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Duck Dash Winners

Ticket sale total $75,470! Great work everyone with a shortened sales period.  When combined with our sponsorships, we raised a record $231,470.  Here is a list of winners with some photos of the 3 who attended our July 8 meeting to pickup their check:
 
First Place-$ 2021
S & S Roofing
Sold by Dana Johnson
S and S Roofing's Dana Johnson
 
Second Place-$ 2021
Aubrie Davidson
Sold by Lyanne Garka
 
Third Place-$2,021
Jared & LeeAnn Scott
Sold by Jenie Jones
LeeAnn Scott
 
4th Place- $ 2020
Rachel Chambers
Sold by Jennifer Holocker
 
5th Place-$ 2020
Kim Keefe
Sold by Bryce Duskin
 
6th Place-$ 2020
Courtney Ellis
Sold by Paul Ellis
Courtney Ellis
 
 
 
 

Homage Senior Services

Christine Vervitsiotis

Christine Vervitsiotis is the manager of the Mental Health and Wellness Program at Homage.  Homage was earlier Senior Services of Snohomish County. Although Christine is the manager of one department, her presentation was about all the services offered by Homage. 

Lee Harman

Includes his most recent road trip

Lee Harman
 
Our program on July 8 was Dr. Lee Harman.  Lee joined our club in 1985 soon after he came to Arlington to establish an eye clinic.  He served as our club president in 2004-05. At the District 5050 level he has served as an Assistant District Governor and as the Polio Plus Chair.  He is a great supporter of the Rotary International Foundation as a member of the Arch Klumph Society.

 

New Rotary Year 2021-2022

Each year on July 1, the Rotary wheel turns and a new Rotary year begins at all levels of the organization.  Leadership succession is an important part of the plan.  Each year a 3 year cycle begins with the election of nominees for Club President, District Governor and Rotary International President.  Those elected 3 years ago are now taking the office that they have been trained and groomed to fill.
 

Arlington Rotary President Devin Brossard

Devin Brossard joined the Rotary Club of Arlington in January of 2013.  He is a Doctor of Chiropractic, practicing in Smokey Point at a clinic he established, Symmetry Chiropractic.  He, with wife Chelsea and 3 children, live just north of Lake Goodwin.  Devin is also the President of the Arlington Runner's Club and the Community Hall at 7 Lakes.
 

We 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.  Thanks to our sponsors 100% of ticket sale revenue goes to community projects.  Ticket sales this year: $75,470.

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:
 
 
 

 
 
 



 
 

Transportation in Transition

City of Arlington

"Transportation in Transition" was the title of the program presented by Rotarian and the City of Arlington Public Works Director, Jim Kelly, at our meeting on June 24.  Jim told us a little bit about the transportation project process, how transportation is changing, the city's needs, past projects, current projects, and planned improvements.  He hit on preservation, rehabilitation and new construction.  All require planning and funding before the work phase.  Jim has about 8 administrative staff that helps him and the city through the various phases.
 
Jim Kelly

Splash Pad at Haller Park Opens Early June 24!

We helped to get it ready!

In addition to our club spear heading the fund drive to build the Splash Pad at Haller Park, as well as the playground, we have adopted Haller Park as a regular service project.  As such, we have partnered with the City of Arlington to keep the park clean and safe.
 
Our members and friends responded to the City's request to get the splash pad ready to open on July 1.  However, because of the predicted hear wave, the City moved up the opening to June 24. It was not open in 2020 because of the pandemic, so it needed a fresh coat of concrete stain before the toys and apparatus.  17 Rotarians and friends took on the job on June 12.  There is a photo album you can view.  Here are a few photos:
 

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.  Starting July 1, we will discontinue the Zoom feed. If you would like to attend a meeting as a guest, email our Membership Director by clicking HERE to request an invite.  While on Zoom, our weekly programs  have been recorded and the videos can be seen on our YouTube channel.  Click the logo below to access our channel.
 

Washington Cares Fund

New Payroll Tax 

Connor Cummings was our program on June 17, speaking about the new payroll tax to fund long-term care insurance.  Connor graduated from Arlington High School and obtained a business degree from Pacific Lutheran University while playing football for the Lutes.  He is now an Edward Jones investment advisor.

Connor Cumming
 

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.  

 

 


 
 

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
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