March is Rotary Literacy Month

Rotary has designated March for Literacy Awareness. It's such an important topic that Rotary has made SUPPORTING EDUCATION one of our Six Areas of Focus. Sixty-seven million children worldwide have no access to education and more than 775 million people over the age of 15 are illiterate.

Join us and fight illiteracy worldwide. 

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Kingston-North Kitsap Rotary Club

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Kingston-North Kitsap

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We meet Wednesdays at 12:00 PM
Kingston Village Green Community Center
26158 Dulay Rd
Kingston, WA  98346
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from Communications Chair Ron Carter

You are a business owner.  A key objective is to establish your brand in the market you serve.  You do this through advertising and word-of-mouth….and connecting your brand to established, respected community events.  One such event, arguably Kingston-North Kitsap’s most prestigious, is the upcoming Kingston-North Kitsap Swing for Rotary Golf Tournament, June 22 at White Horse Golf Club.  Sponsorship opportunities exist to further the establishment of your brand in the market.  For example, for only $450 you can sponsor a hole.  This investment in the community includes your booth and your representatives at the tee box of your hole, greeting a full field of golfers with logo’d giveaways and information about your business.  There is no better marketing than one-on-one relationship-building.  Following the golf action, your representatives - as many as two - are invited to enjoy a first-rate awards and auction dinner at White Horse.  What a way to get involved in your community, to connect with customers, and to have fun. To review all sponsorship opportunities, go to

            Sponsors already signed up for the 2018 Swing for Rotary Tournament include Port Madison Enterprises (Main Sponsor) and Kingston Dental (Dinner Sponsor), as well as Text2Bid sponsor The Point Casino and Hotel, Ameriprise-The Latitude 48 Group (19th hole sponsor), LYNX Enterprises, Windermere Real Estate West Sound, Kingston CPA, IAFF 2819, West Hills Auto Plex, Liberty Bay Bank, Columbia Bank, Stanley Steamer, Land Title.  Others include Apple Tree Cove Dental Center, Chinook Contractors, EHL Insurance, Kingston Mini Storage, Kitsap Credit Union, Martha and Mary, David Connolly Insurance, James Stagg, and Kingston Lumber.  Add your company’s brand to that list at

submitted by Suzanne Jenny
Ten Rotarians gathered at Suzanne Jenny's house on February 10 for some food and fellowship.  The theme was to bring foods that included "red" meats, salads, side dishes and desserts and beverages.  We had lots of fun and creativity within the criteria!  A great time was had by all and Suzanne and her mom got some great leftovers from everyone's generous portions!  Thanks to all who came.  
submitted by Communications Chair Ron Carter

1.2 million Rotarians inhabit the earth.  Fifty of those meet weekly in Kingston - neighbors, friends, problem-solvers - to share ideas and take action to create lasting change in our community.  One by one, Kingston North Kitsap Rotary-led projects improve things around here.  Most recent examples include the new community readerboard, and the park benches and water fountain at Village Green Park. 

Interestingly, the Kingston Rotary Club has several “pockets” of members.  We have submariners.  We have business leaders.  And we have educators.  With the recent initiation of Mike Olsen, the pocket of educators has grown yet again, to a total of ten.  Other educators in the club include Rachel Davenport, Sally Christy, and Karen Tollefson, as well as retired educators such as Chris Gilbreth, Chris Plummer, and De’ MacKinnon.  Bill Beaudoin served as principal of a private school.  Suzanne Jenny worked in student services for a community college, and Naomi Maasberg runs Stillwaters, Kingston’s environmental education center.  What attracted these educators to Rotary service? According to Sally Christy, who is “somewhat” retired working part-time as a speech and language pathologist for North Kitsap Schools, “it is a strong belief in community service/activism.” 

submitted by Foundation Chair Bill Maule
At the meeting on Wednesday,   Interim Foundation Chair  Bill Maule announced that 21 of our Club members have been honored  for their  continuing support of the Rotary Foundation.  They are now   Rotary Foundation Sustaining Members for Rotary Year 2017-2018.  New stickers for their Club badges  are now on order and will be available soon.
 Of course we do not donate to the Foundation solely for an award.  We do so because we know that the Rotary Foundation is consistently honored as one of the very best foundations in the country.  We know that our contributions will be well spent  to support projects here in Kingston or around the world.  In fact, nearly all the funds available for matching grants from our District and from the Foundation were originally  donated by Rotary members of Clubs all over the globe.
 On the other hand, it is pleasant to be honored for our generosity.   Becoming a Sustaining Member is a way to be honored without busting your budget.  Sustaining members contribute $100 or more each year.  Most donate $25 with their quarterly dues.  Bill points out that this amounts to  only 28 cents a day.  Just ask Helen to add your $25.00 donation to your quarterly dues statements.  In due course that will add your name to our list of Sustaining Members and put you on the way towards a Paul Harris Fellowship. That honors a contribution of $1,000.  For those of you seeking your first Fellowship,  you will gain that honor  when you have contributed $750.  The Club will provide you the additional $250 credit by transferring recognition points to your account.
 Come join us on the list.
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:
  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 "" 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.

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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PO Box 832
Kingston WA 98346
David Rasmussen
Mar 21, 2018
Prepared Neighborhoods for Catastrophic Events
Katy Cornell
Mar 28, 2018
Walk in the Light literacy project Burkina Fasa West Africa
Gene Bullock
Apr 04, 2018
Kitsap Audubon Society
Chuck Kraining Silverdale Rotarian
Apr 11, 2018
Rotory Youth Exchange student Ata Celik
Alice Collingwood with Friend
Apr 18, 2018
Summit Assistance Dogs of Anacortes, WA
Zachary Darner
May 16, 2018
Kidzz helping Kidzz toys update and goals
Bethany Baer Suquamish Elementary
Jun 27, 2018
Outdoor Education Project / 5th grade Islandwood camp
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