Volume 2, Issue 3
March 2003
True Rotarians, Kostenbaders gladly serve

The Rotary Club of East Jefferson County has been truly blessed to have Karl and Linda Kostenbader amongst its members. The dynamic duo — true Rotarians — can always be counted on to give of themselves.

Linda was recently awarded the "Four Avenues of Service Citation for Individual Rotarians", an honor from Rotary International. The citation commends the service carried out by an individual Rotarian, thereby reinforcing the importance Rotary places on the personal involvement of each club member in Rotary service activities.

The following week, Linda and Karl were both honored, as Paul Harris fellows, for their generous donations to the Rotary Foundation.

Your Rotary moment. . .

The Four Avenues of Service, upon which Linda's award was based, are club, vocational, community and international service.

These are pulled straight from the Object of Rotary, which is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster:

1. The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;

2. 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;

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

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

Bates Thomas introduced Linda and Karl as our new Paul Harris Fellows.


Upcoming Programs
Thursdays at noon

April 3
Sheila Burrell
Jefferson County
Historical Society

April 10
Linda Kostenbader
"Space Camp"

April 17
Henry Rogers
Early broadcasting

April 24
Cmdr. Eduardo Jaramillo
Indian Island

Web pages help recruitment

Often, the fact that we're a fun bunch of really nice people, who do good things for our community, is enough of a sales pitch to lure a potential member into the fold.

If you need a little more support, Rotary International's put together a "new Web site", rotary.info. (Actually, if you'll notice, that address redirects you to a page inside of the RI Web site, rotary.org.)

"Your organization is one of the most important and credible nongovernmental organizations in the world."

Mikhail Gorbachev
Former Soviet president
1990 Nobel Peace Prize recipient

Chimacum Career Day Fun

Your Rotary dollars helped sponsor a recent Career Day at Chimacum Middle School. The kids had a great time and were exposed to a wide variety of careers and personalities.

When I was looking through the photos to put in this newsletter, I couldn't help but notice the expressions on the presenters' faces. As one of the funny faces Linda Kostenbader captured that day, I figure I'm entitled to embarrass the rest of them, if I'll do it to myself.

Larry Kaminski
Pro Football Player

Kris Nelson
Restaurant Owner

Cheryl Hinderer
FBI agent

Rick Tollefson
Tony Rogstad

Sandy Hershelman
Writer/Web Designer

"What Rotary Means to Me"

Last March, I asked you all a question, "What does Rotary mean to you?"

For the past year, I've had the opportunity to share your answers with the rest of the members of our club. Alas, Dee Weinstein's heartfelt answer in last month's newsletter, was the last answer in my folder.

So, now, a new question!!!!
"What is the most selfless act, by a member of the Rotary Club of East Jefferson County, that you've ever witnessed?"

Now, I realize this question could easily bring more than one response to mind, so feel free to send them all. Provide as many details as possible.

E-mail your responses by clicking here.

So close to home!!
District 5020
Conference 2003
May 16-18
Nanaimo, British Columbia

Click here for more info.

Last month's Mystery Tot was Larry Howland.

I'd love to keep running that column. It's one of my favorite parts of this job! Dig out some old photos for me, please. (High School graduation photos are fun, too.)

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!
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