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Welcome to the Rotary Club of Poulsbo-North Kitsap!

Poulsbo-North Kitsap

We meet Fridays at 7:00 AM
Poulsbo Sons of Norway
18891 Front St NE
Poulsbo, WA  98370
United States
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Viking Tour 2017
The Viking Tour is a group bicycle ride on the Kitsap Peninsula taking place on Sunday, May 21st, 2017. The tour starts and finishes in historic Poulsbo, “Little Norway” at 9 a.m., and is held during the iconic VikingFest carnival and festival. So if you’re an out of towner, plan on coming out Saturday and stay the night to experience Viking Hospitality! Cost is $45 (all routes).
 
The ride has three different lengths for all riding levels: the “Odin”: a 59-mile journey featuring over 4,000 ft of climbs. the “Thor”: a 30-mile ride which is fairly flat and just for those looking to have a bit of fun with a little less challenge and the "Freyja": a 16-mile relaxing ride where you can enjoy yourself without breaking too much of a sweat.
 
Do you have a team or group that is thinking about riding in the Viking Tour? If so, good news for you! We just launched team registration! With team (or group) registration, you can register multiple people at once using one payment, and you can save some money!
  • Small Team (10-15 riders) / $450
  • Large Team (16-20 riders) / $720
What does this mean? This means the more riders you get, the less it costs per rider! For example, if you have 15 members it is only $30 per rider thus saving you $225.
 
You can find out more information and register at poulsbovikingtour.com
 
Time
7am-4pm (9am Start)

Support
Rest Stops, Mechanics, Medics

Activities
Vendor Village, Beer Garden, Dinner, Live Music
 
 
 
Club News
Lisa Martin - Build Bridges, Not WallsFormer Club member, Lisa Martin, described her journey from tourist to committed activist, starting with her vacation in Zihautanejo, Mexico, where she first encountered some of the indigenous children who were not allowed to attend the Mexican schools. This led to her meeting Marina, a local woman who had started an informal school to educate these children, most of whom do not speak Spanish as their native language. Lisa gave up her comfortable life in Massachusetts to help Marina develop with the assistance of Rotary an NGO called the Netza school. The resulting school now has a brick and mortar presence and 400+ students. The journey has not been without hurdles. Lisa was sidelined for two years, recovering from a serious car accident. The school was taken away from Marina by the Mexican government. However, Marina decided to start a new, private school and Lisa has documented all of this in her recently completed book, "From A to Zih". 
Jack Archer presents the Memorial Plaque for Steve FosterJack Archer presented a plaque he helped produce to commemorate recently deceased Club member Steve Foster. Steve was a past club president and multiple time honoree of Rotarian of the Year. His memorial plaque will be attached to a railroad caboose play structure Steve built at Martha and Mary Preschool.
Debra Vaughn Classification TalkEach new club member gives a classification talk to let others know about his/her life and career. Debra Vaughn is a retired Speech Therapist who initially thought she wanted to work with adults, but discovered that she preferred assisting kids and ended up focused on helping disabled ones. During her career she had a 3-year adventure living in Saudi Arabia, and most of the rest of the time she lived in Southern California. She also described the trauma of husband Paul’s dealing with injuries from a recent head-on car crash. Now that Paul has recovered, she is concentrating on getting her 3 dogs trained and returning to playing the piano.
Happy Birthday Ardis Morrow!Michele Doyle and the club wished Ardis Morrow a happy 92nd birthday as the Club serenaded her by singing Happy Birthday. 
Sidney Minute 5-12-2017Sidney described her experience at the District Training Assembly, including the opportunity to hang out with the other Exchange Students around the District. She also noted that she’d be spending the day with 7 dogs and expressed her excitement to be moving in with Meredith Green over the weekend. 
Steven SolomonSteven Solomon, Senior Annual Giving Officer with the Rotary Foundation, described the profound effect Rotary has had on his life as a way of illustrating what Rotary can do. As a high school student, the Rotary Club of Buffalo Grove, IL, selected him for an International Exchange to South Africa. That led to his meeting a number of influential South Africans, learning the Zulu language, and developing his interest in South African affairs. His enthusiasm for the work of Jane Goodall resulted in his meeting her and being invited to learn about a program called “Roots and Shoots” she was involved with in Tanzania, and he eventually opened a branch of the program in South Africa, with Rotary assistance. He later used his knowledge of Zulu as a clever way to make connection with Desmond Tutu at an event in Chicago, which led to his spending 5 days working with Tutu and being invited to his 80th birthday celebration.
Alexis FosterEach new member gives a classification talk, describing to other members something about their life and career. Alexis Foster delivered her Classification Talk, describing her journey from a 6-year old girl in Chicago who decided she wanted to be a lawyer, to becoming the City Prosecutor/Risk Manager for the City of Poulsbo. Along the way she briefly considered being an engineer, but discovered that her limited math skills made that unlikely. She finally returned to her dream of becoming an attorney, getting her law degree from Arizona State and then working briefly as an “in house Counsel” for a private company, and then moving on to be a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney with Kitsap County for 5+ years before moving to her current job. 
Jacob MaxwellJacob Maxwell, a young entrepreneur and NKHS grad, described his journey from Verizon tech to starting his own business—Above and Beyond Tech—dedicated to providing people with one-on-one assistance with using the whole spectrum of technology, often in their own home. He also noted he aspires to hire and inspire other young people to reach their full potential.
Sidney minuteSidney was our featured Viking Tour Photoshop victim (which she unfortunately missed due to an early departure). But she did have a chance to introduce her mother, father and brother at the meeting. She also reported on her excursion to Cape Flattery, her plan to attend the DLTA and do some additional sightseeing with her parents.
Kerris, the Courtroom Therapy Dog—Kevin Kelly Kitsap County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Kelly introduced us to Kerris (Welsh for “love”), the courtroom therapy dog. He explained that Kerris is a specially (and rigorously) trained dog trained to provide a calming effect to witnesses in a courtroom setting. He is used in the Kitsap County Drug Court and basically sits quietly by the witnesses who would like him nearby to calm their nerves. Kevin explained that both adults and child witnesses seem to be comforted by his presence, as they offer testimony on often traumatic experiences. He mentioned that some children being interviewed only responded when Kerris was present. Kerris can sit calmly in the courtroom for hours at a time, but is ready to play like any other dog when he’s home with Kevin.
Wendell Verduin - Side by Side in South AfricaWendell Verduin talked about the activities of the South African organization “Side by Side” and the current initiative there in concert with “Days for Girls.”
Poulsbo Elementary Math OlympiansAlela Tallon and her Math Olympians from Poulsbo Elementary received a check to support their participation in this year’s Math Olympiad.
Danny Fritz on the Kitsap Great GiveViking warrior Danny Fritz describes how much you should contribute to Poulsbo Rotary Club in the upcoming Kitsap Great Give.
Nick Johnson with a Viking Tour updateNick Johnson reported that registrations for Viking Tour are ahead of last year and that a lot of additional sponsors have signed on.
SydneySidney shared her excitement that her parents will be visiting next week. She also reported on seeing the play “Secret Garden” in Seattle and celebrating Easter with her host family. She noted that the Dutch also recognize the Easter Bunny.
 
 
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Speakers
Leslie Reynolds-Taylor
Jun 02, 2017
Flying for UPS
Tom Taylor
Jun 09, 2017
Salt water project
Laurie McKenzie
Jun 16, 2017
Growing Seeds of Hope for the Future of Food
Mary Nader
Jun 23, 2017
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