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Press Release (10-11-11) – Charity Golf Tournament Scores Big for Local Community

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

LYNNWOOD, WA (Oct. 11, 2011) – The Lynnwood Rotary Club announced that their annual golf tournament on September 26, 2011 at the Everett Golf and Country Club raised nearly $20,000 for charity.

“The tournament was a huge success.  Besides being a great day for golf, we had great sponsorship and turn-out.”  Said Gary Deiner, the tournament chairperson.

“The beauty of our fundraisers is that 100% of the proceeds are returned to the community,”  said Lynnwood Rotary President Stan McKensie.  “In this case much of the money benefits the Boys and Girls Club of Snohomish County, with the reminder going to the many community projects that we sponsor throughout the year.  We do a lot in the community and events like this really help us to accomplish all that we do!”

The tournament was won by a team led by former State Senator and Snohomish City Councilman Gary Nelson.  His team consisted of Gary Schmitt, Chairman of the Board of The Bank of Washington, Mike Appleby, Vice-President at Chicago Title and Dan Tomasek, Broker, Windemere Real Estate.

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Written by Jim Dougherty

October 11, 2011 at 8:18 am

Posted in Current Events

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 (06-02-2011) – UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON PROFESSOR DISCUSSES MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Photograph Below)

LYNNWOOD, WA (Jun. 2, 2011) – University of Washington Professor Roger Roffman discussed the pros and cons for ending marijuana prohibition at Edmonds Community College on June 2, 2011.  Addressing the Lynnwood Rotary Club, Professor Roffman discussed the historical basis of prohibition, societal changes in attitude towards marijuana, the controversy surrounding marijuana dispensaries in Washington State and the scientific evidence of marijuana’s effects.  Professor Roffman concludes that both sides of the argument exaggerate their points beyond scientifically substantiated evidence, and that the movement to legalize marijuana will likely continue for the foreseeable future.

Roger A. Roffman, PhD is a professor emeritus of social work at the University of Washington and a private practitioner specializing in treating marijuana dependence.

Archived video of this presentation is available on the Lynnwood Rotary YouTube site: http://www.youtube.com/user/lynnwoodrotary
For further reading on Professor Roffman’s work in this area see the following links (link to Seattle Times editorial page):
http://bit.ly/f06lNN
http://bit.ly/9S6leK

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

Roger Roffman Speaks to Lynnwood Rotary Regarding Marijuana Legalization

Roger Roffman Speaks to Lynnwood Rotary Regarding Marijuana Legalization

Written by Jim Dougherty

June 8, 2011 at 1:48 am

Press Release (05-26-2011) – STATE COMMERCE DIRECTOR ADDRESSES JOBS AND COMPETITIVENESS FOR WASHINGTON STATE

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Photograph Below)

LYNNWOOD, WA (May 26, 2011) – Rogers Weed, Director of the Washington State Department of Commerce spoke to the Lynnwood Rotary club about the state of jobs and competition in the state of Washington on May 26, 2011 at Edmonds Community College.  Director Weed discussed the initial assessment that he conducted when he assumed his current position, discussed the strengths and weaknesses identified from that analysis, and his efforts to remedy the shortfalls.  He showed that Washington State is recovering at a slower rate than other comparable states both in the region and nationally, but was optimistic about the capability for the region to rebound.

Rogers Weed was appointed by Washington State Gov. Chris Gregoire as Director of the Department of Commerce in March 2009. In appointing him to this agency cabinet position, Gov. Gregoire said Rogers is a proven leader and innovator. As director, Rogers fulfills the governor’s clear mission to retain the jobs and companies that we have in our state today and attract new ones. His focus is on forging effective partnerships with the business community, with other agencies in the public sector and with the legislature.  Rogers attended Duke University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Computer Science. After college he worked for the management consulting firm, Bain and Company in Boston, focusing on strategy and planning for companies in the pharmaceutical, manufacturing and high tech industries. Rogers received his MBA in Marketing from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He came to Seattle in 1990 to work at Microsoft and managed teams in the Windows, Mobile Devices, On-line Content and Consumer Software Divisions over his 15 years with the company. He was promoted to Vice President in 2001. Rogers has been a board member and volunteer for regional organizations focused on climate change and social services. He lives in Seattle with his wife and three sons.

Archived video of this presentation is available on the Lynnwood Rotary YouTube site: http://www.youtube.com/user/lynnwoodrotary

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

Rogers Weed, Director of the Washington State Department of Commerce Speaks to Lynnwood Rotary

Rogers Weed, Director of the Washington State Department of Commerce Speaks to Lynnwood Rotary

Written by Jim Dougherty

June 8, 2011 at 1:45 am