Monday, August 16th, 2021
St Barnabas Church
11:30 Lunch /12 Noon Meeting

Bainbridge to Prisons

Guest speaker:
Mr. Roger BelAir

Pickleball is a combination of tennis and Ping-Pong and it is played on a badminton court that originated on Bainbridge Island. It was the fastest growing sport in the country before the pandemic.

Because of Roger’s effort, pickleball is gaining a huge following in our country’s prisons. He has visited correction facilities from Rikers Island in New York to the largest prison in California with many stops between. 

Pickleball can teach life skills such as learning from mistakes, thinking about consequences and becoming a better teammate. 
Roger BelAir is a pickleball evangelist and a retired banker. He will teach a pickleball clinic following the meeting at 1:30PM at the Battle Point Park pickleball courts. Please wear your tennis shoes!
Meeting ID: 882 7682 6847
Passcode: 400332
Please RSVP: Do you plan to attend the special Roger BelAir Pickleball Clinic on Monday?
Upcoming Club Meeting Schedule
08/30/21 6PM Dinner Fellowship Meeting at Bainbridge Brewing Alehouse
09/06/2021 Labor Day: No Meeting
Paul Harris Points 101

With Past President Joanne Croghan

A multipart series on the Rotary Foundation featuring your Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the Foundation Committee all about? 
A: The Rotary Foundation is a registered tax-deductible charity (501c3) that supports the efforts of Rotary International to achieve world understanding and peace through international humanitarian, educational, and cultural exchange programs. 
It is supported solely by voluntary contributions from Rotarians and Friends of the Foundation who share its vision of a better world.
Fifty percent of the money we donate to the Foundation, comes back to our District to be awarded as grants.
Our committee is chaired by me, Joanne Croghan, and Charlie Averill. We are available to answer your questions about the Foundation and help direct Rotarians to the giving level they desire and how they chose to give.

Contributions of ANY amount are always welcome. Our goal is 100% participation from our club.

Q: What is Rotary Direct? 
A: Rotary Direct is just the easiest way to contribute to The Rotary Foundation. When you go to your “My Rotary” page and click the DONATE button, the rest is easy. Many members donate $84 each month which adds up to $1,008 a year and then become members of the Paul Harris Society. My Rotary link is HERE.
The communiqué is pleased to introduce a new wine section
The Cork Dork

by Phil Toohey

Summer Rosé

Summer is still here as the temps rise this week to the 90’s. 

Best buy for drinks on the porch with almost any type of food is Rosé. Not the Rosé of your Mom and Pop era, the Rosé of today is made with quality grape from the bleed of its red wine brother. 

As a wine maker you can take white wine and add a little color back from red skin grape juice or more likely for better quality, you can use the saignée method.

Saignée (“sohn-yay”) means to bleed, and it also describes a method of rosé winemaking. If you have a large tank of red wine that you need to get a deep dark color and just can’t seem to get there, you bleed the tank of liquid while the skins are still settling on the juice. With two parts skin to one part juice (after the bleed) you can increase the extraction of the remaining red wine.

But what do you now do with this juice you bled off? Voila !!! Sell this pink wine as Rosé.

My three picks for summer fun:
Bila- Haut Pays D’OC $14 (now $12+ on sale) at T&C. 
Bandol Rosé $27 from south of France Bandol. 
Domaine Tempier $44+. 

All wines are available at T&C are organic and low in sulfates.
The Emergency Preparedness Survey

Second call for your response!

A high priority Survey is linked to this message. 

The Survey has only six questions and should take less than two minutes to complete. Please complete as soon as possible.   

Thank you for your engagement,  

Anne LeSage, City of BI, Emergency Management Coordinator

Joe Clark, Chief of BIPD

Hank Teran, Fire Chief, BIFD
The link to the Survey is:
Labor Day Stamp

U.S. #1082
1956 3¢ Mosaic,
AFL-CIO Headquarters
Issue Date: 
September 3, 1956
Camden, New Jersey

Quantity: 117,855,000

Printed by: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Method:  Rotary Press
Perforations:  10 ½ x 11

Color:  Deep blue
In honor of Labor Day, this stamp was released featuring a design from the mosaic mural at the AFL-CIO headquarters in Washington. 

The mural, called “Labor is Life,” was designed by artist Lumen Winter. 

Congress passed a law in 1894 designating the first Monday in September as a federal holiday called Labor Day. 
Artist Trading Card with original 1956 Labor Day Stamp
Labor Day Stamp ATC
Bainbridge Community Foundation


Navigating a New World

A seminar on how COVID is changing careers and education

August 16th

Experts Jeff Leinaweaver and Paul Merriman will discuss life-changing tips to ensure that young people are launched in their educational, career, and financial paths. This presentation is tailored for High School students and their families.

To register, please use LINK:
Dear Rotarians,

Our Community Emergency Preparedness Committee has begun to contact the individuals at all 53 locations where the Rotary Club AED Program has placed defibrillators. These are courtesy calls to determine whether the club’s AED Partners have taken steps to order replacement pad cartridges by their expiration date. 

The Covid-19 related supply delays have created some out of stock problems and late deliveries. Philips, the AED manufacturer has supplied a letter which states some reassuring news regarding the Philips OnSite1 AED’s daily self-diagnosis, the high degree of extended efficacy, and Philips’ liability protection.

Any questions about this post, or the AED Program can be directed to me.

Jack Sutherland
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All photo credits go to Cindy McGregor as we welcome her to the Communications team as a contributing photographer! 
Prospective new member Scott James & Jack Sutherland
Flo Klein & John Spuller
Marina is back in town!
Carol Reitz & Joanne Croghan deep in conversation, probably solving world problems...
Charlie Averill
Dick Brown
Al Quan & Ann Marie Kimball relax in the sun
A portrait of Lee Evans
Communications Committee team members Bob Baranski & Lisa Erickson
Communication Team
"The most I can do for my friend is simply be his friend."
-Henry David Thoreau