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”.
December 11, 2018 Speakers: Olivia Brown and Brooke Holmes

Today, we have two presentations.

Olivia Brown is last year's outbound exchange student to Germany.

Brooke Holmes just returned in November to the U.S. after spending 28 months as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Namibia, a country in southern Africa. Brooke lived with a Namibian family in a small community in the northern part of the country, and taught Science and English to grades 8 and 9 at Ombuumbuu School. She's now very excited to come home and put the passion she found in policy and international development into whatever comes next. Brooke would also like to thank the Port Orchard Rotary for the grant that allowed her to complete many projects at Ombuumbuu School.

Port Orchard Cares Gift Program-gifts due Friday, 12/14!
Dear Port Orchard Rotary friends,
Through your generosity over 140 children, 50 families and 250 people will be able to enjoy a brighter Christmas this year through Port Orchard Cares a joint venture between our club, the local Soroptimists and the South Kitsap Rotary Club.  Our food and gift collection programs are in full swing.
A reminder for the gifts:  Gifts are due by Friday, December 14th!  
Gifts may be dropped off a Chris Beckman's place of business located at Southard Beckham Atwater-Berry @ 691 Bethel Avenue, Suite A or bring them to the club meeting on Tuesday or- contact me at 360-710-2141 and we can make some other arrangements.    
Gifts and food will be distributed at the South Kitsap Fire and Rescue Tremont station on Saturday, December 22nd.    More on that event to follow.
If you haven't yet done your gift shopping or turned them in, just a few reminders below and the handout for the gift program is attached. 
  • All gifts must be new
  • Please provide at least three gifts from the wants/need tag
  • Value of the gifts should be a minimum of $75, but not more than $100 so that siblings in families do not receive a disparate amount of gifts.
  • Please do not wrap the gifts (we will be doing that on the 22nd)
  • Please make sure you include the wants/needs tag attached or in the bag.
Thank you all very much and if you have any questions, please let me know.
Take care,
John Gese
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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