FUN Stories
We don't have to tell you that things have been weird lately. But that didn't stop Fidalgo Island Rotary from celebrating installation in style during the last week in June (as you can clearly see by our new president, Rosemary Kaholokula!) On June 30, FIR members gathered at the Anacortes Yacht Club parking lot to thank our 2019-20 board, and install our 2020-21 officers. However, there were some restrictions: Presenters stood on the deck, using a mic and amp to speak to members, who stood in the parking lot below. All attendees wore masks and stayed 6+ feet apart. (Thanks to everyone for following the rules so we could safely gather!) It was so fabulous to gather with our Rotary family, and though you can't tell through our masks, our smiles were big and the laughter was loud.
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Since the Stay Home, Stay Healthy order started in March, Fidalgo Island Rotary stopped meeting in person, and instead, took to Zoom for its weekly Tuesday morning meetings. While it's great to see everyone's face (sometimes, right up their nose, if the camera angle is off!) it doesn't replace some of our favorite things about Rotary! One thing many Rotarians are missing is hands-on service projects in the community. Pam Estvold and Phil Case to the rescue! Pam has been completing small service projects on her own throughout the lockdown - weeding here, painting there, sprucing up beautiful Anacortes - and last week invited the rest of the club to join her! Interested members emailed Pam, and were assigned a group. These groups of 2-5 members, wearing masks and social distancing, are completing small projects around town. On Tuesday this past week, Linda Dobbs led her group, which included Mike Tallering, Kandy Dubuque, Larry Thomas and Brock Ward, to Causland Park, where they fearlessly tackled weeds to make the park's flower beds sparkle once more! (See Mike Tallering demonstrate proper weeding-technique above, thanks to Madelyn Case's expert gardening advice)
Are YOU interested in participating in these projects? Contact Pam or Phil to be assigned a group! These small group projects will continue so long as we have volunteers and projects, so now is the time to get involved and do a little good in the neighborhood. 
It has never been easier to join a Fidalgo Island Rotary meeting! NOW is the time to check out The FUN Club! When in-person meetings stopped in March due to COVID-19, Fidalgo Island Rotary shifted to meet online using the app ZOOM! At first, meetings were a way to socialize with members while we were apart, but eventually morphed back into a typical morning meeting. The link for the coming week's meeting is sent out at the beginning of the week. Members log on to Zoom Tuesday mornings just before 7 a.m., from the comfort of their own homes. The meeting starts with a program, followed by a time for questions and then proceeds to Happy/Sad Dollars or social time, as time allows. We've had speakers from as far away as Guatemala and as close as the Anacortes Chamber of Commerce. We're not sure how long we'll meet online or what meetings will look like in coming months, but we know that there has never been a better time to check out Rotary! Roll out of bed, brew some coffee and log on (just remember to put on pants, please!) 
To be added to our Zoom mailing list and join our meetings, email: OR, feel free to pass this message on to any friend, family or coworker who might be interested in joining us on Tuesday mornings! 



A unique hiking adventure created by the United Fitness Center of Sedro-Woolley. Whether you’re new to hiking, a casual hiker, or an adventure enthusiast, Trek for Treasure is for anyone. Complete the hikes, gather the clues, solve the puzzles, and compete in the final treasure hunt!  There will be 4 hikes, one every 2 weeks in July and August.  I'm looking to see who within the Fun Club would like to take part in teams of 4 to 8 club members in either the Earth Trekkers challenge (hikes of 1-5 miles with upto 1,500 feet of elevation change) or the Sky Trekkers challenge (hikes of 3-10 miles with upto 3,500 feet of elevation change).  All team members will need to complete the hikes at the same time during a two week window. 

The cost per team is $25 for the first two member and an additional $10 for each additional member.  The price does include a 2020 Trek for Treasure T-Shirt.  We need to register our Fun Club teams by July 1st.  For all those interested in taking part in this summer social activity please email by Sunday, June 28th.  If you have someone you want to team up with let us know.  We will get everyone who wants to participate signed up and announce the teams at the June 30th Fun Club event. 
For additional information check out the Trek for Treasure Website
The Rotary Convention is an annual event that allows Rotarians from all over the world to gather together to learn more about Rotary and grow in leadership, fellowship and service. Many years, this convention happens overseas, which can make it more difficult to attend. However, this year, due to COVID-19, the convention has been moved online! This creates a unique opportunity for all Rotarians to attend the convention or parts of the convention, free of charge! Now More Than Ever, Rotary Connects the World: The 2020 Rotary Virtual Convention will link you with Rotary and Rotaract members from around the world. Sign up now for this free online event that takes place 20-26 June, or visit the convention’s event page on Facebook to learn more and connect with other members.

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Fidalgo Island

Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 7:00 AM
DUE TO COVID-19: We are currently meeting on Zoom; email us for weekly links
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Kimberlee Anderson - Samish Tribal Administrator
Jul 07, 2020 7:00 AM
Childhood Early Learning Programs
Superior Court Commissioner Heather Shand
Jul 14, 2020
Keeping the court going during a pandemic
Club Assembly
Jul 21, 2020
VJ Lively, Operations Director
Jul 28, 2020 7:00 AM
Medical Supplies Network, Inc.
John Dezina - Public Affairs Officer
Aug 04, 2020 7:00 AM
Washington State Ferry System
Jamie Woodard -Cap Sante High School Teacher
Aug 11, 2020 7:00 AM
Race Relations
Steve Miller - International Service
Aug 18, 2020 7:00 AM
Medical Missions Update
Kelly Hill - District Manager
Aug 25, 2020 7:00 AM
Northwest Healthcare Response Network - COVID 19 & Hospitals
Tony Kubena - Census Project Supervisor
Sep 01, 2020 7:00 AM
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Club Assembly
Oct 13, 2020
Carol Tichelman
Oct 20, 2020
District Governor visit
Jan Vigre or Speaker to be Announced
Nov 03, 2020 7:00 AM
Foundation Program Presentation