Speaker Date Topic
Katherine Freimund - Whatcom Literacy Council Jul 22, 2019
July is Rotary Literacy Month - Whatcom Literacy Council
July is Rotary Literacy Month - Whatcom Literacy Council

July is Rotary Literacy Month. This week we will have our second program on literacy, brought to you by Whatcom Literacy Council, an organization that matches volunteer tutors with adult basic literacy learners and English Language Learners.

Bio: Katherine Freimund has been executive director of the Whatcom Literacy Council since 2013.  Before that she worked with a number of local nonprofits, including serving as the Director of Administration at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Whatcom County. She has a B.A. from the University of Chicago, a Masters in Public Administration from Suffolk University in Boston, and served in the US Peace Corps in Senegal, West Africa.  She has been an AFP (Association of Fundraising Professionals) scholar, a Leadership Whatcom participant (2015), a WWU Community Engagement Fellow (2016), and was on the Whatcom Council of Nonprofits for many years.  She currently is on the Whatcom Asset Building Coalition steering committee, and the WBA Youth Engagement Initiative steering committee. In her spare time she helps bring Humanities Washington "Think & Drink" events to Bellingham.  She is a Taurus, and her favorite color is blue

Deven Vilar Jul 29, 2019
North Cascades Institute
Mark Turner Aug 05, 2019
Cell Phone Photography
Laura Clark - Whatcom Humane Society Aug 12, 2019
Laura Clark - Whatcom Humane Society
Michelle Judson - Skagit Stem Aug 19, 2019
Michelle Judson - Skagit Stem
Todd Elsworth - Recreation Northwest Aug 26, 2019
Todd Elsworth - Recreation Northwest
Holiday - Labor Day Sep 02, 2019
Holiday - Labor Day
District Governor Brad Whittaker Visit Sep 09, 2019
District Governor Brad Whittaker Visit
Kayla Bryson - Miss Whatcom County Sep 16, 2019
Kayla Bryson - Miss Whatcom County
Neil Stege - Washington Roundtable Sep 23, 2019
Neil Stege - Washington Roundtable
Sonja Wingard - Animals As Natural Therapy Sep 30, 2019
Sonya Wingard - Animals As Natural Therapy
Sonya Wingard - Animals As Natural Therapy

Animals as Natural Therapy is proud to serve youth & veterans through equine therapy & other animal-assisted programs. Since 1999, Animals as Natural Therapy has helped thousands of youth and adults find healing through horses and other animals. Additional services include mobile therapy animals, leadership & anti-bullying workshops, and team-building experiences.

Our mission is to strengthen our community by developing healthy, resilient individuals through animal-facilitated education, with special attention to at-risk youth.

Our work is based on the knowledge that animals can reach a place in the human heart that other approaches may not. Many of those we serve are struggling with trauma, grief, depression, anxiety, PTSD, anger & behavior management, and other challenges affecting their daily lives.

Equine therapy has been shown to be an effective intervention for both youth and adults struggling with mental, behavioral, and emotional health issues. Our team includes mental health therapists, certified equine specialists, and an amazing herd of therapy horses, who are the real teachers.

Animals as Natural Therapy empowers individuals to build honest, mutually-respectful relationships with our animal partners through experiential education and equine-facilitated programs.

Holiday - Veteran's Day Nov 11, 2019
Holiday - Veteran's Day
Rotary Student Recognition Program Nov 18, 2019
Rotary Student Recognition Program
Holiday - New Years Holiday Dec 30, 2019
Holiday - New Years Holiday