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Student of the Month from Everett High is Eduardo Heredia-Romero. His AVID teacher said “what stands out most about Eduardo is his unshakable ability to show care towards others. Even when things have been difficult for Eduardo personally, he has taken the time to listen to a classmate in need or to let me know that someone was really hurting. The world is going to be a better place because of Eduardo.”



Student of the Month from Cascade High is Max White. His curiosity extends beyond classroom lectures and homework. He is involved in band, Future Business Leaders of America, track, swim, cross country, CHS Link Crew, Interact Club, and more. These activities and projects allow Max to serve those around him. His down-to-earth demeanor draws people to him and his quick wit always lightens the conversation. 


Sequoia High Student of the Month is Kevin Chavez-Machain. A teacher said “"Kevin is a super dedicated student who is always, always respectful. He communicates clearly and asks questions when he doesn’t understand. He goes the extra mile.” During online classes “Kevin is always willing to turn on his camera and microphone to have a meaningful conversation about his classwork." He plans to get a degree in business.

Compass Health announced a new scholarship opportunity in partnership with the Rotary Club of Everett. The Compass Health Bright Futures Scholarship is designed for Everett-area high school students who plan to pursue studies in behavioral health or a related field in college. Totaling $6,000, the scholarship is available to current students at Everett, Cascade and Sequoia high schools who will graduate in 2021.
Interested applicants should visit the Everett Public Schools website, or consult with their student counselor to apply. The deadline is March 2, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. For questions, or to learn more about Compass Health and community-based behavioral healthcare, please visit: www.compasshealth.org.
Goldfinch Brothers Teams with Rotary to Fund Scholarships
Two long time Everett institutions have joined to fund new scholarships for graduates from Everett schools.
Goldfinch Brothers, Inc. (GBI), in business here since 1892, will contribute $2,000 for each of two scholarships – one in construction management, the other in applied trades. The Everett Rotary Youth Foundation will add $1,000, for a total of $3,000 for each scholarship. The Rotary Club of Everett was chartered in 1917.
“We are very excited to be able to give back to the community in partnership with Everett Rotary Youth Foundation,” said Greg Goldfinch, GBI CEO. “These scholarships reflect GBI’s commitment to paying it forward to the construction community to help build a better tomorrow with the next generation of leaders.”
The new scholarships recognize the importance of training in industrial and technical skills as a foundation for both personal success and community economic development.
GBI is a market leader in commercial and residential glass and glazing services, bringing consistency and attention to detail that is unmatched in the industry. GBI provides complete and accurate estimates, supported by CAD design engineers, professional project management, and end-to-end quality assurance for both commercial and residential projects. Goldfinch Brothers recently moved from downtown Everett to a new 83,000 square foot facility located at 11300 Beverly Park Road near Paine Field.
Students at Cascade, Everett and Sequoia High Schools and Everett Community College who wish to apply for the new scholarships should consult with their student counselors about the requirements and application process. Deadline for scholarship applications is Tuesday, March 2, 2021. Scholarship winners will be announced in May.

Selflessness and How It Combats Poverty and Opportunity Imbalance

On Monday, January 18th, the Everett High School INTERACT Club made a presentation at the High School’s MLK Assembly. INTERACT Club is dedicated to serving the people around us. We partner with the Rotary Club of Everett to do service projects that benefit our school, the community, and the world.
The INTERACT Officers, Eduardo and Molly, presented the history of poverty, a call to action from Martin Luther King, Jr., How INTERACT has addressed poverty and other means of service and their final say.
Click here to view the PowerPoint Slide Presentation to learn more about the work the INTERACT Club is doing to spread kindness throughout the community.
About the Rotary Club of Everett
Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide to provide humanitarian service and build goodwill and peace. Chartered in 1917, the Rotary Club of Everett is one of three Rotary clubs in Everett and a total of more than 35,000 Rotary clubs in 182 countries.
In 2020 the Rotary Club of Everett provided $214,000 in scholarships to students from the Everett area. The club also supports college-bound students in the Everett School District’s AVID program. Club members represent a broad spectrum of business, governmental, charitable and public service occupations and support service projects in the Everett community and around the world. The club meets in an online Zoom session at 12:00 noon every Tuesday. 
One of our members,  Dr. Bill Finley, recently presented this excellent overview of the current situation with the virus known as COVID-19.  We re-present it here for your viewing,
Please continue to stay safe out there.
Local Impact
The Local Impact Committee is always looking for local opportunities to support.  Below are links to information about this program.
April 2021
Officers and Chairs
President Elect
President Elect Nominee
Vice President
Past President
Club Secretary
Membership Development Chairperson
Foundation Chairperson
Public Relations Chairperson
Club Bulletin Committee Chair
Fundraising Chair
Interact Chairperson
RYLA/YAIL Chairperson
Peace/Global Scholarships Chairperson
Next Generation Project Chairperson
Education/SOM Chairperson
World Community Services Chairperson
Rotary International Chair
Youth Exchange Chairperson
Fireside Committee Chair
Fellowship Committee Chair
Resolution Committee Chair
Club Administration Chairperson
Attendance Committee Chair
Roster Committee Chair
Strategic Planning Chair
Environmental Committee Chairperson
Rotaract Chairperson
Local Impact Chairperson
House Committee Chairperson
Program Committee Chairperson
Web Management Chairperson
Service Projects Chair
President John Olson rang the bell at 12:02, calling to order meeting #5393 of the Rotary Club of Everett, our 40th virtual meeting with 40 members in attendance.
He led the club in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Will McMahan, PP, presented the Thought of the Day, with a prayer to acknowledge God’s gift of beauty.
There were no visiting Rotarians or guests.
Tammy Dunn reported on the Everett High Interact Club’s Seagulls Eat Local Restaurant Promotion. The club is highlighting one or two local Everett restaurants a week on social media. We encourage the membership to eat at these local restaurants anytime of the week.
President John announced that he sent an email on behalf of Sean George and Tom Kozaczynski regarding Compass Health Grand Opening in May 2021.
Barb George had a “bellringer” for her 76th birthday and thanked Greg Lineberry on help with getting the Covid vaccination. Her email was hacked and many people called to find out if she was okay.
Mike Holcomb had a “bellringer” to recognize Jeanne Metzger for her community work. She passed away last week.
Kelli Thode gave $30 request dollars. Sound the Alarm program has been postponed during the Covid pandemic, so the Red Cross is promoting the Educational piece and asked if anyone would be willing to talk with her so she could talk about fire safety.
Kelly Shepherd along with Cathy Woods, Amanda Overby, and Dr. Ian Saltzmann had a ‘bellringer’ as we loss Robert Polk, Everett School District Athletic Director suddenly on Sunday. Robert made our lives better and he was truly be missed.
Mark Valentine, PP, had a ‘bellringer’ for Judi Edwards who kept the ‘motor running’ for the club.
PROGRAM: Club Assembly
Kari Petrasek, VP, asked for Program suggestions for 2021-2022 year. She is the Program Chair for next year. Greg Lineberry, PE, and her are working on programs.
For today’s program, the members would be randomly assigned a breakout room. The topics of the rooms included food, vacation places, drinks, sports, and movies. This format was a great opportunity to have conversations with our fellow Rotarians.
A fun rotation with several different breakrooms with selected topics. Lots of fun reconnecting with everyone. Great conversation. Lots of laughs.
Comments from the Rotarians:
“That was fun. Thanks Kari & Greg!” – Sonya Kraski
“Very Fun” – Laura Zorick
“Almost like real conversation” – Walt Greenwood
“Very fun, great idea” – Judi Edwards
President John thanked Kari for a fun meeting. He wished everyone a great week.
Meeting adjourned.
Respectfully submitted by
Tammy Dunn
Photographs by
Tammy Dunn
Art & the Environment: NW Glass Art Series #3, presented by April Surgent, introduced by Sean Kelly
"The Rotary Club of Everett is the pre-eminent professional service club, known for its core values, support of youth education, and for successfully identifying and addressing community and international issues."
The Everett High Interact Club has started a new project called “Seagulls Eat Local” where the Interact Club will highlight the local Everett eats. Every Tuesday and Thursday, the Interact Club will feature a new restaurant on Instagram. Their goal is to encourage students, staff, and the community to eat locally to support Everett’s small restaurants during the pandemic.
The Everett High Interact Club is asking the Rotary Club of Everett and others to support “Seagulls Eat Local” by eating at the local restaurants in downtown Everett.
Here is a list of the local restaurants that the Interact Club has promoted on social media.
Participating restaurants include:
  • Café Wylde, 918 Hoyt Ave, Suite 101, Everett, WA – Café Wylde offers fully vegan and organic tasty dishes. Try their delicisou Peach Habanero Tacos. Eating options include take out, delivery with doordash, and indoor dining
  • Buck’s American Café, 2901 Hewitt Ave, Everett WA – Buck’s American Café offers Specials every night and Sunday brunch. Buck’s takes classic American dishes and add a northwestern twist. Steaks, burgers, seafood, salad, and desserts – they have it all. Try their famous Buck’s Deluxe Burger! Dine-in, takeout, delivery through ubereats , and curbside pickup are great options for eating local at Buck’s.
  • Vintage Café, 1510 Hewitt Ave, Everett WA – Vintage Café offers delicious breakfast including Omelets, steaks, and biscuits & gravy. Of course, these are only a few of the breakfast dishes. Try the Vintage Dip, a twist on the French Dip sandwich. This café meets your needs with dine-in, takeout, delivery with chownow and grubhub, and curbside pickup. They are open 9 am – 3 pm for breakfast and lunch.
  • El Paraiso Mexican Grill, 2801 Colby Ave, Everett WA – El Paraiso Mexican Grill is one of Everett’s favorite restaurants. Come down and dine-in or order online to get yourself some of your Mexican favorite dishes. They offer delivery with grubhub. They are open at 10:30 am every day so stop by soon.
  • The Irishmen, 2923 Colby Ave, Everett WA – The Irishmen Pub offers many traditional Irish dishes and drinks you may choose from. Try out their savory dishes like Banger & Mash and their whiskeys like the Jameson & Ginger. They are open 11 am – 2 pm daily and offers indoor & outdoor seating plus takeout.
Grab your family and eat at one of these local Everett Restaurants any day of the week!
Learn more about the Interact Club’s restaurant promotion by following the Everett High Interact Club’s Instagram - @everetthighinteractclub or by following the Rotary Club’s Instagram - @rotaryclubofeverett or Facebook - @rotaryclubofeverett
Big Kudos to the Everett High Interact Club’s work of Service Above Self.
Five years of work and eight visits by Rotary Club of Everett members will soon yield crops for needy farmers in the Dajabón region of the Dominican Republic.
The harvest: grants totaling nearly $107,000 from the Rotary Foundation, Everett-area Rotary clubs, Rotary District 5050 and more to help low-income Dominicans build greenhouse gardens where they will raise vegetables to eat and sell.
Dr Ian Saltzman, recently updated the club on the Everett School Districts outstanding results and provided insight into the upcoming bond election. More information and a concise video are available here.  For those who wish to contribute and support this drive, you can do so here.
April Surgent
Apr 20, 2021
Art & The Environment: Northwest Glass Art Series #3
Peyton Tune
Apr 27, 2021
Everett YMCA Update