Rotary Takes Everett Students Shopping for College Essentials

Every successful transition from high school to college requires focus, hard work and . . . stuff. Essential things that make college life easier, like hot plates, note pads and laptop computers.
Those College Essentials were the target May 31 as ten students, all members of the Everett School District’s AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) program, went shopping at the Fred Meyer store at 12906 Bothell Everett Hwy in Everett.
They were assisted by members of the Rotary Club of Everett, which funded each shopper with a $500 College Essentials scholarship. The club has supported these College Essentials shopping visits for several years, with significant help from Fred Meyer, which discounts prices and ensures the student shoppers receive top value.
Saturday, April 22, 2017 witnessed yet another successful AVID Walk a Thon.  We had 31 Students and 27 Rotarians, plus parents, educators and alumni turn out and everyone had a great time.

The highlights of the day were when Edgar, a former AVID grad and current EVCC student turn up to support the event "because he knew how fun it was and because he wanted to stay connected".


Dr. Gary Cohn spoke as well as current Avid Student Marshawna Green from Sequoia High School.


There is a comprehensive set of pictures from the event which is located in the Photo Albums section.  Find the link in the box toward the bottom of this column.



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Will McMahan named President of Rotary Club of Everett


Will McMahan was sworn in on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 as president of the Rotary Club of Everett in Changing of the Guard ceremonies at Everett’s Legion Golf Club. He will serve through the club’s new Rotary year, July 2017 through June 2018.

A club member since 2001, McMahan will lead the club’s 131 members as they provide community and international service. He is a Major Donor to the Rotary Foundation and a former real estate broker, now retired.
McMahan takes over the Rotary presidency from Ed Petersen of Everett.

Rotary Celebrates Area Students with $187,700 in Scholarships

Some 51 Snohomish County students gained a head start last night as the Rotary Club of Everett handed out $187,700 in scholarships funded by Rotary members and donors. The grants ranged from $500 to $19,000.

Rotarians Celebrate Arrival of Club Charter a Century Ago


Some 90 members of the Rotary Club of Everett gathered on a vacant downtown parking lot Tuesday to celebrate the 1917 arrival of the club’s official Rotary Charter. The site, at Hewitt and Wetmore, was the location a century ago of Weiser’s Café, where the fledgling club first met.

Claire Lu
Nov 28, 2017
Everett Rotary Youth Exchange Student
Wendy Grove
Dec 05, 2017
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Courtney Wallace
Dec 12, 2017
Regional Freight & Rail w/BNSF
Sean Kelly & Program Committee
Dec 19, 2017
Rotary Holiday Program
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Dec 26, 2017
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Ed Rubatino
Jan 09, 2018
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Grant Eckstrom
Feb 27, 2018
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Rotary to Present Major Grant to Help the Homeless in Everett

The Rotary Club of Everett will conclude its Centennial Year celebrations on Wednesday, June 28, by presenting a $100,000 gift to Catholic Housing Services, the agency selected to build and manage a new “Housing First” facility in partnership with the City of Everett.
The Rotary gift is funded by a bequest from Rotary Past President Steve Saunders and his wife, Jo. The presentation will take place during an Everett City Council meeting, which convenes at 12:30 p.m. in City Hall. A large turnout of Rotarians is expected to attend.
The Safe Streets supportive housing facility will be an apartment building providing permanent supportive housing for 65 chronically homeless individuals, many of whom struggle extensively with mental illness and addiction. The building will have around-the-clock, on-site support services and case management for residents. Rotary selected this project because it represents a compassionate response to individuals in need, while producing health and safety solutions for city neighborhoods and commercial environments.
With a rental vacancy rate of less than two percent in our community, individuals with little or no income often have difficulty finding available housing. Those dealing with mental illness or addiction, or who have poor rental history, face an even greater challenge. The Housing First philosophy prioritizes putting individuals in stable housing, and then providing them with treatment and other services.
“Housing is the key to all of our efforts to address street-level social issues in Everett, and this project is the first major step,” said Mayor Ray Stephanson. “We are incredibly grateful for the Rotary Club of Everett’s generous gift, which will help create a community space for the building’s residents as they start their journey toward stability and recovery.”
Catholic Housing Services expects to break ground on the project this fall, and the building will open to residents in early 2019.
This contribution is one of several the Rotary Club of Everett has made to celebrate the club’s 100th year of service. In September, the club committed $100,000 more for the Everett School District’s AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) program.  
International service is another key focus. In 1987 club members joined the global “Polio Plus” effort against polio, giving more than $150,000 the first year alone. And members have donated more than $1.1 million to the Rotary International Foundation. The club is now helping people in the Dominican Republic build gardens where they can grow food to eat and sell.
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