November 2017 Newsletter

Dear Fellow Members,
This autumn in preparation for Thanksgiving, what do you have to be thankful for?

Here are some of my thanks-givings:
I am so grateful that our Sip’n’Shop came off so well and that we raised in excess of $5,000 for Marrow Manor and our grants program. All of the generosity shown by you who donated your time, goods, and monetary contributions to the silent auction, Thanks!
To all of you who opened your wallets and hearts to this good cause, Thanks!
To Barbara Kirk and Lenae Jenkins, who showed we novices how to organize such an event as Sip’n’Shop. It was an arduous task. I give these ladies our collective thanks!
The few unsold auction items will be available at bargain prices to those who who attend our November 16th, general meeting. Bring your cash, credit cards and checks to add to our contribution to Morrow Manor. On behalf of all the battered women and their children, I thank you for your continued support!
Now it’s your turn to give thanks to me for not being in charge of the auction, because it probably would have been a mess!
I hope to see many of you at our November 16th meeting.

Gratefully yours,
Sheryl, BIWC President

Greetings to all BIWC Members from Barbara Kirk,
By all accounts our Sip ‘n’ Shop silent auction held Nov. 2 at Wing Point Country Club was a success! Food, drink, piano music by Susan Bray, and the silent auction itself made for a delicious and entertaining evening. Debbie Brockman from the YWCA Kitsap County and Ardis Morrow spoke on behalf of the Morrow Manor project which will provide housing for domestic abuse victims in Kitsap County.
Hats off to all the individuals and merchants who donated items for the auction, and to the BIWC members whose hard work made the event possible. And kudos to our members and guests who attended and made it possible for us to raise more than $5,000 for Morrow Manor! Thank you, all!
A special thank you to our local merchants who generously donated items to this year’s Sip’n’Shop. Remember them when you shop throughout the year.
  • Bainbridge Performing Arts
  • BIO-D
  • Churchmouse Yarns and Teas
  • Danger
  • Firefly Salon
  • Fluffy Ruff Dog Spa
  • Furnish Bainbridge
  • Heart
  • Jeffrey Moose Gallery
  • Magnolias
  • Marat Rug Store
  • New Motion Physical Therapy
  • Olympic Performance Group
  • Pastiche Antiques
  • Petit & Olsen
  • Phoenix Rising Salon
  • Seattle Storm Basketball
  • Shirvan Rug Gallery
  • Tango Zulu
  • Town & Country
We also want to recognize the BIWC activity groups and all the individuals who contributed items and services to the auction table. Their donations made it possible for us to raise over $5,000 this year to support Morrow Manor.
  • BIWC Book Worms
  • BIWC Page Turners
  • BIWC Dining Out
  • BIWC In-Home Dining
  • BIWC Golfers
  • BIWC Material Girls
  • JoEst and Ron Buehner
  • Melissa Carraway
  • Karen Copp
  • Cece Grasso
  • Stephanie Edwards
  • Michele Erskine
  • Donna Goedhart
  • Teri Gustafson
  • Lenae Jenkins
  • Christine Kane
  • Peter and Jackie Konis
  • Betty & Rich Mancuso
  • Rhonda and Todd Manville
  • Kay Morgan
  • Gladys Schulz
  • Karen Sjolseth
  • Pam Sproul
  • Ray Strazdin
  • Gail Strid
  • Sheryl and Chuck Todd
  • Fatima Young

General Meeting
Thursday, November 16
9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Bainbridge Performing Arts Presents! 

Dominique Cantwell, Executive Director, will discuss BPA’s role in our community, their programs and ways that we can be more engaged in the arts. Following this presentation, Liz Ellis, the Educational Director, will conduct a short workshop on improvisational theater during which we will be invited to participate! Be prepared to learn something new and have fun at the same time!
Last Chance for Sip’n’Shop Auction Items!
  Following the BPA speaker, you will have a final opportunity to review and purchase remaining auction items.  Come check out some great deals, support your organization and perhaps find that special item for yourself or a family member. 
After the meeting, join other members for lunch at Bruciato

Please join us to celebrate the season!
BIWC Holiday Tea Party

Savories, sweets, and a glass of bubbly!
Tuesday, December 12, 2-4 pm
Kiana Lodge
Dress for tea, hats encouraged, gloves optional!
Members and guests $35 per person, R.S.V.P. by December 1
Bring a check or pay by credit card at our general meeting on November 16
Make checks payable to BIWC 
  You may also Mail a check to –  
PO Box 10855
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
Visit our website and pay online 
Any questions or if you would like to carpool to Kiana Lodge, please contact Barbara Kirk

Community Outreach

Helpline House
Rice and Rice mixes
Hearty soups
YWCA Women’s Shelter
Toilet Paper
Paper Towels
Laundry Soap
Cleaning spray (Clorox, 409 ,Fantastic)
Shampoo and Conditioner
“It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.”  – Mother Teresa
Warm Regards,
JoEst Buehner, Outreach Chair

Barb’s Beret Project
Hello BBP Volunteers,
Volunteers have been busy the past few weeks creating berets for the upcoming holiday season. Currently we have a supply of berets in solid colors of black, grey and grey flannel that are in need of embellishments. Fabulous buttons, old jewelry pieces such as earrings, pins and brooches, as well as feathers, all make wonderful additions to the holiday berets.
If you would like to help put some festive touches on the next batch, Kay Garvey will have sewn berets ready to be embellished and available for pickup at our next general membership meeting on Thursday, November 16. Please return any completed berets to me after November 29 so that they may be distributed to treatments centers in early December. Thank you so much for your assistance.
Warm regards,
Lenae Jenkins
BBP Coordinator
Welcome to our
New Members
Jennie Herrmann
Linda K. Jenning
Marnie Laatz
Mary Beth Mohrman
Audrey Van Voorhis
Come join other Newcomer’s
December 14, 10 AM
The Marketplace at Pleasant Beach 
You don’t have to be a Newcomer to join this informal group that meets the 2nd Thursday of the month. Come and get to know other BIWC members and share information about our island with truly newcomers! 

BIWC Renewal Deadline
The BIWC renewal deadline was October 19, 2017. The deadline date has come and gone! Time has a way of getting away from us, especially if you have been traveling, moving, entertaining out of town guests, or had other priorities. Your renewal is important to us, so please renew now!
A gentle reminder that active members only will be on the roster, receiving newsletters, and remain eligible to participate in BIWC activities such as Bridge, Knitting, Golfing, and other activities offered through BIWC.
Membership dues are $50.00 per year
Make checks payable to BIWC:
MAIL to:
PO Box 10855
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
Renew with PAYPAL on our website:

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