Monday Meeting, February 22, 2021
11:30 AM Breakout |Noon Meeting

Club Assembly #4

Has the pandemic changed the future direction of our Club? Can we be involved with our community in different ways? What is the best way for new members to integrate into the Club?

Our diligent Strategic Planning Working Group has been working on these questions and more. At our Noon meeting on Monday, they will present the results of our Draft Strategic Plan Survey.  

Click on these links if you haven’t yet had a chance to look at the Preamble, Draft, or Take the Survey.

During the Assembly, the survey results will be reviewed. A breakout session will follow, focusing on gathering your feedback. A strong consensus of support has been voiced for all but three of the plan’s 21 targets. We’ll address any concerns or changes to these issues.

Join us. Your input drives the direction of our Club.

PS: Tom McCloskey promises free tacos (delivered at a future date) to everyone who attends.

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It’s our Club meeting on March 8, but you need to register to attend. Why, you ask?

Well, our wonderful Club President, Marina, has gone overboard to bring us a special presentation by the first woman Rotary International President. 

For security, coupled with the fact that District 5020 is opening the presentation to all Rotary members in the District (all of Vancouver Island and Western Washington) a registration will be required.

Jennifer Jones, a member of the Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland, Ontario, Canada, will become Rotary International’s president for 2022-23. This groundbreaking selection will make her the first woman to hold that office in Rotary’s 115-year existence.

In celebration of Women’s International Day, she will share thoughts on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

If you haven’t already, register here to attend this exclusive presentation proudly brought to the entire District 5020 by the Rotary Club of Bainbridge Island.

It’ll be cool. Just like at NHL games, the Star-Spangled Banner and Oh, Canada will be sung to open the ceremony.

Save Your Stuff!! 

We had so much fun with our 2020 (first-ever) Online Auction that we’ve decided to do it again! Our friends' and neighbors’ health is of utmost importance, so we’ll have a bigger, better Online Auction this year. Cross our fingers for an in-person event in 2022.

Thanks to Susie Burdick, Rosemary Shaw, and the entire Auction Steering Committee for their tireless work. We enjoyed tremendous support from our community of donors and shoppers in 2020.

2021 Online Auction Dates

  • Online Item Donations: Tuesday, June 1 through Monday, June 14

  • Online Preview Day: Wednesday, June 23

  • Online Auction/Rummage Sale: Thursday, June 24 through Saturday, June 26 

  • Vehicles and Boats: In-person preview window Monday, June 21 through Saturday, June 26 (location and hours to come);Vehicles and Boats can be picked up on Sunday, June 27

Just like last year, the 2021 Online Auction is a no-contact event. Donors keep their items at home. Buyers collect their purchases from donors’ driveways (or an agreed-upon location) after the sale.

 Stay tuned for announcements on all the details!

The Role We Play

Our own Ann Marie Kimball, MD, MPH, is now serving on Rotary International’s COVID-19 Task Force. She recently penned a blog post appearing on the Rotary International site entitled, “Talking the talk, walking the walk on disease prevention.”

She passionately lays out what we as Rotarians bring to the fight. Click here to read this informative and inspiring article.


Our Club has long supported Bainbridge Youth Services and the programs they provide to the youth of our community. Take a look at this video of their Luminaria project that got so many of us involved-- young and old alike. 

District Training

In case you hadn't heard, District 5020 will be holding an event called District Training Virtually on Saturday, March 13, 2021, beginning at 8:30 a.m. (Yes, it's early ~ classes will conclude by 3:30 p.m. to free up the remainder of your weekend.)  
The District is offering 25 training classes on various topics ranging from Leadership, Public Image, Foundation, Vocational Service, Membership, the RI Foundation, fundraising, facilitation skills, and public speaking, just to name a few.  

Attending District Training Virtually will not only give you some amazing training, but it will also help you connect with fellow Rotarians.

Register Here

Club Committees

What are they doing? The answer is - more than you can imagine.  

The Fellowship Committee is planning fun ways to make us laugh with each other. The Auction Steering Committee is making plans to double the proceeds of the last online auction. World Community Service is heavily involved in partnering with other Clubs to help the needy in Latin America and elsewhere. Our COVID Community Response Committee is actively working to identify the best ways to help community organizations during this time of crisis…..And the list goes on.   

What’s your passion? Want to help? Contact any one of the Committee Chairs and see what you can do.  
Yes, it really snowed last weekend. Vicki Evans had her
 snowshoes ready!

Ah! Watching the Super Bowl. Chuck 
Everett shows us the perfect way to do it.

Erik Smith supervises Tyler Heinemann as he loads vaccine
 into syringes.

Ian Proffer and Anne LeSage working the check-in table at the Woodward Vaccination site.