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Mount Vernon High School Recipients:
|Shelby Burkhart||Bernadette Roozen Scholarship||MVHS|
|Darby Hewitt||Wally Sigmar Scholarship||MVHS|
|Janet Solano Cruz||Emerson|
Regular meetings in May 2014 are; 14th, 21st, and 28th @ 7am at Max Dale's Restaurant. Board meeting is Tuesday, the 3rd at 5:30pm.
In June 2014 our regular meetings are; 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th @ 7am at Max Dale's Restaurant. Board meeting is Tuesday, the 7th at 5:30pm.
For information (dates and times) on the Charitable Foundation, contact Foundation Chair Joe Lindquist.
Mark your calendars!
The Rotary Club of Skagit announced their new officers for Rotary year 2013-2014 on Monday, June 17, 2013 at their 27th Annual Installation Banquet at the Skagit Golf and Country Club.
After a very nice dinner and wonderful fellowship, the new officers were sworn in by Skagit County Superior Court Judge Dave Needy: President, Gary Shand; President-Elect, Dan Berard; Secretary, Bob Masterman; Treasurer, Brad Pickett; Community Service, Paul Pickering; Club Services, Kyle Reep; International Services, Bruce Lisser; Vocational Services, Stan Olson; Scholarships, Jodi Stodola; Public Relations, Amelia Cook; as well as included Auction Chair Bob Taylor and Foundation Chair Joe Lindquist.
(Past) President Dave Ryberg honored club members for 100% attendance, and a variety of other club contribution awards. Charlie Wend was awarded the Rotarian of the Year, and KarenSue Wend, Tom Verge, Roger Ragusa, Gary Shand, and Amelia Cook were honored as Paul Harris Fellows. The evening finished off with (New President) Gary’s words of wisdom and club fellowship. It’s going to be another great year for Skagit Rotary!!!
2012-2013 President Dave Ryberg with Rotarian of the Year Charlie Wend.
It was a lovely summer evening for several Skagit Rotarians to flip burgers and provide salads for the Boys & Girls Club in Mount Vernon. As a part of a county-wide effort by all Skagit Rotary Clubs to show support to the Boys & Girls Club, Skagit Rotary, along with the Mount Vernon Noon Club, provided funding for burgers and hot dogs and prepared salads. Best of all, Skagit Rotarians showed kids and their parents that we care about youth in our community!
The Skagit Rotary website is an important communication portal both within and without the club. Please take the time to login and make sure all of your contact information is up to date. Simply visit www.skagitrotary.com and click "login" in the upper right-hand corner. Your login is Firstname.Lastname and your password... well, if you have forgotten it, follow the link for "forgot my password" and we'll email it to you. Unless you don't have a valid email in the system. Then, you can talk to Amelia or Jerry at a Wednesday meeting and we'll figure it out.
If you do not have a real photo of yourself uploaded to your profile, please do so. This is an immense help to our new members, who like to be able to associate names and faces in their new club. Remember, we only have to learn one new name, but they have to learn 65+. Let's give them a break.
Lastly, if you have participated in an event related to Rotary or have good information for our Rotarians, please let Amelia know so that we can get it on the website, on FaceBook, and in the monthly bulletin (yes, there will be a monthly bulletin!), especially if you have photos. Bob Taylor may say, "Participation is good," but Amelia Cook says, "Communication is better. Or at least just as good." We need to let everyone know how AMAZING our club is!
Our club was pleased to host the Group Study Exchange from New Zealand this week. The group of 6 men and women have been in our District of Washington and Canada (District 5050) for 5 weeks, and we are their last stop prior to them joining the District conference in Vancouver, BC and heading back home. Members of our club were happy to host them in their homes and accompany them on various sight seeing tours around the Skagit Valley, including zip lining in Camano Island followed by a beachside barbeque at Kyle and Kelly Reep's home on Camano Island, Deception Pass tour, RoozenGarde, and a tour of the North Cascades.
Everyone's hard work has again paid off this year! Our 2013 Seafood & Wild Game Dinner and Auction was a great success, generating money for our community and youth beneficiaries! Thanks to all involved for making this year's event such a success! Especially, Auction Chair Charlie Wend, Roger Ragusa, Amelia Cook, KarenSue Wend, Gary Shand, Thomas Palmer, Paul and Danny Pickering, and many others for their many hours coordinating this year's event.
The Mount Vernon High School Cheerleaders, under the watchful eye of Wendy Ragusa did a fantastic job serving our guests too. We had 31 wonderful live auction items, including several trips. Amelia organized more than100 silent auction items. We can't thank ALL of you enough! The event was perfect!
For 25 years now, we and businesses and professionals have teamed up to make the annual auction a very successful event. This was our first time at the St. Joseph Center, feedback was very positive. We are now gearing up for next year's auction.
Our next Seafood & Wild Game Dinner and Auction is Saturday, February 8, 2014 at the St. Joseph’s Center, we will see you there!
Again, thank you!
Under the leadership of our Charitable Foundation Chair Joe Lindquist, we challenged other area clubs to match our contribution to help those who are homeless in Skagit County. Local Rotary clubs included; Burlington and La Conner. Thank you Joe for taking the lead on this very important community issue!
What would it take to change the world? Rotary International is the world's first service club organization, with more than 1.2 million members in 33,000 clubs worldwide. Rotary club members are volunteers who work locally, regionally, and internationally to combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, provide education and job training, promote peace, and eradicate polio under the motto Service Above Self.
At our Wednesday, December 5th morning meeting we added one more family member to our club. President Dave introduced Lynn Murphy to the membership as the clubs newest member. Lynn works for Puget Sound Energy. President Dave Ryberg (her sponsor) said that she will be a great addition to our club and is very excited about her being a part of Skagit Rotary.
The membership and Board of Directors know she will bring many "good" things to the club. Welcome Lynn!
Skagit Rotary has an active and vibrant FaceBook page! Click here to see it. If you are on FaceBook, "like" Skagit Rotary's page and you'll receive all sorts of club updates and news, and maybe even see yourself in a photo or two at some of our events! Another great way to spread the word about our amazing contributions to our community is to "share" photos and status updates with your own friends on FaceBook. Simply click "share" under Skagit Rotary's status update or photo, write your own comment, and publish it to your wall.
At our Wednesday, October 31, 2012, morning meeting we added one more family member to our club. President Dave and member Kyle Reep (sponsor) introduced Ray Horak to the membership as the clubs newest member. Kyle added that Ray is committed and is very excited about him being a part of Skagit Rotary.
Ray was a former Rotarian in the Dallas/Fort Worth Club.
The membership and Board of Directors know he will bring many "good" things to the club.
After a very nice dinner and wonderful fellowship, the new officers were sworn-in by Skagit County Superior Court Judge Dave Needy; to include: President, Dave Ryberg; President-Elect, Gary Shand; Secretary, Bob Masterman; Treasurer, Brad Pickett; Community Service, Paul Pickering; Club Services, Kyle Reep; International Services, Bruce Lisser and Amelia Cook; Vocational Services, Jodi Stodola, and included Auction Chair Charlie Wend; Foundation Chair Joe Lundquist and Website Administrator Jerry Dodd.
(Past) President Duane Henson honored club members for 100% attendance, and a variety of other club contribution awards. Dave Ryberg was awarded the Rotarian of the Year, and Rod Cann, Roger Ragusa and Susie Crawford were honored as Paul Harris Fellows. The evening finished off with (New President) Dave's words of wisdom and club fellowship.
The next installation bandquet is Monday, June 10, 2013.
Skagit Rotary announced the names of the scholarship winners at the Mount Vernon High School Senior Awards and Scholarship Night. On Wednesday, May 30, 2012, Skagit Rotarian Bruce Lisser presented each recipient with their awards.
This year’s scholarship recipients are (left to right): Adrian Santiago-Flores, Rosa Torres-Zamora (Wally Sigmar Rotary Scholarship), Madisen Schorno, Griffin Berger, Emily Minton-Mattson (Bernadette Roozen Rotary Scholarship), and Tyler Johnson.
Each year a scholarship committee chooses the Rotary scholarship winners. The awards are determined on the basis of financial need, community involvement, academic achievement, and leadership potential.Skagit Rotary congratulates all the scholarship recipients and wishes them the greatest success as they continue in their educational adventures. Congratulations!!!
Duane HensonJoe Lindquist
Dale RaganRoger Ragusa
Congratulations to each of you!!!
We had a very good showing on Saturday, April 21st for the Rotary work party at Camp Kerby. We would like to thank the following members for coming out and donating their time on a very beautiful sunny day and putting their many "talents" to work:
Check out the pictures on the photo journal page too!
Thank you Skagit Rotarians!