FUN Stories
Fidalgo Island Rotary Club held it's 2024 Auction on March 16th at the Skyline Clubhouse.  The Auction was spearheaded by Sarah Davies and the fundraising team.  With a Casino Royale Theme the club raised $44,000+ , our largest auction fundraiser to date.  There are so many people that were involved to make this auction a success, donating their time, auction items, purchasing items and cash donations - THANK YOU!  This auction was a success because of you. 
Your contributions will fund:  
  • Fidalgo Island Rotary’s local service projects which include:  free Kids Boat Building Booth at Waterfront Festival the first weekend in June, Dolly Parton Imagination Library, which provides a free book each month to any child from birth to five years old living in the Anacortes zip code, financial support to organizations such as the Anacortes Family Center, Immigrant Resources Immediate Support (IRIS), Reading is Fundamental, Rachel’s Closet, Anacortes Waterfront Alliance, Northwest Skills Center, Dinner at the Brick and Scout troops, as well as local students and educational programs
  • Fidalgo Island Rotary's international service projects which include:  Supporting El Chilar School in Honduras, Contributing to Medical Missions by Dr. Stephen Miller, Supporting adopted village of La Laguna in Honduras,  Contributing toward the purchase of a van for Heart of Hope Orphanage in Romania, used to provide transportation to Ukrainian refugees, Providing more than 2,000 backpacks annually filled with school supplies and uniforms to students in Honduras, Sponsoring individual students in Honduras
  • Connie Kelley Vocation Scholarship, an annual scholarship awarded to residents of Fidalgo or Guemes islands who are pursuing vocational or technical education
As part of the auction the club recognized Justin Portz with a Paul Harris Award. Justin is the Athletics and Activities Director of Anacortes High School, recognized for his work cultivating a positive, winning culture for our community's youth.
Sarah Davies and Justin Portz
Check out all the photos of the Casino Royale event here:  2024 Casino Royale Auction
Still want to donate? Click here and mention the auction in the comment section. 
Happy 27th Birthday to the Fidalgo Island Rotary Club.  Club Members gathered together to celebrate with a "Channel Your Flannel" Charter Night, held at the Anacortes Yatch Club.  Steve Rutz took us through some of the club's history.  Dick Chapman was our very first president and Kandy Dubuque is the only person in the club to be president twice.  With a tribute to the women in rotary we learned how women finally joined the organization.  Kandy recognized all the previous FIR President's.  Take a look at the list:  Past Presidents of the FUN Club.
The Family of Rotary team outdid themselves with a tasty meal:  soups, salads, grilled sandwiches and brownies.  Diana and Kandy were kept very busy at the grills.
To top the evening off Kim introduced Lukov the Magnificent (aka David Lukov District Governor).  They fed us a belly full of laughs with their insightful predictions of things to come for club members.
And yes, it may not be all about our President Brianna, but she did a wonderful lively job of emceeing the event.  
Thank you so much to everyone who helped create such a beautiful Charter Night celebration last night.  Lots more pictures of the event here:  2024 Charter Night
Connie Milliken attended the Fidalgo Island Rotary club meeting and presented Steve Miller with a check for $1,000.  Steve is a founding member of the Podiatry Institute. In December he attended a La Connor Rotary Club meeting where he discussed the mission of the Institute; to be a supportive global network of members, colleagues, and friends that enhance the quality of life of patients with foot, ankle, and leg disorders through innovative education, research, and service.  The Podiatry Institute is a non-profit educational foundation that offers a variety of programs including conferences, workshops, and postgraduate courses.  The institute has achieved national and international recognition for its leading role in developing and advancing podiatric medicine and surgery.  The faculty members are all volunteers who serve without compensation.  They are committed to ongoing education in the area of foot and ankle surgery.  Together they bring podiatric surgical care to needy children in the underdeveloped parts of the world.
Steve shared many stories about the work the institute has done.  Connie was so impressed that she offered to match up to $1,000 dollars for every dollar that a La Connor Rotary Club member donated to the Miller Medical fund.  The La Connor Rotary Club members far exceeded that number and donated $3,400.  Connie attended the FIR meeting to present Steve with the matching $1,000 check.  Thank you to Connie and all the La Connor Rotary Club members.
Fidalgo Island Rotary held their Holiday Party on December 19th at 7:00am. There was gift exchanges, singing, dancing and all around good fun. Yes, you read that right...all at 7:00am in the morning. It's never too early for this Club to have FUN.  Santa Steve and Dave the Elf greeted members as they arrived.
So many great photos taken by Brianna and Kim of all the FUN.
Click here to see them:  2023 Holiday Party
Congratulations to Susan Guterbock and Vickie Winters, shown here receiving a Paul Harris award presented by Brianna (FIR President) and Diana Jordan-New (Foundation Chair).
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