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May 23, 2018 12:00 PM
 
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May 30, 2018 12:00 PM
 
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Village Green Community Center
Jun 06, 2018 12:00 PM
 
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White Horse Golf Course
Jun 14, 2018 12:00 PM
 
Rotary Golf Tournament
White Horse Golf Course
Jun 15, 2018
 
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Village Green Community Center
Jun 20, 2018 12:00 PM
 
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Windermere RE/West Sound
Jun 20, 2018 6:00 PM
 
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Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Jun 22, 2018 – Jun 27, 2018
 
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Village Green Community Center
Jun 27, 2018 12:00 PM
 
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Village Green Community Center
Jun 29, 2018 6:00 PM
 
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May 23, 2018
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May 30, 2018
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Moved to Thursday at White Horse Golf Course
Jun 21, 2018
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Jun 27, 2018
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Jul 11, 2018
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Our May 23rd duty roster is:
 
Greeters:
Suzanne Jenny & Fredrick Branchflower
Thought of the day: Chris Plummer
 
Next meeting - Greeters:
Nick Jewett & Mitch Brockett
Thought of the day:   Helen Ralph
 
Our May 23th meeting will take place
at 12:00 Noon at the
Village Green Community Center
Please be through the buffet line by that time...
 
Our speaker will be Howard Svigals, on the Rotary Foundation
Stories
Kidzz helping Kidzz
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. 
 
 
HOME IMPROVEMENT RAFFLE!
from your Editor
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!  
Kingston Coffee Oasis update
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.

Instant Wine Cellar Raffle!
from your Editor
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 13th inclusive.  Our Wino-in-Chief Don Hutchins will collect them and organize the inventory.  
So PLEASE - BRING YOUR WINE TO ROTARY - the earlier the better for the Chief Wino...
Kingston Rotary Golf Tournament Coming Soon
from Communications Chair Ron Carter
Time is short!  REGISTER NOW

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 knkrotarygolf.net

            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 knkrotarygolf.net

Only 124 players get into the tournament.  Each year players rave about the fun they have.  Many say it is the best charity event they play in each year.  For $160, here’s what you get:  18 holes of golf at White Horse, one of the northwest’s premier golf destinations, cart rental, range balls, one set of mulligans per team, lunch, tee gifts, and dinner and beverages at the post-tournament awards dinner.  The date again is June 22, with first activities beginning late morning.  To register yourself, or your team, go to knkrotarygolf.net

            Why does the Kingston North Kitsap Rotary Club - all fifty strong - dedicate so much time and energy to this event?  To benefit the Kids of North Kitsap.  Proceeds will support Kingston High School Interact Service Club, scholarships for Kingston High graduates, Food4Kids (a feeding program during school vacations), ShareNet backpacks and school supplies, equipment and uniforms, arts programs, and career days at several local schools, internships for UW and WWU students at Stillwaters Environmental Center, and opening of Coffee Oasis in Kingston, an outreach center for at-risk teens. 

            Join in the fun.  Do something good in your community, so that you may do well.  Become a sponsor, a golfer, or both.  Go to knkrotarygolf.net

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An Exchange Student's Story
submitted by Communications Chair Ron Carter

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.

How to Access Board Minutes
 
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.
 
Are YOU "Smiling" for Rotary?
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 !