Rotary Club of Mill Creek!

Mill Creek

"Passion for Service"

Wednesday Noon
Shawn O'Donnell's
122 128th St SE
Everett, WA  98208
United States of America
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Snohomish County Council Chair

Photo Source: Mill Creek City Connection/Fall 2019
Our August 7 speaker was Terry Ryan, Snohomish County Councilmember District 4.  Terry talked about how the approval was secured to bring commercial flights into Paine Field and gave an update on its current status. Terry joins us annually to provide updates on topics of interest to our club and this was certainly of interest and well-received!

Bridge to Success

Joining us today from the Rotary Club of Edmonds, were Maggie Peterson, Lamin Manneh, and Randy Hutchins (all shown above) to talk about the "Bridge to Success," a project focused on building a 3 bedroom classroom science lag in the Village of Wassu, in the Niani District on the North Bank of the Gambia River.  This project started with the help of a District 5030 district grant to meet and get the support of key government officials in Gambia and finalize the location selection for a new science lab that will allows students in a highly impoverished area  to specialize in science and then have the opportunity to go to college.  These three presenters exemplify Rotary's commitment to service!  For more on the project, click here

Creativity is a Habit and Skill 

Our speakers at this Wednesday's meeting were  Adam Utley (on left) and Aaron Schmookler (on right) of The Yes Works.  Aaron and Adam presented a high level overview of what makes for an innovation culture and spoke about one important key -- recognizing opportunities.  Aaron and Adam are co-founders of The Yes Works which works with organizations through trainings that build better workplace cultures where all employees  
 collaborate and communicate more effectively.

Our New Club President

Shown holding our traditional "ball and chains" for incoming club presidents, is Frank Simons.  Frank officially assumed the reigns from now past-president Danielle Pratt at yesterday's final meeting of the 2018-2019 Rotary year.  Congratulations President Frank and we look forward to a great Rotary year under your leadership!

Student of the Year

At meetings this month, we recognized three incredible students as Students of the Year and awarded each a $4,000 scholarship!

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.  According to Principal Peters, Mikayla is kind, thoughtful, helpful, and truly betters the lives of the people she is with.  Mikayla is, without a doubt, an excellent leader.

Mikayla will be attending the University of California Berkeley in fall with plans to study Political Science and Government. Mikayla is shown with Dave Peters, Rotarian and Jackson High Principal. Congratulations Mikayla!


Erika Ellison

From  Archbishop Murphy High School, Erika Ellison -  Erika Ellison is this year’s Rotary Club of Mill Creek Student of the Year from Archbishop Thomas J. Murphy High School and recipient of the Diane Schimpf Memorial Scholarship. Erika recently graduated with high academic and athletic honors. Erika was the Senior Student Council President and a leader among leaders at Archbishop Murphy HS.  Erika is a star athlete participating in cross country, soccer and lacrosse. She will continue to play lacrosse at the college level.

Erika will attend Saint Francis University in Pennsylvania to study Marine Biology and Maritime Law with a focus on conservation and humanitarian aid relief in coastal communities. Erika is shown with Alex Crane, Rotarian and Archbishop Murphy Principal.  Congratulations Erika!


Quinn Wieber

From  Sno-Isle Tech Skills CenterQuinn Wieber -   Quinn is this year's Rotary Club of Mill Creek Student of the Year from Sno-Isle Tech Skills Center. Quinn took the proverbial path less taken to achieve his academic goals. He was homeschooled at the Wieber Academy and Homeschool Connections, studied at the Sno-Isle Technical Skills Center for two years in the Electrical Engineering program and lettered at Everett High School in track and field, swimming, and cross country. Quinn graduated this year from Sequoia High School. Among Quinn’s many awards he was accepted to the National Technical Honor Society during his first year at Sno-Isle Tech and received a Scholar Athlete Award. He is also an Eagle Scout exhibiting high leadership standards.
Quinn plans to begin his studies at either Edmond Community College or Spokane Community and then onto a University Degree in Electrical Engineering. Congratulations Quinn!

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!
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Todd McNeal
Aug 28, 2019 12:00 PM
Hand in Hand
Hand in Hand


Join us a as Todd McNeal is returning to talk to our club about his organization, Hand in Hand. He has presented to the club many years ago. He'll be updating us on their progress over time. Joining Todd, will be Jay Priebe, Hand in Hand's new Chief Executive Officer.

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

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