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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
Associate Director Service Projects Todd Bergeson
Club Administration Director Jola Barnett
Associate Director Administration Jody Nelson
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Posted by Dave Duskin on Sep 26, 2014

The Arts Finish Out Back to School Month

Music Director Jeff Swanson


Arlington High School choir director, Jeff Swanson, has been in the Arlington School District for 35 years.

Jeff has arranged nearly 90 songs for performing groups, created jazz programs, 23 years as “Key Notes” jazz director, composed and performed music, sings and directs choir at church, and performs with “The Curators”.

Statistics about funding nonprofits:  72% of giving to non-profits come from individuals.  Religious organizations raise the most money from private sources.  80% of American households donate to nonprofit organizations.  The typical American household supports 5-10 charitable organizations per year.

Many music and arts programs at the schools in the Arlington School District for all ages.

Jazzmine jazz choir was renamed Flight when there was a change of leadership.

“In the next six years I would like to build a choir program with a focus on reading music and playing piano.”

Choir program is inclusive, a lot of the life skills students are part of the choir.

Budget cuts and economy trouble has meant cutbacks.  Choir and 5th grade band was cut from middle school .  Instruments have not been upgraded or replaced in the last few years.  Sound and lighting in the BPAC has not been upgraded.

Contribute directly to Arlington High Booster Club to support music and arts programs.  Can be a program sponsor and reach 6,000 people in a tax deductible way.

More than half the students at the schools participate in arts.  Studying music improves math and entrance exam scores.

District Governor Visits Us October 2

Lyle and P.J. Ryan are former members of our club


Posted by Dave Duskin

Charity Events Highlight October

Our club has historically used funds we have raised to benefit kids and seniors.  As such we are an annual sponsor of the Arlington Education Foundation, the Cocoon House Evening in Silk Auction, and we helped sponsor both the Life Time Achievement Breakfast and Murder Mystery Dinner for the Stillaguamish Sr. Center through the purchase of linens and place setting for these two senior center events.  The Evening in Silk Auction is the evening of October 3, Tulalip Resort, the Murder Mystery Dinner is at the Senior Center the evening of October 18, and the Partnership 4 Kids Breakfast is October 24, Kent Prairie Elementary:

ImageThis is a fun event at the Tulalip Resort.  John Curly does a great job entertaining as auctioneer.

Contact:  425-259-5802 or chelsea.monroe@cocoonhouse.org








The Stillaguamish Sr. Center has a new fundraiser that had been scheduled last spring but was postponed because of the 530 slide.


Another event postponed from last spring benefits the Arlington School District and replaces the annual wine tasting event.



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 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

Jun 20, 2014
by Dave Duskin
Photos from the installation banquet are now uploaded to an album above right.
Club Events
Rotary Board Meeting Smother's Residence
Oct 08, 2014 05:30 PM
Murder Mystery Dinner Stillaguamish Sr. Center Stillaguamish Senior Center
Oct 18, 2014
PARTNERSHIP 4 KIDS BREAKFAST Kent Prairie Elementary School
Oct 24, 2014 07:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Work Party at Fire Mountain BSA Camp 26027 Walker Valley Road
Oct 25, 2014
Club Assembly - Your Board of Directors at Work Nov 06, 2014
Rotary Board Meeting Smother's Residence
Nov 12, 2014 05:30 PM
Like Us On Facebook
Oct 01, 2014
Oct 02, 2014
Oct 09, 2014
International Rotary Panama Project
Oct 16, 2014
Boys in the Boat
Oct 23, 2014
Classification Talk
Oct 30, 2014
Nov 01, 2014
Nov 13, 2014
Higher Education in Snohomish County
Nov 27, 2014
Dec 01, 2014
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