Invocation: Susan Veach
Pledge: Jeff Jahns

Guests and Visitors:
Doug O'Donnell (Bremerton Rotary)

Bill Evans, Leslie Reynolds, Pat Oster

Baseball sign-up - Bryan Lyman
Port Orchard Cares - Ron Richmond
Ready-For-Kindergarten sign-up
Board Meeting 6:30 pm
Wayne Cohen reports on his trip to Scotland.
(Who?) Memorial Night 9/18/12 One Ten Lounge
Kurt Wagner Benefit at Slaughter County Brewery 9/12/12

Exchange Student Report:
Can't wait for California trip.

Program: Introduced by Bruce Bennett
Jim Trainer - a nationally known Community Forester and an International Society of Arboriculture Certified Arborist.

On April 3, 2010, Jim planted his 1 millionth tree: a Johnny Appleseed Apple Tree on Blake Island!

ImageJim Trainer is a nationally known Community Forester and an International Society of Arboriculture Certified Arborist. He has performed tree related work for over 30 years and he is one of the founding members of KiTSA (Kitsap Trees and Shoreline Association), a non-profit tree organization. He has also done tree presentations for the Arbor Day Foundation in Nebraska, Seattle, Tacoma, Bellingham, Olympia, Port Townsend, Cle Elum and Ellensburg, WA. He also writes a monthly tree column for the Kitsap News Group on heritage trees.

Jim is a Champion Tree Hunter in Washington State and coordinates his finds to the University of Washington Champion Tree Program and American Forest in Washington, D.C.

In 2005 Jim had developed a Kitsap Trees Champion Tree Calendar which was distributed nationally and it was the first Champion Tree Calendar for The State of Washington and is currently working on a Heritage Tree Book which will be about the top 12 trees in Kitsap County.

In 2008 Jim and Unicorn Productions produced a DVD called “Forest Trails and Critter Tales” which highlights the rich forests of Kitsap County and his critters that inhabit them. This DVD has been distributed to all the Kitsap Libraries and most of the schools in Kitsap County.

Jim is the owner and operator of Treez, Inc. specializing in preserving and enhancing the environment through reforestation, restoration and natural resource management.

In 2010 Jim completed his heritage tree book called "Kitsap Trees" which is about the tip 12 trees in Kitsap County and was sold at the Kitsap County Libraries as a fundrasier. The book can be purchased through Jim Trainor's website.

Photo from Jim's website. Caption: Paul Ruppert (on right), Park Ranger of Blake Island State Park, congratulates Jim (on left) on the planting of his 1 millionth tree. It's hard to see now, but soon it will be a beauty!