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Viking Tour 2019

PHILANTHROPY BIKE RIDE / POULSBO, WA

Viking Tour 2019Get ready to trim your beard and shave your legs...
 
The Viking Tour is a group ride on the Kitsap Peninsula which will take place on Sunday, May 19th, 2019.
 
The tour starts and finishes in historic Poulsbo, “Little Norway” at 9 a.m., and is held during the iconic VikingFest carnival and festival. The ride has three different lengths for all riding levels: the “Odin”: a ~60-mile journey featuring nearly 4,000ft of climbing. The “Thor”: a ~30-mile ride with a few less hills for those looking to have a bit of fun with a little less challenge and the "Freyja": a ~15-mile relaxing ride where you can enjoy yourself without breaking too much of a sweat.
 
The Viking Tour is meant to be whatever you make of it. Do it for fun, do it to challenge your personal best or do it to win! Whatever your intent, you’ll be glad you came! We encourage professionals, amateurs, recreational riders, clubs & cycling teams to participate. It’s time for all Vikings to trim your beards, shave your legs and get ready to ride. All profits from the Viking Tour support ongoing efforts of the Poulsbo Rotary Club.
 
Date:                      Sunday, May 19th, 2019
Check-in Time:    7am-9:30am
Location:              Centennial Park, 19250 7th Ave NE, Poulsbo, WA 98370
Cost:                      $50 (all routes)
Start Time:           9am
Support:               Rest Stops, Mechanics, Medics
Activities:             Vendor Village, Beer Garden, Lunch, Music
 
Follow this link to register or find more information.
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Meeting Highlights, May 3, 2019

Ardis Morrow BirthdayArdis Morrow Birthday
The club played a video in honor of Ardis’ birthday---Cake and cupcakes were enjoyed by all! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ARDIS! 
 
John Waller announced that he is the new Youth Services Director. Thanks to Dan Weedin for his contribution. Anyone who is interested in hosting exchange students, please contact John.
 

Distinguished Students Of Service (DSS) Awards

Geneva Newell and Alex Martin
Steve Garfein introduced Geneva Newell and Alex Martin, seniors at NK High School. With Rotary’s sponsorship, these students and three teachers will attend the NewSpace 2019 Conference in Seattle in July. They will meet venture capitalists, NASA leaders, and leaders in private launch companies. Both Geneva and Alex are studying engineering: Geneva is going to Cal Poly to study civil engineering; Alex is attending UW to study aeronautical engineering. Both students will come back to NKHS to help start an aeronautical engineering program. 
 
Distinguished Students of Service
Each of the following Distinguished Students of Service will receive $100 cash award. The students described their interests and goals: 
 
Kian Dougherty – studying engineering; plans to attend the US Coast Guard Academy; enjoys football, track, music, choir and Boy Scouts – is a member of the National Honor Society. 
 
Eleanor Beers – enjoys all subjects; plans to enter Vanderbilt and study pre-medicine – is a member of the National Honor Society. 
 
Merry Cockroft – interested in environmental science in class and in the community; plays in the band, plans to study environmental science at Whitman – is a member of the National Society and ASB (Leadership)
 
Grace Zinkhon – interested in environmental science or biochemistry; enjoys soccer and lacrosse – is a member of the National Society 
 
Alaina Marcotte – also won an award but was unable to attend 
 

Paul Harris Award Presented to Eric Nieland

Paul Harris Award Presented to Eric NielandEric Nieland, NKHS engineering teacher, was presented the Paul Harris Fellow Award as a gift from Rotary. Eric’s classroom was the recipient of Rotary funds several years ago and he purchased a kit to build a 3-D printer for his classroom. Once built, the students brought the 3-D printer to Rotary and made Rotary logos for our members. The students then used the 3-D printer to make additional 3-D printers. He thanked Rotary for supporting his NK High School students.
 
These awards, given in the name of Rotary Founder Paul Harris, are for Rotarians who donate a total of $1000 to the Rotary Foundation, the charitable non-profit of Rotary International. Clubs and individuals may "donate" on behalf of other deserving individuals to recognize their contributions to the ideals of Rotary. The award to Eric Nieland recognizes his exemplary service to our community.
 

Trash Program Update

Trash Program UpdateTrash Program Update

“Green Glen” (Glen Robbins) announced a reminder to save Styrofoam for the Styro Round Up on July 27th at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds. 
 

Viking Tour Update

Prices for Viking Tour go up this weekend so register NOW! Volunteer solicitation is going well; if you want to be involved, contact Joe Hulsey. Viking Tour will be WASTE FREE. Lori Cloutier described the efforts to be waste-free.
 
• Eliminate supplies that what we don’t need for the event 
• Goal – capture recycles without contamination 
• Multiple recycle stations are available so we have NO waste – training will be done for “recycle educators” who will help volunteers and cyclers dispose of waste in the proper bins 
• We are coordinating with various recycling organizations who will take all of the recycled items from the event 
 
Evolved Vikings don’t pillage the earth!! 
 

New Member Induction - Rowen Phillips

New Member Induction - Rowen Phillips
Rowen Phillips was inducted as a new member of the club. Congratulations Rowen and welcome to Poulsbo Rotary!
 
Fun facts about Rowen: has 3 children, supports the WSU Cougars and Texas Longhorns, is interested in Youth Services and Domestic Violence. Committees. Devyn will be Rowen’s mentor. 
 

New Member Talk – Rob Thomas

New Member Talk – Rob ThomasRob Thomas and his wife moved to Poulsbo in June 2016 after he retired from the Navy. His service in the Navy included assignments in Japan (twice), Florida, US Naval Academy (learned to be a ship captain), and Virginia.
  
Rob now works as a civilian for the Navy as a Harbor Pilot and Captain. His responsibilities include ensuring the safe navigation of vessels into/out of harbors and/or docks. This includes Navy vessels as well as ships that contract with the Navy. 
 
He loves the area and looks forward to being an active Rotary member. 
 
 
 

Community Service Check Presentation

Community Service Check Presentation
Geoff Schmidt presented Geneva Newell (NKHS student who is working on her Girl Scouts Gold Award), a check for $400 to support the Day of Positivity she is planning on June 8th from 1-9PM in Waterfront Park in Poulsbo. 
 
 
Upcoming Events
Board Meeting
Poulsbo Fire Station
May 30, 2019 5:30 PM
 
Wine Tasting at Mary and Joe's - 6 PM
May 31, 2019 6:30 PM
 
Community Service Committee
Tim Ryan Construction
Jun 10, 2019 5:30 PM
 
Youth Services Committee Meeting
Vibe Coworks
Jun 11, 2019 5:30 PM
 
Professional Services Committee Meeting - 5:30 to 6:30 PM
Vibe Coworks
Jun 12, 2019
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
 
Membership Committee Meeting
Coffee Oasiss
Jun 15, 2019
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
 
International Committee Meeting
18887 WA-305
Jun 17, 2019
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
 
Public Image Meeting
Jun 19, 2019 5:45 PM
 
Domestic Violence Committee
Sons of Norway Conference Room
Jun 21, 2019
8:45 AM – 9:45 AM
 
Installation (Kathy), Outstallation (Tim)
Casino
Jun 21, 2019 5:00 PM
 
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Upcoming Speakers
May 24, 2019
Diving The Salish Sea
May 31, 2019
Enhanced License
Jun 07, 2019
The Fight to Abolish Slavery In Our Lifetime
Jun 14, 2019
Rotary Scholarships
Jun 21, 2019
Housing Sexually Violent Predators
Jun 28, 2019
Last meeting of his presidency - "Rotary!!"
Jul 05, 2019
Rotary Friendship Exchange - Australians
Jul 12, 2019
The new Poulsbo Rotary Year
Jul 19, 2019
Finding Elevation … what cancer taught me
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