Volume 1, Issue 4
June 2002

While it does seem like we just finished "Puttin' on the Ritz", it's time once again to begin promoting this year's annual fund raiser.

Committee chairs have already been meeting for a few months, preparing to head up those committees you are all dying to join.

The Ritz is indeed the premiere event of its kind in Jefferson County. It's a gala affair, with fine dining, dancing and lots of opportunity to bid on auction items.

This year's Ritz is slated for Saturday, Sept. 14.

As with everything these days, the cost of Puttin' on the Ritz has gone up in the past few years. For the first time since 1996, we're forced to raise ticket prices to $65 per person. Remember, we earn nothing on these tickets. The cost of the ticket covers the expenses incurred Puttin' on the Ritz.


Upcoming Programs


June 6
My County, Spain
Marc Guasch, speaker

June 13
Ritz Solicitation Training
John Rodrigues

June 20
Habitat for Humanity
Phillip Watness

June 27
Installation dinner
No Rotary luncheon

From yesterday's halls of Chimacum High School. . .
This Rotarian was in Chimacum's Class of 1973. He was on the football and tennis teams and in the Service Squad — the latter is no surprise for a future Rotarian. His future plans were "To go to Europe". Wonder if he ever made it?

So. . .can you guess who it is?
The answer will be in next month's newsletter.
Last month's "Mystery Grad" was Diane Johnson.

  This month's
"Rotary Moment"

From the Constitution of the Rotary Club of East Jefferson County:

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.

Second: High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying of each Rotarian's occupation as an opportunity to serve society.

Third: The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian's personal, business and community life.

Fourth: The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.


Rotary It Means to Me

It means to Me
Instant friends
And roadwork bends.

It means to Me
Selling salads and lunches
And scam tickets in bunches.

It means to Me
Listening to program tales
And soliciting Ritz sales.

It means to Me
Scholarship giving
And Budget trimming.

It means to Me
Early Board hours
And stacks of e-mail towers.

It means to Me
Giving to the community
And providing a growing unity.

It means to Me
Working with youth today
To make sure the future's better than okay!

Welcome our new member, Chuck Boggs!

Chuck Boggs may be a new member of the Rotary Club of East Jefferson County, but he's certainly not a new face in town.

The Jefferson County Fire District 1 (Chimacum) chief graduated from Port Townsend High School in 1965. He and his wife, Julie, have two children, Carmen, 25, and Aaron, 29.

Asked why he joined Rotary, the chief said, "It's everyone's responsibility to give as much community service as they can."

Thank you, Wayne Kier, for inviting this fine gentleman to a Rotary lunch!

Linda Kostenbader
Got news??
E-mail me at: hershelman@olympus.net to send tantalizing tidbits for this monthly missive.
Feel free to send me 72 dpi photos. . .the more embarrassing the better!
  A special thanks to Vince Verneuil for sending me Chuck Boggs' photo!