Rotary District 5020 Governor Dale Roberts visited Kingston North Kitsap Rotarians at their evening meeting, Wednesday, July 20.
     Roberts, who has been a Rotarian since 1977 - and is a member of the Comox (Vancouver Island) Rotary Club - brought along Rotary International President Jennifer Jones, if only by cutout.  She was striking.  His wife, Mo preceded him as District Governor in 2019-2020.  
     The District Governor reminded Kingston North Kitsap members how great is is to be a Rotarian, with all the good clubs around the world do in their communities - in addition to the worldwide effort to eradicate polio.  "We are the greatest humanitarian organization in the world," he said.  He went on to boost the Rotary Foundation, which makes Rotary effective as an international organization, and distinguishes it from other such groups.  Finally, he asked folks to look ahead to the next District Conference in Victoria, B.C. the third weekend of May, 2023, where best-selling author Jordan Peterson (Rules for Life) will be featured.  
     In other news, De' MacKinnon, Jennifer Jones, and Roberts presented Kingston North Kitsap Rotary's Business of the Year Award to Amy and Mark Anderson, owners of Cup N' Muffin.  
     The meeting also featured three Rotarians telling "their story."  Club President Jackie Baker told of being born in Hong Kong, then moving with her parents to Hawaii.  She attended Cornell University Hotel School.  After graduation she moved to Seattle in 1995, to eventually live in Indianola where she runs her event planning business.  "I've been around Rotary stuff almost my entire life.  My grandfather was a three-time Rotary Club president."  Fredrick Branchflower went next, telling of being born in Seattle in 1936, where his father was a surgeon.  He attended Lakeside High School and Princeton University.  After graduating Navy OCS, Fredrick picked submarine school at Sub Base Pearl Harbor.  After retiring from the Navy, he kept busy for twenty years programming computers.  Bobbie Moore went next.  Who knew?  Bobbie has three post-high school degrees, including a doctorate in education.  She reminded everyone that Kingston is full of excellent people.  "My inclination is to be around generous people, who are a blessing."