Club President Kathy Rayment
Club President Kathy Rayment puzzling over one of the many problems presidents face in getting ready for each week's meeting.
Ardis Morrow tells a story
For the past 33 years Ardis Morrow has been entertaining our club with (age appropriate) stories (jokes) each week.
Dan Weedin introducing outbound exchange students
Dan Weedin introduced our three outbound exchange students: Naomi Rogers, who is going to Paraguay, Steph Lara, who is going to Brazil and Emma Miller who is going to Brazil. 


  • The Gilfillim Family Trust donated $160,000 to Morrow Manor
  • Zipline outing on April 25th for Rotarians, their families and friends. Carpooling to Camano Island early Saturday. Sign up with Rand. Cost is $105 per person plus transportation. 
  • The Jewel Box Theatre opens its early spring musical, Tick, Tick…Boom! tonight and it runs through February 24th. Pass holders may call the theater for reservations. Others may buy tickets on

Report from Exchange Students Leo and Duda 

Zipline outing on April 18th
Duda experienced snow for the first time. LOVED IT!! Spent Christmas with the Ryans. Leo went mountain biking and had a photography lesson with Don Russell-------------and has a new haircut!


How a Classification Talk Changed My Life 
Claudia AlvesEach new member to our club gives a "classification talk" to tell other members something about his or her life and work. Claudia was raised in Oregon and went to college at the University of Oregon – she is an ardent “Duck” supporter. She and her first husband, Vice, had a son and daughter. Vince was in the Marine Corp and they moved around to various locations. Her son, daughter and grand children live locally. 
In 1991, she moved to Kitsap County. Claudia taught in the North Kitsap School District and ended up furthering her education and became a Principal. Her last position was at Poulsbo Elementary where she was the Principal for 5 years. 
She has been involved with the Hansville Garage Sale, Kingston Farmers’ Market, Editorial Board, Mental Health Board and other organizations. In 2000, Vince, her husband of 33 years died. 
In 1998, Claudia joined East Bremerton Rotary, where she became the President. She attended the National Convention in Chicago and was part of an international project in St. Lucia. 
In 2004, she listened to a wonderful Classification talk by a new member, Louis Alves, who was “cute and single”. They were married a year later. Louis died last year due to complications from his service in the Vietnam War. He received excellent care at Retsil in Port Orchard – a very special care facility for our veterans.
Since retiring from education 2 years ago, Claudia has become an avid gardener and traveler – she is going on an around the world cruise this summer. She joined our club to continue her Rotary involvement in the community she loves. 


Check presented to Coffee Oasis
On behalf of the Community Service Committee, Gaston Peter-Contesse gave a check to The Coffee Oasis for $2942 to pay for paint and help with the refurbishing of the Café. Thanks also to Ray Donahue of Peninsula Paint for his very generous donations! The redo will take place in February-March. 

David Nelson, Editor of the Kitsap Sun 

David Nelson of the Kitsap SunThe Kitsap Sun has been in Bremerton for 85 years – it was begun by an entrepreneur who build the paper during a very competitive time when there were new newspapers sprouting up all over our area. Some lasted, some did not. 
In 2019, the paper merged with a network that includes the USA Today and is now part of the largest newspaper company in the country and includes 250 papers. There is not a lot of visible change as a result of this merger. 
The editors at the Kitsap Sun know what goes on locally and the focus of the Sun is in-depth reporting on important issues in our area such as affordable housing, homelessness and drug addiction, Puget Sound health, shipyard and military spending, teacher salaries, school building and bond issues. 
The Sun currently has 6000 digital subscribers and 10,000 subscription patrons. As time goes on, the number of digital subscribers will go up and those who read the physical paper will drop. 
Across the country, the news is being reported in many different formats today to reach all audiences: digital, magazines, social media posts, blogging, subscription services, donor based publications. All can be part of the mix, but all may not be successful in the long term. 
He said that regardless of the changes, there are still many young people who want to be in journalism, but the career path for gaining experience is not the same as it was in the past.
David feels that the Sun is very well positioned to be successful in this changing environment.