Updated 11/29/11, 10 p.m.
Dream Big 2013
Saturday, November 9, 2013
The numbers for Dream Big 2013 have started to solidify. Many of you have asked, "how did we do?" The simple answer is, "WE
We are measuring "GREAT" by:
- We had 220 guests, 40% more than ever.
- We will profit by about $65,000, a 30% increase.
- Guests included more junior alums, alumni parents, novice parents, coaches and masters rowers than ever.
- Enthusiasm for launching the boathouse was evident.
- More than 50 volunteers contributed an incredible amount of time & energy.
- We had fun and the evening concluded on-time!Together, we all have worked hard to make BIR a nationally-recognized rowing program. Your support of Dream Big 2013 is evidence that you agree that this community, team, rowers, coaches & equipment deserve something better than a tennis court on a muddy hill. As you know, getting from where we are today to a fully permitted plan, schedule, and budget is neither an easy nor an inexpensive process. Permits, leases, parking surveys, soil analyses, and architectural plans are not sexy, but they're what we need before we can put a shovel in the ground. Current estimates are that it will take about $75,000.If you missed the opportunity to donate as much as you wanted, there's more good news. It's not too late to contribute! You are welcome to donate via a link on our home page or mail a check payable to BIR, 221 Winslow Way West #204, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110.
Thank you again for helping to launch our boathouse!
After participating in two public meetings related to the future of Waterfront Park and where BIR might fit in to that future, the City conducted a survey to gain more public input.
Thanks to all of you who rallied and participated in the survey.
Here is a link to the survey results. There are two colors highlighting results. The green was done by the City to show clear majority answers. We have highlighted in yellow those things that pertain to BIR.
Our next step is to present our request to build a boathouse in Waterfront Park to the City Council. We will keep you informed as me move forward on that presentation.
As always, if you have more questions or ideas, would you share them with any Board member or send us a note at
Congratulations Juniors on a great Fall Season
Varsity and JV had a great showing at Head of the Lake. Novices regretably got weathered out at Green Lake.
Registration for Winter Strength Training is open. See schedule.
Bainbridge Island Rowing is a community-based 501c(3) organization located at Waterfront Park on Bainbridge Island, WA. We welcome rowers from all over Kitsap County. BIR offers programs for high school students (ages 14-18), recreational and competitive programs for Open/Masters rowers (ages 19-99), and Learn-to-Row classes for both youth and adults during the spring and summer months.
We are a One Call for All participating organzation. When you receive that Red Envelope in the mail, think of us. For more information about One Call for All, visit onecallforall.org.
Questions? Comments? Suggestions? News, information, or photos for the website? Write to us at 221 Winslow Way West #204, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110, or send email to email@example.com.
Board of Director meetingsPosted November 17, 2013
Board meetings for November and December have been moved because of the holidays. November's is the 20th and will be held in the conference room at the new art museum. December's is the 18th and will be held at the art museum again.
New BIR Bylaws ApprovedPosted October 31, 2013
On 19 November BIR membership approved a new set of bylaws that, among other things, expands membership affordably across the board - masters, juniors, and friends of BIR alike. Approval was unanimous with 86% of membership voting (65% approval was required) and 91% of membership engaging in the process. Please read the bylaws. You will find them at Link (FORMS and DOCUMENTS) on our home page.
Marc Stewart, VP