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NW Innovation Resource Center


Our program speaker, Diane Kamionka, Executive Director at Northwest Innovation Resource Center (NWIRC), explained what the nonprofit organization does and how Rotarians could engage with them as volunteers. They serve five counties with a staff of five and locations in Arlington and Everett and business office in Bellingham.
 

Fire Mountain Scout Camp

Mount Baker Council

Scott Suchan-VP Development
 
Our club was joined by Scott Suchan, who is a commercial banker with Coastal Community Bank, but Scott is also the Senior Vice President of Development for the Mount Baker Council BSA. Scott is a long-time member of the Scouts, having joined in the second grade. Scott joined the Council Board in 1989, and he continues his service with his work at the Fire Mountain Camp.

Ryan Brown-LINC NW


LINC NW was established in 2016 to serve as a link between families, schools, support services and the greater community. Executive Director Ryan Brown provided details about their work serving youth as the speaker at our September 1st meeting.

End of Summer Picnic

At our club's adopted park-Haller Park

We had our meeting on August 25 at Haller Park.  There was no program--just a lot of sunshine and the playground and splash pads that our club sponsored!
 

Rotary Youth Exchange

 
Welcome Wojtek Grous!
 
Wojtek ("Voy-tek") was welcomed by Mary Catherine and John Meno at Sea-tac for his year stay as an inbound student through Rotary's Youth Exchange program.  He is 16 years old and he will be staying at the Menos' as his first host family.  Wojtek is from Sulejowek, Poland.  He speaks English fluently and we look forward to a presentation in

Leadership Coaching

Noting the positive energy in the room after hearing club members’ Happy Bucks quips, the guest speaker, Energy Leadership Coach Darin Metzler, explained how essential positive energy is to successful leadership and team performance. This was his introduction to Rotary’s Service Above Self attitude and leadership in the community and he said the club’s energy was inspiring.
 
Darin Metzler

Oso (SR 530) Landslide

Geotechnical Engineer Bucky Tart, QB, MP, MSCE, PE, DGE has five sets of initials after his name in addition to being a member of the Rotary Club of Arlington. He shared slides and videos with the club about the Oso Landslide and what he felt happened based on his experiences with landslides and long term aerial observations of the area.
 
Bucky Tart
 
Bucky is a pilot. He first flew over the slide area in 2002, four years before the 2006 slide, and observed treed terrain on a bench and a chute down the side of the cliff to the river. Seeps of silt were apparent even then, which caused cloudy water that upset the Steelhead fishermen.

Duck Dash 2022 Club Celebration

Duck Dash 2022 was a great success. The money raised goes back to the community in grants and student scholarships. The club celebration at the home of Jeff and Cindy Huleatt, an annual club activity for the whole family, recognized the hardworking event committee and club members who solicited donors and sold raffle tickets. Chairman Jim Kelly, aided by Incoming Chairperson Mel Simpson, presented thank you gifts to the committee members. Club President Joe Klein braved the dunk tank and raised a few more

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!
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Service Above Self Since 1970

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18513 59th Ave NE
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Arlington, WA 98223
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Speakers
Duck Dash Sponsor Luncheon
Sep 29, 2022
Duck Dash Sponsor Luncheon
Jake Hecla - Nuclear Scientist
Oct 06, 2022
Chernobyl at risk in Urkaine
Sandy Albright - San Juan Salsa
Oct 13, 2022
San Juan Salsa Company
Club Assembly
Oct 20, 2022
Joe Klein
Carla Rankin
Oct 27, 2022
Arlington Food Bank
Bob Campbell
Nov 03, 2022
Foundation Program
Veterans Program
Nov 10, 2022
Veterans Program
No Speaker
Nov 24, 2022
Turkey Trot
No Meeting - Christmas Party Tomorrow
Dec 01, 2022
No Meeting - Christmas Party Tomorrow
Christmas Party
Dec 02, 2022
Christmas Party
Jessica Ronhaar
Dec 08, 2022
Youth Dynamics
Wojtek Grous
Dec 15, 2022
Wojtek Grous is the exchange student and will speak about his experience as an exchange student
Christmas Basket Distribution
Dec 22, 2022
Christmas Basket Distribution
Senior Center Christmas Lunch
Dec 23, 2022
Senior Center Christmas Lunch
Chrys Sweeting
Jan 26, 2023
Outstanding Student Awards
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