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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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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.
 

Math & Movement Program

Amy Egan's third grade classroom at Eagle Creek Elementary was awarded a Covid Relief Grant from the City of Arlington and an additional grant by the National Math Foundation to participate in a Moving & Learning Classroom Program. This program provided Ms. Egan with training, materials, and virtual intervention sessions.

Our program on April 22 was presented by the founder and CEO of Learn Thru Movement, Inc./Math & Movement and Hop Into Literary, Suzy Koontz.  She is also a founding board member of the National Math Foundation.

Suzy Koontz--Founder & CEO

Over the course of the program in Ms. Egan's class, Suzy held live, virtual sessions with the third graders. She went over active math movements that help students skip count and helped them use the Skip Counting by 3’s floor mat to solve their practice problems. Throughout the school day, Ms. Egan also incorporated the mats into lessons.  The program included video of the kids in the class having fun learning math while exercising and being active.

Quarterly Blood Drive May 3

Our Club has partnered with the American Red Cross to organize a Blood Drive on Monday, May 3, 2021. Please show your Rotary spirit by donating blood; it helps our community, meets DG Carol's challenge, and saves lives. This year the Rotary District 5050 District Governor Carol Tichelman issued a challenge to all area 5050 Rotarians to support our communities by collecting a life saving precious gift - blood. The blood drive will be held in the Stillaguamish Conference room at the Public Works Admin building in Arlington (154 W. Cox Avenue, Arlington 98223). To schedule a blood donation time, please register online at the Red Cross website (www.redcrossblood.org) and enter the code ArlingtonRotary in the space right next to where it says FIND A BLOOD DRIVE; you will transferred to the Arlington Rotary blood drive registration page. Thank you!
 

Northwest Organization for Animal Help

(NOAH)-Jennifer Holocker 

Our program on April 1 was Jennifer Holocker, a member of our club, and the Development & Marketing Director at the NOAH Center.  It is located off of I-5 on Brandstrom Road, Stanwood.
 
 
The NOAH Center was built in 2003 to fill a gap.  It takes in animals that were being euthanized because there wasn’t enough space and healthy animals were being put down.  The NOAH Center takes in animals to find them their forever home.  Its mission is to help Washington shelters to help with animals. On the west side of Washington there is no longer euthanasia because of a lack of space.  NOAH still takes in animals from the East side and animals from other states. 

Village Community Services

Leadership Snohomish County Project!

 
One of our members, Mel Simpson, is participating in the Leadership Snohomish County program.  It is non profit program geared toward persons seeking to build and expand their leadership skills.  The culmination of the 9 month "Signature Program" is a team community impact project.  Mel's team has chosen supporting Village Community Services' Arbor Day project.  She is looking to our Rotary Club for help with the project.  

 

Kurt McVay Art Glass

Kurt McVay
 
Kurt McVay has been a member of the Rotary Club of Arlington since 1998. He is a legacy Rotarian in that his father was a Rotarian in Honolulu, Hawaii, where Kurt grew up.  Kurt was the president of our club in 2009.  Kurt says what he gave up in moving to Arlington, was the Hawaiian weather.  He claims to have only worn shorts and flip flops until he had to start school where he was required to add a shirt.  His journey to Washington State started in 1976 as a student at Central Washington University.  From 1979 to 1981 he was the Town Manager in Royal City, WA. 

Before leaving Royal City, Kurt had a stained-glass business.  But, since he set his thumb on fire as a kid with a lit candle, he has had a fascination with heat.  Fused glass is the matching of his love of art glass with his love for heat. Fused glass art is over 5000 years old, even predating glass blowing.  Designs are made by cutting and layer glass that is then heated and fused together.

Club Sponsored Blood Drives

During the pandemic our club looked for a project we could do safely.  Driven in part by a challenge from District Governor Carol Tichelman, our club has partnered with the American Red Cross to do quarterly drives in Arlington.  Our third such drive was held on February 8.  Our club is responsible for finding a location and for assisting at the registration desk the day of the drive.  We also promote the drive amongst Rotarians.  Although the appointments are made available first to Rotarians from all the clubs in the area, if the 40 some spots don't get filled with Rotarians, then it is open to anyone else who wants to give.  
 
After each drive, the Red Cross provides the club a snap shot of the impact.  Here is that snapshot of our three blood drives to date:
 
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