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
PLEASE NOTE: SPECIAL HOURS FOR APRIL
Potluck Lunch at 11
No Program or General Meeting
March 16th Program
Dr. Jeannette Franks
Jeannette Franks, Ph.D, shares decision-making strategies on how to age well, with purpose and joy! Dr. Franks is a passionate activist, author, and gerontologist who taught courses on geriatrics and gerontology at the University of Washington for 25 years.
Stock up your personal toolbox with practical tips for living your best life! Check out her website, where you will learn more about Jeannette and her new book Intentional Aging: 7 Practical Actions to Live Well and Minimize the Risk of Dementia which is available at EH Books. https://
Featured Activity Groups for March
If you enjoy gardening or touring local and regional gardens in the company of like-minded BIWC members, then I encourage you to take a whirl with the Soil Sisters. Our very own President leads this activity. This month the Soil Sisters attended the Northwest Flower and Garden Festival at the Seattle Convention Center.
If you would like further information, please go to our ACTIVITIES page.
If you would like further information, please go to our ACTIVITIES page.
Outreach had a total of $180.00 in cash donations and 69 lbs. of food donations for Helpline House. Thanks to all contributors.
This a reminder that Helpline House can use canned goods, shelf stable foods, baking products and full size hygiene products.
Check donations should be made out to Helpline House
Potluck Luncheon - Thursday April 20th
It’s our annual Pot Luck Luncheon April 20th at 11am
Plan to join us on April 20th as we present our club’s monetary donation to two of the charities that presented to our club this year.
Please bring a dish that you love to make and eat, along with a list of its ingredients.
Make sure that it’s in a ready-to-serve container along with the utensils needed to serve it and a trivet if the dish is hot.
NOTE: We will not have any way to either heat up or keep warm the food.
Looking forward to seeing everyone and their delicious treats!!
June Luncheon - WEDNESDAY June 14th
SAVE THE DATE AND SAIL INTO SUMMER with the BIWC SPRING LUNCHEON
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14, 11:30 AM
at Wing Point Country Club
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.
February General Meeting - February 16th
Kitsap Animal Rescue and Education (KARE)
Dianne Cannafax is co-founder of Kitsap Animal Rescue and Education (KARE), a non-profit organization offering a wide range of services: animal rescue, fostering, adoption; grants for medical and educational needs, and an annual chicken camp for owners and their chickens! KARE collaborates with other agencies, including a new partnership with local law enforcement to provide emergency shelter for homeless persons and their pets. Dianne is bringing another trainer, plus a four-legged friend.
Winter Social at Sisters' Cider House - Wednesday, January 25th @ 3:30pm
Good turnout. Lots of fun warming up a bleak winter afternoon with our BIWC sisters at Sisters’ Cider House.
Sipping cider (with or without alcohol), socializing and enjoying BIWC provided snacks, Skee-Ball, surprises, and silliness.
January General Meeting - January 19th
Wreath-making, December 6th
The BIWC Soil Sisters invite you to our Annual Wreath-Making
BAINBRIDGE GARDENS Tuesday, December 6, 10am-noon
New Activity Group KICK OFF EVENT - December 4th
November General Meeting, November 17th
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
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
November General Meeting
The November meeting included a fun presentation by this local boy and cool author.
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!
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.