Polio Eradication Fight
Auction Chair Mike Mallahan - all smiles and thanking everyone for their assistance for a very successful dinner and auction!
Club Treasurer Tom Fraioli reporting out on the auction results.
SAVE THE DATE - mark your calendars for April 23, 2016 for our annual dinner auction at the Mill Creek Country Club!!!
At last Wednesday's meeting, we recognized two outstanding students. The theme for April was Student Athlete.
Dr. Russ Van Gelder
Our District 5030 Foundation Chair, Mike Montgomery, was our speaker. Mike gave a presentation on the Rotary International Foundation and the importance of our continuing support. At last year's auction, Joe Hall ran the game room which raised funds for Rotary International's Polio Plus program. Because of this, Joe had the honor of presenting a check for $1,280 for Polio Plus to Mike at the meeting. Way to go Joe!
Our Students of the Month were chosen for their "Leadership Excellence." Although from different high schools, Peter and Kevin shared one distinguishing thing in common....both are strong participants in their school's Associated Student Body (ASB) organization. Peter is the president of Archbishop Murphy's ASB and Kevin is now Secretary of Jackson High School's ASB. It was a pleasure listening to both students talk about their personal views of what a leader is, leadership style, and the importance of leading by example.
Vote Yes for our students and schools!
The levy and bond are designed to focus on four primary areas: 1) increase safety and security in our schools; 2) take care of basic maintenance; 3) relieve overcrowding; and, 4) provide educational technology for all students to prepare them for the modern economy. Be on the lookout for ballots and be sure and return them by April 26th!
Join us Thursday, February 25th, and help the Rotary Club of Mill Creek celebrate its 30th year!!!
Jackson High School Student of the Month - Musical Excellence
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!