WHAT'S HAPPENING IN OUR EAST JEFFERSON COUNTY ROTARY CLUB
 
 

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.

 
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A history of diverse backgrounds

When Chicago attorney Paul Harris founded Rotary, he invited his colleagues and friends to create a club where professionals of diverse backgrounds could exchange ideas and form meaningful friendships. Over time, that expanded to giving back to their communities.

Since its first club meeting more than 100 years ago, Rotary has grown into an international organization with clubs in nearly every country in the world. Our membership comprises people with countless individual identities who share a singular passion for making the world a better place for everyone.

In recognition of Rotary's history as a diverse organization, and in our careful planning for our future, Rotary has reaffirmed the organization's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.  

January is Vocational Service Month, and I’ve asked our District Vocational Service Chair, Mark Hoppen, to share a few of his thoughts.  Here’s Mark:
 
We’ve all heard the phrase “for every yin there’s a yang,” which speaks to duality: good/evil, light/dark, fire/ice, female/male, crisis/opportunity.  These times remind us of the Tao (pronounced or spelled Dao).  Right now, the likelihood of an American dying from COVID-19 is more than 84 times greater than a South Korean.  (In North and South Dakota - 136 times greater.)  Things are not particularly good.
 
As in 1918 during the Spanish Flu pandemic, some of us are behaving badly, some of us are behaving responsibly.  And just like that earlier pandemic, real, positive change is just-around-the-corner. 
As the new calendar year begins, Rotarians know we are at the half-way point in our Rotary Year, which runs from July 1st through June 30th. Thus, it is appropriate to consider anew the annual theme used by Rotary International President Holger Knaack, of Germany, to highlight his service as our President. Holger's theme for the Rotary Year is "Rotary Opens Opportunities". You'll note the theme is graphically highlighted by three open doors. The open doors remind us of his request to Rotarians to create opportunities that strengthen our leadership, help put service ideas into action, and improve the lives of those in need.  
 
We also all know 2020 was a very challenging year, to put it mildly. Certainly, 2021 promises to be no less challenging. Yet, as Rotarians, we are asked to use our initiative and connections to rise above these challenges, as have Rotarians of previous generations, to take action to respond to them across all five of our Avenues of Service (Club, Community, Vocational, International and Youth).      
 
President Knaack underscored that call to service by writing "Rotary is not just a club that you join; it is an invitation to endless opportunities. We believe in creating opportunities for ourselves and for others. 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".  
 
Rotary offers a superlative way to improve our communities. Look hard at the needs and what we are doing, and consider how we can use our initiative, talents and connections to increase our acts of service and generate opportunities for people who need our help.  

January is finally here. As we look forward to 2021, our thinking doesn’t have to stop at the end of these 365 days. Are you thinking ahead about what you will be doing in 2022, 2023, and beyond?

We cannot foresee the future, but we can steer ourselves where we want to go. I think it is important that every Rotary club hold a strategic meeting at least once a year. Past RI Director Greg Yank, who has a lot of experience working with clubs on their plans, shares his viewpoint.

A Century of Doing Good in the World
 
 
 
 
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Upcoming Speakers
Dr David Engle, Superintendent, Chimacum Schools
Jan 21, 2021 12:00 PM
Why a School Levy?
Edward Thompson
Jan 28, 2021 12:00 PM
Rotary Classification Talk
District 5020 Governor Greg Horn
Feb 04, 2021 12:00 PM
Rotary District 5020 Matters
Corinne Gregory-Sharpe
Feb 11, 2021 12:00 PM
To Be Announced
Ed Thompson, Club Membership Chair
Feb 18, 2021
Club Assembly - Membership Matters
Malcolm Hermann
Feb 25, 2021 12:10 PM
Travels in Europe
Brian Kuh
Mar 04, 2021 12:00 PM
Team Jefferson - Jefferson County Council for Economic Development
Jessie Michaels and Terra Coyan
Mar 11, 2021
Friends of Swansonville
Chuck Hatten
Mar 18, 2021 12:00 PM
Rotary District 5020
Adam Cole
Mar 25, 2021 12:00 PM
Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office
 
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President Elect
Secretary
Treasurer
Past President
Director at Large
Director at Large
Service Projects
Electronic Communications
Director At Large
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Director At Large
Youth Protection Officer

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