Glenn Harris, ShelterBox District representative honored Skookum Rotary with the Gold Hero. This award recognizes our partnership, commitment and contribution of $5,000 or more each year to  ShelterBox for their great work throughout the world.  Glenn was our speaker on Wednesday sharing pictures of the most recent work of ShelterBox related to flooding in Syria.  One nugget from the meeting is that Skookum Mike Barnard contributes to ShelterBox monthly and is our Club ShelterBox liaison.  
District 5020 Training has lots of great sessions of interest to all Rotarians!  You should have received an invitation to register for the event from District Training Coordinator, Marnee Obendorf this past week.  The training is March 13 via ZOOM. 
Sessions include:
Leadership Has No Title
A Premier Look at Direcsity, Equity, Accessibility and Inclusion
Coffee with RIPE, Shekar Mehta
Facilitation Skills for Leaders
Rotary Foundation District Community Grants
The Art of Public Speaking - Celebrating the Collaboration Between Rotary and Toastmasters
Innovative Ways to Grow Rotary
Fundraising is Easy/Fundraising is Difficult
Your've Been Chosen as President Elect Nominee - Where Do You Start?
Changing the World with Rotary Youth Exchange
Using the Rotary Brand Center
Creating a Vibrant Club
DACdb 101 and 201
Secrets to Success as a Club Treasurer
Be A Champion for the Rotary Foundation in Your Club
Best Practices for Club Secretaries
It would be awesome to see you at the training.  Remember, the training isn't just for incoming officers.  Find a session of interest and attend just one or the whole day.  This is a great opportunity to engage with the entire District and learn new things from the comfort of your living room.  Again, check your email for registration information or
Sharon Smith from Housing Kitsap joined us on Wednesday to discuss their new housing project in Mason County.  Housing Kitsap is working to build 15 houses on North Cliff in Shelton and they are looking for additional property for development. She talked about eligibility requirements and how income-eligible applicants participate in groups of 8-12 families to build all the homes in the group together.  Our Facebook post about Sharon's presentation reached over 4,500 people and was shared widely in our community.  If you know anyone that might be interested, the application list is short at this time.  
Skookum Rotarian Troy Jasmin is the owner of Computer Creations NW, a full service computer resource for businesses, individuals and community groups.  He is also the person behind Skookum Rotary's OysterFest website.  Troy is a dedicated Public Information Officer for the Mason County Sheriff's Office.  He supports a whole host of community groups such as the Belfair Christmas Parade.   Christmas is one of Troy's favorite holidays and his countdown to the big day is already in motion.  The most popular of his Facebook pages this weekend is his Mason County Road Conditions page that shares all of the news about road conditions throughout the County.  Thank you Troy for sharing your time and talents to connect folks to information in our community.   
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