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Meeting Highlights, July 19, 2019

Announcements

  • Historical Society Open House June 23 
  • July 26 is wine tasting at Donna Pledger's home 
  • Silverdale Rotary invited us to buy Duck Raffle Tix for July 28th Duck Race fundraiser 
  • Sept 7 at Raab Park is a fund raiser BBQ for the Poulsbo Community Orchestra 
  • Get Placemat info to John ASAP 
  • Bazhad Mostofi made an announcement about a project he is involved in to help build a soup kitchen for a small, rural town in Mexico. 
  • Get your Photo taken for the new directory ASAP 
  • 9:00 am Sat July 20 is the monthly Membership committee meeting at Schmidt’s home 
  • Days for Girls work party July 20 
  • Aug 11 is the annual club picnic at Brenda Wall's home. 
NOTE: There is a new format for making announcements! Get a form and submit it to John. It is required for him to make announcements on your topic. No form = No announcement
 

NEW MEMBER TALK: Audrey Wolf

NEW MEMBER TALK: Audrey Wolf
Each new member in our club gives a "classification talk" to tell other members something about his or her life and work. Audrey Wolf's motto is "Let's work together. She is a first generation American. Her family immigrated from Europe. She and her husband have 3 daughters. She has a wide variety of hobbies that fill her time. Audrey received a master’s degree with an emphasis in social justice. She attended OC and was awarded her BA from Chapman Univ. She has an interest in domestic violence support, helping to be an advocate for victims. She worked for a while in a financial planning office. Audrey now works for the OC Foundation in Alumni Relations and Development. 
 

Katherine Lewis & Penny Nixon from Etta Projects

Katherine Lewis & Penny Nixon from Etta ProjectsKatherine Lewis & Penny Nixon from Etta Projects
Penny's daughter was a Rotary Exchange student who was killed in a tragic freak accident while an exchange student in Bolivia in 2002. Penny started Etta Projects in response in order to turn her daughter's death into a positive. 
 
Penny has been awarded the International Woman of the Year in Montero Bolivia '08, received the Global Humanitarian Award in 2009, and in 2017 she received the Greater Tacoma Peace Prize.
 
Penny works only in Bolivia, which is the poorest country in South America. Etta Projects focuses in the following areas: Clean Water, Sanitation, Health, and Leadership. 
 
The work is done is rural remote villages where there exists each of the following:
  • Community Participation. What do they see that they need? 
  • Partnerships: Total village. Government at all levels. Rotary. Schools. Health Dept 
  • Education: Bolivians teaching. Bolivians
 Etta Projects (EP) trains the trainers. All projects started 16 years ago are still in use today.
 
WATER 
Bolivia has good water but poor distribution systems. EP provides 'at home' water, complete with meters to collect fees to be able to sustain the project.

SANITATION 
In Bolivia 36% of deaths are because of diarrhea. The old outdoor latrine is unhealthy and unsafe so EP builds Eco toilets that enable composting. 
 
HEALTH 
There was no system in place when EP began. Now EP trains 2-3 people in each community. Trained healthcare staff learn about diabetes, injections, birthing babies. They provide awareness of who has the greatest need when a doctor arrives in town, not the person who arrives in line first. A doctor is on staff to help educate the locals. 

EDUCATION 
People educating other people. EP provides continuing education to teach what they do to others. 

RESEARCH & EDUCATION 
EP partners with Johns Hopkins University to enable research to be done locally.
 
This is their 16th year. Ahmis Loving from the Poulsbo Rotary Club is now on the board. Thank you for your tremendous work! 
 

See more photos from the July 19th Meeting!

See more photos from the July 19th Meeting!
 
 
 
 
Upcoming Events
Youth Services Committee Meeting
Vibe Co-Works
Sep 17, 2019
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
 
Fireside at the Deeter's - 7 to 9 PM
Sep 17, 2019
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
 
Public Image Meeting CANCELLED THIS MONTH
Sep 18, 2019
 
Domestic Violence Committee
Sons of Norway Conference Room
Sep 20, 2019
8:45 AM – 9:45 AM
 
SERVICE FRI-SAT Food Drive for FISHLINE
Central Mkt., Walmart & Red Apple
Sep 20, 2019 11:00 AM –
Sep 21, 2019 5:00 PM
 
Washington Beers Tasting at Naveen’s
22984 Carmella Rd. NW
Sep 20, 2019 5:30 PM
 
Board Meeting
Poulsbo Fire Station
Sep 26, 2019 5:30 PM
 
International Committee Meeting
18887 WA-305
Oct 09, 2019
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
 
Professional Services Committee Meeting - 5:30 to 6:30 PM
Vibe Coworks
Oct 09, 2019
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
 
SERVICE SATURDAY
Oct 12, 2019 9:00 AM
 
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Upcoming Speakers
Sep 20, 2019
Poulsbo Rotary Auction
Sep 27, 2019
North Kitsap School District
Oct 04, 2019
Chinese medicine
Oct 11, 2019
Fishline HomeShare program
Oct 18, 2019
"Strolls for Well-Being at Bloedel Reserve"
Oct 25, 2019
Olympic College
Nov 01, 2019
Adverse Childhood Experiences
Nov 08, 2019
District 5020 Update
Nov 15, 2019
Play for All at Raab Park
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