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Anacortes Rotary Club Information

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Rotary: Making a Difference

We meet Wednesdays at 12:00 PM
Majestic Inn & Spa
419 Commercial Ave
Anacortes, WA 98221
United States of America
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On March 11th the Anacortes Rotary held it’s first-ever New Member Fireside as a lunch meeting! New members from the past year were introduced, and each table received a 5-min “speed date” from each of the club’s committee chairs. 
This event was a hit, stay tuned for the next one!
The Club joined the Library Foundation this weekend to transform the entire Library into a miniature golf course to help raise funds for a variety of library activities. Last year the Anacortes Rotary Construction Gang (Jim MacDonald, Mark Lascelles, Tom Kuhn and Duane Clark) built a hole highlighting Rotary's core "4-way Test" values, which they updated and enhanced for this year's event.
Skip and Sondra Peters, Rotarians from Kingston, WA recently moved to Anacortes and joined our club! Sponsor Jim Anderson & "Master of Ceremonies" Jack Darnton are seen performing the always colorful induction honors.
Island Hospital and the Anacortes School District work together to provide mental health services to youths who might otherwise be unable to receive care. Rotary's contribution helped expand mental health services in the schools from two to four days per week, with services also being available throughout the summer. Pictured below (left to right) are Club President-Elect Tim Garrison, Island Hospital CEO Charles Hall, Anacortes Schools Superintendent Mark Wenzel, Club Treasurer Therese Rudzis, and Island Hospital Foundation Director Jeannette Papadakis. Additional information can be found at: islandhospitalfoundation.org/someone-to-talk-to

Anacortes Waterfront Alliance Director Kevin Pratt shares their thanks for Anacortes Rotary's grant of $3,500 this past spring

"The Anacortes Waterfront Alliance is very grateful for the funds received to help purchase a youth learn to sail boat. We have experienced the impact that these boats have had on our program for many weeks now and are thrilled to have had the support of the club. The boats are safe, stable, and fun for kids to sail on both while learning and challenging their skills... Please relay our gratitude to the rest of the club so they can share in the joy of the students."
It takes six hours to build a boat, two hours to decorate it and less than five minutes to determine if it’s going to stay on top of the water … at least that’s how it works at the Quick and Dirty boat race.
This year, two of the seven competitors sank. The first to go, right at the starting line, happened to be last year’s race and overall winner.
The annual Quick and Dirty Boat building Demonstration and Parade — a favorite feature of the Anacortes Waterfront Festival — asks teams to build a boat in six hours using limited materials. Then, they decorate it and take it down to the water.
“The weather was perfect, and we had a great time,” judge and organizer Pat Barrett 
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Vice President
Past President
Rotary Foundation Chair
Membership Co Chair
Membership Co- Chair
Public Relations Chair
International Service Chair
Vocational Service Chair
Parks and Community Improvement
Community Service Chair
Club Service/Club Administration
Finance and Grants
This Week`s Speaker
Anacortes HS Band Director Chris Dyel leads the Woodwind Ensemble through 5 pieces by Mozart, Haydn, and other famous composers. Students also shared the impact of music and band experiences upon their lives.
*March 24th Fundraiser Dinner Postponed*
Fellow Anacortians,
Following the recent guidance from our public health officials to take precautions in regard to the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), we are postponing our Anacortes Rotary / Anthony’s Benefit dinner that was scheduled for March 24. We have not set a date for the new benefit dinner, although one could anticipate it several months from now (September?). Anthony’s is firmly committed to our community, and Anthony’s insisted that we will still do the benefit dinner this year. Many great organizations in our community benefit from this dinner, and both our Rotary Club and Anthony’s are committed to supporting them.
The health and safety of our guests are our paramount concern. We humbly request if you are already a registered guest you patiently wait for our new date to be announced; we hope you can still attend. If you desire a refund for your tickets now, we are happy to provide. Understand this was a sold out event with a waiting list, and you may not be able to get tickets when we do hold the event later this year.  Event chair Krista Oicles can help you either way – hold my ticket or refund my ticket.  Please contact her at fidalgorunner1@gmail.com, and stay safe!
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