Speakers
Upcoming Speakers
Lee Burki - SoundBrain - 253-432-4418
Apr 11, 2017
Think Feel Sleep Better
Bill Lemke - 253-279-7707
May 02, 2017
Northwest Furniture Bank
Past Speakers
Foundation Centennial Social
Mar 21, 2017
Social
Courage Classic Social
Mar 16, 2017
Foss Waterway Seaport - starts at 5:30 PM All club members invited
Louise Penberthy - humaninterop@gmail.com
Mar 14, 2017
Serving a Diverse Community 5 pm - 6 pm St Anthony Hospital, Smalling Educational Room
March Board Meeting 4 pm - 5 pm
Mar 14, 2017
Board Meeting - St Anthony Hospital, Smalling Educational Room
 
Club Executives & Directors
President
Vice President
Secretary
Treasurer
Foundation Chair
 
 
 
Welcome To Gig Harbor North Rotary
Rotary International - We are 1.2 million neighbors, friends, and community leaders who come together to create positive, lasting change in our communities and around the world.
It’s amazing what we can accomplish when hearts and minds work together. See how leaders from countries, cultures, and occupations around the world are taking action — to enhance health, empower youth, promote peace, and improve their community. 
 
Rotary Club of Gig Harbor North - Since our club's inception we have impacted our local community and our International friends.  Some of our activities include traveling to a remote village in Peru to create a computer lab and in 2016, traveling with high school students to Guatemala in the mountains above Lake Atitlan to work on a “refugio" for the Opal House.  We have supported Food Backpacks4Kids, secured and implemented grant monies to assist homeless families and the Peninsula School District purchasing necessities for homeless students.  Our annual fundraiser, The Galloping Gertie is always a fun and profitable venture!
 
Come be a part of this "Service Above Self" Rotary club!
 
Home Page Stories
Donating a GO Kart (Gamers Outreach Kart) to Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital, Child Life Services department to celebrate the centennial of The Rotary Foundation. 
Meet our newest members Jan and Warren Falls!
 
Local Charities benefit from our annual Galloping-Gertie Marathon.

Join us on Saturday, August 12th as you cross the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. This out and back course offers some of the most gorgeous views in the northwest and gives participants a once in a lifetime opportunity to race across the bridge. Offering a Half Marathon, 10K Run, 5K Run/Walk and Kid’s Run, there is something for the whole family!

The Rotary Club of Gig Harbor North supports many local causes and charities including both Peninsula and Gig Harbor High Schools, Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital, Children’s Home Society, Communities in Schools and Food Backpacks4Kids.
 
 
Club Information

Rotary Club of Gig Harbor North

Gig Harbor North

Service Above Self

Most Tuesdays at 5-6pm
Milgard Medical Pavilion at St Anthony Hospital
11511 Canterwood Blvd, 2nd Floor
Smalling Family Educaction Center
Gig Harbor, WA  98332
United States
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Meet Ken Roberts--Our Dedicated Multiple Term President
 
 
Rotary International News
Convention: Southern hospitality
The Atlanta Host Organization Committee is offering some good old-fashioned Southern hospitality at the Rotary International Convention from 10 to 14 June. It has planned a wide range of activities featuring everything from good food and music to inspiring tours of local landmarks. If it’s your first convention, these events are chances to meet fellow Rotarians from around the world, and if you’re an experienced convention goer, you can catch up with old friends. Hall of Fame baseball player Hank Aaron will host Rotarians for a “Strike Out Polio” night at the new SunTrust Park, where you’ll...
Member spotlight: The power of the press
When Teguest Yilma helped found the Rotary Club of Addis Ababa Entoto in 2002, she thought polio had already been eradicated from most of the world. But while Ethiopia had been free of the disease, Yilma was shocked to learn that new cases had started cropping up in surrounding countries such as Somalia. “I was thinking, it’s not possible, we can’t be free if the countries around us are not free,” she says. Yilma, the managing editor of Capital, Ethiopia’s largest English weekly newspaper, has brought a journalist’s skills to the fight against polio. She became vice chair of the Ethiopia...
Member interview: Writer sheds light on FDR’s right-hand woman
Battling breast cancer in 2000, Kathryn Smith found comfort pursuing her lifelong interest in Franklin D. Roosevelt. The more she read, the more intrigued she became with the 32nd U.S. president’s private secretary, Marguerite Alice “Missy” LeHand. “I thought, what a fascinating life she had because she was by his side through the polio crisis, establishing the polio rehabilitation center in Warm Springs and then after his return to politics,” she says. Smith, a past president of the Rotary Club of Greater Anderson, S.C., and a longtime newspaper journalist, turned that curiosity into a book...
The Rotarian Conversation with Ban Ki-moon
One of United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s earliest memories is of fleeing with his family into the mountains during the Korean War, his village burning behind him. His father and grandfather had to forage for food in the woods; his mother gave birth to his siblings away from anything remotely resembling a health facility. “I have known hunger,” he says. “I have known war, and I have known what it means to be forced to flee conflict.” The soldiers who came to their rescue were flying the blue flag of the United Nations. The UN provided them with food and their schools with books....
Culture: Life in the bike lane
Like a lot of us, I spent much of my childhood riding bikes, but fell out of the habit for a while. Forty years. Then my wife and I moved to New York, where cyclists risk their necks in a daily Thunderdome of cabs, police cars, firetrucks, double-decker buses, messengers on motorbikes, and delivery trucks backing around corners at 20 miles an hour. Not for me! At least not until my 50th birthday, when my metabolic furnace flamed out. Calories started going directly from beer bottle to beer belly. It was time to start exercising. Either that or give up Samuel Adams, and I couldn’t do that to...