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Viking Tour is coming on May 20th

Viking Tour is coming on May 20th
Get ready to trim your beard and shave your legs... again!
 
The Viking Tour is rolling through Poulsbo May 20th, 2018.
 
The Viking Tour is a group ride on the Kitsap Peninsula that starts and finishes in historic Poulsbo, “Little Norway” at 9 am, and is held during the iconic VikingFest carnival and festival. So if you’re an out of towner, plan on coming out Saturday and stay the night to experience Viking Hospitality!
 
The ride has three different lengths for all riding levels: the “Odin”: a ~60-mile journey featuring over 4,000ft of climbs. the “Thor”: a ~30-mile ride which still has some 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.
 
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Meeting Highlights, April 6, 2018

The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels

Roger GallingtonAt a time when fossil fuels often get a bad rap, Roger Gallington brought a whole new way of seeing these sources of energy to our Friday meeting. Frequently referring to the book on the subject by Alex Epstein, the proposition is that the use of fossil fuels has improved the quality of life and life expectancy throughout the world. They are cheaper to implement vs. sustainable options due to the reduced capital costs, and their production is more consistent. Wind, for instance, is cyclical and sometimes unpredictable.
 
The impact upon the greenhouse affect on the Earth was also disputed. “The increase in CO2 in the atmosphere doesn’t necessarily increase the greenhouse affect.” In fact, “that same increase typically improves the health of plants, called the ‘Fertilizer Effect’”. How the greenhouse effect impacts weather systems or other environmental aspects is still under debate, as Roger pointed out.
 
An intriguing presentation on a controversial topic delivered by a man of deep understanding and intelligence. Just the kind of presentation that we love! Thank you, Roger!
 

Meeting Announcements

We have a new inbound exchange student assigned already—from Thailand! We need just one more host family to sign up. See Dan Weedin.
 
Todd Tidball, cigar auctioneerAnn Pyles donated 3 Cuban cigars that were auctioned at our Friday meeting for Polio Plus. Thank you, Danny Fritz, for your $125 donation and thank you, Ann, for your donation!
 
Jon Pavey is putting in another order for those terrific aprons that have the Sons of Norway and our Logos proudly displayed. See Jon if you’d like one of your very own.
Upcoming Events
International Services Committee Meeting
Rotary Building, Conference Room
May 21, 2018
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
 
Community Service Committee Meeting
Tim Ryan Construction offices
Jun 11, 2018 5:30 PM
 
Youth Services Committee Meeting
Jun 12, 2018 5:30 PM
 
Public Image Committee Meeting
At the Edward Jones "Rotary" building on Hwy 305
Jun 13, 2018 5:30 PM
 
Jack Archer Celebration of Life
Son's of Norway
Jun 16, 2018
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
 
International Services Committee Meeting
Rotary Building, Conference Room
Jun 18, 2018
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
 
Membership Committee Meeting
Coffee Oasiss
Jun 20, 2018
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
 
Youth Services Committee Meeting
Jul 10, 2018 5:30 PM
 
Public Image Committee Meeting
At the Edward Jones "Rotary" building on Hwy 305
Jul 11, 2018 5:30 PM
 
International Services Committee Meeting
Rotary Building, Conference Room
Jul 16, 2018
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
 
Upcoming Speakers
May 25, 2018
Waste Reduction and Recycling/EnviroStars Program
Jun 01, 2018
Kitsap Housiing and Homelessness Program
Jun 08, 2018
Poulsbo Municipal Cemetery
Jun 15, 2018
tba
Jun 22, 2018
Rotary First Harvest
Jul 06, 2018
Employing the autistic worker
Jul 13, 2018
Heronswood Garden - Past, Present, and Future
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Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
ClubRunner
Poulsbo North Kitsap Rotary Club
PO Box 1334, Poulsbo, WA  98370
 
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