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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

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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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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

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

 

Written by Jim Dougherty

June 9, 2011 at 10:07 pm

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

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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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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

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

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

Written by Jim Dougherty

June 7, 2011 at 8:40 am