May is Rotary's "Youth Service" Month

Rotary International's Structured Programs for Youth Service are Interact, Rotaract, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, and Youth Exchange.  The month of May is designated as "Youth Service Month" to focus on all Rotary activities that support the development of young people up to the age of 30.
Upcoming Events
Golf Tournament Meeting
Kingston Financial Center
Jun 03, 2019 6:00 PM
Board Meeting
Windermere Kingston
Jun 12, 2019 6:00 PM
Community Service Committee Meeting
Village Green Community Center
Jun 19, 2019
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Swing for Rotary Classic
Jun 21, 2019
9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
International Services Committee Meeting
Jun 26, 2019
International Committee Meeting
Village Green Community Center
Jun 26, 2019
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Installation/Outstallation Dinner
Jun 28, 2019
Community Service Committee Meeting
Village Green Community Center
Jul 17, 2019
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
International Committee Meeting
Village Green Community Center
Jul 24, 2019
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Community Service Committee Meeting
Village Green Community Center
Aug 21, 2019
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
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May 29, 2019
Community Outreach & Environmental Education Specialist Ecology – Nuclear Waste Program Hanford
Jun 05, 2019
Golf tournament task signups
Jun 12, 2019
Girls on the Run West Sound
Jun 19, 2019
Meeting moved to Whitehorse Thursday
Jun 20, 2019
Thursday walk through at Whitehorse
Jun 26, 2019
Jul 03, 2019
4th of July Fun Run Preparations
Jul 10, 2019
Shelter Box
Jul 17, 2019
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Our May 22nd duty roster is:
Michael Olsen & Christopher Gilbreath 
Thought of the day: 
Sally Christy
Next meeting - Greeters:
Skip Peters & Doug Hallock
Thought of the day: James Dixon
We will meet on Wednesday May 22nd at the Village Green Community Center
at 12:00 Noon
This week's speaker is Stan Mack on Community Cares.
Visitors are Welcome!

Are you interested in becoming a speaker?  Please contact Mitch Brockett

Do you have news to share?  Please contact Jennifer Carrier


Happy Mother's Day!
Rotary Returns
As the groundhog sees - or not - his shadow every year in February, the swallows return to Mission San Juan Capistrano every March, and fools return every year in April, another annual rite is celebrated in Kingston.  The return of Swing for Rotary Golf Classic to White Horse every June.  This year, June 21.
Everyone who plays the game of golf, loves White Horse, cares about our community, and wants to have fun, should be planning his/her foursome right now.  Entry fee is $160, but here’s what you get.  Greens fees and cart, value $73.  Unlimited range balls, value $8.  Logo’d golf shirt, value $60.  Goodie bag, value $12.  Box lunch, value $12.  Dinner, value $35. Drink tickets, value $12.  Total value, $212.  If you’re a value-driven investor, you’re getting a good deal.  Not throwing money down another charity golf tournament rat hole. It IS a good deal.  And, by the way, you’re helping our North Kitsap community enormously. 
Foundation Announcement!

The Kingston-North Kitsap Rotary club has collectively donated over $100,000 to The Rotary Foundation which meets our ALL TIME GIVING goal.  Last October when our District Governor visited, we set a goal of $100,000 by Bill Maule's presidency.  We exceeded that in our third quarter reaching a donation total of$104,524.  We will celebrate with a cake during our next district governor’s visit. 

Kitsap Homes of Compassion
At their May 1 meeting, Kingston North Kitsap Rotarians heard about a different approach to homelessness in Kitsap County.  That of Kitsap Homes of Compassion. Volunteer Rae Holt explained KHoC’s concept is to rent homes at market rates, then convert them into shared homes with four to six adults per home. Participants pay a program fee of $400 to $600 per month.  Such fee covers both rent of a bedroom and a portion of utilities, internet, etc.   Targeting vulnerable categories - seniors, disabled, young mothers - the project aims to prevent individuals from residing in tents or vehicles.  Kitsap Homes of Compassion, established in 2017, currently operates six shared homes serving 29 formerly homeless people. 
Youth Services Month
Rotary has a long history of working with Youth, from providing scholarships, encouraging youth leadership and student exchange programs, to sponsoring youth-based service clubs.  Youth Service is one of Rotary's five official Avenues of Service.  
Save the Date!!! Club Installation Dinner

Friday June 28th, 6PM, for our Club Installation-Outstallation of our Officer’s.   A night out enjoying a lovely dinner at White Horse Golf Club with our club members, hosted by our club at no charge.  (Purchase your own drinks)

RSVP to  by June 15th

This is an annual event, come out to support your club and all that we do to make a difference in our community and the world and HAVE FUN too!!!

Swing for Rotary Golf Challenge
February snowflakes aside, it is not too early to mark your calendar for 2019’s Swing for Rotary golf tournament.  Rotarians are in the community right now soliciting auction items,  sponsorships, and golfers.  This year’s tourney will be Friday, June 21, at White Horse.  Another full field of golfers is anticipated.  After a record-setting 2018 event, proceeds in 2019 will benefit Food for Kids, Kingston High School scholarships, North Kitsap Schools, Senior Meals, Coffee Oasis, Community projects and events, and International projects.  Golfer entry fee of $160 includes greens fees, cart, range balls, lunch, drink tickets, and awards dinner.  Register online at
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:
  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?
Did you know that Amazon Smile is where you can do your Amazon shopping AND make a contribution to our Rotary Foundation!  To set up your "Amazon Smile" account go to:
Then every time you shop on Amazon just go to " and your contribution will be automatic.  There is NO extra cost to do this.  Amazon is sharing their profit with us!

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 fundraiser that does not require any of your time!