WEDNESDAY'S PROGRAM - STUDENTS OF THE QUARTER 2018-11-14 08:00:00Z 0
HANNAH AND BOY SCOUTS 2018-11-13 08:00:00Z 0
Hannah spent the weekend in Bellingham. The 5050 Exchange Students joined the Boy Scouts in a service project to clean the graves of Veterans.  Today we are taking her to the San Juan’s on a ferry to have, lunch at Friday Harbor and visit the Whale Museum.  
 
 
HANNAH & BOY SCOUTS 2018-11-12 08:00:00Z 0
ROCK STAR AND PICKER STEVE ENTERTAINED US
Halloween eve, the Rotary club of Stanwood/Camano Island had a “Fifth Week Fireside” at Camano Island’s “Pub 282.” Tables were reserved in advance and most of the 22 participants sported some sort of costume.  It was quiet enough to converse with tablemates, and the food and service were great. Julie Vess and husband, Brian, won the best couples costume great dreadlocks Ms Pirate!  Miki Armbruster won best individual costume for her cute pumpkin Steve Morach entertained us with his electric guitar renditions. It was fun sharing a “Spook-tacular” evening with club mates and their spouses and friends.
 
 
ROCK STAR STEVE ENTERTAINED US WITH HIS ELECTRIC GUITAR 2018-11-05 08:00:00Z 0
WEDNESDAY'S PROGRAM - HANNAH SCHMITZ-KOLKMANN, EXCHANGE STUDENT AND ANTONIO GOODMAN 2018-11-04 07:00:00Z 0
BOARD MEETING - @ 11AM, NOVEMBER 7, 2018 2018-11-04 07:00:00Z 0
SPEAKERS 2018-10-29 07:00:00Z 0
NOVEMBER BIRTHDAY'S & ANNIVERSARIES 2018-10-29 07:00:00Z 0
HANNAH & JILL CREATE A JACK-O-LANTERN 2018-10-29 07:00:00Z 0
To:  Area J  Project Chairs
Re:  April 27-Rotary at Work Day
We are looking for a joint project that all of the Area J clubs could do for Rotary at Work Day on April 27.  The Area K (Everett Area) AG has expressed an interest in doing something with us as well.

It would be great if we could find a project that all of our communities would benefit from, and that would get us some P.R. 
Suggestions?  Maybe something on the Centennial Trail? Area Park? Organizations e.g. Senior Centers, Food Banks, Boys and Girls Clubs etc?
If this should go to someone else in your club. please advise.  List of recipients attached. 
Send your ideas to me please.
Dave Duskin, AG
Rotary District 5050 Area J
APRIL 27 - ROTARY AT WORK DAY 2018-10-29 07:00:00Z 0
WELCOME CHUCK SCHUFREIDER AND HIS WIFE ELLEN 2018-10-29 07:00:00Z 0
WEDNESDAY'S PROGRAM - ROCKIN' STEVE AT PUB 282 2018-10-29 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Nancy Nelson
SIGN-UP SHEET FOR 2018 ROTARY FOOD BANK DRIVE @ HAGGENS
MONDAY
10 – NOON
DAWN PRATT  CELL:  425-330-9911
MIKI ARMBRUSTER    360-333-0256
 
12 – 2 PM
MIKE SHEA                   360-387-7594
BONNIE BONNOCCO 425-359-7486
 
2 – 4 PM
MARY O’CONNOR        425-530-1217
JULIE VESS                     425-328-7055
 
NANCY VOELCKERS     360-631-1962
STEVE MORACH           360-630-0833
 
TUESDAY
10 – NOON
SCOTT THOMAS           425-356-7916
STEVE McCOY               425-210-5337
 
12 – 2 PM
T0NI LaCHAPELLE         360-348-8886
AL DREAS                       425-530-3643
 
2 – 4 PM
PEGGY BURR                  360-630-4501
TERRENCE BEDFORD    425-466-8755
 
4 – 5PM
AMY MOE                         360-913-0133
INTERACT STUDENTS
THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE SIGN-UP SHEET Nancy Nelson 2018-10-27 07:00:00Z 0
HAUNTED HOUSE AT THE STANWOOD SENIOR CENTER 2018-10-27 07:00:00Z 0
  

Marianna Hanefeld Presents...

Before joining SNOTRAC as the Mobility Manager, Marianna spent over 15 years as a public school educator, program coordinator and educational advocate. She has worked extensively in community development, on projects ranging from community engagement to the purchase and redevelopment of local parks and neighborhood centers. She has served on numerous nonprofit boards and advisory committees and is currently a commissioner on the Kirkland Cultural Arts Commission. Her passion is to build and sustain collaborative, imaginative solutions to big problems and make friends along the way.

 

Born and raised in South Snohomish County, she lives in Kirkland with her husband and the queen cat, Miss Lily. She enjoys meeting new people, grandbabies, cooking, reading and travel in the great Pacific NW.

MARIANNA HANEFELD - NORTH COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COALITION 2018-10-23 07:00:00Z 0
HANNAH VISITS WASHINGTON STATE CAPITAL 2018-10-22 07:00:00Z 0
Celebrating Jenna’s birthday in Portland! Drove to Mt Tabor ( extinct volcano) and hiked to top, took bus to Portland Saturday Market, and did a birthday Italian dinner at “Three Doors Down” with nephew, Michael Eymer, and Jenna’s husband, Wesley.  Met for breakfast at “Petite Provence” on Alberta!
Hard to say goodbye after such lovely weather, but stopped for another adventure at our state capital with a tour and many stories about the building and refurbishing after the 2001 earthquake in Olympia.

HANNAH IN PORTLAND, OR 2018-10-22 07:00:00Z 0
 
Marty Pease presents Honduras IPA...
 
Marty Pease accepts her Rookie of the Year Award from fellow La Conner Rotarian Dennis Milliken. The award was announced at the District 5050 Conference, held in Seattle in early May 2017. Congratulations, Marty!
 
Rotary Club of La Conner is honored to present Martha (Marty) Pease into nomination for Rookie of the
Year. Marty joined our club on May 9, 2016 and immediately launched into numerous activities that
supported the local club, the La Conner community, District 5050, and Rotary International. She has
demonstrated a life dedicated to "Service Above Self"; and she exemplifies what it means to be a
Rotarian.
 
On the Club level, Marty volunteers freely to our projects, contributing generously with her time, talents,
and resources. In her first year of membership, she built parts for children's individual vegetable race
cars for Skagit County's Festival of Family Farms and volunteered to help children on the day of the
event; she volunteered and supported each of the clubs fund raising projects; La Conner Boys and
Girls Club students were benefited with Marty's participation in an afternoon of pumpkin painting and
refreshments provided by the club; Marty records and sends out weekly summaries of each club
meeting and has recently assumed club secretary duties, due to the recent resignation of our 2016-17
secretary; Marty has been nominated to be our club secretary next year. Dedicated to the well-being
and education of students, Marty is the co-chair of a successful Starfish-like backpack program, serving
La Conner Elementary students, and she brings her dog to the school every Friday to assist with
reading development with select students. In support of the club's commitment to literacy, Marty has
generously supported, with her contributions, the La Conner Library Foundation.
 
On the District and International Service levels, Marty has become very interested and involved with the
multi-club International Project Alliance (IPA), which benefits several villages in the Copan region of
Honduras. In addition to individually sponsoring a high school student with uniforms and educational
resources necessary to continue her education, Marty traveled with an IPA team to Copan at her
personal expense last winter, assisting, hands on, with numerous projects that benefited local
communities and children in concert with IPA and Copan jointly determined goals and objectives. Upon
her return, Marty's commitment to the region and associated projects was clearly expressed in an
excellent presentation through a club meeting program. Marty attended the 2016 District Leadership
Conference, returning with shared ideas that will improve our club.
 
Marty is a supporter of Rotary International, committed to Every Rotarian Every Year with generous
contributions.
 
Rotary Club of La Conner is extremely fortunate for Martha Pease's membership, As you can tell, in her
first year, she has contributed mightily to the ideals of Rotary on a broad scope. Her Rotarian growth
potential is clearly limitless, and her selection as "Rookie of the Year" will be an honor for Marty and our
club, as well as a continuing inspiration of her work to others.
WEDNESDAY'S PROGRAM - MARTY PEASE - IPA HONDURAS 2018-10-21 07:00:00Z 0
 
SpeakerDateTopicActions
Students of the QuarterMay 15, 2019Cedarhame Ele, Lincoln Hill Academy, Twin City Ele & Port Susan Middle School 
Students of the QuarterFeb 20, 2019Utsalady Ele, Stanwood Ele & Stanwood Middle School 
Marty PeaseNov 28, 2018IPA Projects in Honduras - Current Int'l Funding 
NO MEETINGNov 21, 2018THANKSGIVING 
Students of the QuarterNov 14, 2018Elger Bay Ele, Stanwood High & Saratoga School 
Hannah Schmitz-Kolkmann and Antonio GoodmanNov 07, 2018​YES 2018 
Steve MorachOct 31, 2018Greeter/Invocation 
FIRESIDEOct 31, 2018with Steve Morach on the guitar 
DanOct 24, 2018Invocation 
DawnOct 24, 2018Greeter 
Marianna HanefeldOct 24, 2018NorthCounty Transportation Coalitiion 
TerrenceOct 17, 2018Invocation 
Norma MoutonOct 17, 2018Hope Unlimited Anti-Trafficking 
Mike SchickOct 17, 2018Greeter
SPEAKERS 2018-10-16 07:00:00Z 0
Tomorrow's lunch:
 
Spinach mushroom lasagna
Caesar salad
Garlic bread
Pear upside down cake
LUNCH ON WEDNESDAY 2018-10-16 07:00:00Z 0
HANNAH IN BRITISH COLUMBIA 2018-10-16 07:00:00Z 0

Fighting modern slavery

An estimated 40.3 million people around the world live in slavery involving either sexual exploitation or forced labor. A Rotarian Action Group and Freedom United are giving Rotarians a chance to do something to stop it.

 

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Freedom United Executive Director Joanna Ewart-James and Advocacy Assistant Miriam Karmali hand out fliers at a flower show being held in London discussing the link between modern slavery and the sponsor of the flower show.

 

“Dave and I started to talk, and we recognized that there are maybe 200 to 400 groups just in the U.S. working on modern slavery topics. However, they are all disjointed with no common platform,” Schmidt says. “It sparked in us a connection between Freedom United’s interest in taking our massive online community down to the grassroots level and Rotary’s ability to provide hundreds of groups all over the world who would be foot soldiers in this fight.”

According to Schmidt, a ring in Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA, is planning an annual gala fundraiser, and one in Raleigh, North Carolina, is working on a walk/run to raise awareness. Another ring is organizing a “red sand project,” where volunteers sprinkle red sand in the cracks of city streets to represent all the people in the world who are enslaved. 

Ian Rumbles, president-elect of the Rotary Club of Clayton, North Carolina, heard Schmidt speak at his district conference in April. His club is in the beginning stages of forming a ring.

“What resonated with me was hearing about the amount of domestic slavery and the number of people forced to work in farm fields in my own state,” says Rumbles. “The fact that people in our country were modern slaves made me think that I can only imagine the amount of slavery around the world.”

Schmidt says Rotary’s experience with polio eradication shows the ability of Rotary members to tackle tough issues.

“Rotary’s patience in committing to a cause and its track record with polio have shown that Rotarians are willing to take mature, committed action toward long-term global change, even if it doesn’t give immediate gratifying results,” he says.

Rotary clubs have been supporting anti-slavery organizations for over a decade. In one of the larger efforts, 14 Rotary clubs led by the Rotary Club of Dunbar, Lothian, Scotland, opened a vocational training center for trafficking survivors in Kalimpong, India, in 2015. The project was funded in part by a Rotary Foundation grant. The group plans to add  a home for women and girls freed from slavery. 

McCleary is hoping that working with Freedom United will better lead to more. 

“The great thing about Rotary is that even though we are international, we are community-based,” he adds. “So if there’s a need in a community, we have Rotary clubs there to make it happen.”

 
FIGHTING MODERN SLAVERY 2018-10-15 07:00:00Z 0
WEDNESDAY'S PROGRAM - NORMA MOUTON 2018-10-15 07:00:00Z 0
Hi Jack! 
 
Wednesdays lunch:
 
Aloha!
Huli huli chicken ( has pineapple in the marinade)
Kalua pork (no pineapple)
Hawaiian sweet rolls
Luau fried rice (no pineapple)
Hawaiian baked beans (contains pineapple)
Hawaiian macaroni salad
Coconut cheesecake bars
 
Stay dry! 
Carol
WEDNESDAY'S LUNCH Carol Hamre 2018-10-08 07:00:00Z 0
  • Hole in the Wall Cross Country Meet at Lakewood HS-Hannah ran JV and beat her best time by 2 minutes.  
  • 9/28/18 Stopped for dinner in Leavenworth, and saw a Bavarian Buggy and decorated Alpine Hotels.  Went to the Newport Outdoor Museum to visit a Settler's Cottage, One-room schoolhouse, and a hunter's cabin.
  • After closing up the cottage, we took Hwy 90 back home through Vantage, and stopped at the Ginko Petrified Forest Museum. 9/30/18 
 
 
 
 
 
HANNAH SCHMITZ-KOLKMANN PHOTOS 2018-10-08 07:00:00Z 0
HANNAH - A HOMECOMING BEAUTY 2018-10-07 07:00:00Z 0
WEDNESDAY'S PROGRAM - STANWOOD RESOURCE CENTER 2018-10-06 07:00:00Z 0
ONE BIRTHDAY AND NO ANNIVERSARIES 2018-09-29 07:00:00Z 0
ROTARY MINUTE 2018-09-29 07:00:00Z 0
WEDNESDAY'S PROGRAM - OKTOBERFEST 2018 CRITIQUE 2018-09-29 07:00:00Z 0
OKTOBERFEST 2018 2018-09-25 07:00:00Z 0
PINS FROM OTHER DISTRICT 5050 EXCHANGE STUDENTS 2018-09-24 07:00:00Z 0
Photos of Rotary Exchange Students from District 50/50 enjoy Camp Killoqua and meeting each other September 20-23.
  
  
Camp Killoqua near Everett, Washington
Located on 185 acres of forest, wetlands and waterfront, Killoqua provides a unique outdoor experience for youth and adults.  Killoqua’s programs are open to all — you do not need to be a current member of Camp Fire to get involved. We strive to be inclusive; acceptance and participation is open to everyone regardless of race, religion, socioeconomic status, disability, sexual orientation or other aspect of diversity.
 
DISTRICT 5050 EXCHANGE STUDENTS 2018-09-24 07:00:00Z 0
 
ROTARY'S VISION STATEMENT
OUR CLUB'S VISION STATEMENT
 The Rotary Club of Stanwood/Camano Island through fellowship, diversity, discovery and partnership is
dedicated to engaging the community while having fun and making a positive impact on the lives we
serve both locally and globally. 
  
2018 VISION STATEMENT 2018-09-22 07:00:00Z 0
WORLD POLIO DAY - 24 OCTOBER  2018-09-21 07:00:00Z 0
WEDNESDAY'S PROGRAM - STANWOOD CAMANO FOOD BANK 2018-09-21 07:00:00Z 0
WEDNESDAY'S PROGRAM - MAKING OUR VISION A REALITY 2018-09-15 07:00:00Z 0
HANNAH, HAPPY BIRTHDAY! 2018-09-15 07:00:00Z 0
 
 

By Marie Tornquist, former Rotary Youth Exchange student from Minnesota, USA, to Brazil

On the first day of my Rotary Youth Exchange orientation in a Minneapolis suburb, I remember being confused about the nationality of my country officer. She kept referring to herself as Brazilian, saying things like, “In Brazil we eat a lot of rice and beans,” and, “We (Brazilians) are very open people.” She also referred to her Brazilian host families as “my brother, Eduardo,” “my nieces and nephews,” etc. I wondered if she had somehow been placed with a host family that was a distant relative. After a while I realized that ever since her exchange, she has continued to identify with the Brazilian culture while at the same time living in the U.S. and maintaining her identity as an American.

Maria Tornquist

Marie Tornquist

A few months before my exchange, I received my host family and city assignment. I discovered I would be going to the state of Mato Grosso, to the small town of Rondonopolis, right in the center of South America, as far as you can get from Brazil’s beaches and samba rhythms. The closest other exchange student would be in another town six hours away by bus.

During the first three months of my exchange, I focused intensely on learning the language and everything I could about the culture of my new home. At the six-month mark, I was already beginning to dream in Portuguese. I had also gained a solid group of friends with whom I shared common interests and felt that I could talk to openly without being seen as “the American.” Having limited access to my native language and culture forced me to integrate into local society and rely on the people around me for support.

Us versus them

While traveling as a tourist or even as a student on a traditional study abroad program, people tend to gravitate towards others of similar backgrounds or hold on to their habits and way of thinking. Unless you are fully immersed in your host culture with little contact with your native culture, you will always maintain an “us vs. them” mentality. I believe you can only become a global citizen when you start identifying yourself as one of “them.” Going on an exchange lends the perfect opportunity to break through nationalist barriers and truly walk in the shoes of someone from a culture you may have once thought foreign.

Since my year in Brazil, I have continued to study different languages and cultures. Being able to relate to the people around me is what has helped me to be successful and thrive in many places around the world. My greatest challenge has been living and working in China, where being Caucasian I’ll never truly blend in. At times this can be frustrating and mentally exhausting but there are still plenty of days when I feel more connected to Chinese culture than to the U.S.

I’ve gotten used to cultural expectations quite different from what I grew up with. The ability I gained as an exchange student to adapt to different worlds has served me well, and for the most part I have come to enjoy the challenges of cross-cultural communication and forced change. In a world that increasingly pits “us vs. them,” I believe that developing an understanding and appreciation of what once seemed strange and unfamiliar is the key to global citizenship, world peace, and progress. I feel very fortunate to have embarked on this journey while on a Rotary Youth Exchange.

Learn more about Rotary Youth Exchange

ROTARY YOUTH EXCHANGE: KEY TO GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP 2018-09-14 07:00:00Z 0

  
Strike is over and she attends Stanwood High!  Hannah received birthday present from her parents - it was a FITBIT.
HAPPY 16th BIRTHDAY, HANNAH! 2018-09-11 07:00:00Z 0
RLI (Rotary Leadership Institute) is coming to a location near you
 
RLI Part 1 is now being offered in Areas,
allowing Rotarians access to this wonderful program 
in their own backyard.
 
September 22, 2018 - Chilliwack
Location:  Cowork Chilliwack, 
12-8465 Harvard Place
Chilliwack, BC  V2P 7Z5 
$60.00 CDN
Register Here
 
October 20, 2018 -Everett
Location:  Shawn O'Donnell's American Grill & Irish Pub
122-128th St SE, Everett, WA, 98208
$45.00 USD
Register Here
 

The Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) is a series of fast-paced, interactive, one-day courses offered to refine a Rotarian's leadership skills and increase their base of knowledge in Rotary.  Courses are fun, topical, interactive, and geared toward busy business, professional and community leaders who want to be more effective leaders in their vocation and Rotary club and more knowledgeable Rotarians.

Part 1 of the Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) must be completed before Part 2 and 3.  The cost to attend is $60.00 CDN or $45 USD.

​A manual will be provided to you which will serve through all parts of RLI.  Lunch is also provided.  If you have any dietary concerns, please indicate this in the comments section of the registration page.

ROTARY LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE 2018-09-11 07:00:00Z 0
LUNCH FOR WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2018 2018-09-11 07:00:00Z 0
ROTARY MINUTE 2018-09-08 07:00:00Z 0
 
John
Oct 10, 2018
Greeter/Invocation
TBD
Oct 10, 2018
Joanna Resource Center Stanwood
Terrence
Oct 17, 2018
Invocation
Norma Mouton
Oct 17, 2018
Hope Unlimited Anti-Trafficking
Mike Schick
Oct 17, 2018
Greeter
Dan
Oct 24, 2018
Invocation
Dawn
Oct 24, 2018
Greeter
Steve Morach
Oct 31, 2018
Greeter/Invocation
FIRESIDE
Oct 31, 2018
with Steve Morach on the guitar @ 
Exchange Students
Nov 07, 2018
Antonio & Hannah
Students of the Quarter
Nov 14, 2018
Elger Bay Ele, Stanwood High & Saratoga School
NO MEETING
Nov 21, 2018
THANKSGIVING
Students of the Quarter
Feb 20, 2019
Utsalady Ele, Stanwood Ele & Stanwood Middle School
 
SPEAKERS & UPCOMING EVENTS 2018-09-07 07:00:00Z 0
2019 CARIBBEAN INSPIRATION DISTRICT CONFERENCE 2018-09-07 07:00:00Z 0

  
 
A scene from the Rotaract Club of Darmo Raya’s ludruk, a type of theater native to Surabaya.
 

By Alma Dhiafira, president of the Rotaract Club of Darmo Raya, Surabaya, Indonesia

During my year as president of my Rotaract club, we decided to put on a ludruk. It is a type of theater from East Java that includes music, jokes, and drama performed in the Surabaya dialect.

We’ve done a ludruk once before, working with our partner Rotary Club of Surabaja-Darmo. But I was particularly excited this time because we would be spreading the message that literacy is fun.

I have the honor of serving as our district’s literacy ambassador. And I have found that when some people think about literacy, they immediately think of reading books. And they find that boring.

Learning need not be dull

But literacy does not have to be dull at all. Literacy is about learning. It is about giving people knowledge that can empower them to change their lives and circumstances. By using a ludruk, we were able to show that learning can be fun, and show off something that is uniquely Indonesian.

It was also the city of Surabaya’s 725th anniversary. So we got together with the governor of our Rotary district, Hermanto Angka, and all the Rotary clubs in the area, to make our project bigger. We even invited then U.S. Consul General Heather Variava to perform a short skit about the student exchange experience.

I knew the Consul General because she and I both have taken part in a Rotary Youth Exchange and we have previously talked about our experiences. In her skit, she plays an exchange student who is struggling to fit in to her host country because she is embarrassed by her own national identity. The skit sent a message that we should be proud of our national heritage and work to be good representatives of our country.

What will you do?

Our ludruk went smoothly. By working with important people in our community, we were able to raise awareness and show that young people can work together to make a difference. We donated the proceeds of our event to the community. We also awarded Heather Variava with a Paul Harris Fellow recognition for all her support and achievements as a diplomat.

Both Rotaract and Rotary provide so many opportunities to get involved. It’s up to us what we do with them. Perhaps you can use your platform to unite business leaders and artists in your community to do good.

Learn more about how Rotaract clubs are developing innovative solutions to meet challenges in their communities

 
HOW TO MAKE LITERACY FUN 2018-09-07 07:00:00Z 0
Tanya Amador from Corner of Love Ministries.  She and her husband, Nelson, have been working in Nicaragua for almost 20 years bringing dental and medical teams to the people of the villages.
WEDNESDAY'S PROGRAM - TANYA AMADOR PRESENTS 2018-09-07 07:00:00Z 0
HANNAH AT DECEPTION PASS 2018-09-07 07:00:00Z 0
STANWOOD HIGH FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL 2018-09-04 07:00:00Z 0
HANNAH AT THE FAIR 2018-09-04 07:00:00Z 0
WEDNESDAY'S PROGRAM - CLUB ASSEMBLY - OKTOBERFEST 2018-09-03 07:00:00Z 0

David Pinkham - September 27th

Dawn & Dana Pratt - 27 yrs  - 9-6-91

John & Yvonne Cermak - 22 yrs - 9-7-96

William & Janet Menzies - 45 yrs 9-15-73

Julie & Brian Vess - 28 yrs 9-22-90

 
SEPTEMBER BIRTHDAYS & ANNIVERSARIES 2018-09-03 07:00:00Z 0
HANNAH ON PADDLE BOARD 2018-08-27 07:00:00Z 0
Even with the smoke from Canadian fires and cooler, rainy weather, we celebrated my 70th birthday with family and showed Hannah a fun time!  Terry taught her to paddle board ,and fish... she took to casting like a pro and proceeded to catch 20 fingerlings...every time her worm went in...that has to be some kind of record!!  We took the kayaks out and visited a beaver house. We hiked around part of the lake.
Hannah pronounced Leavenworth “very Bavarian”, and enjoyed going through Steven’s Pass.

 
HANNAH AT LAKE SACHEEN 2018-08-27 07:00:00Z 0
Purser Mark Wennerlind and F/A Wanda Henderson , former co-workers of Jill, kept an eye on Hannah during the 10 hour flight from Amsterdam.
They landed early at 11AM, and had to wait on the tarmac for an hour for a gate, while 3 other international flights landed, making customs very crowded  Hannah Schmitz-Kolkmann finally emerged at 2PM, but we ran into traffic on the way north, getting home at 4PM...long day for our jet lagged Rotary Exchange Student from Cologne , Germany!

    
DELTA PURSER MARK WENNERLIND & F/A WANDA HENDERSON 2018-08-27 07:00:00Z 0
 
  • Hannah Schmitz-Kolkmann, our incoming Rotary Exchange Student, arrived Wednesday, August 22nd.
  • She will be staying with Terry and Jill Greer as first host family.  
  • If you and your family might be doing something an almost 16-year-old might enjoy, please consider including Hannah.
  • Hannah is from Colongne, Germany.

 
WELCOME PARTY AT TERRY & JILL'S WEDNESDAY EVENING 5:30 TO &:30 2018-08-26 07:00:00Z 0
STEVE DOLAN PICNIC FOR PEACEMAKERS 2018-08-20 07:00:00Z 0
WEDNESDAY'S PROGRAM - VISIONING PROCESS - A CLUB DEVELOPMENT ASSESSMENT 2018-08-20 07:00:00Z 0
STEVE MCCOY:  What can I say?  From teaching me, continuously, regarding Robert’s Rules and generally serving as my go-to for all non-financial questions.  Steve came to our club in November 2016 and I don’t think he had any idea what sort of sleigh ride he was hopping on.  From being a valued contributor to the Parade, Chairman of the Oktberfest committee as well as the Club and Foundation’s secretary.  I think we all can agree Steve has demonstrated amazing grace and fortitude in swimming in the sometimes choppy waters of Rotary.
GOVERNOR'S AWARDS 2018-08-20 07:00:00Z 0
STANWOOD/CAMANO COMMUNITY PARADE 2018-08-07 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amy Moe
Fred & Cindy Strong from Alamogordo, New Mexico visited our club on July 25th.  President Amy and Cindy Strong exchanged banners.  Fred & Cindy are members of the White Sands Rotary Club.

BANNER EXCHANGES AUGUST 1st Amy Moe 2018-08-06 07:00:00Z 0
Dr. Leigh Readdy and his wife visited our club on August 1st.  Dr. Readdy is a member of Rotary Club of Lake Forest Park.  Dr. Readdy is the Disaster Preparededness Coordinator for District 5030.  President Amy & Dr. Readdy exchanged banners.
 

Club Disaster Preparedness Materials

Welcome to the District 5030 Disaster Preparedness Web-page!

Launched in 2014-15, this disaster preparedness effort is intended to help Rotarians become more knowledgeable about Puget Sound area hazards, and the simple steps that can minimize the risks, while protecting themselves, their families, their businesses, and communities.

The overall objective of this district-wide effort is to help individuals become better prepared, to help Rotary clubs become better able to help their members, and better able to help other Rotary clubs in the district, and around the world.

This material has been assembled and drafted by a small committee of experienced and knowledgeable disaster incident professionals .. Rotarians, all. Each Rotary club in the district is urged to name a Club Disaster Coordinator (and 1 or 2 assistants) to take responsibility to help their club develop its disaster response and recovery plan. The following links provide the tools/templates you might need… along with readily available resources.

Preparedness Program Mission Statement

Club Preparedness Program May 2015

Recommended Courses for Rotary Club Coordinators

Club Disaster Preparedness Coordinator

Club Disaster Skill-set Survey

Club Disaster Resources Survey

Disaster Recall Phone Tree Template

Damage Assessment Summary Form

Nine Essentials For the Go Kit

Regarding the global scene…. Rotarians often want to offer aid and support to disaster victims around the country and around the world. The Rotarian Action Group (RAG) for disaster response and recovery operations is an international entity, with active Rotarian professionals in nearly a dozen countries. Our link to the RAG will help us get accurate and timely information about the true needs of the victims. We will use our district web-page to post periodic “Situation Reports” and appropriate Points of Contact as they become available regarding out-of-district incidents.  A “Speakers Bureau” for disaster-related presentations is available through DSASTRPLNG@comcast.net.

If you are interested in learning more about being your club’s Disaster Coordinator, contact Rotarian Leigh Readdy (readdyla@aol.com) or PDG Mike Montgomery (DsastrPlng@comcast.net ) to discuss. They can send you the information and materials you will need.

EXHANGE OF BANNERS 2018-08-06 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amy Moe

    
DG Linda Murray and her husband, Bill, will visit our club August 15th.
She has asked for some time with the Board to review financials, plans, etc.
Amy
District Governors Bio:
Linda grew up in Los Angeles, California where she graduated from the University of Redlands with a degree in Business Mgt. She started her work career at the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department as a Human Resource Manager and then accepted a promotion to planner and worked in Urban Planning for Housing and Community Development, where she worked on housing relocation and analyzed Federal and State legislation that impacted Los Angeles County.
 

In 1980 she and her husband Bill traded the smog and traffic of Southern California for the clean air, more temperate weather, and overall better quality of life of Washington State, and have never looked back.

Linda and Bill owned and operated Evergreen Security for the last 37 years, an electronic security company, where they grew it from just the two of them to a staff of 15 serving thousands of customers all over western Washington.  In November of 2017 they sold their company and retired, just in time for Rotary to take over their lives.

 Linda served a term as Western Chair of the Washington State Electronic Security Association.  She spent four years developing a state approved apprenticeship program for the security industry, which included development of curriculum.  She served as the Chair of the Board for several years.

Over the years Linda has been very active in her local community serving on the board of the Chambers of Commerce, local Community Policing Board, Boy’s & Girls Club Board, DARE Committee, and was appointed by the Chief of Police to serve as a team member on the Western Regional Institute for Community Oriented Public Safety covering a five state area.

Linda Murray has been a member of the South Everett Mukilteo Rotary Club since 1989. She is a multiple Paul Harris Fellow, a Benefactor, and a Bequest Society Member. She served as her club’s president in 2000-2001. 

Her husband Bill was inducted into the same Rotary club during her first month as President and has remained an active member.  In addition to co-chairing her club’s auction for two years with Bill, she has served on most committees and held numerous board positions, including Membership, Fund Allocation, Treasurer, and Foundation during her 27 years in rotary.  She also served on her clubs Foundation Board for several years.

Linda served as the District Administrator from 2007-2010, lead a Group Study Exchange Team to India in 2010, served as Assistant Governor for three years and the District Membership Chair for Four years.  Linda serves on the District Visioning Team, and is a faculty member for the Rotary Leadership Institute.

 

On a Personal note, Linda has been married to Bill for 44 years and they have two children. Their son Brent who is married with one daughter and another one due at Christmas. Their daughter Nicole and son-in law live just north eat of Shanghai, China where Nicole teaches English and develops curriculum for a private school and her husband is an Engineer working for a company that works on alternative energy.

 In her free time, Linda enjoys quilting, cooking and cake decorating. She and Bill also enjoy boating, golfing, and traveling.

 
DISTRICT GOVERNOR LINDA MURRAY WILL VISIT OUR CLUB AUGUST 15th Amy Moe 2018-08-05 07:00:00Z 0
OKTOBERFEST 2018-07-30 07:00:00Z 0

Since 1993, Rotarians in Chile and the United States have teamed up to provide life-altering reconstructive surgeries

Surgeons Lena Pinillos, left, and James Lehman, talk with a father about his child.

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Ricardo Román was shopping with his wife at a department store in Chile in 2012 when a woman in her early 20s approached him. He didn’t recognize her, he confesses through an interpreter, but there were two good reasons: He had last seen her more than a decade earlier – and her smile had changed drastically.

 

Román, a member of the Rotary Club of Reñaca, Chile, is the national coordinator of a  program that has helped thousands of children in Chile with cleft lips, cleft palates, and other birth defects – including this stranger who now wanted to give Román a hug.

“She told me, ‘This is my Rotarian smile,’” he recalls, his voice full of emotion. “It was a very gratifying moment.”

The project got its start in 1993 when San Francisco (California) Rotarians, led by Peter Lagarias and Angelo Capozzi, sponsored a medical mission that performed reconstructive surgeries in Chile. That was the beginning of Rotaplast, a program that evolved into a nonprofit organization that has since sent teams to 26 countries.

In 2004, Rotarians in Chile assumed leadership of the program in their country. Over the years, Chilean doctors became more involved and eventually the program expanded to include breast reconstruction for cancer patients.

“It’s a great commentary on Rotary that you’ve got people in a Spanish-speaking country and people in an English-speaking country working together to get things accomplished,” says James Lehman, a plastic surgeon who joined the Rotary Club of Fairlawn, Ohio, USA, after working with Rotarians in Chile.

She told me, ‘This is my Rotarian smile.’ It was a very gratifying moment.


Rotary Club of Reñaca, Chile

In February, Lehman and a team of U.S. surgeons, anesthesiologists, and nurses visited Iquique, a Pacific port city and tourist hot spot about 80 miles south of Chile’s northern border. With financial help from the nearby Collahuasi copper mine, local Rotarians coordinate and pay for the medical team’s food, lodging, and in-country transportation. (Visiting doctors pay for their flights between the United States and Chile; an Ohio-based nonprofit funds the travel of some support staff.)

More than 250 potential patients lined up early on a Saturday morning outside Ernesto Torres Galdames Hospital to try to get a spot on the team’s schedule. They had come from all over Chile, including a family who had traveled from Concepción, 1,400 miles to the south. About 600 children are born each year in Chile with cleft lips and palates, and though the government established eight centers to treat those abnormalities, the long wait list means corrective surgery can lie years in the future. “The demand exceeds the supply of people to take care of the patients,” Lehman explains.

Using four operating rooms – one for cleft lip or palate, one for ear reconstruction, one for breast reconstruction, and one for other issues – the team got to work. Patients were chosen based on need and on the complexity of the surgery. By the end of their stay, the surgeons and their staff had operated on 82 patients. In many cases, however, the complete reconstruction may take multiple surgeries, and some patients return several years in a row to complete the procedure.

But the final surgery doesn’t always signal an end to the relationship between a patient and Rotary. Román, who has coordinated the program since 2004, recalls an occasion involving the young woman he encountered in the department store. At Román’s invitation, she described her transformational cleft lip and palate surgeries at a Rotary district conference in Chile in 2012. Moved by her story, many in the crowd of 300 broke into tears, dazzled by her Rotarian smile.

ROTAPLAST 2018-07-30 07:00:00Z 0
    
 
James McCafferty:  He will be speaking with us on the Positive Impacts of Food Banks and sharing the results of our landmark study on the economic impacts of these efforts in Skagit County, as developed by his department at WWU. To quote:  "Ever wonder about the impacts of donations or public support to a food bank (beyond someone not being hungry)? For the first time, we now are starting to have an idea. Groundbreaking research from Bellingham clearly articulates what each dollar means in terms of jobs and reduction in crime. Spoiler: food banks may actually be saving you money in taxes and increasing jobs in your community."
(picture attached) 
AUGUST 8, 2018 PROGAM - POSITIVE IMPACTS OF FOOD BANKS 2018-07-29 07:00:00Z 0
 
 

Dr. Leigh Readdy presents...

Club Disaster Preparedness Materials

Welcome to the District 5030 Disaster Preparedness Web-page!

Launched in 2014-15, this disaster preparedness effort is intended to help Rotarians become more knowledgeable about Puget Sound area hazards, and the simple steps that can minimize the risks, while protecting themselves, their families, their businesses, and communities.

The overall objective of this district-wide effort is to help individuals become better prepared, to help Rotary clubs become better able to help their members, and better able to help other Rotary clubs in the district, and around the world.

This material has been assembled and drafted by a small committee of experienced and knowledgeable disaster incident professionals .. Rotarians, all. Each Rotary club in the district is urged to name a Club Disaster Coordinator (and 1 or 2 assistants) to take responsibility to help their club develop its disaster response and recovery plan. The following links provide the tools/templates you might need… along with readily available resources.

Regarding the global scene…. Rotarians often want to offer aid and support to disaster victims around the country and around the world. The Rotarian Action Group (RAG) for disaster response and recovery operations is an international entity, with active Rotarian professionals in nearly a dozen countries. Our link to the RAG will help us get accurate and timely information about the true needs of the victims. We will use our district web-page to post periodic “Situation Reports” and appropriate Points of Contact as they become available regarding out-of-district incidents.  A “Speakers Bureau” for disaster-related presentations is available through DSASTRPLNG@comcast.net.

If you are interested in learning more about being your club’s Disaster Coordinator, contact Rotarian Leigh Readdy (readdyla@aol.com) or PDG Mike Montgomery (DsastrPlng@comcast.net ) to discuss. They can send you the information and materials you will need.

PROGRAM AUGUST 1, 2018 - ROTARIAN ACTION GROUP (RAG) & DISASTER PREPAREDNESS 2018-07-23 07:00:00Z 0
CYCLING TO SERVE - INTERNATIONAL FELLOWSHIP OF ROTARY 2018-07-23 07:00:00Z 0
 
Hi there!
 
Tomorrow's lunch will be Southwest con queso pasta bake, green salad, garlic bread, fruit and a vanilla bundt cake for dessert.
 
Thanks!
Carol
WEDNESDAY'S LUNCH MENU 2018-07-17 07:00:00Z 0
HUGE THANK YOU IS DUE PAT AND TAMMY 2018-07-16 07:00:00Z 0
DISTRICT 5050 DG INSTALLATION & AWARDS DINNER 2018-07-16 07:00:00Z 0
PRESIDENT AMY PRESENTS PAST PRESIDENT TERRY WITH GIFT 2018-07-15 07:00:00Z 0
PROGRAM - WEDNESDAY, JULY 18th - CLUB ASSEMBLY - PARADE Dan Sailer 2018-07-15 07:00:00Z 0

  
Ogie Shaw: "What to do about American and Childhood Obesity"
Ogie Shaw, BA, BA, MSM and President of Ogie Shaw Fitness and Ogie Shaw Wellness.
 
Ogie Shaw is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with B.A. degrees in both Speech and physical Education. He also holds a Master of Sacred Ministry degree from Multnomah Biblical Seminary in Portland, Oregon. He earned a certificate as a Cooper Trained™ Health Promotion Director from the Cooper Institute® in Dallas, Texas.
 
He played on two State Championship baseball teams in high school. He was an outstanding army football and basketball player, studied Karate in Japan, and holds a Second Degree Black Belt. He won First Place in the Carolina Karate Tournament.
 
He served four years in the U.S. Army, and was presented the Army Commendation Medal for his work in Military Intelligence in Vietnam. He has served as Brigade Fitness Director for the Oregon National Guard. (Picture attached)
 
PROGRAM, WEDNESDAY, JULY 25th - OGIE SHAW 2018-07-13 07:00:00Z 0
INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS AND BOARD 2018-07-03 07:00:00Z 0
ROTARY CONVENTION IN TORONTO 2018-07-01 07:00:00Z 0
JULY BIRTHDAYS & ANNIVERSARIES 2018-06-30 07:00:00Z 0
OUR OUTBOUND ROTARY YOUTH EXCHANGE STUDENT 2018-06-25 07:00:00Z 0
POWER WASHING AT THE ROTARY PLAYGROUND 2018-06-25 07:00:00Z 0
WEDNESDAY'S PROGRAM - INDUCTION OF OFFICERS AND BOARD Amy Moe 2018-06-23 07:00:00Z 0
Arlington Rotarian Lee Harman will be driving “Miss Vicky,” a 1938 Model A Ford Victoria, in the 10,000-mile Peking to Paris Endurance Motor Challenge to raise $1 million toward eradicating polio.

Arlington Rotarian Lee Harman will be driving “Miss Vicky,” a 1938 Model A Ford Victoria, in the 10,000-mile Peking to Paris Endurance Motor Challenge to raise $1 million toward eradicating polio.

Arlington doctor preps for amazing race to end polio for good. ARLINGTON – Retired Arlington physician Lee Harman would travel around the world to see polio wiped out in our lifetime – and that’s halfway what he aims to do.

The longtime Rotary Club member, joined by his travel chum, retired Army Mjr. Bill Ward, will set course on a once-in-a-lifetime amazing race, the 7th Peking to Paris Endurance Motor Challenge. “We’re dedicating our 10,000-mile expedition to bring awareness to the public about Rotary’s grandest achievement – the eradication of polio in the world,” said Harman, who serves as PolioPlus chairman for District 5050 that extends from Everett to past the Candian border. The duo will make the journey in “Miss Vicky,” a 1938 Model A Ford Victoria, entered in the vintage car category, covering the race in 36 days. That’s 400 grueling miles a day.

Harman is already putting miles on Miss Vicky, visiting Rotary clubs and other speaking venues. Last week he dropped in at the Marysville Noon Rotary at a location where his stylish Miss Vicky looked right at home: the Marysville Historical Museum.

“We’re going to be going places where there are roads, poorly maintained stretches and no roads, and strange rivers to cross where there are no bridges,” Harman said. “We’re going to be camping for a week in the Gobi Desert. “This is really the granddaddy of all endurance motor vehicle runs.”

The next Peking (Beijing) to Paris Rally, held every three years with the next set for summer 2019, is said to be one of the toughest vintage car races in the world, extending roughly along a straight line to Moscow, then into Scandinavia before dropping south into France.

Harman said the perils and tribulations that he and Ward will face will be all worthwhile to call attention to the importance of eradicating polio once and for all, while meeting a goal to raise $1 million in their endeavor.

But the travails that await them are nothing compared to the pain and suffering that polio has wrought, mostly targeting humankind’s most vulnerable.

Polio is a highly infectious disease that most-commonly affects kids under 5. The virus is spread person to person, usually through contaminated water or playing in virus-rich dirt in places with poor sanitation. Untreated, polio can attack the nervous system, and worse, lead to paralysis and death.

“It’s an ancient, crippling, childhood disease,” Harman said. “It’s worldwide, it’s preventable, and it’s still around.”

From 1900-1956, 500,000 polio cases were reported worldwide, with 50,000 deaths per year in the U.S. from 1948-56. Treatment included the now-obsolete “iron lung” chamber that helped stricken patients breathe normally.

Rotary’s name has become synonymous with polio eradication since 1982. “Polio eradication is Rotary’s best kept secret, and it’s time to let it out,” Harman said.

At the time, Rotary International leadership approached the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and said “we want to do something special. We want to knock something down; what can we do?” Harman said. CDC officials said human ingenuity had already proved that elimination of an entire disease was doable, such as with smallpox.

Rotary raised $120 million over three years in the early ’80s, helping inoculate 160 million kids at 650,000 vaccination booth, said Harman. His own involvement in PolioPlus has taken him to India to work with teams from CDC, the World Health Organization and UNICEF, entering off-the-grid villages to inoculate children. He saw firsthand how lives can improve. The joint efforts led to the start of National Immunization Days with the goal of inoculating children worldwide, and the results are astounding.

In 1984, there were 125 endemic nations and 350,000 people per year contracted the disease. Today, only three countries – Nigeria, Pakistan and Afghanistan – had reported cases, 76 total, including 13 of wild polio virus. India, where Harman visited, has been polio-free for seven years.

“This may be the last years that the polio virus is found on Earth, and it will be because of Rotary,” Harman said. “We’re close. The drop to zero is coming.”

However, Harman added that while medical advances, more “boots on the ground” and GPS mapping are better enabling teams to reach more neighborhoods, villages and out-of-the-way places, this is no time for complacency.

“Kids are still being born, and they’re not protected,” Harman said. Now, he said, “We’re trying to energize people outside Rotary to give money to the PolioPlus program,” and bring everyone else along for the ride by donating to the cause.

For every $1 the public donates, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will contribute $2, with the goal overall to raise $1.2 billion internationally. On the PolioPlus website, Bill Gates was quoted explaining the relationship with Rotary in his global foundation’s efforts toward quality healthcare and education endeavors worldwide: “Every where I go to learn about polio, I see Rotary members helping out with the hard work. I feel sure that with continued support, we will be able to show significant progress.”

Just a penny per mile donation would amount to $100, all tax-deductible, with no proceeds going toward costs related to race participation. To donate or learn more, visit the Miss Vicky website at www.missvicky4polioplus.com.

 
Links:
 
Website - www.finishpolio.com 
 
  
  
PEKING TO PARIS 2018-06-23 07:00:00Z 0
WEDNESDAY'S PROGRAM - STORIES OF SHEER PURE GRACE Nancy Nelson 2018-06-18 07:00:00Z 0
SPEAKERS 2018-06-10 07:00:00Z 0
WEDNESDAY'S PROGRAM - MAKING LIFE WORK 2018-06-09 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Stephen Morach
 
During President Terry’s term, the Stanwood/Camano Island Rotary club has contributed $12,056.00 toward Annual Programs Fund.   We have also contributed $2,220 toward Polio eradication.  We have been the top club in Annual Giving Per Member for the past two terms.   We are currently the top club at $446.52 per member for 2017-2018.   If we finish in the top three, we will receive a banner award.
 
We have received the (EREY) Every Rotarian, Every Year banner award, for the past 9 consecutive terms, in which every member, who has been a member, for more than one year, contributed something to the Rotary Foundation.   We have also received the 100% Sustaining Member banner, for five consecutive terms, in which every member, who has been a member for more than a year, contributed $100 or more to the Rotary Foundation for Annual Giving.
 
So, how can you help the club?   By making a check payable to the “Rotary Foundation” and giving to Nancy V or myself.   You can also contribute online, by logging into www.Rotary.org  if you need help, contact me.  The deadline, for this term, is June 30th.  If you have joined our club, since July 1st, you don’t have to contribute, for us to win the EREY or 100% Sustaining member awards.   But, by contributing, you can help our club finish in the top 3, and receive a banner award.
 
When we donate $100 towards the Annual Programs Fund, $50 goes toward the World Fund, where it is spent, wherever the need is greatest, for grants and program opportunities available to all Rotary districts.  The other $50 is invested for 3 years, earnings pay administrative costs, and the $50 comes back to our District, for matching grants and projects like the IPA project and when we built a playground on Camano.  So, 100% of your contribution is used for Rotary projects and programs.
 
When you contribute toward Polio Plus, the contributes are considered “restricted giving” and are only used toward Polio eradication efforts.   Every dollar, that we give to the Rotary Foundation, for Polio, is matched 2 for 1, by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.  Your contributions, toward Annual Giving or Polio,  help you achieve Paul Harris award pins.  Contributions towards Annual Giving, help our club receive awards. 
 
I hope that you will contribute and be a part of our winning team.  If you have questions, feel free to contact me at any time.
 
Thanks again for everything that you do for Rotary and the Rotary Foundation,
 
Steve Morach
Foundation Chair
360-630-0833
ROTARY FOUNDATION UPDATE Stephen Morach 2018-06-09 07:00:00Z 0
JUNE BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES 2018-06-03 07:00:00Z 0
WEDNESDAY'S PROGRAM - PLANNING FOR THE 2ND HALF OF LIFE 2018-06-03 07:00:00Z 0
BOARD MEETING - 11AM, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6, 2018 2018-06-03 07:00:00Z 0
WEDNESDAY'S PROGRAM - SOCIAL EVENT AND DINNER @ 5:30 PM, @ AMIGOS Terry Greer 2018-05-28 07:00:00Z 0
 
Linda Murray and Bev Harrington presenting info about next District Conference 2019 (April 11-14) at Tulalip Resort/Casino
Caribbean Inspiration!
 
2019 DISTRICT 5050 CONFERENCE 2018-05-15 07:00:00Z 0
Some pictures of the delightful Rotarians from Thailand (5 different
clubs).  Songchai and Ae explored Victoria with us, playing on a water taxi to Empress Hotel, then to British Columbia Museum and lovely Thai lunch!
 
Enjoyed meeting the Thai Friendship exchange group, and had a special connection with Songchai and Ae due to spending all day in Victoria together!
 
Cruising the inside passage we saw some beautiful scenery, and came across this munchkin with her T-shirt announcing "I RUN THIS SHIP"
 
We had several gatherings to visit with the 35 clubs represented in the 250 Rotarians on the District 5050 Cruise, and had occasion to talk to PDG John Prendergast the RI President Representative from New Zealand, and his wife, Donna.  
PHOTOS - DISTRICT 5050 CONFERENCE 2018-05-15 07:00:00Z 0
PRESSURE WASHING AT THE ROTARY ADVENTURE PLAYGROUND 2018-05-15 07:00:00Z 0
R. Lee Harman receives special recognition for his work for Polio Plus at the District 5050 Conference from John Prendergast (Past District Governor 2012-13) aboard MS Eurodam.   
Note: Only five individuals in the world received this award.
R. LEE HARMAN RECEIVES SPECIAL AWARD 2018-05-15 07:00:00Z 0
WEDNESDAY'S PROGRAM - STUDENTS OF THE QUARTER 2018-05-14 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Terry Greer
Julie Vess was  presented the award of Rotarian of the Month for April.  Julie is celebrating her fifth year as a Rotarian and has also exhibited “Service Above Self”.  Julie was President of our club last year, which was a major obligation.  Many Past Presidents want and need to take a year off from major responsibilities after serving in that position.  To the contrary, in her “Past President’s year”,  Julie was as active as  ever in club activities.  She was a major force in our 25th anniversary party, arranging the physical aspects of the venue with all that this entails, serving on the committee, providing direction, and working on many “behind the scenes” tasks.  Julie also took on a  major element of our “Oktoberfest” fundraiser, doing the data entry for the event.  This is a huge job, but Julie stepped forward to  help make Oktoberfest fun, smooth and profitable.   Julie does not like the limelight, but can often be seen behind the scenes working to make events and programs successful by stepping forward when there is a need.  She is an amazing combination of can-do, competence, modesty, and professionalism. 
 
APRIL & MAY ROTARIANS OF THE MONTH Terry Greer 2018-05-07 07:00:00Z 0

  

25 years ago our club, then the Rotary Club of North Snohomish County, sponsored a new club in Stanwood. it was not an easy task. Ron Love, pictured below, who lived east of Stanwood and whose children attended school in Stanwood, was recruited by our club to lead the effort. 

The first meeting to recruit new members was just Ron and one other person. They met at Helen's Kitchen (where Ixtapa is now located) and stood up and recited the flag salute and said a prayer. Slowly the numbers increased until they had the number of persons necessary for a charter. 

What a great move we made to extend Rotary through other than just adding members to our club. Stanwood-Camano is so lucky to have this great service club. Just look at the playground that was built on Camano with the leadership of their club. The club always leads District 5050 in giving to the Rotary Foundation. It puts on the Stanwood Fair parade, buys coats for kids, gives scholarships, sponsors the Dolly Parton Library, and much much more! Congratulations Stanwood-Camano Rotary and kudos to those members of our club who led the effort to extend the greatest service club in the world to Stanwood and Camano Island.

Great function last night!  As I said last night, I am proud that the Arlington Club extended Rotary into Stanwood.  Your club has done so much for your community—you need to be very proud!
 
James Monroe, the PAJ Editor, was not present so I hope that you can share some of your photos and your club’s story with him. 
 
I would like to share some of your photos with our club as well. If you have any of Ron Love and any others that our club might enjoy seeing, please share them with me.
 
Thanks for all you do for Rotary!
 
Dave Duskin, A.G.
Rotary District 5050-Area J
425-879-4515
STANWOOD/CAMANO ROTARY 25th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION APRIL 25, 2018 Jack Meyers 2018-05-01 07:00:00Z 0
MAY BIRTHDAYS & ANNIVERSARIES 2018-04-23 07:00:00Z 0
TREE PLANTING - STILLAGUAMISH TRIBE AND ROTARY 2018-04-23 07:00:00Z 0
On Wednesday, April 25th, the Stanwood/Camano Island Rotary Club will be celebrating their 25th Anniversary.
The location is at the Stanwood Senior Center, 7430 276th St NW, Stanwood, WA 98292
The program begins at 5:30 pm.
 
WEDNESDAY'S PROGRAM - 25th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION 2018-04-23 07:00:00Z 0
WEDNESDAY'S PROGRAM - ISLAND COUNTY PLANNING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT 2018-04-16 07:00:00Z 0
ROTARY INTERNATIONAL - CONVENTION MINUTE 2018-04-08 07:00:00Z 0
WEDNESDAY'S PROGRAM  - Charles Pratt - Sno-Isle Library  2018-04-07 07:00:00Z 0
WEDNESDAY'S PROGRAM - CLASSIFICATION TALK 2018-03-31 07:00:00Z 0
WEDNESDAY'S PROGRAM - COPAN, HONDURAS 2018-03-26 07:00:00Z 0
APRIL BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES 2018-03-26 07:00:00Z 0
NANCY VOELCKERS MARCH ROTARIAN OF THE MONTH 2018-03-19 07:00:00Z 0
WEDNESDAY'S PROGRAM - TREE PLANTING AND FISH MANAGEMENT IN THE STILLAGUAMISH BASIN 2018-03-18 07:00:00Z 0
WORLD DOWN SYNDROME DAY - MARCH 21 2018-03-17 07:00:00Z 0

To: Project Chairs Area J

Re:  April 21 Tree Planting Project

Although I have not heard back from each of you, I've had enough of a response to announce that the project is a "go".  I'm working on the details with Jason Anderson. We are thinking tentatively from 9 AM to noon, followed by a barbeque lunch.

The Stillaguamish Tribe will provide all of the trees.  Each will be in a 1 or 2 gallon container ready to plant. The tribe will have some tools.  Participants should bring gloves and a shovel and/or rake if available. 

Arlington's Club Administration Committee is prepared to coordinate the barbeque lunch.  It would be helpful to have someone from each of the participating clubs to interface with Arlington's Committee.  

I've also reached out to the two Rotaract Clubs in the area (18 to 30 year olds) to see if their members would like to help.  Interact Club (high school) members might also be interested in helping.  I'll reach out to the Interact Chairs of each of the 3 clubs in Area J.

I have the event listed on the District 5050 website.  Through that site I can send out an invitation to each of the members of the 5 clubs.  It would be great if each of you would see that the event is put on your club's event calendar.  

Please provide me feedback, particularly how many of your club members you think we might expect.  We can get more exact numbers through the Club Runner event registration process. 

Dave Duskin, AG

​District 5050 Area J

425-879-4515

dave.duskin@comcast.net

APRIL 21, 2018 TREE PLANTING PROJECT 2018-02-27 08:00:00Z 0
Arlington Rotarian Lee Harman will be driving “Miss Vicky,” a 1938 Model A Ford Victoria, in the 10,000-mile Peking to Paris Endurance Motor Challenge to raise $1 million toward eradicating polio.

Arlington Rotarian Lee Harman will be driving “Miss Vicky,” a 1938 Model A Ford Victoria, in the 10,000-mile Peking to Paris Endurance Motor Challenge to raise $1 million toward eradicating polio.

Arlington doctor preps for amazing race to end polio for good. ARLINGTON – Retired Arlington physician Lee Harman would travel around the world to see polio wiped out in our lifetime – and that’s halfway what he aims to do.

The longtime Rotary Club member, joined by his travel chum, retired Army Mjr. Bill Ward, will set course on a once-in-a-lifetime amazing race, the 7th Peking to Paris Endurance Motor Challenge. “We’re dedicating our 10,000-mile expedition to bring awareness to the public about Rotary’s grandest achievement – the eradication of polio in the world,” said Harman, who serves as PolioPlus chairman for District 5050 that extends from Everett to past the Candian border. The duo will make the journey in “Miss Vicky,” a 1938 Model A Ford Victoria, entered in the vintage car category, covering the race in 36 days. That’s 400 grueling miles a day.

Harman is already putting miles on Miss Vicky, visiting Rotary clubs and other speaking venues. Last week he dropped in at the Marysville Noon Rotary at a location where his stylish Miss Vicky looked right at home: the Marysville Historical Museum.

“We’re going to be going places where there are roads, poorly maintained stretches and no roads, and strange rivers to cross where there are no bridges,” Harman said. “We’re going to be camping for a week in the Gobi Desert. “This is really the granddaddy of all endurance motor vehicle runs.”

The next Peking (Beijing) to Paris Rally, held every three years with the next set for summer 2019, is said to be one of the toughest vintage car races in the world, extending roughly along a straight line to Moscow, then into Scandinavia before dropping south into France.

Harman said the perils and tribulations that he and Ward will face will be all worthwhile to call attention to the importance of eradicating polio once and for all, while meeting a goal to raise $1 million in their endeavor.

But the travails that await them are nothing compared to the pain and suffering that polio has wrought, mostly targeting humankind’s most vulnerable.

Polio is a highly infectious disease that most-commonly affects kids under 5. The virus is spread person to person, usually through contaminated water or playing in virus-rich dirt in places with poor sanitation. Untreated, polio can attack the nervous system, and worse, lead to paralysis and death.

“It’s an ancient, crippling, childhood disease,” Harman said. “It’s worldwide, it’s preventable, and it’s still around.”

From 1900-1956, 500,000 polio cases were reported worldwide, with 50,000 deaths per year in the U.S. from 1948-56. Treatment included the now-obsolete “iron lung” chamber that helped stricken patients breathe normally.

Rotary’s name has become synonymous with polio eradication since 1982. “Polio eradication is Rotary’s best kept secret, and it’s time to let it out,” Harman said.

At the time, Rotary International leadership approached the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and said “we want to do something special. We want to knock something down; what can we do?” Harman said. CDC officials said human ingenuity had already proved that elimination of an entire disease was doable, such as with smallpox.

Rotary raised $120 million over three years in the early ’80s, helping inoculate 160 million kids at 650,000 vaccination booth, said Harman. His own involvement in PolioPlus has taken him to India to work with teams from CDC, the World Health Organization and UNICEF, entering off-the-grid villages to inoculate children. He saw firsthand how lives can improve. The joint efforts led to the start of National Immunization Days with the goal of inoculating children worldwide, and the results are astounding.

In 1984, there were 125 endemic nations and 350,000 people per year contracted the disease. Today, only three countries – Nigeria, Pakistan and Afghanistan – had reported cases, 76 total, including 13 of wild polio virus. India, where Harman visited, has been polio-free for seven years.

“This may be the last years that the polio virus is found on Earth, and it will be because of Rotary,” Harman said. “We’re close. The drop to zero is coming.”

However, Harman added that while medical advances, more “boots on the ground” and GPS mapping are better enabling teams to reach more neighborhoods, villages and out-of-the-way places, this is no time for complacency.

“Kids are still being born, and they’re not protected,” Harman said. Now, he said, “We’re trying to energize people outside Rotary to give money to the PolioPlus program,” and bring everyone else along for the ride by donating to the cause.

For every $1 the public donates, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will contribute $2, with the goal overall to raise $1.2 billion internationally. On the PolioPlus website, Bill Gates was quoted explaining the relationship with Rotary in his global foundation’s efforts toward quality healthcare and education endeavors worldwide: “Every where I go to learn about polio, I see Rotary members helping out with the hard work. I feel sure that with continued support, we will be able to show significant progress.”

Just a penny per mile donation would amount to $100, all tax-deductible, with no proceeds going toward costs related to race participation. To donate or learn more, visit the Miss Vicky website at www.missvicky4polioplus.com.

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2018 
August 17, 2018 - GolFUN
Homestead Golf & Country Club, 115 E. Homestead Boulevard, Lynden Washington
Get your teams together or sign up on your own 
Registration is now open
$125 USD per golfer includes golf, golf cart and dinner
August 17 - Dinner Only at GolFUN
$35.00 per person  Register here
For those that are not golfers such as spouses and friends
Clubs are asked to contribute $2000 USD to GolFUN 
This can be split between the Annual Programs Fund and the Polio Plus Fund
Please make your cheques/checks payable to The Rotary Foundation Canada or The Rotary Foundation
Further details will follow separately
 
 
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What would it take to change the world? Rotary's 1.2 million members believe it starts with a commitment to Service Above Self.

In more than 34,000 clubs worldwide, you'll find members volunteering in communities at home and abroad to support education and job training, provide clean water, combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, and eradicate polio.

Explore this site to learn more about Rotary and how you can join your local Rotary club.


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Welcome aboard Pastor Dan Sailer.  Dan received his Rotary Pin from his sponsor, Barbara Dadd-Shaffer, last Wednesday, September 17th.  Dan is the Pastor of The Stanwood United Methodist Church.

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Strike Out Hunger night has end polio theme

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Last week District Governor Larry Stinson, Assiatant Governor Lee Harman and our outgoing Youth Exhchange Student-Cassandra Vantiel visited our club.
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REMINDER:  Set-up and Clean-up Rotarians for August are:
Dave Pinkham
Jennifer Davis
Richard Chase

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Rotary Recognizes Josephine Sunset Home's Century of Service


Last Wednesday the Stanwood-Camano Rotary held their lunch meeting at the Josephine Sunset Home to honor both the staff and residents for their special place in the community.  Presient Jim presented a plaque to Executive Director Terry Robertson.  The Home's Board of Directors were present for this special occasion..

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Marta's Farewell Party was a huge succes.  More photos in next weeks bulletin.
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Rotary clubs in Springfield, Missouri, USA, are helping turn hunger into hope through a mobile food pantry program that is reaching rural communities in southwest Missouri.
Open the link below to view the video:

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Photos of our first inbound (Marta Solano Carpintero) and outbound (Ashley Hall) Youth Exchange Students are posted in the Photo Gallery on our club web site home page.
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Q. How do you put out a fire?
A. Take away the HEAT , FUEL , OXYGEN , or the CHIEF!

Q. What does CHAOS stand for?
A. Chiefs Have Arrived On Scene.

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On behalf of the Trustees of the Rotary Foundation District 5050 Governor John Bosch  presented to our club a special recognition banner for our  generosity in  support of the  Annual Programs  Fund.

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James McCafferty was inducted into our club on Wednesday, September 26th.  James is an Organizational Development Consultant with Houston, McCafferty & Associates.  http://houstonmccafferty.com/default.aspx.  James residence is on Camano Island.  His sponsor is JoAnn Lipscomb.  Welcome James!

Houston, McCafferty & Associates

Houston, McCafferty & Associates

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Marta's "Sweet Sixteen" Birthday Party was a huge success.  The dinner prepared by our fabulous hostess was exceptionally delicious-Thank you Kristy!  After Marta blew out the candles, we were treated to a piece of delightful, scrumptious, lip smacking cake.  All in all it was wonderful Rotary fellowship at its best...
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From the Service Projects Chair:

To everyone who signed up to serve on a projects committee this year, thank you!  Even our most recent new members jumped in and signed up on several committees.  Some committees, however, could still use some help.
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From the Presidents"

On occasion, Dave will give the Arlington Rotary members a hard time.  We trust you realize those comments are in jest and in the spirit of Rotary friendship as well as competition.  They aren't really crazies - but if you have attended any of their meetings you might doubt that statement.....  Then, they aren't really common thieves - if you disregard that two of their members in good standing (one of them being a former member of the Stanwood/Camano Rotary, who served as Treasurer then President) stole into our storage space and made away with our badges and bell.

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Patty is our newest Rotarian.  She is a Realtor with Windermere and her office is in Stanwood.  Patty is active with the Community Resource Center in Stanwood; former Director of Volunteers - Vanessa Beham Crisis Nursery for 10 years in Spokane; and, Program Assistant for the Spokane County Sheriff's community oriented police effort.  Patty's sponsor is Mike Heckendorf.  Welcome Patty!
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Those Rotarians in attendance at last weeks meeting were treated to a great program. Kestrel Skyhawk, Educational Coordinator for the Sarvey Wildlife Center was the presenter. Sarvey Wildlife is a rehabilitation and educational center established in 1981. Last year the Center helped over 4,000 orphaned and injured wildlife. Dedicated volunteers and staff help all kinds of wildlife from the smallest songbirds to the larger mammals. To Learn More CLICK HERE
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From the Presidents'...


At the Stanwood/Camano Island Rotary meeting on August 22, those in attendance were treated to a rendition of a nonsensical college chant when dear friends Ned and Judy Powell visited our club.  Ned and Judy were Dave's good friends during school days at Redlands University.  Ned was Dave's fraternity brother and he is a second generation Rotarian.  Ned's club is in Springfield, OR.  It was special when  Ned and Judy honored Dave by asking him to be best man at their wedding 49 years ago.

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Of the RI membership, the proportions for each of the generations are as follows:
 
34% of active membership born 1920-1940 (the Greatest Generaton)
50% of active membership born 1941-1960 (Baby Boomers)
11% of active membership born 1961-1980 (Generaton X)
5% of active membership born 1981-2000 (Millineum Genration)
 
It is obvious that more of the younger candidates are needed to provide the youth element to our organization.
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We have just learned that Kayse Ericksen has been awarded a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship.  She wrote to express her appreciation to the Stanwood/Camano Rotary for sponsoring her application.  Special kudos go to Terry Greer for shepherding her through the application process.

At the present time, Kayse is in Korea so we are not quite sure when her Ambassadoial Scholarship will commence.  She says she is in contact with District 5050 folks as well as with the other Ambassadorial Scholar. 
 
In her words: "I cannot believe what a life changing experience this has become, and will continue to be!"
 
Her e-mail address is:
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THE BENEFITS OF PARTICIPATION

"All of us become heroic when we dedicate part of our lives to caring for people in need.  And in doing this, we receive more than we give."

                                 Robert L. Martin, Ph. D.

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From the Prezi -

Well, it's that time of year!!!  You can always tell when the college football season is about to kick off because Dave sports his Tennessee or Nebraska logo garb.  Last week was no exception.  If you attended the Stanwood/Camano Rotary meeting last Wednesday, you saw Dave wearing his "T" for Tennessee shirt.   He made a lame excuse for that mode of apparel.  Saying that: "the Tennessee Volunteers offer a good example to Rotary",  he tried to justify the outfit.

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Presentation of $ 1745.00 to Mr. Ralph Fry of Rescue 99.  This represented the proceeds of the special raffle taken at the auction for the benefit of the Rescue 99 project.
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We will be honored to host our DG for our meeting.  DG John and his lovely wife, Maxine will be gracing our premises.   DG John is a superior individual whom you will greatly enjoy meeting.  Please come and be part of this significant event in our Rotary year.

 

 

 
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The winner of the Best of Parade was Hector Guitron from La Hacienda Mexican Restaurant. If you saw the parade you'd understand why they won the trophy. Their entry included many dancers, a mariachi band and dancing horses, it was something to see!  Actually this was the 2nd time in the past 4 years that La Hacienda was voted best in parade.

Our club grossed approximately $5300 from the parade. I wanted to thank Kristy and Dawn for all of their help and everyone else who showed to help on the day of the parade.

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A ROTARY MOMENT

 

Our District Governor John Bosch, accompanied by his lovely wife, Maxine, visited our club last week.  In his prepared remarks, Gov. John challenged us on several fronts.  However, we would like to highlight something that was not in his well-received scheduled address to the membership.  After the presentation in a question-and-answer period, Rotarian Jim Jonson cited Gov. John's comment about having "Rotary Moments" and asked our guest to tell of his Rotary Moment.

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From: <ashleyjoy2hall@hotmail.com>
To: <d.m.lipscomb@worldnet.att.net>
Subject: Well...
Date: Tue, 7 Aug 2007 13:48:09 +0000

Greetings from Danmark!!!

I arrived in Copenhagen on Friday afternoon, and everything is great! My host family is fantastic, and the Præstø Rotary Club sends their regards. Præstø is a very small, yet quaint town; I really love it. Pictures will follow soon...

Farvel!

Ashley
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The Stanwood-Camano Rotary Club Auction will be held at the Camano Island Senior Center on Saturday, June 7, 2008.  Please mark your calendars...
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Thanks to Scott Thomas and his "Band of Rotarian Assistants" this year's Stanwood Community Parade was a huge success.  It was a perfect day for the parade and Main Street sidewalks were filled with Stanwood/Camnao Island family and friends with lawn chairs, ice coolers and other partyviewing items.  There were brightly covered floats, marching units, square dancing, rock & roll, ear-deafing fire truck horns, silly clowns, silly bystanders, horses, vintage automobiles, popcorn, cotton candy...it was a great time to clap, cheer and wave.  There were Co-Grand Marshalls' this year--Dino Rossi & Webley, the AquaSox's Team Mascot.
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Information of interest to all of the members:

Dave Robinson was the representative from our district to the International Council on Legislation.  In his summary were found some items of particular importance and interest  to the membership of our club:


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One of the worthwhile projects we have funded is The Cocoon House, a home environment for young people at risk.

We have received an invitation to the Cocoon House's 2nd annual dinner to be held Thursday, October 4, 2007.  The dinner will occur 6:30-9:00 p.m. at the Holiday Inn, 3105 Pine St., Everett.

Their theme is "An Evening in Silk".  It should be a good time and a chance to meet some of the young people and learn more about the program at Cocoon House.

Contact Cassie Koehn 9425-259-3342).

    cassie.koehn@cocoonhouse.org

The invitation did not have the dinner price, so Cassie can fill anyone in.  It would be good for The Stanwood/Camano Rotary to have representation.
 

To learn more about The Cocoon House...CLICK HERE
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The Board will gather on a slightly different date this month only.  The combination Board and Planning meeting will take place August 3 (Friday) at 1:00 p.m.    It is difficult to predict how long the meeting will take, but knowing that two hours is the typical meeting attention span, by doing some of the leg work and organization before next Friday, it is our pledge the meeting will be completed by 3:00 p.m.  We will meet at the Board room in the Stanwood Senior Center - right across from our regular meeting location. 

Light refreshments and snackies will be available for those in attendance. 

Please make every effort to be present.  It is at this meeting much of the schedule and operations for the rest of the Rotary year will take place.

All members are invited to attend and to share in the meeting.

 

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Co-Presidents David and JoAnn presented Past President Terry a plaque and Past President's pin. The inscription on the plaques reads as follows:



CLUB PRESIDENT
Presented to
TERRY GREER
In Recognition of Outstanding
 Dedication & Leadership
The Rotary Club of
Stanwood-Camano Island WA
2006 - 2007


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On July 11th, Mayor Dianne White was made an Honorary Membr of the Stanwood-Camano Island Rotary Club.

Honorary membership is given by election of a Rotary Club to people who have distinguished themselves by meritorious service in the furtherance of Rotary ideals. Honorary membership is conferred only in exceptional cases. Honorary members are exempt from the payment of admission fees and dues. They have no voting privileges and are not eligible to hold any office in their club.

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Last weeks program "Working Together to Save Salmon for Future Generations" was presented by a very enthusiastic and passionate lady, Ann Boyce, dedicated to saving salmon through stream restoration. To learn more about the Stilly Snohomish Fisheries Enhancement Task Force and how you can help and/or volunteer open the site below.

Stilly Snohomish Web Site
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Kayse Ericksen earned a BA from University of Tampa in Government and World Affairs in 2006; Graduated  Cum Laude; Areas of study were Political science, Regional Studies, (Middle East, East Asia, Latin America), International Relations, (political economy, foreign policy, theory), and International security (nuclear proliferation, international terrorism).  She spent one semester at University of Salamanca in Spain and one summer studying in China.  Kayse two volunteer experiences in Jamaica. She is a life long Camano Island resident and the daughter of John and Sandra Ericksen.  She was a Stanwood-Camano Rotary Student of the Month in 2002 from Stanwood High School.

One of her major interests is economics, particularly ways in which "microloans" can be utilized as an uplifting component in developing countries.  Her greatest interest for graduate study -- the reason for her application to the Ambassadorial Scholar program -- is to attend one of two schools in South Africa.

Kayce is certainly a delightful young woman who possesses the qualities and exudes the confidence requisite for an Ambassadorial Scholar.

One of her major interests is economics, particularly ways in which "microloans" can be utilized as an uplifting component in developing countries.  Her greatest interest for graduate study -- the reason for her application to the Ambassadorial Scholar&

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Congratulations are due to the members of the Stanwood Camano Rotary Club for the outstanding results of our auction this past weekend.  Preliminary figures show a gross income of  over $68,000!  This is a much higher amount raised than from any other auction or fundraiser in club history.  The event  was a great success; people had fun and we made money.  This type of fundraiser depends on participation by  all of the club members.  Jack Myles and  Terry McTigue provided the leadership and the club members came together to make this our best auction ever.  We were able to build on the previous auction successes and momentum generated by the committees and those that helped get us to this point.  To all club members, thanks for your "Service Above Self" in doing what it takes to put on this labor intensive fundraising event.  It  has generated the funds necessary to make a real difference in our community, and collectively in our world.

Again-"Congratulations and thanks to all!"

Terry Greer
President
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It was perfect baseball weather last Wednesday evening--Thirty Five (35) Rotarians and family and friends enjoyed a delicious barbeque and the Everett AquaSox vs Yakima Bears baseball game. It was noted that some of the "older" Rotarians scooted during the seventh inning because it was past their bedtime.

Thank you Jon Baker for organizing the day at the ball park.  Well Done!

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At our Wednesday meeting, May 16th, Mike had the lucky ticket and cut the Ace of Spades to win $490. In the spirit of "Service above Self", Mike dontated his winnings to the Scholarship Fund.  Thank you Chief Ganz for your generosity.
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Our outbound Exchange Student, Ashley Hall, received a $1300 check at our meeting May 16th.  President Terry received from an anonymous donor a letter with (5) $100 bills which was to be given to Ashley to help with expenses in Denmark.  The donor challenged our club to match the donation-we did in the amount of $800.
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Jack Meyers received third Paul Harris Fellowship Award on Wednesday, April 25, 2007.
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Rachel Andelin and Austin O'Neil, Cedarhome Elementary School, are the students of the month.
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Last Wednesday, April 4th, Honorary Rotarian Charlie Keith addressed the Stanwood/Camano Island Rotary.  The theme of his presentation was an "Update on World Vision".  Charlie's talk was upbeat, interesting and quite humorous at times.

There is much to do for World Vision and Rotary to build a better world for children.  Happy, healthy children are a wonderful sight.  Thank you, Charlie, for sharing your thoughts and kind words with us.
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Lincoln Hill High School Students, Jesse Holmer and Laurel Howard, were selected as Students of the Month. Congratulations to Jesse and Laurel.
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David & JoAnn Libscomb were recognized at the annual PETS (President-elect Training Seminar) were recognized for our club hitting 100% Paul Harris club recognition level. Although, we are still waiting for official recognition and for contributions and recognition point transfers to be recorded and completed. 
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Fireside
St. Patrick's Day
The Arlington and  Stanwood-

Camano Rotary Clubs
5:00 PM Saturday March 17th
(6136 Silvana Terrace Road Stanwood)
Come over for a great party with great friends
Dinner will be served as well as
Kristy and Kyle's St. Patrick's Day Brew

*Bring your favorite appetizer, side dish, dessert or bottle of wine*

**For  map & directions see Upcoming Events


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Relief International, (RI) is a humanitarian non-profit agency that provides emergency relief, rehabilitation, development assistance, and program services to vulnerable communities worldwide. RI is solely dedicated to reducing human suffering and is non-political and non-sectarian in its mission. RI's mission is to:

Serve the needs of the most vulnerable - particularly women and children, victims of natural disasters & civil conflicts, and the poor - with a specific focus on neglected groups and cases.
Provide holistic, multi-sectoral, sustainable, and pro-poor programs that bridge emergency relief and long-term development at the grassroots level.
Empower communities by building capacity and by maximizing local resources in both program design and implementation.
Promote self-reliance, peaceful coexistence, and reintegration of marginalized communities.
Protect lives from physical injury or death and/or psychological trauma where present.
Uphold the highest professional norms in program delivery, including accountability to beneficiaries and donors alike.
Learn more click here
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Happy Birthday and Best Wishes to our friends with birthdays and anniversaries in February:
BIRTHDAYS:
Feb 7 - Laura Byers
Feb 11 - Mike Heckendorf
Feb 13 - Ted Johnson
Feb 26 - Gil Powell
Feb 29 - Mike Ganz
ANNIVERSARIES:
Feb 18, 1977 - Gil Powell
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Terry Schaberg, Development Director for Warm Beach Senior Community, has been proposed for membership. His Classification would probably be Senior Center Development Director. Terry and his spouse, Betty, reside in Mount Vernon. Jerry Van Vliet is Terry' sponsor.
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In addition to Honoring Hank, we were treated to an exhibition by the "Warm Beach Vaulters" on January 24th.
Warm Beach Vaulters Jack Meyers 0
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"Service above Self Award; Presented to Hank Alkema, January 23rd 2006, In recognition of your loyalty, untiring devotion and dedicated service to the Rotary way of life; Rotary Club of Stanwood Camano Island."
Honoring Hank Alkema Jack Meyers 0
Posted by David Lipscomb
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JoAnn and I visited the Hanalei Bay Rotary located at the stunning Princeville Resort on Thursday Jan 18. One impression that is immediately made is that it would be difficult to find a more beautiful location for a club meeting. It was at once blessed with a gorgeous view and cursed with the distraction the view could cause. We could look out over Hanalei Bay and see Bali Hai, the rather pointed peak in the distance. The club meeting included various reports, etc. One that resonated with us was that they had been notified the hotel found it would be necessary to raise the fee for lunch. (Parenthetically, that seemed appropriate to our way of thinking because it was the most delicious lunch we had any time, any place). Well, the club was faced with paying more or relocating. Sound familiar?
SOME COMMON THREADS David Lipscomb 0
Posted by Jack Meyers
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At Wednesday's meeting, Valerie Wootton shared her fun and rewarding experience with a Rotary Project in Colima, Mexico called "Project Amigo". In November, Valerie traveled to Colima to participate in Project Amigo's Literacy Work Week. Project Amigo was founded 20 years ago by Rotarian Ted Rose and his wife, Susan Hill. For more info on Project Amigo, click on "Project Amigo" below.
Project Amigo
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January Board Meeting Minutes Greg Gilday 0
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Ryan received his "Rotary Pin" from Assistant District Governor Bonnie at the January 24th meeting. He is employed by Mortgage Banking in Stanwood. FYI, Ryan was a Rotary Exchange Student to Sweden in. Ryan's sponsor is Carl Blake.
Welcome Aboard Ryan Dolan Jack Meyers 0
Posted by Terry Greer
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All current and past members of the Stanwood Camano Rotary Club are invited to participate in honoring Hank Alkema on January 24th at the regular meeting. Hank has been a Rotarian for 35 1/2 years and as a charter member has been integrally involved in our club from the beginning. He has provided leadership, guidance and stability over the years and served as President in. Hank provided his legendary "Rotary Minutes" to help educate our members about Rotary, and spoke many times about his personal experiences in the bank trust business, and about memorable characters from his past. Overall, Hank has been a pillar of strength for the past 14 years. We will be giving him a plaque for his past service and announcing that Hank has been made an Honorary member of our club. We will encourage happy dollars for kind words about Hank. Spouses are welcome.
President Terry
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Posted by Jack Meyers
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Nancy Voelckers recieved her Rotary pin from President Terry at our meeting today. Nancy provides full service accounting from her office in Stanwood. Nancy's sponsor is Jerry Van Vliet.
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Posted by Jack Meyers
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Mr. Greer,

I thought I would take the time once again to thank you and the Stanwood-Camano Rotary Club for allowing me to apply for exchange at the District level. I had my District interview at 1:00 this afternoon in Abbotsford, BC, and I'm incredibly excited and proud to announce that I am officially an Outboud for the Rotary Year! Mr. Cooper made it known to me that I would be notified of my country placement in a week or so...but to my surprise...he called me just a few minutes ago and told me that I've been placed in DENMARK!!! haha.. I can't wait! Thank you again SO MUCH!

Best Regards,
Ashley Hall
Message from our Outbound Exchange Student, Ashley Hall Jack Meyers 0
Posted by Stephen Morach
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As of Dec. 31, Stanwood/Camano Island Rotary is 2nd in per capita annual giving in District 5050 to the Rotary Foundation (approx $254 per member).
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Mike received his "Rotary Pin" from President Terry on January 10th. Mike is Manager of Windemere Camano Island Realty, Stanwood Office. Nancy Nelson is Mike's sponsor.
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Posted by David Lipscomb
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As chairman of the club Administration Committee, it is part of my duties to enhance communication between club members. To this end, I invite each member to contribute useful and necessary information to the Rotary Newsletter -- it is our responsibility to be sure the newsletter contains the information our members need and deserve. I encourage each committee chairman to submit periodic summaries of their committee actions. Each officer should take the responsibility of sharing information and concerns. I propose than any one who makes an announcement at the meeting should put the announcement in writing so it can be formalized and will be available through the newsletter to those who were not in attendance. In short, let's make the newsletter our means of knowing what is going on with our club.
LET'S USE THE NEWSLETTER TO OUR ADVANTAGE David Lipscomb 0
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Gary received his "Rotary Pin" from Assistant Goverenor Bonnie at the Jan 3rd meeting. Gary is Executive Director of Business and Operations for the Stanwood-Camano Island School District. His Classification is Education Administration. President Terry is Gary's sponsor.
Welcome Aboard Gary Platt, C.P.A. Jack Meyers 0
January Birthdays and Anniversaries... Jack Meyers 0
Posted by David Lipscomb
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Dave & JoAnn visited the Wahiawa Rotary on Jan 11. Wahiawa is located near the Dole and former Del Monte pineapple fields and processing plants. One interesting feature of their club protocol was that they did not do "Happy $$$", rather, the had what they called "High Five" were they contributed a 5$ bill for announcements, personal accounts, etc. That was the first time in several club visits we had seen that activity.
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Christmas Party and White Elephant Gift Exhange at Maxime's Jack Meyers 0
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On December 8th Rotary volunteers assisted at the Lights of Chrismas with tickets, parking, ushers, security, etc...Well done and thank you to all the participants.
Lights of Christmas Participants Jack Meyers 0
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Nancy Voelckers has been proposed for Rotary membership. Her classification would probably be CPA. Nancy would like to give back to the community. She has re-located her office to West Stanwood. Her sponsor is Jerry Van Vliet.
If you have any comments concerning Nancy Voelckers becoming a member, please contact President Terry.
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The Annual Christmas Party and White Elephant Gift Exhange will be topside at Maxime's at Noon on Wednesday, December 20th. Maxine's is providing a choice of two entrees. All members and guests are encourged to bring a gift and participate in the gift exchange...it's a real hoot!
Christmas Party and White Elephant Gift Exhange Jack Meyers 0
December Birthdays and Anniversaries Jack Meyers 0
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2006 Rotary Food Drive

This year we collected food and money at Haggens and QFC for the Stanwood/Camano Island Food Bank. We collected 2700 pounds of food and $1000 for the Food Bank. Well Done! And, a big thank you to all Rotary participants.
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Theresa received her Blue Badge from President Terry at our meeting December 6th. See Below goals to achieve Blue Badge status
Theresa Metzger earns Jack Meyers 0
Posted by Jack Meyers
We tried many methods, but the one that worked best was

1) Get the cart out and ready for the person approaching the store. After a warm smile, ask them if they'd consider helping with the food bank; or whatever you can get out of your mouth quickly and comfortably-you only have a split second. Some people are in such a hurry that we just try to get a flier in their hand, hoping they'll read it as they push their cart into the store.

2) When they return with the food, collect it in an empty cart(s) and get it ready to be picked up by John Silva's gang. See if they would like a coupon for $5 off for opening weekend of the Lights. If they have a family and want extra coupons, I don't see any problem giving them more.

3) When your two-hour shift is over, train the next people as they come on board.

4) Check the Rotary to see the list of who is on for the day. If they don't show, get on your cell phone and track them down!

5) Nancy will try to make arrangements for the last person of the day at QFC to get the fliers and coupons to the first person on the following day. Nancy will get the fliers to Haggens each day.

In case you did not do the food drive last year Jack Meyers 0
Laurie Miller, Executive Director of the Camano Senior and Community Center Jack Meyers 0
Oppurtunities... Jack Meyers 0
FROM THE PRESIDENT Jack Meyers 0
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The Hyannis Rotary Club surprised Joel Carlson by presenting him a Friendship Candle for being the visiting Rotarian who had traveled the farthest. The candle was lighted today by President Terry and all present were reminded of the fact everywhere, especially in Hyannis, Massachusetts, are great people. A letter and photo was sent to the Hyannis Club expressing our gratitude and accepting their token of friendship. Thank you Joel.
Lighting the Friendship Candle Jack Meyers 0
November Board Minutes Jack Meyers 0
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At our last meeting President Terry presented Jeff with his Rotary pin. Jeff is owner of Camano Island Coffee Roasters. Jeff's sponsor is Laura Byers.
Welcome Aboard Jeff Ericson Jack Meyers 0
Posted by Jack Meyers
Our own Charlie Keith and Kim Lorenz from Southcenter Rotary will update us on the Haiti Well Project. Hope to see you there.
Haiti Well Project Jack Meyers 0
October Board Meeting Minutes Jack Meyers 0
Wednesday's Speaker is Sharon Norton-Camano Wildlife Habitat Project Jack Meyers 0
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Laker Alexander Gilday was born at 5:50pm on September 21. He is 20" long and weighed 7lb 13ozs. He has blue eyes (for now) and a full head of dark hair. Megan and Laker are both doing great. Attached is a photo of the Gildays' just minutes after Laker finally joined the family. Congratulations Megan and Greg!
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District Governor Rod Thomson was introduced by Asst. District Governor Bonnie George. In view Rod hails from Abbotsford, BC, we all stood and sang the Canadian National Anthem accompanied by Steve Morach on the Guitar. Rod declared he was happy that we didn't invite him to sing O Canada solo.
O Canada!
Our home and native land!
True patriot love in all thy sons command.
With glowing hearts we see thee rise,
The True North strong and free!
From far and wide,
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
God keep our land glorious and free!
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
Rod talk was focused on The Rotary Foundation's commitment to achieving world peace and understanding through local, national, and international humanitarian, educational and cultural programs.
$250 Will Save a Life! Jack Meyers 0
Terry McTique receives first Paul Harris Award Jack Meyers 0
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Happy Birthday and Best Wishes to our friends with birthdays and anniversaries in October.
BIRTHDAYS
Oct 19-John Silva
Oct 17-Chris Ellis & Nancy Nelson
ANNIVERSARIES
Oct 2-Joel Carlson
Oct 8-Laura Byers
Oct 20-Kurt Malizio
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Stanwood-Camano Rotary Supports NW Musical Theater Jack Meyers 0
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Rod Thomson's newspaper career has spanned more than 32 years beginning with the daily Columbian newspaper in 1972. During that time he has worked at daily newspapers, community newspapers and for two years with MacLean Hunter in specialty magazine publications including Pacific Yachting. He was appointed to his current position as publisher of the Abbotsford Times in July 1989. Mr. Thomson is an active member in community affairs having served with the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce as a director, and the Abbotsford Community Safety Society as president. He was Director of Promotions for the Abbotsford 2002 BC Disability Games, a position he also held for the 1995 Western Canada Summer Games. In July of 2004 he was entertainment chair for the 2004 BC Summer Games in Abbotsford. Mr. Thomson is currently a member of the Rotary Club of Abbotsford having served as a director for several years and president for the 1997-98 year. Mr. Thomson is a Paul Harris Fellows
August 30th-District Governor Rod Thomson to speak Jack Meyers 0
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The Stanwood-Camano Community Fair Parade was a huge success. The top prize for the "Best of the Parade" entry went to the "Village Kids Theater". Scott Thomas presented the trophy to them at our lunch meeting last Wednesday.
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Posted by Jack Meyers
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Chelsea Huleatt is recently back from a Rotary Youth Exchange in Austria sponsored by the Arlington Rotary Club. Chelsea is an ethusiastic speaker and told and us in words and photos of her experiences during the year. It was an excellent program. Thank you, Chelsea!
Chelsea Huleatt's Austrian Adventure Jack Meyers 0
Posted by Jack Meyers
ROTARY CLUB OF STANWOOD CAMANO ISLAND
MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS' MEETING
August 2, 2006
MEMBERS PRESENT: Terry Greer, Dawn Pratt, Jack Meyers, Jim Jonson, Jon Baker, Jo Ann Lipscomb, David Lipscomb, Kristy Stephenson, Bonnie George, Greg Gilday, Nancy Nelson, John Silva, Kurt Malizio, Laura Byers and Pam Miller. MEETING called to order at 11:00am by President Terry Greer.
MINUTES: Minutes from the July 5, July 12 & July 19, 2006 meetings were read and moved for approval by Jim Jonson and seconded by Jack Meyers.
Minutes of the Board of Director's Meeting August 2, 2006 Jack Meyers 0
Special Presentation on Wednesday-Hope to see you there... Jack Meyers 0
Paul Harris Fellows Stephen Morach 0
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Stanwood/Camano Incident Response-Support 99 Chaplain Ralph Fry recieves a check in the amount of $1310.00 from President Terry. The money was raised at our annual Rotary Auction on June 10th. Support 99--Meeting the needs of the community during times of crisis.
SCIS-Support 99 Receives Check Jack Meyers 0
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Pat received his Rotary Pin from Bonnie on November 29th. Pat is a MD with the Stanwood Clinic and is also working as a Counselor with Camwood Counseling. He is married to Dr. Carol Hoeksema and has lived in this area for 20+ years. Pat's classification is Physician. His sponsor is John Silva.
Welcome Aboard Dr. Patrick Clark Jack Meyers 0
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On June 28th at Maxines the baton was passed from Past President Kristy Stephenson to President Terry Greer. It was a delightful meeting...Everyone had one or two humorous "one liners" to share with our outgoing President. Past President Scott Thomas stated many of the our Rotary Club's accomplishments this past year. Thank you Past President Kristy for your leadership in making those accomplishments happen. Well Done!
"Princess" (A.K.A) President Kristy's last day on the throne Jack Meyers 0
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Happy Birthday and Best Wishes to our friends with birthdays and anniversaries in August...
BIRTHDAYS:
Dave Lipscomb-Aug 4
Pam Miller- Aug 4
Ken Day-Aug 12
ANNIVERSARIES:
Scott Thomas- Aug 1, 1987
Hank Alkema-Aug 4, 1951
Nancy Nelson- Aug 6, 1971
Dave & JoAnn Lipscomb-Aug 10, 1995
Tom Davis-Aug 15, 1987
Mike Hyoda-Aug 26, 1989
Kristy Stephenson- Aug 29, 1992
August Birthdays and Anniversaries Jack Meyers 0
Jim Johson recipient of Paul Harris Award Jack Meyers 0
Charlie Hall receives first Paul Harris Award Jack Meyers 0
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Ted drew the Ace of Spaces to win the weekly raffle. He took home $926 in cold cash. Congratulations Ted!
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Steve Morach recieves his 9th Paul Harris Award Jack Meyers 0
Welcome Aboard Chief Ganz... Jack Meyers 0
May Students of the Month Jack Meyers 0
Barbara Dadd-Shaffer receives second Paul Harris Award Jack Meyers 0
Finis Jeffers, Cartoonist, Illustrator & Sign Painter Extraordinaire Jack Meyers 0
April Students of the Month Jack Meyers 0
Frequently Asked Questions - Stanwood/Camano Incident Support Jack Meyers 0
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Support 99 chaplains and response teams are specifically trained volunteers who respone to 911 calls where there has been or likely to be a fatality.
Support 99 Chaplains Jack Meyers 0
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Meeting the needs of the community during times of crisis...
Support 99 Jack Meyers 0
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Chaplain Ralph Fry provided an overview of the Stanwood/Camano Incident Support Team "Support 99". His presentation was very enlightening. Attached is a scanned copy of a Support 99 brochure.
Stanwood/Camano Incident Support Jack Meyers 0
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Our speaker today was Thoma Dorival, a young man from Cap Haitian, Haiti in the Dominican Republic. Mr. Dorival, at the age of seven years came to live in a Christian Orphanage with approximately 100 other homeless children. He is now 28 years of age. His Mother, two brothers, and five sisters live in Haiti.
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March Students of the Month Jack Meyers 0
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Debbie Bielenberg, SpeechL/Language Pathologist for the Stanwood School District, informed us of the adavatages of using state of the art sound systems in the classroom.
State of the Art Infrared Sound System Jack Meyers 0
Welcome Theresa Metzger Jack Meyers 0
January Students of the Month Jack Meyers 0
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Stanwood/Camano Rotary Club honored two Stanwood Middle School Students, Abigail Day and Cody Landau, at the February 22, 2006 lunch meeting.
February Students of the Month Jack Meyers 0
Barbara Dadd-Shaffer donates $1,000 for Polio Plus Jack Meyers 0
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President Kristy presented Greg Gilday with his Rotary Pin at our noon meeting February 22, 2006. Greg is an attorney with Cole & Cole. He and his wife, Megan, reside on Camano Island. Kristy Stephenson is Greg's sponsor.
Welcome Aboard Greg Gilday Jack Meyers 0
Stairway to Heaven Jack Meyers 0
Finis Jeffers receives 9th Paul Harris Award Jack Meyers 0
Jack Meyers receives Paul Harris Award Jack Meyers 0
December Students of the Month Jack Meyers 0
Posted by Kristy Stephenson
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Thanks to all who participated in the food drive at Haggens. We raised alot of food for the food bank and showed a great community presence. December 9th will be Rotary Volunteer night at the Lights of Christmas. If you would like to help get a hold of Nancy Nelson or sign up at the meeting.
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Posted by Jack Meyers
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Stanwood Elementary students were recognized as "Rotary Students of the Month " at the November 9, 2005 meeting the Stanwood Rotary Club. Jacob Campbell and Breanna Hansen were selected as students of the month based on their academic excellence, leadership and contributions to community service.
November Students of the Month Jack Meyers 0
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Daryl Turner inducted on November 2, 2005. He is the Branch Manager of Sterling Savings Bank in Stanwood. Daryl and his wife, Kimberly, reside in Burlington. Jackie Paul is his sponsor.
Welcome Aboard! Jack Meyers 0
Kyle Kline Jack Meyers 0
October Students of the Month Jack Meyers 0
Posted by Jack Meyers
The Bylaws for our club have been downloaded into the site pages on this website if you would like to view them
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Good times were had by all who came to the fellowship dinner on September 28th. More photos of the delightful evening at President Kristy's Home may be seen by opening the photo gallery site on the home page.
Fellowship Dinner Jack Meyers 0
Parade Winners Kristy Stephenson 0
Posted by Kristy Stephenson
This year we are choosing two days in November to have a food drive for our local food bank. We will be giving out discount coupons for the Lights of Christmas to everyone who donates. If you have more questions and would like to volunteer contact Nancy Nelson. The dates are Nov. 22 and 23 at Haggens. We will be sending around  a sign up sheet for 2 hour shifts beginning at Noon-6:00PM.  Remember the Wednesday meeting has been cancelled so we should have lots of volunteers for that time. 
Tues. Nov. 22
12-2   Nancy Nelson, Kristy Stephenson and Dave Pinkham
2-4     Jackie Paul and Dawn Pratt
4-6     Scott Thomas and Daryl Turner
Wed. Nov 23
12-2    Finis Jeffers and Walt Nicholas
2-4      Jim Jonson and Ted Johnson
4-6      Jerry Van Vliet and David and Joanne Lipscomb

Please meet in front of the store. We will have flyers and coupons to hand out to all donators.


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Our club has been asked to donate $2000 to help raise $65,000 in our district to send doctors to Bolivia in June of 2006. All the doctors donate their time to repair cleft palates. Rotary pays all there expenses to get there and all the supplies needed. In the end over $300,000 in medical time is given for free. This is the type of project that lends itself to hands-on participation.  If you would like to volunteer to go on the next mission, they need dentists, orthodontists and speech pathologists. In addition they take up to ten non-medical team members.  Contact District Governor, Harv Jubie at Jubiecon@gte.net if you would like to participate.  It would be an experience of a lifetime!

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We are so proud of our member, Chris Ellis. He administered emergency aid to a man on Camano Island last month. He was honored at our club. Hooray Chris!
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