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President's Message
Leslie Reynolds-Taylor
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September is Basic Education and Literacy Month. Our Port Orchard Rotary group has been very active in encouraging Literacy. Let me share some of these with you.
 
We have John Carlson and his wife, Ruth that started a summer class teaching English and Spanish to families that would like to know more about the language. Rotarians volunteered to help in the classroom as well. Bob Cairns, with the help of Jon Gailey and their wife’s collect thousands of books to send Internationally. Mark and RoseMarie Timmerman joined in to make sure kids had school supplies on the first day of school. The Principal’s and educators in our club are working hard to make sure our kids are getting the best education they can possibly have. This last year, we gave thousands of dollars towards Scholarships.
There are so many things are group is doing to educate our students as well as ourselves. Rotary gives us the opportunity to learn, to go outside of the box or comfort zone, to better ourselves and others.
Keep learning...
 
Leslie Reynolds-Taylor
Port Orchard Rotary President 
Crab Feed Auction Chair
Port Orchard Cares Chair
 
Stories
March 5, 2019 Speaker: Dave Hall, Rotary Shelter Boxes
 
Dave is a proud member of Clover Park (Lakewood) Rotary Club, a Paul Harris Fellow, and served as the club’s Public Relations Director. He has been a ShelterBox Ambassador since April 2017, having gone through the ShelterBox Response Team selection process in Canada (2017) and also additional field training in 2018.
 
A retired local law enforcement officer, Dave’s career included 4 years with the Town of Steilacoom, 16 years with Pierce County Sheriff’s office, and his final position as Assistant Chief, City of Lakewood PD.
 
Dave is also former US Army and Armor/Cavalry Officer during the Cold War, returning to serve in 2008 as Criminal Investigations Division Special Agent, and deployed to Iraq 2009-2010.
 
Now retired, with 9 years of service as an Emergency Planner/Logistics Section Chief with WA Emergency Management (Camp Murray), Dave currently “works” as a Player Assistant and Caddie at Chambers Bay Golf Course. He occasionally plays golf with 100-year old hickory-shaft golf clubs, while dressed in vintage-style attire, which his wife calls “Going Full Golf Dork.”
About Shelter Box

ShelterBox is a global organization made up of people who believe in shelter as a human right – that shelter from the chaos of disaster and conflict is vital.
 
When people are plunged into crisis, normality is suspended. But good, quality shelter can cut through the chaos. This is why we provide the tools that enable people to rebuild homes and transform their lives.
We do things differently. We were born different. We started life as a small organization in the UK and have grown to make a big impact across the world. We don’t follow the crowd – we’ve carved our own path that leads straight to the families we support.
 
Our pledge
 
We are impatient to see a world where no family is left without shelter when disaster strikes. This drives us to transform the support of our donors, fundraisers and volunteers into the hope and power of families all over the world – the power to rebuild homes, lives and communities.
Our impatience leads to determination. We will do whatever it takes to ensure that no family goes without shelter.
 
What we do
 
We put families first. The commitment of our supporters enables us to provide emergency shelter and tools for families robbed of their homes by conflict and natural disaster.
 
We don’t believe that one size fits all. We work hard to understand the impact of each emergency and the need this creates within individual communities. The equipment we provide, whatever shape it takes, gives people the hope and the power to transform their own lives.
This week’s update
Good morning all, From Whistler, life is good. It’s stunning here. I will be back Wednesday. 
 
Tomorrow, am meeting is scheduled for 0730. Please bring your bottles of wine to Frank. Sign up for trips, and deserts. Please bring in your Auction donations. Last I heard, there were 88 items including Live and Silent. We like to have 30 live auction and a minimum of 150 silent items. Think about what donations you would like to provide. 
 
Student training for Auction is scheduled for 7am, on Wednesday, at the High School.
 
Thursday is a busy day. Auction Committee is scheduled at 0730 at the Family Pancake house. This is second to last Auction meeting.  
 
Thursday evening, we will be meeting at my place to decide on silent and live auction items. I will have pizza and drink available. My my address is 5377 Watauga beach drive east, out by Manchester State Park.
 
Friday the 15th, we will meet at Ron’s storage unit with trucks, to load up trucks and take over to Conference Center. Saturday morning, 9am, All hands on Deck, please. Meet at Bremerton Conference Center. We are usually ready by around 1, home to get ready. Some members return at 4 to last minute train kids. We will need greeters for our guests. Greet them at the door, offer them glass of champagne and a warm greeting.
 
12 days until Auction. 
 
Enjoy your week.
 
Leslie
Rotary/Discovery Salmon Release
Our club in conjunction with the Discovery high school kids will be releasing 35,000 chum salmon fry into Beaver Creek on Monday 4 March.  If you would like to observe the release, please contact Glenn Schmitt prior to 10am Monday so he can arrange access to the Fuel Depot for you.  I will meet the students at our Karcher Creek hatchery at 1:30pm.  I would anticipate we will be at the main gate Fuel Depot between 2 - 2:15pm.  We will be releasing an additional 35,000 chum fry into Beaver Creek on Tuesday 5 March.  This release will not be on the Fuel Depot, but on a private farm further up the road.  The same time frame will apply to Tuesday.  If you have questions, call me at 360 731 0327.
 
 
 
 
Join us for the 2018 District Training and Conference!
Register now for the District Training and Conference in Victoria, British Columbia, May 9 - 11, 2019. You will have the opportunity to attend training sessions, hear an array of internationally recognized speakers, and most of all, get to know and share with fellow Rotarians from around our district. Stay at the award-winning Hotel Grand Pacific in the heart of downtown and enjoy all this beautiful city has to offer.  Be inspired, have fun, form friendships, celebrate our accomplishments, and look forward to the Rotary year ahead!
 
 
Capture the moment in Hamburg, Germany June 1-5, 2019
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Port Orchard
Service Above Self
We meet Tuesdays at 7:15 AM
By ZOOM, meeting ID 360-265-6691 during COVID-19 Restrictions
2065 Bay St
Port Orchard, WA 98366
United States of America
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