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Welcome to Sedro-Woolley Rotary Club! Club #188

Sedro-Woolley

Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 12:00 PM
Sedro Woolley Community Center
Meeting Address
703 Pacific Street
Sedro-Woolley, WA  98284
United States
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THE 42nd GREAT SEDRO-WOOLLEY FOOTRACE
 
The 42nd Great Sedro-Woolley Footrace will be taking place on Thursday July 4, 2019.  Visit the website at http://www.sedrowoolleyfootrace.com/ for more information and to register.   Come and see all the Sedro-Woolley Rotarians helping at the registration tables, at the start/finish line, at the intersections for traffic control.   Bottles of water have been generously donated by Dewayne Lane Ford.  Net proceeds go to the Sedro-Woolley Rotary Club's high school graduate scholarship program.
On February 7th, the Club hosted the annual Crystal Ball event. The ever-popular test of random knowledge proved to be a great time.  Thanks to our Sergeant at Arms Phil Mihelich for giving us the humorous history of the losers and winners of Crystal Ball as a prequel.  Many thanks also to Mike Moser for leading the committee.  And more thanks to John Ward for the many questions he again put together for "the test".  We found out who this year's winners were after great anxiety in the deliberate process lead by Bill McCann.  The high honor this year goes to Steve Massey!  Congratulations Steve for your superior intellect!!  The ahem...not so high honor went to.... well, you had to be there!
Avery Martin's Work Party... Machines, quads, chainsaws, fires, fence posts, hot dogs, chili , and lots of fun!!
Installation Dinner on June 29, 2018 at The Grand Willow
 
Calling all Sedro-Woolley Rotarians!   Please join us for the Installation Banquet on June 29, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at the Grand Willow.    We will be celebrating the great year we just had under the leadership of President Avery Martin, and installing Carl Garrison as President for the 2018-2019 Rotary year.  
 
You must sign up to attend as space is limited.  Please sign up at the Rotary meeting, call Becky Elde at 360-770-9427 or email Becky@BeckyElde.com to put your name on the list.
 
The Grand Willow is located at 17926 Dunbar Road, Mount Vernon, WA  98273.   There is extra parking across the street from the entrance to the Grand Willow.
 
SEDRO-WOOLLEY ROTARY FOUNDATION AUCTION
 
The Sedro-Woolley Rotary Foundation annual auction is coming up on Friday, May 4, 2018 at Christ the King in Burlington Washington.  Visit the auction website at  http://sedrowoolleyrotaryauction.com/index.html
 
“Masquerade Ball" is this year’s theme.  You are encouraged to look online for ideas of what to wear to a Masquerade Ball.  Be imaginative, have fun with it, and most of all, wear a mask!
 
Christ the King
1000 Fountain Street
Burlington, WA  98233

5:00 pm - Doors Open, Liquid refreshments, Games and Silent Auction Bidding
6:20 pm - Red Silent Auction closes
6:40 pm - Green Silent Auction closes
6:45 pm - 1st three raffles for hanging basket
6:50 pm - Board Drawings
6:55 pm - Best of Live Drawing
7:00 pm - Invocation and Salad
7:05 pm - Basket Raffles 4-9
7:15 pm - Dinner/Live Auction Begins

After Item 5 - Call for Dessert Dash bids/ Blue Silent Auction(certificates) close
After Item 15 - Dessert Dash/ Almost Live Auction closes/basket raffle 10-12
End of Live - Drawing for a GREAT PRIZE - (must be present to win)
Who will be the smartest and not smartest of our Club?
 
Find out at the meeting how you did in predicting events of 2017 and take the test for 2018!
 
2016 Winner Steve Huggins is hoping for a repeat while Louie Requa is not!
 
This Club tradition has been happening since 1944!
 
This will be our program for the regular meeting!
 
Cost is $5.00
Make sure to attend, and bring family members, to our Thursday noon meetings to enjoy Christmas Music presented by the Sedro-Woolley High School music groups for the following meetings:
 
November 30, 2017 - Sedro-Woolley High School Jazz Band
 
December 7, 2017 - Sedro-Woolley High School Jazz Choir
 
December 14, 2017 - Sedro-Woolley High School Orchestra

CHRISTMAS PARTY! 

The annual Sedro-Woolley Rotary Christmas Party will be held on Saturday December 2, 2017 beginning at 6:00 PM at the home of John & Katy Janicki's, 13563 Teak Lane, Mount Vernon (Clear Lake).   Join your fellow Rotarians and family to ring in the Christmas season with great food, fun, fellowship and caroling.  Please remember to bring a cash donation or non-perishable food items for the Helping Hands Food Bank. 

 

 

 

 

ROTARY BINGO NIGHT 

Wednesday December 13, 2017

Sedro-Woolley Community Center

Dinner served from 5:00 - 6:30 PM

Bingo starts at 6:00 PM

$10.00 for dinner and bingo cards

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Sedro-Woolley Rotary Golf Tournament

Two Person Scramble (Rotarians, Family, & Friends)

Starting at 4:00 PM on Thursday September 14, 2017

Overlook Golf Course

Even if you don't play in the Tournament,

come enjoy the BBQ following the tournament!

INSTALLATION DINNER IS FRIDAY JUNE 23, 2017 @ 6:00

The Sedro-Woolley Rotary Installation is where the club will be installing our new President, Avery Martin, along with our incoming Officers and Directors.  It will be held on June 23, 2017 at the Grand Willow located at 17926 Dunbar Road, Mount Vernon.  The festivities will begin at 6:00 p.m.   Dinner will be served at 6:30.  This is sure to be a fun evening with your fellow Rotarians.

If you have not signed up yet, please contact Past President Becky Elde at 360-770-9427 or email Becky@BeckyElde.com to sign up as we need to give a number to our caterer no later than June 16th.

SEDRO-WOOLLEY ROTARY FOUNDATION AUCTION
 
The Sedro-Woolley Rotary Foundation annual auction is coming up on Friday, May 5, 2017 at Christ the King in Burlington Washington.  Visit the auction website at  http://sedrowoolleyrotaryauction.com/index.html
 
“Northern Lights-Celebrating our Rotary Stars” is this year’s theme and we encourage you to dress in the vibrant colors of the Northern Lights so you shine bright like all of our Rotary Stars.
 
Christ the King
1000 Fountain Street
Burlington, WA  98233

5:00 pm - Doors Open, Liquid refreshments, Games and Silent Auction Bidding
6:20 pm - Red Silent Auction closes
6:40 pm - Green Silent Auction closes
6:45 pm - 1st three raffles for hanging basket
6:50 pm - Board Drawings
6:55 pm - Best of Live Drawing
7:00 pm - Invocation and Salad
7:05 pm - Basket Raffles 4-9
7:15 pm - Dinner/Live Auction Begins

After Item 5 - Call for Dessert Dash bids/ Blue Silent Auction(certificates) close
After Item 15 - Dessert Dash/ Almost Live Auction closes/basket raffle 10-12
End of Live - Drawing for GO PRO - (must be present to win)
CRYSTAL BALL WINNERS!
 
Steve Huggins wins the 2017 Crystal Ball Award for the top guesser!  Louie Requa did not do so well.   There is always next year.
DISTRICT GOVERNOR SCOTT DUDLEY TO VISIT ON OCTOBER 6, 2016
 
Scott Dudley and his wife, Christine or “Saint Christine” which she is called and deservedly so, live on Whidbey Island in the City of Oak Harbor, Washington.  
 
Scott joined the Rotary Club of North Whidbey Island Sunrise back in January of 2001 but became a “Rotarian” on a wheelchair distribution trip to Mexico several years later.  He has since done great work in both Haiti as well as Honduras.

Scott was a recipient of Rotary International’s “Service Above Self” Award, one of Rotary's highest recognitions.

He is a Major Donor as well as a member of the Paul Harris Society and a member of Rotary Foundation’s Bequest Society.
 
When he is not working on his Rotary Club’s next project or volunteering at the Rotary District Level, Scott can be found managing his investment office in Oak Harbor, Washington.
 
Scott stays active and as of July 2016, completed his 21st marathon.
 
He also served as the Mayor of the City of Oak Harbor, from 2012 through 2015.
 
Scott and Christine love to travel and have a total of five children.

Those that know Scott, know that he is a huge Seattle Seahawks fan but even a bigger fan of Rotary!

INSTALLATION DINNER IS FRIDAY JUNE 24, 2016 @ 5:00

The Sedro-Woolley Rotary Installation is where the club will be installing our new President, David Bricka, along with our incoming Officers and Directors.  It will be held on June 24, 2016 at the Grand Willow located at 17926 Dunbar Road, Mount Vernon.  The festivities will begin at 5:00 p.m.   Dinner will be served at 6:30.  This is sure to be a fun evening with your fellow Rotarians.

If you have not signed up yet, please contact Past President Becky Elde at 360-770-9427 or email Becky@BeckyElde.com to sign up as we need to give a number to our caterer no later than June 17th.

GEOFF MCCANN WINS 2015 CRYSTAL BALL!
Congratulations to Geoff McCann as the winner of the 2015 Crystal Ball contest for correctly predicting 24 out of 30 questions about future events.  The worst prognosticator was Mark Christ who only correctly predicted 6 of the same 30 questions.   If you want to take part in the 2016 Crystal Ball contest, please see the download files on the website.   

Be sure not to miss the upcoming programs at our Thursday noon meetings at the Community Center:

February 12, 2015:  Aaron Janicki will speak about the Bioengineering project with the Gates Foundation

February 19, 2015:  Representatives from District 5050 will discuss its International Project Alliance (IPA) program

February 26, 2015:  The Sedro-Woolley Cub Football team will give a presentation about its State Championship Year

Dr. Teak Martin has won the 2014 Crystal Ball contest as the best prognosticator of events over the past year. Congratulations Teak!

ImageRotarian Mark Christ began his year as Club President and was presented the Presidential Gavel at a recent club meeting.    We are looking forward to a great year under the leadership of President Mark.

ImageCongratulations to Rotarians David Bricka, Becky Elde, and Jack Turner as they were named this years Paul Harris Fellows, along with community member Carol Freeman.    Well done!

RIVERFRONT PARK SUMMER CONCERTS

Mark your calendars and share these dates with your friends.  This years concert series is Sponsored by Dwayne Lane's North Cascade Ford, Janicki Industries, Seven Sisters, Whidbey Island Bank, City of Sedro-Woolley and the Sedro-Woollary Rotary Foundation. 

INSTALLATION DINNER IS JUNE 20, 2014 @ 6:00

The Sedro-Woolley Rotary Installation is where the club will be installing our new President, Mark Christ, along with our incoming Officers and Directors.  It will be held on June 20, 2014 at Eagle Haven Winery.  The festivities wll begin at 6:00 p.m.  Double Barrell BBQ will be catering and it will be a fun evening with your fellow Rotarians.

If you have not signed up yet, please contact President Becky Elde at 360-770-9427 or email Becky@BeckyElde.com to sign up as I need to give a number to our caterer no later than June 11th.

THE GREAT SEDRO-WOOLLEY FOOTRACE

The 37th Annual Great Sedro-Woolley Footrace is set to take place on Friday July 4, 2014, sponsored by the Sedro-Woolley Rotary Club, Skagit Runners and Loggerodeo.   As is tradition, individuals can participate in the 2 miles fun run/walk, or the 5.17 mile race.   Thank you to all the Sedro-Woolley Rotarians who volunteer to make the event a great success!

 Online Registration is available at www.sedrowoolleyfootrace.com

 Or go to downloads on the home webpage to print off a registration application.

 

 

 

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Greetings Fellow Rotarians,

Many of you are aware that the district is providing clubs with an engagement survey through “Survey Monkey”.  Rotary in North America has struggled with declining membership over the last few years.  In an effort to understand why members leave we are recommending that clubs survey their members. Engagement surveys have been shown to lower the loss of club members.

The district is providing the resources but the results are going straight to the individual clubs and all surveys confidential. All data is collected without names.

We would like to encourage everyone to take a few minutes to fill out the survey for your club.  

We have made it as easy as possible.  You just need to go to the district website at www.district5050.org

You do NOT need to log in. There is a BUTTON on the right side of the HOME PAGE that takes you to the survey.  Just click on your club and take the survey.

Thank you to all of you who have already filled out your survey.  

ROTARY BINGO NIGHT!

Tuesday January 21, 2014

Sedro-Woolley Community Center

Dinner served from 6:00 - 7:00 PM

Bingo starts at 6:30 PM

$10.00 for dinner and bingo cards

 ROTARY DISTRIBUTES DICTIONARIES!

Sedro-Woolley Rotarians handed out over 350 new dictionaries to third grade students throughout the Sedro-Woolley School District and the Concrete School District.  Pictured is Rotarian Keith Wagoner and his wife Wen distributing dictionaries at Mary Purcell Elementary School on December 20, 2013.  This is the fifth year of this wonderful project started by Rotary President Rick Tesarik in 2008.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

August 18, 2013:  Last Concert in the Park @ Riverfront Park - 6:00PM

August 21, 2013: Area I Softball game @ Riverfront Park - 5:30PM

September 5, 2013:  District Governor @ noon meeting & BBQ @ Riverfront Park - 5:30PM

September 12, 2013: Rotary Golf Tournament @ Overlook - 5:00PM

December 6, 2013:  Rotary Christmas Party @ Massey's - 5:30PM

 
 
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