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.


Today Members of Club Raised
$3,097 to Help Cover Taylor Bridge Fire Loses

With twenty-four of our members in attendance at the today’s 6:45am morning meeting (Thursday, August 16), we were ready for an informative program to be given by guest speaker Jim Nale as he explored the Kittitas County Search and Rescue program. As can be imagined, conversations before the meeting started had a strong focus on the Taylor Bridge fire causing significant hardships here in our Kittitas County. And, in Jim’s presentation the fire was a topic receiving attention.

Before the program President Eric suggested we do a Pass-the-Hat to raise funds for persons suffering losses in the fire. The passing of the hat, really our Club’s silver pitcher we enjoy keeping filled, again proved our members are ready for action and service above self. With half the Club’s members in attendance, the silver pitcher was stuffed full of bills and a few IOUs. At today’s meeting $1,597 was collected for our Club to use helping friends and neighbors overcome tragedies of the Taylor Bridge fire.

At the August 23 meeting of the Ellensburg Morning Rotary Club the silver pitcher will again be passed and donations from members as well as others will be accepted. Members absent from today’s meeting (August 16) are invited to be ready to make their donation at the August 23 meeting or to forward a donation marked "Taylor Bridge Fire" to the Club’s treasurer.

Visitors to this Ellensburg Morning Rotary Club announcement are also invited to forward donations to the Club for use in support for persons recovering from, and rebuilding because of, the tragedy we’ve named the Taylor Bridge fire.

By the way, Club members will be interested to know the Tri-Cities Rotary Club pledged to match our Ellensburg Morning Rotary Club donations up to $1,500. So, as of the end of the August 16 meeting we were ready to pass forward $3,097 in our community service efforts.

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