Club Information

Rotary Club of La Conner

Service Above Self

We meet Mondays at 5:45 PM
Farmhouse Restaurant
11376 LaConner-Whitney Rd
Mount Vernon, WA  98273
United States
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Mailing Address
PO Box 2111
La Conner, WA 98257
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Roger Gietzen
May 01, 2017
Lincoln Theatre Sound & Hearing Campaign
Peg Seeling
May 08, 2017
LCSD School Superintendent (interim)
David Rapella
May 15, 2017
Philippines project
Mike Beemer
May 22, 2017
Northwest Marine Technology Center (site visit)
Holiday, no meeting
May 29, 2017
Dan & Carol Cain
Jun 05, 2017
Classification talks
Ashley Sweeney
Jun 12, 2017
Michael Frazier
Jun 19, 2017
Viva Farms
Installation dinner
Jun 26, 2017
Holiday, no meeting
Jul 03, 2017
Lee & Dee Carlson
Jul 10, 2017
Classification talks
Author Robert Dugoni
Jul 17, 2017
Mollie Pepper
Jul 24, 2017
Peace & Conflict Resolution
Fifth Monday Social
Jul 31, 2017
Picnic at Conner Waterfront Park
Pam Putney
Aug 07, 2017
Hospice of the Northwest
Jerry Willins
Aug 14, 2017
Unbirthday Party
Holiday - no meeting
Sep 04, 2017
Rotary videos program
Sep 11, 2017
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Vice President
Immediate Past President
Foundation President
Community Service
Club Services
International Service
Youth Services
Vocational Service
Town of La Conner
Our Projects
Welcome to the Rotary Club of La Conner!
We are a hands-on service club dedicated to improving lives locally and around the world. We do this by promoting and investing in literacy, public health and community service.  We are the club people want to join, because we have fun while making a difference.
Please note that we meet most Mondays at The Farmhouse starting at 5:45pm.  Please check the speaker list and/or event schedule for changes to the venue for the Monday meeting.

Order Tulips ONLINE at this link:
You can order, pay and either pick them up at one of the booths (Farmhouse or at the roundabout in La Conner) or arrange for delivery all the way up to a full box!  Canadian Customers are welcome as well!
Please note that there is a minimum order of individual bunches for delivery within 25 miles of La Conner of 10 bunches or $50.
Tulip Sales for 2017 are now in full swing!  Be sure to visit the booths at The Farmhouse and at the roundabout in La Conner.
You can sign up for booth shifts at this link 
You can sign up for club visits at this link:

Pictured left to right:  Ollie Iversen, La Conner Parks Commissioner; Susan Macek, President, Rotary Club of La Conner; Mayor Ramon Hayes: Town Administrator John Doyle.
The Rotary Club of La Conner gave an early Christmas present to the Town of La Conner on Dec. 19.  During its weekly meeting, club president Susan Macek handed a $10,000 check for Conner Waterfront Park to La Conner Mayor Ramon Hayes, Town Administrator John Doyle and Park Commissioner Ollie Iversen, who is a club member.  The club had committed to three installments of $5,000 over three years but upped the ante by giving $10,000 for the final installment, for a total donation of $20,000.
“We were totally surprised when Susan handed us the last of their gifts for double the amount they had pledged,” Iversen said.  “This month we received a second matching grant, which this donation falls under, so the double we received from Rotary will again be doubled by the grant.”
The park under the Rainbow Bridge has been in the works for several years and will be moving forward toward completion starting at the first of the year.  Picnic tables and a salmon sculpture that doubles as a children’s slide are already installed.

Check out and for more information. 
We are so very close to eradicating polio from the face of the earth!  Join in today and learn more about what Rotarians around the world are working on to eradicate polio.


Our club is involved in parallel international projects in Copan, Honduras.  One is grant funded in partnership with nine other clubs, and the other is funded by our club and individual members.


Grant-Funded Project


This International Project Alliance (IPA) is a holistic approach to a community need – education, sanitation, potable water, economic development and the infrastructure to support it.


Eleven area clubs have pledged to pool funds.  Other clubs are considering joining the alliance.  Our club contributes $5,000 per year plus a district grant.   The Fidalgo Rotary Club manages the funds and serves as the lead club for grant management, with each participating club having one vote.  Jerry Willins is our club’s representative.  Projects are initiated by the village through the Copan Rotary Club.


So far, the IPA has provided funds for a new school and several renovations, replaced furniture in several schools, built a wooden bridge and several other hands-on projects, provided school room supplies for all schools and have facilitated teacher training.  We are working to rebuild a large water system that will benefit thousands.  In short we have approved, started, and finished a couple of dozen projects with an annual pooled budget of more than $30,000 and additional donated and grant dollars exceeding $25,000.


Club-Funded Project


This includes our Adopt-a-School and Adopt-a-Dream Programs.  The nine clubs involved in the IPA currently support 19 schools and more than 926 children and hope to cover seven additional schools in 2017.  Of these, our club supports two schools, Nueva San Isidro and El Cisne. 


Our money can go a long way toward supporting Copan school children through Adopt-a-School:


  •     $10/year provides what a kindergartener needs to go to school.
  •     $20/year provides for students in grades 1-6.


The Adopt-a-Dream program costs $200/year or less (varies by school) and supports an individual student in grades 7-9.  This level of education is now mandated and requires most students walk a couple of hours to schools outside their villages.  Adopt-a-Dream asks for a three-year commitment for each student funded.


Individual members can also support these schools Adopt-a-School and Adopt-a-Dream.  Checks can be made out to the Rotary Club of La Conner Foundation.  Be sure to specify Adopt-a-School or Adopt-a-Dream.




This video was compiled to commemorate time spent in Barbasco Cabanas, Honduras with the Rotary 5050 International YES team (Youth Engaged in Service). Ten incredible high school students accomplished over 80 hours of volunteer service each in their own communities and continued to share their love for people through a ten-day humanitarian service trip in a small, struggling village located near Copan Ruinas. We made relationships, met beautiful people and worked tirelessly to successfully build a complete play structure for children near the school, (the school was provided by the YES program in years past) we distributed personal hygiene kits, brought reusable feminine products for young girls, painted all school house furniture (provided by the YES team in years past as well) and built a chicken coop suitable for roughly 40 chickens.

This was an adventure of a lifetime, thank Rotary for all of their selfless donation and most of all thank God!


Richard Wisniewski accepted a check from the Rotary Club of La Conner for the La Conner Regional library Building fund. The check in the amount of $5,000 was a second annual installment of $5,000 toward the new library.
Wisniewski, President of the La Conner Library Foundation Board said “the library is a place for life-long learning and inspiration and it’s a key resource available to everyone in the community…. One day we’ll break ground for a new, larger, environmentally green library that will provide more open space, including quiet areas for study and reading, digital access, and a community room open to the public for library programs and new offerings.”
According to Lee Carlson, Past President of the La Conner Rotary, literacy and education are major focus areas for the club’s contributions, in terms of both service and financial support. “We have supported the library’s homework databases for the benefit of students for many years,” Carlson said. “We recognize the value that a new library will bring to the community, and are proud to support this project that will serve the community -- from babies to seniors -- well for many years.”