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Port Orchard Rotsry has partnered with NGO Hifadhi Africa with critical water, food, and literacy projects in East Pokot, Kenya.
 
Hifadhi Africa Organization is a non-governmental, non-profit organization registered in July 2013, under Section 10 of the NGO ACT of 1990 of Kenya with charity registration No.OP.218/051/13-0188/8936 as a development, advocacy and youth empowerment organization in slums and pastoral regions.
 
 
PayPal tax deductible donations to Hifadhi Africa can be made here: -
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Nate Sylling
Jul 07, 2020 7:15 AM
Sylling's Elderberry
Leslie Reynolds-Taylor/Jacqui Curtiss
Jul 23, 2020 5:00 PM
Induction of Officers, 2020-2021 - at Jacqui’s home
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Nate Sylling was born and raised in Kitsap County and resides in Port Orchard with his wife and 2 young children. 4 years ago, his family was searching for a natural remedy to prevent and fight back against the cold & flu season. Discovering elderberry syrup, Nate found it to be highly effective and became a believer. Elderberry syrup is packed with key nutrients and antioxidants that are necessary for healthy immune system support and overall health. Many of Nate’s family are entrepreneurs and it only made sense to make and sell their elderberry syrup to the community. Sylling’s Elderberry Syrup was born! Now more than ever, people are looking for natural and organic ways to keep their families healthy and illness at bay. What was first a hobby and side job, now has become their primary source of income and a way to support their community by offering an all-organic, preservative free elderberry syrup.
 
For more information, go to https://www.syllingselderberry.com/
 
The Port Orchard Rotary’s Annual Crab Feed and Auction has been supported by the Kitsap community for over 45 years. This year, due to global concerns surrounding the covid19 virus epidemic, the Auction will be changed to an On-Line format. The Auction will start May16th and finishing up on May 26th. 
The On-line auction will feature items similar to those of previous Auctions. Auction Sponsors will be identified through out the Auction process.
The monies we raise for this Auction will go to many area’s of the community including these on going projects.
1.       Providing $20,000 to $28,000 for academic and vocational scholarships each year.
2.       Raising $30,000 to $35,000 through our auction for a critical need in our community.
3.       Providing gifts and holiday meals to over 150 adults and children.
4.       Support of Rotary International’s goal to eradicate polio world-wide
5.       Executing $300,000 over the last 5 years to eradicate poverty and literacy in Kenya.
6.       Maintaining strategic partnerships and supporting:  Coffee Oasis, South Kitsap Skate Park, Boy Scouts, Alzheimer's Int., Helpline, Fathoms of Fun, Military Families and veterans who all help to identify needs in our community. 
7.       Partnering with SKHS each year to support student awards, Business Week, FFA, Ready for Kindergarten and special projects that support literacy and student learning.
 
 
  
Port Orchard Rotary’s funded item will be South Kitsap’s new gem, which is the YMCA Camp Lake Helena Regional Day Camp for local kids.  Since opening last summer, over 500 kids put away their cell phones, and created memories with boating, swimming, archery, crafts, performing arts, sports and games, while meeting new friends, singing camp songs and discovering new interests.  No child is turned away, including South Kitsap area’s foster children.  Another special Program is for kids of military parents that have fallen or sick while serving their country. During COVID19 “Stay Home, Stay Healthy”, the Y is staying connected with local campers, hosting virtual camp fires, virtual camp-at-home activities and sharing outdoor education resources for local schools.  With support, this program can continue  to expand and thrive.
“As a Rotarian for 20 plus years, I have watched our community grow and prosper.  It has been an amazing experience to be involved in much of that growth, and moreover, be involved as a Rotarian.  The Crab Feed is more than just a community event.  It is the basic foundation for our funds that we use to support our community.  There are so many projects that we are involved in annually, and those projects are actually people that count on us to survive and thrive.  We want to thank our community for the continued support and look forward to a successful online auction! Jacqui Curtiss, President Elect
“Port Orchard Rotary has served our community for almost 50 years. As global challenges have brought us into our homes, Rotarians wanted to continue to serve our community. We decided to help our doctors, nurses and hospital personal, so within a span of 48 hours, we raised $3100 to provide meals to our local hospital staff. We have been available to our community in the good times, and now we’re here serving our community in challenging times as well” says Leslie Reynolds-Taylor, President of Port Orchard Rotary. 
This week, The call came out. Rotarian Answered.
 
Sunday, 4/3/2020
Good morning, CHI Fransican/Harrison is requesting our help. As you may know, they have been a sponsor of ours for many years at our Auction. 
 
Now, they are requesting our help with suppling meals for their medical Doctors, nurses and other hospital employees. They have about 30 people per shift that need to be fed. I’ve talked to the Brickhouse and the Dock, and they both want to partner with us on this project. Meals will be about $10 pp, could be as high as $15 pp. 
 
Would you please donate $50, $100, $200, $300 for helping our medical folks that are spending much over time to care for our Kitsap county residents.
 
4/3/2020 UPDATE The Port Orchard Rotary raised just over $3000 within 48 hours. The Dock Restaurant will be delivering 3 shifts of meals to hospital personal, next week. That is $1000 of what you raised. Kettlefish and the Brickhouse will be delivering meals as well.  Tomorrow will be first shift that will have their meals.  
 

 
Read how Rotary International is responding to the impact of the global COVID-19 crisis. We are closely monitoring updates and recommendations from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to ensure the safest and most appropriate actions are taken by and for our members and the communities they serve.
 
The 2020 Rotary Convention in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, has been canceled due to the ongoing threat of the coronavirus. Read more.
 
Editor's note: This a a report on the construction of the 3rd Sand Dam in East Pokot, Kenya by our NGO Hifadhi Africa  (Global Grant # 1869224).
 
HAO WaSH team currently out in the field where the construction of the 3rd sand dam under GG186924 is ongoing. The sand dam is anticipated to serve approximately 1500 people in Natan village, East Pokot, with clean drinking water for themselves and their animals. Thanks to our partners Rotary International, Rotary Clubs of Port Orchard, USA and Nairobi Gigiri, Rotary District 9212 and Rotary District 5020. Rotary International Rotary Club of Nairobi Gigiri Rotary District 9212 Rotary District 5020 Port Orchard Rotary
 
Update by Bob Cairns of Port Orchard Rotary: Construction of the 3rd sand dam was done in a record 8 days(10-17 Mar).There was an average of 200 people working daily(120 women and 80 men).A pregnant woman worked because she had no food.A good espiritdecorp and cohesion developed between the workers.Materials used were 350 bags of cement, over 70 tons of rocks and 22,000 gallons of water were hauled from Marigat. A record 85 bags of cement were used on one day.Serious challenge with cobra snakes in the rocks.Over 20 cobras were killed and more got away.People are still in the field and when they return, a written report will be submitted.Plan is to do 4th and final sand dam in April, weather permitting.Depends on the availability of the engineering contractor.Projected completion date for the entire GG is July 2020.
The first release of 2020 was a complete success. 15,000 coho salmon smolts were released into Beaver Creek on the Manchester Fuel Farm property. These coho smolts were raised at the Port Orchard Rotary hatchery on Karcher Creek by Discovery High School students led by their teacher Jerry Polley. They have an additional 70,000 chum salmon in the hatchery that will be ready for release around early March.
 
Three Port Orchard Rotarians took a truck and trailer to Eastern WA to pick up 3000 lbs of Potatoes and 2500 lbs of apples that were donated by a farmers. Then a team of Rotarians unloaded apples and potatoes to Helpline, which will receive most of them, and other portion will go to our families in Port Orchard Cares. Thank you for all the help from our Rotarians.
District 5020 Governor Maureen Fritz-Roberts of Comox, B.C. gave her message Tuesday night to a gathering consisting of five local Rotary clubs from District Area 10:  Bremerton, Port Orchard, South Kitsap, East Bremerton and North Mason. There was a crowd of about 200 in attendance at the Conference Center including a table of 11 Interact Club members from Port Orchard and Bremerton High School and two of our exchange students, Alex Fisher and Lauren Toth. Fritz-Roberts brought a message about the joy Rotary creates by telling the story of a woman named Joy in Ethiopia who received a microcredit Rotary loan that enabled her to build a bakery business in her back yard. John Stanley, who joined Bremerton club in 1954 and was our club's president in 1965-66, was honored for his 70-plus years of service to Rotary. John transferred to the Port Orchard club a few years ago to be closer to home.
2020-2021 Theme: Rotary Opens Opportunities
Rotary - Around the World
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