Sep 19, 2019
Kitsap Search and Rescue
Sep 26, 2019
Military Service Member of the Quarter
Oct 03, 2019
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Oct 10, 2019
Virtual Reality for medical use
Oct 17, 2019
Oct 24, 2019
Christie's Cause - Coffee Oasis
Oct 31, 2019
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Edward Jones
Sep 19, 2019
Board Meeting
Edward Jones
Oct 17, 2019
Polio Plus Fund Raiser
Ron & Peggy Templeton's Home
Oct 18, 2019 6:00 PM
Board Meeting
Edward Jones
Nov 21, 2019
Turkey Trot
Kitsap Mall
Nov 28, 2019
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2019 Duck Race Sponsors - Thank You!
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Rotary Meeting on Sep 5 - Rep. Derek Kilmer (D-WA) Live
Click on the following link to watch Rep. Kilmer’s speech in its entirety. The Rotary meeting starts at 5 minutes, Chuck Kraining’s introduction of and story about Rep. Derek Kilmer starts at 19 minutes, and Rep. Kilmer’s speech starts after 26 minutes.
Rotary Calendar and Announcements
  • Tuesday, September 10 at 8:30 am - Community Service Mtg at Kitsap Mall Mgmt Office.
  • Thursday, September 12, at 6:30 pm - Turkey Trot Mtg at the Thrivent Financial office in Silverdale (2819 NW Kitsap Place, Ste 100).  See announcements for details.
  • Sunday, September 15, at 4:00 pm - Salmon Dinner at the Templetons' waterfront home to welcome Aron Skultety, our new Exchange Student from Hungary.  Please RSVP by Thursday, September 12 - see details below.
  • Thursday, September 19 at 5:30 pm.  Board Mtg at Edward Jones, 3606 NW Anderson Hill Rd, Ste 100, Silverdale.
  • Friday, October 18, at 6:00 pm at the Templetons.  Polio Plus Fund Raiser. See details below. 
Rotary Announcements
  • Welcome Salmon Bake for Exchange Student Aron Skultety from Hungary at  Ron and Peggy Templeton's, 4358 Dyes Inlet Road, Bremerton, Sunday, September 15 at 4:00 pm
          - Parking to the east, parking signs provided.
- Children are welcome!
- Ron will bake the salmon, Peggy will do her homemade rolls and wild rice Native Style.
- Rotarians are asked to Bring:
  • BYO Beverage
  • Salad OR Dessert
  • A jacket (watch the weather please)
  • Please RSVP to Peggy or 360-551-3385, or sign up at the Rotary on Thursday, September 12 when you check in at the welcome desk.
  • Turkey Trot:  From David Jordan, Turkey Trot Chair.   Turkey Trot Committee meetings are scheduled on September 12th, October 17th, and November 14 from 6:30-7:30pm at the Thrivent Financial office in Silverdale (2819 NW Kitsap Pl, Ste 100, Silverdale) refreshments will be provided. Please start asking local businesses and members in the community if they would like to be a sponsor for the event.  If you want to be involved, but cannot attend the meetings, please let David Jordan know so he can get you plugged in. 
  • Polio Fund Raiser for the Month of Rotary Polio Plus with dinner and auction.
    October 18, Friday Evening Happy Hour starts 6:00 pm
    Home of Ron and Peggy Templeton
    Hungarian Goulash provided.
    Rotarians are asked to bring:
  • BYO Beverage
  • Appetizer, Salad or Dessert.
  • A creative WHITE Elephant. This is a FUN-Raiser!
    • This will be a REVERSE auction.  More details to follow. This is where you bid on an item for someone else to take the item home!
Community Announcements
  • Finance Workshop for Teens, Wednesday, September 25 at 6:00 pm at the Haselwood Family YMCA.   Learning how to manage money is an important life skill. Kitsap Credit Union and the YMCA are partnering to offer a FREE money management workshop for teens ages 9th-12th grade. Contact Jennifer Bekenhy at to register.
  • KBA Foundation Auction and Dinner,  Attend the Kitsap Building Association Auction and Dinner on Saturday, September 14th. The theme this year is  "Steam Punk". All proceeds go to the builder fund to support affordable housing. For more details and tickets, visit:  Contact Jason Wright for more details on KBA's Fall Home & Remodel Expo, happening October 5-6. 
  • Silverdale Chamber Gala.  Attend the Silverdale Chamber of Commerce 2019 Gala Dinner and Auction on Saturday, September 21st, 5:30pm, at The Point Casino Hotel. For more details and tickets, visit:
  • Kitsap Regional Library's Small Business Support.  The Sept-Nov Inspire is now available! The feature article is on the Western Washington University Small Business Development Center (SBCD) that recently opened in the Poulsbo Library. "The Kitsap Regional Library offers comprehensive business support and resources for entrepreneurs interested (or in the process of) building a small business or nonprofit". Link to online version of Kitsap Regional Library's quarterly Inspire.
Reminder - Book Drive for Elementary Schools
One of Rotary's areas of focus is to strengthen the capacity of communities to support basic education and literacy, reduce gender disparity in education, and increase adult literacy. We support education for all children and literacy for children and adults.
How can we make this happen?  We are holding a elementary-age book drive for the next two meeting dates (Sep 6, Sep 13)
All Rotarians - please bring in at least two books to donate to local schools!  Rotarian and Kitsap Regional Library Branch Manager, Ashley Oaksmith has offered the following suggestions for grades 1-5:
By: Kazu Kibuishi
8 books in the series
Bad Kitty
By: Nick Bluel
12 (chapter) books in the series
8-11 years
Big Nate
By: Lincoln Peirce
8 books in the series
8-12 years
Diary of a Wimpy Kid
By: Jeff Kinney
19 books in the series
8-13 years
Dog Man
By: Dav Pilkey
7 books in the series
7-10 years
Fly Guy
By: Tedd Arnold
11 books in the series
4-9 years
I Survived
By: Lauren Tarshis
21 books in the series
7-10 years
Ivy & Bean
By: Annie Barrows
11 books in the series
6-10 years
The Magic Tree House
By: Mary Pope Osborne
28 books in the series
6-9 years
Pete the Cat
By: Eric Litwin
13 books in the series
3-8 years
The Trials of Apollo
By: Rick Riordan
4 books in the series
10-14 years
Exchange Student News - Aron Skultety
Update from Aron Skultety, our 2018-19 Exchange Student from Hungary ,  
  • Aron taught us how to say Hello in Hungarian: "Szia" pronounced "see-ah".
  • Aron had a fun and full first week in the US. Rotarians took him snorkeling in Hood Canal, hiking, bowling, to the Puyallup State Fair, to the Blackberry Festival and to Seattle.
  • Wednesday, September 4 as his first day of school and he is already making friends.  Students are more friendly and talkative than in Hungary, and more subjects here in the states, marine biology is his interest.
  • Aron is a cat guy and enjoyed hanging out with Ashley’s cat.He went to Seattle with Christie, Tess, Chris and Reyce Scheffer.  Aron told the Club he wanted to do extreme sports while here. So we took him to the Space Needle!
Glass floor at the Space Needle
Space Needle window
He made a special friend at the Pike Place Market!
Aron likes to keep busy and wants to see everything, so please consider taking him along on an outing.  Text or call the "Exchange Dude" (aka Host Dad) Rick Soper at 559-972-6822 to schedule.
Live Kidney Donation - A Plea for Help from Sheriff Boyer
Editor's Note: the following is copied from Sheriff (Retired) Steve Boyer's Facebook page, posted on September 1, 2019.  Steve was a member of the Silverdale Rotary Club for 16 years.

Dear Friends,

We need your help.

Judi and I first dated in high school and have been happily married for 45 years. We have been quite fortunate in our lives to have been able to help others as a nurse and in public safety. Today, we are asking for your help.

Judi has been diagnosed with a rare disease known as FSGS (Focal Segmental Glomerular Sclerosis) which has resulted in kidney failure. She currently is on the waiting list for a kidney transplant, and it could be 3 to 5 years or more to find a cadaver donor.

The University of Washington’s Transplant Team encourages us to actively seek a living donor before Judi needs to go on dialysis, which now sadly may happen sooner than we thought.

It is a very difficult thing to ask for; however, some folks are exceptionally altruistic and are willing to donate such an amazing life-saving gift. Our kids and I have been ruled out (I actually offered her two of mine, but I didn’t even qualify for one!) ❤️

Please see the link to the UWMC Living Donor Questionnaire below for additional information. Also, the Transplant Team stresses the importance of a “living donor champion” - a person or group to help get the message out. Such efforts can greatly increase the number of people who may consider a living donation.

It’s going to be a tough road, but we are confident that with the support of friends and family, we will make it through. Please help us by sharing this post.

Our hearts thank you.

Steve, Sean, Tamara & Andrew

UWMC Potential Living Kidney Donor Questionnaire:

Fantasy Football for the Rotary Foundation
Rotary Fantasy Football Draft on September 3: Two leagues, four hours of drafting later, and they still can bring themselves to smile! Rick was able to help draft Aron's team.
League 2, pictured left to right.  Front row: Aron Skultety, Jason Wright, Peggy Templeton, Erin Shannon.  Back row: Meg Hall, Ryan and Ron Templeton, Christie Scheffer, Scott Shoemaker, Rick Soper, Kim and Paul Peterson, Chuck Kraining
Derek Kilmer (D-WA), U.S. Representative  6th District, Speaks at Rotary
Note: Click on the following link to watch Rep. Kilmer’s speech in its entirety. The Rotary meeting starts at 5 minutes, Chuck Kraining’s introduction of and story about Rep. Derek Kilmer starts at 19 minutes, and Rep. Kilmer’s speech starts after 26 minutes.
Derek Kilmer (D-WA), our U.S. Representative from the 6th District, gave a fantastic speech and Q&A session at Rotary on September 3.  Some highlights:
From Rep. Kilmer's Facebook page on Sep 5: “Enjoyed spending lunch today with the fantastic folks of the Silverdale Rotary Club! Thank you for the tremendous work you do to better the lives of all in Kitsap County.”
Rep. Kilmer is a Rotarian from the Gig Harbor Club, and the Rotary Four Way Test hangs in his Washington, D.C. office and shapes how he approaches his job.   He started out with a discussion of three things that keep him up at night:
- Economic disruption. "We need to empower people to navigate economic change rather than be victimized by it."
- Investing in the future, including education, to prevent young people from ending up in jail later in life.  He noted that Rotary helps by providing educational resources in the community.
-  Broken politics.  He chairs the bipartisan Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress.  How can we work together again to really get things done?
- Regarding doing an onsite geographical exchange with a representative from Arkansas from the other side of the aisle, "It is important that to understand where people are coming from, we need to know about where they are coming from."
Rep. Kilmer wants to hear from the people of the 6th District. “Contact my office,” was his repeated message, if you have an issue with a Federal agency.  "We can't solve problems we don't know about." See the graphic below for some interesting statistics.
Go to for direct links to the images below.
Correction to Duck Race Wrap-Up & Awards
Editor's Note:  The following paragraph is from President Christie - whose name was mistakenly listed below as Race Day Ops Chair.  "Jason Wright was in charge of Race Day Ops. I was just a behind the scenes admin. He did an awesome job - Tracking all the moving pieces of his team leading up to the day, picking up the boom, inventorying the equipment and supplies, coordinating a trailer, packing the trailer, setting up Ops and then leading Ops on Race Day! And then taking the boom to  the Fire Station to dry and returning the items to storage and so much more!!"
Kim Peterson gave a heartfelt speech about her year as Duck Race chair, sharing "The Rotary family is amazing. The support in the early months of the race taught me to rely on the people that surrounded and protected me. My corner was overflowing with coaches and cheerleaders." The 2019 Duck Race ticket sales raised a total of $60,620 (14,895 ducks) for our community. Kim ended with a special thanks to the team leaders who help make this year's Duck Race so successful. "I am so thankful and blessed to be standing up here celebrating the 26th Annual Duck Race. I am proud to say I am a member of the Rotary Club of Silverdale. I salute each of you for being a true example of 'Service Above Self'." Rick Soper will take up the Duck Race chair torch for 2020.
Special thanks to team leaders:
Steven Boe, Media/Advertising
Elayne Burton, Operations/Accounting
Ed Hamilton, Accounting/Tickets
Don Lachata, Accounting/Tickets
Jason Wright (not Christie Scheffer), Race Day Operations
Bob Cassis, Duck Booths/Signs
Rich Arper, Port Liaison
Erin Leedham, Duck Wrangler
Chuck Kraining, Duck and Truck Logistics
Barbara Beagle, Drop Box Support
Sharon McGavick, Duck Central Food
Ron and Peggy Templeton, Volunteers Food
Jennifer Strong, Pancake Breakfast
Erin Shannon, Pancake Breakfast
The Duck Race by the numbers
Cash raised by ticket sales: $60,620 (14,895 ducks)
Cash Donations: $30,250
Prize Donations: $53.751
In-Kind Donations: $36,860
Total: $120,861
79 Sponsors
Top 5 Duck Ticket Sellers:
1. Kim Peterson, 9350 ducks sold
2. Christie Scheffer, 3600 ducks sold
3. Erin Leedham, 3245 ducks sold
4. Debi Brooks-Givens, 3070 ducks sold
5. EHB Supply, 2940 ducks sold
Most Winning Tickets Sold:
Erin Leedham, 6 winning tickets
Christie Scheffer, 6 winning tickets
Winning Ticket Sold by: 
Heather Campana
Most Sponsors Recruited:
Debi Brooks-Givens: 10 sponsors
Barbara Beagle: 8 sponsors
Christie Scheffer: 7 sponsors
Erin Leedham: 6 sponsors
Rick Soper: 5 sponsors
2020 Duck Race Sponsors
NOW is a great time to start building relationships with potential sponsors for the next Duck Race.