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Congradulations to our 2017 Mukilteo H.S. Scholarship Recipients

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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.

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.

 

 

 

 

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!