Welcome to the Rotary Club of South Whidbey Island!

Rotary Club of South Whidbey

We meet In Person & Online
Tuesdays at 8:00 AM
Whidbey Tel WiFire Club Room
1651 East Main Street
Freeland, WA 98249
United States of America
Due to the coronavirus the RCSW meets virtually via Zoom every Tuesday at 8:00 AM.
 
Due to COVID-19 the Rotary Club of South Whidbey is unable to hold its annual wine tasting event.  Instead, we've come up with an exciting new HOLIDAY WINE SALE  that will feature premier wines from the vintners at Buckhorn and Abuja wineries.  As in the past, 100% of all donations will go to projects, scholarships, and charitable organizations in our local community.  Please click here if you wish to become a sponsor and obtain a coveted wooden box of six 2017 Buckhorn Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon for the holidays!  
                         
 
Jennifer E. Jones, a member of the Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland, Ontario, Canada, has been nominated to become Rotary International’s president for 2022-23, a groundbreaking selection that will make her the first woman to hold that office in the organization’s 115-year history.  A current Rotary Foundation trustee, Jones has been a Rotary member since 1997 and has served Rotary as RI vice president, director, training leader, committee chair, moderator, and district governor. She played a lead role in Rotary’s rebranding effort by serving as chair of the Strengthening Rotary’s Advisory Group. She is the co-chair of the End Polio Now Countdown to History Campaign Committee, which aims to raise $150 million for polio eradication efforts.  Click here to read more about Jones.
                 
 
Members of the Rotary Club of South Whidbey after another successful day of gleaning at the Organic Farm School in Maxwelton valley. Rotarians have collected hundreds of pounds of vegetables this year, all of which were donated to local organizations to feed those in need in our community. Gleaning will continue throughout the harvest season, during which thousands of pounds of fruit and vegetables will be collected and consumed instead of going to waste. To learn more about the Organic Farm School please click here.  
                            
 
The Rotary Club of South Whidbey recently awarded $21,000 in scholarships to graduating students from South Whidbey and Coupeville High Schools.  Seven seniors each received a scholarship of $3000 to apply to their post-secondary education, which may include vocational programs.  This is the largest amount ever provided in a single year by the Rotary Club of South Whidbey, which has donated $348,000 in scholarship funds since its inception in 1982.    
As part of Teacher Appreciation Week the Rotary Club of South Whidbey honored four outstanding teachers from the South Whidbey School District on May 5th, National Teacher Day.  The teachers, pictured below, included Michele Zisete, a first grade teacher from South Whidbey Elementary School; Erik Stine, a math teacher for grades five and six at South Whidbey Elementary School; Don Zisete, a science teacher at South Whidbey Middle School; and Jaryl Cave, an English teacher at South Whidbey High School.  
 
              
              
              
 
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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