Fidalgo Island Rotary is hosting its annual auction Saturday March 18TH at The Skyline Clubhouse. Tickets are now available. Hurry, hurry, get yours while they last.  Click here:  Spring Swing Tickets.  A little party never killed nobody.  So kick your heels up and dress the era. Flappers and Gangsters welcome!  Use your secret word to enter the party!  Drink wine from tea cups so no one will know! 
 
This is our fundraiser for our local projects such as supporting the Anacortes Schools, the Family Shelter, Dinner at the Brick, Boys and Girls Club, and STEM to name a few. We also raise funds to support our international projects in Honduras.  It's a Prohibition themed party, with a silent "Dusty Bottle" wine auction, live auction, music, dinner, and dancing.  $75 regular ticket, $125 VIP ticket, starts at 6pm with dinner.  Buy your tickets now:  Spring Swing Tickets
FUN Stories
At the beginning of each year, Fidalgo Island Rotary celebrates its founding in 1997. In 2023, we celebrated our 26th year as a club. Our fabulous emcee for the night, Kim Kimmy, provided a great summary of the club and accomplishments so far.
2022-23 Accomplishments Thus Far
COMMUNITY Accomplishments
- Provided Connie Kelley Vocational Scholarship to 3 local students:
    - Oswaldo Bonilla-Martinez:  $2,500, Studying to be a diesel mechanic
    - Wendy Smith: $4,000, Studying to be a drug counselor
    - Kelsie Spurgeon:  $4,000, Studying to be a nurse
- STEM Camp August 2022
    We had 20 students with 8 different activities over 4 days
- Youth Engaged in Service (YES)
    10 Students with Club sponsoring Tania Corona Lemus
    International Service Project in Honduras June 2023
- Helped Sponsor a Student conducting a service project in Ecuador
- Helped Sponsor a local Girls Traveling Softball Team
- Supported Troop 911 Scouts composed of 10 boy members 
    Earned 72 Merit Badges
    190 Coummunity Service Hours
    151 Days Camping 
    224 Miles Hiked
- Supported Troop 4060 Scouts composed of 5 girl members
    Earned 28 Merit Badges
    182 Community Service Hours
    139 Days Camping
    195 Miles Hiked
- Gift cards to IRIS (Immigrant Resources & Immediate Support)
- Clothing for Rachels Closet for the holidays
- Sponsored the Gingerbread Contest at Celebrate the Season
- Participated in the Anacortes Christmas Parade with the John Deere Rotarians
- Sponsored Dinner at the Brick
- Hands on cleanup at Tommy Thompson Trail and the Anacortes Cemetery
INTERNATIONAL Accomplishments
- Supported our El Chilar school in Honduras:  $1,528
- Supported IPA (International Project Alliance) projects in Honduras:  $6,000
- Supported our adopted Village La Laguna in Honduras:  $3,657
- Contributed $4,000 to the Miller Medical Missions
- Contributed $7,000 towards the purchase of a van for the Heart of Hope Orphanage in Romania
 
A fun event with a total of 40 in attendance (26 members/honorary members).
 
Thank you to our emcee for the evening, Kim Kimmy, Steve Rutz for the fun Toast and the Family of Rotary Committee for putting on such a great event!
Lots  more pictures.  Take a look, click HERE.
The FIR holiday party was scheduled for 12/22/2022 but thanks to the heavy snow that week, it was postponed until the next week on 12/27/2022. Luckily it was held just before the flooding started due to the King tides. There were lots of smiles, reindeers games and shades of red.
 
Reindeer games required a special headdress.
Lots more great pictures of all the fun here:  FIR Holiday Party 2022
 
Happy Holidays!
The 2022 version of the Anacortes Christmas Parade was held on Saturday, December 3rd with temperatures just above freezing.  The parade was lead by the Anacortes Police
Department car following closing by the Scouting units in Anacortes to include the Troops from the Rotary Club 4911 and 4060.  They both showed off their Troop Flag.
In the middle of the parade was the annual FUN Club John Deere Riding Lawn Reindeer formation team.  All the Reindeer were in formation, can you name all of Santa's Reindeer?
You should also be able to spot the Grinch on the big John Deer Tractor. 
Thanksgiving is a time for friends and family to gather, enjoy a meal and spend time together.  To support families in need in our community the Fidalgo Island Rotary Club put together Thanksgiving meals for the families currently at the Anacortes Family Center.
 
 
In addition the FUN CLUB is supporting Giving Tuesday, which takes place on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, and aims to offset the consumerism of Black Friday and Cyber Monday by encouraging people to donate to their favorite non-profits. OUR GOAL this year is to raise $2,000 for the club. Not one, but TWO of our members have generously offered to match any amount we raise (up to our $2,000 goal.) Meaning we have an opportunity to raise $6,000 for our club! What does the FUN Club do with these donations?  Shipwreck FestivalSTEM Camp for middle school students, the FREE Kids Boat Building booth at Waterfront Festival, the Dolly Parton Imagination Library, international medical missions, education in developing countries, polio eradication, Thanksgiving meals to AFC families and that's not even all we do. Donate to Fidalgo Island Rotary online HERE.  
Welcome to The FUN Club!
Fidalgo Island

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Tuesdays at 7:00 AM
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Anacortes Yacht Club
611 Rotary Park Lane
Anacortes, WA 98221
United States of America
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Brianna
Feb 07, 2023
Upcoming Auction
Kandy the President
Feb 14, 2023
Club assembly
Nichol Ellis
Feb 21, 2023
Camp Korey
Police Chief Floyd & Fire Chief Harris
Mar 07, 2023 7:00 AM
State of Public Safety and Improvement Initiative