President's Message
Janis Maracic
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Welcome to Fellowship Month
June---an appropriate time to pause and reflect upon this past Rotary year as we celebrate our successes, install our new Rotary boards, and anticipate the potential of our incoming theme:  Rotary Connects the World!  We look forward to hearing about Leslie’s endeavors in Hamburg and all the connections she has made worldwide and upon Bob’s return from Africa, his networks forged.
In the fabric of a Rotary year we weave many memorable stories including Port Orchard Cares and local and global service projects completed, meetings held, and Spotlight on a Member and Rotarian moments shared.   As many of us know the reasons why Rotarians join the family of Rotary is to serve, yet it is the sense of fellowship and camaraderie that emerges as a primary reason Rotarians remain in Rotary. Take a moment to consider how your experience has been enriched by people you have met. Sometimes it is a stranger who self introduces when seeing your Rotary pin or earrings, sometimes it is getting to know another club member as you work side by side, or sometimes it is sitting in a District Assembly classroom learning more about the leadership role you are about to take on.   Whether a casual conversation before a regular meeting, a club social that brings together family and friends, or a warm sense of welcome while connecting with a club member…. our Rotary friendships are forged and strengthened.   We are enriched by our experiences and the people with whom they are shared.   It is these connections that inspire us and often motivate us to contribute time, energy, and resources to making this the world we hope it can be.
As Rotarians, as we discovered at the District Leadership training and service project partnerships, we are united member to member and club to club. Fellowship---perhaps the greatest gift we are given in return for our ‘service above self’. Thank you Rotary for creating so many moments….. memories that will stay strong for years to come!
Assistant Principal, South Kitsap High School
Class of 2021
Connects the World”.
Nov 27. 2018 Speaker: Sanjay Bhatt, Fast ferry
Today we hear from the Public Information Officer for Kitsap Transit on developments in the fast ferry program.
In 2016, the voters of Kitsap County passed Kitsap Transit's sales-tax measure, which added three-tenths of 1 percent to the local sales tax to support a new passenger-only ferry service to Seattle from Bremerton, Kingston, and Southworth.

About the Fast Ferry Program

Port Orchard Cares upcoming dates
Good morning all...I hope you all are enjoying your holidays this week.
I know many of you have already started enjoying the Thanksgiving holiday, but our POC program is well under way. There are families still available to adopt. Please let me know the age of kids and how many kids you would like to adopt. I will bring our clipboard of families to am meeting, as well. So far, about 80 families have been adopted. Thank you to all.  It’s awesome.
December 14th is the deadline for returning gifts. Just as a reminder, please bring receipts and unwrapped gifts. As you will notice, there are 3 wants and 3 needs. In many cases, these are the only presents the kids will get, so please try to get as many of these 6 gifts as possible. John Gese will be sending out a complete list of how this program works, very soon. Please bring to am meeting, or call John Gese, myself, or drop off at Chris Beckham’s office.
December 22nd is our wonderful distribution day. Please come at 9am to Firehouse on Lund. If you have boxes and scissors, please bring. We will have coffee, hot chocolate and lots of holiday spirit. 
Christmas party is coming up December 4th, at 530pm. Social time, then dinner starts at 6pm. I’m super excited to have our function at new cafe, Pinch Eats, on Bay Street inside Josephine’s. It’s the old Pavilion. Please wear your perfect ugly outfit or sweater. Also, please bring your own bottle of choice to drink. Please bring a ornament. 
Port Orchard Cares
Good morning Rotarians...…….It has been a busy time the last few days and I want to thank all of you who participated.  We started out last Wednesday setting up shelving at the Firehouse.  Then Thursday our club delivered xmas trees, lights, etc to Retsil for their holiday season.  Yesterday several of you took part in collecting food.  The collection was great, plus $600 was donated along with the food.  All the food is on the shelving at the firehouse.  Tomorrow Steve Hutchins and Frank Tweten will head over to eastern Washington for apples and potatoes.  I expect to ask for help in offloading them at Helpline either late tomorrow or Tuesday after the meeting.  On Saturday 1 December we will decorate the roundabout at 9am, then collect food again starting at 11am. Thank you all
2019 Crab Feed & Auction
March 16th, 2019.  Put that date on your calendar.  Hard to believe that our biggest fundraiser is only 4 months away.  As in past auctions, I have been given the task of selling tickets and assigning tables.  We will be in the Bremerton Conference Center again this year and I have 36 tables to fill.  10 people per table.  Believe it or not, I already have requests for 13 tables.  If you would like a table (10) reserved, please contact me asap.  The auction committee once again has decided that members will not be obligated to purchase auction tickets.  However, if you will be one of the few that will miss this social event of the year, the committee would appreciate your purchase of raffle tickets, donation of wine for the wall of wine, monetary donation for the trips we auction off, and of course DONATIONS.  If you and or your business can be a sponsor for this great event, now is the time to sign up for a sponsorship.  The theme for this auction will be Star Wars!  Let the crab be with you...………………..Have a great weekend.
Capture the moment in Hamburg, Germany June 1-5, 2019
2018-19 Presidential theme: Be the Inspiration
RI President-elect Barry Rassin’s theme for 2018-19, Be the Inspiration, asks Rotarians to inspire change in the world and in each other. “I ask all of you to Be the Inspiration to help Rotary move from reaction to action — to take a hard look at the environmental issues that affect health and welfare around the world and do what we can to help.”
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