Volume 1, Issue 3
May 2002
DG Lachata urges: Take time to share "Rotary Moments"

When District Governor Don Lachata visited the Rotary Club of East Jefferson County last month, he offered a simple message: Take time to share a "Rotary Moment".

Having a "Rotary Moment" at each meeting needn't take long or be complicated. To demonstrate, Lachata had a variety of club members read tidbits from a Rotary booklet he had brought with him.

Simple Rotary concepts — or information about Rotary or its programs — spoon-fed to members, over a period of time, is a painless way to educate the group.

And so, dear friends, your Rotary Moment for the day:

As of September 30, 2001, there were 1,188,492 Rotarians in 30,149 clubs worldwide. The clubs
were divided amongst 34 zones and 530 Districts
in 162 countries.

But, you already knew that, didn't you? Of course you did! The tidbit was in the Member's Handbook we all received last month. Remember? It was that book you read cover to cover, as soon as you got it home!

President Mary Lynne Derrington thanks District Governor Don Lachata for visiting our club.


Upcoming Programs


May 2
Community Action Program
Chris Stevens, speaker

May 9
Gray Wolf Ranch
David Lewis, speaker

May 16
Economic Development
Ann Avary, speaker

May 23
Marine Biology
Richard Pierce, speaker

May 30
American Red Cross
Jim Hladecek, speaker

June 6
"My Country, Spain"
Marc Guasch, speaker

(Our Rotary foreign exchange student)

From yesterday's halls of Chimacum High School. . .
This Rotarian was the Class of 1961's valedictorian.
She was a National Merit Scholarship finalist, Pep Club president, annual coeditor, and on the "Round-Up" newspaper staff.
She was also in band, chorus, student council, senior play, drill team, FHA, and Girls' Club.
The 1961 CHS annual, the Tahl Kie Chee, noted that she had, "Brains, brawn and silvery tones."
So. . .can you guess who it is?
The answer will be in next month's newsletter.
Rotary Roses effort was a success!

On April 25, we delivered 380 dozen red "Rotary Roses" to surprised recipients throughout the area. Some of the roses even traveled as far as Clallam and Kitsap counties to make someone's day a little sweeter.

Our club made about $5,700 — dollars earmarked for our long-range project fund.

As a gesture of good will, 27 dozen of those roses were delivered, by Chimacum High School's Rotary Interact Club members, to senior citizens in hospitals, rest homes and assisted living facilities.

The project would not have been possible without the support of Port Townsend's most diligent rose de-thorners and packagers — the folks at Henery's Garden Center, who worked into the wee hours of the morning ensuring our roses were just perfect!

Our very own rose, Sally Silvera, sitting in the midst of our delivery day rose garden.
Open House and Dedication
Port Ludlow's
New Fire Station 31
Saturday, May 11
1:30 to 4:30 p.m.
2 p.m. dedication

Chief Wayne Kier
Jeff. Co. Fire Protection District 3


88th Annual
Rotary District 5020 Conference
May 10-12, 2002
Victoria Conference Center
Victoria B.C., Canada

Pick up a registration form from Mary Lynne
or at http://www.rotary5020.org

Jeanne Dirkson was granted a six-month leave of absence from Rotary. Make a point of letting her know she's not forgotten!
"What Rotary means to me. . ."

"Rotary gives me an opportunity to be involved with 50 great community members, whom I might have otherwise not have known, working together to improve our local community needs through the giving of time and resources, in an environment that is low key, friendly, and highly compassionate.

It also provides an opportunity to participate on a global level, through Rotary International, to improve peace and understanding, while combining resources that are large enough to successfully tackle significant world problems.

No other service organization in the world offers one the opportunity to actively, and effectively, serve at both the local and global levels simultaneously.

I am proud to be a Rotarian, and in particular, an East Jefferson County Rotarian, the best of the best."

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 the Don Lachata photo!  
Larry Howland