November is Rotary Foundation Month

The Rotary Foundation supports worthy Service projects in our community and around the world.

It's biggest project to date is the eradication of Polio - a decades long effort costing hundreds of millions, which is THIS CLOSE to completion.  

Until the last case of Polio has been reported, we must keep our eye on that ball.  Are YOU contributing?

 
 
 
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Kingston-North Kitsap Rotary Club
 

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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 Sondra Peters
Sondra Peters and Past President Stan Mack presented her Paul Harris Fellowship to KNK Rotarian Jessica Larson, who is on a medical leave of absence.  We congratulate Jessie for this honor and send her our best wishes for a quick recovery.  
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At last week's meeting, Past President of the Kingston Kiwanis Club Pat Bennett-Forman was made a Paul Harris Fellow, recognizing her years of work on behalf of Kingston's youth.  
submitted by Communications Chair Ron Carter
At their November 1 meeting, Kinston North Kitsap Rotarians received an update on their support of a Literacy Project in Cambodia and Laos.  An annual grant from the Club supports the work of Anne Thomas, who, for thirty years, has worked with ethnic minorities in those countries.  The Club’s money goes to print books which are used to teach reading, math, and health education. In 1995 Thomas wrote a book that became the national model for education in Laos.  She teaches local villagers to be teachers in their local language - there are hundreds - then to be taught in the national language. 
submitted by Communications Chair Ron Carter
Kingston Rotarians celebrated another successful project benefitting our community.
Monday afternoon, Oct 30, two benches were installed near the playground area at Kingston’s Village Green Park.  The project was spearheaded by Rotary’s Community Affairs Committee and it’s chair, Jim Dixon.  Dixon says the project could not have been done without the assistance of local contractor Matt House and Kiwanian Dave Wetter.  “Matt is, the hero on this thing,” Dixon said, speaking of House.  “He donated 65-bags of concrete to pour the pads and the bench supports.  He designed the supports and the bench architecture, and he delivered all the materials for the work party to install today.  This community owes a lot to Matt House, and Kiwanian Dave Wetter who engineered the new drinking fountain (below), and was a huge help with both projects.”  Every time you drive past the park and see mothers, dads, grandmas and grandpas watching their kids enjoy the playground from the comfort of the new benches, think of Rotary.  It is the mission of Rotary to bring together resources to improve our community, one project at a time.  
 
 
submitted by Ron Carter, Communications Chair

Kingston residents, North Kitsap residents, and Olympic Peninsula visitors and residents will soon notice a major change at the intersection of Highway 104 and Lindvog Road in Kingston.  Ground was broken Wednesday, Oct 25, for an electronic community reader-board on the southeast corner of that intersection.  Although it has taken nearly ten years to bring the project to fruition, those behind the project believe the effort has been worth it.  Kingston Rotary Club’s Jon Sole, the sign’s driving force, saw that with the advancement of technology there was an opportunity to build a sign to announce community events, welcome visitors, and serve as a “community water cooler.”   Kingston’s Rotary Club took on the project, spearheaded by Sole and former Rotary Club President, Clint Boxman.  They enlisted community partners to get behind the project including Port of Kingston, Kingston Citizens Advisory Council, and Kingston Chamber of Commerce.  According to Sole, “this is a clear example of what can be done by building partnerships in a great place like Kingston.”

About half of the sign’s total cost of $40k is being supported by the Port of Kingston, which will operate it and provide maintenance and insurance.  The sign will be for community use.  It will not be commercial or political. 

The site has been cleared pro-bono by Steve Kelly Construction.  Community leader Dave Wetter handled the excavation.  Hanson Sign Co. is the contractor.  County Commissioner Rob Gelder has been an ongoing supporter and has assisted in matters involving Kitsap County.
 
 
submitted by Communications Chair Ron Carter
Rotarian Michelle Fuji told her story to fellow Rotarians at a recent October meeting.  And she demonstrated the art of acupuncture.  Fuji is owner and practitioner of an acupuncture and herbal medicine practice.  She refers to herself as an East Asian Medical Practitioner.  A veteran of years of East Asian Medical training, Michelle practices in Poulsbo, Kingston, and Silverdale. 
 
At the same meeting, Rotarian Jon Sole reported a record number of blood drive donors at the October 17 blood drive.  58 donors came to lend their arms to the cause.  Rotarians support each Bloodworks Northwest Kingston Blood Drive, every eight weeks at Kingston’s Village Green Community Center.  
 
 
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Multiple award-winning photographer Bonnie Block displayed a collection of her images at our recent October meeting.  Block is a 37-year resident of Kingston who specializes in photographs of birds of the Pacific Northwest.  In addition to a collection of those images, she shared pictures of her recent photo shoot in Botswana.  And, she showed the image of eagles and herons taken at Seabeck, WA that was selected as 2016 Audubon Photography Awards grand prize winner.
 
 
from De' MacKinnon
 
Board meeting minutes are sent to all members in a bulk mailing.  Should you wish to review a set of minutes you may not have saved, follow these steps to find them online.
  1. Go to our website: Kingston-nkrotary.org
  2. Login.
  3. Next select “Member Area” from the top bar.
  4. Scroll down under “My Clubrunner” and select “View Club Documents”.
  5. Scroll down to the Board Minutes you wish to read.
  6. When done, be sure to log out.
 
You may recall the item submitted earlier this year by Treasurer Gale Kirsopp, about Amazon Smile - where you can do your Amazon shopping AND make a contribution to our Rotary Foundation in the process!  In case you haven't signed up yet - PLEASE do.  Here is the link to set up your "Amazon Smile" account.  After that it's just a matter of going to "smile.amazon.com" to do your Amazon shopping and your contribution will be automatic.  There is NO extra cost to do this.  Amazon is sharing their profit with us! 
 
From Gale: 

Just a reminder for all Amazon shoppers – please use Amazon Smile. https://smile.amazon.com/ch/20-2960627

For each purchase you make through Amazon.Smile – Amazon will donate .5% of eligible sales to Kingston NK Rotary.

It’s a fund raiser that does not require any of your time !

 

 

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...
 
    
 
 
 
 
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Kingston WA 98346
 
Speakers
No Meeting
Nov 22, 2017
No Meeting
Jillian Rutherford, PA-C
Dec 06, 2017
Vintage Direct Primary Care PLLC, Modern Care, Old Time Service
Walt Elliot
Dec 13, 2017
Ferries 101
Dr Laurynn Evans NKSD
Dec 20, 2017
Update on upcoming School Levy
Rosie Ludlow
Jan 17, 2018
Scarlet Road Awareness Presentation
Kathy Sole, De' MacKinnon
Feb 14, 2018
kitsap Historical Society
 
 
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