In Olympia, our rowing club, Olympia Area Rowing (OAR) is a great program that provides an opportunity for everyone in the eighth grade and up. However, because OAR isn’t government funded, it is supported by the donations from the community. That means our equipment is lacking. Just last week, OAR hosted an auction to purchase a new quad (a four-person boat). We were also able to get a new dock, and purchase more dock space. All of this came from our local community.