Feb 21, 2019
KItsap Builds on local grants
Feb 28, 2019
Boy Scouts of America Kitsap
Mar 21, 2019
Port Orchard Rotay Internation Kenya Grant
Mar 28, 2019
Editor, Kitsap Sun
Apr 11, 2019
Student of the Month
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Upcoming Events
District 5020 Training and Conference
Hotel Grand Pacific
May 09, 2019 – May 11, 2019
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Club Expense Reimbursement Form
2019 Scholarship Application
2019 Education Assistance Grant Application
Recipients of Duck Race Proceeds
Recipients of Duck Race Proceeds
Humane Society Volunteer Application
The Rotary Foundation - Doing Good in the World
Photo Albums
2017 Silverdale Rotary Duck Race
2017 Duck Race Tagging
2017 Pancake Breakfast, Parade at Whaling Days on Race Weekend
Silverdale Rotary Installation Lunch - June 29, 2017
Silverdale Christmas Tree
CKSD Third Grade Dictionaries
Silverdale Rotary Duck Race
Silverdale Rotary Club
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Rotary International
Our Local District 5020
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Youth Service
Youth Exchange Officer
Youth Protection Officer
Rotary Canceled on February 14
There will be NO Meeting on February 14.  See you on February 21!
Rotary Calendar and Announcements
Rotary Calendar
  • 3rd Grade Dictionaries - contact Chuck Kraining to sign up to help deliver dictionaries - it is fun and rewarding and only one hour of your time!
    • February 21, time to be published - Silverdale Elementary
    • February 22, 9:30 am - Silver Ridge Elementary
    • February 22, 11:15 am - Green Mountain Elementary
    • February 27, time to be published - Emerald Heights Elementary
  •  May 9-11 - District 5020 Training Assembly and Conference - Victoria BC

Kingston North Kitsap Rotarians are excited to share with you details about the first KNK Rotary Satellite meeting. It is just around the corner! We welcome Rotarians, friends, and family to join us on Wednesday, Feb. 20th 6 pm at Downpour Brewing in Kingston for the kick-off meeting!
Perhaps you know of some community members, friends, neighbors, co-workers, etc that have expressed interest in Rotary, but for varying reasons have not joined. This might be the perfect opportunity to reach out to them! We would appreciate any help and assistance in getting the word out.

You Make a Difference Award – Meg Hall
Meg Hall has been a Rotarian just over a year, and one of her first volunteer jobs was to take on the mighty task of Trail Boss for Big Duck Wrangling for the 2018 Duck Race!
This meant that Meg coordinated with our generous sponsors, the locating of one of our inflatable Lucky Ducks at their place of business, coordination of the Duck Wranglers, and if a Duck Wrangler wasn’t available she would move the Duck herself.  It’s a big job and Meg handled it with grace and incredible stamina!! 
Meg then went on to host the Rotary Blood Platelet Drive for Silverdale, and the first Silverdale Rotary Platelet Drive was a huge success!
Pictured: Meg Hall on left and platelet donor Steve Boe
On Friday, October 5, Rotarians turned out to donate much needed platelets at the Silverdale Bloodworks NW. There are 11 donor centers across Western Washington, and more platelets were collected at the Silverdale Center on Friday than any other center, and more than on any other Friday historically! Some of the platelets from the October 5 Rotary platelet drive were sent to Florida in the wake of Hurricane Michael where there was an urgent need. 
Meg, we want to honor and thank you for making a difference in our community and beyond!
Community Announcements
3rd Grade Dictionaries - Ready to Go!
A big ‘thank you’ to all of the Silverdale Rotarians that helped at United Moving and Storage on Thursday February 7th to sticker dictionaries. With all of the helpful hands the job was finished in no time. Dictionary deliveries are scheduled throughout February and into March, so stay tuned to sign up.
  • February 21, time to be published - Silverdale Elementary
  • February 22, 9:30 am - Silver Ridge Elementary
  • February 22, 11:15 am - Green Mountain Elementary
  • February 27, time to be published - Emerald Heights Elementary

Chinese New Year - Silverdale Rotary Style
Such fun!
Chinese New Year party at Seabeck Conference in honor of our Taiwanese Exchange Student Ruby Peng.  Thanks, Peggy Templeton and Chuck Kraining for organizing and hosting a great party!
Peggy Templeton presented Ruby with a book entitled "Ruby's Chinese New Year"
Program on February 7 - Rotary Jeopardy!

Today's program was ROTARY JEOPARDY!  What a competitive bunch we have! We divided our club into 4 groups, at 4 tables, each table with a buzzer to buzz in to answer (in the form of a question, of course!). Kim Peterson was swayed (bribed with cupcakes) to be the judge, determining which table buzzed in first…. A thankless job, possibly hazardous even!
We are a feisty group. The winning table was 'Team Green Slime' with Peggy Templeton on the buzzer. After the game, she admitted that her teammate, Past District Governor Don Lechata, had been feeding her all the answers. 'Team Blue People Group' came in second, answering a hodge-podge of questions, some from each category… a definite team effort.
One of the categories was 'Rotary Foundation' and 'Team Ding-Dongs', our Foundation Chair Steve Slaton's group, cleaned up on that category coming in 3rd overall! And while our 4th place team, 'Team Purple People Eaters' got hung-up on our final jeopardy category, fun was had by all!
Partners for Work - Rotary: People of Action!
Silverdale Rotarians joined forces with some great organizations to put on a mock-interview training session for local adults with disabilities. In the end, the applicants made connections and gained some great interviews skills, but it was the Rotarians who left with smiles.
What a wonderful experience for everyone involved. If you have a job that might fit one of these applicants, please send us a message. They are ready to work!   See more details in the article below.
Rotarians - People of action in their community!
Program - Partners for Work
What do Rotarians do when faced with two challenges?  We combine them to achieve outcomes, of course! Nationally and locally, we face a labor shortage in practically every field. At the same time, unemployment for adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities is at an all-time high.
On January 31, District 5030’s Partners for Work program was introduced to the Silverdale Rotary Club in the style of a hands-on project. Seven job seekers from Kitsap County who have disabilities joined our meeting for the opportunity to meet Rotarian business people and benefit from a half-hour mock interview.
Pictured: mock interview
“The buzz in the room was exhilarating,” stated Cathy Bisaillon, Silverdale Rotarian and CEO of Easterseals Washington. “I am not sure who enjoyed this experience more, the job seekers or my fellow Rotarians.”
At the conclusion of the mock interview, each table’s spokesperson introduced a job seeker to everyone in the room with the goal of matching the candidates with potential employers. These job seekers are not short on talent, experience or personality – they just need a chance.
Pictured: on right Rotarian John Oliver introduces the job seeker from his table
“I have a strong resume, but I haven’t worked in a year and a half,” implored Jennifer when she was offered the microphone. “I want to work, I really do.” Rotarians and guests agreed that the session opened their eyes to the challenges that people with developmental disabilities face. They commented that these are their neighbors, their fellow community members. They need to reap the benefits and challenges of having paid employment just like we all do.
Pictured: mock interview
The program was a resounding success thanks to the many disability employment agencies in the room and Issaquah Rotarian, Debbie Moore, who works for WISE, an agency that provides assistance to businesses and organizations to promote supported employment.   
District Training and Conference!  Victoria BC - May 9-11, 2019
I am excited to announce that District Training / District Conference Registration is open! (Please read all the way to the end for important info)
All incoming Board Members and members of less than one year will be reimbursed for their registration and hotel fees! And we want to encourage you to come!!
Here are the top 10 reasons you should join us at DTA:
  • It is a wonderful means of learning and socializing.   The sessions offered for District Training Assembly teach us so much more about the world of Rotary and sharpen our leadership knowledge and experience.
  • It is a great opportunity to celebrate a year in which our theme was “Be the Inspiration” and to look ahead to "Rotary Connects the World".   You will enjoy the fellowship of some of your club members and other Rotarians and have fun! 
  • It is a purposeful way to develop connections between the leadership team and any and all Rotarians----building rapport and a leadership team for the coming Rotary year! Travelling together and utilizing your learning later will have a deep imprint on our club now and in the coming year.  
  • The conference speakers are enthusiastic, experienced, wise and dedicated----their leadership journey will inspire, helping to guide and support your efforts as a club.
  • When we know even more about Rotary we become even more passionate about its ‘service above self’.  
  • A weekend in beautiful Victoria!
  • Christie's hospitality suite!
  •  The social gathering at Government House on Friday, and a great culminating banquet on Saturday!
  • The attractive currency exchange rate!
  • Christie's hospitality suite!!
If you register by March 1 you will qualify for an ‘early bird draw’.   There are six great prize draws at the Conference banquet…
Please let me know if I can help you in any way with registration. To register go to:
Important: For all new members and incoming Board I have already reserved rooms for you ( so we don't lose a spot in the conference hotel) and will individually send you a confirmation number. If you cannot go, just let me know and I will cancel the room.  Download the Club Reimbursement form from the Download Files list on the left of this Breeze. Be sure always to attach relevant receipts to the form. It can be scanned/emailed or mailed to Elayne Burton.
2019-20 Slate of Officers for Club Vote
President Elect Christy Scheffer announced the 2019-20 slate of officers to be voted on in 30 days.   Note the color coded legend.  We only need to vote on the names in Blue.  The names in red were 2018-19 vacancies that the Board filled, and the names in black were already approved by Club vote last Rotary year.