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Len Maio
March 7
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March 26
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March 27
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March 29
Kari Petrasek
March 31
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Jo Anne Sjoholm
March 21
Mar 02, 2021
Advances in Stroke Treatment
Mar 16, 2021
Snohomish County PUD
Mar 30, 2021
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Tammy Dunn
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Rotary Club of Everett
Larry O'Donnell, PP, and Zeb Cobbs were talking about Zeb's wife Betty and how Larry remembered her way back when Woodside Elementary School was new. Forty years has passed since then and the conversation naturally turned to things to do in retirement. Wick Temple asked Tom Koenig, PP, if he was retired and yes, Tom is retired and in his free time he has been experimenting with his "smoker, grill, bar-b-que" and today he was making Lox. Tom said that if his Lox turn out well (was it not well) then he will donate some packages to Wick's auction. 
The retired effervescent Deborah Wright, PP, joined in with a backdrop green screen showing the backs of two orange shirted people. When Deborah moved it looked like the words on the shirts read something about ending polo when she moved back you could se the words were about eradicating polio. (Thank you to all Rotarians and the Gates Foundation who continue to contribute time and resources to ridding the world of polio.)
President John Olson rang the bell as 44 people were present then the noon hour arrived (66 were soon onboard) and the meeting started.
President John began his 33rd virtual meeting, our 49th virtual meeting and our 5386th meeting of the Rotary Club of Everett.
President John delivered the Pledge of Allegiance and led us into the highly anticipated Rotary Club of Everett's Annual Fundraiser luncheon.
Tammy Dunn provided us with these Rotary related and inspirational thoughts.
Today, February 23rd, is Rotary’s 116th birthday. On this day in 1954 a group of school children in Pittsburg received the first injections of the new polio vaccine, developed by Dr. Jonas Salk.
Jackie Robinson- “Life is not a spectator sport. If you’re going to spend your whole life in the grandstand just watching what goes on, in my opinion, you’re wasting your life.” Kareem Abdul-Jabbar – “I think the good and the great are only separated by the willingness to sacrifice.” Michael Jordan – “Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.” Jesse Owens – “We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, discipline and effort.” Doug Williams – “Never give up, never give in, and when the upper hand is ours, may we have the ability to handle the win with the same dignity that we absorbed the loss.” Serena Williams – Tammy’s favorite quote: “It doesn’t matter what your background is and where you came from, if you have dreams and goals, that’s all that matters.”
No visiting Rotarians and guests.
A classification talk was given by Eric Irelan, who was a member of our club for one year in 2006. Living outside of Everett and being a single dad contributed to his having to scale back on his outside commitments. Eric has since moved to Everett and has remarried. His wife, Angie, and he have a blended family that includes 6 children between the ages of 20 and 31, plus 2 grandchildren. He and his wife enjoy dancing, boating, gardening, and skiing. Eric also enjoys singing with the Everett Chorale as a tenor. His professional life has led him all around the Northwest as a transportation planner and grants administrator. He did volunteer that if any of us have any kind of a traffic issue we can blame it on him.
President John mentioned that at this coming Friday mornings’ Board meeting they will be discussing what our meetings may look like in the future, when we can all get back together again. If any of us have input or opinions please Zoom into the meeting and share your thoughts with the Board.
Kelli Thode was $116 happy (celebrating Rotary’s birthday) - $25 for being connected to the Camano-Stanwood Rotary, $25 for being connected to the La Conner Rotary, $25 for the help that Jack Robinson has given her, and $41 for all the prizes she is anticipating to win during the Fundraiser.
Eric Samuelson, a $20 happy, said Hope Mentoring, was “bucking” the system, as COVID has actually helped their caurse. They have received grants that helps allow them to expand into the Marysville and Granite Falls school districts.
Michael Kvistad gave $10 for Danny Tetzlaff and the AquaSox new long season of single A baseball.
Roy Yates, PP, donated $100 for his less than 100th birthday.
Julie Herber gave $100 for her mentor, friend, and neighbor Mike Keller who recently passed away.
PROGRAM:  Fundraiser presented by President Elect Nominee Sonya Kraski
The Fundraiser, as of 12:25 pm on Tuesday, had raised $58,275 towards the goal of $60,000. This figure did not include the Live Auction items, shown below, that took place during the meeting which brought the number of raised funds to $64,275. Rotarians were still sending in their payments towards their pledges and making decision on what prize(s) to use their tickets on.
Raffle winners were not announced at the time of the meeting. Those winders are shown below. The final tally raised by the Live Auction and the Raffle will be announced in the future.
Live Auction:
San Juan Island Getaway – Donated by Howie Bargreen: Winner – Betsy Baker-Bold
Ruby & Diamond Earrings – Donated by Ben Bridge Jewelers and Parker Crompton: Winner – Greg Lineberry, President Elect
Estate Planning Package – Donated by Russ Hermes: Winner – Dr. Paul Pitre
Leavenworth Cabin – Donated by Steve & Sonya Kraski: 2 Winners – Kari Petrasek; Cathy Woods
Raffle Winners:
Everett AquaSox Package – Roy Yates
Bluewater Organic Distilling Nordic Fire Cocktail Kit – Brian Hollingshead
Bose Quiet Comfort Headphones – Kari Petrasek
Everett Staycation #1 (Delta Hotel Everett and Vintage Café) – Tammy Dunn
Everett Staycation #2 (Delta Hotel Everett and Buck’s American Café) – Clay Browse
Flight from Harvey Field – Jim Schrader
Flight from Harvey Field in Sleek 2-seater – Janice Ellis
Flight Lesson (Introductory 1-hour) – Sean Kelly
Hoppin’ Good Time – Andy Hall
Instant Wine Cellar – Tom Rainville
18K White Gold Italian Cameo pendant – Henry Newton
Kate Spade Tote and accessories (Pink) – Kyla McNulty
Kate Spade Handbag with coordinating Kate Spade items (Tangerine) – Zak Parpia
Premium Vehicle Detail – Russ Kimball
Professional Teeth Whitening System – Greg Tisdel
14-Gallon Shop Vac – Deborah Wright
Throw your Dog a Bone – Laura Zorick
Escape & Eat – Garth Fell
Sonya Kraski stated "The fundraising process has been an eye-opening experience for me. Your generosity was overwhelming, and I truly wish that each of you had been able to win a raffle prize. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for supporting the Rotary Youth Foundation; I am honored to be a member of such an amazing group."
President John adjourned the meeting at 12:56 pm.
Respectfully Submitted,
Andy Hall, PP
Photography Submitted,
Tammy Dunn
Advances in Stroke Treatment, presented by Dr. Tarvinder Singh, introduced by Tina Gilson