”
“I am involved in Rotary because I believe in Service Above Self. My favorite thing about Rotary is the fellowship and service opportunities.”
“I am the son of a Rotarian of over 50 years, and began my career being hired and mentored by a Rotarian. I became a Rotarian after experiencing many positive influences from several Rotarians and personal exposure to the many contributions made by them to the local community and globally. I choose to continue to invest in Rotary because I believe we each have a responsibility for community service and we can accomplish so much more collectively than individually.”
The moments that made Lacey Rotary the club it is today.
First Rotary Club
The first Rotary Club in the world was started in Chicago.
on March 13th, 1969 the Rotary Club of Lacey held its first organizational meeting in a hallway of the Lacey Village Shopping Center.
Its first exchange student came to the Lacey Rotary Club in January 1970. She was Fiona Skahill from Australia.
One of its first expenditures of money in 1970 was for a $50 scholarship.
The Lacey Rotary Foundation
The Club starts a foundation which has grown to over $1 Million and now gives out over $70,000 in college scholarships each year.
Under the leadership of club president Ken Balsley, the Lacey Rotary Club started its first Interact Club.
First Duck Dash
Our clubs annual fundraiser, now over 30 years
has raised over million dollars for charity.
Creates Huntamer Park
The Club donates $50,000 and builds Woodland Square Park (now Huntamer Park).
Built the Chambers Lake overlook on the Chehalis Western Trail
The first of 5 amenity projects built by our club along the trail.
Lacey Rotary Playground
The club celebrates its 50th anniversary by donating $55,000 and helping the city construct a playground in the new Depot District.