Posted by David Jordan and Barbara Beagle on Sep 26, 2019

Every quarter Silverdale Rotarians take the opportunity to host and recognize and thank outstanding military service members from various installations and commands in Kitsap County.  It is truly an eye opening experience to hear first hand about how they perform critical missions "right next door." These individuals are accompanied by their Command representatives who introduce them and provide insight into the amazing jobs they do every day, as well as the volunteer community service they perform.  

Pictured left to right: RPC Juan Bejarano, MAC Andrew Feliciano, MAC Mark Bailey, MA2 Amber Bull Bear, MA2(SW/AW) Christina Kaderly, MK3 William Dirren, MCPOC Chris Fly, Rotarian Bob Cassis
President Christie addressed the military group and spouses about to be introduced and said, “we see you, we appreciate you, and we respect the service that you give every single day.” Then Rotarian Bob Cassis (retired Captain, U.S. Coast Guard) who coordinates this quarterly recognition, remarked that military service members are “as professional and self sacrificing a group of men and women as I’ve ever seen.”  Honorees are each presented with a plaque, gift cards, and movie tickets.  The military representatives thanked the Silverdale Rotary Club for making them a part of the community.  The following individuals were recognized for 3rd quarter FY 2019:
From the Naval Base Kitsap Security Department (responsible for Security for Naval Bases Bremerton, Keyport, Bangor, Jackson Park, and Manchester):
- Sailor of the Quarter: MA2(SW/AW) Christina P. Kaderly, introduced by MAC Mark Bailey
- Junior Sailor of the Quarter: MA2 Amber Bull Bear, introduced by MASC Andrew Feliciano   
- Not present: Blue Jacket of the Quarter MASN Haley Weaver, introduced by RPC Juan Bajarano
From the U.S. Coast Guard Maritime Force Protection Unit Bangor (responsible for protecting Trident submarines transiting to/from the Pacific Ocean):
- MK3 William Dirren attached to CGC Sea Devil, introduced by MCPOC Christopher Fly