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Our mission is to benefit the community and our world through action, integrity, service and fellowship. 
Together, through a collaboration of business, professional and community leaders, we take action to create lasting change.

For decades our club has been a leader: donating time, money and expertise to our Island community.
Schools, parks, cultural activities, events and local non-profits have been our focus and beneficiaries

Fellowship events are not just fun! Our meetings also provide a forum for business, civic and academia leaders.

The best way to learn more about our club and the work we do, is to experience it first hand.

Rotary Meetings
Visitors are welcome!

Our Club holds meetings every Monday with the exception of holidays. The meetings take place at either Noon or 6 PM in the evening at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, located at 1187 Wyatt Way NW.

Once a month we hold a Monday meeting at a different and unique venue on our beautiful island. View our club calendar here for time and locatiion. Many of our meetings are also shown on Zoom.

What is Rotary?

Rotary is a global network of 1.2 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who come together to make positive, lasting change in communities at home and abroad.

Learn more about Rotary International

Check out our video collection. It includes recent guest speaker presentations, club history footage and Auction & Rummage Sale highlights.

New Grants Given to Local Non-Profits

Thursday, December 29, 2022 By: Vince DiCarolis

With a focus on the youth of our community, the Rotary Club of Bainbridge Island presented large grants to two worthy non-profit organizations at our December 12th Club Meeting.

Charlie Averill, the chairperson of our Huney Committee, presented the grants. One for $55,000 was given to the Battle Point Astronomical Association and a grant for $30,000 went to the First Years Children's Center.  Through its many programs, the BPAA supports a child's natural creativity and joy for learning.  The First Years Children's Center not only provides much needed day care, but is the only child care facility on the Island offering infant care.



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Rotary Auction Has a Record Year!

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Thanks to everyone in the community and the scores of volunteers, this year’s Rotary Auction and Rummage Sale resulted in an all time record.  Gross proceeds were in excess of $725,000.

Pictured here, ready to make their Auction purchases are State Senator Christine Rolfes, Governor Jay Inslee, U.S. Congressman Derek Kilmer and Rotary President Vince DiCarolis.

It’s a big win -win for everyone. After expenses every bit of this is given back to the community in the form of Scholarships, Community Grants to needy organizations, World Community Service projects and special non-profit projects….. on and off the island.



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The Rotary Auction & Rummage Sale Returns

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

We are excited to share our plan to return to Woodward Middle School this summer for our traditional, one-of-a-kind community event – The Rotary Auction & Rummage Sale!  The event date has been scheduled for July 2.

For our Auction, the community comes together in a big way….. donating items, volunteering, shopping for bargains and more.

Please know that we are assuming large gatherings will once again be safe, and we’ll make adjustments to follow all public health protocols.

 



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BI Rotary Wins Humanitarian Award

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

The BI Rotary, along with six other Island organizations, was recognized by the Bainbridge Community Foundation with its 2021 Humanitarian Award for the set up and administration of the COVID vaccination clinics here on Bainbridge.

Rotarian Doctor Fred Hoffer, aka “The Vaccination King” is shown here with the award presented at a ceremony on November 4.

 

BI Rotary Wins Humanitarian Award For Vaccine Clinic Efforts.

The BI Rotary, along with six other Island organizations, was recognized by the Bainbridge Community Foundation with its 2021 Humanitarian Award for the set up and administration of the COVID vaccination clinics here on Bainbridge.

Rotarian Doctor Fred Hoffer, aka “The Vaccination King” is shown here with the award presented at a ceremony on November 4.

It was a team effort. More than 600 volunteers, including over 60 members of the BI Rotary and dozens of organizational leaders made the Bainbridge Island–led COVID-19 vaccination effort a success, administering more than 25,000 vaccine doses in under six months. 

More and more volunteers signed up as the process was streamlined and the roles were further defined and focused. Other volunteers found new ways of helping, such as by eliciting meal donations from local businesses to sustain the volunteers or by playing music at the vaccine clinics.



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About Bainbridge Rotary

Established in 1947, the Rotary Club of Bainbridge Island is the largest, most active and well-known service organization in the community. We are a leadership organization working together to make a difference. Our members include local business, nonprofit, professional and civic leaders. We form lasting friendships through our shared Rotary experiences including weekly meetings with interesting speakers, committee meetings and projects, social events and group service projects within our community and internationally.

Diversity & Inclusion

Having a diverse and inclusive Rotary Club means we value and welcome individuals of all ages, cultures, ethnicities, and races to our Club. We invite younger people, women, and minorities who support Rotary’s values, ideals, and mission to join our members in service to our community, and we strive to give all members equal opportunities to serve as leaders within our Club.
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