Monday Meeting, August 3
6:00 PM Breakout | 6:30 PM Meeting

Being Part of Something Bigger Than Yourself

It’s about bettering the lives of others, being a part of something bigger than yourself, making a positive difference, and enjoying the fellowship of others.

At this week’s meeting, John Stephens and Carol Reitz will talk with us about what it means to be part of the Rotary Club of Bainbridge Island. They’ll tell us how we develop our club by connecting with prospective members, making new members feel welcome, and engaging with current members.

Be ready…..John will have a quiz about our membership process .

 At our Pre-meeting session, Carol will also present "Help Wanted" ads for our committees.....and committee chairs will have an opportunity to talk about their groups.

Click the link above or use your Zoom app
and enter the information below

Meeting ID : 892 7473 4360

Password: 222914
For the full slate of committee meetings, board meetings, club meetings, and other events, visit the Club Calendar.
2020 Online Auction & Rummage Sale
Donations Begin Tomorrow!

The “Curb” team will be ready.

Tell all your friends. It’s not hard at all. Just take a picture and post.

Donations begin Saturday morning at 6 AM and continue through Tuesday, August 18th at 5 PM

go to 

Click on the yellow Online Donation button.
Hope is Contagious
........ Our Youth Need You

Our Career & Technical Education Committee is excited to tell you about a new way you can make a positive difference in the life of a local young person… with just an hour of your time

Your real-world experience matters. If you are willing to meet (virtually for now) with a high school or college-age student and share your career experience for up to an hour, we ask that you please sign up to be part of the new Coffee & Careers program. 

It's easy to sign up and to participate! 

Go to and click on Jobholders Start Sharing. Please register first, create a password, and then sign up for the program, Coffee & Careers. To learn more and get tips to help you sign up quickly….. go here .

The Coffee & Careers program is part of our Career Exploration Initiative. It is a joint effort with our Rotary Club, Bainbridge Youth Services and FindMino , a local startup and career-exploration platform. 

If you have any questions about the Career Exploration Initiative or signing up for Coffee & Careers contact committee chairs Caroline Clark or Proctor Schenk .
Based on your interests, experience, and time availability, you can help our club and community by working with any of our 30 committees and subcommittees. Just click on the button above to find one that best fits and contact the chairperson.
Rotary Year Awards

Each year, it has been our tradition to recognize certain members for their outstanding contribution to our club and to the community. 

This year’s awards went to:

Roger Merriefield Award to Vicki Evans - Living the Rotary ideals in everything they do. It is awarded to the one person who best shows service above self.

Governor’s Award for Volunteer Excellence to Tom Lindsley

Distinguished Service Award to Bruce Bachen

Exemplary Service Award to Dave Brown

Avenue of Service Awards :

Communication - Al Quan

Youth - Sarah Bryant

Club Service - Carol Reitz

International - Megan Premoe

Community Service - Tom Lindsley

Vocational - Fred Hoffer
Receiving an Award in the PNW

The World's Social Distancing Champion was so impressed with Dave Brown that he jumped out of hiding to present him his latest award. We know we live in a unique place in the world, but Dave is even more careful now on his morning walks.

Revitalize + Rethink Your Rotary Club
by Tom McCloskey

The club is launching a strategic planning effort.  COVID-19 has challenged us to adapt. As we look ahead, we may need to continue modifying and changing the way we do business. So, as a Club, we are going to take the opportunity COVID-19 has afforded us. We will utilize this year to ask ourselves what we want to achieve with our Club’s mission work over the next 3-5 years.
What impacts are we seeking?  Do we want to raise and spend our money the same way? How can we engage our members to be more thoroughly involved in the work we do? Are we transparent enough with our finances and committee work? Do we need to consider new ways of communicating with each other and the community? Is our Club welcoming and diverse? Do we practice the Four-Way Test in everything we think, do, and say?

Cindy McGregor gets vegetables from Poulsbo Rotarian Kimi Kinoshita.
Julia Sun and her daughters. The cake looks great!
Marina climbs to new heights showing us our Rotary theme on the top of Mt. Townsend.
Congratulations! Vicki Evans with her Roger Merriefield Award.
Sarah Bryant receives an Avenue of Service Award at our last Zoom meeting.
 Michael Camp

Michael is the  Demand Generation Service Manager  for Velosio, a Microsoft Partner. He works with a team to market Microsoft's cloud-based ERP solution, Dynamics 365 Business Central, and its companion solution for project-based companies, Progressus Advanced Project Accounting. Michael, who has always held a keen interest in our World Community Service projects in Africa, serves on our Board of Directors as our Club's current International Service Director.