Rotary Club of Lake Stevens


Silent Auction is Live

Hello Lake Stevens Rotary Community Supporters!

We're so excited to announce that our Corks, Kegs & Coins Beer, and Wine Tasting Event will be in-person this year on Saturday, October 1st, at the Mill Pavilion on North Cove Park. Like years past, we will offer an online Silent Auction during the week prior to our in-person event that will end during the in-person event. All bidding for the Silent Auction items will be online so those at home can bid with those attending the in-person event. Bidding on our Live Auction items will only be available to those attending the in-person event due to Washington's Liquor Control Board rules. 

You have two ways to join in the fun and support our community: 

Register for the online Silent Auction only here:

Register for the online Silent Auction above and buy your tickets to the in-person Corks, Kegs & Coins Wine and Beer Tasting with Live Auction here:


The Lake Stevens Rotary Club - View our weekly recording of the meeting
Lynda Routh joined our Club in February and has been an active member since joining. When Lynda graduated from high school in 1978 she started working for the railroad after her father who was a locomotive engineer said, get down to the railroad and get yourself a job for the summer. First offer was to be a Train Operator but turned it down and two weeks later was called up for a clerical job.
When she first began working for the railroad everything was very archaic before computers. She was on the extra board for 13 years, work every job that was considered clerical from janitor, revenue, and billing, operating a forklift and received her weighmaster certificate. She had lots of jobs throughout her career. 
In 2007 she was transferred from Ft. Worth, Texas to the Everett area. She eventually became the Superintendent of Operations and for ten years was responsible for 300 employees and the safe on-time operation of the trains on the territory which was Seattle to New Westminster, BC and over to Wenatchee. Her operating budget was in the multi-millions.
Snohomish County Sheriff's Deputy Josh Holmes was our guest speaker on Friday, September 16th. Deputy Holmes brought his partner, Doc, with him as part of the program. Josh was here to speak about the Snohomish County K9 Foundation. The Foundation raises funds for local law enforcement agencies to help supply equipment and help fund the purchase a K9 officer.  The cost of a K9 dog is about $10,000 excluding travel for the officer, and classes with the K9.  The cost to train a K9 requires 400 hours of training for the basic handler's school and the permit to meet the state canine handler certificate. K9 dogs are acquired from Indiana which is the preferred provider where the handlers choose from among 10-15 dogs, then trains with the K9 of their choice. There are two master trainers at the Sheriff's Department.
FUNDRAISERS: Proceeds of every bag of Fur Missile coffee from Vinaccio Coffee in Monroe go to support the Snohomish County K9 Foundation.  The Tickets on Sale Now photo above "Support the Paws that Enforce the Laws" fundraiser on Saturday, November 5th at 6 pm at Hidden Meadows in Snohomish.
New membership packets were presented to Steve Alexander by the Chair of the Membership Committee Kyle Strand and to Chris Smith by President Chris Vallo. The Membership Packets are important tools to learn more about Rotary International and our Club.
In 2006, two members of our Club decided to drive Route 66 from Chicago to Santa Monica, California. Driving the TR 4 was John Morrison with Loren Hole as his passenger, they left Lake Stevens enroute to Chicago. On the route, stops in Missoula, Montana to fix an oil leak were required. From there to Deadwood, South Dakota and when they arrived in Chicago, the first stop was at Lew Mitchell's Famous diner which was the starting point of their Route 66 excursion. 
Receiving their Membership Packets from Ron Rasmussen and Kyle Strand were Rickelle Pegrum, Lynda Routh and Sam Lavis as President Chris Vallo looks on. Welcome to the Club!
This past weekend, the NFL and football season was upon us.  One member is ready for the Seahawk season to start on Monday Night Football against Russell Wilson and the Denver Broncos. Where's your Seahawk MASK?
Don Iverson, President-Elect ran the meeting on a couple Friday's ago and updated the members on the Corks, Kegs & Coins Fundraiser. Don started the discussion by showing the layout of the Mill and a diagram of the event with an outside foyer available for adult guests to sit and enjoy wine or beer. We have retained the services of an Auctioneer Paul Rogers. Challenges with the sound system were debated and questions arose about the State's requirements, but it is under control according to Don.
Club members are reminded to push Coin Quest ticket sales, bring a Silent Auction or two items, two bottles of wine and 2 large bottles of beer. Deadline for submitting Silent Auction items is two weeks before Oct. 1st event. Silent Auction will be available at Greater Giving one week prior to the event.
Our newest member, Steve Alexander, gave his Classification Talk during last Friday meeting. Steve works for a company called Smart Cremation and his classification is Funeral Director. Nine years ago, his mother-in-law passed away. His mother-in-law had 4 daughters and had no plans in place when she died. There weren't any discussions about what to do when his mother-in-law died. Misunderstanding about the cost involved and cremation followed. 
Steve was originally from Washington DC. Steve was a member of Rotary about 30 years ago. Moved to this area in 2004. Rented a house for four months before buying a home. Steve enjoys remodeling houses. He remodeled a house in Granite Falls that was over 6,300 sq. ft. and was a complete shell. As he recounts his story, he bought the view and got the house for free. He remodeled the house and enjoyed every minute of it.
Join us on Saturday, October 1st at our Annual Corks, Kegs and Coin Fundraiser at the Mill in downtown Lake Stevens. This is our major fundraiser to raise funds for scholarships and other local projects. A Fund-A-Cause will be part of the evening festivities to support the Lake Stevens Food Bank Building campaign. Coin Quest tickets are on sale by our Rotary Club members. Fun time with a great venue, an auctioneer, fantastic buffet and so much more.
The Farmers Market in downtown Lake Stevens involved our Club having a booth. Working the second shift was Scott Smith, Brian Rewis and Angie Hein. The first shift was manned by Gary O'Rielly and Lynda Routh. Free water on a sweltering day is extremely popular. Several individuals stopped by asking about membership in our Club during the first shift. This was the last time this year for our Club since Farmers Market ends this coming Wednesday, August 31st.  Fun time. Wonderful conversations and great watching Lake Stevens community members enjoying the market and North Cove Park. A big shout out to Jim Haugen for bringing the tent, cooler and Rotary supplies to us for set up.  Always on hand ready to help. 
Our Club fielded two teams at the District 5050 GolFun tournament held at Homestead Farms Golf Course in Lynden on Friday, August 26th. This is the first time that we have had two foursomes competing in the tournament. Chris Vallo, Club President, his son Brad, Ron Rasmussen, President-Nominee and Gary O'Rielly, Club Secretary were one team, and the other team was Chris Jacobson, his nephew Lewis, Connor Davis, and Chad Pinkelman. No prizes for our two teams but a fun time playing golf, enjoying each other's conversations around the golf course and at dinner. Magnificent event for our Club and the District.
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Member Birthdays:
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