Message from the President 10/17/18

Screen Shot 2018-01-09 at 12.52.15 PM

Greetings, Fellow Kiwanians!

Thank you to all the members and guests who attended this morning’s club meeting! A much better showing than last week. I am hopeful to see more members attend our meetings. Welcome, Mario Lotmore. I am happy you were able to join us this morning.

CONGRATULATIONS to our newest club member: NOEL GOFORTH, and thank you to Cheryl Wynn for sponsoring Noel. Welcome the Mukilteo Kiwanis Family, Noel. Let’s partner together to serve our community.

To our speaker, Eric Stewart of StemTree, huge thanks for an educational presentation on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math! We will ensure to share our continued support of Science!!

An even bigger thanks to the club members who delivered dictionaries last week Wednesday to the 3rd graders of Discovery Elementary, Lake Stickney, and Odyssey.

Skip Kidd & Ron Johnson

Darbi VanGerpen

Annie Johnson

Paul Salas

Please click the link below to watch a short video of my presentation at Odyssey. These kids are ALL going to college!!


Orca News Clip – Mukilteo Kiwanis Club Dictionary Donation


Thanks to the following members for delivering dictionaries today.

Olivia Park Elementary – Al Zugel

Fairmount Elementary – Annie Johnson

Challenger Elementary – Natalie & Kevin LaChapelle



I am very pleased to announce the return of this program. The majority of the members agreed this morning to donate $10 towards this program. Our goal is to purchase 13 grocery cards for underserved families to purchase thanksgiving meals. These cards are designed to only purchase thanksgiving meal items.

Each meal cost approximately $50. We have 68 members. If each member donates $10, we will be able to reach our goal of serving 13 families with a few bucks left over.

The following members have already donated $10.

Cheryl Wynn

Noel Goforth

Paul Salas

Steve Palmer (donated $20)


Find your passion below and hope to see you there!!

Date Time Club Activity/Project Location Contact
Oct 18 7:30am – 9am Mukilteo Chamber Breakfast Staybridge Hotel Paul Salas
Oct 18 6pm – 9pm Kiwanis Ladies Birthday Celebrations Kostas Restaurant Lynette Gardiner
Oct 19 6pm – 9:30pm Cocoon House – Silk Auction Tulalip Casino Paul Salas
Oct 24 6:30pm Mukilteo Kiwanis Thanksgiving Meal Project – PLEASE DONATE $10 During Meeting Paul Salas
Oct 25 6pm – 8pm District 21 DCM Evergreen Lanes Paul Salas
Nov 5 10am – 11am Interclub – Snohomish Tillicum Kiwanis St. Michael’s Church 10th & Pine Ave Snohomish, WA Tim Taylor
Nov 10 6pm – 9pm Mukilteo Seniors Assn – Sock Hop –THE EMCEE IS YOURS TRULY. Tickets are $15 for Non-Members. LET’S HAVE FUN!! Rosehill CC Carol Nielsen
Nov 11 5pm – 6pm Cocoon House Dinner Project –PARTNER WITH THE NEW CHEFS. Everett NEW CHEFS:

Carol Nielsen / Noel Goforth

Nov 12 7:30am – 9am Mukilteo Schools Foundation Breakfast –  LOOKING TO FILL A KIWANIS TABLE. PLEASE LET ME KNOW ASAP IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ATTENDING!!! Kamiak HS Paul Salas
Dec 9 5pm – 6pm Cocoon House Christmas Dinner Everett Beth & Daphne
Dec 12 6pm – 9pm Kiwanis Club Christmas Dinner HP Golf Club Beth & Daphne
Dec 12 7:30 – 8:30am MHS Choir – Christmas Program HP Golf Club Paul Salas
Dec 15 All day Mariner Key Club Christmas House – NEED 1 KIWANIS VOLUNTEER!!! Everett B & G Club Rachel Kittle/Scott Bayles
Dec 19 7:30 – 8:30am KHS Barber Shop – Christmas Program HP Golf Club Paul Salas



Well, this is it for now. Have a great rest of the week, and remember to LIVE, LOVE, SHARE KIWANIS!!!





May 24th Wednesday Morning Meeting at HP Golf Course

Screen Shot 2017-04-30 at 4.31.52 PM
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.

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…

View original post 93 more words