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President Cindy Huleatt
Vice President Erik Granroth
President Elect Jeff Huleatt
Secretary Paul Ellis
Treasurer Pamela Beaton
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Foundation Director Kathy McCone
Associate Director Foundation Robin Reinig
Membership Director Duane Rhodes
Associate Director Membership Linda Byrnes
Public Relations Director AJ Chase
Associate Director PR Casey Payne
Service Projects Director Bruce Stedman
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Posted on Sep 18, 2014

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.





Posted by Breanne Martin on Sep 11, 2014

Three New Members Inducted


Three new members were inducted during our meeting on September 11.  Right to left, Mike Britt, Britt Sport Cards, Erik Alexander, manager Dwayne Lane's Arlington Chevrolet, and Brad Kihm, owner Cascade Krops.

Sticking to Principals


Amie Verelin-Grubbs, principal at Weston High School, and Brian Beckley, Arlington High School Principal werethe program:

School district is moving toward requiring 24 credits to graduate and career and college readiness.

State Board of Education adopted new graduation requirements in September 2010.

Career and Technical Education department:

Purpose is to prepare students for industry entry level positions or to further their education in a college pathway in a high wage, high demand field in Snohomish County/WA State.

Programs must be aligned with need.

Through CTE students explore careers, identify a career goal, develop a high school and beyond plan.

When students leave school they have skills to enter workforce or enter post-secondary education.

The difference between CTE and other departments is there are advisory committees, has a leadership requirement, and demonstrates how learning is extended in the community.

The roles of the advisory committees are to advise, assist, and provide support and advocacy for quality CTE programs.

Two advisory committees, general  advisory committee (approve staff conditional certificates, approve new courses, overall oversight of CTE program) and program specific advisory committee (comprised of several representatives from a specific industry, role is to advise a specific teacher and program development, teachers meet with their PSACs a couple times a year).

Career and Technical Student Organization allows kids an opportunity to practice their leadership skills and compete.

Many opportunities for local businesses to partner with the school district (employer presentations, field trips, AHS advisory, career speakers, etc.)


Board Meeting Fun


Jeff passes the baton to Erik as chair of the 2015 Great Stilly Duck Dash

Posted by Dave Duskin

Ruth Munizza to Receive Life Time Achievement Award-Sr. Center Benefit

Our Rotary Club has always had a special relationship with the Stillaguamish Senior Center.  When we were chartered in 1970 as the Marysville North County Rotary Club, two of our founding members, Bob Williams and Al Remington, were both in our club.  Bob was a hospital district commissioner and Al was the administrator of Cascade Valley Hospital.  The hospital had as one of its goals the creation of a senior center so that persons would remain active when they aged and would less likely need the hospital's services.

As a club of half Marysville and half Arlington residents, with the encouragement of Bob and Al, we took on as one of our service projects helping the senior center with its building project in what was then unincorporated Snohomish County.  Our club also started an endowment fund for the center and many of our members served on the center's board of directors.  Starting with Tim Simmons in about 1974, every senior center director has been a member of our club.  Fund raising efforts in the past for the senior center sponsored by our club included an annual Octoberfest, a night at the races, and a couple of casino nights with Rotarians as black jack dealers and workers.

For the past 8 years we have helped the senior center host the Life Time Achievement Breakfast.  This year's event is scheduled for Wednesday, September 17, with check in at 7:00 AM and breakfast at 7:30 AM.  Ruth Munizza  is this year's recipient.


                                            Ruth Munizza

If you want to know more about Ruth, here is a link to the Arlington Times' article in this week's paper:  http://www.arlingtontimes.com/community/274151911.html

The event, if you haven't attended in the past, is a real community building event.  Ruth will be the 10th recipient of the award given over the last eight years. Come learn what this community is all about.  Ruth is part of that village that has helped raise our children. Cory Duskin, Bryce Duskin and AJ Chase are examples of a some of her former pre-schoolers.


Posted by Breanne Martin on Sep 04, 2014

Dr. Kristine McDuffy, Arlington School District Superintendent, Kicks off a Month of Educational Themed Programs

Kris McDuffy has served 32 years in public education. She earned her Bachelor's and Master's Degrees from Western Washington University and her Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Seattle University. Dr. McDuffy started her career as a business teacher and later became an assistant principal, principal, and superintendent. She also has extensive experience in preparing school and district leaders through Western Washington University’s Educational Administration Program and the Washington State Leadership Academy. Dr. McDuffy is in her 12th year as a superintendent. She enjoys working collaboratively with staff, students, parents and the Arlington community to help ALL students achieve their full potential "every child, every hour, every day."


Here are the highlights of her presentation to our club:

Kris McDuffy, Superintendent of Arlington Public Schools.

Kris has served in this role for 8 years but has 12 years of experience as a superintendent and 32 years in education.

“These schools all belong to you, I am just the steward.”

There are about 5400 students and just over 600 employees served by the Arlington School District.

Arlington has a guaranteed and viable curriculum & teaching framework to ensure students all receive the same education.

“We are excited about raising the bar.”

“We are consistently hitting our target for a 7-12% financial reserve.”

Informational meeting September 15th at 6pm at Eagle Creek Elementary library.

Here is a link to her power point presentation:  http://www.clubrunner.ca/Data/5050/262/HTML/230602//RotaryProgramSept2014.pptx

Posted by Dave Duskin on Aug 24, 2014

Update Your Profile

It is important for club administration that you keep your profile up to date.  You need to log into the administration area and click on update profile.  There is information under the various tabs to also complete.  We want to know, for example, who proposed you for membership and that is under the Rotary tab.

Previous Stories are Stored

Old stories are stored and can be accessed by clicking on "Stories" in the upper section of the web site home page.

Site Pages are Mini Web Pages

The site pages on the left side of the home web page are mini web sites devoted to specific topics.  Some of the pages need to be updated.  Check them out.  As an example, click on the foundation page and find a list of our Paul Harris fellows.  There is a link to find out your giving history.  The membership page includes the form to propose a new member. The community event page has links to various calendars including the City of Arlington, Chamber of Commerce, & Byrnes Performing Arts.  The Duck Dash page includes a history and a list of past winners and ducks with photos. 

Check Out Photo Albums

In right column you will find "Photo Albums". Click on any one of the albums and it will take you to photos of that Newly added Duck Dash Fireside photos. Check out the photos!

"Club Links" Will Take You Places

In the left column you will find "Club Links".  Click on one of the links and it will take you to places you may want to visit.  They include a link to where and when clubs in District 5050 meet, our Duck Dash website (check it out to see if Peeters has it right), our Face Book page, an e-meeting site where you can do a make up on your computer, and, just added a link to Arlington Crime Prevention League.

Posted by AJ Chase on Jul 23, 2014

Herald Article-Switching Hats for Bruce Stedman


Outlook Corrected Article- July 23, 2014 - link to story - just click link below

Arlington Celebrates the Fourth of July

Posted by Dave Duskin

There is now a live webcam on the Haller Bridge Park Rotary Playground.  Here is the link: http://www.arlingtonwa.gov/index.aspx?page=203

Jun 20, 2014
by Dave Duskin
Photos from the installation banquet are now uploaded to an album above right.
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Murder Mystery Dinner Stillaguamish Sr. Center Stillaguamish Senior Center
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Club Assembly - Your Board of Directors at Work Oct 23, 2014
Work Party at Fire Mountain BSA Camp 26027 Walker Valley Road
Oct 25, 2014
Rotary Board Meeting Smother's Residence
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Arlington Music Programs
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International Rotary Panama Project
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Classification Talk
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Higher Education in Snohomish County
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