Scene in Edmonds: Rotarians pitch in, putting a new shine on some rusty wrought iron

The old saying “many hands makes light work” was front and center Saturday morning as Edmonds Rotary volunteers joined forces to scrape, sand and put fresh paint on the Edmonds Cemetery Columbarium wrought iron fence. “This poor old fence has been crying out for a long time,” said Edmonds Parks Manager Rich Lindsay. “But there’s just…

Scene in Edmonds: Rotarians pitch in, putting a new shine on some rusty wrought iron

The old saying “many hands makes light work” was front and center Saturday morning as Edmonds Rotary volunteers joined forces to scrape, sand and put fresh paint on the Edmonds Cemetery Columbarium wrought iron fence. “This poor old fence has been crying out for a long time,” said Edmonds Parks Manager Rich Lindsay. “But there’s just…

Edmonds Rotary Club speaker line-up for August

The Edmonds Rotary Club has announced its speaker line-up for August: Aug. 6 Kyle Waters, Seattle Storm Aug. 20 Clay Siegall, Seattle Genetics The lunch meetings are from 11:30-1 p.m. at Claire’s Restaurant, 301 Main St., Edmonds. Learn more at the Edmonds Rotary website. The club is also sponsoring an Edmonds Marina Beach cleanup on Aug. 26.

An Edmonds Rotary President’s Kind of Thank You (and look ahead)

We all know that Edmonds is a special community with beloved traditions, including the 4th of July parade and fireworks show, Downtown Halloween celebration and holiday tree lighting — thanks to the work from our Edmonds Chamber of Commerce. The Edmonds Rotary Club has proudly been part of the Edmonds community since 1951 and has…

Stingrays coach Edmonds Rotary’s featured speaker June 25

Jim Russell, head coach of the Special Olympics Edmonds Stingrays swim team, is featured speaker at the Edmonds Rotary Club luncheon Tuesday, June 25 at Claire’s Pantry. Russell and wife Kasey are the proud parents of a 25-year-old son who has Down Syndrome and a 23- year-old daughter who recently graduated from the University of Washington.Russell grew…

Alderwood Terrace Rotary auction raises funds for community programs

The 7th annual Alderwood Terrace Rotary Club’s dinner auction drew more than 225 guests to the Nile Country Club Ballroom May 3. The evening began with the presentation of the colors by the South Snohomish County Honor Guard. The club then awarded a $5,000 check to the Honor Guard “in recognition for all of their hard…

Rotary clubs, volunteers collect trash along Interurban Trail

Local Rotary Clubs, community volunteers and even a high school baseball team joined forces Saturday to clean up the stretch of the Interurban Trail that runs through Edmonds, Mountlake Terrace and Lynnwood. Leading the effort were the Edmonds Rotary Noon Club and the Alderwood Terrace Rotary Club, who covered the trail from south Edmonds to…

Daybreakers Rotary reveals and celebrates Scriber Lake HS Hidden Winners

Each month of the school year for almost 20 years, the Edmonds Daybreakers Rotary Club has been recognizing a deserving Scriber Lake High School senior. They are celebrated for overcoming serious obstacles and turning their lives around. The Scriber Lake school staff selects a student each month of the school year and the Daybreakers invite…

Area Rotary clubs join forces with $130K gift to support new Waterfront Center

In a show of unity and community support, three local Rotary Clubs (Edmonds Rotary, Edmonds Daybreakers Rotary and the Alderwood Terrace Rotary Club) have collectively committed $130,000 toward the Waterfront Center campaign. “Our club sees this as an important investment in our community,” said Kevin McCandlish, president for the Alderwood Terrace Club. The joint gift…

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. Feb. 5 – Elena…

Edmonds Daybreakers support ‘End Polio Now’ campaign

Rotary International is dedicated to the eradication of polio throughout the world and October was National Polio Month. The Edmonds Daybreakers collected $480 for this cause through ‘Happy Bucks’ contributions during its recent meetings. To learn more about “End Polio Now,” visit: my.rotary.org/en/take-action/end-polio To learn more about how to take action and make a difference…

Edmonds Rotary now selling raffle tickets for Holland America cruise

Edmonds Rotary has now begun selling raffle tickets to benefit the club’s annual auction, to be held Oct. 6 at Holy Rosary Parish. The winning ticket holder will win a Holland America cruise for two to Alaska, Caribbean, Mexico, Canada or New England. The cost is $25 for one ticket and $100 for a book…

Scene in Edmonds: Rotary Clubs bag food for kids in need

The Edmonds Noon and Daybreakers Rotary Clubs on Saturday joined forces to pack snack bags for Washington Kids in Transition, which provides food for Edmonds School District homeless students each day after school. According to Elise Hegrat of the Edmonds Noon Club, it took the two Rotary clubs less than two hours to pack approximately…

Edmonds service club signs spruced up and back in place

If you’ve noticed the recent disappearance of the wooden service club signs at the north and south entrances to downtown Edmonds, you aren’t alone. The signs underwent some refurbishment, and are now back in their respective locations — along Edmonds Way near 1st Security Bank and on Olympic View Drive near Portofino Restaurant. Edmonds Lions…

Deadline April 13 to nominate exceptional students for annual Youth Challenge Awards

The Lynnwood Rotary Club is again seeking nominees for its Youth Challenge Awards, an annual event to recognize exceptional youth in Snohomish County. All of the award nominations are submitted by the community. The nomination deadline is April 13. Nominations are open to individuals or groups in grades 7 through 12 who either live or…

Magic of Edmonds Rotary auction raises $118,000 for good causes

The Magic of Edmonds Rotary auction fully lived up to its theme last weekend. The presidents of Edmonds‘ two Rotary clubs — Chris Lindberg of Edmonds Daybreakers Rotary and Scott James of Rotary Club of Edmonds — said that the first Edmonds Community Auction exceeded everyone’s expectations. “When we decided on the theme The Magic…

Micah Walker honored with Rotary’s Paul Harris Fellow award

Long-time Harbor Square Athletic Club employee Micah Walker is the latest recipient of the Paul Harris Fellow award from the Edmonds Daybreaker Rotary Club. Walker was recognized for his ongoing community service in helping special-needs students learn the real-world job skills they need to become independent members of the community. Walker received his award earlier…

Local Rotary clubs donate 560 pairs of shoes, $1,125 to Clothes for Kids

Five local Rotary Clubs banded together last month to gather shoe donations for Clothes for Kids. After a month-long shoe drive from Jan. 26 through Feb. 24, a total of 560 pairs of shoes were collected and donated to Clothes for Kids. In addition, a check for $1,125 was delivered — $500 of that check was…

Edmonds Daybreakers Rotary Club celebrates milestones

The Edmonds Daybreaker Rotary Club this week announced two milestones. During its Feb. 28 meeting, the club was recognized for leading Rotary’s Western Washington District 5030, which has over 50 clubs, in contributions to Rotary International. The Daybreakers also had 100 percent participation in that effort. The club also announced during its meeting that it…

Reminder: Local restaurants partnering with Rotary for World Polio Day Oct. 24

Local Rotary Clubs are joining with area restaurants for a “Dining out to Eradicate Polio” event on World Polio Day, Monday, Oct. 24. Participating restaurants are: Bar Dojo, Edmonds Salt and Iron, Edmonds 190 Sunset, Edmonds Bridgid’s Bottle Shop, Edmonds Hill’s Restaurant and Bar, Shoreline Streetzeria, Shoreline The Rotary clubs of Alderwood-Terrace, Lynnwood, Edmonds Daybreakers…