SPEAKERS
Aviv Attia
May 12, 2021
StandWithUs Northwest
Chairman Leonard Forsman
Jun 09, 2021
Suquamish Tribe Projects
Club Assembly
Jun 16, 2021

We meet virtually Wednesdays at 12:00 PM via Zoom.

Email for details:


Kingston Village Green Community Center
26159 Dulay Road
Kingston, WA  98346
 
Thank you for supporting our local restaurants in our Order Bombing campaign!
To participate email KingstonOrderBombers@gmail. com
 
THURSDAY, MAY 6  (7AM - 5:30PM)
OVER THE MOON COFFEE ROASTERS
11229 NE State Hwy 104 #3
Kingston, WA 98346
(360) 638-6156
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Rotary is known by the results that are achieved

We provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through our fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders.

We are the Rotary Club of Kingston North Kitsap!

 
Home Page Stories

    Rotarian faces in the crowd.  At Sully’s.  On the Kingston Order Bombers flight over Suquamish, Thursday, Apr 29.  Mark and Kris Libby and their group.  Walt and Bobbie.  David Witt and his gang.  Doug Hallock and his friend. Chris Gilbreath for five.  And Ron Carter for two.  Together they accounted for 16 meals that would not have been served if not for Kingston North Kitsap Rotary Club’s effort to support local restaurants and businesses.  Apologies to those who may have been, whom I missed.

    Permission for author’s privilege to report an observation.  Kingston Ale House.  Kafe Neo.  Scratch Kitchen.  Coffee Oasis.  D’Vine Wines.  White Horse Cedar Grill.  Sully’s.  The food has been good at every stop.  Kingston Order Bombing is NOT a charity event.  It is worth it.  And good.  Highly recommend the fish taco on the menu at Sully’s.  And the clam chowder.  If you couldn’t make it on the bombing run, try it next time you are going through Suquamish.  

 

    Coming next.  Over the Moon Coffee Roasters, Thursday, May 6.  7a until 5:30p.  Meet a friend there.  Invite a neighbor.  Take a family member.  Takeout fresh coffee and something good to eat.  

    No excuses.  You have all day to partake.  The generous menu of coffee mixes is accompanied by popular food items, such as house made quiche (one of the most popular), build-your-own breakfast sandwiches - which can be fashioned into build-your-own lunch sandwiches (ham, brie, and egg could easily become ham, brie, avocado, and spinach for lunch).  Breakfast burritos are popular, too.  Try the sausage, scrambled egg, and mixed cheese, or the chorizo, scrambled egg, fontina cheese, green onion, and cilantro burrito.  A note about quiche and burritos.  Please tell Rotary Coordinator David Winn that’s what you want by Wednesday before, as these items are hand made and put together the night before.  With limited seating, takeout is encouraged.  Good spaces for “picnicking” are to be found in either of the Port parks.  

    Courage.  What it took to keep pushing to open a new business in the throes of a pandemic.  Timing was not good.  Over the Moon signed its lease Mar 1, 2020, just days before the first case of Covid in Washington.  The plan was to do construction and open in the spring.  That didn’t happen until September  Six months without revenue.  Lee and Ma - the proprietors - report “through the ups and downs of learning to start a business during a global pandemic, our community has slowly built up around our shop to support us to where we are today.  Ma and I could not be more grateful.”

    Lee has one more offer for Bombers.  A deal on fair trade coffee beans by the bag, personally roasted by Lee in medium, bold, and bolder.  One bag - $9; two bags - $16; three - $24; four - $30.  

    Help double the impact by bringing someone along - neighbor, friend, family member. Alert David Winn you are on the Over the Moon mission at: tahuya81@comcast.net - or - KingstonOrderBombers@gmail.com.  And tell David by Wednesday night if you want the quiche or the burrito, so they can prepare it custom, just for you.

    At their Apr 28 noon meeting, Kingston North Kitsap Rotarians heard a presentation from Shirley Wildler, Director of the Poulsbo chapter of Days for Girls International.  There are more than 1k such chapters around the world, staffed with 50k volunteers.  Their mission is to supply feminine hygiene products and health education to women suffering “period poverty,”  

a condition that results when women of child-bearing age cannot work or attend school because they must stay home for lack money to buy feminine hygiene products.

    Shirley explained this is not just a third world problem in places like Africa, Cambodia, Lebanon, and Nepal.  She said one in ten experience period poverty in the U.K., 26% in New Zealand, and 20% in the U.S.  Scotland recently passed a measure requiring free female hygiene products.

    Days for Girls, the organization, has made and distributed two-million kits worldwide in its twelve years of existence.  The Poulsbo chapter has sent out more than 5k kits. The kits are designed to last three years of use.  They give women of child bearing age their days back.

     Information is available at: poulsbowa@daysforgirls.org.  

   Spring is in the air.  Look up.  Around Mother’s Day you will see one more sign of spring.  Kingston’s annual flower baskets hanging from 120 light poles in and around town.  The colorful display from the Kingston Community Beautification Committee returns for 2021.  And with it the Committee has a new parent organization, the Kingston North Kitsap Rotary Club. The Rotary Club will provide the needed organizational and banking support.  Hanging and watering the baskets will resume through the work of local volunteers.  And “the Gator” returns, thanks to the Port of Kingston, to help the watering efforts, formerly coordinated by Rotarian Dan Martin, currently by Rotarian Mary Jane Gilbreath.

     The basket program began around the year 2000, thanks to the Kingston Revitalization Committee and Karen Ross.  It was an effort to spruce up “Tiny Town.”  Run the numbers, and that is 2400 baskets over the years.  In the beginning, until just a couple years ago, the baskets were curated by Foxglove Nursery, as the program was the brainchild of Nursery owners Gail Halsaver and her late husband, Dave.  They are being prepared this year by Valley Nursery, and carefully hanged, according to Beautification Committee member Kris Libby,  “thanks to Dave Wetter and his magnificent truck and ‘hangers’ from the high school sports teams.”

    But, help is needed.  To support the program, money is raised through individual basket sponsorships.  With 70 sponsors to date this year, some sponsoring multiple baskets, more are needed.    Sponsors will not see their name in lights, or on the basket, but they will know.  They will know they are part of the “crowd.”  The one that made it happen.  

    Sponsorship of a basket costs $100, plus a $30 annual maintenance fee.  Sponsors are needed.  Watering volunteers are needed.  To sign up for either - or both - contact Shannon Castillo at Thistle Floral and Home: 360-930-2843 - or - flowers@thistlefloralandhome.com.  Better yet, go see Shannon at her shop in Kingston.