Rotary Club of Arlington

Club Information

Welcome to our Club!


Service Above Self Since 1970 (mail: PO Box 3592)

We meet Thursdays at 12:00 PM
Arlington Free Methodist Church
730 E. Highland Drive
Arlington, WA  98223
United States
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Club Executives & Directors

Vice President
President Elect
Past President
Foundation Director
Associate Director Foundation
Membership Director
Associate Director Membership
Public Relations Director
Associate Director PR
Service Projects Director
Associate Director Projects
Club Administration Director
Associate Director Administration
Sergeant at Arms
Program Chair

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Alexander Lark, right, Philanthropy Director for Housing Hope, and Spencer Knapp, left, from Everett High School, the Bank of America Student Leaders intern with Housing Hope.

Years ago we helped buy playground equipment for the Housing hope triplex in Arlington.  Alex Lark updated us on Housing Hope's projects in Arlington and the county at our meeting on July 23.
Mothers and children make up the vast majority of homeless and the people Housing Hope services.
$27.21 hourly wage is needed to rent a two bedroom home in Snohomish County.
Housing Hope was founded in 1987 in Everett.  Provides housing and tailored services to families.  347 units over 19 sites.  Provides adult life skills.

The housing units house individuals and families at different levels of becoming self-sufficient. 

Team Building program – Built 38 homes with sweat equity – families that built the homes together.  No one moves in until all units are built. 

Housing Hope has homeless, temporary low income, and permanent low income units.

Most recent development was built in Stanwood. 

Monroe Family Village is expected to be completed in September with 47 total units.
Child Hope is Snohomish County’s only licensed childcare facility that is designed to meet the unique needs of children who are experiencing poverty and homelessness.  It employs child and family specialists and offers teen parenting classes and family life courses.

College of Hope – high quality research based adult like skills education.  97 courses, 425 students per year.  Classes relating to finances, housing, and health and wellness.

Every family has a case manager that ensures they stay on target.  Collaborative partnership.

Breaking ground on Twin Lakes Landing in May 2016, 50 unit structure, near Costco.

Need $50k in seed money to start.  Shows a community interest/investment.  Other funds are private grants, public funds, tax credits, and bank financing for a total of $12 million.

Hope Works are business enterprises who take College of Hope individuals and give them internships and teaches skills.

Pam and Monte Beaton hosted the Duck Dash celebration at their home in Arlington Heights on Sunday, July 19.  Duck Dash chair, Erik Granroth, fried halibut for the party goers.

Jola was recognized for chairing a very very successful sponsorship recruitment with a crown.
See the photo album for more photos from the Beatons' party.
There were other events and family conflicts so some of the honorees could not be present at Beatons' so they were honored at our Meeting on July 23.  Below Carla is recognized by Erik for upsetting Dale. As our number 1 sales person she was the "Fire Ball" of this year's ticket selling.
The defending champion sales person, Duck Dash Dale, presented Carla with the #1 sales medalean necklace.
Dale didn't look too depressed with all his previous rings.  After all he has mentored many a salesperson and he likes a student beating the teacher!

[Photo:  Rotarian Duck Casey Miller teases the crowd with the list of Duck Dash winners before they are announced]
Duck Dash Raises over $212,000 on the Fourth of July
Rotary Club of Arlington Sets a New Record of 17,372 tickets sold
[Arlington, Wash.]  The Rotary Club of Arlington sold the most Duck Dash tickets ever in its 27 year history at the Annual Great Stilly Duck Dash on the Fourth of July.  With ticket sales totaling $71,625, combined with $90,650 in donations from sponsors, and a $50,000 match from Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians - the Rotary Club of Arlington raised $212,275 at its annual fundraiser.
“I’m thrilled with our record-breaking results, but not surprised as our community is such a giving place,” said Duck Dash Chairperson Erik Granroth.  “The funds we raised this year will benefit many organizations in our communities. And, the splash pad - once Rotary completes fundraising for it - will be enjoyed by for years to come by families and kids at Haller Park.”
The top ten winners - at $1,000 each - of the annual rubber duck race down the Stilly River were Lyle Ryan, Mabel Nowocin, Annie Grieb, Judy Claxton, Karlyn Ames, Chuck Patten, Randy Demoss, George Reid, and Mark Shapiro (twice). There were ten winners of $100 each, as well:
Elizabeth Biggs, Julie Dickhud, Muriel Place, Pioneer Nuggets, Ryan McDuffy, Nancy Truitt Pearce, Kurt Boxleitner, Mary TImmerman, Tiffany Barton, and Rocky Ogden.
At least $50,000 of ticket sales will go to help build a splash pad at Haller Park, as well as the $50,000 match from the Stillaguamish Tribe. The Rotary Club of Arlington has committed to build a splash pad at Haller Park over two multi-year phases. Rotary will continue to fundraise for the splash page through sponsorships, donations from Friends of the Park, and through partnership with the City of Arlington to obtain grants.
The success of this year’s Duck Dash would not have been possible without the support of the many local businesses.  Dwayne Lane’s Chevrolet of Arlington was the platinum sponsor at $10,000 for the third year in row. Sound Tractor donated a tractor to pull the Rotary Train in parades and at Rotary events. Symmetry Chiropractic donated at the gold level ($5,000), as well as partners Cascade Valley Hospital and Clinics & Skagit Regional Health. A complete list of sponsors can be found at
Silver sponsors ($2,000) were AMT, Angel of the Winds, B&B Fabricators, Cascade Kropz, LLC, Cuz Concrete, Family Pet Medical & Surgery, K-Fox, Penway Media, and the Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians. Bronze sponsors ($1,000) were Acute Autoworks, A-Plus Water Service, Arlington Electric, Arlington Hardware, Bailey, Duskin & Peiffle, PS, Bistro San Martin, Blue Bird Café, Coastal Community Bank, Devin Dickinson, DDS, Eagle Family Dental, Edward Jones-John Meno,
Farmers Insurance, Gerber Collision, Global Machine Works, Kulits Orthodontics, Moss Adams, LLP, Nelson Petroleum, Pamela Beaton, CPA, Penny Lee Trucking, Rocket Alley, Skagit Bank, Smokey Point Animal Hospital, State Farm Insurance, Stillaguamish Athletic Club, Unique Interiors, Vitalire, and Williams & Nulle.
All funds raised from the sale of Duck Dash tickets are invested in the community to enhance the lives of kids, seniors and community members in Arlington, Lakewood and Darrington, as well as around the globe.

Mike Zachman is the founder and director of the Arlington Recycle Warehouse, a non-profit mattress recycling business located in Smokey Point (16910 59th Avenue NE, Suite 95, Arlington, WA). 
President Jeff Presents an Arlington Rotary Cup to Mike
Only two mattress and box spring recyclers in Washington.  The other is located in Tacoma.  February 2014 the business started.
Thousands of pounds of steel, metal, and foam are saved from the landfill each week.  They have a 7500 square foot warehouse and employ special needs individuals.

600 pieces are received each week.  Some pieces weigh over 200 pounds.
The business gets money for the foam – 30 cents per pound.  3,000-6,000 pounds of steel are shipped each week.  We get $60 per ton of steel.  All of the wood in the box spring is also recycled.  6,000-12,000 pounds of wood is recycled each week.  The cotton is sold for insulation.

95%-98% of what is in a mattress and box spring can be recycled, even the plastic a new mattress comes wrapped in.

Mike volunteers his time and enjoys doing it.  Started the business with $16,000.  Largest supplier is Sears.
If you have a piece you want to bring by it is $10 per piece.  If you want pick it up it is $25 per piece.  They take metal bed frames for free.
Many states have outlawed dumping your mattress in the landfill.  King County is looking at potentially going this direction.

Applying to be a 501(3)(c).

They are in need of a fork lift and box truck.

July 1 of each year starts a new Rotary year for Rotary International, each of it's approximately 530 districts, and each of the approximately 34,000 clubs.  Currently there are about 1.2 million members.
The new President of Rotary International is K.R. "Ravi" Ravindran, Rotary Club of Colombo,
Sri Lanka.  Ravi is CEO and founder of Printcare PLC, a publicly listed printing, packaging, and digital media solutions company.
Our new District Governor is William "Bill" Robson, pictured below with his wife Lona.
William (Bill) Robson was born and raised in the North-East of England. He emigrated to Canada in 1974 and continued his banking career with The Bank of Nova Scotia after having worked for the Midland Bank in England for almost seven years. Bill retired from banking in 2011 after 43 years. - See more at:
William (Bill) Robson was born and raised in the North-East of England. He emigrated to Canada in 1974 and continued his banking career with The Bank of Nova Scotia after having worked for the Midland Bank in England for almost seven years. Bill retired from banking in 2011 after 43 years.

Bill is married to Lona and has two daughters and three grandchildren.
The District Governor's visit to our club will be September 3.  Bill will be our program.
The assistant District Governor for our area will continue to be Marc Baker.
Our new President, Jeff Huleatt, presided over his fir meetings this past week.  July 8 was the board meeting at the Smother's residence.
Our meeting at the Arlington Airport on July 9 was the first regular meeting over which Jeff has presided.
Members are encouraged to get involved at any level.  Board meetings are open to all members and they are held the 2nd Wednesday of the month.


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Since 1989, the Rotary Club of Arlington has hosted the annual Great Stilly Duck Dash on the Fourth of July to raise funds to support local organizations such as the Food Bank, Boys & Girls Club, Stillaguamish Senior Center, Kids Kloset, Cocoon House,  as well as, parks, playgrounds, and people helping people around the world.