Posted on Sep 06, 2019

Announcements: 

  • New Rotary directories are available – take one for home and one for car! 
  • September 11th at Vibe at 5PM – High Stakes Leadership Presentation 
  • Fireside September 17th at 6:30 at Jerry Deeter’s house 
  • Beer tasting  September 20th at 5:30 at Naveen’s house 
  • September Community Service Project is the food drive with Lions Club to benefit Fishline September 20 and 21 at Walmart, Central Market and Red Apple Grocery. Sign up with Jim Schlachter. 
 
Check presentation to Walker Salas from Troup 1571 for his Eagle Scout Project
Check presentation to Walker Salas from Troup 1571 for his Eagle Scout Project.
 
Project – Walker and ten volunteers built two bridges over the creek at Centennial Park – donation from Rotary was $1500 from the Community Service Committee.
 
Blue badges to Mitch Sudy, Rob Thomas and David Hedderly-Smith.
Membership: Cheryl Harris presented new blue badges to Mitch Sudy, Rob Thomas and David Hedderly-Smith. Each new member receives a red name badge. After completing a series of new member tasks designed to help them fully participate in the activities of the club, they receive a blue name badge. 
 
John Ackenhusen induction
John Ackenhusen was inducted as a transferring Rotary member from Michigan, with a resounding YES! Jim Martin is his sponsor and Rand Hillier is his mentor. 
 
Duda and Leo
Youth Exchange Students Duda and Leo gave their reports about starting school, riding a school bus for the first time, and attending the Puyallup State Fair with Joe Hulsey and Mary Gorman. 
 

Our Gems and our Gents Building Character, Developing Scholars, and Preparing Leaders

by Harriette Bryant and Vicki Collins
 
Harriette Bryant and Vicki CollinsThis is the 10-year anniversary of OurGEMS: Our Girls Empowered through Mentorship and Service. 
 
Currently OurGEMS is in 18 schools in Kitsap County and expanding all the time. The program started with 9 girls and there are over 400 involved now. The second set of participants are in advanced degree programs in college. 
 
The purpose of the program is to “hone the gems” that are the young women who participate. The program starts in elementary school (8 year olds) and moves with the girls through high school, college and beyond. Those involved form strong bonds with each other for support and empowerment. 
 
There is also a program called OurGents for young men – this program started 2 years ago with 2 young men and now there are 8. 
 
More mentors are needed. A passion for helping youth is all that is needed. Contact www.ourgems.org or call 360-930-1493.
 

Rotary Auction Update – Michele Doyle, Chair

Michele DoyleDATE IS OCTOBER 26TH at Sons of Norway

Dinner tickets are $75 per person – event is at the Sons of Norway. 

Sponsorship packet has been sent out------PLEASE RESPOND to Lori Cloutier.

Please volunteer to help with silent or live auction donations.

If you don’t plan to attend, please make a donation and encourage friends to come.

Live registration will be available online next week.

 

 

Rotary Volunteer Hours – Cindy Putman

We would like to tell our community not only what we donate in dollars to causes, but also the hours we donate. Starting next week, please indicate next to your name when you sign in how many hours you have worked on Rotary causes the past week. The first entry (or any entry!) will be for hours worked since July 1. Try to remember how much you volunteered, and write it next to your name or initials Then going forward, hours will be recorded for weekly efforts: Boots on the ground, working on a project, committee meetings, trying to get donations/sponsors, and so forth.