Rotary Club of Mill Creek!

Mill Creek

"Passion for Service"

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Mill Creek Country Club
15500 Country Club Dr
Mill Creek, WA  98012
United States
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Denise Allen

Our speaker yesterday was Denise Allen, founder of Simplify Experts and author of "Declutter and Thrive."  Denise talked about her company and the process of helping people become more organized through a four step process of assessment, strategizing, implementing and delivering.  

Alan Merry

Our speaker this was week was our District 5030 Governor (DG), Alan Merry, shown above with our club president Danielle Pratt.  DG Alan hails from the Rotary Club of Lake Forest Park.  Alan is a health care data analyst at Kaiser Permanente, at least for a few more months until he officially retires!  He is a UW graduate and an avid Mariners fan and, naturally, Husky fan too!  Alan talked about the 2019 District Conference in Spokane and thanked our club for all we do in the community.  Thanks for joining us Alan and thanks for all you do for Rotary too!  To find out more or sign up for the 2019 Rotary District Conference, go to

New Member Induction

Joining our club today is Jeff Beyer.  Jeff is with ZDI Gaming and has an extensive background in mobile devices.  Please join us in welcoming Jeff!
Also joining our club today is Ronda Lone. Ronda is the owner of AR Workshop in Mill Creek and is a paraeducator at Mill Creek Elementary School.  Please join us in welcoming Ronda!

Addis Abba Global Grant Projects

Lake Union Rotarians Ruth Ann Halford and Larry Logue (current club president) joined us yesterday to talk about water and sanitation projects in schools in Addis Abba, Ethiopia. Working with Seattle's Spash organization, the Rotary Club of Lake Union has completed a number of global grant projects providing safe water to schools and thousands of students. Our club helped sponsor the last global grant and has committed to support the next project which is still in the development stage.  

Snohomish County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney

Our speaker today was Adam Cornell, the Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for Snohomish County.  On his linkedin page, Adam has the following after his title, "Advocate for Children, Youth, and Families."  That message came across clear in Adam's talk as he described his upbringing as a foster child and his great appreciation for the people who helped him along the way.  His talk was really focused on sharing information, in a balanced way, with our members on two topics: 1) the trends in how courts and legislatures are treating youthful offenders when it comes to sentencing; and 2) the upcoming gun initiative (1639).  At the conclusion of his presentation, several members stated they would like to hear more from him...expect to see him back next year as a speaker!

Accelerated Results 365

Our speaker at yesterday's meeting was Catherine White.   Catherine is founder of Accelerated Results 365, is a multi-business owner, author, speaker and innovator, and the creator of P.O.W.E.R.R.™.   Catherine talked about her business experience in the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors and the work she does creating innovative tools to help these businesses and non-profits break through barriers to create growth opportunities.

Angie Louthan

Joining us at this Wednesday's meeting was the founder and creator of the Kind Fest, Angie Louthan.  Angie described how her desire to build community and share the power of kindness, compassion, and connection led to the first Kind Fest last year.  It is a family-fun event focused with lots of speakers, food, music, organizations and kindness champions.  The second Kind Fest will be held at Willis Tucker Park in Snohomish on Saturday, August 18, 2018 from 10 AM to 4 PM. The Rotary Club of Mill Creek will have a booth - hope you can join us!

Club President Danielle Pratt

This Wednesday, Danielle Pratt, rung in the new Rotary year at her first official meeting as our club's president.  
For the year, Danielle's goals for our club are:
  • Increase Retention: Work with Membership to pair new members with an additional mentor to partner with through their first year as a Rotarian 
  • Increase Member Involvement: Provide at least 6 hands-on service projects throughout the year, Committee rosters/assignments, Co-Chairs for all committees (one experienced and one newer member), Joint service projects with other community organizations
  • Increase District Involvement: Support more members in district conference and other district training throughout the year.
We look forward to a great Rotary year under Danielle's leadership!

Student of the Year

At this week's meeting, we recognized two students of the year as our scholarship recipients. 

Anjelica de Leon

Anjelica de Leon is our Student of the year from  Archbishop Murphy High School and Diane Schimpf Memorial Scholarship recipient.  Anjelica is no stranger to our club.  She was our March Student of the Month in recognition of her leadership skills.  Anjelica will be going to school at California State University at East Bay, where she will study business administration with a focus on non-profit organizations.   
Anjelica is shown with Alex Crane, Rotarian and Archbishop Murphy Principal.  Congratulations Anjelica!

Hannah Neal

Our Student of the Year from Henry M. Jackson High School and our Maria and Steve Matthews Scholarship recipient is Hannah Neal. 
Hannah is no stranger to our club either.  She was our December Student of the Month in recognition of her arts skills.  Hannah will be going on to Gonzaga University in Spokane to study biology.  Following that, she plans to go to medical school with an aspiration to work in the pediatrics area.
Hannah is shown with Dave Peters, Rotarian and Jackson High Principal. Congratulations Hannah!


Jeffrey Smith, PhD

Jeffrey Smith, PhD
Business Ethics

Jeffrey Smith, Professor of Management at the Seattle University Albers School of Business & Economics  was our speaker at this Wednesday's meeting.  Smith discussed the mission and vision of the business school and stressed that being "values-driven" is a critical part of the schools teachings.  Smith went on to talk about the importance of ethics overall and the critical role that senior leadership plays in shaping the ethics environment within the corporation.  Jeffrey's presentation was a good reminder of the importance of Rotary's 4-Way test on setting an ethical rules-based system to maintaining a high ethical standard.



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