Sponsor spotlight: Edmonds Rotary announces speakers for February meetings

Edmonds Rotary members Cecille Shuman and Sandy Brown have been working hard to bring a diverse and interesting line-up of speakers to the February Rotary Club meetings. The public is invited to join the Edmonds Rotary at Salt and Iron at 11:30 a.m. on the following Tuesdays to hear any of these presentations.

Elena Pullen-Venema

Feb. 5 – Elena Pullen-Venema
Elena Pullen-Venema has been with the Community Foundation of Snohomish County since 2013. As Director of Gift Planning, she works closely with individuals, families, and their professional advisors to help build tax friendly charitable giving options that create meaningful legacies and grow philanthropy throughout Snohomish County.

Dave Nichols

Feb. 12 – Dave Nichols, AKA Disaster Dave
Dave Nichols retired from the US Army in 1995, followed by four years as a disaster director for the American Red Cross. Following that he worked for eight years as a disaster manager for Public Health Seattle & King County, retiring in April 2018. He is a Shelter Box Response Team Member (volunteer) with the International Aid Organization Shelter Box. In March 2013, he traveled to Cornwall, England to complete the nine-day training
to become part of a two-person team responsible for deploying themselves and Shelter Boxes into disaster zones. Since then he has deployed for Shelter Box to Oklahoma, the Philippines, Serbia, Malaysia, Paraguay, Haiti and most recently to Madagascar.

Rick Steves

Feb. 19 – Rick Steves, Rick Steves’ Europe
Guidebook author and travel TV host Rick Steves is America’s most respected authority on
European travel. Rick Steves’ Europe, which has grown from a one-man operation to a company with a staff of 100 full-time, well-traveled employees at his Edmonds headquarters. Steves produces more than 50 guidebooks on European travel, America’s most popular travel series on public television, a weekly hour-long national public radio show, a weekly syndicated column, and free travel information available through his travel center and ricksteves.com. Rick Steves’ Europe also runs a successful European tour program.

Learn more at EdmondsRotary.com

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