Welcome To Our Club!
Rotary Club of Oak Harbor
"Service Above Self"
We meet Fridays at 11:30am-1pm
Whidbey Golf Club
2430 Fairway Lane
Oak Harbor, WA  98277
United States
 
During this period of social distancing, we are meeting on Zoom via the info below. We start gathering between 11:30-12, and the meeting content kicks off at noon.
 
Recordings are emailed to members at the meeting conclusion, and available here.
 
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Meeting ID: 692 087 461

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Our mailing address is PO Box 442, Oak Harbor, WA 98277
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Our Food4Haven program is moving into frozen dinner menu options now. As none of the churches the Haven is hosted at have freezers to store frozen food, a chest freezer was needed to make this initiative work.
The Rotary Club of Oak Harbor received a donated chest freezer from Rotarian Jim Woessner and the
Sears Hometown Store
. Our Rotary Club (who manages the Food4Haven program — an extension of our Food4Kids Backpack program) loaned the new chest freezer to the Haven to allow for frozen dinners to be offered to its customers 6 nights a week.
The Haven is run by
Whidbey Homeless Coalition
.
Great to be part of an #OHmazing community!
(The attached photo is of Rotarian Steve Schwalbe and Haven Director Krystal Hamlin with the new freezer at the Sears Hometown Store.)
Nourishing Neighbors Foundation Donate $10,000 to Help Feed Children and Families During Summer
 
During this exceptionally challenging time, we were fortunate to receive a generous gift that will help us meet the increased demand for food assistance.
We’re excited to receive a $10,000 grant from Nourishing Neighbors Foundation!
The grant is meant to help feed kids and families during summer via our Food4Kids Backpack Program. As we are all aware, hunger relief programs like ours are stretched beyond capacity due the surge in unemployment and other economic and social fallout from the pandemic. In response to what quickly became a critical need, Albertsons Companies pledged $15 Million to Help Feed Children and Families During Summer, part of Safeway/Haggen Foundations’ Nourishing Neighbors Initiative.
 
We will use these proceeds to fund our expanded summer program that arose out of demand from the pandemic.
 
“This help from Safeway/Haggen and their generous customers is the lifeline that we desparately need,” said President Kurt Schonberg. “The people we’re serving are beyond grateful for this support, and so our we.”
Our deepest gratitude to Safeway/Haggen Foundation. We are grateful to be part of Nourishing Neighbors Family! The support, partnership, and generosity are truly making a difference."
Please have a look at the whirlwind Rotary year we just wrapped up under the leadership of President Steve.
 
Rotary Club of Oak Harbor Community Service Grants
 
The Rotary Club of Oak Harbor Community Service Grants Program is intended to enhance the quality of life in the Oak Harbor and the North Whidbey Island Community and is focused on supporting organizations that assist people in need. This marks our 8th year of the program!
 
The Club funds grants ranging from $500 to $1,200.  Smaller 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations are especially encouraged to apply to allow for special projects or needs that are not otherwise satisfied by general funding sources. There is also limited support available for non 501(c)(3) organizations who assist North Whidbey citizens in need. This non-501(c)(3) option was added as a result of proceeds received from Hydros For Heroes.
 
 
 
Requirements
1. All grant applicants and their beneficiaries must operate within Northern Whidbey Island.
2. Grants are to be spent prior to December 31st of the year of award and are without expectation of further support.
3. Grants are not normally made for operating budgets or endowments.
4. Grant requests will be reviewed for consideration on a quarterly basis through October.
  If you require further assistance, please contact Board Chair Kurt Schonberg (email by clicking here) or phone at 360.279.5012.
 
 
                                
Holland Happening
"Walk of Honor Car Show"
CANCELLED - SORRY!
The Holland Happening Parade was cancelling so this event will follow suit.
April 25, 2020, from 1 pm to 4 pm
Location:   SE Pioneer Way (between Midway and Maylor  Streets)
Trophies for top three finishers in People's Choice voting
$20 per Vehicle: Entry includes dash plaque
                                                
Amazon has a new program called Smile, that will give 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases DIRECT TO OUR FOUNDATION!
 
Follow the prompts in this link and read thru the details (the most important thing is to remember to visit smile.amazon.com vs www.amazon.com after registering).  It keeps your same account, shopping cart etc.
 
This is a very easy way to add money to our foundation account, please encourage all your family and friends to choose us as well via the button below or this link https://smile.amazon.com/ch/91-1685291
 
Additionally, for those who use facebook, please share this post on our facebook page  with all of your friends. THANKS!
 
ALL CLUB VOLUNTEER SIGNUPS HAPPEN VIA THE LINK BELOW
 
Looking for volunteers for Spin Cafe and Food4Kids Backpacks!

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Our backpack program depends on volunteer support from our amazing club members and financial support from the community at large as well as partner organizations such as:
 
With this donate button, you can dedicate funds specifically for the backpack programs separate account. 100% of proceeds are used for food (zero admin costs).
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Keith Higman, Dep Dir Island County Public Health
Mar 05, 2021
County COVID Vaccination Plan
Susan Lof, OHSD Mental Health
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Mar 26, 2021
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Apr 30, 2021
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