Dictionary Project

San Juan Island County and OASIS WA home schoolers have their dictionaries thanks to Barb, Pete & Dick who delivered them to the Friday Harbor Elementary School. Way to go Rotarians!

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Woman in the Woods Productions by Michell Marshall

Michell Marshall to speak on Zoom Friday about race, culture, art, and Orcas Island

When: Friday, September 18, 2020, 5-6 p.m.

Contact Chris Wolfe for the Zoom link: christina.wolfe@gmail.com

Eastsound’s Michell (Mitch) Marshall has been co-owner of The Office Cupboard, along with her husband, Doug and their English Cream Golden Retriever, Savannah, for 13 years. As President of the Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce in 2012-2015, she established the Shakespeare Festival and the Bird Watching Nature Festival for the Chamber.

In the spring of 2017, Mitch established a non-profit organization, Woman in the Woods Productions. The mission is to promote an appreciation of racial and cultural differences through artistic expression. Mitch will engage with us, offering her thoughts on the following questions: Is Orcas living in a bubble? Why is the Woman in the Woods so important to people, especially people of color on the island? What are some reactions from students on the island? 


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Happy New Rotary Year! 2020-06-25 07:00:00Z 0

Party Time!

Upcoming Installation is on June 19th at 5:00pm...see you all there...virtually!
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Make sure to mark your calendars, Rotarians!
Reminder: Installation will be on 6/19/20 at 5:00pm
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I wanted to bring everyone's attention to a program that we are utilizing for board meetings and such at this time. For a quick tutorial, click on the word Zoom to learn about another way of communicating with one another. I know some of you have already utilized this but for those of you who have not, I hope this is helpful during this time of virtual communications.
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Rotary Meetings Canceled

At this time, we will be canceling our Rotary meetings due to the risk of Covid19. When the probability of endangering one another has lessoned, we will resume normal gatherings. Until that time, I will take a moment of silence each day to wish everyone good health and safety.


Also, board meetings and committee meetings such as Concours will be occurring online or by teleconference until further notice; please be mindful of your emails for such correspondences from President Tom.

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How to get filthy rich in the San Juan Islands

Boyd Pratt brought us back to the history of farming in the San Juan Islands this morning. His book on farming includes historic photos, maps and literature from the 1800s to present. If you are interested in purchasing a copy of the book, it is sold at Griffin Bay Bookstore.
How to get filthy rich in the San Juan Islands 2020-03-04 08:00:00Z 0
Spelling Bee - Postponed (TBD) 2020-03-02 08:00:00Z 0

Knowledge Bowl

Don't forget! Tonight at 6:15pm is the Knowledge Bowl at the Community Theatre.
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Chris Compton, CPA - Figure LLC

From family to figures, Chris balances life in the San Juan Islands beautifully. A wonderful example of a Rotarian who wears many hats. Thank you, Chris for being a part of our Club and sharing your story with us.
Chris Compton, CPA - Figure LLC 2020-02-24 08:00:00Z 0

Meeting Canceled

Due to inclement weather, our meeting tomorrow, January 15th is canceled. Please be safe, keep bundled up and enjoy the snow!
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The San Juan Preservation Trust

A big thank you to Angela and Craig for sharing Conserve-Care-Connect with our Rotary Club. Not only an educational program but stunning visuals to boot! It's a lovely reminder of how grateful we are to be living in such a glorious paradise. To learn more, please click on the website below.
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Little Shop of Horrors 2019-12-18 08:00:00Z 0

Dictionary Success!



On November 5, 2019, Barbara Fagan of Rotary Club Friday Harbor, boarded an early ferry to Lopez, to present Lopez 3rd graders with their very own dictionaries.  After discussing the Rotary FOUR-WAY test with 3rd grade students, each student took a dictionary and wrote their name inside the cover. The Rotary FOUR-WAY test is four philosophical questions: “Is it the truth?  Is it fair to all concerned?
Will it build goodwill and better friendships? Will it be beneficial to all concerned?”  


After dictionaries were named, we learned the table of contents and the discoveries are ongoing. Sophie likes the sign language pages. Gardner thought it would be a tool forspelling, but discovers lots of other things like geography and planets. Natalya reads the longest word in the English language. Abby likes the dictionary races: Mr.B writes a word on the board and students race to be the first to find the word in the dictionary, using the guide words. Kalani is interested in the braille alphabet. Xavier finds the information and pictures of the states of the US. Jes likes using the guide words to look up words. Genesis likes learning all the names of the planets.  Sixto likes finding the periodic table of elements. Danna likes learning sign language for numbers. Currently, students are using dictionaries to look up and define weekly spelling words.  It’s a beautiful sight, watching kids develop proficiency with a language tool they will use the rest of their lives. 

Thank you Rotary for your literacy support!


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Welcoming Gina Borges! 2019-11-07 08:00:00Z 0

CONCOURS recipients & DG Brad Whittaker


A great day when we can give out $15,000 to help our local charities and PolioPlus Fund. Another PLUS, a visit from our new District 5050 Gov, Brad Whittaker! Photo left to right: Jim & Sue Corenman, Jennifer Armstrong (Joyce L. Sobel Family Resource Center), Mariluz Villa (Hospice of San Juan), DG Brad Whittaker, Pres Tom Sibert, Theresa Tilton (FUG board), Brian Moore (Family Umbrella Group). Not in photo: Assist DG Connie Milliken arrived from blustery ferry ride! AND a big shout out to Thomas Sandstrom and Steve Bowman for herding volunteers and sponsors!
CONCOURS recipients & DG Brad Whittaker  2019-10-17 07:00:00Z 0
Dictionaries Delivered! 2019-10-15 07:00:00Z 0
Open for Business - Rotary Free Library at Roche Harbor 2019-09-26 07:00:00Z 0
DEEP DIVE exhibition at SJIMA 2019-09-13 07:00:00Z 0

COUNTY FAIR highlights!

Proud papa, Adam Eltinge, as Grace received Reserve Champion for Fitting and Showing. Amelia received Grand Champion in Fitting and Showing for Senior Class. And Dad brings home Fair Feud Champion! Mike Griffin will now need an addition on his home to display blue ribbons. Jameson is the key for plant food! Carrie captured the unofficial BEST photo of Frank and Barbara!
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Astrid to Amazon! 2019-08-01 07:00:00Z 0
4th Parade entree for Orcas! 2019-07-10 07:00:00Z 0
No float-just folks for Fourth Parade! 2019-07-10 07:00:00Z 0

Mrs. Fagan's COOKIES!

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.
Mrs. Fagan's COOKIES! 2019-07-02 07:00:00Z 0
Sophia Bailey's first meeting!  2019-06-12 07:00:00Z 0
Induction of Chanda Stone 2019-06-05 07:00:00Z 0
The LAST Nail? 2019-06-03 07:00:00Z 0

 Home Trust Sun Rise II completion

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! https://hometrust.org
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Community Project in Guatemala

Our guest speaker, Libby Scott, FHHS student, premiered her community project in Guatemala, a very professional and heartfelt presentation.
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Greg Lund Induction

We are delighted to welcome our newest member, Greg Lund, Pastor of Friday Harbor Presbyterian, pictured with our Membership Chair, Carrie Unpingco.
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Lime Kiln Lighthouse 100th Birthday!

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!
Lime Kiln Lighthouse 100th Birthday! 2019-04-11 07:00:00Z 0

The Eyes have It!

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.
The Eyes have It! 2019-04-03 07:00:00Z 0

and the winner is...

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.
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Shoutout to Knowledge Bowlers!

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!
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Spreading love and hope in Honduras! 2019-02-17 08:00:00Z 0



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.

Christmas & Holiday Party!

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.
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In Loving Memory of Yvonne Regina Swanberg 2018-11-16 08:00:00Z 0
I SPY...Mike Close & Mike Griffin? 2018-11-13 08:00:00Z 0

Free Dictionaries to Students

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.
Free Dictionaries to Students 2018-11-07 08:00:00Z 0

Giving Back to Our Community

 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.
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A Visit from District Governor, Linda Murray

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.
A Visit from District Governor, Linda Murray 2018-10-05 07:00:00Z 0

Ned Morris - ShelterBox Response Team Member

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!
Ned Morris - ShelterBox Response Team Member 2018-09-19 07:00:00Z 0

Orcas Pickleball recipients

 Orcas Island non-profit organizations received $1,000 each from proceeds of Rotary Orcas' second annual Pickleball Tournament held on August 18th. Photo, left to right:  Rotarian Linda Hamilton, Learner Limbach - Orcas Food Co-op Farm Fund, Eliza Morris - Orcas Center, and Erin O'Dell - Orcas Island Community Resource Center.
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Concours 2018

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"!
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Orcas Rotary's Pickleball Tournament Raises $3000 2018-08-21 07:00:00Z 0

Michael & Susan Martin Induction

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.
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Student Bus Stop Crew 2018-07-20 07:00:00Z 0

Rotary Exchange - Emily Cain & Greta Kellerhoff

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!
Rotary Exchange - Emily Cain & Greta Kellerhoff 2018-07-13 07:00:00Z 0

4th Parade on Orcas!

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.
4th Parade on Orcas! 2018-07-09 07:00:00Z 0
Yup, our new President! 2018-07-04 07:00:00Z 0

Co-Rotarian of the Year - Michel Vekved

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.
Co-Rotarian of the Year - Michel Vekved 2018-06-28 07:00:00Z 0

Installation Dinner - June 18, 2018

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.
Installation Dinner - June 18, 2018 2018-06-19 07:00:00Z 0
Pete Rose Induction 2018-05-23 07:00:00Z 0


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.

Opening Day Boat Parade

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.
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Children's Festival

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.
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Island Clean Up - Earth Day 2018-05-04 07:00:00Z 0

Malcolm Kennedy  & Mary Sliger

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!  
Malcolm Kennedy & Mary Sliger 2018-04-11 07:00:00Z 0
13th Annual Rotary Spelling Bee 2018-03-13 07:00:00Z 0
Welcome Glen Margolis! 2018-03-02 08:00:00Z 0
Restart Africa Centre - Emilie Moser 2018-02-28 08:00:00Z 0
Our Honduras Adopt-a-School Rosalila students 2018-02-20 08:00:00Z 0
Best Adult Costumes for Knowledge Bowl 2018! 2018-02-06 08:00:00Z 0

Welcoming Rob Banes!

Rob Banes is our newest member, leaving Dallas for remote island living. Rob will continue his extensive financial and accounting experience with Lake Kennedy McCulloch. Banes is a graduate of Baylor University and has been an active member of Rotary Club and Friends of the Katy Trail in Dallas.
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Rock Solid Youth Program

Zack Fincher (pictured with Luke Fincher and Chiara Power) presented his program, Rock Solid, created to educate elementary school-age kids about bullying, with the assistance of San Juan Island Prevention Coalition.The program has been chosen to be presented in Washington, D.C. at national conference for Effective Prevention Projects. Way to go, Zack!
Rock Solid Youth Program 2018-01-11 08:00:00Z 0
Orcas Rotary Holiday Celebration 2017-12-31 08:00:00Z 0

Rotary Foundation recognition to Frank and Barbara Fagan

After an inspiring Rotary Foundation program by Mary Sliger, Mary read a letter from the Rotary Foundation recognizing Frank and Barbara Fagan reaching Major Donor Status Level 4. As we consider our annual gift to the Foundation, may the Fagan's commitment of giving inspire others to increase their donation.
Rotary Foundation recognition to Frank and Barbara Fagan 2017-11-15 08:00:00Z 0

Concours recipients!

Lindagene Coyle, District Governor, presented checks to the recipients of proceeds from our annual Concurs d'Elegance held on August 27th at the San Juan 
Vineyards. John Lackey of Hospice San Juan, Jennifer Armstrong of Family Resource Center, and Brian Moore of Family Umbrella Group each received $5950. Our Rotary Club donated $1,000 to PolioPlus Fund of Rotary International. A wonderful celebration of Making a Difference in our community! Accolades to Thomas Sandstrom, Concours Co-Chair, and Steve Bowman, salesman extraordinaire. The event was co-sponsored with the Sports Car Club of San Juan Islands.
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Welcoming Greta Kellerhoff - Rotary Exchange Student 2017-08-14 07:00:00Z 0
RESTART AFRICA - Mary Coulson 2017-07-19 07:00:00Z 0
First Annual Pickleball Tournament - Orcas Rotary 2017-07-15 07:00:00Z 0
IS IT THE TRUTH? 2017-06-08 07:00:00Z 0
Welcome new members - Carrie Unpingco and Bob Jarman 2017-04-29 07:00:00Z 0
Great Islands Clean-up & Picnic April 22 2017-04-22 07:00:00Z 0
Island Neighbors Community Outreach Program 2017-02-11 08:00:00Z 0

World Polio Day - October 24th

 We celebrate World Polio Day on October 24th. Our Rotary Club has donated $70,000 to polio eradication since its formation in 2003. Please consider a donation today to Rotary Foundation PolioPlus fund. Your gift will be matched 2-for-1 by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
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Concurs d'Elegance a huge success!

  • Thanks to the salesmanship skills of Steve Bowman, we had an increase of 54% in sponsor contributions, enabling us to give Hospice and Family Resource $6200 each ($3600 last year). We donated $1000 to PolioPlus Fund of Rotary International. We are soooo close to eradicating Polio! And thanks also to Thomas Sandstrom for 'herding the cats'. And a special occasion to have Scott Dudley, our District Governor, with us.
Concurs d'Elegance a huge success! 2016-10-13 07:00:00Z 0

John O. Linde playground

Posted on Oct 01, 2016
While some Rotarians chose to play golf last Saturday, the hardy ones appeared at 8AM to assemble the John O. Linde playground. Kudos to Adam Eltinge (our leader), Carol Linde, Kristen Linde, Mary Sliger, Barb Fagan, Jean Griffin, Brad Williamson, and Queen Bea. An emotional and rewarding day!
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Concurs d'Elegance barbeque 

After the Concurs d'Elegance on August 28, Rotary volunteers went into self before service mode and had a barbecue at the San Juan Vineyard. Thanks to Yvonne for providing a shelter from the threatening sky. And the weather held out for the event! Mike Close concocted his burger speciality. Who wants the first bite? ...you go first.
Concurs d'Elegance barbeque  Carla Wright 2016-08-28 07:00:00Z 0


Rock the Dock with Rotary! Enjoy the magic of Independence Day on San Juan Island

San Juan Island’s annual community party, Rock the Dock, brought to you by the Rotary Club and sponsored by Islanders Bank, returns on July 4th for its annual dock party of family fun and celebration.

This year’s event will feature again the music of the fabulous J-BOTS, a local band known for its talent and energetic music of many varieties – contemporary and retro. Come to the parking lot on the waterfront with an appetite (tasty food will be available) and enthusiasm for celebrating the 4th of July with friends and family.

Tickets will be available at the gate. The cost for adults is $10. In all these years the ticket price has never been raised. Kids 12 and under, accompanied by an adult, get in free.

Proceeds from this year’s event will help eradicate polio world-wide and support local non-profits. Join your friends and neighbors and Rock the Dock with Rotary!

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8th Annual Concours d'Elegance

Posted on Aug 23, 2014

August 24, 2014

San Juan Vineyards

Friday Harbor, Washington


The Sports Car Club of the San Juan Islands in conjunction with the Rotary Club of San Juan Island will hold its eighth Annual Concours d’Elegance at the San Juan Vineyards on Sunday, August 24, 2014 from 11:00 AM until 3:00 PM.

8th Annual Concours d'Elegance Thomas Sandstrom 2014-08-24 00:00:00Z 0
Congratulations Denis Boyd 2014-05-22 00:00:00Z 0

Fish for Teeth Fundaraiser

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Fish Tacos!
Friday Jan 24  

11 - 2pm

Friday Harbor Ace Hardware

$7 each!
Its Fish Taco time again, and we're serving up the same fabulous tacos (actually burritos) as we have in the past, with Matt's personally-caught Alaskan rockfish (caught from abundant stocks), with salsa from Pablito's Taqueria, fresh Tillamook Cheese, fresh cabbage, and a squeeze of lime.  To warm you up and fend off that cough that's been going around, Maureen is brewing up a hot batch of her special Lemon-Ginger-Honey Tea.

We will also be selling one last round of BLACKCOD TIPS, the super-special seafood delicacy that Matt developed and brought home to us.  These things are as good as it gets!  We included the same serving suggestion as last time (at the end of this email), so you can have it memorized.

On the dental side of things, Fish for Teeth is still going strong.  The last two-day visit of the ToothMobile had record numbers, with 33 people served for nearly $21,000 worth of dental services.  Many of these people had not been to a dentist in a while and had no other option but to live with tooth pain.  To date, 225 people on San Juan and Lopez Islands have been provided over $125,000 in dental services, all from this 100% volunteer effort.  

This happens only with immense community support from your own local dental professionals, the staffs at the San Juan County Health Department and San Juan and Lopez Family Resource Centers, the Oral Health Coalition, and many selfless individuals who put in countless hours to schedule the van and have patients ready in an orderly and efficient fashion.  Thanks go to all.

Fish for Teeth's latest undertaking is to assure 100% of San Juan Island's second graders have sealants applied to their molars.  This program is as much about dental awareness and education, for both children and adults, as it is about applying the sealants which will assure better dental health.  The first step is to get the child into a dentist's chair for a checkup; this may be the first time a child has been to a dentist.  If a family does not have dental insurance, Fish for Teeth will provide the information needed to understand the options available to families in order to get their children into the dentist.  All this culminates with the special May 15th ToothMobile visit where our community will work together to make sure every second grader has the opportunity to have their teeth protected by sealants.

The next clinic is on San Juan Island this Friday and Saturday.  We schedule patients ahead of time to maximize efficiency.  The ToothMobile also comes to San Juan Island in May and October.  Applications can be picked up at the Health Department, the San Juan Island Family Resource Center, or online at fishforteeth.com.  

In addition to our fish taco fundraising efforts, Fish for Teeth has received generous donations from individuals and service groups to support our programs. Recent donations from our local Rotary and American Legion Women's Auxiliary enabled us to initiate our sealant program.

If you would like information on any of our programs, wish to volunteer your services to Fish for Teeth, or would like to donate to our cause, please visit our web site at fishforteeth.com

Thank you all for your continued support and Fish Taco consumption!!!!

Matt Marinkovich
Fish for Teeth Pres and your dedicated local fisherman!
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Holiday Meeting Adjustment 2013

Due to the 2013 holiday schedule, there will be NO Wednesday meetings the weeks of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years this year.
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10th Anniversary Dinner of San Juan Island Rotary 2013-10-18 00:00:00Z 0

Next Rotary Leadership Institute in November

The Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) is a series of fast-paced, interactive, one-day courses offered to refine a Rotarian's leadership skills and increase their base of Rotary knowledge.

RLI Parts 1, 2 & 3 are being offered.  Courses must be taken in sequence.  You must have completed parts 1 and 2 before you take part 3. The cost is $85 and most clubs reimburse members who attend.

Courses are fun, topical, interactive, and geared toward busy business and professional persons who want to be more effective leaders in their vocation and club and more knowledgeable Rotarians. Participants return to their club with enthusiasm, new contacts, fresh ideas, an increased understanding of their potential as Rotarians, and valuable skills impacting their potential leadership in the club.

Click http://www.clubrunner.ca/Portal/Events/EVPEventDetails.aspx?accountid=50004&eid=f447c667-5020-47e5-82eb-a852f9f119b1&tid=2

The courses are designed to provide Rotary knowledge and to develop leadership. Some examples of course sessions include:

Rotary Beyond the Club,
The Rotary Foundation
Membership Development and Retention
Creating Hands On Service Projects
Vocational Service – Ethics
International Service
Analyzing a Rotary Club
Public Relations & Communications

What are the teaching methods? The Institute believes in course sessions with as much discussion/participation as possible. Class sizes are limited to approximately 15-20 persons. Lectures are strictly limited. Course methods include discussion groups, problem solving workshops and case studies. Everyone participates during the sessions. A course workbook containing an Institute Manual, session program agendas, faculty listings and course outlines and materials, is provided to each attendee.

Registration will open in late September.  Please register online with your credit card using the link in the upper left hand corner. Space is limited, so don't delay.

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Rock the Dock 2013 a Success 2013-07-11 00:00:00Z 0
Annual Spelling Bee Mary Sliger 2013-03-11 00:00:00Z 0
Lyle Ryan Selected as District 5050 Governor Nominee 2014-2015 Thomas Sandstrom 2011-12-12 00:00:00Z 0

District Governor Jane Helton - "Governor's Pen"

Posted by Thomas Sandstrom on Aug 22, 2011

District Governor Jane invites you to view the Governor's Pen - A weekly news letter to all Rotarian's in 5050. 


As a District we strive to keep all Rotarians in the "loop" about what is going on in the District. On a weekly basis, our District Governor will update our Rotarians through "The Governors Pen", a weekly newsletter to Rotarians in District 5050.


Please visit our District Website to view DG Jane's Governor's Pen.

CLICK HERE to view it directly.

Also, DG Jane has updated her blog- Click DG Jane's Blog to view. 

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Membersip Fellowship

Posted by Jonathan Piff

Rotary Club of San Juan Island Membership Fellowship

Monday, October 22, 2012

Piano and Wine Bar, Spring St.


Fellow Rotarians:


Please mark your calendars and attend our ‘annual’ membership fellowship.  We will gather at the San Juan Vineyards Piano and Wine Bar on Spring St. on Monday, October 22 at 5 PM.  Please bring an appetizer to share and a friend who may be interested in Rotary.  Let’s all gather for a fun time of fellowship with our club.


Thank you.


Mary Sliger

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Group Study Exchange (GSE) Mary Sliger 0
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International H2O Collaboration Mary Sliger 0
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Upcoming Rotary Trainings and Events Mary Sliger 0
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International Projects Objective Mary Sliger 0
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December 1 Letter from the President Mary Sliger 0

Club Officer Openings

Posted by Mary Sliger
Greetings Fellow Rotarians:
I announced at our meeting this week that we are soliciting nominations for Secretary and Treasurer to serve our club beginning July 1, 2011.
Below is a list of the primary responsibilities for each position.
Please consider in what capacity you would like to support our club in the future and if either of these positions would be of interest to you.
If you would like more specifics of what each position entails specifically in our club, I am certain that Barbara Fagan and Frank Fagan would be happy to discuss their respective positions.
Please let Jack Cory or me know of your interest to stand for nomination to either of these positions by December 1.

Thanks very much,
Club Officer Openings Mary Sliger 0
Office Depot Cartridge Program Yvonne Swanberg 0
Greetings from our President Mary Sliger 0
Sept 1 Letter from our President Mike Griffin 0
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New Member Induction

Posted by Mike Griffin
August 6, 2010

Before focusing on our next meeting, I would like to thank fellow Friday Harbor Rotarian Tony Vivenzio for his excellent program on the history and process of labor arbitration.  As usual, Tony's presentation was informative and entertaining.

Please make an extra effort to attend our meeting this week on the 11th.  Besides all of the great reasons to attend your Rotary Club meeting routinely, we have three extra-added attractions this week:
  • An induction ceremony will be conducted for new member Rick Thompson which represents an important event for Rick and our club. 
  • In addition, Assistant District Governor Scott Dudley will visit us.  It will be a good opportunity for those who do not know Scott to meet him.
  • Finally, our program will be a Club Assembly on Membership, which will be facilitated by Jack Cory.
Come early for some Fellowship.  I look forward to seeing you on Wednesday.

Yours in Rotary,

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FH Football Players at 7/21 Rotary Meeting

Posted by Mary Sliger
Mark Tomkins along with 4-5  Friday Harbor High School football players that worked on Rock The Dock will be at our meeting this week.  There will be a check presentation and pictures. 
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Posted by Mary Sliger
Here is the schedule of Rotary Minute presentations that we discussed at our meeting on July 7.  The Rotary Minute can be an interesting fact about Rotary International (customs, history, programs, etc.); something in Rotary that has been particularly important to you; insight as to why you joined and belong to Rotary.
Objectives for 2010-2011 Mary Sliger 0