Volume 1, Issue 8
October 2002
Bates' mission: Fund "Eradicate Polio"

Bates Thomas is on a mission. . .okay, another mission. This time our fellow Rotarian has focused in on The Rotary Foundation's "Eradicate Polio" program.

Thanks to the efforts of Rotary and its global partners, the world is on the verge of totally eradicating the poliovirus that has destroyed so many lives in so many nations of the world. Since 1988, the number of polio cases has dropped by 99.8 percent, thanks heavily to the efforts of. . .and dollars given by. . .Rotarians around the world.

In 1985, when Rotary's PolioPlus campaign was launched, it was deemed one of the most ambitious humanitarian efforts ever taken on by a private entity. The program's goal is a polio-free world by 2005.

If you need more information, or care to donate to the cause, just ask Bates.


Upcoming Programs
Thursdays at noon


October 31

November 7

November 14
Mariner's Bank
Mike Kenna

November 21
Dirk Lansdon

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
Cliff Ross

A transplant from McMinnville, Oregon, Cliff Ross is well familiar with Rotary. He was a member of McMinnville's Sunrise Rotary Club for 11 years.

It was the water that attracted the father of three to the Olympic Peninsula. The retired lawyer now lives at Kala Point with his wife, Sharon.

Cliff first joined Rotary because the service club provided him the "opportunity to work with a group of good people".

He said he's impressed with our club, "This is a good club. There's a lot more activity and energy here than I expected."

Happy Halloween!
Once upon a time. . .

This Rotarian was born in the East, but gravitated to the West several years ago. He was an avid sailor, and had intense interest in nature and family photography.

He worked for many years for a large food company, but is now happily retired. Any more information may be too revealing!

Last month's Mystery Tot was Sandy Hershelman.


This month's
"Rotary Moment"


Rotary was founded on January 15, 1905, when Paul Harris and three other businessmen organized the first Rotary club in Chicago. The meetings were to be held in "rotation" at the offices of the members, hence the name "Rotary".

The national organization was formed in 1910 at a Chicago convention of the 16 clubs then in existence. There were 60 men in attendance. The organization became international, in 1911, when it admitted the Rotary Club of Winnipeg, Canada.

In 1912, the name was changed to the International Association of Rotary Clubs, and later, in 1922, to Rotary International.

"What Rotary Means to Me"

"Rotary has given me the opportunity to see community caring in action and to participate at the local level, as well as at the level of being responsive to the needs of a world community."

Robert Force
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Gary Rowe's
Going-Away Potluck
Saturday, Nov. 2
5:30 p.m.
At Sally Silvera's
150 Werner Road
Port Ludlow
(Right off of Swansonville, by the little old church. Sally's place is right on the right past Guy Moug's red house.)

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