Posted on Nov 03, 2018
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.

Walk into any one of our 35,000 Rotary Clubs, anywhere in the world, and you’ll be made welcome. There are no initiations nor secret handshakes in Rotary. You’ll find active community leaders from all walks of life, willing and able to give of their time, energy and funds to improve their local and global communities.


In addition to our Club in Chimacum Washington, there are six other Rotary Clubs on the Olympic Peninsula: two each in Port Angeles, Sequim and Port Townsend, seven in all. In fact, you’ll find Rotary Clubs in practically every community of any size across the United States and Canada.  


The Rotary Club of East Jefferson County meets on Thursdays at noon at the Tri-Area Community Center at 10 West Valley Road, Chimacum, across the street from Chimacum High School. There is ample parking on site. Lunch is served at 11:30am (meal $10, salad $7). Following a brief business meeting that begins at noon, there is a 20-minute presentation of interest, followed by a question and answer period. Watch our website or Facebook page for specific presentations. The meeting wraps up promptly at 1pm.


Our Club partners with Chimacum Schools to support students and staff. In addition to our involvement and support of our local communities through construction of the Port Hadlock Library bus barn, the Rotary Pavilion in H.J. Carroll Park, and our hosting the Thanksgiving and Christmas community meals as well as the Port Hadlock Days Parade the first Saturday in August, we also are engaged globally. In recent years we have helped to build toilets and hand-washing stations in remote rural Ecuador, helped to dig fresh-water wells and build water distribution systems for communities in rural Honduras, and facilitated the construction of water treatment facilities in Thailand for schools.


Our Club, like all other Rotary clubs around the world, welcomes visitors. Please feel free to walk in to one of our meetings to see what we’re all about!          





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