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Village Green Community Center
Mar 21, 2018 12:00 PM
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Windermere RE/West Sound
Mar 21, 2018 6:00 PM
Club Meeting
Village Green Community Center
Mar 28, 2018 12:00 PM
Mar 14, 2018
Kitsap Humane Society
Mar 21, 2018
Prepared Neighborhoods for Catastrophic Events
Mar 28, 2018
Walk in the Light literacy project Burkina Fasa West Africa
Apr 04, 2018
Kitsap Audubon Society
Apr 11, 2018
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Apr 18, 2018
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Apr 25, 2018
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Our March 14th duty roster is:
Ron Carter & Marjorie Sullivan
Thought of the day: De' MacKinnon
Next meeting - Greeters:
Sally Christy & Jerry Tellinghuisen
Thought of the day:   Cynthia Martin
Our March 14th 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 Eric Stevens, Executive Director of the Kitsap Humane Society
Fellowship Dinner
submitted by Suzanne Jenny
Ten Rotarians gathered at Suzanne Jenny's house on February 10 for some food and fellowship.  The theme was to bring foods that included "red" meats, salads, side dishes and desserts and beverages.  We had lots of fun and creativity within the criteria!  A great time was had by all and Suzanne and her mom got some great leftovers from everyone's generous portions!  Thanks to all who came.  
Educators in Rotary
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.” 

Foundation Sustaining Members
submitted by Foundation Chair Bill Maule
At the meeting on Wednesday,   Interim Foundation Chair  Bill Maule announced that 21 of our Club members have been honored  for their  continuing support of the Rotary Foundation.  They are now   Rotary Foundation Sustaining Members for Rotary Year 2017-2018.  New stickers for their Club badges  are now on order and will be available soon.
 Of course we do not donate to the Foundation solely for an award.  We do so because we know that the Rotary Foundation is consistently honored as one of the very best foundations in the country.  We know that our contributions will be well spent  to support projects here in Kingston or around the world.  In fact, nearly all the funds available for matching grants from our District and from the Foundation were originally  donated by Rotary members of Clubs all over the globe.
 On the other hand, it is pleasant to be honored for our generosity.   Becoming a Sustaining Member is a way to be honored without busting your budget.  Sustaining members contribute $100 or more each year.  Most donate $25 with their quarterly dues.  Bill points out that this amounts to  only 28 cents a day.  Just ask Helen to add your $25.00 donation to your quarterly dues statements.  In due course that will add your name to our list of Sustaining Members and put you on the way towards a Paul Harris Fellowship. That honors a contribution of $1,000.  For those of you seeking your first Fellowship,  you will gain that honor  when you have contributed $750.  The Club will provide you the additional $250 credit by transferring recognition points to your account.
 Come join us on the list.
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?
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 !