Mar 21, 2019
Port Orchard Rotay Internation Kenya Grant
Mar 28, 2019
Food Bags for at Risk Students
Apr 04, 2019
Food Bags for Stand Up For Kids
Apr 11, 2019
Students of the Month
Apr 18, 2019
Homes of Compassion, providing solutions for the homeless through permanent housing project
Apr 25, 2019
Kitsap Sun Editor
May 09, 2019
Students of the Month
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Dictionaries - Cougar Valley Elementary
Cougar Valley Elementary School
Mar 20, 2019
9:45 AM – 10:15 AM
District 5020 Training and Conference
Hotel Grand Pacific
May 09, 2019 – May 11, 2019
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2019 Duck Race Sponsor Packet
2018 Duck Race Sponsors - Thank You!
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2019 Scholarship Application
2019 Education Assistance Grant Application
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2017 Silverdale Rotary Duck Race
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Meetings at the Mall on March 28 and April 4
The Silverdale Rotary Club will be meeting at Kitsap Mall on March 28 and April 4 in the Community Room across from H&M at the regular time.  After we eat we will be packing food bags for needy and homeless students.  Everyone is welcome!
Wisdom from Dr. Seuss
Rotary Calendar and Announcements
Rotary Calendar
  • Wednesday, March 20 - LAST CHANCE in 2019 - Dictionary Delivery to Cougar Valley Elementary.  Sign up by clicking here .
  • Thursday, March 28 - Hands on Project at the Mall (see below)
  • Thursday, April 4 - Hands on Project #2 at the Mall (see below)
  • May 9-11 - District 5020 Training Assembly and Conference - Victoria BC.  President Elect Christie Scheffer is encouraging Rotarians to attend this event.  Classes have been posted, and this will be a great educational experience.  See the article in this Breeze for details and registration link.
Announcements - Hands-On Projects at the Mall:

March 28 - Food Bag Packing
The first week in April is Spring Break in the CK School District. To some students it means going hungry as they do not have access to free or reduced breakfast and lunch.
Knowing this, the Rotary Club of Silverdale will meet at the Kitsap Mall in the community room across from H&M on March 28 at our normal meeting time, and using funds raised by the Silverdale Rotary Turkey Trot in 2018, will fill 225 bags of food and deliver them to 15 CKSD schools (Elementary, Middle and High School)!
Here's the plan: we will meet in the community room at the Mall to eat lunch and then gather in the area in front Baskin Robbins to pack bags with food. The tables will be set up in a 'U' with the food set out in unique stacks. A person will take a bag and walk around the tables putting various items in the bag and then place them in the staging area or on an empty cart. 2-3 persons will be loading them onto carts and taking them to the loading bay. We will pack one car at a time and release the driver to deliverbags to the designated school.
The loading dock, where drivers will bring their cars (when told to do so to avoid overcrowding), is the loading dock to the far left of  World Market. There are two docks there. Ours is the far left one.
Please contact Christie if you can drive. We have various size deliveries so cars will work, too. Please let her know if you have a truck. We need at least 4 trucks for 4 of the schools due to number of bags.
This is a great hands-on project to bring a prospective member to!  Please wear your Rotary shirts!!  We can all look forward to working together on this project. It is one of the ways we know we are making an immediate impact in our community and why we host the Turkey Trot!! To feed kids in Kitsap!
April 4 - Stand Up For Kids at the Mall.
Also at the Mall on April 4 across from H&M, we will partner with Stand Up For Kids to create quart-sized kits of food and hygiene items for teens who are homeless. A list of needs will be distributed in advance so that Rotarians can shop for and donate specific items.  Scott Shoemaker is the Stand Up for Kids project coordinator.
2019 Duck Race Sponsorship Campaign
Duck Race Chair Kim Peterson reminded us that we need Duck Race Sponsors - the deadline is March 31!
Duck Race documents are available to download and print from both the Clubrunner website and the Breeze on the left hand column under Download Files and at the following links: 
2019 Duck Race Sponsor Packet. This 4-page pdf contains the 2019 letter to prospective sponsors, the Quacker Backer Packages, Pledge Sheet, and list of Duck Race Recipients.
List of 2018 Sponsors.  All 90 sponsors were sent letters the week of February 25th; Lead Rotarians, please follow up with them to get Pledge Sheets by March 31.
The article below entitled Duck Race Sponsorships - Will You Help Us Help Our Community? is posted on the Clubrunner website and also can be forwarded electronically.
Remember, hitting our sponsorship goal ensures that all of the Ruck Race ticket sale proceeds benefits our community!
Contact Kim if you have questions about the sponsorship campaign and how you can get involved: or 360-990-0814 or at Rotary.
Duck Race Sponsorships - Will You Help Us Help Our Community? 

For the past 25 years the Silverdale Rotary Club has hosted the Duck Race fund raiser at the Silverdale waterfront during Whaling Days, and we have raised over 1.6 million dollars!  Why?  Because it is Silverdale Rotary’s goal to make a difference in the lives of those living here.   
Pictured: 200 weekend food bags to Stand Up For Kids for homeless young people
We are so grateful to our many sponsors who provide prizes, cash donations, and in-kind sponsorships for the Duck Race year after year to offset the cost of the event. This has allowed us to donate EVERY DOLLAR raised at the Duck Race back to our community and beyond.  Click Here for a list of examples.
Pictured: Coats for Kids - new American made coats
The 2018 Silverdale Rotary Duck Race was a huge success, raising $69,500 in net proceeds.  But we need your help in 2019!
Will you be a sponsor for the 26th annual Silverdale Rotary Duck Race set for July 28, 2019?  Please Click Here for the information packet and pledge form.  The deadline for Sponsor Pledge Sheets is March 31.  
Questions?  Contact Silverdale Rotary Duck Race Chair Kim Peterson Here.
Your sponsorship combined with those from many other proud community members will continue to Help Change Lives in Silverdale, Kitsap County and beyond.  Thank you for your generosity!

Rotary Youth Exchange News
Update on Ruby Peng
Ruby had a grand time kayaking with a group out of Seabeck led by Nancy Whitaker.
There is still time to have an adventure with Ruby - email Ashley at to get on her calendar.  
Community Announcements
YMCA Update - Harold announced that the YMCA had 538 teens attend their Friday, March 1st "Black Out" dance and games.  Over 150 swam in the pool.
Harold awarded Matej's girlfriend a free pass to the Y during her visit.  Harold also announced that he recently applied for a Duck Buck grant for the same amount the Rotary gave last year.  The request is to help fund free memberships for foster children, plus help provide a safe place for middle schoolers and teens on Friday and Saturday nights when non-members from the general public are also welcome.
  • Nicole Stephens announced the Boy Scouts are  looking for sponsorships.
  • Scott Shoemaker’s daughter announced that she has Girl Scout cookies for sale. 720 boxes will pay for a field trip.
District Training and Conference!  Victoria BC - May 9-11, 2019
Registration, schedule, speakers, and training session details are located at
All incoming Board Members and members of less than one year will be reimbursed for their registration and hotel fees! And we want to encourage you to come!!
Here are the top 10 reasons you should join us at DTA:
  • It is a wonderful means of learning and socializing.   The sessions offered for District Training Assembly teach us so much more about the world of Rotary and sharpen our leadership knowledge and experience.
  • It is a great opportunity to celebrate a year in which our theme was “Be the Inspiration” and to look ahead to "Rotary Connects the World".   You will enjoy the fellowship of some of your club members and other Rotarians and have fun! 
  • It is a purposeful way to develop connections between the leadership team and any and all Rotarians----building rapport and a leadership team for the coming Rotary year! Travelling together and utilizing your learning later will have a deep imprint on our club now and in the coming year.  
  • The conference speakers are enthusiastic, experienced, wise and dedicated----their leadership journey will inspire, helping to guide and support your efforts as a club.
  • When we know even more about Rotary we become even more passionate about its ‘service above self’.  
  • A weekend in beautiful Victoria!
  • Christie's hospitality suite!
  •  The social gathering at Government House on Friday, and a great culminating banquet on Saturday!
  • The attractive currency exchange rate!
  • Christie's hospitality suite!!
Please let me know if I can help you in any way with registration. To register go to: . 
Important: For all new members and incoming Board I have already reserved rooms for you ( so we don't lose a spot in the conference hotel) and will individually send you a confirmation number. If you cannot go, just let me know and I will cancel the room.  Download the Club Reimbursement form from the Download Files list on the left of this Breeze. Be sure always to attach relevant receipts to the form. It can be scanned/emailed or mailed to Elayne Burton.

Program - Kitsap Building Association
Russ Shiplet, Executive Officer of Kitsap Building Association spoke to our Club on March 7.  Their mission statement is: "The Kitsap Building Association is an association of builders, subcontractors and related service providers representing the home building industry, its members and its consumers. The association provides information, education and services to the membership and a unified voice on legislative issues affecting the industry and the availability of safe and affordable housing for all.
The association seeks to:
  • Provide sources of economic benefit to further enhance the success and stability of the member’s business.
  • Remain the leading educators and facilitators of environmental awareness within our industry.
  • Be recognized as an organization that promotes responsible use and management of natural resources.
  • Remain a pro-active, positive influence in the legislative and regulatory arena."
They have an affordable housing auction, Builders classic golf match, member softball game, Spring Home and Garden Expo, Fall Home and Remodel Expo, and builds items for Christmas at the women’s shelter.
They are currently working with the county to hire a new Director of Community Development, hoping to get one that is more favorable to the building community.
Their Builder Grant Program provides internship opportunities in the home construction industry, focusing on Carpentry, Electrical, Plumbing, Painting & Coating, and HVAC.  Selected recipients receive $1,000 ($500 initial, $250 @ 3 months and $250 @ 6 months) in grant funds to purchase tools, safety equipment and gear, as well as trade-related courses and certifications.  Selectees are teamed up with a trade mentor, working full time over a six-month period in an effort to gain education and experience work in their designated field. The hope is that after the 6 months of internship, the company will keep the person on as a full time employee.
Mr. Shiplet stated that Carpenters can earn $58-$70K per year, Electricians $63K, Plumbers $68K, HVAC Techs $64K, and Painters/Coaters $39K per year. 
New Duck Race Sponsor Refurbishes Duck Trailer
Thanks to Lee Fabricators, our Duck Trailer is repaired and painted, and it looks great!
The duck trailer tailgate was suffering from years of being dumped into the saltwater, despite re-painting it year after year.  See below.
We took the trailer out to Lee Fabricators, and they re-built the tailgate, and then re-painted the whole cage, free of charge!  That's a $2,000 in kind sponsorship!  
Thank you Lee Fabricators for your Sponsorship - the trailer is now ready for the Duck Race on July 28, 2019.
The Rotary Foundation - How to Check Your Donor History and Donate
Past President and Foundation Chair Steve Slaton gave a riveting and inspiring discussion about not only The Rotary Foundation (TRF), but how to donate to TRF. Here is information on how to check your giving report and the way to donate. Go to the RI home page:
  1. At the top of the page click on My Rotary
  2. If you have previously set up a My Rotary account, click on SIGN IN TO MY ROTARY
    1. If you do not have a My Rotary account, click on REGISTER FOR AN ACCOUNT
  3. After signing in to your My Rotary account, move your cursor to The Rotary Foundation at the top of the page.
    • On the drop-down menu, click on Foundation Reports
  4. The very first report will be the Donor History Report. Click on View Report
  5. On the next page, under Individual Reports, click on Donor History Report
  6. The first page of the Donor History Report is the Overview which provides a one-page summary of all your donations to the Rotary Foundation. Following pages provide Transaction Detail which lists information regarding each donation you have ever made to the Rotary Foundation.
    • At the bottom of the page you can toggle between these sections by clicking on Overview  or Transaction Detail.
  7. IMPORTANT NOTE: At the top right on many of these pages there is a button labeled DONATE. You are encouraged to click on this button frequently!
Update to 3rd Grade Dictionary Deliveries 
Update on March 11Five schools down and one to go (Cougar Valley Elementary on March 20)!  Dictionaries were delivered to the 3rd graders at Emerald Heights Elementary on February 27 and Clear Creek Elementary School on March 1. 
Adults pictured at Clear Creek Elementary School: Rotarian Nicole Stephens, unidentified Teacher, Rotarian Kim Peterson
We love the comment we received on our Facebook page: “My son has been looking forward to receiving his dictionary for a couple of years! Thank you for this!”
Hard cover American Heritage dictionaries were delivered by Silverdale Rotarians to almost 200 enthusiastic 3rd graders at Silverdale, Green Mountain, and Silver Ridge Elementary Schools on February 21-22. Here are some highlights:
  • Rotarian Erin Shannon, whose son is in 3rd grade at Silver Ridge Elementary, was in his classroom doing the presentation and gave him his very own dictionary! 
  • Quote from a 4th grader at Silverdale Elementary when asked if he used his dictionary: “Yes, I take it with me, and I look stuff up!” 
Adults pictured at Silver Ridge Elementary School: Rotarian Mary Hoover, unidentified Teacher, Rotarians Ed Ahrens and Scott Slocum 
Thanks to our generous sponsors and the community who purchased Duck Tickets for the 2018 Silverdale Rotary Duck Race, our Club will be delivering over 400 dictionaries to a total of six CK elementary school 3rd graders. 
Note that the East Bremerton Rotary Club does the same for the other six elementary schools in CKSD.  Rotarians – People of Action!
Pictured: Rotarian Jason Wright at Green Mountain Elementary
Rotarian of the Month - Recognizing Barbara Beagle
Today we recognize Barbara Beagle as Rotarian of the Month for January 2019.
Barbara is being honored for her outstanding continued work on developing and posting the Breeze each week, which keeps us all informed of our Club’s activities.
Barbara is one of the first people I met at Rotary and immediately took me under her wing, introducing me to other Rotarians, becoming my mentor and helping me navigate my way to understanding Rotary more deeply as well as the nuts and bolts of working in a Club. She is very committed to the development of new Rotarians and applies this same commitment to everything she does.
I cannot tell you how many times we are working on a project and Barbara comes behind and offers solutions, know-how, historical perspective and help. She is instrumental in the success of the Duck Race and has provided a safety net for us on so many projects and occasions.
We are very lucky in this Club to have long-term members like Barbara, with in-depth knowledge, who are just as committed as the day they joined, along with our new, energetic, awesome members! Together we make a great team and Club!
Thank you Barbara for all you do! You display the true heart of a Rotarian!
Editor’s note: Barbara accepted this recognition in Tucson, AZ via Skype, with PDG Brian Beagle sharing the moment.