The Rotarian Code of Conduct: The Second Element - Fairness and Respect

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The second element of the Rotarian Code of Conduct is “As a Rotarian, I will deal fairly with others and treat them and their occupations with respect.” 

 

Rotarians strive to live up to our Code of Conduct at all times. It’s often tough to do, especially in these fractious times, but we know, in order to work together as people of action - people who make good things happen - we must deal fairly with others and treat them and their occupations with respect.  

The Rotarian Code of Conduct: The Second Element - Fairness and Respect Pete Leenhouts 2020-01-19 08:00:00Z 0 Is It Fair to All Concerned,The Rotarian Code of Conduct

What is Rotary? 

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We connect people!

Rotary unites more than a million people. Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.

 

We transform communities!

We take action locally and globally. Each day, our members pour their passion, integrity, and intelligence into completing projects that have a lasting impact. We persevere until we deliver lasting solutions.

 

We solve problems! 

No challenge is too big for us For more than 110 years, we’ve bridged cultures and connected continents to champion peace, fight illiteracy and poverty, promote clean water and sanitation, and fight disease.

 

The Rotary Club of East Jefferson County meets at the Old Alcohol Plant Restaurant, 310 Hadlock Bay Road, Port Hadlock WA at noon. An optional cafeteria-style lunch (soup, salad and sandwich $15) is available beginning at 11:30am. The meeting begins at noon and wraps up promptly at 1pm. Nearly every meeting features an interesting and informative speaker. We welcome guests! 


For more information, please see www.ejcrotary.club, or email info@ejcrotary.club   

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What is Rotary? 2020-01-17 08:00:00Z 0 EJC Rotary,Rotary International,The Rotary Club of East Jefferson County,What Is Rotary All About?

EJC Rotary - Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) 

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Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is an intensive leadership experience organized by Rotary clubs and districts for Interact students, Interact alumnus, Rotaract members, and Rotary Youth Exchange students ages 14-30 to facilitate leadership skills development and Rotary connections. This year, the 50th annual Pacific Northwest Rotary Youth Leadership Awards  will be hosted in Tacoma at Pacific Lutheran University March 12th-15th, 2020

EJC Rotary - Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) Pete Leenhouts 2020-01-15 08:00:00Z 0 RYLA,RYLA NW,Rotary Youth Leadership Awards
Partnership with Chimacum Schools Pete Leenhouts 2020-01-14 08:00:00Z 0

Presidents Day Flags to be Displayed February 15-17 2020

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The Rotary Club of East Jefferson County raises funds to help support our scholarship program. All funds raised through the Flag Program (less a small amount for maintenance) go to that purpose.
 
You’ll see the flags go up across east Jefferson County on Saturday, February 15th, 2020 to honor President's Day on Monday, February 17th, 2020.
 
Interested in sponsoring one or more flags? Read on for more information!
 
Presidents Day Flags to be Displayed February 15-17 2020 Pete Leenhouts 2020-01-13 08:00:00Z 0 Flag Team,scholarships
Champions of The Rotary Foundation. Pete Leenhouts 2020-01-13 08:00:00Z 0 Bequest Society,Champions of The Rotary Foundation,Major Donor,Paul Harris Society,TRF,The Rotary Foundation
The Rotarian Code of Conduct: The First Element Pete Leenhouts 2020-01-12 08:00:00Z 0 The Rotarian Code of Conduct,ethics,morality

Six Ways to Take Action during Vocational Service Month

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Rotarian professional life and vocational service go hand in hand. Rotarians have a dual responsibility: represent their occupations within their club and exemplify the ideals of Rotary in their places of work.

January is Rotary’s Vocational Service Month, a great time to start leveraging vocational service! How can you take action?

Six Ways to Take Action during Vocational Service Month Rotary International 2020-01-10 08:00:00Z 0 Cadre of Technical Advisors,District 5020 Resource Network,Fellowship,Rotary Action Group,Rotary Friendship Exchange,Vocational Service Month,Vocational Service in Action Handbook

A Brief History of the Rotary Emblem

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What started out in 1905 as a wheel, symbolizing movement, was gradually transformed into a gear, symbolizing work accomplished to contribute to society. How Rotarians developed our emblem is quite an interesting story, and representative of how Rotarians saw, and continue to see, how they can contribute to their communities and the world at large.   
A Brief History of the Rotary Emblem Karl Kostenbader 2020-01-09 08:00:00Z 0 Rotary International,emblem,gear,wheel

What Is Rotary All About?

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Rotary is where neighbors, friends, and problem-solvers share ideas, join leaders, and take action to create solutions to challenging problems. Rotarians come from all walks of life.  We are friendly, intensely community-minded, engaged locally and globally, and pointedly non-political. We work together and with other interested groups and members of our communities to effect positive and lasting change.  
What Is Rotary All About? 2020-01-06 08:00:00Z 0 About Rotary,About Us,EJC Rotary,Rotary International,The Rotary Club of East Jefferson County

The Rotarian Code of Conduct 

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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.

5.  Help maintain a harassment-free environment in Rotary meetings, events, and activities; report any suspected harassment; and help ensure non-retaliation to those individuals that report harassment.

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The Rotarian Code of Conduct 2020-01-05 08:00:00Z 0 The Rotarian Code of Conduct

RI Presidential Message - January, 2020

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I have made balancing the demands of Rotary with professional and family commitments one of my priorities as president. No Rotarian should feel pressured to put in more time than a volunteer position should ever demand. This is true for several reasons, one of them being that the work we do in our day jobs is just as important to Rotary as the work we do in the organization. We carry our Rotary values everywhere, and our professional success helps build a case for Rotary every day we go into the office.
RI Presidential Message - January, 2020 Mark Daniel Maloney 2020-01-04 08:00:00Z 0 Balance,Rotary Connects the World,Vocational Service

District Governor’s Message for January, 2020

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What a great way to start 2020.  January is dedicated to Vocational Service.  Seriously - that is exciting!

 

Vocation Service is the premise Rotary was built on. We are skilled, successful individuals, using our skills (and the money we make with those skills) to help make the world a better place.   

District Governor’s Message for January, 2020 Maureen Fritz-Roberts 2020-01-03 08:00:00Z 0 DG,District Governor

2019-2020 President Mark Daniel Maloney Presidential Theme: Rotary Connects the World

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Rotary is built on connection. When Paul Harris came to Chicago as a young lawyer,  he formed Rotary for one compelling reason: to help him connect to others in a new city. More than a century later, we have at our disposal countless ways to form friendships and networks, most of which Paul Harris never dreamed. Yet Rotary’s ability to connect us remains unique — and unrivaled.  

 

As a new decade begins, we are shaping Rotary’s future. In 2019-2020, Rotary will implement its new strategic plan, respond to the innovation of the Council on Legislation, and serve in our revitalized areas of focus. But the real work of shaping Rotary’s future lies in our clubs, where our organization must do the most to adapt to today’s changing realities.  

 

While the club remains the core of the Rotary experience, we are now far more creative and flexible in deciding what a club can be...

2019-2020 President Mark Daniel Maloney Presidential Theme: Rotary Connects the World Mark Daniel Maloney 2020-01-01 08:00:00Z 0 Be The Inspiration,Mark Daniel Maloney,Mark Maloney,President Mark Maloney,Presidential Theme,RI President Mark Maloney,RY 2019-2020

How and Why to Donate to The Annual Fund

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As we approach the end of the calendar year, it might be a good time to consider a donation to The Rotary Foundation. Our club goal for individual member donations to The Rotary Foundation Annual Fund is $11,500 this Rotary Year, which runs through June 30th, 2020, though we hope to exceed that amount.  

How and Why to Donate to The Annual Fund Pete Leenhouts 2019-12-27 08:00:00Z 0 Annual Fund,donations,gifts

Scholarships Offered! 

The Rotary Club of East Jefferson County is offering college and vocational school scholarships to students graduating in 2020 from high school programs in Chimacum and Quilcine High Schools.
Scholarships Offered! Chuck Boggs 2019-12-21 08:00:00Z 0 scholarships

Find a Great Overview of Rotary in the Annual Report

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The Annual Report is the best single overview of Rotary International.  We are a large and very effective organization with over 1.2 million members who serve across nearly every country in the world. 

 

Our Annual Report does a great job encapsulating what individual Rotarians, working together and through their Clubs, are doing by taking action to build international relationships, improve lives, and create a better world to support our peace efforts and end polio forever.  Check it out here: https://www.rotary.org/en/annual-report-2019

 


 
Find a Great Overview of Rotary in the Annual Report Pete Leenhouts 2019-12-19 08:00:00Z 0 Annual Report,Areas of Focus,Causes,EJC Rotary,Rotary District 5020,Rotary International

Rotary at a Glance

Posted by Pete Leenhouts on Dec 18, 2019
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Rotary brings together a global network of volunteers who dedicate their time and talent to tackle the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges. Rotary connects 1.2 million members from more than 200 countries and geographical areas who focus on service above self. Their work impacts lives at both the local and international levels, from helping families in need in their own communities to working toward a polio-free world. By our actions we seek to put into practice our vision statement that “Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change - across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.”

Rotary at a Glance Pete Leenhouts 2019-12-18 08:00:00Z 0 Areas of Focus,CHS Interact,Causes,Chimacum High School Interact Club,District Community Grants,Global Grants,Grants,Interact,New Generations Service Exchange,Polio Eradication,Rotary International,Rotary Youth Exchange,The Rotary Club of East Jefferson County,What Is Rotary All About?

Applications for Rotary Peace Fellowships Open Soon

Posted by Pete Leenhouts on Dec 14, 2019
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One of the more interesting but relatively little-known Rotary programs are the Peace Fellowships offered each year in Peace and Conflict Resolution, one of the six Causes we focus on as Rotarians.
 
Each year, Rotary fully funds 100 of the world's brightest and most dedicated non-Rotarian leaders to study at Rotary Peace Centers embedded in universities around the world. If you are someone you know is interested in the program, we'd be glad to talk to you!
Applications for Rotary Peace Fellowships Open Soon Pete Leenhouts 2019-12-14 08:00:00Z 0 Peace Fellowships,Peace Studies,Promoting Peace,Rotary Peace Center,Rotary Peace Fellowship
Keeping Informed About Rotary International Pete Leenhouts 2019-12-11 08:00:00Z 0 Learn More,Public Relations,Rotary Sites,Staying Informed,public image,social media

Every Rotarian, Every Year

Posted by Pete Leenhouts on Dec 10, 2019
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   The Every Rotarian, Every Year initiative asks all Rotarians to support The Rotary Foundation through a donation to the Annual Fund every year and by getting involved in a Foundation project or program. 

   If you haven’t had the opportunity to make your contribution yet this Rotary Year to the Annual Fund, now is the time, as the end of the calendar year is fast approaching!  

Every Rotarian, Every Year Pete Leenhouts 2019-12-10 08:00:00Z 0 Annual Fund,EREY,Every Rotarian Every Year

Rotary History - The Four Way Test

Posted by Pete Leenhouts on Dec 09, 2019
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The Four-Way Test is a nonpartisan, nonsectarian ethical guide for Rotarians to use for their personal and professional relationships. It is one of the world’s most widely printed and quoted statements of business ethics and was created in 1932 by Rotarian Herbert J. Taylor (who later served as Rotary International (RI) president) when he was asked to take charge of a company that was facing bankruptcy. Adopted by Rotary in 1943...

Rotary History - The Four Way Test Pete Leenhouts 2019-12-09 08:00:00Z 0 Beneficial,Better Friendships,Fair,Four Way Test,Truth,goodwill
What Do Rotarians Do? We Promote Peace! Pete Leenhouts 2019-12-08 08:00:00Z 0 Areas of Focus,Causes,Peace Fellowships,Peace Studies,Promoting Peace,Rotary Peace Center,Rotary Peace Fellowship

Five Ways to Grow Friendship Through Rotary 

Posted by Dale Roberts on Dec 06, 2019
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In every survey about why Rotarians love Rotary and why Rotarians continue to be members, one of the top reasons (and often the number one reason) is fellowship.

 

Being a Rotarian likely means that your closest and dearest friends are or are going to become Rotarians.  Why?  You are among people with the same world view.  No matter what the religion, the politics, the race, the age or the sex, these are all people who share a culture of service above self and the four-way test.  These are your people.

 

So how do you befriend these people?  What if you are a new Rotarian, or new to a particular club, or an existing Rotarian and you want to expand your circle of friends?  Here are five ways to grow your friendship in Rotary that you might consider:

Five Ways to Grow Friendship Through Rotary Dale Roberts 2019-12-06 08:00:00Z 0 Better Friendships,Fellowship

What Do Rotarians Do? We Use District Community Grants to improve our Communities!

Posted by Pete Leenhouts on Dec 05, 2019
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What Do Rotarians Do? As Rotary Club members, we take action to contribute our skills, expertise, and financial support to address six causes - promoting peace, fighting disease, providing clean water and sanitation, saving mothers and children, supporting education, and growing local economies. We accomplish a great deal of this work through Rotary grants, which are used to fund local projects here in our communities and global projects around the world.

What Do Rotarians Do? We Use District Community Grants to improve our Communities! Pete Leenhouts 2019-12-05 08:00:00Z 0 Areas of Focus,Causes,District Community Grants,Grants
Avenues of Service - Vocational Service Pete Leenhouts 2019-12-02 08:00:00Z 0 Avenues of Service,Guiding Principles,Vocational Service

Become a Rotary Benefactor! 

Posted by Pete Leenhouts on Dec 01, 2019
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As the end of our calendar year approaches, Rotarians might consider stepping forward to become a Rotary Benefactor. A Benefactor is an individual who informs The Rotary Foundation in writing that they have provided for the Foundation in their estate plan, or who makes an outright gift of $1,000 or more to the Endowment Fund.
Become a Rotary Benefactor! Pete Leenhouts 2019-12-01 08:00:00Z 0 Benefactor,Planned Giving
Five Great Reasons to Donate to The Rotary Foundation Pete Leenhouts 2019-11-30 08:00:00Z 0 Accountability,Annual Fund,Global Reach,Impact,Polio Plus Fund,Promoting Peace,Success,The Rotary Foundation,donations
What Do Rotarians Do? We Take On Some of the World's Toughest Challenges Pete Leenhouts 2019-11-29 08:00:00Z 0 Global Grants,Grants,The Rotary Foundation
What Is Rotary? Pete Leenhouts 2019-11-28 08:00:00Z 0 Rotary,Rotary International

Our Donations to the Annual Fund Support Economic and Community Development

Posted by Pete Leenhouts on Nov 25, 2019
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Rotarians carry out service projects locally and around the world that enhance economic and community development while creating opportunities for decent and productive work for young and old. We also strengthen local entrepreneurs and community leaders, particularly women, in impoverished communities.  
Our Donations to the Annual Fund Support Economic and Community Development Pete Leenhouts 2019-11-25 08:00:00Z 0 Causes,Economic and Community Development,Growing Local Economies
Avenues of Service - Club Service Pete Leenhouts 2019-11-24 08:00:00Z 0 Avenues of Service,Club Service

How and Why to Donate to The Annual Fund 

Posted by Pete Leenhouts on Nov 22, 2019
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   Our club goal for individual member donations to The Rotary Foundation Annual Fund is $11,500 this Rotary Year, which runs through June 30th, 2019, though we hope to exceed that amount.  

 

   Donating to the Annual Fund is actually quite easy. You may write a check to the Club and designate it for the Annual Fund, giving it to the Club Treasurer. Or, you may make a one-time donation, or arrange for an automatic deduction each month from your bank or checking account to The Rotary Foundation at https://my.rotary.org/en/donate.

How and Why to Donate to The Annual Fund Pete Leenhouts 2019-11-22 08:00:00Z 0 Annual Fund,Areas of Focus,Causes,The Rotary Foundation,donations

How Do I Join a Rotary Club? 

Posted by Pete Leenhouts on Nov 22, 2019
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All Rotary Clubs welcome new members. Although it’s not difficult to join a Club, all Rotary Clubs are “by invitation only” and there are several kinds of clubs. With that in mind, we invite you to consider joining us! 
How Do I Join a Rotary Club? Pete Leenhouts 2019-11-22 08:00:00Z 0 join a club

Your Donations to the Annual Fund Supports Maternal and Child Health 

Posted on Nov 21, 2019
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Nearly 6 million children under the age of five die each year because of malnutrition, poor health care, and inadequate sanitation. Through the Annual Fund, Rotarians expand access to quality care by giving communities the help and training they need to take control of their own maternal and infant health care, so mothers and their children can live and grow stronger.

 

Your Donations to the Annual Fund Supports Maternal and Child Health 2019-11-21 08:00:00Z 0 Areas of Focus,Causes,Maternal and Child Health,Saving Mothers and Children
The Rotary Club of East Jefferson County Pete Leenhouts 2019-11-18 08:00:00Z 0 EJC Rotary,Rotary International,The Rotary Club of East Jefferson County
Avenues of Service Pete Leenhouts 2019-11-17 08:00:00Z 0 Avenues of Service,Club Service,Community Service,International Service,Vocational Service,Youth Service

The Environmental Sustainability Rotarian Action Group (ESRAG)

Posted by Pete Leenhouts on Nov 15, 2019
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Rotarian Action Groups are international groups of Rotarians, family members, program participants, and alumni who are experts in a particular field or passionate about topics such as economic development, peace, addiction prevention, the environment, or water. The Environmental Sustainability Rotarian Action Group (ESRAG) is one such group A recent email from the ESRAG has highlighted a number of important changes to Rotary's six causes, and how we build global grants to address challenges within each cause related to environmental sustainability.
The Environmental Sustainability Rotarian Action Group (ESRAG) Pete Leenhouts 2019-11-15 08:00:00Z 0 Areas of Focus,Causes,District Community Grants,Environmental Sustainability Rotarian Action Group (ESRAG),Global Grants,Local Grants

An Introduction to the Rotary Foundation - Donations and Recognition 

Posted by Pete Leenhouts on Nov 11, 2019

Every year, our Club President-Elect, working with the Board of Directors and the Foundation Committee, with input from individual Club members, establishes our fundraising goals for their year as President. The goals include our Club’s support of the Annual Fund and the Polio Plus Fund of The Rotary Foundation. 

An Introduction to the Rotary Foundation - Donations and Recognition Pete Leenhouts 2019-11-11 08:00:00Z 0 Annual Fund,Endowment Fund,Numbered Global Grant,Polio Plus Fund,The Rotary Foundation,donations
Rotarians and Sponsors Honor Veterans Day with US Flag Display Pete Leenhouts 2019-11-09 08:00:00Z 0 Flag,Flag Team

The Annual Fund Supports Rotarians Work Towards Peace
 

Posted by Pete Leenhouts on Nov 07, 2019
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The mission of The Rotary Foundation (TRF) is to enable Rotary members to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.

 

Our individual contributions to The Rotary Foundation's Annual Fund make  it possible for clubs to transform lives worldwide by funding projects in six  important areas that Rotarians know as our Areas of Focus. The six areas are, in priority order, Promoting Peace; Disease Prevention and Treatment; Water and Sanitation; Maternal and Child Health; Basic Education and Literacy; and Economic and Community Development. How do we do this?

The Annual Fund Supports Rotarians Work Towards Peace  Pete Leenhouts 2019-11-07 08:00:00Z 0 Annual Fund,Global Grants,Peace Fellowships,Promoting Peace

Celebrating Rotary and the United Nations

Posted by Mark Maloney on Nov 05, 2019
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Rotary Day at the United Nations, which we celebrate each November, is an important reminder of the historic relationship between our organizations. But this year’s event is even more important than usual, because we are building up to the 75th anniversary of the signing of the UN Charter in June 2020. You might ask, why celebrate this anniversary? For Rotary, it is entirely appropriate, because we played such a critical leadership role in the San Francisco Conference that formed the United Nations in 1945.
Celebrating Rotary and the United Nations Mark Maloney 2019-11-05 08:00:00Z 0 UN Sustainable Development Goals,United Nations

An Introduction to the Rotary Foundation - Grants

Posted by Pete Leenhouts on Nov 04, 2019
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A portion of the money we donate to The Rotary Foundation is made available for us to use in the form of grants. Working within the framework of our six Causes, Rotary members contribute their skills, expertise, and resources to help solve some of the world’s toughest problems. From providing clean water to promoting peace worldwide, Rotary Foundation grants bring our local and global service project ideas to life. This entry provides a brief background to the two types of grants we use as a Club, global and district community grants.

An Introduction to the Rotary Foundation - Grants Pete Leenhouts 2019-11-04 08:00:00Z 0 DCG,District Community Grants,Global Grants,TRF,The Rotary Foundation

Make Giving Easy Peasy!

Posted by Maureen Fritz-Roberts on Nov 01, 2019
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November is such an exciting time for so many reasons.  In the United States you will be planning your Thanksgiving festivities.  Whether you are in Canada or the USA, we can all be grateful for our friends and families and rejoice in our good fortune to live in such a great part of the world.

I am thankful for Rotary’s motto of Service above Self.  It is an incredible feeling to know I have the means to help others.  When we give that extra time at a community work project or give that extra dollar, yes we really do receive as much joy as we create. It’s the little things that change the world.  One of those little things is our ability to donate through the Rotary Foundation.  

Make Giving Easy Peasy! Maureen Fritz-Roberts 2019-11-01 07:00:00Z 0 Annual Fund,Areas of Focus,Causes,Foundation,Polio Eradication,Polio Plus Fund,donations

An Overview of The Rotary Foundation

Posted by Pete Leenhouts on Nov 01, 2019
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This post introduces you to the scope of The Rotary Foundation (TRF) and explains how we as individual Rotarians and as a Club both support it and employ its capabilities to further our volunteer work.  

Rotarians are involved in their communities and those around the world. We engage in purely local activities to improve our communities, and we engage in local, district and global activities with the support of The Rotary Foundation. 

The Rotary Foundation is organized as a public charity operated exclusively for charitable purposes and governed by a Board of Trustees

    

The mission of The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty. The Foundation is very well-documented, both online and in print. 

The Annual Report is the single best overview of the Foundation and its global activities.  

The Rotary Foundation (TRF), as Rotary’s charity arm, is an integral part of Rotary International. The Foundation is a nonprofit corporation supported solely by voluntary contributions from Rotarians and friends of Rotary International who share Rotary's vision of a better world.  Individual Rotarians voluntarily donate the majority of funding used to implement the activities of The Rotary Foundation, which disburses over 250 million dollars annually to the causes we Rotarians support. Club dues are not used to support The Rotary Foundation. You’ll find the Foundation’s financial reports here.  

 

An Overview of The Rotary Foundation Pete Leenhouts 2019-11-01 07:00:00Z 0 TRF,The Rotary Foundation

Paul Harris Fellow Recognition

Posted by Pete Leenhouts on Oct 22, 2019
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The Paul Harris Fellow recognition acknowledges individuals who contribute, or who have contributions made in their name, of US$1,000 to The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International. Both Rotarians and non-Rotarians are eligible for the recognition.  Rotarians may also use their Club points to award Paul Harris Fellow recognition to Rotarians and others.

It was established in 1957 to show appreciation for and encourage substantial contributions to what was then the Foundation’s only program, Rotary Foundation Fellowships for Advanced Study, the precursor to Ambassadorial Scholarships. 

Paul Harris Fellow Recognition Pete Leenhouts 2019-10-22 07:00:00Z 0 Paul Harris Fellow

Eradicating Polio with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation 

Posted by Pete Leenhouts on Oct 15, 2019
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As a Rotary Polio Eradication Partner, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) is a major supporter of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI). Importantly, BMGF matches all individual Rotarian donations to Polio Plus on a 2 to 1 basis, meaning for every dollar donated to Polio Plus by a Rotarian, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation donates two dollars. 
Eradicating Polio with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Pete Leenhouts 2019-10-15 07:00:00Z 0 Global Polio Eradication Initiative,Polio Eradication,Polio Plus Fund,polio plus
Preparing for Disasters and Emergencies? Start here! Pete Leenhouts 2019-10-15 07:00:00Z 0 Disaster Recovery,Emergency Preparedness,Emergency Services,Jefferson County Emergency Preparation Handbook,disaster planning,emergency

New Generations Service Exchange

Posted by Pete Leenhouts on Oct 14, 2019
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New Generations Service Exchange is a short-term, customizable program for university students and young professionals. University students and professionals up to age 30 — including current and former Rotaractors and former Interactors, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) participants, and Youth Exchange students — are encouraged to apply. You don’t have to be a member of Rotary to participate in an exchange.
New Generations Service Exchange Pete Leenhouts 2019-10-14 07:00:00Z 0 New Generations Service Exchange
An Ultramarathon in the Peruvian Desert: Polio's Last Mile Brien Crothers 2019-10-13 07:00:00Z 0 Peru,Polio Eradication,Polio Plus Fund,polio,polio plus

2019 Pot of Gold Raffle Winners Announced

Posted by Paul Wynkoop on Oct 12, 2019

 The Rotary Club of East Jefferson County is pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 Pot of Gold raffle.  There were four first place $2,000 winning tickets pulled. The winning tickets were held by...

2019 Pot of Gold Raffle Winners Announced Paul Wynkoop 2019-10-12 07:00:00Z 0 Pot of Gold

Building the Rotary Horticulture Pavilion at Chimacum High School

Posted by Pete Leenhouts on Oct 11, 2019
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The Rotary Club of East Jefferson County is leading construction of a covered 20‘ x 30’ pavilion within the confines of the Chimacum High School’s garden area that will be used by the teachers and students in the school’s horticulture program.  The Club, led by President Paul Wynkoop, was inspired to build the Pavilion to enhance the ability of teachers and students to learn and work within the confines of the garden. The new structure will allow for greater hands-on learning opportunities for students in the garden area for longer periods of time during the school year. 

Building the Rotary Horticulture Pavilion at Chimacum High School Pete Leenhouts 2019-10-11 07:00:00Z 0 CHS,Chimacum,Chimacum High School,Chimacum Schools,DCG,District Community Grant,District Grant,Horticulture Pavilion,Rotary Horticulture Pavilion,Youth,Youth Avenue of Service,Youth Service

Rotary Presidential Citation Awarded to East Jefferson Rotary

Posted by Pete Leenhouts on Oct 10, 2019
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The Rotary Club of East Jefferson County was presented the Presidential Citation - Gold for 2018-19 by Greg Horn, district governor-elect, on October 3rd, at a regular meeting of the club. Club President Paul Wynkoop received the award on behalf of past club president Caleb Summerfelt and the Club. This is the fourth time that a Rotary Presidential Citation has been earned by the East Jefferson County club. Only 7 percent of the more than 35,000 Rotary Clubs worldwide earn the Presidential Citation, Rotary International’s highest club-level recognition.
Rotary Presidential Citation Awarded to East Jefferson Rotary Pete Leenhouts 2019-10-10 07:00:00Z 0 Citation,Presidential Citation,RY 2018-2019,Rotary Citation With Presidential Distinction

Vaccine Hesitancy Hampers Polio Eradication 

Posted by Pete Leenhouts on Oct 08, 2019
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One of the key stumbling blocks in the way of our push towards eradicating polio worldwide is vaccine hesitancy.  “Vaccine hesitancy”, states the World Health Organization (WHO) in its recent list of the top ten threats to global health, is “the reluctance or refusal to vaccinate despite the availability of vaccines.”
Vaccine Hesitancy Hampers Polio Eradication Pete Leenhouts 2019-10-08 07:00:00Z 0 Global Polio Eradication Initiative,Polio Eradication,Polio Plus Fund,polio,polio plus

About Us

Posted by Pete Leenhouts on Oct 07, 2019
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Rotarians are all about adding value to our communities locally, and around the world. We are friendly, intensely community-minded, and pointedly non-political. We work together and with other interested groups and members of our communities to effect positive and lasting change, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and build goodwill and peace throughout the world. We use our weekly lunch meetings to stay informed about our communities and their challenges, and to plan how we can best effect positive, lasting change within them.   Read on to find out more about us! 
About Us Pete Leenhouts 2019-10-07 07:00:00Z 0 About Rotary,EJC,EJC Rotary,EJCR,The Rotary Club of East Jefferson County

An update from the fight to eradicate polio

Posted by Bill Gates on Oct 06, 2019
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I was born just a few months after the first polio vaccine became available. When I was a kid, I had no idea how lucky I was. Just three years earlier, in 1952, the U.S. experienced one of the worst polio epidemics in its history. More than 57,000 kids got sick with the disease. Thousands died.

But thanks to the invention and distribution of the vaccine, I didn’t know anyone who got polio when I was growing up. That’s how quickly it changed the world. My friends and I got vaccinated early, and so we never had to worry about the devastating paralysis the disease can cause.

Today, there are only three countries left that are still polio-endemic: Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Nigeria. The world has pushed the virus to the brink of eradication. If we continue to invest in stopping the disease, a future without polio is within reach. (In fact, Nigeria has not experienced any polio cases for three years, and will soon be declared polio free).

One of the organizations responsible for this progress is Rotary International.

An update from the fight to eradicate polio Bill Gates 2019-10-06 07:00:00Z 0 Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation,Bill Gates,Global Polio Eradication Initiative,Polio Eradication,Polio Plus Fund,polio,polio plus

Rotary's Top Philanthropic Priority Is the Eradication of Polio

Posted by Pete Leenhouts on Oct 01, 2019
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The top philanthropic priority of Rotary, and the cause to which Rotary donates the most money worldwide, is our campaign to eradicate polio. Rotarians, along with our partners, have reduced polio cases by 99.9 percent worldwide since the very first Rotary project to vaccinate children in the Philippines in 1979. We are close to eradicating polio, but we need to finish the fight - “almost” isn’t good enough when this crippling disease threatens children in this era of easily available global travel and refugee flows.
Rotary's Top Philanthropic Priority Is the Eradication of Polio Pete Leenhouts 2019-10-01 07:00:00Z 0 Global Polio Eradication Initiative,Polio Eradication,Polio Plus Fund,polio,polio plus

RI President Mark Maloney's Message for October, 2019

Posted by Mark Maloney on Sep 30, 2019
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Rotary's long-term, sustained battle against polio has defined our organization for decades. We have a right to be proud of all that we have accomplished through the years.  Over the years, Rotary has helped country after country move into the polio-free column. This includes India, which some considered impossible not long ago. Nigeria has not reported a case of wild poliovirus in nearly three years. If this trend holds, we will be down to just one type of wild poliovirus in only one section of the world, Afghanistan and Pakistan. There are major challenges in that region. But it is crucial that we remain optimistic. We will end polio forever, but only if we remain steadfast and vigilant.
RI President Mark Maloney's Message for October, 2019 Mark Maloney 2019-09-30 07:00:00Z 0 Global Polio Eradication Initiative,Polio Eradication,Polio Plus Fund,polio,polio plus
Rotary at a Glance Pete Leenhouts 2019-09-27 07:00:00Z 0 Rotary,Rotary International

How To Join A Rotary Club

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All Rotary Clubs welcome new members. It’s not difficult to join a Club, but all Rotary Clubs are “by invitation only” and there are several kinds of clubs. With that in mind, we invite you to consider joining us! 

 

Rotarians are all about action - making a difference. Working together and with partners,  the 1.2 million active, involved Rotarians in tens of thousands of clubs worldwide lead and contribute to positive change in our communities and around the world.  The best way to obtain an invitation is ...

How To Join A Rotary Club Pete Leenhouts 2019-09-23 07:00:00Z 0 Join,What Is Rotary All About?,join a club

What is the Object of Rotary?

Posted by Pete Leenhouts on Sep 22, 2019
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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 will consider the Object of Rotary. 
What is the Object of Rotary? Pete Leenhouts 2019-09-22 07:00:00Z 0 Object,The Object of Rotary

What Do Rotarians Do? We save mothers and children! 

Posted by Pete Leenhouts on Sep 19, 2019
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Rotary is dedicated to six areas of focus to build international relationships, improve lives, and create a better world to support our peace efforts and end polio forever. Taking action to save mothers and children is one of those six areas.

 

Nearly 6 million children under the age of five die each year because of malnutrition, poor health care, and inadequate sanitation. Rotarians expand sustainable long-term access to quality health care for mothers and their children.

What Do Rotarians Do? We save mothers and children! Pete Leenhouts 2019-09-19 07:00:00Z 0 Areas of Focus,Causes,Healthcare,Saving Mothers and Children

Progress Report and Help Needed - Construction of the Rotary Horticulture  Pavilion at Chimacum High School 

Posted by Pete Leenhouts on Sep 19, 2019
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Club members and volunteers are making good progress building the Rotary Horticulture Pavilion at Chimacum High School. The pavilion will support the school's vocational horticulture program when it is completed. This story provides an update on the project and solicits your help is completing it.
Progress Report and Help Needed - Construction of the Rotary Horticulture Pavilion at Chimacum High School Pete Leenhouts 2019-09-19 07:00:00Z 0 Chimacum High School,Chimacum Schools,District Community Grant,Horticulture Pavilion

Emergency Prep Update

Posted by Pete Leenhouts on Sep 18, 2019
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Emergency preparation is just "one of those things" associated with living in the coastal Pacific Northwest. Forest fires, mudslides, volcanoes, snowstorms, very high wind winter storms and tidal waves - it's all here. The risks are something most of us acknowledge . We can work to minimize the risk and prepare for the inevitable, though. The Neighborhood Preparedness (NPREP) group, which works closely with our county's Department of Emergency Management, provides an an easy way to begin and continue to make our preparations. 
Emergency Prep Update Pete Leenhouts 2019-09-18 07:00:00Z 0 Emergency Preparedness

What It Takes to Fight Polio During a Coup

Posted by Marie-Irène Richmond-Ahoua, The Rotary Club of Abidjan-Bietry, Côte d’Ivoire on Sep 17, 2019
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We were busy planning a Rotary presidential conference that was to be held in January 2000 in Côte d’Ivoire. We had made arrangements for top government officials to attend, but then, on 24 December, a military coup ousted the president and put General Robert Guéï in charge.

Following the initial panic...

What It Takes to Fight Polio During a Coup Marie-Irène Richmond-Ahoua, The Rotary Club of Abidjan-Bietry, Côte d’Ivoire 2019-09-17 07:00:00Z 0 Côte d’Ivoire,Global Polio Eradication Initiative,Polio Eradication,polio,polio plus

Dignity Toilets for Togo - Update 

Posted by Pete Leenhouts on Sep 13, 2019
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Dignity Toilets for Togo is a proposed global grant being developed by the seven  Area-8 (Olympic Peninsula) Rotary Clubs, all of whom have formally agreed to work together under the leadership of the Nor’wester Club which will serve as the international sponsor. The grant, when approved by The Rotary Foundation, will support one of the six Causes on which Rotarians focus, that being water and sanitation.  

 

Dignity Toilets for Togo - Update Pete Leenhouts 2019-09-13 07:00:00Z 0 Africa,Causes,Dignity Toilets,Togo,Water and Sanitation
What Do Rotarians Do? We Promote Peace! Pete Leenhouts 2019-09-07 07:00:00Z 0 Peace Studies,Promoting Peace,Rotary Peace Center,Rotary Peace Fellowship
An Introduction to the Interact Committee Pete Leenhouts 2019-09-06 07:00:00Z 0 CHS Interact,Interact
The Rotary Club of East Jefferson County Pete Leenhouts 2019-09-04 07:00:00Z 0 EJC Rotary,EJCR,The Rotary Club of East Jefferson County

The Power of Knowledge
 

Posted by By Maureen Fritz-Roberts on Sep 03, 2019
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Knowledge is power, in Rotary and in the world.  Every Rotarian has the ability and opportunity to share knowledge.  That knowledge can be as simple as sharing the accomplishments of your committee with the rest of the club. That knowledge may be as important as making your club and foundation finances as transparent and accessible as possible.   In our modern world, none of that knowledge can be shared without a literate audience.

The Power of Knowledge  By Maureen Fritz-Roberts 2019-09-03 07:00:00Z 0 Basic Education and Literacy,Cause,Causes,Education,Education Support,Knowledge,Literacy

RI President Mark Maloney's September, 2019 Message to Rotarians

Posted by Mark Maloney on Sep 01, 2019
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Here in the United States, another summer is winding down. And for the Maloney family, every summer ends with a return to my hometown of Ridgway, Illinois, for the annual Popcorn Day festival, where I am honored to serve as the “Popcorn King,” the master of ceremonies for the day’s events. 

Regardless of the season, every family has its own traditions. I would like to suggest a new one for yours: Find an opportunity to introduce your family to Rotary. One of my family’s traditions is to take our daughters and grandsons to the Rotary International Convention. The 2020 convention in Honolulu will be a wonderful way to introduce your children and grandchildren to the internationality of Rotary. We are planning many family-oriented events for everyone to enjoy.

RI President Mark Maloney's September, 2019 Message to Rotarians Mark Maloney 2019-09-01 07:00:00Z 0 Children,Families,Grandchildren,Membership Goals,RI President Mark Maloney

The Students of the Month Program

Posted by Linda Kostenbader on Aug 30, 2019
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The Rotary Club of East Jefferson County is partnered with Chimacum Schools. The Chimacum High School Students of the Month program is chaired by Linda Kostenbader. 

 

Each month during the school year, from September through May, the Rotary Club of East Jefferson County is honored to recognize two outstanding students who attend Chimacum High School students.

The Students of the Month Program Linda Kostenbader 2019-08-30 07:00:00Z 0 Chimacum High School,Chimacum Schools,Students of the Month
Progress on Developing the Global Grant "Dignity Toilets for Togo" Pete Leenhouts 2019-08-29 07:00:00Z 0 Areas of Focus,Clean Water,Dignity Toilets,District 5020 Area-8 Rotary Clubs,Hygiene,Sanitation,Togo
What Do Rotarians Do? We work to prevent and treat disease! Pete Leenhouts 2019-08-28 07:00:00Z 0 Areas of Focus,Ecuador,Global projects,Honduras,Prevent Disease,Thailand,Treat Disease,projects

The Club is building a Horticulture Pavilion at Chimacum High School

Posted by Pete Leenhouts on Aug 24, 2019
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Our major construction project so far this Rotary Year is the building of an outdoor pavilion at Chimacum High School in the garden area to support the school's vocational horticulture program. The garden is just behind the tennis courts off West Valley Road, and the pavilion construction project can be easily seen from the path along the west side of the school, immediately next to the school's greenhouse.  Paul Wynkoop, our club President this year, is leading the effort. 
 
This article gives you a quick summary of the project and the help needed to complete it. 
The Club is building a Horticulture Pavilion at Chimacum High School Pete Leenhouts 2019-08-24 07:00:00Z 0 Areas of Focus,Chimacum High School,Education Support,Horticulture Pavilion
The Rotary Club of East Jefferson County is changing its meeting location Pete Leenhouts 2019-08-24 07:00:00Z 0 EJC Rotary,Old Alcohol Plant,The Rotary Club of East Jefferson County

 What Do Rotarians Do? We Support Education!
 

Posted on Aug 24, 2019
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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 main 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. 

 What Do Rotarians Do? We Support Education!  2019-08-24 07:00:00Z 0 Area of Focus,Chimacum High School,Chimacum Schools,Education Support

Rotary's Six Causes - On What Do We Focus?

Posted by Pete Leenhouts on Aug 21, 2019
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What Do Rotarians Do? We choose to see what is possible for our world and together take action to shape it into all the good it could become. Our work is focused on six Causes intended to build international relationships, improve lives, and create a better world to support our peace efforts and end polio forever.
Rotary's Six Causes - On What Do We Focus? Pete Leenhouts 2019-08-21 07:00:00Z 0 Areas of Focus,Causes

The Rotary Youth Exchange Program, the Committee, and Our Exchange Students

Posted by Pete Leenhouts on Aug 20, 2019
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The Rotary Youth Exchange Program is an important part of the Rotary Youth Avenue of Service. Youth Service recognizes the importance of empowering youth and young professionals through Rotary leadership development programs. The Rotary Club of East Jefferson County enthusiastically supports this program, as do members of our communities. 
The Rotary Youth Exchange Program, the Committee, and Our Exchange Students Pete Leenhouts 2019-08-20 07:00:00Z 0 RYE,Rotary Youth Exchange,Youth Avenue of Service

An Update on Rotary's Strategic Plan 

Posted by Rotary International on Aug 19, 2019
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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.

An Update on Rotary's Strategic Plan Rotary International 2019-08-19 07:00:00Z 0 Rotary International,Strategic Plan

How Do I donate to the Annual Fund?

Posted by Pete Leenhouts on Aug 16, 2019
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Our individual donations to the Annual Fund are the mainstay of The Rotary Foundation, and make  it possible for clubs to transform lives worldwide through programs and projects within our six Areas of Focus. Those six areas are, in priority order, Peace and Conflict Prevention / Resolution; Disease Prevention and Treatment; Water and Sanitation; Maternal and Child Health; Basic Education and Literacy; and Economic and Community Development.

How Do I donate to the Annual Fund? Pete Leenhouts 2019-08-16 07:00:00Z 0 Annual Fund,Areas of Focus,donations
Club Goals During This Rotary Year Paul Wynkoop 2019-08-13 07:00:00Z 0 Annual Goals,Foundation Goals,Membership Goals,Public Image Goals,RY 19-20
Member Biography: Morris James Morris James 2019-08-12 07:00:00Z 0 #bio,Morris James,biography

The  Disaster Network of Assistance Rotarian Action Group (DNA RAG)

Posted by Pete Leenhouts on Aug 10, 2019
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Rotarian Action Groups (RAGs) provide assistance and support to Rotary clubs and districts in planning and implementing community development and humanitarian service projects. They are organized by committed Rotarians, Rotarians’ family members, and Rotary program participants and alumni who have expertise and a passion for a particular type of service. The  Disaster Network of Assistance Rotarian Action Group (DNA RAG) works to develop an interactive network of Rotarians, Rotaractors, and their spouses, and other Rotary-affiliated groups to assist with disaster preparedness, communication, and recovery on a worldwide basis. 
The Disaster Network of Assistance Rotarian Action Group (DNA RAG) Pete Leenhouts 2019-08-10 07:00:00Z 0 DNA RAG,Disaster Recovery,Emergency Preparedness,Growing Local Economies,Rotary Action Group,disaster planning

Pot of Gold Fundraiser Begins August 1st

Posted by Pete Leenhouts on Aug 01, 2019
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We begin the Pot of Gold fundraiser today. We use the money, after paying the raffle winners, to support our scholarship program and local projects.  Tickets this year will be $50 per ticket. The raffle will be held on Thursday, September 26th, 2019, at the regular meeting of the Club.  The prizes for this year’s raffle will include four $2,000 prizes as well as a $1,000 of sales at QFC and $500 of sales at Hadlock Building Supply.    Contact any member of the Club for tickets! 

Pot of Gold Fundraiser Begins August 1st Pete Leenhouts 2019-08-01 07:00:00Z 0 Pot of Gold,fundraiser,raffle
The Rotarian Code of Conduct - Using One's Professional Expertise Pete Leenhouts 2019-07-29 07:00:00Z 0 Skills,Special Needs,The Rotarian Code of Conduct,expertise

Cycle Marrowstone Sunday, August 25th!

Posted by Pete Leenhouts on Jul 24, 2019
Cycle Marrowstone is a group ride on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula across Indian and Marrowstone Islands. This fun and family friendly event will take place on Sunday, August 25th, 2019. Here’s the website: http://www.cyclemarrowstone.com/  
 
Cycle Marrowstone is meant to be whatever you make of it. Do it for fun; do it to challenge your personal best. Whatever your intent, you'll be glad you came! We encourage professionals, amateurs, recreational riders, clubs and cycling teams to participate. 
Cycle Marrowstone Sunday, August 25th! Pete Leenhouts 2019-07-24 07:00:00Z 0 Bicycle ride,Cycle Marrowstone,fun

The Rotarian Code of Conduct - Fairness and Respect

Posted by Pete Leenhouts on Jul 23, 2019
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The second element of the Rotarian Code of Conduct is “As a Rotarian, I will deal fairly with others and treat them and their occupations with respect.” 

 

Rotarians strive to live up to our Code of Conduct at all times. It’s often tough to do, especially in these fractious times, but we know, in order to work together as people of action - people who make good things happen - we must deal fairly with others and treat them and their occupations with respect at all times.  

The Rotarian Code of Conduct - Fairness and Respect Pete Leenhouts 2019-07-23 07:00:00Z 0 The Rotarian Code of Conduct

A Message From RI President Mark Maloney

Posted by Mark Maloney on Jul 09, 2019
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Rotary is built on connection. When Paul Harris came to Chicago as a young lawyer,  he formed Rotary for one compelling reason: to help him connect to others in a new city. More than a century later, we have at our disposal countless ways to form friendships and networks, most of which Paul Harris never dreamed. Yet Rotary’s ability to connect us remains unique — and unrivaled.  Through its distinct mission and structure, Rotary International provides a way to connect to our communities, to network professionally, and to build strong and lasting relationships. 
A Message From RI President Mark Maloney Mark Maloney 2019-07-09 07:00:00Z 0 Maloney,Mark Daniel Maloney,Membership Goals,President Mark Maloney,Rotary,Rotary International

Presidential Citation Standards

Posted by Pete Leenhouts on Jul 09, 2019
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The Rotary Presidential Citation standards have been published for this year. The Rotary Citation recognizes Rotary clubs that support Rotary strategic priorities by completing certain activities. Clubs have the entire Rotary year, from July 1st 2019 through June 30th, 2020, to achieve the Citation’s goals. The Citation is centered around three major pillars: uniting people, taking action, and connecting. Here's what we seek to achieve:  
Presidential Citation Standards Pete Leenhouts 2019-07-09 07:00:00Z 0 Citation,Connect People,Presidential Citation,Take Action,Unite People
Meet Our New District Governor, Maureen Fritz-Roberts Maureen Fritz-Roberts 2019-07-08 07:00:00Z 0 District Governor,Maureen Fritz-Roberts,RY 2019-2020,Rotary District 5020
Meet the New Rotary International President, Mark Maloney Pete Leenhouts 2019-07-02 07:00:00Z 0 President Mark Maloney,RI,RI President Mark Maloney,biography

What Is Rotary All About?

Posted by Pete Leenhouts on Jul 02, 2019
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Rotarians are all about adding value to our communities locally, and around the world. We are friendly, intensely community-minded, and pointedly non-political. We work together and with other interested groups and members of our communities to effect positive and lasting change, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and build goodwill and peace throughout the world. We use our weekly lunch meetings to stay informed about our communities and their challenges, and to plan how we can best effect positive, lasting change within them.   
What Is Rotary All About? Pete Leenhouts 2019-07-02 07:00:00Z 0 About Rotary,Rotary Connects the World,What Is Rotary All About?

Rotary Connects the World!  

Posted by RI President Mark Maloney on Jul 01, 2019
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I love to travel! I even enjoy the mundane process of getting from here to there. But last year, my wife, Gay, and I had one of those experiences that would strain the optimism of even the most cheerful traveler. We found ourselves with six hours to wait, at an airport where we were not scheduled to be, on a day we had not planned still to be traveling, having woken up that morning at a hotel unknown to us the night before. It was one of those days.
 
Rotary Connects the World! RI President Mark Maloney 2019-07-01 07:00:00Z 0 Mark Maloney,RI President,RI President Mark Maloney,Rotary Connects the World
What Do Rotarians Do? We save mothers and children! Pete Leenhouts 2019-06-24 07:00:00Z 0 Areas of Focus,Causes,Saving Mothers and Children

The Object of Rotary - Second: High Ethical Standards...

Posted by Pete Leenhouts on Jun 22, 2019
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Rotarians recognize the importance of our governing principles, which have been developed over the years to provide us 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.  The Object of Rotary is the first of those principles, and the one we are considering over this next few days.
The Object of Rotary - Second: High Ethical Standards... Pete Leenhouts 2019-06-22 07:00:00Z 0 High ethical standards,The Object of Rotary,ethics
The Object of Rotary - First, the Development of Acquaintance Pete Leenhouts 2019-06-20 07:00:00Z 0 Acquaintance,The Object of Rotary,networking
The Bequest Society  Pete Leenhouts 2019-06-19 07:00:00Z 0 Annual Report,Bequest Society,Charity Navigator,Planned Giving

The Object of Rotary

Posted by Pete Leenhouts on Jun 18, 2019
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 Object of Rotary Pete Leenhouts 2019-06-18 07:00:00Z 0 The Object of Rotary

The Four Way Test: Will it Bring Goodwill and Better Friendships

Posted on Jun 13, 2019
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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 Four Way Test: Will it Bring Goodwill and Better Friendships 2019-06-13 07:00:00Z 0 Better Friendships,Four Way Test,Four-Way Test,goodwill

Polio Eradication Update - How Are We Doing?

Posted by Pete Leenhouts on Jun 11, 2019
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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.  

Polio Eradication Update - How Are We Doing? Pete Leenhouts 2019-06-11 07:00:00Z 0 Annual Goals,Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation,Global Polio Eradication Initiative,Polio Eradication,Polio Plus Fund,polio plus

The Four-Way Test: Is It Fair to All Concerned?

Posted by Pete Leenhouts on Jun 09, 2019
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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.

The Four-Way Test: Is It Fair to All Concerned? Pete Leenhouts 2019-06-09 07:00:00Z 0 Fair,Four Way Test,Four-Way Test,Is It Fair to All Concerned

The Four Way Test - Is It The Truth?

Posted by Pete Leenhouts on Jun 08, 2019
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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?

3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?

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?

The Four Way Test - Is It The Truth? Pete Leenhouts 2019-06-08 07:00:00Z 0 Four-Way Test,Truth
What Do Rotarians Do? We Promote Peace! 2019-06-07 07:00:00Z 0 Areas of Focus,Causes,Peace Studies,Promoting Peace,Rotary Peace Fellowship
The Rotary Four-Way Test 2019-06-04 07:00:00Z 0 4-Way Test,Four Way Test,Four-Way Test,ethics
Welcome to Fellowship Month! Craig Gillis 2019-06-03 07:00:00Z 0 Craig Gillis,District Governor,Fellowship,Governor Craig Gillis,Rotary Youth Exchange,Youth Exchange
The Rotarian Code of Conduct - First Element 2019-06-02 07:00:00Z 0 High ethical standards,The Rotarian Code of Conduct,ethic,ethics,integrity,standards
RI President Barry Rassin's June Message Barry Rassin 2019-06-01 07:00:00Z 0 Barry Rassin,Be The Inspiration,RI President Barry Rassin,Rassin

What Do Rotarians Do? We work to prevent and treat disease!  

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.
What Do Rotarians Do? We work to prevent and treat disease! Pete Leenhouts 2019-05-31 07:00:00Z 0 Cause,Causes,Disease,Prevent Disease

Register for the August 3rd Hadlock Block Party Parade!

Posted by Pete on May 30, 2019
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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.  
Register for the August 3rd Hadlock Block Party Parade! Pete 2019-05-30 07:00:00Z 0 Hadlock Block Party,parade

The Rotarian Code of Conduct

Posted on May 26, 2019
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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.

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Rotarians Support Education

Posted on May 25, 2019
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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.

Rotarians Support Education 2019-05-25 07:00:00Z 0 CHS Interact,Chimacum High School,Chimacum High School Interact Club,Education,Interact,RYLA,Rotary Youth Exchange,Rotary Youth Leadership Assembly,Youth Avenue of Service,international understanding
Hadlock Block Party Parade Saturday, August 3rd, 2019 Pete Leenhouts 2019-05-17 07:00:00Z 0 Hadlock Block Party,parade

How to Join a Rotary Club

Posted by Pete Leenhouts on May 17, 2019
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All Rotary Clubs welcome new members. It’s not difficult to join a Club, but all Rotary Clubs are “by invitation only” . With that in mind, we invite you to consider joining us!
How to Join a Rotary Club Pete Leenhouts 2019-05-17 07:00:00Z 0 join a club,membership

The Rotary Presidential Citation

Posted by Pete Leenhouts on May 16, 2019
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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 Rotary Presidential Citation Pete Leenhouts 2019-05-16 07:00:00Z 0 Citation,Presidential Citation,Rotary Citation,Rotary Citation With Presidential Distinction

The Centers for Disease Control Support the Eradication of Polio

Posted by Pete Leenhouts on May 08, 2019
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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.

The Centers for Disease Control Support the Eradication of Polio Pete Leenhouts 2019-05-08 07:00:00Z 0 CDC,Centers for Disease Control,GPEI,Global Polio Eradication Initiative,Polio Eradication,polio,polio plus

Welcome to Rotary Youth Service Month

Posted by Craig Gillis, District 5020 Governor on May 03, 2019
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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!
Welcome to Rotary Youth Service Month Craig Gillis, District 5020 Governor 2019-05-03 07:00:00Z 0 Interact,Rotaract,Rotary Youth Exchange,Youth,scholarships
The Jefferson County Emergency Preparation Handbook Pete Leenhouts 2019-04-16 07:00:00Z 0 Jefferson County Emergency Preparation Handbook,Think - Plan - Do,disaster planning
Heart of Service Award Nominations Due Monday, April 8th, 2019 Pete Leenhouts 2019-04-02 07:00:00Z 0 Heart of Service Award
How Rotarians Make a Difference in Maternal and Child Health Barry Rassin 2019-04-02 07:00:00Z 0 Areas of Focus,Causes,Maternal and Child Health,RI President Barry Rassin
About the Rotary Club of East Jefferson County 2019-04-01 07:00:00Z 0 EJC Rotary,The Rotary Club of East Jefferson County

Inspiration Talk - The Four-Way Test

Posted by Brian MacKenzie on Mar 28, 2019

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?

  3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?

  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned? 

 

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

Inspiration Talk - The Four-Way Test Brian MacKenzie 2019-03-28 07:00:00Z 1 Brian MacKenzie,Four-Way Test,Inspiration,failures,gifts,opportunities

Youth Rotary Youth Exchange taught actor Joel Jackson responsibility

Posted by Anne Ford on Mar 23, 2019
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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.
Youth Rotary Youth Exchange taught actor Joel Jackson responsibility Anne Ford 2019-03-23 07:00:00Z 0
Rotary is Establishing a Disaster Relief Fund Steven Solomon 2019-03-21 07:00:00Z 0

Jefferson Teen Center Wish List

Posted by Pete Leenhouts on Mar 15, 2019
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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.  
Jefferson Teen Center Wish List Pete Leenhouts 2019-03-15 07:00:00Z 0 Jefferson Teen Center

What it’s like for a Rotarian to Survive the unimaginable

Posted by Gustav Zerbino, Rotary Club of Montevideo, Uruguay on Mar 09, 2019
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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."
 
 
What it’s like for a Rotarian to Survive the unimaginable Gustav Zerbino, Rotary Club of Montevideo, Uruguay 2019-03-09 08:00:00Z 0

Meet Rotarian John Erickson

Posted by John Erickson on Mar 04, 2019
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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.


 
Meet Rotarian John Erickson John Erickson 2019-03-04 08:00:00Z 0 John Erickson,biography
2019 District Training and Conference! Pete Hubbard 2019-02-23 08:00:00Z 0 ClubRunner,DTA,District Training Assembly

World Understanding and Peace Week

Posted by Pete Leenhouts on Feb 23, 2019
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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.
World Understanding and Peace Week Pete Leenhouts 2019-02-23 08:00:00Z 0

5 Ways Rotary is Making Progress to Eradicate Polio

Posted by Rotary International on Feb 20, 2019
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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.
5 Ways Rotary is Making Progress to Eradicate Polio Rotary International 2019-02-20 08:00:00Z 0 GPEI,Global Polio Eradication Initiative,Polio Eradication,polio plus

Fully Funded Rotary Peace Fellowship Applications Due May 31st, 2019

Posted by Rotary International on Feb 17, 2019
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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! 
Fully Funded Rotary Peace Fellowship Applications Due May 31st, 2019 Rotary International 2019-02-17 08:00:00Z 0 Masters Degree,Peace Studies,Professional Development Certificate,Rotary Peace Center,Rotary Peace Fellowship
Falling in Love Through Rotary Jessica and Jim Aiello 2019-02-13 08:00:00Z 0

Meet Robin Summerfelt

Posted by Robin Summerfelt on Feb 08, 2019
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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.
Meet Robin Summerfelt Robin Summerfelt 2019-02-08 08:00:00Z 0 Robin Summerfelt

Rotary International President's Message for February, 2019 

Posted by Barry Rassin on Feb 01, 2019
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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.
 
Rotary International President's Message for February, 2019 Barry Rassin 2019-02-01 08:00:00Z 0 Global Grants,RI President Barry Rassin,Rassin,Transformational service
An Introduction to the Flag Committee Pete Leenhouts 2019-01-29 08:00:00Z 0 Ed Davis,Flag Team
The Object of Rotary 2019-01-27 08:00:00Z 0 Guiding Principles,The Object of Rotary

Rick Smith Biography

Posted by Rick Smith on Jan 22, 2019
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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. 
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Rick Smith Biography Rick Smith 2019-01-22 08:00:00Z 0 In our communities,Rick Smith,new member
Visiting Rotary Clubs Around the World Kazi Asma Azmery, Rotary Club of Greater Dhaka, Bangladesh 2019-01-13 08:00:00Z 0 Bangladesh,ITHF,International Travel and Hosting Fellowship,Rotary Club of Greater Dhaka
Annual Fund/SHARE and EREY Pete Leenhouts 2019-01-12 08:00:00Z 0 Annual Fund,Annual Fund/SHARE,Annual Goals,DDF,District 5020,District Designated Funds,Foundation,Rotary District 5020,The Rotary Foundation
District Governor's Message for January, 2019 Craig Gillis 2019-01-10 08:00:00Z 0 DG,District Governor,Governor Craig Gillis
What Do Rotarians Do? We Enjoy Attending Our District Conference! Pete Leenhouts 2019-01-09 08:00:00Z 0
2017-18 Rotary Citation for the Interact Club of Chimacum High School. Pete Hubbard 2019-01-07 08:00:00Z 0 Chimacum High School Interact Club,Interact,Rotary Citation
Meet Rotarian Cheri Van Hoover Cheri Van Hoover 2019-01-06 08:00:00Z 0 Cheri Van Hoover,Rotary,Rotary International,join a club
What Do Rotarians Do? We Use Matching Grants to Improve Our Communities Pete Leenhouts 2019-01-06 08:00:00Z 0 DCG,District Community Grant
RI President Barry Rassin on Vocational Service Barry Rassin 2019-01-05 08:00:00Z 0 Be The Inspiration,RI President Barry Rassin,Rassin,Vocational Service
Biography - District Governor Craig Gillis Pete Leenhouts 2019-01-02 08:00:00Z 0 DG District Governor,Governor Craig Gillis
What is the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI)? Pete Leenhouts 2019-01-02 08:00:00Z 0 GPEI,Global Polio Eradication Initiative

Club President's Goals for Rotary Year 2018-2019

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My goals for this Rotary Year (July 1st, 2018 through June 30th, 2019) revolve around increasing our presence in the community, and helping our local neighbors while focusing on helping humanity on a global basis.
Club President's Goals for Rotary Year 2018-2019 Caleb Summerfelt 2019-01-01 08:00:00Z 0 Annual Fund,Annual Goals,Benefactor,Change,District Community Grant,Foundation Goals,Major Gift,Membership Goals,President Caleb Summerfelt,Public Image Goals,Rotary Citation With Presidential Distinction,goals,polio plus,website

Rotarian Action Groups (RAGs) 

Posted by Pete Leenhouts on Dec 30, 2018
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Rotarian Action Groups are international groups of Rotarians, family members, program participants, and alumni who are experts in a particular field or passionate about topics such as microcredit, peace, the environment, water, and many other topics.
Rotarian Action Groups (RAGs) Pete Leenhouts 2018-12-30 08:00:00Z 0 RAG,Rotarian Action Group

Rotarians Work to Solve Difficult Challenges

Posted by Pete Leenhouts on Dec 26, 2018
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What Do Rotarians Do? We work together to solve complicated problems by combining our individual expertise and effort, and by using the money we donate to our Foundation, to accomplish change around the world.  We fund 70 million dollars in grants each year around the world, from small local grants to large, complicated ones focused on resolving some of the world’s most intractable problems..  
Rotarians Work to Solve Difficult Challenges Pete Leenhouts 2018-12-26 08:00:00Z 0 Annual Report,Causes, Areas of Focus,Global Grants,The Rotary Foundation, TRF

We Welcome Rotary Alumni and New Members!

Posted by Pete Leenhouts on Dec 22, 2018
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Rotary Alumni are people who have previously been involved in some aspect of Rotary International, but who are no longer active. If you’ve previously been involved in some aspect of Rotary but are no longer active, for one reason or another, we’d like to welcome you to a meeting of our Club. And, if you've not been previously involved in Rotary but would like to know more ab out who we are and what we do, read on!

We Welcome Rotary Alumni and New Members! Pete Leenhouts 2018-12-22 08:00:00Z 0 join a club
What Do Rotarians Do? We Promote Peace! Pete Leenhouts 2018-12-09 08:00:00Z 0 Areas of Focus,Causes,Promoting Peace,peace
The Rotary Friendship Exchange - Where in the world do YOU want to travel? Kevin D Hilgers, Rotary Club of Victoria-Harbourside 2018-12-08 08:00:00Z 0 RFE,Rotary Friendship Exchange,Travel,adventure,experience

The December Message From Governor Craig Gillis

Posted by District Governor Craig Gillis on Dec 04, 2018
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As we enter into a season that often reunites us and brings us close to friends, families, and memories of holiday seasons past I want to wish you a memorable festive season.   This is also a time of year when we see and feel Rotary everywhere--- ‘Giving Tree’ projects, coats for kids, turkey dinners in schools, food hamper collections, concerts, Salvation Army kettle assistance, shoebox care packages ……the list is impressive and seemingly endless.  We are indeed ‘Rotarians of Action’!  
The December Message From Governor Craig Gillis District Governor Craig Gillis 2018-12-04 08:00:00Z 0 Craig Gillis,Governor Craig Gillis
About Our Club Pete Leenhouts 2018-12-03 08:00:00Z 0 EJC,EJC Rotary,Rotary Youth Exchange,The Rotary Club of East Jefferson County,ejcrotary.club
Story Walk Literacy Program Developed Via Partnerships Pete Leenhouts 2018-11-26 08:00:00Z 0 Chimacum Schools,Jefferson County Library,Literacy,Story Walk,Tamara Meredith
Interact Sponsors the Santa Booth at the Chimacum Arts and Crafts Fair Dec 8-9, 2018 Pete Leenhouts 2018-11-25 08:00:00Z 0 CHS Interact,Chimacum High School Interact Club,Interact,Santa Booth,Vince Verneuil
What Do Rotarians Do? We Support Education! Pete 2018-11-24 08:00:00Z 0 Areas of Focus,Chimacum High School,Education Representative,Interact

EJC Rotary Announces $7,000 Jefferson Teen Center Grant

Posted by Pete Leenhouts on Nov 23, 2018
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   The Rotary Club of East Jefferson County is pleased to announce that the Club has obtained a matching grant from Rotary District 5020 to support the Jefferson Teen Center (JTC) for the remainder of the school year. The Club will contribute $3,500 and the Rotary District will contribute $3,500 for this grant, which will total $7,000.
EJC Rotary Announces $7,000 Jefferson Teen Center Grant Pete Leenhouts 2018-11-23 08:00:00Z 0 Community Avenue of Service,District Community Grant,District Grant,Jefferson Teen Center,Matching Grant,Youth Avenue of Service
An Introduction to the Rotary Citation Pete Leenhouts 2018-11-22 08:00:00Z 0 Citation,Presidential Citation,Rotary Citation,Rotary Citation With Presidential Distinction
EJC Rotary provides funds for HAM radios for Chimacum Schools Pete Leenhouts 2018-11-19 08:00:00Z 0 Local Grants,Local Grants Committee
The Rotarian Code of Conduct Pete Leenhouts 2018-11-18 08:00:00Z 0 The Rotarian Code of Conduct
2018 Pot of Gold Winners Pete Leenhouts 2018-11-17 08:00:00Z 0 Pot of Gold
The object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service Pete Leenhouts 2018-11-16 08:00:00Z 0

Club Support of the Jefferson Teen Center - Donations

Posted by Pete Leenhouts on Nov 14, 2018
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The Rotary Club of East Jefferson County is supporting the Jefferson Teen Center with a District Community Grant (DCG). The Grant involves Club and District 5020 funding as well as Club Rotarian time and energy over the remainder of this Rotary Year, which ends June 30th, 2019.  Foundation Committee Chair Pete Leenhouts and Rotarian John Barrett are managing the DCG for the Club. You can view the Jefferson Teen Center’s website, here: www.jeffersonteencenter.org
 

The intended beneficiaries of the Grant are the 350 children served by the Jefferson Teen Center annually. These children range from 12-18 years old, though most are of middle school age.

 

The grant will benefit children attending Chimacum Schools by improving the physical capacity of the Teen Center to support its beneficiaries, by providing expanded mentoring and adult support to these children within the Teen Center mission, and by involving Rotarians in these activities.   

 

We asked the Jefferson Teen Center Director, Shayann Hoffer, for a list of the materials needed by the Teen Center not covered by the DCG. The Teen Center is an IRS-recognized 501.c.3 non-profit, (tax ID #91-1561993) so they can provide acknowledgement of your donations for tax purposes, if desired. If you do donate materials, please let Pete or John know so they can record the donation as part of the Club’s support of the Jefferson Teen Center.   

The Jefferson Teen Center (JTC) would gratefully accept donations of the following materials to improve support for the kids:   

Art Supplies: such as paint (watercolor, acrylic & tempura), brushes (variety sizes), paper (variety types), wax paper, canvas boards, gesso, oil pastels, chalk pastels, charcoal, drawing pencils, drawing pens, Prisma color markers, and so forth.

Craft Supplies: such as yarn, crochet & knitting needles, tag board, markers, string, scissors, tape, glue sticks, glue, scrapbooking materials, jewelry making supplies, precious gemstones.

Health Wellness items: such as yoga mats, and sport balls, inside nerf hoop and ball set.

Office Space Supplies: such as folders, 20lb white & colored paper reams, cardstock, blank greeting and thank you cards with envelopes, highlighters.

Club Support of the Jefferson Teen Center - Donations Pete Leenhouts 2018-11-14 08:00:00Z 0 DCG,DCG-15,District Community Grant,JTC,Jefferson Teen Center,donations
District Governor's Newsletter - Welcome to Rotary Foundation Month!  2018-11-08 08:00:00Z 0 Annual Fund,Polio Plus Fund,TRF,The Rotary Foundation,polio plus

An Introduction to The Rotary Foundation - Donations and Recognition

Posted by Pete Leenhouts on Nov 08, 2018
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Every year, our Club President-Elect, working with the Board of Directors and the Foundation Committee, with input from individual Club members, establishes our fundraising goals for their year as President. The goals include our Club’s support of the Annual Fund and the Polio Plus Fund of The Rotary Foundation.

The Charity Navigator report on the Foundation reflects top marks for our Foundation - in fact, it is one of the very highest ranked in the nation, and has been for eleven straight years. Rotarians can place great confidence in the Foundation, which manages and uses our money wisely.  You’ll find the Foundation’s financial reports here.  

 

An Introduction to The Rotary Foundation - Donations and Recognition Pete Leenhouts 2018-11-08 08:00:00Z 0 Annual Fund,EREY,Every Rotarian Every Year,PHF,Paul Harris Fellow,Polio Plus Fund,TRF,The Rotary Foundation,donation,donations

An Introduction to The Rotary Foundation - The Grants Programs

Posted by Pete Leenhouts on Nov 06, 2018
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The Grants program is central to any Foundation activity. We participate  in both the Global Grants (GG’s) and District Community Grants (DCG’s) aspects of the Grants program. John Barrett has been our lead in these areas for many years.
 
A portion of the money we donate to The Rotary Foundation is made available for us to use in the form of grants. Working within the framework of our six Causes, Rotary members contribute their skills, expertise, and resources to help solve some of the world’s toughest problems. From providing clean water to promoting peace worldwide, Rotary Foundation grants bring our service project ideas to life.
An Introduction to The Rotary Foundation - The Grants Programs Pete Leenhouts 2018-11-06 08:00:00Z 0 District Grant,Global Grant,Grants,TRF,The Rotary Foundation

An Introduction to The Rotary Foundation  - Overview

Posted by Pete Leenhouts on Nov 06, 2018
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This post introduces you to the scope of The Rotary Foundation (TRF) and explains how we as individual Rotarians and as a Club both support it and employits capabilities to further our work.  

Rotarians are involved in their communities and those around the world. We engage in purely local activities to improve our communities, and we engage in local, district and global activities with the support of The Rotary Foundation.

The Rotary Foundation is organized as a public charity operated exclusively for charitable purposes and governed by a Board of Trustees.

   

The mission of The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty. The Foundation is very well-documented, both online and in print.

The Annual Report is the single best overview of the Foundation and its global activities.

The Rotary Foundation (TRF), as Rotary’s charity arm, is an integral part of Rotary International. The Foundation is a nonprofit corporation supported solely by voluntary contributions from Rotarians and friends of Rotary International who share Rotary's vision of a better world.  Individual Rotarians voluntarily donate the majority of funding used to implement the activities of The Rotary Foundation, which disburses over 250 million dollars annually to the causes we Rotarians support. Club dues are not used to support The Rotary Foundation. You’ll find the Foundation’s financial reports here.  

An Introduction to The Rotary Foundation - Overview Pete Leenhouts 2018-11-06 08:00:00Z 0 TRF,The Rotary Foundation

Why Donate to the Annual Fund?

Posted by Pete Leenhouts on Nov 04, 2018
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Your gift to The Rotary Foundation Annual Fund helps Rotary clubs take action today to create positive change in communities at home and around the world. The Foundation uses our contributions to strengthen peace efforts, provide clean water and sanitation, support education, grow local economies, save mothers and children, and fight disease. Find out more here, in the Rotary Annual Report. With a solid 4-star rating from Charity Navigator for the 11th straight year, you can be certain that The Rotary Foundation is a superlative choice for your donation.  
Why Donate to the Annual Fund? Pete Leenhouts 2018-11-04 07:00:00Z 0 Annual Fund

What Do Rotarians Do?

Posted on Nov 03, 2018
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What Do Rotarians Do? Rotary is an international service organization. We enjoy working with like-minded people all over the world. Our purpose is to bring together community leaders in order to provide humanitarian services, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and to take action to advance goodwill and peace. While we meet weekly for fellowship and to learn something new through our regular community presentations, Rotarians are action-oriented individuals most interested in working to improve our communities here at home and around the world.
What Do Rotarians Do? 2018-11-03 07:00:00Z 0 Be The Inspiration

An Introduction to the Interact Committee
 

Posted by Pete Leenhouts on Oct 31, 2018
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The Interact Committee is chaired by T.J. Plastow. Committee members include Pete Hubbard, Tim Jablonski, Diane Johnson, Dani Turissini, Tamara Meredith and Terry Umbreit.

 

The Committee provides guidance and oversight to the Chimacum High School (CHS) Interact Club, which is an independent entity composed of CHS students.  

An Introduction to the Interact Committee  Pete Leenhouts 2018-10-31 07:00:00Z 0 Chair Interact Committee,Interact

The Four Way Test

Posted by Pete Leenhouts on Oct 28, 2018
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The Four-Way Test is a nonpartisan and nonsectarian ethical guide for Rotarians to use for their personal and professional relationships. It is one of the world’s most widely printed and quoted statements of business ethics and was created in 1932 by Rotarian Herbert J. Taylor (who later served as Rotary International (RI) president) when he was asked to take charge of a company that was facing bankruptcy.
The Four Way Test Pete Leenhouts 2018-10-28 07:00:00Z 0 Four Way Test
Rotarians Continue the Fight to Eradicate Polio Pete Leenhouts 2018-10-24 07:00:00Z 0 Global Polio Eradication Initiative,Polio Eradication,ejcrotary.club,polio,polio plus

November Message From RI President Barry Rassin

Posted by Barry Rassin
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One early June, more than 30 years ago, I had a business trip scheduled to Las Vegas. I had been a Rotarian for about six years, and I thought of myself as an active member: I attended every meeting, I’d served as club secretary, I knew everyone in my club. But for me, Rotary was very much a community organization. It connected me to Nassau and perhaps even to the Bahamas — but no farther. 
November Message From RI President Barry Rassin Barry Rassin 2018-10-23 07:00:00Z 0 Convention,Germany,Hamburg,RI President Barry Rassin

Scammers Target Rotarians

Posted by Pete Leenhouts on Oct 21, 2018
Rotary recently learned that scammers have created multiple email and social media accounts that impersonate RI President Barry Rassin, RI President-elect Mark Maloney, and General Secretary John Hewko. The social media accounts have been on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and WhatsApp. Some of these messages also reference Viber, another messaging platform.
Scammers Target Rotarians Pete Leenhouts 2018-10-21 07:00:00Z 0
The Rotary Club of East Jefferson County Pete Leenhouts 2018-10-14 07:00:00Z 0 EJC,EJC Rotary,ejcrotary.club
Club Support of the Youth Service Avenue of Service Pete Leenhouts 2018-10-07 07:00:00Z 0 RYLA,Rotary Youth Exchange,Youth Service
East Jefferson Rotary Honors September Students of the Month 2018-10-05 07:00:00Z 0
Do You Have Ideas for Global Grants? Pete Leenhouts 2018-10-02 07:00:00Z 0 Area of Focus,Causes,Global Grants

Neighborhood Emergency Preparedness

Posted by Pete Leenhouts on Sep 15, 2018
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The purpose of the Neighborhood Preparedness (NPREP) Action Group is to help neighbors organize so that they may work together when a disaster occurs, thereby enhancing the safety and comfort of all in difficult times.
 
This story provides links and resources for Rotarians and others interested in enhancing their neighborhood readiness to surmount a disaster.
Neighborhood Emergency Preparedness Pete Leenhouts 2018-09-15 07:00:00Z 0 Emergency Preparedness
Progress Report - Achieving Our Club Polio Plus Goal Pete Leenhouts 2018-09-04 07:00:00Z 0 Pete Leenhouts,Polio Eradication,polio plus
Our Annual Polio Plus Goal Pete Leenhouts 2018-08-26 07:00:00Z 0 Polio Eradication,polio,polio plus
The Rotary Avenues of Service Pete Leenhouts 2018-08-26 07:00:00Z 0 Avenues of Service,Guiding Principles

An Introduction to the PR Committee

Posted by Pete Leenhouts on Aug 18, 2018
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The Public Relations Committee is one of the Standing Committees of The Rotary Club of East Jefferson County per the Club Bylaws. The Committee mandate is to develop and implement plans to provide the public with information about Rotary and to promote the Club’s service projects and activities.
An Introduction to the PR Committee Pete Leenhouts 2018-08-18 07:00:00Z 0 Citation,Introduction,PR Committee,Pete Leenhouts,Presidential Citation,Publilc Relations Committee,Rotary Citation
The 2018 Pot of Gold Fundraiser begins Sep 27th Pete Leenhouts 2018-08-17 07:00:00Z 0 John Erickson,Pot of Gold,raffle

ShelterBox in Action at the Community Picnic Sunday, August 19th, 2018 

Posted by Pete Leenhouts on Aug 17, 2018
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Club Rotarians will set up a Shelterbox tent and supplies at the Community Picnic at H.J. Carroll County Park Sunday, August 19th, 2018, under the direction of Rotarian Tim Jablonski. The Club supports efforts by the Chimacum High School Interact club to purchase and donate a Shelterbox tent and supplies each year. 
ShelterBox in Action at the Community Picnic Sunday, August 19th, 2018 Pete Leenhouts 2018-08-17 07:00:00Z 0 CHS,Chair Interact Committee,ShelterBox,T.J. Plastow,Tim Jablonski
An Introduction to the Local Grants Committee Pete Leenhouts 2018-08-13 07:00:00Z 0 Karen Griffith,Local Grants Committee,Stephen Porter

An Introduction to the Membership Committee

Posted by Pete Leenhouts on Aug 12, 2018
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The Club’s Membership Committee is one of the Club's key committees, and is central to our success as Rotarians.  Rotary International President Barry Rassin put it this way: “If we want to achieve the goals we’ve set for ourselves, we need to put membership first. All of us have a responsibility to take membership seriously.”  
An Introduction to the Membership Committee Pete Leenhouts 2018-08-12 07:00:00Z 0 Cheri Van Hoover,Karen Griffith,Membership Committee,Pat Cooper,Rassin,membership
Paul A. Wynkoop, Club President-Elect Pete Leenhouts 2018-08-11 07:00:00Z 0 Paul A. Wynkoop,Who Are Rotarians?,Wyncoop
EJC Rotary Announces Local Grant Awards Pete Leenhouts 2018-08-10 07:00:00Z 0 Backpacks for Kids,Citizens for Safe Students,Local Grants
The Long Range Planning Committee Pete Leenhouts 2018-08-08 07:00:00Z 0 Long Range Plan
All-County Picnic Sunday, August 19th, 2018 Pete Leenhouts 2018-08-08 07:00:00Z 0 All-County Picnic,H.J. Carroll County Park,disaster planning,resiliency

New Generations Service Exchange

Posted by Pete Leenhouts on Aug 07, 2018
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New Generations Service Exchange is a short-term, customizable program for university students and young professionals.
New Generations Service Exchange Pete Leenhouts 2018-08-07 07:00:00Z 0
The Paul Harris Society Pete Leenhouts 2018-08-06 07:00:00Z 0 Paul Harris Society

Paul Wynkoop

Posted by Paul Wynkoop on Aug 03, 2018

I was a member of the Springfield, OR Rotary Club for five years and served as the Youth Exchange Officer as well as conducting the outbound short and long term Youth Exchange programs for the Eugene and Springfield metro area. I was asked by my CEO if I wanted to attend a meeting as the guest of a member of the Springfield Club. I decided to give it a try and the rest is history. You may wonder what it was that attracted me to join Rotary. In the beginning it was the people, they were very welcoming, open and inviting. It was obvious in the way that they interacted that they were a family. The more meetings I attended the deeper appreciation I had for the work that Rotary does all around the world.   When I retired and moved to Port Ludlow I was invited to join the East Jefferson Rotary Club by the then Club President. I’m now the President Elect and will be the Club President for the 2019/2020 Rotary year.  If you’re considering Rotary I heartily recommend you join us in the East Jefferson Rotary Club.  We meet on Thursday’s atfrom noon until 1:00

 

 

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The Hadlock Block Party August 4th, 2018

Posted by Pete Leenhouts on Jul 31, 2018
This year, the Hadlock Block Party is scheduled to be held Saturday, August 4th, 2018.

Presented by IDGAF and Circle & Square Auto Care, the Hadlock Block Party is coordinated by representatives from local businesses, including Ferino’s Pizza, the Valley Tavern, The Station Signs, Kitsap Credit Union, Hadlock Building Supply, the Old Alcohol Plant, and the Rotary Club of East Jefferson County. The event committee works year-round to produce a grassroots community event focused on neighbors coming together to celebrate the unique nature of Port Hadlock.  Website: www.hadlockblockparty.com


 
The Hadlock Block Party August 4th, 2018 Pete Leenhouts 2018-07-31 07:00:00Z 0

The Object of Rotary -  FOURTH: The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace

Posted by Pete Leenhouts on Jul 29, 2018

Rotarians recognize the importance of our governing principles, which have been developed over the years to provide us 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.  The Object of Rotary is the first of those principles, and the one we have been considering over the past few weeks.

The Object of Rotary - FOURTH: The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace Pete Leenhouts 2018-07-29 07:00:00Z 0 Object,The Object of Rotary,Vocational Service
Call for Nominations for The Service Above Self Award Pete Leenhouts 2018-07-26 07:00:00Z 0

RI President Barry Rassin: Be The Inspiration 

Posted by Pete Leenhouts on Jul 25, 2018
One year ago, your Rotary International Board of Directors adopted a new vision statement, reflecting our aspirations for our organization and its future. It reads, “Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.”
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The Object of Rotary - Third, The Ideal of Service

Posted by Pete Leenhouts on Jul 22, 2018
Rotarians recognize the importance of our governing principles, which have been developed over the years to provide us 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.  
The Object of Rotary - Third, The Ideal of Service Pete Leenhouts 2018-07-22 07:00:00Z 0

The Object of Rotary - Second, High Ethical Standards and the Dignity of All Occupations, 

Posted by Pete Leenhouts on Jul 15, 2018
The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise. Rotarians consider the Object of Rotary to have four parts - first, acquaintance, which we considered last week; second, high ethical standards; third,  the application of the ideal of service; and, fourth, the advancement of international understanding through a world fellowship of Rotarians united in the ideal of service.