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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.” 

Cycle Marrowstone
August 25, 2019 (About)
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The Rotary Guiding Principles have been developed over the years to provide Rotarians with a strong, common purpose and direction. They serve as a foundation for our relationships with each other and the action we take in the world. There are three Guiding Principles: The Object of Rotary, The Four-Way Test, and the Avenues of Service. Today we'll look at the Object of Rotary. 

The Four-Way Test is the nonpartisan and nonsectarian ethical guide Rotarians use for their personal and professional relationships. It is the code by which Rotarians strive to live, and a very important part of the strong, common purpose which binds us together in voluntary membership.

The third tenet of the Four-Way Test is “Will it bring goodwill and better friendships?”

The eradication of polio remains the top priority of Rotary International, which is a key partner in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI).  

So - how are we doing? The short answer is ‘slow but steady progress, though numbers are up this year - 29 wild polio cases so far, compared to 12 last year at this time.’

Rotary’s support - our support as individual Rotarians - including members of the Chimacum High School Interact Club - remains critical to eradicating this dread disease.  

The Four-Way Test is a nonpartisan and nonsectarian ethical guide for Rotarians to use for their personal and professional relationships. The second tenet of the Four-Way Test, “Is it fair to all concerned”, serves as a beacon to Rotarians worldwide.   Like any code, the Test is a standard to which we aspire to adhere. As Rotarians, we strive to be fair in our interactions inside and outside of Rotary.

More than 60 years ago, in the midst of the Great Depression, a U.S. Rotarian devised a simple, four-part ethical guideline - a test - that helped him rescue a beleaguered business. The statement and the principles it embodied also helped many others find their own ethical compass. Soon embraced and popularized by Rotary International, The Four-Way Test today stands as one of the organization’s hallmarks. It may very well be one of the most famous statements of our century. The Four Test challenges us, in the things we think, say and do, to ask:

1. Is it the TRUTH?

2. Is it FAIR to all Concerned?


4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

Profound in its simplicity, and used as intended, the Test becomes a key element in any type of decision-making.

Central to its effectiveness, is the first question: Is It The Truth?

We work to treat and prevent disease because disease results in misery, pain, and poverty for millions of people worldwide. We lead efforts both large and small. We set up temporary clinics, blood donation centers, and training facilities in underserved communities struggling with outbreaks and health care access. We design and build infrastructure that allows doctors, patients, and governments to work together.
Mark your calendars for the Hadlock Block Party to be held Saturday, August 3rd, 2019! The Rotary Club of East Jefferson County coordinates the parade, which begins at noon at Church Street to kick off the Block Party and proceeds through the center of downtown Port Hadlock, ending at Christney Street. If you’d like to be in the Parade, here is the application. Signups will be accepted through Saturday, July 27th, 2019.  

Rotarians are people of action. We share an urgency to become  involved in our communities, both locally and globally, to make a positive and lasting difference. We enjoy working together, and focus our activity on six causes, one of which is education.


Our broad goal within the area of education is to strengthen the capacity of communities to support basic education and literacy, reduce gender disparity in education, and increase adult literacy. We support education for all children and literacy for children and adults. Rotarians are involved in activities to further these objectives not only in our own communities, but all over the world as well.


Here in our local communities, our Club is deeply involved in this Rotary cause.

The Rotarian Code of Conduct. As a Rotarian, I will:

1.  Act with integrity and high ethical standards in my personal and professional life;

2.  Deal fairly with others and treat them and their occupations with respect;

3.   Use my professional skills through Rotary to mentor young people, help those with  special needs, and improve people’s quality of life in my community and in the world;

4.  Avoid behavior that reflects adversely on Rotary or other Rotarians.


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.

A Century of Doing Good in the World
August 4, 2018 Hadlock Block Party Parade Application and Information Letter
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