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Rotarians meet every Wednesday from 8 - 9 AM for a delicious buffet breakfast at the Friday Harbor House 130 West St. with fascinating guest speakers. This is the place to be!
Home Page Stories
A picture-perfect day at Lime Kiln Point to celebrate the lighthouse's 100th anniversary. Mrs. Fagan's 200 hand-decorated cookies were sold to benefit the Friends of Lime Kiln Society (FOLKS) with help from Pete Rose, Frank Fagan, Mike & Jean Griffin, Chanda Stone, Gaelyn Stone, Tom Sibert and QB.
David Gow, Ex Dir of San Juan Community Home Trust, walked us through the recently completed Sun Rise II "pocket neighborhood" consisting of 12 single family homes, rejuvenated and recycled, built in the early 1990s to 1940. Stay tuned for the next project!
We are delighted to welcome our newest member, Greg Lund, Pastor of Friday Harbor Presbyterian, pictured with our Membership Chair, Carrie Unpingco.
Our guest speaker, Libby Scott, FHHS student, premiered her community project in Guatemala, a very professional and heartfelt presentation.
A wonderful, enthusiastic presentation by Erin Corra, Founder and Executive Director of Friends of Lime Kiln Society (FOLKS). Circle your calendar for lighthouse centennial on June 30th!
Dr. Bob Williams gave a fascinating and informative talk about his smartphone app in development, allowing early detection of vision problems in children, simply by taking a picture of the child's eye.
Paideia Classical School took home top prizes in our 14th Annual Spelling Bee. First place went to Eve Hulse and runner-up was Haley Rennick, both 8th grade students of Mrs. Hallock.
Bob Jarman, Adam Eltinge, Pete Rose, and Chris Compton scooted on stage   with high spirits for a fun event! Bow ties provided by Adam, scooters by Chris' kids, and beanies by Mike Close!
The Aerospace team returned today for a captivating recap of their experiences to place 2nd in the International Space Settlement Design Competition World Championship at Kennedy Space Center. They're gearing up for next year's competition. Stay tuned! Left to right:  Dan Garner (teacher/coach), Evan Foley, Arlo Harold, Max Mattox, Brandon Payne,  Joely Loucks, and Lucy Urbach.
Thanks to Mike Griffin for his idea to have a Christmas Party!  Festive setting at the San Juan Golf Club set the stage for a fun-filled evening!  Members brought garments for Family Resource Center.
Barb Fagan, Chris Compton, and Steve Bowman recently visited FHES for our annual distribution of dictionaries to 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students. Chris surprised his 3rd grade daughter, Flora! For the past 10 years, Barb Fagan, Literacy Chair, has overseen the delivery of over 3,000 dictionaries to students countrywide.
 A joyful morning as we presented checks to the recipients of proceeds from the 12th annual Concours d'Elegance. Mariluz Villa and John Lackey (Hospice of San Juan), Brian Moore (Family Umbrella Group), and Cindy Gutierrez (Family Resource Center) each organization received $4517. Also, $1,000 was donated to PolioPlus Fund of Rotary International.
Our new District Governor, Linda Murray, presented Adam with a Rotary Citation from Rotary International Past President, Ian Riseley, recognizing our chapter's 'make a difference' projects during 2017-18. We should all be proud of our accomplishments.
Wow! For those of us lucky enough to hear Ned Morris' presentation about the life-changing work of ShelterBox disaster relief program. An extra bonus, this talented young Rotarian is a vintner and brought wine from his Walla Walla vineyard, Reasons, as well as special label, ShelterBox. Ned promises to return in the spring!
Overcast skies didn't dampen appetites for Mayer & Sibert hand-made pizzas for our 12th annual Concours d'Elegance. Most of the faces you know, but will mention Michael Corliss, the new owner of San Juan Vineyards, receiving trophy for his '61 Chevrolet pickup. And Arlington Rotarian, Lee Harman, won a trophy for "Miss Vicky"!
Welcoming new members, Michael and Susan Martin, pictured with their sponsor, Pres Paul, and Carrie Unpingco, Membership Chair. Shifting gears from Washington, DC to a more relaxed setting in which to pursue their careers.
A whirlwind year for Emily Cain (Peru) and Greta Kellerhoff (San Juan Island). Dennis was the 'officer' overseeing Greta's stay and Queen Bea was her counselor. An amazing and rewarding experience!
On Saturday, Frank and Barb Fagan, Yvonne Swanberg, Adam Eltinge joined forces on Orcas with Bob and Jeannie McPherson, Stan Liebenberg, Linda Hamilton and Frank Stratton for Rotary Orcas parade entree! Copies of the U.S. Constitution were passed out. Note front bumper of Stan's Thunderbird behind Frank Fagan.
Michel was given a lovely Rotary scarf recognizing her co-Rotarian of the Year award for her regional development of 36 Weekends program. At the installation dinner, Paul Mayer received co-Rotarian of the Year for his international work in Honduras with IPA-Copan.
Last night, we had our Installation Dinner at Vinny's with Past District Governor, Rob Martin presiding. President Adam Eltinge 2017-18 to President Paul Mayer 2018-19.
We had a mind-boggling presentation from Dan Garner's students about their recent International Space and Design Competition, awarding them a chance to compete for a World Championship at ISSDC held at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in late July. photo: left to right: Dan Garner, Brandon Payne, Evan Foley, Arlo Harold (tie), Max Mattox, Joely Loucks, and Lucy Urbach.
Captain Paul Mayer and his first (and only) mate, Kim, guided us on their Grand Banks from Roche Harbor to Friday Harbor for the opening day of the boat season, on the most glorious of spring days. Rotarian, Bill Robinson, loaned us his extraordinary collection of Rotary flags collected from his international travels, particularly from Russia.
The indefatigable Barb Fagan set a record of 12 volunteers to oversee Rotary's Children's Festival booth! She is now going on a well-deserved cruise with her first husband! Volunteers known: Cyndy, Yvonne, Marys Kalbert and Sliger, John Kalbert, Pete Rose, Jon Cain, Frank Fagan, Dick Shorett, Jack Cory (photo), Gerry Miller & QB.
Standing room only for a very informative talk by District 5050 Global Grants Chair, Malcolm Kennedy. He walked us through the process for applying for district and global grants, all the requirements and tools needed to complete the on-line applications. He's a phone call away if we need help!  
Michel Vedvek
Aug 21, 2019
36 Weekends - Year 1
Evening Meeting & Fellowship
Aug 28, 2019
Mi Casita - 5:30 PM
Mary Coulson
Sep 18, 2019
Restart Africa Center
ORCAS ISLAND Branch meetings
Our Orcas Island Branch meet Fridays from 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM at the Orcas Fire Station Headquarters, Baker Road, across from the airport (8.5 miles from the ferry).
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August 2019