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We meet 1st, 2nd, and 4th Wed. at noon, 3rd Wed. at 6:30 in evening 

Satellite meetings are posted on Facebook

(hybrid in-person & online) 

Meeting ID: 813 6004 1930
Passcode: 128961

Kingston Village Green Community Center
26159 Dulay Road
Kingston, WA  98346

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!

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    It was a busy affair, the joint evening meeting of Kingston North Kitsap’s Noon Rotary Club and Kingston North Kitsap’s Satellite Club, Wed, Oct 20, at Village Green Community Center.True to the Board’s recent decision to hold one joint evening meeting monthly, this one was rife with updates, presentations, social time, fun and food. The room was full.  One could not possibly come away from the get together without being impressed by all the projects and activities this Club has going on.  How it cares for its community.  

    At the top of the agenda was presentation of Paul Harris Fellow Awards to Dr. Brad Anderson and his wife, Theresa “for going above and beyond, doing good in our community during the Covid pandemic.”  Here Rotarians De’ MacKinnon and Doug Hallock present the awards.  

    Harris and three of his associates founded Rotary in Chicago in 1905.  

    Activities and projects.  President Chris Gilbreath reported Kingston North Kitsap Rotary Club will be joining other Kitsap Rotary Clubs to work with Olympic College on internships.  Satellite Club President David Winn reminded Rotarians of the online Fall Food Drive, on behalf of ShareNet, Oct 19-31.  Go to: charityauction.bid/sharenetfundraiser.  Winn also noted the Satellite Club has set a goal to triple the number of holiday cards it delivers to elderly and emergency youth services homes this holiday season.  In 2020, the Club delivered 1300 cards.  President Chris reminded members of the Pints for Polio event at Western Red Brewery in Poulsbo, Mon, Oct 25, 5p—8p.  And he commented on Broadway Night at Kingston’s Firehouse Theater, a food drive and fun-raiser in partnership with Kiwanis and the Kingston Chamber.        

Alice Amas updated members on the Club’s Kitsap-Olympic Ale Trail activities in October, where the primary emphasis will on Trail Partners (establishments).

Finally, Kris Libby noted Christmas wreaths will be going up in Kingston Nov 27.  

    Whew!  What a meeting!  What a Club!

Notes/Dates of Interest:


    *  Kingston North Kitsap Rotary Club’s Community Services Committee approved a $4k grant to Kingston Cares Food4Kids.


    *  The next meeting of the Noon KNK Rotary Club will occur at 6:30p, Wed, Oct 20, at Village Green Community Center in Kingston.


    *  KNK Rotarians are encouraged to join with other Kitsap Rotarians Mon, Oct 25, 5p, at Western Red Brewing in Poulsbo.  It is Pints for Polio night.  Quaff a few.  

    *  KNK Rotary International Committee will meet by Zoom, Wed, Oct 20, at noon.


    How to build your LinkedIn presence into a powerful branding and marketing tool.  That was the subject of the latest presentation to the Kingston North Kitsap Rotary Club at its meeting, Wed, Oct 13.  Thanks to a link from Club Member Clint Boxman, Ross Ruthman and Bruce Johnson “zoomed in” to describe LinkedIn’s value and flexibility in developing business relationships.  Ross called LinkedIn the Facebook of today.  Bruce explained there are currently 766m LinkedIn users, 171m of whom are in the U.S.  41% of millionaires use LinkedIn.  44% of users have annual incomes in excess of $75k.

    LinkedIn is much more than a base of contacts.  It is a powerful platform for building a professional presence, establishing a brand, and reaching out to specific audiences in a very granular way.  And it is not just personal.  Companies and organizations, such as Rotary Clubs, can use the technology to their benefit.  

    The presentation offered specifics of how to build a presence, how to target audiences, and how to keep that presence fresh and up to date.