Last week was Steve Treanor's turn to give a classification talk about himself, and our new member will now be promoted to a full-status blue badge.
 
Steve's a Bainbridge Island native and fifth-generation Kitsap resident who's laid his head around the world (Colorado, Berlin, Korea) through a military career that eventually led him to the IT field and his home in East Bremerton with wife Gale and children. Steve owns the Help Desk Calvary, proud owners of a new home at the corner of McWilliams and 303 (behind Walgreen's), and personally he runs a household that packs the extended family in for the holidays (even when they need to take out a wall). He likes to travel with his family, drive his Jeep, play golf once a year and watch the Seahawks. Look for a seat next to Steve at an upcoming meeting to get to know our newest member. Welcome to the club Steve! 
Another Red Badge turns blue 2018-09-18 07:00:00Z 0
The return of East Bremerton Rotary's golf fellowship was a success on Sunday, with beautiful weather and three dozen golfers enjoying the day at Rolling Hills. Doug Fairbanks and his team of volunteers put on a great event that was capped with dinner and prizes at McCloud's Grill House, where amateur auctioneer Jerry LeTexier even raised $620 for Paul Harris with two special items donated by Wayne and Donna Evans. 
 
Thanks to everyone who joined! 
 
A great day for golf  2018-09-10 07:00:00Z 0
This year we'll occasionally publish stories or history from East Bremerton Rotary newsletters of the past, compiled and edited by club historian Lew Bruser. This week's edition is highlighted by the initial message from 1978-79 Club President Mike McKinney, who stepped in when President-Elect Dick Wong had to leave to take classes at Central Washington University. 
 
“The big question everyone asks when we start something new is: Where are we going now? We’ve just finished a very successful year with such programs as the Student Exchange Program, Club Growth, and Community and International Service Projects. As a board member I saw why these things took place, because of the dedication of Past Pres. Ron, his board, and each of you Rotarians. Our club is successful because each one of you became excited about our projects and our future and worked to see that each was successful. So where are we going now? The answer lies in the hands of myself, the board, but especially the hands of my fellow Rotarians.”
 
To quote D.P. Peggs, our new District Governor, ‘The only thing that goes by itself is going downhill’. To obtain the success for the next year we must reach out to new ideas, new fellowships, and new projects to keep our club active and growing.” (“Reach Out” was the R.I theme for 1978/89).
 
At his meeting with the Dist. Gov., Mike said that his strong and weak points were “Youth and Ignorance”. Youth brought the enthusiasm to make us work, and the ignorance he referred to he clarified as meaning “Ignorance of what we can’t do”. (Mike’s wife Carol looked so youthful that at the District Conference in Nanaimo she was mistaken for an exchange student and when she entered the hall was directed to where the students were gathering. A couple months later, Mike and Carol’s first child was born).
 
The Sept. 1978 bulletin announced our first big project of the year: The First Annual Kitsap County Rotary Golf Tournament. The entry fee was $25, and the net profit was $178.
 
Other fund raisers were our first casino night, which raised $720, and sale of fireworks, which raised over $2,000. What had become known as the Sam Anderson walk, from Silverdale to the meeting, raised $90 for the Foundation.
 
Among our community project donations were $350 to the YMCA handicapped swim program, $100 to Holly Ridge for new chairs, $500 the Kitsap Library for landscaping, $250 to 4-H for scholarships and awards, $500 to O.P.E. for a fire alarm system in their new facility, $55 to Campfire Girls to send one girl to camp for one week.
 
In April 1981 we held our second casino night and grossed $6,104.50. Casino nights (before legalized gambling) were hectic, fun but hard work. Most of the gamblers smoked, and dealing cards to half a dozen smokers was tough on non-smokers. They were also mostly drinkers, and as the night wore on some of them didn’t seem to pay attention to their cards and lost a lot of money. They didn’t seem to care; they loved gambling and often remarked that their losses were “in a good cause”. To a dealer it sometimes seemed that it was not beneficial to all concerned, but there was enough goodwill and friendship going around to more than make up for it; that and the bottle of Crown Royal that Dick Maurice passed around after all the dust had cleared in the wee hours.
 
From The Rotarian: “Montagu M. Bear  joined the Chicago Rotary Club in 1905, the club’s charter year. He was a designer and engraver who gave Rotary its first symbol, a simple buggy wheel representing civilization and movement. Except for adding a cloud of dust, some streamers, and the words ‘Rotary Club’ the buggy wheel satisfied Rotarians until 1912. Then for seven years Rotarians experimented with redesigning the wheel. By 1919, except for one additional modification made five years later, the wheel as we know it today was officially adopted by the Rotary Board. The wheel is more a six-spoke gear than a wheel. The teeth of the gear are important, because gearing is essentially the way motion is transmitted from one portion of the machinery to another. Thus the Rotary wheel is symbolic of the way Rotarians mesh with the community, the businesses represented in the clubs, and the world. But the gear doesn’t transmit power if it isn’t locked to another rotating part. Thus in 1924 the groove, or keyway, was added to the Rotary wheel. The key is a small parallel-sided piece that fits into a groove and prevents relative motion between rotating parts. Thus the Rotary wheel is a working wheel.”
This week in EBR history: Sept. 5 2018-09-04 07:00:00Z 0
Joint East Bremerton and Poulsbo Rotary Club Event on Mar 13, 2018 ARB 2018-03-18 07:00:00Z 0
The Sweetheart Auction was huge success. Thank you joining us and supporting Kitsap Cancer Services and the East Bremerton Rotary!
2017 Sweetheart Auction 2017-02-14 08:00:00Z 0
New bulletin changes ahead the east Bremerton rotary!
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2016-2017 Theme is "Rotary Serving Humanity" 2016-06-21 00:00:00Z 0
June is Rotary Fellowship Month 2016-06-14 00:00:00Z 0
We all face the risk of a heart attack.  If you missed last week's excellent presentation on Pulse Point and how it can save lives in Kitsap County, take a minute to read the information at www.harrisonfoundation.org/pulsepoint   And, if you know CPR don't forget to download the Pulse Point app to your phone. If you don't know CPR, free classes are available through the Central Kitsap Fire District.
Everyone Has a Heart 2016-05-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Carolyn Neal
The indomitable, talented, and prolific Lew Bruser is on hiatus. 
 
Please take this opportunity to give him a pat on the back and let him know how much we all enjoy his contributions to the bulletin.
A Bit of Rotary History Carolyn Neal 2016-05-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Richard (Dick) Sims
The third-grade dictionary project began in 2008 and has run continuously in the Central Kitsap School District. Every year, every third grade class gets a visit by Rotarians with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt American Heritage Children's Dictionaries in hand. These dictionaries become the property of each student.
 
During this visit, the students write their name in the front of the book and Rotarians give a brief overview of what Rotary is all about and then ask the students to help repeat the Four Way Test. One of the fun things to ask during the last test (Will it be beneficial to all concerned?), is if the students know the definition of beneficial. Most of the time there is no answer, so we ask the students, "where do you think we can find out what it means?" Certain students understand to look up the word and discover the answer. As a class, we then look up the word together. 
 
To date, more than 8,000 dictionaries have been handed out.
 
In many cases, this is the only book the student owns, and they become very possessive of their new books. Occasionally there is a conflict between a pair of siblings (third and fourth grader) in mixed classes where the students recently transferred. It is always fun to sneak a dictionary to a fourth grader. 
 
The teachers and students always show their appreciation with thank you notes and pictures. 
- See more at: http://portal.clubrunner.ca/730/Stories/8-000-dictionaries-given-out-since-2008#sthash.HIO7JEcW.AOLd5MrF.dpuf
The third-grade dictionary project began in 2008 and has run continuously in the Central Kitsap School District. Every year, every third grade class gets a visit by Rotarians with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt American Heritage Children's Dictionaries in hand. These dictionaries become the property of each student.
 
During this visit, the students write their name in the front of the book and Rotarians give a brief overview of what Rotary is all about and then ask the students to help repeat the Four Way Test. One of the fun things to ask during the last test (Will it be beneficial to all concerned?), is if the students know the definition of beneficial. Most of the time there is no answer, so we ask the students, "where do you think we can find out what it means?" Certain students understand to look up the word and discover the answer. As a class, we then look up the word together. 
 
To date, more than 8,000 dictionaries have been handed out.
 
In many cases, this is the only book the student owns, and they become very possessive of their new books. Occasionally there is a conflict between a pair of siblings (third and fourth grader) in mixed classes where the students recently transferred. It is always fun to sneak a dictionary to a fourth grader. 
 
The teachers and students always show their appreciation with thank you notes and pictures. 
- See more at: http://portal.clubrunner.ca/730/Stories/8-000-dictionaries-given-out-since-2008#sthash.HIO7JEcW.AOLd5MrF.dpuf
The third-grade dictionary project began in 2008 and has run continuously in the Central Kitsap School District. Every year, every third grade class gets a visit by Rotarians with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt American Heritage Children's Dictionaries in hand. These dictionaries become the property of each student.
 
During this visit, the students write their name in the front of the book and Rotarians give a brief overview of what Rotary is all about and then ask the students to help repeat the Four Way Test. One of the fun things to ask during the last test (Will it be beneficial to all concerned?), is if the students know the definition of beneficial. Most of the time there is no answer, so we ask the students, "where do you think we can find out what it means?" Certain students understand to look up the word and discover the answer. As a class, we then look up the word together. 
 
To date, more than 8,000 dictionaries have been handed out.
 
In many cases, this is the only book the student owns, and they become very possessive of their new books. Occasionally there is a conflict between a pair of siblings (third and fourth grader) in mixed classes where the students recently transferred. It is always fun to sneak a dictionary to a fourth grader. 
 
The teachers and students always show their appreciation with thank you notes and pictures. 
- See more at: http://portal.clubrunner.ca/730/Stories/8-000-dictionaries-given-out-since-2008#sthash.HIO7JEcW.AOLd5MrF.dpuf
The third-grade dictionary project began in 2008 and has run continuously in the Central Kitsap School District. Every year, every third grade class gets a visit by Rotarians with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt American Heritage Children's Dictionaries in hand. These dictionaries become the property of each student.
 
During this visit, the students write their name in the front of the book and Rotarians give a brief overview of what Rotary is all about and then ask the students to help repeat the Four Way Test. One of the fun things to ask during the last test (Will it be beneficial to all concerned?), is if the students know the definition of beneficial. Most of the time there is no answer, so we ask the students, "where do you think we can find out what it means?" Certain students understand to look up the word and discover the answer. As a class, we then look up the word together. 
 
To date, more than 8,000 dictionaries have been handed out.
 
In many cases, this is the only book the student owns, and they become very possessive of their new books. Occasionally there is a conflict between a pair of siblings (third and fourth grader) in mixed classes where the students recently transferred. It is always fun to sneak a dictionary to a fourth grader. 
 
The teachers and students always show their appreciation with thank you notes and pictures. 
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The Dictionary Project Richard (Dick) Sims 2016-03-01 00:00:00Z 0
FEBRUARY 23RD MARKS THE 111TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FOUNDING OF ROTARY
 
Congratulations to everyone for being part of such a great organization.
 
Happy Birthday Rotary! 2016-02-23 00:00:00Z 0
November 25th 2015-11-24 00:00:00Z 0
Taking Note of the Rotary Wheel 2015-10-27 00:00:00Z 0
It's a New Rotary Year Carolyn Neal 2015-06-30 00:00:00Z 0
A New Sign --And It's Awesome 2014-12-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Carolyn Neal on Oct 20, 2014

Clubrunner, the program that we use for the bulletin and the webpage, is being upgraded to a new version.  Depending on how things go, you may notice some changes.  Initially, we may miss a bulletin next week and you may have trouble finding anything at  www.eastbremertonrotary.org  Hopefully that will get sorted out and then you will see positive change. Meanwhile keep your fingers crossed that your bulletin editor can successfully pull this off.

NOTICE! Changes are coming Carolyn Neal 2014-10-21 00:00:00Z 0
World Polio Day is October 24th 2014-10-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Lew Bruser on Sep 08, 2014

Olympic Views was an earlier version of the East Bremerton Rotary newsletter. Club historian and supreme wordsmith, Lew Bruser, has gone through the club archives and come up with these interesting moments from the EBR past. (Editor's Note)

Looking Back at "Olympic Views" Lew Bruser 2014-09-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Doug Fairbanks on Aug 31, 2014

ImageThis fellow is excited because he knows that neat prize drawings are part of the Golf Scramble. Doug Fairbanks is looking for donations of prizes.  Now is the time to contact Doug if you can help.

2014 R.C.E.B. Golf Scramble Doug Fairbanks 2014-09-01 00:00:00Z 0
2014 Rotary Theme Carolyn Neal 2014-07-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Carolyn Neal on Jun 16, 2014

With support from the Islam Foundations, the East Bremerton Rotary Foundation  awarded scholarships to nine Olympic High students. Those honored were:

True Loan $1,000 for each of the first and second year of school
Emily Mowry $1,000 for each of the first and second year of school
Johnathan Estacio $1,000 for each of the first and second year of school
Jeffrey Yenko $1000 for first year
Joel Gesicki $1000 for first year
Chase Kelly $1000 for first year
Taylor Bird $1000 for first year
Kaitlyn Grose $1000 for first year
Raffy Magbanua $1000 for first year

Thanks to  Scholarships Committee members Guy Stitt, Tom Brobst, Jerry LeTexier, and Hilary Harter for their work in this very important community project.

 

 

 

East Bremerton Rotary Awards $12,000 in Scholarships Carolyn Neal 2014-06-17 00:00:00Z 0
Olympic High Students of the Month Carolyn Neal 2014-04-15 00:00:00Z 0
Ride the Bus to Whistler Carolyn Neal 2014-03-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Marcie Axtman on Mar 17, 2014

Recent disbursements approved by the  EBR Foundation board have gone to:

The Rotary Foundation:  $572 – Polio Plus (on behalf of EBR program speakers)
RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards):  $370 – sent one student to RYLA conference
YWCA:   $1,500 – Alive Shelter

Red Cross:  $500 – Natalie Poss/Bremerton High School Fundraiser to benefit Red Cross
Corey’s Day on the Farm:  $500 (annual event for special needs children)

KACE (Kitsap Adult Center for Education):     $500 – Spelling Bee entry fee for EBR team

NEWS FROM THE EAST BREMERTON ROTARY FOUNDATION Marcie Axtman 2014-03-18 00:00:00Z 0
Olympic High Students of the Month for February Richard Arena 2014-02-11 00:00:00Z 0
East Bremerton Rotary Dictionary Project 2013-12-17 00:00:00Z 0
Olympic Hight Students and Staff of the Month - November 2013 2013-11-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Carolyn Neal on Sep 23, 2013

There was a question about where to register on the new Rotary International website.  Go to www.rotary.org and look for "My Rotary" at the top of the page.  Click on that, follow the directions, and you will be registered in no time at all.

Check Out the New RI Web Site Carolyn Neal 2013-09-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 29, 2013
 Brianne Magruder organized another successful roadside cleanup. Thanks to everyone who turned out, with a special nod to Guy Stitt for providing wildflower seeds.
Successful Gag & Bag 2013-07-30 00:00:00Z 0
Board of Directors for 2013-14 2013-07-09 00:00:00Z 0
Rotarian of the Year and Citizen of the Year 2013-06-18 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Moment from Larry Iverson 2012-05-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kim Zook on May 13, 2012

We recently received an update from about the wells in Bumpe Chiefdom and we wanted to share it with you.  We have pictures!

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Wells in Sierra Leone Kim Zook 2012-05-14 00:00:00Z 0
March board minutes Kim Zook 2012-03-27 00:00:00Z 0
R.A.G.S. is coming!! Kim Zook 2012-03-20 00:00:00Z 0
Olympic High Students and Staff of the Month for March Carolyn Neal 2012-03-20 00:00:00Z 0
A Message from the Sergeant-at-Arms Stacey Tucker 2012-02-27 00:00:00Z 0
February Board Minutes Kim Zook 2012-02-24 00:00:00Z 0
Success at Sweethear Dinner! Kim Zook 2012-02-15 00:00:00Z 0
A World of Stories Richard (Dick) Sims 2012-02-13 00:00:00Z 0
Final Report on the Pot of Gold Raffle Susanne Hughes 2012-02-13 00:00:00Z 0
Students and Staff of the Month, Olympic High School Carolyn Neal 2012-02-07 00:00:00Z 0
Olympic High Students & Staff of the Month 2012-01-17 00:00:00Z 0
The Charities of East Bremerton Rotary Kim Zook 2012-01-06 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 27, 2011

If you missed it on our web page, here is Rex Rudee's  photo version of what we are sending to "Good Morning America."


Three Special Words 2011-11-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 13, 2011
 November is Foundation Month and President Dave White has reminded everyone that this is a good time to contribute.  He also forwarded this message  from John T. Osterlund, General Manager, The Rotary Foundation:
Foundation Giving 2011-11-14 00:00:00Z 0
Zucchini Gourmet Cookbook Kim Zook 2011-11-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 06, 2011
 It's time to get the elves out to decorate the East Bremerton Rotary tree for the last Festival of Trees.
Festival of Trees 2011-11-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Vic Ulsh on Feb 01, 2011
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Tomorrow (Tuesday), October 26th at 9:30 AM in the Illahee Forest Preserve parking lot on Almira Drive will be a formal dedication of Illahee Forest Preserve. 
Illahee Forest Preserve Dedication 10/26 Vic Ulsh 2011-02-01 18:01:48Z 0
Posted on Feb 01, 2011
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Work is underway on the renovation of the Bachmann Park view shelter.  Spearheaded by John Armstrong and Ron Pettygrove, and with generous contributions from Jerry LeTexier, the project is moving forward.  EBR volunteers are working on replacing the roof, railings, benches, portions of the decking and painting the structure.
Bachmann Park Renovation 2011-02-01 18:00:53Z 0
Installation/Outstallation Dinner a Great Success 2011-02-01 17:58:25Z 0
Posted on Feb 01, 2011
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East Bremerton Rotary, in conjunction with personnel from Marine Corp Security Force Bangor and the USS John C. Stennis, completed a very productive work party at Illahee Forest Preserve on Wednesday evening, August 4th.
Illahee Forest Work Party 8/4/10 2011-02-01 17:57:58Z 0
Posted by Char Burnette on Feb 01, 2011
The major fundraiser for Bremerton Foodline and the Charities of East Bremerton called "The Bremerton Party" was a huge success according to Patti Peterson, Executive Director of Bremerton Foodline and Phyllis Mann and Sue Shipley Chairpersons of the event for East Bremerton Rotary.
Bremerton Party a "Huge Success" Char Burnette 2011-02-01 17:57:39Z 0
"Hello from Helsinki" 2011-02-01 17:57:23Z 0
Posted by kwzook on Jul 02, 2009
The list of on-line clubs is growing and some look very interesting. Can't attend a weekly meeting? Try something new! We based make-ups are quick and easy.
Web Make-up Sites kwzook 2009-07-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Dick Sims
Rotary International and the Gates Foundation have committed $100M each for the eradication of polio worldwide.
$200M to Fight Polio Dick Sims 0
END POLIO NOW! Kim Zook 0
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The traditional East Bremerton Rotary and Bremerton Rotary softball challenge was held last Tuesday, June 22nd.  I put the call out for a recap of the game and enjoyed the recaps so much I'm just going to publish them as written, instead of recapping the recaps (sorry to the contributors who probably thought I was going to edit these :)
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St. Jude's Ambulance Sighting! 0
EBR Honored at CK School Board ceremony 0
St. Jude's Ambulance 0
Illahee Forest Work Party 0
Update on St. Lucia projects 0
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There will be a ceremony honoring the three Rotary Clubs participating in the school dictionary delivery program on February 10, 2010 by the Central Kitsap School Board.

The school is asking for the names of the Rotarians that will be in attendance on 2/10 at 6:00 at the Jenne Wright building.  Please let Dick Sims know if you will be attending.
School Dictionary Deliveries 0
Our Tree! 0
End Polio Now Concert-Photos and Message from Sue 0
Bremerton Party a Great Success! 0
First Annual Kayak Olympics Results! 0
Annual Mini-Golf Tournament - Aug 24th 0
Illahee Forest Work Party 0
Dictionary project story in CK Reporter 0
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Working with the Silverdale Rotary Club and the Silverdale Sunrise Rotary Club, we were able to visit 12 elementary schools and deliver personal hardbound dictionaries to each and every third grade student.
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Illahee Forest Preserve News 0
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This past Saturday (March 21st) a work party of 18 Rotarians and family members completed the task of connecting the new Almira Drive parking lot with the existing trail system at Illahee Forest Preserve.
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Illahee Forest with USS John C Stennis - 3/29/08 Vic Ulsh 0
Rotary Club of East Bremerton and the Kposowa Foundation Laurie F. Jones 0
Posted by Vic Ulsh
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The East Bremerton Rotary completed another work party of spreading wood chips on trails at Illahee Forest Preserve on Saturday morning, January 26th.
Illahee Forest Preserve Work Party Vic Ulsh 0
Posted by Laurie F. Jones
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We had a wonderful guest speaker in October 2007 for both the club, the area schools, and a community event.
Bumpenya Celebration Laurie F. Jones 0