Monday Meeting, October 5, 2020
6:00 PM Breakout | 6:30 PM Meeting
No Meeting Next Week. Columbus Day Holiday
Next Communique, October 15
The Future of Local Journalism

Guest Speaker

David Nelson
Editor of the Kitsap Sun

Awash in technology, we are blasted with news on our phones, computers, TV, and even our watches…not to mention Alexa. With all of this, how does local journalism maintain its importance and relevance? 

David feels the future of the Kitsap Sun is local and always will be. The focus remains on the community. The future is for local journalism to be indispensable to the community, reporting news that moves our neighborhoods closer together, not farther apart. Reporting that focuses on community concerns, not simply skimming the surface.

David has been the Editor of the Kitsap Sun (US News Today Network) since 2009. He is a Past President of the East Bremerton Rotary Club. David holds a Master’s Degree in Journalism from Boston University.

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For the full slate of committee meetings, board meetings, club meetings, and other events, visit the Club Calendar.

The Essence of Rotary

The Helping Hands Committee embodies the essence of Rotary. It organizes the gift of time. Sure, we give money to those non-profits that need it most, but how can we give our time to really help the community…especially during the pandemic?

Join Dave Christensen's committee to organize how we can help our community with the gift of time.

Send him an email or cal at (206) 842-5469.

Don't Forget Your Pumpkins!

Halloween will be here soon. COVID or not, you can still carve your pumpkin. Unleash your creativity and send us a photo. There'll be prizes for the most creative and most scary.

Ending Polio

Rotary members in District 5020 are taking action, virtually, to raise awareness, funds, and support to end polio...
A vaccine-preventable disease that still threatens children in parts of the world today.

Join us to celebrate World Polio Day on October 17th. We have a fantastic opportunity to celebrate World Polio Day early with a collection of speakers who will truly inspire you. 

You can easily register online at for a $30 fee. Proceeds from this event will go directly towards PolioPlus, and members will be eligible to receive Paul Harris points/credit!
Based on your interests, experience, and time availability, you can help our club and community by working with one of our 30 committees and subcommittees. Just click on the button above to find one that best fits and contact the chairperson.
 Partners For Work

Dr. Fred Hoffer leads our Partners For Work effort, giving employment help to the disadvantaged. Take a look at the video below. Help Max if you can.
Here Comes The Sun....
Morrow Manor

Morrow Manor is a project to build eight housing units for domestic violence survivors and their families. Championed by the Poulsbo Rotary Club, and supported by RCBI’s generous donation of a Huney Grant, this effort will dramatically change the lives of the families who make Morrow Manor home.

They are celebrating the opening with a ZOOM event on October 9 at 11 a.m. To join the event, click the button below.
Making Dangerous Land Safe Again

At our last Zoom meeting, Bainbridge resident Jerilyn Brusseaus, chef/restaurateur, creator of Cinnabon, humanitarian and founder of Peace Trees Vietnam, thanked us for our club’s support. Her Peace Trees organization organization is dedicated to the removal of unexploded ordnance in Quang Tri Province, Vietnam.

Peace Trees, headquartered in Seattle, creates successful futures for children and families by removing explosives and returning the land to productive use.

On a recent camping trip, Tom Lindsley's wife found the perfect spot for him.
Don Mannino is not Dumpster Diving! He is working at Helpline House.
Rebekah Wang reading with Mateo.
Caroline Clarke is super happy volunteering at Helpline.
Despite controversy, Allen Ferris was inducted back into our Club at the last meeting. Congratulations Allen!
Without controversy, Terry Kirby was also inducted back into the Club. Terry is shown here with his British compatriot, Robin Goldston. Welcome back Terry!

Ian Proffer

Ian has worked in the computer technology field for most of his career. After stints at Microsoft and Harbor Medical Center, he has worked the past 13 years for Acmeware, specializing in hospital information systems. The company focuses on consulting and software services for regulatory requirements and business management. Ian, originally from Ann Arbor, Michigan, is a graduate of the University of Colorado.