EVERETT ROTARY LOG
 
President Greg Lineberry rang the bell at 12:00 noon, calling to order meeting #5404 of The Rotary Club of Everett, and meeting #1 of the 2021-22 year.
 
 
THOUGHT OF THE DAY:
Bob Beil provided the Thought of the Day. He told a story of boating up the Columbia River to the Snake River and witnessing the beauty of the dams that he encountered along his travels. The dams bring technology, recreation & tourism, and transportation efficiency.
 
Tiger Budbill sang the Star Spangled Banner.
 
President Greg lead the club in the Pledge of Allegiance.
 
President Greg honored Bob Beil’s 99th birthday with a birthday cake.
 
VISITING ROTARIANS & GUESTS:
Our guest speaker, Marci Vollmer is a Rotarian at the South Everett/Mukilteo Rotary. Will McMahan introduced Trent Olson, Trailside Boys & Girls Club Director.
 
President Greg gave Kat Wilson a Board of Directors pin and Jim Hoover a New Member badge.
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
The Everett Youth Foundation Bylaw Amendment. Motion. Second. Approved
 
President Greg stated that Neil Angst is working hard to find a new location. If you have any ideas, please send to Greg and Neil.
 
We are searching for a club administrator. The hours is 20 hours per week and the days are mostly Monday and Tuesday.
 
President Greg announced this year’s speakers’ gift recipient is Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County.
 
HAPPY DOLLARS:
Happy Bellringers all around:
 
Amy Norman, PP, passed bartender school, is an ordained minister, and Mikal & her are selling their house and moving into a condo.
 
Jim Staniford missed all of John Olson, PP, year, he is doing is better after being in the hospital for a month, and he had his 67th birthday.
 
Jack Robinson performed the marriage ceremony for his granddaughter.
 
Larry O’Donnell, PP, flunked “Hospice” class. He is blessed, lucky and grateful for everyone’s support.
 
Tammy Dunn, PEN, had a 4th of July birthday, and spent 10 wonderful days with her parents a couple of weeks ago.
 
PROGRAM: Boys & Girls Club Update
Ed Petersen, PP, shared his memories of growing up at the Everett Boys & Girls Club. He had many wonderful memories including being the checker champion of the club. The club was the center piece of growing up.
 
Bill Tsoukalas recognized John Olson, PP, for the Everett Boys & Girls Club being the speaker’s gift recipient last year. Bill gave a “bellringer” thank you.
 
Bill introduced Marci Vollmer, COO of Boys & Girls Club of Snohomish County. Marci thanked Ed Petersen for the history lesson of the Everett Boys & Girls Club. This year is the 75th Anniversary. The doors opened in 1946.
 
Pre-Covid 2019 “times” had 25 standalone locations with seven of these locations Tribal Clubs and 11 additional school side locations. There are 29,000 kids in Boys & Girls Club of Snohomish County. They are the 2nd largest in the United States. Milwaukee is the largest club.
 
The programs offered encourage healthy lifestyle. The programs include Summer Programs, Before/After school, Teen, and Sports.
 
In 2020, the clubs did not close during the Covid pandemic. The clubs were a safe, positive place for kids. The staff stepped up to be healthcare specialists, mental health support, and became schools.
 
There are 2,000 summer camps including summer basketball league happening this summer at all the clubs.
 
CLOSING:
President Greg thanked everyone for the 1st in-person meeting of the year and many special thank yous.
           
Make a difference in the community and across the world.
 
 
Respectfully submitted,
Tammy Dunn
 
Photos submitted,
Tammy Dunn & Walt Greenwood
 
NEXT PROGRAM:
Pallet Shelter, guest speaker TBD, Introduced by Greg Lineberry