February is Rotary World Awareness Month

The month also includes the anniversary of the first meeting of Rotary held on February 23, 1905, now designated World Understanding and Peace Day… 

World Understanding Month is a chance for every club to pause, plan and promote the Fourth Avenue of Service-Rotary’s continued quest for goodwill, peace and understanding among people of the world.  

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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 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: 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...
Our Mailing address
PO Box 832
Kingston WA 98346
Debora Lescelles
Mar 07, 2018
Coffee for Hope - Coffee Oasis
Eric Stevens Exec Dir Kitsap Humane Society
Mar 14, 2018
Kitsap Humane Society
David Rasmussen
Mar 21, 2018
Prepared Neighborhoods for Catastrophic Events
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
Bethany Baer Squamish Elementary
Jun 27, 2018
Outdoor Education Project / 5th grade Islandwood camp
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