Speaker Date Topic
Mike Bruner - Fair Manager Jul 18, 2018
2018 Grays Harbor County Fair
2018 Grays Harbor County Fair

Mike Bruner and Rod Easton with the Grays Harbor County Fair will be coming to talk about the 2018 Grays Harbor County Fair.  The Fair is designed to provide not only a showcase for the farmers and ranchers in our area, but also businesses, craft specialist, home hobbyist, and gardners.

This year's entertainment at the fair kicks off on Wednesday, August 8th at 8:00 PM at the Pepsi Stage with The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band who will takes on a journey about "Fishing in the DarK" one of their biggest hits:  Here is the chorus:

You and me going fishing in the dark
Lying on our backs and counting the stars
Where the cool grass grows
Down by the river in the full moon light
We'll be fallin' in love in the middle of the night
Just movin' slow

Center State entertainment is free with your fair pass, however, RESERVE SEATING is available for a fee. Please check the GH County Fair Website for information: http://www.ghcfairgrounds.com/events/entertainment

Other Center Stage Entertainment is:

August 9th - William Michael Morgan Concert

August 10th  Humptulips and Ericka Corbin

August 11th -Green River Revival -Creedence Clearwater Revival Tribute Band

Craig Gillis and his wife, Gerri Jul 25, 2018
Meet the 2018-2019 Rotary District Governor for District 5020
Meet the 2018-2019 Rotary District Governor for District 5020

Newly installed District Governor Craig Gillis and his wife, Gerry will be visiting our club as part of their requirement to attend each club's meeting at least once.

We are waiting to find out if this will be an evening meeting or a daytime event so "Stay Tuned".

RSVP will  be requested and Officers and Board members need to be there.


Craig Gillis Bio
Craig Gillis was raised in Williams Lake. He pursued a B.A. (history) at the UVIC where he met his wife Gerry. They ventured to Prince Rupert as high school teachers before moving in 1976 to Campbell River, to teach, retiring in 2008. After serving as a counselor, vice-principal and principal in elementary, middle, and high schools, Craig spent eight years as Director of Instruction (K-12) and Assistant Superintendent for SD 72. Craig and Gerry have their Master of Education degrees. Gerry, a high school counselor, chartered and then sponsored the Interact Club of Timberline Secondary. Since retirement Craig has worked as a SD 72 consultant, coordinating mentorship for principals and vice-principals and facilitating the Aboriginal Education Improvement Agreement dialogue. He works with VIU and the UVIC in Field Services, supervising student teachers. Recently, he trained all workers in Campbell River for Elections Canada. He serves as a B.C. Marriage Commissioner.
A Rotarian with Campbell River Daybreak since 2001, Craig has always had service in his blood. He has served as director/grants chair for the C.R. Community Foundation for seven years. Prior to his year as President in 2010-2011, he was named ‘Rotarian of the Year’. He has served on multiple club committees citing youth activities as a focus---Literacy, Student of the Month, Scholarship, RYE. An advocate of the club’s wheelchair project, he participated in the distribution of 280 wheelchairs to Colombia. He is a multiple Paul Harris fellow and soon a Paul Harris Society member. A perennial presenter at DLTA, he has served as District Trainer, Asia Country Officer and Youth Exchange Chair, and has cofacilitated over twenty Rotary Club Vision sessions.
The Gillises are very proud of their daughter, a clinical psychologist, and their son, a documentary film maker. Their first grandchild recently arrived!
7th Street Kids Theater Aug 01, 2018
Seusical the Musical
Seusical the Musical

The 7th Street Kids will be presenting Seussical the Muscial this year.  Follow the web page link for the most recent information.  


Alex Eddy and some of his cast members will come and provide us with a brief preview of the show and some of the performers.  Aberdeen Rotary contributes toward this outstanding educational opportunity annually and the results have been spectacular.

7th Street Kids is a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation and is governed by a 20-member Board of Directors. The Board hires the Producer and Directors to oversee the summer workshop program and work with the Kids. Annual financial support comes from tuition, contributions, and ticket sales. Major support has also been received from the E.K. & Lillian F. Bishop Foundation and the Oakmead Foundation.

See you there.

Kuinn Karaffa - Miss Grays Harbor Aug 08, 2018
Chickens - Habitat for Humanity - What it takes to become Miss Grays Harbor
Chickens - Habitat for Humanity - What it takes to become Miss Grays Harbor

On August 8th, Miss Kuinn Karaffa, who is Miss Grays Harbor for 2018-2019, will be joining us.  Kuinn is a local girl with beauty, talent, brains, and a heart filled for community Service.  She was raised in the Montesano area but works in Hoquiam and the YMCA, volunteers her time for the Board for Grays Harbor Habitat for Humanity, finds time to help build on their home projects, but is still basically a "TomBoy" at heart.

Kuinn is a 22 year old graduate student whose platform is Habitat for Humanity: Building Home, Communities and Hope. She  currently sits on the board of directors for the local Habitat for Humanity.  In the local competition, Kuinn received Top Interview, Top Swimsuit, and Top Evening Gown awards, while tying with Dakota Roos for Top Talent.

She recently partcipated in the Miss Washington Pageant and previously had been crowns as Miss Thurston County in 2016.  She's full of energy and ready to serve her community and work on her platform to help out Habitat for Humanity.  

Please come and meet Kuinn Karaffa, Miss Grays Harbor.

Summer Picnic and BBQ Aug 29, 2018
Meet our New Exchange Student and Other Fun Stuff
Meet our New Exchange Student and Other Fun Stuff

Our summer picnic and BBQ is a chance to meet our newest Exchange Student.  The event will take place at the home of Rotarian Lisa Smith and she will be hosting along with her husband, Chad and daughter.

The Event will begin around 5:30 PM.  It will be a BBQ with side dish potluck.  This means you should bring a salad, side dish, dessert, chips or ???.   Lemonade and water will be served; if you require something stronger, you will be responsible for bringing in yourself.

Along with our new exchange student, we will be inviting this year's Youth Exchange Host families for you to meet.  The address is 31 Miller Lane in Montesano.  Directions will be provided later.

Kari Morgan & Jan Gravley Sep 19, 2018
Harbor High Career & Technical Education