Nov 15, 2018
Turkey Trot finalization and update/ Ruby's day to share
Nov 22, 2018
No Meeting, Thanksgiving TURKEY TROT
Nov 29, 2018
National Strategy and Engagement for Boeing Commercial Airplanes
Dec 06, 2018
HONORING Klahowya, Central Kitsap and Cross Point students
Dec 13, 2018
No daily meeting; Evening event
Dec 20, 2018
Up dates on this governing board that represents Silverdale
Dec 27, 2018
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Upcoming Events
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
Silverdale Rotary Club
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Rotary International
Our Local District 5020
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Public Image
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Youth Service
Youth Exchange Officer
Youth Protection Officer
Rotary Live Streamed on Facebook on November 1
Here is the link to our November 1 meeting: 
Turkey Trot Needs Volunteers!
Hot off the virtual press - here's the link to Steve Boe and Rick Soper's latest Turkey Trot video: 
Equilibrium Natural Health will be providing Race Day Assessments one-week before the Turkey Trot…thank you Equilibrium!

Volunteer Coordinator Nicole Stephens is looking for volunteers for many jobs,     Contact Nicole at 253-358-6260 or David Jordan at 925-413-9933, or  at Rotary.
Kitsap Humane Society Training - the Path to Working with Dogs
On November 4 my President’s Project with the Kitsap Humane Society took a big step forward.  I was joined by seven others at the Orientation and Introduction to Dogs classes that we need to take, before we move on to the dog walking course most of us will be taking this week.  
And when we are certified to work with the animals at the shelter, I'm going to start setting up days of the week where we'll meet as a group to go out and walk the dogs together.  My goal is the give us a constant hands on opportunity that we can do as a group, that's making a deep impact on the Humane Society as they move through a construction process that can be very upsetting to the animals there.   
I want to thank everyone who has participated so far, especially those who were able to come today:  pictured above left to right: Kiley (Meg Hall’s daughter), Meg Hall, Shannon Stowers (Asst Manager 1st Security), Jennifer Strong, Mariam James, Ashley Oaksmith, and Erin Shannon.
As we move forward, and I find out more and start to schedule things, I'll keep everyone informed. I look forward to what we will accomplish going forward together.  Rotarians – People of Action!
Rotary Wreaths - Spread the Word!

Rotary Wreaths Co-Chairs Jennifer Strong and Erin Shannon (pictured below) visited the Kingston Rotary Club and presented our fund raiser.

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!

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 Windermere 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:


Rotary Announcements
  • Halloween and Ruby.  When asked by President Rick what she thought about Halloween at the Rotary House at Seabeck Conference Center, Exchange Student Ruby Peng from Taiwan said that "giving candy is such a simple thing, but I liked it!"
  • WHAT!!!!!!! Matej in Purple and Gold???
    Pictured with Peggy and Ron Templeton (in back) are Vinci (Bremerton Rotary's Exchange Student from Slovakia) and Matej Kunak, our former Exchange Student from Slovakia now attending OCC.  The two are good friends.

    Peggy maintains that Matej was "converted," after the Templetons took them to the Husky Stanford game on November 3. Both young men were in awe of the University and the stadium with 70,000 people.  However, Chuck Kraining has thrown down the gauntlet, and says that Vinci and Matej are going to the Cougars game in Pullman on November 10, and "I'll bring Matej back to the dark side!"
  • Community Service Chair Debi Brooks-Givens announced that it's time to start Collecting Coats, Socks and Gloves for Benedict House and YWCA Alive Shelter.  For many years Silverdale Rotarians have collected cold weather coats and new socks and gloves for men that are homeless or in transitional housing, and families affected by Domestic Violence at: 
    -  Benedict House in Bremerton, 
    -  YWCA Alive Shelter in Bremerton, .  Watch this space or contact Debi at Rotary
  • Real Time Fantasy Football standings for 7th week (Nov 1-Nov 5).  From Commissioner Jason Wright: in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places respectively in
    League 1: Tsunami Jim Dudley, The DogFather Rick Soper, and Feed the Beast Mariam James, 
    League 2:  Exterminators Jason Wright, Ares Attack Christie Scheffer, and Sir Russett Spud Kim Peterson
Community Announcements
Our District Governor Captures the Essence of Rotary
Today was a special day for our Club – the annual District 5020 Governor’s Visit.  Since our District Governor Craig Gillis is from Campbell River, BC, our Club Service Chair Peggy Templeton had beautiful centerpieces on each table that sported both the American and Canadian flags.  We sang both the Canadian and U.S. National Anthems.
District 5020 Area 9 Assistant Governor Meredith Green introduced District 5020 Governor Craig Gillis.  Watch the video at this link for his entire inspirational speech, encapsulating the Essence of Rotary: http:// .
He discussed this year’s Rotary International President's vision and goals: Be the Inspiration.  DG Craig spoke about the Heart (why do we do what we do in Rotary?) and the Science (the “how”) of being an effective Rotarian. The best way to share Rotary is a personal story or Rotary moment, i.e., sharing about ourselves. DG Craig spoke about a Rotary Club Student of the Month award that he was presenting to Mary.  Mary was motivated to finally get her high school diploma, and she completed it at age 73!  We all have personal Rotary stories to share.  The “how” of Rotary – we learn from our successes and near successes, and we are continually learning.
He also spoke about The Rotary Foundation.  DG Craig gives through the Rotary because it is stewarded and has the highest rating in Charity Navigator.  Contributions made to the Annual Fund are invested for 3 years then are returned to the Districts for use in Global and District grants for Rotary projects.
DG Craig suggested that we imagine a world without Rotary – imagine the void without all the work that has been accomplished worldwide over the last 113 years.  He acknowledged the Silverdale Rotary Club’s work with youth: Rotary Youth Exchange, feeding at risk children, Students of the Month.
Public Image is how we are going to grow our membership.  We find people with compassion for charity and service above self.  Another priority for DG Craig with his teaching background is Youth Services. The Rotary Youth Exchange program allows us to show the world that we are truly generous. The youth that visit and return are our advocates.
DG Craig took the opportunity to recognize some of our Club's hard working Rotarians, with individually hand scripted notes of appreciation: President Rick Soper, Steve Boe (media wizard), Debi Brooks-Givens (Duck Race, Turkey Trot, Community Service Chair, Greeter Table), and Jason Wright (a new Rotarian who is taking on many responsibilities).  DG Craig also presented Brian Beagle (accompanied by wife Barbara) with a District plaque recognizing his 2013-16 position as the District 5020 Representative to the 2016 Rotary Council on Legislation.
Continuing with his speech, DG Craig stated that Heart, Science, and Inspiration are what it means to be a Rotarian.  He shared his shoebox of life and explains how it will give you a reminder of the why you do what you do. DG Craig challenged us to give a note to someone that has made an impact on our lives. He thanked us for choosing Rotary - some child somewhere will have clean drinking water and go to school to get an education because of Rotary. It’s not about an individual but a group of individuals with a common goal.
Above: a special moment with Jack Jensen.  Also PDG Brian Beagle presents DG Craig with a Canadian Navy baseball cap.
The Rotary Foundation and a Paul Harris Fellow +7!
On October 25 Foundation Chair Steve Slaton spoke with a lesson on The Rotary Foundation (TRF): Doing Good in the World.
The Mission…our mission with the Rotary Foundation: World Understanding - Goodwill – Peace.
Our Focus: build peace, fight disease, provide clean water, support mothers and children, promote education, and grow local economies.
Our Goal: Every Rotarian, Every Year…this means every Rotarian would donate at least $25 every year, i.e., 100% participation. You can donate by writing a check to the Rotary Foundation and giving it to Steve, or go to the Rotary International website ( and click ‘Donate’. 
At the end Steve presented Mary Hoover with her Paul Harris Fellow +7 pin (PHF+7)!  Thank you, Mary, for supporting TRF year after year!
Update on CKSD Programs and Construction Projects
What’s going on with the CKSD Schools?  Superintendent David McVicker (on left above) and Doug Newell, (Executive Director of Business Operations on right) spoke on the progress made with the CK Schools.
Note: You can watch this presentation at It starts at about 29 minutes into the video.
"Bonds are for Buildings"
  • At Klahowya Secondary School, the new addition has been completed, adding a music room, 21 new classrooms, and a new auxiliary gymnasium!
  • Olympic High School boasts a brand new front entrance (90% complete), a new commons area (also a community gathering spot), brand new top-of-the-line Career and Technology Education (CTE) classroom with a 2200 sq ft lab, 4000 sq ft machine lab, and a robotics lab.
  • CK Middle and High Schools are to be completed March/April of 2019.  With 60 acres of land and tearing down 23 buildings, this is a big undertaking. The new CK High School will have a 2-story commons with a view of the Olympics and Dyes Inlet, a new CTE facility (like Olympic), a 900-seat Performing Arts space, as well as the new track and football field slated to host CK’s FIRST home football game (since the 1980’s) versus the Olympic High School Trojans, September of 2019!
  • Boeing, Alaska, and Horizon Air have all partnered with CKSD  on the CTE programs the District will be able to offer now. What a blessing for our young people!
  • Student and Staff Safety is also a big concern in today’s world. The CK School District is working to include in this: Social/Emotional Safety, Operational Safety, and Facility Safety. Six of the 19 buildings already have secure entrances and advanced camera systems, and they’re working to complete all the buildings.  Now there are Resource Officers at all 3 high schools. . They’ve hired 6 new counselors in the elementary schools to address additional social and emotional safety concerns.
"Levies are for Learning" – Levies are geared to bridge the gap from state funding to even more quality education.  The McCleary Decision increased funding for schools. This was beneficial to Kitsap teachers’ salaries as the increase was with the King County cohort. What a wonderful thing for our amazing teachers in our area!