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The Rotary Foundation Centennial Project
 
Etta Turner was an individual – unconventional, inquisitive, sarcastic and caring.  She loved humanity, embracing everyone.  She also loved life, living it to the fullest.  In 2002, her adventurous spirit led her to the South Kitsap Rotary Exchange program and on to Bolivia.  At sixteen, her life tragically ended on a bus trip into the mountains.  From her death, however, arose a wonderful organization called Etta Projects that helps children and families.  Although Etta touched souls on three continents, she is most dearly missed here, by the Port Orchard Community she called home.
To honor Etta's memory, the South Kitsap Rotary club constructed a park on Bay Street in 2004.  Half of the proceeds from the bricks being sold will be used for making needed electrical, structural, and landscaping updates.  The remaining proceeds will be donated to Etta Projects in Bolivia, to be used for a humanitarian project consisting of vision, dental, and clean water.
 
The Rotary Foundation Centennial Project J. Chris Bock 2017-04-25 07:00:00Z
Tickets Now Available!!!
Tickets Now Available!!! 2017-02-01 08:00:00Z
WAGS program Thank you letter
The SK Rotary Club Kurt Wagner (WAGS) program received a Thank you letter after donating money to support our local school programs. 
WAGS program Thank you letter Mark Trenary 2016-12-29 00:00:00Z
Wine With Wags
Wine With Wags 2016-08-30 00:00:00Z
2016 Kitsap Rotary Rags
2016 Kitsap Rotary Rags Nate Potter 2016-03-11 00:00:00Z
Bay Street Bash
Bay Street Bash 2016-02-01 00:00:00Z
2015 DLTA
Well, it's March and time for DLTA.  As you know, this year it will be held in Centralia Washington on March 27-28.  If you haven't ventured to Centralia and Chehalis, this is a great opportunity to get to know the area.  The attached guide contains information about the DLTA, local points of interest and lodging information.  I hope you find it useful.
 
I encourage you to register soon and make your reservations.  They're going fast.  To register for the conference go to rotary5020.org  See you in Centralia.

Thank you for making Rotary a part of your life,

Al Abbott

Rotary Club of Gig Harbor 

2015 DLTA 2015-03-10 00:00:00Z
Adopt a Highway - Road clean up party
Please come share some fellowship and help our club keep Kitsap County beautiful by helping clean up our section of freeway between the Sedgwick on ramp to Bremerton and the Tremont exit.
 
We are meeting at Columbia bank parking lot at 10:00 am.
 
This typically takes us less than 2 hours, and the weather is going to be great! 
 
Hope to see you there!
 
Adopt a Highway - Road clean up party Mark Trenary 2014-06-07 00:00:00Z
A Letter from David Frederick at the Coffee Oasis.

April 21, 2013

 

To Friends of The Coffee Oasis-Port Orchard:
Great News!!
We have signed a lease on the 807A Bay Street “Ale House” building in downtown Port Orchard as the new location of The Coffee Oasis in Port Orchard!
Our lease begins May 1, 2013 with four months allotted for the remodel. Our ambitious goal will be to be operational by the end of July. That means we have a lot to accomplish by then!
As you can see from the attached “Coffee Oasis-Port Orchard Expansion Plan”, the crucial needs to accomplish this project in good time are funds, equipment and volunteers.
Our fundraising goal by August 2013 is…$97,000. So far…almost $40,000 has been raised!!
Our equipment needs are attached and, if donated, would significantly reduce the funds needed to be raised. Exact equipment types and models needed can be given upon request.
Our volunteer needs are also listed in the attached “Plan”. The timely success of the remodel obviously depends hugely on volunteer labor. There will be regular work parties established as well as the opportunity for particular aspects of the project to be “owned” by specific individuals.
Thank you so much for helping The Coffee Oasis-Port Orchard become a reality!

 

If you have any questions, would like to donate funds or equipment, or like to volunteer please contact:

Megan Sheppard, Port Orchard Contact, The Coffee Oasis – 360-434-4244, megan.sheppard@thecoffeeoasis.com
Nate Potter, President, Noon Rotary – 360-340-6283, nate@myprintingservices.com
Jim Way, Noon Rotary, Pristine Homes, Contractor Overseeing Project – 360-340-7223, jimway@pristinehomesllc.com

Thank you, 

Dave Frederick, Director, The Coffee Oasis – 360-509-8642, david.frederick@thecoffeeoasis.com

 

 

A Letter from David Frederick at the Coffee Oasis. Nate Potter 2013-04-28 00:00:00Z
South Kitsap Skate Park
500.00 donation from South Kitsap Rotary to help with the construction of the new SK Skate Park. Coming along nicely and I can't wait to see the finished product.
South Kitsap Skate Park Nate Potter 2013-03-19 00:00:00Z
Meeting at Everybody's
No noon meeting on October 16th. We will be meeting at Everybody's at 5:00 with the morning club again.
Meeting at Everybody's Nate Potter 2012-10-09 00:00:00Z
The Penny Incentive System
Once again Rotario has gone and shown us why he is not only an invaluable member of our club but also to the entire International Organization. Introducing the Rotario approved (and funded) Penny Incentive Program. 

One day Rotario asked himself…”what would make me want to bring in more members to Rotary?” Then Rotario realized the thought of a lifetime: The magical penny!!! Rotario’s latest innovation is specially designed to help your club or organization get more members! Rotario’s new “Penny Incentive System” was specially designed with a built in human incentive: Bright shiny Lincoln pennies. Bring in a member-Get a shiny new penny! Bring in two members-get two shiny pennies. Bring in three-three pennies. You get the point! Become rich bringing in new members to your organization!!!!!!!

Want to learn more? Download the brochure.
The Penny Incentive System Nate Potter 2012-04-03 00:00:00Z
Tickets Available Purchase online
Only 200 tickets available. Win one weeks stay at the Villa del Arco in Cabo san Lucas. 1 bedroom suite with murphy bed in the living room will comfortably sleep 4 and airfare for 2 is included. Click here to download your order form and pay with a credit card.
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Tickets Available Purchase online Nate Potter 2012-02-27 00:00:00Z
Rotarians respond to Japan earthquake, tsunami
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Rotarians have been finding a number of ways to help victims of the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan that killed thousands and left hundreds of thousands more homeless.  

By Ryan Hyland and Dan Nixon 
Rotary International News -- 25 March 2011 

 

Rotarians respond to Japan earthquake, tsunami Nate Potter 2011-03-19 00:00:00Z
Help Us Strike Out Hunger!
The South Kitsap Rotary club is sponsoring a fund raiser "Help Strike Out Hunger" for the South Kitsap Helpline on February 13th at the H-Joy Bowling alley in Port Orchard on the corner of Mile Hill and Bethel Road .  Registration is from 12:00 to 1:00 PM .  The total cost for 3 games is $12.  Please bring your family or friends and enjoy this great event.  Prizes will be available and food donations are accepted.
Help Us Strike Out Hunger! Nate Potter
A message from our District Regarding Haiti
From DG Alex in regards to the Haiti earthquake:  In checking the RI Website there is a DAF set up with TRF and you can find a link to information about it on both www.rotary.org and www.7020.org.  They have established a Rotary NGO in Haiti and have Rotarians on the ground to assure that money and supplies are used as intended.
A message from our District Regarding Haiti Nate Potter
Park's New Equipment Sleek, and Splinter-Free
— Children raced over new steps approved by the American Disability Association, swung on solid metal monkey bars, and fell onto sliver-free beauty bark at Clayton Playground Park in Port Orchard on Wednesday. More
Park's New Equipment Sleek, and Splinter-Free Nate Potter
Annual Putt Putt Tournament
The Annual Rotary Putt Putt tournament is coming up.  Tickets for the event are 5.00 each. Raffle tickets will be available at the event for some great prize plus a hole in one, oversize chip, marshmallow long drive and best poker hand.

Food and beverages (the adult kind included) will be available at the event.

Prizes for the event include (and are not limited to) a fishing trip with a real guide, golf packages, a kids bicycle, gift certificates, we even have some stuff for the ladies this year and lets not forget about the cash.

Tickets are available at the event or they are on sale in advance at Printing Services.  Call 360-340-6283 (Nate Potter) for more info

Annual Putt Putt Tournament Nate Potter