Clark County Public Works Director Heath Henderson will direct a discussion about the new infrastructure within our club boundaries in North Clark County, as well as the possible challenges that could be faced in years to come. Projects include 179th Street Interchange at I-5, the NW 10th Avenue bridge, and more.
As we heard from the Port of Ridgefield earlier in the year, growth in our area is going to be large, and rapid, over the next two decades.
This meeting will be held at at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center, in meeting rooms C/D on the third floor. Free parking is available in the parking structure.
Prolific researcher and professor Clayton Mosher shared interesting results of his research about juvenile incarceration at our meeting on Thursday, Feb. 16.
Mosher said he built a network by participating in a variety of academic and community meetings and continuing to publish research in journals that mattered to professionals in the field but were not necessarily as prestigious academically — such as Law and Policy, Police Quarterly, Prison Journal and the Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse. As he became known, more research opportunities came his way.
In 2001, Mosher moved from Pullman to Vancouver, where he immediately started establishing local connections.
He has worked with law enforcement, probation counselors, judges and other court officials, school personnel, drug prevention and treatment experts, local homeless and food bank councils, and state officials at various agencies. The common thread among them, Mosher said, is a commitment “to issues of social justice and to doing the right thing for the people they serve.”
In other club business, President Susanne presented her January Rotarian of the Month recognition to Membership Director Scot Brantley. Susanne said his perfect attendance thus far, and his behind-the-scenes work on membership recruitment and retention has been recognized and appreciated.
Service Projects Director Steve Pash also shared details about our upcoming March 11 smoke detector installation project with Clark County Fire & Rescue. This hands-on project has been scheduled for training to begin at 8:30 a.m., at the CCF&R headquarters (911 NE 65th Avenue, Ridgefield), then move to McCuddy's Marina near the Port of Ridgefield about 10 a.m. for installations. If you're interested in participating, please contact Pash by email.
Thanks to our guest Nayla Kassab (proposed member) and visiting Rotarian Laurie Doering (Lewis River) for joining us.
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Service Projects Director Steve Pash has been able to reschedule our hands on service project with Clark County Fire & Rescue. The project is now set for Saturday, March 11.
Training begins at 8 a.m. at the Clark County Fire & Rescue headquarters, located at 911 NE 65th Avenue, Ridgefield, WA 98642.
At about 10 a.m., the group will head to McCuddy's Marina in downtown Ridgefield for installations at floating homes. We are hoping to get 10-15 volunteers, so please be sure to sign up by contacting Steve Pash (firstname.lastname@example.org).
This is also a great opportunity to bring potential new members and spouses to see Rotary's impact in the community, so if you know someone who might be interested in participating, please invite them along.
What a terrific meeting of the Rotary Club of Three Creeks last night! Tina Vlachos led the pledge of allegiance, Jolene Nelson delivered the moment of inspiration, and after a fun introduction of our special guest from Lisa Bayautet Michael Reardon presented a touching, informative and humorous program about the Southwest Washington Area Agency on Aging and Disabilities.
Reardon shared information about programs available through his agency ranging from respite care for home care providers to short term health care equipment loan and rentals.
He also shared stories from families that the Area Agency on Aging & Disabilities had helped over the years. The agency covers five counties, including Clark, Cowlitz, Skamania, Wahkiakum and Klickitat.
Thanks to visiting Rotarians Greg Kimsey (Vancouver), Paul Montague (Greater Clark County), Holly Williams (Vancouver) and Ralph Akin (Lewis River), as well as guests Stacey Jacques, Ian Anderson and Audra Smith for attending and checking out our club. We always enjoy welcoming guests and visiting Rotarians.