Rotary Alumni are people who have previously been involved in some aspect of Rotary International, but who are no longer active. We'd like to help you reconnect!

 

People who have participated in Rotary and any of a wide variety of Rotary programs are Alumni. This includes participants in Rotary itself, Interact, Rotaract, Rotary Youth Exchange, New Generations Service Exchange, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards(RYLA), Rotary Peace Fellowships, Rotary Scholarships, Vocational Training Teams, Ambassadorial Scholarships, Grants for University Teachers, Group Study Exchange (members and leaders), and Rotary Volunteers. 

 

If you’ve previously been involved in or with Rotary, and are no longer active for one reason or another but would like to reconnect, we’d like to welcome you to a meeting of our Club. 

Rotary today is men and women of all ages, 18 and up, working together on a wide variety of projects and activities to improve their communities and the world at large. Our focus is on action - working together in our Club and with other Clubs to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.

 

Membership rules and meeting attendance requirements have changed dramatically over the past several years. Not only are there more traditional clubs, such as ours, that meet weekly to plan and assess our activities and host a program to learn more about our communities, there are Clubs that meet for breakfast, dinner, or no meal at all. There are even clubs that meet online and gather only for projects and activities.  Club dues differ widely across clubs, and it is much simpler now to find a club or activity that each member can more easily support.  We would be glad to help you find a Club that meets your requirements. 

 

Alumni can walk into any Rotary or Rotaract club and be welcomed - Rotary itself is famously inclusive and welcoming. Your age, social standing, wealth, religion, ethnicity or gender are immaterial. We care about action - working hard together conducting real activities to measurably improve our communities and the world. A meal and a program, while interesting, is useful as a means to an end - it allows us to more easily coordinate our planned activities.     

 

Why would Alumni, or, any person, for that matter, be interested in Rotary? One reason might be the incredible power of Rotary’s network. Rotarians know that there are 1.2 million Rotarians, men and women alike, scattered in 35,000 clubs around the world. In the United States, for example, there is an active Rotary Club in practically every community of any size. 

 

Rotarians are “movers and shakers” - active in their communities at every level - from leading their communities to participating in its activities. And, joining a club of any type - whether a Rotary Club, a Rotaract Club, or an E-club that meets only online - getting involved in any one of a number of Rotary activities - or taking advantage of the opportunities offered by Rotary - will enable Alumni to tap into the power of that network for learning new skills, improving one’s leadership abilities, and doing good in the community and across the world.  

 

Rotarians share an intense commitment to the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise. In particular, we encourage and foster the development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service, seek to exhibit high ethical standards in business and professions; recognize the worth of all useful occupations; and dignify each person’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society. Rotarians seek to apply the ideal of service in each member’s personal, business, and community life, and to advance international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.

 

If you’d like to reconnect, we’d like to welcome you back! 

 

The Rotary Club of East Jefferson County meets on Thursdays at noon. For the time being, we are meeting electronically via Ring Central video link, and would be glad to share that link with you upon request to > info@ejcrotary.club <.  In more normal times, we meet Thursdays at noon at the Old Alcohol Restaurant, 310 Hadlock Bay Road, Port Hadlock WA, on the east side of Washington’s beautiful Olympic Peninsula. Club members are well-known for our community engagement and our long tradition of welcoming guests and those interested in Rotary. You can check our planned meeting location here

 

You’ll find plenty of parking at the Center. A cafeteria-style meal is served from 11:30 am - noon (lunch $15). 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 Rotary International and our club.  

 

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!   

 

Find out more at the Rotary International Alumni webpage, and at our webpage at www.ejcrotary.club.

 

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