Alderwood-Terrace Rotary Club hosting a salute to local veterans

Alderwood-Terrace Rotary Club is saluting community veterans at its Nov. 9 meeting at Swedish-Edmonds Hospital, starting at 7:30 a.m. Selected Veterans will share stories and observations of their military experiences, and all visiting veterans will be invited to give details regarding where and when they served. Members of Alderwood-Terrace Rotary represent many businesses around the…

Edmonds Arts Commission seeks candidates for open position

Are you a resident of Edmonds with a passion for the arts and a willingness to volunteer your time on a working board?  The City of Edmonds Arts Commission is seeking applicants to serve a four year term. The application deadline is December 3rd at 5:00 pm. The Arts Commission is made up of seven…

Chamber’s 425 Launch presents Art Entrepreneurship panel Sept. 26

By Janette Turner “Turning a passion into a career” is the theme for the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce’s 425 Launch event on Sept. 26., 5:30-7:00 p.m., in Edmonds City Hall Brackett Meeting Room. According to Bob Rinehart, chairman of the Chamber’s Committee on Economic Development, the forum is intended to help “artists learn how to…

Edmonds Kiwanis to welcome WWU Coach of Century Chuck Randall to its Tuesday meeting

The Edmonds Kiwanis Club has as its guest Tuesday Chuck Randall, Western Washington University’s Coach of the Century (1900-1999), and a member of the NAIA, Washington State Basketball Coaches, WWU and Eastern Washington University Halls of Fame. Randall, 82, is also an author and inventor. The meeting begins at noon Tuesday at the Pancake Haus…

Time to order Edmonds Kiwanis berries and benefit local children

The Kiwanis Club of Edmonds is launching its annual berry sale in June, an annual fundraiser that helps Kiwanis serve the children of the community. The sale features mouthwatering and healthy strawberries and blueberries, fresh picked, washed and unsweetened, from “Mike and Jean’s” Berry Farm near Mount Vernon. To order, contact the Kiwanis Club President…

Kiwanis Club of Edmonds to hold children’s cancer fundraiser at PCC store Saturday

Support the Kiwanis Club of Edmonds and their fundraiser for the Kiwanis Children’s Cancer Program from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, April 21 at the Edmonds PCC store, 9803 Edmonds Way. The club is supporting Seattle Children’s Hospital Foundation in its efforts to raise money and awareness in the fight to find the cure for children’s cancer,…

Mary Van Meter named the 2012 Edmonds Citizen of the Year

Edmonds volunteer extraordinaire Mary Van Meter has been named the 2012 Citizen of the Year. The announcement was made Monday by the Edmonds Kiwanis Citizen of the Year Committee. A long-time Edmonds resident, Van Meter will be honored at the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce luncheon Thursday, April 26, at the Edmonds Yacht Club. Van Meter…

Edmonds Daybreakers Rotary honors Ron Clyborne with two awards Tuesday

Edmonds Chamber of Commerce President Ron Clyborne was honored by the Edmonds Daybreakers Rotary Club Tuesday morning for his years of service to Edmonds, and the tireless community booster said the honor couldn’t have come at a better time. The Daybreakers Rotary Foundation Chair David Niven presented Clyborne with a Paul Harris Fellowship award, named…

Khalil chosen as Lynnwood Rotary Club Student of the Month

Ramzee Khalil, a senior from Meadowdale High School, was selected by the Lynnwood Rotary Club as a Student of the Month for December, 2011. Khalil, who participates in Link Crew, National Honor Society, ASB, football and track, is also a Junior Camp Counselor for Edmonds Day Camp.  His future goals are to pursue a degree…

Letter: Edmonds Rotary says thanks to gift-giving tree donors

Editor: Every year the Rotary Club of Edmonds provides gift-giving trees to support the CASA (Court-Appointed Special Advocates for Children) and the Volunteer Guardian ad Litem Program.  These programs provide court-appointed special advocates for children who are victims or alleged victims of sexual abuse, physical abuse or neglect. This past year the list doubled in…

Edmonds Daybreakers Rotary welcomes former ‘hidden winner’ recipient

The Edmonds Daybreakers Rotary Club recently had a visit from Colin Evans, a past Edmonds Daybreakers “hidden winner” award recipient, who returned to report on his studies and work since leaving Edmonds-based Scriber Lake High School. The Daybreakers Rotary Club gives the hidden winner award to high school students who have succeeded in their studies…

Rob McKenna to speak at Edmonds Daybreakers Rotary Tuesday

Rob McKenna, Washington State’s Attorney General and also a declared candidate for the 2012 governor’s race, will be speaking to the Edmonds Daybreakers Rotary Club on Tuesday, Dec. 6, at the Edmonds Yacht Club. The meeting will begin at approximately 7:30 a.m., and breakfast will be served. Visitors are welcome.

Edmonds Daybreakers Rotary donates to homeless housing project

The Rotary Club of Edmonds Daybreakers recently donated $2,000 to the Jacob’s Well housing project for homeless mothers and children.  This project, located in the Edmonds-Shoreline area, is being coordinated through Vision House, a Shoreline-based organization that is building housing for homeless women and children. Edmonds-based Campbell-Nelson Motors earlier this year announced it will match…

Rotary Club makes $10,000 donation to Snohomish County affordable housing organization

Lynnwood Rotary Club, in cooperation with Rotary District 5030 presented a $10,000 donation to Housing Hope at a recent meeting at Edmonds Community College. Ed Peterson, Executive Director of Housing Hope, received the check from Lynnwood Rotary President Stan McKenzie, joined by Rotarians Lisa Gallucci and Andrew Ballard. Housing Hope currently manages 312 units in…

Edmonds Kiwanis celebrates Kiwanis Family Month in November

Edmonds Kiwanis Club notes that November is Kiwanis Family Month, and they are joining clubs throughout the Northwest to celebrate. The community service focus of Kiwanis includes adult Kiwanis clubs, Circle K clubs for collegians, Key Clubs for high school students, Builders Clubs for middle school students, K-Kids for elementary school students, and Aktion Clubs…

Edmonds Kiwanis spreads the word with dictionary distribution to third graders

The Kiwanis Club of Edmonds continued its annual tradition of handing out dictionaries to third-graders in Edmonds schools, and this week distributed more than 400 dictionaries to six schools. The dictionaries also included a gazetteer section, essentially a geographical dictionary with maps and related information. Schools receiving the dictionaries included Maplewood and Madrona K-8 schools…

Edmonds Daybreakers Rotary presents check to Clothes for Kids

The Rotary Club of Edmonds Daybreakers at a recent meeting presented a check to Joy Ingram, Director of Development for Clothes For Kids, which provides clothing for low-income children attending school in the Edmonds School District. The organization gratefully accepts financial contributions as well as donations of new clothing. To learn more, visit their website…

Rotary Club golf tournament raises $20,000 for community causes

 The Lynnwood Rotary Club announced that its annual golf tournament in late September raised nearly $20,000 for charity. “The tournament was a huge success. Besides being a great day for golf, we had great sponsorship and turn-out,” said Gary Deiner, the tournament chairperson. “The beauty of our fundraisers is that 100 percent of the proceeds…

Reminder: Lynnwood Rotary Club to host charity golf tournament Friday

The Lynnwood Rotary Clubis hosting its annual golf tournament this Friday, Sept. 23, to benefit many area charities. Registration is from 11:30 a.m-12:30 p.m. for the tournament, which begins at 1 p.m. with a shotgun start at the Everett Golf & Country Club. There will be a hole-in-one contest for a full set of custom…

Edmonds Daybreakers donate to Annie’s Kitchen

Edmonds Daybreakers Rotary Club at its meeting last week presented a donation to Annie Fortnum, founder of Annie’s Kitchen, a weekly community dinner served from 5-6:30 p.m. each Wednesday at the Edmonds Lutheran Church fellowship hall. Everyone is invited — the hungry, homeless, lonely, neighbors, families, church folks, folks from other churches — and  150…