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!!!



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”


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.





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!


2017 Cocoon House Schedule

Time to sign up on a team!

Contact the lead chef:

July 9 – Anita Bernardi

August 13 – Nancy Passovoy

September 10 – Salmon Bake @ Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival

October 8 – Pam & Tim Taylor

November 12 – Beth Kerwin and Daphne Gellhaus

December 10 – Christmas Party!

Mukilteo Kiwanis

logo2017 Cocoon House Schedule

Established in 1991, Cocoon House has been Snohomish County’s only resource exclusively serving homeless and at-risk youth ages 12-24. Established in the believe that every child deserves a home and the opportunity to achieve his or her fullest potential. Cocoon House provides youth housing and other critical community -based services to caregivers, families and the community.

The Mukilteo Kiwanis provides a dinner to Cocoon House once a month.  If you are interested in being a Lead Chief, volunteering to help or making a monetary or food donation, please contact Pam Taylor at

Below is a schedule of our upcoming dinners.

What does it take to be a lead chef?

1) Agree to lead team 3 or 4 times a year (quarterly) Or if a person only wanted to do it once that’s OK too.
2) Plan a menu
3) Bring menu to meeting as a…

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