About Our Club
There are 34,000 Rotary Clubs Around the World.
Alderwood-Terrace Rotary one of the best.
Well sure, we may be smaller than some and perhaps not as well known, but the 35 men and women in the Alderwood-Terrace Rotary Club do some amazing things.
We do a lot of other things, too. Like sponsoring students and educators of the month to recognize those who excel. We provide grants to organizations that are making this world a better place for our youth. And we grab shovels and rakes and paint and clean up places that keep people safe. We collect gifts at our Sharing Tree at the Alderwood Mall, to spread the joy of the holidays to those in need.
There are 1.2 million Rotarians around the world. So no matter where we go, we have some instant friends! In turn, they volunteer in their communities to support education and job training, provide clean water, combat hunger and make the world a better place.
What makes Alderwood-Terrace Rotary the best? We have a great time, whether we’re putting on a Concours d’Elegance or cleaning up a garden.
Come join us for Breakfast on Friday mornings at 7:00am. It’s a fabulous way to start the day, do something for the community and have a bunch of fun, too.
HISTORY OF THE CLUB
The Rotary Club of Alderwood-Terrace was founded in April of 1988. We are very proud of our smaller, yet, productive, engaging Club. Our community service includes annual projects that support other great organizations such as The Homework Center and Clothes For Kids. We also support specific requests from individuals and other service groups. Our international service includes funding to a school in Africa, a new clinic in Guatemala, and our group traveled to Peru in 2012 to build a playground at a school in a rural, impoverished community.
Our Vocational service committee is very productive with an award for "Teacher of the month" and "Student of the month" at both Lynnwood High school and Mountlake Terrace High school. We have helped the Robotics Club in Mountlake Terrace as well as the Journalism program. We send several students to Business Week and to the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) program.
The Sharing Tree is an annual project located at Alderwood Mall that distributes thousands of gifts to those in need, during the Holidays. We start the day after Thanksgiving and continue collecting until Christmas Eve. We also provide financial support to selected individuals in the community that we identify through our connections at our area's schools, shelters, and food banks.
Our Homework Center is an after-school program on Tuesdays and Thursday evenings that targets children for whom English is their second language. We help with their homework, English skills and tutor them in a variety of subjects. We are always looking for volunteers to come help us with this important hands-on connection with our youth.
Organizations and Groups supported by Alderwood-Terrace Rotary
- Alderwood Middle School curriculum night
- Little Red Schoolhouse
- Children’s Country Home
- Holocaust Education Resource Center
- Eagle Scout Projects
- Campfire USA
- Clothes for Kids
- Lynnwood Arts Commission
- Pathways for Women
- Edmonds Center for the Arts
- Dale Turner YMCA "Healthy Kids Day"
- JC Penney’s shopping for school clothing for under privileged
- Alderwood Middle School PTA
- Northwest School for Hearing Impaired Children
- Spruce Elementary School for delinquent lunches
- Training conference for K-9 and handlers
- Snohomish County Search & Rescue
- Shorewood High School Aeolian Choir to Carnegie Hall - National High School Choral Festival
- Lynnwood High School
- Puget Sound Blood Center
- Mountlake Terrace Garden Club
- Kids Around the World - playgrounds (Thailand, Dominican Republic, China, Vietnam, Jamaica, Bahamas, Guatemala, New Orleans)
- Kids Around the World - AIDS Awareness
- BILD - Internet Cafe for the hearing impaired - Bosnia
- Healing the Children - Guatemala, Zambi
- Summer Youth Exchange - students from Edmonds - Woodway and Shorecrest to Sweden, France & Spain
- Dental Clinic Project - Kenya
- Mlimani School - Tanzania (school supplies)
- Mission Emanuel’s Women’s Co-op - Dominican Republic
- Food Bank Project - Jamaica
- Shorecrest High student projects - shipping costs for donations to an orphanage in central Mexico
- Thousands of Christmas gifts collected at the annual Alderwood Mall Sharing Tree, then distributed throughout the community