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Sequim Noon

Welcome to the Rotary Club of Sequim! 

Thursdays at 11:45 AM
Baja Cantina Restaurant
531 W. Washington St.
Sequim, WA  98382
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His private practice (DeSalvo Performance, PLLC) is focused on helping athletes and public performers maximize their mental strength, competitive edge and life balance in order to perform their best when it counts the most.

Carol Willis of Olympic Theatre Arts will be our presenter.  Her focus will be Youth Programs.  Please join us in person 11:45 am at Baja Cantina on the corner of Fifth and Washington or if unable to attend in person you may join us via Go To Meeting and log into Sequim Rotary.  Call or text Ed at 300-714-7562 if you need assistance.
Carol Willis of Olympic Theatre Arts will be our presenter.  Her focus will be Youth Programs.  Please join us in person 11:45 am at Baja Cantina on the corner of Fifth and Washington or if unable to attend in person you may join us via Go To Meeting and log into Sequim Rotary.  Call or text Ed at 300-714-7562 if you need assistance.
Member Rotarian Dr. Vicky Blakesley, specializing in research and development spoke to the club on January 4.  Dr Blakesley spoke about factors influencing the cost of prescription drugs.
A very big thank you to Bob Hitchcock for his guidance from his new home in Vancouver, Washington.  Bob and AJ recently re-located and both have new positions in a large senior care facility.  The Rotary Club of Sequim is sorry to see you go and want you to know that your smiling faces will be missed at lunch. Even though Bob gave it the "College Try" it proved to be a difficult task to continue in his role as 2017-2018 President remotely.  Bob tendered his resignation reluctantly and Past President Ed Ebling agreed to complete his year's role and return as President.  The club will continue forward with Bob's idea to implement an electronic element to the club.  Members and guests will be able to access the weekly lunch meetings, held at Baja Cantina visually and verbally through software.  A "distance learning" type computer feed will be set up each week allowing those attending in person or remotely to interact.  Beta testing will be in progress over the Thanksgiving holiday.  For more information or to access our next lunch meeting remotely on November 30th if you're unable to attend in person, please phone 360-460-1421
Peter Haglin of Companion Portfolio will speak to us about the state of the stock market tomorrow at lunch.  Please join us at 11:45 am at Baja Cantina for an information filled presentation.
Tonight  at 6 pm Jayme Wisecup of Clallam County Emergency Planning will visit with Rotarian Rochelle and her neighbors regarding disaster preparedness.  This is a follow up to Chief Orr's visit a couple weeks ago with members of her neighborhood about possible disasters that could occur on the Olympic Peninsula. If you'd like to join us, please phone 360-460-1421 for more information.                               
Looking forward to see you all this Thursday at Baja Cantina.  11:45 am-1:15 pm
Rotary Club of Sequim members please check your email for an important message from Past President Ed regarding our upcoming Board Meeting 7:30 am Tuesday Nov 14th
There will be no luncheon this week.  Secretary Blakes will be on hand at Baja Cantina in the event guests or visiting Rotarians arrive looking for a meeting.  Please call 360-775-5820 for more info.
Our regular 11:45 lunch will resume Thursday, October 19th.
See you next week!
District Governor Tom Carroll, representing Rotary clubs on the Olympic Peninsula, spoke with local radio KSQM FM when visiting both the Rotary Club of Sequim and Sequim Sunrise Rotary.  At the invitation of President Bob Hitchcock, Rotary Club of Sequim and Mike Howe, Sequim Sunrise Rotary, Tom discussed all aspects of Rotary Internation with the radio host on Friday, July 21, 2017.
Club members enjoyed beautiful weather and a great time at the Lavendar Festival's Street Faire.  It was an all members hands-on-deck weekend selling tickets for our upcoming 49th Salmon Bake on August 13th and introducing members of the public to Rotary, our club projects and lovely Lucy the pet-able little cocker spaniel who is a member of the Hitchcock family and an ambassor of good feelings.
If you're interested in learning more about Rotary or buying Salmon Bake tickets, please email or phone. 253-306-3741
In lieu of our regular lunch meeting the two club's boards will meet this evening with new District Governor Tom Carroll.  Social hour will begin at 6 pm at The Fifth, followed by dinner.
Friday morning all members are encouraged to join Sequim Sunrise at Sunland's banquet room at 7 am to listen to District Governor Carroll share his thoughts for this Rotary yeah.
Please join us today at 11:45 at Baja Cantina for lunch. Our experiment with an monthly evening meeting has been concluded. Help us welcome new President Bob to Rotary year 2017-2018!
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.

 Join us Thursdays 11:45am-1:15pm at SequimRotary
Dr. Frank DeSalvo, Ph.D.
Mar 01, 2018 11:45 AM
Helping Athletes and Public Performers Maximize their Performance
Durkee and Mary Jeanne Richards
Mar 08, 2018 11:45 AM
Cruising Haida Gwaii (formerly the Queen Charlotte Islands)
Author Linda Carlson
Mar 15, 2018 11:45 AM
Company Towns of the Pacific Northwest
Bob Macaulay
Mar 22, 2018 11:45 AM
Douglas Island Pink and Chum Fish Hatcheries
Don Sorensen and Bob Macaulay
Mar 29, 2018 11:45 AM
Classification Talks
February 2018
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There will be a Holiday Cocktail and Hors d'oeuvres potluck party at Bob and Kelly Macaulay's home on east Sequim Bay.  5:30 pm on Wednesday, December 20th.  Please bring spouses and friends!  Hope all can attend.
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!

Boys & Girls Club Kitchen Upgrade

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


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