Message from the President 5/30/18

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If you didn’t attend tonight’s club meeting, well….you missed out on the best meeting yet.
Thank you to all the club members and guests who attended the meeting and shared in the fun and fellowship.
Huge thanks to the following guests:
  • Mariner Students of the Month and their families. Congratulations!!
    • SOM Belinda Said and her sister, Bianca.
    • SOM Kalani Taladoc and her Mom, Celia.
  • Leadership Launch Student, Jenny Pena, from Mariner High School
  • The Beautiful and Lovely Lois Brown, Mukiltean Extraordinaire
  • Hans Wold, Potential Member and friend of Natalie and Kevin LaChapelle
  • Our amazing speaker, Lois Schumski, Wine Connoisseur
June Service Projects and Fundraisers
  • 5/31/18 – Stuffing Golf Bags – Mukilteo Boys & Girls Club
    • Volunteers: Connie Reilly, Tim & Pam Taylor, and Carol Nielsen
    • Meet at 11am tomorrow at Boys & Girls Club
    • If you are interested in helping out, please stop by tomorrow.
  • 6/1/18 – Board Meeting at YMCA at 7:30am. Members are welcome!
  • 6/1/18 – Bleeding Disorder Fundraiser at Everett Golf & Country Club at 6pm.
  • 6/2/18 – Mukilteo Boys & Girls Club Golf Tournament at Harbour Pointe Golf Club
    • 10am – 9pm
    • Volunteers: Katherine Breen, Wendy Grace, Oran Smith-Osterman, Lynette Gardiner-Kidd, Gladys Hanson, Joan Hartmann, Steve Palmer, Anita Bernardi, Tim & Pam Taylor, Gary Webster, Ron Johnson, Skip Kidd, Kelly Dukes, Deb Bordsen, Laura Rivers, Nancy Passovoy, Geroge Holser, Al Zugel, Jeff Ham, Bashar Elali, Daphne Gellhaus, Beth Kerwin, and Carol Nielsen. 
  • 6/6/18 – Kamiak Senior Recognition Night – Scholarship Awards Ceremony. 6:30pm. Need Kiwanis presence as we are presenting Al Dantico Scholarships.
  • 6/7/18 – Mariner Senior Awards Night at 6:30pm at Mariner High School.
  • 6/10/18 – Cocoon House Project. Lead Chefs are Wendy Eidbo and Anita Bernardi.Please reach out to Wendy and Anita if you can donate a dish for the dinner.
  • 6/13/18 – Kiwanis Scholarship Awards Reception. In lieu of our program, we are honoring all of our scholarship recipients. I hope you can join us in honoring our students.
  • 6/22/18 & 6/28/28 – Clothes For Kids Clothes Collection at schools in the Mukilteo School District. Dave Jones is leading this project and will reach out to members for assistance.
  • Thank you to the Kamiak Key Club officers who sold car wash tickets last night. They raised $105.00 last night. Woo-Hoo!!!  To all the members who purchased car wash tickets, thank you!! 
    Event: Kamiak Key Club Car Wash Fundraiser
    Date: June 23rd
    Time: 11am – 3pm
    Location: 76 Gas Station, 164th St in Mill Creek
    Ticket Cost: Donation
    Proceeds go to THE THIRST PROJECT
July Projects and Fundraisers
  • 7/21/18 – Leadership Launch Mobile Dental Day, 12:30pm – 5:30pm, at Walter E. Hall Park.
    • I will be asking for Volunteers at next week’s club meeting. Sign up sheet with be available.
    • We are also asking for donations of unused gift cards, footballs or soccer balls, and/or movie baskets, candy baskets, etc. for raffle items.
    • This is the students’ first huge community project, and they are seeking a partnership with Kiwanis and Mariner Key Club.
    • PLEASE HELP IF YOU CAN!!! Thank you!!
Well, this is it for now. Again, Thank you for an AWESOME club meeting!!  AND….while you are out and about in the city, remember to LIVE, LOVE, SHARE KIWANIS!!
Also, jackpot is still up for grabs. Tonight’s pot was $992.00. Next week it will be over $1,000.
Have a great rest of the week, folks!!!
Always,
Paul
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Kiwanis Club of Mukilteo Week of July 10

Hi there!
Schools out, summer is here – is everyone on vacation? We had about 15 at our meeting last week. Although the speaker had a scheduling conflict and didn’t attend, we have a full slate of speakers until September. They may get up early, prepare and drive to Mukilteo to give us their best, let’s reciprocate by being there for them! Hopefully that was a gentle ask..maybe having weekly meetings or speakers during the summer is something to reconsider. Let me hear your thoughts on that.
Conrad Mounsey visitied us last week at the recommendation of Paul. He’s a Kamiak grad and getting married soon (a two-fer!), and we loved having him visit.  I now have a stack of applications in my Kiwanis binder!  Since we had some extra time, Gloria gave us a lovely “Getting to Know You” story about her wonderful family.
Cocoon House tonight. Thanks Anita for being our lead chef, and for Joan, Dana and Riaz for volunteering their time and food.
Our speaker this week is Michael Mathis from the Burned Children Recovery Foundation. From their website: The BCRF is committed to a single goal as a national recovery agency providing Emotional Support and Financial Aid to Burned Children and their Families since 1989. We believe every burned child should have an opportunity to heal from both physical and emotional injuries. Our foundation strives to offer these children from all socio economical backgrounds these opportunities. Agenda July 12 2017 attached.
Birthday week for Lynne Miller, Debra Bordsen and Wendy Grace!  Boom!*:) happy
Salmon Bake: The Lodge has donated 20 – $25 gift cards as their sponsorship; these are available for purchase but have an expiration of October 1, 2017. These make great gifts. See Pam or Nancy.  Letters to sponsors went out last week; if you want to write a sponsor check and want a letter, let me know.
Want more Kiwanis logo wear? We have a source to embroider the logo on shirts, etc. and we’re looking at ordering hats from KI.  Cost is $12- $15 per piece; please purchase your own navy or royal blue, white or gold shirts (polo, long, short or sleeveless shirts, etc.)  Deadline is August 15 to have them ready for the Salmon Bake.
Make it a great week!
Nancy Passovoy
President

Kiwanis Club of Mukilteo Week of July 3

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Happy July 4th Week everyone!
Stay safe, and remember fireworks are illegal within City limits. Go enjoy a professional fireworks display and keep all of your fingers! 
Tomorrow at 7:30am, we will hold our July Board meeting and select our Kiwanian of the Month, review the June minutes, Club finances, and look at a DVS grant request. All are invited to meet us at the Y.
The speaker at this week’s meeting will be Mayor Jennifer Gregerson to give us a “State of the City” update. Please find attached this week’s agenda.
In case you missed last week’s meeting, our Pam Taylor has been selected as the “2017 Citizen of the Year”! So well deserved, and after a standing ovation, she was presented with a cool plaque and a big cake! The special community reception is still TBD, possibly August 26 at the Harbour Pointe Senior Living facility.
Lots of birthdays this month and future events, so check out the lists on the agenda.
The 100th PNW DCM will be held August 24 – 27 in Kennewick; see the agenda for the link to register online. We are entitled to 3 registrants for this conference.
Salmon Bake getting into gear: the Taylor’s have found a donor for the Salmon, Debra has confirmed that Pepsi will donate all the pop, but we’ll need about 20 cases of water and lots of plates from Costco. Lots more later.
See you in the am, or Wednesday morning at the golf course. Stay safe!
Nancy Passovoy, President

May 24th Wednesday Morning Meeting at HP Golf Course

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Happy Sunny Sunday everyone!
We had a very successful Pancake Breakfast on Saturday at Historic Flight Foundation’s Aviation Day. Huge thank you to Pam and Gary for all of their help to make it happen, and to Adrian and Joe manning the grills, Joanie as hostess with the mostess, Nora at the cash register, Dana with the Key Clubbers, Daph as our “go to” as no task was too small to tackle, Ron for keeping our line moving. Thanks Captain Dan for getting us some grills and Tim keeping them going, Gary for renting the coffee pots, and our selfless members who loaded and unloaded trucks with all of our stuff and took it back again Saturday night. This event was our first try, and while there are many things to improve, there were lots of happy customers. We grossed over $1,000 and hope to have some earnings info on Wednesday once we know what our food costs were.

Pam Taylor Named “2017 Citizen of the Year”

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Long-time Kiwanis member Pam Taylor has been named the “2017 Citizen of the Year.” 14 years ago, Pam developed a strong relationship with Cocoon House, a non-profit agency in Snohomish County that serves homeless youth. She has organized monthly Kiwanis Club of Mukilteo volunteer dinners at the Everett shelter the second Sunday of each month, providing nutritious food and fellowship for residents and staff. Pam has also been very involved with her husband Tim in organizing and leading the Mukilteo Kiwanis’ Foundation Salmon Bake at the Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival each September.

Please join us in congratulating Pam and join us at the special reception in her honor to be held at the Harbour Pointe Senior Living Center; date TBD.