Oct 18, 2018
Rotary Honors our local Students of the Month
Oct 25, 2018
Central Kitsap Schools facilities update.
Nov 01, 2018
5020 District Governor Yearly Club Visit
Nov 15, 2018
Turkey Trot finalization and update
Nov 22, 2018
No Meeting, Thanksgiving TURKEY TROT
Nov 29, 2018
National Strategy and Engagement for Boeing Commercial Airplanes
Dec 13, 2018
No daily meeting; Evening event
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Upcoming Events
Silverdale Christmas Tree Work Party
Oct 20, 2018
Rotary Social at Paul's Bowl Fund Raiser
All Star Lanes & Casino
Oct 21, 2018
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Annual Silverdale RotaryTurkey Trot
Nov 22, 2018
7:30 AM – 10:45 AM
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Kim's Remarks - 2018 Out-Stallation - Wizard of Oz
Recipients of Duck Race Proceeds
2018 Duck Ticket Selling Instructions
2017 Turkey Trot Results
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
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Rotary International
Our Local District 5020
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Youth Service
Youth Exchange Officer
Youth Protection Officer
**CORRECTION to Change of Venue on October 11, 2018**
CORRECTION TO CHANGE OF VENUE ON OCTOBER 11.  We will meet at the Kitsap Mall in space K1 which is directly next to Kohls.
Rotary Live Streamed on Facebook on October 4
Rotary Live Streamed on Facebook.  
Here is the link to our October 4 meeting:
Help Me Help the Puppies!

As you all know it’s been my goal to do a President's Project with the Humane Society, and this Thursday will be the first step to getting that done.  I’ve got us set up to go meet the Volunteer Coordinator at the Kitsap Humane Society this Thursday, October 11th at 2:30 pm. 

With the new shelter being built, the resources at the Humane Society are going to be stretched to the breaking point, so they need any and all help they can get in every area, from trying to calm the dogs during the construction, to helping grow the foster program, to helping get the animals out and walking. 

This Thursday we’ll start making a difference and I’d really like to provide all the help we can give, so please join me at the Shelter at 2:30 pm Thursday after Rotary.

For more information about the KHS Volunteer Program, click on this link

Editor's note: President Rick auctioned off some donated wine, and raised $70  for the Kitsap Humane Society (President's Project).  He matched the $70, and on Thursday afternoon Rick delivered $140 of dog food to KHS!

Rotary Platelet Drive Breaks Records!
Silverdale Rotarians - People of Action!
Pictured: Rotarian Steven Boe
The first Silverdale Rotary Platelet Drive was a huge success! On Friday, October 5, Rotarians turned out to donate much needed platelets at the Silverdale Bloodworks Northwest Donation Center.  Of 12 appointment times, due to the effort of Silverdale Rotarians, 11 were filled. Of those, 8 were first time donors!
Pictured: Rotarian Jason Wright
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!  These units were picked up Friday evening (by a volunteer driver) and taken to the Bloodworks Lab in Renton where they were tested and typed.  They were then distributed to local hospitals including Harrison and Naval Hospital Bremerton. 
Today, as you read this, the donations are in our local hospitals being used for a variety of emergencies and treatments.  Similar to treatments that were needed by Holly; click Here and you can read about Holly, her husband Scott and what platelet donations mean, both the platelet product and the process of donating.
Pictured below: Rotarian Meg Hall, Donor Resources Representative,
Bloodworks Northwest
As usual, it took the whole Club to make this event successful.  From donating platelets, to donating whole blood to creating posters and a social media buzz, to encouraging friends and family to donate.  Sometimes it’s the quiet effort, a couple of hours relaxing, giving of something you don’t need but someone else desperately does that has the most impact.
Pictured: Silverdale Rotary President Rick Soper and Past President Kim Peterson
Halloween Rotary House in Search of Volunteers
Halloween at Seabeck Conference Center, 5-7 pm.  Debi Brooks-Givens and Elayne Burton announced that we will need LOTS OF CANDY for the Rotary House.   Chuck Kraining estimates that they had 600-800 trick-or-treaters along with parents in 2017. 
Debi Brooks-Givens is looking for volunteers to decorate the Rotary House prior to Halloween. 
We also need greeters and to promote Rotary and the Turkey Trot, plus more to hand out candy.    Contact Debi at Rotary if you can help.
Please bring your candy to Rotary this week. 

Registrations and Sponsorships Open for Silverdale Rotary Turkey Trot
Click on this link to view the latest video from Steve Boe and President Rick:
We now have FOUR sponsors for this fundraiser: Kitsap Bank, Thrivent Financial, Equilibrium Natural Health, and Quality Heating AC and Electrical - THANK YOU!  But we need more to cover expenses.  Want to be a sponsor or recruit sponsors?  Go to
To REGISTER, go to p;us all the location and schedule details.  There are multiple categories, and there will be LOTS of prizes.  Great fun on Thanksgiving Day Morning! 
All proceeds go to helping feed the Community.  The 2017 proceeds filled 200 school break food bags for at risk kids, and $3,000 was donated to Central Kitsap Food Bank!
On October 20 You Can Help Save the Silverdale Christmas Tree
It's a Community Effort!  Silverdale Dandy Lions, Silverdale Rotarians, and people who love our Christmas tree are meeting on Saturday, October 20 at 9 a.m. at the tree site on Anderson Hill just up from the intersection with Silverdale Way.  The purpose is to mulch around the tree (bring gloves, shovels, and wheelbarrows) to help the drought stricken, insect infested 140-150 year old tree; and maintain the 12 strings of lights.
Pictured above: Christmas Tree all lit up and mulching the tree.
Pictured below: replacement light bulbs for the 12 strings of lights.
For background information on what the volunteer arborist says about our beloved tree (70/30%  chance of survival, up from 50/50%); and what he did to treat the tree for insects, click on
Pictured below: holding the light string waiting for the arborists at the top of the 128 ft tree to raise the lights on a pulley to the top.
Rotary Announcements
  • Exchange Student Ruby Peng from Taiwan entertained us with her  report on visiting the Olympic Game Farm in Sequim.  Can you spell "buffalo breath?"

    Not only had she never seen these animals before, but, "I was SCARED!" she said.
  • Then there was Forks, the Twilight Town--"I'm a Big City Girl," she said, "Forks was so SMALL!"

    On Ruby's list to visit: Seattle Aquarium, Museum of Flight, and shopping!
  • Real Time Monday Night Football (MNF) standings for 4th week (Oct 4-Oct 8).  Commissioner Jason Wright reported that in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places respectively in League 1: Tsunami Jim Dudley, and The Dog Father Rick Soper, and Feed the Beast Mariam James; League 2:  Ares Attack Christie Scheffer, Cali Boy Rick Soper, and Sir Russet Spud.

Kitsap Kids Wreaths Fundraiser - join our team on Lynch Creek Farm

Order now for your fall and Thanksgiving decorations!  You can also order your Christmas items and schedule delivery for a later time.  All  you have to do is water the arrangements or spray the wreaths, and they and their woodsy fragrance lasts a LONG time!

Pictured: President Rick Soper and Jennifer Strong

Every time we and our supporters shop online through our group's fundraising page, Kitsap Kids Wreaths Fundraiser earns cash back! It really is that easy. Shipments started on October 1.  

Join our fundraiser now using our invite code 7KJAJB at,  

Want to create a team in your workplace?  Go to the same link.  Sponsors Windemere Realty and First Security have challenged each other to see whose team raises the most.  Haselwood YMCA has joined the fray.  All to feed needy kids in Kitsap County.

All the greenery is sustainably grown in the Shelton, WA area.  Here's the Lynch Creek story:

Thanks to our new Rotarians Erin Shannon and Jennifer Strong for coordinating this fundraiser for 2018.  It's All for the Kids!



The Rotary Foundation’s (TRF) Six Areas of Focus
Past President and Club Foundation Chair Steve Slaton started his presentation with, “now there may be a test, so pay attention!” 😊
Actually The Rotary Foundation (TRF) is serious about the business of Doing Good in the World,  and TRF efforts fall into six categories called the Six Areas of Focus (see graphic above).  Click on this link to watch a short introductory video:
In addition to showing the categories, Steve showed Club bar graphs depicting our Club’s donations to TRF in 2017-18.  Steve also talked about Every Rotarian Every Year, which is his goal this year.  Steve’s PowerPoint presentation can be viewed at
At the end of his presentation, Steve contributed $5 to TRF for each Rotarian who was wearing a Rotary pin or logo wear.  Today it was $70!
Community Announcements
CKSD and Kitsap Regional Library join forces in Silverdale.   Rotarians  CKSD Superintendent David McVicker and KRL Silverdale Branch Director Ashley Oaksmith announced that a Memorandum of Agreement has been signed that results in the Silverdale Branch Library being located in Building 900 along with CSKD admin offices that (currently at Jenne Wright) at CKHS.  Renovation of the Building will take place after CKHS construction is done and the building is vacated.
Rotary Provides Food Desperately Needed for Neglected Dogs
After seeing the images and hearing a recent story about 26 dogs left alone in a hoarding house, (see ) Silverdale Rotary President Rick Soper decided to do something about it.
The above photo is not interactive.
The above photo is not interactive.  Click on for the YouTube video. 
With his own funds he purchased 200 cans and containers of soft dog food for the dogs that desperately need special care and rehabilitation plus gallons of distilled water for surgeries.  Since then, Rick has made the Humane Society’s neglected dogs his President’s Project, and the Club granted $500 of Duck Race proceeds to the cause.  Look for more activity on this Project coming in the future!
Silverdale Rotarians – People of Action!