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February 2015


Mar 02, 2015
Mar 09, 2015
Capt. Dave Kohnke, NUWC Keyport
Keyport's History - Torpedo Town U.S.A.
Mar 16, 2015
Dr. John Albers
Albers Vista Gardens - Community Resource
Mar 23, 2015
Mar 30, 2015
Leslie Mayne
Gig Harbor Marathon to Fund PTSD

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Kitsap Conference Center
100 Washington Ave
Bremerton, WA  98337
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Bremerton Rotary Club will hold its popular annual fundraiser, the Wild Game Dinner, March 14, 2015 at the Kitsap Conference. This popular event, featuring silent and live auctions and a dinner of wild game and exotic meats, helps support many of our charitable activities in the community. It has been held annually since 1979. A typical menu includes moose, elk, buffalo, venison, crab, oysters and baron of beef.



The Bremerton Rotary Foundation has donated $30,000 to Kitsap Community Resources toward its effort to build a new Early Learning Center at West Hills Elementary STEM Academy, part of the Bremerton School District.

The school is organized around STEM, which stands for “Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.” According to Larry Eyer, executive director of Kitsap Community Resources, “the early learning classes will be used primarily for Head Start and ECEAP pre-school for children from low-income families.

For full text of article in the Central Kitsap Reporter, click here.



Bremerton Rotary is proud to sponsor the Bremerton Blackberry Festival, held each year over the Labor Day weekend. The Bremerton waterfront boardwalk comes alive with food booths, arts & crafts, music, clowns and children's activities. The 25th annual Bremerton Blackberry Festival took place Aug. 30-Sept. 1, 2014. For more information, click "More" below or visit the Blackberry Festival website.

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Bremerton Rotary Club will celebrate the 73rd anniversary of its founding in 2014. Organized Oct. 31, 1941, it is the oldest Rotary Club in Kitsap County, Washington. The charter dinner was scheduled for Dec. 7, 1941, but had to be postponed when Pearl Harbor was attacked. Our club is composed of more than 100 business and professional men and women from a variety of vocations. We are dedicated to community and international service, and we also provide an opportunity for fellowship among the members.



Our club hosted a group of Rotarians June 22-24, 2014 from the Somerset area of southwestern England as part of a Rotary Friendship Exchange. The Rotarians from England visited  five clubs in District 5020, including our own. In September, a group of Rotarians from five District 5020 clubs  will visit District 1200  in England, including our treasurer, Dave Anderson and his wife Sharon. The English Rotarians were given a tour of Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park, the Bremerton waterfront on a 65 foot yacht, and a day of shopping and sight seeing in Seattle. Several club members hosted the English Rotarians in their homes. To read a thank-you letter click on MORE below.



Bremerton Rotary Club recently awarded $25,000 in scholarships to 10 deserving students from Bremerton High. Each student will receive $2,500. Bremerton Rotary has awarded nearly $730,000 in scholarships to Bremerton High School students since 1980.



Thanks to Bremerton Rotarians, all third graders in the Bremerton School District have a scholastic dictionary to call their own. Marking the 11th consecutive year, Rotarians handed out a total of 434 dictionaries in October 2013 at the six elementary schools in the district, bringing the total number of dictionaries given to date to more than 5,000. The children are challenged to look up a new word every day!

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Bremerton Rotarians supported the AVID Program at Bremerton High School for the third year in 2013-14. AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination. It targets students who would be the first in their families to attend college. Rotarians visit the high school to talk to AVID students about their own professions and invite them to tour their workplaces. They also serve as mentors, with pairs of Rotarians meeting with 3 to 5 students.

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For the 7th consecutive year, Bremerton Rotarians and others read to kindergarteners in the Bremerton School District's six elementary schools once a week for nine weeks, starting in January 2014.  We read to 22 kindergarten classrooms, including two in a Spanish immersion program where our volunteers read in Spanish. Studies have shown that the more kindergarteners are read to, the better they will be prepared for learning to read.

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Each Christmas season, Bremerton Rotarians open their hearts and their wallets to make sure those less fortunate would experience the Christmas spirit.  Through our Christmas Angels program, we provide gifts to several needy local families, plus enough money to buy a holiday meal.  Rotarians serve as bell ringers for the Salvation Army, and then give donations in exchange for gag gifts at our last meeting before Christmas, raising nearly $7,000.

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2014-15 Rotary Theme


Club Executives & Directors

President Elect
Past President
Director - Club Service A
Director - Club Service E
Director - Club Service C
Director - Club Service D
Chair - Literacy
Chair - Community Welfare
Director - Vocational Service
Co-Chair - Membership
Co-Chair - Membership
Chair - International Service
Co-Chair - Youth Activities
Co-Chair - Youth Activities
Chair - Public Relations
Youth Exchange Officer
Ad Hoc Committees
Youth Protection Officer
Chair - The Rotary Foundation
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