HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 2001-4615, by Representatives DeBolt, Mielke, Pennington, Hankins, Talcott, Edmonds and Kagi


     WHEREAS, The Rotary Club of Chehalis No. 814 received its charter from Rotary International on February 1, 1921, and thus is celebrating its Eightieth Anniversary; and

     WHEREAS, The Club counts among its members community leaders in business, the professions, and trades; and

     WHEREAS, The Club has enriched its community and our world by observing the Rotary Motto, "Service Above Self," and donates thousands of dollars to the local community, sponsors projects, and provides "hands-on" service to the youth, the aged, the ill, the poor, the illiterate, the physically challenged, and the environment; and

     WHEREAS, The Club is contributing to and supporting the Rotary International's PolioPlus Program to eradicate polio in developing countries and regions worldwide as well as contributing to the Rotary International Foundation to alleviate human suffering throughout the world; and

     WHEREAS, The Club provides leadership in forming the Lewis County Rotary Foundation in 1998 which has since raised and contributed $159,000 to community projects for kids and families; and

     WHEREAS, The Rotary Club of Chehalis No. 814 will officially observe its anniversary with a Gala Celebration on Thursday, February 15, 2001, at Centralia-Chehalis Elks Lodge No. 2435, to be attended by the Club's members, guests, and dignitaries;

     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Washington State House of Representatives recognize and honor the Rotary Club of Chehalis No. 814 for its outstanding accomplishments; and

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That a copy of this resolution be immediately transmitted by the Co-Chief Clerks of the House of Representatives to the Rotary Club of Chehalis No. 814 and Rotary International.



   I hereby certify this to be a true and correct copy of

   Resolution 4615 adopted by the House of Representatives

                     February 13, 2001.


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Timothy A. Martin, Co-Chief Clerk Cynthia Zehnder, Co-Chief Clerk