Want to make a difference?

Contact Jim Hopper, Membership Co-Chair to learn more about joining the Rotary Club of Bainbridge Island. We hold a Friends of Rotary Reception every other month on Friday evenings from 6:00 to 8:00. These social gatherings are a fun way to learn about our club. Read more about joining.

Upcoming Committee and Board Meetings

  • May 4, 2017
    Membership Committee Meeting – John L Scott Conference Room (2nd Floor) – 8:00 am to 9:00 am
  • May 8, 2017
    Finance Committee Meeting – HomeStreet Bank – 8:00 am to 10:00 am
  • May 8, 2017
    Fellowship Committee Meeting – St. Barnabas Episcopal Church – 11:00 am to 11:45 am
  • May 11, 2017
    Board Meeting – Waterfront Park Community Center – 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
  • May 18, 2017
    Membership Committee Meeting – John L Scott Conference Room (2nd Floor) – 8:00 am to 9:00 am
  • May 22, 2017
    Emergency Preparedness Committee Meeting – St. Barnabas Episcopal Church – 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
  • June 1, 2017
    Membership Committee Meeting – John L Scott Conference Room (2nd Floor) – 8:00 am to 9:00 am
  • June 8, 2017
    Board Meeting – Waterfront Park Community Center – 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Read the latest issue of the Bulletin, our weekly newsletter!

The Bulletin 4_17_17

Recent news

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 […]

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 […]

Visitors are welcome!

Community members and friends are warmly encouraged to join us for a meal and see what we're all about! Meetings are held on Mondays. Lunch meetings are from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm. Dinner meetings are from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. Please see below for the upcoming meeting schedule and locations. Your first visit to Rotary is complimentary; thereafter we ask for $15 to cover your catered meal. Vegan and gluten-free options are always available.

St. Barnabas Church is at 1187 Wyatt Way NW.
Wing Point Country Club is at 811 Cherry Ave NE.

Speaker Information
Vicki Evans: Africa Trip Report
04/17/17 Dinner St. Barnabas
US/Russia Outlook
04/24/17 Lunch St. Barnabas
Rotary Auction 2017
05/01/17 Dinner Wing Point
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