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This week, The call came out. Rotarian Answered.
Sunday, 4/3/2020
Good morning, CHI Fransican/Harrison is requesting our help. As you may know, they have been a sponsor of ours for many years at our Auction. 
Now, they are requesting our help with suppling meals for their medical Doctors, nurses and other hospital employees. They have about 30 people per shift that need to be fed. I’ve talked to the Brickhouse and the Dock, and they both want to partner with us on this project. Meals will be about $10 pp, could be as high as $15 pp. 
Would you please donate $50, $100, $200, $300 for helping our medical folks that are spending much over time to care for our Kitsap county residents.
4/3/2020 UPDATE The Port Orchard Rotary raised just over $3000 within 48 hours. The Dock Restaurant will be delivering 3 shifts of meals to hospital personal, next week. That is $1000 of what you raised. Kettlefish and the Brickhouse will be delivering meals as well.  Tomorrow will be first shift that will have their meals.  

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The 2020 Rotary Convention in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, has been canceled due to the ongoing threat of the coronavirus. Read more.
Editor's note: This a a report on the construction of the 3rd Sand Dam in East Pokot, Kenya by our NGO Hifadhi Africa  (Global Grant # 1869224).
HAO WaSH team currently out in the field where the construction of the 3rd sand dam under GG186924 is ongoing. The sand dam is anticipated to serve approximately 1500 people in Natan village, East Pokot, with clean drinking water for themselves and their animals. Thanks to our partners Rotary International, Rotary Clubs of Port Orchard, USA and Nairobi Gigiri, Rotary District 9212 and Rotary District 5020. Rotary International Rotary Club of Nairobi Gigiri Rotary District 9212 Rotary District 5020 Port Orchard Rotary
Update by Bob Cairns of Port Orchard Rotary: Construction of the 3rd sand dam was done in a record 8 days(10-17 Mar).There was an average of 200 people working daily(120 women and 80 men).A pregnant woman worked because she had no food.A good espiritdecorp and cohesion developed between the workers.Materials used were 350 bags of cement, over 70 tons of rocks and 22,000 gallons of water were hauled from Marigat. A record 85 bags of cement were used on one day.Serious challenge with cobra snakes in the rocks.Over 20 cobras were killed and more got away.People are still in the field and when they return, a written report will be submitted.Plan is to do 4th and final sand dam in April, weather permitting.Depends on the availability of the engineering contractor.Projected completion date for the entire GG is July 2020.
The first release of 2020 was a complete success. 15,000 coho salmon smolts were released into Beaver Creek on the Manchester Fuel Farm property. These coho smolts were raised at the Port Orchard Rotary hatchery on Karcher Creek by Discovery High School students led by their teacher Jerry Polley. They have an additional 70,000 chum salmon in the hatchery that will be ready for release around early March.
Three Port Orchard Rotarians took a truck and trailer to Eastern WA to pick up 3000 lbs of Potatoes and 2500 lbs of apples that were donated by a farmers. Then a team of Rotarians unloaded apples and potatoes to Helpline, which will receive most of them, and other portion will go to our families in Port Orchard Cares. Thank you for all the help from our Rotarians.
District 5020 Governor Maureen Fritz-Roberts of Comox, B.C. gave her message Tuesday night to a gathering consisting of five local Rotary clubs from District Area 10:  Bremerton, Port Orchard, South Kitsap, East Bremerton and North Mason. There was a crowd of about 200 in attendance at the Conference Center including a table of 11 Interact Club members from Port Orchard and Bremerton High School and two of our exchange students, Alex Fisher and Lauren Toth. Fritz-Roberts brought a message about the joy Rotary creates by telling the story of a woman named Joy in Ethiopia who received a microcredit Rotary loan that enabled her to build a bakery business in her back yard. John Stanley, who joined Bremerton club in 1954 and was our club's president in 1965-66, was honored for his 70-plus years of service to Rotary. John transferred to the Port Orchard club a few years ago to be closer to home.
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