Monday, January 23rd, 2023
In Person or ZOOM at St Barnabas
11:30am lunch/12:00pm Meeting
Punishment, Treatment and Equity
How does the criminal justice system try to equally apply the law?

Guest Speaker:
Chad Enright, JD, Kitsap County Prosecutor

Why do two people, who commit the same crime, sometimes get treated so differently? We will discuss punishment and treatment options that exist in Kitsap County. First, we will look at the Sentencing Reform Act and how sentences for crimes are calculated. Then we will look at our Kitsap County Treatment Court programs. We’ll see how eligibility is determined and how these programs can benefit the offender, victims and the community. 

One Learning Objective: I would like people to be able to answer the question, “Why does the criminal justice system treat different people in different ways?”

One Action Item: Provide input to those in the criminal justice system. Our courts should reflect the needs, wants and desires of our community. Input from community members shapes the programs that we utilize. 

Chad M. Enright took office as the 21st Kitsap County Prosecuting Attorney in January of 2019. He was raised in Poulsbo and attended North Kitsap High School. He is a graduate of the University of Washington (Political Science) and Seattle University School of Law.

Chad began with the Kitsap County Prosecutor's Office in February of 2008 as a felony trial attorney under prosecutor Russ Hauge. A majority of his trial work was done in the Special Assault Unit, where he tried domestic violence and sex offenses. He also spent a great deal of time focusing on mental health issues by representing the State in civil commitment hearings at Kitsap Mental Health. Chad then served four years as the Chief of the Felony and Juvenile Division under Prosecutor Tina Robinson.

Before joining the Kitsap County Prosecutor's Office, Chad worked in private practice for the Case & Hemstreet law firm in Port Orchard. He contracted with Kitsap County as a felony level public defender representing indigent clients in Kitsap County Superior Court.

Chad served as the president of the Kitsap County Bar Association in 2021. He has previously served two terms as the organization's Vice President. He organizes the Kitsap Bar Association’s annual Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminar each fall in Poulsbo. Chad was appointed by the Washington State Supreme Court to our state’s Minority and Justice Commission as well as the Washington State Pattern Jury Instructions Committee. He was appointed to the Washington State Substance Use and Recovery Services Advisory Committee in 2021. Chad is a member of the Washington Association of Prosecuting Attorneys (WAPA) where he was elected to the Board of Trustees for 2023. He also serves on the WAPA Legislative Committee and Judicial Evaluations Committee. 

Chad serves on many community boards including the board for Kitsap Community Resources, the Arc of the Peninsulas, and the American Red Cross South Puget Sound and Olympics Board. 
Order your meal HERE by 5 PM Friday.
01/30/2023: Midday: Autumn Salamack & Hannah Ljunggren, City of Bainbridge Island, Climate Smart Challenge
02/06/2023: Evening: Ross Reynolds, How Audio Technology Changed the World
Life is a Cabernet

Rotarian Phil Toohey will be hosting a Sensory Wine Tasting Class Series on the last Thursday of January, February and March. 

The first tasting in the series will be Life is a Cabernet
Thursday, January 26th, 6:30pm to 8pm. This will be a flight of six Cabs both domestic and international. Tasted blind, the object is to find the one you like best. 

The second in the series is Rhone Rangers.
Thursday, February 23rd, 6:30pm - 8:00pm.
Grenache, Mourvèdre, Syrah (GMS) wines will be tasted.

The third in the series is Papa Pinots.
Thursday, March 23rd, 6:30pm - 8:00pm.
This class will explore the wines of Oregon and France.

The class has fees, is limited in size and is offered on the BARN website. 
Give your plastic bottle caps to Joanne!

Joanne Croghan is collecting plastic bottle caps to help the Crossroads Rotary Club in Kingston. The Kingston Club transports the caps to Mexico where they are sold and the funds generated are used to help with medical expenses for children with cancer in Mexico.

Simply bring caps to any meeting and we will send them on their way.
Climate Change: It’s Time For Action
By Michael Cox

The City Council adopted a Climate Action Plan for our Community in November 2020. The first major goal of the Plan is to reduce our Community’s greenhouse gas emissions by 25% by 2025 compared to 2014. The Environmental Committee has invited Autumn Salamack and Hannah Ljunggren from the City to attend our January 30th meeting to discuss actions the City and Community are taking to achieve this goal. 

One effort we can all join in with is the Climate Smart Challenge. The Challenge allows you to determine your carbon footprint and encourages you to think critically about your life and changes you can make (some small, some big) to reduce your climate impact, save money and improve your health and the comfort of your home.

Several members of the Environmental Committee have already taken the Challenge and we hope you will join us to form a Rotary team. We believe this is a great way to set an example in the Community of our commitment to do our part to address climate change. 
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead
The Bainbridge Island Auction & Rummage Sale is 07/08/2023!
Auction Updates

We’ve shortened the drop off times by one hour, to give the curb and departments more time to clear items, and get set for the next day.

2023 Drop Off Schedule
June 30th 8am -7pm (Drops off begin)
July 1st 8am -7pm
July 2nd 8am -7pm
July 3rd 8am-3pm (no dinner provided, we will close drops offs early to acknowledge the city festivities.)
July 4th CLOSED all day for the Fourth of July
July 5th 8am-7pm Last drop off day

Preview Night is 07/07/2023 (Dinner served for volunteers only)

Auction & Rummage Sale is 07/08/2023 from 8am-2pm

Clean-up is 07/09/2023

Volunteer Party is 07/16/2023
Department Manager Meeting
Tuesday, May 9th, 2023 
5:30-7:30pm at Woodward Middle School

Volunteer Open House
Monday, June 5th, 2023 
6:00-7:30pm at Woodward Middle School
(4-6pm setup; help appreciated)

Walkthrough for the Curb, Traffic Control and Receiving area/ drop off process: Saturday, June 24th 2023 at Woodward Middle School (time - tbd)
We are looking for Managers:
  • Additional manager for BETTER CLOTHING
  • Manager(s) for LAMPS
  • Additional manager for MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
  • Additional manager for HOLIDAY DECORATIONS
  • Additional manager for DVD/CD’S

Contact Carolreitz@msn.com for more information.
The Rotary Club of B.I. Partner AED at the Senior Living Center Madrona House saved a life!  

While delivering Premier Bleed Kits to Madrona House and Wyatt House today, and checking for AED pad expiration dates, CEPC Chair Jack Sutherland learned that the pads at Madrona House had been replaced since they had last been used. This cardiac emergency was not recent, but we had never previously learned of it.

A long-term male resident of Madrona House suffered a cardiac stoppage, and a Code Alarm was issued. The resident attendant rushed to the lobby to retrieve the AED, and successfully used it to restore a heartbeat, even prior to the arrival of the BIFD team. The gentleman was transported to the hospital, recovered, and returned to live at Madrona House.

Whether there are other cases where one was used, we do not know. What we do know is that in this case our AED Program initiative did in fact save a life! This Program is most definitely of critical value.

Thanks to all the Rotarians who worked so hard at the Auction & Rummage Sale to generate the funds for the original AED Program Grant, the 2018 Board for approving it, and the Emergency Preparedness Committee members who have provided the time and effort to keep this Program active and growing. And our sincere appreciation goes to all those over 60 AED Partnership locations.  

This news totally made my DAY!  

Jack Sutherland

Want to start the race discussion with your fellow Rotarians?

Join us in small group, guided discussion on Friday night, January 27th from 6:30-8:30pm.
Bainbridge Island is sponsoring a community read of the book Stamped, by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi. The book is also being read by our district middle schoolers.

Our Rotary Club is sponsoring an initial discussion with our members. The discussion is based upon a structured process by Living Room Conversations. All are welcome! Participants need not to have read the book.

Sponsored by Carol Reitz (carolreitz@msn.com) and Caroline Clarke.
Location: The Harbor Square community Room on Winslow Way and Ferncliff. Enter up the stairs from the Winslow Way side.
The communiqué is committed to publishing a diversity of letters to the editor. Any public question or opinion involving the welfare of the community, the nation, and the world is a proper subject of fair and informed discussion.
OK, I joined our Rotary Climate Smart Challenge 
By Caroline Clarke

Of course I care about the planet and want to do my bit. Reduce my carbon emissions? Yes, if there is something that I can — reasonably — do, I’ll check it out. When I heard that our Environmental Committee was looking into the Climate Smart Challenge, I thought — Bingo!  A ready made assessment tool to see how I’m doing and a hub of resources for doing more. 

Good intentions aside, the biggest draw for me on this really? It is doing it together with my Rotary buddies. No judgement. Sharing the burden of looking into solutions. No obligations — I'll take on only what I want to (I’m not going vegan anytime soon). And, at a pace I can handle — which, for me, means slowly spread out over the year. The second biggest draw? I’ll have a comeback for Neil when he points out I’ve left the lights on (again). 
Vince calls meeting to order
Tracie W and Paula W receives their PH Fellow recognition
It's a good night for Tracie as she also gets the highly prized 4 way test coin.
Nena also gets a 4 way test coin.
Joe, (master of behind the hybrid scenes) and the little black box that kept falling off the table, (nobody's fault!).
Christina Hulet, BISD School Board President
Superintendent Peter Bang-Knudsen
Emphasis was on meeting every child's needs by this super duper duo.
Susie performs inductions for Toby Miller, Evelyn Wilder and Scott Wilder.
Now think what you can do for the auction!
Vicki B jumps up to be sponsor for these two Wilders...
Vince & Susie do the Happy Dance pre induction.
Don't stop here...scroll all the way to the bottom for quote of the week.
“Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world.” 
-Nelson Mandela

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