FUN Stories
Support Fidalgo Island Rotary AND get a beautiful 13-month calendar featuring local art! Fidalgo Island Rotary is selling 2021 Fidalgo Island Calendars for just $20, with each month featuring a magnificent high-resolution photograph of life on Fidalgo Island. From Bowman Bay to Fidalgo Bay, from the San Juan Islands to Deception Pass, these calendars perfectly encapsulate island living. Great for holiday gifts for everyone in your life!
Not only will you receive this functional work of art, but the funds raised from calendar sales will benefit projects by Fidalgo Island Rotary. These projects include events such as Shipwreck Festival each summer, the FREE Kids Boat Building Booth at Waterfront Festival, STEM Camp for middle school students each August and Celebrate the Season at the Port of Anacortes each holiday season, as well as donating volunteer services and funds to other area nonprofit groups. In addition, Fidalgo Island Rotary is actively working internationally to provide school supplies, assist with economic development and prevent diseases in developing countries. Your calendar purchase ensures we can continue to do good in the neighborhood! 
Calendars will be delivered to homes on Fidalgo Island and shipped to anyone living off-island. Those living on Fidalgo Island will be notified by emailed a few days before delivery. 
CLICK HERE to purchase your calendar today!
(Note: Please use the add-on section in the purchase window to purchase more than one calendar)
Last week, Fidalgo Island Rotary delivered a plethora of warm clothing and grocery store gift cards to IRIS in Mount Vernon. Walt Guterbock, Bill Hakins, and Dave and Mari Latimer delivered $1,375 in gift cards and about $1,000 worth of warm clothing to the nonprofit on Nov. 20, all donated by members of Fidalgo Island Rotary. 
IRIS is a nonprofit organization based in Mount Vernon that provided immediate assistance to immigrant families. This includes assistance with funding for medical services, housing, grocery stipends and clothing. Click here to learn more about the organization. 
On Nov. 11, members of Fidalgo Island Rotary Club spent the morning completing yard work at the Anacortes Police Station. About a dozen members of the local service club volunteered their time to weed, rake leaves, trim hedges and pick up trash outside the building. In addition, members who could not attend the yard work session dropped off cookies and other baked goods for the law enforcement team to enjoy when they returned to work on Thursday, Nov. 11 (the building was closed in observance of Veteran's Day.) 
Thank you to all who came out to volunteer and made treats for our local law enforcement! Click to see more photos of our volunteers hard at work!
As you may have noticed, masks have become all the rage this fall. Whether you're at the grocery store or strolling along Commercial Avenue, everyone is wearing them! (OK, yes, we know, it's because we need to wear masks to keep the community safe during a pandemic. But isn't it more fun to imagine this is the hottest trend out of Paris Fashion Week?) 
If you're looking for a new face mask for your trip out in public, look no further than Hand Made by Patsy. Our very own Patsy McCuaig is creating 
100% cotton face coverings with adjustable ear pieces and wire nose support. The cut and design are made specifically for those who wear glasses (and who know all to well the annoying fog that comes with it!) These masks come in a wide range of colors and patterns, and most are reversible, unless they have additional accessories and delightful bling. Patsy makes her masks in several sizes, so you can find your exact fit. 
If you're in need of a new face covering (or two!) check out the Hand Made by Patsy Facebook page, or email Patsy at You can also keep an eye out for these masks at local stores such as Sebo's Hardware.
Stay safe, and stay stylish! 
Fidalgo Island Rotary is accepting donations to support IRIS, Immigrant Resources and Immediate Support, a nonproft based in Skagit County. Now through Thanksgiving, FIR is collecting grocery store gift cards, warm clothing or cash for IRIS.
Requested grocery store gift cards are Fred Meyer, Walmart or Safeway, and warm clothing can be for adults or children. Items can be new or gently used, and can include jackets, sweaters, hats, mittens or scarves. 
IRIS is a nonprofit organization based in Mount Vernon that provided immediate assistance to immigrant families. This includes assistance with funding for medical services, housing, grocery stipends and clothing. Click here to learn more about the organization. 
To drop off donations, contact Walt Guterbock:

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Classification Talks:
Dec 01, 2020 7:00 AM
Dr Justin Irish - Anacortes School Superintendent
Dec 08, 2020 7:00 AM
Anacortes School District
Jason Armstrong
Dec 15, 2020 7:00 AM
Deception State Park
Christmas Holidays - No Meeting
Dec 22, 2020 7:00 AM
Classification Talks:
Jan 05, 2021 7:00 AM
Sven Gilkey
Jan 12, 2021 7:00 AM
District Director Boy Scouts of America
Club Assembly
Jan 19, 2021
Kelley Bright
Jan 26, 2021 7:00 AM
Shannon Point Marine Center - Western Washington University
Classification Talks:
Feb 02, 2021 7:00 AM
Jim Fuda - Founder Crime Stoppers
Feb 09, 2021 7:00 AM
Trans-National Crime Initiative
Classification Talks:
Mar 02, 2021 7:00 AM
Classification Talks:
Apr 06, 2021 7:00 AM
Club Assembly
Apr 20, 2021
Classification Talks:
May 04, 2021 7:00 AM