SparkWood Events presents Check for Morrow Manor

Jackie Wood - SparkWood Events with Ardis MorrowJackie Wood presented a $1000 check for Morrow Manor, from her company, SparkWood Events, which held a weekend fundraiser, "Inspired You", which several of our members attended. Fantastic!

Amy Waeschle: On being a writer

Kurt and Amy Waeschle and familyA longer title of her presentation would be Amy Waeschle's,“The Curious Life of a Writer And how it often gets me in trouble". Club Member Kurt Waeschle introduced his wife, Amy, who described how her journey toward a life of 14-15 years of travel begun by letting inspiration into her life. She asked herself, “What if I did something different?” She tried surfing and fell in love with it enough to quit her job. She wanted to share these feelings so she started writing stories of her adventures and misadventures. She and Kurt traveled a lot: Morocco, Costa Rica, Hawaii, Mexico. She wrote copy for a sportswear catalog, and they moved to Sicily. They then had their two children, and she wondered if she could write about that. She wrote Chasing Waves, a memoir, and then Going Over the Falls, a novel that came out in May of this year. She writes destination pieces, family stories, how to stories, and journalism pieces, along with building a community for surfers, writers, and parents. She brought some of her books to the meeting, agreeing to sell them if the proceeds went to the club. Thank you Amy for the inspiration! 

Announcements 10-20-17

Jack, our Rotary Exchange student from Italy• Our exchange student Jack is enjoying the Halloween decorations around town and candy!
• Poulsbowood is to night!! Come at 5pm! 
• Monday 4:30pm Dress the Viking for Polio Day! Oct. 24!
• Kidzz Helping Kidzz Toy drive continues

Mark Shorn: Port Gamble Forest Update

Mark Shorn: Port Gamble Forest UpdateMark described the fundraising efforts to buy the forest (owned by Pope Resources) as a community-driven success story. They are well on their way to creating a “string of pearls, connected by trails.” They welcome help at their work parties held on the 3rd Saturday of each month at 9am by the airfield entrance. 

Wine auction to aid California Wildfire Victims

Mark Olson from the Sebastopol Sunrise Rotary ClubMark Olson from the Sebastopol Sunrise Rotary Club, who visits our club frequently with California wine to help in our fundraising, brought a bottle of wine to auction at the meeting and five more for tonight's Poulsbowood fundraiser! He talked about people in his area who had 1 minute to leave their homes due to wild fires. We raised $1450 immediately by auctioning the wine in the meeting, and will give the money back to Mark’s Club to help those in need. He was also presented a beautiful metal art salmon made by Bob Kimball.
Upcoming Events
November Board Meeting
Poulsbo City Hall
Nov 30, 2017
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Club Christmas Party
Kiana Lodge
Dec 08, 2017
5:30 PM – 9:30 PM
SERVICE SATURDAY - Bell Ringing for Salvation Army
Central Market
Dec 09, 2017
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Community Service Committee Meeting
Tim Ryan Construction offices
Dec 11, 2017 5:30 PM
Youth Services Commitee Meeting
Dec 12, 2017 5:30 PM
Public Image Committee Meeting
Edward Jones,
Dec 13, 2017
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
December Board Meeting
Poulsbo City Hall
Dec 28, 2017
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
International Services Committee Meeting
Rotary Building, Conference Room
Jan 08, 2018
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Community Service Committee Meeting
Tim Ryan Construction offices
Jan 08, 2018 5:30 PM
Youth Services Commitee Meeting
Jan 09, 2018 5:30 PM
Upcoming Speakers
Dec 01, 2017
Scarlet Road - Seeing and serving the unseen: sexual exploitation
Dec 08, 2017
Discovering the magic of fly fishing
Dec 15, 2017
Returning Rotary Exchange Student
Dec 22, 2017
Employing the autistic worker
Dec 29, 2017
Jan 05, 2018
Jan 12, 2018
Cyber security
Jan 19, 2018
Suquamish Museum
Jan 26, 2018
NK School District levies -Setting the stage for student success
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Russell Hampton
Poulsbo North Kitsap Rotary Club
PO Box 1334, Poulsbo, WA  98370
Serving the communtity locally and abroad since 1976