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Viking Tour 2019

PHILANTHROPY BIKE RIDE / POULSBO, WA

Viking Tour 2019Get ready to trim your beard and shave your legs...
 
The Viking Tour is a group ride on the Kitsap Peninsula which will take place on Sunday, May 19th, 2019.
 
The tour starts and finishes in historic Poulsbo, “Little Norway” at 9 a.m., and is held during the iconic VikingFest carnival and festival. The ride has three different lengths for all riding levels: the “Odin”: a ~60-mile journey featuring nearly 4,000ft of climbing. The “Thor”: a ~30-mile ride with a few less hills for those looking to have a bit of fun with a little less challenge and the "Freyja": a ~15-mile relaxing ride where you can enjoy yourself without breaking too much of a sweat.
 
The Viking Tour is meant to be whatever you make of it. Do it for fun, do it to challenge your personal best or do it to win! Whatever your intent, you’ll be glad you came! We encourage professionals, amateurs, recreational riders, clubs & cycling teams to participate. It’s time for all Vikings to trim your beards, shave your legs and get ready to ride. All profits from the Viking Tour support ongoing efforts of the Poulsbo Rotary Club.
 
Date:                      Sunday, May 19th, 2019
Check-in Time:    7am-9:30am
Location:              Centennial Park, 19250 7th Ave NE, Poulsbo, WA 98370
Cost:                      $50 (all routes)
Start Time:           9am
Support:               Rest Stops, Mechanics, Medics
Activities:             Vendor Village, Beer Garden, Lunch, Music
 
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Meeting Highlights, April 26, 2019

Viking of the Week
Inspiration for you to participate in Viking Tour!
 

Scribes needed to take meeting notes

Cindy Tveit asked for Note Takers for Friday Breakfast meetings: besides Cheryl Harris. Cindy Garfein and Mary Gorman both volunteered!
 

Important Announcements

• 4/26 Tonight: Schmidt’s Wine Tasting 
• 5/4 Plant Sale 
• 5/19 Viking Tour 
 
Cheryl Harris
Cheryl Harris finally got her Blue Badge! Presented by Amy Schmidt. 
 

Commercial Cod Fishing Industry Then and Now

Jim Shields THEN
Jim ShieldsJim shared a fascinating video (shot in 1950 and narrated by his Grandfather) that provided background on how the Cod Fishing industry was conducted, focusing on the years between 1911 and 1950. It was during this period that his grandfather worked on the “John A,” a lumber schooner converted to a cod fishing vessel. John A was 165 feet in length and now resides as a museum in the San Francisco area.
 
• Crews of 35 men worked on the vessel for 5 months, fishing for cod in the Bering Strait. Primary job of the owner or cook was to figure out how to buy and preserve enough food for that crew (because they don’t eat fish every day)! 
• The general schedule for the crew was 4 AM Breakfast then launch smaller boats (Dories), Return for 9 AM Lunch and relaunch, and 4 PM Supper. Dories were 19 feet long and could hold a 3 ton load. 
• Cod was caught on hook and line system, brought back to the John A, and immediately preserved in salt. The fish were individually caught and counted, as the men were paid per fish.  
• Processing: Once the fish were on the boat, each fish was processed individually and on average, was handled 30 times before processing was complete: Heading box – heads cut off and gutted (about 600 fish / hour), back bone out, liver saved for Cod Liver Oil, tongue cut out of head – delicacy? Salted 
• Once the catch was complete, the schooner returned to port (200-300 mile round trip daily) and further processing for market completed: Fish dug out of sale and then put on dock by size, Fish placed in large holds / tanks in Salt Brine solution, Fish drawn out of tank, skinned and back bone removed. Skin was shipped out to be used for glue, remaining bones were removed by pliers, boneless filets were then cut into 1 pound packages, wrapped in parchment, and placed in cartons for market Approximately 40 people involved in this part of the process.
 
Michael and Amelia Burns (father and daughter) NOW
Michael and Amelia Burns (father and daughter) NOW
Michael and brother founded Blue North Fisheries in 1983 and operate out of Freemont. Current practices have become safer for the fishermen and more humane for the fish: “Line Caught Humane Harvest Alaska Cod” and “Doing the right thing tastes better”.
 
New Boat took 3 years to build (in Anacortes) and design was leveraged from practices in Norway. The boat is 190 feet long and can hold 1.5 million tons (not sure I heard that metric correctly), and is much more plush and climate controlled than the vessel John A!
 
• Fish are still caught by Hook and Line, one at a time, but the line can be up to 42 miles long!
• Dories are no longer used, but the line is drawn in by roller, fish are “stunned” and then stored in a “moon pool.” Humanely handled fish are scientifically proven to be: more nutritious, better tasting. higher quality, flakier fish for consumption 
• All processing and preservation (frozen, not salted) is now down on the vessel and entire process from catch to packaging takes only 3 hours. 
 
Michael imagines that in approximately 70 years, his grandson may be presenting to that Rotary slides that show how his grandfather fished “in the old days.
 
Modern fishing vessel
 
Questions from the floor:
• What about Waste?
  • Heads, skins, and Livers generally go to pet food
  • Stomachs are processed for the Asian market
  • Trim is used in fish patties.
• How is the health of the cod population / stock?
  • Generally in the Bering Strait all product is either level of raising
  • Cod specifically goes in wave cycles, and is currently on the downward trend
• Fishing limits are heavily controlled, conservatively managed and cod fishing is in a 10% reduction for the next 3-4 years.
• Scientists make limit recommendations that are usually reduced by policy makers. 
 
Upcoming Events
Board Meeting
Poulsbo Fire Station
May 30, 2019 5:30 PM
 
Wine Tasting at Mary and Joe's - 6 PM
May 31, 2019 6:30 PM
 
Community Service Committee
Tim Ryan Construction
Jun 10, 2019 5:30 PM
 
Youth Services Committee Meeting
Vibe Coworks
Jun 11, 2019 5:30 PM
 
Professional Services Committee Meeting - 5:30 to 6:30 PM
Vibe Coworks
Jun 12, 2019
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
 
Membership Committee Meeting
Coffee Oasiss
Jun 15, 2019
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
 
International Committee Meeting
18887 WA-305
Jun 17, 2019
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
 
Public Image Meeting
Jun 19, 2019 5:45 PM
 
Domestic Violence Committee
Sons of Norway Conference Room
Jun 21, 2019
8:45 AM – 9:45 AM
 
Installation (Kathy), Outstallation (Tim)
Casino
Jun 21, 2019 5:00 PM
 
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Upcoming Speakers
May 31, 2019
Enhanced License
Jun 07, 2019
The Fight to Abolish Slavery In Our Lifetime
Jun 14, 2019
Rotary Scholarships
Jun 21, 2019
Housing Sexually Violent Predators
Jun 28, 2019
Last meeting of his presidency - "Rotary!!"
Jul 05, 2019
Rotary Friendship Exchange - Australians
Jul 12, 2019
The new Poulsbo Rotary Year
Jul 19, 2019
Finding Elevation … what cancer taught me
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