Kingston-North Kitsap Rotary Club

July is Rotary Changeover Month

Every Rotary Club in the world changes officers every July 1st.  This annual Changeover keeps our Clubs fresh, keeps new ideas coming to our management, and gives each Rotarian an opportunity to contribute his or her talents to their Club.

When do YOU "Changeover"?

Vice President
Immediate Past President
Foundation Chairman
International Service
Youth Services
Youth Exchange Officer

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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
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Most everybody is well aware of our Chamber's fantastic Concerts on the Cove Series on Saturday nights thru the end of August.
And hopefully, most of THOSE folks will be patronizing our KNK Rotary Beer & Wine Garden, led once again by our stalwart BeerMeister, Randy Monlux.
So mark your calendars and get down to Mike Wallace Park every Saturday evening - Beer Garden opens at 5, Concerts at 6.  Be there or be square!
submitted by KCAC Rep Sally Christy

Members of the Kingston business community will join in a roundtable discussion to talk about their experiences and challenges during the Kingston Citizens Advisory Council meeting which takes place 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 2 in the Village Green Community Center, 26159 Dulay Road, Kingston. The public is invited to attend and learn more about the local business community.

Colleen Carey, executive director of the Greater Kingston Chamber of Commerce, and Dave Wetter, representing the Kingston Stakeholders, will moderate an informal discussion with business owners including Cameron Fletcher, who recently purchased the old Kingston Lumber site; Micki Monroe of d’Vine Wines; Amy Anderson of Cup & Muffin; and Johnny Walker of Almost Candid.

by your faithful Editor...
Our first meeting under the gentle gavel of President Doug saw some "old business" taken care of:
Past President Stan finally received his placque.
De' McKinnon was awarded the Rea Mowery Fellowship Award.
And De' as Foundation Chair was pleased to award Jerry Tellinghuisen his first Paul Harris Fellowship.
Overall a most satisfying way to start the year.  Thanks Doug! 
from Communications Chair Ron Carter
Runners of all abilities, shapes, and sizes lined up at 9 a.m. to hear the cannon blast that signaled the beginning of Kingston North Kitsap Rotary’s annual 4th of July fun run.  This year the Rotary Club teamed with the Kingston High School Booster Club to benefit teams and clubs at the school.  Runners entered a 1-mile run, a 5k run, or a 10k run. More than 250 participated.  Upon completing the run at Village Green Park in Kingston, participants  were treated to water, bananas, oranges and other nourishment to replenish fluids.  2017 marks the event’s 10th year.
submitted by Communications Chair Ron Carter
Kingston North Kitsap Rotarians celebrated the Alpha and Omega - the beginning and end - of their Rotary year Friday, June 30.  During a special dinner at Kingston’s Village Green Community Center, outgoing President Stan Mack recounted numerous accomplishments, including a more-than-successful golf tournament and two Rotary Foundation giving awards, during his year in office.  Mack honored several club members for their contributions and named Fredrick Branchflower Rotarian of the Year.  In accepting the award Branchflower said he hadn’t learned how to say the word “no.” 
Incoming President Doug Hallock cited Bill Gates Sr. as a role model on how to get things done when Hallock was associated with Boy Scouts of America. 
Perhaps the most exciting element of the event was a report from co-chairs Breanne Martinez and Alice Amas on the financial success of this year’s Swing for Rotary Golf Tournament, June 16.  According to Martinez, “it was amazing to watch the day unfold.  In 2015, tournament net income was $20,000; in 2016 it was $35,000.  This year, with a full field of golfers, nearly sold-out sponsorships, and an amazing raise-the-paddle response, net income was more than $45,000.”  This money will support Kingston North Kitsap Rotary causes including Kids of North Kitsap (Kingston High School scholarships, Food4Kids, ShareNet backpacks and school supplies, and others), Kingston electronic reader-board, and Village Green Community Center.
submitted by Bill Maule
The Rotary International Convention
For the second year in a row, I learned that attending a Rotary International Convention is inspiring , educational, and fully in compliance with the fifth part of our four way test!
I missed the opening ceremony because of conflict with my grandson's college graduation, but I remember from Seoul the spectacle of the presentation of the flags of over a hundred nations. In Atlanta there were four other grand  meetings - Wow! sharing  a room with over thirty thousand Rotarians from around the world, all united in the ways and wonders of Rotary, a truly international organization. The speakers may have looked a mile away, but giant screens put everybody up close and personal.  The main themes were the 100th birthday of our Foundation, and the Polio Plus campaign.  Yes, we really are "this close" to the end of this horrible disease, but it is not officially extinct until there have been no cases for three years.  In these days of air travel, the threat of an outbreak is always present.  All of us should consider including Polio Plus in our contributions to the Foundation. ( Now I break for "a commercial"  -  Let us all support the Foundation in this new Rotary Year.  Just  $6.25 a quarter will help the Foundation in its efforts to do good at home and abroad and will also assist  the Club gain recognition if all its members contribute at least $25 a year. Better yet,  there's a  way to celebrate the Foundation as it enters its second century.  Each quarter contribute $25 and join your colleagues who are Sustaining Members. That's  a bit less than 30 cents a day!)
Speakers included Bill Gates  who praised Rotary -  and our methods  that had attracted his Foundation's mega-contributions to anti-Polio efforts. That was followed by a  presentation by a polio survivor now a para-Olympic champion, and then an interview with  great golfer Jack Nicklaus. also a polio survivor, a Polio Ambassador, and since recent days a Rotarian.
by Bulletin Editor/Golf Team Captain Don Hutchins
CONGRATULATIONS to Golf Committee Chairs Breane and Alice, and all the fantastic KNK Rotarians who made this year's Rotary Classic the BEST EVER, by a wide margin.  From the set up through the long day of supporting Golfers and Sponsors through a fantastic dinner and hugely successful auction (thank you Poulsbo Rotarian Todd Tidball!) every facet of the day was pretty near perfect - and that included the overcast-but-dry-and-warm weather.  WHAT A DAY!  What else is there to say?  (And OBTW - it appears that Team KNK Rotary took the Challenge Cup for the second year in a row).  :-)
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
James Huber
Jul 26, 2017
Enigma ASD
Michele Laboda
Aug 09, 2017
NKFD, What we do, so you don't need us!
Clint, Stan, Isaac
Aug 16, 2017
Club fundraising phase 1
Clint, Stan, Isaac
Aug 23, 2017
Club fundraising phase 2
Zachary Darner, Beth Friedman Darner, Jed Selter
Aug 30, 2017
Kidzz Helping Kidzz Project
Shannon Singleton
Sep 06, 2017
NK Schools Foundation Program
Dr. Laurynn Evans
Sep 13, 2017
Superintendent, NK School District
Karen Tollefson Principal Gordon ES
Sep 20, 2017
Gordon Elementary and NK Options K-8 Program
Anne Thomas
Nov 01, 2017
Literacy project in Laos/Cambodia
Five years since its debut, Rotary Club Central is getting a big upgrade
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Rotary International Board adopts new zone structure
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Centennial celebration honors 20 noteworthy global grant projects
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Convention: Southern hospitality
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Member spotlight: The power of the press
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