North Kitsap High School ChoirNorth Kitsap High School Choir
The North Kitsap High School Choir performed four lovely Christmas songs for us. 
Guests from UgandaGuests from Uganda
Guests from Uganda
We had three guests from Uganda 
Ardis Morrow
Ardis’s story was of a son coming home from the war 

Thought for the Day:

Instead of putting others in their place, put yourself in their place 


  • Jon Pavey reminded us of the Styrofoam roundup on December 28th
  • Rand’s Aloner party on Christmas Day.  
  • NO MEETING 12/27 
  • Lydia Rush was selling Poulsbo-Opoly for Soroptimists 

Youth Exchange Report

Exchange Student Report by Leo
  • Leo went to Bonnie’s Christmas party and enjoyed playing the piano. On Wednesday he went shopping at Silverdale Mall and had really hot wings at Buffalo Wild Wings 
  • Duda had been to the Oregon Coast and Tillamook Cheese Factory 
Duda with all her host families
Duda with all her host families! 
Thanks to the Sons of Norway
Special thanks to the Sons of Norway staff for the GREAT BREAKFAST!  

Guest Speakers: Harrison Medical Foundation 

Harrison Medical Foundation
  • Harrison was recently recognized with the Pathway to Excellence 50 best cardiac surgery 
  • Many awards for baby and maternity 
  • $2.1 Million supported our local programs 
    • Versant nurse residency (for the 10th year).  
    • DaVinci surgical system (Harrison is #1 user in the country) 
    • Northwest Family Medicine Residency 
    • Brings in eight residents yearly.  
      • About 60% stay here 
    • New hospital 
      • 9 floors 
      • 500,000 square feet 
      • 144 acute care beds 
      • 787 stall parking studture 
      • Targeted first patient November 2020 
      • 60,000 swuare foot cancer center 
      • Will have the Reimer family healing garden 
      • Will have sleep lab, radial lounge (for those recovering from a same day procedure for heart via the arm rather than groin) 
      • The Clear Creek trail will  go through the campus, where you’ll be able to stop at a Starbucks and continue on your way 
      • Theme is seal, forest, trails, and mountains 
        • Color coding will help for way finding 
      • 100% single occupancy rooms 
        • All rooms will have a view of mountains, sound of trees 
        • Reduced fall risk  
        • Dedicated loved ones’ area 
          • Includes bed and desk area 
      • Cancer center 
        • Will have American cancer society resource room for 
        • prosthetics 
        • 20 exam rooms 
        • 36 infusion bays – combination or individual and community infusion options – on the third floor with the best view 
      • Their building is energy efficient 
        • HVAC will be on the third floor which reducing airflow travel 
        • Installed a purple pipe system to reclaim reusable water  
    • Funds raised to date 
      • PET CT for Oncology and Cariology 
      • 256 slice CT for cardiology – significantly reduces  
      • Hybrid operating room – will be able to change from a external heart procedure  
      • Mobile heartbeat with secure cell phone will communicate with Clinicians and nurses 
      • Real time equipment locating  
      • Patient infotainment – discharge instruction in room 
  • CHI Franciscan has invested $500 Million in our community 
  • Questions 
    • CHI will work with City of Bremerton for an emergency facility. Would be very expensive to bring it up to current health care standards 

Michele Doyle celebrated by fining the following Rotarians. Pay a buck!

  • New members: Tony, Jim, Claudia, David 
  • People with new grandbabies 
  • People she caught shopping 
  • Jim Sund because he doesn’t get to hang out with his kids
  • Leo Fried Blue Heron going out of business 
  • Paul and Debra Vaughan for Play for All brochure 
  • Jerry Deeter for the Fireside 
Jim Gillard pulls the Ace of Spades!
Jim Gillard pulls the ACE OF SPADES!!!!  Wins $3220.50!!!