Rotary Club of Arlington

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Arlington

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

President
Vice President
President Elect
Secretary
Treasurer
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
Webmaster
Sergeant at Arms
Program Chair
 

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Home Page Stories

 

       Ducks Induckted Into Order of the Duck!

The Duck Commander, Erik, distributed tickets and went over the rules. 
 
Dale has Carla under his wing as they are the co-chairs of Duck Sales.
 
The coveted crowns of the Order of the Duck await the crowning by crown master Ron.
 
"The Drake" is crowned.  That's Devin under the hood above.
 
"The Momma Hen" is Casey
 
 
Birds of a feather flock together!  Congratulations to Casey and Devin, the 2015 ducks and the newest members of the Order of the Duck
 

 
 

Krishna Nadella--Click on Photo for Arlington Times Article

Our speaker at our May 14 meeting was Krishna Nadella who founded Aiooa, LLC located in Stillaguamish Square.  Serves as the company’s CEO. 
 
Founded his first company, MicroGreen, in 2002. In 2000 received his graduate degree in education and in 2009 he received his PhD from UW.  He is a published inventor and  entrepreneur. 
 
Grew up in India.
 
MicroGREEN Polymers, Inc. manufactured the InCycle cup.  It was founded in 2002 at UW.  Located in Arlington since 2006.  Easy access to freeways, affordable, reverse commute.  High tech talent located in Arlington.   Grew to 175 employees at its peak.  $80 million investment.  Foreclosed by lender in April 2015.
 
Founded his second company Aiooa, LLC in April 2015 after MicroGREEN’s closure.  Key technical team members from MicroGREEN were hired on.  Aiooa engineers, procures, and constructs manufacturing systems. 
 
Not trying to raise too much investment, bootstrap approach.  Aiooa located in Arlington.  Many well-wishers in Arlington community.  People in the community have taken an interest in the success of us.
Arlington has many advantages to the business.  Police, fire, Arlington High School (robotics program), economic development, banking (Coastal Community Bank).
 
Arlington’s Challenges:  Exit 206 and the growth along 172nd and the additional commute/traffic, parking.  Is Exit 208 next?  Rent and number of housing units.  Continuing investment in manufacturing and new business.  Build relationships with Universities commercialization offices.
 

 
 

Past District Governor's Polio Plus Challenge

Just announced at the District Conference: Past District Governor, Mel Hollinger, has donated 60,000 Paul Harris Points to Rotary District 5050 to match donations of $1,000 to PolioPlus. If you donate $1,000, you are recognized with your own Paul Harris, plus you receive 2,000 credits for two more Paul Harris Awards and the Gates Foundation will double your donation to $3,000 which will save 5,000 children from polio. Rotary made a promise to the children of the world to end polio. Support Mel's Math and save 5,000 children. Contact our Foundation Director: Kathy McCone. 

Sean-Carol Hogan's photo.

Nepal Earthquake Relief

At the District 5050 conference we all learned that the only hospital that withstood the earthquake in Nepal was a Rotary built hospital supported, in part, by donations from clubs in our district.  Funds wired directly to the hospital for patient care assure that relief funds are used as intended rather than to Nepal's corrupt government. 
 
As a club we are sending $1,000 now to help with patient care. If you want to make a tax deductible contribution to the Arlington Rotary Foundation for Nepal relief, we will see that it get wired to the hospital.
 
 
 
 
Shelter Box is also another good Rotary supported program.
 
Providing temporary housing:

 

 

 
 

Upcoming Events

 
 
 

Speakers

May 28, 2015
Julia Gats
River Dance Asian and European Tour
Jun 04, 2015
Mark Everett - Velo Sports
Bring people into Snohomish County for biking tourism.
Jun 11, 2015
No Noon Meeting
Installation Banquet
 
 

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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.
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