Rotary Auction Raises Funds for Literacy, Exchange Program & Community Projects

The 6th annual Stanwood Camano Rotary Club Auction was a huge success raising more than $42,000 to support the on-going work of the service club.  More than $10,000 was raised to support the Imagination Library which will provide 390 children with new hardcover books this year.  The Imagination Library is a free program for youth aged birth to five that live within the StanwoodCamanoSchool District's boundaries.  The remaining amount raised will be used to support the club's work with providing new winter coats to families in need, student scholarships, student of the month programs, an international youth exchange program and a dental project in Kenya.

"This auction would not be possible without the support of our community," explained the Club's Auction Chair Charlie Hall.  "We are grateful to not only to the more than 120 people who came to support our programs through their generous bids but also to a number of local businesses and individuals who provided all of the items."

The Stanwood Camano Rotary Club appreciates the generosity of the following organizations and individuals:

Dennis Dutoit - Alpine Environmental
Amigos Family Restaurant
Eric & Annette Anderson
Desa Duskin - Arlington Pharmacy
Arthur Murray Dance Studio
Barbara Dadd-Shaffer
Bartell Drugs
Ron Bauer - BodyCraftCollisionCenter
Camaloch Golf Course
Jeff Ericson - CamanoIsland Coffee Roasters
Andy Eason - Camano Lodge
Bruce & Leslie Hawthorne - Camano Marine
Lawrence Baum - Camano Sail & Power
Camano Senior and Community Center
Evan Holzknecht - Cascade Lumber
Sara Gosnold - Center for Wooden boats
Charlie & AnnMarie Hall - Charles Hall Orthodontics
Travis Young - Chartwells
Ron Love - Chateau D'Lanz
Bonnie Chisum
Pat Clark & Carol Hoeksema
Jim Stark - Clean Spot Car Wash
Coastal Community Bank
Dave Lipscomb & Joann Lipsomb - Correct Services Inc
Kathy Blank - Cotton Pickin's
Courtney Stillman - Desert Sun Tanning Salons
Design Northwest Architects
Dan & Debbie Nelson - Designs Northwest Architects
John Ebner
Dave Edmonds
Laurie Flicker - ElgerBay Grocery Store
Chris & Patty Ellis
Jody Erickson - Erickson Concrete 
Everett Aquasox Baseball Club
Ron Wolcott - EZ Steer Inc.
Del Fox
Ford Giesbrecht
Mark Ellinger - Glass Quest
Garrett Kuhlman - H2K Design
Tiffany Hendry - HairMasters
Dave Preston - Harley Davidson of Seattle
Joel & Susan Carlson - Hello Again Antiques
Mike Brown - IslandCounty Sheriffs Office
Ted & Christie Johnson
Zac Carr - Jones Soda
Jim & Sue Jonson
Harv Jubie
Greg & Megan Gilday - Law Office of Cole & Cole, P.C.
Lenz Enterprises
Tom Lenz - Lenz Enterprises
Rob Dwoskin - LesSchwabTireCenter
David Bond - Let's Frame It
Dale & Rae Burt - Mad Dawg Paintball
Marc Boutte' - Marc Boutte' Glass
Margo Nelson
Market Street Catering at Haggen
Christine Eger - Maxime's Global Cuisine
Terry McTigue
Kurt McVay
Jack & Vivian Meyers
Stephen Morach
Thea Nicholas - Nicholas Computer Service
Vicki Tanner - Passion for Fashion
Port Susan Athletic Club Sport
Gil Powell
Lyle Rader
John Ellis - Remnant King Carpets
Wayne Zachry - Cuz Concrete

Rotary is one of the largest international humanitarian service organizations in the world with more than 1.2 million members working together to improve communities just like ours!  If you work, live or play in Stanwood or Camano you know the value of a strong community and are invited to learn more about your local Rotary Club by visiting or by calling 360-588-6702.

The Stanwood Camano Rotary Club meets Wednesdays at Noon in the StanwoodCamanoSchool District's board room.  Weekly meeting topics range from local to global programs and issues.  The public is always invited to attend.