I am a true believer in history as it provides to us a record of the past, a guide to the present and a forecast of the future. It pays to understand it. Since Rotary has a 113 year history’s, it's role in the world has changed over time as many of its projects have expanded. As Rotary has expanded in scope, so too, has its membership.  Our lives have been effected by this change and within all of us we feel a part of Rotary's evolution. Globally, Rotary has been a key instrument in eradicating polio from the planet.Since 1988, there has been a 99% reduction in polio and rotary’s contribution provides that service to protect all children in the world from this terrible disease.  So as a club, we support the Rotary Foundation and its influence and note that we, too are a service club.
I am a true believer in history as it provides to us a record of the past, a guide to the present and a forecast of the future. It pays to understand it. Since Rotary has a 113 year history’s, it's role in the world has changed over time as many of its projects have expanded. As Rotary has expanded in scope, so too, has its membership.  Our lives have been effected by this change and within all of us we feel a part of Rotary's evolution. Globally, Rotary has been a key instrument in eradicating polio from the planet.Since 1988, there has been a 99% reduction in polio and rotary’s contribution provides that service to protect all children in the world from this terrible disease.  So as a club, we support the Rotary Foundation and its influence and note that we, too are a service club.

In our town, our club strives to be an inspiration within our community. We meet weekly to build friendships, change lives and provide service. Together we believe our common good produces a better community.
It is no secret that rotary service transforms lives ,and as Paul Harris envisioned: “a place where people from every corner of the earth can come together to become something greater than themselves.”
 
In Port Angeles, our club goals reflect our District goals in that we plan to strengthen our club membership with Rotary Foundation, focus on increased humanitarian service and promote a strong public image. We are always in the hunt for new members who connect with our service and be our partners. We work as a team and strive to challenge ourselves. Our Club in Port Angeles has a rich legacy of service as its members continue to move throughout the world in Asia and Africa, as well as, hosting club visits from New Zealand and Thailand most recently. Some of projects are larger than ourselves and some of projects are about ourselves within our community. Our most recent projects have funded a health center at the high school, supported fund raising for the Fiero Marine Science service center, and installed smoke detectors for fire reduction. Our youth programs have sponsored inbound and outbound Exchange Students. So as club, we seek to engage our community and know that we remain active.
 
Yes, we are a part of Rotary’s history and within our forecast, we plan to be that strong force that commits to making this world a better place.
 
Marc Jackson