Dist Gov 2016-17 Joanne Croghan & Don Mannino
Nov 01, 2016 12:00 PM
Nov 03, 2016
Nov 10, 2016
Thanksgiving (No meeting)
Nov 24, 2016
Please pay your Rotary Club dues by Nov 25
Nov 25, 2016
Christmas Dinner - Belmont Hotel
Dec 09, 2016
Dec 22, 2016
?? New Interact Board Installed
May 18, 2017
- Business/employee #1
- Business/employee #2
On November 10th the East Jefferson County Rotary Club is holding a Retail Day. Retail Manager Terry Umbreit is requesting all members wear a item (in addition to your Rotary pin) with a Rotary insignia. He will have items to sell such as sweatshirts, shirts, caps and sweaters, and also take orders that day. This event is being held to show members the types of items that Rotary has to promote the club and to present the appropriate image to the public. Please remember that you don’t have a second chance to make a first impression. If you can’t attend feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call my cell phone at 509-592-3531.
The Board approved a phased 1-3 year plan to add “County” to our Club’s name (where it is missing) and “c” (to “ej” so it reads www.ejcrotary.club) to our Club’s domain name to promote a consistent use of the acronym “EJC” or EJCRC”.
New guest pens and new stationary have been ordered and will reflect this change.
The Rotary Club of East Jefferson County was honored to receive the Rotary International Presidential Citation (Gold Award) for 2015-2016 (one of six out of 90 Clubs in our District) as well as the Rotary International Presidential Citation 2015-2016 awarded to the Chimacum High School Interact Club, which is sponsored by the EJC Rotary Club. The awards recognize club excellence. All Rotarians and Interact Club Members should be very proud of their role in earning these prestigious awards!
On 5/11/2016, I sent the following email to all of the Rotarians in our Club.
Each year in April, the CHS Interact students have a car wash to raise $1000 to purchase a ShelterBox. So far this year they have raised $867 towards their sixth ShelterBox. We will pass a donation box one more time at our next Rotary luncheon and ask your help in raising the remaining $133.
When I asked the ShelterBox company for some information about the CHS Interact Club ShelterBox purchases, they sent me the following email.
The Interact Club at Chimacum High School rocks! They have actually sponsored FIVE ShelterBoxes since 2010 (their very first donation was actually for two boxes.)
Box 14341 Deployed to Haiti in December, 2010
Box 15342 Deployed to Columbia in January, 2011
Box 19517 Deployed to the Philippines in January, 2012
Box 22103 Deployed to the Sudan in September, 2013
Box 24390 Not Yet Deployed
Awesome work! Congratulations to all.
The Rotarians who were present at our 5/19 luncheon exceeded our expectations and donated over $200 including an anonymous donation of $75. THANK YOU very much.
The Interact students just bought their 6th ShelterBox and now have money towards their 7th for next year.
Congratulations, CHS Interact students!
Sale starts March 3!
Roses are $20/dozen and are available in red, pink, yellow and white. Our cost is $9/dozen=$11 profit per dozen (before expenses such as printing receipts, etc.).
Our goal is to sell 425 dozen.
We need to give QFC the color selection by Thursday, March 31. After that, there is no guarantee that the color you chose is what you'll get. Last day to sell roses and turn in money is Thursday, April 14
Delivery day is April 21.
An article will appear soon in the Leader and the PDN about the Rose Sales
Everyone is getting a receipt book. More receipt books are available when you need them. You are also being given your list of rose sales from last year. These people are the best place to start with your sales this year!
Karen will be at back table every week starting next week to collect your receipts and money.
Two expectations of members:
You will deliver your own roses. "Heavy Hitter" sellers will be able to get help with delivery.
You are expected to sell at least 10 dozen or pay the equivalent profit from each dozen to the club = $11 x 10 = $110.
We will again be asking for help in delivering roses for our Heavy Hitter Rose Sellers and those unable to get around. So we will pass around a sign-up sheet in a couple of weeks for Delivery Helpers
- Call Karen with any questions: 360-865-0466.
Click http://bit.ly/jc-ham-class to view the latest information on and sign up for the next Ham class.
Pete Hubbard KG7EKM Chair, EJC Emergency Preparedness committee
Henry Charles Rogers, Jr.
December 31, 1919 - December 19, 2015
The Expert has left the building. Born in Detroit, MI, to Laura Amelia (Hogue) Rogers and Henry Charles Rogers, Sr, on Dec. 31, 1919. Died December 19, 2015 in Port Hadlock, WA. Henry’s almost century of life and uncanny ability to always be where the action was, made him a witness to history throughout his life.
Henry was raised in Dearborn, MI. in one of the first houses built by his contractor father for the burgeoning Ford Motor industry. His mother became widowed when Henry was 5 yrs. old and his mother scrambled to find employment and maintain the home. Henry’s fascinating stories, and he had many, included those from Prohibition when Henry used to be paid a nickel for buying cigarettes for the prostitutes down at the local Speakeasy - until his mother caught him! The little bird drawing that Henry often used in signing his name was originally a symbol hobos would draw in front of his house to let other hobos know that a good person lived there - someone with food and small job to do.
Henry graduated from Fordson High School, Dearborn, MI in 1938 as Class President and Eagle Scout, and entered Wayne State University as a Drama Major. His love of that era’s Big Band music led him to create the Henry Rogers Orchestra until the World War II draft depleted members to the military. When Henry’s own draft notice arrived, he recalled his days as a Sea Scout to direct his own involvement. He heard about officer’s training to serve on the new Liberty Ships and was accepted into the newly formed United States Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, NY. His cadet training was largely “on-the-job”, as the war required numerous deployments on merchant ships. He graduated in 1943 and served with distinction until 1946, leaving the Merchant Marines with a rank of LT. Commander, USMM. It was his Academy training and command of ships that taught Henry the leadership skills he would use the rest of his life. His patriotic service meant so much to him, and he loved the honor he received at the American Legion Post #26 in Pt. Townsend, of which he was a member.
SANTA CLAUS IS COMING to the Chimacum Arts & Crafts Fair DECEMBER 12TH & 13TH, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
by Linda Kostenbader
Have your photo (family, friends & pets, too) taken with Santa for only $7.00 by the Chimacum High School's Interact Club, sponsored by the Rotary Club of East Jefferson County. Your high quality photo will be available in minutes and comes with a complimentary card frame and envelope. All your contributions will be sent to international projects: a rural school in Thailand for computers and to provide assistance in maintaining a water-purification system; the Heifer Project, which helps families in poor countries to improve their nutrition and generate income; and the Shelter Box Project, which provides shelter and supplies to sustain families in disaster areas around the world.
Thank you for your support.
The project is fueled by a $530,000 grant consisting of equal funding from the TRF (The Rotary Foundation) grant and a one for one match by World Vision. The scope of the project includes drilling deepwater wells in 23 communities in Eastern Honduras, providing health and sanitation trainings for the populations, VIP latrine installation – one in each community near schools or community centers – electrified pumps for the wells and water distribution for the inhabitants. Approximately 11,700 people will be helped with this project and the populations of the communities are growing so the beneficiaries should increase with time.
Each year one of the prime fund raising events for the club is the Pot o’ Gold Raffle. Typically the top prize is $10,000 with several other prizes sometimes available. This year, 2015, there are a total of 13 prizes. Each of our club members has an obligation to sell, or sometimes buy, at least 5 of the tickets priced at $100 each. The drawing will be held at the regular weekly lunch meeting of the club on Thursday, December 3, 2015 at about 12:45 PM. This year’s prizes are:
HOW TO MAKE LEMONADE FROM LEMONS
Author: Larry Howland Sept. 2015
In the fall of 2002, Jefferson County Park & Recreation Department, through its community planning process had developed a plan for a Pavilion to be located at HJ Carroll Park. The plan at that time envisioned a core structure and two supporting units. Garry Rowe, an EJR member, and co-director of the County Administration Dept. presented the plan to the club and asked for support.
Click here to read the entire story.
Membership – Up 6 new members – 8 if you count last year’s Officer Installation Meeting when Pete Hubbard and Brian Becker were inducted. Their participation included:
TJ Plastow – Interact, Flags, Host family
Hillary Smith – Flags, raffle
Whitney Meissner – Flags, finance committee
Julie Hatch - sold winning raffle ticket
Brian – drink coaster design
Joe Nole – sold roses aggressivley
Pete Hubbard – Secretary
John Clark – Transfer
Financially – solid year, built reserves for bigger projects and increased budget for scholarships
Visibility – local and district – flags, scholarships, even coasters
Use of technology – website richer by a large margin, using tech for lunch meetings and board meetings.
Built a solid Foundation for the future
From left to right (1-8):
Nicola Pieper (Historian, 2015-16)
Feam Meesanam (Membership/ASB Rep, 2015-16)
Amy Plastow (Treasurer, 2015-16)
Melanie Pieper (Secretary, 2015-16)
Anda Yoshina (Vice-President, 2015-16)
Rian Plastow (President, 2014-15)
Taylor VanNess (Secretary, 2014-15)
Olivia Ejde (President, 2015-16)
Rian and Taylor are graduating Seniors. Congratulations! We wish you the best.
Last year (2015), twenty-three (23) members of the three Rotary clubs (website) (East Jefferson County, Port Townsend (Noon) and Port Townsend Sunrise Club) joined together with ShelterBox and the Marrowstone Island Emergency Preparedness Team (website) to support the 3rd Annual All County Picnic (link) in “CELEBRATING EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS AND COMMUNITY RESILIENCE”.
The theme is "Resilience".
"Emergency Management is committed to support self-sufficient neighborhoods that are prepared for the challenges of a major emergency, to continue active partnership in the development of a culture of community resilience, and aid in creation of local emergency plans and procedures that will help neighborhoods cope."
Come join us again on August 21, 2016.
Increasing our knowledge and experience in the use of these digital tools will help each of us to connect, collaborate and communicate with each other, our community and future Rotarians more efficiently and more effectively.
Click this link to review the demo and what you should do to prepare for it.
The Interact Club of Chimacum High School invites you to a school-wide
assembly on the Shelter Box Project, April 22nd.
UPDATE: Flickr album: 2015-4-22 Interact & ShelterBox at CHS
NOTE: the program starts at 9:30...ALL VISITORS MUST SIGN IN AT THE OFFICE before they go to the auditorium.
Scott Robinson & Tom Schaafsma from Sequim Sunrise Rotary will be showing a video about the Shelter Box Project and talking about their experiences with the Shelter Box Project in disaster areas. The Interactors will be setting up a Shelter Box tent on stage and displaying the items included in the Box. This "kicks off" the Interact Club's fund raising campaign.
Interact will be having a "Shelter Box" Car Wash on Sunday, April 26th at the Olympic Equipment Rental, 972 Ness Corner Rd in Port Hadlock, from 10a.m. to 3 p.m. to collect additional donations to purchase a Shelter Box. There will be a Shelter Box 'kit" on display. They will be looking for you and your car.
The Rotary Club of East Jefferson County honored Chimacum High School (CHS) students Sarah Allen and Orion Weller as Students of the Month: at the Club’s weekly meeting Thursday,
Chimacum Schools Superintendent and Rotary member, Rich Stewart introduced the students to the Rotarians.
March 28th, 2015 – Centralia WA.
We enjoyed an excellent update on Habitat for Humanity activities in our communities from Executive Director Jamie Maciejewski and new home owner Keidren Devas during today's meeting. Check out the video made of Habitat's work in Quilcine!
Click here to view some photos by Pete Leenhouts
The following officers were unanimously elected to the East Jefferson Rotary Club.
- Terry Umbreit, President Elect Nominee (2017-2018)
- Meredith Wagner, Director at Large (2015-2018)
- Julia Price, Director at Large (2015-2018)
A group of 12 Rotarians and spouses (or single Rotarians) for a 18 day Rotary Friendship
Exchange with District 9685 Australia.
This RFE will see the District 9685 RFE Team visit District 5020 from June 1 to 18, 2015. Our outbound team will be in District 9685 November 2 to 20, 2015.