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East Jefferson County

Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 12:00 PM
Tri-Area Community Center
10 West Valley Road
Port Hadlock, WA  98339
United States of America
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Be our guest at 12 noon (each Thursday) to meet Rotarians in your area, have a delicious lunch (on us) and stay for a half hour presentation until 1pm.
About 2018-2019 Rotary Year

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RI President-elect Barry Rassin’s theme for 2018-19, Be the Inspiration, asks Rotarians to inspire change in the world and in each other. “I ask all of you to Be the Inspiration to help Rotary move from reaction to action — to take a hard look at the environmental issues that affect health and welfare around the world and do what we can to help.” 

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The Presidential Citation is an important annual goal for our Club. Not only does it help organize and better direct our support of Rotary International, it enables us to measure that support against a clear set of criteria established each Rotary Year by the RI President. This year, we seek the Citation with Platinum Distinction.

The Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) is a public-private partnership led by national governments with five partners – the World Health Organization (WHO), Rotary International, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Its goal is to eradicate polio worldwide. Today, we take a closer look at a key partner, the U.S-based Centers for Disease Control.

Youth---truly our treasure and our future!   How fitting that Rotary designates a calendar month to Youth Services!   A survey of all Rotarians would likely reveal that many join or remain in the ‘family of Rotary’ because of its advocacy for youth programs.   That is my story.   As a teacher the Rotary imprint was so evident in our schools and community.   Leadership, literacy, and scholarship programs flourish because of Rotary’s partnership.  As a parent I felt so fortunate that our son could experience that rare gift of youth exchange----a year of language, culture, and deeper world understanding.   Every club in our district in some way promotes opportunities for youth to learn, to connect, and to become leaders---ultimately to become who they can be!

I know I am meant to inspire here, but safety requires that I begin with a warning: This Moment of Inspiration is cursed. I first wrote it for the December meeting that got canceled due to high winds. I signed up again to deliver it for the February meeting that got snowed out. Today marks my third attempt; do not be surprised if an earthquake or some other calamity strikes in the next four minutes.

Rotarians use the Four-Way Test as an ethical guide for our personal and professional relationships. In all we think, say, or do, we ask…

  1. Is it the TRUTH?

  2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?


  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned? 


Most of us fail the Four-Way Test pretty routinely.

Actor Joel Jackson grew up amid the red dirt and 100-degree-plus temperatures of sparsely populated Western Australia, a talented kid in a harsh land. Head of his class at school, soccer star, promising musician – it was all nice, but at age 17, he felt no particular pull in any direction. Until Rotary came along.
The Club is proud to be supporting the Jefferson Teen Center with a $7,000 District Community Grant and Rotarian support through the end of this Rotary Year in June, and a smaller, local grants and Rotarian support for the following two Rotary Years.  
Rotarian Gustav Zerbino was a member of the Uruguayan Rugby Team whose plane crashed high in the Andes. His story, which appeared online on the Rotary International site, is truly riveting. Gustav writes:  "There are no extraordinary human beings. There are only common, ordinary human beings, like you and me, who are able to do extraordinary things if we connect to love and to passion if we do things that are more important than ourselves."

The East Jefferson County Rotary Club (EJRC) is John Erickson’s fifth Rotary membership.  He joined this club in 2010, after retiring from a 40-year career in education.  John was a founding member of the Rotary Club in Stayton, Oregon.  John has enjoyed participating in all of the Rotary clubs where he has been a member over the last 35 years or so, and continues to contribute to the activities and projects initiated by the EJRC.  He was club president in 2016-2017.

Rotarians worldwide participate and celebrate the week of the anniversary of Rotary’s founding as World Understanding and Peace Week.  Rotary is all about friendship and collaboration in support of service above self. During this week, our Club will celebrate Rotary service, reflect upon our past achievements, and focus on programs of peace, understanding, and goodwill in the community and throughout the world.

Rotary's strategic plan sets the framework for our future, ensuring that we continue to be known as a respected, dynamic organization that advances communities worldwide.

As we stand on the cusp of eliminating polio, it time for us to create a new path toward bringing more people together, increasing our impact and creating even more lasting change around the world.

Rotary’s top global initiative is polio eradication. While there is still work to be done to finish the job, we can be proud of the incredible progress we’ve made, working with our partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI). As we begin 2019, here are five ways Rotary is making progress toward our top goal.
The fully funded Rotary Peace Fellowship, which covers tuition and living expenses, increases the capacity of existing leaders to prevent and resolve conflict through academic training, field experience, and professional networking. 100 fully funded Fellowships are available; apply now! 
I was born, and grew up in Seattle but have lived in several regions in Washington State. I learned most of my outdoor skills in Scouts and sailed four years aboard the Adventurous.
In my travels over the past year, I've visited many strong, vibrant clubs and districts that are transforming their communities. When I attend their meetings, I can feel the energy. When I meet their members, I can see they are people of action. And when I look at their communities, I can recognize the impact of their work.
The Rotary Club of East Jefferson County is pleased to recognize Rick Smith, an Edward Jones Financial Advisor in Port Ludlow WA, as a new member of the Club. Rick's biography follows. 
A Century of Doing Good in the World
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