Rotary Club of East Jefferson County, Washington
Volume 3, Issue 4
Fall 2004
East JeffCo Ritz raises more than $32,500
Quent and Joy Goodrich

The Rotary Club of East Jefferson County's annual gala, and big fundraiser, "Puttin’ on the Ritz" was once again a smashing success.

From 5:30 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, Sept. 11, Port Ludlow’s The Bay Club was alive with patrons who generously donated to this worthy cause.

The total net credited to the 2004 Ritz was $32,544.  Of that,  $9,565  was income from

Quent and Joy Goodrich enjoyed the Ritz

special, non-Ritz donations, such as monies given towards the pavilion at H.J. Carroll Park and to the Harley motorcycle and diamond raffles. That would mean a net of $22,979 was "true Ritz" income.

This was indeed the premiere event of its kind in Jefferson County. The evening began with flowing champagne and trays of hors d'oeuvres, consumed while folks wander the silent auction room placing their bids. Piano keys tinkle graciously in the background.

Since 1990, the East Jefferson club has disbursed nearly $400,000 — most of it directly into the local community.

Bud, the dancin' man Dick and Sandra
Dick and Sandra Curtis
Sandy Hershelman and that dancin' man, Bud Babcock
East JeffCo Rotary breaks ground on H.J. Carroll Centennial Pavilion project

At high noon on October 12, the Rotary Club of East Jefferson County broke ground on the Rotary Centennial Pavilion at H.J. Carroll Park, in Chimacum.

The $52,000 pavilion is the brainchild of the club's long-range planning committee. First chartered in 1996, it was tasked to develop potential fundraising activities and club projects

Pavilion model

that are multi-year in scope. The first project was to raise $63,500 to replace and vastly improve the ancient playground at Chimacum Schools. The project was completed in 1999, thanks to fundraising efforts and a lot of volunteer labor.

Groundbreaking Ceremony

Jefferson County Commissioners Glen Huntingford, Pat Rodgers and Dan Titterness were our honored guests at the groundbreaking.


Yes, Virginia, the real pavilion will be bigger than that. . .

Pavilion rising
This shot is taken from the park's entrance. The white "sticks" in the center of the picture are the pavilion's posts.
DG visits pavilion
Vince and Mary Ann Verneuil showed District 5020 Governor Dick Drew and his wife, Aline, the site of our Rotary Pavilion.
DG Dick Drew visits Jefferson County

District 5020 Governor Dick Drew visited the Rotary Club of East Jefferson County on Nov. 4.

Dick joined Rotary in Hamilton, Ontario, in 1975. In 1979, he moved west to Duncan, B.C. to purchase radio station CKAY (now 89.7 SUN-FM). There he joined the Duncan Rotary club. He has held numerous offices including Club President, Assistant Governor and District Conference Chair. He was twice named "Rotarian of the Year." Dick and his wife, Aline, are multiple Paul Harris fellows.

Dick Drew and Don Young
District Governor Dick Drew and Don Young.

In 2002, Dick produced a unique series of 30 television commercials featuring Vancouver Island Rotary projects. The commercials were broadcast 75 times each week for 30 weeks on both Vancouver Island cable TV systems. One new commercial debuted each week. The commercials have been produced as a recruitment video for Rotary clubs, high schools and libraries. Every club in District 5020 received one free copy. Requests for copies of the video have been received from as far away as Australia. The project was funded in part by corporate advertisers, Rotarians and several Rotary clubs.

Over the years Dick has worn many hats. He's been a broadcaster, network radio producer and syndicator, as well as a marketing consultant for clients in Canada and the US. (

In 1985, Dick created the daily syndicated network radio program "The Canadian Achievers." He was host, writer, and producer. During its 14-year run, he authored two books. One is a bilingual, timed typing textbook. The other is a best-selling collection of stories from the series. Both books are titled "The Canadian Achievers."

Raised on a small farm near Morinville, Alberta, Dick attended an eight-grade, one-room school. At age 14, he left home and boarded a ship in Vancouver. For the next five years, Dick worked as a deckhand on oil tankers, sailing around the world. Through a miraculous stroke of good luck, he met his future bride, Aline Gallant, in Montreal. They married in 1956. They have three children and five "spectacularly gorgeous, unspoiled, well-mannered grandchildren."

In 1972, Dick received the Queens Silver Jubilee medal for his community service involvement. In 1986, a leading national business magazine named him "One of Canada's 50 men of Influence."

His life motto has always been "Keep Achieving."                    (Source: District 5020)

McSherry wins raffle

McSherry wins $8,500!

"No way! You're pulling my leg!" Dan McSherry exclaimed, when he was told he just won a Harley 2005 Sportster 1200 Custom, or $8,500 in cash.

Dan decided to take the cash, saying his wife would never allow him to own a motorcycle.

Dan couldn't believe his good luck in winning the Rotary raffle, even with the check in his hand.

Linda Kostenbader gave raffle winner Dan McSherry a check for $8500.
CHS students make our Rotary club proud

Right: October Students of the month were Heather Gale and Mary Clements. President Don Young and CHS counselor Jackie Ploof are also pictured.

Oct. Students of the Month
Sept. Students of the Month
Left: September Students of the month were Sarah White and Andrea Romero. Photographed with Don Young and CHS teacher Tom Furseth.
Caitlin Eldridge

Chimacum High School Interact Club member Caitlin Eldridge delivered Halloween safety bags to students in Chimacum Creek Primary's kindergarten class.

The Rotary-sponsored bags were given to all of the students at Chimacum Creek.

Rotary Centennial Year Goals

Rotary Club of East Jefferson Centennial year goals:
1. Complete the H.J. Carroll Park pavilion project as our club's Rotary Centennial Project.
2. Have our club expand by six members net.
3. Exceed our Rotary Foundation Centennial Challenge of $100 per member-bronze; $150 silver; $250 Gold
4. Have a successful Ritz fundraiser by exceeding — bronze: 2002 net; silver: 2003 auction net; gold: 2003 net, including fund-an-items.
5. Re-activate the GSE team concept in our club.
6. Secure, or begin the process of obtaining, a matching grant for a club-sponsored international project.
7. Obtain a presidential citation for our club for Rotary's centennial year.
8. Celebrate Rotary's centennial throughout the year and share the message of Rotary in our community.
9. Continue to develop and foster good relationships between Jefferson County's three Rotary clubs.
10. Have every member create a health goal and complete it during the centennial year. We can serve as role models for healthy lifestyles in our community. When completed, donate $100 centennial dollars (or as much as you can afford) to the Rotary Foundation.

Remember these? They were proclaimed by our newly crowned President Don Young in June.
Celebrate Rotary 100 Years

Need a makeup? Try E-Club One

Rotary's first Internet-based club, "Rotary eClub One" (District 5450), has made it a goal to serve all Rotarians. The club has designated the ability for others to make up missed Rotary club meetings as its international service project. And, yes, the Rotary Club of East Jefferson County does honor a make-up through Rotary eClub One.

Chartered in January 2002, Rotary eClub One had had 8,000 make-ups before the printing of a June 2003 article in The Rotarian. Thousands more use its service annually.

Make-ups are made by reading one of the informational programs on the site and completing the make-up request form. On it, you'll discuss the program you read, including how it might relate to your home club's activities. You'll also be asked to suggest topics for future makeup programs.

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