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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 of America
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Nick Johnson
As President Kathy put on her bikini to bask under the Hawaiian sun, President Elect Nick Johnson donned a fetching woolen scarf to open the Rotary meeting on this chilly Poulsbo morning. If you were there, you would have noted he also wore other appropriate cold weather clothing.
 
In the absence of Craig Adams, Nick continued the dog and pony show by giving the thought for the day, "True friends say good things behind your back and bad things to your face." We trust Craig's patients are recovering. Woof.
 
Ardis Morrow telling a story
Ardis made us laugh again. She also modeled a fancy pair of knee-high socks that looked like old-fashioned laced up shoes, which she found in her drawer. Don’t you wonder who put them there? 
 

Announcements:

  • John Pavey, the announcer of good tidings, told us there are items for sale, left over from the auction bar. (What doesn’t sell this week will be brought back next week.) 
  • 11/9 Fall clean up work party at Poulsbo Cemetery. Keeping the graves clean and the cemetery cleared of debris reduces the potential for vandalism, and honors those buried there. 
  • 11/9 Salmon Watch at Fish Park. Help is needed to man the booth and to act as guides. 
  • Nick announced North Kitsap School students are trying to fill a bus, before the Holidays, with non-perishable foods to benefit Fishline. 
 
Leo and Duda
Our club's Rotary Exchange students, Leo and Duda, teamed up to give the Doodah Report. The highlight of their week occurred on Home Coming night. They nearly froze to death as they waited in line to get into some place. Was it Leo who risked pneumonia to give Duda his coat? Duda had heard of the concept of cold, but until that night, our Brazilian exchange student never experienced it. Welcome to the great Northwest, young friends. And it’s not even winter yet. Another memorable occasion for both of them was going Trick or Treating for the first time. 
 
Kitsap Superior Court Judge Michelle Adams
Kitsap Superior Court Judge Michelle Adams briefly talked about Kitsap Drug Court. This is a strict, support program to encourage addicts to get clean and sober rather than go to jail. Those enrolled in the program have to follow Court requirements, and if they can stay in the program their progress is celebrated with graduation, which occurs quarterly. The public is invited to attend. 
 

Kitsap Strong

by Kody Russell
by Kody Russell
Our own Superior Court Judge Jennifer Forbes, introduced the featured speaker, Kody Russell, head of Kitsap Strong, a community initiative to improve the health and well-being of all children, families, and adults in Kitsap. He gave a fascinating presentation on what he called a network of organizations geared to be supportive of families to bring out the best in every child. He asked how we learned to tie our shoes. The answer is we were taught. 
 
Some adversity is unavoidable. Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are traumatic, caused by abuse, neglect, or household dysfunction, which can negatively impact health throughout the lifespan. Needy youth can be helped by an informed, caring community. The first years are formative. Children who are not getting parental interaction and guidance, need role models, people to love and teach them in order to flourish. There are many groups to help at risk youth, including Boys and Girls Club. 
 
Children and teens need adults to care about them and value them. Young persons don’t have the resources to “pull themselves up by their bootstraps.” When fear is overwhelming, learned coping methods flee, and young people need to learn calming skills from an adult who can teach them.
 
Mr. Russell talked about the trees in forests helping each other, even different kinds of trees, through their root systems. Trees need other trees. If it takes a village to raise a child, it also takes a forest. The talk was complete with pictures, slides and a short film. When Mr. Russell was finished, he asked for questions.  There weren’t any. Maybe most people were reflecting on how they could have been better parents, as was this writer. 
 

Fines

When the Fine Master asked if someone knew about the Seahawks, about half the attendees looked to Dan Weedin. He quickly answered challenging, obscure questions, garnering thunderous applause. 
 
There were many happy bucks, and one, a tribute by Tim Nichols, was a sad note as he remembered his mother, who recently died. We offer our condolences to Tim and his family.
 
Minutes, written with editorialese, may be inaccurate, subject to interpretation, and possibly, misleading. Or not.  
By Pat Ryan for Todd Tidball 

Prior to the speaker 

Duda's Birthday
  • Dan filling in for Jon Pavey with club announcements
  • Rapping Rand passed the money purse for the auction
  • Michele Doyle gave us a final update on the auction 
  • We sang for Duda’s 17th birthday!
Lori Cloutier Trashy Talk
Lori Cloutier gave a Trashy Talk Task Force update 
 

Olympic College Presentation

Speaker Marty Cavaluzzi, President of Olympic College
Marty Cavaluzzi, President of Olympic College
Marty was introduced by Poulsbo Rotarian Tom Eckmann, who has recently been appointed to the college Board of Trustees.
 
OC has three campuses in Shelton, Poulsbo, and Bremerton, plus they have classes within Puget Sound Naval Shipyard (PSNS). Enrollment is currently down a bit at 11,000 due to the good job market. Enrollment will increase when we have a downturn in the economy. Of those 11,000 students:
  • 20% are economically disadvantaged 
  • 20% are first generation 
  • 5% are homeless 
  • 30% are food insecure 
  • 1,000 are veterans 
  • 90% of graduates remain in the area 
The workforce is changing. 740,000 jobs will be added to the economy in 2021, and 80% will require a post-secondary degree. The college and community have several programs to support students with the goal of graduation: 
  • Graduate strong is a cross-county initiative to increase college enrollment and completion 
  • Achieving the Dream is a new program to provide free college for low income students 
  • Guided Career Pathways helps students identify their goal and develop a path to attain those goals, including sequenced coursework 
Western Washington University and OC are working to strengthen their connection, including plans for: 
  • A seamless pathway from OC to WWU 
  • New buildings 
  • A residence hall in the future 
  • A shared director position 
 

Announcements

  • Rotarian this month is Meredith Green!! She was pictured at Mary Gorman and Joe Hulsey’s cabin. 
  • Deborah thanks all for their desserts for the Gala and Auction. Please drop them on the 26th from 2-4pm 
  • We need champagne pourers and greeters at the door. Please sign up. 
  • Lori tells that we are drinking beer and cider for polio tonight at Western Red Brewery, in a joint event with Kingston Rotary. Portions of drinks and pizza go to End Polio Now, and will be matched 2:1 by the Gates Foundation! Lori mentioned that Scott Sorenson made a donation that qualified for a sponsorship. Given that Scott is the photographer, and didn’t take a selfie, we’ll just pretend we have a photo.
  • Board Meeting is Oct 24th at Kathy’s house. 
 

Ardis has a story for us

Ardis Morrow
Grandma and Grandpa are babysitting a two-year-old girl. She had forgotten her toy at home. It was a tea set. After her nap Grandma went shopping, so Grandpa was in charge. They got out a tea set to play with. She poured tea for both of them. Grandpa bragged. Super happy. When Grandma came home Grandpa made her watch the two of them having tea. Grandma said, “You realize that the only water Suzy can reach is in the toilet!!”
 
Rand Hillier
Rand Hillier dances away to attract contributions for the money purse to be sold at the upcoming auction.
 

Michele Doyle - Preparations for Gayla and Auction

Wine is for sale at the front door for the wine coolers. 

One more week until the auction! You can bid on live auction items even if you can’t be there. There are two cedar benches at the door going up for sale. You can bid online. Also there are Admiral Theater tickets, Duda dinner, time share in Hawaii, KOMO back door tour, a drone, Mt Rainier flight, Dinner from Patti and Duane Edwards and Lori and Mike Cloutier, cabin stay, two wine coolers, Seahawks tickets Nov 3 against Tampa-comes with a hotel stay, mushroom hunt, CM gift certificate, wine tours in Sonoma, dinner under the lights with Brenda and Behzhad, 7 dudes for 7 hours, Port Townsend Aero museum and flight, will package, gym membership, piano lessons, stay at Hotel Grand Pacific. Please bid!!!!
 

New member induction - David Roefer

David Roger
David Roefer is being inducted by Cheryl Harris. His sponsor is Jacob Maxwell. He is an insurance agent. David joined  the club with a resounding, “YES!” Welcome, David.   
 

BARN Bainbridge Artisan's Resource Network

BARN Bainbridge Artisan's Resource Network
Bainbridge Island BARN’s executive director, Denise Dumouchel
 
John Ackenhusen introduced her. She showed a video of artisans at their craft. They have programs from restoring the bakery at Fort Hood, making jewelry for the homeless, cooking for sick people, and many many more things.
 
Robert Frost said, “The purpose in life is to do good, well.” 
 
BARN provides opportunity and services. The mission is to provide opportunities to a broad community. 30% come from off island. They make, fix, rebuild and enhance. They teach others to do this for themselves. They have members, volunteers and guests. Anyone can come and use the space or rent a space. There are many volunteers to make it all work. They logged up to 900 hours per week when they were first getting started! Now they log about 500 hours per week. 
 
Anyone who has a talent trains other in their skills. They are raising money to buy a lathe that is operated from a seated position. They are also putting in hearing impaired systems. They are establishing a companion program for autistic people. 
 
BARN is a non-profit organization. It is still a business and needs money to operate. They have 1000 members. The goal was 400. They are doing well with this. Lots of young people have joined. Many generous people donate money. However, a lot of it comes from the members. They want to transition to making their money from class tuition.
 
Everyone has the capacity to be creative and make things for others or things that are useful. Community service is a big part of making that happen. They have a community kitchen so people that come in can eat and hang out. It gives people hope for the World. They show grace and listen and learn from each other. They gather graciously for good to inspire hope. She hopes the BARN continues to spread hope in the community. 
 
Please come and visit. 
 
Their annual budget is nearly one million dollars.
 
They recently got licensed by WA state as a post-secondary educational intuition. They have a 9-month program in both jewelry and wood working. Currently they have 6 students taking advantage of this new program. 
 
They named part of the metal studio for the late great Poulsbo Rotarian, Jack Archer. The wood working studio is a mix of traditional and technical wood working. They have both hand tools and power tools. They have this kind of art and that kind of art and other kinds of art. Go take a tour and you will find something you will love.
 

Exchange Students: Duda and Leo

Exchange Students: Duda and Leo
Duda visited Seattle's the international district. They went to the pin ball museum. She shaved a few seconds off her swim time. She also designed the swim team logo, and the shirts are now out. Leo wrecked his bike while mountain biking. Dan Weeden had no idea. He (Leo, not Dan) forgot his clothes for PE, and when he asked the teacher for a change of clothes the pants were very large. Leo wore them anyway, and the kids said he looked like a Scot with a kilt. 
 
 
Editorial comment: We try to publish notes of our club's weekly meetings to give club members not in attendance and visitors to our web site some idea of the scope of our club's activities as well as a feeling for what it's like to be a member of our Rotary Club. Well...there's more than one way to convey what that is like - thus regard below a minute by minute commentary, complete with a few editorial remarks and photos. We apologize for the cryptic description (from the unique eyes of one of our club members). You had to be there - but it does give a flavor for the flow of a typical meeting at Poulsbo Rotary. Come join the fun! 
 
[ 7:06 am ] It starts. Eggs, bacon, potatoes. The beginning of a good day. Throw in some grapes for to stave off any guilt. 
[ 7:08 am ] Table mates: Laurynn (the Educator). Joe (the Jester). Audrey (the Hero). P.K. (the Initials). 
[ 7:10 am ] Mitch stops in and inspects the table. All is copasetic. 
[ 7:11 am ] Flybys: Cindy, Cheryl... 
[ 7:14 am ] A gift comes my way. How to stay sane. We will see what the future holds. Outlook is grim. 
[ 7:15 am ] Satiated. 
Kathy Rayment
Club President Kathy Rayment
[ 7:19 am ] Kathy, brings bad news (as usual). Like a watermelon at a sword show, the timeline has been cut in half. (The translator is perplexed…. Something about the board not meeting on Halloween, maybe? Today's meeting has a full schedule so don't run over on your presentation.) 
[ 7:21 am ] The call to order. Yeah county. Yeah Rotary. Yeah Tim, the proudest of the proud. Our creepy conductor of the ghost locomotive. (Tim Nichols announced that there will be a fundraiser for Kitsap Foster Care Association hosted by the Kitsap Live Steamers, the annual Ghost Train run will be the evening of Saturday, October 26th between the hours of 5pm and 9pm. For more information here. Note that all proceeds from the train rides go to benefit the Kitsap Foster Care Association of Kitsap County.) 
[ 7:23 am ] Guests! Emily, Tony, Andrew. A light showing. 
[ 7:25 am ] Ardis still manages to impress. Punch line: She sleeps. John Aukenhauserenhauses dares greatly. 
Rand Hillier
Rand Hillier raises funds for the Auction Mystery Purse
[ 7:28 am ] In comes Rand, like a jack hammer in a China shop.  
[ 7:29 am ] John, the shortest of the short. The crier of our fair town informs the masses: Jewel Box, Community Luncheon, Heronswood, Beer Blast.  
 
In steps Lori to clarify: logging & polio. Gaston throws down a challenge. What happens in Port Gamble stays in Port Gamble. Desserts are dashed.  (Pints for Polio is Oct. 18 at Western Red Brewing, 5pm to close. They’re rolling out a new beer and each pint generates $1 for polio eradication, which the Gates Foundation matches with TWO MORE DOLLARS!)   
[ 7:35 am ] The purse makes it past. 
[ 7:36 am ] Dan needs support. Kids need homes. We will give it. Faith is restored. 
Duda Blé and Leonard Jochmann
Rotary Exchange students Duda Blé and Leonard Jochmann
[ 7:37 am ] Duda! Sweeta! Leo! Damn their young eyes! Maybe it's the shrooms. They know more about America than we do. The truth hurts. (American History is hard!)  
[ 7:40 am ] Good news! (Talking about the upcoming Rotary Auction)
• Two new sponsors. The Paint Place and the Village.  
• Where we stand: Need more tables. Need new kids. (It’s Homecoming, and our usual volunteers are booked!) 
• Who wants to run the costume competition? Yet to be determined.  
• Joe gives the thumbs up.  
• I will come as my grumpy self. (I’m pretty sure Nick meant he’s coming as a grumpy elf.  Cool!) 
[ 7:46 am ] Patti (Patti Dudley, the captain of the fair ship Fishline) introduces our housing hero, Emily. 
Emily Klein Fishline Home Share Program
Emily Klein, Fishline Home Share Program
[ 7:48 am ] Emily. HomeShare.  (Emily Klein gave a presentation about the Fishline HomeShare Program. Emily shared information about Fishline's HomeShare program, which facilitates connections between those with space to rent in their homes and those in need of affordable housing. Home sharing programs exist worldwide, and are a community-centered, cost-effective way to promote housing affordability and help elders to age in place. Fishline?s program provides resources for those interested in home sharing, including background and reference checks, personalized interviews, and referrals to potential home-mates. Emily is the HomeShare coordinator at Fishline, a food bank and comprehensive service center in Poulsbo.  She has lived in Washington for much of her life and attended Seattle University, where she received a BA in cultural anthropology.)
• It connects those with space to rent, to those who need affordable housing.  
• What is affordable? $663/month. Actual: $1,475. Not good. 
[ 7:51 am ] The clipboard makes it past. 
[ 7:52 am ] Emily informs us that living alone also has its perils. 
[ 7:53 am ] Those lovely Golden Girls pave the way! 
[ 7:54 am ] Providers can earn money, get help, feel secure and have community. It's a win win win win. 
[ 7:55 am ] Seekers get affordable housing, get to contribute, build savings and create companionship. Another win win win.  
[ 7:57 am ] Words: Backgrounds, checks, interviews, expectations, needs, chores, personality, beliefs, hobbies, referrals, agreements, leases, resources... 
[ 8:00 am ] Cities: Tacoma, New York, Denver, Chicago, Detroit... 
[ 8:02 am ] Battery dies. Time to relocate. 
[ 8:03 am ] Back in action. 
[ 8:04 am ] A through, customized process to connect providers and seekers. Well done Renee and Linda. 
[ 8:05 am ] Questions asked. Questions answered. Encouragement given. 
[ 8:11 am ] Jacob gets scolded. As he should. 
[ 8:12 am ] The timeline is pushed back. Somebody tape the watermelon back together. 
[ 8:13 am ] Masters: Audrey, Mike. Jacob. (Fines) 
• People are punished for hanging out with Jacob. As they should. 
• Audrey has an attitude of gratitude. 
• Mike is technologically dependent. Gives us a history lesson. Reproaches the seamen. Denounces the anniversaries. (It’s true.  Mike is technologically dependent.) 
[ 8:20 am ] Ed Stern. No explanation needed. (Translation: Ed Stern) 
[ 8:21 am ] Bucks of Happiness (each week our club assesses fines to augment paying for the activities of the club. Most often the fines are assessed for frivolous violations by club members, but at the end of the session members are invited to pay something to tell what they are happy about): 
• Brazilian food 
• Auction donations 
• Fine matching 
• Sound solutions 
• I believe the children are our future 
• Duda is a fish (x2) (Duda Blé is our Rotary Exchange student from Brazil. She is a member of the North Kitsap High School swim team and has already qualified for District in two events!  She swims super fast!) 
[ 8:23 am ] #5638 - Sassy Pants... tension builds... tensions releases. With a whimper, not a bang. (Brenda had the right fraffle number, but, alas, did not draw the Ace of Spades and win.  Sadness.)  
[ 8:25 am ] Close of ceremonies. The pain is over. My fingers hurt. These notes suck. (Translation: Nick loves taking notes and recommends it highly for any eager volunteers!  Suck it up, Nick!)
You will notice a new link on our website, Play for All. Play for All at Raab Park is a community effort to build an inclusive playground in North Kitsap County. This is a project of the Poulsbo Rotary Club, operating in partnership with a citizen steering committee, the Kitsap Community Foundation, and the City of Poulsbo.  Can you help us raise $600,000 to purchase and install inclusive playground equipment at Raab Park in Poulsbo? Follow the link to find out more about how you can help.
 
 
DONATE HERE! Thanks
Make a charitable contribution to the Poulsbo-North Kitsap Rotary Foundation.
 
 
Speakers
Kathy Rayment
Dec 13, 2019 7:00 AM
Club Meeting & Elections
Pam Leazer
Dec 20, 2019
CHI Franciscan Foundation
No meeting
Dec 27, 2019
Jake Gillanders, Poulsbo Fire Captain
Jan 03, 2020
EMPACT -emergency response team
 
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Youth Protection Officer
 
 
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