Rotary Club of Lake Stevens
In honor of Josie, our Rotary Exchange Student who is going to Norway, our two past presidents sang the Norwegian Fight song out of respect for her destination. Your guess is as good as mine whether the fight song was Mitt lille land, listed as the new national anthem in 2011 or was it another song that they developed unexpectedly out of the blue?  Will we ever know the "rest of the story?"
Our guest speaker for Friday, January 13th was Terry Bockovich who spoke about the Down to Earh program she is involved with at this time. According to Terry there are 1,094 community gardens in the state since the beginning of the Eagle Ridge Community Garden. Working on a transition program at Mt. Pilchuck with new growing space and with the Lake Stevens Community Resource Center. Partnering with Steve Allen, who will be adding murals to each of the projects. Currently trying to raise money for his projects.
In my time in Lake Stevens, we had the duck, now the Vikings and the newest is Fred the Dragon. Fred was extremely popular on Halloween night at the Mill in downtown Lake Stevens when the community celebrated.
The most popular character at the Halloween celebration with families taking pictures of their children in the arms around Fred the Dragon. Gary O'Rielly, Club Secretary and Chris Vallo, Club President presented a certificate and badge to Fred the Dragon's co-owner, Laurie Westover.
The role of our Sergeant of Arms? From jumpstarting the meeting with a brief exercise to fleecing our members, all in the name of goodwill, better friendships, and just all-around fun. He even fleeced his mom who was his guest all going to our Foundation and a good cause for the community.
President Chris and Kyle Strand, Chair of the Membership Committee, welcome Joel Engstrom of the Banner Financial Group and owner of Nationwide Alternative Lender. Joel was sponsored by Brian Rewis.
Our special program was a preview of the short film by Thiao Dadalt and Dru Miller (Lake Stevens) about a autistic teenager Duke Peters. Dru was unable to join us for the viewing and asked Lance Morehouse to introduce the program. Duke lives a life of silence. He has no voice to speak from and can only communicate through groans, shouts, and violent outbursts. As his family begins to fall apart under the pressure of caring for him, Duke must find his voice to keep them together.  In the end, they discover that Duke can communicate through his iPad with beautifully written sentences as he finds his path forward with his family intact. A beautifully written short film that will enlighten the audience.  
On a cold winter night, our Rotary Club participated in the Lights of Lake Stevens as one of the Sleigh Stops All Around the Lake. Our Sleigh Stop was at the entrance to The Mill. The Saturday evening event was from 5-7 pm.
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Fridays at 7:25 AM
Lake Stevens School District Educational Center
12309 22nd St NE
Lake Stevens, WA 98258
United States of America
No Formal Meeting 30 Dec
Kristina Schweizer and Group
Jan 27, 2023
Skyline Elementary Playground Remodel
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Brian Rewis
    January 2
  • Joel Engstrom
    January 16
  • Jim Steinruck
    January 17
  • Joyce Bell
    January 26
Spouse/Partner Birthdays:
  • Dawn Steinruck
    January 14
  • Mike Westover
    January 24
  • Rickelle Pegrum
    Jeff Pegrum
    January 2
Join Date:
  • Lance Morehouse
    January 1, 2015
    8 years
  • Jim Haugen
    January 15, 1989
    34 years
  • Angie Hein
    January 17, 2017
    6 years
  • Chris Vallo
    January 24, 2017
    6 years

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