OysterFest Dollars at Work

How Skookum Rotary Translates OysterFest Earnings


2020 Scholarships, Awarded – $40,000+

Shelton High School Students:

Aaron Boothe, Bryce Finley (Computer Sciences)

Beau Harvey, Rural Development Initiative (Civic Engagement)

Chase Moran, Terry Olsen (Vocational Arts)*

Elle Jennings, Harvey Farrimond (Academic Scholarship)*

Emily Adams, Robert Burns (Performing Arts)

Grace Toney, Mary Penny (Medical Arts)**

Kain Tinajero-Hernandez, Forest Festival 

Lily Dose, Joy Doescher (Human Services)*

Mackenzie Uch, Doug Larson (Medical Arts)*

Michael Gillman, Forest Festival

Molly Ye, Janis Byrd (Business Arts)*

Beau Ward, Vocational

Cheyanne Kenyon, Vocational

Grace Renecker, Academic

Jayde Smith, Academic

Jenavieve Striplin, Vocational

Jonah Perry, Vocational

Kiara Ventura, Academic

Morgan Izzi, Vocational

Nathanael Ostheller, Academic

Choice High School Students:

Matilda Smither-Winslow, Dick Oltman (Environmental Studies/Tourism)*

Lillian Crawford, Vocational

North Mason High School Students:

Isabella Porter, Lee Gillis (Educational Arts)*

Spencer Pruitt, Academic

Washington Virtual Academy Students:

Lukas Hansen, Rotary Inspirational

Austin Karr, Rural Development Initiative (Civic Engagement)

Continuing Education Students:

Josephine Beaudoin, UW, Tom Spikes (Business Arts)**

Laura Henry, SPSCC (Academic)

Savannah Knutson, Baylor University, Terry Shaw (Academic)*


* denotes honoring of a Skookum Rotarian or spouse      
** denotes honoring of a Shelton Rotarian or spouse
2020 Academic & Vocational Scholarships. Total Awarded – $40,000


Community Grants for local nonprofit organizations 2018-2020 awarded $60,000+

Mason County Science & Engineering Fair

Dictionaries for Mason County 4th Graders

Academic Excellence – Recognition for Top 10% Academic Performance for Mason County 8th and 11th Grade Students

New Teachers Reception for Mason County School Districts (with Shelton Rotary)

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA)

$100,000 commitment to Shelton YMCA construction

COVID 19 Response Effort

Music in the Park

Downtown Beautification & Clean-Up


International Donations:


Mercy Ships

Polio Plus

Rotary Foundation 

Rotary Global Grants





2017-2019 OysterFest Proceeds Total $185,385

5XL Shelton

A Gift For Special Children

Academic Excellence

Adopt-A-Pet Shelton

Asset Building Coalition Of Mason County

Belfair Elementary PTA

Belfair HUB Center for Seniors

Bordeaux Elementary School

Child Care Action

City of Shelton

Community Foundation of South Puget Sound

Crossroads Housing

Durban Bay Partnership Global Grant

Evergreen Elementary School

Family Support Center

Friends of the Shelton Library

Great Bend Center for Music

Harmony Hill

Hood Canal Elementary School

Hood Canal Food Bank

Kitten Rescue

Mary M. Knight Elementary School

Mason Co. Fire Dist No. 11

Mason County Historical Society

Mason General Hospital Foundation

Matlock Food Bank

Mercy Ships

Mt View Elementary School

National Alliance on Mental Illness

New Teachers Reception

North Mason Firefighters Association

Panhandle Lake 4-H

Quick Water Swim Club

Rotary Foundation Annual Fund

Rotary Foundation Polio Plus

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards

Saints Pantry

Scholastic Inc.

Science Fair

Shelter Box USA

Shelton Family Center

Shelton High School Interact Club

Shelton High School NJROTC

Shelton Mason County Chamber of Commerce

Sound Learning

South Sound Parent to Parent

South Sound Reading Foundation

The Hub

Turning Pointe

United Way of Mason County

YMCA Shelton