Posted on May 03, 2019
Ardis Morrow BirthdayArdis Morrow Birthday
The club played a video in honor of Ardis’ birthday---Cake and cupcakes were enjoyed by all! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ARDIS! 
 
John Waller announced that he is the new Youth Services Director. Thanks to Dan Weedin for his contribution. Anyone who is interested in hosting exchange students, please contact John.
 

Distinguished Students Of Service (DSS) Awards

Geneva Newell and Alex Martin
Steve Garfein introduced Geneva Newell and Alex Martin, seniors at NK High School. With Rotary’s sponsorship, these students and three teachers will attend the NewSpace 2019 Conference in Seattle in July. They will meet venture capitalists, NASA leaders, and leaders in private launch companies. Both Geneva and Alex are studying engineering: Geneva is going to Cal Poly to study civil engineering; Alex is attending UW to study aeronautical engineering. Both students will come back to NKHS to help start an aeronautical engineering program. 
 
Distinguished Students of Service
Each of the following Distinguished Students of Service will receive $100 cash award. The students described their interests and goals: 
 
Kian Dougherty – studying engineering; plans to attend the US Coast Guard Academy; enjoys football, track, music, choir and Boy Scouts – is a member of the National Honor Society. 
 
Eleanor Beers – enjoys all subjects; plans to enter Vanderbilt and study pre-medicine – is a member of the National Honor Society. 
 
Merry Cockroft – interested in environmental science in class and in the community; plays in the band, plans to study environmental science at Whitman – is a member of the National Society and ASB (Leadership)
 
Grace Zinkhon – interested in environmental science or biochemistry; enjoys soccer and lacrosse – is a member of the National Society 
 
Alaina Marcotte – also won an award but was unable to attend 
 

Paul Harris Award Presented to Eric Nieland

Paul Harris Award Presented to Eric NielandEric Nieland, NKHS engineering teacher, was presented the Paul Harris Fellow Award as a gift from Rotary. Eric’s classroom was the recipient of Rotary funds several years ago and he purchased a kit to build a 3-D printer for his classroom. Once built, the students brought the 3-D printer to Rotary and made Rotary logos for our members. The students then used the 3-D printer to make additional 3-D printers. He thanked Rotary for supporting his NK High School students.
 
These awards, given in the name of Rotary Founder Paul Harris, are for Rotarians who donate a total of $1000 to the Rotary Foundation, the charitable non-profit of Rotary International. Clubs and individuals may "donate" on behalf of other deserving individuals to recognize their contributions to the ideals of Rotary. The award to Eric Nieland recognizes his exemplary service to our community.
 

Trash Program Update

Trash Program UpdateTrash Program Update

“Green Glen” (Glen Robbins) announced a reminder to save Styrofoam for the Styro Round Up on July 27th at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds. 
 

Viking Tour Update

Prices for Viking Tour go up this weekend so register NOW! Volunteer solicitation is going well; if you want to be involved, contact Joe Hulsey. Viking Tour will be WASTE FREE. Lori Cloutier described the efforts to be waste-free.
 
• Eliminate supplies that what we don’t need for the event 
• Goal – capture recycles without contamination 
• Multiple recycle stations are available so we have NO waste – training will be done for “recycle educators” who will help volunteers and cyclers dispose of waste in the proper bins 
• We are coordinating with various recycling organizations who will take all of the recycled items from the event 
 
Evolved Vikings don’t pillage the earth!! 
 

New Member Induction - Rowen Phillips

New Member Induction - Rowen Phillips
Rowen Phillips was inducted as a new member of the club. Congratulations Rowen and welcome to Poulsbo Rotary!
 
Fun facts about Rowen: has 3 children, supports the WSU Cougars and Texas Longhorns, is interested in Youth Services and Domestic Violence. Committees. Devyn will be Rowen’s mentor. 
 

New Member Talk – Rob Thomas

New Member Talk – Rob ThomasRob Thomas and his wife moved to Poulsbo in June 2016 after he retired from the Navy. His service in the Navy included assignments in Japan (twice), Florida, US Naval Academy (learned to be a ship captain), and Virginia.
  
Rob now works as a civilian for the Navy as a Harbor Pilot and Captain. His responsibilities include ensuring the safe navigation of vessels into/out of harbors and/or docks. This includes Navy vessels as well as ships that contract with the Navy. 
 
He loves the area and looks forward to being an active Rotary member. 
 
 
 

Community Service Check Presentation

Community Service Check Presentation
Geoff Schmidt presented Geneva Newell (NKHS student who is working on her Girl Scouts Gold Award), a check for $400 to support the Day of Positivity she is planning on June 8th from 1-9PM in Waterfront Park in Poulsbo.