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Domestic Violence

Annie Landis-DVS Educator
One of the nonprofit organizations supported by grants from the Rotary Club of Arlington is Domestic Violence Services (DVS) of Snohomish County. This nonprofit is dedicated to ending domestic violence by providing a wide range of services to victims of domestic violence and facilitating social change. Their goal is to provide the community safe, responsive services for domestic violence victims and their children, fostering dignity, respect, hope and self-determination and working to prevent violence in the first place.

Election & Cyber Security

We were pleased to welcome Steve Hobbs, Washington’s 16th Secretary of State, during today’s program, which focused on elections and cyber security.  Secretary Hobbs began his tenure on November 22, 2021, after his appointment by Governor Jay Inslee. Secretary Hobbs is looking to be elected as the Washington Secretary of State in the fall of 2022.
Secretary of State Steve Hobbs

Secretary Hobbs was the former state senator for Washington’s 44th legislative district, having first been elected in 2006. Secretary Hobbs is a lieutenant colonel in the Washington Army National Guard and proudly served in Kosovo and Iraq. Secretary Hobbs is also a long-time member of the Rotary Club of Lake Stevens.

Climate Change

Is it real?  Program on the science

Drought, storms, sea levels, melting glaciers, changes in weather patterns and other anomalies are in the news. What does science tell us about climate change?
Don Meno, a member of the Citizens’ Climate Lobby, a non-partisan organization founded in 1994 that provides education on climate concerns to the public and policy makers, introduced Thor Olson, a University of Colorado Geologist, as the meeting speaker.
Thor Olson

Winners’ Log

Great Stilly Duck Dash 2022

Place                     Prize                      Winner                                 Sold By
1st                           $8,000                   Jackson Minifie                 Jim Minifie
2nd                          $4000                    Rick McCarthy                  Jola Barnett
3rd                           $2,000                   Jonathan Hobley                Lynn Wise          
4th                           $1,000                   Kyle Usher                        Paul Abramowicz
5th                           $  500                    Ryan Sanford                    Dale Duskin
Thank you for supporting the Great Stilly Duck Dash 2022!

It’s New Years for Rotary on July 1!

The gavel was passed from Dr. Devin Brossard to Joe Klein, along with club presidential duties, at the Installation Banquet on June 30th.
AG Duane Installing President Joe
The evening event featured a self-serve beer, wine and lemonade bar and festive long tables for guest seating. Dinner was a multi-course Teppanyaki Style Japanese Hibachi feast, complete with fire on the grill demonstrations by the master chef.  Guests were served an edamame bean appetizer, miso soup with crispy won tons, fresh green salad, fried rice with fresh grilled veggies, grilled shrimp and teriyaki chicken and beef. This was topped off with Mango pudding.

Joe Klein Takes the Helm

From top to bottom, Rotary changes many of its officers and directors on July 1 of each year.  Joe presided over his first meeting as president on July 7.
Arlington Rotary President Joe Klein
Joe grew up in Lake Stevens.  He is the owner of Klein Insurance in Smokey Point. Joe started out in the insurance business in 1993 and became a partner in an agency.  Because of changes in the agency, Joe left the agency in 2011 to try selling real estate.  He didn't like it and very soon that same year went to work for an independent insurance agency as a floater and eventually became a district manager.

Tribal Resources

Shawn Yanity is Presented a Paul Harris by Foundation Director Mel
Shawn Yanity, Past Chairman of the Stillaguamish Tribe, and soon to retire as the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission Manager, was honored by our club for his 23 years of community service and collaboration as the “Voice of the Tribe.”  He was awarded a Paul Harris Fellow in recognition of his work. Shawn noted that the tribe and council were behind him in his leadership role.

He shared some history of the Tribe, their contributions to the community and their work to preserve natural resources.

$5,000 Scholarships Awarded to 16 Students

Sixteen high school seniors from Arlington, Darrington and Lakewood High Schools received scholarships during the club meeting at Byrnes Performing Arts Center on June 2nd, catered by the Arlington High School Culinary Arts Program.  Fourteen of the scholarship students and their parents joined Rotarians for lunch.
Jen Rancourt introduced the students on behalf of the Scholarship Committee. All of the scholarship recipients are active community volunteers in addition to their participation in school programs and maintaining impressive grade point averages.
The scholarships were awarded to:
Madeline Andrich, Arlington, will attend Washington State University, studying animal sciences. She has served as student advisor to the school board and volunteered at several events.
Katelynn Carlson, Lakewood, will attend Western Washington University, studying music and the arts. She has been active in community theater and is Class Co-Valedictorian. She graduates with an A.A. Degree.
Kaden Davis, Arlington, will attend Washington State University, studying English and business administration with a goal of a family law career. He has been active in soccer and cross country and volunteered at the Arlington Food Bank.
Tyler Edmonds, Lakewood, will attend Oregon State University, majoring in mechanical engineering. He participated in Knowledge Bowl, tennis, Jazz Choir and was the Band Drum Major.

Youth Engaged in Service

District Governor Bev Harrington shared about the Youth engaged in service program (YES). 
What is this  program about? 
Imagine you are on a trip and instead of being born in the United States you were born in some remote village in Guatemala,  You might see lush vegetation and stunning views, from a distance you may not be able to see the walls of your home held together by twine, or have the opportunity to see where you will be sleeping with your entire family or your bathroom.  To cook your food on the floor which creates smoke and can make your children sick.  Life can be difficult in Guatemala.
Family With New Stove
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