Put that $600 to Work

Note to Rotarians and others receiving this Kingston North Kitsap Rotary Club Newsletter.  Most of us have received $600 recently from the U.S. Government.  Many of us don’t need the money.  However, our community does.  

    To meet Covid-19 induced needs in North Kitsap - food insecurity, housing insecurity, business insecurity, student learning gaps, and others - Kingston North Kitsap Rotary Club’s Winter Auction will be staged online Feb 4 and Feb 5.  That $600 many don’t need?  What great “seed money” for aggressive auction bidding.  Mark your calendars.  Check out, and sign-up on the auction website (www.auctria.com/auction/kingstonrotary2021).  Put your Covid-19 relief funds to work in our community.  Have fun.  All good.

        Patron Program Helps Kingston North Kitsap Small Businesses

    At their Jan 20 meeting, Kingston North Kitsap Rotarians learned about a “patron” program to help small businesses struggling with Covid-19 related business downturns.  The brainchild of Nancy Knode and Kat Klint Simmons, the idea is to help struggling small businesses in our area.  It is modeled after arts patron programs, where “patrons” pledge their financial support in one-time, monthly, or other increments.  Knode told Rotarians the program is organized through a Facebook group: kingstonsmallbizpatronmagic.  Would-be patrons are urged to join the Facebook group, read how to support, choose one business (or more), contact the owner and pledge support.  Businesses signed up thus far include All About Sewing, Harbor Hair Design, d’Vine Wines, Over the Moon Coffee, Paisley Whale, Kingston Ale House, and Sweet Life Cakery.