Fidalgo Island Rotary is hosting its annual auction Saturday March 18TH at The Skyline Clubhouse. Tickets are now available. Hurry, hurry, get yours while they last.  Click here:  Spring Swing Tickets.  A little party never killed nobody.  So kick your heels up and dress the era. Flappers and Gangsters welcome!  Use your secret word to enter the party!  Drink wine from tea cups so no one will know! 
 
This is our fundraiser for our local projects such as supporting the Anacortes Schools, the Family Shelter, Dinner at the Brick, Boys and Girls Club, and STEM to name a few. We also raise funds to support our international projects in Honduras.  It's a Prohibition themed party, with a silent "Dusty Bottle" wine auction, live auction, music, dinner, and dancing.  $75 regular ticket, $125 VIP ticket, starts at 6pm with dinner.  Buy your tickets now:  Spring Swing Tickets
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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!
The 2022 version of the Anacortes Christmas Parade was held on Saturday, December 3rd with temperatures just above freezing.  The parade was lead by the Anacortes Police
Department car following closing by the Scouting units in Anacortes to include the Troops from the Rotary Club 4911 and 4060.  They both showed off their Troop Flag.
In the middle of the parade was the annual FUN Club John Deere Riding Lawn Reindeer formation team.  All the Reindeer were in formation, can you name all of Santa's Reindeer?
You should also be able to spot the Grinch on the big John Deer Tractor. 
Thanksgiving is a time for friends and family to gather, enjoy a meal and spend time together.  To support families in need in our community the Fidalgo Island Rotary Club put together Thanksgiving meals for the families currently at the Anacortes Family Center.
 
 
In addition the FUN CLUB is supporting Giving Tuesday, which takes place on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, and aims to offset the consumerism of Black Friday and Cyber Monday by encouraging people to donate to their favorite non-profits. OUR GOAL this year is to raise $2,000 for the club. Not one, but TWO of our members have generously offered to match any amount we raise (up to our $2,000 goal.) Meaning we have an opportunity to raise $6,000 for our club! What does the FUN Club do with these donations?  Shipwreck FestivalSTEM Camp for middle school students, the FREE Kids Boat Building booth at Waterfront Festival, the Dolly Parton Imagination Library, international medical missions, education in developing countries, polio eradication, Thanksgiving meals to AFC families and that's not even all we do. Donate to Fidalgo Island Rotary online HERE.  
Ever wonder what in the world Fidalgo Island Rotary members do at the Club meetings held at the early hour of the morning 7am?  Here's a summary of the November 1st meeting to give you an idea of what goes on.
 
The meeting started off with the Pledge of Allegiance followed by the thought for the day.  Steve Rutz held us in suspense as he took a picture of the group.
What in the world was this picture for?  Then he shared the quote: 
          Life is like a CAMERA
          Focus on what is important
          Capture the good times
          Develop from the negatives
          And if things down work out
          Take another shot  
 
Then we welcomed our newest Rotarian to the club, Ann Giboney.
 
Jan Vigre, Foundation Chair, recognized Susan Guterbock with her 6th Paul Harris recognition with a special pin.  
 
Yes, we had a great breakfast made by our member volunteers and engaging happy/sads shared by our members.  This was followed by our guest speaker, Debbie Marshall, Founder and President of Heart of Hope.
"Heart of Hope Ministries International (HHMI) started in January of 1991. Debbie Marshall and Chuck Fox, her father, traveled to Romania to adopt a child for Debbie and her husband Dan. They immediately recognized there was far more to do than the adoption of one child. The dire needs of the children and entire families tore their hearts open. Debbie was successful in adopting, but that was only the beginning of what now has been a twenty-one year journey.  Through the decade of the 90s, HHMI focused on the critical needs of the thousands of children in government placement centers through the distribution of food, medicine, and clothing. In addition, HHMI facilitated dental, therapy, optometry as well as construction and renovation teams. HHMI established a spitirual ministry program led by Romanian nationals to address the spiritual needs of children in placement centers and impoverished rural communities."   This year they have also focused on helping Ukrainian refugees.  Click on Heart of Hope to learn more.
 
We ended the meeting with the raffle and inspiration for the day from our President, Kandy Dubuque.
 
Sounds like a FUN and interesting meeting, doesn't it?  Well they all are.  So join us by Zoom or come in person to our next Tuesday 7am meeting.  
Welcome to The FUN Club!
Fidalgo Island

Service Above Self

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In person at AYC and via Zoom.
Anacortes Yacht Club
611 Rotary Park Lane
Anacortes, WA 98221
United States of America
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Brianna
Feb 07, 2023
Upcoming Auction
Kandy the President
Feb 14, 2023
Club assembly
Nichol Ellis
Feb 21, 2023
Camp Korey
Police Chief Floyd & Fire Chief Harris
Mar 07, 2023 7:00 AM
State of Public Safety and Improvement Initiative