Rotarians come from all walks of life.  We are friendly, intensely community-minded, engaged, and pointedly non-political.

The Rotary Club of East Jefferson County meets on Thursdays at noon at the Tri-Area Community Center, 10 West Valley Road, Chimacum WA, on Washington’s beautiful Olympic Peninsula. Our Club is well-known for its friendly, welcoming demeanor,  our tradition of active community and global engagement and our long tradition of welcoming guests and those interested in Rotary.

 

Rotarians focus on service above self, and believe in taking action to improve their communities and the world. You’ll find Rotarians engaged at every level - in their communities, in their regions, and in projects and activities on a global scale. Our Club of 60 people, men and women alike, is engaged in the same way, striving through our activity to make the world a better place.   

 
  • As a key part of our partnership with Chimacum Schools, we sponsor the Chimacum High School Interact Club, which is affiliated with Rotary International. Interact students have the opportunity to practice service above self in their communities, and learn the basic elements of leadership.

  • We engage in a number of local projects, among them providing scholarships for Chimacum and Quilcine High School graduates, recognizing Chimacum High School Students of the Month, supporting a literacy project at the Chimacum Primary and Elementary schools, conducting a project involving support of the Jefferson Teen Center used primarily by Chimacum Schools middle school kids, , sponsorship and management of the Hadlock Block Party Parade every August, road cleanup activities each quarter, and several local fundraisers.  Past local projects have included the bookmobile garage at the Port Hadlock branch of the Jefferson County Library, Support of our local veterans, construction of the playground equipment at the Elementary School, construction of the reader board at Quilcine High School, and the construction of the Rotary Pavilion at H.J. Carroll County Park, among many others.

 
  • We have provided grants to a number of local organizations over the past several years, among them the Port Townsend Dove House,  Discovery Behavioral  Healthcare, the Boeing Bluebills, the Community Chorus of Port Townsend, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul,  Chimacum Middle Schools, Jefferson County Quilts of Valor, the Community Boat Project and the Tri-Area Food Bank among many, many others.   

 
  • On a regional level, we are fortunate to have among our Club members the Assistant Governor for our Rotary Area, which encompasses seven local clubs, and our Club President, who is a member of our Rotary District Public Image Committee, which encompasses 90 Clubs.   

 
  • On a global level, we are wrapping up support of a project conducted over the past several years in Honduras, where the Club sponsored work to enable impoverished local villages to dig new water wells and build water distribution systems. Past global projects supported by the Club have included construction of toilets and handwashing facilities in rural Ecuador, a dental clinic in Kenya, and water treatment facilities in rural Thailand.

 

The Club has sponsored Rotary Youth Exchange students, both incoming and outgoing students, for many years. Outgoing students in recent years have spent a year in Belgium, Poland, and Spain, while incoming students have been hosted from the Netherlands, France, Argentina, Croatia, and many other countries. This year’s Rotary Youth Exchange student sponsored by the Club is from the Netherlands.   

 

Rotarians share a common interest in working together to make our communities, and our world, a better place. Our Club, like all Rotary clubs around the world, is open to men and women alike, non-political, secular and nonreligious, and intensely focused on service. Rotarians don’t just talk about doing good - they make good things happen, spending money and time to that end.

 

We welcome visitors to our meetings, and encourage people to apply for an invitation to membership should you find our ethics and service activities of interest to you.    

 

You’ll find plenty of parking at the Center. A cafeteria-style meal is served from 11:30 am - noon (lunch $10, salad $7). The meeting starts promptly at noon. Following a brief business meeting and announcements, a speaker, often drawn from the communities around us, addresses the club and takes questions. The meeting wraps up at 1pm sharp. We encourage guests!

 

We maintain our website and a Facebook page oriented towards people interested in finding out more about what we do. Please contact us through our website, here: https://www.ejcrotary.club/singleemail/contactus

 

Rotarians come from all walks of life.  We are friendly, intensely community-minded, engaged, and pointedly non-political. Here are a few bios/stories of our club members. If you're at all interested in Rotary and what we do, please feel free to walk in and check us out!   

 

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