Rotary Club of Lake Stevens
Photos taken by Tracy regarding lots of new and gently used coats, hats, gloves and new socks and from Kristin for the Interact Club's Sock Drive that will be delivered to Tracy for inclusion in our Clothing Drive. You can still donate to our drive and drop them off at DeLorm Family Dental on Dec 2nd until 5pm or on Friday, December 4th between the hours of 8-4 pm. Great job everyone!
Interact has submitted three drawings done by their members for the "Stand Up Against Bullying" campaign which is part of the Promise campaign. The photos were submitted to 2020 Interact Awards campaign. Voting on the submission by our Interact Club starts on Saturday, December 5th and runs through December 13th. And the submissions receiving the most votes will be awarded the "Fan Favorite." Click here for access to the submission gallery. The Fan Favorite Awards will be announced on December 15th. On December 19th, eight finalists in the running for "Best Video" and "Runner Up" will be announced. 
From our Interact Club -This is a way to help promote Bullying Prevention.
We will share this with the Lake Stevens Elementary Schools. This is a photo but I was unable to include the video at this time. 
Winterfest Holiday Market on December 5th from 11 am-3 pm.  We will be sharing our tent with the Lake Stevens Food Bank and the Arts and Parks Foundation. We will be handing out water and sharing our Rotary Story with the community while practicing social distancing and the wearing of a face mask. 
Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.
Our guest speaker on Friday, November 20th was Richard White, Senior Manager, State and Local Government Operations with The Boeing Company. The photo was taken three years ago when Rich visited our Club and gave an update on the history of the company. This past Friday, Rich gave an overview of the current market and the health crisis around the world which has shown a drop in air traffic worldwide by more than 73% compared to 2019. The domestic markets are leading the recovery with domestic travel at 12%. Rich provided details on the number of airlines worldwide flying with the results of each being at half full.
The 737 Max return to the skies will be huge in determining the economic recovery and Boeing is taking action to position it for the future. Navigating through the dynamic economic recovery and constantly requires assessing the business impact.
Our esteemed Director of the Rotary Foundation of Lake Stevens, Jim Haugen, updated our Club talked about One Rotary Club - Two Foundations. They are the Rotary Foundation of Lake Stevens and the Rotary International Foundation. Until Jim joined our Club, our RCLS Foundation wasn't meeting the expectations of the District and Rotary International. Once Jim took over the responsibilities of the Foundations, we have gradually grown to meet and exceed District and RI goals.
The RCLS Foundation was established on December 31, 1998. The Rotary International Foundation was first seeded in 1917 when Arch Klumph's idea for a endowment fund was mentioned. In 1928, the Rotary Foundation was formally named. In 1929, the Foundation made its first gift of $500 to the International Society for Crippled Children. The organization, created by Rotarian Edgar F. "Daddy" Allen, later grew into Easter Seals.
The Lake Stevens Rotary Charitable Foundation Board of Directors consists of Ken Collins, President; Reshal Ploeger, Vice President; Laurie Westover, Past President; Chris Vallo, Treasurer; Gary O'Rielly, Secretary; Ilene Levering, Avenue of Community Service and Lance Morehouse, Avenue of Vocational Service.
The RCLS Foundation assets are $134,248. The Loren Hole Endowment Fund is $68,166. This Endowment was started in 2007. The RCLS Foundation has $13,596 to spend this year with the possibility of another $6,000 to spend.
The Mission of the Rotary International Foundation is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvements of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.  The Charity Navigator has given the Rotary Foundation a Four Star rating and we have been told that Linkedin has rated the Foundation as the #2 in the world. In the Rotary Foundation, 92% of funds are spent on program awards and operations.
Leslie Elsemore, Co-Founder of the Lake Stevens Education Foundation, along with the late and very beloved Terri Spencer updated our Club on the Foundation and its activities. Leslie shared the latest news from the LSEF talking about a fundraiser for teachers to come up with innovative ways to teaching. Leslie's mentioned that her father was a Rotarian and a Paul Harris Fellow. LSEF was organized in 1993 by parents, community members and the school district administrators for the purpose of providing an alternative source of support for district programs and scholarships. LSEF is a separate entity from the Lake Stevens School District.
Leslie talked about the importance of the Dolly Parton Imagination Library which is a unique early-years book gifting program that partners with local community sponsors to mail a new, age-appropriate book each month to children from birth through age 5, creating a library of up to 60 books and instilling a love of books, reading and learning. Dolly Parton started the program in 1995 in her home county. The program went nationwide in 2000. LSEF is the Lake Stevens Community affiliate. The program is open to children living within the Lake Stevens School District. The goal is simple. Every child to have books, to be read to 20 minutes every day and to be ready to be successful in school. Since 2008, over 2,500 children in Lake Stevens have received books. Leslie acknowledged that our Club has sustained the Dolly Parton Imagination Library program. The cost of the Dolly Parton program is $25 per child per month. Each month, LSEF mails books to 750 school age children in Lake Stevens. The Post Office has an agreement with Leslie that if a book is undeliverable they will return the books to Leslie.
Our Lake Stevens High School Interact Club performing a  Service Project picking up litter around the school grounds on Saturday, November 7th. Thank you so much for your effort.
Important news

​Interact is a service club for youth ages 14-18. The name is a combination of the words international​ and action​. We join Clubs in over 120 countries around the world. The global youth network is dedicated to community and international service. Every Interact Club project, great or small, has a lasting impact on society worldwide.
Club​ Meetings
The Interact Club has resumed their weekly meetings each Wednesday, 10 am. Contact Mrs. Odegaard for login information. ​Find out the latest at our Facebook site.

Lake Stevens

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Fridays at 7:25 AM
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Lake Stevens, WA 98258
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