September is Basic Education and Literacy Month Our goal is to strengthen the capacity of communities to support basic education and literacy, reduce gender disparity in education, and increase adult literacy. We support education for all children and literacy for children and adults.
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Welcome to Whidbey Westside!
Whidbey Westside

Service Above Self

We meet In Person & Online
Thursdays at 5:00 PM
China City Restaurant
1894 Scott Rd
Freeland, WA 98249
United States of America
We meet at China City restaurant in Freeland, beginning at 5:00 pm for a Happy Half Hour fellowship, and business meeting from 5:30-6:30 pm. Or Zoom in at: 7839146491. Please Join Us; Visitors are Welcome!

ENSO HOUSE Volunteer Reminder & Invitation

πŸŽ‰ Join us on September 6th and be part of a fantastic occasion! 

Enso House is gearing up for its 20th Anniversary Celebration on September 9th, and we're seeking your hands and heart to help prepare for this momentous event.


  • Date: Wednesday, September 6th
  • Start Time: 5 PM 
  • Location: Enso House, 6339 Wahl Rd,  Freeland, WA 98249

What will we be doing? Expect a fulfilling evening of yard clean-up. Feel free to bring along your favorite garden tools, and Billy Ducharme will be there, as always, to assist us with the essential power tools. With everyone's collective effort, we anticipate making light and quick work of the tasks ahead!

πŸ·πŸ§€ Treats for Our Hardworking Volunteers:  After a job well done, indulge in refreshing beverages and snacks. Enso House will generously provide wine, beer, water, chips, and cheese as a token of appreciation for all the hard-working volunteers.

For those who've yet to experience the camaraderie and purpose at previous Enso House work parties, this is the perfect opportunity to be part of something bigger and witness firsthand the spirit of community service.

Let’s come together to ensure Enso House shines brighter than ever for its 20th Anniversary! Hope to see you there!

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Westside Derby Gallops Back   Saturday, June 1, 2024

Giddy up, folks! It's time to saddle up for the 2nd Annual Westside Derby Day! The track heats up Saturday, June 1, 2024, from 5-9 pm at the Whidbey Island Fairgrounds & Events Center Pole Building, Langley, WA.

Brought to you by the Rotary Club of Whidbey Westside, this is no ordinary hoedown. It's a night of thrills and philanthropy! Every buck you bet supports vital Rotary grants, innovative programs, and transformative projects both at home and abroad.

🌟 Sponsors Wanted: Seeking stallions and fillies to champion our cause. Here's a hay-tastic opportunity: Sponsor a Hay Bale for just $50!

πŸ‡πŸΌPony sponsorships have dashed to the finish line and are SOLD OUT!

🎟 Don't trot - gallop! Secure your table of 8 before they race away.

Will you back the right horse and join us for an evening of exhilarating fun and community spirit? Place your bets on a good time and trot on down!

Contact Jane Helten for tickets & sponsorships: or 360-631-0752

πŸ‡πŸΌπŸ†πŸŽ‰ See you in the winner's circle! πŸ‡πŸΌπŸ†πŸŽ‰

Congratulations Whidbey Westside πŸŽ‰
Our club has been awarded the Rotary Citation for the year 2022-23. This honor is a testament to our collective dedication, commitment, and hard work in furthering the goals of the Rotary.
From Past RI President Jennifer Jones, β€œCongratulations! Your club has earned the Rotary Citation, the most significant award a Rotary club can achieve for 2022-23. This past year, your club demonstrated a commitment to achieve its goals, which ultimately helps strengthen Rotary and shape our future.”
Thanks to each of you for your contributions and unwavering support.!
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    Joan Shott
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    Sally Compton
    September 19
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    David Stenberg
    September 24
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