Rotary Club of Mill Creek!

Mill Creek

"Passion for Service"

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Shawn O'Donnell's
122 128th St SE
Everett, WA  98208
United States of America
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General Bill Hathaway

Our club held its meeting at Fairwinds Brighton Court today so we could honor General Bill Hathaway on his 99th birthday.  The ever-smiling Bill is shown proudly wearing his Rotary Major Donor pin!  Congratulations General!!!

Scot LaRose, a Police Officer with the Mill Creek Police Department and a member of the South Snohomish County Honor Guard, joined us today to talk about the important work of the Guard in representing us in local ceremonies and events.  


Our club was honored today to have Paul A Stoot Sr. and Terry Metcalf of Greater Trinity Academy bring a group of their young students to tell us about their learning programs. School Motto: "I Can Learn Anything!" Mission: To eliminate the achievement gap. Presentation today - Awesome!
 Dr. Paul A. Stoot, Sr. - Executive Director
Terry Metcalf - Curriculum Specialist/Kindergarten Teacher and former NFL All Pro
Our speaker this week was Jun Akutsu of 2nd-Tier Consulting.  June talked about the nuances between our cultures and how this can impact doing business with Japanese colleagues.

Student of the Month

At his Wednesday's meeting, we recognized Devanne Clark for Academic Excellence.
From  Sno-Isle Tech SkillsCenter, Devanne Clark, is our May Student of the Month for "Academic Excellence." Devanne Clark attends Mt. Lake Terrace High School and is in her second year of the Diesel Power Technology class at Sno-Isle Tech. Devanne shows a positive attitude, an eagerness to learn new skills, and has achieved “A’s” in each of her Sno-Isle classes.  She currently works at Truck Trails Northwest as an entry-level technician.  Her goal is to go on to become a diesel technician - one day she would like to be a shop supervisor. 
Devanne is planning to attend Universal Technical Institute, in Avondale AZ, after graduation and continue her studies in diesel technology. She is working very hard to earn scholarships so she can afford to pay for this schooling and has already earned $12,500 worth of scholarships through auto and diesel competitions!   Congratulations Devanne!

Student of the Month

At our May 8th meeting today, we recognized two students of the month for outstanding achievement in "Academic Excellence."

Cathleen Barron

Cathleen Barron is our May Student of the Month from  Archbishop Murphy High School, shown with Rotarian and Archbishop Murphy's principal, Alex Crane.  
Cathleen is inquisitive, compassionate and authentic. Cathleen has earned an impressive 4.0 Grade Point Average through 1st semester of her senior year. She has enrolled in demanding classes throughout her high school career, including five AP courses and eight honors courses. Due to her academic achievement, Cathleen has earned a position in the National Honor Society.

Cathleen is dedicated to her studies but is passionate about her community. She has been elected to AMHS ASB her senior year. Cathleen lead a group of her peers on Archbishop Murphy's Kairos retreat and was the rector for the fall Kairos retreat. She led her peers through small groups, relationship building and personal reflection.  

Cathleen plans to attend the University of Portland next fall and pursue studies in education with a specific focus on elementary schooling. Congratulations Cathleen!

Megan Black

Our Student of the Month from Henry M. Jackson High School is Megan Black, shown with Rotarian and Jackson's principal, Dave Peters.  


Megan Black is a senior at Jackson High School, and she is the top student of over 500 in the class of 2019.  Megan has challenged herself academically through her entire school experience.  As a freshman, she took both Algebra 2 and Pre-Calculus to pave the way for higher level math.  Among the 13 Advanced Placement classes on her high school transcript, she is also taking Multivariable Calculus through the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth.  Megan is a Presidential Scholar Semifinalist and has been a contributing member of Jackson's competitive varsity swim program and the theatre program.  Her busy, well-rounded schedule has only increased the impressiveness of her 4.0 GPA and perfect score on the ACT!

Megan was accepted to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) where she will be majoring in Economical Mathematics toward a career in policy development in education and international relations with East Asian Countries. Congratulations Megan!


Mark Wilder

Our Wednesday speaker was Mark Wilder, Everett Public Schools Music4Life Program Coordinator.  Mark Wilder is a professional musician and composer who also happens to be a marketing agency owner. He first became involved with Music4Life as a volunteer for the "May is Music4Life Month" effort in Everett. He is thrilled to now be working as a program coordinator so that all children in our communities have the opportunity to create and perform instrumental music.

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Tickets and sponsorships to our 2019 Dinner and Auction are available now - Click here!  Proceeds from the auction go to the Mill Creek Rotary Foundation which supports our club's service projects in our local and international communities.  Join us for a great evening!!!

Scholar Athletes

At today's meeting, we recognized three students of the month as outstanding Scholar Athletes.

Luke Riojas

Luke Riojas is our April Student of the Month from  Archbishop Murphy High School.
Luke’s involvement in the athletic program includes his participation in the AMHS football and track team. Over the past four years, his accolades in football include: Varsity football letter 2015, 2016, 2017 seasons, Cascade conference first team linebacker 2016, 2017 seasons, coaches award 2016 season and lastly was elected to be team captain for his senior year 2018 season. A quote from Coach Jensen, “Luke always has a positive attitude and pushes others to improve by modeling great work ethic and selflessness.” Luke also decided to try out track his junior year, earning himself a varsity letter for his first season. Luke has great dedication in whatever he does and always puts his best foot forward when doing so. 
Luke has spent a great deal of his time serving our community. He has volunteered with the worship team at his church, soup kitchens, Wildcat Buddies, Run to Win, Faith in Action, Special Olympics and I Heart Stanwood. 
Luke has been accepted to Redlands University and plans to pursue his desire to become a doctor.  Congratulations Luke!

Iyanla De Jesus

Our Student of the Month from Henry M. Jackson High School is Iyanla De Jesus, shown with Jackson High School principal and Rotarian, Dave Peters. 

Iyanla "Ice" De Jesus (formerly Pennington) is a senior at Henry M. Jackson High School.  She is a 4-year starter and 2-year captain of the softball team, and she was instrumental in helping win the school's first state softball championship last spring.  She was named both the Everett Herald and Seattle Times softball player of the year in 2018.  She led the Jackson High School Timberwolves in pitching with a 0.35 ERA and 282 strikeouts finishing with a 17-1 record.  Ice also led the team in hitting with a .507 batting average that included 9 doubles, 8 home runs, and 28 RBI's.  This year she has her focus set on leading her team to another state title.  Ice threw a perfect game to open the season and threw a 1-hitter with 18 strikeouts vs. another early opponent.  She’s a relentless competitor, a grounded leader, and a genuinely enjoyable person!

Iyanla will be attending Coastal Carolina College located minutes from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.  She has received a full-ride softball scholarship, and she plans to study either Sports Exercise Science to become an athletic trainer or Chemistry as a preparation for medical school. 

Congratulations Iyanla!

Aviry Stratton

Our Student of the Month from Sno-Isle TECH is Aviry Stratton, a junior at Glacier Peak High School.

Aviry Stratton is a strong, competitive student who has Varsity Lettered in both Cross Country and Track and Field events at Glacier Peak High School.  She enjoys the sports aspect of her life because it balances out her scholastic achievements, National Honor Society and Outstanding Scholastic Award WIAA 2017 and 2018. Aviry was accepted into the Dental Assisting program last spring at Sno-Isle TECH.  Currently she is working on her internship portion of the program, gaining new knowledge at Penny Creek Family Dentistry in Mill Creek. Her future goals are to continue her education, enter dental school, and then become an orthodontist after the additional two years of education. Aviry knows that it will be close to 10 years before becoming an Orthodontist and she works hard every day towards her dream. Her positive personality and can do attitude will help in achieving her dream. 

Congratulations Aviry!

Jeff Patterson

Our speaker today was Jeff Patterson, Director of Development and Marketing at Bridgeways and a member of the Rotary Club of Lynnwood.  Jeff talked about Bridgeways, a not-for-profit organization that provides a wide range of services that promote quality-of-life for individuals who live with mental illness.  Some of the services include working in Bridgeways manufacturing plant to assistance finding the right kind of work.  Bridgeways is located in Everett and serves all of Snohomish County.  
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Changing of the Guard
Jun 26, 2019 12:00 PM
A New Rotary Year!
A New Rotary Year!


Join us for the annual  "Changing of the Guard" meeting where the baton is handed off from the 2017-18 directors and officers to the incoming 2018-19.  At this meeting, we will say good bye and thank you to President Danielle Pratt and give a warm welcome to our incoming President, Frank Simons. 

Note: This meeting will be at Shawn O'Donnells at 122 128th St. SE in Everett.


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