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Tammy Dunn Named President at Rotary Club of Everett

Tammy Dunn was sworn in on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 as president of the Rotary Club of Everett, in Changing of the Guard ceremonies conducted at Henson Hall on Cedar Street in Everett. She will serve through the Rotary year, July 2022 through June 2023.
A club member since 2010, Dunn will lead the club’s 115 members as they provide community and international service under the new Rotary theme for the year: "Imagine Rotary." She is a six-time Rotary Paul Harris Fellow and serves as executive director of the Snohomish County Sports Commission.
Dunn takes over the Rotary presidency from Greg Lineberry, retired Everett policeman.
Also inducted were president-elect, Neil Angst; vice president, Michael Kvistad; past president, Greg Lineberry; treasurer, Richard Toyer; and historian, past president John Olson. Member Cathryn Cole was nominated as club secretary.
New to the board of directors and serving from July 2022 through June 2023 is Brenda Bolanos-Ivory. Also new, and serving from 2022 to 2024, are Cathy Woods, Laura Zorick, Brian Hollingshead and Andy Hall. Continuing on the board are Anna Marie Laurence, Heather Barnhart and Jesse O’Brien. Retiring from the board after two years are Joe Gaffney, Kari Petrasek, Nick Hansen and Cat Wilson.
The meeting also featured recognition and awards for outstanding Rotarians. Recognized for their service were Ralph Quaas, Rich Toyer, Anna Marie Laurence, past president Ed Petersen and Jack Robinson. Cathryn Cole received the Inspire Award, and Lineberry thanked Kelli Thode for her work as vice president. The Rotarian of the Year Award went to Kari Petrasek, who organized multiple social engagement events. Club members also saluted and thanked Lineberry for his fortitude in leading the club through a challenging year of COVID restrictions and adjustments.

Rotary Boosts 58 Everett Students with $281,500 in Scholarships

Some 58 Everett students will gain a college head start this week as the Rotary Club of Everett presents scholarships funded by club members and donors worth an unprecedented $281,500.
The total includes a new scholarship for STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) studies, funded by Fluke Corporation, and another in general studies funded by Leavitt Group Northwest.
Scholarship winners will be recognized in an in-person celebration at 6:30 p.m. May 17 at the Everett Civic Auditorium. Their individual grants range from $500 to $25,000.
“Members of the Everett Rotary Club and our community partners believe that education powers progress,” said Greg Lineberry, Rotary president.  “In a world faced with so many challenges and uncertainties, our club was humbled by the achievements and aspirations of our award recipients, and we are happy to support them as they advance their knowledge and skills.”
Rotarians in Everett work closely with school counselors to identify scholarship prospects. Those nominees are then interviewed by Rotary members, who make the final selection. In total, the club has awarded more than $5 million in scholarships.
“What the Everett Rotary does every year for our students is incredible,” said superintendent Ian Saltzman of the Everett School District. “These 58 students have worked hard throughout high school and are ready for their next educational opportunities. Having some financial assistance always makes the path a bit easier! My heartfelt gratitude to the Rotary for all their support.”
Supporting youth is a major focus for the Rotary Club of Everett. Club members share their business experiences with students participating in the school district’s AVID (Achievement Via Individual Determination) program. The club also participates in student exchange programs by sending local students overseas and hosting students from other countries.
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 person and  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.
October 2022
Officers and Chairs
President Elect
Vice President
Past President
Club Secretary
Membership Development Chairperson
Foundation Chairperson
Public Relations Chairperson
Next Generation Project Chairperson
Interact/Rotaract Chairperson
Education/Scholarships/SOM Co-Chair
Education/Scholarships/SOM Co-Chair
World Community Services Chairperson
Youth Exchange Chairperson
Wheelers Chair
Music Chair
Resolution Committee Chair
Club Administration Chairperson
Strategic Planning Chair
Executive Assistant
Roster Committee Chair
Environmental Committee Chairperson
Web Management Chairperson
Program Committee Chairperson
Local Impact Chairperson
Rotary Club of Everett
Meeting of September 13, 2022 (5,463 club meeting)
President Tammy Dunn began her 11th meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance.
Today’s Thought of the Day was switched up to “Music of the Day”. 
Mark Valentine dedicated returning students, workers, life happenings and our Seattle Seahawks first game with Tom Petty’s “Won’t Back Down”.  Great music, vocals and lyrics!
There were no visiting Rotarians or guests.
  • Kelli Thode:  Blood Drive is September 30th at the Elks Lodge from 10:30-3:30. 
Jerry Tucker will take you out for a drink (afterwards!) if you donate. 
  • Unpaid Membership Dues can be paid by mail or online through Club Runner
  • September 20th meeting is in-person only. It will be a pizza lunch for $12.
District Governor Raj will be visiting.
Happy Dollars / Birthday Bucks
  • Jerry Tucker:  Last week they had “Duck Dinner” but this week his Ducks won!
  • Neil Angst:  Celebrated WSU’s big win.  Go Cougs!
  • Mark Valentine:  Celebrating his 74th birthday with a great cruise!
  • Tom Koenig:  Sold has moved to Wenatchee.  He also suffered Transient Global Amnesia for 5-6 hours. Fortunately, he’s fine now.  Bell Ringer!
  • Paul Stoot:  Celebrated a great 59th birthday and gave a Bell Ringer!
  • Krissy Davis:  Go Mariners!
  • Anna Marie Laurence:  Is wearing a hat for a while because of skin cancer being removed.  She also shared that her husband was hiking 5 ½ miles from the Bolt fire and happy he’s safe.
  • Tom Koenig:  Tom remembered his 1st firefighting experience.  It hurts if a helicopter drop water on you!
Lucky Raffle Winners
  • Mark Valentine:  wine and nuts
  • Tom Koenig:  assorted barbeque sauces
  • Kaye Phinney:  free Rotary lunch
Program:  New Chapter for the Carl Gipson Center
President Tammy introduced Cory Armstrong-Hoss, Volunteers of America
Cory shared an informative Carl Gipson Center video, which has transitioned to partner with the Volunteers of America. The City of Everett owns the building and land. The Center closed during Covid and reopened in 2022. They currently have 632 members, with a $25 annual membership, offering recreation, activities and speakers for mind/body and health. The Center had been focused on seniors 50 and older. They have recently expanded services to refugees and young adults 18-21 years old with disabilities and underserved youth.  The Everett Public Schools is a new partner for the youth programs. 
President Tammy thanked Cory and concluded our meeting. 
Submitted respectively,
Kaye Phinney
Seeking high school students for RYLA! RYLA is October 13-16, 2022. Registration for RYLA 2022 has been extended to September 25th. In the past Rotary Club of Everett has supported this program by way of sponsoring a candidate. More information about RYLA!  
Another great opportunity for high school juniors! Rotary Club of Everett is participating in the Snohomish County YES Program. Student application deadline is September 16th. Students will have the opportunity to participate in traveling to San Jose’ Jolomtaj, Guatemala, June 30-July 10, 2023. For more information visit www.yes5050.org.
"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."
Not all students just starting college are really ready for the experience.  What are some of the things that members of the community can do when interacting with the young people to help them be better prepared?  That was the subject of Dr Chris Geyer’s presentation to the Rotary Club of Everett recently.
Based on her 14 years of classroom teaching working with incoming college students, she shared her top five suggestions.  These were:
Foster Inquiry
Right Reasons
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.
Leilani Miller
Oct 04, 2022
Millennia Ministries
DG Raj Rajagopal
Oct 11, 2022
District 5050 Update
Jessie Barton
Oct 18, 2022
Heilion: Bringing Fusion Energy in Everett & Beyond
Walt Greenwood
Oct 25, 2022 12:20 PM
Let’s Talk about Rotary
Jack Rae (District Foundation Chair)
Nov 01, 2022
Foundation Month Kickoff
Jerri Wood
Nov 08, 2022
Alzheimer's Resources & Safety
Garry Clark
Nov 29, 2022
Economic Alliance
Tracy Rubstello
Dec 06, 2022 12:00 PM
Helping Children Find a Healing Start in Foster Care
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