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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
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District Site
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Home Page Stories
 
This past Friday (5/3/19) nearly all the wood chip piles around the Preserve disappeared, thanks to the cadets from the Washington Youth Academy. We are making our final push to get the trails ready for the summer hiking season.
 
 
 
 
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is an intensive leadership experience organized by Rotary clubs to develop leadership skills of High School Students while having fun and making connections. EBR sponsored two Olympic High School students to attend the 3 day retreat at Pacific Lutheran Univerisity in Tacoma. These events include presentations, activities, and workshops covering a variety of topics. Jude Rapusas & Kaylani Riley shared their recent experiences with RYLA.

RYLA events are organized locally by Rotary clubs and districts for participants ages 14-30. Depending on community needs, RYLA may take the form of a one-day seminar, a three-day retreat, or a weeklong camp. Typically, events last 3-10 days and include presentations, activities, and workshops covering a variety of topics.
 
 
 
 
President Ken announced last week that our share of the proceeds generated at the Sweetheart Auction topped $40,000 this year, an incredible amount of money raised that will go straight to charitable projects in President-elect Donna's year and support scholarships. He thanked everyone for their hard work and participation, particularly when considering how the weather in February threw a wrench in our plans. Money raised each year at the auction is split between EBR and Kitsap Cancer Services. Our share will now be distributed to nonprofits and in support of specific projects that the 2019-20 board outlines and approves in the coming Rotary year. 
 
Nice job everyone! 
 
We have a wonderful opportunity for our members to see how the West Sound Technical Skills Center is helping our trades and our youth. It is also a great chance to see how our money is helping the students achieve their goals. It is going to be May 8th at The West Sound Technical Center, 5:30 p.m.. The address is 101 National Ave N, Bremerton, WA 98312. The Culinary Program will be making and serving the appetizers. We will get to taste the efforts of the students and staff that teach them. I hope that everyone can make it so please put it in your calendar and sign up Wednesday at the weekly meeting.
 
Barker Creek was a former call center building that Central Kitsap School District purchased, then consolidated its two alternative schools and additional district-wide programming onto the site. It's a unique school for the area and Principal Stuart Christman shared more about the technology updates at Barker Creek and how students are using its facility. Our club recognizes a Barker Creek student each month with an award and a Laptop.  
 
 
We raised a lot of money last Saturday night, and had a lot of fun doing it. Thanks to everyone who worked so hard to organize our annual fundraiser at Kitsap Golf and Country Club, and thanks to everyone who showed up to support the good work being done by East Bremerton Rotary and Kitsap Cancer Services. More photos by Alan Beam are available in the photo gallery portion of the club website or the EBR Facebook page. 
 
That's right, another East Bremerton Rotary Christmas party is upon us, and Char and Jon (pictured at lsat year's event) are ready to do it all again -- this Sunday, Dec. 9, at 5:30 p.m. at the new Olympic College College Instruction Center building (same building as our vocational night earlier this year). David Emmons has graciously arranged for us to use this beautiful facility, we'll have live music, a dessert dash, a great dinner and more holiday fellowship. See John Armstrong on Wednesday morning if you need to pay ($40 a person) or to sign up. 
 
But wait -- the season isn't just about partying. We also have several projects going on to give back around the holidays. 
 
Toys for Tots is scheduled to be at our meeting this Wednesday to accept a donation from the entire club, an annual gift that we provide. And Thursday, Dec. 6 is the annual Gene Kennedy Memorial Golf outing at McCormick Woods, which raises money for the Kitsap Sun's annual holiday fundraiser for food banks. Cris Larsen is heading up the EBR eight-some, contact Cris if you'd like to get on the golf course on a cold, but sunny, winter morning or if you'd just like to make a cash contribution. 
 
Also coming up is our club's scheduled day to do bell ringing at the East Bremerton Fred Meyer to benefit the Salvation Army, on Monday, Dec. 10. We'll be out there all day at the three store entrances. We have filled all the slots (check with Ron Muhleman for your assigned time), but it never hurts to have more people involved. Check with Ron for a good time to stop by, or just come to the store anytime from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and encourage your fellow club members — or just bring them a hot chocolate. 
 
Monday (12/10) is also the day that gifts for the Angel Tree program are due at United Moving and Storage, 1770 NE Fuson Rd in Bremerton (just north of Lowe's). Just bring your gifts to the front office and drop them off. 
 
And Dick Sims has lined up several days in the coming two weeks for distribution of dictionaries to third-grade students in Central Kitsap School District. This is a program we do every year, and Rotarians are encouraged to come to the schools to help give the kids their books. It's a great experience to hand over the books and talk to the appreciative students. See Dick at Wednesday's meeting to find a day to join in on the fun. 
 
Finally, don't miss next Wednesday's breakfast meeting (Dec. 12), where we'll hear a short Christmas concert from an Olympic High choir group. It's always a holiday treat to hear these kids! 
 
Ho ho ho!  
 
It all started as an attempt to interject some fun into our gatherings. Meeting every Wednesday for breakfast; what would a fifth Wednesday be like? This time was a wine tasting of Wagner Family wines featuring their Conundrum Blends.
They'll be dancing, dancing in the street
 
For our Nov 8 Wine and Jazz Night at McClouds Grillhouse John Armstrong, Andy Graham and Vic Ulsh coordinated an event went “above and beyond”. Vic brought in Marvin Hoffert’s Quintet,  who built a program to compliment the Napa valley Wagner Family wines that Andy Graham selected. It was a great night socializing with the club family.
 
 
 
 
It's an invitation across the nation, a chance for folks to meet
They'll be laughing and singing and music swinging
Dancing in the street
 
 
 
Please Welcome our Newest Members!
 
East Bremerton Rotary is honored to have three new members, all principals of local grade schools.They all are part of a new Bremerton Schools Corporate membership.
 
Korene Calderwood was born and grew up in Alaska. She received her BA from Brigham Young University and became interested in education while on a mission to Venezuela. She moved to Bremerton and has worked in a variety of positions as a teacher, instructional coach, and principal. She is currently the principal of View Ridge Elementary Arts Academy.  
 
Allyson Cundiff has always wanted to be a teacher - working with students who struggle with learning, creating and maintaining a supportive learning environment for all students. She has been in education since 2006 working primarily in kindergarten through second grade as a teacher and reading specialist. She is currently the principal of Admin Jahr Elementary school. 
 
Nickolas Birklid was born in sumner and attended Washington State University majoring in Social Studies Education. He taught Social Studies at Sumner High School and Todd Beamer High School. He earned his Administrative certificate at the University of Washington Tacoma. He is currently the principal of Mountain View Middle school. 
 
 
Sunday is the centennial anniversary of the end of World War 1, the War to “End all Wars”. Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day” on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and Nov. 11 became a national holiday beginning in 1938. Unlike Memorial Day, Veterans Day pays tribute to all American veterans—living or dead—but especially gives thanks to living veterans who served their country honorably during war or peacetime.
 
We have 18 veterans in the East Bremerton Rotary Club. President Ken Hegtvedt Rotary Armed Forces veterans pins to those attending our Nov 7 Breakfast.
 
7 have served in the U.S. Army
Ken Hegtvedt, Carl Gliver, John Armstrong, Jim Stevens, Denny Smith, Dan Demers, Jaco Stodden
7 have served in the U.S. Navy
Jerry LeTxier, Alan Beam, Darlene Iskra, Rex Zane Rudee, Steve Fabry,  Paul Ofsthun, Guy Stitt
 4 have Served in the U.S. Air Force
  Jon Buesch, Dick Sims, Tina Robinson, Ron Muhleman
 
Next time you see them thank them for their service. 
 
It all started as an attempt to interject some fun into our gatherings. Meeting every Wednesday for breakfast; what would a fifth Wednesday be like? This time it is a wine tasting of Wagner Family wines featuring their Conundrum Blends. To enhance the ambience of the evening we are bringing in the Marvin Hoffert Quartet from Bainbridge Island. Come out and join us at 6PM Thursday Nov 8, 2018. Cost $15. Counts as a Makeup!
 
Wagner Family Wines
Charles Wagner Sr., a co-founder of Caymus Vineyards, always played with his wines at the dinner table. He was always looking for the perfect glass of wine to accompany his food. (today,it is called a pairing)  At the dinner table, Charles Sr. would mix the various white wines on the table to create the perfect glass of wine. This was in 1972. 
 
This week Assistant Governor Jerry LeTexier address the club on the Rotary Youth Protection Programs. We in Rotary work with youth in many of our programs. This year Youth Protection has become a big priority in District 5020, and our district leaders are asking all active members to take the Youth Protection and Awareness Training/Test to better prepare all of us for working with youth.  
 
Below you will find two links.  The first link takes you to the dropdown list of the District 5020 Rotary Clubs.  From there, you select East Bremerton which will open up a list of all of our members.  Next, you will scroll down until you find your name, then select your name and a “Send Course Link” button will appear, select it and you will be emailed a link to the training. After completing the training, you can go to the second link below to check and see that the completed test was recorded.
 
Please note that you MUST use Google Chrome to take the training otherwise it won’t record the completion.  You may need to copy and paste the link to your browser.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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P.O. Box 2142, Bremerton, WA  98310

 
 
Speakers
Fawn Harris
May 22, 2019
West Sound Wildlife Shelter
Ken Hegtvedt & Denny Smith
May 29, 2019
Tribute and Reflections on Memorial Day
Daryl Matheny
Jun 05, 2019
"State of the Golf" Address
Diane Landry & Lori Cloutier
Jun 12, 2019
Recycling and Reducing Waste
Beth Wolfe
Jun 19, 2019
Art & Science of Your Becoming
Christine Rolfes
Jul 10, 2019
A Look at the State's Recent Legislative Session
Bob Ferguson
Jul 17, 2019
Insight from the State Attorney General's Office
Janine Schutt
Jul 24, 2019
Birds of Kitsap
Naomi Muindi
Aug 07, 2019
Impressive Work in Africa with Rotary Support