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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 are meeting in person at the Arlington Boys & Girls Club, 18513 59th Ave NE., Arlington, WA., with a Zoom feed for those who do not feel comfortable attending in person, or who cannot attend in person .  If you would like to attend a meeting in person as a guest, email our Membership Director by clicking HERE to request an invite.  To attend our meeting on Zoom, send an email to the host by clicking HERE.  While using Zoom, our weekly programs  are being recorded and the videos can be seen on our YouTube channel.  Click the logo below to access our channel.
 

Ilsa Chigbrow

Life Church 360--Community Outreach Director

Ilsa Chigbrow
 
A Classification talk by one of our members is always one of the most enjoyable programs.  Ilsa Chigbrow's talk was no exception.  Ilsa is the Community Outreach Director at Life Church 360.  She just recently rejoined our club.

Keri Rayment & Joy Ingram

   
KERI
 
 
 
 JOY
 
Over the last few weeks we have inducted 7 new members and we have another who will be inducted next week.  Joining Nate, Kathleen, Tanner, Chad and Ginny, Kerianne ("Keri")  Rayment and Joy Ingram were inducted on September 23.  Both of our newest members were proposed by our Membership Director, Peggy, who is pictured above giving each of our newest members their Rotary pin.
 
Keri is a financial advisor with Edward Jones.  Her office is located in north Marysville.  She lives in Burlington with her husband Daniel.  Her mentor is Jenie.  Joy is the Development Director for the Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County.  She lives in Arlington and she is single.  Her mentor is Bob Campbell.  She was formerly a member of Rotary in Lynnwood.  
 
 

Dealing With Washington Wildfires

Hillary Franz--Washington State Commissioner of Public Lands

 
Hillary Franz was our program on September 16.  She is the Washington State Commissioner of Public Lands.  It is a statewide elected office, and she heads the Washington State Department of Natural Resources.  The Department is charged with protecting and managing nearly six million acres of public lands in Washington State – from coastal waters and aquatic reserves, to working forests and farms, to commercial developments and recreation areas.  It has the largest wildfire fighting force in the State.  

Thomas Smith's Eagle Scout Project

 
 
 
Thomas (TJ) Smith
 
Thomas is from Arlington and has been an active member of the Boy Scouts for 7 years with troop 178 based out of Arlington. He is at the rank of Life and is working toward Eagle. In order to accomplish the rank of Eagle, Thomas had to complete an Eagle scout project. Thomas chose to help the Stilly Center by rebuilding a medical storage shed.   Our Club donated $500 toward the $1200 that the project cost to help Thomas in his endeavor.  Thomas, with the help of family and friends,  stripped the shed down to studs and then put it back together with a new roof, siding and even a new door.  Now, the shed has been completely rebuilt and is being used to store medical equipment that the Stilly Valley Center uses for their loaner program.  
 

Before Photos

 
 

Thank You Duck Dash Sponsors!

Our Duck Dash sponsors were our special guests at our regular meeting on August 12.  Sponsorship Chair, Jola Barnett, welcomed those sponsors who attended the luncheon.  
 
Sponsorship Luncheon
 
In her opening remarks, Jola reminded us that we are a group dedicated to making our world and our community stronger, and that our community is stronger because of the partnership we have formed with our partners.  As a result, in the last few years we spearheaded building a playground and splash pad at Haller Park.  Over $250,000 of proceeds from our Duck Dashes of 2014 through 2017 and our related Friends of the Park Campaign greatly improved the park.  We were delighted that the splash pad was able to open this May.

Meeting Tomorrow's Water Demand

City of Arlington--Jim Kelly

Rotarian and the Public Works Director for the City of Arlington, Jim Kelly, was our program on August 19.  He started out with a bit of show and tell, with samples of pieces of the water distribution system--old and new.
 
Jim Kelly With a Section of Old Wooden Water Main
 
In addition to the show and tell, Jim gave us some statistics about water:  65% of our body weight is water.  About 3% of the Earth's water is fresh water with most of it locked up in glaciers, ice caps, and permafrost, or it's buried deep in the ground.  With the current drought, there is record low water levels in the Colorado River Basin with the largest US reservoir, Lake Mead, at 35% of capacity.

Duck Dash 2021 Celebration

On Sunday August 8, we joined together at the home of Cindy and Jeff Huleatt to celebrate our annual fundraiser--The Great Stilly Duck Dash.  This was our 32nd Duck Dash since for the first time last year we were not able to have this alternative format raffle.  This year we raised more funds than ever, thanks to the generosity of our many sponsors.  We had only 3 weeks to sell the raffle tickets.

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
 
Club Information
Welcome to our Club!
Arlington

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.
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