Senior Center Breakfast a Success
Rotarians Jo, Nancy and Dave pictured above helping set up for the Life Time Achievement Breakfast event at the Stillaguamish Senior Center. The Rotary Club has helped sponsor the event for the last nine years. This year we helped the center raise more money because Rotary funds purchased linens and place setting that no longer need to be rented. Ruth Munizza, a long time preschool educator, was recognized and over $15,000 was raised to help with programing at the Center. Many Rotarian businesses and individuals provided additional sponsorships.
Athletic Director Tom Roys
Here are the points that Tom made in the program provided by Breanne:
High School Athletic Director, also math teacher, 26th year in public education 25 years with Arlington High Schools. Seventh year as Athletic Director.
Two daughters, oldest is teaching math at Post Middle School and the other is a junior at Northwest Nazarene studying pre-med.
Have coached football, basketball, baseball, track, etc.
Wesco athletic conference is divided into three divisions.
Arlington Athletics Philosophy: To assist our student-athletes to reach their full potential as students, athletes, and citizens. To teach core values of hard work, discipline, and integrity through competition. Development fundamental skills for lifelong recreational interest.
Fall sports: Boys football, girls soccer, girls volleyball, co-ed cross-country, boys tennis.
Winter sports: Girls and boys basketball, co-ed wrestling
Spring Sports: Girls tennis, boys and girls golf, boys baseball, girls fast pitch, co-ed track and field, soccer
Funding: Two different budgets, District (used for coaching stipends, game management, benefits) and ASB (used for equipment/supplies, uniforms, officials, athletic trainer, transportation).
Outside offerings: Football, basketball, soccer, tennis, baseball, wrestling, volleyball camp. Good for high school and younger kids to have that interaction with each other.
Coaches: Good people, good role models, good communicators/teachers, sound fundamentals in content area, have a passion for their sport.
“Great coaching and great teaching go hand in hand.”
Facilities: gym for volleyball, basketball, wrestling room, baseball fields, softball field, eight tennis courts, stadium for football, soccer, and track.
Track/football/soccer field has recently been reconfigured and upgraded. Budget was $1 million, ended up costing $1.1 million. JV softball field also upgraded.
Arlington was one of fifteen schools in the nation awarded $200,000 NFL grant toward synthetic turf on the field. Also received ESPN grant for $25,000, one of four in the nation, has to go toward the stadium.
The field upgrade now allows PE on the field and keeps football off of other fields. Kids feel better about themselves now
Visiting Rotarian From Leavenworth Exchanged Club Banners
A long standing tradition when you visit another Rotary Club is to take them a banner to exchange. Here , a visiting Rotarian from the Leavenworth Rotary Club gives are President Cindy his club's banner. She gave him one of ours to take back to his home club.
The Dick Post Pre-memorial Golf Tournament and Fireside
Our Past Presidents Council put on a great golf tournament and fireside. Here is Dale teasing the remainder of the club with "The Core Group Cup":
More photos of the event can be found in the album section and on our Face Book page.