Kingston-North Kitsap Rotary Club

July is Rotary Changeover Month. 

Every year, Rotary International and Rotary Clubs all over the world change leadership on the first of July.  This year our Past President Clint Boxman handed the reins of KNK Rotary to his able successor, President Stan Mack. 

Stan, together with his new Board of Directors and Committee Chairs, has great plans for our coming Rotary year. Do you know what those plans are?  Have you discussed them with Stan and the Board?  If not - I would ask, why not...?

Please ensure you are involved in our Club, not just attending meetings! 


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Welcome to the Rotary Club of Kingston-North Kitsap.

Welcome to our Club!

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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An incredible thing happened a few weeks ago. Something that hundreds of people have been working towards for 2 years.
On June 30th, the Coffee Oasis Board President signed the closing papers for a property in Kingston to be the newest Coffee Oasis location.
The Kingston Community Center was sold to The Coffee Oasis, and the county donated the money from the purchase to the Village Green Community Center. "This is a win-win for the community," said Kitsap County Commissioner Rob Gelder.

Many of you have given money, heart, and hope towards this project. You've seen the need for a place for the hurting youth of Kingston to go for community, resources, and opportunities, and our community drew together to make that happen. And now we celebrate!

Kingston’s Village Green Foundation has supported the Coffee Oasis project because of the shared heart for kids. “The vision of The Coffee Oasis to help youth off the streets, out of homelessness and into productive lives in the community aligns well with our commitment to support Kingston youth and families. We are grateful for their willingness to support Kingston’s youth who need us most.”
That is our hope; that this location will be a gift to young people who are hurting and lost, the ones who "need us most." For us at The Coffee Oasis, we also hope and pray that this project is and continues to be a gift to YOU. We hope you are blessed by investing in this project that will then bless others.
We thank you for helping make this dream a reality. $75,000 remains to be raised for renovations, and we are eager to walk through the rest of the project with our partners. We look forward to sharing news with you of the Kingston Coffee Oasis’ renovation and opening!

Well, if you missed last week's meeting, our final results are in from the 2016 Golf Classic:
The bottom line is that we raised a new high total of $35,585.00.  That includes $9,597 that will go to Food For Kids!
THANK YOU again to our fantastic Golf Tourney Committee, all the stalwart Rotarians who helped make this happen, and especially to Breane, Alice, and Karen - our tireless Co-Chairs, without whom there would BE no Golf Classic!  And THANK YOU SPONSORS!!  WE LOVE YOU ALL. 

Want to travel to an exotic location and be hosted and entertained by local Rotarians?
Want to host and entertain Rotarians from a foreign country?
We have the chance to do either or both this coming year!  See below:
(and please note the short fuse for expressing interest...)
1. Have you ever wanted to visit Thailand?  Or already been there and loved it?  4-12 people from District 5020 will travel to Bangkok in late January or early February for 14 days.  Expression of Interest must be submitted from July 15-30 in order to be selected for the trip.  So, if you are interested, or have questions, don't delay.  Contact Stan Mack prior to July 15.
2. Also, we have an opportunity for a Rotary Friendship Exchange with Australia, November 6-19.  Similarly, a Call for Expression of Interest must be submitted between July 17-31.  If interested or have questions, contact Stan by July 15.  
Don't miss this chance-of-a-lifetime!  Take part in an International Friendship Exchange.  Travel, learn about an exotic country, make new friends, and just HAVE FUN!  See Stan for more details. 

In the picture above, Bill Maule presented Helen Ralph with her first Sustaining Membership pin.  Bill Beaudoin is also a first time sustaining member but was in Alaska during the time of the presentation.  A sustaining member is someone who contributes at least $100 to the Rotary Foundation in any given year.
The following club members are repeat sustaining members:  Isaac Anderson, Mark Baze, Clint Boxman, Fredrick Branchflower, Walt Eliot, Karen Gibson, Don Hutchins, Suzanne Jenny, Nick Jewett, Gale Kirsopp (Gale is also a member of the Paul Harris Society), Jessica Larson, Naomi Maasberg, De’ Mackinnon, Stan Mack, Dan Martin, Nancy Martin, Breanne Martinez, Bill Maule, Randy Monlux, Skip Peters, Sondra Peters, Meisha Rouser, and Bob Winkel.
Please see De’ Mackinnon if you have not received your red “Sustaining Member” sticker for your badge.  Thank you to all for their generosity.

One of our recent Scholarship recipients, Sorana Nance, sent us this note recently... 

OK, KNK Rotarians.  You all know that Summer is the peak fund-raising season for our Club.  Our recent highly successful Golf Classic was just the start.  This weekend we've kicked off the first weekly Beer Garden, and pulled off a great Fun Run on July 4th.  We need all hands to be pulling together as we man the Beer Garden every Saturday through the end of August.  Talk to Randy at a meeting, see what kind of help he needs, and COME ON OUT on Saturday evenings to help raise money for all our projects, and to just plain have a great time in Kingston. 

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...

Our Mailing address
PO Box 832
Kingston WA 98346
Aug 03, 2016
Brenda Wall
Wall of Hope and Dessie's House
Aug 24, 2016
Kan Driskell
Harrison Medical Center
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