Kingston-North Kitsap Rotary Club

September is Rotary New Generations Month. 

KNK Rotary is actively engaging new generations in Rotary Service, mostly through our excellent Interact Club at Kingston High School

What else can we be doing to involve young people in Rotary?

President Elect
Vice President
Community Service Chairwoman
International Chairman
Youth Services Chairman
Youth Protection Officer

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Welcome to the Rotary Club of Kingston-North Kitsap.

Welcome to our Club!

Kingston-North Kitsap

Service Above Self

We meet Wednesdays at 12:00 PM
Kingston Village Green Community Center
26158 Dulay Rd
Kingston, WA  98346
United States
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Submitted by Community Services Chair Brianne Magruder,
At their September meeting, the Community Service Committee was pleased to approve the Following Grants to community activities:
·         Kingston Middle School – Implementing Navigation 101 – in the amount of $500.00
·         Kingston Kiwanis – Back to School Supply Drive – In the amount of $1,000.00
·         Kingston Super Seniors – Monthly Luncheon – in the amount of $1,000.00
·         These grants are in addition to KNK Rotary funding of the Food For Kids program in the amount of $9597.00, raised at our annual Golf Classic in June
KNK Rotary is proud and happy to be able to contribute in this way to key Community Service programs!  Why not join us and help us in this worthy effort?

You will know that President Stan's recent fall caused some hasty re-organization of the Fellowship event on Friday evening the 23rd.
Skip and Sondra Peters responded like troopers, expanding their planned 10-person dinner to 18 and it was a great success!  Thanks to all those who came out and shared their time and their histories with Rotary.  And special thanks to Sondra and Skip for their exceptional hospitality and flexibility!!
We look forward to the next Fellowship event - our Holiday Dinner Party on December 3rd.  If you haven't marked your calendar yet - please do it now! 
Stan - we all hope you are healing well and quickly and are back in full health very soon! 

submitted by Sally Christy
Our annual Kingston Open House is a fantastic way to get acquainted with our community and it's excellent people and organizations.  DON'T MISS IT!
Click on the news release for more info...

submitted by Communications Chair Ron Carter
Kingston - The annual summer concert series at the Port of Kingston’s Mike Wallace Park was another big success, according to officials.  The series, a joint effort of the Port of Kingston, Kingston Chamber of Commerce, and the Kingston/North Kitsap Rotary Club, opens the door to see what Kingston’s like, according to Rotary’s Randy Monlux.  Monlux, who chairs Rotary’s beer and wine tent at the concerts, added “a significant number who attend the concerts came from ‘the other side’ this year.” The eight concert series was highlighted this year by Tangerine Dream, a Beatles Impression band and the ever-popular Blues Counselors. 
            More than 20 Rotarians volunteered their time on Saturday nights to staff the beer and wine tent, as part of Rotary’s contribution to the community.  Kingston/North Kitsap Rotary serves the communities of Hansville, Indianola, and Kingston.  The Club works to improve lives in the community and beyond.  It’s focus is on food for kids, funding to complete Village Green Community Center build-out, and funding a community electronic reader-board.  Meetings occur Wednesday’s at 11:45 am. at Village Green Community Center in Kingston.  Guests are welcome. 

Kingston - Answering an emergency appeal for blood donors, on August 23
Kingston/North Kitsap residents set a one-day record for blood donated here. 53 units
of blood were collected, a fifty percent increase from recent averages. Earlier,
Bloodworks Northwest, which collects, tests, and distributes lifesaving blood to some 90
hospitals in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska, set out the emergency appeal after
Pacific Northwest inventories of type O blood dipped alarmingly low. Kingston/North
Kitsap Rotary Club sponsors the community blood drives, supplying event promotion
and support staffing. According to Jon Sole, Rotary chair for the blood drive, some of
the success of this drive may be because it was held at the new Village Green
Community Center. The next blood drive at Village Green is set for October 18.
Kingston/North Kitsap Rotary Club works to improve lives in the community and
beyond. It’s 2016 focus is on food for kids, funding to complete Village Green
Community Center build-out, and funding a community electronic reader-board.
Meetings occur Wednesday’s at 11:45 a.m. at Village Green Community Center in
Kingston. Guests are welcome.

submitted by Sondra Peters
The Fellowship of Kingston Rotary Club is underway after our first event in September.
Mark your calendars, iphones, ipads.....Look what’s coming!
Kingston Rotary Holiday Dinner Party:  "”A jolly good time”. Saturday, December 3rd, 6 PM.  To be held at the Kingston Community Center.  (Fee TBD).
Winter Soup Supper:  Friday, February 10th, Hosts to be announced.  A get acquainted kind of an affair. 
              Look for an Evite in January
Installation of new officiers, Dinner and Awards: Date to be announced in June.
Any questions please email


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THANK YOU to Gale Kirsopp for this excellent tip! 




A NEW feature on our website is a link to our current Mission and Strategic Plan.  See it just below the "Rotary Month" item at top left.  We hope this helps our non-Rotarian friends understand us just a bit better...

Our Mailing address
PO Box 832
Kingston WA 98346
Nov 02, 2016
Cory Thompson
Let It Ride Parties
Rotary recognized on public television's 'American Graduate Day'
Rotary was recognized on 17 September on public television's fifth annual American Graduate Day program for its work with San Diego-based Monarch School, a K-12 school for homeless youth. The Rotary Club of San Diego, California, USA, was applauded for its work mentoring Monarch's students, keeping them on track to graduate, and helping the school to continue thriving during tough economic times. Monarch School CEO Erin Spiewak appeared as one of the show's guests, along with Monarch Alumnus Cynthia Valenzuela, who attested to the positive, life-changing experience Monarch School gave her and...
Practicing peace
Nations around the world will observe the International Day of Peace on 21 September, a date designated by the United Nations in 2001 as "a day of global ceasefire and nonviolence." Rotary's commitment to building peace and resolving conflict is rooted in the Rotary Peace Centers program, formed in 2002. Each year, the program prepares up to 100 fellows to work for peace through a two-year master's degree program or a three-month professional certificate program at university partners worldwide. Today, nearly 1,000 peace centers alumni are applying their skills — negotiating peace in conflict...
Charity Navigator upgrades Rotary Foundation’s rating
The Rotary Foundation has received the highest possible score from Charity Navigator, an independent evaluator of charities in the U.S. In the most recent ratings, released on 1 September, The Rotary Foundation earned the maximum 100 points for both financial health and accountability and transparency. The ratings reflect how efficiently Charity Navigator believes the Foundation will use donations, how well it has sustained programs and services, and its level of commitment to good governance and openness. In the previous rating, the Foundation had received 97 points.
eBay Live Auctions that benefit Rotary
Each month, eBay, the world’s largest auction website, selects a set of upcoming Live Auction events and donates a portion of all sales proceeds to Rotary. Only U.S. auction sales are eligible. See the schedule of September auctions.
Rotary district collecting relief funds for Louisiana flood victims
Rotary clubs of District 6200 are collecting relief funds to help thousands of victims after record flooding devastated communities in southern Louisiana, USA, earlier this month. Torrential rains caused rivers, streams, and bayous to swell, damaging or destroying more than 60,000 homes and killing at least 13 people. The U.S. Coast Guard and emergency responders helped rescue more than 30,000 residents from the rising flood waters. As of 25 August, more than 3,000 residents were still in emergency shelters even after the water receded. Donate to District 6200 disaster relief fund.