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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

 

 

 

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

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