Bainbridge Rotary awards $119,390 in Community Grants in 2017

Thirty-five non-profits benefit from the club’s 2016 auction proceeds. There’s a community grant for almost everyone and everything among this year’s Bainbridge Island Rotary Club Community Grants Awards. ” We had a very successful Auction and Rummage sale last June and it’s great to be able to give this much back to our community,” Community […]

Rotary Awards Major Grant to Historic Fort Ward Project

Rotary Club of Bainbridge Island has pledged a $60,000 matching grant to the Fort Ward Community Hall, a landmark contribution to the heritage building restoration and public park facility project. The grant was unanimously endorsed by the Bainbridge Rotary board and approved by the club’s general membership this week. Friends of Fort Ward, the neighborhood […]

Read All About It! Rotary Library Grant

Bainbridge Library ‘Refresh’ project gets major boost from Rotary Grant. The Rotary Club of Bainbridge Island recently awarded a grant of $100,000 to provide the Bainbridge Public Library with an important piece of funding for a major improvement project to begin later this year. Rotary Club of Bainbridge Island has a long history of support […]

Bainbridge Students Selected for Youth Leadership Seminar

Jack Sobeck and Olivia Mitchell, our RYLA attendees for 2017, gave a nice presentation to the club about their experiences; they clearly enjoyed themselves and learned a great deal. RYLA is a seminar geared to helping young people carry forward an exciting program of self-discovery. The conference will consist of nationally renowned speakers who emphasize leadership, […]

Owen’s Playground at Rotary Field Complex Reaches Fundraising Goal

Owen’s Playground reaches fund raising goal. Part of the ‘new’ Rotary Field Complex The Owen’s Playground project announced recently that it had reached its Phase 2 fund raising goal of $350, 000. Owen passed away at age six, in October of 2013, from complications associated with cerebral palsy. Friends, family and the community gave generously to his […]

Emergency Preparedness: Everything You Need to Know

Our Emergency Preparedness Committee has put together a list of Community resources for the community to access. Just go to our Rotary website, click on Membership, then on Emergency Preparedness. Go through the menu of links to read how to be completely prepared for any emergency.

Rotary Club Steps Up with $50K Challenge to Support Morrow Manor

This week the Rotary Club of Bainbridge Island announced its commitment to support the Morrow Manor Campaign to Build Brighter Tomorrows with a $50,000 matching challenge gift. The Rotary Club of Bainbridge Island is the first Rotary Club in the region beyond the project’s lead club of Poulsbo Rotary to step up with a major […]

We are ‘this close’ to eradicating Polio!

From National Geographic Magazine: We are this close to eradicating Polio! As Yogi Berra (or Niels Bohr or Samuel Goldwyn) is supposed to have said, it’s difficult to make predictions, especially about the future. It’s especially dangerous to try to predict the behavior of infectious diseases, when small unpredictabilities in climate or trade or the behavior of […]

Emergency Preparedness Committee Presents New Plan

In the event of DEVASTATING WIDESPREAD DISASTER–think earthquake 9.0–we will likely have injuries, structural fires, individuals trapped in collapsed buildings, and an OVERWHELMED 911 system. At our meetings on January 11th, our Emergency Preparedness Committee presented an emergency communication plan designed to provide aid to one another as well as to assist our community in […]

Community Grants Update

Deadline for grant submittal was Nov 30th. 40 applications received. Total dollars requested = $255,949. Committee met on December 14. At that time the applications were distributed to committee members so that evaluation and site visits can commence. We will ask that site visits be complete, and site visit reports be submitted by Jan 19th. Probably 2 more […]

Rotary announces new Children’s eyeglass program!

  Children’s Eye Glasses Program sponsored by the Rotary Club of Bainbridge Island The Rotary Club is committed to ensuring that all Bainbridge Island school children have access to necessary eye exams, prescriptions, and frames. How the program works: 1)       A school nurse or teacher identifies a student needing additional eye care. 2)       If eye care […]

Rotary’s Vocational Trades Program expands for High Schoolers

A Message from Fairbank Construction:  This coming Spring, Fairbank Construction Company is hosting three high school interns as part of our Career in Construction Program. This program was developed in 2014, thanks to great efforts from Tom McCloskey working on behalf of the Rotary Club of Bainbridge Island, staff and personnel at the Bainbridge High […]

Rotary Grant Saves Lives!

THANKS FROM OLYMPIC MOUNTAIN RESCUE The Rotary Club of Bainbridge Island has received exciting news from Olympic Mountain Rescue.  The $3,000 Community grant issued to them last year has helped save eight lives.  According to Roger Beckett of OMR, the 13 handheld radios that the rescue team was able to purchase with the grant money […]

Vocational Services Committee Puts Plan Into Action

Forging a Partnership Between Rotary, the BISD and Island Employers To Benefit Our Youth Our Club’s Vocational Services Committee has been highly successful in carrying out its Vision Statement: “We are living in a community where every middle and high school student is encouraged to pursue subject matters that excite them. Through this program, students […]