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Long Live the Kings- a Seattle-based nonprofit organization dedicated restoring wild salmon...
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Upcoming Events
Rotary Sign Clean-up
Nov 16, 2020 9:00 AM –
Dec 31, 2020 6:00 PM
Canceled - Virtual Turkey Trot
Nov 19, 2020 – Nov 26, 2020
Bell Ringing for the Salvation Army
Silverdale Safeway
Dec 12, 2020
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
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2019 Duck Race Sponsors - Thank You!
Duck Race Proceeds Recipients
Club Expense Reimbursement Form
The Rotary Foundation - Doing Good in the World
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Race Weekend, July 25-28, 2019
Silverdale Rotary Pancake Breakfast, July 27, 2019
Silverdale Christmas Tree
Silverdale Rotary Duck Race
Silverdale Rotary Club
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Partner of the Week - Pacific Northwest Title
In this season of thanksgiving, Rotary is thankful for Pacific Northwest Title and their continued support of Rotary and our community!
Partner of the Week - Good Property Management
Our Rotary Partner of the Week is GPM! Thank you for your continued support of our community! #rotarypartneroftheweek
Rotary Calendar and Announcements
Rotary Calendar and Announcements
Tuesday, November 17 at 5:30 pm - New Moon Social  - please see Ed Hamilton's email on Monday, November 16 for the Silverdale Rotary COVID-19 Bingo game.  Get ready to have fun in breakout groups!
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CANCELED due to lack of participation - Virtual Turkey Trot  Nov 19 - Nov 26  PST.
Food Bagging for CKSD Christmas Break - Save the date - Wednesday, December 9.  We will be bagging 300 bags of food to turn over to CKSD to distribute to hungry students and families. 
We will be holding the bagging undercover in the picnic shelter at Seabeck Conference Center, in compliance with WA State COVID-19 restrictions. Dress warmly! It is set on a Wednesday to facilitate our Kids of Action joining in.  Thanks to Christie Scheffer who is coordinating all the food purchases and logistics moves.  
December 12 - Bell Ringing for the Salvation Army at Silverdale Safeway  - SIGN UP by clicking on the event on the left of this Breeze, or at  Thanks to brand new Rotarian Matthew Barrett for coordinating this event!  Want your kettle  to fill up faster?  Christie says the "secret weapon" is kids and pets, like Jennifer Strong and her son Tye and daughter Sophia below!
Rotary Zoom Meeting. Time: 11:50 am Pacific Time (US and Canada).  It will be the same each week.
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Happy Bucks - text 44321.  Text 44321 with HappyBucks (no spaces, not case sensitive) in the comments to put money where your happiness is! Or, text 44321 RotaryCares (no spaces) to donate to our charitable fund.
Rotary Sign Cleanup - Hands On Opportunity for Kids of Action!
There are seven Silverdale Rotary signs in the Silverdale area that are in need of some TLC.  We are encouraging the Kids of Action to pick one sign and clean, trim shrubs and pick up garbage all around it. We are asking everyone to take photos - before, during, and after!!  Sign up at this link  What a great opportunity for service during COVID-19.
Thanks to Michael and Danny Guthrie (sons of Rotarian Frank Guthrie) who went out and put the list together for us!
1. Silverdale Way-Newberry Hill Road at Entrance Roundabout (includes all other nonprofits on this sign)
2. Anderson Hill and Peachtree Rd at Railroad Bridge
3. Chico Way and Crosspoint School - facing the wrong way and leaning
4. Silverdale Waterfront Park around sculpture honoring Rotary
5. Tracyton Road at Rampart Ridge Court
6. Bucklin Hill Road at Spinnaker Blvd
7. Silverdale Way at Clear Creek Trail
Dear Barbara
Dear Barbara – I heard I could remove unwanted trees by tipping them over, root ball and all, using a tractor with a front loader. 
Now my tractor is stuck in the tree.  What do I do?
Hung up in Washington
Dear Hung Up – I consulted with local expert woodsman Bob Cassis (reference Rotary meeting Happy Bucks on November 12) – his answer:  Get a bigger tractor!
Community Announcements
1st Security Bank Food Drive - now through December 31, 2020.  The food and donations are being donated to Central Kitsap Food Drive.  You can drop off nonperishable food as well as cash donations.  The bank will match up to $500 per location for cash donations.
Go Fund Me for Rotarian's Daughter
A bright young woman in our community needs help for treatments to avoid falling and serious injury.  This Go Fund Me page is posted by new Rotarian Matthew Barrett
 His daughter at the age of 14 has Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS), a blood pressure issue that puts her at a greater risk of falling and hurting herself. She has a visual "convergence insufficiency," (CI)  which means her brain has trouble making sense of what her eyes are seeing. The vision therapy to correct her CI is going to cost $11,800. This will drastically reduce her risk of falls and eliminate the double vision and afterimages that prevent her from reading above a 1st grade level. Here’s the link.  At this link be sure to click on ‘Read more’ for the details.  Please spread the word.
January 2, 2021 - Kitsap County Styrofoam Roundup.
9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Kitsap County Fairgrounds, Sheep Barn
Many people in our area really, really hate styrofoam.  It sneaks into our houses as packaging, but we can't put it in curbside recycling, and feel horrible putting it in landfill.  But on Jan 2, 2021 there is a great alternative - it is the semi-annual Kitsap County Styrofoam Roundup.   Last July the Roundup was COVID-cancelled.
The next one will be set up to keep people socially distanced and safe, and it is right after Christmas when many people have styro to get rid of. Once collected it will go to Styro Recycle in Kent, where it will be compressed and heated to form small 50 pound blocks, and sold to processors and manufacturers who turn it into crown molding, picture frames etc.  Spread the word!
What and Where Was This?
Where else will you get points for incorrect answers?  See rules below photo. You could win a prize!
What event was this in 2020, and where?
Details - Each week we will post an image somewhere in the Breeze and ask you to identify it by emailing or texting our contest Judge Brian Beagle.  Two points if you are correct, and one point for an incorrect answer.  At the end of this calendar quarter Brian will tally the count of responses, and we will award a prize(s).  Email Brian Beagle at or text 360-731-9956 before the next Breeze is published.  Late responses will receive half credit because the correct answers will be posted the following week (see below).  All decisions of the Judge are final!
Answers for photo on November 9: Kids of Action and President Christie Sheffer accepting a $5,000 grant from Silverdale Safeway.  The funds were spent filling food bags for distribution in Central Kitsap School District.
Program - Westside Improvement Club
Brand new Rotarian Matthew Barrett gave us a live video tour of the Westside Improvement Club (WIC) in located on the corner of National Ave and “E” St. in Bremerton where he is President.  This almost 90 year old nonprofit is dedicated, just like its name, to improving the community.  Best known for spirited and well attended Bingo nights, COVID-19 has put an end to WIC’s main fundraising activity.  Currently their weekend swap meets are bringing in rental revenue, while giving local swap meet vendors an indoor venue.  WIC also rents their facilities for events of all sizes.
One of WIC’s long term commitments to the community is stewardship of View Point Park in Bremerton which overlooks Sinclair inlet and Charleston Ave. 
Kitsap County Parks and Recreation closed the 2 acre park in 2008 due to vandalism and budget constraints, but it has been open again since 2009 - a beautiful hideaway thanks to WIC’s consistent hands on maintenance work and financial support. See
For more information about WIC, go to
Fire Chief’s Corner
We heard from CKFR Chief (and Rotarian) John Oliver who provided a few remarks from his perspective.  Highlights:
  • Chief Oliver thanked everyone who voted for the bond issue that just passed - “it will change the face of services for the next 60 years.”
  • COVID-19:
    • CKFR currently is “well protected” with PPE
    • Only 2 of the CKFR workforce of 132 have tested positive.  It has “never entered the workforce.”
    • More tests means more contact tracing.  If Kitsap Public Health calls, please don’t ignore the call.
    • Info at
    • Buyer beware: there are “K95” masks available online that are not true N95 masks.
  • Call to action: GET YOUR FLU SHOT!
Matthew Barrett and Michael Collins - New Member Inductions
Two weeks, and two new members! In Silverdale Rotary Club's first ever virtual new member inductions on October 29 and November 5, we welcomed Matthew Barrett and Michael Collins into our Club. This was also the first induction done in Halloween costumes!  See below.
President Steven Boe and Past Presidents Christie Scheffer and Rick Soper shared these words with our new members: "You are beginning a great adventure in leadership, in friendship, in service to your community and your fellow human beings...You will also be provided with many opportunities to give service to others – through club service, vocational service, community service, youth service, and international service - known as our five avenues of service."
"You will be provided many opportunities through your Rotary club and district to enhance and expand your professional and personal skills, and these opportunities can provide great value to you...We welcome your strong arms and strong hearts for service!"
Matthew Barrett (on right) - inducted on October 29 - Matthew is president of the Westside Improvement Club - his Classification is Solar Energy Consulting, and Jennifer Strong is his Sponsor.  Welcome, Matthew!
Michael Collins (on left) - inducted on November 5.  Michael is Business and Financial Director at Holly Ridge Center in Bremerton.  Silverdale Rotary has a long history of supporting Holly Ridge, and we are delighted that Michael is joining our Rotary family - Welcome Michael!

Kathleen Sutton Fund - Helping Women with Cancer
The Kathleen Sutton Fund: “Please spread the word – we know there are women out there that don’t know about us that we could help.”  That was Rebecca Bryan’s message on November 5 when she described how the nonprofit Kathleen Sutton Fund pays for transportation costs for women with cancer from Kitsap, Clallam, Jefferson, and Mason Counties undergoing treatments in Seattle.  The transportation costs can really add up for multiple trips – gas, ferries, Uber/Lyft.  In 2020 they helped 120 women with a total of $90,000.  Knowing that those women fighting cancer had one less thing to worry about is enough for the crew of volunteers, like Rebecca who are running the organization, going.
The Fund relies on grants and donations and volunteers to operate, and this year they couldn’t have their annual fundraiser.  Donations are welcome, and please spread the word about the Kathleen Sutton Fund.  You may lessen the burden for a woman undergoing cancer treatments in Seattle.