Kiwanis Club of Mukilteo Week of August 14

Hello everyone,

I have a bit of sad news today: Ed Taylor passed away in his sleep on Saturday, August 12, and Pam and Tim were with him. A celebration of life is planned for the end of the month at the Boys & Girls Club. More information will be forthcoming, so please reach out to Pam and Tim in the meantime.


Al’s funeral and celebration of life last week was bittersweet but joyous. Many of us were in attendance, as well as many family members, neighbors and friends. Al was well loved and many funny stories were shared. He was quite the character.  The Board voted to initiate an “Albert J. Dantico Memorial Scholarship Award” in 2018. Funding and specifics are TBD.


This week’s speaker is Joy Ingram from Clothes for Kids, a wonderful non-profit that provides clothes for many kids in the Mukilteo School District.  Last week, United Way of Snohomish County President/CEO Allison Warren-Barbour shared their new focus on breaking the cycle of poverty through multi-generational collaboration with grants to community partners. Their focus is on improving literacy with the age group 0 – 8 years old.


We need 2-3 additional volunteers at Vintage Aircraft Weekend (Historic Flight Foundation) on Saturday, September 2 from 12 – 4pm. I’ll be reaching out to many of you to help fill this manpower gap. It is a community project for us, and we’re paid $500 to boot.


Salmon Bake is in less than 4 weeks!  Sign ups will be available each meeting.  We will also be looking for volunteers to help Oran with a Packs for Kids food drive on September 16.


Thank you George for stepping up to help set up our morning meetings at the Golf Club. The officers can take care of picking up the stuff for the evening meetings.


Kiwanis Club of Mukilteo Week of July 24, 2017

Happy Sunday everyone,
Thanks Paul for taking last Wednesday’s meeting. I heard the speaker, Jennifer Reid from the Snohomish Health District led a fascinating discussion about youth vaping, a very dangerous habit. This week, Juliet D’Assesandro will speak to us on youth marijuana use, which is increasing at an alarming rate. We’ll be at Spiro’s on the Speedway. See you there at 6:30pm. Agenda attached.  
Reminder: there is a City Council Candidate forum at City Hall Monday night starting at 6:30pm. This is a forum, meaning there is no debate between the participants. A moderator will ask questions written by the Beacon and/or the public; 7 candidates have agreed to attend. Can’t make it? There will be a video available for viewing Tuesday morning.
We have a list of great speakers lined up, so good attendance at our morning meetings is greatly appreciated. See you Wednesday night!
Nancy Passovoy

Kiwanis Club of Mukilteo Week of July 31, 2017

Hope to see many of you later today at Lighthouse Park from 1 – 4pm to commemorate the first anniversary of the worst day in Mukilteo history last July 30 when we lost 3 bright young lights and nearly lost a fourth. It will be a day of peace, soul-searching and comaraderie. We will also be remembering all those lost to suicide as well.
Sad week/weekend all around. I hope you have heard now about the loss of dear Al Dantico on Friday night. He was a cherished friend to many and loved by all. He loved Kiwanis and being a Kiwanian. I am thinking of several ways we can remember Al and all he’s done for us.
I have the opportunity to tour and cruise on the USS Michael Murphy on Wednesday so Past President Scott Whelpley will take the meeting. Attached is the agenda. This week’s speaker is Dan Stearns from Camp Korey so don’t miss it. Pam will talk about the Salmon Bake process and the new t-shirt designs being considered. They are very cool!
Short message this week, lots to reflect on.
Nancy Passovoy

Kiwanis Club of Mukilteo Week of August 7, 2017

Good Sunday members,
I hope you are surviving the heat and spending quality time with those you love. I have made that a priority this week in particular. 
Al’s funeral is this Thursday at St. Mary Magadalen Church, 8615 7th Avenue, Everett. Viewing is at 1, mass at 2 and a reception at 3. We can all help Linda Dantico by bringing food to the reception; many of us will be pall bearers. Having as many members there will be a comfort to the family and will pay our respects to the service and dedication of Al to Kiwanis. He was a champion for all that Kiwanis and our club stands for. Please contact me if you have transportation needs to attend.
We have a Board meeting in the morning at the Bank of Washington, and it’s open to all members. We’ll be reviewing July’s minutes, YTD financials, Salmon Bake planning, selection of Kiwanian of the Month, and planning for the Board retreat (September  23) and installation banquet on September 27.
This week’s meeting will feature Allison Warren-Barbour, CEO of United Way of Snohomish County. She is a wonderful speaker and new leader of this important non-profit in this county. Please support her by attending Wednesday morning’s meeting. Agenda attached.
Thank you to Dana, Joan and Pam for assisting at National Night Out last Tuesday at the Y. We popped tons of popcorn and made many kids and family happy with our friendliness and smiles, the Kiwanis way! Thanks, Cory, for taking care of us with a canopy and being a smoothie runner!
Cocoon House is next Sunday, and I am the lead chef. It’s a busy month for many of us, so I’m planning pizza, salad, pop and a fun dessert. Simple yet always popular. Please contact me if you are interested in helping, thanks!
Don’t forget that if you have shirts, aprons, etc. that you’d like to have embroidered with the Kiwanis logo, August 16 is the deadline to turn them in with a $15 check for each item. I plan to have a blue apron and polo shirt embroidered.
See you Wednesday morning!
Nancy Passovoy
President, Kiwanis Club of Mukilteo
npassovoy@frontier.comAgenda August 9 2017

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

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