SERVICE ABOVE SELF                AUGUST 26, 2016
Next Club Meeting
Monday, August 29
Lunch: 11:30 to 1:00 pm
St. Barnabas Church

The Program
Protecting Cultural Heritage

Anya Eber, our Rotary District Ambassadorial Scholar, will give a presentation on protecting cultural heritage and antiquities. Anya has been researching the illicit antiquities trade through her degree in criminology at the University of Oxford. She will be working with a specialized group of scholars at the University of Glasgow next year on the topic (as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar). Don't miss Anya's presentation on this fascinating topic!

Upcoming Events
Africa Committee Meeting
Monday, August 29
4:45 pm to 5:45 pm
Upstairs conference room above John L. Scott office

Chili Cookoff
Saturday, September 10
3:00 pm
Fay Bainbridge
Hillside Picnic Shelter

Morrow Manor
in Full Swing
Saturday, September 17 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Sons of Norway Hall Poulsbo

Friends of Rotary Reception
Friday, September 23
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
At the home of Jim and Sarah Hopper

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

Rotary International
Theme for August 2016:
Membership and New Club Development Month

Happy Bucks

Selected Gratitude

John Spuller
Having just celebrated a major anniversary, John made a Happy Bucks donation of $5 -- one dollar for each decade of marriage. Congratulations, John and Alice!

Matt Makowicz
Matt made a Happy Bucks donation in honor of his parents' presence at dinner (visiting from Florida) and his discovery that his dad served in Vietnam at the same time as Art Bartel.

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Thank you!

The Four-Way Test

1.  Is it the truth?

2.  Is it fair to all concerned?

3.  Will it build goodwill and better friendships?

4.  Will it be beneficial to all concerned?

It was fun seeing folks at Monday night's dinner meeting at St. Barnabas. Our dynamic speaker, Monika Aring, was inspirational and informative. Our speaker for next Monday's lunch meeting will no doubt be another impressive program. We'll be hearing from Anya Eber, our Rotary District Ambassadorial Scholar.

And the hits just keep on coming. Now that summer is winding down, sad but true, we'll hopefully get back to our attendance levels to enjoy the programs and each other each week. We have missed those who have been unable to attend over the summer and welcome you back with open arms!

In gratitude,

Susie Glass Burdick

Meeting Debrief
Presentation: Doors to Opportunity 

Monika Aring of SkillNations gave us a fascinating presentation on the intersection of vocational training for youth in developing countries and the disruptive opportunity provided by MIT's Fab Labs. Monika's work centers on aligning education, employers, government, and NGOs so that their collective actions produce the human capital -- the workforce -- needed to grow and sustain families, communities, and countries. Learn more about Monika's work here.


New member proposals:
  • To approve Angela Tinker for membership. Her classification is Attorney. She is proposed by Vicki Browning. 
  • To approve Peter Bang-Knudsen for membership. His classification is Education Administration. He is proposed by Faith Chapel. 
  • To approve Tom Papsco for membership. His classification is Psychological Counseling. He is proposed by Vicki Browning. 
Other motions:
  • To accept the Youth Grant request for $1,000 from Scott Musselwhite as partial payment for BSA Troop #1496 Eagle Scout Project. Scott's project is to install two flagpoles at Rotary Park. One will display the American and Washington flag; the other will display the Canadian flag in recognition of the Canadian teams that come to play at Rotary Park.
  • To approve $3,000 for travel to Uganda in October 2016 to review and inspect existing boreholes, inspect boreholes that had corroded galvanized pipes replaced with stainless steel pipes, develop future projects, and develop new Uganda Rotary Club relationships for our projects in northern Uganda. The amount of $1,899 is to come from the restricted "Uganda Water" asset fund, and the remaining $1,101 from the WCS trust fund budget. The total amount of $3,000 to be added to the existing committed budget line item "Travel-Uganda" World Community Service project number WCSAF02TV. 
Classification Talk
We enjoyed a humor-filled classification talk from Renee Jorgensen. A fourth-generation native of California, Renee was born in Santa Cruz and spent nearly her entire life living around Monterey Bay. Born to a golfing family, she learned to play-somewhat reluctantly-at the age of 12. In high school and college, she worked part-time for the Northern California Golf Association.

After attending the University of Southern California and obtaining a teaching credential, she taught school in the LA Unified School District. While she loved the classroom, she soon realized that she wasn't cut out for politics and headed back to the Monterey Peninsula and a full-time job with the Northern California Golf Association.

In 1980 Renee was approached about becoming a State Farm agent. At first reluctant, she agreed to give it a try. That was the beginning of a long and successful career in insurance.

Renee met her husband, Bill Frazier, in 2001. She has five stepdaughters and nine grandchildren. Bill proved to be an avid golfer, so Renee dusted off her clubs and began enjoying the game. She and Bill also have a mini-dachshund named Tucker.

Renee and Bill moved to Bainbridge Island in May 2015, following Bill's retirement. Renee retired in March 2016 after 35 years with State Farm. The couple enjoys being half-time residents of Bainbridge Island; from November to May they live in La Quinta, CA, on their golf course in the perennial sun.

Fellowship at the Field
Take Me Out to the Ball Game
A group of Bainbridge Island Rotarians had a fabulous afternoon at Safeco field on Wednesday, cheering against the Yankees (ahem) rooting for the Mariners. Many thanks to Phil Toohey for organizing this fellowship outing! Even though the Mariners didn't make it onto the scoreboard, we did: Visit our Facebook page for video showing our club name displayed on the scoreboard.
Jo Hansen and Dick Brown were among the Rotarians who enjoyed themselves despite the home-team loss.
Bainbridge Healthy Youth Alliance
Kindness Matters
Bainbridge Healthy Youth Alliance's Kindness Campaign banners were hung in BHS school buildings on Wednesday. Each banner illustrates one of the eight Internal Compass assets. To support each asset, teens designed a kindness value and chose an embodying quote. Find out more about the Compass here.

The Rotary Club of Bainbridge Island was the main funder (along with Bainbridge Community Foundation) and our  Club's Healthy Youth Committee managed the process along with Cezanne Allen, MD, and the Healthy Youth Alliance.

The Healthy Youth Committee's last project is our State of Island Youth Report, which is in production.

Morrow Manor
Dancing and Dollars
Tickets are now on sale for Morrow Manor in Full Swing, a September 17 fundraiser. Join fellow Rotarians and Morrow Manor supporters for swing dancing music and tasty treats at the Sons of Norway Hall -- with the opportunity to raise the paddle for a great cause. Tickets are $25/person or $200 for a table of eight. Information and tickets available here.
Friends of Rotary Reception
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Bainbridge Prepares

The second annual Bainbridge Prepares will take place September 28 through October 1. Day 1 (September 28) features a special film made about Bainbridge Island. Day 2 (September 29) brings us a panel discussion with local experts and community leaders. Day 3 (October 1) offers a series of workshops and booths to learn how to prepare at home, work, and on your commute...and a FREE starter emergency preparedness kit from PSE! Contact Jo Hansen for details or visit the Bainbridge Prepares website.