Starting July 6, 2017 - the first meeting of our new Rotary Year - the Rotary Club of Three Creeks has a permanent home for the first time.
All of our meetings (with a few exceptions due to pre-existing scheduling conflicts) will be held in the Bud Van Cleve Community Room at Luke Jensen Sports Park.
The 2,200-square-foot Bud Van Cleve Community Room is located in the center of the park and has a fantastic view of all five sports fields. The meeting room is disabled accessible and has two restrooms and complimentary use of the audio/visual equipment. It comes equipped with 20 portable tables and 100 chairs. The park also allows for food & beverage to be brought in.
Click here for more information about Luke Jensen Sports Park, including a video starring our own Scot Brantley.
Carmen McKibben, president of the League of United Latin American Citizens Southwest Washington Chapter (LULAC) and owner of Vida Flare mobile food truck will be our special guest.
The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), founded in 1929, is the oldest and most widely respected Hispanic civil rights organization in the United States of America. LULAC was created at a time in our country’s history when Hispanics were denied basic civil and human rights, despite contributions to American society. The founders of LULAC created an organization that empowers its members to create and develop opportunities where they are needed most.
Carmen will be talking to us about LULAC's mission and how she launched Vida Flare, which had its own challenges.
Chuck Green will introduce Carmen.
This meeting will be held at Northwest Smile Designs in Ridgefield.
Billy Henry, founder and executive director of Northwest Association of Blind Athletes wowed the members who attended our May 4 meeting at Legacy Salmon Creek.
Billy shared how NWABA is making a huge impact in changing lives for vision impaired children and adults. Whether it be a bike ride, a sporting event, or college scholarships, NWABA has become a major non-profit in our community, celebrating its 10th year in 2017-18.
Billy founded the organization, 10 years ago - at age 15 - in his parents garage.
Also at last night's meeting, Dan Sockle shared with us his "Who Am I" talk, highlighting his service to the public as a member of the US Army and as a Rotarian for many years. He also talked about his passion for the peace building process, while recognizing that "World Peace" as it is commonly talked about is not likely attainable.
Finally, it was great to see our friend and visiting Rotarian Karen Swanson again. Karen spends the winters in Arizona, where she is a member of the Rotary Club of Sun City West. While home in the Pacific Northwest during the spring and summer, Karen enjoys meeting with our club, and we are happy to have her.
The Northwest Association for Blind Athletes (NWABA) changes the lives of blind and visually impaired youth and adults with sports throughout Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana.
NWABA’s athletes develop belief in themselves. Breaking down barriers and isolation, they become an active part of their schools and communities. Experiencing the power of sports, their participants aspire, excel and have fun.
NWABA Founder and Executive Director Billy Henry will share insight and successes of the Association.
Tina Vlachos will introduce Mr. Henry.
This meeting will be held at Legacy Salmon Creek.