Bainbridge Island Library and Bainbridge Island Rotary Auction - a 50 Year Friendship
Rotary Club ofBainbridge Island 65 years 1947 - 2012
Rotary in the Northwest• Seattle #4 – founded 1909• Tacoma #8 - founded 1910• Vancouver #61 – 1913• Victoria #90 – 1913• Bremerton – 1931• Bainbridge Island #6723 – 1947
Bainbridge changes 1947-1950• City of Winslow (Aug. 1947)• B.I. Rotary (Sept. 1947)• Bainbridge Island Bank (Sept. 1948)• American Legion Hall (Feb. 1950)• Agate Pass Bridge (Oct. 1950)• Washington State Ferries (1950)• New state highway
1940s Club Presidents• 1947-48 Bert Klingbeil• 1948-49 Ron Donaldson• 1949-50 Frank Shepard
1950s Club Presidents• 1950-51 Frank Drebick• 1951-52 Emanuel S. Olson• 1952-53 Burt Sparks• 1953-54 Judd Huney• 1954-55 David G. Myers• 1955-56 Lew Daughters• 1956-57 C. Vann Bucklin• 1957-58 Bob Rodal• 1958-59 Rev. Ike Brubacher• 1959-60 Gerald B. Huntley
1953-1954• President Judd Huney• July 6-12, 1953: “Bainbridge Island Centennial Fling” Sponsored by Rotary as fund-raiser, netting $826.23 100 years since Washington Territory was established Community-wide parade on July 11• Negotiations with Navy Navy deactivating their Radio School and Base at Fort Ward. Recreation center there was available to a non- profit organization to operate for the community.• Rotary International convention in Seattle Seattle 4, Bainbridge, and other area clubs were host.
1958-1959• President Rev. Ike Brubacher• Meeting location changed Meetings (7 p.m. Wednesday) moved from the American Legion Hall to the Martinique Restaurant in Winslow.• Dues increase Club dues were raised from $20 to $30 per year• Club project “Considerable discussion took place concerning a club project for the year, and it was moved and seconded that as a specific project the Club move towards construction of a public library. Carried.”
Rotary in the 1960s Club Presidents• 1960-61 Ray Williamson• 1961-62 Jack Gordon• 1962-63 Fred Tyszko• 1963-64 Russell R. Johnson• 1964-65 Eddie Rollins• 1965-66 Charlie Elicker• 1966-67 Louis Frohning• 1967-68 Russell Keys• 1968-69 Everett E. (Bud) Barnes (1/2 year)• 1968-69 Don Nakata• 1969-70 Chuck Cole
Rotary Club Presidents 1953-1982 35th anniversary celebration, 1982 Back row, L to R Joe Lovato (1979-80) Dwayne Swanson (1973-74) Vann Bucklin (1956-57) Bob Rodal (1957-58) Don Nakta (1968-69) Lou Frohning (1966-67) Judd Huney (1953-54) Bill Estep (1975-76) Sam Duncan (1982-83) Jack Gordon (1961-62) Front row: Charlie Elicker (1965-66) Fred Tyszko (1962-63) Ike Brubacher (1958-59) Lew Daughters (1955-56)
1960: Wild Game Dinner • Gerald Huntley, club president 1959-60
Rotary in 1962 Seattle World’s Fair• June 11, 1962: Rotary Day at the World’s Fair• Followed R.I. convention in Los Angeles• Rotary luncheon at the Seattle Center Arena• House of Friendship• Tickets $3.00
Rotary in 1962 Seattle World’s Fair• Jack Gordon, B.I. club president 1961-62• Fred Tyszko, B.I. club president, 1962-63
1963-64• President Russ Johnson 1963-64 budget
1964-1965• President Eddie Rollins With Kiwanis president Bob Schroeder
Rotary in 1966-1967• President Louis Frohning• Eyeglasses fund The club clarified arrangements with the school nurse for children in need of glasses. The children will be referred to the local optometrist, and the club advised of costs for the eyeglasses.
Rotary in 1967-1968• President Russ Keys• International Youth ExchangeMaria-Elena McCann, of Bainbridge Island, spent the year as a Rotary exchange student in South Africa• Purchase of Eagledale and Strawberry Hill park property
Rotary Auction 19681968 Rotarian auctioneers: Fred Tyszko, Charlie Elicker, Eddie Rollins, Jerry Orr
Rotary Auction crowd, 1968at Commodore Bainbridge School
1968-1969• President Don Nakata• International Youth Exchange Bainbridge Island hosted Rotary Exchange student Mark Saunders, from Perth, Australia, for 12 months beginning February 1968.
1968-1969• Migrant Day Care $50 grant to Inter- Parish Council
1969-1970• President Chuck Cole• Historical Museum Funds from the 1969 and 1970 Auctions were used to help the Bainbridge Island Historical Society move an old school building (now the museum) from school property to a new site at Strawberry Hill Park. Auction funds also helped pay for the building’s heating, display cases, and a new roof.
Rotary Auction 1969Saturday, September 6Commodore Bainbridge School1:00 to 4:00 p.m., open house & silent bid7:30 to 11:00 p.m., live auction
Rotary 1952 to 2012 Rotary Field• December 1952: Rotary Field purchase Rotary bought 10 acres for $2,200 for Recreation Site• Spring 1953: Field improvements The club began work to clear and level the grounds• 1957: Further field improvements• 1962: Restrooms installed
Rotary 1952 to 2012 Rotary Field• 1965: Park District created Rotary paid the cost ($1,500) to place the measure on the ballot. Creation of the district approved by the voters in May, 1965.• 1965 Park commissioners First park commissioners were Dick Adair, Vann Bucklin, Lou Frohning, Russ Johnson, and Nob Koura, and Jack Gordon was appointed secretary.• 1966: Rotary Field donated Feb. 1966: Rotary donated Rotary Field to the Park District
Rotary in the 1960s Other park projects• 1966: Strawberry Hill & Eagledale US government decided to sell former Nike missile sites. Park District asked Rotary to make the initial $7,000 payment so the sites could be purchased.• 1971: Strawberry Hill park improvements Rotary donated $5,340, so Park District could receive state & federal matching funds
1971-1972 Fort Ward Boat RampRotary contribution of $6,900provided for installation of boatramp at Fort Ward State Park.
Rotary Scholarships 55 years• First scholarship was $250 in 1957.• Statement of Purpose, 1957: The Rotary Club has for its purpose the development of the ideal of unselfish service to community and nation. In relation to this purpose, a scholarship will be awarded each year to a graduating senior planning to further his education, who has performed creditable service to school and community.
Rotary 1957 to 2012 Scholarships• Scholarships have been awarded since 1957• Early years: $250 each• 1957: Frank Kitamoto (UW)• 1959: David Jones (UW)• 1960: Bert Pedersen (Western)• 1961: James Hoodenpyle (Oregon State)• 1965: Linda Petherick (Western)
Rotary 1957 to 2012 Scholarships• Scholarships awarded since 1957• 2012: 10 recipients, total over $20,000Kristi Worley, Nico Lucioni, Sydney Barnes-Grant, Sabrina Weschler, Emily Applewhite,