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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
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Associate Director PR Casey Miller
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Associate Director Projects Bruce Stedman
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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!

Obit:  http://weller.tributes.com/dignitymemorial/obituary/Richard-Linn-Post-101802205

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

Election--Remember to send in Your Ballot By Nov.

Learn the Facts re School Transportation Levy


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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 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 Breanne Martin on Oct 09, 2014

Aleph Fankenthall Speaks on Panama Project


Aleph Fakenthall, with the Healing Fund, a local non profit who’s goal is to provide help, healing, and hope for those in need.  The primary outreach is the sustainable provision of clean drinking water to needy third world countries such as Panama.  They hand drill wells, install rain catchment systems and then provide the tools and training required so progress can continue in their absence.  Our club has helped fund projects and one of our members, Wally Thomas, has been on one of the work parties to Panama.


Primary objective is clean drinking water but medical/dental and scholarships are aspects of the Healing Fund.

Provide help and healing to those in need and in the process share God’s love through our service actions.

Coordinate yearly trips to install water systems, teach community health and provide medical and dental care to the underserved.

Generate awareness in our local community of the need s of the Guaymi Indians in Panama and share the different ways how our community can help.

Reach out to other service organizations who would be willing to help our outreach.

2015 Panama Outreach Goals

  • Provide small engine repair training
  • Begin development of a micro loan program
  • Provide training for installing water catchment systems
  • Continue partnering with Peace Corps Volunteers
  • Install water catchment systems and drill more wells
  • Hold medical and dental clinic at different communities
  • Share God’s love through our service and actions

Here is a link to the Stanwood based non-profit's website: http://www.healingfund.org/

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 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

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