Gateway Rotary Club members are community leaders in Thurston County ranging across all sectors of business from nonprofit to higher education, real estate to finance. The club meets weekly to discuss community service projects and events, network amongst each other, and hear from industry leaders on community-specific news. Gateway Rotary provides members an opportunity to get involved in through both local and worldwide service efforts.
 
Thurston County, Washington, is located at the southern end of Puget Sound in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Majestic Mount Rainier and the rugged Cascade Mountains are nearby to the east, while the Pacific Coast is just an hour's drive to the west. Thurston County is 60 miles south of Seattle and 100 miles north of Portland, Oregon. Thurston County, one of the fastest growing counties in the state of Washington since the 1960’s, has consistently exceeded the state’s overall rate of growth.  As of 2017, Thurston County has grown to a population of approximately 280,588 people. 30% of households in Thurston County pay 50% or more of their income toward housing and utilities.
 
The population growth experienced throughout the county has little to do with increased rates of birth. Instead, the majority of population increase has been due to the migration of people into the county. This continued migration is the result of Thurston County's stable economy and exceptional quality of life. The low-cost living, award-winning education choices combined with the area’s competitive cost of doing business, create an outstanding environment for businesses and residents to work, play and live.
 
For more information on Thurston County, check out Suburban Stats.
 
Gateway Rotary will provide a gateway for:
  • younger business professionals to become Rotarians
  • young Rotarians to assume club leadership
  • minorities to help Rotary diversify its membership
  • Thurston County youth to have a better life
  • businesses within the club to participate in Rotary.
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