FUN Stories
A wonderfully FUN, welcoming and laughter filled celebration to celebrate baby Hackler.  Lots of food to eat and plenty of games to play.
    
 
Brianna and Trent will look pretty amazing in their new T-shirts.  And once the baby comes they will be very busy bees.
 
 
Of course you can't have a baby shower without presents....
 
    
 
We can't wait to meet our new baby Rotarian.  
 
"Community Golf Day" hosted by Swinomish Golf Links was back on July 7th.  While folks played they had the opportunity to donate directly to local nonprofits stationed at holes throughout the course.  FIR participated and raised $94 in tips having golfers try their luck of chopping a golf ball through the Grinch’s heart. Several individuals signed up to learn more about joining our Rotary Club.  In keeping with our club motto it was a FUN day for our community.
 
 

In its first in-person event in more than a year, Fidalgo Island Rotary met on the balcony of the Anacortes Yacht Club Tuesday night to honor the 2020-21 board of directors and install the board for the 2021-22 Rotary year. Incoming president Daniel Conrardy was sworn in to lead Fidalgo Island Rotary for the coming year, along with a new board (pictured above.) 
 
 
Members donned their favorite Hawaiian shirts and flowered leis to wave "Aloha!" to the new year for the Hawaiian-themed event. The ever wonderful Val Tibbetts emceed the event, keeping the shinanigans running on time. She managed to keep nearly everyone in line, except Richard Curtis and Dave Sem, who somehow snagged a few moments on the mic to lovingly roast the club's outgoing president, Rosemary Kaholokula. However, other than a few well-aimed jokes about Rosemary's last name and her cats (who made frequent appearances on the club's Zoom meetings), it's hard to find too much reasons to criticize Rosemary, as she gracefully lead the club through an entire year executed completely online due to the pandemic. 
 
 
Awards were also presented during the event. Rosemary presented Richard Curtis with the club's Rotarian of the Year award (above) for his hard work finding speakers and maintaining incredible programs during the pandemic and online.
Foundation chair Jan Vigre presented Paul Harris honors to many first-time recipients, including Jackie Boss, Sarah Davies, Greg Dixon, Kurt Nelson,  Mary Willner and Vickie Winters. Additional members received their next-level Paul Harris honors: Phil Case, Anna Connelly, Linda Dobbs, Pam Estvold, William French, Walter Guterbock, Brianna Hackler, Jeannette Pappadakis, Dave Sem, Lynnette Setmire, Larry Thomas, Cliff Merkel and, of course, Rosemary Kaholokula. 
Two members were also presented with District 5050 awards. Pam Estvold was recognized with the Avenues of Service award for Community Service for her work to continue safe, hands-on service projects for members during her year as community service chair. Peter Martin was honored with the Avenues of Service award for International Service for his work in Honduras during the pandemic, including continuing the International Project Alliance's work, and providing supplies and assistance after a devastating hurricane season.  
Cheers to all who attended the event, and many thanks to the Family of Rotary committee for putting on such a fun shindig! We look forward to being able to meet in person soon in the coming weeks, and wish the 2021-22 FIR board good luck as they embark on what will hopefully be a more normal Rotary year! 
 
 
On June 25, Boy Scout Troop 911 held its first Eagle Scout Court to honor to troop member Andrew O’Donnell. Fidalgo Island Rotary member Kurt Nelson was on hand to present the honor and share what it means to achieve the Eagle Scout award, the highest honor achievable for Scouts. It has been often referred  to as Scouting’s greatest moment. Only one U.S. president attained this rank: Gerald Ford.  President Ford often remarked that it was one of his greatest accomplishments! In the second photo, Andrew’s father ties the Eagle Scout neckerchief on Andrew as the final step of the ceremony held last week.
Fidalgo Island Rotary sponsors Troop 911. 
 
 
On Thursday evening, June 3rd Troop 4911 of the Fidalgo Island Rotary
held a retirement flag ceremony for the Rosario Assisted Living Facility. 
Many of the residents viewed the Scouts march with the new flag, bring
down the tattered flag, watched as the flag was folded for the last time as
a Scout explained the meaning of each fold, and finally the new
America flag was raised as everyone recited the "Pledge of Allegiance." 
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Fidalgo Island

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We are back to meeting in person at the Yacht Club.
Anacortes Yacht Club
611 Rotary Park Lane
Anacortes, WA 98221
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Speakers
IP: Larry Francois - Superintendent of ESD
Jul 27, 2021 7:00 AM
NW Educational Service District - Post Covid
IP: Kim Bryan - Cross Roads - Executive Director
Aug 03, 2021 7:00 AM
Cross Roads Youth Ranch
IP: POSSIBLE: Jeff Vogel - Library Director
Aug 10, 2021 7:00 AM
Anacortes Library
IP: Robin Pastarino
Aug 17, 2021 7:00 AM
The Flying Tigers - Presentation given through Breakfast
IP: Liz Montgomery, Executive Director
Oct 19, 2021 7:00 AM
Northwest Infant Survival and SIDS Alliance
CELEBRATE THE SEASON
Oct 25, 2021 7:00 AM
FOUNDATION MONTH
Nov 02, 2021 7:00 AM
FOUNDATION MONTH
Nov 16, 2021 7:00 AM