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Arlington, WA 98223
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President Cindy Huleatt
Vice President Erik Granroth
President Elect Jeff Huleatt
Secretary Paul Ellis
Treasurer Pamela Beaton
Past President Bucky Tart
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 Miller
Service Projects Director Todd Bergeson
Associate Director Projects Bruce Stedman
Club Administration Director Jola Barnett
Associate Director Administration Jody Nelson
Webmaster Dave Duskin
Sergeant at Arms Devin Brossard
Program Chair Bryce Duskin
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Posted by Dave Duskin

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.

Posted by Dave Duskin

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.

PR Committee

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.

Service Committee

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.

Membership Committee

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.

Administration Committee

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.

Mark Baker-ADG

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!




 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.






Posted by Dave Duskin

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.




Posted by Dave Duskin

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 foundation@cascadevalley.org.  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. ImageCougar 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)Image

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



Posted by Dave Duskin

Tribute to Dick Was a Tribute to Dick and to Rotary


Flowers From Our Club and a Floral Duck From Dick's Grandchildren Graced the Event (Flowers by David at Flowers By George)

A comment was made following the tributes to Dick at the celebration of his life, that it was a tribute to Dick and to Rotary.  All of the non-family tributes came from Rotarians.  Rotarian Linda Byrnes was the M.C. and the eulogy was by Rotarian and Pastor Mike Zachman.  Rotarian Gene Chase, a school board member when Dick was superintendent spoke of Dick's leadership of the district; Rotarian Kris McDuffy spoke of Dick as her teacher at WWSU and his mentoring; Rotarian Al Erickson shared serving on the board of the Educational Service Director with Dick; and Rotarian Dave Duskin told of Dick's service to Rotary and the community.

Just following our program on the Tulalip Casino, and hearing during the tribute that Dick got lost on his way home one time and ended up at the Angels of the Wind Casino where he had substantial winnings, this photo of Dick taken at a fund raising event for the Arlington Education Foundation seems to be appropriate:


Rest in Peace Dick!

Posted by Dave Duskin

Another Paul Harris Award for Veteran Bud Compton

It was only appropriate during Rotary Foundation month, and the month we honor veterans, that Rotarian Bud Compton, a World War II vet and former prisoner of war be recognized with his second Paul Harris Award.Image

Thank you Bud for your service to our country, and thank you to all of our veterans for your service!

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.

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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.


Trail Crew

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 Aug 24, 2014

News Section

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

Club Events
Rotary Board Meeting Smother's Residence
Dec 10, 2014 05:30 PM
Christmas Party @ The Man Cave Lee's Hangar (The Man Cave)
Dec 11, 2014 05:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Food Basket Boxing and Distribution Arlington Free Methodist Church
Dec 18, 2014 12:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Serve Lunch at the Stillaguamish Senior Center Stillaguamsih Senior Center
Dec 19, 2014 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Rotary Board Meeting Smother's Residence
Jan 14, 2015 05:30 PM
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Nov 27, 2014
Dec 01, 2014
Dec 18, 2014
Christmas Basket Service Project
Dec 25, 2014
Jan 01, 2015
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Jan 22, 2015
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