October 2017 Newsletter

BIWC Hiking group at Bloedel Reserve

Dear Members,

These are tumultuous times – fires scorch the California landscape, hurricanes wipe out whole communities and earthquakes that rock the world. So many people are left wondering how can we cope?

We can take tiny steps to put our lives in prospective, such as the Chinese proverb states, “Each journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”

And so we do take tiny steps that may not end in a thousand miles but enrich our lives and the lives of others. Think of the many opportunities our club offers to promote friendships – amongst them: we take walks together, eat together, read together, and support our neediest neighbors with our collective generosity.

I am so grateful to be a member of The Bainbridge Island Women’s Club. You fellow members epitomize the best of womanhood. Thank you for your memberships and your caring companionship.


Sheryl Todd, Board Chair

General Meeting
Thursday, October 19th
Bainbridge Performing Arts
9:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Guest Speakers

Andre ten Dam, Director of Volunteers and Guest Services at Bloedel Reserve.

Topic: “History of the Bloedel Family and the Reserve”.

Bob Dickey, Managing Director and Technical Analysis, RBC Wealth Management.

Topic: “Women and Investing”.


After the meeting, join other members for lunch at Doc’s Marina Grill

Community Outreach

“In helping others, we shall help ourselves, for whatever good we give out completes the circle and comes back to us “. ~ Flora Edwards

Helpline House:

  • Breakfast Cereal
  • Hardy Soups
  • Pasta Sauces


  • Paper towels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Kleenex
  • Deodorant
  • Hair brushes
  • Makeup (nail polish, mascara, blush, eye shadow, etc.)

Many thanks to all our wonderful members who were so generous to donate to our charities last month. Everything is so appreciated.


JoEst Buehner, Outreach Chair


Come join the Newcomer’s Group
November 9, 10 AM
The Marketplace at Pleasant Beach, 4738 Lynwood Center Rd NE, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

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!

Barb’s Beret Project

Hello BBP Volunteers,

This month we will be creating festive berets for the upcoming holiday season. We currently have a substantial 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 berets.

Please bring your ideas and any materials to our next sewing circle which will be held on Thursday, October 26 at 1:00 pm. At the moment I hope to hold our get together at my house but the location may change as my kitchen renovation progresses. I will keep everyone posted if there will be a location change.

Warm regards,

Lenae Jenkins, BBP Coordinator

Activity News

New activity groups are forming!

Interested in Quilting? Contact Gail Strid

Interested in Baking? Contact Cathy Shattuck

See roster for contacts.

Membership News

Welcome New Members:

Lynda Carter

Adrianna Henderson

Lynne Probert

Sandy Schlyer

Philene Vaivods (Rejoined)

BIWC Renewal Deadline:   October 19, 2017

Thank you to those members who have already renewed their membership. Thank you for supporting the BIWC Women’s Club and Welcome Back!

For those of you who have not renewed, it may have just slipped your mind or maybe you were traveling, moving or had other priorities. You still have time to renew. A gentle reminder that active members only will be on the roster, receiving newsletters and eligible to participate in BIWC activities.

To ensure all contact information is current, please include your name, address, phone number, birthday (month/day), and email. The membership roster on our website will only have your name, phone number, and email.

Membership dues are $50.00 per year
Make checks payable to BIWC, MAIL to:
PO Box 10855
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

Thanks again,

Judy Beason and Mickey Santina, Membership Co-Chairs

Women’s Club Fall Party
3rd Annual Sip ‘n’ Shop Silent Auction!
You and your guests are invited!
Proceeds benefit Morrow Manor

Thursday, November 2, 2017,
6:30-9:30 p.m.
Wing Point Golf & Country Club

Enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres, no host bar

$35 per person, payable in advance,
by Monday, October 24

Make checks payable to BIWC,

(if bring guests, please include their names)

Mail to: BIWC
PO Box 10855
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

How can you support this event?

Attend the event and invite your spouse, friends and family! Mingle with current BIWC members while supporting our mission of women helping women. Proceeds will benefit the construction of Morrow Manor in Poulsbo, providing longer-term affordable housing for survivors of domestic violence in Kitsap County.

Donate to the silent auction:

Terrific donations are what make a successful silent auction. Consider donating an item to the auction, such as:

  • Event tickets– symphony, sporting event, theater
  • Getaways– weekend cabin, extra air miles on your mileage plan, or a vacation home
  • Services–can you teach a class or provide a service (dog sitting to catering a dinner)?
  • A unique item, piece of art, or collectible

Donation drop off by Friday, October 27  to Sheryl Todd

Please attach:

  • donor’s name and contact info
  • details about the item if needed
  • estimated retail value of the item, very important!

Join us in supporting a vital resource for the community. Thank you for your help.


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