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Welcome to our Club!

East Bremerton

Service Above Self

We meet Wednesdays at 7:00 AM
McCloud's Restaurant
2901 Perry Avenue
Bremerton, WA  98310
United States
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Club Information

Welcome to our Club!

East Bremerton

Service Above Self

We meet Wednesdays at 7:00 AM
McCloud's Restaurant
2901 Perry Avenue
Bremerton, WA  98310
United States
DistrictSiteIcon
District Site
VenueMap
Venue Map
 
 
Home Page Stories
 
There wasn't a Rotarian in the room who wasn't impressed by last week's speakers, MacKenzie Puckette (left) and Dhjustine Cherrey. The juniors at Olympic High participated in this spring's Rotary Youth Leadership Awards weekend at Pacific Lutheran University, sponsored by our club and coordinated by Howard Julien. The two girls shared about their experience and how much it meant to them, and even expressed their interest in starting an Interact club at Olympic so they can find ways to get other students working in the community during their senior year. That would be in addition to their leadership positions in student government and sports, showing that these two already are great ambassadors for their school. Read below about Happy Bucks to see what kind of reaction their presentation drew. 
 
This week we'll host 23rd District Rep. Drew Hansen, who's well beyond his school years but has focused on many issues in education during his years in Olympia. Drew is running unopposed this fall for his seat to represent part of East Bremerton, Silverdale, North Kitsap and Bainbridge Island. 
 
The long wait is over for our newest EBR member, Steve Treanor. Steve, with sponsor Vic Ulsh by his side, picked up a red badge and a standing O from the crowd last Wednesday. Grab a seat next to him at breakfast this week (or any other red-badge member) to welcome him into our group of friends. 
 
Last Wednesday Tina Nelson and Gunnar Fredrickson of Kitsap County Public Works talked to us about how the big projects are prioritized and completed at the county level. If you'd like to track Kitsap County infrastructure improvements they discussed, like the Silverdale Way renovation or rebuilding of Ridgetop Boulevard, follow this link to a complete list: http://kitsap.paladinpanoramic.com/home
 
This week's speaker is Brenda Smith, talking about a different kind of infrastructure laborers: honeybees. 
 
Last Wednesday we inducted Jessica Rein as a new member and sponsor Betty Skinner gave her a red badge. Jessica is the branch manager at Alaska USA Federal Credit Union on McWilliams and Highway 303, and an Olympic High and Olympic College grad. Please introduce yourself soon and make her feel welcome in our group. 
 
We also heard from former Bremerton Police Chief Steve Strachan, now working in Olympia with the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs. He talked about some complicated social issues going on in our country from a law enforcement perspective and shared his interest in working on productive conversations in communities. He'll be part of a panel speaking about school safety at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 10 at the Bremerton High Performing Arts Center. 
 
 
 
We're just about a month away from our big end-of-the-year/start-of-the-year celebration, The Installation Dinner. We'll welcome incoming president Ken Hegvedt and his board (M*A*S*H*-themed outfits are appropriate), kick David Nelson out of office, smile about the Rotary year that was and note the good we've done in our community, award our Citizen of the Year and honor our members with perfect attendance and other accolades. It's a highlight of the year and hopefully everyone has cleared their calendar for 6-9 p.m. on Tuesday, June 19. We'll meet at the Cloverleaf in East Bremerton, dinner is pizza and salad, and we'll announce the cost in the coming weeks as we get number finalized (shouldn't be more than $20). Please look for a sign-up sheet over the next few weeks and contact John Armstrong with questions. If you have photos from club events from the past year, please share them with Jeramey Probert, who is creating a video presentation. 
 
This week's program will be Steve Treanor, a small business owner in Bremerton and a prospective member (he should be official next week, in fact). Steve will talk to us about the IT world in today's business climate. 
 
Last week's speaker, Josh Farley, told us about an exciting event coming up on June 23, when he'll host a day-long "Bridge to Bridge" walk with several events. More information is at this link, and as an added bonus we've learned that EBR association Connie Merrill will be hosting one of the scavenger hunt stations, at the old Bay Bowl. Josh asked for our involvement by simply showing up at this fun event (or at least the pub crawl at 4 p.m....), so if you've got June 23 open please join the fun. 
 
 
 
The 2018 Sweetheart Auction is in the books, and a big thanks goes to everyone involved in setting up, donating, working through the event or cleaning up afterward. It was a team effort and we put on another wonderful event with Kitsap Cancer Services. It was a full house at the country club. Special thanks to Donna Evans and John Armstrong for their leadership. We'll announce the total amount raised when all the bills are tallied up. 
 
More photos can be seen on our Facebook page, and if you post your own tag the club and we'll share them. 
 
 
And don't forget that you can have another Rotary "sweetheart" date — wake your Valentine up early for tomorrow's club breakfast, it's February 14!  
More than 80 Rotarians and spouses attend our annual Christmas party on Sunday, Dec. 17, held again at Gold Mountain Golf Club. Comedian Brad Upton was a hit and the dessert dash raised approximately $1,500 that will go to a good cause. Thanks to John and Sharon Armstrong, Gena Wales, Cris Larson, Eric Roberts, Ashley Armstrong and the others who played a role in putting on the event.   
 
 
 

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 2142, Bremerton, WA  98310

 
 
Speakers
Brian Stahl
Jun 27, 2018
Kitsap Conservation District
Happy Fourth of July
Jul 04, 2018
(no meeting)
Jack & Stacey James
Jul 11, 2018
Hiking "Camino de Santiago/The Way of St. James"
Kevin Kelly
Jul 18, 2018
“Kerris”, the Courthouse Facilities Dog
Students from Finland & Belgium
Jul 25, 2018
Rotary Short-Term Exchange Program (STEP)
Elizabeth Court
Aug 01, 2018
Economic and Demographic Update on Kitsap County
Ken Hegtvedt
Aug 08, 2018
Club Assembly
Alan Schrader
Aug 15, 2018
Update on Naval Base Kitsap
Char Burnette
Aug 22, 2018
Tales from the Road
Scott Weninger
Aug 29, 2018
Central Kitsap Fire & rescue