Monday Meeting, January 11, 2021
11:30 AM Breakout |Noon Meeting
On Monday the 18th we celebrate MLK Day. Our next Club Meeting is
Monday, January 25th.
St. Michael Medical Center Foundation: Realizing the Future

Guest Speaker

Sarah Chamberlain
Executive Director
St. Michael Medical Center Foundation

St. Michael Medical Center (formally Harrison Medical Center) has moved into its new state-of-the-art facility in Silverdale for Acute Care
Services. The New Cancer Center and Medical Office Pavilion will open in a few short months.

Sarah’s presentation will serve as an introduction and overview of the new
facilities. She will also tell us how the Foundation played a key role in the
center’s development, illustrating how philanthropic need is still essential for
maintaining exceptional healthcare in our local communities.

Sarah has been in various leadership roles with St. Michael’s since 2010. She
joined the Foundation in 2018 and has been the Executive Director since
May of 2019.

Since the age of 6, Sarah has been a Kitsap County resident. Along with her
husband and two young daughters, she currently resides in Manette.
Sarah obtained her Associate's degree from Olympic College and graduated
from Brandman University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational

Sarah also serves as a board member of Leadership Kitsap. This organization assists emerging leaders in business, government, and the community in expanding their skills in and commitment to voluntary civic responsibility.

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

Meeting ID: 864 2389 0923
Passcode: 082112

Meeting Pre-session

Join us at 11:30 for a special presentation and discussion with BI Rotarian Mike Kaul about the joys of flying a small plane.

Climb into a plane and fly off for a weekend visit with family and friends or soar above your hometown, seeing streets and landmarks in entirely new ways. Mike will share his experiences with us and why he is “hooked” on it.
Volunteer For the Vaccine Rollout

Dr. Anne Marie Kimball reminds us that we can sign up for volunteer duties supporting our COVID-19 vaccine rollout!

In particular, beyond medical vaccinators, we need folks to help with administration and data entry. 

If you can help, enroll by clicking on this link.

As Rotarians, this will be one of the most impactful community initiatives of our lifetimes.  

Kathy Maher shows us her vaccine button! 
Lighting Up the Night
Bainbridge Youth Service Director, Dr. Cezanne Allen, announced a new way for us to build community connection during this time of isolation — “Hope Glows.

On February 5th, Winslow Way will come aglow with Luminaria bags created by members of the community.  

You have a chance to help create the event. Pick up instructions and a white paper bag outside the BYS offices across from the Aquatic Center. Decorate your bag and return it to the bin outside BYS by February 1st. 

High School students will add LED lights to create Luminaria and place them along Winslow Way. If you have questions, you can call BYS at 206 842-9675.
Drive or walk by the businesses of downtown Winslow on Friday, February 5th, from 5:30-7:30 pm.. and enjoy the beauty of seeing the street aglow with hope-themed Luminaria.

In the Steps of MLK Jr. -
A Virtual Walk

From January 16 through the 18, take a walk with your family in the steps of Martin Luther King, Jr. and make a positive statement about what you can do in 2021 to support his ideals.

The Multicultural Advisory Council of the Bainbridge Island School District is organizing a unique 2021 Martin Luther King Jr. Virtual Walk.

It's easy. Download a sign from the link below, take a walk with your friends and send in pictures.

Take a look at the video link below to learn more. 

Link for Video from the Malatesta Family  

Link to Registration for the Walk 

One Step At a Time

One of Rotary Internationals new official causes is Protecting the Environment.

Environmentalism has evolved into a much more helpful and engaging field. Its a diverse community that looks to improve the lives of everyday people and safeguard the natural world and our collective future.

Rotarys goal is to tackle issues one step at a time to improve the environment and the economy through bold new thinking, innovation, and collaboration.

Doing the Happy Dance
at Bloedel Reserve

Rotarians Kathy Maher, Ed Gilbert, and Vinny D. loaded and delivered food donations gathered at Bloedels Winter in the Woods to the Bremerton YWCA.

Rick Baker, Bloedels Development Manager, looks on as Ed and Vince do the happy dance.

Join a Committee

Would you like to contribute further to Rotary by serving on a committee? Whatever your passions are, you can support Rotary and support our island community by joining a committee.

Contact the Chairperson and let them know you want to join or sit in on a meeting. We have over 30. If one doesnt fit for you, then try another. 

Committees with current needs include: Helping Hands (Dave Christensen), Essential Services Award Committee (Roan Blacker), Rotarians that Care (Vicki Browning), Fellowship (Heather Church), Program (Fred Hoffer/Flo Klein), Club Development (Terry Kerby/Robin Goldston), World Community Service (Ann Marie Kimball), and Career & Technical Education (Donald Schenk).

Click here for the complete Committee List and contact information.

Dr. Fred Hoffer (right) and his non-medical assistant Ed, volunteering at the City of Bainbridge COVID testing center
We heard an inspirational performance at our last Zoom meeting from the Rotary Fellowship Virtual Choir of a song authored by our own Ginny Kaul (third from the left at the top).

Dominique Cantwell, Executive Director of the BPA talked to us about our emotional recovery from COVID at last week's meeting.

Jim Hopper and family say "Good Riddance" to 2020, a year none of us will ever forget.