Posted on Aug 03, 2018

August 11 Service Saturday

Indoor and outdoor maintenance at Eli’s Place: yard work, painting, pulling up and replacing subfloors, and replacing vanities. Expect several more work parties at Eli’s Place in the future. Geoff will contact those who sign up to give them the location.
 

Presentation by Poulsbo Rotary President Tim Nichols

Presentation by Poulsbo Rotary President Tim Nichols
First, Tim shared a little of his personal story. He was living in Poulsbo and commuting to Seattle for work but, with the birth of his second son Graydon, he started working from home. He joined Rotary in 2006 as a way to have social interaction. Then he elected to adopt a couple of girls. The first was Zarri, who had been abused and had been in a hospital with a coma and also had severe eyesight issues. The Izzy came into their life. They knew her before she was born. Life with the girls was a roller coaster of issues, but has been a rewarding journey. Zarri was in, and then disappointingly out, of their life. When she returned for good, Gray said it was the best birthday present he ever had. They have been best friends ever since. His family consists of Connor (12), Graydon (12), Zarri (12), Izzy (9), and Naomi (unk).
 
After that, Tim shared his goals for the club. His first goal is to figure out to get know people and inspire them. Other goals are to start a Rotaract club (with a shout-out to Cheyenne who also wants to start a Kitsap Rotaract club), to make Rotary more accessible and more efficient, and to earn the club a Presidential Citation. The Presidential Citation requires satisfying 3 goals in each of 3 areas:
 
Rotary Theme 2018• Support and Strengthen Clubs 
    • Net gain of 1 member 
    • Net gain in female members 
    • Improve club retention by 1%
• Focus and Increase Humanitarian Service 
    • (Co)Sponsor a Rotaract club
    • Contribute at $100 per capita to the Annual Fund 
    • Conduct a significant service project in one of Rotary’s six areas of focus 
• Enhance Public Image and Awareness 
    • Sponsor a Youth Exchange Student
    • Partner with another organization on a project 
    • Use Rotary’s brand guidelines, templates and related materials
 
Board Members
Tim brought the board members up to the front to answer questions from the members present. He told the members to “Ask the Board Anything”. And we did. He also presented each with “Inspiration Pins” for their dedication to the club and as a token of his appreciation. The club gave them a round of applause as well.