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2017 Sweetheart Auction
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
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New bulletin changes ahead the east Bremerton rotary!
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2016-2017 Theme is "Rotary Serving Humanity"
2016-2017 Theme is "Rotary Serving Humanity" 2016-06-21 00:00:00Z
June is Rotary Fellowship Month
June is Rotary Fellowship Month 2016-06-14 00:00:00Z
Everyone Has a Heart
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
A Bit of Rotary History
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
The Dictionary Project
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
Happy Birthday Rotary!
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
November 25th
November 25th 2015-11-24 00:00:00Z
Taking Note of the Rotary Wheel
Taking Note of the Rotary Wheel 2015-10-27 00:00:00Z
It's a New Rotary Year

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It's a New Rotary Year Carolyn Neal 2015-06-30 00:00:00Z
A New Sign --And It's Awesome

Thanks to the generosity and artistry of Jerry LeTexier, there is a new sign in front of McCloud's.

A New Sign --And It's Awesome 2014-12-30 00:00:00Z
NOTICE! Changes are coming

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
World Polio Day is October 24th

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World Polio Day is October 24th 2014-10-21 00:00:00Z
Looking Back at "Olympic Views"

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
2014 R.C.E.B. Golf Scramble

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
2014 Rotary Theme

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2014 Rotary Theme Carolyn Neal 2014-07-01 00:00:00Z
East Bremerton Rotary Awards $12,000 in Scholarships

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
Olympic High Students of the Month
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Olympic High Students of the Month Carolyn Neal 2014-04-15 00:00:00Z
Ride the Bus to Whistler
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Ride the Bus to Whistler Carolyn Neal 2014-03-18 00:00:00Z
NEWS FROM THE EAST BREMERTON ROTARY FOUNDATION

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
Olympic High Students of the Month for February
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Olympic High Students of the Month for February Richard Arena 2014-02-11 00:00:00Z
East Bremerton Rotary Dictionary Project
Lots of wonderful things happen in December and one of them is the annual distribution of dictionaries to the 3rd grade students in the Central Kitsap School District.
East Bremerton Rotary Dictionary Project 2013-12-17 00:00:00Z
Olympic Hight Students and Staff of the Month - November 2013
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Olympic Hight Students and Staff of the Month - November 2013 2013-11-12 00:00:00Z
Check Out the New RI Web Site

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
Successful Gag & Bag
 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
Board of Directors for 2013-14
Here is your new slate of Officers and Directors for next Rotary year...
Board of Directors for 2013-14 2013-07-09 00:00:00Z
Rotarian of the Year and Citizen of the Year

Congratulations!

 

to Sue Shipley - Rotarian of the Year   

and

to Carolyn Dankers - Citizen of the Year

 

Rotarian of the Year and Citizen of the Year 2013-06-18 00:00:00Z
Rotary Moment from Larry Iverson
This comes to us from the Rotary Club of Poipu Beach newsletter.                     
Rotary Moment from Larry Iverson 2012-05-27 00:00:00Z
Wells in Sierra Leone

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
March board minutes
To view the March 2012 board minutes, click HERE
March board minutes Kim Zook 2012-03-27 00:00:00Z
R.A.G.S. is coming!!
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R.A.G.S. is coming!! Kim Zook 2012-03-20 00:00:00Z
Olympic High Students and Staff of the Month for March
 Kaitlin McGrew, Eva Finley, and Chris Conway-Newton
Olympic High Students and Staff of the Month for March Carolyn Neal 2012-03-20 00:00:00Z
A Message from the Sergeant-at-Arms
A Message from the Sergeant-at-Arms Stacey Tucker 2012-02-27 00:00:00Z
February Board Minutes
To view the minutes from the February, 2012 board meeting click HERE
February Board Minutes Kim Zook 2012-02-24 00:00:00Z
Success at Sweethear Dinner!
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Success at Sweethear Dinner! Kim Zook 2012-02-15 00:00:00Z
A World of Stories
What shall we do with these wonderful books?
A World of Stories Richard (Dick) Sims 2012-02-13 00:00:00Z
Final Report on the Pot of Gold Raffle
 Sweetheart Pot of Gold Raffle
Final Report on the Pot of Gold Raffle Susanne Hughes 2012-02-13 00:00:00Z
Students and Staff of the Month, Olympic High School
 From left to right - Wayne Gizzi,  staff member;  Alyssa Hutchinson and Carl (CJ) Encomienda, students
Students and Staff of the Month, Olympic High School Carolyn Neal 2012-02-07 00:00:00Z
Olympic High Students & Staff of the Month
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Olympic High Students & Staff of the Month 2012-01-17 00:00:00Z
The Charities of East Bremerton Rotary
Great work done by Phyllis Mann!
The Charities of East Bremerton Rotary Kim Zook 2012-01-06 00:00:00Z
Three Special Words

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
Foundation Giving
 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
Zucchini Gourmet Cookbook
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Meet Zak the Zucchini!

Zucchini Gourmet Cookbook Kim Zook 2011-11-09 00:00:00Z
Festival of Trees
 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
Illahee Forest Preserve Dedication 10/26
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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
Bachmann Park Renovation
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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
Installation/Outstallation Dinner a Great Success
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The annual Installation/Outstallation of Officers and Directors was held Friday, June 18th at Ambrosia Catering.  The event was so well-attended that we were about 2 seats away from standing-room only!
Installation/Outstallation Dinner a Great Success 2011-02-01 17:58:25Z
Illahee Forest Work Party 8/4/10
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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
Bremerton Party a "Huge Success"
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
"Hello from Helsinki"
Here's a great piece written for the Sun by our very own outgoing student, Marin.
"Hello from Helsinki" 2011-02-01 17:57:23Z
Web Make-up Sites
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
$200M to Fight Polio
Rotary International and the Gates Foundation have committed $100M each for the eradication of polio worldwide.
$200M to Fight Polio Dick Sims
END POLIO NOW!
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Idea by Larry Iverson, picture by Rex Rudee

END POLIO NOW! Kim Zook
EBR/Bremerton Softball Game
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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 :)
EBR/Bremerton Softball Game
St. Jude's Ambulance Sighting!
President Sue received the following e-mail:
St. Jude's Ambulance Sighting!
EBR Honored at CK School Board ceremony
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Here's a memo from the CK School Board regarding the ceremony honoring our members for the Dictionary Project - great work, everyone!
EBR Honored at CK School Board ceremony
St. Jude's Ambulance
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The ambulance that our club helped sponsor left Minnesota on Friday, February 19th.
St. Jude's Ambulance
Illahee Forest Work Party
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Saturday, January 30th proved to be another productive work party for East Bremerton Rotary at Illahee Forest Preserve.
Illahee Forest Work Party
Update on St. Lucia projects
Here's a great background and update on the progress with our St. Lucia projects, courtesy of Doc Iversen:
Update on St. Lucia projects
School Dictionary Deliveries
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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
Our Tree!
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And once again our tree at the Festival of Trees was spectacular!
Our Tree!
End Polio Now Concert-Photos and Message from Sue
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Sue Shipley, Phyllis Mann and Jill Wallen went to New York City to see Itzhak Perlman's End Polio Now benefit concert at Carnegie Hall.

Jill's photo album of the trip can be found at this link (don't worry - you don't need to have a Facebook account to view the gallery)

Sue thanks the club for its contribution it made to give her this opportunity:
End Polio Now Concert-Photos and Message from Sue
Bremerton Party a Great Success!
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The first Bremerton Party is over and was very successful - here's a recap of the event from President Sue Shipley:
Bremerton Party a Great Success!
First Annual Kayak Olympics Results!
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The First Annual Kayak Olympics, held at Sue & Dick Shipley's home this past Saturday, was a resounding success and all sorts of fun for everyone involved.
First Annual Kayak Olympics Results!
Annual Mini-Golf Tournament - Aug 24th
JoAnn Wright does it again!
Annual Mini-Golf Tournament - Aug 24th
Illahee Forest Work Party
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East Bremerton Rotary completed another successful work party at Illahee Forest Preserve on Thursday evening, July 16th. 
Illahee Forest Work Party
Dictionary project story in CK Reporter
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Dictionary project story in CK Reporter
RCEB DICTIONARY PROJECT A SUCCESS
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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.
RCEB DICTIONARY PROJECT A SUCCESS
Illahee Forest Preserve News
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New Sign for Illahee Forest and Letter to the Editor in the Sun:
Illahee Forest Preserve News
Illahee Forest Work Party
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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.
Illahee Forest Work Party
Illahee Forest with USS John C Stennis - 3/29/08
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On Saturday morning, March 29th the East Bremerton Rotary held a work party in cooperation with personnel from the USS John C Stennis at Illahee Forest Preserve.
Illahee Forest with USS John C Stennis - 3/29/08 Vic Ulsh
Rotary Club of East Bremerton and the Kposowa Foundation
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Traveling the "Bumpe" road Together
Rotary Club of East Bremerton and the Kposowa Foundation Laurie F. Jones
Illahee Forest Preserve Work Party
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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
Bumpenya Celebration
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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