Monday, May 9th, 2022
In Person or Zoom
St Barnabas
11:30am Pre Meeting/12 noon Meeting
Firewise: Keeping you and your Family Safe

Wildfire Mitigation on Bainbridge Island

Program Guest Speaker: 

Jared Moravec, Deputy Chief,
Bainbridge Island Fire Department
Summary of Presentation: Wildfire mitigation is something we all have a role in to help reduce risk. Using Firewise best practices and guidance, his presentation will include specific steps property owners take to mitigate the risk from wildfire around their homes and property.
Learning Objective: There are steps you can take to reduce the risk of wildfire and the effects it can have to your home and property.
Action Items: 1) Begin mitigation work on your ‘immediate zone’. 2) If you aren’t sure what to do, contact BIFD for an on-site assessment. 3) Schedule a wildfire mitigation talk with your Map Your Neighborhood group and BIFD.
Jared Moravec is the Deputy Fire Chief for the Bainbridge Island, Washington Fire Department. Jared is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Department which consists of three fire stations, over 40 uniformed personnel, and 25 volunteers.
Jared has been in the fire service for thirty years, working both as a volunteer and paid member in Nebraska, Oklahoma, Colorado, and Washington. He has served in the Planning Section on Type 2 and Type 3 Incident Management Teams in Washington State and is a Past-President of the Washington State Association of Fire Marshals.
Jared has a Bachelor’s Degree in Fire Protection Engineering Technology and a Master’s Degree in Fire and Emergency Management Administration, both from Oklahoma State University. He also completed the Executive Fire Officer Program at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland.
Meeting ID: 882 7682 6847
Passcode: 400332
05/16/2022: Midday: Club Meeting: All Things Auction!

The Rotary Club of Bainbridge Island calendar website is HERE.
New Member Profile
Debora Musikar

Please tell us your name and where you are from:
Debora Musikar, aka Deb, but please don’t call me Debbie. I was raised in Ardsley, New York, a village in the suburbs north of New York City.

Please tell us about your professional history:
After college, I began a career in commercial arts in NYC, working at CBS initially and then opening my own studio in the early 1980’s. After marrying and moving to California in the mid 1990’s my husband and I founded a software company specializing in commercial lending applications, and spent the next fourteen years growing the company, while wearing many hats. After successfully achieving market leadership in our niche, we sold it to a large public company and began the next phase of life, which some refer to as retirement.

What would you like to include about your family?
I married Russ Opper in 1994, after a two-year transcontinental romance that began in Taos, NM. I am the step-mother, aka DebMom, to Russ’s two wonderful children, and Grandma to our three awesome grandchildren. We are all finding our way after we lost Russ to cancer in September 2019.

What are your committee interests?
My committee interests are all centered on what I can do to help move projects forward. I have, so far, worked on the following committees: Community Grants, Fellowship, 2022 Auction, and the 75th Anniversary. 

Please let us know about your favorite pastime or favorite book:
One of my favorite pastimes is hosting dinner parties and cooking for others.
A book I am currently reading, and is quickly becoming a favorite is “The Overstory: A Novel” by Richard Powers.

Is there anything else you would like to add?
I’m looking forward to working with and getting to know more members of our club this summer, as things hopefully continue to ‘open up’.
75th Anniversary
Rotary Club of Bainbridge Island Commemorative

Saturday, May 21st, 2022 at 1:00 PM
Waypoint Park
591 Winslow Way E

Featured Speaker: Blair King

Developed by artisans at the BARN, and facilitated by the City of Bainbridge island, the 75th Anniversary bronze commemorative piece be will be installed at the Waypoint.
Last Day to order is June 1st
for the
75th Anniversary 
Bench Program

You can have your own Bainbridge Island Park Bench for generations to come. 

You will be promoting the work of our Club to the community and helping to renovate the Rotary Skateboard Park.

Just click on the link to order a bench. It is https://www.birotary.com

  • Each bench is $1,000. 

  • Tom will send you information on available bench locations.

  • This offer is available to all current and past BI Rotarians while supplies last.
This is BIG! and FUN!
June 4th, 2022
3:45pm at the
Battle Point Park Observatory
The Annual Demotion Get Together for our
President, Tom McCloskey 
and the passing of the gavel to
President-Elect Vince DiCarolis...
The Fellowship Committee
is hosting
an event to the 
Holocaust Center for Humanity 
on May 22nd, 2022. 

We will have a group walking to the 
Holocaust Center for Humanity and
organizing rides for others. 
Tour starts at 11:00am.
Anyone interested should RSVP to 
Did You Know?

You can always find out what's happening by going to our very own club website (www.bainbridgeislandrotary.org) and finding the calendar.

The zoom link is on the club calendar for all the programs for your convenience for the hybrid meetings.

Click HERE to check out the calendar for yourself.
Rotary Cares
Would you like support from your fellow club members? 
Please contact Rotary Cares. 
Vicki Browning vickibrowning@comcast.net
Robin Goldston robingoldston10@gmail.com
May Birthdays

Sana Bagersh 2nd

Jim Hopper 4th

Duane Whitaker 6th

Dirk Smith 19th

Sara Bryant 31st
Please collect your lids!

This little girl, named Jennifer, is battling cancer in Mexico. She is pictured with some of the plastic lids that the Crossroads Rotary Club has donated with help from the Poulsbo and Silverdale Rotary Clubs

A charity in Mexico sells the lids to be melted down and used to make more items. The funds are used to help with the medical expenses of children battling cancer.

If you want to help, start collecting your plastic lids - water bottles, juice bottles, detergent or shampoo lids etc. Feel free to give your collection to Joanne Croghan either at a meeting or by dropping off at her condo in Winslow.
May Member Club Anniversaries

Dick Brown 2010
Meg Burkett 2021
Pat Callan 2019
Robin Goldston 2010
Augustine Lujan 2019
Daryl Schei 1991
John Spuller 2011
Paula Weissinger 2018
Amateur (Ham) Radio Operator Course Dates and Exam

MAY 7 - Option A. Introductory Session – 10:30 a.m.
BIFD Station 21

MAY 9 – Option B. Introductory Session – 2:00 p.m.
City Hall Council Chambers

The Introductory Session will be recorded and available for viewing on the
Bainbridge Prepares YouTube channel.

MAY 21 – Final Review Session 9:00 -10:30 a.m.
BIFD Station 21

MAY 21 – EXAM at 11:00 a.m.
BIFD Station 21

Exam cost is $15.00 per person. For more information or to sign-up, please contact Anne LeSage at COBI by clicking on this email link: alesage@bainbridgewa.govAnyone wishing to just take the exam does need to register with Anne LeSage for the test to be sure the test is ordered and available. 
Bainbridge Prepares communications website is HERE.

The Poulsbo Rotary Club is once again holding our Viking Tour Bike Ride coming up on Sunday, May 22nd, and are asking you to help spread the word to your club members.

This year, we're also introducing a public BREW FEST to the event. This means that your club members (and friends, and family) can come hang out WITHOUT RIDING in the bike ride! We'll have over half a dozen breweries represented, as well as wine and cider. We'll also have multiple food vendors on site!

Here are the details:
When: Sunday, May 22nd
Where: Centennial Park, Poulsbo (near the Doctor's Clinic)
Bike Ride starts at 9am
Brew Fest is open from 11am-6pm
Bike Ride is $50 right now, $60 after the 8th
Brew Fest is free to enter!

For more info: www.poulsbovikingtour.com
Want to get the Rotary Club of Bainbridge Island email Newsletter?
Steps to sign up for our communications email (AKA the communiqué):
1. Go to Rotary Club of Bainbridge Island Calendar website HERE.
2. Under membership tab at top of page, find Newsletter Signup dropdown or
3. Go directly to Newsletter sign up HERE.
Greening the 2022 Auction & Rummage Sale
The Environmental Working Group (EWG) has been working closely with the Auction’s leadership and the Green Team to find additional ways to minimizing our impact on the environment at this years’ Auction & Rummage Sale.  

We will no longer offer bottled water in plastic bottles. All Rotarians and volunteers are encouraged to bring reusable containers to the set up and event and to fill and refill them with water from a handful of water stations located throughout the campus. 

More details will be provided, but we are pleased that we will eliminate over 6000 plastic bottles!

EWG Members: Winifred Perkins, Clay Spears, Darlene Madenwald, Dirk Smith, Ed Gilbert, Fred Hoffer, Heather Church, Judy Romann, Terry Kerby, Marina Wildsmith, Roan Blacker, Rosemary Hollinger, and Stephen Chupik.
The communiqué is committed to publishing a diversity of letters to the editor.
Any public question involving the welfare of the community, the nation, and the world is a proper subject of fair and informed discussion.
The Vimeo link to scholarship night at BHS is here: 2022 Rotary Community Service Scholarship Awards.mp4 on Vimeo
Bainbridge High School
Tracie Waxman and David Brown perform the Greeter Committee duties
Senior scholarship winners
Outstanding interviews and outstanding kids
It's a proud day
Congratulations to all...
Interviews by Todd Tinker
One by one, they told us of their achievements and next years plans
To graduate a splendid senior is a wonderful thing...
Amazing seniors, from theater arts to Harvey Mudd
Thanks for all you do for Rotary Auction also
A computer science future for him
He fixed many a computer
Big future and big dreams
Paul Harris award recipient
Todd Tinker presents special Paul Harris award
Here they come, the world is in good hands
Jump for joy!
Here is Ruby, getting ready for Walk with Allen outside Bay Hay & Feed
“Youth fades;
love droops;
the leaves of friendship fall;
A mother’s secret hope outlives them all.” 
—Oliver Wendell Holmes