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If you’re looking for ways to help local businesses while physical distancing, one option might be to order out from local restaurants, or purchase gift cards to use at a future date. The Anacortes Chamber of Commerce has continually updated a list of restaurants and eateries that are open for take out or curbside pick up options. 
Container to Burkina Faso - AID for CORVID-19
We have been discussing the Coronavirus CORVID-19 pandemic and it looks like it is on the threshold of Burkina Faso. As of today, the World Health Organization reported 114 confirmed cases and 3 deaths in Burkina Faso. I am sure there are already many more people infected because the statistics are only those confirmed by testing - and how available in Burkina Faso right now?
So, we looked over the manifest inventory for the container you just received and there are a lot of Personal Protection Equipment items in there and more. We sent as much extra as we could, in order to fill the container. This might be a tremendous bonus to you and your country.
The boxes in the container are numbered and you will find the contents of each box in the inventory list. There are many masks (most important for COVID-19), some gowns, lots of gloves, as well as antiseptics (Betadine, povidone iodine, Hibiclens, etc.), cotton-tipped applicators (for taking swab samples for testing) and oxygen tubing plus masks. And much more.
Using the box numbers, you should be able to locate needed items quickly for distribution to hospitals and clinics.
New York City would be envious of this supply.
You need to get masks and gloves out to hospitals and clinics to protect your health care workers especially - many are getting infected in Spain and Italy (and China) - and many are dying.
I only wish we could be there with you to help your Rotary club sort and distribute these life-saving items.
Walt and I will make a video-story of this project soon (when we can be in the same room together) and send it to you.
Stay well,
Steve Miller
Fidalgo Island Rotary Club
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In mid-March, Fidalgo Island Rotary made the difficult decision to cancel its meetings for the foreseeable future do to health concerns. While it was absolutely the right call, Rotarians are starting to get antsy cooped up in their homes. We're used to our weekly dose of laughter and silliness! We're missing delicious breakfasts from our Breakfast Committee, and Bill French's groan-inducing Quip of the Day. We're wondering what Larry's up to, since he can't watch his grandkids rock it at their respective sports. We want to catch up and hear all about Angie's travels, and Kim's latest bucket list item. Heck, we'd even take a verbal jab from Chris Frost, if it meant we could be back at The FUN Club! 
But alas, it's not meant to be right now, as we're all safely social distancing. Nevertheless, Rotarians are making the most of our time apart! For instance, after the Artists on the Edge Auction was postponed, the Martins decided to host their own Dessert Dash, since Carolyn already had all the ingredients to make a delicious cake. Luckily, Peter was the winner of this sweet treat! (Although, we're not sure how quickly he had to dash, since he was probably the only participant...)
How are you making the most of your time social distancing? Take up a new hobby? Go for a beautiful walk on one of our lovely trails? Teach your cat how to 'shake'? Send a photo or story to!
It's that time of year already — time to start preparing for the annual Waterfront Festival! The festival takes place near the marina the first weekend of June, and each year, Fidalgo Island Rotary runs the FREE Kids Boat Building booth. 
Each year, hundreds of children and their parents flock to the book, where they can pick out a hull, add a sail, deck the boat with corks, wood, twine and more, and even "sail" it around a pond in the parking lot! It's a great tradition that spans generations, and we always have a BLAST during the event. But before we even set up our booth, we're preparing by building the boat hulls, gathering corks and creating sails. It's always heart-warming to see parents and grandparents build boats together and watch as the dad takes over and make the coolest boats. (Insert giggle here.). Some kids have boats from previous years and start to rack up a whole armada.
For the next few weeks, Rotarians will gather at La Conner High School to cut wood, donated by Sierra Pacific, into decorative boat hulls.  
Click to see more photos and learn more about our goals for this year! 
Here is what can happen before Round 2 that will take place on Tuesday, March 31st.
Those whose purchased their name in Round 1 and moved on to Round 2 Congratulations. (6 men / 9 women)
For those who didn't feel lucky or didn't read the emails they can buy-in during Round 2 for $5. 
Here is a list those lucky members: (Those in bold have bought in for Round 2)
Phil C, David R, Brian T, Thomas W, William F, Chris L, Robert H, Peter M, Bill H, Charles Y
Jeannette P, Dianna J, Sarah D, Sally W, Madelyn C, Rachel M, Tricia S
If any of these members decides not to purchase their name, the following individuals who purchased their name in Round 1 will have the opportunity to purchase their position in the Bracket for the same $5.  Here is a list of those not so lucky members, but may have an opportunity during round 2:
Dave S, Norman V, Barry H, Mike T, Health T, David L, Mari L, Jan V, Patricia W
Round 2 (32) will be drawn on March 31st
Round 3 (16) will be drawn on April 7th
Rounds 4 (8),5 (4),6 (2) will happen on April 14th
As of Sunday we have made $71 for the Fun Club with 12 slots in the round of 32 available. (4 women division / 8 men division).
You have until noon on Tuesday, March 31 to enter for the 2nd Round by sending an email to
or a text message to 360-540-0701. 

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