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

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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

 

 

 

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Press Release (06-09-2011) – INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE ORGANIZATION

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BOTHELL, WA (Jun. 9, 2011) – Rotary International President Ray Klinginsmith awarded Lynnwood Rotary with the 2010-2011 “Presidential Citation with Distinction,” in a ceremony conducted on June 9, 2011 in Bothell, Washington.  Rotary District 5030 Assistant Governor Stan Miner presented Lynnwood Rotary President Andrew Ballard with the award.

Ballard addressed the club and thanked them for their service in the service year (July 2010 – June 2011).  “This award is for you.  It is because of your efforts as a club,” he shared.

The award is presented annually to Rotary clubs throughout the world who demonstrate active community engagement in four areas: education, local community service, international community service, and Rotary service.  Clubs showing exceptional contribution to each area of community engagement are given the additional qualifier, “with distinction.”

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

Rotary is a worldwide organization of more than 1.2 million business, professional, and community leaders. Members of Rotary clubs, known as Rotarians, provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.  There are 33,000 Rotary clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas. Clubs are nonpolitical, nonreligious, and open to all cultures, races, and creeds. As signified by the motto Service Above Self, Rotary’s main objective is service — in the community, in the workplace, and throughout the world.   For more information see our website:  http://www.rotary.org

Andrew Ballard Receives Presidential Citation with Distinction from Stan Miner

Andrew Ballard Receives Presidential Citation with Distinction from Stan Miner

 

Press Release (6-2-11) – LYNNWOOD ROTARIAN HONORED WITH REGIONAL COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD

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LYNNWOOD, WA (Jun. 2, 2011) – Barbara Earl, past-president of the Lynnwood Rotary Club and seventeen-year member of the international service organization was honored in a ceremony at Edmonds Community College on June 2, 2011 by District Governor John Matthews.  Earl was awarded the “District Club Builder Award,” for her leadership to grow the Lynnwood Rotary Club into one of the largest clubs in the district.

Earl’s accomplishments include increasing club membership by more than 5%, performing significant leadership roles within the club, and accomplishing significant fundraising increases resulting in a sizable increase in scholarship money for students in the Edmonds School District.  Her nomination was endorsed by three past presidents of the club and three past district governors of District 5030.

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

John Matthews Presents Barbara Earl with Rotary District Club Builder Award