President's Message
Leslie Reynolds-Taylor
member photo
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
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
RSS Feed

Rotary clubs in districts across Italy worked together to procure state-of-the-art equipment needed to combat the deadly coronavirus disease for 26 hospitals around the country.


The ongoing evolution of Rotaract is redefining its place within Rotary.


Rotary clubs in East Africa are forging partnerships to provide hand washing stations and food in areas where social distancing is a luxury that few can afford.


Members help launch site so merchants can sell goods, organize supplies to make sanitizer, and provide food to health care workers.


Rotarians in Lithuania and the United States promote the use of bubble helmets to help patients avoid mechanical ventilators.

Subscribe to Bulletin
Subscribe to our eBulletin and stay up to date on the latest news and events.
Club Information
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
DistrictSiteIcon District Site
VenueMap Venue Map
Upcoming Events
2020 Online Auction
May 16, 2020 – May 26, 2020 6:00 PM
Satellite meeting
Jun 03, 2020
Board Meeting
Puerto Villarta
Jun 17, 2020 6:00 PM
Satellite meeting
Jul 01, 2020
Board Meeting
Puerto Villarta
Jul 15, 2020 6:00 PM
Satellite meeting
Aug 05, 2020
View entire list
Executives & Directors
President Elect
Vice President
Past President
Club Service
Community Service
World Community Service
Foundation (co Chair)
Public Relations
Youth Exchange
Youth Protection Officer
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Pete Holt
May 10
Hutch Hutchins
May 12
Penelope Sapp
May 17
Glenn Schmitt
May 25
Dick Peterson
May 26
Spouse Birthdays
Shirley Wall
May 23
David Weatherill
Jamie Weatherill
May 7
Rick Gehring
May 7
Jim Carmichael
May 28
Glenn Schmitt
May 29
Dick Peterson
May 30
Photo Albums
2018 Christmas Party
Port Orchard Rotary Community Service Projects 2017/2018
Russell Hampton
ClubRunner Mobile