Just like your gardens, Edmonds Rotary Club is experiencing a lovely new growth spurt this spring. While we have loved meeting at the fabulous Salt & Iron these past few years, we will be moving our meetings next door to Claire’s starting April 2. They did a beautiful job renovating the “back room” and ERC is proud to be using this beautiful newly renovated space as our new home until the Edmonds Waterfront Community Center is completed in 2021.
And speaking of the new Community Center, Edmonds Rotary Club has committed a substantial amount of money to the new center over a period of five years. As of this date, Edmonds Daybreakers and Alderwood Terrace Rotary Clubs have also committed to support. According to Edmonds Rotary Club president David Kaufer, “We are actively engaged with other local Rotary clubs in hopes that they will also see the value of this great resource.” We look forward to our future home in the “Rotary Room” on the second floor for our club meetings.
If you are ready to get out there, enjoy the sunshine and improve your community, we have a couple of opportunities for you to join us for our Spring projects/events:
Saturday, March 16 Marina Beach Clean-up. For more information, contact Elise Hegrat: [email protected]
Saturday, April 13 Interurban Trail Clean-up: Our club will “adopt” a one-mile section of the trail. for more information, contact Elise Hegrat: [email protected]
Monday, April 22 We are partnering with Bloodworks for a Rotary District-wide blood drive at BARC (5 Corners) from 1-7 p.m. Contact Roy Carlson for more information: [email protected]
We have an exciting roster of interesting speakers in the weeks ahead: All are welcome.
March 19 Kyle Waters, Senior Vice President for Ticket Sales, Seattle Storm
April 2 Shondell Reed, Senior Associate Athletic Director, University of Washington.
April 9 Michael Nassirian: The Massive Technology Shift: Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality
April 16 Earth Day Program presented by Chrys Bertolotto and Heather Teegarden from the WSU Snohomish County Extension
April 30 Casey Davis, Director, Edmonds Food Bank, will discuss “Surprising Stories from the Edmonds Food Bank”
Whew — like I said, we’re growing in wonderful and amazing ways. We welcome you to join us at Salt & Iron Restaurant, Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m., until April 2, at which time you can join us at Claire’s Restaurant on the corner of 3rd and Main.
— By Maggie Peterson
(Sponsored by Edmonds Rotary Club)