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Interested in Fellowships?
Rotary Fellowships are independent, social groups that share a common passion. Being part of a fellowship is a fun way to make friends around the world
Follow this link for more information on the Rotary International Site
Interested in Fellowships? 2017-05-15 07:00:00Z
Downtown Clean Up
Several Morning Rotary members participated in the downtown clean up on April 22nd:
Downtown Clean Up 2017-04-24 07:00:00Z
Rotaract "Run for a Reason"
Rotaract "Run for a Reason" 2017-04-20 07:00:00Z
Mount Stuart Robotics
We had a great visit from the Mount Stuart Elementary School Robotics Team this morning!  These great young students have qualified to go to the "World Championships" in Louisville KY.  They need your help getting the funding to get there.
Please follow this link to help them out:
You can also follow them on Facebook at:  https://www.facebook.com/EllensburgRobotics/
Mount Stuart Robotics 2017-03-23 07:00:00Z
Club Runner App
Don't forget to download the Club Runner App for you smart phone.
Available for your Android device, at your favorite app store.  Also available for iPhone at the Apple App Store.
For more information follow this link:
Club Runner App 2017-03-22 07:00:00Z
Murder Mystery
Murder Mystery 2017-03-16 07:00:00Z
Munch Madness!
Munch Madness was once again a success.  Thanks to all who participated! The event gathered 28,363 pounds of food.
Fun FISH Facts:
Munch Madness! 2017-02-22 08:00:00Z
Wednesday, February 22 at 10 AM - 8 PM
At Cornerstone Pie, 307 E 5th Ave, Ellensburg
CORNERSTONE TAKEOVER! Drew Houck 2017-02-16 08:00:00Z
And So It Begins...

And so it begins...

Last night Brad Case and I presented at the Ellensburg City Council meeting in regards to our proposed Circle the City Project and Trail Tale at Irene Rinehart.

The council could not have been more supportive and enthusiastic about our plans.

We now have full approval to move forward with the Trail Tale. A special thank you to everyone that has contributed to this idea and has pledged their time as this component of the Circle the City project comes along.

Yours in Service,
John Graf


And So It Begins... 2015-10-07 00:00:00Z
Split the Pot winner!
During our regular meeting on February 12th, rotarian James Paton won the Split the Pot! His son, Dexter, pulled the winning card. Congrats to both James and Dexter!
Split the Pot winner! 2015-02-23 00:00:00Z
Like Us on Facebook!
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Like Us on Facebook! Jerry Findley
Dinner & A Movie!

Please join us for Dinner & A Movie on November 13th at the CWU SURC Theater. The evening begins at 5:30pm with a social hour before a delicious dinner and good movie. Tickets may be purchased through any Rotarian of Ellensburg Morning. Everyone is welcome; rotary membership is not required for this event.


Dinner & A Movie! Sadie Thayer
A big welcome to a new baby

A big welcome to a new baby

The Ellensburg Morning Rotary Club presented a backpack full of books and a gift certificate to Pearl Street Books to the first baby born on International Literacy Day locally on Sept. 8.

This year’s baby is Jared Russel Cromer, 8 pounds, 12 ounces. He is the son of Jessica Crandell and Kyle Cromer and was born at Kittitas Valley Healthcare. 

Literacy is a basis for lifelong learning and plays a crucial foundational role in the creation of sustainable, prosperous and peaceful societies, according to UNESCO, which started Literacy Day in 1965. 

In addition to raising awareness for literacy efforts, the Ellensburg Morning Rotary Club supports the Ellensburg School District bookmobile and hosts an annual family reading night at Bright Beginnings. The club also provides books at the Kittitas County jail and to new Habitat for Humanity homes, and has supported training for teachers in South Sudan.


A big welcome to a new baby Joanna Markell
Traveling Wall in Cle Elum!


Traveling Wall in Cle Elum! Sadie Thayer
Let's Celebrate!


Let's Celebrate! Sadie Thayer
EMRC Spring Fundraiser!
EMRC Spring Fundraiser! Sadie Thayer
Youth Services Mentor Program Needs Your Help!




Youth Services Mentor Program Needs Your Help! Sadie Thayer
Mark Your Calendars!
Mark Your Calendars! Keegan Fengler
Munch Madness!
Munch Madness! Sadie Thayer
Clymer Holiday Social


Thanks to Phil and Judy Backlund who organized a Holiday Social at the Clymer Museum this past week!  Kicking off the holidays right!  Check out the photo's in the Club Photo Album!

Clymer Holiday Social Jerry Findley
North Alder Street Park Grand Opening
North Alder Street Park Grand Opening Jerry Findley
Rotary donates bookshelves to jail

Members of the Ellensburg Morning Rotary Literacy Committee, Central Washington University Rotaract and CWU's WORD group stand next to bookshelves and books donated to inmates at the Kittitas County Jail.


Members of the Ellensburg Morning Rotary Literacy Committee, Central Washington University Rotaract and CWU's WORD group toured the Kittitas County Jail on May 1. Morning Rotary recently donated six bookshelves to the jail as part of its Books Freeing Minds project.

The bookshelves are set up in the multipurpose room in the new section of the jail. The club and students are collecting paperback books for inmates as part of a larger book drive.

Members who toured the jail were Amanda Bean, Megan Foster, Naomi Barnes and Jaclyn Robertson with WORD. WORD stands for Washington Organization for Reading Development, and is a local chapter of the International Reading Association.

Rotary members in attendance were Erleen Beckley, Judy and Phil Backlund, Joanna Markell, Jack Carpenter and Sheriff Gene Dana, who is a member of the Noon Rotary club. Rotaract members were Shannon Lowry, Lara Abuhudra, Johnny Niguyen and Cassandra Lariza.

The clubs also have been collecting books for Bright Beginnings, Habitat for Humanity and the clean and sober house in Ellensburg.

Rotary donates bookshelves to jail Jerry Findley
New Park Project

New Park Project Jerry Findley
Donations for Helping Neighbors & Friends

Rotarians stepping forward to help neighbors in a time of need os a common practice. The Ellensburg Morning Rotary Club has taken step one in a donation to vistims of the Taylor Bridge fire.

Donations for Helping Neighbors & Friends Jerry Brong
Come one, come all! EMRC Fireside

Come one, come all! 

EMRC Fireside

Tuesday, May 22nd at 6 PM 

Looking forward to see you all for our club's upcoming Fireside social. It will be Tuesday, May 22nd and be at the home of John and Claudia Haddon. The festivities will start at 6pm and should wrap up by 8pm. 

This will be an appetizer/dessert affair. If you would like to bring a snack or drink to share that would be great. Your presences is more important that food/drink though:) 

The Haddon address is...2501 N Delphine Ellensburg Wa. I have also attached a map if needed.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me. Hope to see you on the 22nd!


Come one, come all! EMRC Fireside Jerry Findley
Rotaract Presentation this week.
This weeks program will be:

Lana, Tara & Friends

Rotoract - What's Happening & How to Use Social Media to Get the Word Out

Rotaract Presentation this week. Jerry Findley
From Phil and Judy in Sudan.
A response from Judy  to let me know she will not be attending the Board meeting and up date on the trip.

Bob, as you know we are in S. Sudan so can't make it.  But, we are attending a Rotary meeting, Rotary Club of Juba, tonight.  They are the group that helped us last year so we are looking forward to seeing them. The turnover here is so great that we are not sure how many folks will still be around.   All is well here, but very hot.  Temps have been in the l00's with 80-90% humidity. Yuk! We are still in Juba so have internet and AC part of the time.  Tomorrow we leave for Akon, where there is none of that fancy stuff, so it should be even more of an adventure.  We are going to the orphanage today to give them the pillow case dresses, shirts, scarves, books and scholarships that our Club and the student IRA group from CWU + Rotaract students have put together.  We will take lots of pictures.  If your meeting is short on Thursday feel free to share our little update. 

Smiles, Judy and Phil

From Phil and Judy in Sudan. Jerry Findley
Thank You From Dinner and a Movie!
The Ellensburg Morning Rotary Club would like to THANK EVERYONE who participated in Dinner and a Movie!  It was a tremendous success! 

We would also Thank everyone who made that possible from the organizers, donors, bar tenders, food bringers, etc, etc, etc.  Without your dedicated service to Ellensburg Morning Rotary, this event would not be possible!


Thank You From Dinner and a Movie! Jerry Findley
Geology of Washington class FREE

Nick Zentner is offering a Geology of Washington class again this winter - and you're invited to attend.  For free.  People of all ages and backgrounds are welcome. GEOL 103 (Geology of Washington) will be taught 10:00 - 10:50 am during the Winter Quarter.  That's January 4 - March 9, 2012.  Four lectures per week (Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays).  New room:  CWU's Lind Hall room 215.  CWU students will be taking the course for credit - and there is plenty of room for you.

If you're interested, that's great!  We're going to be real casual for all
you non-CWU students.  Can only make it once an awhile, no problem! You're welcome anytime! 

Free parking at the Alberston's lot on Univeristy Way OR just north
of the City Pool on 7th Avenue.  Lind Hall is located on the NW corner of
Chestnut & University Way.

Geology of Washington class FREE Jerry Findley
New Sgnt @ Arms and Greeter/Ticket Taker Info

ATTENTION: There is new Sgnt @ Arms and Greeter/Ticket Taker list posted above in the "Committee Info" Section.  Please check it out above!


New Sgnt @ Arms and Greeter/Ticket Taker Info Jerry Findley