Rotary Club of Lake Stevens
Our guest speaker this past week was Tina Mandella, Site Director for the Lake Stevens Resource Center operated by the Volunteers of America, Western Washington.
Here are some of the images from the Back-to-School Drive and the 2022 Back to School event. The Lake Stevens Resource Community Resource Center opened January 2021 and is located inside the Holy Cross Church on 20th St SE off of Hwy 9. The Center is open Monday through Thursday from 9 am to 4 pm. The Center offers a safe place to seek help and resources during times of need.
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Our special guest on Friday, November 18th, was Verna Hill discussing the history and background of the Tulalip Tribe. Verna asked our Club members present if any of us had lived in the same zip code all our lives. No one raised their hand. Verna has lived in the same zip code all her life. Verna is from Sauk/Suiattle Tribe. Verna was introduced by Jim Steinruck, an old friend who worked with her when he was the Director of Community Public Health for the Tulalip Tribe.
Verna said that over 97-98% of the tribal members have lived in the same zip code all their lives. The only time that Verna left the Tulalip Tribe was for six months. Otherwise, she has been there her entire life. She commented that her grandfather was from near Darrington and her other grandparents Elsie Price and William Price were best known as the world-famous strawberry person. Verna is one of eleven children from a blended family. She has four children of her own and four foster-children.  The baby of those children is hers. One is the President of Leadership Snohomish County.  
The Tulalip Tribe are known as the salmon people. Tulalip is composed of 22,000 acres with the hub from I-5 to seven miles, Fire Trail-Marine Drive to I-5.  Verna inquired as to how many had been to their museum. Obviously, the number of hands went up was most of us. The museum has a great history dating back to 1792 which shows the timelines up to the Judge Bolt decisions.
President Chris Vallo and Community Services Chair Brian Rewis helping at the recent Holiday Toy Drive along with many other organizations.
The American Red Cross Blood Drive co-hosted by our Rotary Club and the Lake Stevens School District made an enormous difference. Our blood drive registered 21 donors and collected 21 pints of blood. As a result, our Blood Drive will potentially save 63 lives over the coming week according to the American Red Cross. A big "Thank You" to Amy Lewandowski who is the Club organizer of the drive and to Tracy DeLorm for assisting during the day. Plus, a big shout out to the club members who participated in donating blood.
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Lake Stevens

We meet In Person
Fridays at 7:25 AM
Lake Stevens School District Educational Center
12309 22nd St NE
Lake Stevens, WA 98258
United States of America
Dru Miller and Lance Morehouse
Dec 16, 2022
Film and Sherwood
No Meeting
Dec 23, 2022
Optional Gathering at The Buzz Inn
MLK Breakfast at Everett YMCA
Jan 13, 2023
Celebrating MLK and Supporting the YMCA
Tony Barnett
Jan 20, 2023
Lake Stevens Local Exchange Program
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