FUN Community Service Projects
If you've seen the devastation wrought by Hurricane Harvey over the past weeks in the Gulf Coast of Texas and Louisiana.  The sad statistics continue to grow with each day as Hurricane Irma also approaches, and there is no question that these are unprecedented natural disasters, among the worst in US history, with levels of damage expected to be near those caused by Hurricane Katrina.
 
Shipwreck Fest is one of the largest Flea Market Festivals in Washington State! With over 200 vendors, this event started over thirty-six years ago when commercial fisherman sold their used gear as yard art on Commercial Ave. Since then, Shipwreck has grown into a massive flea market festival from garage sale vendors to local artists, to repurposed and antique vendors.  This is one of our biggest fundraisers that helps local community and international projects.  If you're interested in volunteering and getting involved with your Anacortes community, contact us at FIR.theFUNClub@gmail.com.  To be a vendor go to: shipwreckfest.com
 
The Anacortes Waterfront Festival is one of the most beloved festivals in Skagit Valley. It is a festival geared around Anacortes boating heritage of being a marine town and water activities.  It is one of the best small-town, kid-friendly, community focused festivals left in Washington State. Every year our club sponsors the FREE Kids Boat Building activity made part by donated wood by Sierra Pacific Industries, the Anacortes High School's wood shop facility and over 800 volunteer hours from our membership and local community volunteers. This year, we cut over 2500 boats and raised over $1600 towards local community projects.  We are currently seeking a wood shop to cut next year's festival boats while the high school is under construction.  If you would like to help us plan, cut or volunteer for next year's festival, contact us at FIR.theFunClub@gmail.com.  To see this years' pictures and slide show click here.
 
Every year Fidalgo Island Rotary members come together and do a Sail Cutting Work Party at Cimarron Trucking Inc. down 34th Street in Anacortes. With production of boats up over 56% from 2016, we have our work cut out for us.  Members bring Exacto knives, some bring cardboard and their good cheer as we roll out over 2500 feet of sail material and cut out sails with pre-cut templates. Pizza & beer is usually the dinner of choice and maybe some James Brown playing in the corner. Either way, by the end of the night, the sails are done, our bellies are full and someone laughed so hard they pee'd their pants, that's just how we roll.
 
When it comes to wine, the Fidalgo Island FUN Club is there to help in any way possible. The Anacortes Spring Wine Festival is one of the biggest and best wine festivals in the Pacific Northwest held at the Pier One Transit Shed in Anacortes and hosted by the Anacortes Chamber of Commerce. This year's event was sold out at 1100 tickets allowing for VIPs to enjoy the festival an hour ahead of time.  Many volunteers are needed to make this event a success and we stepped up!  From setup to vendor liaison to backroom wine inventory, the FUN Club will help out with whatever is needed.  It was so nice to see fellow Rotarians helping out the wine vendors and filling up their ice buckets or replenishing bread baskets, everywhere you turned there was a Fidalgo Island Rotary member laughing at how busy and crowded it was.  It's ALWAYS a good time when your a part of the FUN Club. Cheers!
 

Welcome to The FUN Club!

Fidalgo Island

Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 7:00 AM
ANACORTES YACHT CLUB
611 Rotary Park Lane
Anacortes, WA  98221
United States
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Speakers
Gene Keever PHD
Oct 17, 2017
Geology
James Walker
Oct 24, 2017
Dragonfly Whisperer
Club Assembly
Nov 07, 2017
Madelyn Case
Nov 14, 2017
The Master Gardener Program
Cathy Schaeffer
Nov 21, 2017
How to build your own bamboo fly rod.
Club Annual Meeting
Nov 28, 2017
Bill Testerman et al
Dec 05, 2017
Yuletide Ukeleles
Pam Putney
Dec 12, 2017
Find your inner "feminine side" and improve your listening skills
Christmas Party
Dec 19, 2017
Santa Claus
Dec 26, 2017
No meeting; Happy Boxing Day
Peter Martin
Jan 09, 2018
Update from Copán, Honduras
Charter Night at AYC
Jan 13, 2018
Mary Jo from SPARC
Jan 16, 2018
Skagit Preschool and Resource Center
Paige Stringer
Feb 06, 2018
Update on Global Foundation for Children with Hearing Loss
Club Assembly
Feb 13, 2018