The Poulsbo-North Kitsap Rotary Club became 40 years old in 2016. Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Bainbridge Island and the Rotary Club of Silverdale, the Poulsbo-North Kitsap Rotary Club was chartered by Rotary International on November 11, 1976 with 25 original members. The Charter Night celebration was held at the Poplars Restaurant in Silverdale, where our club became one of 57 clubs in what was then Rotary District 502. Our first fundraiser was an Easter Pancake Breakfast. Our first projects consisted of picnic tables for public parks in Poulsbo, Kingston, and at Buck Lake in Hansville, and bookshelves for the Martha and Mary Nursing Home in Poulsbo.
Poulsbo Yacht Club was founded in 1956 to promote pleasure boating activities in Puget Sound and currently has more than 425 members, with approximately 55% enjoying power boating, while the remaining members are sailors. At PYC, we have a strong representation of long distance (sail) cruisers and predicted log (power) racers. PYC is an “equal member” yacht club, in that both husband and wife must join.
Poulsbo Yacht Club is located in Poulsbo, Washington, a small town of roughly 10,000 people with a strong Nordic tradition. Its charming “small town flavor” is embraced with pride in our club.