The 2022 Kingston North Kitsap Rotary Club Christmas Card Project took center stage at the joint meeting of the Evening Team and the Noon Team Nov 16 at Village Green Community Center.
     Evening Team members David Winn and Emily Froula kicked off the annual project with a brief review of the program's history -  1,300 cards in 2,020, 2735 in 2021, and a goal of more than 3,000 in 2022.  Froula reported on her visits to other Rotary Clubs in the area, where enthusiastic response was received, to broaden the footprint beyond the Kingston Club's outreach. 
      In short, Rotarians write Christmas cards -  "Thinking of you this time of year.  Your friends at Kingston North Kitsap Rotary Club" - for distribution to those who are shut-in, by themselves, and who may not otherwise receive an expression of caring.  Cards have been distributed to Martha and Mary, Liberty Shores, Village Green Senior Center,  Brookdale, Retsil Veterans Center, and others, in past years.  According to Winn, the goal this year is to reach out to as many as 60 unique such centers.  
     Following the update, cards were distributed and Rotarians went into action writing caring notes.
     In other news, Community Service Committee Chair, Chris Gilbreath advised members of two Club grants.  One of $3,600 to North Kitsap Schools Foundation to support Jazz Band activities and to purchase hardware and software for flight simulator equipment.  Another $1,000 was granted to the Kingston Cares Community Meals program. 
     Finally, Interact Club member Genevieve Upton (left), and Club Advisor Emily Froula, briefed members on activities of the Interact Club, Rotary's Service Club at Kingston High School.  They are planning a potluck, along with members of the Kiwanis Key Club, Dec 1, 6-7:30 p.m.