Posted on Jan 01, 2023
On a wintry December 22 Thursday night at City Hall the Anacortes Rotary Club, community partners, and supporters celebrated the 1922 signing of the charter that officially established the Anacortes chapter.  The tone was set by a talented, high school jazz trio who serenaded with Christmas classics as guests arrived to fabulous hors d'oeuvres from Gereadeli and libations flowed from the bar provided by the Rockfish.  There was even a visit from Santa accompanied by the world's tallest elf, Kevin Meenaghan, distributing centennial Christmas ornaments made by AHS.
President Rick Star provided glimpses into 1922 of what life was like at home and abroad, then handed the ball to Club Historian Duane Clark who shared amazing facts about the original 17 and the club charter.  Rotarians and honored guests that night proceeded to sign a newly fashioned version of a charter document that will last us the next 100 years.

Wrapping things up, our own house band, Sea Level (Rick, Tim Garrison, Dan Worra) romped with an expanded line-up including Lindy Reno on percussion and, keeping it presidential, Curtis Payne on guitar / vocals. Then Kiwi (Mark Lascelles) brought us into a toast with another of his amazing poems.  By the time the last reveler rolled out into the snowy evening and Mayor Miller had finally locked up the building, I'm sure everyone would have agreed that it had truly been a night to remember.