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Bon Voyage!
 
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!
Bon Voyage! 2017-04-22 07:00:00Z
Hoodies

Club Gives Hoodies to Boys & Girls Club Members

BOYS & GIRLS CLUB MEMBERS "THANK YOU" CHORUS

 

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!”

Hoodies Rochelle McHugh 2016-12-16 08:00:00Z
Student of the Month

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
Student of the Month 2016-12-09 08:00:00Z
PHF

McHUGH, JONES RECEIVE PAUL HARRIS FOUNDATION RECOGNITION!

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.

PHF 2016-12-01 08:00:00Z
Dictionaries

CLUB GIVES 4th GRADE STUDENTS FREE DICTIONARIES!

 

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!
Dictionaries 2016-12-01 08:00:00Z
Welcome New Member John Stange
 

WELCOME NEW MEMBER JOHN STANGE!

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!
 
 
Welcome New Member John Stange 2016-10-15 07:00:00Z
2016 Salmon Bake BIG Success!

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)
 
2016 Salmon Bake BIG Success! 2016-08-16 07:00:00Z
2016 Salmon Bake

DISCOUNTED PRE-EVENT SALMON BAKE TICKETS go on sale July 28th!

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

2016 Salmon Bake 2016-07-22 07:00:00Z
Student of the Month

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.
Student of the Month 2016-01-28 08:00:00Z
Rotarian of the Month

John Lovett named Rotarian of the Month

Rotarian of the Month Richard Hughes 2015-12-03 08:00:00Z
Food Bank
 

Noon Rotarians helping distribute Thanksgiving turkeys at the Sequim Food Bank!

 
 (L-R) Dick Hughes, Dave Mattingley and Anthony Aceto)
Food Bank 2015-11-23 08:00:00Z

Dictionary Project

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!
 
Dictionary Project 2015-10-03 07:00:00Z
Installation Dinner
85th Annual

Installation Dinner

5 PM, Friday, June 26th at
Sunland Golf & Country Club
 
Installation Dinner 2015-05-22 07:00:00Z
New Members Inducted
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)

New Members Inducted Richard Hughes 2015-05-22 07:00:00Z
Student of the Month - March



SHS senior Lisette Garcia honored as Student of the Month for March

Student of the Month - March 2015-03-19 00:00:00Z
Audubon Center Donation
Dungeness River Audubon Center Donation!

President Sara presents check to Powell Jones of the Dungeness River Audubon Center at club meeting.



 
Audubon Center Donation 2015-02-14 00:00:00Z
New Members Inducted
Fisher and Deschenes Inducted

Jennifer Fisher and Charisse Deschenes were inducted at February 12th meeting. Pictured here (l-R) Mentor John Lovett, inductees Jennifer Fisher and Charisse Deschenes, and Membership Chair David Mattingley. Jennifer and Charisse were welcomed with a standing ovation as the newest Rotarians in the world (for the moment).














 
New Members Inducted 2015-02-14 00:00:00Z
Connelly - PH Award

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.

Connelly - PH Award 2015-01-22 00:00:00Z
Corporate Membership
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.
Corporate Membership 2015-01-05 00:00:00Z
Rotary Foundation - Dec 2014

Rotary Foundation Update!

Contributions to Rotary Foundation are typically $100 per member.

 

Rotary Foundation - Dec 2014 Rochelle McHugh 2014-12-18 00:00:00Z
Merry Christmas
Merry Christmas Richard Hughes 2014-12-18 00:00:00Z
Board Meeting - 16 December 2014

Dec 16th Board Meeting Developments
 

  • Corporate Membership Program adopted by board of directors.
  • Board voted unanimously to appoint an ad hoc committee to conduct a mission analysis of our organization.
Board Meeting - 16 December 2014 2014-12-16 00:00:00Z
2014-15 Slate

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

 


 

2014-15 Slate Richard Hughes 2014-10-23 00:00:00Z
Thank you!

46th Annual Salmon Bake & BBQ Big Success!
Thanks to All Our Guests, Entertainers, Exhibitors & Everyone Who Helped.
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Thank you! Richard Hughes 2014-08-10 00:00:00Z
Paul Harris Fellowships Awarded

Club Honors Sequim Community Leaders

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 (Pictured L-R) Joanne Kidd, Trent Pomeroy, Mayme Messinger Faulk, Schock, Colleen Robinson, Liz Mueller. (Photo by Christine Paulsen)

Joanne Kidd, owned and operated a small business and worked for the Sequim school district for nearly 30 years.  Now retired, she continues to give back to the children and families in our community as a volunteer with Sequim Guild for Children’s Hospital, the Red Cross, and the Boys & Girls Club.  Joanne puts her office management and computer skills to work to help with records-keeping and fundraisers. She is a real go- getter with very valuable skills that make her an asset to any organization.

Trent Pomeroy, son of Rotarian Harold Pomeroy, has been actively involved in his dad’s daily life since moving here in 2000.  Trent and his family moved to Port Angeles and is a fourth grade teacher at Hamilton Elementary in Port Angeles.  Trent is an accomplished musician both vocally, enjoying musical theatre and as a pianist.  “Light jazz, new age” is how Trent describes his original compositions that are both meditative and melodically rich.  Trent received this recognition from his dad today.

Mayme Messinger Faulk has been an active volunteer with Soroptimist Int’l, The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Olympic Peninsula, The Museum and Art Center and Sequim Schools’ class reunions for the past 10 years.  Mayme has used her skills to help maintain personnel databases and records for the class reunions and Boys & Girls Club where she also served on the board.   With a heart for service and a passion, Mayme works tirelessly for the people and children of our Sequim community.

Kathy Schock is a director of Sequim Education Foundation. She started the SEF Engineering Challenge to validate and encourage budding engineers. For the past eight years, Kathy has chaired the SEF Grant Program providing teachers funding for projects benefiting some 25,000 students. In 2010, Kathy led a team of coaches and parents to found the Sequim Wolf Pack Youth Football and Cheerleader Program for boys and girls age 6 to 12. In her “spare” time, Kathy tutors students in math and science.

Colleen Robinson, is passionate about finding appropriate families to foster kids in Clallam County.  “It’s definitely a special calling” Robinson said about fostering teenagers in particular. “Most importantly, no matter what the age of the child you take into your home, you have to have a heart and passion for children.”  The need for foster families in Clallam County is always great. Colleen was recognized by the Sequim Noon Rotary for her unflagging work for the all but forgotten kids of our community!

Vice-Chair Liz Mueller, received Sequim Noon Rotary’s Paul Harris Fellow Award on behalf of Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe Chairman W. Ron Allen who was travelling. Ron travels extensively on behalf of the tribe and is focused on diversifying organization’s business centers in the Sequim-Dungeness community. Weighing in on issues at both the local and national levels, Mr. Allen has worked tirelessly for the past 30 years doing good things not only for the tribe, but also for our community.  

Paul Harris Fellowships Awarded Richard Hughes 2014-02-14 00:00:00Z
Harry Hughes Dictionary Project
The Rotary Club of Sequim provides dictionaries to all 4th graders in the Sequim School District boundaries.
Harry Hughes Dictionary Project David Mattingley 2013-10-22 00:00:00Z
Dictionaries for 4th Grade Students in the Sequim School District

Today, our Club met at Helen Haller Elementary School to place a letter from our Club president, a Club sticker, and the name of a 4th grade student inside the hard cover of a nice hard-bound dictionary published by Houghton Mifflin.  By Thursday morning, Oct. 17, the dictionaries will have been delivered to each 4th grade class.  On that morning, Rotarians will present each student with their very own dictionary.  This is another example of how Rotarians work in their community.

Dictionaries for 4th Grade Students in the Sequim School District David Mattingley 2013-10-14 00:00:00Z
Rotary

Rotary is a volunteer organization with 33,000 clubs in over 200 countries and geographical areas. It initiates

humanitarian projects that address today’s challenges affecting the world today, such as hunger, poverty, and

illiteracy. Rotary club members represent a cross-section of business and professional leaders around the world.

These 1.2 million men and women donate their expertise, time, and funds to support local and international

projects that help people in need and promote understanding among cultures. Rotary International is the

worldwide association of Rotary clubs united under a motto of Service Above Self. Rotary's flagship program

is its effort to protect children against polio. It aims to eradicate the disease from the world.

Rotary David Mattingley 2013-10-14 00:00:00Z
Global Grant Awarded

Rotary club gets $50k grant to aid Guatemalans

Sequim Gazette

Published on Fri, Sep 3, 2010

A recent $50,000 grant to The Rotary Club of Sequim is aimed at helping the people of Guatemala.


The Rotary Club of Sequim President Sara Maloney announced Sept. 3 that the club has just been awarded a $50,000 Global Grant from Rotary International to improve health and sanitation needs in three Mayan villages on the northern edge of Lake Izabal, Guatemala.  

The Rotary Club of Bainbridge Island and the host Rotary Club of Guatemala Vista Hermosa join the Sequim club humanitarian venture, Noon Rotary’s International Service Director Lang Hadley explained.

Rotarians will be working with a local non-governmental organization in Guatemala to help meet some of the needs identified by the village COCODE (governing leaders).

“This project addresses accessing a reliable clean water supply, constructing composting latrines, building gardens to improve nutrition and, most of all,  the education necessary to sustain and perpetuate these healthier practices as well as maintain the newly installed infrastructure,” Hadley said.

Rotary provides funds worldwide to create hope, and assist village leaders to make plans for improvement projects that will positively impact the lives of the people.

Guatemala has a total population of about 12 million people, of which an estimated 48 percent are indigenous Mayans.  Of these, 93 percent are living below the poverty line (defined as an income that is not sufficient to purchase a basic basket of goods and basic services). In addition, Guatemala has the fourth highest rate of chronic malnutrition in the world and the highest in the Western Hemisphere.  About 70 percent of children younger than 5 years old are malnourished.

Local Rotarian, Lang Hadley and his wife Mary, an Honorary Rotarian, have gone to Central America several times to attend the annual “Uniendo America” Project Fair.  At the 2010 Fair, held in January, they met Julio Grazioso, a Rotarian from Guatemala City whose Club proposed the comprehensive project to improve the living conditions in some very remote villages.  

Hadley and members of the Bainbridge Club investigated the need and presented the grant request to Rotary International for approval.  Joint funding for the project will come from the Sequim and Bainbridge Island clubs and Rotary International.

The Central American Project Fairs have been held annually to build strong friendships between Central American Rotarians and their North American counterparts and to identify projects in their communities on which they can work together to further Rotary’s goal of world understanding and peace. At the last project fair there were over 300 projects to choose from.   

Participants not only gain valuable knowledge about Rotary and Central America in general, but also meet on a social level with some of the friendly and dynamic Central Americans who are making their countries and the world a better place in which to live.   

The first Central American Project Fair in took place in January 1994.  Approximately 300-400 members U.S. and Canadian Rotarians are expected to attend The next Project Fair, which will be held in David, Panama on Jan. 27–29, 2011.  Those interested may visit the website at http://rotariodavid.org/uniendoamerica/ferias_en.htm   

 

Global Grant Awarded Lang Hadley 2011-03-16 00:00:00Z