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A PEEK INTO THE PAST AND THE FUTURE OF NORTH MASON ROTARY

Not being able to host ‘THE TASTE OF HOOD CANAL”, our major fundraiser, we needed to reinvent our wheel! We did a pretty good job of scrambling around finding projects while having fun!

I’ll share with you what we came up with, not necessarily in any order. Mendy and Brandon Harlow hosted a ‘Mystery Dinner’ at the Salmon Center. (food) Five deserving seniors were given scholarships in June at North Mason Sr. High.

We did an estuary cleanup at Hood canal, benefiting the community, director Mendy Harlow of Salmon center as organizer.

Katie and Chris Ladner hosted a fundraiser Hoe-Down at Lucky Ladner Ranch, which brought a lot of us together to enjoy a huge bonfire and 2 tables of potluck!

Installation hosted by Joni and Bob Cagwin brought us together with Leanne Sanchez installed as president. A “FARM TO TABLE” feast hosted by the Cagwin’s and Mary Minnis, with wine pairings by Pete Buechel.

We enjoyed two “WOMEN WHO WHINE, GUYS WHO BOOZE” parties hosted by Debbie and Ken Boad and Leanne and Jose Sanchez.

It appears we eat a lot! We now hosted a couple fundraising ‘Thirsty Thursdays’ at local establishments.

We met at the Hub senior center to stuff bags with toys, candy, and books for their Hallowe’en party for the kids.

We raised $250. on a football board for POLIO.

A Halloween costume dinner party was hosted by new members Diann and Dave Cohen at their lovely home overlooking Hood Canal. Dave greeted us with ghostly poison drink with gold dust and later Diann served an elaborate Indonesian dinner. (Major food)

Our thanks to the Belfair Eagles where we meet twice a month to eat and hear speakers sharing video of Haiti, the shelter box news, purifying water and our missionary friends, the Spencers in Africa. Also, more locally our Boys and Girls club news speaker Katie Musgrave.

As to our immediate future–we will, once again, partner with McClendon’s Ace Hardware, QFC, and the Lion’s Club to serve families in December’s GIVING TREE. We anticipate serving 400+ kids this year. Each family receives a food box, toys and clothes as requested, books, a hygiene bin, blankets and some beds, bikes).

Our year will close with a festive Dec. 3rd Christmas party at the Hub. (We will close out the year with food!)

Hopefully, we will finish up this pandemic and get on with real-life, not a  virtual one!

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