Volume 1, Issue 9
November 2002
Hadlock Building Supply matches your food bank donations. . .dollar for dollar

Joe and Morris James, owners of Hadlock Building Supply, have offered a worthy challenge. They will match, dollar for dollar, any donations made to the Tri-Area Food Bank up to a maximum of $4000. That could mean $8,000 for the food bank's coffers.

Demands on the Jefferson County Food Bank Association are greatest between Thanksgiving and Christmas. The Tri-Area Food Bank serves 180

families each week. The association also operates food banks in Port Townsend, Quilcene and Brinnon.

"This is a great opportunity for each of us to get twice the bang for our buck this holiday season," said President Milt Morris. "I'm calling on each of you to drop off a check or cash donation to Tom Daly at the Tri-Area Community Center, when you're at our next Rotary meeting — or simply drop a check in the mail."

Donations should be mailed to: Katie Glessing, JCFBA treasurer, P.O. Box 65307, Port Ludlow, WA 98365.


Upcoming Programs
Thursdays at noon


November 28
Happy Turkey Day!
(No Rotary)

December 5
Air Museum
Jerry Thuotte

December 12
Rotary Polio Campaign
Bates Thomas

December 19
Jefferson County Historical Society
Sheila Burrell

Welcome our
new member,
Ray Serebrin!

Our new member, Ray Serebrin, has been the director of the Jefferson County Rural Library since last June. He was formerly the director of the Seattle Public Library's Neighborhood Library Services, where he administered 22 branches and 285 employees.

"I had a desire to work in a community that had a human scale," Ray said, of why he left his job in the big city. Port Hadlock is also much closer to his home, on the Big Valley Road (near Poulsbo), where he and his wife have lived for 23 years.

Of why he joined Rotary, Ray said, "I was very committed to find community connections for myself, to meet new folks, and to be of service."

I survived another one!
Once upon a time. . .

This Rotarian grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the son of two school teachers.

He earned the Eagle Scout medal at age 15. While in high school, he worked in a local grocery store and was a darkroom assistant for a photography studio.

During his college years, he was the photographer for the college newspaper, yearbook and PR department. He also photographed weddings on the side.

He graduated from Augsburg College with a major in philosophy and a minor in Greek. He went on to get master's degrees in theology and social work.

Last month's Mystery Tot was Bud Babcock.


This month's
"Rotary Moment"


Every few weeks, from now until the May 16-18, 2003 District 5020 Conference, its organizers will be offering all Rotarians in our district the opportunity to win a series of exciting prizes. Whether you go to the conference or choose to take a family holiday at another time, winners will be able to enjoy some of the outstanding arts and outdoor activities that Nanaimo has to offer. Prizes include: snorkeling with the seals, a gourmet lunch and guided hike, golf at Glengarry Golf Club, a sightseeing flight over the city, a tour of the museum and a chance to fire the noonday cannon, a guided "champagne tour" of some of Nanaimo's many art galleries, a three-hour guided mountain bike tour, a harbor cruise and a "virtual dive" on North America's second largest underwater reef. (A diver with a camera will dive the Saskatchewan and Cape Breton, two sunken war ships and you'll be able to direct where he goes on these ships.) Finally, for experienced divers only, they will offer a two-tank dive to both of the ships.

Quiz question #1
This year’s district motto is "Sow the Seeds of Love". What "Seeds of Love" has your club sown over the last few years?

Prize: You could win a Nanaimo Harbour City Cruise and a "virtual dive" on the Cape Breton and Saskatchewan, North America’s second largest underwater artificial reef. A diver with a video camera connected back to your boat will dive the ships and you’ll be able to direct where he goes. Value of this prize is $150 (Canadian).

Reply to: geepromotions@shaw.ca or fax to 250-758-1189.

"What Rotary Means to Me"

"Rotary means that I can give something back to the community and to the world. It has become a welcomed routine in my life and has enabled me to gain many good friends that I wouldn't have otherwise met or known. To me, it is very gratifying to be a Rotarian. "

Bud Babcock
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