Service Above Self Since 1970 (mail: PO Box 3592)
We meet Thursdays at 12:00 PM
GlenEagle Family Restaurant
7619 W Country Club Dr
Arlington, WA 98223
Posted by Dave Duskin on Oct 30, 2014
Menos Host Halloween Fireside
A small but fun group partied at the Menos' spooky Old Burn Road mansion on Thursday, Oct. 30. Although costumes were optional, most got decked out for the evening of fun. Some of them had a bit of a flash back to their love affair with the '60's:
Some went even further back to the Roaring '20's and their continual search for "who done it" at the previous week's murder mystery at the senior center:
But we all know "who done it"!
It was "Eric Guido Chase"!
Here is a photo of the entire party group and a link to the photo album where there are more photos:
Link to more photos: http://www.clubrunner.ca/portal/Journals/JournalDetails.aspx?accountid=262&jid=61518
Posted by Dave Duskin
Boy Scout Work Party on Fire Mt. Zip Line
All work and no play, they say, makes Jack a dull boy. In this case it was our club working on a trail for the new zip line at the Boy Scout Camp east of Big Lake followed by trips down the zip line, on Saturday, Oct. 25. The group worked in the morning, zipped and had a lunch on site thanks to A.J. and Gene.
Gravel was hauled by wheel borrow to the trail site where the trail crew spread the same. The trail runs from a suspension bridge from Bjorn's Island along Lake Challenge to the beginning of the zip line.
Bucky and Jola zipping from the tower to Bjorn's Island.
Mount Baker Council Scout Executive and Member of our Club-Duane Rhodes
Here is a link to the photo album of the day's adventure: http://www.clubrunner.ca/portal/Journals/JournalDetails.aspx?accountid=262&jid=61480
Posted by Dave Duskin on Oct 24, 2014
Richard L. Post
January 24, 1924 to October 19, 2014
Richard (Dick) L. Post, an active member of our Rotary Club for 43 years, died in an Everett hospital on Sunday, October 19, 2014. He was the longest tenured active member of our club joining the then Marysville-North County Rotary Club in 1971, just one year following it's founding in 1970. He was one of the first members honored by the club by bestowing upon him a Paul Harris Fellowship for his service to our club and community. He was our club's fifth president, having served in 1975-76. Even after his retirement as Superintendent of the Arlington School District in 1985, he took a leadership role in our club serving as club secretary until 2000.
Dick Turning Over the Club Secretary's Brief Case in June 2000 when to Kari When He Retired as Club Secretary
After retiring from the Arlington School District he continued to teach as an adjunct professor of education at Western Washington University. One of his star pupils. Kris McDuffy, serves as our superintendent today. Dick remained active up to the end of his 90 year life, serving on the boards of the Arlington Education Foundation, Stillaguamish Senior Center, and the Northwest Educational Service District 189, to name a few.
Several of his recent birthdays have been celebrated at our club. In 2004 our club put on a fundraiser for the senior center known as Stilly Downs. It happened to coincide with Dick's 80th birthday, so he let us celebrate it there to attract his family and friends to the event. It was an evening of horse racing using pre-recorded actual races from a tack in California.
Kris Places a Boutonniere on Dick at his 80th Birthday Celebration at Stilly Downs
We have had an annual golf tournament going back to the start of the club in 1970, but there were a few years that it was skipped. When Cory was president of the club in about 2005, he asked Jeff Garcea to organize the event after it had been skipped for a year or two. Jeff is credited with coming up with the idea of calling it the Dick Post Pre-memorial Golf Tournament. It was never a fund raiser but just a social "have a fun time event". Dick was sort of honored by the idea and it was off and running. Every year we kidded him indicating that the date was set and that he had to continue living so we didn’t have to change the name of the event. Usually soon after the event he would pay some happy bucks that he was still on the right side of the grass. Below he is pictured with his favorite golfers--the ladies of Arlington Rotary, taken in 2009.
The event was put on this year by the newly invigorated past presidents' council and we had a record number of golfers and even more for the dinner. He was scheduled to make the round of the course in a golf cart but opted to save his energy for the great party at the Chases.
Dick was the valedictorian of the Everett High School class of 1941 1/2. At the graduation which was 6 weeks following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, he gave an address. It's attached in the club documents section of the home page. Read it to see even at 18 Dick was a thinker and he hit it right on the head for even today's events.
One of Dick's greatest honors was the fact that the Arlington School Board named the middle school that was built under Dick's leadership the Richard L Post Middle School in honor of his retirement and years of service. On November 6, 4:00 PM, there will be a celebration of Dick's life at that same school, followed by refreshments in the commons. The public is invited.
Here are links to Dick's obituary and to the graduation address. His legacy to Arlington is not in the bricks and mortar of the schools that were constructed during his leadership, but the people he has left behind who he has mentored and taught by sharing his wisdom and experiences, and through his acts and deeds.
Rest in Peace Dick Post, you will be missed!
Graduation Address: http://www.clubrunner.ca/Data/5050/262/HTML/232410//DickPostsGraduationAddress.pdf
Posted by Breanne Martin on Oct 23, 2014
Todd Bergeson Entertained Us With Slides of His Adventures and Business
Todd Bergeson, third of four children, enjoy playing cribbage, rafting, and summited Rainier. Traveled the world, met great people, restored my faith in humanity. Went on a 20 day self-guided Grand Canyon rafting trip in 2008/2009. Proposed to wife with a gum wrapper on the trip. Married two months later.
Father passed away from a heart attack, Todd took over the family business. Son born October 30, 2010. Life changed after son born. Go on yearly adventures with family. Son loves trains, golf, adventure.
In my free time I like to build and create things. Added a deck to my house. Enjoy blacksmithing and forging knives.
Father started B&B Welding in 1966, bill of sale on the back of a napkin. We fabricate structural skeletons. Won a national award for building for U.S.. Army Corp. of Engineers. Did pedestrian bridges for Fred Hutch and Microsoft.
Posted by Dave Duskin
Posted by Breanne Martin on Oct 16, 2014
Alan Erickson and "The Boys in the Boat"
"The Boys in the Boat" - Book by Daniel James Brown
Al's dad, Dick Erickson was the rowing coach at UW for many years
The book highlights the quest for rowing gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, specifically the seventh seat, Joe Rantz.
Racing now and then is completely different. Varsity races used to be 4 miles long
The team won the Olympic trials and went to Germany for Olympics.
The British crew was favored to win the Olympics, but the huskies beat them.
In the final race the Germans got the best lane, huskies got off to a bad start, one of the crew was sick but they ended up winning the race.
The "Husky Clipper" - the shell the crew used was built by George Pocock and still hangs at UW. George Pocock built 19 of the 24 shells used at IRA.
The equipment used back then is completely different than what is used today. Wooden boats no longer used, different design to the oars.
The 1936 UW Crew
Alan showed footage of the 1936 race from UTUBE--Here is the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQVtQLcsmlE
Posted on Oct 31, 2014
Your Donation History Available On-line
In anticipation of Rotary Foundation Month, check out your giving history on-line. If you have never checked before, you need to create on-line identity. Here are the steps:
A. Log-in to our website administrative area.
B. Go to your profile under Active Members List in the Membership Manager section.
C. Click on the Rotary tab just above Member Details.
D. Write down your Rotary member number and club number 186.
E. Go to our home page and on the left side scroll down to Rotary District 5050 Website section and click on Rotary International.
F. At the top of the Rotary Foundation website, click on My Rotary and create an account if you don't already have one.
G. Once into your account, click on The Rotary Foundation near the top.
H. At the Rotary Foundation page click on Foundation Reports.
I. Click on Donor History Report
J. Click again on Donor History Report under Individual Reports
It will generate a report that will include a summary report and a detailed giving report. On the summary report near the upper right will be a summary of Paul Harris contributions and a number of Foundation Recognition Points. These can be used to award someone else a Paul Harris for 1,000 points or give as matching points.
Posted on Oct 16, 2014
October Students of the Month
Abigayle Glasco - Sophomore at Arlington High School - pay it forward goes to Autism Speaks
Juan Pablo Coria - Student Body President at Post Middle School - pay it forward goes to Arlington Kiwanis Club
Posted by Dave Duskin on Aug 24, 2014
The news section is separate from stories and on the website takes a little more effort to see. You have to click on the items. Each week we have added the winner of the football pool, so now you can see each winner since game 1. At the end of the football season, there will be a drawing from amongst all of you who have participated for the right to name a Paul Harris Fellow with the matching portion that is going to the Rotary Foundaiton.
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