Polio Eradication Fight
SAVE THE DATE - mark your calendars for April 23, 2016 for our annual dinner auction at the Mill Creek Country Club!!!
Music as a tool to strengthen our communities.
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Student of the Month
Archbishop Murphy High School November Student of the Month Addison Schmidt shown with school counselor Jane Brown.
Addison has been involved with volleyball, basketball and softball throughout high school, and is a member of the National Honor Society. She has maintained Honor Roll status for her entire high school career. And, Addison has maintained all of this despite fighting cancer which was diagnosed in her junior year. Addison plans to major in Clinical Child Psychology.
Jackson November High School Student of the Month Arda Yousefi shown with Principal Dave Peters on the left and Geoff Owen on the right.
You would never know that Arda was in special education for a reading disability as a freshman and sophomore. Arda worked hard to overcome his obstacles and has maintained a solid grade point average since his junior year. Arda challenges himself with rigorous coursework including University of Washington English. Arda plans to study mechanical engineering at UW.
Archbishop Murphy High School December Student of the Month Daniel Johnson shown with school counselor Jane Brown on the left and Geoff Owen on the right.
Daniel has been involved in Spring Musicals and Fall Plays throughout high school. He is a National Honor Society member and is involved with Track and Field, the Kayak Club, and numerous student organizations. Daniel has maintained Honor Roll status all four years of high school. Daniel plans to major in Drama in college.
Jackson High School December Student of the Month Chan ha Kim.
Chan ha learned to draw and animate digitally at Jackson. In her junior year, Chan ha started taking paid commissions and creating artistic projects for her portfolio. She has won numerous art awards including a national silver medal in the Scholastic Art & Writing contest. Chan ha plans to go to art school and work as an animator in film or the video game industry.
But, Pam is no stranger to our Rotary club. Pam works for the City of Mill Creek in the Parks and Recreations division. Over the years, we've worked with Pam on many successful projects involving the city. Pam, welcome aboard!
Dinner at the Creek!
Dr. Kathleen Davis
Building Women Leaders from the Waterline up!
Congratulations Barbara Athanas!
A packed meeting today to listen to descriptions of two projects that our International Committee is involved with in Guatemala.
Dr. Mike Mallahan talks about the locations of the audiology projects that Healing the Children is involved with in Guatemala with our club's support.
This August, Mike Mallahan took a group of five audiology students from the University of Washington to Guatemala to participate in audiology clinics. Here, second year graduate audiology student Annie Duchen describes their trip and the positive impact it had on each of the students.
Emma Le Du, Co-founder and Executive Director of TINFA spoke about its
efforts to bring technology to grade school classrooms in Guatemala.
Joining her was César Puac, who is the in-country project manager in
Guatemala. And, this was César's first time to the United States too!
The University Sunrise Rotary Club is leading a district grant project to bring
projectors, computers and training to two schools in the Quetzaltenango
region of Guatemala. Our club is contributing $1,000 to the project and
through the wonder of Rotary District 5030 matching grants, our $1,000
will turn into $2,500 towards the twenty thousand dollar project!
Social with a Purpose!
David Stambaugh (right) with his sponsor Bill Hathaway.
Rance is a graduate of Cascade High School and has lived in our area for over 40 years. Rance is a private trust deed investor - be sure and ask Rance exactly what that means! Rance has a long list of outside hobbies, including motorcycling, boating, jet skiing, and flying small airplanes. Rance is always looking for ways to give back to the community and will be a great addition to our club!
Our Auction Dollars at Work!
District Governor Visit
Pennies for Puppies
K-9 Ronin (appropriately named!) demonstrates on Snohomish County Deputy James Gibson why you don't want to mess with law enforcement dogs.
K-9 Ronin is handled by Deputy Art Wallin shown on the far right. Click on Snohomish County Sheriff K-9 for more stories and photos.
On August 12th, Barb Athanas presented a $500 check to Michelle Munro, Board President of Summit Assistance Dogs. Summit Assistance selects and trains dogs specifically for persons with mobility disabilities. The selection and training process can take up to two years for each dog, during which each learns to respond to 44 commands (it was noted by one of our members that his children only understood a few commands and frequently did not respond to them!). Summit Assistance has purchased property on Whidbey Island and will be building a new facility with the hopes of raising its delivery capacity from its current 10 dogs annually to 50 dogs.
Hayden - a mobility service dog.
Bob Bennett, Author
Our School Board Directors
Director Traci Mitchell
Director Caroline Mason
Solange Aquilar & Becky Porter
In 1974, at the age of 16, Rob Rose was a Rotary Exchange Student and spent his junior year of high school in Calcutta, India. It was a year that left a strong imprint on him. Rob saw many families who had no idea where their next meal was coming from...Rob knew then that he wanted to help others. Fast forward to today. Rob has been in Rotary over 30 years. He is a member of the Rotary Club of Bellevue and is a Club Past President and recipient of numerous Rotarian awards including Rotary International’s Service Above Self Award and our District’s Rotarian of the Year.
Rob shared with us the story of how one article in 1997 on impoverished lives of children in Nepal led him to make one phone call to volunteer to assist by using his photography skills. That one call led him to go on, now 16 trips, to Nepal focused on providing assistance to disabled children, abused women and terminal cancer patients. And, it led him to form TRIFC which raises funds to support non-profit organizations in Nepal that focus on disabled children, especially in the area of education, nutrition and medical needs.
Throughout Rob’s talk, he continued to bring up how Rotary has played a significant role in his life and in its impact on the many projects Rob has been involved with in Nepal. Rob has a wife Gina, who is also TRIFC’s Director and Secretary, and has three sons. For more information, or to see how you can assist, visit TRIFC.
Welcome Alysha & Rick!
Passing the "Ball and Chain"
Congrats President Becky Porter
On Wednesday, June 24th, our Community Service Committee presented a check for over a thousand dollars to North Creek Presbyterian Church for its Food Pantry. The Food Pantry is stocked with food staples and provides food to people and families in need in our area. The Food Pantry is open seven days a week. In addition, the Church hosts a monthly "Dinner at the Creek" event where it provides a sit down complete hot meal to the needy in the community and sends them home with a bag of food.
30th Anniversary Celebration!
15021 Main Street, Ste FFeb 25, 2016
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
The Promise of Vision Restoration
Mill Creek Country ClubMar 24, 2016
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Annual Dinner Auction Fundraiser
Mill Creek Country ClubApr 23, 2016
5:00 PM – 9:30 PM
District 5030 Conference
Coeur d' Alene ResortApr 29, 2016 – May 01, 2016