Rotary Club of Arlington

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Welcome to our Club!


Service Above Self Since 1970

We meet Thursdays at 12:00 PM
Arlington Free Methodist Church
730 E. Highland Drive
(Mail: PO Box 3592)
Arlington, WA  98223
United States
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Foundation Director
Membership Director
Associate Director Membership
Public Relations Director
Associate Director PR
Service Projects Director
Club Administration Director
Associate Director Administration
Youth Services Director
Associate Director Foundation
Assistant Secretary
Assistant Treasurer
Associate Director Service Projects

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On Saturday, September 24, Rotarians helped Tina and Buck Davis celebrate their newly built home.  The Davis home was totally destroyed by fire and they have re-built on the same location. 
               Picture of New Home from Tina's Facebook Page
                            The Davis Kitchen During Construction
    Carla is Our the Director of Club Administration including Firesides
                             Leroy Relaxes at Un-fireside
                                      Bill Enjoys the Celebration
                                              Tina and Buck Serve
There are more photos in the photo album section.

Thirteen Rotarians and friends ventured to Fire Mountain BSA camp to help with construction on The Beach, the camp's swimming area. Joined by carpenters from CIA (Carpenters In Action, a volunteer group), the group ferried out equipment and supplies out to the swim platform to build the second story to the structure. Devin Brossard figured out ways to keep Brad Kihm stable on a raft while using power tools while Duane Rhodes, Craig Chase, Fitz Couhig, Joe (from BSA) and Josh Dowdy (nephew of Linda Byrnes) worked together to install the large beams.
Jim Kelly and his daughter, Jeff Huleatt, Dave Duskin, Victoria Dowdy(Linda Byrnes' niece) and Karri Hansen worked on shore along with the carpenters. Gene Chase came up to view the progress and help with a BBQ lunch. It was a day filled with sunshine, good work, and great conversation with another volunteer organization.
Ferrying out supplies, equipment and bodies to the dive platformView of the platform from the lifeguard/changing room areaCIA - Carpenters In ActionFitz & Josh and one really big beamDevin & Craig making sure Brad's safeDevin making sure Brad doesn't fall inCraig making sure Brad is safe since Devin would obviously not stop Brad from falling in despite his best intentionsDuane & Joe getting back to landLifeguard shack framing by our CIA friendsLunch break

At our meeting on September 15, the Director and Associate Director of Membership, Mike Britt and Lyanne Rolf, inducted our two newest members--Chrys Sweeting and Jonathan Ventura.
Left to Right, Jonathan, Chrys, Lyanne and Mike
           Chrys Sweeting
Chrys grew up in Portland.  She moved to Federal Way as a junior in high school and graduated from Federal Way High School.  She earned a Bachelors Degree from Central Washington University in Special Education and her Masters and Doctorate Degrees from the University of Washington in Educational Leadership and Leadership for Learning.
The Arlington School District hired Chrys to serve as its new Superintendent.  Most recently she served as an assistant superintendent for the Puyallup School District.  She considers her calling and life career to be supporting the learning and growth of people no matter what the age.
Together with her husband Dave, they have raised 6 children--5 sons and 1 daughter.  They have 6 grandchildren.  Dave just retired as a teacher at Stadium High School in Tacoma.  They love to travel, camp and spend time with family. 
      Jonathan Ventura
Jonathan has been with the Arlington Police Department since August 2000.  He became its Chief in June of this year.  His Bachelors Degree is from Columbia College with an emphasis in Criminal Justice and he attended the Law Enforcement Academy in Spokane.
Previously Jonathan was in the Navy and is a veteran.  As a former reservist, he was stationed at Naval Station Everett where he was a law enforcement training instructor for the Security Police.  He also worked for the Drug Enforcement Agency where he was assigned to the high intensity drug trafficking area/airport task force at SeaTac Airport.
Jonathan and his wife Stacie live in Arlington with their children.

Dick Sass, a member of Intentional Child Care Ministries, spoke about the work the Ministries has done in Haiti.  
Dick is a member of the Free Methodist Church.  Went into Haiti after the earthquake.  With the exception of two years Arlington has been taking a team into Haiti each year.  Completed tent camps, rebuilt churches, worked in hospitals and orphanages.  
This year they were asked to build a church.  Unaware how much the church would cost and how much money to raise.  Teams are hosted by Russ and Sherry who have a home in Haiti.  The projects would be impossible without their help and coordination.  Prefabrication is completed at the guest house before going to the site.
By the end of day two of the church build all of the trusses and columns were up.  At least one Haitian must be hired to help with the projects.  New church is 45’x70’.  Larger than the current one that serves as the school and the church. 
Nursing students and teacher joined the team to assist with healthcare of children in the area.  Teachers get $87/month and don’t get paid for the months they are off.
Eden Reforestation Program started in Haiti to increase trees.  Only 2-3 years of foliage left in Haiti.
Any team member that has a sponsor child in Haiti meets their sponsor child. 
ICCM started in 1996, expanded into 32 countries.  Haiti has the most children at 7,500.  Many children waiting for sponsors.  Sponsorship pays for tuition and school supplies, two new uniforms per year, one hot meal a day. 
Sponsorships pay for full time translators on staff to translate documents and scholarship fund.  Sponsorship is life changing and first line of defense against child slavery.  If parents can’t afford to feed their children they may be put into slavery. 

Our club has as its literacy project the Dolly Parton Imagination Library. In partnership with the Arlington Education Foundation, every child from birth to age 5 with an Arlington or Darrington zip codes, or lives within the Arlington School District, can receive a free book from the Library.  To register a child go to
Our club is also hosting an exchange student from Germany (See story below) and we recognize students on a regular basis from the Arlington, Lakewood and Darrington Schools.

The 2016 Dick Post Memorial Golf Tournament is now history.  Over 40 golfers teed off in a shotgun start of a best ball scramble. 
Past Presidents of the club organize the event each year.  Jim Minifie and Dale Duskin organize the golf, Gene Chase Chase takes on the after golf fireside at the Chase residence, and Karri Hansen and Craig Chase arrange for trophies.
Java Joe's catered the food at the Chases' and Gene tended the bar.  Many of the table and chairs were provided by the Huleatts who helped with the set up.
The Barkeep Gene
President Erik Granroth announced the winners of various categories and presented trophies.
Erik with the Master of the Woods and Yards Trophy
Before the tournament was named after Dick Post, we had an annual tournament that was cancelled one year.  Word didn't get transmitted to the foursome of Dale Duskin, John Dykstra, Rob Dickson and Ron Love.  After playing a round the foursome decided that they were the winners of the tournament and so they acquired a trophy to have presented to themselves at the next regular meeting.  Somehow, since then, the trophy always seem to get awarded to the same foursome with substitutes now and then.  This year the subs were Tom Lane and Eric Alexander.
Eric, Rob, Dale, and Tom with "The Champions' Cup"
Team low score went to Linda and Denny Byrnes, Josh Doudy, and Jeff and Cindy Huleatt:
Jeff, Josh, Denny, Linda and Cindy
The Master of the Woods and Yards went to Kim Gustafson.  He left before he could get his trophy that is being held above by President Erik.  Another person missing from the presentation was Brent Waters, who with 4 balls in sand traps took the Master Sand Trap trophy.
With 3 balls into water hazards, the Master of Water Hazards trophy went to Tom Lane:
Tom Lane
Closest to the pin for men was won by John Peeters and for the women, Jola Barnett.
Above--John Peeters    Below--Jola Barnett with President Eric
Longest drives were awarded to two spouses of Rotarians--Russ DeVries and Carol Duskin.  Carol left before the trophy presentation but here is Russ:
Russ DeVries and President Erik
Thank you past presidents for putting this on again!  There is an album of photos from the day. Some were taken from Lyanne Rolf's Face Book page.  Jessica and Dave provided more photos.  Feel free to upload any photos taken of the event to the album.

Charlotte Goller is 15 and coming to us from Bremen, Germany.  Her father is a doctor and her mother is a lawyer. Charlotte has one sister.  She plays violin, tennis, and enjoys skiing.  
She will attend AHS this coming school year as a Sophomore.  She is currently staying with the Beatons.  We would like other Rotarians to involve Charlotte in activities.  
Lyanne Rolf is our exchange student committee chair.  If you have questions or would like to host an exchange student in the future, please contact her.

Splash Pad at Haller Park
Sep 29, 2016
Paul Ellis
New business mentorship program
Oct 06, 2016
Hazel Borden
Alzheimer's Association
Oct 20, 2016
Devin Dickinson, DDS
Classification talk
Oct 27, 2016
Nov 03, 2016
Upcoming Events
September 2016
Website Sponsors
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.