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Meeting Highlights, May 31, 2019

Important Announcements

Emma Smith
  • Emma Smith, rebound exchange student to Columbia in 2015-2016, was introduced. She is on the honor role at her school and will be studying abroad in Peru. She is available for part time work to earn money for her trip. 
    Rand Hillier is updating the address book – please check your photo and details 
  • June 1 – Imagined Reality improv group at the Jewel Box 
  • July 27 – Styrofoam Round-up
  • August 9 – Port Orchard Rotary Clubs are sponsoring an allday golf event to raise money for the Boys and Girls Clubs in Kitsap County 

Mc’s Report:

Mc's Report
  • Friday with Gary Nakamura and Kimi Kinoshita at Wild Ginger 
  • Saturday – zip line with Michele Doyle and Brenda Wall
  • Sunday – Bluegrass at the Jewel Box with Cindy and Steve Garfein
  • Past week – radio station visit with Dan Weedin 
  • Prom is tomorrow! 

Brian Maule: Enhanced Driver’s Licenses

Brian Maule: Enhanced Driver’s Licenses
Gary Nakamura introduced Brian Maule to talk about Enhanced License Information. Brian is at the Department of Licensing in Bremerton Brian gave the history of the Real ID Act after 9-11 and requirements to upgrade drivers’ licenses required by the Act. 
 
For travel, all passengers need an enhanced drivers’ license by October 1, 2020 to go through security. Passports are valid for travel but are very inconvenient and may not be accessible when travel is needed, such as in emergencies.  
 
Also, the cost of replacing passports if lost is expensive and takes time. An enhanced driver’s license may be replaced for $20. 
 
Items needed to get an enhanced license are 1) proof of US citizenship (passport); 2) social security card – names on the documents must match; 3 )tax statement for current residence; 4) current driver’s license. Check the website (Washington State Depart of Licensing) for more details. 
 

Check presentation to House of Hope

Check presentation to House of Hope
Donna Pledger presented a check for $3370 from the International Services Committee to support the House of Hope Community Centers to fund a pilot project in a small village in Mexico (2 ½ hours South of Mazatlán). The pilot project is to build a soup kitchen to feed hungry kids in the village.
 

Paul and Debra Vaughan – Play for All at Raab Park 

Paul and Debra Vaughan – Play for All at Raab Park
An inclusive playground for people of all abilities 

Debra outlined the work her committee has done to bring this project to the attention of the Club. People with special needs (adults and children) are very underserved in having playgrounds available which are accessible.
 
Through communication with and guidance from the Community Service Committee, subcommittees have been formed which have collected input from the Poulsbo Park Department, Poulsbo City Council, and parents of special needs children. Through the Committee work, Raab Park was selected because there was adequate parking, sufficient restrooms, walkways for accessibility, picnic facilities, lots of land and safety. The City of Poulsbo has approved Raab Park as the location for the facility. 
 
A landscape design firm has donated the initial design of the special park inside Raab Park. Elsa Watson has been hired to begin the fundraising efforts. Our Club has donated $8000 for initial planning and fundraising work. The total cost estimate for the park is $616,700. Funds are expected to come from private individuals, City of Poulsbo, and foundation grants.
 
The committee is finalizing the park design and equipment specifications. It is hoped that the project will be completed in 2021. 
 
In two weeks, the Club will have a BUSINESS MEETING at Friday morning meeting. All club members will be asked to vote for their support on the project. The Board recommends a vote of support. 
Upcoming Events
Board Meeting
Poulsbo Fire Station
Jul 25, 2019 5:30 PM
 
Bring Styrofoam Friday
Son's of Norway
Jul 26, 2019
6:45 AM – 8:30 AM
 
Wine Tasting
Donna's house
Jul 26, 2019
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
 
Wine Tasting at Donna Pledger’s 5:30PM
23006 Carmella Rd. NW
Jul 26, 2019 5:30 PM
 
SERVICE SATURDAY
Aug 10, 2019 9:00 AM
 
Poulsbo Rotary Summer Picnic
Brenda's House
Aug 11, 2019
1:30 PM – 5:30 PM
 
Community Service Committee Meeting
Tim Ryan Construction offices
Aug 12, 2019 5:30 PM
 
Youth Services Committee Meeting
Vibe Coworks
Aug 13, 2019 5:30 PM
 
International Committee Meeting
18887 WA-305
Aug 14, 2019
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
 
Professional Services Committee Meeting - 5:30 to 6:30 PM
Vibe Coworks
Aug 14, 2019
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
 
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Upcoming Speakers
Jul 26, 2019
Cyber security
Aug 02, 2019
Poulsbo City Police
Aug 09, 2019
Rotary Friendship Exchange to New Zealand
Aug 16, 2019
Sequim Bee Farm
Aug 23, 2019
Poulsbo Community Orchestra
Aug 30, 2019
National Geographic photographer
Sep 06, 2019
Our GEMS and GENTS
Sep 13, 2019
Outside the Auction: Rotary Fundraising with the 4-Way Test
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