FUN Stories
Linda Dobbs is constantly surprising the members of Fidalgo Island Rotary. From her sultry singing voice, to her prowess at the ukulele, to the way she can turn on her "teacher glare" to quiet even Chris Frost, we're always amazed at her skills. But this week, we learned even more about the legendary Linda — she has a knack for selecting NFL football winners. Linda took the top spot in our Rotary Weekly Football Raffle, put on by member Kurt Nelson. Each week, Kurt provided members with a scoresheet, and, for a $2 buy-in, members could select their picks for the week's games. At the end of regular season, Linda has the best winning percentage — 67%! Watch out Vegas; here comes Linda! Click to see the rest of the winners, and to learn how to participate in the Super Bowl Grid Square Game that Kurt is putting on.  
SAVE THE DATE for our annual fundraiser auction: 5:30 p.m. March 14 at the Port Transit Shed! This year, Fidalgo Island Rotary presents: “Artists on the Edge,” an event to benefit Rotary community service projects locally & internationally.

Join us for the opportunity to see the area’s top circus performers wow and amaze you, as you browse art of all kinds from local artists, finding the perfect piece to cap your budding art collection. Those lucky enough to score VIP tickets will receive two FREE drink tickets (with wine poured by an aerial artist!), a designated Dessert Dash runner, premier table service, and tackle juggling lessons with world-renowned object manipulation experts. The event will culminate with a live auction, with the opportunity to bid on quintessential Pacific Northwest experience, such as a fresh-caught crab feed on the water, breweries and a Seahawks game or even a girls night out. Click to learn more or snag your ticket. 


The film entitled “The Bucket List” made that term popular. Characters masterfully played by Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freedom as terminally ill roommates in one of the plethora of hospitals owned by Nicholson’s character, made them unlikely friends as they were from opposite sides of the tracks. Nicholson observes a crumpled, discarded legal pad sheet of paper on the floor, discovering a list of Freeman’s goals before he kicks the bucket. Nicholson has the bucks needed for the bucket, and becomes inspired to add to Freeman’s list, which Nicholson declares “extremely weak.” It’s a terrific movie. Long before this flick, I began such a list when I was fourteen. I now call it my bucket list, a term I stole from that movie.

Click to learn more about Kim's Bucket List trip to New York City, and why she's constantly updating her Bucket List. 

Inspired by fellow Rotarian Cliff Merkel's recent photography journey through Scotland, Brianna Hackler and her hubby (and Friend of Rotary) Trent, planned their own road trip through the UK. Ditching town on Thanksgiving and hopping across the pond, the couple armed themselves with Brianna's camera, hiking boots, rain jackets and a GPS (all packed very thoughtfully into just two carry-on bags.) The two started their journey in Edinburgh, Scotland, where they rented a car and spent the next 10 days touring the Scottish and English countrysides, including to Stonehenge outside Bath, England, where the two got incredibly lucky and saw their one sunset of the trip! (Trent forgot to bring the sacrificial rabbit though, so the two had to pass up the opportunity for any ritualistic voodoo.) Click to see more photos and about a few highlights!

In keeping with Rotary International and President Bill's goals of increasing membership, a particular focus is to increase community awareness of Fidalgo Island Rotary's current projects and to build on new projects. As the Rotary fiscal year started in July, Fidalgo Island Rotary's annual fundraiser Shipwreck Fest had a record of 286 vendors and 489 booths and raised an estimated $28,000 for local and international projects. Our club also received three District awards for increased Membership, Best Public Image, and our very own Sarah Davies for Rookie of the Year. 

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Jan 28, 2020
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Feb 04, 2020
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Feb 11, 2020
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Mar 03, 2020
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Mar 10, 2020
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Mar 17, 2020
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Mar 24, 2020
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