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
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Enjoy the holiday that is so appropriate before Rotary celebrates Family Month. Get your whole family involved in our December service projects!
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Connor and Railynn Honored This Month
Connor Jaynes-Right – Arlington (Haller Middle School) Paying it Forward to Kids’ Kloset
Connor Jaynes continues to surprise and amaze anyone he interacts with. First, his good manners and kindness put him on a level that few eighth graders ever achieve. This, coupled with his integrity and honesty, elevates him into a very special category of students rarely seen in middle school. He loves to read and learn, not for the grade, but for the expansion of his own edification.
In sports and in class, he is such a great team player, that he almost always finds himself in a position of leadership because he gives 110% to any endeavor. As a member of the leadership class, he embodies a service leadership attitude and demeanor. Connor is truly an outstanding young man.
Railynn Ford -Left– Darrington (Darrington HighSchool) Paying it Forward to North County Family Resource Center
Railynn Ford is currently a senior at Darrington High School who is an outstanding student, a stellar athlete, and a conscientious community member. She is hardworking, friendly, and outgoing.
Railynn has played varsity volleyball, basketball, and softball for all four years of high school and has received three all-league titles. As a junior, she was awarded the Jeff Luse Award for her dedication and hard work. This year, she led her volleyball team to an 8th place finish and was given all-league honors.
Railynn is also very involved in school organizations and clubs. She is a member of Honor Society and Knowledge Bowl. She is Senior Class President and ASB Vice-President. She has participated in FBLA and the Leadership Team. Railynn worked on the “We Scare Hunger” campaign this year, gathering over 700 lbs of food for the local food bank. Although Railynn has been involved in many activities, she makes good grades a priority and has maintained a cumulative grade point average of 3.94.
After graduation, Railynn hopes to study Occupational Therapy at either Western Washington University or the University of Washington.
Railynn Ford’s family members have been long time residents of Darrington and have resided in this logging town since the early 1900s.
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Helping Slide Victims and More
In the Peace Arch Journal Rotary District 50/50 Arlington Club is top club for attendance Lee Harman and Judy also named in the Journal Amendment to the bylaws passes
Rotary Foundation Committee
It is Rotary Foundation month. Five people have taken advantage of the match this month. If you donate $100 or more before the end of November we will match it.
2/3rds of all paying members donated to the foundation.
Every year, every Rotarian award should have been received this year but due to a lost mailing we did not receive the award.
Bungoma water project grants are in the works. Brad has met with the water district in Bungoma. They have determined scope of work, budget, and identified needs. More information at future meetings.
Christmas gift will be wine glasses again this year. A donation will be made in Dick Post's name to the Education Foundation in lieu of additional gifts.
Cards for the senior center lunch and Christmas baskets will be made.
We have club flags. If anyone is traveling and wants to take one please contact AJ or Cindy.
Signs for the entrance of the city should be up by the end of the year.
Christmas baskets will be prepared on Dec. 18th. Lunch will be catered. Meet at the Free Methodist Church by the hospital. Contact Penny to sign up to donate a basket or prepare and deliver baskets.
13 members, monthly meetings, two responsibilities: prospect and qualify potential members and retain members.
We work to see everyone is assigned to at least one committee after joining, an experienced club member mentors the new member the first year, ask them to visit a board meeting and RLI series, ask them to go to assembly, conference, and firesides.
We have 39 prospects but follow up has to be done.
This spring we will review the five year strategic plan.
Next meeting will be December 4th at 11am at Gleneagle.
Primary focus has been planning the Christmas party for December 11 and arranging lunch for Christmas baskets.
Rotary Wine Club has been established. $450 in commissions have been received. 10% of sales. If anyone is interested in joining the club contact Jola.
Oso Landslide Committee
An account has been opened with significant donated funds. Aproox. $56,000.
We have been attending meetings to discuss what we should do with the money. If anyone has any ideas contact Bucky.
They have discussed a monument, scholarship fund, etc.
Snohomish County is working on grants to buy victims out of their properties that were lost.
Everett Clubs will be relocating. No longer at the country club.
Sign up to attend district conferences. Conference December 3rd and is in our district this year. We need home hosts to host a dinner for other Rotarians attending the conference.
Rotary Youth Exchange is important.
We are Going to Build a Rotary Train of Our Own!
WE ARE NEARLY HALF WAY
TO OUR GOAL OF 100 CHANCES SOLD!!
Here is your chance to win a great 7 day/7 night Holland America Line cruise, while benefiting the "BUILD A ROTARY TRAIN" project for the Arlington Club.
Only 100 chances will be sold for $100 each for this 7 day cruise to the destination of your choosing between Alaska, Caribbean, Mexico or the beautiful Canada/New England ports. This cruise includes an ocean view cabin and no black out dates. The winner pays the minimal associated taxes only.
DRAWING TO BE HELD DECEMBER 11, 2014 AT THE ANNUAL ROTARY CHRISTMAS PARTY.
NEED NOT BE PRESENT TO WIN.
WHAT A GREAT CHRISTMAS GIFT FOR YOURSELF OR A LOVED ONE!!
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Club Projects Highlight the Christmas Season
All of our holidays ending 2014 are on our normal meeting day. In December there will only be one regular meeting on December 4. On December 11 it is our annual Christmas dinner at the Man Cave. The following week, December 18, we will have lunch at the Free Methodist Church followed by sorting food into boxes for delivery to needy families. On Friday, December 19, we will provide and serve seniors at the Stillaguamish Senior Center. Christmas and New Year's Day are both on Thursday this year.
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Festival of Trees and Van Loo's Food Bank Birthday-Dec. 6
Start your holiday season off with fun by attending the Cascade Valley Hospital Foundation’s second annual Festival of Trees, which will be held starting on Friday, December 5 and concluding with a gala celebration on Saturday, December 6.
According to co-chairs Jennifer Holocker and Kay Jenkins, 27 designers are decorating a variety of sizes of trees and wreaths. This year’s event will feature 4’ trees, 5 ½’ trees and 7 ½ ‘trees, in addition to 24” wreaths and 48” wreaths.
The hospital lobby and cafeteria will be transformed into a winter wonderland beginning on Friday, December 5. Pictures with Santa will be the first event which begins at 5 p.m. on Friday evening. Santa will be delivered to the hospital by an Arlington fire truck and will pose with children for pictures at no cost. Milk and cookies will be served.
There will be a public open house for viewing of the trees and wreaths on Saturday, December 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The gala event will begin at 6 p.m. Tickets for the gala will be $10 and will be sold at the door or by calling 360-618-7805 or email at email@example.com. No minors may attend the 12/6 Gala due to liquor laws.
Wreaths will be for sale from 6:00 pm to 7:15 pm. The live auction of the trees will begin at 7:30.
Early indications from some of the designers is that there will be a wide range of themes – including Seahawks, Mickey & Minnie, culinary, northwest, patriotic, french cottage, WSU and a tree done entirely in handcrafted wood. Cougar Loren Van Loo would love to have the Cougar tree for his 50th birthday party held the same evening at Magnolia Hall. He doesn't want gifts, however, just donations to your favorite food bank. Our club will match up to $2,000 in donations to the food bank.
Van Loo is an active member of the Marysville Noon Rotary Club and an investment advisor with Edward Jones. Join the birthday party whenever you get done with the festival of trees. Loren came to our meeting and personally invited us all to his "I hate surprizes" 50th birthday party.
Posted by Breanne Martin on Nov 13, 2014
WSU North Puget Sound at Everett
(It's the University Center on Everett Community College Campus)
Former ECC President, County Executive, Director of Puget Sound Council, Bob Drewel, is the interim Chancellor of the new WSU branch campus in Everett.
WSU assigned responsibility for the University Center. Go to local colleges, obtain information on their programs and bring them to the area and meet guidance of senate bill to meet the STEM education requirements. No. 1 capital project request this legislative session will be to build administration building in Everett, 91,000 square feet, will house all universities administration offices. Aiming for 10 new degree programs in this legislative session.
Dr. David Beyer is the President of Everett Community College
Penny is a graduate of EVCC!
The most important thing to ECC is to build a pipeline with our high schools and other community colleges. The opportunity with WSU is unique. They are offering programs for ECC students but are also in our community.
Large population at ECC that can transfer to WSU.
More opportunities for working people to get skills and education they need for successful careers.
We work with school districts with running start juniors and seniors. Students get dual credit, high school and college. Funding is through the school district. No tuition charged, they do pay for course fees. Grown from 600 students to 1100 students.
Posted by Breanne Martin on Nov 06, 2014
Ken Ketler President and COO of Tulalip Resort and Casino was our program on November 6. Here are highlights of his presentation:
Joined Tulalip in 2006. Previously with Harrahs for 26 years. Serves on many community boards. Attended Kent State University in Ohio. Vietnam Vet. Oversees 2,600 employees. Ken reports directly to the board of directors.
Over 4,00 Tulalip members, half reside on the reservation. Tribe gave over $4 million to charities in 2008.
Tulalip family is still recovering from the Marysville Pilchuck shooting.
Tulalip tribe is aggressive in getting the children to speak the native language.
Just had Raising Hands celebration. Celebration with the non-rpofits Tulalip partners with.
Tribe puts 10 million fingerlings into the Salmon hatchery each year.
Tulalip is a city within a nation, similar to Washington DC. Stricter regulations.
25% of team members at Tulalip Resort and Casino are native, 75% aren't.
$6.7 million went to over 300 community organizations this year. $63.7 million since 1992.
Panera Bread going in front of Home Depot. Still adding more businesses and growing.
Canadian market represents 30% of our hotel clients
KEN KETLER OF TULALIP RESORT AND CASINO
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 Nov 03, 2014