BISC Autumn Newsletter

29 Oct 2022 8:00 AM | Melissa Davis (Administrator)

Thank you for another wonderful event season at the Bainbridge Island Saddle Club. Traditionally we celebrate the end of the season with our year end banquet. After a two-year pause, we are thrilled to be hosting the year end banquet on November 5th, at 5:30pm at Island School. The evening will include a catered dinner, short general meeting, dessert dash and awards ceremony. Don’t miss out on this fun event! 

Registration is required, ticket prices ($10 for adults, $5 ages 5-12) allow us to offset the catering costs. In the past, the banquet has been members only, but we would like to invite anyone who is interested in becoming a member to attend and see what we are all about!


Volunteer Hours Requirement Put on Hold

At the Spring General Meeting the membership voted to require a minimum number of volunteer hours to qualify for year-end awards. At a recent board meeting the BISC Board voted to not require the hours this year due to lack of hour tracking. We would love to hear your ideas on how to best coordinate and track volunteer work going forward.

Want to get involved?

Board Meetings

Did you know that the minutes from the board meetings are posted on the BISC website? BISC Board meetings are held the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6:30pm. At this time the meetings are held via Zoom, with hybrid meetings returning this summer at the club. BISC members are welcome to attend, email us at to be added to the list. We’ll send you the Zoom link and agenda prior to the meeting. 

Board Member Nominations                             

We are taking board member nominations now through November. We currently have 5 board member positions open. Do you know of anyone who would be a great addition to the Bainbridge Island Saddle Club Board? Board members participate in the monthly board meetings and chair one of our committees. Our current members have all levels of equestrian experience, from non-riding parents to people with many years of riding experience; if you are a self-starter, motivated individual who is interested in supporting the local riding community, preserving a valuable piece of Kitsap County riding history, and helping BISC share our mission statement, we'd love to have you! 

Serving on the BISC board is a great opportunity to work alongside others in the equestrian community while providing stewardship for Bainbridge Island Saddle Club. Please email me directly with your nominations at

Fun Fact:

BISC History - Day Road Facility

Our current Bainbridge Island Saddle Club property was purchased in February of 1969 for $12,750! With a down payment of $3,200 and an interest rate of 7.5% a group of like-minded volunteers secured the unique property that is ours today. I am continually in awe of the groups of volunteers over the 53 years that have continued to provide this amazing resource to the local equestrian community.

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software