Club Meeting Notes and Messages From Club President Dode Carlson

Mukilteo Kiwanis January 2021

Happy New Year!

I was fortunate to have lunch with Carol Nielsen and Dana Wilbur at Cabernets and IPA on New Years Eve.  We saw Lynette and Skip.  Lovely place with outdoor seating and heaters.

Carol and Dana promised to come to the Zoom meetings this year.  I hope we can encourage the rest of you to do the same.  We have help available to navigate Zoom. Let me know if you need it.

Our meetings for next year are as follows:

February 24, Wednesday, 7:00 AM,

March 10, Wednesday, 6:00 PM,

March 24, Wednesday, 7:00 AM,

April 14, Wednesday, 6:00 PM,

April 28, Wednesday, 7:00 AM. 

The board meetings are

 January 13, Wednesday, 5:00PM,

February 10, Wednesday, 5:00 PM,

March 10, Wednesday, 5:00 PM,

April 14, Wednesday, 5:00 PM.

We hope by May to be back at the golf course. We all hope.

 I will send out a notice a day or two before with the Zoom meeting I.D. and password. I will admit that Zoom has been a challenge for me.   Each meeting will have the same I.D. and password. Wendy Eidbo has graciously offered to be a co-host so none of you are left waiting to enter.

Deb Bordsen has set up our on-line auction coming soon.  Thank you, Deb!  We will discuss at the next board meeting.

Speaking of fund raising, we had an awesome year in spite of the virus. Pam sent out a recap.  Kudos to the fund-raising committee and all of you.  We will talk about it at the next meeting (those nuts were really good).

Your ears should have been burning (something my Mom said when she was speaking of me to someone) while I was lunching with Carol and Dana. When I first joined Kiwanis I was so impressed on how close you all were and how much fun you have together. It is a magical group.  We’ll be hugging again soon. Thanks for all of you for sharing pictures of past gatherings on Facebook.

I received a note from Hannah McNutt, Donor Resource Rep. with Bloodworks NW.  She wants us to know and share with others that they will be at Rosehill Community Center on January 19th and 21st.  They have 35 open appointment times.   For more information you can email Hannah at : hannahm@bloodworksnw>org.

We need a membership chair.  I am that for the Evergreen Arboretum. And I sat in on a Kiwanis statewide discussion with other membership chairs.  Lots of good ideas.  It’s fun talking to people about something you enjoy.

If anyone has something to share at our meetings, let me know, I will put you on the agenda.  Also, if anyone would like to lead in the devotion let me know.

Carolyn “Dode” Carlson

2020 Mukilteo Kiwanian of the Year

CONGRATULATIONS TO NANCY PASSAVOY – 2020 Mukilteo Kiwanian of the Year

2006  Al Dantico

2007  Dreana Berggren

2008  John Luckovich

2009  Darlene Conklé

2010  Tim Taylor

2011  Cheryl Wynn

2012  Tom Nielson

2013  Paul Salas

2014  Darby VanGerpen

2015  Gary Webster

2016  Pam Taylor

2017 Nancy Passovoy

2018 Beth Kerwin

2019 Skip Kidd

2020 Nancy Passavoy

Coolest Pet In Mukilteo Contest is in the books

Thank you all so much for participating in our fun and “cool” online pet contest! We raised over $8000 toward our scholarships and non-profit grants. We are so appreciative of your generosity and hope you will come back next year for Coolest Pet in Mukilteo 2021! Now on to announce the winners!
Coolest “Dog” in Mukilteo 2020

1st Place – Jake with 1398 votes

2nd Place – Paris with 1210 votes

3rd Place – Cooper with 1071 votes

Coolest “Cat” in Mukilteo 2020

1st Place – Zoe with 579 votes

2nd Place – Juno with 310 votes

3rd Place – Mia with 165 votes

Coolest “Unique” Pet in Mukilteo 2020

1st Place – Baby (parrot) with 123 votes

2nd Place – Ginger (Phasmid) with 115 votes

3rd Place – Mrs. Tiggywinkle (hedgehog) with 35 votes

$75 Red Cork Bistro Gift certificate winner by random drawing – Kim Greenough. Congrats Kim, we will mail the certificate to you. Enjoy!
We will reach out to all our winning pet owners with instructions for delivery of your trophies and other prizes.

Woo hoo! Our Board and members are very grateful to all of you as well as our wonderful sponsorsBrent Planning Solutions, Travis Industries, Mukilteo Beacon, Red Cork Bistro, Pam Taylor Keller Williams Real Estate, Sam’s Pet Store, Mukilteo Monthly Magazine, Matt Martin State Farm Insurance, and Soundview Tax Services

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Nancy PassovoyPresident, Mukilteo Kiwanis Foundation 

Congratulations Mukilteo Seniors

Kiwanis Club of Mukilteo 2020 Scholarship Recipients
($1000 each scholarship)

Ella Foster “Al Dantico Memorial Scholarship”

Sahizpreet Singh Saran
Mia Layne Rendahl
Alberta Gbla
William Manuel Germino Humarang
Ana Luisa Luna Del Villar
Maryann Vu
Hithem Abdul Ghadamsi

Diana Cantini
Margaret M Shroeder
Ellen V Nguyen
Isabella Eve Hanses
Maxine Tonty
Ashley Rose Keeley
Julie Nguyen

New Year in Kiwanis

By Tom Nielsen

2017 is going to be a good year to be a Mukilteo Kiwanis member.We will be serving schools and the community from January to December!

Coming up in March our big Pancake Breakfast is always successful and fun!With the new emphasis on committees, there’s lots to do for everyone!

There will be a lot going on in the club and on other projects to keep us busy until the Annual Salmon Bake in early September.

Our social committee will be planning some events that will give us all something fun to remember.

To say that the members and officers are enthusiastic and well prepared, is a safe bet.
Everything is in place and it looks like it is going to be one of the, best years yet!

Kiwanis Club of Mukilteo

Chartered in 1997 through the efforts of the South Whidbey Island Kiwanis, the Kiwanis Club of Mukilteo is an energetic group of men and women who are dedicated to serving the community with the focus be on our youth. Our members include business people, retirees, and interested citizens.


Meetings are held Wednesday morning from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at the Pointe Restaurant, Harbour Pointe Golf Club, 11817 Harbor Pointe Blvd., in Mukilteo, WA.   Except for the last Wednesday of the month and we have an evening meeting at 6:00 PM at Spiro’s Restaurant, 11815 Mukilteo Speedway, Mukilteo. You can expect a wide variety of interesting, entertaining and often very stimulating hour-long programs at these meetings.

Join The Fun!

You are cordially invited to join us for fun and lively fellowship, great programs, breakfast  or dinner at our meetings and an opportunity to serve the community.

Carolyn Carlson

425 347-6823