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Welcome to the Rotary Club of Sequim!

Sequim Noon

Please come for lunch and discover Rotary!

Thursdays at 11:45 AM (1st Thursday, every month, meet at 5 pm at Paradise Restaurant)
Baja Cantina Restaurant
531 W. Washington St.
Sequim, WA  98382
United States
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Assistant District Governor Bill James installed new board members Friday evening.  The function began with a social hour at The Fifth and concluded with a delicious Surf and Turf meal.
Ed Ebling reviewed all the activities of his year's administration.  Incoming President Bob welcomed his new board and reminded all that the Lavender Festival and Salmon Bake are coming up right away.
Rotary presents April, May and June Students of the Month awards
April’s Student of the Month was awarded to Shawn Jones, Jr a Sequim High senior with multiple hours of community service at the Food Bank and The Boys & Girls Club.  He is ASB Vice-President and in Honor Society.  His plan after graduation is to attend the University of Washington.  He was joined by his parents and grandmother.
May’s Student of the Month was awarded to Saige Turner, a sophomore and avid dancer.  She volunteers at the Fish Hatchery and has helped with the Trey Green Gala and is in Leadership Class.  She hopes to pursue a career in teaching ballet and dance in the future.
Dakota Henderson was awarded June’s Student of the Month.  She is a senior at Sequim High School and has a kind heart.  She frequently volunteers her time in the classroom helping other students, always with a smile.  Dakota was accompanied at the luncheon by her mom and grandparents.
Past President, Rochelle McHugh presented each young person with a Student of the Month Certificate for inclusion in their scholarship notebooks and a collectible uncirculated silver dollar as a memento of their award.
The Standing Liberty Silver Dollar is a numismatic treasure representing The Rotary Club of Sequim’s appreciation for each student’s contributions to the community to date and into the future.
President Ed Ebling invited each student to introduce their families and to speak about their current activities and future goals.
All members please be sure to attend our Thursday luncheon at 11:45 at Baja Cantina for our final planning meeting prior to the Parade.  
It's all Hands on Deck for this Saturday's Grand Parade.  Please be sure your know your job assignment and location.
Sequim noon Rotarians are, once again, selling Duck Derby Ducks for the 28th consecutive year.
Funds from these duck sales fund our community service projects and include The Boys & Girls Club, the Sequim Food Bank, Sequim Schools Teacher Classroom Grants and many other projects.
Please contact your favorite noon Rotarian to purchase your Very Important Duck V.I.D. this year.
Rotarians will not be manning sales booths this year, but coming to you at your convenience.
If you need contact information for your favorite Rotarian, Ducks to purchase or just have questions, please contact Rochelle at 360-460-1421.


Sequim Noon Rotary Announces Student of the Month Awards


The Rotary Club of Sequim is proud to announce its choices for Students of the Month for first quarter 2017.



Grant Pierson, Senior, for January;

Alexa DePrati, Senior, for February; (not pictured) and



Vita Olson, Freshman, for March.

The motto of Rotary worldwide is "Service Above Self"; therefore community service is an important consideration in the selection of high school students for this coveted Rotary award. Students are recommended by teachers and staff of Sequim High School on the basis of their academic achievement as well as their contributions to the Sequim-Dungeness Community. Choices for each month's award are made by a special committee of the club's Youth Services outreach, headed up by Club Director Mary Budke. Awards are made on a quarterly basis.


Information about the Rotary Club of Sequim is available at


author: Dick Hughes

Club Gives Hoodies to Boys & Girls Club Members



Tuesday, December 13th at 4 pm in the afternoon while members of the Rotary Club of Sequim and their family members came together to organize a surprise gift many Boys & Girls Club members peeked through the windows into the gym at the Boys & Girls Club. With a lot of happy chatter from the children and Christmas music wafting through the air, the Rotary Club members presented over 275 Boys & Girls Club kids with their own, personal, snuggly hoodie in a lovely Boys & Girls Club blue as a Christmas gift. One hundred kids, not at the club last afternoon will receive their hoodie when they next attend the Boys & Girls Club.


Months ago, with Rotary Club of Sequim’s President Ed Ebling’s endorsement, members of The Rotary Club of Sequim chose to present the kids with a valuable gift this Holiday Season in lieu of treating themselves to a Christmas party. An extraordinary 90% of membership agreed. Each member contributed several hundreds of dollars to make this project come to life and were happy to have them screen printed here in the community. Executive Director, Mary Budke said “Now the kids will have their winter coat!”

4th Qtr Students of the Month!

Club members met at the Paradise Restaurant for a fun evening of fellowship on Thursday evening to celebrate our newly revised Student of the Month Program. Sequim High School students were recommended by teachers for the monthly awards on the basis of a Rotary Motto, Four Way Test, and GPA based evaluation emphasizing the whole person and their contribution to the community. Winners received a SOTM Certificate (See below) for their Scholarship Notebook and a collector-quality American Eagle Silver Dollar (See below) representing the increasing value of the contribution these outstanding young people will make as they become adults.
(L-R) Mercedes Woods (November), Elizabeth Rosales (September), Club President Ed Ebling, Shailah Wood (December) and Liam Payne (October).   Photo by Bryce Fish


Rochelle McHugh received her PHF+4 pin, and Henry Jones received PHF+5 and PHF+7 pins from Pres-Elect Bob Hitchcock today!
Each Paul Harris Fellowship (PHF) represents a $1,000 donation to the Rotary Foundation to support Rotary projects worldwide.



Rotarian Rochelle McHugh and Barbara Hughes give young Mr. Henderson his own person Houghton-Mifflin full color hard-bound dictionary today! The Harry Hughes Memorial Dictionary Project was started by Barbara's husband in 2000.

Rotarians Dick Hughes and Henry Jones give 4th grade student Money his free dictionary at Greywolf Elementary School.

(L-R) Club President Ed Ebling, Mary Budke, Bob Macaulay,  Aubrey Verstegen and seven others label hundreds of dictionaries to give to Sequim 4th grade students.
This is the 16th year, the Rotary Club of Sequim has given these beautiful full color dictionaries to Sequim's 4th graders! The program was started by club member Harry Hughes in the year 2000.


Big "Thank you" poster presented to Rotarian David Mattingley by Mrs. Merring's 4th Grade class at Greywolf Elementary school today!


Past President Joe Irvin is shown here preparing to "pin" John as the world's newest Rotarian. Welcome, John!
Welcome to the Rotary Club of Sequim!

48th Annual Salmon Bake & BBQ was a BIG Success!

Sisters Jennifer Fisher and Andrea Gilles are shown here making cole slaw for guests of the Noon Rotary's 48th Annual Salmon Bake & BBQ. This photo really illustrates the cooperation of Sequim Sunrise Rotary Club with Sequim Noon Rotary to present this wonderful event for the Sequim-Dungeness Community to raise money for youth activities. BIG THANK YOU to Andrea and Jennifer! And another BIG THANK YOU to Sequim Sunrise Rotary Club members who stepped up to help!!!
(Photo by Kris Hughes)


Ask a Noon Rotarian, or buy at QFC or Saturday Market Rotary Ticket Booth.

Rotary Club of Sequim, aka Sequim Noon Rotary, began its 87th Rotary year on June 24, 2016 with the installation of new directors and officers at a gala installation dinner with its sister club Sequim Sunrise Rotary at the Sunland Golf & Country Club.

Newly sworn in officers and directors are:
President - Ed Ebling
President-Elect - Bob Hitchcock
Past President/Membership Chair - Joe Irvin
Treasurer - Bob Macaulay
Secretary - Dave Mattingley
Community Service Director - Anthony Aceto
Club Service Director - Andrea Gilles
International Service Director - Lang Hadley
Youth Services Director - Mary Budke
Rotary Foundation Chair - Henry Jones
Sergeant-at-Arms - Don Sorenson and Kaz Nishimori

January Student of Month Award.

Kayley Lofstrom received the Rotary Student of the Month Award for January from President-Elect Ed Ebling. Kayley is a senior at Sequim High School headed for college after graduation this June. Among her many activities, she is a member of the Girls Swim Team, Honor Society and Associated Student Body.

John Lovett named Rotarian of the Month

2016-17 Officers Unanimously Elected

In today's meeting, club members unanimously elected officers and directors for the 2016-17 Rotary Year! These include:
  • President - Ed Ebling
  • President Elect - Bob Hitchcock
  • Secretary - Bob Macaulay
  • Treasurer - John D'Urso
  • Club Service - Andrea Gilles
  • Community Service - Anthony Aceto
  • International Service - Lang Hadley
  • Youth Services - Mary Budke
The annual Harry Hughes Memorial Dictionary Project is underway for 2015. Hardbound dictionaries have been ordered for every 4th grader attending one of the schools in the Sequim School District. Rotarians have signed up to label the new books and to put them into the hands of our school children in the next few days.

Club members! If you haven't signed up to help, do so NOW. This is one our most fun projects each year!

Sequim Noon Rotary has a food concession in the Sequim Lavender Festival this weekend to raise funds for the club's Sequim Charity Projects. Please, stop by our booth in the Food Court on 2nd Avenue between Alder and Fir Streets and support this new Noon Rotary adventure. We're selling mmm-nummy ELEPHANT EARS and STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE! You will recognize our club members at work by their "Certified Elephant Whisperer" badges. Thank you!!!
Aceto, Jones Inducted

Welcome to Henry Jones (left) and Anthony Aceto (right) who were inducted into the Rotary Club of Sequim on May 21st. Aceto's mentor Edward Ebling is pictured at the left, Jones' mentor Bill Dickinson is shown standing behind the club's two new members. (Photo by Tyler Conkle)

Irrigation Festival Royalty visits Club Meeting

Festival Queen Megan O'Mera and Princesses Emily Lang and Morgan King visit club to celebrate opening of 2015 Irrigation Festival.
Vicky Blakesley Receives Second Paul Harris Award!

Vicky "Blakes" Blakesley was recognized for her second Paul Harris Fellowship today! David Mattingley presented Blakes her sapphire Paul Harris pin at the club meeting. Mattingley explained the history of Rotary's Paul Harris program for the benefit of visitors and noted that 100% of our club members are Paul Harris Fellows.

Susanne Connelly Receives Paul Harris Award










Rotarian Susanne Connelly is shown above receiving her Paul Harris Award from David Mattingley at the January 22nd club meeting.

High School Robotics Club Awarded $500

Students from Sequim High School's Robotics Club presented the program at our club meeting today relating the exciting story of their past exploits and current endeavors. President Sara presented a $500 check to the students as an encouragement from our Rotary Club. The Robotics Club was an exhibitor at our 2014 Salmon Bake & BBQ. See more at

Rotary Club of Sequim - Corporate Membership Program

From the earliest days of Rotary, members have been concerned with promoting high ethical standards in their business and professional lives resulting in one of the most widely circulated statements of business ethics - Rotary's "4-Way Test". Membership in Rotary provides owners and key officers of businesses opportunity both to publicly align their companies with Rotary's high standards and to take up a highly visible role in community and international service.
June 2017
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Congratulations to Dave and Patsy on finding a new home near grandchildren in Annapolis. You will be greatly missed in Sequim! Thank you, both for all your contributions to our Rotary club and to our community!  Best of luck in your new community.  Enjoy those grandchildren!
The annual Harry Hughes Memorial Dictionary Project is underway for 2015. Hardbound dictionaries have been ordered for every 4th grader attending one of the schools in the Sequim School District. Rotarians have signed up to label the new books and to put them into the hands of our school children in the next few days.

Club members! If you haven't signed up to help, do so NOW. This is one our most fun projects each year!

George Gurr Passes

George Gurr passed away on Friday (7/31/2015) evening at home.  George was a member of our Rotary Club until July 1 of this year when he had to resign his membership for medical reasons.  


85th Annual

Installation Dinner

5 PM, Friday, June 26th at
Sunland Golf & Country Club

Rotary Foundation Update!

Contributions to Rotary Foundation are typically $100 per member.


Boys & Girls Club Kitchen Upgrade

Community Grant of $2,500 will be matched by the Rotary Club of Sequim.


Slate of Officers & Directors for 2015-16

Thursday, October 23rd, David Mattingley announced that the Nominating Committee had selected the slate of officers and directors for the 2015-16 Rotary year. These Rotarains are:

  • President Nominee - Tyler Conkle
  • Secretary - Bob Macaulay
  • Treasurer - Eileen Cummings
  • Directors of Avenues of Service:
    Club Service - Andrea Gilles
    Community Service - Susanne Connelly
    Youth Service - Mary Budke
    Vocational Service - Peter Haglin
    International Service - Lang Hadley



Rotarians Pack Thanksgiving Baskets at Food Bank
Noon Rotary and Sunrise Rotary packed Thanksgiving grocery baskets.