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Mill Creek

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Mill Creek Country Club
15500 Country Club Dr
Mill Creek, WA  98012
United States
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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.  

Student of the Month

At this Wednesday's meeting, we recognized three incredible students for "Leadership Excellence"!

Mikayla Hubbard


Mikayla Hubbard is a senior at Henry M. Jackson High School.  She is both the National Honor Society Co-President and the Associated Student Body President.  She manages to be actively involved in both roles with seemingly endless energy and commitment to both groups.  The number of extra hours she has put in for events and activities is immense.  Mikayla attends many of our school events and participates in quite a few as well.  She is kind, thoughtful, helpful, and truly betters the lives of the people she is with.  Mikayla is, without a doubt, an excellent leader.

Mikayla has applied to ten different colleges and is currently waiting for admission announcements.  Mikayla is interested in pursuing studies in political science and is currently awaiting admission announcements.  Congratulations Mikayla!



Holly Sudol

From  Archbishop Murphy High School, Holly Sudol -  Holly is at the heart of student leadership, and the school. Holly has taken on the role of Communications Liaison for Student Government. As ASB President, she helps arrange assemblies, coordinates participation with both students and faculty/staff, as well as takes charge speaking in front of over 500 people during school gatherings. As a cheer captain for the last two years Holly organizes game plans for every home and away game, as well as scheduling performances for timeouts and quarter changes. Additionally, Holly is a great communicator and works with the band to make sure the show runs smoothly. She is a true leader on the team. She leads through her actions with the team's best interest at heart.

Holly plans to pursue business and communications in college. Congratulations Holly!


Elizabeth Hawks

From  Sno-Isle Tech Skills CenterElizabeth Hawks -  Liz is from Mountlake Terrace High School and participates in the Sno Isle TECH Dental Assisting program.  She is not only an excellent student within her vocational program, she often goes above and beyond. She is the ASB class vice president, president of the Safety Committee for the class.  Liz is the first student ever in the school to set up and carry out a successful blood drive. She planned, got permission from administration, provided permission slips for students, marketed the day and oversaw the successful event with thirty-eight students donating blood that day! Liz surpassed the goal set by Bloodworks who collected the donations and received a scholarship for her work. 
Congratulations Elizabeth!

Healing and Hope for the Hurting

Dr. Jimmy Grierson, a family physician, and Sandy Solis, Executive Director, with Safe Harbor Free Clinic discussed the services provided by the clinic in Stanwood.  The mission of the clinic is to that "All have access to free, professional health care regardless of circumstances.  The clinic provides a variety of services including chronic car, podiatry, respiratory, laboratory, and dental services. The clinic provides its services free and helps patients get free or very low cost medicines. 

Student of the Month

At this Wednesday's meeting, we recognized two incredible students.  

Laura Mustach

The theme for our Student of the Month for February is "Excellence in Fine Arts."  Our Student of the Month from Henry M. Jackson High School is Laura Mustach.  Laura is a senior and was selected to receive the Mill Creek Rotary Student of the Month award for "Excellence in Fine Arts" because of her depth, breadth, and impact.  Laura has been involved in the theatre program since her freshman year.  For the past two years she is the lead for the Saint Crew and is the production manager for Jackson's spring play, "A Comedy of Errors."  Her passion and talents in fine arts extend to ceramics as well. Laura Is known for her detailed and complex pieces.  She serves as an integral resource for other students in the upper-level ceramics class and has served as an instructor in the community teaching pottery day-camps to 5-14 year old students. 
Laura plans to take a gap year to save money for college with a goal of attending Evergreen College to study ceramics, science and veterinary medicine. Congratulations Laura!

Cami Taliaferro-Barber

From  Archbishop Murphy High School, Cami Taliaferro-Barber, is the February Student of the Month for excellence in "Fine Arts."  Cami makes artistic contributions to virtually every performing arts endeavor at Archbishop Murphy and her contagious enthusiasm for performing is inspirational. Cami brings her strong mezzo-soprano voice to the choir program, including the Liturgy choir, and the Choral-Aires, our honor choir. Her poise and versatility are evident in her multiple support roles in our Spring Musicals and dramatic productions-- acting, dancing, singing, painting sets, and offering her powerful creative and organizational skills. Cami naturally embraces leadership roles, serving as assistant director and costume designer for the fall play and as the technical director for this year's spring musical. 
To quote Ms. Wright, her choir teacher: 'To have a student like Cami is every director’s dream.'  In addition to her dedication in the classroom and our Fine Arts program, Cami has been a member of the nerd and books for breakfast club, link crew and has participated in girl’s tennis for three years.  During her time at Archbishop Murphy, Cami has volunteered over 90 hours at local organizations such as Harbor light church fundraiser and adopt-a-highway trash clean up.
Cami has applied to multiple universities and plans to study theatre production and minor in business.  Congratulations Cami!

Hypnosis and Coaching

At this Wednesday's meeting, David Greenwood, of Greenwood Hynotherapy, talked about hypnosis and coaching for adults, couples and adolescents. His talked focused on our vast subconscious and using hypnotherapy to improve self confidence, lose weight, relieve stress, achieve business success, minimize past issues and much more (like quitting smoking!).

Bruce Heinemann

Our speaker today was Bruce Heinemann.  Bruce is a photographer, writer, publisher and speaker from Anacortes.  His talk, titled, "Imagination Inspired," was a combination of wonderful landscape photography and his own words and quotes from well-known people to make one reflect on the importance of imagination...of what we can be if we are not afraid to be.  Bruce's work includes "The Art of Nature: Reflections on the Grand Design," "Washington: The Art of Landscape," and soon to be produced is a multi-media concert of images, music and narrative entitled, "The Nature of Life: The Power Within and The Fine Art of Healing." Bruce is a prostrate cancer survivor and much of his work is focused on the journey of healing through photography and writing.  See Bruce's work at


Vocational Services

At our January 9th meeting, we recognized two students of the month for outstanding achievement in Vocational Services.

Devin Moore

Devin Moore is our January Student of the Month from  Archbishop Murphy High School.
 Devin Moore is a dedicated member of the Archbishop Murphy DECA Program and has even competed at the international level. He is the Vice President of the school’s DECA chapter and a manager of the student store. In this role, Devin is responsible for inventory, employee schedules and tracking supply/demand. 

Devin’s true vocation, or calling, is to serve others. Devin serves the Archbishop Murphy school community through ASB, through his roles as captain on two athletic teams, through his involvement with the Student Ambassador Program and through his positions in the DECA Program. Internationally, Devin and his family have traveled to Mexico to volunteer in some of the most impoverished areas.  Devin is currently applying to military academies and universities.  Congratulations Devin!

Katie Martin

Our Student of the Month from Henry M. Jackson High School is Katie Martin. 
With a 4.0 GPA, Katie is a top student, both in and out of the classroom.  She is a member of the Jackson High School Bowling team, and she serves as part of the Link Crew ensuring that incoming freshman have a positive transition to high school.  It only takes moments in a conversation with her to recognize her sense of caring.  Katie currently spends half of her school day in the Veterinary Assisting program at the Sno-Isle Tech Skills Center.
Katie aspires to become a veterinary doctor and is applying to the veterinary medicine programs at Washington State and Montana State universities. 
Congratulations Katie!

Family Builders

Our speaker at our last Wednesday meeting of 2018, was Matthew Brouwer, Develpment Manager for Family Builders.  There are over 10,000 children in the foster-care system in Washington.    Matthew talked about  the critical need for foster parents and families in Washington and the FamilyBuilders Foster-Adoption program.  FamilyBuilders is a Lutheran Commuity Services Northwest program which creates safe and loving families for children who've experienced abuse and neglect. Thanks Matthew for sharing the message.

Student of the Month

At this Wednesday's meeting, we recognized two incredible students.  

Aemish Brock

The theme for our Student of the Month for December is "Musical Excellence."  Our Student of the Month from Henry M. Jackson High School is Aemish Brock.  Aemish is shown with Jackson High principal and Rotary member, Dave Peters.  Aemish Brock is a senior at Jackson High School who has participated in the band and jazz programs all four years.  He was noticed by a Jackson High  jazz instructor during his freshman year, and after reinforcing his belief in him over time, Amish excelled to earn a lead trombone position in the school's highest-level jazz program.  He was a featured soloist at the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival last year and he participated in key jazz groups.  This year he intends to audition for Essentially Ellington, a national jazz festival in New York.  Aemish Is known for his servant leadership, his humble attitude, and his relentless drive to continually improve his musical excellence.
Aemish aspires to attend the New School College of Performing Arts School of Jazz in Manhattan and become a professional jazz musician.  We look forward to hearing him perform in the future.  Congratulations Aemish!

Gannon Lewallen

From  Archbishop Murphy High School, Gannon Lewallen, is our December Student of the Month for "Musical Excellence."  Gannon is shown with Archbishop Murphy's principal and Rotary member, Alex Crane.  Gannon is equally at home with music and giving back to his community through service.  He is a leading performer with the Band, the Choir, the Fall Play, Spring Musical, voice lessons, music contests, and other performance opportunities. In four years of band, choir, dramatic and musical productions, he has performed over a hundred times for Archbishop Murphy  and in community events.  Always wearing a genuine smile and bearing a positive attitude, Gannon is beloved by his classmates, a humble leader when called for, a hard-working loyal teammate and friend to all. Gannon has been a member of the ultimate Frisbee, sign language and nerd club, and during his time at Archbishop Murphy, he has volunteered for over 90 hours at local organizations such as Special Olympics and highway clean-up.  Gannon has applied to several universities and plans to go into the music therapy field!
Footnote: After speaking, Gannon was asked to sing and belted out some beautiful verses for us!   Thanks and congratulations Gannon for being our Archbishop Murphy December Student of the Month! 
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Join us as Joel Bervell, co-founder and chief organizing officer of 'Hugs for' talks about the non-profit organization dedicated to empowering the next generation of future global leaders.  Throughout the year, high school members of 'Hugs for' conduct local community service projects, fundraisers, and item donation drives (such as stuffed animal, school supply, and sports equipment drives). Over spring break, students travel to countries like Ghana, Tanzania, Sierra Leone, Uganda and Kenya to hand-deliver collected material donations to children in schools, orphanages and hospitals. Hugs for's mission is to break down the barrier that often exists in giving to global communities and to encourage students to recognize the needs of communities locally and abroad at a crucial age.

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