Monday, May 1st, 2023
Bainbridge High School
6pm Dinner followed by Awards Ceremony
Community Service Scholarship

Monday, May 8th is the Club’s annual meeting to celebrate the up-and-coming community leaders who have demonstrated “Service Above Self.” 

We hope you will join us in meeting these high school seniors who are talented and have demonstrated meaningful connections to programs that benefit others.

Meeting and dinner will be held at Bainbridge High School Commons, in the 100 building from 6 to 7:30 PM.

Attire: Colorful and Spring-like!
The 2023 Rotary Club of Bainbridge Island
Community Service Scholarships
are awarded to:

Mia Hale
Sophie Hegarty
Lucas Massa
Molly Montgomery
Lucy Rector
Anna Tu’inukuafe
India Wadkins
Kristina Walker
05/15/2023: Midday: Waste Management at Auction & Rummage Sale
05/22/2023: Midday: Activities Event at Fort Ward Hall 
05/29/2023: No meeting and No communiqué: Memorial Day Weekend
Our Club Calendar website is HERE.
Plastic Bottle Caps
Joanne Croghan is collecting plastic bottle caps to help The Rotary Club of Kingston which transports the caps to Mexico. The funds generated are used to help with medical expenses for children with cancer.

We want rigid plastic lids with threading on the inside. If you want to donate bottle caps, simply bring them to any meeting and we will send them on their way.
Please Don’t Forget about Ukraine 
The war in Ukraine rages on, and 17 million Ukrainians remain in need of humanitarian assistance. Our club is part of a Pacific Northwest 12-Rotary Club consortium that delivers food, clothing, medical supplies, small cooking/heating stoves and bedding from Zamosc Ordynacki, Poland, to Kyiv, Ukraine, for distribution to the neediest areas in the country. This group has financed over $100,000 worth of supplies this past year! Please help us keep the momentum going by making your contribution for Ukrainian support today. Go to the RCBI website and push “donate,” and you will be directed to our Ukraine Relief Fund. Thank you so much for whatever you can do. 
Youth Exchange Officer (YEO) - This position is one of the most important roles in our Youth Exchange Program, it is up to this person to both recruit potential outbound students, place inbound students with host families, monitor the progress of both students throughout the year and work with the District online database.

Interested members can contact Ian Proffer at [email protected].
Best New Future Rotarian
Marina is going to be a grandmother. Jeremiah is going to be a father and Bryton is going to be a mother, sometime around the end of July. Congratulations to all.
Best NonProfit Business of the Year
At Saturday evening's Chamber of Commerce Business Awards, our community voted the
Rotary Club of Bainbridge Island as the 
Nonprofit Business of the Year.

The impact we make is recognized and celebrated
by the entire Island.
Mark Your Calendars
Here are opportunities to support the Environment:
May 13 10:00 am-12:00 pm Clean-up and maintenance at Rotary Park on Weaver Road. Link for registering HERE.

May 20 10:00 am-2:00 pm Kitsap Electric Vehicle and Bike EXPO at Woodward Middle School
Any questions, please feel free to contact [email protected]
The Auction & Rummage Sale is 07/08/2023!
Sign up to volunteer HERE.
WANTED: Vehicle Storage Space
Do you have Vehicle storage space for the 2023 Rotary Auction?
A covered location is ideal, but outdoors is ok.
If you can help, please notify: 
WANTED: Vehicle Donation
Interested in donating a vehicle to the Auction & Rummage Sale?
We will be delighted to accept:
  • Cars
  • SUVs
  • Motorcycles
  • Trucks
  • Campers & RVs
  • Golf carts
  • Utility trailers
Here's what to do!
Please contact [email protected] to discuss more.
WANTED: Boat Donation
Interested in donating a boat to the Rotary Auction & Rummage Sale? 
We will be delighted to accept:
  • Boats on trailers (no footage requirement)
  • Canoes
  • Hard-shell dinghies
  • Inflatable dinghies
  • Kayaks
  • Sailboats
  • Stand-up paddleboards
Here's what to do!
Emails can be sent to [email protected]
WANTED: Co-Manager

Holiday Decorations Department

Interested? Contact [email protected] 
All Events take Place at Woodward Middle School
2023 Donation Drop-Off Dates:
  • June 30, 8:00am to 7:00pm
  • July 1, 8:00am to 7:00pm
  • July 2, 8:00am to 7:00pm
  • July 3, 8:00am to 3:00pm 
  • July 4, Campus Closed
  • July 5, 8:00am to 7:00pm

Preview Night: Friday July 7, 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Sale Day: Saturday July 8, 8:00am to 2:00pm
Do good. Feel great.
100% of the net proceeds from the Rotary Auction are reinvested in the community, including local, regional, and international efforts. If you want to learn more about where the net proceeds go, click here.
From the Bainbridge Island Fire Department

In partnership with Bainbridge Prepares, community Stop the Bleed classes are currently available. Learn more HERE.
What is Nixle? 888777
Nixle is a Community Information Service dedicated to helping you stay connected with what is happening here on Bainbridge Island.
Sign Up to Receive alerts from COBI by registering HERE or text your ZIP CODE to 888777 for mobile alerts.

COBI: NE Bucklin Hill Rd and N Madison Ave NE are closed for downed trees. PSE has been notified. Please avoid these areas. 
There are now 47,000 Clubs worldwide with about 14 million members. Those clubs are grouped in about 530 Districts and then grouped again into 34 zones. Our Club is in Area 90 within District 5020 and we are in Zone 27.

Rotary members in our District have a new resource for answers and insights to Rotary-related questions. It’s the Zones 26 & 27 ExpertHub™. This free resource connects Rotary members who have questions about Rotary topics with fellow members who have expertise and experience to share.
Please check this out if you are embarking on club planning or looking for more information on a Rotary topic to try ExpertHub™ at the website HERE.
For questions, please contact PDG Jim Boyle, the Zones 26/27 ExpertHub™ Coordinator, at [email protected].
May 19–20 in Victoria BC
Register HERE. The Coho Ferry leaves from Port Angeles.
Make your ferry reservations here: https://www.cohoferry.com
Rotary Cares
If you need something please contact [email protected]
Fred introduces our guest speaker
Vince & Cliff Lenz
If you present then you get gifts
Inducted: Gabriella Pinto & Barbara Powell
Rugby the theme of the day, thanks to Vince and Gabriella
Focus on Gabriella's University of Texas Women's Rugby Team
Vince does Solo Happy Dance for classification interview with Evelyn
Evelyn Wilder: Super power is finding things.
Evelyn, you nailed your interview. Well done.
JoAnne encourages you to come to District 5020 Meeting
Winifred brings up great opportunities to support the Career Exploration Committee and Interview Candidates for Summer Internships
"In the Spring, I have counted 136 different kinds of weather inside of 24 hours."
-Mark Twain
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