Port Townsend

Sunrise Rotary

 
 
Welcome to Port Townsend Sunrise Rotary

Port Townsend-Sunrise
We meet Wednesdays at 7:15 AM
Highway Twenty Roadhouse
2152 W Sims Way
Port Townsend, WA  98368
United States
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Upcoming Events and Signup List
 
Speakers
Emily Ingram
Oct 18, 2017
Affordable Housing Tax
Lois Sherwood
Oct 25, 2017
Mindy Walker
Nov 08, 2017
Lovemore Foundation
 
Club Executives & Directors
President
President Elect
Foundation Chair
Secretary
Treasurer
Club Administrator
 
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Nancy Leeds
    October 1
  • Donna Doney
    October 3
  • John Mackey
    October 8
  • Wayne Pattison
    October 9
  • Joannie Williams
    October 26
  • Chuck Henry
    October 28
  • Jayne Neu
    November 4
  • Laurie Liske
    November 21
  • Bob Sokol
    November 22
  • Charles Neu
    December 5
Spouse Birthdays:
  • Nancy Leeds
    October 1
Join Date:
  • Marilyn Hughes-Pinkerton
    October 1, 2004
    13 years
  • Laurie Liske
    October 19, 2011
    6 years
  • Mindy Walker
    October 21, 2015
    2 years
  • Charles Neu
    November 1, 1999
    18 years
 
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It is time to replace this placeholder with something more timely and important. Therefore, as webmaster, I will choose something write about on a more regular basis that in my opinion, exemplifies the meaning and mission of Rotary. This first one is not a Rotary project but one that I wish could be. I chose this one because one of our members is deeply involved in it and she does much for this organization that does indeed, exemplify the mission of the Rotary Foundation, to “do good in the world”.
Being introduced to this group by our fellow Rotarian, Mindy Walker has led Nancy and me to take the advice of Mother Theresa. She said, “If you cannot feed a hundred hungry people, then just feed one”. For just $30 a month one hungry child receives food, shelter, and safety through the Lovemore Foundation of which Mindy has a seat on their Board and has visited the Congo on several occasions.
This is nothing new for Mindy. According to her bio on the Lovemore website, Mindy Walker is an attorney who desires to advocate for impoverished women and children.  Mindy has worked with refugees and the poor of Athens, Greece; has volunteered at an orphanage in Ghana and has served the local indigent population through representation in cased involving criminal and child protective matters.  Mindy spent six months in DR Congo in 2013 and visited in 2014.  While there, Mindy observed how sustainable projects can have a positive impact on individual lives and a whole community.  She is passionate about programs promoting basic needs, education and sustainability”.
During the Sunrise Rotary annual grant funding selection, our club was asked by Mindy, to support Lovemore by paying the salary of the house mother of the group's orphanage, Le Nid. The request was for $1920. It was approved by the selection committee and the house mother will be paid, not for a month but for an entire year. Remember, the Democratic Republic of the Congo is a very impoverished country and a little help goes a very long way.
Mark your calendar for November 8th. Mindy will be our speaker on that morning and will tell us much more about the Lovemore Foundation and the girls of Le Nid.

 

Sunrise Rotary Helps Local Charity

Preparing dictionaries for distributionYou see us at fund raisers selling hot dogs and tickets for Running of the Balls, you come to our homes for dinner, participate in our golf tournament and much more.  After we raise the money doing those work projects, then we seek ways to give it all away.  Some of it goes to international projects, like the eradication of polio and bringing clean water and sanitation facilities to third world countries.  Perhaps those kinds of charitable giving is that for which Rotary is best known.  However, our club makes sure that the majority of our donations go to local organizations, right here in Port Townsend and Jefferson county.  In the past we have funded programs like providing a free, hard bound, full color, illustrated dictionary for every third grade student in the county(photo at left shows books being readied for distribution).   ...
 
 

A Four dollar stove is life changing

Nearly anyone can have children. It is usually pretty easy. Some, if they can’t do it the easy way or if they just love kids so much, they open their homes to children who will become theirs.  Those are special people!  Then there are those that go even farther to adopt children from places and cultures far away.  Those, one might argue are even more special and there will be a special place awaiting them in heaven.  But what superlatives can be used to describe folks who adopt grandmothers and their charges from a slowly healing, war torn nation filled with orphaned children being raised by the “Grandmothers”? That describes John and Toni Jordan, Rotarians from Victoria, Canada.  John has visited our club on at least two occasions to tell of his work in Rwanda and the desperate need that remains after the Genocide ...
 
 
 
The three East Jefferson county Rotary clubs have been busy, working together and living the dream of Service Above Self.
 
 
 
 
 
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