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President's Message
Janis Maracic
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Youth Service Month
 
Youth---truly our investment in our future!   How fitting that Rotary designates a calendar month to Youth Services!   Many Rotarians  join or remain in the ‘family of Rotary’ because of its advocacy for youth programs.   I did!   As a past teacher and current administrator, the Rotary partnership is so evident in our schools and community.   Leadership, literacy, and scholarship programs flourish because of Rotary.  I am so grateful for the opportunities for youth to learn, to connect, and to become leaders!
   
We are very proud of our longstanding Youth Exchange program.  Chair, Ron Hutchinson, has made the program vigorous and impactful.   Faiza has enriched our understanding of her country and culture…soon she will depart for home enriched by a year full of incredible memories.   Yes, many students in adulthood return to their host families and Rotary communities to visit and reconnect because of lifelong ties established during the exchange year.   These students are our ‘peace ambassadors’.  Thank you for opening your homes and hearts to our exchange students!
 
Whatever you do to support youth programs…..a sincere thank you.   Annually our club awards over $37,000 in scholarships,  engages in local and global literacy projects that support reading, send students to the Rotary Youth Leadership Assembly, support the Interact Club and AVID students at SKHS, support the Ready for K! Program in SKSD, and honor the PO Rotary Students of the Year. Our youth infuse our world with a sense of possibility.  Thank you for recognizing that an investment in our youth is an investment in our future.  Students so very naturally know how to “Be the Inspiration”….and demonstrate how “Rotary Connects the World”.
Stories
Discovery high school students release 70,000 chum salmon fry into Karcher Creek
Our club in conjunction with the Discovery high school kids released 35,000 chum salmon fry into Beaver Creek on Monday 4 March.    I met the students at our Karcher Creek hatchery at 1:30pm.  IWe were at the main gate Fuel Depot between 2 - 2:15pm.  We released an additional 35,000 chum fry into Beaver Creek on Tuesday 5 March.  This release was not on the Fuel Depot, but on a private farm further up the road. 
The complete photo album can be viewed here.
Hwy 16 Cleanup
 
These are the 4 folks that showed up today for the work party.  They did a great job!
What’s happening this week
Hello all, Hope you are enjoying this beautiful weekend of sun.
This week is morning meeting at WG. Satellite meeting is scheduled Tuesday at 6pm., at McCormicks.  Come meet our prescriptive new members. We also have a speaker this week, Dave St Martin. Fun. 
 
Five of us will be going to DTLA in Victoria this week. So looking forward to it. 
 
Save me the Dates. Board Retreat for My Term is June 8th, at McCormicks at 10. Please have your Budgets and your goals ready to talk about that day. 
 
Installation is June 25th at 530pm at McCormicks. Please wear a favorite hat and your Rotary shirt. 
 
July 14th is fishing trip. Some are not fishing but we are going to compete in go cart race. Jacqui wants to defend her title. Rest of us want to win from her. Then celebrate with dinner with our fellow Rotarians and Auction couple who bid on trip. 
 
Sunday, August 4th , we will be having an Alumni bbq. Place will be determined soon. Let’s say our group brings a pot luck, and we will treat our Alumni’s. If you know past member, please ask them and let me know. 
 
August 9th is our golf tournament to raise funds for Girls and Boys club. Pick your team, as well, as go out and get pledges for how many holes you will or think you will do. 
 
District Governor had to make some changes. We were getting a lot of interest. We moved the day to November 12th, at 530pm at Bremerton Conference Center. 
 
I wont be attending Tuesday meeting. But next week, I will be sending a clipboard around for Installation dinner. Or you can reach me thru email or text. 
 
Have a great week. See you next week.
 
Enjoy the sun.
Leslie
 
 
 
Join us for the 2018 District Training and Conference!
Register now for the District Training and Conference in Victoria, British Columbia, May 9 - 11, 2019. You will have the opportunity to attend training sessions, hear an array of internationally recognized speakers, and most of all, get to know and share with fellow Rotarians from around our district. Stay at the award-winning Hotel Grand Pacific in the heart of downtown and enjoy all this beautiful city has to offer.  Be inspired, have fun, form friendships, celebrate our accomplishments, and look forward to the Rotary year ahead!
 
 
Capture the moment in Hamburg, Germany June 1-5, 2019
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Service Above Self
We meet Tuesdays at 7:15 AM
Whiskey Gulch Coffee Shop
2065 Bay St
Port Orchard, WA  98366
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Jun 04, 2019 7:15 AM
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Upcoming Events
Board Retreat
McCormick Woods
Jun 08, 2019 10:00 AM
 
Board meeting
The Brick House
Jun 12, 2019
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
 
Rotary Students/Teachers of the Year
SKHS Commons
Jun 12, 2019
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
 
Installation of Officers
McCormick woods
Jun 25, 2019
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
 
FIshing Trip
Westport
Jul 14, 2019
3:00 AM – 2:00 PM
 
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May 10
 
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May 12
 
Glenn Schmitt
May 25
 
Dick Peterson
May 26
 
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May 23
 
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Jamie Weatherill
May 7
 
Rick Gehring
Karin
May 7
 
Jim Carmichael
Sherry
May 28
 
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Deb
May 29
 
Dick Peterson
Linda
May 30
 
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