Community Service

We're willing to get our hands dirty

ImageThe Rotary Club of Bainbridge Island frequently participates in community projects which benefit island residents and visitors.

From serving as crossing guards at the annual downtown merchants' Halloween festivities to creating new parks to welcome visitors from the North and South ends of the island, Rotary can be found helping to build a better community.


Rotary Annual Food Drive Was a Smashing Success

Great news, Fellow Rotarians.  Our individual cash donations in support of Helpline House’s Food Bank for the holidays, totaled $2,909!  We met our Board of Directors’ challenge, which means an additional $2,500 will be donated.  Plus $500 from the George Winston Concert, bringing our grand total to $5,909.  This remarkable donation will go a long way […]

Rotary in Action – An Autumn Walk in the Pumpkin Garden for Children

by Nancy Filsinger The Bainbridge Island Rotary, alongside many other volunteers and non-profit organizations, was happy to participate in the 22nd annual Pumpkin Walk hosted by Bainbridge Gardens.  The event is a family-oriented function benefitting the Bainbridge Island Boys & Girls Club.  The Boys & Girls Club enhances the lives of children by providing hope, […]

Let’s Help Islanders Dispose of Hazardous Waste

It is time again for the Club to assist Kitsap County and the City of Bainbridge Island in removing household hazardous waste from the Island environment. Every two years, The Rotary Club of Bainbridge Island assists in moving these hazardous chemicals to a proper disposal system off-island. A Hazardous Waste Collection site is staffed and managed […]

Are you looking for a community volunteer opportunity?

Helpline House is in need of people to work in the food bank. You would need to be available during the day and be energetic. There will be an orientation on Thursday, September 26th at 9:30 am to 11:30 am. Email to RSVP to and receive an application.

Bainbridge Rotary Auction Proceeds Go To Nonprofits That Serve Our Community

This year, as in previous years, nonprofit organizations who serve the Bainbridge Island community, will receive grants from the Rotary Club of Bainbridge Island.  100% of these grants were made possible by proceeds from the preceding year’s Rotary Auction & Rummage Sale. On May 20, a check was presented to Kitsap Children’s Musical Theater to purchase […]

Rotary 5020 Career Pathways Initiative

Career Pathways begins in high school. Rotary 5020 Career Pathways Initiative Gary Nakamura, Rotary Club of Poulsbo-North Kitsap Rotary Career Pathways Initiative goals: Increase high school graduation rates with supportive career guidance and planning. Support career and technical education programs that give students a real-world context for what they learn and alternatives to 4-year college […]

2013 Scholarship Applications Available for Download

For over 50 years, the Rotary Club of Bainbridge Island has awarded college scholarships to local students. This year the Club is offering two types of continuing education scholarships: Community Service Scholarships for students who have distinguished themselves through community service. Financial need is not a consideration in determining who receives a Community Service Scholarship, but […]