Welcome to the Port Angeles Rotary Noon Club
Service Above Self
We meet Wednesdays at 12:00 PM
Asian Buffet
1940 E 1st St Suite 160
Port Angeles, WA  98362
United States
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Meeting Program, Youth Court
Our speakers are Kim Burns talking about Tween Court and Jacob Melly talking about Juvenile Drug Court
Teen Court is one of our diversion programs.  Diversion is for first time offenders that commit misdemeanor or gross misdemeanor offenses (ex. MIP, theft 3, malicious mischief, simple assaults, possession of marijuana, harassment).  Some youth appear before an adult board made up of community volunteers and some youth appear before our Teen Court.
Teen Court is made up of juvenile volunteers from Port Angeles, Crescent and Sequim schools from 6th grade through senior year of high school.  These youth are trained by Kim and Tracey Lassus our Juvenile Deputy Prosecutor.  They run the entire court and fill the roles of Judge, Bailiff, Court Clerk, Prosecutor Advocate, Defense Advocate and jury.  Teen Court is based on the Restorative Justice approach, meaning that the youth that appear before them need to repair the harm that they have done to themselves, their families and the community by committing the offense.  Adult Teen Court Coordinators are only there to answer questions and be supervisors over the process.  The Prosecutor and Defense Advocates read the police report, come up with their dialogue, question the respondent that is appearing before them  and then make their recommendations to the jury.   The jury then deliberates and comes up with what the consequences will be which become the diversion contract that the youth must complete within 6 months.   Teen Court members do not determine guilt or innocence, the youth that appear before them have to agree to enter diversion and take responsibility for the offense. 
This has proven to be a very powerful program since the youth appear and get consequences by their peers instead of other adults. 
Clallam County’s Juvenile Drug Court began in 1997 and shares many similarities with the Adult Drug Court. Youth may petition the court for participation in certain instances where substance use disorders have led to problems with the law. Participation in this therapeutic court is a privilege and successful participants have their underlying charges dismissed.
The main components of the Juvenile Drug Court program include drug/alcohol treatment, self-help meetings, and weekly check-in with the Drug Court Team. The team—consisting of representatives of the Public Defender’s Office, Prosecutor’s Office, treatment agencies, Superior Court Judges, and Juvenile Services Department—also monitors school and home life. The Juvenile Drug Court program generally lasts around a year for juveniles able to maintain sobriety and behave appropriately. 
April and May Rotary Students of the Month
April Rotary Students of the Month
Katherine Gordon, daughter of Darry and Diana Gordon
3.5 GPA
Member of JV and Varsity Cheer
NJROTC Supply Officer Assistant, 2014; Supply Officer 2015; Armed Drill Team; Pt Team; Color Guard; and Unarmed Duals Member of the Rider Crew Sophomore Vice President Attended the Northwest Leadership Conference in Summer of 2014, and the Northwest Leadership Academy in Florida in the Summer of 2015 Works part time at Safeway as a Courtesy Clerk and at Elite School of Driving as on office assistant She joins volunteering in the community and NJROTC, Cheer, and Dance
Austin Phillips,  son of Ben and Vera Phillips
3.67 GPA
3 Academic Letters of Excellence
Student of the Triad in November 2014
Lots of Volunteering; Run-a-Muck, 2 years at the ESP Sprint Boat Races, the Festival of Trees, and has assisted in teaching Gumdo
Blue Belt in Tae Kwan Do
Blue Belt in Gumdo
He Enjoys hunting, shooting, and video games
May Rotary Students of the Month
MacKenzie Cammack, daughter of Joseph and Kaylee Cammack
3.1 GPA
Has taken several Honors and AP Courses
Varsity Letter in Music
Marching Band Drum Major
Bella Voice Choir Section Leader,
Participated in the 2015 All State Choir, and the State Solo and Ensemble Contest
Member of both Wind Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble
Participates with the Crab Fest Choir and with Musical Theater
She enjoys voice lessons and classical musical performances
Elliott Soelter, son of Clint Soelter and Sydney Upham Soelter
3.3 GPA
Member of the National Honor Society
Member of the Citizen Band Powatomi Tribe
Varsity Letter in Tennis; member of the PAHS tennis team for 4 years
Varsity Letter in Lacrosse; played on then Mountaneers Lacrosses team since 7th grade
Member of the PAHS Band; played both the piano and trombone for 6 years, received the Most improved Band Student for 2013
Junior Class Secretary and the Current Port Angeles High Student Body Vice President
He enjoys traveling, swing dancing, restoring a 1984 Toyota Land Cruiser with his Dad, eating his Mom's excellent cooking, and learning about his Native American heritage form his grandfather.
Happy Bucks for July
Happy Bucks for July is the Back to School Supply Drive. 
The Port Angeles School District is working with Parent Line/Lutheran Community Services NW and other local service organizations to host the 2016 Back to School Event for families in need on Saturday, August 20, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Jefferson Elementary, 218 East Twelfth Street. Rotary has been helping by donating Happy Bucks towards purchasing school supplies.  
Also, this year Rotary President Sam Phillips has suggested we each consider purchasing one or more a back packs to donate (we always run out of back packs for the kids on the Back to School event.  In August we will be recruiting Rotary volunteers as navigators from 9:30 – 12:00 and 12:00 – 2:30 on the day of the event to help families get supplies at the gym at Jefferson on August 20th. This event is a lot of fun, very satisfying and a great chance to show our Rotary service.  
Happy Bucks for June supported the Senior and Elderly " Fall Prevention" program.
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
T. Scott Brandon
December 8
Marc Jackson
December 12
Robert Scott
December 14
Jeffrey Bohman
December 24
Spouse Birthdays
Christine Peterson
December 13
Cynthia Gase
December 15
Christy Smith
Michael Martin
December 5
Patricia Hannah
Mark Hannah
December 16
Join Date
Frederick Royce
December 1, 1994
24 years
James Heckman
December 1, 1990
28 years
Susie Sanders
December 2, 2016
2 years
Greg Birch
December 3, 1997
21 years
Robert Scott
December 3, 1997
21 years
Suzanne DeBey
December 5, 2012
6 years
Ted Ripley
December 31, 2004
14 years
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