Rotary Club of East Jefferson County, Washington
Volume 3, Issue 2
March/April/May 2004
Scholarships enhance students' success

One of the Rotary Club of East Jefferson County's most important contributions to this community is the scholarship money we grant each year to worthy students.

"We awarded $14,000 to 16 applicants," reported John Barrett, scholarship chair. "One of these went to a Quilcene student and the remainder went to Chimacum grads. We were very pleasantly surprised by the quality of the interviews we had all day. With the smaller applicant pool this year compared with previous experiences, we really expected a weaker showing, but as a group, these kids impressed us with their well-rounded, self-confident lives that seemed to include lots of leadership activities, community involvement and healthy interaction with their peers.

"This group has seen more than one life-changing event among their peers, including deaths due to cancer, alcohol poisoning and car wrecks. It appears that these tragic incidents and others have served as a catalyst propelling the majority of them to be wise and mature beyond their years. We were impressed," John added. "Goals include political careers, health care professions, public relations, attorney, science and many others."

2004 Rotary Scholarship Awards
Garrett Holbrook
Dan Beary
Sam Evasick
Alex Lemay
Heidi Anderson
Sumiko Bowen
Jesse Fischer
Michelle Glynn
Erik Johnson
Grant Jones
Maria Katsikapes
Erin Miller
Kelsi Othoudt
Kalena Radon
Ashley Whalen
Brian Starnes (QHS)


Upcoming Programs
Thursdays at noon
May 13
Foreign exchange

May 20
Andy Mackie

May 27
Dee Weinstein

June 3
Sandy Ferrel
Political advisor

June 10
Bates Thomas

June 17
Bob Rosen

June 24
John Barrett

July 1
Bill McCarthy
District Governor

July 8
Larry Howland

July 15
Mike Zimmerman
Fort Flagler
Park Ranger

July 22
Terri Murphy-Naughton
Tri-Area Teen Resource Center

July 29
Bill Curry
Northwest School of Wooden Boat Building



Win a


The Rotary Club of East Jefferson County is once again raffling off a Harley Davidson motorcycle. Raffle tickets sell for $20 each.

Only 1,250 tickets will be sold, so the odds of winning are quite good. One can win a new Harley — or take $8,500 in cash.


Frank Trafton was the Rose King, as the electrician once again proved he was a top salesman. He sold 62 dozen roses — 20 percent of all roses sold.

In late April, 308 dozen red Rotary Roses were delivered throughout the county. The proceeds (about $4,870?) are earmarked for the club's long-range project, the pavilion at H.J. Carroll Park.

RC newsletter wins regional award

The Rotary Club of East Jefferson County's e-newsletter earned a third place honor, competing against other medium size clubs, at the Rotary District 5020 Conference 2004, in Campbell River, B.C., April 29-May 2.

None of the media experts who judged the competition were Rotarians. Newsletter entries were appraised according to content coverage, photos, style and promotion of club, district and international themes and goals. Was the bulletin issued regularly (weekly, biweekly, monthly)? How is the space used? Is the bulletin readable? Does it hold the reader's interest? Is the newsletter so designed and written that it carries out its three primary functions: promote member interest and enthusiasm, encourage meeting attendance, and inform members fully about club activities and projects?

"Valid and logical criteria," noted editor Sandy Hershelman. "But, I don't actually create our newsletter with those goals in mind. I do it mostly for your enjoyment. How often you get it depends on how hectic things are within my company. And, dear friends, as far as 'informing members about club activities' — send me more content for this puppy and it will be much more informative!!"

The district conference is held annually to celebrate the service to humanity performed by the more than 5000 men and women, who belong to the more than 80 Rotary clubs in communities from Port Hardy, B.C., in the north, to Woodland, WA in the south.

District 5020 is the sixth largest in the Rotary world, which is made up of 530 districts in 163 countries containing 31,000 clubs with 1.2 million Rotarians.

Students of the Month shine
President-elect Don Young welcomed teacher Kent Stansbury and Students of the Month Kelsi Othoudt and Alex Lemay to a meeting.

Each month we honor a pair of Chimacum High School students as our Students of the Month. Nominated by their teachers and selected by the principal were:

Kelsi Othoudt
Alex Lemay
Garrett Holbrook
Kalena Radon
Maria Katsikapes
Stacey McCutchen
Dan Beary
Cearra Waliser
Angela Breitweg
Anamari Slagle

The 2004 District Leadership Training Assembly was held March 26-27 in Sidney, British Columbia. Our own President-elect Don Young was there, with wife Beth, to receive some of the training he needs to be the best president this club has ever seen. Don also won the big prize.

"It was a nice basket. I donated it to Reto Filli (Port Townsend Rotary president-elect) for the Port Townsend Rotary auction," Don said. "I had told Reto and John I would win it, as I seem to have a peculiar knack for winning those sorts of things. It's spooky."

Beth and Don Young
What's this? Baffle 'em with brilliance?
Ladies and gentlemen. . .may I present your Rotary Knowledge Bowl team. Supposedly these guys beat the Chimacum High School team, but I dunno. . .they don't look too sure of themselves. Their life experiences must've given them the edge over the young people. From left, Mike Burkart (private investigator), John Barrett (dentist), Mike Blair (school superintendent), and Ray Serebrin (librarian).

Taste of Hood Canal
North Mason Rotary's
Custom & Classic Car Show

North Mason Rotarians have invited us to their third annual Taste of Hood Canal Custom & Classic Car Show, in Belfair, on August 14. Bring your rig and/or family and enjoy this day.

The Taste of Hood Canal promises fun for the whole family. There is a chainsaw carving contest, carnival style games, a beer garden, live music, a variety of crafts, and — of course — lots of food vendors. The downtown streets of Belfair, plus the park location, are the perfect place for these great events to take place.

To register, or find out more about the car show, please contact Jack Nicklaus at 360-275-5075, John Clark at 360-275-9000, write to P.O. Box 1174, Belfair, WA. 98528, or email at

Mystery Tyke revealed

Those of you who were at Bud Babcock's 82nd birthday party might have overhead the debate about who last time's Mystery Tyke was. All the while, Mystery Man was standing right there in the midst of the circle — wearing the same impish grin.

Garbage man, pool boy, piano teacher, door-to-door salesman of pots and pans, phlebotomist, welding shop dresser. . . those didn't help you too much. How about if I add dentist? There, that makes it easier, doesn't it? John Barrett was our elusive Mystery Tyke.

You could be next. If you have any photos of yourself as a youngster, send them to me. Also, prepare a list of jobs you've had for the "Getting to Know You" portion of the newsletter.

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. The site now says more than 11,000 Rotarians have used its service.

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.

Click here to sign up!

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