Peace Corps Volunteer to speak at Rotary

Liesel Santkuyl, a returned Peace Corps Volunteer, will to the Tacoma Narrows Rotary Club on Tuesday, January 27 about her Peace Corps experience in Guatemala, from 1989 to 1991.

The Rotary Club of Tacoma Narrows meets weekly at Tower Lanes, 6323 6th Avenue, Tacoma, on Tuesdays at 7 a.m. for fellowship, breakfast, and an informative and interesting presentation from a guest speaker. [Read more…]

Court Appointed Special Advocate topic at Tacoma Narrows Rotary

Bob Anderson will speak to Tacoma Narrows Rotary members and guests regarding the Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program at the December 30 meeting.

The Rotary Club of Tacoma Narrows meets weekly at Tower Lanes, 6323 6th Avenue, Tacoma, on Tuesdays at 7 a.m. for fellowship, breakfast, and an informative and interesting presentation from a guest speaker. [Read more…]

How Tacoma Community College got its name

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By Blake Surina, Adjunct Faculty

In the 1940’s a small airport was constructed in unincorporated Pierce County at the current location of Narrows View Plaza. It was occasionally seen as a hangout for teenagers, and many a reserve officer and civil air patrol cadet would perform marching practice using the airport landing strips as a training grounds. In the late 1950’s the Weyerhaeuser Company, looking to build its international headquarters, purchased the blocks from 19th and Mildred to 12th and Pearl. They also arranged to purchase the fledgling airport and landing strips across the street as a private airport facility to fly in lumber executives and buyers from all over the world. [Read more…]

TPU to brief Tacoma Narrows Rotary Dec. 23

Bob Mack, Deputy Director for Community Affairs of Tacoma Public Utilities, will address Tacoma Narrows Rotary on Tuesday, December 23 on some of the hot topics facing TPU, which serves, in one way or another, Tacoma, Fircrest and University Place.

The Rotary Club of Tacoma Narrows meets weekly at Tower Lanes, 6323 6th Avenue, Tacoma, on Tuesdays at 7 a.m. for fellowship, breakfast, and an informative and interesting presentation from a guest speaker. [Read more…]

The Rotary Foundation is a force multiplier

The Rotary Foundation is a force multiplier for all of us, transforming donations into projects that promote peace, literacy, economic growth, around the world and at home. Foundation Chairman will discuss the incredible work of The Rotary Foundation at the December 9 meeting of the Rotary Club of Tacoma Narrows.

The Rotary Club of Tacoma Narrows meets weekly at Tower Lanes, 6323 6th Avenue, Tacoma, on Tuesdays at 7 a.m. for fellowship, breakfast, and an informative and interesting presentation from a guest speaker. [Read more…]

Potential sites chosen for new South Sound 911 center

South Sound 911, in cooperation with Pierce County, is entering into agreements for two properties for the construction of its new public safety communications center – a preferred site in Fircrest and an alternate site in Tacoma. The public safety communications center will house operations from six consolidated and collocated 911 centers, as well as administrative and public services.

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Bridgeport Place’s Lloyd to speak at Tacoma Narrows Rotary

Maringi Lloyd, Community Relations Coordinator of Bridgeport Place Retirement and Assisted Living center will be the program at the November 25 meeting of the Rotary Club of Tacoma Narrows.

The Rotary Club of Tacoma Narrows meets weekly at Tower Lanes, 6323 6th Avenue, Tacoma, on Tuesdays at 7 a.m. for fellowship, breakfast, and an informative and interesting presentation from a guest speaker. [Read more…]

Tacoma Narrows Rotary to discuss PSE programs, services, energy efficiency

The Rotary Club of Tacoma Narrows meets weekly at Tower Lanes, 6323 6th Avenue, Tacoma, on Tuesdays at 7 a.m. for fellowship, breakfast, and an informative and interesting presentation from a guest speaker.

  • November 18 – Our own Rotarian Patricia McClements and Wayne Ballew of Puget Sound Energy will update us on its programs and services, including advice on energy efficiency. Timely program for November. [Read more…]

Boeing outreach to be subject of Tuesday's Tacoma Narrows Rotary program

The Rotary Club of Tacoma Narrows meets weekly at Tower Lanes, 6323 6th Avenue, Tacoma, on Tuesdays at 7 a.m. for fellowship, breakfast, and an informative and interesting presentation from a guest speaker.

  • November 4 – A Boeing Company representative will provide an update on the company’s programs, charities, activities in the community, investments in the region, and its ongoing commitment for future growth in Washington.
  • November 11 – Veterans Day! Col. Brian Runion, 446th Mission Support Group Commander, USAF, will speak. Col. Runion is responsible for organizing, training, and equipping nearly 700 reservists and civilians assigned to the group.
  • November 18 – Patricia McClements and Wayne Ballew of Puget Sound Energy will update the club on its programs and services, including advice on energy efficiency. Timely program for November.
  • November 25 – President’s Choice!
  • December 2 – Meeting Cancelled. Let’s have a Christmas party instead!