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Press Release (06-20-2011) – LOCAL NONPROFIT DONATES DIALYSIS MACHINES TO RURAL INDIA

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Additional photographs available 6-23-11)

LYNNWOOD, WA (Jun. 20, 2011) – Incoming Lynnwood Rotary President Stan McKensie travelled to Kerala, India to attend a dedication ceremony for two kidney dialysis machines donated to St. John’s Hospital in a ceremony on June 18, 2011.  This culminates a year-long partnership project between Lynnwood Rotary, two local Rotary clubs in India, and Rotary International.   This donation is essential to the rural communities around Kerala where renal complications are commonplace due to poisonous snake bites.  Dialysis treatments are crucial to the survival of these patients.

Dignitaries on hand for the ceremony were local District Governor Rtn. G. Viswanathan, local Rotary membership, and community leaders.

Press contact for this release is Jim Dougherty email: rotarypr@leaderswest.com

Lynnwood Rotary is a service organization of civic and business leaders based in Lynnwood, Washington. We meet weekly at noon on Thursdays at Edmonds Community College, and welcome guests and prospective members anytime. Our projects improve the local and international communities, this past year including college scholarships for local students, funding of a vocational arts program for the Edmonds School District, purchase of dialysis machines for hospitals in rural India, and much more. For more information see our website:  http://www.lynnwoodrotary.com

St. John’s Hospital, in the  beautiful High Range  center, Kattappana, was founded in the year 1968 by Rev. Bro. Forthunathus Thanhauser. The institution  , managed by the Hospitaller Brothers of St. John of God,  today has grown to a tertiary level 375-bedded multi-speciality hospital, with sixteen clinical disciplines . Being the only tertiary level referral center, in this area, our institution   is empowered with a team of talented specialists  in all sectors dedicated in providing quality and speciality health care.  For more information see their website: http://stjohnshospitalkattappana.com

 

Lynnwood Rotary President Stan McKensie attends blessing for dialysis machine

Lynnwood Rotary President Stan McKensie attends blessing for dialysis machineBaby Joseph attends blessing for dialysis machineEdmonds Community College Dean of Students Nicola Smith


Dialysis Machine at St. John’s Hospital, Kerela, India

Dialysis Machine at St. John’s Hospital, Kerela, India

Written by Jim Dougherty

June 20, 2011 at 11:07 pm

Press Release (06-09-2011) – EDMONDS SCHOOL DISTRICT VOCATIONAL EDUCATION PROGRAM SHOWCASES STUDENT-BUILT HOUSE

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Photographs below)

BOTHELL, WA (Jun. 9, 2011) – Edmonds Vocational Education instructors and students held an open house in Bothell, Washington on June 9, 2011 to showcase the home that they planned and built this past school year.  The program is a thirty-six year partnership between the Edmonds School District and Lynnwood Rotary Club.

Each year a house is planned and constructed by students from Lynnwood, Meadowdale, Edmonds/Woodway, Scriber Lake and Mountlake Terrace High Schools.  This year’s house is located at 214 159th St, SE., Bothell, Washington, with an appraised value of $369,000.  Each year the proceeds from the house project are reinvested to financially support the program in perpetuity.

Local dignitaries on hand for the event were Edmonds School District Superintendent Nick Brossoit, Edmonds Public Schools Foundation Chair Debbie Bodal, Edmonds School District Director of Career and Technical Education Mark Madison, Rotary District 5030 Assistant Governor Stan Miner, Lynnwood Rotary President Andrew Ballard, and Lynnwood Rotary Foundation Chair Travis Snider.

Three students were introduced as standouts of the program by their instructor, Scott Hammond and teaching assistant, Micah Burlingame.  Jacob Settlemyer, a drafting class graduate of Edmonds/Woodway High School who spent his entire summer drawing up the architectural plans for the project, Dakota Farmer, a carpentry student at Lynnwood High who showed exceptional aptitude towards the planning and building of the structure, and Lina Kadmiri, a student at Edmonds/Woodway High School who planned the interior design of the house.

The building construction program offers students an opportunity to learn entry-level carpentry skills such as blueprint reading, estimating, zoning and building codes, job site development, forming, pouring and finishing concrete, wall and roof framing, siding, interior finishing, roofing, and teamwork.

Press contact for this release is Jim Dougherty email: rotarypr@leaderswest.com

Lynnwood Rotary is a service organization of civic and business leaders based in Lynnwood, Washington. We meet weekly at noon on Thursdays at Edmonds Community College, and welcome guests and prospective members anytime. Our projects improve the local and international communities, this past year including college scholarships for local students, funding of a vocational arts program for the Edmonds School District, purchase of dialysis machines for hospitals in rural India, and much more. For more information see our website:  http://www.lynnwoodrotary.com

Edmonds School District Voc Ed standout students Lina Kadmiri (L) and Dakota Farmer (R)

Edmonds School District Voc Ed standout students Lina Kadmiri (L) and Dakota Farmer (R)

 

Edmonds School District Voc Ed Class Photo

Edmonds School District Voc Ed Class Photo

 

Edmonds School District / Lynnwood Rotary Voc Ed House

Edmonds School District / Lynnwood Rotary Voc Ed House

 

Edmonds School District Voc Ed Instructor, Scott Hammond and teaching assistant, Micah Burlingame

Edmonds School District Voc Ed Instructor, Scott Hammond and teaching assistant, Micah Burlingame

 

Edmonds School District Superintendent Nick Brossoit

Edmonds School District Superintendent Nick Brossoit Attends Rotary Open House

 

 

 

Written by Jim Dougherty

June 9, 2011 at 11:18 pm

Editor’s Advisory (06-07-2011) – OPEN HOUSE BUILT BY EDMONDS SCHOOL DISTRICT VOC ED STUDENTS

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Point of contact for this advisory is Jim Dougherty email: rotarypr@leaderswest.com
Lynnwood Rotary is a service organization of civic and business leaders based in Lynnwood, Washington. We meet weekly at noon on Thursdays at Edmonds Community College, and welcome guests and prospective members anytime. Our projects improve the local and international communities, this past year including college scholarships for local students, funding of a vocational arts program for the Edmonds School District, purchase of dialysis machines for hospitals in rural India, and much more. For more information see our website: http://www.lynnwoodrotary.com

Written by Jim Dougherty

June 7, 2011 at 3:45 pm