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District Governor's Visit

Beverly Harrington-Governor Rotary District 5050
Our own Duane Rhodes, the Assistant District Governor for our Area J, introduced our District Governor Bev Harrington from the Burlington Club. Bev joined Rotary in 2005 due to its focus on "Service Above Self" and the opportunity to join with others to make a difference locally and internationally.  She is a graduate of the Rotary Leadership Institute and served as her club’s president in 2016-2017.  Because “Doing Good in the World” requires financial resources, she is a member of the Paul Harris Society and a Major Donor of The Rotary Foundation.  To see a more extensive biography click HERE.

DG Bev opened her presentation by telling us that connecting is more important than just fellowship, a theme that she carried into a later exercise.

Ron Love--Newest Honorary Member

Ron Love

Have you ever watched a motion picture that starts out in black and white and as the story line unfolds, as the characters are revealed, as substance expands, the film begins to take on color and eventually the director has the motion picture in vivid….live color. There is depth and understanding of the people on the screen? I don’t know if you relate to that, but that is how I feel when I meet people for the 1st time. And as I learn their story, they turn from black and white to color. Most often beautiful and radiant colors.

2021 in Review

It has been an experience keeping a Rotary club engaged during a pandemic.  In January we continued where we left off in 2020, with our meeting being on Zoom only.  With progress on vaccinations and the lessening of restrictions, and a survey of our members indicating a willingness to return to in person meetings, our tech wizard, Paul Abramowicz, took on the task of planning for hybrid meetings.  For the first time since March 12, 2020, we were able to have our first in person (Hybrid) meeting on April, 29, 2021, at the Centennial Bar and Grill. Because of supply problems, we ended the year meeting in the community room (Hadley Hall) at the Boys and Girls Club. Here is a review of each month:


Our first speaker of the year was Ali Bradley, a broadcast journalist, with Q13Fox News.  Other speakers during January included Chief Dave Kraski on the proposed annexation with North County Fire, and Ilene Levering with Sherwood Community Services.  One of or newer members, Jeff Wise gave us his classification talk as a retired printer.
At our annual meeting on January 21, we elected Jim Kelly as our president for Rotary year 2023-24, as well as other officers and directors.


During the pandemic, our club sponsored quarterly blood drives.  The first of those in 2021 was on February 8.
Speakers during month included Karri Matau, President and CEO of the Community Foundation of Snohomish County, James Madison, an artist with the Tulalip Tribe, and Garth Fell, Snohomish County Auditor talking about the election process in Snohomish County.

Holiday Service Projects

It's a Wrap!

It started with the Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving day, and ended with "A Christmas Wish" and serving seniors a Christmas lunch on December 17.  In between Rotarians participated in the Santa Run to gather food and an afternoon of packing food boxes and delivering to 117 financially challenged families. There are photo albums for each of these projects.   When we have final numbers on all of these projects, we will reporting them to the club.  Here are a few photos from the various projects!

Turkey Trot (Benefiting the Stilly Valley Center)


Party and Santa Parade

We started out our December holiday season with our annual Christmas Dinner.  After a year without the party because of  the pandemic, it was great to get together in person.  The dinner was at the Angel of the Winds Resort.  About 60 Rotarians and guests attended the evening.  In the absence of President Devin, President Elect Joe was the master of ceremonies.
Joe Klein
We inducted Rick Olson as our newest member.  Rick was proposed by Kathleen  and his mentor will be Dave D. Most recently Rick was a member of the Marysville and Tacoma 8 clubs.
Rick Olson-Our Newest Member

Arlington Pump Track

A Possible Club Project

About 4 years ago Mark Everett ,the Owner of Velo Sport and Greg Winters did a Rotary presentation and Mark had set up a portable pump track in the parking lot of the shop in Downtown Arlington. This peaked Bill’s interest. Then, one day he was at the Splash Pad and was excited about how great the Splash Pad was and wanted something for older kids.  Bill brought the idea to the our club and we wanted to go forward with creating a Pump Track for older kids to use. 
Bill Kmet
After talking to the City, it has been decided to place the pump track at Jensen Park by Safeway.  The City would also like a bathroom
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Welcome to our Club!

Service Above Self Since 1970

We meet In Person
Thursdays at 12:00 PM
Arlington Boys and Girls Club
18513 59th Ave NE
(Hadley Community Room)
Arlington, WA 98223
United States of America
Since Sept. 9, we have been back to meeting in person and Zoom.

Over 50 Years of Service!

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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

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