FUN Stories
On June 18th FIR members thanked the FY23 Board members and welcomed in the new FY24 Board members.  This year the theme was "Celebrating Women who are SUPER and full of WONDER".  The theme was chosen based on the amazing women in the club; especially our FY2024 President Brianna Hackler and our incoming FY2025 President Sarah Davies.  We played a Taylor Swift song for Swifty Brianna and then the perfect song for baseball/softball lover Sarah …we all sang the chorus along with John Fogerty,  “Put me in, Coach. I’m ready to play.
 
Susan and Kim gave the toast to Brianna.
  • Leaderships skills of Queen Elizabeth
  • Athletic flexibility of Chole Kim
  • Energy and forward thinking of Amelia Earhart
  • Speaking skills of Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Marketing prowess of Barbie Doll creator Ruth Handler
  • Crowd pleasing skills of Taylor Swift
  • Fashion forwardness of Liz Claiborne
  • Diplomacy of Margaret Thatcher
  • Lack of squeamishness of Jane Goodall
  • Compassion of Florence Nightingale and Clara Barton
  • CAN DO IT attitude of Rosie the Riveter
  • Truth teller, Fair Mindnesses to  All Concerned, Builder of Goodwill and Friendships like Mother Teresa
  • Plus she's a great mom to our youngest Fun Club Rotarian
Everyone raised their glasses to the Fidalgo Island Rotary's Wonder Woman, Brianna!
 
It was a fun event where we:
  • Recognized a new class of  Paul Harris Fellows
  • Gave the outgoing board members Play-doh
  • Recognized the Rotarian of the year - Kurt Nelson
  • Swore in the new board and our new President Sarah Davies
For pictures of all of this and more click here:  2024 Installation
 
 
 
Another great Waterfront Festival Year!  FIR Members were ready early Saturday morning.  
 
 
The day was cloudy but luckily the rain held off on Saturday.  The lines were very long as kids waited with their families to get a boat made at our booth.
 
Lots more pictures here:  2024 Waterfront Festival
EarthPhil Day was celebrated on May 10th 2024.  FIR members gathered to honor Phil Case, who passed away April 7th 2023.   Members gathered where Phil's benches are placed on the Tommy Thompson trail to weed, mow, trim and spread bark.  What an amazing hands on, weeds up, mulch down celebration in honor of Phil.  Much manual labor was exerted for at least 75 minutes by the fifteen or so Rotarians on site... mowing, weeding, blackberry clipping and removing, raking, sweeping, blowing, plus ten bags of mulch dispersed in and around Phil's Pocket Park.
 
Then came the crescendo of this well orchestrated gathering... attaching the new signage honoring Phil Case.
 
A lovely assortment of post work pairings were provided by Steve Rutz:  cheese and crackers, carrots and celery, assorted nuts, fruit and Salt & Vinegar Chips (one of Phil's fav).  Madelyn offered up a dram of single malt scotch for all who were interested, to raise in remembrance of Phil (as that was his drink of choice).  
 
 
 
Our club-sponsored 10th annual surgical mission to San Lucas Toliman, Guatemala (HOSMOGRESCH Hospital) was accomplished last month with the commitment of 26 volunteers, including five Rotarians, two from our Rotary club. Over 5 operating days there were 43 surgery patients whose lives were changed. And now the hospital operating space will undergo a complete renovations, expansion and facelift.
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Speakers
Kurt Nelson and Kevin Goforth
Jun 25, 2024
Our exchange student Ollie and scouting
Kim Kimmy
Jul 02, 2024
The history of the New Year's Eve fireworks on the Space Needle
Marketa Vorel
Jul 09, 2024
Ukrainian mission update
John Sternlicht
Jul 16, 2024
Leadership Skagit and EDASC
Andrea Ryan
Jul 23, 2024
Brigadoon Service Dogs
Rob Peterson
Aug 06, 2024
Fidalgo Pool and Fitness Center
Mark Knittel
Aug 20, 2024
Rotary education project in Kenya