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Duck Race - Deadline for Sponsorships Extended to April 15!
We are on the home stretch!  Thank you everyone for reaching out to sponsors! The sponsorships are coming in!
 
I've extended the due date for forms and donations/prizes to April 15th!
 
We are going to have a great Race this year! And make a continued impact in our community!
 
 
Zoom Meeting Invitation
 Here is the Zoom invite with a password, for our Rotary Club of Silverdale Thursday meetings. It will be the same each week. Time: 11:55  am Pacific Time (US and Canada).
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Meeting ID: 844 1488 5287
Password: 215927
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Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/ke0kMMc84
 
Want a Duck Mask?  Just Ask!
Barbara is making Duck Masks for those Silverdale Rotarians who request one.  Would you like one? 
They are 100% cotton, reversible (different fabric, just fluff up the pleats), with adjustable elastic and nose wire.  A smaller size is available for children selling ducks with you, too.
 
No charge - all I ask is that you wear it!  If you want one, please email me back or text 360-710-5173.
 
Thanks to everyone who is working so hard to make our 2021 Duck Race a success!
 
Rotary Calendar and Announcements
Rotary Calendar
 
Thursday, April 8 Rotary Meeting - Dacia Strong - Alzheimer's Walk
 
Rotary Announcements
 
Honorary Rotarian Roger Aydt update from Scott Slocum:  Roger was moved to Northwoods Lodge Saturday for rehab, which is great news because Barbara and family can now visit him.  Recovery is expected take some time.  But cards would be appreciated, and his 88th birthday is April 8th!  Their home address is 4892 NW Bryce Ct, Silverdale, WA 98383.
 
From former Rotarian Jim Adkins - tentative plans are to have a memorial service on September 27, 2021 for his late wife Rosemary (who passed away last September) at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD.  Once COVID restrictions are lifted, Jim also intends to hold a celebration of life in Kitsap County.  
 
Happy Bucks and Ace of Spades - How to Donate: 
  • Text HAPPYBUCKS (not case sensitive) to 44321. You can batch process this rather than donating once per week.  That helps our Treasurer!
  • Text ACEOFSPADES (not case sensitive) to 44321.  You can sign up to donate automatically (e.g., once a month),  Steve will break it up into weekly increments for "tickets."
     
Operation Duck Drop #7 - $3,000 to CK Food Bank
In the 7th Duck Drop of 2021, Central Kitsap Food Bank was the surprised and grateful recipient of a $3,000 unrestricted grant, because three Duck Race cash sponsors named CK Food Bank as the local non-profit that they were most passionate about supporting. 
 
Those sponsors, Rotarian Steve Slaton, former Silverdale Rotarian Jim Adkins, and Rotarian Ron Templeton (and his law firm Templeton Horton Weibel & Broughton, PLLC) shared that they are longtime personal supporters of the CK Food Bank.
 
Steve Slaton (pictured on left) and Jim Adkins (pictured on right) were on hand at the Zoom meeting on April 1, 2021 and spoke about why they are passionate about supporting the CK Food Bank: Jim Adkins stated that “there shouldn’t be anybody who doesn’t have food,” and Steve Slaton stated that food is the most essential of human needs, and “charity should start at home.”  To hear their remarks firsthand, watch the Zoom video starting at minute 20 at  https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/Xl-jRZT3L-mqm4jxRZReXjYnHh3_5akfy5Go6fi1zU3wf162Fjrk1wjl1ozipcl0.uwGjgqQkKJH1jJsU Passcode: pJQQ*L29 .
 
On hand to accept the $3,000 via Zoom was CK Food Bank Executive Director Chris Benson who gave us a detailed update on how the Food Bank has stayed open to serve clients during the pandemic in spite of a 50% reduction in available volunteers, less donations, and challenges with PPE and social distancing. 
 
Chris, a retired U.S. Navy logistics specialist using his military skills to help hungry families, described how the CK Food Bank is the only one of eight in Kitsap County that has provided clients a “grocery store shopping experience” during the pandemic instead of handing out prepacked boxes of food. 
 
Continue watching the Zoom video to hear more astonishing details from Chris.  He added that the $3,000 will be used to cover the continued pandemic extra expenses. For more information about the CK Food Bank, go to Central Kitsap Food Bank | Nourishing neighbors since 1989 (ckfoodbank.org).
 
Feeding Hungry Families - Silverdale Rotarians and Kids of Action Bag and Donate 300+ Bags of Food 
Silverdale Rotarians, community volunteers, and Rotary Kids of Action masked up on March 25, 2021 at the Seabeck Conference Grounds to bag over 300 bags of food to deliver to CK School District for families in need over Spring Break.
 
We then delivered the bags to CKSD Central Services. The Schools had been organized to distribute to elementary, middle and high schools throughout the district. Thank you to everyone who turned out for this great project to feed hungry families! (Note that we had also provided 300+ bags earlier in the school year for Winter Break.)
 
 
Helpers included: Steven Boe, Christie Scheffer and Kids of Action Reyce Scheffer Losey, Rick Soper, Amanda Smith, and Kids of Action Sophia, Aiden, Vivian, and Jacob; Jennifer Strong and Kids of Action Sophia and Tye, Corie Hamilton, Bob Cassis, Rich Arper, Michael Collins, Nancy and Nicholas Whitaker, Erin Shannon, Chuck Kraining, David Emmons, Cathy Bisaillon, Mary Hoover and Kids of Action Taylor Sagester, Jim Dudley
 
Pictured: Rotarian Rich Arper and Rotary Kids of Action - we know how to have fun and feed families!
 
Thank you to our wonderful partners!
 
Grocery Outlet - James Gochmansky helped find and order nutritious food;
 
Seabeck Conference Center and Chuck Kraining  donated storage and space to bag food (above), Rancho Storage - Lori Boe donated the use of the truck; and Silverdale Safeway - donated bags 
 
International Service – Intents vs. Impacts – What Do Communities Really Need?
There’s so much need in 3rd world countries, but how often do those who do projects overseas actually ask the people and communities what they want and need, compared to what we think they need? Too often there can be a disconnect.  That was what our speaker Geneva Newell, a member of Engineers Without Borders, spoke about on April 1 via Zoom in a very thought provoking presentation which can be viewed starting at minute 35 at https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/Xl-jRZT3L-mqm4jxRZReXjYnHh3_5akfy5Go6fi1zU3wf162Fjrk1wjl1ozipcl0.uwGjgqQkKJH1jJsU Passcode: pJQQ*L29 . 
 
Geneva is a student at Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo and project manager of the Engineers Without Borders Figi Team at Cal Poly doing water projects.  https://www.linkedin.com/in/geneva-newell-2a45471a3. She started with a story about an unsustainable international project that went awry, a sad example of good intentions that fell short of meeting actual needs.  How to avoid those pitfalls?  First do detailed analyses, asking the questions laid out in the graphic below.
Why Do Ducks Race? Video Link
Go to https://youtu.be/vdgusO9hrA0 to see why Silverdale Rotary Club holds an annual Duck Race - and some examples of the many recipients of over $1.6M in proceeds raised in 27 years!