Posted on Aug 17, 2018

HAT DAY! 

Hat Day winner Frances Malone
Finalists were Ardis Morrow, Frances Malone (shown), and Anita Blau. Naveen Chaudhary offered prizes!
 

Rotary Youth Protection

Rotary Youth Protection- Mike Cloutier and Ardis MorrowMike Cloutier and Ardis Morrow presented the new Youth Protection Policy, which asks that all Rotarians take the training.  It’s so easy you can do it in your bunny slippers!  Mike sent the link in an email, and when you complete the test, you’ll get a BUNNY STICKER of your CHOICE!
 
 
 
Lynn Ferguson sings the Star Bangled Banner
Professional musician and today’s guest speaker Lynne Ferguson started our meeting with a beautiful rendition of the Star Spangled Banner.
 

Important UPCOMING Club Events \

• Wine Tasting at Brenda Wall's Aug 24, 5:30pm 
• Club PICNIC will be Sept 1 at Bonnie Pedersen's! 2pm
 
Jim Martin honored at Rotary
Naveen Chaudhary thanked his hero, Jim Martin, for his “gentle and generous spirit.”
 
 

Native Horsemanship Youth Program 

Native Horsemanship Youth Program
Lynne Ferguson lives on the Port Madison Reservation, in a life of music, kids, and horses.  Drawing upon her Comanche and Cherokee heritage, both “horse culture” tribes, she discovered a passion for working with horses to help children with disabilities grow and thrive. She created the Native Horsemanship Youth Program and opened her own 501(c)3 charitable organization, where she works with children free of charge, 90% of whom are from low-income homes or have special needs.
 
With her eight horses, she teaches children to ride without a saddle or bridle, using body movements after developing a relationship with the horses from on the ground. Counselors often bring kids to her, and she has seen a lot of success with students on the autism spectrum. Although people of any age are welcome, the program serves 100 kids per year through her partnerships with the Suquamish and S’Klallam Tribes and other counselors. The program is approaching its 20 Year Celebration and will be having a benefit concert on August 26. Donations are welcomed, and there are ample opportunities for volunteering!