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.”