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June is a favorite month for the Fidalgo Island Rotary members because we have a boat building booth at the Waterfront Festival.  It's an all hands on deck effort to make this happen.  Members spend lots of time prior to the event preparing the hulls by cutting and sanding the wood, creating sails and then setting up the pool and the booth on the big day. 
What brings the FUN Club members so much joy, is the happy faces of the kids that build and float their boats.  Here's our very first boat builder seeing his boat float on Saturday morning.
We had lots more happy faces.  
Heath Treichel leads this effort for the club.  Working tirelessly to make sure we are ready.  THANK YOU HEATH!
It's a fun event and we have more pictures.  Click here to see more:  2023 Waterfront Festival Boat Booth
It’s not goodbye, we will meet you again

Phillip D Case of Anacortes died peacefully at his residence on Friday, April 7th with his family at his bedside. He was born December 23, 1937 in Twin Falls, Idaho the son of Henry and Blanche (Cody) Case, the brother to the late Connie (Case) McClure.

Phillip grew up in the Twin Falls area, graduated from Valley High School in Eden, Idaho. He immediately joined the US Army, Special Forces Division at Fort Bragg, North Carolina where he served for 3 years and continued in the Washington Reserves for another 5 years while in college.

Phil received his BA and MA at University of Washington in Architecture/Environmental Studies. He worked in the fields of Hospital Design and Homes for the Aged for 35 years in NW Washington and Western US. Phil was a member of the American Institute of Architecture and Architects for Health for 30 years. He worked out of Bellevue, WA offices of Careage Corporation, Schemmer Associates, Mulvanney G2, before he started his own office Cornerstone Architects in Seattle.

He met the love of his life Madelyn in 1970 on a blind date. They discovered they had much in common: skiing, mountain climbing, art, music, and travel. The couple were married at Wright’s Pond Park in rural Iowa on August 21, 1971. The Cases lived in Seattle and were active members of the Mountaineers, and Central Lutheran Church. Their love of the outdoors took them to the tops of many mountains, and eventually got them into sailing...exploring the NW waters, Alaska, and eventually venturing off to Mexico for 2 years aboard their 38 ft SV In the Mood. They celebrated their 51st Anniversary last summer.

Together they had one daughter, Chelsea (Case) Phan who accompanied them on their many outdoor adventures and travel.

Phil’s life exemplified Community Service. He was an active member of Fidalgo Island Rotary doing  projects locally and with the IPA in Copan Honduras. He was Commodore  of the Anacortes Yacht Club, Cruise Chair,  and active in Waterfront Festival taking many folks out for free rides.

Phil is preceded in death by his parents, and his sister, Connie. He is survived by his beloved wife, Madelyn; his daughter, Chelsea (Tuan Phan); grandson, John Phan; two nephews, Tony and Brent McClure and numerous nieces and nephews.

Phil requested no flowers but welcome memorial gifts to Fidalgo Island Rotary Community Service (PO Box 125, Anacortes, 98221) or Cat’s Meow, (803 Fourth St., Anacortes) a feline rescue group in Anacortes.

To share memories of Phil please sign the online guest register and bookmark this direct link for future visits: 

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Hey all you chippys and cats, gangsters and gals - thank you! Thank you for such an incredible event this past weekend. We dined, we danced, we laughed, but most importantly, we raised money for Fidalgo Island Rotary. (Wanna see photos? Click here!)

Spring Swing was a roaring success. Between ticket and drink sales, the Dusty Bottle Auction and live auction, our attendees raised more than $31,000 (including $2,120 designated specifically for the Connie Kelley Scholarship.) When we add in additional donations (including those raised on Giving Tuesday) Rotarians and our community raised $37,596.77! WOW! This is the highest net profit from a Fidalgo Island Rotary fundraising event to date!
This money will support programs such as providing backpacks for student in Honduras, STEM camp for middle school students, the Dolly Parton Imagination Library, the Connie Kelley Vocational Scholarship, medical missions in developing countries and SO MUCH MORE! 
We absolutely could not have done this without every single person who helped, donated and attended the event. So THANK YOU for everything you have done! 
Special shout outs to: 
- Allen Rhoades at Rockfish/Anacortes Brewing for donating the alcohol (wow!) 
- Bill Rabel for donating the venue 
- Volunteers from Anacortes and La Conner Rotary Clubs 
- Set up, tear down, decoration & auction committees 
- "Officers" Tricia & Tim for not arresting us when they discovered the speakeasy
- Val Tibbetts and Jeannette Papadakis for their indispensable knowledge and support 
Didn't get a chance to attend or missed out on bidding? You can still donate here (designate to "Giving Tuesday" or put "Auction 2023" in the comments.)
Wanna see more event photos? Click here!
At the beginning of each year, Fidalgo Island Rotary celebrates its founding in 1997. In 2023, we celebrated our 26th year as a club. Our fabulous emcee for the night, Kim Kimmy, provided a great summary of the club and accomplishments so far.
2022-23 Accomplishments Thus Far
COMMUNITY Accomplishments
- Provided Connie Kelley Vocational Scholarship to 3 local students:
    - Oswaldo Bonilla-Martinez:  $2,500, Studying to be a diesel mechanic
    - Wendy Smith: $4,000, Studying to be a drug counselor
    - Kelsie Spurgeon:  $4,000, Studying to be a nurse
- STEM Camp August 2022
    We had 20 students with 8 different activities over 4 days
- Youth Engaged in Service (YES)
    10 Students with Club sponsoring Tania Corona Lemus
    International Service Project in Honduras June 2023
- Helped Sponsor a Student conducting a service project in Ecuador
- Helped Sponsor a local Girls Traveling Softball Team
- Supported Troop 911 Scouts composed of 10 boy members 
    Earned 72 Merit Badges
    190 Coummunity Service Hours
    151 Days Camping 
    224 Miles Hiked
- Supported Troop 4060 Scouts composed of 5 girl members
    Earned 28 Merit Badges
    182 Community Service Hours
    139 Days Camping
    195 Miles Hiked
- Gift cards to IRIS (Immigrant Resources & Immediate Support)
- Clothing for Rachels Closet for the holidays
- Sponsored the Gingerbread Contest at Celebrate the Season
- Participated in the Anacortes Christmas Parade with the John Deere Rotarians
- Sponsored Dinner at the Brick
- Hands on cleanup at Tommy Thompson Trail and the Anacortes Cemetery
INTERNATIONAL Accomplishments
- Supported our El Chilar school in Honduras:  $1,528
- Supported IPA (International Project Alliance) projects in Honduras:  $6,000
- Supported our adopted Village La Laguna in Honduras:  $3,657
- Contributed $4,000 to the Miller Medical Missions
- Contributed $7,000 towards the purchase of a van for the Heart of Hope Orphanage in Romania
A fun event with a total of 40 in attendance (26 members/honorary members).
Thank you to our emcee for the evening, Kim Kimmy, Steve Rutz for the fun Toast and the Family of Rotary Committee for putting on such a great event!
Lots  more pictures.  Take a look, click HERE.
The FIR holiday party was scheduled for 12/22/2022 but thanks to the heavy snow that week, it was postponed until the next week on 12/27/2022. Luckily it was held just before the flooding started due to the King tides. There were lots of smiles, reindeers games and shades of red.
Reindeer games required a special headdress.
Lots more great pictures of all the fun here:  FIR Holiday Party 2022
Happy Holidays!
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Jul 25, 2023
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