Grab your lucky dice, don your best Bond-worthy tux and join us at the casino.  With many ways to play, everyone leaves a winner as we raise funds for a local nonprofit. 
 
We will also be honoring Justin Portz, Athletics and Activities Director of Anacortes High School, for his work cultivating a positive, winning culture for our community's youth.  As Justin said when he was selected as the Athletic Director,  “I love coaching, but I also love teaching students valuable life lessons through sport, performance, or art. I look forward to working with our talented team of coaches and advisors to continue to make a positive impact in the lives of all of our students.”  Previously Justin served as head football coach and assistant baseball coach with Anacortes High School, and director of operations at Thrive Community Fitness. He has extensive leadership experience after serving more than 27 years in the U.S. Navy. Justin has a Bachelor of Science degree in management from the University of Phoenix.
                                             
 
The event will be held at the Skyline Clubhouse, 6041 Sands Way, Anacortes. We will have a live auction, raffle baskets and dinner catered by Gere-a-Deli.  Tickets are $80 per person or $125 VIP ticket.  To buy your tickets now CLICK HERE.
FUN Stories
Happy 27th Birthday to the Fidalgo Island Rotary Club.  Club Members gathered together to celebrate with a "Channel Your Flannel" Charter Night, held at the Anacortes Yatch Club.  Steve Rutz took us through some of the club's history.  Dick Chapman was our very first president and Kandy Dubuque is the only person in the club to be president twice.  With a tribute to the women in rotary we learned how women finally joined the organization.  Kandy recognized all the previous FIR President's.  Take a look at the list:  Past Presidents of the FUN Club.
 
The Family of Rotary team outdid themselves with a tasty meal:  soups, salads, grilled sandwiches and brownies.  Diana and Kandy were kept very busy at the grills.
 
To top the evening off Kim introduced Lukov the Magnificent (aka David Lukov District Governor).  They fed us a belly full of laughs with their insightful predictions of things to come for club members.
 
And yes, it may not be all about our President Brianna, but she did a wonderful lively job of emceeing the event.  
 
Thank you so much to everyone who helped create such a beautiful Charter Night celebration last night.  Lots more pictures of the event here:  2024 Charter Night
Connie Milliken attended the Fidalgo Island Rotary club meeting and presented Steve Miller with a check for $1,000.  Steve is a founding member of the Podiatry Institute. In December he attended a La Connor Rotary Club meeting where he discussed the mission of the Institute; to be a supportive global network of members, colleagues, and friends that enhance the quality of life of patients with foot, ankle, and leg disorders through innovative education, research, and service.  The Podiatry Institute is a non-profit educational foundation that offers a variety of programs including conferences, workshops, and postgraduate courses.  The institute has achieved national and international recognition for its leading role in developing and advancing podiatric medicine and surgery.  The faculty members are all volunteers who serve without compensation.  They are committed to ongoing education in the area of foot and ankle surgery.  Together they bring podiatric surgical care to needy children in the underdeveloped parts of the world.
 
Steve shared many stories about the work the institute has done.  Connie was so impressed that she offered to match up to $1,000 dollars for every dollar that a La Connor Rotary Club member donated to the Miller Medical fund.  The La Connor Rotary Club members far exceeded that number and donated $3,400.  Connie attended the FIR meeting to present Steve with the matching $1,000 check.  Thank you to Connie and all the La Connor Rotary Club members.
 
 
Fidalgo Island Rotary held their Holiday Party on December 19th at 7:00am. There was gift exchanges, singing, dancing and all around good fun. Yes, you read that right...all at 7:00am in the morning. It's never too early for this Club to have FUN.  Santa Steve and Dave the Elf greeted members as they arrived.
 
So many great photos taken by Brianna and Kim of all the FUN.
Click here to see them:  2023 Holiday Party
 
Congratulations to Susan Guterbock and Vickie Winters, shown here receiving a Paul Harris award presented by Brianna (FIR President) and Diana Jordan-New (Foundation Chair).
 
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Apr 23, 2024
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