June is "Rotary Fellowship" Month

June is designated Rotary Fellowship Month to recognize the importance of international fellowship and goodwill among Rotarians with similar recreational and vocational interests, promote increased participation in fellowships, and increase understanding of this program.
Upcoming Events
Community Service Committee Meeting
Village Green Community Center
Jun 19, 2019
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Satelllite Club Meeting
White Horse Golf Restuarant
Jun 19, 2019
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Swing for Rotary Classic
Jun 21, 2019
9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Board Meeting - Revised
Breane Martinez Home
Jun 24, 2019 5:30 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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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
Update on the Office
Jul 24, 2019
Executive Director Fishline
Jul 31, 2019
Aug 14, 2019
Carnivorous Plants - Bogs of Doom
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Our June 20th duty roster is:
Helen Ralph & Stan Mack
Thought of the day: 
Karen Gibson
Next meeting - Greeters:
Shaun Stephenson & Dan Martin
Thought of the day: Christopher Gilbreath

We will meet on Thursday, June 20th at the White Horse Golf Course
at 12:00 Noon
This week's meeting is a walk thru of the Golf Tournament & Auction in preparation of our big fundraiser.
Visitors are Welcome!

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

Do you have news to share?  Please contact Jennifer Carrier


Another Bottle School In Guatemala

Over the years, one of our favorite International Services projects provides new schools in impoverished villages in Guatemala. To make certain buildings will be used, they are always constructed in villages with an established schools with government paid teachers, but struggling in  inadequate unhealthy and dangerous  buildings or sometimes with no buildings at all. A secret of success is that the villagers do nearly all the construction work themselves. The children gather up small mountains of plastic bottles and other plastic trash that litter the countryside.  The women stuff the bottles with other plastic trash forming “eco bricks” which will provide the interiors of the school walls, The men are taught by experts to build reinforced concrete pillars and other structural elements. The pillars are then joined by two layers if chicken wire. Then the entire village places the “eco bricks” between the wire walls, which are then coated by several layers of concrete, and finally plaster and paint.

Highlights from last week's meeting

Ginger Wireman, from the Washington State Department of Ecology, spoke to Kingston North Kitsap Rotarians at their May 29 meeting.  Her subject was Cleanup Progress and Challenges at Hanford, the southeast Washington nuclear site of the Manhattan project, which developed the bomb that leveled Nagasaki, Japan to end the Pacific war during World War II. Hanford was established in 1942.  It was selected because there was a lot of available land, near water, with bountiful electricity.  Near Richland, the Columbia river, and Grand Coulee dam.  Tons of waste resulted from WWII and Cold War nuclear production by the nine reactors at Hanford.  Cleanup began with a three-party (US Department of Energy, Environmental Protection Agency, and Washington State Department of Ecology) in 1989.  To date there is no more production of plutonium, plutonium has been moved offsite, groundwater pump and treatment is shrinking contaminated plumes, the river shore is cleaned up, seven reactors have been mothballed, the waste treatment plant is 75% complete, and waste has been retrieved from the first single-shell tank farm.  Good progress has been made on the cleanup, but Ginger shared much is left to accomplish. 


Rotarians were asked to “turn a brush” next week to help get Kingston’s Coffee Oasis ready for its grand opening June 8.  Beginning next Tuesday, June 4, materials will be available.  All that’s needed is labor to apply them, something Rotarians are pretty good at.  Contact Chris Gilbreath for info on how you can help.  A work party note will go out shortly.

President Breane Martinez presents a Paul Harris Fellow certificate and pin to Ron Carter at the May 29th lunch meeting.
Ron joins 29 other club members in being Paul Harris Fellows. 



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