Centralia Rotary Club Flag Program expands to Chehalis


The Centralia Rotary Club’s Flags program is expanding to Chehalis, the organization announced Thursday.

For an annual membership fee to join the Centralia Rotary Flags program, anyone living within Centralia or Chehalis city limits can have an American flag installed in their yard four times per year: Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day and Veterans Day.

“Centralia Rotary members will come to your address shortly before each holiday and install a self-mounting flag in your yard. Flags will be removed shortly after each holiday,” the Centralia Rotary Club stated in a news release.

The program launched in Centralia last month.

“Centralia Rotary has received positive feedback on the new program. However, they received multiple inquiries about expanding the program outside of Centralia, particularly to Chehalis,” the Rotary club said in a news release.

“We have been very happy about the positive support that we have received for the flag program. We had not planned to expand to Chehalis this quickly, but after receiving a number of requests, we decided that now is the time to make that move,” said Robert Cox, chair of the Centralia Rotary Flags Committee.

Those who sign up by May 17 can benefit from the introductory $60 per year membership rate. The normal rate is $80 per year.

Proceeds from the Centralia Rotary Flags program will be used for local Rotary projects, such as maintenance and improvements at Rotary Riverside Park, support for childhood literacy programs, such as the Dolly Parton Imagination Library, scholarships for local students and other local community projects.

The Centralia Rotary Club meets Tuesdays at noon at the Northwest Sports Hub. Visitors and those interested in becoming members are always welcome.

Questions about the Centralia Rotary Flag program can be emailed to the club at centraliarotaryflags@gmail.com. For more information, visit https://centraliarotaryflags.com