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! 
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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.

 

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The Rotary Club of East Jefferson County meets on Thursdays at noon at the Old Alcohol Plant Restaurant, 310 Hadlock Bay Road, Port Hadlock, on Washington’s beautiful Olympic Peninsula. Club members are well-known for their depth of community engagement and their long tradition of welcoming guests and those interested in Rotary. 
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Posted by Pete Leenhouts on Nov 17, 2019
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Rotarians channel our commitment to service at home and abroad through five Avenues of Service, which are the foundation of club activity. The Avenues of Service are part of the Guiding Principles of Rotary, which include the Object of Rotary, and the 4-Way Test. 
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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.
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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
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. 

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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
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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?

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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
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.
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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.

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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.  

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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
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.  

 

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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. 

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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. 
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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
Posted by Pete Leenhouts on Oct 15, 2019
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Preparing your family in advance of an emergency or natural disaster is a sensible thing to do. But where do you start?
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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
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.
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Posted by Brien Crothers on Oct 13, 2019
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Rotary Club of Middletown, California

I didn’t start running ultramarathons until I was almost 40. An old high school chum introduced me to it. Then I went to help out at an aid station at the Western States 100-mile race, and I saw 70-year-old guys coming through there. I was like, “I gotta do this.”

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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
Posted by Paul Wynkoop on Oct 12, 2019

 The Rotary Club of East Jefferson County is pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 Pot of Gold raffle.  There were four first place $2,000 winning tickets pulled. The winning tickets were held by...

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2019 Pot of Gold Raffle Winners Announced Paul Wynkoop 2019-10-12 07:00:00Z 0 Pot of Gold
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. 

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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
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.
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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
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.”
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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
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! 
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About Us Pete Leenhouts 2019-10-07 07:00:00Z 0 About Rotary,EJC,EJC Rotary,EJCR,The Rotary Club of East Jefferson County
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.

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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
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.
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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
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.
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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
Posted by Pete Leenhouts on Sep 27, 2019
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What is Rotary, who are Rotarians, and just what is it that we do?  
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Rotary at a Glance Pete Leenhouts 2019-09-27 07:00:00Z 0 Rotary,Rotary International
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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 ...

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How To Join A Rotary Club Pete Leenhouts 2019-09-23 07:00:00Z 0 Join,What Is Rotary All About?,join a club
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. 
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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.

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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
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.
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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
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. 
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Emergency Prep Update Pete Leenhouts 2019-09-18 07:00:00Z 0 Emergency Preparedness
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...

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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
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.  

 

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Dignity Toilets for Togo - Update Pete Leenhouts 2019-09-13 07:00:00Z 0 Africa,Causes,Dignity Toilets,Togo,Water and Sanitation
Posted by Pete Leenhouts on Sep 07, 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. Chief among these areas of focus is our promotion of peace. 

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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
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The Rotary Club of East Jefferson County meets on Thursdays at noon at the Old Alcohol Plant, 310 Hadlock Bay Road, in the waterside town of Port Hadlock, on Washington’s beautiful Olympic Peninsula. Club members are well-known for their community engagement and their long tradition of welcoming guests and those interested in Rotary.
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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
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.

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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
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.

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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
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.

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The Students of the Month Program Linda Kostenbader 2019-08-30 07:00:00Z 0 Chimacum High School,Chimacum Schools,Students of the Month
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Our Club is participating in the development of a proposed global grant supported by Olympic Peninsula Rotary Clubs entitled Dignity Toilets for Togo under the leadership of the Port Angeles Nor’wester Rotary Club. Our Board has authorized an eventual allocation of $2,000 to the project. 
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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
Posted by Pete Leenhouts on Aug 28, 2019
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Disease results in misery, pain, and poverty for millions of people worldwide. That’s why treating and preventing disease is so important to us as Rotarians. We lead efforts both large and small. Read on to find out more!
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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
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. 
Areas of Focus Chimacum High School Education Support Horticulture Pavilion
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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
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. 

Area of Focus Chimacum High School Chimacum Schools Education Support
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 What Do Rotarians Do? We Support Education!  2019-08-24 07:00:00Z 0 Area of Focus,Chimacum High School,Chimacum Schools,Education Support
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.
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Rotary's Six Causes - On What Do We Focus? Pete Leenhouts 2019-08-21 07:00:00Z 0 Areas of Focus,Causes
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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. 
RYE Rotary Youth Exchange Youth Avenue of Service
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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
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.

Rotary International Strategic Plan
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An Update on Rotary's Strategic Plan Rotary International 2019-08-19 07:00:00Z 0 Rotary International,Strategic Plan
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.

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How Do I donate to the Annual Fund? Pete Leenhouts 2019-08-16 07:00:00Z 0 Annual Fund,Areas of Focus,donations
Posted by Paul Wynkoop on Aug 13, 2019
President Paul Wynkoop, with the assistance of members of the Club, has established our Club goals for Rotary Year 2019-2020 (July 1st, 2019 through June 30th, 2020).  
Annual Goals Foundation Goals Membership Goals Public Image Goals RY 19-20
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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
Posted by Morris James on Aug 12, 2019
Rotarian Morris James, a member of the Rotary Club of East Jefferson County, gives us a good overview of his life of service with this biography. 
 
 
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Member Biography: Morris James Morris James 2019-08-12 07:00:00Z 0 #bio,Morris James,biography
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. 
DNA RAG Disaster Recovery Emergency Preparedness Growing Local Economies Rotary Action Group disaster planning
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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
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 raffle
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Pot of Gold Fundraiser Begins August 1st Pete Leenhouts 2019-08-01 07:00:00Z 0 Pot of Gold,fundraiser,raffle
Posted by Pete Leenhouts on Jul 29, 2019
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The third element of the Rotarian Code of Conduct is “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.”
Skills Special Needs The Rotarian Code of Conduct expertise
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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
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. 
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Cycle Marrowstone Sunday, August 25th! Pete Leenhouts 2019-07-24 07:00:00Z 0 Bicycle ride,Cycle Marrowstone,fun
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
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The Rotarian Code of Conduct - Fairness and Respect Pete Leenhouts 2019-07-23 07:00:00Z 0 The Rotarian Code of Conduct
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. 
Maloney Mark Daniel Maloney Membership Goals President Mark Maloney Rotary Rotary International
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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
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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Presidential Citation Standards Pete Leenhouts 2019-07-09 07:00:00Z 0 Citation,Connect People,Presidential Citation,Take Action,Unite People
Posted by Maureen Fritz-Roberts on Jul 08, 2019
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 Aloha District 5020 Rotarians!   It is with extreme Joy that I greet you, this brand-new Rotary Year, as your District Governor.  It is a time to look forward and to plan your connections with each other, with your community and with the world. 

District Governor Maureen Fritz-Roberts RY 2019-2020 Rotary District 5020
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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
Posted by Pete Leenhouts on Jul 02, 2019
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Mark Daniel Maloney is a principal in the law firm of Blackburn, Maloney, and Schuppert LLC, with a focus on taxation, estate planning, and agricultural law. He has been a Rotarian since 1980, and is a member of the Rotary Club of Decatur, Alabama. 
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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
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.   
About Rotary Rotary Connects the World What Is Rotary All About?
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What Is Rotary All About? Pete Leenhouts 2019-07-02 07:00:00Z 0 About Rotary,Rotary Connects the World,What Is Rotary All About?
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.
 
Mark Maloney RI President RI President Mark Maloney Rotary Connects the World
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Rotary Connects the World! RI President Mark Maloney 2019-07-01 07:00:00Z 0 Mark Maloney,RI President,RI President Mark Maloney,Rotary Connects the World
Posted by Pete Leenhouts on Jun 24, 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 areas. 
Areas of Focus Causes Saving Mothers and Children
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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
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.
High ethical standards The Object of Rotary ethics
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The Object of Rotary - Second: High Ethical Standards... Pete Leenhouts 2019-06-22 07:00:00Z 0 High ethical standards,The Object of Rotary,ethics
Posted by Pete Leenhouts on Jun 20, 2019
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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, FIRST: The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service. Acquaintance is the heartbeat of any successful Rotary club and of Rotary International itself.

Acquaintance The Object of Rotary networking
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The Object of Rotary - First, the Development of Acquaintance Pete Leenhouts 2019-06-20 07:00:00Z 0 Acquaintance,The Object of Rotary,networking
Posted by Pete Leenhouts on Jun 19, 2019
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The Bequest Society recognizes couples or individuals who have made commitments in their estate plans totaling $10,000 or more.
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The Bequest Society  Pete Leenhouts 2019-06-19 07:00:00Z 0 Annual Report,Bequest Society,Charity Navigator,Planned Giving
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. 
The Object of Rotary
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The Object of Rotary Pete Leenhouts 2019-06-18 07:00:00Z 0 The Object of Rotary
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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The Four Way Test: Will it Bring Goodwill and Better Friendships 2019-06-13 07:00:00Z 0 Better Friendships,Four Way Test,Four-Way Test,goodwill
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.  

Annual Goals Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Global Polio Eradication Initiative Polio Eradication Polio Plus Fund polio plus
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Polio Eradication Update - How Are We Doing? Pete Leenhouts 2019-06-11 07:00:00Z 0 Annual Goals,Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation,Global Polio Eradication Initiative,Polio Eradication,Polio Plus Fund,polio plus
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.

Fair Four Way Test Four-Way Test Is It Fair to All Concerned
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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
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?

Four-Way Test Truth
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The Four Way Test - Is It The Truth? Pete Leenhouts 2019-06-08 07:00:00Z 0 Four-Way Test,Truth
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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. Chief among these areas of focus is our promotion of peace.
Areas of Focus Causes Peace Studies Promoting Peace Rotary Peace Fellowship
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What Do Rotarians Do? We Promote Peace! 2019-06-07 07:00:00Z 0 Areas of Focus,Causes,Peace Studies,Promoting Peace,Rotary Peace Fellowship
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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.
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The Rotary Four-Way Test 2019-06-04 07:00:00Z 0 4-Way Test,Four Way Test,Four-Way Test,ethics
Posted by Craig Gillis on Jun 03, 2019
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June---seems such an appropriate time to pause and reflect upon this past Rotary year as we celebrate our successes, install our new Rotary boards, and anticipate the potential of our incoming theme:   Rotary Connects the World!

Craig Gillis District Governor Fellowship Governor Craig Gillis Rotary Youth Exchange Youth Exchange
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Welcome to Fellowship Month! Craig Gillis 2019-06-03 07:00:00Z 0 Craig Gillis,District Governor,Fellowship,Governor Craig Gillis,Rotary Youth Exchange,Youth Exchange
Posted on Jun 02, 2019
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The first element of the Rotarian Code of Conduct is “As a Rotarian, I will act with integrity and high ethical standards in my personal and professional life.”
High ethical standards The Rotarian Code of Conduct ethic ethics integrity standards
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The Rotarian Code of Conduct - First Element 2019-06-02 07:00:00Z 0 High ethical standards,The Rotarian Code of Conduct,ethic,ethics,integrity,standards
Posted by Barry Rassin on Jun 01, 2019
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As I look back on all the things I have seen and the people I have met since becoming president of Rotary International last July, I am certain of this: Rotary’s capacity to transform lives for the better is unparalleled. Our impact is far beyond anything I could have imagined when I first became a Rotarian.
Barry Rassin Be The Inspiration RI President Barry Rassin Rassin
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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
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.
Cause Causes Disease Prevent Disease
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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
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.  
Hadlock Block Party parade
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Register for the August 3rd Hadlock Block Party Parade! Pete 2019-05-30 07:00:00Z 0 Hadlock Block Party,parade
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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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.

CHS Interact Chimacum High School Chimacum High School Interact Club Education Interact RYLA Rotary Youth Exchange Rotary Youth Leadership Assembly Youth Avenue of Service international understanding
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Rotarians Support Education 2019-05-25 07:00:00Z 0 CHS Interact,Chimacum High School,Chimacum High School Interact Club,Education,Interact,RYLA,Rotary Youth Exchange,Rotary Youth Leadership Assembly,Youth Avenue of Service,international understanding
Posted by Pete Leenhouts on May 17, 2019
The Rotary Club of East Jefferson County is proud to sponsor the Hadlock Block Party Parade on Saturday, August 3rd, 2019, during the much-anticipated Hadlock Block Party in Port Hadlock WA on Washington's Olympic Peninsula.   
Hadlock Block Party parade
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Hadlock Block Party Parade Saturday, August 3rd, 2019 Pete Leenhouts 2019-05-17 07:00:00Z 0 Hadlock Block Party,parade
Posted by Pete Leenhouts on May 17, 2019
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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” . With that in mind, we invite you to consider joining us!
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How to Join a Rotary Club Pete Leenhouts 2019-05-17 07:00:00Z 0 join a club,membership
Posted by Pete Leenhouts on May 16, 2019
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The Presidential Citation is an important annual goal for our Club. Not only does it help organize and better direct our support of Rotary International, it enables us to measure that support against a clear set of criteria established each Rotary Year by the RI President. This year, we seek the Citation with Platinum Distinction.
Citation Presidential Citation Rotary Citation Rotary Citation With Presidential Distinction
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The Rotary Presidential Citation Pete Leenhouts 2019-05-16 07:00:00Z 0 Citation,Presidential Citation,Rotary Citation,Rotary Citation With Presidential Distinction
Posted by Pete Leenhouts on May 08, 2019
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The Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) is a public-private partnership led by national governments with five partners – the World Health Organization (WHO), Rotary International, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Its goal is to eradicate polio worldwide. Today, we take a closer look at a key partner, the U.S-based Centers for Disease Control.

CDC Centers for Disease Control GPEI Global Polio Eradication Initiative Polio Eradication polio polio plus
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The Centers for Disease Control Support the Eradication of Polio Pete Leenhouts 2019-05-08 07:00:00Z 0 CDC,Centers for Disease Control,GPEI,Global Polio Eradication Initiative,Polio Eradication,polio,polio plus
Posted by Craig Gillis, District 5020 Governor on May 03, 2019
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Youth---truly our treasure and our future!   How fitting that Rotary designates a calendar month to Youth Services!   A survey of all Rotarians would likely reveal that many join or remain in the ‘family of Rotary’ because of its advocacy for youth programs.   That is my story.   As a teacher the Rotary imprint was so evident in our schools and community.   Leadership, literacy, and scholarship programs flourish because of Rotary’s partnership.  As a parent I felt so fortunate that our son could experience that rare gift of youth exchange----a year of language, culture, and deeper world understanding.   Every club in our district in some way promotes opportunities for youth to learn, to connect, and to become leaders---ultimately to become who they can be!
Interact Rotaract Rotary Youth Exchange Youth scholarships
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Welcome to Rotary Youth Service Month Craig Gillis, District 5020 Governor 2019-05-03 07:00:00Z 0 Interact,Rotaract,Rotary Youth Exchange,Youth,scholarships
Posted by Pete Leenhouts on Apr 16, 2019
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Jefferson County is particularly susceptible to hazards that could severely affect our community. The Jefferson County Emergency Preparation Handbook provides us with an excellent way to prepare ourselves, our families and our communities for such dangers. The time to prepare for catastrophic events is now!
Jefferson County Emergency Preparation Handbook Think - Plan - Do disaster planning
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The Jefferson County Emergency Preparation Handbook Pete Leenhouts 2019-04-16 07:00:00Z 0 Jefferson County Emergency Preparation Handbook,Think - Plan - Do,disaster planning
Posted by Pete Leenhouts on Apr 02, 2019
The Heart of Service Awards recognize the dedication, sacrifice and accomplishments of Jefferson County individuals who do extraordinary things for their neighbors, their community, or their environment.  This year, nominations must be submitted no later than 5pm Monday, April 8th, 2019.
Heart of Service Award
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Heart of Service Award Nominations Due Monday, April 8th, 2019 Pete Leenhouts 2019-04-02 07:00:00Z 0 Heart of Service Award
Posted by Barry Rassin on Apr 02, 2019
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During the month of April, Rotarians focus on one of our six causes, maternal and child health. Rotary International President Barry Rassin explains how Rotarians take action to make a real and lasting difference in this essential area.  
Areas of Focus Causes Maternal and Child Health RI President Barry Rassin
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How Rotarians Make a Difference in Maternal and Child Health Barry Rassin 2019-04-02 07:00:00Z 0 Areas of Focus,Causes,Maternal and Child Health,RI President Barry Rassin
About the Rotary Club of East Jefferson County 2019-04-01 07:00:00Z 0 EJC Rotary,The Rotary Club of East Jefferson County
Posted by Brian MacKenzie on Mar 28, 2019

I know I am meant to inspire here, but safety requires that I begin with a warning: This Moment of Inspiration is cursed. I first wrote it for the December meeting that got canceled due to high winds. I signed up again to deliver it for the February meeting that got snowed out. Today marks my third attempt; do not be surprised if an earthquake or some other calamity strikes in the next four minutes.

Rotarians use the Four-Way Test as an ethical guide for our personal and professional relationships. In all we think, say, or do, we 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? 

 

Most of us fail the Four-Way Test pretty routinely.

Brian MacKenzie Four-Way Test Inspiration failures gifts opportunities
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Inspiration Talk - The Four-Way Test Brian MacKenzie 2019-03-28 07:00:00Z 1 Brian MacKenzie,Four-Way Test,Inspiration,failures,gifts,opportunities
Posted by Anne Ford on Mar 23, 2019
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Actor Joel Jackson grew up amid the red dirt and 100-degree-plus temperatures of sparsely populated Western Australia, a talented kid in a harsh land. Head of his class at school, soccer star, promising musician – it was all nice, but at age 17, he felt no particular pull in any direction. Until Rotary came along.
Youth Rotary Youth Exchange taught actor Joel Jackson responsibility Anne Ford 2019-03-23 07:00:00Z 0
Rotary is Establishing a Disaster Relief Fund Steven Solomon 2019-03-21 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Pete Leenhouts on Mar 15, 2019
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The Club is proud to be supporting the Jefferson Teen Center with a $7,000 District Community Grant and Rotarian support through the end of this Rotary Year in June, and a smaller, local grants and Rotarian support for the following two Rotary Years.  
Jefferson Teen Center
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Jefferson Teen Center Wish List Pete Leenhouts 2019-03-15 07:00:00Z 0 Jefferson Teen Center
Posted by Gustav Zerbino, Rotary Club of Montevideo, Uruguay on Mar 09, 2019
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Rotarian Gustav Zerbino was a member of the Uruguayan Rugby Team whose plane crashed high in the Andes. His story, which appeared online on the Rotary International site, is truly riveting. Gustav writes:  "There are no extraordinary human beings. There are only common, ordinary human beings, like you and me, who are able to do extraordinary things if we connect to love and to passion if we do things that are more important than ourselves."
 
 
What it’s like for a Rotarian to Survive the unimaginable Gustav Zerbino, Rotary Club of Montevideo, Uruguay 2019-03-09 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Erickson on Mar 04, 2019
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The East Jefferson County Rotary Club (EJRC) is John Erickson’s fifth Rotary membership.  He joined this club in 2010, after retiring from a 40-year career in education.  John was a founding member of the Rotary Club in Stayton, Oregon.  John has enjoyed participating in all of the Rotary clubs where he has been a member over the last 35 years or so, and continues to contribute to the activities and projects initiated by the EJRC.  He was club president in 2016-2017.


 
John Erickson biography
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Meet Rotarian John Erickson John Erickson 2019-03-04 08:00:00Z 0 John Erickson,biography
2019 District Training and Conference! Pete Hubbard 2019-02-23 08:00:00Z 0 ClubRunner,DTA,District Training Assembly
Posted by Pete Leenhouts on Feb 23, 2019
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Rotarians worldwide participate and celebrate the week of the anniversary of Rotary’s founding as World Understanding and Peace Week.  Rotary is all about friendship and collaboration in support of service above self. 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 2019-02-23 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rotary International on Feb 20, 2019
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Rotary’s top global initiative is polio eradication. While there is still work to be done to finish the job, we can be proud of the incredible progress we’ve made, working with our partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI). As we begin 2019, here are five ways Rotary is making progress toward our top goal.
GPEI Global Polio Eradication Initiative Polio Eradication polio plus
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5 Ways Rotary is Making Progress to Eradicate Polio Rotary International 2019-02-20 08:00:00Z 0 GPEI,Global Polio Eradication Initiative,Polio Eradication,polio plus
Posted by Rotary International on Feb 17, 2019
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The fully funded Rotary Peace Fellowship, which covers tuition and living expenses, increases the capacity of existing leaders to prevent and resolve conflict through academic training, field experience, and professional networking. 100 fully funded Fellowships are available; apply now! 
Masters Degree Peace Studies Professional Development Certificate Rotary Peace Center Rotary Peace Fellowship
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Fully Funded Rotary Peace Fellowship Applications Due May 31st, 2019 Rotary International 2019-02-17 08:00:00Z 0 Masters Degree,Peace Studies,Professional Development Certificate,Rotary Peace Center,Rotary Peace Fellowship
Falling in Love Through Rotary Jessica and Jim Aiello 2019-02-13 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Robin Summerfelt on Feb 08, 2019
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I was born, and grew up in Seattle but have lived in several regions in Washington State. I learned most of my outdoor skills in Scouts and sailed four years aboard the Adventurous.
Robin Summerfelt
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Posted by Barry Rassin on Feb 01, 2019
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In my travels over the past year, I've visited many strong, vibrant clubs and districts that are transforming their communities. When I attend their meetings, I can feel the energy. When I meet their members, I can see they are people of action. And when I look at their communities, I can recognize the impact of their work.
 
Global Grants RI President Barry Rassin Rassin Transformational service
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Rotary International President's Message for February, 2019 Barry Rassin 2019-02-01 08:00:00Z 0 Global Grants,RI President Barry Rassin,Rassin,Transformational service
Posted by Pete Leenhouts on Jan 29, 2019
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This post provides you a brief summary of one of the important continuing committee activities in our club, the Flag Project.
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An Introduction to the Flag Committee Pete Leenhouts 2019-01-29 08:00:00Z 0 Ed Davis,Flag Team
Posted on Jan 27, 2019
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The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise.
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Posted by Rick Smith on Jan 22, 2019
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The Rotary Club of East Jefferson County is pleased to recognize Rick Smith, an Edward Jones Financial Advisor in Port Ludlow WA, as a new member of the Club. Rick's biography follows. 
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Rick Smith Biography Rick Smith 2019-01-22 08:00:00Z 0 In our communities,Rick Smith,new member
Posted by Kazi Asma Azmery, Rotary Club of Greater Dhaka, Bangladesh on Jan 13, 2019
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Rotary is one family! 
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Visiting Rotary Clubs Around the World Kazi Asma Azmery, Rotary Club of Greater Dhaka, Bangladesh 2019-01-13 08:00:00Z 0 Bangladesh,ITHF,International Travel and Hosting Fellowship,Rotary Club of Greater Dhaka
Posted by Pete Leenhouts on Jan 12, 2019
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Have you ever wondered what the term “Annual Fund/SHARE” means, or what a Rotarian is talking about when they mention “airy”? Or, for that matter, what happens to your donation after its made?
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Annual Fund/SHARE and EREY Pete Leenhouts 2019-01-12 08:00:00Z 0 Annual Fund,Annual Fund/SHARE,Annual Goals,DDF,District 5020,District Designated Funds,Foundation,Rotary District 5020,The Rotary Foundation
District Governor's Message for January, 2019 Craig Gillis 2019-01-10 08:00:00Z 0 DG,District Governor,Governor Craig Gillis
What Do Rotarians Do? We Enjoy Attending Our District Conference! Pete Leenhouts 2019-01-09 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Pete Hubbard on Jan 07, 2019
The Rotary Club of East Jefferson County was honored to receive the 2017-18 Rotary Citation from the RI President for the Interact Club of Chimacum High School. Congratulations, Interactors!
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2017-18 Rotary Citation for the Interact Club of Chimacum High School. Pete Hubbard 2019-01-07 08:00:00Z 0 Chimacum High School Interact Club,Interact,Rotary Citation
Posted by Cheri Van Hoover on Jan 06, 2019
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Rotary International, with its focus on service above self, is a natural extension of the dedication to service that has characterized my entire professional and personal lives.  The international emphasis on maternal and child health is of great interest to me, as is the focus on disease eradication. 
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Meet Rotarian Cheri Van Hoover Cheri Van Hoover 2019-01-06 08:00:00Z 0 Cheri Van Hoover,Rotary,Rotary International,join a club
What Do Rotarians Do? We Use Matching Grants to Improve Our Communities Pete Leenhouts 2019-01-06 08:00:00Z 0 DCG,District Community Grant
Posted by Barry Rassin on Jan 05, 2019
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Vocational Service is easy to describe: It is simply the point where our Rotary lives and our professional lives intersect. When we put our Rotary ideals to work through our work, that is vocational service.

 

Be The Inspiration RI President Barry Rassin Rassin Vocational Service
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Biography - District Governor Craig Gillis Pete Leenhouts 2019-01-02 08:00:00Z 0 DG District Governor,Governor Craig Gillis
What is the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI)? Pete Leenhouts 2019-01-02 08:00:00Z 0 GPEI,Global Polio Eradication Initiative
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My goals for this Rotary Year (July 1st, 2018 through June 30th, 2019) revolve around increasing our presence in the community, and helping our local neighbors while focusing on helping humanity on a global basis.
Annual Fund Annual Goals Benefactor Change District Community Grant Foundation Goals Major Gift Membership Goals President Caleb Summerfelt Public Image Goals Rotary Citation With Presidential Distinction goals polio plus website
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Club President's Goals for Rotary Year 2018-2019 Caleb Summerfelt 2019-01-01 08:00:00Z 0 Annual Fund,Annual Goals,Benefactor,Change,District Community Grant,Foundation Goals,Major Gift,Membership Goals,President Caleb Summerfelt,Public Image Goals,Rotary Citation With Presidential Distinction,goals,polio plus,website
Posted by Pete Leenhouts on Dec 30, 2018
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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 microcredit, peace, the environment, water, and many other topics.
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Rotarian Action Groups (RAGs) Pete Leenhouts 2018-12-30 08:00:00Z 0 RAG,Rotarian Action Group
Posted by Pete Leenhouts on Dec 26, 2018
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What Do Rotarians Do? We work together to solve complicated problems by combining our individual expertise and effort, and by using the money we donate to our Foundation, to accomplish change around the world.  We fund 70 million dollars in grants each year around the world, from small local grants to large, complicated ones focused on resolving some of the world’s most intractable problems..  
Annual Report Causes Areas of Focus Global Grants The Rotary Foundation TRF
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Rotarians Work to Solve Difficult Challenges Pete Leenhouts 2018-12-26 08:00:00Z 0 Annual Report,Causes, Areas of Focus,Global Grants,The Rotary Foundation, TRF
Posted by Pete Leenhouts on Dec 22, 2018
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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. If you’ve previously been involved in some aspect of Rotary but are no longer active, for one reason or another, we’d like to welcome you to a meeting of our Club. And, if you've not been previously involved in Rotary but would like to know more ab out who we are and what we do, read on!

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We Welcome Rotary Alumni and New Members! Pete Leenhouts 2018-12-22 08:00:00Z 0 join a club
Posted by Pete Leenhouts on Dec 09, 2018
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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. Chief among these causes is our promotion of peace.

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What Do Rotarians Do? We Promote Peace! Pete Leenhouts 2018-12-09 08:00:00Z 0 Areas of Focus,Causes,Promoting Peace,peace
Posted by Kevin D Hilgers, Rotary Club of Victoria-Harbourside on Dec 08, 2018
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Where in the world do YOU want to travel? We're looking for ideas. Please provide comments. Would love to hear from you and potentially open the world to more Rotarians experiencing the gift of Rotary Friendship Exchange (RFE).
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The Rotary Friendship Exchange - Where in the world do YOU want to travel? Kevin D Hilgers, Rotary Club of Victoria-Harbourside 2018-12-08 08:00:00Z 0 RFE,Rotary Friendship Exchange,Travel,adventure,experience
Posted by District Governor Craig Gillis on Dec 04, 2018
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As we enter into a season that often reunites us and brings us close to friends, families, and memories of holiday seasons past I want to wish you a memorable festive season.   This is also a time of year when we see and feel Rotary everywhere--- ‘Giving Tree’ projects, coats for kids, turkey dinners in schools, food hamper collections, concerts, Salvation Army kettle assistance, shoebox care packages ……the list is impressive and seemingly endless.  We are indeed ‘Rotarians of Action’!  
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The December Message From Governor Craig Gillis District Governor Craig Gillis 2018-12-04 08:00:00Z 0 Craig Gillis,Governor Craig Gillis
Posted by Pete Leenhouts on Dec 03, 2018
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Rotarians come from all walks of life.  We are friendly, intensely community-minded, engaged, and pointedly non-political.
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About Our Club Pete Leenhouts 2018-12-03 08:00:00Z 0 EJC,EJC Rotary,Rotary Youth Exchange,The Rotary Club of East Jefferson County,ejcrotary.club
Posted by Pete Leenhouts on Nov 26, 2018
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    The Rotary Club of East Jefferson County recently partnered with the Jefferson County Library, Chimacum Schools, and the Chimacum High School Interact Club to develop a Story Walk for local primary and elementary school children.
Chimacum Schools Jefferson County Library Literacy Story Walk Tamara Meredith
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Story Walk Literacy Program Developed Via Partnerships Pete Leenhouts 2018-11-26 08:00:00Z 0 Chimacum Schools,Jefferson County Library,Literacy,Story Walk,Tamara Meredith
Interact Sponsors the Santa Booth at the Chimacum Arts and Crafts Fair Dec 8-9, 2018 Pete Leenhouts 2018-11-25 08:00:00Z 0 CHS Interact,Chimacum High School Interact Club,Interact,Santa Booth,Vince Verneuil
Rotarians are people of action. Our Club focuses on education, particularly in our local communities, because we feel that our support can make a positive and lasting difference. Read on to find out how our club is involved at every level in our schools here at home and to see how we support education outside the United States.  
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What Do Rotarians Do? We Support Education! Pete 2018-11-24 08:00:00Z 0 Areas of Focus,Chimacum High School,Education Representative,Interact
Posted by Pete Leenhouts on Nov 23, 2018
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   The Rotary Club of East Jefferson County is pleased to announce that the Club has obtained a matching grant from Rotary District 5020 to support the Jefferson Teen Center (JTC) for the remainder of the school year. The Club will contribute $3,500 and the Rotary District will contribute $3,500 for this grant, which will total $7,000.
Community Avenue of Service District Community Grant District Grant Jefferson Teen Center Matching Grant Youth Avenue of Service
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EJC Rotary Announces $7,000 Jefferson Teen Center Grant Pete Leenhouts 2018-11-23 08:00:00Z 0 Community Avenue of Service,District Community Grant,District Grant,Jefferson Teen Center,Matching Grant,Youth Avenue of Service
Posted by Pete Leenhouts on Nov 22, 2018
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A key Club goal this year is to earn the Rotary Citation with Platinum Presidential Distinction. We must complete qualification by June 30th, 2019.

 

Just seven percent of Rotary Clubs earn the Rotary Citation in any given year. We’ve earned the award three times so far - in 2014, 2016, and in 2018.

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An Introduction to the Rotary Citation Pete Leenhouts 2018-11-22 08:00:00Z 0 Citation,Presidential Citation,Rotary Citation,Rotary Citation With Presidential Distinction
EJC Rotary provides funds for HAM radios for Chimacum Schools Pete Leenhouts 2018-11-19 08:00:00Z 0 Local Grants,Local Grants Committee
The Rotarian Code of Conduct Pete Leenhouts 2018-11-18 08:00:00Z 0 The Rotarian Code of Conduct
Posted by Pete Leenhouts on Nov 17, 2018
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These are the winners from our 2018 Pot of Gold Raffle held on Thursday, November 15th, 2018. 
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2018 Pot of Gold Winners Pete Leenhouts 2018-11-17 08:00:00Z 0 Pot of Gold
The object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service Pete Leenhouts 2018-11-16 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Pete Leenhouts on Nov 14, 2018
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The Rotary Club of East Jefferson County is supporting the Jefferson Teen Center with a District Community Grant (DCG). The Grant involves Club and District 5020 funding as well as Club Rotarian time and energy over the remainder of this Rotary Year, which ends June 30th, 2019.  Foundation Committee Chair Pete Leenhouts and Rotarian John Barrett are managing the DCG for the Club. You can view the Jefferson Teen Center’s website, here: www.jeffersonteencenter.org
 

The intended beneficiaries of the Grant are the 350 children served by the Jefferson Teen Center annually. These children range from 12-18 years old, though most are of middle school age.

 

The grant will benefit children attending Chimacum Schools by improving the physical capacity of the Teen Center to support its beneficiaries, by providing expanded mentoring and adult support to these children within the Teen Center mission, and by involving Rotarians in these activities.   

 

We asked the Jefferson Teen Center Director, Shayann Hoffer, for a list of the materials needed by the Teen Center not covered by the DCG. The Teen Center is an IRS-recognized 501.c.3 non-profit, (tax ID #91-1561993) so they can provide acknowledgement of your donations for tax purposes, if desired. If you do donate materials, please let Pete or John know so they can record the donation as part of the Club’s support of the Jefferson Teen Center.   

The Jefferson Teen Center (JTC) would gratefully accept donations of the following materials to improve support for the kids:   

Art Supplies: such as paint (watercolor, acrylic & tempura), brushes (variety sizes), paper (variety types), wax paper, canvas boards, gesso, oil pastels, chalk pastels, charcoal, drawing pencils, drawing pens, Prisma color markers, and so forth.

Craft Supplies: such as yarn, crochet & knitting needles, tag board, markers, string, scissors, tape, glue sticks, glue, scrapbooking materials, jewelry making supplies, precious gemstones.

Health Wellness items: such as yoga mats, and sport balls, inside nerf hoop and ball set.

Office Space Supplies: such as folders, 20lb white & colored paper reams, cardstock, blank greeting and thank you cards with envelopes, highlighters.

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Club Support of the Jefferson Teen Center - Donations Pete Leenhouts 2018-11-14 08:00:00Z 0 DCG,DCG-15,District Community Grant,JTC,Jefferson Teen Center,donations
Posted on Nov 08, 2018
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What is the Rotary Foundation?   As a novice Rotarian I was often quite mystified by the The Rotary Foundation.   Hearing Rotarians speak about the TRF---- I knew that it was important to who we are as Rotarians----but quite honestly, I just didn’t quite get it.   Now I do!
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District Governor's Newsletter - Welcome to Rotary Foundation Month!  2018-11-08 08:00:00Z 0 Annual Fund,Polio Plus Fund,TRF,The Rotary Foundation,polio plus
Posted by Pete Leenhouts on Nov 08, 2018
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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.

The Charity Navigator report on the Foundation reflects top marks for our Foundation - in fact, it is one of the very highest ranked in the nation, and has been for eleven straight years. Rotarians can place great confidence in the Foundation, which manages and uses our money wisely.  You’ll find the Foundation’s financial reports here.  

 

Annual Fund EREY Every Rotarian Every Year PHF Paul Harris Fellow Polio Plus Fund TRF The Rotary Foundation donation donations
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An Introduction to The Rotary Foundation - Donations and Recognition Pete Leenhouts 2018-11-08 08:00:00Z 0 Annual Fund,EREY,Every Rotarian Every Year,PHF,Paul Harris Fellow,Polio Plus Fund,TRF,The Rotary Foundation,donation,donations
Posted by Pete Leenhouts on Nov 06, 2018
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The Grants program is central to any Foundation activity. We participate  in both the Global Grants (GG’s) and District Community Grants (DCG’s) aspects of the Grants program. John Barrett has been our lead in these areas for many years.
 
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 service project ideas to life.
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An Introduction to The Rotary Foundation - The Grants Programs Pete Leenhouts 2018-11-06 08:00:00Z 0 District Grant,Global Grant,Grants,TRF,The Rotary Foundation
Posted by Pete Leenhouts on Nov 06, 2018
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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 employits capabilities to further our 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.  

TRF The Rotary Foundation
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An Introduction to The Rotary Foundation - Overview Pete Leenhouts 2018-11-06 08:00:00Z 0 TRF,The Rotary Foundation
Posted by Pete Leenhouts on Nov 04, 2018
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Your gift to The Rotary Foundation Annual Fund helps Rotary clubs take action today to create positive change in communities at home and around the world. The Foundation uses our contributions to strengthen peace efforts, provide clean water and sanitation, support education, grow local economies, save mothers and children, and fight disease. Find out more here, in the Rotary Annual Report. With a solid 4-star rating from Charity Navigator for the 11th straight year, you can be certain that The Rotary Foundation is a superlative choice for your donation.  
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Why Donate to the Annual Fund? Pete Leenhouts 2018-11-04 07:00:00Z 0 Annual Fund
Posted on Nov 03, 2018
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What Do Rotarians Do? Rotary is an international service organization. We enjoy working with like-minded people all over the world. Our purpose is to bring together community leaders in order to provide humanitarian services, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and to take action to advance goodwill and peace. While we meet weekly for fellowship and to learn something new through our regular community presentations, Rotarians are action-oriented individuals most interested in working to improve our communities here at home and around the world.
Be The Inspiration
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What Do Rotarians Do? 2018-11-03 07:00:00Z 0 Be The Inspiration
Posted by Pete Leenhouts on Oct 31, 2018
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The Interact Committee is chaired by T.J. Plastow. Committee members include Pete Hubbard, Tim Jablonski, Diane Johnson, Dani Turissini, Tamara Meredith and Terry Umbreit.

 

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

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An Introduction to the Interact Committee  Pete Leenhouts 2018-10-31 07:00:00Z 0 Chair Interact Committee,Interact
Posted by Pete Leenhouts on Oct 28, 2018
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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. 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.
Four Way Test
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The Four Way Test Pete Leenhouts 2018-10-28 07:00:00Z 0 Four Way Test
Posted by Pete Leenhouts on Oct 24, 2018

During the month of October, Rotarians focus on our global efforts to eradicate the terrifying disease of polio. In fact, today is World Polio Day, and, not coincidentally, the birthday of polio vaccine developer Jonas Salk's birthday.

Global Polio Eradication Initiative Polio Eradication ejcrotary.club polio polio plus
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Rotarians Continue the Fight to Eradicate Polio Pete Leenhouts 2018-10-24 07:00:00Z 0 Global Polio Eradication Initiative,Polio Eradication,ejcrotary.club,polio,polio plus
Posted by Barry Rassin
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One early June, more than 30 years ago, I had a business trip scheduled to Las Vegas. I had been a Rotarian for about six years, and I thought of myself as an active member: I attended every meeting, I’d served as club secretary, I knew everyone in my club. But for me, Rotary was very much a community organization. It connected me to Nassau and perhaps even to the Bahamas — but no farther. 
Convention Germany Hamburg RI President Barry Rassin
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November Message From RI President Barry Rassin Barry Rassin 2018-10-23 07:00:00Z 0 Convention,Germany,Hamburg,RI President Barry Rassin
Posted by Pete Leenhouts on Oct 21, 2018
Rotary recently learned that scammers have created multiple email and social media accounts that impersonate RI President Barry Rassin, RI President-elect Mark Maloney, and General Secretary John Hewko. The social media accounts have been on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and WhatsApp. Some of these messages also reference Viber, another messaging platform.
Scammers Target Rotarians Pete Leenhouts 2018-10-21 07:00:00Z 0
The Rotary Club of East Jefferson County Pete Leenhouts 2018-10-14 07:00:00Z 0 EJC,EJC Rotary,ejcrotary.club
Posted by Pete Leenhouts on Oct 07, 2018
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Youth Service is one of the five Avenues of Service within Rotary, and recognizes the importance of empowering youth and young professionals through Rotary leadership development programs.
RYLA Rotary Youth Exchange Youth Service
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Club Support of the Youth Service Avenue of Service Pete Leenhouts 2018-10-07 07:00:00Z 0 RYLA,Rotary Youth Exchange,Youth Service
East Jefferson Rotary Honors September Students of the Month 2018-10-05 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Pete Leenhouts on Oct 02, 2018
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Do you have an idea or suggestion for a global grant? If so, John Barrett, Chair of the Club’s International Service Committee, would like to hear from you.
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Do You Have Ideas for Global Grants? Pete Leenhouts 2018-10-02 07:00:00Z 0 Area of Focus,Causes,Global Grants
Posted by Pete Leenhouts on Sep 15, 2018
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The purpose of the Neighborhood Preparedness (NPREP) Action Group is to help neighbors organize so that they may work together when a disaster occurs, thereby enhancing the safety and comfort of all in difficult times.
 
This story provides links and resources for Rotarians and others interested in enhancing their neighborhood readiness to surmount a disaster.
Emergency Preparedness
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Neighborhood Emergency Preparedness Pete Leenhouts 2018-09-15 07:00:00Z 0 Emergency Preparedness
Posted by Pete Leenhouts on Sep 04, 2018
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Our Polio Plus goal this Rotary Year is for each of us to donate at least $26.50 to the Polio Plus program.  With 59 members, this would mean we would donate a total of $1,563.50.
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Progress Report - Achieving Our Club Polio Plus Goal Pete Leenhouts 2018-09-04 07:00:00Z 0 Pete Leenhouts,Polio Eradication,polio plus
Posted by Pete Leenhouts on Aug 26, 2018
Our individual goal for Polio Plus donations this Rotary Year is $26.50 .  
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Our Annual Polio Plus Goal Pete Leenhouts 2018-08-26 07:00:00Z 0 Polio Eradication,polio,polio plus
The Rotary Avenues of Service Pete Leenhouts 2018-08-26 07:00:00Z 0 Avenues of Service,Guiding Principles
Posted by Pete Leenhouts on Aug 18, 2018
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The Public Relations Committee is one of the Standing Committees of The Rotary Club of East Jefferson County per the Club Bylaws. The Committee mandate is to develop and implement plans to provide the public with information about Rotary and to promote the Club’s service projects and activities.
Citation Introduction PR Committee Pete Leenhouts Presidential Citation Publilc Relations Committee Rotary Citation
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An Introduction to the PR Committee Pete Leenhouts 2018-08-18 07:00:00Z 0 Citation,Introduction,PR Committee,Pete Leenhouts,Presidential Citation,Publilc Relations Committee,Rotary Citation
Posted by Pete Leenhouts on Aug 17, 2018
The Pot of Gold is one of the three major fundraisers managed by the Club on an annual basis. We use the money, after paying the raffle winners, to support our scholarship program and local projects.
John Erickson Pot of Gold raffle
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The 2018 Pot of Gold Fundraiser begins Sep 27th Pete Leenhouts 2018-08-17 07:00:00Z 0 John Erickson,Pot of Gold,raffle
Posted by Pete Leenhouts on Aug 17, 2018
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Club Rotarians will set up a Shelterbox tent and supplies at the Community Picnic at H.J. Carroll County Park Sunday, August 19th, 2018, under the direction of Rotarian Tim Jablonski. The Club supports efforts by the Chimacum High School Interact club to purchase and donate a Shelterbox tent and supplies each year. 
CHS Chair Interact Committee ShelterBox T.J. Plastow Tim Jablonski
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ShelterBox in Action at the Community Picnic Sunday, August 19th, 2018 Pete Leenhouts 2018-08-17 07:00:00Z 0 CHS,Chair Interact Committee,ShelterBox,T.J. Plastow,Tim Jablonski
Posted by Pete Leenhouts on Aug 13, 2018
The Local Grants Committee evaluates requests submitted to the Club from local organizations outside the Club and decides whether to fund them.
Karen Griffith Local Grants Committee Stephen Porter
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An Introduction to the Local Grants Committee Pete Leenhouts 2018-08-13 07:00:00Z 0 Karen Griffith,Local Grants Committee,Stephen Porter
Posted by Pete Leenhouts on Aug 12, 2018
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The Club’s Membership Committee is one of the Club's key committees, and is central to our success as Rotarians.  Rotary International President Barry Rassin put it this way: “If we want to achieve the goals we’ve set for ourselves, we need to put membership first. All of us have a responsibility to take membership seriously.”  
Cheri Van Hoover Karen Griffith Membership Committee Pat Cooper Rassin membership
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An Introduction to the Membership Committee Pete Leenhouts 2018-08-12 07:00:00Z 0 Cheri Van Hoover,Karen Griffith,Membership Committee,Pat Cooper,Rassin,membership
Posted by Pete Leenhouts on Aug 11, 2018
I had been aware of Rotary for many years and had been approached by several friends over those years to consider joining Rotary.
Paul A. Wynkoop Who Are Rotarians? Wyncoop
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Paul A. Wynkoop, Club President-Elect Pete Leenhouts 2018-08-11 07:00:00Z 0 Paul A. Wynkoop,Who Are Rotarians?,Wyncoop
Posted by Pete Leenhouts on Aug 10, 2018
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Karen Griffith, a past president of the East Jefferson County Rotary Club, and Chair of the Club's Local Grant Committee, recently announced the award of several grants to local groups. 
Backpacks for Kids Citizens for Safe Students Local Grants
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EJC Rotary Announces Local Grant Awards Pete Leenhouts 2018-08-10 07:00:00Z 0 Backpacks for Kids,Citizens for Safe Students,Local Grants
The Long Range Planning Committee Pete Leenhouts 2018-08-08 07:00:00Z 0 Long Range Plan
All-County Picnic Sunday, August 19th, 2018 Pete Leenhouts 2018-08-08 07:00:00Z 0 All-County Picnic,H.J. Carroll County Park,disaster planning,resiliency
Posted by Pete Leenhouts on Aug 07, 2018
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New Generations Service Exchange is a short-term, customizable program for university students and young professionals.
New Generations Service Exchange Pete Leenhouts 2018-08-07 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Pete Leenhouts on Aug 06, 2018
    For over 100 years, the Rotary Foundation has been supporting Rotarians’ work to create sustainable solutions to our world’s most pressing needs.
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The Paul Harris Society Pete Leenhouts 2018-08-06 07:00:00Z 0 Paul Harris Society
Posted by Paul Wynkoop on Aug 03, 2018

I was a member of the Springfield, OR Rotary Club for five years and served as the Youth Exchange Officer as well as conducting the outbound short and long term Youth Exchange programs for the Eugene and Springfield metro area. I was asked by my CEO if I wanted to attend a meeting as the guest of a member of the Springfield Club. I decided to give it a try and the rest is history. You may wonder what it was that attracted me to join Rotary. In the beginning it was the people, they were very welcoming, open and inviting. It was obvious in the way that they interacted that they were a family. The more meetings I attended the deeper appreciation I had for the work that Rotary does all around the world.   When I retired and moved to Port Ludlow I was invited to join the East Jefferson Rotary Club by the then Club President. I’m now the President Elect and will be the Club President for the 2019/2020 Rotary year.  If you’re considering Rotary I heartily recommend you join us in the East Jefferson Rotary Club.  We meet on Thursday’s atfrom noon until 1:00

 

 

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Posted by Pete Leenhouts on Aug 02, 2018
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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!
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Posted by Pete Leenhouts on Jul 31, 2018
This year, the Hadlock Block Party is scheduled to be held Saturday, August 4th, 2018.

Presented by IDGAF and Circle & Square Auto Care, the Hadlock Block Party is coordinated by representatives from local businesses, including Ferino’s Pizza, the Valley Tavern, The Station Signs, Kitsap Credit Union, Hadlock Building Supply, the Old Alcohol Plant, and the Rotary Club of East Jefferson County. The event committee works year-round to produce a grassroots community event focused on neighbors coming together to celebrate the unique nature of Port Hadlock.  Website: www.hadlockblockparty.com


 
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Posted by Pete Leenhouts on Jul 29, 2018

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.

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The Object of Rotary - FOURTH: The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace Pete Leenhouts 2018-07-29 07:00:00Z 0 Object,The Object of Rotary,Vocational Service
Call for Nominations for The Service Above Self Award Pete Leenhouts 2018-07-26 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Pete Leenhouts on Jul 25, 2018
One year ago, your Rotary International Board of Directors adopted a new vision statement, reflecting our aspirations for our organization and its future. It reads, “Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.”
Across the globe Barry Rassin Be The Inspiration Create Lasting Change In our communities In ourselves RI President Barry Rassin Rassin Take Action Unite Vision Vision Statement
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Posted by Pete Leenhouts on Jul 22, 2018
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 - Third, The Ideal of Service Pete Leenhouts 2018-07-22 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Pete Leenhouts on Jul 15, 2018
The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise. Rotarians consider the Object of Rotary to have four parts - first, acquaintance, which we considered last week; second, high ethical standards; third,  the application of the ideal of service; and, fourth, the advancement of international understanding through a world fellowship of Rotarians united in the ideal of service.
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Posted by Pete Leenhouts on Jul 09, 2018
We are honored to have the opportunity to meet with our Rotary District Governor, Craig Gillis, at noon on Tuesday, July 10th, 2018 at the Commons on Fort Worden State Park in Port Townsend WA.  Craig's biography and introductory message to us as District Governor follow.
 
 
 
  
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District Governor Craig Gillis Biography Pete Leenhouts 2018-07-09 07:00:00Z 0 Craig Gillis,D5020,Rotary District 5020
Posted by Pete Leenhouts on Jul 08, 2018
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, FIRST: The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service.
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Posted by David Waring on Jul 06, 2018
Jack Blane, a Rotarian and Past District Governor of District 6440 in northern Illinois, was instrumental in our fight against polio. This eulogy from his funeral pays tribute to a Rotarian of action and to his myriad accomplishments as a tireless volunteer in that service.   
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July 10th All-club Meeting with District Governor Craig Gillis Pete Leenhouts 2018-07-05 07:00:00Z 0 Craig Gillis,D5020,District 5020,Gillis,Pete Leenhouts
A Quick Note from District Governor Craig Gillis Pete Leenhouts 2018-07-05 07:00:00Z 0 Craig Gillis,D5020,District,District 5020,Gillis
Be The Inspiration! - the Rotary International Annual Theme Pete Leenhouts 2018-07-04 07:00:00Z 0 2018-2019,Barry Rassin,Be The Inspiration,Rassin,positive change,projects,public image,theme
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Club President Caleb Summerfelt: Why I Joined Rotary Caleb Summerfelt 2018-07-01 07:00:00Z 0 Bio,Caleb Summerfelt,President,Why I Joined Rotary
Posted by Pete Hubbard on Jun 30, 2018
Assuming you have clicked here and download the ClubRunner (CR) APP onto your cell phone or tablet, click on “Club Members” (in the APP) and count how many members have a picture of themselves and how many do not. 
 
When you have the two numbers, add your comment (below) with the two numbers.
 
If you are the first AND you give the correct count, I will give you five (5) free SCAM tickets for the SCAM drawing. 
 
The next person who adds a comment with the two correct numbers will get four (4) free SCAM tickets; the next person will get three (3), the next person will get two (2) and all the rest who add a comment with the two correct numbers will get one (1) free SCAM ticket. 
 

TJ posted the winning comment for the first contest AND then proceeded to pick the first SCAM ticket and won $14.  Congratulations TJ,

Click here if you want to learn how to have your photo appear next to your name.

 

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Posted by Diane Johnson on Jun 30, 2018

I joined the East Jefferson Rotary club around fall of 1997, when I first established my business in Port Hadlock, after many years of encouragement from a fellow CHS alum, Nancy McConaghy.  This was not my first Rotary experience, as I had been part of the group initiating a new club in West Chester, OH in 1991 or 92, just after women were first allowed to be members.  At that time, I had been looking for a service club that accepted women members, but the local Chamber of Commerce was the only such option to be found! I kept a pretty low profile for many years, but enjoyed participating in the Ritz activities, including baking Holiday Pies for the auction and working the hospitality tables there, and serving on the road clean-up crews.  I have been pleased to contribute to Polio Plus and the water project in Thailand, and to local activities.  I was in the group who traveled to Thailand for the dedication of that project.  I had to take a leave of absence for four years  (2010-14) due to employment in Clallam County and my mother's last illness, but was welcomed back when those situations resolved, four years ago.  Since then, I have served as one of the Rotary mentors to the CHS Interact Club, and on the Foundation and Communication/Publicity Committees.

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Posted by Pete Hubbard on Jun 30, 2018
Last night at our Club's Officer Induction Ceremony, President Terry Umbreit presented the Rotarian of the Year Award to Pete Leenhouts for his exemplary service and outstanding dedication to the East Jefferson Rotary Club and the ideals of Rotary.
 
Congratulations Pete!
 
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Rotarian of the Year Award to Pete Leenhouts Pete Hubbard 2018-06-30 07:00:00Z 3 Officer Induction Ceremony,Pete Leenhouts,Rotarian of the Year award
Posted by Pete Hubbard on Jun 25, 2018
Tags make it easy to find stories. If the option is set, comments permit readers to interact with the writer. If you like a story, click on the Star at the bottom of the Story. 

 

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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.
Acquaintance Object of Rotary Pete Leenhouts Service ethics goodwill international understanding peace
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Posted by Pete Leenhouts on Jun 24, 2018
Rotary brings together a global network of volunteers who dedicate their time and talent to work together to tackle the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges.
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Posted by John Barrett on Jun 23, 2018
I'd like to use this space to develop a Story about the early years of our Club.
 
I'll use this Facebook post (click on the "+12" image) by Pete Leenhouts about John Barrett's presentation on 6/21/2018.  
 
 
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Posted by Pete Leenhouts on Jun 20, 2018

How My Exchange Has Changed Me

    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.

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How My Rotary Exchange Year Has Changed Me Pete Leenhouts 2018-06-20 07:00:00Z 0 Belgium,Liege,Molly Meissner,Pete Leenhouts,RYE,Rotary Youth Exchange,adventure,culture,experience,host family
Posted by Pete Leenhouts on Jun 18, 2018
Becoming a Rotary Benefactor is quite simple. A Benefactor is an individual who informs The Rotary Foundation 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.
 
The Rotary Foundation has a top-notch reputation for careful and judicious stewardship of our funds. See the Foundation’s Charity Navigator rating, here. Obtain details about becoming a Benefactor from our Planned Giving point of contact, Jack Zalaha, or the Foundation Committee Chair, Pete Leenhouts.
 
 
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Posted by Pete Hubbard on Jun 15, 2018
Assuming you have clicked here and download the ClubRunner (CR) APP onto your cell phone or tablet, click on “My Club” (in the APP) and check out the page to see what is wrong.
 
If you see what is wrong, we want you to add a comment to this story telling us what it is. However, the CR APP is read-only - you can't add your comment on your cell phone. So you need to go to your computer or tablet, type ejcrotary.club into your browser, click on "Stories", find this story and make your comment. 
 

If you are the first one to comment before the next luncheon, let me (Pete Hubbard) know so I can get you five free SCAM tickets.

 

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The All-County Picnic (ACP) will be held on Sunday, August 19, 2018, from 11 AM - 4 PM  at HJ Carroll Park in Chimacum, WA. Click this ACP website to learn more then click this Facebook event page to indicate your intertest in going.

 

Join several members of the three local Rotary clubs: East Jefferson County, Port Townsend (Noon) and Port Townsend Sunrise Club) as well as Interact students from Chimacum High School who will arrive at 9:30 AM to set up and manage the ShelterBox tent in support of “CELEBRATING EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS AND COMMUNITY RESILIENCE”.

 

 

Visit the NPREP Team’s "Organized Neighborhoods - Best Practices" booth. Click https://l2020.org/emergency-preparedness/all-county-picnic/ 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 the active partnership in the development of a culture of community resilience, and aid in the creation of local emergency plans and procedures that will help neighborhoods cope."

 (www.Jeffcoeoc.org)

 

Come to join us again on August 19, 2018.  

 

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Posted by Pete Hubbard on May 29, 2018
Click here to view some photos of our Interact Year End Party.
 
Add your comments below.
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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.

 


   

 

 



 
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Welcome "JJ" (Jure Josip Klaric) - our Youth Exchange Student from Zagreb, Croatia Pete Hubbard 2017-09-01 07:00:00Z 0 Pete Hubbard,Youth Exchange
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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.     
 
  
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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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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.  

 

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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.
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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/

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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.

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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
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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 2016-07-02 07:00:00Z 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!

 
 

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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