The Bainbridge Island Women's Club (BIWC) invites you to join our community organization. Membership is open to all Bainbridge Island women as well as those in the surrounding communities.
Our mission is to provide a friendly, structured atmosphere conducive to welcoming new members, fostering friendships, promoting engaging social activities, and providing on-going support to fellow community organizations.
BIWC is a diverse and interesting group of professionals, family leaders, retired individuals and community volunteers bound together by our common interests.
Next Meeting's Guest Speaker
BIWC September Speaker is Clarence Moriwaki
9:30 September 21 at Bainbridge Performing Arts
Our guest speaker is Clarence Moriwaki, President of the BI Japanese American Community and founder and past president of the BI Japanese American Exclusion Memorial Association.
“History, Honor, Healing and Hope- The timeless- and timely – story of the devastating impact of fear, prejudice, intolerance and failure of political leadership during World War II, and the hopeful, healing power of redemption to let it not happen again.”
The Japanese American Internment is a large part of Bainbridge Island’s history. Join us to hear Clarence Moriwaki’s presentation and hear the personal stories, causes, and calls for healing and hope for the future. You will have an opportunity to ask questions. Friends and family are invited to attend.
For more than a decade Clarence worked to create and develop the Memorial and earn designation as a National Historic Site. For his efforts, in 2008, he was awarded the National Parks Conservation Association’s highest accolade, the Marjorie Stoneman Douglas Award.
He is the principal of Forest Edge Communications and has served as the CEO of the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Washington and as a senior aide and spokesperson for President Bill Clinton, Governor Mike Lowry, Congressman Jay Inslee, Lt. Governor John Cherberg, the Washington State Senate, Kitsap County, Sound Transit and the Portland Rose Festival Association.
Clarence was also a news reporter and program producer for three Seattle radio stations, a member of the Tukwila City Council, candidate for the Washington state senate and Kitsap County Commissioner. He has served on the board of directors for numerous state-wide, regional and local organizations and he is the state’s first and only 12 year-old Eagle Scout.
October 19 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm