Bainbridge Athletic club marks 35 years

The Bainbridge Athletic Club is commemorating it’s 35th year with an anniversary bash to be held there on Saturday, Oct. 19.

Longtime members and staff will be honored along with musical entertainment, food and a “memory lane” slideshow for all to enjoy.

The staff has been sifting through old documents and will also be showing the original building permit, the drawing and handwritten member ledger from 1978 as well as countless old photos.

Formed on the island in 1978 by local residents Steve Chadwick, Ron McCrary and Same Clarke as the Bainbridge Island Racquet Club, the organization has come a long way in 35 years.

“I know people have other choices and to me it is a proud feeling to know that people have come here for 35 years,” said Shelly Stockman, BAC general manager/owner. “We try to stay true to our history and work hard to ensure that stories and memories are made here for many years to come.”

BAC is a full service health and tennis club and is located at 11700 NE Meadowmeer Circle. For more information, visit or call 206-842-5661.

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