Monday, September 19th, 2022
Zoom or In Person at St Barnabas
Pre-session lunch 11:30/ 12 noon meeting
The English Language, and Why We Love to Hate It

Art Roth

Why is there a “b” in plumber? Why don’t we use the present tense as the present tense in English? Are the sounds made by the letters “c” and “k” truly the same? Are there really three different meanings for the word “dear”? What effect (or is it affect?) did William the Conqueror have on English? Is Latin actually the root of the English language, or should we root for a different contender, and, if we do, where may/might/could/ the route lead us?  
Join Art Roth for a fun-filled romp through the evolutions and machinations of the English language from its earliest beginnings to today’s tortured trappings (lovely alliteration). Yes, it’s a full college semester course crammed into 30 minutes, but, as Art would opine, “This is the Rotary Club of Bainbridge Island, and we can do, well… almost, anything.”
Zoom Link is HERE
Meeting ID: 935 7603 2638
Passcode: 400332
09/23/2022: Kiana Lodge: 75th Anniversary Gala
09/26/2022: NO meeting and NO communiqué
10/03/2022: Evening: Claire Yunker, Peace Trees Vietnam

The Rotary Club of Bainbridge Island Calendar Website is HERE.
At the last City Council Meeting, the City proclaimed September 19-25, 2022 as Rotary Club of Bainbridge Island Week.
The Council noted that the Rotary Club of Bainbridge Island has been a service leader and problem solver by donating time, talent and treasure to our community. On behalf of the City, Mayor Joe Deets thanked the members of the Rotary Club for their 75 years of compassionate service. 
Our success in serving the community is due to the dedication of our members, past and present, and to the countless volunteers who have helped us throughout the years.
Congratulations and well deserved! 

You are such an asset to the Bainbridge Island community.

It was truly a pleasure to help at the Auction this year. I had no idea it was such a gigantic ordeal to put together. I was very impressed by the details in place and how well things were run each day I was there. You made the volunteer time fun!

Thank you to all the members of the Rotary of Bainbridge Island for everything you do to make Bainbridge Island a wonderful place to live and work.

With Warmest Regards,

Diana George
Executive Director
PAWS of Bainbridge Island and North Kitsap
Get Ready for the 75th Anniversary Gala
Rotary Club of Bainbridge Island
September 23rd, 2022
Kiana Lodge
The Huney (Large Grants) Committee will hold its first meeting of the Rotary year, a Zoom meeting Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 4:30 p.m.

At this point, we're aware of about 11 potential grant requests, and will be following up to determine which ones we can best assist.

We'd love to invite some more Rotary members to join in the committee discussions. If you think you might be interested, you can contact committee chair Charlie Averill for more information.

The committee meeting is listed on the club calendar, including Zoom login information, so feel free to join in the discussion even if you haven't been involved before.
There is an easy way to generate funds for our Club just by shopping on AmazonSmile. 
Instead of typing amazon.com, you can type AmazonSmile.com
You will be prompted to select a charitable organization. Search for Rotary Club of Bainbridge Island and select us. 
You can begin shopping and AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible purchases to our Club.  Try the link HERE.
Our committee is: Christy Givans (Chair), Marina Cofer-Wildsmith (Co-Chair), Ed Gilbert, Jim Hopper, Charlie Averill, Allen Ferris, Tom McCloskey, Phil Toohey, Bob Yager, Al Quan, Jim Laws and Carol Reitz.

If any members are interested, please join us.
Hello DACdb

The District and Club database (DACdb) is an on-line tool and resource that helps track both Club and District membership; allows us to post news to the District website; and enables registration for District or Club events that are found on the Calendar.

How do I create a DACdb account?
Your account in DACdb is automatically created when you join our Club. You won't need to sign-up for DACdb, just sign-in.

To log in for the first time, your email is your username and your RI member number is your password.

Check it out HERE.
Psssst...It's all on the Calendar...

You can find out what's happening by going to our website calendar. (www.bainbridgeislandrotary.org

Click HERE to check out the calendar.
Rotary Cares

Bad hair day?

Contact us, please.

2022 Rotary Preparedness Survey

Be on the lookout for an email from Anne LeSage next week.

She is going to share information on National Preparedness Month, the annual day of preparedness taking place at City Hall on Saturday, September 24th from 10 AM to 2 PM, as well as share the surveymonkey link to the annual Rotary Preparedness Survey.

We need ALL Rotary club members to complete this quick five minute survey. Thanks!
Hello All,
If you have been wanting to get your ham radio license, this class is a great opportunity.

It is a free two-day class, with the licensing test at the end of the second day.
The class is free. The test costs $15 and the FCC charges $35 for processing the license application. A hand-held ham radio can be purchased for as little as $35.

The link to signup on Eventbrite is HERE.

If you have any questions, please contact:
Lionel Halvorsen
Want to receive our newsletter?

It's real easy.

Go directly to the newsletter signup HERE.
Household Chemical Collection Event
Saturday, September 17 - 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
7305 NE Hidden Cove RD, Bainbridge Island
This collection event is for North Kitsap residents. No business waste accepted. In partnership with the City of Bainbridge Island, Kitsap County will collect select household and lawn/garden chemicals for safe disposal.

Don't store those unused and unwanted chemicals any longer. Before you pack things away for fall, take a moment to look for any unused insecticide, herbicides or other chemicals. Bring any accepted items to our North Kitsap event instead. Enjoy the extra space on your shelves!
List of accepted items:
    Flammable liquid
    Household cleaners
    Lawn and garden chemicals
    Paint (up to 10 gallons)
    Pool and spa chemicals
Not accepted:
    NO Flares
    NO Needles
    NO Batteries
    NO Explosives
    NO Oil or antifreeze
    NO Fluorescent light bulbs and tubes
    NO Propane tanks, large
    NO Containers over 5 gal
Don't see your item listed here? Email solidwaste@kitsap.gov to inquire.
The communiqué is committed to publishing a diversity of letters to the editor.
Any public question or opinion involving the welfare of the community, the nation, and the world is a proper subject of fair and informed discussion.
To: 2021-22 club presidents

Dear 2021-22 Club President, 

Congratulations! Your club has earned the Rotary Citation, the most significant award a Rotary club can achieve, for 2021-22. This past year, your club demonstrated a commitment to achieve its goals, which ultimately helps strengthen Rotary and shape our future.

Please find your Rotary Citation. They are named by district number, then club name. I encourage you to display it proudly to celebrate your club’s achievement. 

Once again, congratulations on a successful year as club president!

Shekhar Mehta
2021-22 RI President
A fine Fellowship evening of pizza and friends was had by all. How does Vicki know to match the umbrellas?
Our gracious pizza hosts and no nonsense bouncers, Vince and Winifred
Joe Earnest and Cindy MacGregor sharing a laugh
Docs Erickson and Hoffer have an impromptu programs committee meeting
A great night downtown Winslow at the Bainbridge Brewing Ale House
Cheers to you from Michael Camp and Phil Toohey
The Callens and Meg Burkett
Pizza is always a good fellowship event, building goodwill
How many Rotarians can you fit around a table with pizza?
Ed G and Ian P, working on their pizzas
Marcy and Bob Yager
Pizza, beer, wine and friends...and a lovely evening out
The dynamic duo of Joanne C and Don M
Caroline C and Deb M: artists both...
Yes, we emptied all these boxes...it was hard work and beneficial to all concerned
"Friendship was the foundation rock on which Rotary was built and tolerance is the element which holds it together." Paul Harris - 1948.