This Week's Meeting
This week's meeting includes a presentation by Rebecca Minelga of Guide Dogs for the Blind - a training organization for puppies who could eventually be guide dogs for the visually impaired. Minelga is an author, speaker and adventurer who also happens to raise and train dogs to help the blind. She has raised a dozen puppies over the past twenty years.
Make sure you have paid your dues for the next half year. Contact Jak if you have any questions or need to make arrangements.
Thank you to the Members and guests who helped with the Roadside Clean up last Saturday.
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.
Black Forest Mushrooms
Our guest speaker on Friday, January 26th was Nathanael Engen, Black Forest Mushrooms pictured above with a display of various mushrooms. In the depths of the Pacific Northwest lies old growth forest hidden in the mist. A soft glow finds its way through the canopy to the forest floor. More mysterious than the dark forest, mushrooms take advantage of this perfect symbiotic environment. According to Nathanael, mushroom growing is under a controlled environment farming.
Black Forest Mushrooms conducts tours on Sundays at 11 am and the cost is $30 and you leave with a product growing kit. The office in on Hewitt in Everett. Each mushroom has its own distinct flavor and texture. Some varieties can even be used an alternative meat in most recipes. According to Nathanean mushrooms are still surprising us with new discoveries and applications every day.
Black Forest Mushrooms is honored to locally cultivate and hand-deliver these incredible, mystical and wonderfully nutritious gourmet mushrooms from their farm to your door. Their goal is to produce 6,000 pounds of mushrooms in February and donate them to three Food Banks.
96 Years Young
On Friday, January 26th, Joyce Bell, a founding member of our Club celebrated her 96 birthday. Our Club would not be in existence without her early involvement and dedication to the Lake Stevens community. We were honored to sing a Happy Birthday wish to Joyce although that may be stretch on her part listening to our singing. Thank you for all that you have done for our community and our Rotary family.
Roadside Clean Up
On a cold rainy Saturday morning, eight members of our Club and two members of the Rotaract Club of Snohomish County (not pictured) helped clean up North Cove Park, Main Street and 16th St. to N Machias Rd. In spite of the rainy weather conditions all ten of us had a great time cleaning up the streets and the park.
Luck of the Irish Raffle
One of special guests at our Club Meeting on Friday, January 26th was Morgan Crosby, Rotaract Club of Snohomish County selling Luck O' The Irish tickets to support the SnoCo YES 2024 students and their international humanitarian service project in rural Guatemala.
The drawing is on March 16th at the Luck O' The Irish Game Night Stilly Valley Center in Arlington. Tickets are $10 each.
Membership Dues
Members- invoices were sent to you for the semi-annual dues and voluntary contribution to The Rotary Fund (EREY). Cash, check, Venmo are all acceptable ways to make that payment. If you have yet to make your dues payment please contact the Treasurer to let him know when you will take care of this. Check your email for the invoice and be part of the Paid group. Thank you for supporting your Club.
Mark Your Calendars!
Board Meeting
6 February 2024


​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.
Feb 09, 2024
Feb 16, 2024
HOME- Helping Our Miniature Equines
Feb 23, 2024
SnoSwim School
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Upcoming Events
Fireside at the Lake Stevens Brewery
Lake Stevens Brewery
Feb 13, 2024
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Fireside at Loren's Home
Loren Hole's
Feb 16, 2024
5:30 PM – 9:00 PM
YAIL Conference
Neighborhood House
Mar 01, 2024 5:00 PM –
Mar 03, 2024 2:00 PM
District Grants Management Seminar
Silver Reef Casino Resort
Mar 02, 2024
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Maple Hall
Mar 02, 2024
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Rotary Board Meeting
Lake Stevens Community Food Bank
Mar 05, 2024
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Fireside Lake Stevens Brewery
Lake Stevens Brewery
Mar 12, 2024
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Rotary Board Meeting
Lake Stevens Community Food Bank
Apr 02, 2024
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
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