Stanwood-Camano's 25th Anniversary

25 years ago our club, then the Rotary Club of North Snohomish County, sponsored a new club in Stanwood.  it was not an easy task.  Ron Love, who lived east of Stanwood and whose children attended school in Stanwood, was recruited by our club to lead the effort. 

Ron Love Speaking at Celebration

The first meeting to recruit new members was just Ron and one other person.  They met at Helen's Kitchen (where Ixtapa is now located) and stood up and recited the flag salute and said a prayer.  Slowly the numbers increased until they had the number of persons necessary for a charter.  

What a great move we made to extend Rotary through other than just adding members to our club.  Stanwood-Camano is so lucky to have this great service club.  Just look at the playground that was built on Camano with the leadership of their club.  The club always leads District 5050 in giving to the Rotary Foundation.  It puts on the Stanwood Fair parade, buys coats for kids, gives scholarships, sponsors the Dolly Parton Library, and much much more!  Congratulations Stanwood-Camano Rotary and kudos to those members of our club who led the effort to extend the greatest service club in the world to Stanwood and Camano Island