President's Message
Leslie Reynolds-Taylor
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Welcome to Fellowship Month
June---an appropriate time to pause and reflect upon this past Rotary year as we celebrate our successes, install our new Rotary boards, and anticipate the potential of our incoming theme:  Rotary Connects the World!  We look forward to hearing about Leslie’s endeavors in Hamburg and all the connections she has made worldwide and upon Bob’s return from Africa, his networks forged.
In the fabric of a Rotary year we weave many memorable stories including Port Orchard Cares and local and global service projects completed, meetings held, and Spotlight on a Member and Rotarian moments shared.   As many of us know the reasons why Rotarians join the family of Rotary is to serve, yet it is the sense of fellowship and camaraderie that emerges as a primary reason Rotarians remain in Rotary. Take a moment to consider how your experience has been enriched by people you have met. Sometimes it is a stranger who self introduces when seeing your Rotary pin or earrings, sometimes it is getting to know another club member as you work side by side, or sometimes it is sitting in a District Assembly classroom learning more about the leadership role you are about to take on.   Whether a casual conversation before a regular meeting, a club social that brings together family and friends, or a warm sense of welcome while connecting with a club member…. our Rotary friendships are forged and strengthened.   We are enriched by our experiences and the people with whom they are shared.   It is these connections that inspire us and often motivate us to contribute time, energy, and resources to making this the world we hope it can be.
As Rotarians, as we discovered at the District Leadership training and service project partnerships, we are united member to member and club to club. Fellowship---perhaps the greatest gift we are given in return for our ‘service above self’. Thank you Rotary for creating so many moments….. memories that will stay strong for years to come!
Assistant Principal, South Kitsap High School
Class of 2021
Connects the World”.
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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