Welcome to our Club!

East Jefferson County

Service Above Self

We meet In Person & Online
Thursdays at 12:00 PM
Old Alcohol Plant
310 Hadlock Bay Road
Port Hadlock, WA 98339
United States of America
The Club is currently meeting online via Ring video. Please contact us via our email address >info@ejcrotary.club< for details if you wish to attend an online meeting. We will resume normal in-person meetings when the pandemic is lifted.
Join us!
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 the 2019-2020 Rotary Year

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RI President-elect Mark Daniel Maloney’s theme for 2019-20, Rotary Connects the World, asks Rotarians to strengthen the many ways that Rotary Connects the World, building the connections that allow talented, thoughtful, and generous people to unite and take meaningful action through Rotary service.

Home Page Stories
Levi Knoche is a 7-year old boy who lives with his family in Port Ludlow. While he is severely disabled, and cannot walk, in all other respects, including cognitive abilities, he is a normal little boy. He enjoys being outside with his family, who must carry him everywhere on outdoor hikes and activities.  The Rotary Club of East Jefferson County is leading a fundraising effort to fund a $17,000 Track Chair, an outdoor mobility chair that uses tracks instead of wheels, for Levi. 

This does not seem like a time for great optimism, but it has to be. Long before Rotary was founded, the world dealt with great crises that tested humankind's ability to progress and endure. In the age of Rotary, the world has faced many more catastrophes; however, we have survived, and every step of the way, Rotary has helped the world heal.

Every great challenge is an opportunity for renewal and growth. I revealed the theme of Rotary Opens Opportunities at the International Assembly in San Diego just as the COVID-19 crisis was beginning, but these are words that I have believed for many years.

Rotary is not just a club that you join; it is an invitation to endless opportunities. We believe in creating opportunities for others and for ourselves. We believe that our acts of service, large and small, generate opportunities for people who need our help, and that Rotary opens opportunities for us to live a richer, more meaningful life, with friends around the world, based on our core values.

The world is desperate for a vaccine against coronavirus. If and when it is discovered, will the voices of the anti-vaccine movement tell their adherents to turn it down?

If you asked this question of parents in the US in the 1950s, the response would likely be unequivocal.

This is because of the fear that gripped a nation, fear caused by the lethal poliovirus. When the US polio epidemic was at its highest, the country reported more than 21,000 cases of paralysis, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and more than 3,000 lives were lost.

The International Fellowship of Rotarian Musicians (IFRM) has been meeting regularly online to prepare and present virtual choral performances. Members receive rehearsal material (musical score, a recording of accompaniment and vocal parts) in advance, and then they come together from their respective homes via Zoom to listen to the accompaniment (on headphones) and sing their parts (into cell phones) while appearing on screen together. 

Dr. Tamara Meredith is the Director of the Jefferson County Library District in Port Hadlock, WA and has spent 18+ years in public, school, and academic library leadership positions. She is passionate about providing access to information and learning resources, and works to find creative, functional solutions to limited broadband and other technology issues that impede equitable access in rural areas. She currently serves on the University of Washington MLIS Advisory Board, is the treasurer of Public Libraries of Washington, and is both a board member and a coach for the Kitsap Philharmonic Youth Symphony.

Tamara joined the Rotary Club of East Jefferson County in 2017...

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