As part of a ceremony on December 11, 2015, the children were lined up to fill their blue Rotary branded backpacks with paper, rulers, markers and more. For many of these kids, it was the first time that they had a pencil that they did not have to share with a sibling or classmate.
Walk in the Light International (WITLI) was founded in 2009, by Tom and Katy Cornell, in Port Orchard, WA. They have been serving the Rialo, in Burkina Faso, West Africa. Since their inception they have drilled clean water wells, built schools, made micro loans to local women so they could start businesses and most recently are building and furnishing a Clinic to provide health care for Rialo and the surrounding communities.
On October 29, Katy (pictured right with Rotarian Mike Hancock) accepted a grant for $5,783 to furnish three rooms in the clinic as follows:
- Hospitalization room $3,610.00 (4 hospital beds, 4 patient stations, medicine cabinet, wheel chair, supplies, etc.)
- Patient room $1,674.00 (1 exam table, mattress, desk, exam tools, etc.)
- Overnight nurse room $584.00 (1 bed, closet, desk, etc.)
- Youth Sports - basketball, flag football, volleyball, indoor and outdoor soccer, t-ball
- Dance Programs – pre-ballet, tap, break dancing – including a spring recital
- Art Classes - summer camps and classes
- Youth Performance Cheer classes – collaborating with local high school cheer squads
- Home school physical education
- Mock trials
- Teen Late Night (grades 9-12) and Grades 6-7-8 Night (both open to the public on Saturday and Friday nights respectively)
- Life skills, anti bullying, and leadership classes
The flock of Big Ducks has landed in Silverdale and can be seen all over town between now and the Duck Race on July 26 at Whaling Days. Kitsap Bank is another huge cash sponsor of the Silverdale Rotary Club Duck Race.
You can adopt ducks at the Silverdale Branch of Kitsap Bank during normal business hours, as well as at the Silverdale Branches of Columbia Bank and Chase Bank. Other ticket sales venues include Silverdale Haggen, Hallmark, and inside Silverdale Safeway from 10 am - 6 pm Monday-Saturday, July 20-25.
Also Silverdale Wendy's Monday-Friday, July 20-24, 6-8 pm and noon-2 pm Thursday-Saturday, July 23-25. Free Frosty Junior coupons with duck ticket purchase!