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Bremerton

Service Above Self

We meet Mondays at 12:00 PM
Kitsap Conference Center
100 Washington Ave
Bremerton, WA  98337
United States
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Bremerton Rotary Club will present its 37th annual Wild Game Dinner fundraiser Feb. 27, 2016 at the Kitsap Conference Center. 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.

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Bremerton Rotary Club will celebrate the 75th anniversary of its founding in 2016. 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 some 85 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.
 

 
 
 
Four local Rotary clubs (Bremerton, East Bremerton, South Kitsap and Silverdale) will hold a gigantic garage sale at the Kitsap Fairgrounds Pavilion on Saturday, April 9, 2016.  Known as R.A.G.S., or Rotary Auction and Garage Sale, this will be the 19th consecutive year this popular event has been held. Eager patrons rush into the building shortly after 8 a.m., seeking the biggest bargains.  

The sale items include everything from computers, televisions, sporting goods, tools, building materials, exercise equipment, dishes, artwork, furniture, books, clothes, appliances, lawn movers, garden tools to automotive items.

 
 
 

AVID mentor Paul Pazooki greets AVID students attending club's meeting.

With the help of businesses and community members, and as part of its AVID mentorship program, Bremerton Rotary has donated computers to 80 Bremerton High School AVID students since March 2015. AVID stands for Advancement through Individual Determination and the program is aimed at helping students who would be the first in their families to attend college.

During planning sessions with high school staff and the Rotary mentor coordinators, the teachers commented that a good number of the students did not have access to computers after school, except via the public library. The Rotarians set out in search of computers at low cost to take of this issue. The students applied for receiving a computer and were chosen by their teachers based on need.

 
 
Our club is proud to be an active participant in Rotary International's foreign student exchange program. Each year we send a deserving student from Bremerton High School to a foreign land to spend the academic year abroad. At the same, we host an international exchange student who spends the year with several host families here. Both the inbound and outbound students find this to be an enriching experience. For many it awakens a life-long interest in foreign travel. This year, we are sponsoring Bridger Schuster to spend the year in Austria. We are hosting Julia van Hoek, left, from Croatia.
 

 

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. After the meeting, Santa and Rotarians go to sing and hand out gifts at Peninsula Services, a sheltered workshop.

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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 27th annual Bremerton Blackberry Festival will take place Sept. 3-5, 2016. For more information, click "More" below or visit the Blackberry Festival website.

Members of our club help organize the event and also staff the Rotary information booth, Seafood Booth, Berry Central (selling T-shirts and souvenirs), Blackberry Wine booth and Chalk on the Block contest. All proceeds our club receives from the event will be reinvested in the local community

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Bremerton Rotary Club recently awarded $26,500 in scholarships to 13 deserving students from Bremerton High. Students received from $1,000 to $3,000 to attend the university or college of their choice. Bremerton Rotary has awarded nearly $757,000 in scholarships to Bremerton High School students since 1980.

 
 
 

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Rotary President Chris Henrickson with
KCR Executive Director Larry Eyer.

The Bremerton Rotary Foundation donated $30,000 in November 2014 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.

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ImageFor the 8th 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 2015.  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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Thanks to Bremerton Rotarians, all third graders in the Bremerton School District have a scholastic dictionary to call their own. Marking the 12th consecutive year, Rotarians handed out more than 400 dictionaries in October 2014 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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2015-16 Rotary Theme
 
 
Club Executives & Directors
President
President Elect
Secretary
Treasurer
Past President
Director - Club Service A
Director - Club Service B
Director - Club Service C
Director - Club Service D
Director - Club Service E
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
Youth Protection Officer
Chair - The Rotary Foundation