Third Thursdays Programs & General Meetings
First Baptist Church
8100 N. Madison Ave. NE
9:30 AM - Social
10:00 AM - Program
11:00 AM-11:30 AM - General Meeting
11:45 AM - optional post-meeting luncheon
Over $2,000 raised and donated to Helpline House
Members arrived early with time to enjoy a spot of tea, some baked goods & friendly conversations.
Then the shopping began, making fun purchases; the proceeds of which were delivered to Helpline House on Thursday afternoon.
Items for sale included:
- Baked Goods
- Handmade Items– Glass Art, Wooden Ornaments & Knitwear
- Gently used donated items– Women's Accessories, Scarves, Hats, Jewelry, Small Purses and Books.
Thanks to everyone who volunteered and participated in this event.
Special thanks to Sandy for coming up with the idea, and for all her hard work making this event a success
BIWC HOLIDAY LUNCHEON
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2022
14976 Sandy Hook Rd NE, Poulsbo, WA 98370
Festivities begin at 11:30 AM with BIWC-hosted beverages, followed by luncheon at 12 noon.
Donations for Helpline House are accepted with gratitude!
Holiday Buffet Menu
Mixed Green Salad, Rolls & Butter, Rosemary Fingerling Potatoes or Pasta
Choice of Kiana Lodge Signature Salmon, Chicken Parmesan or Chef’s Choice Vegetarian
Assorted Desserts Coffee or Tea
Don't let navigating a Buffet comfortably keep you from attending. We will have happy helpers ready to assist.
$40 per person includes tax/gratuity AND a glass of wine or nonalcoholic beverage.
Tuesday, Nov. 22 NOW CLOSED
For more details, see your November Newsletter
Carpooling encouraged. Need a ride? Can you drive? Questions?
Carpool Questions? Party Questions? Click here to send an email
Dear Ladies of the BI Women's club,
Thank you so much for your pantry donations to Helpline House. There was a total of 97 pounds of food!!
Keeping with the spirit of giving during the Holidays please consider contributions of
Hats & Gloves
Check donations made out to Helpline House
These items will be collected at our Holiday luncheon however raffle tickets benefiting Helpline House will not be sold at the luncheon.
Thank you again for your donations and for making the day a true success for the recipients of Helpline House.
New Activity Group KICK OFF EVENT - December 4th
COVID 19 POLICY
- All BIWC General Meetings, program presentations, activity groups, and any other BIWC-affiliated event shall follow the mandates and recommendations of regulatory agencies as they pertain to Covid 19 current to the specific date of each event. This may result in cancellations, venue changes, social distancing, masks, and/or other safety measures.
- We respect the decisions of members to participate or not within their comfort zone.
- We ask that members or guests who have not been vaccinated or are feeling unwell not participate in in-person indoor or outdoor events.
October General Meeting, October 20
Phedra Elliot, the Executive Director of Housing Resources Bainbridge was our speaker for October. Phedra moved to the Pacific Northwest in 2002 just in time to buy an affordable home just before housing prices began to rise. She believes communities should have a variety of housing options and that being able to live where you work should not be a matter of luck.
Lunch at Hitchcock’s after the Meeting
Decorating Pumpkins at Bainbridge Gardens, September 30
Soil Sisters and Pop-Up Group had fun helping Donna Harui launch the Annual Bainbridge Gardens Pumpkin Walk by painting pumpkins. This year's pumpkin walk benefits the BI Boys' and Girls' Club.
September General Meeting, September 15th
Merilee Mostav from Bainbridge Historical Society
Supporting Our Community. These are but a few of out tireless volunteers at the 62nd Annual Rotary Auction
Annual June Luncheon
June Coffee Hour
Thursday, June 9th - 10:00-11:00am
Soil Sisters visit Albers Vista Gardens & lunch
May General Meeting, May 19th
This organization provides emotional and monetary support for people on Bainbridge who are faced with medical difficulties. To date the organization has disbursed over $1 million to our neighbors who are caught in financial crisis as a result of serious illness.We heard how the group was formed and all the incredible things this organization does. Amazing how many services we are fortunate to have here on our Island.
Trip to Whitney Gardens May 17th
Soil Sisters day trip to Brinnon
March General Meeting, March 17th
Raffle prizes galore! Handmade table runners! Creative chapeaus! Home-baked cupcake treats for all! Wise, witty, wonderful women in abundance!
November General Meeting
Jonathan Evison is the New York Times Bestselling author of seven novels, including:
All About Lulu, West of Here, The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving (also a movie), This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance!, Lawn Boy, Legends of the North Cascades, and Small World.
As a teen, Evison, was the founding member of the punk band March of Crimes, which included future members of Soundgarden and Pearl Jam. He lives on Bainbridge Island with his family.
October General Meeting
Join Us for Paint Nite Happy Hour
- Email Sandy at: email@example.com for more info
- Very limited spaces as we will be social distancing inside the studio.
Please RSVP to Sandy by Oct. 11 at noon.
- Vaccinated members only and a Face Mask is required.
Come and have some fun and leave with a masterpiece.
Patti's Porch Party
June Luncheon and General Meeting
Fifty-two members and guests basked in the sunshine, sipped beverages, and socialized over lunch at Eleven Winery in June. Thank you! What a joy to re-connect! We never expected to “sell out” the venue, and sadly could not accommodate inquiries after the deadline. Much appreciation to “Our Friendly BIWC Board Members” who volunteered and organized.
Outreach: Thanks to All
The wonderful turnout at our June luncheon also resulted in an impressive amount of donations for Helpline House: 42 pounds of food and a total of $95 in cash and checks. Thanks to everyone!
Third Thursday Program: Bainbridge Vineyards/Suyetsama Farms
Coffee Social, Wednesday May 5 10:30-Noon
The Marketplace at Pleasant Beach, 4738 Lynwood Center Road NE
Dress warmly for outdoor seating. Come and go as your schedule allows.
Patti Frank will lead a 1-hour walk along Pleasant Beach Drive. The group will stroll along flat, paved streets, finishing at the Marketplace for the coffee social.
Park in the lot just past the theatre, and gather by 9:30 AM in front of Treehouse Café. Email Patti so she looks for you: firstname.lastname@example.org
Those attending either event can bring food or cash donations for Helpline House. Patti will be there and can bring donated items to the food bank.
April Get-together at BIMA
The sunshine was most welcome when BIWC members met up to stroll through the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, admire the spring collection, browse the gift shop and enjoy each other’s company,
It was so nice to run into familiar faces. We then made our way to the Fletcher Bay Winery downtown Winslow location for some refreshment and conviviality.
Thanks to all who attended, not only did we have fun, but members donated 22 pounds of food and $165 to Helpline House!
Hope Glows Luminaria Event
BIWC has been invited to participate in an uplifting event hosted by Bainbridge Youth Services. (Please see the letter below from Cezanne Allen, Executive Director of BYS.) The event involves decorating luminaria bags that will be used to decorate downtown Winslow. On February 5th, BIWC will join the rest of Bainbridge Island to enjoy this community expression of hope. The BIWC Board is developing a plan for members to access the materials and perhaps a way to celebrate together. More information is coming soon, so stay tuned!
Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness. Desmond Tutu.
October’s Afternoon of Fun in the Park
Back by popular demand, October featured another round of Drive-in Games! Lots of laughter and honking horns were heard, as members were able to participate in The Price is Right and Name that Tune from the comfort of their cars. Some just couldn’t resist putting on their dancing shoes. Prizes awarded to our lucky winners included Gift Cards from Local Restaurants.
Recap of October's Zoom Program
If you did not have an opportunity to participate in our October Program, we have posted a link to the pre-recorded presentation by the Ascend Fund. Click on the link below to learn about the challenges facing women who choose to run for office, the strategies for promoting gender parity and the other organizations working in coordination with the Ascend Fund.
Our Program Committee Chair, Karla Sammons, (email@example.com) will be contacting the Ascend Fund with follow-up questions and comments from our members, and we invite you to contact Karla if you would like your feedback included.
Fun Times at September Drive-In Games
Kudos to Joanna Lyon for our wonderful Parking Lot Bingo and Trivia! Some members opted to stay in their cars while others brought lawn chairs to sit outside. Congratulations to the Bingo and Trivia winners! We hope to hold one other parking lot activity while the weather permits. It’s such fun to actually be able to visit with each other, even if at a distance.
Recap of September’s Zoom Program
We were so fortunate to have April Avey Trabuco from Raising Resilience speak to us about the role of Raising Resilience on Bainbridge Island. April also addressed available research/tips about coping with stress and developing our own resilience. If you were not able to join us last Thursday, you are welcome to watch the recording below. (Please note that there’s a brief audio pause near the beginning when a video April planned to show us was not able to stream – She then continues her presentation).
Video Link: https://vimeo.com/459115033 Password: BIWC20