Seabeck Birthday Parade

Rhydian an autistic 6 year old military dependent was upset that the Silverdale Rotary Duck Race was canceled. In response the Rotary  Dressed up their Silverdale Duck and conducted a “Birthday Parade” at the Seabeck Conference Center. In Support Jon Buesch organized a group of 20 old cars to participate.
 
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Paul Harris Awards Presented

Rotarians pledged $6,703 and with the $4,000 club Foundation match, the total donation for World Polio Day was $10,793. This generosity resulted in 17 new or next level Paul Harris Fellows and three first time Rotary Foundation Polio Plus donors.
 
Tina Robinson - PHF
Bill Dean Benson – PHF + 1
Robert Washbond – PHF + 1
Jonathan P. Buesch – PHF + 2
Patty Murphy – PHF + 2
David J. White – PHF + 2
Dr. Kenneth Lee Hegtvedt – PHF + 3
Sue Ann Shipley – PHF + 3
John (Sonny) Loidhamer – PHF + 4
Kim W. Zook – PHF + 5
Jerry LeTexier – PHF + 6 & 7
Steve Fabry – PHF + 8
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Making friends on the 'Fifth'

Andy Graham was a gracious host for last week's "Fifth Wednesday" wine-tasting event at McCloud's. Stay tuned for our next edition of the new social event that adds a fifth fun meeting during the month for club members. 
 
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Feb 19 Fifth Wednesday Wine Tasting

EBR meets every Wednesday for Breakfast. Fifth Wednesday was conceived as a means to get together on a more social basis and perhaps learn something at the same time. On Wednesday Feb 19th we met at McClouds Grill house for a wine tasting. Andy brought a distributor Rep Amanda Landenberg and together they lead a sampling of Northwest wines. The vintners ranged from Washington and Oregon with one California wine thrown in for comparison. All the wines were excellent and we learned a lot. 
 
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Looking pretty Sweet, everybody

President Donna and her Sweetheart Auction Team did it again, and another successful fundraiser is in the books. A big thanks to all club members for helping out by making donations, volunteering your time, inviting friends and showing up to bid. From the looks of these photos, a good time was had! 
 
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Sweetheart Auction Preparations

 
Happy New Year Everyone,
 
We have not had a meeting since December 18th.  That feels so long ago....  It feels even scarier to think that our largest fundraiser of the year is 33 days away.  The catalog goes to print in 21/2 weeks.  That is only 2 meetings away.  Yikes!!!
 
Here are things that we need:
 
We need 2 or 3 more table captains.  We are only asking to use your name for registration, the club will help you fill up your table.  Each table seats 8.
 
We need silent auction items and super silent auction items. Super silent is valued higher then silent items but not quite live auction value.  Ask other members to go in on something together to keep down the price and all the work involved.  Even if you do not know what you will bring, sign up to show your commitment. You have a few weeks to decide.
 
Sponsorships are still needed and/or cash donations to use for auction item purchases.  If you own a business and would like to sponsor, your company will be advertised in the program.
 
We as a club will be putting together the wall of wine as a live auction item again.  We will need 50 bottles of  wine valued at $20 or more.  Would you kindly purchase one or more bottles?
 
Sign up sheets for Live & Silent  auction items, Table Captains and Dessert Dash will be going around on Wednesday.
 
Remember to sell, buy or return the cash for the raffle tickets  you were given at the beginning of December.  Money, stubs, tickets need to be returned to Howard Julien.
 
Below you will find information and instructions on how to navigate the registration:
 
2020 Sweetheart Dinner Auction
Saturday February 8th
5:00     $70 pp
 
Kitsap Golf and Country Club
3885NW Golf Club Hill Road
Bremerton
 
 
Follow instructions.  If you are paying for and registering other guests, please make sure you have available their first/last name, phone, email and mailing address.  Also, their entrée choice, which is Filet Mignon, Baked Chicken Breast or a rice noodle vegetable bowl. A complete menu description is on the website.
 
Please note that there is no option to pick a table captain. So PLEASE put the table captain's name for each registrant in the box where it says "What would you like us to know?"
 
If you have any questions, please reach out to Marcie, Tina, Patty or myself.
 
I know that we will all pull together and make it another fabulous evening!! East Bremerton Rotary is the best club and I look forward the second half of my term with all of you.
 
Wishing you a healthy and Happy New Year,
 
Donna
 
 
 
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Christmas Party Pictures

Thanks to everyone who came out to Gold Mountain for another great Christmas Party, and thanks as always to John Armstrong for his talent in organizing a great event. Our dessert dash raised $1,900 that will go to a good cause, John's son-in-law Jeremy Cross served as emcee, and the entertainment was provided by Mark Pearson of the Brothers Four, who attended UW with John. 
 
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Bellringers bringing in it!

Everyone's favorite musical duo led the EBR takeover of Salvation Army Bellringer bins last Saturday. And despite what you've heard about these two, it was a great success and a lot of fun for members all day long. 
 
ANNNNNNND... according to Bellringing coordinator Ron Muhelman, we raised a total of $1,349.96 in one day! Thanks to everyone who took a shift, and special thanks to those who sang... 
 
That's now the total to beat for the downtown Bremerton club, which will try to best us and take the inaugural bell trophy that's on the line between our two clubs. Stay tuned for the results of that one... 
 
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Thanksgiving Wishes


Jim Aho presented his Classification speech at our Weds Nov 27 breakfast meeting, espousing his love of Illahee Preserve, Nature and his Community. He also presented his Thanksgiving wish. This is the same person who presented his obituary with his application.
 
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2019 Bellringer Challenge

 
2019 Bellringer Challenge
During the Bremerton Service Club Luncheon on Nov 27th a Challenge was made to all of our Clubs. An engraved Bell will be presented to the Club that produces the most money during their Salvation Army Bellringing efforts this Christmas season. East Bremerton Rotary will be belling at the Bremerton Fred Meyers all day Dec 7th. 5050 State Highway 303 Ne Bremerton, WA 98311.
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Bremerton Service Clubs Holiday Luncheon 

 
Each year on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving members from five service clubs in Bremerton -- Bremerton Rotary, East Bremerton Rotary, Bremerton Kiwanis Club, Bremerton Central Lions, and Bremerton Soroptimists. gather for a turkey lunch at the Admiral Theatre. The Admiral Theatre has donated the lunch so the money raised can establish a fund to start a project we work on with our fellow service organizations. This year we raised $1042 dollars to support the Bremerton Backpack Brigade.  
  
 
 
 
The Bremerton Backpack Brigade exists to provide a supplemental food source on weekends for children in need throughout the Bremerton Elementary School District. Due to homelessness, financial struggles and an array of other issues prevalent today, food provided at school often make up the most nutritious meals children will receive all day. For some, those meals may be the only ones they will receive that day. 
 
Each week during the school year, volunteers fill backpacks with practical kid friendly foods; including fresh fruit and vegetables, shelf-stable milk and juice.  Those backpacks are then delivered to the schools, where the staff discreetly distributes them to the students enrolled in the program.  The students return the backpacks to their school on Mondays, to be picked up and refilled for the following weekend. 
 
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How Stella got a storage shed

 
President Donna's major project for her Rotary year is now complete.
 
All fall groups of Rotarians have been working at the Stella Maris women's shelter in West Bremerton to add a storage shed that will help accommodate a need for storage space. EBR also helped stock the shed with goods they need. At last week's meeting all the members who participated were recognized, including Dick Shipley, who led most of the organization and construction, and Jill Wallen, Jon Buesch, John Armstrong, Dave White, Vic Ulsh, Kim Zook, Guy Stitt, Bill Wright, Bill Benson, Ron Muhleman, Jerry LeTexier, Sonny Loidhammer, Alijah Hawley, Eric Roberts, Howard Julien, Jack Stodden, Patty Murphy and Ken Hegvedt
 
Find more photos from the work parties on our Facebook page.  
 
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End Polio Day

 
Today is End Polio Day. East Bremerton Rotary raised and donated $10,703 to help end Polio. 
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Olympic High School "It's your Future" Vocational Fair 2019-10-17 07:00:00Z 0

The gang goes to Hale's

 
We had a great turnout at Hale's Ales Barrelhouse in West Bremerton last Wednesday for our "Fifth Wednesday" social event. Thanks to the social events committee led by John Armstrong for setting that up, Ken Hegvedt for recruiting our speaker from Washington Youth Academy and, as always, Andy Graham for a wonderful meal by McCloud's. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Scenes from the Stella Maris project

 
Work continued last week, rain and shine, at the Stella Maris women's shelter, where our club is rebuilding a storage shed for residents and staff. The project was scheduled to finish up Tuesday, Sept. 24, so listen for potentially a final update at Wednesday's meeting. 
 
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Stella Maris Shelter Project

The Bremerton Stella Maris Women's Shelter provides housing, food, and a safe, supportive environment to women and their children in our community who have been subject to domestic violence. EBR is helping the shelter by building a storage shed for supplies. 
 
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Five Club Dinner with DG Maureen Fritz-Roberts

Five-club meeting with our District Governor will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 12 at the Kitsap Conference Center.
 
District 5020 Governor Maureen Fritz-Roberts’ home club is the Rotary Club of Comox. Since joining the Rotary Club of Comox, she has been club membership chair, district membership chair, club president (in that order), district visioning chair and an instructor at PETS and at the Rotary Leadership Institute.
 
Maureen Fritz-Roberts (Mo) has seen the world change in numerous ways over the years. Even as Rotary has adapted to those changes, the core meaning of Rotary has remained the same- service, high ethical standards, personal commitment. No matter what the changes and no matter what the core meaning, Mo’s mantra has remained the same: membership is still the most important thing in Rotary.
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September 14 Illahee Preserve Tour

 

 
Saturday morning 14 of us gathered at the East Bremerton Rotary Shelter for a tour and history discussion of the Illahee Preserve lead by Vic Ulsh and Jon Buesch. The tour included an identification of the major trees, bushes, mushrooms and birds found in the forest. We found 4 different varieties of edible berries along the trails. The next trail work party is scheduled for September 27 for a final application of bark to the trails in preparation for winter. 
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What the heck is "Fifth wednesday"?

 
EBR meets every Wednesday for Breakfast. Fifth Wednesday was conceived as a means to get together on a more social basis and perhaps learn something at the same time. On September 25thwe will meet at the Hales Barrelhouse (1509 N Wycoff Ave, Bremerton)at 5:30. We've got Amy Steinhilber, the director of the Washington Youth Academy lined up as a guest speaker.
 
The Washington Youth Academy is a National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program. The WYA is a state-run residential and post-residential intervention for youth who have dropped out of high school or are at risk of dropping out. The Washington Youth Academy is a six month quasi-military training and mentoring program. The goal of the program is to give youth a second chance to become responsible and productive citizens by helping them improve their life skills, education levels, and employment potential. In addition to their schooling the Cadets volunteer to serve the community. They support EBR with work parties at the Illahee Preserve, and at the Bremerton Armed Forces Festival Heroes Barbeque. 
 
Since this is an educational meeting attendance counts as a makeup! To encourage our new members, the first drink is on us for all members of less than one year.  Bring a friend, come out a greet us and learn more about East Bremerton Rotary!
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Kitsap Library Uncensored Books Fundraiser

President Donna Evans donates $500 to Kitsap County Library Foundation Director Wendy Kile to support their October 18 Fund Raiser at the Sylvan Way Library.
 
 
KITSAP UNCENSORED
A BANNED BOOK AFFAIR:A fundraiser to celebrate the un-censoring of stories and our community's freedom to read them
 
Join us for a night of featured bites from local restaurants, cocktails, music, maker space activities, and more – all to benefit Library programs!
Friday, October 18, 2019, 7-10 p.m.
Kitsap Regional Library at Sylvan Way
1301 Sylvan Way, 
Bremerton 98310
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A very social September

Fall arrived right on cue after Labor Day, but the cooler and rainy weather doesn't have to send you inside just yet. There are several social events and volunteer opportunities for club members to get September going. 
 
Starting this Saturday, when our Illahee Preserve leadership team is offering a morning walking tour of the forest that East Bremerton Rotary has been closely involved with for years (pictured above). Meet at 8:30 a.m. at the Almira Drive parking lot for a really interesting walk and lesson about this special place. 
 
Then on Sunday, the annual EBR Golf Fellowship tees off at Rolling Hills Golf Course, just next door to Illahee Preserve. If you aren't signed up for a tee time yet, talk to Doug Fairbanks or Justin Paquette. As always the golfing is followed by dinner at McCloud's, which non-golfers are welcome to attend. 
 
Our club work project with Stella Maris women's shelter began last week, and will continue with a few upcoming work days. We are helping the shelter build a storage shed on Tuesday, Sept. 12 (4-8 p.m.), Wednesday, Sept. 18 (4-8 p.m.), Saturday, Sept. 21 (10 a.m.-3 p.m.) and the finishing up with a painting party and restocking on Tuesday, Sept. 24 (4-8 p.m.). If you are interested in helping or need more details, contact Sue Shipley. Also, this week our club will hear a request for a donation of up to $10,000  to the women's shelter to reimburse the cost of the supplies for the storage shed. Any donation of $5,000 or more requires a club vote and approval by the EBR board. 
 
Finally, sign up now for the "Fifth Wednesday" club social at Hale's Barrelhouse, scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 25. We'll meet at Hales, at the corner of 15th and Wycoff in West Bremerton, at 5:30 p.m., and we've got the director of the Washington Youth Academy lined up as a guest speaker. Look for a sign-up sheet at tomorrow's meeting. 
 
Whew, what a month. It's going to be a fun fall! 
 
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Aug 30: Illahee Forest Work Party

This past Friday 53 cadets from the Washington Youth Academy (WYA) made major progress depleting major piles of wood chips to what have been called the best maintained trails in Kitsap County. With WYA supervisors, East Bremerton Rotary and Stewardship volunteers, nearly 500 hours of work was accomplished in just one day. No wonder users say the Preserve has the best trails. 

We wanted show the partnership between the Rotary and the Stewards with the last photo.

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Party with Port Orchard! 

 
We had a full house with more than a dozen Rotarians from the Port Orchard club in attendance last week. Our theme was Hawaiian, since the Rotary International conference is there in 2020, and PO President Leslie Reynolds-Taylor presented President Donna with a flag from their club as a gesture of thanks. Great idea by the club presidents to get together that way. 
 
 
Port Orchard Rotarians listen to our speaker, Kody Russell of Kitsap Strong. 
 
Leslie presents the Port Orchard club pennant to President Donna. 
 
Regular EBR visitor and PO club member Bob Cairns joined us with his fellow Rotarians. 
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August Back to School Drive

 
Backpack drive to help provide school supplies for local students as they prepare for the school year. During the month of August EBR collected donations of supplies and funded $666 on back to school supplies. We made up 3 back packs for the children at Stella Maris and the rest of the supplies went to the YWCA. Thank you Stacy for all your hard work!
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EBR Hosts Illahee Preserve Tour

 
East Bremerton Rotary  members Jon Buesch, Vic Ulsh, and Jim Aho hosted a tour of the Illahee Preserve for the Manette Grace Community Presbyterian Church and joined them for a picnic in the Rotary shelter/picnic area. 
They did a great job of helping a whole new group learn to love our beloved Illahee Preserve.
 
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Roadside cleanup and B&G Club lunches

Our East Bremerton Rotary Roadside cleanup project was a great success last Saturday. Our team of nearly 20 volunteers spent about 90 minutes on the stretch of Highway 303 from Fairgrounds Road to Central Valley. If you drove by after they finished you probably saw all the bags of litter that had been picked up! Thanks to everyone who showed up and a big thanks to Doug O'Donnell for reviving the project. 
 
Last week also saw a number of Rotarians volunteer at the Boys & Girls Club, serving lunches that were donated by Olympic College and McCloud's, to name a few with connections to the club. Thanks to everyone who joined in that project as well! 
 
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August 16 Road Side Cleanup

Our Roadside Cleanup Program reopened with a Bang this weekend. Doug O’Donnell organized a group of East Bremerton Rotarians to meet at the corner of Waaga Way and the Brownsville Highway.  The resounding response from 18 Rotarians made quick work of our section of State Route 303 on a pleasant Saturday morning. Due to the success of this event Doug is planning further cleanups on about a quarterly basis. 
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EBR Summer Lunch Program at the Boys and Girls Club

 
While Bremerton schools and summer schools are in session they provide free and low cost nutritious meals to their students. The Bremerton Boys and Girls Club provides many active programs to engage children, but has limited kitchen facilities. Over the past seven years East Bremerton Rotary has helped fill the meal gap by coordinating a summer lunch program at the B&G club. Together with Grace Community Presbyterian Church, Abundant Life Foursquare Church, Olympic College, McClouds Grillhouse, taco Bell, and others, EBR established a daily lunch program.  
 
We all enjoy the days we show up to feed these kids.  They are excited, well behaved and grateful.  The Boys & Girls Club is such a great organization for our kids.  You can just see how much the kids love it and how much they have learned about goal setting, working hard, giving back to the community, and being kind to one another.  
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Paul Ofsthun Visits Tijmen in the Netherlands Alan Beam 2019-07-23 07:00:00Z 0

Rotarian of the Year

 
Last Wednesday we were able to formally present our 2018-19 Rotarian of the Year award to Marcie Axtman. Marcie is the faithful steward of our Rotary Foundation funds by continuing as the treasurer -- that is, she writes the checks that we hand out to do good work around the community. Congrats Marcie and thanks for being such an important part of the club. 
 
We still need to announce our Citizen of the Year, because the recipient couldn't attend our June 20 event. Stay tuned... 
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The best bus trip around Bremerton 

We filled the Hale's Ales bus for a wonderful pub crawl around Bremerton last Thursday, May 23. Stops were made at Bad Bulldogs Brewing, Crane's Castle in East Bremerton and the Hale's Ales Barrel House on Wycoff and 15th, and had a nice tour of city neighborhoods in between. Here's photo evidence of the foolishness.
 
Thanks to John Armstrong and Vic Ulsh for organizing the event. Photos by Alan Beam. 
 
 
 
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Illahee Preserve Work Party May 3, 2019

Posted on May 03, 2019
 
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.
 
 
 
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RYLA 2019 Report

 
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.
 
 
 
RYLA 2019 Report Alan Beam 2019-05-01 07:00:00Z 0

Sweetheart Auction proceeds announced

 
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! 
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West Sound Technical Skills Center Vocational Night

 
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.
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Barker Creek Vocational Night

 
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.  
 
 
Barker Creek Vocational Night Alan Beam 2019-04-24 07:00:00Z 0

Sweetheart Auction 2019

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. 
 
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Auction items unveiled

You've purchased the tickets, asked your sweetheart if he or she is free on Feb. 9, found your table captain and have your raffle tickets in hand. Now it's time to start thinking about what you're going to take home from the Sweetheart Auction!
 
The list of items has been finalized, and here it is to get you thinking and pass along to friends you'd like to bring with to spend some money. 
 
"Mystery Bag" ($400 Kate Spade bag filled with gift certificates and cards)
The Russell Wilson package: An autographed football from the Seahawks star quarterback, a #3 jersey and an autographed hat from coach Pete Carroll
Six-day Alaskan Aleutian Peninsula Fly Fishing Adventure -- All Inclusive Fishing Package for 1 with Guy Stitt & Sonny Loidhammer
One-week stay in a condo in beautiful Kona, Hawaii, with round-trip airfare for two
Tanzania for 12 days -- All-inclusive experience for two, reserve price of $10,000
Take Me Out to the Ball Game -- in a Yacht: Appetizers, beverages, Mariners tickets for 8 on July 7th and a ride to the game
Wall of Wine: Wine cabinet with 50 bottles and a free tasting class
Hand-made Adirondack chairs and table by Jerry LeTexier 
A week's stay at Whistler's Village Gate House for four
Glamping among the grape vines in a tiny house for two -- 2 night stay in an Alexandria Nicole Cellars guest house and two bottles of wine
1986 Mouton Rothschild Bordeaux Red -- with basket of pairings & gift certificate for lamb chops/skewers
Hood Canal Home for the Holidays: Three nights in a waterfront home that sleeps 10 plus wine & chocolate tasting at Hoodsport Winery for 8 in the quiet off season. Also includes basket of Hoodsport wine, & truffles.
Keep it Kitsap -- Gift certificates to variety of restaurants and entertainment in town
Custom Seahawks cooler
Getaway to Astoria -- 2 night stay at the Cannery Pier Hotel for two with Dinner and Spa Package
Guided 1 Day Fishing Trip for two with Sonny Loidhamer & Doug Fairbanks
Private Dinner for 8 in Your Own Home with Chef David
Experience the Hood River Wine Country -- Includes stay at the Hampton/Hood River, wine tastings and wine
Two Night Getaway to Victoria -- Ride the Clipper to Victora with two nights at the Hotel Grand Pacific with dinner for two
Seattle to Kitsap Stay & Play -- Two tickets to the 5th Avenue Theatre for "Marie, A New Musical", Kenmore Air, Daniel's Broiler, Clearwater Resort Stay and Play, Loft Restaurant
Experience Summer or Fall at Whistler, BC -- Three nights in a two-bed/two-bath Whistler Village condo with dinner at the Keg Restaurant
Desserts for a year
McCloud's BBQ dinner for 20 
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It's Sweetheart Auction week

John Armstrong only has one more chance to remind you: our major fundraiser of the year is just days away.

And there are just a few more things to handle before you get dressed to impress on Saturday night at the country club. 

No. 1: Any last silent auction items must get to Tina Robinson ASAP. 

No. 2:  Any unsold raffle tickets must be returned to Howard Julien. They are $10 each and three winners will win cash prizes ($2,000, $1,000 and $500) at the auction, and you do not have to be present at the auction to win. But we must account for all tickets, per state law on raffles. 

And one last time: The Sweetheart Auction will be held on Saturday, Feb. 9, starting at 5:30 p.m. at Kitsap Golf and Country Club. Another thanks to everyone who has contributed to making this another great event, and let's get ready to roll! 

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Rotary's Christmas season is here

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!  
 
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Welcome New Members

 
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. 
 
Welcome New Members Alan Beam 2018-11-11 08:00:00Z 0

Nov 8 Wine and Jazz Night

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
 
 
Nov 8 Wine and Jazz Night Alan Beam 2018-11-10 08:00:00Z 0

November 11 Veterans Day

 
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. 
November 11 Veterans Day Alan Beam 2018-11-09 08:00:00Z 0

Fifth Wednesday Wine and Jazz at McClouds

 
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. 
Fifth Wednesday Wine and Jazz at McClouds Alan Beam 2018-11-04 07:00:00Z 0

Youth Protection and Awareness Training

 
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.
 
 
 
 
Youth Protection and Awareness Training Alan Beam 2018-11-01 07:00:00Z 0

District Governor visits EBR Board 

Oct 9 East Bremerton Rotary Board Meeting 
 

The EBR board had the opportunity to be inspired by the 5020 District Governor Craig Gillis. We learned a great deal about Rotary International and District 5020 programs. Craig provided us with the following guidance: 
 
 “Rotary International President, Barry Rassin, has gifted us with a motivating theme: Be the Inspiration! Through our collaborative efforts ‘we’ will leave a deep and sustainable imprint on the lives of others. Rotary International asks us to Support and Strengthen Clubs; Focus and Increase Humanitarian Service; Enhance Public Image and Awareness. In attracting new members and in retaining existing members we strengthen our ability to serve. In increasing contributions to our Rotary Foundation, our clubs have access to funds that support both local and international projects. In identifying our collective work through our Rotary brand, we build an awareness of the family of Rotary.”
District Governor visits EBR Board Alan Beam 2018-10-09 07:00:00Z 0

A visit from the District Governor

District 5020 Governor Craig Gillis (above at a meeting in Mill Bay, B.C.) will be our special guest this week and members are encouraged to bring friends or family to hear his message. He's visiting all the clubs in the district and AG Jerry LeTexier, who has seen his presentation, promises that it will be inspiring. 
 
Also, Craig will attend a special EBR board meeting on Tuesday evening. If you'd like to attend that smaller gathering at 5:30 p.m. at Ambrosia Catering, please let President Ken know. 
 
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Another Red Badge turns blue

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! 
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A great day for golf 

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 week in EBR history: Sept. 5

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.”
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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.
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A Bit of Rotary History

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

The Dictionary Project

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

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.
 
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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

NOTICE! Changes are coming

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
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Looking Back at "Olympic Views"

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

2014 R.C.E.B. Golf Scramble

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.

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2014 Rotary Theme Carolyn Neal 2014-07-01 00:00:00Z 0

East Bremerton Rotary Awards $12,000 in Scholarships

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

NEWS FROM THE EAST BREMERTON ROTARY FOUNDATION

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

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Olympic High Students of the Month for February Richard Arena 2014-02-11 00:00:00Z 0
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Check Out the New RI Web Site

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.

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Successful Gag & Bag

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.
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Wells in Sierra Leone

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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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
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The Charities of East Bremerton Rotary Kim Zook 2012-01-06 00:00:00Z 0

Three Special Words

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."


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Foundation Giving

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:
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Zucchini Gourmet Cookbook Kim Zook 2011-11-09 00:00:00Z 0

Festival of Trees

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.
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Illahee Forest Preserve Dedication 10/26 Vic Ulsh 2011-02-01 18:01:48Z 0

Bachmann Park Renovation

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.
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Illahee Forest Work Party 8/4/10

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.
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Bremerton Party a "Huge Success"

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
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Web Make-up Sites

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.
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$200M to Fight Polio

Posted by Dick Sims
Rotary International and the Gates Foundation have committed $100M each for the eradication of polio worldwide.
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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 :)
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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Bumpenya Celebration

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.
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