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President's Message
Leslie Reynolds-Taylor
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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!
 
Janis
 
 
 
Assistant Principal, South Kitsap High School
Class of 2021
360-874-5605
 
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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Rotary announces US$100 million to eradicate polioEVANSTON, Ill. (June 10, 2019) — Rotary is giving US$100 million in grants to support the global effort to end polio, a vaccine-preventable disease that once paralyzed

 

Rotary’s 110th annual convention concludes; one of Hamburg’s most multicultural, non-profit gatheringsMore than 26,000 registrants representing 3,605 Rotary clubs in 170 countriesRotary commits US$102 million

 

mytaxi donates proceeds from rides to RotaryHAMBURG, Germany (31 May 2019) — To multiply the impact of the 25,000 Rotary members expected to attend the service organization’s international convention 1-5 June, mytaxi will donate all

 

A special report prepared for Rotary International by the Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies estimated the value of Rotary member volunteer hours at $850 million a year.

 
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