June is Rotary Fellowship Month

Rotary International's first principle is "Service above Self".  We strive to serve our Communities and the World every day. 

But another important principle is Fellowship.  We meet socially at members' homes to develop fellowship within our Clubs, of course.  But Rotary "Fellowships" are also associations of Rotarians with common interests, open to all Rotarians Worldwide. Are you a member of a Rotary Fellowship?  If not, why not?  

 
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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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Our Rotary Classic Golf Tournament this year will feature an incredible HOME IMPROVEMENT RAFFLE item, thanks to the generosity of local contractor Mike Lambro.  The winner will choose either a new roof or a new deck for their home.  Either option is valued at upwards of $7500 and both can be expanded through negotiation.  Tickets for this incredible prize are $50 each or 5 tickets for $200. Cash or check accepted. Tickets may be purchased at Kingston Financial Center or Columbia Bank in Kingston, or at the Rotary Golf Tournament on June 22, 2018. Drawing will be at the dinner that evening, but you do not need to be present at the event to win.  Added details available at the ticket sale sites.  Get yours NOW!  
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Hear ye, Hear ye!  The Kingston Rotary Golf Classic will once again feature a raffle to win an INSTANT WINE CELLAR - consisting of a 28-bottle Wine cooler and enough wine to fill that cooler (and then some).  Tickets to win this great prize will be available at the Golf Classic at White Horse Golf Course on the day of the event, Friday June 22nd.
Meanwhile, Wine-loving Kingston Rotarians (you know who you are!) and KNK Rotarians who want to help the club out anyway are encouraged to bring a couple of bottles to any Rotary Club meeting between now and June 20th inclusive.  Our Wino-in-Chief Don Hutchins will collect them and organize the inventory.  
UPDATE: as of last week we have 44 bottles donated by generous KNK Rotarians.  We only need a few more to break last year's record of 47 bottles!  So PLEASE - BRING YOUR WINE TO ROTARY - the earlier the better for the Chief Wino...
Hey Kingston,
Are you in favor of helping Homeless Youth in and around Kingston?  Well - so are we.  The Kingston-NK Rotary Board has decided that the proceeds from this year's Raise the Paddle at our Rotary Classic Golf Tournament Dinner will be dedicated to helping Coffee Oasis finish their new Kingston location.  This organization does SO much for Homeless Youth in this County, we firmly believe we need them here in the North End, and the sooner the better.  
So - Sign up to play in the Tournament here at knkrotarygolf.net, or get your Dinner tickets from any Kingston-NK Rotarian, and come out to help finish Kingston Coffee Oasis!
 
 
Hey Kingstonians,
Don't forget that a key part of our Great Little City July 4th program is the annual FUN RUN, put on by the Kingston Athletic Boosters and your own KNK Rotary.
It's bigger and better every year - this year's addition is a Doggy Dash!  Come on out and get your 4th started on the right foot!
 
 
from our International Service Chair, Bill Maule
The little town of La Estancita, Guatemala,  suffered an educational tragedy.  They had a school for their children, with government paid teachers,  but they really needed a better school building.  The students were crowded into a borrowed building that was not only much too small, it was located where many of the town's children could not reach it.  What to do?
Then, along came the Hug It Forward team. A larger better located  school house is now under construction. Who is building it?  Most of the villagers are involved.  The children collected the trash from around the town -  empty plastic bottles and other plastic trash.  The mothers stuffed the trash into the bottles. The team sent experts to teach the men (and the children)  how to mix cement and taught the men how to produce reinforced concrete for the floor and the pillars. Everybody worked to use those trash filled bottles as wall insulation and then coated the bottles with layers of concrete. Probably right now they are plastering and painting.  Everybody worked together under expert guidance,  everybody will care for that building and  know how to maintain and repair it.  Fringe benefits?  The men have learned a valuable skill, the countryside has been cleared of trash, none of which will add to the plastic  now clogging our oceans!
You may ask who is paying for it?  In part,  YOU are! You worked on the golf tournament, the fun run, the beer garden, the poker tournament, and soon will be involved in new fund raising efforts.  A small part of those funds allowed us to contribute to the costs of the new school house. I, and those villagers,  thank you!
Photos show the walls after the first and second coats of concrete over carefully placed trash filled bottles. It won't be too many years before that little boy will be attending that school,  thanks to the Hug It Forward team, and to you for the funds our Club provided. Now,  as we head for the Golf tournament and the fun run you can think of those pictures and the contributions we will be able to make for yet another school,  to stand with over 100 others that  the Hug It Forward team has  helped build.
 
 
from Communications Chair Ron Carter

$135 million is spent each year on Rotary International service projects that change lives, both close to home and around the world.  That is what was explained by Howard Svigals to Kingston North Kitsap Rotarians at their May 23, 2018 luncheon meeting.   Svigals is the fundraising chair for Rotary Foundation in the state of Washington.  The Foundation, supported solely by contributions from Rotarians and friends of the Foundation, exists to generate funds necessary so that “every minute of every day Rotary feeds someone, houses someone, medicates someone, performs surgery on someone, helps someone, cares for someone, provides clean water to someone, and on and on.”  On average, twenty global grants, some as much as $300k, are dispersed each week by the Rotary Foundation.  Ninety percent of the funds collected go to projects and programs. CNN ranks the Rotary Foundation one of the top ten in the world. 

            Kingston North Kitsap Rotarians meet each Wednesday, 11:45 a.m., at Kingston’s Village Green Community Center.  Visitors are welcome any time.  No invitation necessary. 

from Communications Chair Ron Carter
Kingston-North Kitsap Rotarians heard an update from eight year old Zachary Darner at their May 16 meeting.  Zachary is the whiz kid behind Kidzz helping Kidzz, an effort that delivers toys for kids in local hospitals during the holidays.   Zachary began the program two years ago after observing kids in the hospital when his younger brother, Noah, was hospitalized three times.  Last holiday, the program’s second year, Zachary raised an amazing 1589 toys.  This year his goal is 5,000 toys.  And he’s already well on his way to accomplishing his goal, with a donation of 1500 toys from the Eagles Club of Port Orchard.  Kidzz helping Kidzz is also supported by Kingston North Kitsap Rotary Club. 
 
 
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Kingston North Kitsap Rotarians learned about the experiences of exchange student Ada Munoz and her host family, the Andersons - Isaac Anderson is a Past President of our Club - at their May 2 meeting.  Munoz, from Spain, spoke about her American experiences, her bonding with the Anderson family, and the “cool” time she has had here.  Sponsored by Joni Moore and the Aspect Foundation Foreign Exchange Program, Munoz has attended Kingston High School, and will have been in the States ten months by program end.  Anderson’s wife, Holly, and daughter, Delaney, shared their positive experiences - and interruptions to their family routines.  Delaney said Ada was like a sister and helped her speed-learn Spanish.

from Communications Chair Ron Carter

At our May 9 meeting Kingston North Kitsap Rotarians heard an update on the soon-to-be opened Coffee Oasis in the former Kingston Community Center. 

One in thirty high school students in Washington state is homeless.  The mission of Coffee Oasis, through it’s unique business model, is to change the world for homeless youth in Kitsap County.  Proceeds from the front-end coffee shop business fund back of the shop programs, including providing a safe place to be, job training, and internship programs with local businesses.  It was reported 100% of interns had a job within six months.  Additionally, homeless youth is provided showers, washers and dryers, and clothing.  Coffee Oasis operates a transitional house for women in Poulsbo, one for men in Bremerton, and the county’s only youth shelter in Bremerton. 

The meeting included Coffee Oasis personal testimonials from Jet Woelke and Gage Foley.  At the conclusion, Kingston North Kitsap Rotary Club president Doug Hallock presented a $2k check from the Club to Daniel Kluth, Coffee Oasis’s Regional Development Director-North Kitsap.  Kluth reported work remains on the building, including siding, subfloor, drywall, and painting.  He hopes for a September opening for the Kingston Coffee Oasis.

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.
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  3. Next select “Member Area” from the top bar.
  4. Scroll down under “My Clubrunner” and select “View Club Documents”.
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You may recall the item submitted last 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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Speakers
Misty and Rhys Hernandez Suquamish Elementary
Jun 27, 2018
Outdoor Education Project / 5th grade Islandwood camp
David Rasmussen
Jul 11, 2018
Prepared Neighborhoods for Catastrophic Events
Shannon Singleton
Jul 18, 2018
Update on NK Schools Foundation
Jon Paladin
Jul 25, 2018
Combating Human Trafficking on the Southeastern Front!
Craig Gillis District Governor
Oct 17, 2018
District Governor Visit
 
 
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