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Member Birthdays
Cat Wilson
May 3
Kelly Shepherd
May 4
Marybeth Dingledy
May 4
Kay Fantin
May 6
Bob Bavasi
May 8
Abby Cooley
May 15
Kevin Nichols
May 18
Wick Temple
May 24
Henry Newton
May 25
Jeff Moore
May 26
Jim Wheeler
May 29
Steve Miller
Dru Miller
May 10
Steve McGraw
Michele McGraw
May 11
Tom Rainville
Davis Rainville
May 25
Richard Okrent
Rita Okrent
May 26
Bill Tsoukalas
Judy Tsoukalas
May 29
Bob Bavasi
Margaret Bavasi
May 30
May 25, 2021
Snohomish County Economic Alliance
Jun 15, 2021
Rotary Youth Exchange Farewell
Jun 22, 2021
On Further Reflection…
Jun 29, 2021
Changing of the Guard
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Bulletin Editor
Tammy Dunn
Club Information
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Legion Memorial Golf Course
144 West Marine View Drive
Everett, WA  98201
United States of America
(425) 259-9141
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Rotary Log 05-18-21
Rotary Club of Everett
Past President’s Tom Koenig and Amy Norman along with Zeb Cobbs and Greg Lineberry
ZOOMED in early and the discussion focused on Amy’s new braces that she’ll have for the
next two years. No she didn’t “install” them herself and yes she looks even younger than before. More people joined in and the focus turned to future club meetings, what the meetings may look like and when we could meet in person again.  Greg gave us a sneak peek into his evaluations of the answers he is receiving from his survey.  (At the end of the program today Greg shared some slides showing the trending interests from the club members).  There were a lot of kudos for the scholarship presentation last night and for the wonderful looking press release in the Herald about the event.
Kari Petrasek, VP, filled in for President John Olson and presided over our 45th meeting of the year our 61st virtual meeting and our 5,398th meeting of the Rotary Club of Everett.
Greg Lineberry delivered the Pledge of Allegiance and Kari then led us into the rest of the meeting.
Last Sunday Russ Hermes jumped out of an airplane at 13,500 feet. What was he thinking? He was thinking of things we take for granted and was reminded of their importance. Things that should last a lifetime, a long lifetime (we all could use a parachute now and then).
Things like:
  • What’s the point of being alive if you don’t at least try to do something remarkable.
  • Occasionally, we have to be totally dependent on others.
  • It’s better to live one day as a lion than a thousand days as a lamb.
  • The best teacher is your last mistake.
Past President Mark Valentine sang the James Taylor song “Shower the People” which is an encouragement to not be afraid to tell people you love how you feel about them - let them know you care.
Our speakers for today’s program presented themselves, Gary Davis and Cynthia Hunter from Companis.
Rich Toyer has accepted the nomination to continue as the Treasurer for our club. We will have a Vote on this position at next week’s meeting.
Please continue your support for the new scholarship fund in the name of Larry O’Donnell, PP.
Anna Marie Laurence was $20.00 happy about the scholarship webinar last night and she wanted to thank:
  • President John Olson for doing another outstanding job as the MC.
  • Sean George for his work on the program and the slide show.
  • Past Presidents Ed Petersen, Steve Miller, and Randy Hansen for their contributions during the program.
  • The High School counselors for Cascade, Sequoia, and Everett.
  • The Everett School District for the certificates the students will receive and for organizing the Webinar.
  • Walt Greenwood for the full color, full page press release in today’s Herald congratulating all 55 scholarship winners.
  • Russ Kimball for all his efforts in helping with organization and in soliciting donations.
  • All the team captains and Rotary volunteers.
  • This couldn’t have happened without all of you Rotarians, Sponsors and other Donors.
  • George Bowden announced that there will be a World Community Service Committee meeting next Tuesday the 25th at 5:00 pm.  Contact Past President Ed Petersen for details.
Cathy Wood was $20.00 happy for the scholarships and the ongoing support of AVID.
Past President Steve Miller gave $100.00 to apologize for a slip up in his talk during the scholarship presentation and to also have had the opportunity to talk about his father and the contributions he made to our Rotary and to our nation.
Kevin Nichols contributed $100.00 for turning 59, his wedding anniversary and for all the  past Scouts in our Rotary Club.
Past President Tom Koenig was befuddled last week when his tractor got stuck in the mud but this week he gave $100.00 non- befuddled bucks because his son told him to look on YouTube for an answer on how to get a tractor that was stuck in the mud, un-stuck. The YouTube suggestion worked.
Past President Greg Tisdale ran into computer problems just before his presentation during the scholarships last night so he was $100.00 grateful to Past President Randy Hansen for filling in for him at the last minute.
Sean Kelly gave $20.00 because he liked Past President Tom’s new term, befuddled bucks.
Past President Ed Petersen gave $100.00 (for the Past President Larry O. scholarship fund). He also mentioned that the $239,000.00+ that was awarded for scholarships last night was a record and that our goal in our strategic plan is to raise that to $250,000.00 per year. Scholarships, like the one recently formed, for Past President Larry O, will help get us to that worthy goal.
Wick Temple (paraphrasing Jay Buhner the spokesman for Northwest Motorsports) indicated that May is Truck month and he has Trucks, Trucks and more Trucks! and that he has 3 trucks to give away for today’s raffle.
Kaye Phinney won a bottle of Spanish Rioja Crianza 2017 wine, Dominican Republic chocolates, a baseball cap and 100 Dominican dollaros. AND, a 1952 Chevy Pickup!
Kelly Thode won a bottle of Powers Syrah 2017 wine, Girl scout S’more cookies, a pair of Husky Glasses and a Husky cup with a surprise inside. AND, a 2020 Jeep Gladiator!
Rich Toyer won a bottle of Robert Mondavi Woodbridge Chardonnay wine, Camp Fire Mints, a $15.00 Starbucks Gift Card, a book titled Coddling of the American Mind (NYT best sellers list). AND, a 1979 Silverado Trail Boss LT Pickup!
Wick will arrange for the delivery of these “normal bi-monthly” great prizes but special arrangements will need to be made, through Wick (not the Rotary Club of Everett), for the “keys: to those Trucks, Trucks and more Trucks!
PROGRAM:  Gary Davis and Cynthia Hunter - Sourcing Talent in Time of Need
Anna Marie Laurence introduced Gary Davis, Executive Director and Cynthia Hunter, Outreach Specialist with Companis, a Seattle nonprofit that matches skilled professionals with human and social service agencies in need of their talents and service.
Companis, a Latin phrase for “to share bread together” has been in existence for 27 years.
It is where compassion meets action. People want to serve their community. Companis helps find the right fit for people who want to serve and the non-profit that best fits their needs.
Muhammed Ali said “Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth”
To make our community healthier, safer, and more just by fostering skilled volunteer service. We build relationships and bridge the gap so that nonprofits can succeed in delivering vital Services with the help of a Companis worker.
In an average year, Companis placements collectively save their partner agencies between $1.2 and $1.7 million through their professional placements, funds that their nonprofit partners would otherwise need to raise through donations or community grants.
Companis supports their nonprofit partners with Program Delivery & Assistance, Development & Fundraising, Marketing and Communications, Finance, Strategy & Consultation and Project Management.
Their Service Area includes but is not limited to Homelessness and Prevention, Healthcare Access, Immigrants and Refugee Services, LGBTQ Advocacy and Civil Rights, Seniors, Youth, Hunger, Arts and Environment.
Everything they do starts and ends with relationships.  That means getting to know their volunteers and nonprofit partners personally. Companis workers are young professional, retirees, and people transitioning between careers. They are teachers, journalists, bookkeepers, social workers, physicians, IT specialists, and human Resources experts.  They come from all walks of life.
Expansion Into Snohomish County
Through a grant from the Community Foundation of Snohomish County, Companis is expanding into our area. To learn more about Companis and how you may be able to help contact Cynthia Hunter at or look at ther website at
Vice President Kari adjourned the meeting at 1:00 pm
Respectfully Submitted,
Andy Hall
Photography Submitted,
Tammy Dunn
Issues in the Local Economy - Garry Clark, Snohomish County Economic Alliance