Posted on Apr 05, 2019

Membership Anniversaries

Amy Schmidt and Devyn Newcombe celebrated member anniversaries (years in the club) for April: Jerry Deeter, Gale Heller, Ardis Morrow, Meredith Green, Cindy Garfein, Randy Linaman, Ahmis Loving, and Donna Pledger. Congratulations! Each person was temporarily awarded a “special” item for the meeting.
Jerry DeeterGayle HellerArdis Morrow
Meredith GreenCindy GarfeinRandy Linaman
Ahmis LovingDonna Pledger

Bring Trash to Help Save the Planet

Bring Trash Help Save the Planet
Ahmis Loving talked TRASH: Viking Tour is going for ZERO WASTE.
Bring your plastic film (grocery bags, salt bags, packaging air pillows (pop first) case overwrap, produce bags, ice bags, food storage bags, cereal liners, bread bags, LDPE/HDPE films, popped bubble wrap and packaging air pillows) to Rotary every Friday, to help students at Sakai Intermediate School win a park bench!

New Member Inducted

Rick Grantham
Rick Grantham was inducted as a new member. He was sponsored by Michele Doyle and will be mentored by Lori Cloutier. Congratulations Rick and welcome to Poulsbo Rotary!

Olympic National Park Trails

Seabury Blair, Jr.
Seabury Blair, Jr. was the Featured Speaker, and he spoke on Olympic National Park Trails. Seabury was a long time outdoor writer for the Kitsap Sun, recently retiring after 50 years on the job. Olympic National Park was established in 1938. He spoke about how Olympic National Park has changed since 1970, who were some of the the earliest pioneers, and about the web of trails in the park and the timelessness of federally protected lands and their value to all Americans.
He presented some material from his book Day Hike: Olympic Peninsula. From the Pacific coast to scenic Hurricane Ridge, the 73 incredible hikes in this popular guidebook feature the wild ocean beaches, lush rain forests, mountain vistas, waterfalls, and high meadows unique to the Olympic Peninsula. Each trail is rated from easy to extreme, giving first-time or veteran hikers the variety they want, as well as topographical maps, trail descriptions, and more.
A plug for Seabury from his last article in the Sun: Alas, Seabury Blair Jr. now lives on his meager pension and royalties from his 8 guidebooks, published by Sasquatch Books. So please buy one. Email him at