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Taco Tuesday night social at the Cowiche Creek Brewery hosted a big turnout of over 80+ members and guests. Food (tacos) was excellent. Smiles all around during another successful Club Social brought to us by our outstanding Social Committee! Good times!
 
A fun social Tuesday April 30th at Pegasus. Great turnout! Over 60 Rotarians & friends. Horseracing, dining (and FANCY HATS!) made the event a special time for all who participated. Thanks to our Social Committee for another very fun time..... this had been a a great year for socials! 
 
President Lynn hosted our  SW Rotary annual Auction Saturday night April 13th. A very fun night. Lots of money raised. A large turnout. Based on the Paris Summer 2024 Olympic Games the event started with the lighting of our Olympic torch. Followed by an evening of fun and fundraising. Great night! Very successful!
 
Congratulations to our own Curtis Sundquist for earning his fifth Paul Harris Fellow pin, presented to him on behalf of the Rotary Foundation by Ryan Beckett. Curtis is a long time member of our Club and his list of Rotary achievements is long. Congratulaltions, Curtis!
 
Congratulations, Tammy Granados Brightsen...our 2025-2026 SW Rotary President-Elect. Past Presidents gathered at Tammy's house this week to surprise her with the news. Fortunately she said YES! Great news for our Club as she will be an excellent President...
 
Another night of fun and Friendsgiving at the Valley Mall prior to Thanksgiving. A great turnout and fun times celebrated our time together as Rotarians doing good work! Thanks Social Committee for setting this up!
 
RI Chairman Ryan Beckett introduces nine new Paul Harris awards to Club members. In many cases these are Paul Harris multiple awards too. Bruce Willis earned his PH+4 award to top the group! Our support of the Rotary Foundation is a priority to our Club! And here is the proof! Way to go Rotarians!
 
Congratulations Past President Dirk Bernd! He led the effort to light up city skate parks across Yakima. Partnering with the City and Yakima's two other Rotary Clubs! He thanked all those who helped with this amazing contribution to our town! Well done!
 
President Dirk handed over a bottle of wine to incoming President Lynn Harlington Tuesday June 27th at the Seasons. President Dirk had a VERY good
year as Club President, breaking membership records and hosting our annual auction with record breaking results. Now he passes the torch to Lynn, our sixth female President. We are excited at the prospect of the many great things ahead for SW Rotary!
 
President Dirk Bernd presents a check for $25,000 to the Memorial Foundation in support of CHAMPS Campaign, an investment in kids who receive specialized care thru the Children's Village. We are proud to support such a worthy program in our community!
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Welcome to Yakima Southwest Rotary Club
Yakima Southwest

The most AWESOMEST Club In The World!

We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 4:15 PM
Zesta Cucina
5110 Tieton Drive
Meeting Room
Yakima, WA 98908
United States of America
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President Matt Reed introduces DACdb
Jul 30, 2024
Our new website platform
Tim McGree
Aug 06, 2024
Walking The Camino Santiago...
Tate Andis - US Aire Force Pilot
Aug 13, 2024
Learning About The Air Force And Life As An Officer
Robert Hodgman - Yakima Airport Manager
Aug 27, 2024
Whats New At The Airport
Kathy Kramer
Sep 03, 2024
State Fair
Robyn Barness
Sep 10, 2024
Rascal Rodeo
Bob Mihalyov
Sep 17, 2024
Flying H Youth Ranch
Senator Curtis King
Sep 24, 2024
Legislative Update
Kyle Rasmussen - Travel Writer
Oct 01, 2024
Hiking To The Himalayan Base Camp
Cheri Kitty - YWCA CEO
Oct 08, 2024
Expanding the YWCA
Mary Carpenter - Give Paper Flora
Oct 22, 2024
Experience More Nature Connections For Our Well Being...
Dr Tom Boyd
Oct 29, 2024
Climate Change
Rotary Christmas Party
Dec 10, 2024
Yakima Country Club