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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) – 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 (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