Help the Lions Club help the Edmonds Food Bank

The Edmonds Lions Club motto is”We Serve,” and club members are putting that into practice in their work on behalf of the Edmonds Food Bank. In addition to hosting in-person drives to collect donations, the club is now sponsoring a GoFundMe drive for the food bank. You can help the Lions Club help the food bank by…

Updated: Political analyst Ron Dotzauer to speak at Edmonds Rotary meeting Feb. 8

Ron Dotzauer, KOMO news analyst and CEO of public affairs firm Strategies 360, will be speaking to the Edmonds Rotary Club Tuesday, Feb. 8 about the political trends he observed in 2021 and what he anticipates in the upcoming 2022 elections. The meeting had originally been scheduled for late December, but was canceled due to…

Reminder: One month remaining to nominate candidates for 28th Edmonds Citizen of the Year

It’s time to nominate an outstanding Edmonds resident for the 28th Annual Edmonds Citizen of the Year award, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Edmonds. Nominees should be a civic-minded citizen active in civic affairs, community activities and/or business pursuits. It is open to individuals as volunteers or professionals in the line of duty. Award…

Rotary Club of Edmonds selects Meadowdale HS junior Students of Month

The Rotary Club of Edmonds each month selects a Meadowdale High School junior to honor as its Student of the Month, based on recommendations from staff. The following students were selected for October, November and December 2021: Ashley Both, Lydia Mekonnen and Bryce Bardsley.

Dec. 28 Edmonds Rotary Club meeting canceled

Due to icy road conditions, the regularly scheduled meeting of the Rotary Club of Edmonds has been canceled. Ron Dotzauer, political analyst and CEO of Strategies 360, will be rescheduled to speak in the coming weeks.

Political analyst Ron Dotzauer to speak at Edmonds Rotary meeting Dec. 28

Ron Dotzauer, KOMO news analyst and CEO of public affairs firm Strategies 360, will be speaking to the Edmonds Rotary Club Dec. 28 about the political trends he observed in 2021 and what he anticipates in the upcoming 2022 elections. Dotzauer is the founder and CEO of Strategies 360, which has 23 offices and over…

Rotary Club of Edmonds sets dates for September 2022 Oktoberfest

The Rotary Club of Edmonds announced Monday it is making plans for a 2022 in-person Oktoberfest, to be held Sept. 23-24. Rotary’s inaugural, in-person Oktoberfest was last held in 2019. In 2020, the organization held a virtual event and in 2021 was forced to cancel due to COVID-19. Oktoberfest will be held at the Frances…

Scene in Edmonds: Lions Club donates to Heroes’ Cafe

The Edmonds Lions Club on Wednesday presented Edmonds Heroes’ Café with a check for $250 to support the organization’s outreach program for veterans. Edmonds Heroes’ Café meets the first Wednesday of the month at the United Methodist Church, 828 Caspers St. Veterans from all branches of the military are welcome.

Edmonds Lions Club sponsoring warm clothing drive starting Dec. 1

The Edmonds Lions Club is sponsoring a warm clothing drive beginning Dec. 1, to benefit Clothes for Kids. The Lions are collecting warm clothes — including coats, hats, mittens, scarves, sweaters, jeans and pants — for kindergarten- to high school-age children. Collection boxes are located at Edmonds’ Ace Hardware, 550 5th Ave. S.; Edward Jones Financial Advisors,…

Edmonds Lions Club members provide Thanksgiving feast for local families

Members of the Edmonds Lions Club are making Thanksgiving brighter this year for two local families in need. Club members donated five boxes of food and a pie for each of the families, both from Edmonds-area elementary schools. QFC provided a turkey for each household. The food was delivered Monday by Lions Club members Vern…

Retired Navy pilot to speak at Nov. 9 Edmonds Daybreakers Rotary meeting

The Edmonds Daybreakers Rotary Club’s Tuesday, Nov. 9 program will features a presentation by retired U.S. Navy Capt. Mike Montgomery detailing his historic controlled ditching into Subic Bay, the Philippines during the Vietnam War. Montgomery’s 30-year Navy flying career took him over the Aleutians, Sea of Japan, Indian Ocean, South Pacific, South China Sea, Philippine…

Edmonds Lions Club to be at the summer market Sept. 18

If you plan to visit the Edmonds Historical Museum Summer Market this Saturday, Sept. 18, look for the Edmonds Lions Club table. Club members will be passing out free items such as reading glasses, cases, glass wipes and cleaner, plus decorated rocks for your garden or home. Depending on the weather, there may also be new…

Rotary Club of Edmonds postpones 2021 Oktoberfest

The Edmonds Rotary Club announced Wednesday that Edmonds Oktoberfest has been postponed, due to rise in COVID cases in King and Snohomish counties. The event had been scheduled for Sept. 24-25 at the Frances Anderson Center field in downtown Edmonds. According to the Rotary Club, this change was made as a safety precaution given the…

Edmonds Rotary Club and partners break ground on student science labs in rural Gambia

After two-and-a-half years of fundraising, grant writing and partnership development, the Edmonds Rotary Club — in conjunction with Rotary of Brusubi-Serrakunda — has broken ground on a Bridge To Success literary project in Gambia. The partnership with the MRC Holland Foundation was solidified during the winter, and the philanthropic organization agreed to build a new, three-classroom science lab at…

Edmonds Rotary announces 2021 Photomarathon Winners

Winners have been announced in the annual Edmonds Rotary Photomarathon, which drew a record number of photo buffs June 12. Photos were captured during the six-hour contest period, with each photographer providing their unique interpretation of six topics. The event is one of only two in the U.S. and benefits Edmonds Rotary community service projects…

Noon Rotary teams up with Edmonds Bookshop to support at-risk kids

It was Christmas in June at the Edmonds Bookshop Monday morning as more than 200 books arrived, all destined to be distributed to abused, neglected and abandoned kids who have come under the care of the Snohomish County Court-Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program (learn more about the CASA program here). Spearheaded by the Edmonds Noon…

Rotary Club of Edmonds announces return of in-person Edmonds Oktoberfest

The Edmonds Rotary Club announced today the return of Edmonds Oktoberfest, scheduled for Sept. 24-25 at Frances Anderson Center field in downtown Edmonds. This will be the second in-person version of Edmonds Oktoberfest, as last year’s fundraiser was virtual, due to the pandemic. The 2019 event was the first event of its kind in the area,…

Reminder: Rotary Club of Edmonds’ Photomarathon June 12

There is still time to register for the Edmonds Photomarathon, set for Saturday, June 12 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The annual photomarathon, organized by the Rotary Club of Edmonds, provides an opportunity to view the community through a new lens. The event is one of only two in the United States and benefits Edmonds Rotary…

Daybreakers Rotary contributes to Edmonds Senior Lunch Program

The Edmonds Daybreakers Rotary donated $1,500 recently to support the Edmonds Waterfront Center’s Senior Lunch Program. The Waterfront Center notes that 1 in 7 seniors is food insecure, meaning that they do not have reliable access to a sufficient amount of affordable and nutritious food. During the pandemic, the center delivered 9,000 meals to seniors…