Kingston-North Kitsap Rotary Club

May is Rotary History Month. 

Rotary has been making history for over 100 years.  It's singularly appropriate that this month we are celebrating a historic moment for our community, in which KNK Rotary has played a key role.

THANK YOU Rotarians, for helping make the Dream come true.



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Kingston-North Kitsap

Service Above Self

We meet Wednesdays at 12:00 PM
Kingston Village Green Community Center
South Kingston Rd
Kingston, WA  98346
United States
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Our annual Instant Wine Cellar for the Golf Classic is well underway and making great progress toward the goal!  This year's cooler holds 36 bottles, and our goal is a 50 bottle collection for our lucky winner at the Golf Tourney dinner. THANK YOU to all the dedicated Rotarians who have donated already.  We have passed the 40 bottle mark, and just need a few more stalwarts to reach that magic number.  Please remember to bring your contributions to this coming week's meeting, or get with your Editor to arrange pick-up.  We are THIS CLOSE to ending the wine gap... 

The 17th of June is the 10th Anniversary of our Golf Classic!
Our Golf Tournament Committee is knocking themselves out setting this thing up - and they need OUR help!
Every one of us should be working the "Sponsor circuit", encouraging our long-standing sponsors and beating the bushes to identify new ones.  So if you're already working those contacts - THANK YOU.  If you're not, please get started now! The Tournament will be on us before we know it.

Our 20-year dream of a Kingston Community Center, Park and Playground came true on Saturday April 30th as Dave Wetter, Construction Chair for the Village Green Foundation, raised the flag over our fantastic new facility.  THANK YOU to the VGF members (including several Rotarians) and countless other Kingstonians who have made this come to pass.  What a great day for our Little City!
You can see here the whole VG Park, Playground and Community Center - all together an incredible accomplishment for even a large community.  For a village like Kingston - this is a game changer!  THANK YOU again to all who have participated.  Now: get down to the VGCC and volunteer to help run this place for the benefit of our community!

Our great KHS Interact team was on the go again last week - spreading 2 tons of gravel on muddy portions the Carpenter Reserve Trail that leads from Barber Cut-Off to Kingston High.  And they paid for the gravel themselves!  From the left, they are:Evan Jacobson, Brennan Jacobson, Duncan Platz, Sorana Nance, Eric Anderson, and Colin Veilleux.  WELL DONE again, Interacters!

A NEW feature on our website is a link to our current Mission and Strategic Plan.  See it just below the "Rotary Month" item at top left.  We hope this helps our non-Rotarian friends understand us just a bit better...

submitted by President Clint Boxman

You’re invited to Connect with Korea — Touch the World at the 2016 Rotary International Convention in Seoul, 28 May-1 June. We plan to make it the most successful convention to date and attract a record number of Rotarians from across the globe.
The Rotary Convention is for all Rotarians, featuring information, activities, and exchanging ideas  
Seoul is an amazing destination with so much to offer — history, cuisine, culture, and shopping.
The convention provides an exciting opportunity to network, meet new people, and make lasting friendships
Attendees can participate in a meaningful project in the community.

The program features engaging speakers, spectacular entertainment, and House of Friendship events.
See more details on the website at
Rotarians are encouraged to make their travel arrangements, including flights and hotel, together. You should should register before 15 December to take advantage of early registration savings at

Our Mailing address
PO Box 832
Kingston WA 98346
May 25, 2016
David Frederick
The Coffee Oasis in Kingston
Jun 01, 2016
Golf Tournament Chairs
Walk through tournament assignments
Jun 08, 2016
Daniel Johnson
How the Blood Bank saved my wife's life
Jun 16, 2016
Golf Tournament Walk-Thru, Last Minute Details, Update & What More is Needed
Jun 22, 2016
Dave Roberts
Fun Run Presentation, Update & What More is Needed
Jun 29, 2016
Dave Roberts
Fun Run Presentation, Update & What More is Needed
Jul 20, 2016
Leslie Reynolds-Taylor & Marshall Reid
Kingston Skate Park and South Kitsap Skate Park Competitions
Jul 27, 2016
Steve Strachan - Police Chief in Bremerton
Gun Violence and what we can do in an emergency
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Pope welcomes Rotary to Jubilee audience
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