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At Last--An In Person Celebration!

Since our club's Christmas Party on December 12, 2019, we have not been able to have an evening in person celebration of Rotarians and guests.  There was joy all around last Friday evening as we joined at the Community Hall at 7 Lakes to honor our outgoing officers and directors, install our new slate of officers and directors, and to recognize three special community members for their service to the community.  

Club Administrator Director Jola Barnett was our mistress of ceremonies.  She and her committee planned and organized the evening that included a nice buffet catered by the Centennial Bar and Grill.  




Over 50 Years of Service!

"People of Action"

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

We started hybrid meetings (partially live and partially by Zoom) on April 29.  The in person portions is at the Centennial Bar and Grill, 318 N. Olympic Ave., Arlington, WA.  If you would like to attend a meeting as a guest, email the host by clicking HERE to request an invite.  Our weekly programs  are being recorded and the videos can be seen on our YouTube channel.  Click the logo below to access our channel.

Oso Slide Memorial

Dayn Brunner

Our speaker on June 3 was Dayn Brunner, the brother of one of the victims of the slide.  On March 22, 2014 at 10:37am, the SR530, or "Oso", slide engulfed the community around Steelhead Haven, just east of Oso. The mud and debris from the adjacent mountainside destroyed 49 homes and ended the lives of 43 people.  One of those victims was Dayn Brunner's sister, Summer Raffo, when the slide engulfed a stretch of  the highway.  Summer was diving from Darrington to a horseshoeing job near Ryan Falls west of Oso.
Dayn Brunner

Duck Dash is back!  We have just completed our drive for sponsorships and exceeded our goal -- $156,000 thanks to our business and community partners.  Half of all sponsorship funds raised will go to college scholarships for graduating seniors from Arlington, Lakewood, Weston and Darrington High Schools in 2022.  See story below for scholarships recently awarded!

Great Stilly Duck Dash 2021 Sponsors

Sponsorship levels (No Double Diamond at $20,000):
  • Platinum-$10,000
  • Gold-$5,000
  • Silver-$2500
  • Bronze-$1,000
  • Community Supporters-$500
The following are the logos of all but the Supporters of the Great Stilly Duck Dash 2021.  Click on the logo for a link to the business home page:



Duane Rhodes

Now Retired From Boy Scouts of America

Duane Rhodes
On Thursday, May 27, we heard from our Assistant District Governor, Duane Rhodes.  Duane has been a member of our club since 2002, but his journey in Rotary began in 1989.  Since this is a long Memorial Dad holiday, instead of a story narrative, you can see some photo's below of his father in the Marines and 3 of Duane in the Marines.  Duane was named after his father who served during World War II. You can see Duane's presentation on our club's YouTube channel by clicking HERE.
Thanks for your service!
Rotary Club of Arlington announced the recipients of $60,000 in scholarships to graduating students from Arlington, Darrington and Lakewood at its hybrid Zoom meeting this week. Each 2021 graduate will receive $5,000 for continuing education.  These students were selected from 48 applicants, all were well-qualified and exceptional students. 
 The 2021 scholarship recipients are:
Arlington High School:  Emma Baker, Amelia Bryant, Cole Cramer, Sierra Foster, Dylan Ling, Paige Richards, Dorian Tollenaar, and Mailinh Vu
Darrington High School: Laura Langer and Morgen Shoneman
Grace Academy: Aeris Fredrickson
Lakewood High School: Colton Dunc  

“It was exciting to receive so many applicants this year from students making plans for their future,” said President Bryce Duskin. “With our partners, who enable us to award these scholarships, we’re pleased to be able to support these local graduates’ dreams and goals.”

Tree Planting Project

Mel Simpson Plants One of the First Trees
It was really three projects in one (or maybe even 4)!  Our member Mel Simpson, as a participant in Leadership Snohomish County, needed a project to culminate the 9 month leadership development program.  She chose as her project raising funds for an Arlington based non-profit, Village Community Services.  In particular, a fundraiser for the Victoria Village Learning Center involving tree sales for Arbor Day 2021.  


First Hybrid Meeting

For the first time since March 12, 2020, we were able to have an in person meeting on April 29, at the Centennial Bar and Grill in downtown Arlington.  It was President Bryce's first in person meeting since he became our president on July1, 2020.  It was Past President Simona who had to give us the sad news over a year ago that our meetings were suspended.  
Paul With the Host Computer at the Bottom and the Zoom Participants on the Big Screen on the Top.
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Welcome to our Club!

Service Above Self Since 1970

We meet In Person
Thursdays at 12:00 PM
Centennial Bar and Grill
318 N Olympic Ave.
(Mail: PO Box 3592)
Arlington, WA
United States of America
Since April 29, 2021, we have gone to a hybrid meeting (both in person & on Zoom). Send the editor a request if you wish to join us on Zoom.
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Without a Duck Dash in 2020, we turned to our regular Duck Dash sponsors and they have made contributions to help us fund our scholarships for high school scholarships in 2021.  Support our sponsors who appear below:
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