Thursday, October 21
First Baptist Church
8100 N. Madison Ave. NE
9:30 AM - Social; 10 AM Speaker
11-11:30 AM General Meeting
“Mary Lou is an awesome speaker. She spoke to the General Federation of Women's Conferences, Western State Region meeting and you could hear a pin drop at one time and the laughter was contagious at another. She was a highlight of the four-day conference for many attendees. Her message was perfect for a group of women ranging in age from 40-90.”Bonnie Walden, WSR President
Thank you — for 53 pounds of donations!
Join Us for Paint Nite Happy Hour
- Email Sandy at: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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 who have not been vaccinated or are feeling unwell not participate in in-person indoor or outdoor events. For those who are unvaccinated or do not wish to attend in-person events, we will try to provide an online option.
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: email@example.com
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, (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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