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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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Club Executives & Directors
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President Elect
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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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Who Are We?

The Rotary Club of Arlington  

is a group of business‐owners,   professionals and community leaders  

that are dedicated to making our world and our community stronger.    

We are committed to the   Ideal of “Service Above Self,”  

while enjoying fun, fellowship, and friendships. 



Devin Dickinson, DDS

Devin Dickinson gave his classification talk.  Devin is a dentist in Arlington.  Took over the practice from Al Erickson.  Graduated in June 2013.  Wife works for Everett Clinic.  Wife's boss knew Al.  Devin started as an associate in Al's office.


After Al's accident Devin took over the practice.  Al started focusing on sleep apnea at his Smokey Point location.  When you come out of dental school you are a general dentist, then you can specialize.


Devin grew up in West Seattle. Met his wife in high school.  Devin was interested in art and science so dentistry was a perfect career path.  Devin had braces twice so he was exposed to dentistry.  Went to Western Washington University, graduated in 2006.


Devin's wife is a physician's assistant.  Went to school in the Bronx.  Devin worked as a dental assistant in New York.  Went to UW for dentistry.  Four year program.


Devin enjoys traveling.  He has been to Italy, Spain, Morocco, and more.  Devin's wife is currently in Morocco.


Devin had Al Erickson's famous wooden toothbrush outside his office remade for him.  An Alaskan ship builder made Al's.  People were concerned the toothbrush was stolen when Devin took it down to make one of his own.


Devin will be giving out candy for Halloween - not dental floss :)


Devin and his wife are on a journey to adopt a child.  If anyone knows of someone looking to put a newborn up for adoption please contact them.



Dominique Dailly with Skagit Regional Cancer Center
Skagit Valley Hospital Breast Institute created in 2009, accredited with NAPVC Accreditation and is the only center north of Seattle to receive this accreditation.
Breast Cancer Institute program started 7years ago with Skagit Valley Hospital.  1 women in 8 will be diagnosed with breast cancer, it is the second cause of death for women.  1 in 1000 men will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer.  
The breast cancer incidents in the US have been decreasing since 2000.
What does the center do? When a women is diagnosed with breast cancer it is an emotional process.  When a women is diagnosed the primary care physician calls the breast care center to talk to a navigator to help them through the process.  They schedule the appointments needed and help lead them through how long it will take, the type of cancer they have and walk with them through the process.  They now work as a team to create a plan instead of a surgeon deciding everything. They have come to the understanding that the more educated a women is the better decisions a women can make. Women are now given options in their treatment that they are able to discuss with doctors.
Right now at Cascade they don’t have the option of the Breast Cancer Institute, but it is in process.  Cascade Valley and Skagit have an alliance with Seattle Cancer Care Alliance to give the best treatment they can.  The great thing is that women can now stay home and the navigator can help to make sure that things are working the way they need to and help women through the process.  They also have local social services to help with finances and other needs.
Remember that breast cancer screening is important.  Talk to your primary care physician about mammograms and what is best for you. 
What are the risks of having breast cancer? Being a women and getting older.  We need to be our best advocates.
Have social workers to help with resources, as well as, support groups.
Have other navigator for lung cancer and for head and neck cancers.  They also provide genetic testing.


Hazel Boarden and the Alzheimer Association of Western & Central Washington Chapter

Hazel Boarden the Community Outreach Coordinator with the Alzheimer Association of Western & Central Washington Chapter shared about Alzheimers and their organization at the October 6th meeting.  The vision of the Alzheimers Association is to have a world without Alzheimer's, which is the leading cause of dementia.    
The Alzheimer's association works with the senior center to offer support groups for caregivers. It also provides education programs to caregivers, professionals, and community groups, while advocating to break the stigma that many people have of Alzheimer's. The Alzheimer's Association offers Care Consultations that provided one-on-one guidance to families and individuals to identify challenges, address immediate needs, and plan for the future. The Association offers early state memory loss programs that provides education, support, and social engagement to people in early stages of Alzheimer's and dementia.  Home visits are also offered in King and Snohomish County. 
Alzheimer's disease does not discriminate anyone can end up with it. There is a DNA test to see if you have the gene but it does not mean you will get it. 

Medic Alert + Safe Return is a 24-hour, nationwide emergency response system for individuals with Alzheimer's or dementia who have become separated from their caregiver.  There is also a 24/7 Helpline, 1-800-272-3900, that connects callers to programs, and local resources 365 days a year.  

Research has advanced and researchers are hopeful there will be a cure in our lifetime. Washington State is working on a plan to address Alzheimer's in the state and the Alzheimer's Association is continuing to work toward ending Alzheimer's.  They are all ways looking for volunteers to help in various ways.

Paul Ellis, with the City, and Anthony Gromko, Assistant Professor of Community Economic Development at WSU extension, spoke to our club about enhancing community-based entrepreneurship. 
  Anthony and Paul
Paul met Anthony through the America’s Best Community competition. 
Arlington is the second largest industrial base in Snohomish County, second to Boeing.  2.2 jobs per household.  Many jobs start up but fail.  There is an opportunity to help those businesses start up and be successful.  There is a Rotary club in Maine that has adopted a mentor program for businesses.
Anthony came to WSU Extension from Mercy Corp – a non-profit, managing a micro-fund supporting underserved entrepreneurs. 
Anthony Gromko 
Anthony hoping to development excitement about leveraging our knowledge to engage with local entrepreneurs.   The club in Maine connects Rotarians with local entrepreneurs in the context of a focus group.  Rotarians provide recommendations/strategies to the entrepreneurs.
Microbusinesses are businesses with 20 employees or less.  87% of Washington businesses are microbusinesses.  Microbusiness owners are less confident regarding future needs (i.e. managing growth, keeping up with changes in their industry, concerned about saving for retirement).
This mentor program dovetails well with the ABC competition.  The program would strengthen entrepreneurial ecosystem, transfer of knowledge in the community, develop new ideas and strategies, building social capital, contribute to the ABC strategy.
The structure would include a committee/advisory formation, application process, pre-focus group vetting with sub-committees, and the 90 minute focus group with a facilitator.
The mentors would follow up within one year and ask the entrepreneur to return to give a presentation with the outcome.
Paul will follow up with the board to see if there is any interest in our club starting the program. 

Nov 03, 2016
Nov 10, 2016
Mark Cerasuolo, Marketing Director
Local Business: Outback Power
Nov 17, 2016
Kathy McCone and Lee Harman
The Rotary Foundation
Nov 24, 2016
Thanksgiving Day
No Program
Dec 01, 2016
Oak Rankin
Glacier Peak Institute
Dec 08, 2016
Christmas Party
No speaker
Dec 15, 2016
Jeff Vaughan
Local Business: Vaughan Premier, Ltd.
Dec 22, 2016
No speaker
Gift basket day
Dec 29, 2016
LTC Brandon Meno
Army War College
Jan 05, 2017
Navy Captain Doug Kunzman
The Everett Station and Navy Deployment
Jan 12, 2017
Jade Roberts
Connecting ASD student with community partners
Upcoming Events
October 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.