The Rotary Club of Everett
Meeting of June 2, 2020, 5,350 club meeting, President Steve Miller’s 46th meeting and 12th Virtual meeting.
Deane Minor and grandkids, Alice Juliet and Elena Sophia, lead us in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Pastor Paul Stoot provided the Thought of the Day; Service above Self and Don’t be Silence.
Remembering Everett Rotarian Gail Larson. A life lived exemplifying Service Above Self.
Visiting Rotarians: None; Guests: Garth Fell introduced Jaquelyn Spencer, our Exchange Student, Laura Zorick introduced Dawn Pressler and Scott Sphar, Snohomish County PUD and program speakers.
  • Steve Miller – announced that Rotary Club of Everett had 47 scholarship winners and the total scholarship amount given this year was $214,000.
  • Induction of Eric Irelan – Introduced by Will McMahan, Classification Transportation
  • Membership Moment – George Bowden joined Rotary in 1998. Reasons he joined was he believes in public service, women were welcomed into Rotary and he was a new judge. Rotary Club of Everett does many community projects such as Rotary Park cleanup, Scholarship Program, International projects and local projects. While traveling, as a Rotarian he has enjoyed visiting other Rotary Clubs.
  • Virtual Happy Hour Update – Kelly Shepherd stated that the next Happy Hour is Thursday, June 4th at 5:30 pm. It will be a Beach Theme
Raffle Reminder – Wick Temple has great raffle prizes, donate $20 Monday, 6/8 and morning of 6/9 to enter your name into the raffle
  • Strategic Plan – Steve McGraw reviewed the results of the Strategic Plan survey. You may submit the survey until 6/10
  • Paul Harris for auction on June 9th donated by Tom Koenig, PPSteve Miller reminded us to bring our dollars as a Paul Harris will be auctioned.
  • Deborah Wright - $20 happy for the Peach Scholarship Applicant
  • Kelli Thode - $40 happy for all the slots filled at the Marysville Rotary Club Blood Drive on Thursday
  • John Olson – “Bellringer” happy for birthday, anniversary, and transition to President next year
“PUD Hydroelectric Power” Laura Zorick introduced Dawn Pressler and Scott Spahr
Dawn presented that Snohomish County has five Snohomish County Projects. The largest project is the Jackson Project as it has a dual purpose and is in collaboration with the City of Everett. The other four projects are called Run of the River Project. Jackson Project offers several benefits including renewable, free “fuel”, and flexible resources.
Scott presented information about the Spada Lake Reservoir & Culmback Dam. The project has been in operation for 55 years and is clay based. The lake is 3 football fields long. Scott explained the making of the Culmback Dam. He presented the Dam Safety Design as there is a mechanism which eliminates floods. PUD has a FERC Dam Safety Program so that the dam is safe and secure.
Dawn provided information about the Fish Habitat Enhancements that PUD has done over the years.
President Steve thanked the visitors for joining us and Dawn and Scott. Rotary Connects the World
Respectfully submitted,
Tammy Dunn
Photography submitted,
Tammy Dunn
Next Program:  
“YMCA Everett Update” Introduced by Kelly Shepherd and presented by Jennifer Willows