"Service Above Self"
The nine Rotary Clubs of Thurston County invite you to attend free HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ PRESENTATIONS from 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. on November 20th, and view a display of what the 19 years of community donations for this event have provided for others.
Over 500 FREE INSTRUMENTS have been distributed to the participating School Districts, an ANNUAL FREE YOUTH LEADERSHIP WORKSHOP for adult volunteers helping County Youth organizations and the youth themselves meet the challenges they face, a gift to HOPE THURSTON COUNTY for domestic violence victims, and our local gift of CLEAN WATER to rural third world people of need.
All financed by over $500,000 in funds raised through this annual Rotary Club event. The funds raised were then leveraged by volunteers and Rotary International to provide over $1.5 million dollars to "service to others."
IN 2019 WE RECOGNIZED FOUR "adults that keep giving back--service above self" who have continued to help make the 2021 year of Rotary Club giving so special.
YOUTH MUSIC PARENT GIVING BACK - Kim Dinsmore, for 17 years as a parent of music students, led, promoted, guided and ensured success of the COOL JAZZ day event for 12 high school Jazz Bands to have an opportunity to perform at the "CENTER", be adjudicated by professionals, and to take the next step in their music career;
YOUTH MUSIC PROMOTER AND TEACHER - Dan Lundberg, Retired Director of Music for Olympia School District, and behind the scenes of the COOL JAZZ day event to ensure top notch experience for our local high school jazz bands, organizer, purchaser of over 500 free band instruments funded by this event, and then distributed to the local school district for use by low income and other special needs band students in our local schools;
YOUTH ADULT MENTORS/LEADER/TRAINER - FOR ALL OF OUR YOUTH - Shellica Trevino has guided, assisted, mentored and trained, volunteer adults who make youth our priority and our future leaders. Through the Boys and Girls Club and other Youth programs in Thurston County, our COOL JAZZ/CLEAN WATER EVENT has annually funded a Workshop in November to help train more volunteers to continue our Rotary Club Legacy of helping our youth prepare for tomorrow;
HELPING OTHERS AROUND THE WORLD OBTAIN SAFE DRINKING WATER AND PROVING WE ARE ONE WORLD - Dustin Wilson, Rotary Club of Lacey and Chair of the nine (15 counting adjacent county Rotary Clubs) Rotary Water Committee Members that plans, design, and managed funds from the COOL JAZZ/CLEAN WATER EVENT to obtain 21/2 matching funds from Rotary International Foundation Funds for Water and Sanitation Rural Projects in five other countries. Dustin has for over 15 years provided leadership, funding, personal resources and travel led to Kenya and other locations to demonstrate the Rotary "Service Above Self" motto that is this year's COOL JAZZ/CLEAN WATER RECEPTION THEME.
Come join us throughout the day on November 20, 2021 to listen to the High School Jazz Band presentations, and then from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. to meet all those who make this extremely worthwhile project happen and meet our 2018 SERVICE ABOVE SELF RECIPIENTS.
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 20th AT THE WASHINGTON CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, 9:00 A.M. TO 4:00 P.M. FOR THE BAND PERFORMANCES, AND 7:00 TO 10:00 P.M. FOR OUR FESTIVE WINE-MICROBREW-SPIRITS TASTING EVENT. EVERYONE IS INVITED. $50 PER PERSON.