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

  • October 9, 2017
    Fellowship Committee Meeting – St. Barnabas Episcopal Church – 11:00 am to 11:45 am
  • October 9, 2017
    Emergency Preparedness Committee – St. Barnabas Episcopal Church – 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
  • October 12, 2017
    Board/Finance Committee Meeting – Waterfront Park Community Center – 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
  • November 9, 2017
    Board/Finance Committee Meeting – Waterfront Park Community Center – 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
  • November 13, 2017
    Fellowship Committee Meeting – St. Barnabas Episcopal Church – 11:00 am to 11:45 am
  • November 13, 2017
    Emergency Preparedness Committee – St. Barnabas Episcopal Church – 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
  • December 11, 2017
    Fellowship Committee Meeting – St. Barnabas Episcopal Church – 11:00 am to 11:45 am
  • December 11, 2017
    Emergency Preparedness Committee – St. Barnabas Episcopal Church – 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Recent news

U.S. commits $205 million to polio eradication

President Barack Obama signed an omnibus appropriations bill in January that provides $205 million to support polio eradication in 2014, through the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and U. S. Agency for International Development. The largest government donor to polio eradication, the U.S. has contributed more than $2.3 billion since the mid-1980s, when […]

New Large Global Grant Funded – $1,140,000

The Rotary Club of Bainbridge Island has been helping impoverished villages in northern Uganda obtain clean water sources for villages since 2002.  At that time Rotarians learned of the unmet needs in many areas of Northern Uganda.  Since 2002 the club has assisted 131 villages to form a water committee, collect a few pennies from […]

A dangerous idea offers hope for girls in Afghanistan

In 2005, Razia Jan came up with a dangerous idea: to start a free private school for girls in her native Afghanistan. The Taliban were using extreme violence to keep girls from learning. In 2008, the year she opened the school, terrorists in the country — armed with bombs, poison gas, guns, grenades, and acid […]

Rotary Helps Close Out The Year With Gains Against Polio

When Julia Yank and a team of Rotary members and health workers entered Kaduna, Nigeria, to immunize children against polio they expected to encounter some tough situations. They found one in a mother of three who stubbornly refused to have her children vaccinated. “She argued with us for over 15 minutes,” says Yank, a member […]

Bainbridge Island Rotary Club participates in Alternative Gift Project

Looking for a last minute gift? For several years Cedars Unitarian Universalist Church of Bainbridge Island, WA created an alternative gift catalog to provide its members and community friends with alternative means to gift giving by giving donations as holiday gifts. You can give to the Bainbridge Island Rotary Clean Drinking Water Program. Here is […]

Nelson Mandela remembered as an ally for peace, polio eradication

In 1996, routine polio immunizations in Nigeria and other African countries were anything but routine. Competing health priorities and lack of funding hampered many governments from putting polio eradication high on their agenda. The drive for a polio-free Africa needed a playmaker. Enter Nelson Mandela. Herb Brown, Rotary’s president in 1995-96, recalls seeking the South […]

Let’s Vote for Rotary – 10 Million Charity Miles

10 Million Charity Miles from United started 6 December and goes until 31 December. Help Rotary get airline miles that can be used for humanitarian projects and other types of service opportunities. Spread 10 million award miles to participating nonprofit partners. Every nonprofit partner will receive at least 25,000 miles, which can be used toward […]

December is Rotary Family Month

The idea of the family of Rotary is a simple one, and one that we celebrate every December during Family Month. Every Rotarian is part of the Rotary family – but our family is much larger than just our 1.2 million members. The family of Rotary includes every one of the men, women, and children who […]

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
08/14/17 Lunch St. Barnabas
Stephen Rowley Ph.D.
08/21/17 NO MEETING
08/28/17 Lunch St. Barnabas
Jim Jenner - Homing Pigeons
09/04/17 NO MEETING
09/11/17 Lunch St. Barnabas
Ralph Munro - Club History

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