May 2018 Newsletter Highlights

Dear Fellow BI Women’s Club Members,

Our ranks are swelling with a total of 151 members. It’s such a pleasure to see a diversity of ages, interests, bright ideas, and commitments to our causes – making new friends, fortifying established relationships, and reaching out to our community with our motto of “Women Helping Women”.

For those of you who have not had the opportunity to attend our General Meetings, we invite you to enjoy the excellent programs that have been lined up through our Programs’ Chairs and their committee members.

This past season we have had silly fun with an improv program, an inspirational topic of transforming the lives of girls in Kenya, and an informative presentation by our local organization Island Volunteer Caregivers, just to name a few. At our May 17th General Monthly Meeting, we will be treated to colorist Mary Jane Rehm on Ten Tips for Coordinating Color.

There is always an opportunity to join the sorority of sisters who keep this organization humming along whether it is by stepping up as a committee member, board member, or worker bee. At our May General Meeting a slate of new officers will be presented to you for your approval. Installation of officers will be held at our June 21st luncheon (see details in this newsletter).

As your soon-to-be outgoing president, I will not be retiring but seeking new opportunities to do whatever it takes to help; even if it entails “peeling grapes” at future functions!

I’m looking forward to seeing all at the May 17th General Meeting, 9:30 to 11:30 AM at the Bainbridge Performing Arts’ Center.


Sheryl Todd, Board Chair

Voting on New Board Members

At our next general monthly meeting, all of those in attendance will be voting on the slate of incoming BIWC Board of Director member nominees.

New Board members will be officially installed at our Spring Luncheon on June 21st.

Each BOD position will be a two year term – July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2020. The exception is the term for President and Vice President which will be for one year – July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019

Listed below are the proposed changes to the BIWC Board of Directors for the upcoming year.


Outgoing – Sheryl Todd

Incoming – Barbara Kirk


Outgoing – Barbara Kirk

Incoming – Loretta Cummins

Outgoing – Mickey Santina & Judy BeasonIncoming – Linda Snyder & Jennie Herrmann

Remaining – Julie Williams


Remaining -Karen Faye


Remaining – Kay Garvey & Loretta Cummins


Remaining – JoEst Buehner


Outgoing – Rhonda King
Incoming – Lenae Jenkins


Remaining – Cathy Shattuck


Outgoing – Lenae Jenkins
Incoming – Sheryl Todd


Outgoing – CeCe Grasso

Incoming – Lynne Probert


Community Outreach

“The most truly generous persons are those who give silently without hope of praise or reward.” – Carol Ryrie Brink

Helpline House

  • Pasta Sauce
  • Jam/Jelly
  • Cereal
  • Baking goods (oil, sugar, flour, spices, salt, pepper)
  • Chicken Broth
  • Shampoo and Conditioner

YWCA Women’s Shelter

  • Paper Towels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Facial Tissue
  • Bleach
  • Hair Brushes, Hair Ties, Hair Clips


Thank you,

JoEst Buehner
Outreach Chair

BIWC Care and Concern

If you are aware of a fellow member who is ill or experiencing a difficulty in her life, please contact JoEst Buehner


Barb’s Beret Project

Dear BBP Volunteers,

Although we are now meeting at the wonderful Fiber Arts Studio at BARN, we have experienced very low turn-out at our sewing circles the last few months. I am presently working with the Studio to arrange another monthly meeting time that will be more conductive to our volunteers’ schedules and will contact you when that has been determined.

Kind regards, Lenae Jenkins

Announcing the

 BIWC June Lunch
 on the Seattle Waterfront

 The Fisherman’s Restaurant Pier 57, right next to the Great Wheel

Thursday, June 21, 2018
11:30 A.M. – 1:30 P.M.

We will order at the restaurant from a selected menu (such as grilled salmon, crab and shrimp louie, and more)

Price: $35.00

RSVP to Barbara Kirk by Friday, June 15, 2018, Payment: by check at our May 17 meeting; by mail to BIWC P.O Box 10855, BI 98110

or Online Here

Transportation: We suggest taking the 10:25 A.M. ferry; then walking to Pier 57. It makes sense to carpool to the ferry. If anyone needs a ride to the lunch location,  please let me know by the RSVP deadline.

Pier 57 is the location for the Great Wheel and Wings Over Washington. BIWC will not be organizing visits to these attractions, but you can ride the Wheel or try the Wings aerial adventure if you come early or stay after lunch!

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