Monday, November 15th, 2021
St Barnabas or Zoom
11:30 Mid Day Pre-session/ 12 Noon Meeting
Wheelchairing across Washington

Promoting a More Accessible Outdoors

Guest Speaker:
Ian Mackay
Join Ian Mackay as he discusses the challenges and successes of his exciting wheelchair adventures across Washington.
Ian Mackay is a C2 quadriplegic out of Port Angeles, Washington. He is a big fan of getting outside. He runs a nonprofit called Ian’s Ride that advocates for a more accessible outdoors. Ian hosts three paralysis-based support groups and is a proud board member of The Here & Now Project. He consults for Apple, provides in person demos for recent SCI survivors, and is on several tech-based advisory boards.

His main philosophy is that living with paralysis is difficult, doing it alone is near impossible. Community is the answer, we are stronger together, and nature is the best medicine.

For Ian's Ride website click HERE
Meeting ID: 882 7682 6847
Passcode: 400332
11/22/2021 Evening: Island Wood Fellowship Event
11/29/2021 No Meeting
The Egypt Story

Megan Premoe joined an International Scooter Rally in October sponsored by the Rotary Club of Alexandria Egypt

It was 10 days around the stunning country, 40 riders, 16 support staff, 10 Rotarians, 15 Nationalities, 1 fuel tanker, 1 ambulance, 1 police car, 1 medic, 2 mechanics, 2 cooks, 1 monkey and 1 bear. A logistical feat of epic proportions!

They had a blast and would highly recommend it! See more pictures below in the photo gallery.

If anyone is interested in participating next year, the route is published and it will be the 11th year of the tour operating.

Link to Cross Egypt Challenge HERE
Rotary Community Grants Now Open

The Rotary Club of Bainbridge Island has a long and proud history of providing grants to support diverse community projects, dating back to the Club’s founding in 1947. 

Members of the Rotary Club of Bainbridge Island are stewards of funds raised at the yearly Rotary Auction & Rummage Sale. 

Each year a portion of these funds are made available to support the capital projects (up to $5,000) of local nonprofits through the annual Community Grants program. You can read more about the Rotary Community Grants HERE.

Applications are due by November 22nd.
COVID-19 Vaccination Effort Receives BCF’s Humanitarian Award

Bainbridge Community Foundation (BCF) wanted to recognize the incredible work it took to make the vaccination efforts happen, and honored the partners with BCF’s Humanitarian Award at its Philanthropy Celebration on November 4th.

The exemplary leadership and remarkable volunteer response that came from our community was from people who live and work here every day. 

“I never want anyone to forget how lucky we are to be in this community with partnerships like this. We would not have vaccinated to this degree without all of these key players,” remarked Anne LeSage, Emergency Management Coordinator at the City of Bainbridge Island (COBI), during a meeting with BCF.
BCF also created a short film about this incredible effort on YouTube. Click below:
November Birthdays
Rebekah Wang
Joe Earnest
Tom Lindsley
Garry Sobeck
Winifred Perkins
Michael Camp
Jerri Lane
Mike Kaul
Larry Sears
Jack Sutherland
Keith Israel
Gary Hufford
Rotary Cares!
Would you like support from your fellow members? 

Rotary Cares is ready to listen and support you. 

Please contact Rotary Cares to let us know how we can help. 

Vicki Browning
Get your Kits Ready

Gather supplies that will last for several days after a disaster for everyone living in your home. 

Don’t forget to consider the unique needs each person or pet may have in case you have to evacuate quickly.

Update your kits and supplies based on recommendations by the Bainbridge Prepares website HERE .
Transgender Day of Remembrance


The Transgender Day of Remembrance Faith Project is an invitation to churches and temples to read out loud the names of Trans people who were murdered this year.
There will be a Generations of Trans Experience panel at the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (BIMA) at 11am, Saturday, Nov. 20, which is the official Transgender Day of Remembrance.
BIMA is also featuring Project 42; Molly Vaughan's fabric installation connecting to Trans people murdered 2008-2012.

For more information click here:
Rainbow Crew NW, is a 501(c)3 LGBTQ+ Resource site for the West Sound that also lists businesses that are LGBTQ+ owned, managed, or visibly supportive.  
The Virtual BI Turkey Trot is Happening!

Thanksgiving Weekend
November 25 - 28, 2021

Runners and walkers of all ages Run, Walk, or Trot the 5K or 1 Mile Fun Run.

All proceeds go to Helpline House’s mission to support local families in need.
To Register Click HERE.
On the Island

November 23rd, 2021
Bainbridge Island Museum of Art
Frank Buxton Auditorium

There is an opportunity to see the movie produced by Gina Corpuz on the island.

Double Feature: Gather Honor Thy Mother – smARTfilms: Indigenous Filmmakers/Indigenous Lives

Click HERE for more information.
11/7 – Baha’i: Birthday of Baha’u’llah – celebrates the birthday of the prophet-founder of the Baha’i faith.

11/19 – Sikh: Guru Nanak Ji’s Birthday – commemorates the birth of the founder of Sikhism.

11/29 to 12/6 – Jewish: Hanukkah – eight-day celebration commemorates the victory of the Jews over the Syrian Greeks, which ended a period of religious persecution.
You can email us your questions or ideas at
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.
Dear Fellow Rotarian,

I don’t know about you, but I’m no longer nostalgic for the past. After all this time in some state of quarantine (for much longer than anticipated), I’m hungry to bring to fruition what I now have to offer. Some of this is newly discovered; most is newly appreciated. Today, I tackle my illustration projects with a delightful ruthlessness of purpose.  

For better or worse, this clarity also guides my Club participation. My scarce time goes to activities that get traction quickly and are supported wholeheartedly by the creativity of others. 

Indeed, that creativity has had some notable outlets recently: At lunch where in small groups we brainstorm ideas for action after listening to our speakers (some next steps for the Emergency Committee comes to mind). Our pizza get-togethers at the Alehouse that provide a relaxed give and take, generating refreshed connections and program ideas. Every weekend at our Island Vaccination Clinic where I volunteer, our focused purpose elicits effective problem solving large and small.

Seems to me our Club is also exploring innovative pathways to serve, characterized by a new curiosity and nimbleness. Curiosity — about our community, with frank conversations on subjects that inform our values as well as any one project we may be working on. Nimbleness — we moved quickly and decisively; we put our resources into activities that have a focused impact (in this case, on our resilience in the face of COVID).” 

Today, we’re in a different place than we were two years ago. For one thing, we have a new set of untapped potential of our members. And, from what I’m seeing, we have both a renewed interest in getting in touch with the values that drive us as well as an appetite to push the envelope in new ways — and, for many of us, doing so even if it means difficult conversations. 

I don’t know about you, but I yearn for a future of meaningful action, supported by curiosity, nimbleness and respectful discussion. Supported wholeheartedly, that is, by what I think of as our values-driven creativity. 

— Caroline Clarke
Please join us on Monday November 22, 2021 from 6:00-7:30 pm
at Islandwood for a joyful fellowship meeting. 

This is a special opportunity to visit Islandwood and socialize in a relaxed beautiful environment. 
Islandwood is a world renowned environmental education center offering environmental science programs for people of all ages.  

Additional information about this event and how to register to attend will be forthcoming next week.
Islandwood is located at 4450 Blakely Ave., Bainbridge Island
Please don't forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram to get even more info on our Auction and what we are doing in the community.
Megan Premoe's Egypt Motorcycle Trip: Rotary Polio bear made the entire 2200 kms journey attached to the back of the 150cc scooter that tops out at 90kms /hr.
Our banner presented to Bob from Lansing Michigan
The whole production
The women of the ride from six different countries
Our rotary meeting in the Sahara Desert
Rosie Hollinger travels to Spain
Vaccination Team Players
Fred & Donna: YouTube Stars
YouTube Video Star Anne Lesage
Patty Lent honoring our 19 veterans
Keith Israel, US Army
Private Don Mannino, US Army
Lieutenant Colonel Cindy McGregor, US Army
Lieutenant Commander Brent Olson, US Navy
Aviation Technician Electronics Navigation 2nd Class Daryle Schei, US Navy
Hospitalman 2nd Class Erik Smith, US Navy
USS Nimitz returning to Bremerton
"One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say."
Bryant McHill