Anacortes Rotary Club Information

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Rotary: Making a Difference

We meet Wednesdays at 12:00 PM
Majestic Inn & Spa
419 Commercial Ave
Anacortes, WA  98221
United States
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Anacortes Rotary's newest member is Ruth Barefoot, new Library Director at the Anacortes Public Library. She comes to Anacortes after serving as the Supervising Librarian in Santa Barbara, CA. 
Anacortes Rotarians turned out in large numbers along with a great turnout of Middle School students on Saturday, Sept. 29 at Storvik Park to upgrade the playground. Volunteers included John Prosser, Dan Worra, Tom Decker, Bonnie Bowers, Tim Garrison, Krista Oicles, Michael and Marta McClintock, and Mark Wenzel, working side by side with the kids and members of the Fidalgo Club to spread new bark in the playground. 
Another work party is schedule for later in October for more renovation on the park playground. 
 Our Rotary booth volunteers included Bonnie and Bob (first shift), Darby and Krista (not pictured) (second shift), and Alice and Duane Clark for the final shift. 
The vintage bicycle was remarkable - the two smaller wheels steer in response to the hand grip in her right hand.  It was designed just for women.  The device has a name made up of several words, including "rotary".
Anacortes Rotary recognized Virginia Smiley as Rotarian of the Year at the club’s recent officer installation event.
Smiley has been a motivating force behind the club’s efforts to recognize a wide range of community volunteers for their local efforts. Smiley oversees the club’s Rotary International Foundation organization and funding. She takes part in the activities of other area Rotary clubs as well, offering assistance on projects with the Fidalgo Island and La Conner Rotary clubs.
She also volunteers for Hospice of the Northwest and is an active member of Soroptimist International of Anacortes.
During the meeting, Bonnie Bowers took over as president for the 2018-19 year and Stephanie Hamilton became president-elect.
Also singled out for honors were three other Rotarians: Meredith McIlmoyle for club service, Duane Clark for community service and Jack Darnton for chairing the giving committee which oversees grants to community and charitable groups.
Anacortes Rotary contributes approximately $100,000 each year to local organizations, scholarships and community programs. Anacortes Rotary seeks new applications for its grants each fall. Information on this year’s grant program will be available in early September at the club website:
Our contractor Mauricio was invited to join the Copan Club's installation ceremony last week, to represent IPA.

He was presented with a certificate of recognition thanking us for our "valuable contribution, time and passion" for the club.
Peter Martin
Chairman, International Project Alliance
President, IPA Foundation
A fun (but a bit soggy) day at Bark in the park on 6/30/18   A Special thanks to Bob Stickrod who organized this fun event and is already making plans for next year as well.  A Great time had by all.
Anacortes Rotarians assembled 20 New Born packs for children of low-income families born at Island Hospital; 10 Comfort (or Trauma) packs for children that first responders might encounter while responding to an emergency; 25 Thank You Packs for First Responders (Police) and another 25 for Fire/EMT folks. A great community service project completed as our weekly lunch program in early June. 
Born Learning Trail Ribbon Cutting,  
The trail is located at Storvik Park. 
Krista and Stephanie attended as the Rotary contributed $300 toward the construction.

The Community Service Committee is looking for help decorating, kibitzing and cheering on our crew as they row our entry to the finish on June 2.  Starting at 3pm- with the race at 5pm
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President Elect
Vice President
Past President
Rotary Foundation Chair
Membership Co- Chair
Membership Co Chair
Public Relations Chair
International Service Chair
Vocational Service Chair
Parks and Community Improvement
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2019 Grants and Fund Raising