A welcoming circle of friends, committed to personal and professional growth and improving our local and global communities through service, innovation, and partnering
     
 
     
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Welcome to the Rotary Club of South Whidbey Island!
Rotary Club of South Whidbey

We meet In Person & Online
Tuesdays at 8:00 AM
Meeting Location
Whidbey Tel WiFire Club Room
1651 East Main Street
Freeland, WA 98249
United States of America
Phone:
(304) 506-7279
Due to the coronavirus the RCSW meets virtually via Zoom every Tuesday at 8:00 AM.
In our club, each person adds value with their background, age, ethnicity, race, color, abilities, religion, socioeconomic status, culture, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity.  Together we are stronger, committed to equity and inclusion, and united to serve our community.
The Farm School at South Whidbey Elementary School recently purchased a “Coolbot” kit with funding provided by Goosefoot.  The 8' x 10' refrigerated cooler allows organic vegetables and fruits grown by the school to be stored for long periods of time. The produce is used by WIN (Whidbey Island Nourishes) to furnish lunches and snacks for children on South Whidbey.  Volunteers from the Rotary Club of South Whidbey Island assembled the cooler, which was soon filled with healthy and delicious fruits and vegetables.
Savanna Woods, a local singer, songwriter, and top-20 finalist on NBC's The Voice, performed a benefit concert for the Rotary Club of South Whidbey Island on August 18th at Dancing Fish Winery in Freeland.  Over 100 people attended and were treated to an outstanding evening of song and entertainment.  Thank you to all who attended, and especially Savanna and her band, for helping Rotary to raise over $3000 for local scholarships!
The Rotary Club of South Whidbey Island awarded $20,000 in scholarship funds to eight recipients this year, the largest number of scholarships ever presented by the club.  Congratulations to all the recipients and best wishes to them as they pursue their collegiate dreams! 
The Rotary Club of South Whidbey Island recently provided funding to purchase 15 laptops for students at the Ngandu School, Kenya.  The school now has 140 laptops, enough for every student in the 7th and 8th grades to accomplish their schoolwork without having to share a laptop.  
Left to right are: Jim Rogers, President of RCWW; Gwen Jones, President-Elect of RCWW; Marie Plakos, President-Elect of RCSW; Jonathan Kline, Executive Director of Whidbey Homeless Coalition; Nick Zefferys, President of RCSW; Bruce Enter, Rotary Assistant Governor for Whidbey Island
 
On January 15 the Rotary Clubs of South Whidbey (RCSW) and Whidbey Westside (RCWW) presented the Whidbey Homeless Coalition two checks totaling over $2000 to assist in caring for our homeless population. In 2020 alone the two clubs donated over $50,000 and thousands of hours of volunteer time in support of our island community.

Since 1982 the Rotary Club of South Whidbey Island has supported the needs of our local community. In response to this year's COVID pandemic our club donated over $10,000 to organizations such as WhidbeyHealth, Good Cheer Food Bank, Whidbey Homeless Coalition, and Atlantis STEAM. In addition, scholarships totaling $21,000 were awarded to seven local high school seniors to assist them in pursuing their college education.  
 
Thanks to the very generous support of our sponsors we raised over $20,000 during our recent Wine Sale, all of which will go right back into our community. Our Rotarians are committed to serving the needs of our neighbors and community throughout the upcoming year and are extremely grateful for your support!

 

 
In San Cristobal, Mexico, Maya mothers had to carry or walk their children over two hazardous miles to school every day.  Because of the dangerous walk, Maya directors moved their colony closer to the school and asked the Rotary Club of South Whidbey for assistance in building three classrooms for the children.  The Rotary Club of South Whidbey Island paid for all of the building material, while the Maya built the three classrooms at no labor cost.
 
On April 3rd the four Rotary clubs of Whidbey Island donated 8,500 masks and 7,000 pairs of gloves to WhidbeyHealth Medical Center to help in their fight against COVID-19. This effort was initiated by the Rotary Club of South Whidbey and enthusiastically joined by the Rotary clubs of Oak Harbor, Whidbey Westside, and North Whidbey Island Sunrise.  
 
 
 
The Rotary Club of South Whidbey donated $4,500 to the Good Cheer Food Bank to help people in need in our community during the COVID-19 pandemic.  You can read about Good Cheer and the wonderful work they are doing at the following link:  Good Cheer Food Bank
 
 
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