"Be the Inspiration!"

July 1 marks the start of the Rotary Year for Rotary International, District 5050 and for each of the clubs.  We have a new International President, a new District Governor and a new Club President.
New District Governor Linda Murray and Spouse Bill Left with New R.I. President Barry Rassin and His Spouse Esther
Barry Rassin is the recently retired president of Doctors Hospital Health System.  He is a member of the Rotary Club of East Nassau, Bahamas. He was elected following the unexpected death of Sam Owori.  He is best known for leading Rotary's response to the 2010 earthquake in Haiti.
Our new District Governor, Linda Murray, is a member of the South Everett Mukilteo Rotary Club.  She grew up in Los Angeles and moved to the area in 1980 with her husband Bill.  Linda and Bill just sold their business, Evergreen Security, which provides security systems in homes and commercial establishments.  She is scheduled to visit our club formally on August 30.
President Paul Ellis
Our new president, Paul Ellis, is the City Administrator for the City of Arlington.  He has held that position since 2002. Before starting up the leadership ladder to president, Paul served as our club secretary.  
Other officers and directors who are leading our club in this new year are Simona Devries, President Elect; Bryce Duskin, Vice President; Jennifer Holocker, Secretary; Pam Beaton, Treasurer; Jola Barnett, Past President; Carla Gastineau, Club Administration Director; Cindy Huleatt, Membership Director; Jim Kelly-Projects Director; Lyanne Rolf, Youth Services Director; Jessica Ronhaar, Public Relations Director and Kathy McCone,Foundation Director.
The first official meeting of the new Board of Directors will be Wednesday, July 11.  President Paul will be seeking board approval at the meeting for his choices as associate directors: Mel Simpson-Membership, Jenie Jones-Club Administration, Sue Weiss-Youth Services, Breanne Martin-Public Relations, Adrian Abed-Projects, and Ryan Berg-Foundation.
President Paul is in the unique position of being the club president and the City Administrator during the construction of the splash pad at Haller Park.  Although the Rotary Club spear headed the drive to raise funds for the project, the City of Arlington is the lead agency.