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Janis Maracic
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Youth Service Month
 
Youth---truly our investment in our future!   How fitting that Rotary designates a calendar month to Youth Services!   Many Rotarians  join or remain in the ‘family of Rotary’ because of its advocacy for youth programs.   I did!   As a past teacher and current administrator, the Rotary partnership is so evident in our schools and community.   Leadership, literacy, and scholarship programs flourish because of Rotary.  I am so grateful for the opportunities for youth to learn, to connect, and to become leaders!
   
We are very proud of our longstanding Youth Exchange program.  Chair, Ron Hutchinson, has made the program vigorous and impactful.   Faiza has enriched our understanding of her country and culture…soon she will depart for home enriched by a year full of incredible memories.   Yes, many students in adulthood return to their host families and Rotary communities to visit and reconnect because of lifelong ties established during the exchange year.   These students are our ‘peace ambassadors’.  Thank you for opening your homes and hearts to our exchange students!
 
Whatever you do to support youth programs…..a sincere thank you.   Annually our club awards over $37,000 in scholarships,  engages in local and global literacy projects that support reading, send students to the Rotary Youth Leadership Assembly, support the Interact Club and AVID students at SKHS, support the Ready for K! Program in SKSD, and honor the PO Rotary Students of the Year. Our youth infuse our world with a sense of possibility.  Thank you for recognizing that an investment in our youth is an investment in our future.  Students so very naturally know how to “Be the Inspiration”….and demonstrate how “Rotary Connects the World”.
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March 26, 2019 Speaker: Erica Delma, Holly Ridge

Holly Ridge Center

A Little About Us

Holly Ridge Center is a nonprofit organization offering highly specialized programs and services for children and adults with differing abilities. Founded in 1963, we have continuously offered support, guidance, education and highly-specialized programs and services in Kitsap and North Mason Counties. Through these efforts, Holly Ridge Center strives to:
  • Support each family in their journey;

  • Help each person reach their fullest potential; and

  • Create a positive and lasting impact on the community.

Our Programs

Infant Toddler Program

Our Infant Toddler, or ITP program, is a neuro-developmental center that provides early intervention services to children birth to three who present with developmental delays or are medically fragile. It is the only program of this type on the Olympic Peninsula.
Our highly trained staff serves more than 1,000 children and their families each year, providing a variety of services and therapies in homes, community child care centers and in small groups at our many sites throughout Kitsap and North Mason Counties.

Adult Employment Services

Our Adult Employment Services Program, or AES, is a vocational rehabilitation program that provides job training, job placement, and supported employment to adults with differing abilities within Kitsap and North Mason Counties. Our AES team of Employment Consultants and Community Job Coaches has extensive experience and training in workplace diversity. Through our work we help connect employees and businesses to create lasting partnerships that benefit both employees and businesses alike.

 

Congratulations to the newest Lee Belas Scholarship winner, Gabe Drummond
Our secondary student is Gabe Drummond – Gabe is a very nice 16 year old boy who is going to Belgium.  Gabe is a little shy, but very well spoken and presents himself well. 
 
BIG NEWS:  I received a call today from the Rotary District Committee that Gabe Drummond won the Lee Belas scholarship and will be receiving a $3,000 award.  That is a huge thing because he and his two sisters are being raised by his single mother.  They couldn’t have made a better choice.
Need for Volunteers to do Book Sorting and Packing
Dear Fellow Rotarians,

The Port Orchard Rotary Club is doing a book drive for the purpose of sending books to Kenya and possibly the Philippines.  We have been extraordinarily successful.  So far we have collected 15 pallets and the South Kitsap South District(SKSD) is donating around 60 pallets to us of library and textbooks.  Each pallet contains 24 book boxes.   There is a need to sort and pack a small amount of books so I am asking for volunteers to pack some SKSD books.  Two sessions have been scheduled on Monday, 1 Apr at the SKSD offices at 2689 Hoover Ave SE, Port Orchard and Friday, 5 Apr at the SKSD Warehouse, 1695 Madrona Dr SE, near Marcus Whitman Middle School.  The sessions will be from noon to 3:00 PM.   Students along with spouses are welcome.
 
If you are interested in volunteering, you can contact Bob Cairns at 689-1300 or reply to this e mail.  Pam Roland also can be contacted at 253-320-1484.  
 
Yours in Rotary,
 
Bob Cairns
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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