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Dec 12, 2019
bagging food - CK at risk youth
Dec 19, 2019
Evening Event - no lunch meeting
Dec 26, 2019
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Harrison Medical Center Foundation
Jan 16, 2020
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Jan 23, 2020
Military Service Members of the Quarter
Jan 30, 2020
Kitsap County Assessor & Kitsap County Treasurer
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Bell Ringing at Safeway 14 Dec 19, 10-6
Silverdale Safeway
Dec 14, 2019
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
 
Rotary Holiday Party at Kitsap Golf & Country Club
Dec 19, 2019
 
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Holiday Party on December 19 - Please RSVP!
Save the date! Like years past, all Rotarians will pay towards the cost of the holiday party, whether you are able to attend or not.  Here are the details:
 
Where: Kitsap Golf and Country Club
When: Thursday, December 19th at 6:00 PM
Featuring an Ugly Sweater Contest and a White Elephant Gift Exchange!
 
If you know you are going to attend (or not), please RSVP as soon as possible to Jennifer (jennifer.strong@fsbwa.com) and Erin (erin.shannon@fsbwa.com).  We will also have a sign up sheet at Thursday's meeting.  Negative RSVPs are requested.
 
Remember - there is no noon meeting on December 19!
 
 
Video and Photo Album - Silverdale Rotary Turkey Trot - a Huge Success
 Click on this link: https://youtu.be/iDYnRSpu7bI . The image below is not interactive.
 
 
 
Rotary Calendar and Announcements
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  • Thursday, December 19: Holiday Party at Kitsap Golf and Country Club - no lunch meeting
  • Thursday, December 26: No Meeting
Rotary Announcements
 
  •  2020 Duck Race - it's never too early to get sponsors.  Duck Race Chair Rick Soper requested that we start looking for  sponsors and connecting with existing sponsors for 2020. Contact Rick to get a letter you can use to thank your sponsors for 2019 and ask them to budget for 2020.
     
  •  Fantasy Football for The Rotary Foundation - standings for Week 13 ending December 2:
League 1: 1- Phil Bisaillon - Swingtime,  2- Mary Hoover (Victorious Secrets), 3- Heather Campana (BlueDevil Squad)
League 2: 1- Rick Soper (Dogstar!), 2- Kim Peterson (Sir Russett Spud), 3- Ashley Oaksmith (Jolly Rodgers)
 
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  • Silverdale Christmas Tree Lighting on November 30
 
Pictured: Listening to Christmas Carols
 
Pictured: Carol Arper, Santa Claus (aka Harry Guay, his 39th year as Santa at the Tree Lighting!), and Rich Arper
 
Food Bagging - Turkey Trot Proceeds Feeding the Hungry
Last year's Silverdale Rotary Thanksgiving Turkey Trot proceeds are feeding vulnerable families this Thanksgiving!  On November 21 Rotarians and community volunteers packed 246 bags and delivered them to Central Kitsap schools, who specifically screen for the most needy families.
 
 
 
 
Rotarians and volunteers came together like a well oiled machine!  Thanks to the entire Scheffer family who transported 117 cases to the Mall (led by President Christie who organized the event, contacted schools, and ordered the food).  Thanks to Kitsap Mall and manager Erin Leedham for providing the terrific venue,  to Scott Shoemaker (pictured above), Matej Kunak, and Kevin Moran who pushed very heavy carts outside for loading, to Erin Shannon who directed how many bags went to which school and in whose car.  There are many others who were so important to the success of this event.
 
Pictured: Loading bags into Rotarians' cars for delivery to schools, with Mary Hoover and Kim Peterson ensuring correct quantities
 
When the Beagles delivered 20 bags to the Barker Creek Community School (pictured above), the staff POC described chatting with tearful and grateful mothers who constantly worry about feeding their children.  Kudos to the Barker Creek staff who also took up a collection and bought 20 turkeys to go with the bags!
 
Pictured: Rotarians Brian Beagle, Scott Slocum, and the indefatigable Jack Jensen!
 
The annual Silverdale Rotary Turkey Trot is an event with a purpose - to feed the hungry in Kitsap.  Last year the participants ran, and today we delivered! 
David Jordan Reports on Humanitarian Trip to Uganda
David Jordan (pictured on right) gave a presentation about his humanitarian 2-week trip to Uganda with the Children of Nations (COTN) in August.  The team's mission in part was to install a computer lab at a COTN school and provide instruction on computers and tablets.  David and Rachel's purpose was to deliver school supplies from Silverdale Rotary, help with the work at the school, and deliver $500 from the Silverdale Rotary Club for water projects.  
 
He and his wife Rachel traveled in a group of six. When they connected through Amsterdam they saw a sign that said, “This beach is maintained by Rotary.”  David shared that this made him feel proud to be a Rotarian, seeing the work that Rotary does internationally.
 
After driving on some very rough roads in Uganda, they were welcomed by a large group of smiling people that treated them like family through the entire visit.  On the way the team saw a sign on the side about the civil war.  Now, after years of civil war, the kids can be kids instead of children soldiers.  David realized that while the Ugandans have very little by our standards, they share everything they have and were so appreciative of the visitors’ efforts.
 
The team's engineer installed a computer lab at the COTN school, and the lab now runs on solar power. The computers operate without an Internet connection, because they had been preloaded with extensive data bases. 
 
Pictured: Helping educators and students access resources through a network of work stations.
 
The soccer balls that David and Rachel brought were a huge hit. Before the students had been using a large tape ball as a soccer ball (bare feet – ouch!). David felt the impact of visiting the Ugandans in person, experiencing their joy at seeing the pictures of the Silverdale Rotary Kids of Action that put together the bags of school supplies David and Rachel brought.
 
Pictured: school supplies from Silverdale Rotary
 
The students truly have a passion to learn, and at the COTN school they are learning trades to create things to sell.
 
Pictured:  Rachel Jordan shows students new methods of learning with tablets that the team brought over to leave with the campus.
 
For more about COTN, go to https://cotni.org/