Posted by Meredith Wagner on Sep 21, 2017

RI – SEPTEMBER 2017 – BASIC EDUCATION AND LITERACY

DISTRICT 5020 GOVERNOR’S LITERACY CAMPAIGN

THE CHALLENGE: EAST Jefferson County Rotary Club is to donate 104 children books: This represents 2 books per member.

THE BENEFACTORS: The books will be given to the Jefferson County Library or to the Jefferson County Literacy Council.

DONATION PROCESS:

  1. Bring two books to the September meetings of the club or donate $10 per book to the club. The club will have the Literacy Council purchase the books.

  2. Bring books to Jefferson County Library and obtain a receipt that is turned into
    the club.

RECORD KEEPING: A table will be set up each meeting to receive the books. Members will be given credit on a roster that will be maintained.

CELEBRATION: We are hoping to have the Governor’s wife back to acknowledge the club’s accomplishment of this goal.

 


   

 

 



 
RI – SEPTEMBER 2017 – BASIC EDUCATION AND LITERACY Meredith Wagner 2017-09-21 07:00:00Z 0
Welcome "JJ" (Jure Josip Klaric) - our Youth Exchange Student from Zagreb, Croatia Pete Hubbard 2017-09-01 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Pete Hubbard on Aug 23, 2017
 

2017-18 Interact Board and Sponsors 1833x164.jpgInteract Board and Sponsors for 2017-18:  L-R: Mariann Eastwood (Secretary), Emma Craighead (ASB Rep/Membership),  Ann Abraham (CHS Advisor), Tim Jablonksi (Rotary Sponsor), Pete Hubbard (Rotary Sponsor), Terry Umbreit (Rotary Sponsor), Dani Turissini (Rotary Sponsor), T.J. Plastow (Rotary Sponsor), Marley Music (President), and Christina Bell (Vice President)  

Not shown: Kristopher Andrews (Treasurer), Diane Johnson (Rotary Sponsor)

Interact Board and Sponsors for 2017-18 Pete Hubbard 2017-08-23 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Pete Hubbard on Aug 02, 2017
Check out the "facelift" on our Club's website ejcrotary.club.
 
The new theme came with a few nice upgrades.
 
  • Photo carousels
  • Comments and tags for Stories
If you click on the titles of the two top and the "Welcome Our Newest Members" photo carousels, you go to a Google Doc that will guide you on how to update the photo albums for those carousels.  Talk to me if you want to use them.     
 
  
banners ejcrotary.club photo carousels photos website upgrades
"ejcrotary.club" facelift Pete Hubbard 2017-08-02 07:00:00Z 0 banners,ejcrotary.club,photo carousels,photos,website upgrades
Posted by Pete on Aug 01, 2017
The Hadlock Block Party August 5th, 2017

The family-friendly Hadlock Block Party will be held on Saturday, August 5th. The block party begins at 11am and ends at 7pm, and will feature a parade, community picture, car show, vendors and activities, and music. 

www.hadlockblockparty.com 

The Rotary Club of East Jefferson County is coordinating the parade, and is accepting parade applications through Tuesday, August 1st, 2017. The parade will begin at 11am at Church Street and proceed through the center of downtown Port Hadlock, ending at Christney Street, just west of Ferino’s Pizza. 

A Community Photo, to be taken at the traffic light at the corner of Ness’ Corner Road and Chimacum Road, will immediately follow the conclusion of the parade. And, Ferino’s Pizza will host the Show & Shine car show following the parade, plus a beer garden noon-4 pm. 

Vendors and activities will be found throughout Port Hadlock along Ness Corner Road (WA-116) from Hadlock Building Supply to the Kively Center, offering food and other items for sale from 11am – 4pm. 

Chuck and Karen Russell’s Valley Tavern will host a Keg Toss at 1:30pm, and then close out the evening with a performance by the well-known Dukes of Dabob, starting at 6pm.

Neighborhood newcomer, the Old Alcohol Plant Hotel and Restaurant will host a Tailgate Party from 4-7pm in their parking lot, including a Mustang Car Show, beer garden and barbecue, and a musical performance by One-Egg Night.

Check out www.hadlockblockparty.com for the full list of sponsors and vendors, the parade and vendor signup, and the timeline of activities for August 5th. You can also “like” Hadlock Block Party on Facebook for updates up to and throughout the event.

Website: www.hadlockblockparty.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=hadlock+block+party+2017
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Hadlock Block Party
Hadlock Block Party - August 5th Pete 2017-08-01 07:00:00Z 0 Hadlock Block Party
Posted by Pete Hubbard on Aug 01, 2017
 

Last year (2016), several members of the three Rotary clubs (website) (East Jefferson County, Port Townsend (Noon) and Port Townsend Sunrise Club) joined together with ShelterBox to support the 4th Annual All County Picnic (link) in “CELEBRATING EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS AND COMMUNITY RESILIENCE”.

 

Visit the NPREP Team’s "Organized Neighborhoods - Best Practices" booth. Click http://bit.ly/l2020-acp to see what we will offer.

The theme is "Resilience".

 

"Emergency Management is committed to support self-sufficient neighborhoods that are prepared for the challenges of a major emergency, to continue active partnership in the development of a culture of community resilience, and aid in creation of local emergency plans and procedures that will help neighborhoods cope."

 (www.Jeffcoeoc.org)

 

Come join us again on August 20, 2017.  

 

All County Picnic Emergency Preparedness NPREP Neighborhood Preparedness Resilience ShelterBox
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5th Annual All County Picnic Pete Hubbard 2017-08-01 07:00:00Z 0 All County Picnic,Emergency Preparedness,NPREP,Neighborhood Preparedness,Resilience,ShelterBox
Posted by Pete Hubbard on Aug 01, 2017

According to this 10p RI PDF about Vocational Service  "The Object of Rotary is a philosophical statement of Rotary’s purpose and the responsibilities of Rotarians. The concept of vocational service is rooted in the Second Object, which calls on Rotarians to “encourage and foster”:

  • High ethical standards in business and professions
  • The recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations
  • The dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society

As a Rotarian, how can you put these ideals into action? Consider these suggestions:

  1. Talk about your vocation in your club, and take time to learn about fellow members’ vocations.
  2. Use your professional skills to serve a community.
  3. Practice your profession with integrity, and inspire others to behave ethically through your own words and actions.
  4. Help a young person achieve his or her career aspirations.
  5. Guide and encourage others in their professional development.
CHS Freshman Knowledge Mentors Object of Rotary PTHS Skillmation Skills Vocation Vocational Service
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Are you a mentor? Pete Hubbard 2017-08-01 07:00:00Z 0 CHS,Freshman,Knowledge,Mentors,Object of Rotary,PTHS,Skillmation,Skills,Vocation,Vocational Service
PDN article about Jack Randall's Heart of Service award. Pete Hubbard 2017-05-14 07:00:00Z 1 Citizens for Safe Students,Jack Randall
Posted by Z Jack Randall on May 08, 2017
Update from Citizens for Safe Students
 
As the school year is winding down, we are picking up steam. 
 
Last summer, we agreed to “sell by donation three-day emergency kits. Each kit sold would fund one for a Chimacum School. Our sales started late last summer. This spring we were able to deliver enough kits for the entire Chimacum Primary School, where our youngest students are. They have already used the flashlights to navigate within the school during a recent power outage.
 
The Port Townsend Leader wrote a wonderful article on it which appeared recently and celebrated this with our community. From that, we were invited to make the kits available at emergency preparedness training held at the South Bay Club. There was a rush on the kits before the training started.
 
Following that came an invitation from South Bay to make the kits available AGAIN for those who may have missed the training and were interested. Combined with the SBCA notice to all,  NEXT Door announced their availability. We are still receiving requests as this update is written. We are closing in on having enough kits for the entire Chimacum Elementary School. Our plan is to deliver those kits at the start of the new school year. 
 
The kits are perfect for cars. Some folks are stocking one or more cars with a kit or two. Afterall, our cars are not far from us when we live in Port Ludlow. We are an active community. Several people are buying them for parents or children. We have folks who have made donations so that two kits can go straight to the schools. Each kit has a five year shelf-life. They are well packaged. 
 
If you have an interest in preparing your family, or helping us stock the schools, please contact Z Jack Randall…. We believe we can sell enough kits to stock both the Quilcene and Chimacum schools. It feels good to provide a measure of protection for our students and schools if a prolonged disruption occurs while our students are in school. 
-- 
Sent from Gmail Z Jack Randall Founder/Co-Chair Citizens for Safe Students Peace Lutheran Fellowship 360-301-0123
Update from Citizens for Safe Students Z Jack Randall 2017-05-08 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Meredith Wagner on Mar 20, 2017
 
 

Nominations are Sought for the

2017 Heart of Service Awards

The Heart of Service recognizes the dedication, sacrifice and accomplishments of Jefferson County individuals who do extraordinary things for their neighbors, their community or their environment.

Sponsored by Peninsula Daily News, East Jefferson Rotary Club,

Port Townsend Rotary Club and Sunrise Rotary Club of Port Townsend

 

Deadline for nominations: Monday, March 20, 2017

 

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For coupon and more information visit:  http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/heart-service-nomination/

Awards Jack Randall
2017 Heart of Service Awards Meredith Wagner 2017-03-20 07:00:00Z 0 Awards,Jack Randall
Posted by Terry Umbreit on Oct 27, 2016

On November 10th the East Jefferson County Rotary Club is holding a Retail Day. Retail Manager Terry Umbreit is requesting all members wear a item (in addition to your Rotary pin)  with a Rotary insignia. He will have items to sell such as sweatshirts, shirts, caps and sweaters, and also take orders that day. This event is being held to show members the types of items that Rotary has to promote the club and to present the appropriate image to the public. Please remember that you don’t have a second chance to make a first impression. If you can’t attend feel free to contact me at umby@wsu.edu or call my cell phone at 509-592-3531.

Retail Day Terry Umbreit 2016-10-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Pete Hubbard on Aug 28, 2016

The Board approved a phased 1-3 year plan to add “County” to our Club’s name (where it is missing) and “c” (to “ej” so it reads www.ejcrotary.club) to our Club’s domain name to promote a consistent use of the acronym “EJC” or EJCRC”.


New guest pens and new stationary have been ordered and will reflect this change.  
 
Over the next few years, all references to (www.)ejrotary.club will be changed to (www.)ejcrotary.club.
 
NOTE: Old guest pens and stationary and any posts, articles, etc. containing the link www.ejrotary.club no longer works.  Use "www.ejcrotary.club" or "ejrotary.club".
 
Revising our Club’s domain name to www.ejcrotary.club Pete Hubbard 2016-08-29 00:00:00Z 0
Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding honored for veteran support Ned Luce 2016-07-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Pete Hubbard on Jul 23, 2016
Bob and Pen Rosen receive a $500.00 donation from the Interact Club of East Jefferson County at Chimacum High School so they can purchase a computer and printer for the Baan Nong E-Kwang School in Thailand. The equipment will be used to teach the teachers and students how to connect to the world-wide web and add to their knowledge of the world.  (TJ Plastow, Rotary Sponsor to the CHS Interact Club and John Erickson, President of the Rotary Club of East Jefferson County.)Bob Pen Rosen.jpg
Interact Thailand
Bob and Pen Rosen receive $500 for the Baan Nong E-Kwang School in Thailand Pete Hubbard 2016-07-23 07:00:00Z 0 Interact,Thailand
Posted by Pete Hubbard on Jul 02, 2016
 

Last year (2015), twenty-three (23) members of the three Rotary clubs (website) (East Jefferson County, Port Townsend (Noon) and Port Townsend Sunrise Club) joined together with ShelterBox and the Marrowstone Island Emergency Preparedness Team (website) to support the 3rd Annual All County Picnic (link) in “CELEBRATING EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS AND COMMUNITY RESILIENCE”.

 

The theme is "Resilience".

 

"Emergency Management is committed to support self-sufficient neighborhoods that are prepared for the challenges of a major emergency, to continue active partnership in the development of a culture of community resilience, and aid in creation of local emergency plans and procedures that will help neighborhoods cope."

 (www.Jeffcoeoc.org)

 

Come join us again on August 21, 2016.  

 

4th Annual All County Picnic Pete Hubbard 2016-07-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Pete Hubbard on Jul 01, 2016

The Rotary Club of East Jefferson County was honored to receive the Rotary International Presidential Citation (Gold Award) for 2015-2016 (one of six out of 90 Clubs in our District) as well as the Rotary International Presidential Citation 2015-2016 awarded to the Chimacum High School Interact Club, which is sponsored by the EJC Rotary Club. The awards recognize club excellence. All Rotarians and Interact Club Members should be very proud of their role in earning these prestigious awards!

 
 

2015-16 EJC Presidential Citation Gold.jpg

2015-16 EJC Presidential Citation Interact.jpg

Awards Interact Presidential Citation
Two Presidential Citation Awards 2015-16 Pete Hubbard 2016-07-01 07:00:00Z 0 Awards,Interact,Presidential Citation
Posted by Pete Hubbard on May 20, 2016

On 5/11/2016, I sent the following email to all of the Rotarians in our Club.

Each year in April, the CHS Interact students have a car wash to raise $1000 to purchase a ShelterBox. So far this year they have raised $867 towards their sixth ShelterBox. We will pass a donation box one more time at our next Rotary luncheon and ask your help in raising the remaining $133.   

 

When I asked the ShelterBox company for some information about the CHS Interact Club ShelterBox  purchases, they sent me the following email.

      The Interact Club at Chimacum High School rocks!  They have actually sponsored FIVE ShelterBoxes since 2010 (their very first donation was actually for two boxes.)

  1. Box 14341 Deployed to Haiti in December, 2010
  2. Box 15342 Deployed to Columbia in January, 2011
  3. Box 19517 Deployed to the Philippines in January, 2012
  4. Box 22103 Deployed to the Sudan in September, 2013
  5. Box 24390 Not Yet Deployed

Awesome work!  Congratulations to all.

The Rotarians who were present at our 5/19 luncheon exceeded our expectations and donated over $200 including an anonymous donation of $75. THANK YOU very much.

 

The Interact students just bought their 6th ShelterBox and now have money towards their 7th for next year.


Congratulations, CHS Interact students!
Once again, you have exceeded our expectations Pete Hubbard 2016-05-21 00:00:00Z 0
2016 Heart of Service Awards Meredith Wagner 2016-03-03 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Karen Griffith on Feb 29, 2016

  • Sale starts March 3!

  • Roses are $20/dozen and are available in red, pink, yellow and white.  Our cost is $9/dozen=$11 profit per dozen (before expenses such as printing receipts, etc.).

  • Our goal is to sell 425 dozen.

  • We need to give QFC the color selection by Thursday, March 31.  After that, there is no guarantee that the color you chose is what you'll get.  Last day to sell roses and turn in money is Thursday, April 14

  • Delivery day is April 21.

  • An article will appear soon in the  Leader and the PDN about the Rose Sales

  • Everyone is getting a receipt book.  More receipt books are available when you need them.  You are also being given your list of rose sales from last year. These people are the best place to start with your sales this year!  

  • Karen will be at back table every week starting next week to collect your receipts and money. 

  • Two expectations of members:

    • You will deliver your own roses. "Heavy Hitter" sellers will be able to get help with delivery.

    • You are expected to sell at least 10 dozen or pay the equivalent profit from each dozen to the club = $11 x 10 = $110.

  • We will again be asking for help in delivering roses for our Heavy Hitter Rose Sellers and those unable to get around.  So we will pass around a sign-up sheet in a couple of weeks for Delivery Helpers

  • Call Karen with any questions:  360-865-0466.

 
 
 
Rose Sale Kick-Off - 2016 Karen Griffith 2016-03-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Pete Hubbard on Feb 12, 2016
When an event happens where we lose electricity and phone service, access to the Amateur Radio (HAM) radio network to give and get important information can be a life saver. HAM radios are cheap ($40) and getting a HAM license is inexpensive (under $50) and relatively easy to get.
 

Click http://bit.ly/jc-ham-class to view the latest information on and sign up for the next Ham class.

 

Pete Hubbard KG7EKM Chair, EJC Emergency Preparedness committee

 
Emergency Preparedness HAM Pete Hubbard
Next Amateur Radio (HAM) class information and signup Pete Hubbard 2016-02-12 08:00:00Z 1 Emergency Preparedness,HAM,Pete Hubbard

Henry Charles Rogers, Jr.

December 31, 1919 - December 19, 2015

       

 

The Expert has left the building.  Born in Detroit, MI, to Laura Amelia (Hogue) Rogers and Henry Charles Rogers, Sr, on Dec. 31, 1919. Died December 19, 2015 in Port Hadlock, WA.   Henry’s almost century of life and uncanny ability to always be where the action was, made him a witness to history throughout his life.

 

Henry was raised in Dearborn, MI. in one of the first houses built by his contractor father for the burgeoning Ford Motor industry. His mother became widowed when Henry was 5 yrs. old and his mother scrambled to find employment and maintain the home.  Henry’s fascinating stories, and he had many, included those from Prohibition when Henry used to be paid a nickel for buying cigarettes for the prostitutes down at the local Speakeasy - until his mother caught him!  The little bird drawing that Henry often used in signing his name was originally a symbol hobos would draw in front of his house to let other hobos know that a good person lived there - someone with food and small job to do.  

 

Henry graduated from Fordson High School, Dearborn, MI in 1938 as Class President and Eagle Scout, and entered Wayne State University as a Drama Major.  His love of that era’s Big Band music led him to create the Henry Rogers Orchestra until the World War II draft depleted members to the military.  When Henry’s own draft notice arrived, he recalled his days as a Sea Scout to direct his own involvement. He heard about officer’s training to serve on the new Liberty Ships and was accepted into the newly formed United States Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, NY. His cadet training was largely “on-the-job”, as the war required numerous deployments on merchant ships. He graduated in 1943 and served with distinction until 1946, leaving the Merchant Marines with a rank of  LT. Commander, USMM.  It was his Academy training and command of ships that taught Henry the leadership skills he would use the rest of his life.  His patriotic service meant so much to him, and he loved the honor he received at the American Legion Post #26 in Pt. Townsend, of which he was a member.  

Henry Charles Rogers, Jr. December 31, 1919 - December 19, 2015 2016-01-14 00:00:00Z 0
Erin Lundgren, at left, accepts the $10,000 prize in East Jefferson Rotary’s Pot o’ Gold raffle Fred Obee 2015-12-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Linda Kostenbader on Nov 15, 2015

 

SANTA CLAUS IS COMING to the Chimacum Arts & Crafts Fair DECEMBER 12TH & 13TH, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

by Linda Kostenbader

Have your photo (family, friends & pets, too) taken with Santa for only $7.00 by the Chimacum High School's Interact Club, sponsored by the Rotary Club of East Jefferson County.  Your high quality photo will be available in minutes and comes with a complimentary card frame and envelope.   All your contributions will be sent to international projects: a rural school in Thailand for computers and to provide assistance in maintaining a water-purification system; the Heifer Project, which helps families in poor countries to improve their nutrition and generate income; and the Shelter Box Project, which provides shelter and supplies to sustain families in disaster areas around the world.

Thank you for your support.

(Src  GD)

 

SANTA CLAUS IS COMING to the Chimacum Arts & Crafts Fair Linda Kostenbader 2015-11-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Barrett on Nov 03, 2015

Overview

The project is fueled by a $530,000 grant consisting of equal funding from the TRF (The Rotary Foundation) grant and a one for one match by World Vision.  The scope of the project includes drilling deepwater wells in 23 communities in Eastern Honduras, providing health and sanitation trainings for the populations, VIP latrine installation – one in each community near schools or community centers – electrified pumps for the wells and water distribution for the inhabitants.  Approximately 11,700 people will be helped with this project and the populations of the communities are growing so the beneficiaries should increase with time.

“Pure Water in Honduras” October Report John Barrett 2015-11-04 00:00:00Z 0
Chimacum high school Interact club pumpkin painting on October 13, 2015, we have participated in a fun pumpkin painting with the students (L-R) Kristopher Andrews, Sean Noble, Chanakan Meesanam, Deidra Morris, Jordyn Johnson, Emily Amos, Cora Wills, and David Kraut. All of the students enjoyed talking with the residents while painting with them as well. The Interact club loves to socialize in the community and have fun at the same time.
 

(Src | GD)




 
Interact Pumpkin Painting - October 13, 2015 Pete Hubbard 2015-10-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ned Luce on Oct 17, 2015

 

Each year one of the prime fund raising events for the club is the Pot o’ Gold Raffle. Typically the top prize is $10,000 with several other prizes sometimes available. This year, 2015, there are a total of 13 prizes. Each of our club members has an obligation to sell, or sometimes buy, at least 5 of the tickets priced at $100 each. The drawing will be held at the regular weekly lunch meeting of the club on Thursday, December 3, 2015 at about 12:45 PM. This year’s prizes are:

2015 Pot o’ Gold Raffle Ned Luce 2015-10-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Larry Howland on Oct 04, 2015

HOW TO MAKE LEMONADE FROM LEMONS

Author: Larry Howland Sept. 2015

In the fall of 2002, Jefferson County Park & Recreation Department, through its community planning process had developed a plan for a Pavilion to be located at HJ Carroll Park.  The plan at that time envisioned a core structure and two supporting units. Garry Rowe, an EJR member, and co-director of the County Administration Dept. presented the plan to the club and asked for support.

Click here to read the entire story.

 
HISTORY OF THE PAVILION AT H. J. CARROLL PARK Larry Howland 2015-10-05 00:00:00Z 0
Cata Lima - our exchange student from Penaflor, Chile - has arrived TJ Plastow 2015-08-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Pete Leenhouts on Aug 07, 2015
 
A week ago, I outlined my goals as Club President, presenting them to the Club during the Assembly as a Rotary Call to Action. The active participation and contribution of each of us, not only as individuals, but, very importantly, as members of our club’s committees, are what will enable us, as a club, to make strong progress towards those goals.
 
At the two most recent Club meetings, we’ve reviewed our Club’s committee structure. While there may remain a few additions to the list below, I think I’ve managed to capture all of the committees (and major activities) which make up that part of our Club. Committees are really the heart of the Club, and should be the core of planning and accomplishment within the Club.
EJC Rotary - Committee Membership Pete Leenhouts 2015-08-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Pete Hubbard on Jul 13, 2015
This well written New Yorker article  http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/07/20/the-really-big-one about the potential for a disastrous 9.0 mega-thrust earthquake along the Cascadia Subduction Zone (that is only 50 miles off our west coast) will scare you.  Most of us will not survive it. 
 
But we can survive smaller disasters, if we plan for them. Check out http://www.miep.us/cascadia then http://www.miep.us/myn then http://www.miep.us/hamfrs 
 
The Really Big One Pete Hubbard 2015-07-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Karen Griffith on Jul 09, 2015
Have you had "that" conversation with your grown children?  You know, the one where you talk about the reality of your dying?  The one where you want them to understand what you want done  or don't want done when you are at the end of your life?  The one where you ask them to support your end of life wishes, even when they are not ready to let you go?
​Advance Planning Seminar in Port Ludlow Karen Griffith 2015-07-10 00:00:00Z 0
July 2nd luncheon photos Pete Hubbard 2015-07-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ned Luce on Jun 26, 2015
Displaying IMG_4484.JPGWelcome to the Officer Installation Meeting of the EJRC.
 
Identify guest Bill James – best AG in the business 
 
Introduce Ray Serebrin
 
Comments
 
Thanks for a great year

Membership – Up 6 new members – 8 if you count last year’s Officer Installation Meeting when Pete Hubbard and Brian Becker were inducted. Their participation included:

    TJ Plastow – Interact, Flags, Host family

    Hillary Smith – Flags, raffle

    Whitney Meissner – Flags, finance committee

    Julie Hatch - sold winning raffle ticket

    Brian – drink coaster design

    Joe Nole – sold roses aggressivley

    Pete Hubbard – Secretary

    John Clark – Transfer          

Financially – solid year, built reserves for bigger projects and increased budget for scholarships 

Visibility – local and district – flags, scholarships, even coasters 

Use of technology – website richer by a large margin, using tech for lunch meetings and board meetings.        

Built a solid Foundation for the future

Ned Luce Remarks at 2015 Officer Installation Meeting Ned Luce 2015-06-27 00:00:00Z 0
Joachim Vandborg Lundø and Ned Luce 2015-06-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Pete Hubbard on Jun 14, 2015
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Ned Luce and Whitney Meissner presenting Rian Plastow with a Student of the Month Award for May 2015
Rian Plastow - Student of the Month Pete Hubbard 2015-06-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Pete Hubbard on Jun 13, 2015
(Joachim has been our 2014-2015 Exchange Student from Horsens, Denmark.)  
 
My name is Joachim Vandborg Lundø and I am 15 years old. I live in Horsens close to the inlet. Here I live with my parents. My mothers name is Pia, she is 49 years old and she work in a bank. My fathers name is Arne, and he is 50 years old and he’s work is, that he buy, sale and rent out apartments in Horsens and Vejle. I have also an older sister, named Camilla, and she is 19 years old. She work in a clothing store for children between 8 and 16.
Joachim Vandborg Lundø Pete Hubbard 2015-06-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ray Serebrin on Jun 12, 2015
Ray Serebrin was born in Winnipeg Manitoba and emigrated to the US at an early age.  He has lived in the Puget Sound area since then, moving to a small farm in  Kitsap County with his wife and daughter in 1982. 
Ray Serebrin Ray Serebrin 2015-06-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Linda Kostenbader on May 24, 2015
The Interact Board: two for 2014-15 and six for 2015-16.

 

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From left to right (1-8):

  1. Nicola Pieper (Historian, 2015-16)

  2. Feam Meesanam (Membership/ASB Rep, 2015-16)

  3. Amy Plastow (Treasurer, 2015-16)

  4. Melanie Pieper (Secretary, 2015-16)  

  5. Anda Yoshina (Vice-President, 2015-16)

  6. Rian Plastow (President, 2014-15)

  7. Taylor VanNess (Secretary, 2014-15)

  8. Olivia Ejde (President, 2015-16)


Rian and Taylor are graduating Seniors. Congratulations! We wish you the best.
The Interact Board for 2014-15 and 2015-16. Linda Kostenbader 2015-05-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Barrett on May 22, 2015
Four wells are completed, along with health and sanitation training for those communities leaving 19 to go.  Hopefully they will proceed at a regular pace. 
Honduras Water Project update John Barrett 2015-05-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Boggs on May 21, 2015
Chuck Boggs, Chairman of the Scholarship Committee announced the following scholarship recipients today at our luncheon. Sage Brennan $3000 including $1000 for the Cloudy Beyer Endowment; Audrey Mason $1000; Triston Williams $1000; Ceare Williams $1000; John William Carthum &1500; Alyssa Hamilton $1000; Chris Belmont $2000; Levi Clum $1500; Rian Plastow $1500; Makenzie Richey $1000; Colton Shaw $2750; Orion Weller $2750; Taylor Van Ness $1000.
 
All except Ceare Williams, Audrey Mason and Triston Williams are from the Chimacum Hgh School, Taylor Van Ness is home schooled thru Chimacum.
 
Congratulations to you all!
 
2015 Scholarship Awards Chuck Boggs 2015-05-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Pete Hubbard on May 09, 2015
The Heart of Service honors the “dedication, sacrifice and accomplishments” of community leaders and volunteers “who have made a difference in Jefferson County, who have made our communities a better place by doing extraordinary things for their neighbors, their community or the environment.” 
 
Click here to view the 2015 award described in the PDN.
 
Hearts of Service Award Pete Hubbard 2015-05-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Pete Hubbard on Apr 29, 2015

America's PrepareAthon! is an opportunity for individuals, organizations, and communities to prepare for specific hazards through drills, group discussions, and exercises.  Click here to read more.

America's PrepareAthon! Pete Hubbard 2015-04-30 00:00:00Z 0
Nextdoor for Public Agencies Gets an Upgrade on America’s National Day of Action Pete Hubbard 2015-04-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Pete Hubbard on Apr 28, 2015
On May 7th, I will highlight elements of the technology we are using for our club like our club website, ClubRunner, Google Docs, eBulletins, Facebook and Flickr.

Increasing our knowledge and experience in the use of these digital tools will help each of us to connect, collaborate and communicate with each other, our community and future Rotarians more efficiently and more effectively.

 

Click this link to review the demo and what you should do to prepare for it.

Review of our EJC club website, ClubRunner, Google Docs, eBulletins, Facebook and Flickr Pete Hubbard 2015-04-29 00:00:00Z 0
JC Robotics team qualifies for national competition in St. Louis​ Ned Luce 2015-04-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Emelia De Souza on Apr 09, 2015
(Emelia will write a story soon. In the meantime, click here to view the two and half page article about her in the PTLeader.)
Emelia De Souza Emelia De Souza 2015-04-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Linda Kostenbader on Apr 06, 2015

The Interact Club of Chimacum High School invites you to a school-wide 

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assembly on the Shelter Box Project, April 22nd.

UPDATE: Flickr album:  2015-4-22 Interact & ShelterBox at CHS

NOTE: the program starts at 9:30...ALL VISITORS MUST SIGN IN AT THE OFFICE before they go to the auditorium.

Scott Robinson & Tom Schaafsma from Sequim Sunrise Rotary will be showing a video about the Shelter Box Project and talking about their experiences with the Shelter Box Project in disaster areas. The Interactors will be setting up a Shelter Box tent on stage and displaying the items included in the Box. This "kicks off" the Interact Club's fund raising campaign.
 
Interact will be having a "Shelter Box" Car Wash on Sunday, April 26th at the Olympic Equipment Rental, 972 Ness Corner Rd in Port Hadlock, from 10a.m. to 3 p.m. to collect additional donations to purchase a Shelter Box. There will be a Shelter Box 'kit" on display.  They will be looking for you and your car.​

Interact students assembly a ShelterBox at CHS Linda Kostenbader 2015-04-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Pete Leenhouts on Apr 06, 2015

The Rotary Club of East Jefferson County honored Chimacum High School (CHS) students Sarah Allen and Orion Weller as Students of the Month: at the Club’s weekly meeting Thursday, 


Chimacum Schools Superintendent and Rotary member, Rich Stewart introduced the students to the Rotarians. 

Chimacum High School Seniors Honored by East Jefferson Rotary Pete Leenhouts 2015-04-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Pete Hubbard on Apr 05, 2015
Please click on this link (login will be required) to to learn how to add or update your photo and any personal information for the next version of Bud's Directory. 
Bud's Directory Pete Hubbard 2015-04-06 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Pete Hubbard on Apr 05, 2015

At some point in time, you were a new member in our club and I’m sure that you - like I and others - wanted to learn more about your fellow Rotarians.

Your Rotary Story Pete Hubbard 2015-04-06 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Pete Hubbard on Apr 05, 2015
I just created our first eBulletin. I'll add this "Story" to the top of it. Please click "Read more" to read my request for your help in sending me content (Stories). 
Our first eBulletin Pete Hubbard 2015-04-06 00:00:00Z 0
PPT of District Leadership Training Assembly March 28th, 2015 – Centralia WA Pete Leenhouts 2015-04-03 00:00:00Z 0
The TOP 10 Rotary myths revealed Pete Hubbard 2015-03-29 00:00:00Z 0
First place ($10,000) Pot of Gold winner. Julie Hatch 2015-03-13 00:00:00Z 0
 

We enjoyed an excellent update on Habitat for Humanity activities in our communities from Executive Director Jamie Maciejewski and new home owner Keidren Devas during today's meeting. Check out the video made of Habitat's work in Quilcine!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2CYrNLH7hY

 
 

Click here to view some photos by Pete Leenhouts 

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Winners of the Club’s $10,000 “Pot of Gold” raffle. Pete Leenhouts 2015-03-05 00:00:00Z 0
East Jefferson Rotary Club – Recent Board Actions Ned Luce 2015-03-01 00:00:00Z 0
2015 Heart of Service award Pete Hubbard 2015-02-21 00:00:00Z 0
Nextdoor (ND) and the ND City Agency Partnership program Pete Hubbard 2015-01-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Karen Griffith on Dec 18, 2014
 

The following officers were unanimously elected to the East Jefferson Rotary Club.

 
  • Terry Umbreit, President Elect Nominee (2017-2018)
  • Meredith Wagner, Director at Large (2015-2018)
  • Julia Price, Director at Large (2015-2018)
New elected EJRC officers Karen Griffith 2014-12-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Pete Hubbard on Dec 17, 2014

 

 

This EJRC “Story” will chronicle what happened since the 13 American flags were stolen in Port Ludlow over the Veterans Day holiday. It will include links to several media source.

  1. 11/9/2014 - John Erickson is photographed installing 16 American Flags at the curb above the
    Marina, the Inn, and the Beach Club in Port Ludlow. (Map)
  2. 11/9-10 - 13 Flags stolen
  3. 11/11 - Veterans Day  (Wikipedia)
  4. 11/19 at 3:00 AM -  Ned Luce (our EJ Rotary Club President) reported the flags stolen in his regular weekly “life in ludlow” PTLeader article. (Link)  Then he sent the following note to our 60 fellow Rotarians.
“As you know, our club solicits subscriptions from donors for American Flag installation on 5 holidays per year. We currently install about 225 flags each of those holidays. Over Veterans Day we had 13 flags stolen in Port Ludlow and would certainly like to retrieve them from the perpetrators. It has been suggested that they could be in the process of being sold over the internet through eBay, Craigslist or some other such facility. As you think about this or even cruise through some facility either on the internet or in a store that might handle such things, please be sensitive to the potential for getting the flags back. Thanks much. See you Thursday at lunch!”
 
Stolen flags - What happened? Pete Hubbard 2014-12-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Pete Hubbard on Dec 10, 2014

WANTED!!

A group of 12 Rotarians and spouses (or single Rotarians) for a 18 day Rotary Friendship

Exchange with District 9685 Australia.

 

This RFE will see the District 9685 RFE Team visit District 5020 from June 1 to 18, 2015.  Our outbound team will be in District 9685 November 2 to 20, 2015.

18 day Rotary Friendship Exchange with District 9685 Australia Pete Hubbard 2014-12-11 00:00:00Z 0
Chimacum High School Band / Pearl Harbor - YouTube Larry Howland 2014-12-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ned Luce on Nov 24, 2014
 
If you information to help us recover the flags or would like help in any other way, please contact Ned Luce (President of East Jeffersoron County Rotary) at his cell phone of 1-360-774-0042. Thank you!
 
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Stolen Flags - How you can help Ned Luce 2014-11-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ned Luce on Nov 23, 2014
Whitney Meissner posted info about our American flags being stolen over Veterans Day on Facebook and it prompted an inquiry from the Peninsula Daily News. She provided information and pictures to the paper and a BIG article about our club and our flags is on the front page of today's paper. The article highlights the program and what we do with the funds collected as well as solicits help in getting the flags back. 
 
Whitney did a great job getting the word out on behalf of our club and the flag program! Thanks to her and all those helping on the flag program. 
 
Click here to view the PDN article.
 
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Stolen flags - PDN article Ned Luce 2014-11-24 00:00:00Z 0

Port Townsend Rotary Club

   Holiday Greens Fund Raiser

 

Bringing you Wreaths and Swags from the Olympic Peninsula

 

 

      Orders are due by Wednesday, December 3rd, with delivery that week.

 

     To Order call Steve Rafoth at 301-2213 or email at steve@enclume.com

 

                               Prices have been the same for eight years


$25.00 each for your choice:  

 

Traditional Wreath

   22” diameter

                            

                 Holiday Swag      

                        28”length     

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PT Rotary Holiday Greens Fund Raiser Pete Hubbard 2014-11-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Linda Kostenbader on Nov 13, 2014
 
The Interact Club is bringing Santa Claus to the Chimacum Arts & Craft on December 13th & 14th, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
 
Have your photo (family & pets too) taken with Santa for only $5.00 by the Chimacum High School's Interact Club, sponsored by the Rotary Club of East Jefferson County. The high quality photos will be available in minutes and come with a complimentary card frame and envelope. All your contributions will be sent to international projects: a rural school in Thailand for computers and to provide assistance in maintaining a water purification system; the Heifer Project, which helps families in poor countries to improve their nutrition and generate income; and the Shelter Box Project, which provides shelter and supplies to sustain families in disaster areas around the world.
 

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Interact Club is bringing Santa Claus to the Chimacum Arts & Craft Fair Linda Kostenbader 2014-11-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Pete Hubbard on Nov 13, 2014
 
Myron Vogt spoke at our luncheon on 11/13.
 
Hello. We've been organized as a Bluebill chapter since 1998. Our objectives are to improve the lives of the people in the communities we serve and to provide volunteer and social opportunities for retirees on the Olympic Peninsula. Our chapter has a number of programs that serve the communities.
 
Click here to read about the Olympic Chapter of the Bluebills. 
 
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Bluebills Pete Hubbard 2014-11-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Pete Hubbard on Nov 10, 2014
Here are just 7 of the 89 flags that were installed by our Rotarians for Veterans Day in Port Hadlock.  Click here to read more about this project that provides funds to local scholarships.
 
Flag Display Reaction
 
"They are just beautiful today thru out the village!  Thanks to your great efforts." - (A Port Ludlow flag subscriber)
 
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Veterans Day Flags Pete Hubbard 2014-11-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Karl Kostenbader on Nov 05, 2014
 
(A note to Karl Kostenbader from Sam Golden - our exchange student in Spain)
 
I want to start by saying thank you for checking in on me. I was meaning to write to you and Pat sometime soon, but like you guessed, I’ve been using most, if not all of my waking hours here getting myself acclimated. In other words, I’ve been keeping myself quite busy during my time here so far!
 
It was a bit of a shaky start right before I boarded my plane in Seattle, but once I was in the air and on my way to Spain things started to feel like they were lining up very nicely. All three of my flights went through without any delays, and after 24 hours of travelling I had finally landed in Spain and was greeted by host family with open arms.
Sam Golden - Exchange Student in Spain Karl Kostenbader 2014-11-06 00:00:00Z 0
Top 20 Reasons to Join Rotary! Pete Hubbard 2014-10-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Whitney Meissner on Oct 04, 2014
Hi, my name is Whitney Meissner. I joined the East Jefferson Rotary Club in September of 2014. My classification is “High School Principal”, a role I have served for Chimacum High School since 2006.
Whitney Meissner Whitney Meissner 2014-10-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Barrett on Oct 04, 2014
Dear Contributors to the Pure Water in Honduras project,
 
At long last, after much angst and struggle, Rotary funds for our  grant have been transferred to the TWM (Texas Water Mission) well drilling partner and the first well is actually being dug in Rio Azul.  I believe work began two days ago and the training sessions are already starting with very strong attendance reported.  The moneys transferred amount to 50% of the cost of the first three community segments.
 
Wire transfer was used for the transfer of the funds and I am hoping the difficulties encountered for the first transfer will serve as a road map that will ensure the future transfers will go smoothly and in a timely fashion.
 
For those wonderful people who purchased airline tickets for the cancelled site visit last February, I can tell you that the partners are working to reschedule the visit as soon as practical but they want very much to make sure it will go without a glitch so are proceeding cautiously.  They and I will keep you posted.
 
Thank you for your support and for your great patience.  It has been a long time coming but it really feels good to know that the people in these communities will finally be realizing  the promised benefit of your contributions.
 
Please share my excitement and heartfelt thanks with your respective clubs.
 
Yours in Rotary,
 
John Barrett,
East Jefferson Rotary
Pure Water in Honduras Project John Barrett 2014-10-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Linda Kostenbader on Sep 27, 2014

The Rotary Club of East Jefferson County honored Senior Class Co-Presidents, Alyssa Hamilton & Kiersten Snyder. Both were nominated for their outstanding leadership, citizenship, caring, responsibility, respect, honesty, fairness and academics. The seniors were introduced by Superintendent of Chimacum School District, Rich Stewart, and were awarded certificates of achievement by the President of the Rotary Club of East Jefferson County, Ned Luce .

Alyssa Hamilton, daughter of Natalie Hamilton, plans to attend a four-year college to obtain a Bachelor’s Degree in the medical field. She has been involved in community service: Coaching Mini Cheerleaders & Santa’s elf at JEFCO Hospital. She has been greatly involved in volleyball, cheer leading, marching band, playing the alto saxophone, & track. She loves sports and being with friends & family. Kiersten Snyder, daughter of Scott & Mary Jeanne Snyder, plans to attend community college and then transfer to a four-year college to obtain a Bachelor’s Degree in Dental Health. Her community service as been coaching Mini Cheerleaders & Mini Girls’ Basketball. She loves sports, taking care of animals and working on her car.

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Top Leaders of Chimacum H.S. Honored by East Jefferson County Rotary Linda Kostenbader 2014-09-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ned Luce on Sep 18, 2014
 
Ken Dane spoke to us on 9/1/2104 about ECHHO. Click here to view his presentation.
 
Ken came to Port Townsend from Seattle in 2006 after a career that included executive experience in computer technology and experience in the travel and medical assistance industry working with American Express, fortune 1000 companies and the Seattle fishing fleet.  He worked with OlyCAP as Director of Development for several years and joined ECHHO in 2012.  He credits his appreciation for ECHHO to his experience in the assistance business.
 
Ken is a frequent volunteer, having served several years on the Port Townsend Public Library Advisory Board, washing dishes at the Senior Meals Program at the Port Townsend Rec Center and serving on the Board of The Boiler Room.
 
 
 
 
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Ken Dane Ned Luce 2014-09-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Linda Kostenbader on Sep 18, 2014
We will be honoring two Seniors of the Month for September on September 25th at the Rotary Luncheon. They are the two co-presidents of the senior class:  Alyssa Hamilton and Kiersten Snyder.
 
They will be introduced by Rich Stewart, Superintendent of Chimacum Schools.  Ned Luce as President will present them with certificates and  $15 gift certificates for Quimper Sound.
 
Thank you for your support.

Linda Kostenbader
Seniors of the Month for September Linda Kostenbader 2014-09-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Pete Hubbard on Sep 04, 2014
"My point and passion is this: we must prepare out clubs for the future. And we can do this by working with Rotaractors and Interactors, learning to use social media in all its power to promote Rotary. We are doing this in the Rotary Global History Fellowship. We work with Rotaractors who are sharing their ideas with Facebook friends worldwide. And I am so impressed with their enthusiasm for Rotary."  (From http://blog.rotary.org/2014/08/25/axler/​ )
 
Click here to join the other 249 members of the Rotary Discussion Group "USING SOCIAL MEDIA IN ROTARY CLUBS​".
 
See our two Facebook pages at ​EJRC Facebook Group and EJRC Facebook Page.

Attend my luncheon presentation on October 9th where I will talk about an exciting new private, social network for neighborhoods called Nextdoor and the Nextdoor "City" program.
 
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RI Blog: Why we can’t afford to ignore social media Pete Hubbard 2014-09-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Pete Leenhouts on Sep 03, 2014

    I have been a Rotarian since 2010. The East Jefferson Rotary Club is my first club. I can honestly say that I wish I would have joined Rotary years ago.

Peter M. Leenhouts Pete Leenhouts 2014-09-04 00:00:00Z 0
John Welsford Pete Hubbard 2014-08-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Pete Hubbard on Aug 28, 2014
Bud's revised Directory is available. Check out the bottom of page 16 and page 22. See Pete Hubbard at future luncheons to get your copy. 
 

 

Get Bud's revised Directory Pete Hubbard 2014-08-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Karen Griffith on Aug 26, 2014
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I'll never forget when I joined Rotary because it was the Tuesday after 9/11.  It was Club 24 in Salt Lake City and I had spent the previous week stranded at the Miami airport!   I soon got busy in Rotary with the huge Education Committee.  We tutored 6th graders  at an inner city school every week after our meeting.  We distributed dictionaries to every 3rd grader in the Salt Lake Valley, we provided Christmas for 25 families,  and we took all the 6 graders to the Hogle Zoo every May.  So when I moved up to Port Ludlow , naturally I thought I would join the club up here which I did in January of 2011. 
 
Not long after joining East Jefferson Rotary I was President-Elect Nominee.  I got involved in most of the activities of this club, selling roses, selling raffle tickets, doing road-clean-up, putting up flags.  Two years ago I got involved in Mutt Strut and that kept me busy.  I enjoyed a year as Club President in 2013-2014.
 
I grew up in Salt Lake City, but moved a lot as an adult.  I finished my bachelor's and master's degree at the University of Minnesota where I lived for 7 years.  Then there was 2 years in Chicago, 12 years in Dallas and back to Salt Lake City in 1995.  I had an interesting career, most of it self-employed as a management development trainer and presenter.  My specialties were change management, mergers and acquisitions, and presentation skills.  I had an opportunity to work as a career consultant with DrakeBeamMorin, one of the largest out-placement companies.  I was also program director at the English Skills Learning Center where our mission was to teach English to the many refugees in Salt Lake City.  I spent the last 4 years of my working life as Director of Volunteer Services at Silverado Hospice.
 
It was there that I learned the value of capturing people's life stories and started a program called "Memory Catcher."  I have continued that up here on the Peninsula and have recorded the life stories of several dozen people.  I love hearing their stories and know that their children will cherish hearing the stories of their parents told in their own words.
I'm also on the board of the Hospice Foundation for Jefferson Healthcare.  Our mission is to raise awareness (and funds) to further educate people about the wonderful benefit of hospice.  Over 2 years ago I became a Client Service Volunteer for Compassion and Choices of Washington.  That is the organization that helps people who want to take advantage of the Death With Dignity law.  I have attended many beautiful deaths and remain committed to helping those people who want to choose the time and place of their end of life.
 
Additionally, I am an active volunteer with the Boeing Bluebills.   My sister, Judy (with whom I live) and I are in charge of the inventorying the monthly shipment of goods this area received from World Vision.
 
I have 2 beautiful daughters, Kirstin and Judy.  They each have 6 grandchildren and all are the love of my life.
 

OK, this is my story (for now). What's yours? I think many of us would like to read it. Click here to view some very short and simple information to create (or amend) and submit your Rotary Story to Pete, and see a growing list of members who have submitted theirs.

Updated ?. Submitted 8/27/2014 (Src)
 
Karen Griffith Karen Griffith 2014-08-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ned Luce on Aug 20, 2014
I joined the East Jefferson Rotary club in March of 2009. I was in the club about 42 nanoseconds when I was asked to co-chair the Hadlock Days Parade, which I did for 4 years. I served as Secretary for the club for RI years 2011-2012 thru 2013-2014. I then became president.  Click here to view the speech I gave at the EJRC Induction on June 27th.
 
I grew up in Hudson in NE Ohio and went to Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Indiana, majoring in Economics. After graduation I went to work for IBM in Cleveland, OH and soon thereafter joined the US Navy. After serving almost four years in the Navy I resumed my career at IBM in sales, product development, product management, sales management and financing retiring in the mid-1990s. I then started my own equipment financing business until I joined the management team at Clune and Company, an equipment financing company. The weekly newspaper, "The Leader", features a column I write each week called "Life in Ludlow" and I am the part-time Chief Financial Officer for Printery Communications in Port Townsend.
 
My wife, BJ, and I moved from Lee’s Summit, Missouri to Port Ludlow, WA in 2008 to be closer to our children and 4 grandchildren in Seattle. I spend most of my free time with my family and caring for the latest Porsche I have in the garage. 
 

OK, this is my story (for now). What's yours? I think many of us would like to read it. Click here to view some very short and simple information to create (or amend) and submit your Rotary Story to Pete, and see a growing list of members who have submitted theirs.

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Ned Luce Ned Luce 2014-08-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Z Jack Randall on Aug 08, 2014

I joined Rotary in the fall of 2012 at the invitation of Bob Peden. My contribution to Rotary has included: street clean-up; assisting with Port Ludlow Days and being a Greeter. I recently sponsored Ron McClung as a new member.

 

I was born in Central OR in 1926. I graduated from Hillsboro Union High School and the University of Washington with a major in accounting. I married Edith and she provided me with two daughters, Sharon and Pam. We have four grandsons and three granddaughters.

 

I worked for: the Doctors Hospital, Seattle; Harborview Medical Center; and retired from the Boeing Co. We moved to Port Ludlow after retirement.


I started the Olympic Peninsula Chapter of the Boeing Bluebills and have the title of Chairman Emeritus. I have served on the boards of: Habitat for Humanity; Evangelical Christian Helping Hands Organization (ECHHO); Jefferson Mental Health Service and UGN. I currently am active in the Peace Lutheran Fellowship, as Coordinator for Citizens for Safe Students, located in Port Ludlow.
 

OK, this is my story (for now). What's yours? I think many of us would like to read it. Click here to view some very short and simple information to create (or amend) and submit your Rotary Story to Pete, and see a growing list of members who have submitted theirs.

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Z Jack Randall Z Jack Randall 2014-08-09 00:00:00Z 0
Mutt Strut article in PTLeader.com Pete Hubbard 2014-07-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Linda Kostenbader on Jul 19, 2014
 
(Linda Kostenbader received the following report from last year's outbound exchange student - Levi Clum.)
 
Here are all the reports that my hosting rotary in Poland had us write. I would also love to give a presentation at rotary some time if it works. Let me know what you think.
 
Levi
 
September: To start september, I had the opportunity to visit Prague. It was a beautiful city with a lot of history. i absolutely loved it! Also on that trip I was able to hike part of the Polish Mountains. It was a beautiful hike and the nature reminded me of home. I cant wait to ski there in winter!
 
Once school started, things became a little more interesting. Polish started to make more sense since I was listening to it all the time, and I began the hard task of making friends. School was enjoyable but VERY boring and at some points it was hard to pay attention.
Levi Clum - last year's outbound exchange student Linda Kostenbader 2014-07-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Pete Hubbard on Jul 13, 2014
 

This EJRC Story will describe how we will choose www.ejrotary.club as our new, shorter, more meaningful name for the domain link to our EJ Rotary Club website.   

 

Currently, we can access our EJ Rotary Club website using the following domain (link) names:

  1. http://portal.clubrunner.ca/705/

  2. http://www.bit.ly/ejrotary

  3. and the Rotary Club of East Jefferson County link at the bottom of all CR emails.

 

(In the near future, I’d like to change the  http://eastjeffersonrotary.org/ link so it goes to our CR website and get a new domain name for the Mutt Strut website.)

 

But each of the above names are either too long or not easy to remember.

 

So, we would like to have a new, short, easier to remember domain name in ADDITION to the above names. Here are a few possibilities. There are many different combinations. (NOTE: These are not active links.)

  1. www.ejrotary.club

  2. www.ejr.club

  3. www.ejrc.club  

  4. www.ejrc.us

  5. www.ejrc.info

  6. or many other combinations using .com, .org., .info, etc..

 

Readers completed a one question survey to either select one of four suggested domain names or to suggest one that is not listed. The results are located at this link https://www.surveymonkey.com/results/SM-W5QQR3R8/​ .

 

I closed the poll on Saturday night at 5 pm. The results were.

  1. www.ejrotary.club​ got 5 votes
  2. www.ejr.club​ got 3 votes

     

 

I want to thank you for helping us to select www.ejrotary.club as the new domain name for our EJRC website.

 

On Wednesday, 7/23/2014, the Board authorized me to purchase www.ejrotary.club as our new domain name. It is now active. So now you can type either www.ejrotary.club or ejrotary.club or portal.clubrunner.ca/705/​ or www.bit.ly/ejrotary to get to our website.

 
Pete
 
 
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A new domain name for our EJ Rotary Club website Pete Hubbard 2014-07-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Pete Hubbard on Jul 07, 2014
I've spent close to 40 years serving children & families as teacher, counselor, coach, initiating and administering programs as Executive Director of a community based non-profit in southern New Mexico and then as Organizational Director of Sunfield Waldorf School in Port Hadlock. I'm now serving as a Guardian ad Litem for abused and neglected children in our court system. After a 12 year break, I'm once again officiating basketball for schools in Chimacum, Quilcene and Port Townsend. I did it fore 27 years in New Mexico. 
 
I've been in our Rotary club for 3 years and help coordinate our Interact Club at Chimacum HS, work on the Finance and Scholarship Committees and serve on the Board of Directors.
 
My wife Carol and I have a nutritional supplement business. Our focus is on helping people reverse the downward trend of energy as they age by restoring metabolic fitness. It's working for me as I continually lower my running times and recover from runs more quickly.
 
We have 2 children and 1 grandchild in Denver and a daughter and grandson in PT (which is what brought us to this beautiful part of the country).​
 

OK, this is my story (for now). What's yours? I think many of us would like to read it. Click here to view some very short and simple information to create (or amend) and submit your Rotary Story to Pete, and see a growing list of members who have submitted theirs.

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Jake Meyer Pete Hubbard 2014-07-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Pete Hubbard on Jul 06, 2014

The Chimacum High School Band has been invited to march in the Pearl Harbor Parade in Hawaii, Dec 7, 2014. SUCH AN HONOR! There are 60 kids in the band who would like to EARN their way! They are ready to work hard! Do you have any yard work, cleaning, pet sitting, window washing, etc. that you'd like off your chore list? Suggested donation is $10/hour per student. Donations to be made to the CBBA (Chimacum Band Booster Association). Let's keep these kids busy!

 

The following is copied from the 6/30/2104 PDN article by Charlie Bermant at http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/article/20140630/news/306309986/:

 

“To line up band labor for miscellaneous tasks, call the team leaders: In Chimacum, Jamie Jensen, 360-732-4745 or Frank Trafton, 360-301-2402; Nordland, Karen Brennan, 360-774-0242; Quilcene/Brinnon, Nikki Brakeman, 360-223-6550; Port Hadlock, Trisha Miller, 360-385-2373, Dawn Crocker, 360-344-2421 or Jacqueline Montgomery 360-301-6896; Port Ludlow, Jeannine Jonsson, 206-250-3463, Tamara Richey, 360-301-9718 or Whitney Meissner 360-316-1088; Port Townsend, Consuelo Brennan, 360-379-2602.

 

“For more information, email Karen Brennan at karenlpbrennan@yahoo.com.


“Direct contributions can be sent to Chimacum Band Boosters Association, PO Box 631, Chimacum, WA 98325.”
 
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Hire members of the Chimacum HS Marching Band Pete Hubbard 2014-07-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Erickson on Jun 27, 2014
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The Rotary Club of East Jefferson County, where he serves as President for 2016-2017, is John Erickson’s fifth Rotary membership.  He joined this club in 2010, after retiring from a 40-year career in public education.  John was a founding member of the Rotary Club in Stayton, Oregon, and has enjoyed participating in all of the Rotary clubs where he has been a member over the last 30 years or so.
John Erickson John Erickson 2014-06-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ned Luce on Jun 26, 2014

Please join me in recognition of the contributions made the past year by Karen Griffith as the President of the East Jefferson Rotary Club. She has met and overcome several personal and club challenges and we appreciate her efforts and dedication as the club has added wonderful new members and ended the year on a firmer financial foundation. To recognize your achievements, Karen, the club would like to present you with this gift.

I would like to introduce you to next year’s members of the board.

President elect – Pete Leenhouts

Treasurer – Jennifer Blais

President elect nominee – John Erickson

Past President – Karen Griffith

Director – Ed Davis

Jake Meyer

Fred Obee

Julia Price

Terry Umbreit

Secretary in Training – Pete Hubbard

I have learned much from the members of this club in the 5 years I have been in Rotary. I am appreciative to many of you for that and I thought I might highlight a few of the people particularly relevant to the four way test, Rotary’s moral code for personal and business relationships.

Officer Installation by Ned Luce Ned Luce 2014-06-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Karen Griffith on Jun 26, 2014

East Jefferson Rotary Club

Installation of Officers

June 26, 2014

6:00 p.m. - Inn at Port Ludlow Resort

 

Installation of Officers Karen Griffith 2014-06-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Pete Hubbard on Jun 22, 2014

Joined Rotary 1 May, 1997 Classification : Service Industry

East Jefferson club activity:

  1. President: 2000-2001
  2. Secretary (Seven years)
  3. Foundation Chair ( Four years)
  4. Admin. Chair (Two years)
  5. Program Chair ( Two years)
District 5020 activity:
  1. Asst. Gov. for Area #5 2003-2004
Became Paul Harris Fellow April 1988, now PHF + 4

 

Larry Howland Pete Hubbard 2014-06-22 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Pete Hubbard on Jun 11, 2014
PhotoKeith Harris visited us at our luncheon today and told us about his cycling across America. "This has been a dream of mine for years." Go to his website  PedalingForAPurpose.com website and Facebook page to read a brief background about what he is doing - and why.
 
 
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Keith Harris Pete Hubbard 2014-06-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Pete Leenhouts on Jun 11, 2014
Yosh (Yoshiki Ishiuchi) - our exchange student -  gave us a presentation today. You can view it here.
 
He also gives us his email address so we can stay in touch with him. It is 石内良季 - yoshi.ua1125@gmail.com .
 
 
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Yosh Pete Leenhouts 2014-06-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Karen Griffith on Jun 11, 2014
 
In 2011 East Jefferson Rotary was offered two boats as part of an Estate sale.  A client of Larry Wiener needed to get rid of two used sail boats, and asked if Rotary might be interested in fixing them up and re-selling them.  
Larry brought the idea to the club, and the Board decided to undertake the project.
 
The boats consisted of a 24 ft. "pocket Cruiser", and a 13 ft. Cyclone, both on trailers.
 
Dan Newland, a local boat building expert, was brought on-board by John Barrett to assist in determining the condition of the two boats, and developing a plan to conduct the necessary repairs and clean-up.  Dan was instrumental in assisting and mentoring our members in the restoration efforts.
 
Several "work parties" involving club members sweat equity were required to clean up and fix up the boats.  It is estimated that Dan Newland and club members contributed approximately 100 manhours to this effort.
 
The large boat sold for $5,000, and the small boat recently sold for $700.  After subtracting the $250 in materials required, the boat restoration effort netted the club $5,450.
 
 
 
 
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Boat restoration and sales Karen Griffith 2014-06-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Pete Hubbard on Jun 06, 2014
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Hi, my name is Pete Hubbard. I joined the East Jefferson County Rotary Club on 5/28/2014. 

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Posted by Karen Griffith on Apr 30, 2014

Library bookmobile garage dedicated and other East Jefferson Rotary projects

ImageJefferson County Library director Meredith Wagner (with scissors) cuts the ribbon on the new bookmobile garage, constructed by members of East Jefferson Rotary. Pictured are (from left) retired library director Ray Serebrin, Wagner, East Jefferson Rotary president Karen Griffith and bookmobile driver Greg Turner. Photo by Fred Obee

East Jefferson Rotary Club (EJRC) and the Jefferson County Library recently celebrated a successful partner-ship with the dedication of the library’s bookmobile garage, which was constructed by members and friends of EJRC. The project began when Ray Serebrin, then the director of the Jefferson County Library, asked if EJRC could help in the remodeling and expansion of the library to accommodate the community’s growing demand for services and programs. The idea was to build a new garage for the bookmobile, which would allow the library to expand into the former bookmobile garage. EJRC provided more than $15,000 in cash to support this effort and more than $15,000 in volunteer labor constructing the building. Rotary president Karen Griffith said the contribution was one the club was happy to make.

“The bookmobile garage is just the latest in a long series of projects our club has participated in,” Griffith said. “The Rotary pledge is to put service above self, and that’s what we continue to be dedicated to.”

 

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