EVERETT ROTARY LOG
 
Deborah Wright, PP, greeted everyone as they entered the Zoom Meeting. Thank you Deborah for welcoming everyone as they joined the meeting!
 
MEETING:
President Greg Lineberry began his 7th meeting of the year and our 5,410th meeting of the Rotary Club of Everett.
 
President Greg delivered the Pledge of Allegiance and led us at 12:01 pm into the meeting.
 
THOUGHT OF THE DAY:
Steve Miller gave the Thought of the Day which was a quote from Dalai Lama.  Man surprised me most about humanity. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.
 
VISITING ROTARIANS & GUESTS:
No visiting Rotarians. Guest included Karen Shearer, Rich Toyer’s wife.
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Rich Toyer gave a report on the End of the Year Financial update. Due to Covid pandemic, there were changes to the financials for both the Club financials and the Everett Youth Foundation financials.
 
Kari Petrasek announced that the end of the summer Happy Hour will be August 26th, 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm via Zoom Meeting. Bring your favorite summer drink while visiting with fellow Rotarians. She will send the Zoom Meeting Link via email next Wednesday, August 25th.
  
HAPPY DOLLARS:
Julie Herber gave $100 as she is impressed with the speakers over the last 18 months.
 
Parker Crompton gave $100 for her birthday and anniversary. She having an upcoming surgery.
 
PROGRAM: WSU College of Medicine Community Hosting & Homestay Program
 
Kelli Thode introduced Tina Sowl who is based in Spokane, Washington.
 
Tina discussed the Washington’s Community-Based Medical School Program. The community host program allows students to connect with a community. This home stay is beneficial for both the medical student and community. Medical students spend a week in a community while they are at their clinical campus.  
 
The WSU Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine is committed to training physicians to be closely connected to Washington’s communities. WSU is recruiting volunteer hosts to help foster the students’ introductions to communities in Everett, Spokane, Tri-Cities, and Vancouver.
 
The first- and second-year students take classes at the Spokane campus. These students participate in the program. In the students third and fourth year, they could stay with a host.
 
First and second year students participate in a “Clinical Campus Weeks” program where the students visit the city, they will spend their third and fourth years of learning.
 
WSU is seeking host for these students. Upcoming Clinical Campus Weeks dates are:
 
First Year Students
  • October 25-29, 2021
  • January 24-28, 2022
  • April 25-29, 2022
Second Year Students
  • September 13-17, 2021
  • February 21-25, 2022
  • April 11-15, 2022
Host activities include:
Community Connections: Community Host introduce their student to community members over the course of the six weeks.
 
Local Exposure: Community Host coordinate engaging activities with the student that highlight the locale each clinical campus week.
 
Community Nights: The college will host a banquet for all students and Community Hosts during select clinical campus weeks.
 
Homestay Host Responsibilities include:
  • Provide lodging within a 40 minute drive of campus
  • Provide the student internet access within their lodging
  • Provide a private bedroom for the student’s use during the clinical campus weeks
  • Provide access to cookware and kitchen space for the student’s use during the clinical campus weeks
  • Provide the student a house key for use during the clinical campus weeks
Tina answered several questions.
 
CLOSING:
President Greg thanked Tina and explained in lieu of a speaker gift the club will recognize her with a donation to Domestic Violence Services, our chosen charity for the 2021-2022 Rotary year. President Greg adjourned the meeting at 1:00 pm.
 
 
Respectfully submitted,
Tammy Dunn
 
Photos submitted,
Tammy Dunn
 
NEXT PROGRAM:
Everett’s Rethink Housing Draft Plan, presented by Becky Ableman-McCrary