ROTARY CONNECTS THE WORLD  
No Meeting on May 25th
Memorial Day Holiday

Next Meeting Monday, June 1, 2020

11:30 Breakout Session, Noon Meeting
Community Grant Awards

A t the heart of our Rotary's service to the community, has always been our Community Grants program. This year we will award over $95,000 to 21 different non-profit organizations for projects to help them keep going. Our funding ranges the gamut from canoes for the Boy Scouts to a sound management system for Bainbridge Youth Services.

Community Grants Committee Chair Chuck Everett will present the first several of the awards at the meeting. You'll get to hear from each recipient as they tell us about their mission.

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For the full slate of committee meetings, board meetings, club meetings and other events, visit the Club Calendar.
AUCTION ALTERNATIVES
We're Getting Closer to Our Goal
by Robin Goldston
We have raised 61% of our $50,000 goal.... a terrific response to our first "ASK.” As of May 21 we have collected $31,820 .

However, only one third of our Club members have responded so far. Please give whatever you can, whether it be $20 or any amount. In the absence of the Auction, your commitment will help us continue all the great work we do for our community.

You can either give through the DONATE button here or on the Club’s website or if it’s easier, just send a check to the Club’s PO Box 11286.

Don Mannino pointed out a great way for some members to give to the Club Trust. A member can choose to transfer funds from a personal IRA or 401K directly. No income tax is levied against the withdrawal. One only needs to be 70 1/2 years old to qualify.

We continue to plan for an online auction and a celebrity auction. Just click below to review more about our alternatives.

                                   
COMMITTEE CORNER
Based on your interests, experience and time availability, you can help our club and community by working with any one of our 30 committees and subcommittees. Just click on the button above to find one that best fits and contact the chairperson.

COMMUNITY CONNECTION
Music Can Lift the Spirit

We need it now more than ever. Listen to our BI Rotarian Bob Baranski unplugged on his front porch.

Keeping the Kids Engaged
Patti Shannon passed along some fun ideas for keeping the kids away from the screen all day long during these crazy times.

One is the 23 Best Easy Science Experiments for Kids (of all ages). These are very cool. I want to try most of them myself.

And the other one is How to Have an Outdoor Photo Scavenger Hunt.

Try them and send us your pictures here . For every photo you send to us, your Communications Team will donate $10 to the “Ask” fund in your name.
Cinema Treasures
We haven’t been out to the movies in a while--but you can still help support Bainbridge’s Historic Lynwood Theatre. 

With their Virtual Cinema program you can see new realeases not available elsewhere and help to support the theatre. https://farawayentertainment.com/ 
BUSINESS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES
PHOTO GALLERY
Always an awesome sight on Bainbridge Island. The U.S.S. Nimitz sailing through Rich Passage. On this Memorial Day we salute all the men and women of our military. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.
Bruce Bachen powers up a hill.
Jeff & Elizabeth Ozimek enjoying some time at the beach.
Dave Brown takes a walk.
ROTARY = BUSINESS LEADERSHIP
Peter Drury
P eter is a consultant, teacher, and mentor for executives and boards in the philanthropic sector. He serves as Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) for Wellspring Family Services, as Trustee for Bainbridge Community Foundation, and is an Adjunct Professor at Seattle University. Peter holds graduate degrees from Seattle University (M.B.A.), the University of Illinois (M.S.W.), and Yale University (M.Div.), as well as a B.A. from the University of Washington.