A Gift for Levi

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Levi Knoche is a 7-year old boy who lives with his family in Port Ludlow. While he is severely disabled, and cannot walk, in all other respects, including cognitive abilities, he is a normal little boy. He enjoys being outside with his family, who must carry him everywhere on outdoor hikes and activities.  The Rotary Club of East Jefferson County is leading a fundraising effort to fund a $17,000 Track Chair, an outdoor mobility chair that uses tracks instead of wheels, for Levi. 
A Gift for Levi Pete Leenhouts 2020-07-02 07:00:00Z 0 Levi Knoche

Rotary International President's Message for July, 2020 

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This does not seem like a time for great optimism, but it has to be. Long before Rotary was founded, the world dealt with great crises that tested humankind's ability to progress and endure. In the age of Rotary, the world has faced many more catastrophes; however, we have survived, and every step of the way, Rotary has helped the world heal.

Every great challenge is an opportunity for renewal and growth. I revealed the theme of Rotary Opens Opportunities at the International Assembly in San Diego just as the COVID-19 crisis was beginning, but these are words that I have believed for many years.

Rotary is not just a club that you join; it is an invitation to endless opportunities. We believe in creating opportunities for others and for ourselves. We believe that our acts of service, large and small, generate opportunities for people who need our help, and that Rotary opens opportunities for us to live a richer, more meaningful life, with friends around the world, based on our core values.

Rotary International President's Message for July, 2020 Holger Knaack 2020-07-01 07:00:00Z 0 Holger Knaack,Rotary Opens Opportunities

Will a Covid-19 vaccine signal an end to the anti-vaccine movement?

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The world is desperate for a vaccine against coronavirus. If and when it is discovered, will the voices of the anti-vaccine movement tell their adherents to turn it down?

If you asked this question of parents in the US in the 1950s, the response would likely be unequivocal.

This is because of the fear that gripped a nation, fear caused by the lethal poliovirus. When the US polio epidemic was at its highest, the country reported more than 21,000 cases of paralysis, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and more than 3,000 lives were lost.

Will a Covid-19 vaccine signal an end to the anti-vaccine movement? John Hewko and Peter J. Hotez 2020-06-29 07:00:00Z 0 Global Polio Eradication Initiative,Polio Eradication,Polio Plus Fund,Washington State,polio,smallpox,vaccine hesitancy

Bringing People Together Through Music 

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The International Fellowship of Rotarian Musicians (IFRM) has been meeting regularly online to prepare and present virtual choral performances. Members receive rehearsal material (musical score, a recording of accompaniment and vocal parts) in advance, and then they come together from their respective homes via Zoom to listen to the accompaniment (on headphones) and sing their parts (into cell phones) while appearing on screen together. 

Bringing People Together Through Music Lee Denlinger 2020-06-24 07:00:00Z 0 Fellowships,International Fellowship of Rotarian Musicians,singing,song

Member Biography - Dr Tamara Meredith

Dr. Tamara Meredith is the Director of the Jefferson County Library District in Port Hadlock, WA and has spent 18+ years in public, school, and academic library leadership positions. She is passionate about providing access to information and learning resources, and works to find creative, functional solutions to limited broadband and other technology issues that impede equitable access in rural areas. She currently serves on the University of Washington MLIS Advisory Board, is the treasurer of Public Libraries of Washington, and is both a board member and a coach for the Kitsap Philharmonic Youth Symphony.

Tamara joined the Rotary Club of East Jefferson County in 2017...

Member Biography - Dr Tamara Meredith Dr Tamara Meredith 2020-06-16 07:00:00Z 0 Tamara Meredith,biography,members,membership
Donating to the Annual Fund Pete Leenhouts 2020-06-10 07:00:00Z 0 Annual Fund,Champions of The Rotary Foundation,TRF

The Rotarian Action Group for Blindness Prevention

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   Rotary Action Groups (RAGs) provide assistance and support to clubs and districts in planning and implementing community development and humanitarian service projects. They are organized by committed professionals with expertise in a particular field. Members need not be Rotarians.

   The purpose of the Rotarian Action Group for Blindness Prevention is to ...

The Rotarian Action Group for Blindness Prevention Pete Leenhouts 2020-06-08 07:00:00Z 0 RAG,Rotary Action Group,Rotary Action Group for Blindness Prevention

A Very Brief History of the Early Years of the Rotary Club of East Jefferson County 

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The Rotary Club of East Jefferson County, or EJC Rotary as the Club is now usually known, has been a part of communities in eastern Jefferson County since it was chartered by Rotary International on June 21st, 1982, 38 years ago. 

 

The group that was to become the Club met in those early days at the well-known Ajax Cafe on the spit in Port Hadlock, across the street from what is now the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding. Jim Humphrey was the Club’s first President, and dentist John Barrett, who remains a member to this day, the Club’s first President-Elect. 

A Very Brief History of the Early Years of the Rotary Club of East Jefferson County Pete Leenhouts 2020-06-07 07:00:00Z 0 EJC Rotary,History,The Rotary Club of East Jefferson County

The Rotary Guiding Principles in Stressful Times

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The vision of the Rotary Club of East Jefferson County is 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. 

 

Our mission is to provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through our fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders.

It is beyond question that the nation is undergoing an extremely stressful time. Yet, Rotarians know that we have faced extremely stressful times before - the Great Depression, World War II, the Vietnam War, the riots of the late 60’s, the 2008 economic recession, and many more. 

Rotarians use our Guiding Principles to provide stability at all times to our personal and professional conduct. Chief among these Principles is the Four-Way Test. 

The Rotary Guiding Principles in Stressful Times Pete Leenhouts 2020-06-04 07:00:00Z 0 Avenues of Service,Four-Way Test,Rotary Guiding Principles,The Object of Rotary

An Introduction to Rotary Action Groups

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Rotary Action Groups (RAGS) are independent, Rotary-affiliated groups made up of people from around the world who are experts in a particular field, such as economic development, peace, addiction prevention, the environment, or water. They provide assistance and support to Rotary clubs and districts in planning and implementing community development and humanitarian service projects. Rotarian Action Groups (RAGs) give members opportunities to engage in service activities and network with like-minded members around the world.  There are currently 25 such groups.

An Introduction to Rotary Action Groups Pete Leenhouts 2020-06-02 07:00:00Z 0 RAGS,Rotary Action Group
Rotary International President's Message for June, 2020 Mark Daniel Maloney 2020-06-01 07:00:00Z 0 RI President,RI President Mark Maloney,Rotary International
Five Reasons to Give to The Rotary Foundation Pete Leenhouts 2020-06-01 07:00:00Z 0 The Rotary Foundation
Youth Service Month Summary Pete Leenhouts 2020-05-31 07:00:00Z 0 Interact Club,RYE,RYLA,RYLA NW,Rotaract,Rotary Scholarships,Rotary Youth Exchange,Rotary Youth Leadership Assembly,Students of the Month,Youth Avenue of Service,Youth Protection
Avenues of Service - Club Service Pete Leenhouts 2020-05-31 07:00:00Z 0 Avenues of Service,Club Service

Rotary Scholarship Programs

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This brief article provides you a succinct summary of the various Rotary scholarship programs. There are a wide variety of scholarships available, for everyone from local high school graduates to fully funded master’s degree programs worth up to $75,000. 

 

Many different types of scholarships are offered by individual Rotary Clubs, Rotary Districts, and The Rotary Foundation, all of which are applied for through your nearest Rotary Club. If we can offer just one piece of advice, it would be to start early and be relentless in your search!

Rotary Scholarship Programs Pete Leenhouts 2020-05-30 07:00:00Z 0 District Community Grant Scholarship,Global Grants,scholarships

What A Difference A Year Makes! 

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I never imagined when sending (our daughter) Grace away last August how fast it would go or what would happen here during that year she was away. As we are getting ready to welcome Grace Bradley home soon from her grand adventure abroad, I can't wait to see how much she has grown and hear all about it. She was so fortunate to have so many great people to help her and look out for her along the way...
What A Difference A Year Makes! Jason Bradley 2020-05-27 07:00:00Z 0 RYE,Rotary Youth Exchange
The Rotary Avenues of Service Pete Leenhouts 2020-05-26 07:00:00Z 0 Avenues of Service

A Look at the Annual Fund 

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The power of Rotary lies in our global network of community leaders and technical experts, and our exceptionally strong ethic of Service Above Self.

 

The Annual Fund makes it possible for Rotary clubs to transform lives around the globe. It is one of several funds managed by The Rotary Foundation.  

 

Broadly speaking, the Annual Fund supports Rotary humanitarian, educational, and cultural exchange programs around the world. 

 

Rotarians focus our service efforts in six areas to maximize our local and global impact: promoting peace, fighting disease, providing clean water, saving mothers and children, supporting education, and growing local communities. These are called “Areas of Focus”, or “Rotary Causes”. 

 

Every Rotarian is encouraged to make a personal donation to the Annual Fund every year, and to participate in one of the Foundation programs. Our Club is active in many of the Rotary programs, including Global grants, District Community Grants, Alumni programs, Peace Fellowships, Rotary scholarships, the Rotary Youth Exchange program, and the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA), among others. 

 

All donations made by Rotarians are completely voluntary.  Our Club asks each Rotarian to donate $120 each year to the Annual Fund. Most members donate more than that, while a few members donate less, each according to their circumstances. (Our Club averaged $391 per person over the past Rotary year). 

 

Our policy, like many clubs, is to make it possible for Rotarians to see why donating to The Rotary Foundation’s programs is important, and to make it easy to do so; we do not “twist arms” nor do we force donations. While the donation amounts each member makes are never publicized, Rotarians are recognized for their donations, most notably through the Paul Harris Fellow recognition.   

 

The Rotary Foundation itself has an enviable record of managing our funds, one that every Rotarian should be proud of - and one that is very closely tracked. 90.6 percent of the money we donate to the Foundation is used for the programs and services supported by the Foundation, while only 9.3 percent is used for administrative and fundraising expenses, an enviable record indeed. 

 

Charity Navigator rates The Rotary Foundation 4 out of 4 stars, and has done so for the past twelve years. In fact, the Foundation is ranked number two in the United States. Find out more, here: https://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=search.summary&orgid=4553        

 

The Annual Fund is the primary source of funds that support The Rotary Foundation’s programs and areas of focus. Lets take a closer look at the Annual Fund itself. 

A Look at the Annual Fund Pete Leenhouts 2020-05-25 07:00:00Z 0 Annual Fund,The Rotary Foundation
Every Rotarian - Every Year! Pete Leenhouts 2020-05-24 07:00:00Z 0 EREY,Every Rotarian Every Year

My Life During COVID-19 (La Mia Vita Durante Il) as a Rotary Youth Exchange Student 2019-2020
 

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Living overseas as a high school student can be a tough thing for anyone, including the strongest willed and strongest minded. I know many people that have said they would love to go on exchange, but they would miss their friends too much or would fail immediately. I thought this as well going into my exchange, as I felt relatively unprepared in comparison to other exchange students I have seen, past and present. There were even moments where I considered dropping out! Leaving my friends and family behind to live in a foreign country with virtually no knowledge of the language was, without a doubt, the most challenging thing I have done. But I saw it through, and I never looked back.

 

The first month or so of my exchange...

My Life During COVID-19 (La Mia Vita Durante Il) as a Rotary Youth Exchange Student 2019-2020  Chris Carthum 2020-05-23 07:00:00Z 0 RYE,Rotary Youth Exchange

The 2019-2020 Interact Club Report

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Interact is the Rotary International program for high school students ages 12-18. I

 

Interact clubs bring together young people ages 12-18 to develop leadership skills while discovering the power of Service Above Self. 

 

The Rotary Club of East Jefferson County sponsors the Chimacum High School Interact Club, which is a separate entity with its own leadership, members and funds.  Adult Rotarians provide mentorship and support for the Interact Club members.  

 

Starting out in October...

The 2019-2020 Interact Club Report T.J. Plastow 2020-05-22 07:00:00Z 0 Chimacum High School Interact Club,Interact Club

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

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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 have been considering over the past few weeks.

The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster, FOURTH: The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.

The Object of Rotary - FOURTH: The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace Pete Leenhouts 2020-05-21 07:00:00Z 0 Object of Rotary,The Object of Rotary,goodwill,peace,world fellowship

Past District Governor Tom Carroll earns Rotary's Highest Honor

Past District Governor Tom Carroll has been selected by the Board of Directors of Rotary International as a recipient of the 2019-20 Service Above Self Award, Rotary International's highest honor. The award recognizes those Rotarians who have demonstrated exemplary humanitarian service, in any form and at any level, with emphasis on personal volunteer efforts and active involvement in helping others through Rotary. A maximum of 150 recipients worldwide may be selected each year.
Past District Governor Tom Carroll earns Rotary's Highest Honor 2020-05-21 07:00:00Z 0 District Governor

Greetings from Nalani Flinn, RI's representative to our District Conference  

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I was so honored to be asked by Rotary International President Mark Maloney to represent him at your District Conference.  But unfortunately, I won’t be able to share that moment with you due to the unprecedented virus, Covid-19. He would have wanted me to share his number #1 priority, which is to Grow Rotary.  Your District has taken that word to new heights by bringing in 146 new members and a new club as of March 31, 2020. Congratulations on a job well done!  I would say to you, Imua, in Hawaiian, means “go-forward.” You call it, “don’t stop.”
Greetings from Nalani Flinn, RI's representative to our District Conference Nalani Flinn, 2017-2018 District 5000 Governor 2020-05-20 07:00:00Z 0

What Is Rotaract?

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What is Rotaract? Rotaract clubs bring together people ages 18-30 to exchange ideas with leaders in the community, develop leadership and professional skills, and have fun through service. In communities worldwide, Rotary and Rotaract members work side by side to take action through service. Rotaractors are Rotarians! Interested in learning more? Check out https://www.rotary.org/en/get-involved/rotaract-clubs
 
What Is Rotaract? Pete Leenhouts 2020-05-19 07:00:00Z 0 Rotaract

Rotarians Support Education

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Rotarians Support Education

 

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. 

Rotarians Support Education Pete Leenhouts 2020-05-18 07:00:00Z 0 Basic Education and Literacy,Causes,Chimacum High School Interact Club,Pacific Northwest Rotary Youth Leadership Awards,RYE,RYLA,Rotary Horticulture Pavilion,Rotary Youth Exchange,Students of the Month
The Rotary Club of East Jefferson County is proud to be recognized as a partner of Chimacum Schools. Pete Leenhouts 2020-05-17 07:00:00Z 0 Chimacum Schools,Interact Club,Interact Committee,Partnership,RYE,Rotary Youth Exchange,scholarships

The Rotary Ideal of Service in Each Rotarian’s Personal, Business, and Community life

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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 this month.  This week, we’ll consider the third object of Rotary: The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian’s personal, business, and community life. 

Service is at the heart of being a Rotarian. It’s not enough for Rotarians to merely attend weekly meetings and seek acquaintance, though that is indeed important. Rotarians seek to =take action= to serve others in their personal, business and community life. How can this be accomplished?

The Rotary Ideal of Service in Each Rotarian’s Personal, Business, and Community life Pete Leenhouts 2020-05-16 07:00:00Z 0 Community Service,Object of Rotary,Service Above Self,The Object of Rotary

Rotary Alumni Associations

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Rotary Alumni are people who have been or who have participated and are no longer active in Rotary, Interact, Rotaract, Rotary Youth Exchange, New Generations Service Exchange, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards(RYLA), Rotary Peace Fellowships, Rotary Scholarships (funded by global grants or district grants), Vocational Training Teams (members and leaders), Ambassadorial Scholarships, Grants for University Teachers, Group Study Exchange (members and leaders), and Rotary Volunteers. Find out more at the Rotary International Alumni webpage

 

The Rotary Alumni Association, or ROTEX as it is abbreviated, is the Rotary-sponsored umbrella organization to which all Rotary alumni associations belong. https://rotex.org/

 

Find the map of all Rotary alumni organizations worldwide, here.

 

What can Rotary Alumni do? 

Rotary Alumni Associations Pete Leenhouts 2020-05-15 07:00:00Z 0 Rotary Alumni,Rotary Alumni Associations
Meet Holger Knaack, Incoming President of Rotary International Pete Leenhouts 2020-05-15 07:00:00Z 0 Holger Knaack,President-Elect

Youth Protection  

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Rotary International is committed to creating and maintaining the safest possible environment for all participants in Rotary activities. It is the duty of all Rotarians, Rotarians' spouses, partners, and other volunteers to safeguard to the best of their ability the welfare of, and to prevent the physical sexual, or emotional abuse of, children and young people with whom they come into contact. All Rotarians take this duty very seriously.

Youth Protection Pete Leenhouts 2020-05-14 07:00:00Z 0 Youth Protection

The Rotarian Action Group for Population & Development

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The Rotarian Action Group for Population & Development is an international non-profit organization with 25 years of experience in maternal and child health, including family planning. http://www.rifpd.org/  

 

Rotary Action Groups (RAGs) provide assistance and support to clubs and districts in planning and implementing community development and humanitarian service projects. They are independent, Rotary-affiliated groups made up of people from around the world who are experts in a particular field, and staffed by volunteers with an interest in or an expertise in that field.  Both Rotarians and non-Rotarians are members. 

 

The Rotarian Action Group for Population & Development seeks to address the root causes of the more disheartening statistics on maternal and infant mortality within the Rotary focus area of maternal and child health.

The Rotarian Action Group for Population & Development Pete Leenhouts 2020-05-13 07:00:00Z 0 Areas of Focus,Cause,Causes,Maternal and Child Health,RAG,Rotary Action Group,The Rotarian Action Group for Population & Development

Who Are Rotary Alumni?

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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. 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. 

Who Are Rotary Alumni? Pete Leenhouts 2020-05-12 07:00:00Z 0 alumni
The Object of Rotary - SECOND: High ethical standards... Pete Leenhouts 2020-05-12 07:00:00Z 0 High ethical standards,The Object of Rotary

An Introduction to the Interact Committee 

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

 

Interact is a Rotary-sponsored service club for young people ages 12-18. It enables CHS Interact Club members to engage in service projects, develop leadership skills, and connect with people at school, in our local communities and around the world. 

An Introduction to the Interact Committee Pete Leenhouts 2020-05-11 07:00:00Z 0 CHS Interact,Chimacum High School Interact Club,Interact,Interact Committee
Keeping informed about Rotary Activities Beyond the Club Level Pete Leenhouts 2020-05-10 07:00:00Z 0
An Overview of Rotary Youth Exchange Pete Leenhouts 2020-05-10 07:00:00Z 0 RYE,Rotary Youth Exchange
An Introduction to Rotary International Scholarships Pete Leenhouts 2020-05-09 07:00:00Z 0 Ambassadorial Scholarship,District Community Grant Scholarship,Global Grant Scholarship,IHE Delft Water Scholarship,Rotary International Scholarships,Rotary Peace Fellowship,scholarships

Rotary’s Commitment to Youth

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From the very earliest days of Rotary, Rotarians have felt drawn to serve the needs of children and young people. While Rotary was founded in Chicago in 1905 as a business networking and social club, it wasn’t long until members of the new organization began looking beyond their business requirements to the needs of youth. 

Rotary’s Commitment to Youth Pete Leenhouts 2020-05-08 07:00:00Z 0

An Overview of the Club's Scholarship Program

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Scholarships for high school graduates going on to vocational training or college are a top priority for the Club. The first awards were made 1985, and since then, hundreds of scholarships have been awarded by the Club.  In fact, well over $100,000 in scholarships have been awarded to eligible students in just the past five years. 
An Overview of the Club's Scholarship Program Pete Leenhouts 2020-05-07 07:00:00Z 0 scholarships

The Students of the Month Program

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   The Rotary Club of East Jefferson County recognizes two Students of the Month chosen by the teachers at Chimacum High School. The students and their parents are honored by the Rotary Club of East Jefferson County at the Club's weekly luncheon meeting. The Club has supported this program for well over thirty years, nearly since its founding, as a way to recognize outstanding young people in our communities.  

The Students of the Month Program Pete Leenhouts 2020-05-06 07:00:00Z 0 Students of the Month
The Object of Rotary - First, the Development of Acquaintance Pete Leenhouts 2020-05-06 07:00:00Z 0 Acquaintance,The Object of Rotary,networking

How My Rotary Exchange Year Has Changed Me

Posted by Molly Meissner on May 05, 2020
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Chimacum High School student Molly Meissner penned a great story back in 2018 as she neared the end of her Rotary Exchange year abroad in Belgium. These are her words. 

 "It’s been about 10 months since I stepped on a plane, scared out of my mind, and flew to Belgium. I had heard from many people that I would change, my friends and family would change, that things back home would change, and a year ago that scared me. The idea of change was so bad and so weird to think about. Now, here I am, reaching the end of the best year of my life...

How My Rotary Exchange Year Has Changed Me Molly Meissner 2020-05-05 07:00:00Z 0 Belgium,Liege,Molly Meissner,RYE,Rotary Youth Exchange,adventure,culture,experience,host family

An Introduction to The Rotary Youth Exchange Program

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Exchanges for students ages 15-19 are sponsored by Rotary clubs in more than 100 countries. Students learn a new language, discover another culture, and truly become global citizens. Our Club has sponsored both inbound students from other countries and outbound students from Chimacum and Quilcene to other countries around the world for over thirty-five years.

 

What are the benefits?

An Introduction to The Rotary Youth Exchange Program Pete Leenhouts 2020-05-04 07:00:00Z 0 RYE,Rotary Youth Exchange

Youth Service Month - 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. The four day event is usually held in late February or mid-March each year. 
Youth Service Month - Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) Pete Leenhouts 2020-05-03 07:00:00Z 0 Pacific Northwest Rotary Youth Leadership Awards,RYLA NW,Rotary Youth Leadership Awards

District Governor's Message for May, 2020

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If you had told me that the year I was District Governor was going to end like a Science Fiction movie -  I would never have believed you.  I thought I would be kicking off May talking about the excitement of youth.

Instead we are focused on COVID-19.  But here we are.  Together.  Doing whatever we can to continue to be people of action who make a difference in our communities, both locally and around the world.

District Governor's Message for May, 2020 Maureen Fritz-Williams 2020-05-02 07:00:00Z 0 COVID-19,DG District Governor,District Governor
RI President Monthly Message - May, 2020 Mark Daniel Maloney 2020-05-02 07:00:00Z 0 RI President Mark Maloney,Rotary Connects the World

The Object of Rotary

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Rotary Guiding Principles have been developed over the years to provide all 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. 

The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster:

The Object of Rotary Pete Leenhouts 2020-05-01 07:00:00Z 0 The Object of Rotary

An Introduction to Rotary Youth Service Month 

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Today marks the first day in our annual highlight of Rotary Youth activities. Support of our youth is certainly a strong point in our Rotary Club. We’ll highlight all Rotary youth programs, and the ones in which our club participates. We’ll also underscore other youth-related programs in which we participate. For our Club, and for Rotary more broadly, a strong and continuing focus on the promise and potential of youth is one of our most enduring interests.  #RotaryYouthService
 


 
An Introduction to Rotary Youth Service Month Pete Leenhouts 2020-05-01 07:00:00Z 0 Youth,Youth Service
The Race to Develop a Vaccine for COVID-19 Pete Leenhouts 2020-04-25 07:00:00Z 0 COVID-19,Vaccine,World Immunization Week

Why Immunization Matters

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Routine immunization provides a point of contact for health care at the beginning of life and offers every child the chance at a healthy life, from the earliest beginnings and into old age. Immunization is a fundamental strategy in achieving many other health priorities, from eliminating the threat from COVID-19, controlling viral hepatitis, curbing antimicrobial resistance, and providing a platform for adolescent health and improving before-birth and newborn care.

 

Why Immunization Matters 2020-04-23 07:00:00Z 0 Vaccine,World Immunization Week

Ten Things We Can All Do to Grow Rotary

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I read with great interest what then-President-elect Mark Daniel Maloney had to say about growing Rotary in the March (2019) issue of The Rotarian. He is spot on. Healthy membership is the life blood of any organization and Rotary is no exception. Because we all benefit from a thriving membership, all of us share a responsibility to help grow Rotary and bring in new members. President-elect Mark’s emphasis on growing Rotary is a welcome reminder of our opportunity to help.
 

When you think about why people stay or go, it really isn’t that complicated. People have many competing commitments in life. No one is required to be a Rotarian; it is voluntary. People will seriously consider joining if they perceive the net benefits they receive exceed the costs. Members will stay if that experience proves true. And it follows logically that the reverse is true. A person will not join if they think the net experience will not be positive, and they will leave if the experience has not been beneficial.

Ten Things We Can All Do to Grow Rotary Gary Bennett 2020-04-13 07:00:00Z 0 membership

Joint Statement from Kiwanis International, Lions Clubs International, Optimist International, and Rotary International

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Woven through the fabric of virtually every community on earth, service clubs of Kiwanis International, Lions Clubs International, Optimist International, and Rotary International are working safely and diligently to maintain connections with each other and our neighbors so that we can cope with and overcome the effects of COVID-19. We are leveraging the strength of our combined networks of 3.2 million members to provide comfort and hope to those feeling the effects of isolation and fear. And we are focusing our collective skills, resources and ideas to support frontline health workers and first responders as they battle this disease and save lives. 
Joint Statement from Kiwanis International, Lions Clubs International, Optimist International, and Rotary International 2020-04-11 07:00:00Z 0 COVID-19,Joint Statement,Rotary International

2020 Hadlock Block Party and Parade Canceled 

We regret to announce that the Hadlock Block Party Planning Committee informed us today that the 2020 Hadlock Block Party, scheduled for Saturday August 1st and Sunday, August 2nd, 2020, has been canceled due to the uncertain nature of current events. 
 
Planning for the 2021 event, which will of course kick off with the Rotary-sponsored parade, has begun, and we are already looking forward to the August 7-8th, 2021 event.   
 
You can follow the Hadlock Block Party on that Facebook page, at https://www.facebook.com/pg/HadlockBlockPartay/posts/?ref=page_internal .  
2020 Hadlock Block Party and Parade Canceled Pete Leenhouts 2020-04-10 07:00:00Z 0 Hadlock Block Party,Hadlock Block Party Parade

Rotary and the Eradication of Polio

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Poliomyelitis (polio) is a paralyzing and potentially fatal disease that still threatens children in some parts of the world. The poliovirus invades the nervous system and can cause total paralysis in a matter of hours. It can strike at any age but mainly affects children under five. Polio is incurable, but completely vaccine-preventable.
Rotary and the Eradication of Polio Pete Leenhouts 2020-04-09 07:00:00Z 0 Polio Eradication,Polio Plus Fund,polio

District Governor’s Message for April, 2020  

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 One day our life is fine and the next an unexpected change arrives at our door. Such is the case with the Coronavirus. Not one of us was looking for something like this to change our course of action in March. Yet it stopped us dead in our tracks. Suddenly we had to start carefully negotiating how we do things.  The care and concern I have witnessed from Rotarians throughout District 5020 is inspiring and heart warming.

District Governor’s Message for April, 2020 Maureen Fritz-Williams 2020-04-06 07:00:00Z 0 DG District Governor,District 5020,District Governor,Rotary District 5020

Implementing our Rotary Theme: Be the Inspiration

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In these turbulent days, it is wise to consider the goals with which Rotary International President Mark Maloney started off this Rotary Year back in July, 2019. Despite the whipsaw of recent events, there is much we can do as Rotarians to stay focused, connect, do our part, and work over the long term to help our organization. Let's take a look back, and consider what we can do to meet the challenges we face and advance our Rotary International goals in the days ahead with this year's theme, Be The Inspiration, in mind.

  

 

 

Implementing our Rotary Theme: Be the Inspiration Mark Daniel Maloney 2020-04-04 07:00:00Z 0 Be The Inspiration,Mark Daniel Maloney,Mark Maloney,President Mark Maloney,Presidential Theme,RI President Mark Maloney,RY 2019-2020
Club Goals Paul Wynkoop 2020-04-03 07:00:00Z 0 Annual Goals,Foundation Goals,Membership Goals,Public Image Goals,RY 19-20

RI President Monthly Message for April, 2020

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In April, Rotary turns its attention to maternal and child health. In many parts of the world, mothers and children face challenges to survive that most of us will never comprehend. The risk of a woman in a low-income country dying during pregnancy or childbirth, or from related causes, is about 120 times higher than that of a woman living in a high-income country. It is encouraging that infant mortality rates are declining globally, yet 4 million babies annually still die within the first year of life.
RI President Monthly Message for April, 2020 Mark Daniel Maloney 2020-04-01 07:00:00Z 0 Infant mortality,Maternal and Child Health,Refugees,Rotary Peace Fellow
Rotary Statement on COVID-19 and its Impact on Polio Eradication Efforts 2020-03-30 07:00:00Z 0 COVID-19,Global Polio Eradication Initiative,Polio Plus Fund,polio,polio plus

Rotary at a Glance 

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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. Our 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 2020-03-22 07:00:00Z 0 EJC Rotary,EJCR,Rotary International,The Rotary Club of East Jefferson County,What Is Rotary All About?
COVID-19 Virus Information You Can Trust Pete Leenhouts 2020-03-17 07:00:00Z 0 COVID-19,Corona,Coronavirus
Jefferson County WA to provide COVID-19 updates Pete Leenhouts 2020-03-14 07:00:00Z 0 COVID-19

Meet Rotarian Tim Roach!

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After graduating from College in 2002 I decided to follow my future wife to the Olympic Peninsula where I developed a salmon fishing addiction that precludes moving away. Since moving to Port Angeles, I’ve worked as a ...

Meet Rotarian Tim Roach! Tim Roach 2020-03-10 07:00:00Z 0 Tim Roach
EJC Rotary: Save the date for Saturday, August 1st, 2020 for the Hadlock Block Party Parade Pete Leenhouts 2020-03-04 08:00:00Z 0 Hadlock Block Party,Hadlock Block Party Parade
Rotary - COVID-19 update 2020-03-03 08:00:00Z 0 Rotary International

When will Rotary have a female president?

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When will Rotary have a female president? It is a question that Rotarians ask a lot.  As a female District Governor, it seems that I get asked the question even more often.
 
I am always happy to be asked when Rotary International will name a female president.  It is exciting that Rotarians want to see that happen.   With International Women’s Day in March, this seems like a natural time to address the issue.
When will Rotary have a female president? Maureen Fritz-Roberts 2020-03-02 08:00:00Z 0 Leadership,Rotary International

Rotary is Changing

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Rotary International President Mark Daniel Maloney's March message is unusually hard-hitting. An excerpt:

"Business as usual will not work for us anymore. Bringing in more members to replace the ones we lose is not the answer. It is like pouring more water into a bucket full of holes. We need to address the root causes of member loss in many parts of the world: member engagement that is not what it should be, and our member demographic that skews steadily older. It is time to make some fundamental changes."

Rotary is Changing Mark Daniel Maloney 2020-03-01 08:00:00Z 0 Rotaract,membership
East Jefferson Rotary Offers Scholarships to Graduating High School Seniors Pete Leenhouts 2020-02-28 08:00:00Z 0 scholarships
Toward A More Lasting Peace Geoffrey Johnson 2020-02-27 08:00:00Z 0 Chulalongkorn University,Makerere University,Peace Fellowships,Peace Studies,Promoting Peace,Rotary Peace Center,Rotary Peace Centers,Rotary Peace Centers Masters Degree Program,Rotary Peace Centers Professional Certificate Program,Rotary Peace Fellowship,peace

What It's Like...to Host Two Generations of Rotary Exchange Students 

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In 1988, a 15-year-old Rotary Youth Exchange student from India named Anant Agrawal arrived in District 7150 in central New York. His first host family had a construction project going on in their home when he arrived, so he stayed with our family for about six weeks. We had just added two bedrooms to our house, and Anant helped us paint.
 
In the fall of 2018, Anant’s daughter, Aarohi, was hosted by the Sauquoit Rotary Club, our home club. She stayed with us in the same bedroom her father had helped us paint 30 years earlier.
 
How did this come about? Read on to find out! 
 
 
What It's Like...to Host Two Generations of Rotary Exchange Students Randy and Jane Wilson 2020-02-24 08:00:00Z 0 Rotary Youth Exchange,Youth Exchange

World Understanding and Peace Week 

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Rotarians worldwide participate and celebrate the week of the anniversary of Rotary’s founding as World Understanding and Peace Week.  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 2020-02-23 08:00:00Z 0 World Understanding and Peace Week

Now Accepting Applications for the 2021 Rotary Peace Fellowship - Apply Now!

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Promoting peace is one of Rotary’s main causes. The fully funded Rotary Peace Fellowship, which covers tuition and living expenses, increases the capacity of existing leaders to prevent and resolve conflict by offering academic training, field experience, and professional networking.

Up to 130 fellows are selected every year in a globally competitive process based on personal, academic, and professional achievements. Fellows earn either a master’s degree or a professional development certificate in peace and development studies at one of the seven Rotary Peace Centers, located at leading universities around the world. 
Now Accepting Applications for the 2021 Rotary Peace Fellowship - Apply Now! 2020-02-17 08:00:00Z 0 Peace Fellowships,Peace Studies,Rotary Peace Center,Rotary Peace Fellowship
Dr. Fozia Alvi to Address the District Conference May 15th-16th in Victoria BC 2020-02-16 08:00:00Z 0 D5020,DTA,DTAC,District Conference,Dr Fozia Alvi,Rotary District 5020
Our Club Goals Paul Wynkoop 2020-02-15 08:00:00Z 0 Annual Goals,Foundation Goals,Membership Goals,Public Image Goals,RY 19-20

Rotarian Nalani Flinn to be Rotary International President Mark Maloney’s Representative to the District Conference May 15th-16th in Victoria BC 

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Nalani Flinn is a retired credit union executive, who renewed her commitment to service above self in April 1996, when she joined the Waianae Coast Rotary Club. During a 40-year career in the credit union industry, she played an increasingly significant role in improving her community through helping families secure loans to buy cars, start businesses, improve homes and pay for their children's education.

Rotarian Nalani Flinn to be Rotary International President Mark Maloney’s Representative to the District Conference May 15th-16th in Victoria BC 2020-02-15 08:00:00Z 0
Meet Rotarian T.J. Plastow! 2020-02-11 08:00:00Z 0 Chair Interact Committee,Chair Roses Committee,Chimacum High School Interact Club,Interact,Rotary Youth Exchange,TJ Plastow

Chimacum High School Outstanding Seniors Honored

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Chimacum High School (CHS) seniors Lillian Golden, Sadie Wisehart, Haley Morrison, and Galia Roman were recently honored as Students of the Month by the Rotary Club of East Jefferson County. The students were nominated for their outstanding leadership, citizenship, caring, responsibility, respect, honesty, fairness and academics.
Chimacum High School Outstanding Seniors Honored Linda Kostenbader 2020-02-11 08:00:00Z 0 Students of the Month
The Paul Harris Society Pete 2020-02-10 08:00:00Z 0 Foundation,Paul Harris Society,TRF,The Rotary Foundation
The Rotary Code of Conduct - The Fifth Element  Pete Leenhouts 2020-02-08 08:00:00Z 0 Four-Way Test,Prevention of Harassment,The Rotarian Code of Conduct
Are You a Rotary Alumnus? Pete Leenhouts 2020-02-08 08:00:00Z 0 Rotary Alumni,alumni

Pancake Breakfast Saturday February 8th! 

Step out of the rain and into a fun and enjoyable Rotary-sponsored pancake breakfast Saturday morning at 9am at the Bay Club!

 

East Jefferson County Rotarians are raising money to help impoverished villagers in the African nation of Togo build composting toilets to improve sanitation and reduce disease and violence. We'll serve you pancakes, bacon, sausage, orange juice and coffee from 9am until 10:30 am to help us meet our goal! 

Pancake Breakfast Saturday February 8th! 2020-02-05 08:00:00Z 0 Dignity Toilets for Togo,Global Grant,Togo,pancake breakfast

The Rotary Code of Conduct - The 4th Element

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The fourth element of the Rotarian Code of Conduct is “Avoid behavior that reflects adversely on Rotary or other Rotarians.”

 

This one is pretty simple and needs little, if any, explanation or background. 

 

Most of us carry the Rotary “gear” on our vehicles, or wear Rotary-themed clothes (hats, in particular, are quite popular) with the Rotary “gear” in evidence. The world sees us a Rotarians, and judges all Rotarians, and our organization, by what they observe.  

The Rotary Code of Conduct - The 4th Element Pete Leenhouts 2020-02-03 08:00:00Z 0 The Rotarian Code of Conduct
District Governor's February Message - Rotarians Creating Peace Maureen Fritz-Roberts 2020-02-02 08:00:00Z 0 Maureen Fritz-Roberts,Peace Fellowships,Peace Studies,Promoting Peace,Rotary Peace Center,peace
The Rotary Strategic Plan Pete Leenhouts 2020-02-01 08:00:00Z 0 Rotary Strategic Plan,Strategic Plan

Presidential message - Mark Daniel Maloney,  President 2019-20
 

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Happy 115th birthday, fellow Rotarians and members of the family of Rotary!

Much has changed in the world since 1905. Then, the global population was roughly 1.7 billion. Today, it is 7.7 billion. There were 5 telephones per 100 people in the United States 115 years ago. In 2020, it is estimated that 96 percent of the U.S. population has a cellphone — and both China and India have more than a billion cellphones in use.

In the 115 years since Rotary was founded, seemingly everything has changed except Rotary values. We began, and remain, committed to fellowship, integrity, diversity, service, and leadership. While our Service Above Self motto dates to 1911, the ethos behind those words had already been ingrained by Rotary's founders.

Presidential message - Mark Daniel Maloney,  President 2019-20  Mark Daniel Maloney 2020-02-01 08:00:00Z 0 Mark Daniel Maloney,RI President,RI President Mark Maloney

The Rotarian Code of Conduct - The Third Element

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The third element of the Rotarian Code of Conduct reads “As a Rotarian, I will 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.”

 

Rotarians come from all walks of life, and are focused on taking action to use their skills and expertise to help others. That’s why we’re known as People of Action. This derives directly from one of the Objects of Rotary, which is to apply the ideal of service in one’s personal, business, and community life. 

The Rotarian Code of Conduct - The Third Element Pete Leenhouts 2020-01-27 08:00:00Z 0 Skills,The Rotarian Code of Conduct

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 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:  
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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.   
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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.
 
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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.
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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. 
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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?”

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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.  

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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?

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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.

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