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.