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This Week's Meeting
The program at this week's meeting includes a presentation by Shannon Coy, the publisher of Snohomish Lifestyle, a community-focused magazine that aims to connect the people, places and events that make Snohomish special. The publication is part of Lifestyle Publications, LLC that has operations in 275 communities in 38 states including three other cities in Washington. Find out how a publication like this is relevant in today's video-saturated information world. Could this be something that would work in Lake Stevens?
 
Also, don't forget to sign up for the District Assembly coming up on April 6th. All members are welcome to participate and the first five are paid for. Will you be one of those five? Our Club pays for five people to participate whether or not we send people. The Assembly is an excellent training opportunity for Rotarians of all experiences. This is for New Club Officers, Rotarians who want to network, develop relations with other Rotarians, learn from other Rotarians in our District, and newer Rotarians who would like to better understand the value and meaning of Rotary. Contact President Don and let him know you're interested.
 
The Scholarship Application is now live! Share the news with the students in the Lake Stevens School District. The Deadline is Friday, April 12th! We have two applications available- one for those who want to pursue higher education at a college or university, the other for those interested in trade, vocational or technical schools. Our scholarships is perhaps the biggest thing we do as a Club in Lake Stevens. Share this link - https://lakestevensrotaryscholarship.org/
 
The District 5050 Conference is also coming up in May. Click this link to find out more and register.
 
At next week's meeting, members will vote on the 2024-2025 Board of our Club. See the article below for the complete slate.
 
The link to our YouTube Channel is now available on our website and our weekly bulletins. You can view recent online meetings. If you watch any of them, you can count it as a makeup. Just let our Secretary, Gary O'Rielly know.
Animal Welfare in Action
Our very special guest and weekly program speaker on Friday, March 22nd was Kathleen Olson, Assistant District Governor Area J and District Governor Nominee Designate and will serve as District Governor in 2026-27 who talked about "Animal Welfare In Action." Working with The Humane Society of the United States and The HSUS Animal Rescue team to help save animals who are victims of animal cruelty or neglect and from natural disasters. They assist in the ongoing care of rescued dogs and cats while providing safe animal handling, feeding, enrichment preparation, kennel cleaning to administrative tasks, all utilizing animal rescue volunteers.
They use a "Fear Free" approach to slowly encourage dogs to relax and trust humans. These pets stay at the center for as long as they're making progress, however small to prepare them for adoption.
 
Who can Volunteer?  All volunteers must be at least 18 years old, meet the essential capabilities requirements to work with dogs and cats, pass a criminal background check, complete Fear Free Sheltering Training; complete FEMA 100, 200 & 700 Disaster Training and have some experience caring for pets.
 
There is so much more to read that you can go to Purrfect Pals Cat Adoption Centers for more details. Animal Rescue Organizations in Snohomish and Skagit Counties include the Everett Animal Services Municipal Shelter; NOAH Animal Adoption Center and Spay & Neuter Clinic; Pasado's Safe Haven; Progressive Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) Animal Shelters and Wildlife Center; Sarvey Wildlife Center, Humane Society of Skagit Valley and Purrfect Pals Cat Adoption Centers.
 
Kathleen's classification is Animal Welfare and she has been involved since 1998 starting out at Pt. Defiance Zoological Society, Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County and Purrfect Pals Cat Adoption Center. Kathleen joined the Tacoma #8 Rotary Club in 1994 and was Club President 2004-2005, moving to the Marysville Rotary Club in 2018 and transferred to the Arlington Rotary Club in 2021 closer to home and work. Kathleen is a Paul Harris Fellow X8Xand a Rotary Foundation Benefactor.
Proposed Board Officers and Directors 
 
Listed below is the proposed Officers and Directors for 2024-25
 
At our meeting on Friday, March 29th, we will vote on the new Board
Officers
President                                Ron Rasmussen
President-Elect                      Brian Rewis
President-Nominee                Lance Morehouse
Past President                        Don Iverson
Secretary                                Gary O'Rielly
Treasurer                               Laurie Westover
 
Directors
Club Services                        Ilene Levering
Community Services            Brian Rewis
Foundation                            Reshal Ploeger
International Services          Lynda Routh
Membership                          Kyle Strand
Vocational Services               Kristin Odegaard
Public Image                         Rand Southam
 
Non-Board Member
Program Committee             Kendra Pinkleman
 
We need as many of you as possible to attend and participate in voting but better than voter turn out in most of our elections.
 

Scholarship Application Now Available!

The 2024 Rotary Club of Lake Stevens Scholarship Application is now available! The process is done completely online. Click this link to get started. Students can choose to apply for the college and university scholarship or the vocational, technical or trade school scholarship. Students, please read the instructions carefully. Make sure you fully understand the questions and demonstrate in your answers that you have done your research. The deadline is Friday, April 12, 2024. Applicants are then selected for interviews and scholarships are awarded at one of our Club Meetings in later May. We will also present them to students at the Lake Stevens High School Scholarship Recognition Night. Click this link to get started and good luck!
Mark Your Calendars!
Member Vote
2024-2025 Board
29 March 2024

 
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​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.
 
The School Year has started up and so have our Club Meetings! Contact Mrs. Odegaard for more information!
Find out the latest at our Facebook site.
 
Our regular Rotary Club Meetings are at the Lake Stevens School District Educational Service Center lower level Community Room located at 12309 22nd St NE. We start at 7:30 am. Click here for the online link. There will not be any breakfast served. However, coffee will be available. Visitors are always welcome.
Speakers
Apr 05, 2024
YMCA
Apr 12, 2024
State of the city
Apr 26, 2024
Washington Legislation 2024
May 03, 2024
State of Snohomish County Sheriffs Office
May 17, 2024
Mental Health
May 24, 2024
Scholarship Breakfast
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Upcoming Events
Rotary District Assembly
Kwantien Polytechnic University
Apr 06, 2024
8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
 
Fireside at the Lake Stevens Brewery
Lake Stevens Brewery
Apr 09, 2024
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
 
Rotary Board Meeting
Lake Stevens Brewery
Apr 09, 2024
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
 
District 5050 Conference
Mt. Vernon High School
May 04, 2024
8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
 
Rotary Board meeting
Lake Stevens Community Food Bank
May 07, 2024
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
 
Fireside at the Lake Stevens Brewery
Lake Stevens Brewery
May 14, 2024
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
 
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