Posted on May 18, 2018
Newest member, John Waller, Sponsored by Steve Garfein.
Welcome to our newest member, John Waller, Sponsored by Steve Garfein.
Nick Johnson reviewed results for Viking Tour and presented a picture of VIKING JACK BATTU.

Newest Paul Harris Award presented to Alexis Foster

Alexis FosterAlexis Foster became our newest Paul Harris Fellow! Rotarians who contribute a total of $1000 to The Rotary Foundation, the foundation of Rotary International, receive a commemorative pin called the Paul Harris Award, named after the founder of Rotary. 

Important UPCOMING Club Events 

• Jack Archer’s memorial will be June 16. Details on ClubRunner and email from Michele Doyle 
• Installation/Outstallation June 29!! 

Youth Services Committee Report 

Youth Services Committee Report - Alexis FosterAlexis Foster shared the committee’s belief statement and some of this year’s projects and grants: Nelson House (with Community Service), Distinguished Students of Service, OurGEMS and Gents, Suquamish Elementary’s Islandwood trip, 3 projects for NK Schools Foundation, and the Miss Poulsbo/Miss Kitsap/Miss Silverdale Scholarship fund, to name just a few.

Presentation: Seth Muir, of Salish Sea Expeditions 

Presentation: Seth Muir, of Salish Sea Expeditions Seth described some of the innovative “science-under-sail” programs for students that allow the students to take the scientific process from the classroom all the way to a symposium. Students design a project, conduct a meaningful experiment that they do in 1-5 days on a boat, a 65 foot yawl. Salish Sea Expeditions has use of the boat for 1/3 of the year, and they typically operate out of state parks because the boat only sleeps 14, and the class size is larger than that. About 40% of the students receive scholarships, 75% come from public schools, and 25% are low income. Seth reports with pride, “Our students become research science school mariners aboard a floating classroom. It’s hands on.” He said they build a rigorous project, collect the data, and form a conclusion. 
Seth explained that they have many community partners, and that they’re currently expanding to some family projects and winter-time land-based projects. Right now the greatest need is for LOCAL STUDENTS, and the funding to help support them. It’s about $100 per day per kid. This sounded like a very worthwhile program, and our members had lots of interest and questions.