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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Jack Robinson
February 1
Ed Rubatino
February 5
Anna Marie Laurence
February 7
Walt Greenwood
February 8
Nick Hansen
February 13
Mike Holcomb
February 19
Jerry Tucker
February 22
H. Roy Yates
February 25
Don Schwab
February 27
Ian Saltzman
Robyn Saltzman
February 15
Bulletin Editor
Tammy Dunn
Club Information
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We Add Value to our Community Through Service
Tuesdays at 12:00 PM
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Everett, WA 98201
United States of America
(425) 259-9141
(425) 258-1341
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Rotary Log 02-15-22
Rotary Club of Everett
President Greg Lineberry began meeting #5434 of the Rotary Club of Everett at 12:03pm - Meeting #32 of his presidency. He then led the club with Pledge of Allegiance.
PP Tom Koenig brought us the Thought of the Day with some thoughts on the Japanese internment camps during World War II. Many Italians and Germans were also sent to these camps. Tom concluded by stating that his own family could have been sent to an internment camp.
There were no visiting Rotarians. Guests included the Students of the Month and their parents. Tammy Dunn introduced her guest, Erin Padgett of Home Street Bank. Rich Toyer stated that his wife was unable to join the meeting as she was having a problem with the Zoom link.
Tammy Dunn updated the club on this year’s fundraiser. After two weeks, $23000+ has been raised so far, with the Soccer, Football and Hockey teams leading.
George Bowden mentioned the upcoming trip to the Dominican Republic. Contact him if you are interested in going.
Kelli Thode reminded us about the Blood Drive on March 4th at the Everett Elks Lodge. Please register online.
President Greg stated that he would send out a link for ordering box lunches for next week’s in person meeting at the Knights of Columbus.
President Greg asked the individuals with prepaid meal tickets to inform Rich Toyer if you would like a refund or donate the money.  The deadline to complete this is February 28th.
Ian Saltzman led off happy bucks with $100 for the school levees passing.
Amy Norman had $20 as thanks for Tammy Dunn’s hard work with the fundraiser. She reminded club members to get their donations in!
Mike Holcomb introduced Cascade High School’s Student of the Month, Prabhman Singh Aujla. Prabhman is on the boys’ basketball team and is a volunteer for the Special Olympics. His teachers say that his is friendly and has a great sense of humor. Prabhman thanked the club for the honor and stated that he thought that there were more deserving students than him.
President Greg introduced Everett High School’s Student of the Month, Ellery Erichsen. Ellery is involved with the school year book and theater tech. She will be attending Everett Community College and wishes to be a book editor. She is an avid reader and an advocate for her fellow students. Ellery stated that she is happy to be a part of the community and thanked the club for the honor.
Cathy Woods introduced Sequoia High School’s Student of the Month, Zoe Lockeman. Zoe is a dedicated student. She founded Sequoia High School’s sustainability club. She plans to attend Skagit Community College and study elementary education, botany, or both. Zoe said it is an honor to be the Student of the Month.
PROGRAM:   Returning from Uganda
Everett Rotary’s own Jack Robinson presented today’s program on the Candlelight Foundation. Jack learned about the Candlelight Foundation when he met Uganda Rotarian Rosette Nabuuma, who wrote the book The Ending of Tears. Jack was able to travel to Canada and write some grants though the Red Cross and the Canadian government.
Through the Candlelight Foundation Uganda, funds are being raised for several projects.
  • Add an extension on to the high school
  • Giving clean water to the Kyoga Village community
  • Creating school nutritional gardens for students and faculty
  • Candlelight High School students are primarily girls with some boys. There has been a huge influx of new students.
The Rotary Hygiene and Sanitary Social Enterprise is sponsored by Rotary district 5040 and promotes hygiene, including sanitary pads, called EnviroPads, for girls and women. The pads last two to three years and are made right in the high school.
The high school also has an Interact Club, sponsored by the local Rotary club.
Jack discussed a possible partnership between the Rotary Club of Everett and The Candlelight Foundation. Sponsorships or donations would help support:
  • Education and literacy
  • Student support
  • Reusable EnviroPads
  • Water and sanitation
The Candlelight Foundation is a 501c3 corporation. Donations can be made at  or email Jack for a donation form. Call Jack with any questions you may have at 425-387-3631.
Jack then entertained questions from the club members.
President Greg thanked Jack for the presentation and urged club members to please reach out to help the Candlelight Foundation. Greg stated that as a thank you, the club will be making a donation to the Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County.
Greg also thanked our bell ringers, guests, and Students of the Month. He reminded the club that next week’s meeting will be in person at the Knights of Columbus. He also mentioned the upcoming blood drive. Neil Angst also stated that the new name tags have arrived.
Meeting adjourned.    
Respectfully Submitted,
Clay Browse
Photography Submitted by.
Tammy Dunn
Blood Donation: A Simple, Selfless Act to Save Lives; presented by Michelle Yim & Rachel Katchen