Rotary Club of Mill Creek!

Mill Creek

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Mill Creek Country Club
15500 Country Club Dr
Mill Creek, WA  98012
United States
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Snohomish County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney

Our speaker today was Adam Cornell, the Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for Snohomish County.  On his linkedin page, Adam has the following after his title, "Advocate for Children, Youth, and Families."  That message came across clear in Adam's talk as he described his upbringing as a foster child and his great appreciation for the people who helped him along the way.  His talk was really focused on sharing information, in a balanced way, with our members on two topics: 1) the trends in how courts and legislatures are treating youthful offenders when it comes to sentencing; and 2) the upcoming gun initiative (1639).  At the conclusion of his presentation, several members stated they would like to hear more from him...expect to see him back next year as a speaker!
 
 

Accelerated Results 365

Our speaker at yesterday's meeting was Catherine White.   Catherine is founder of Accelerated Results 365, is a multi-business owner, author, speaker and innovator, and the creator of P.O.W.E.R.R.™.   Catherine talked about her business experience in the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors and the work she does creating innovative tools to help these businesses and non-profits break through barriers to create growth opportunities.
 
 

Angie Louthan

 
Joining us at this Wednesday's meeting was the founder and creator of the Kind Fest, Angie Louthan.  Angie described how her desire to build community and share the power of kindness, compassion, and connection led to the first Kind Fest last year.  It is a family-fun event focused with lots of speakers, food, music, organizations and kindness champions.  The second Kind Fest will be held at Willis Tucker Park in Snohomish on Saturday, August 18, 2018 from 10 AM to 4 PM. The Rotary Club of Mill Creek will have a booth - hope you can join us!
 
 

Club President Danielle Pratt

 
This Wednesday, Danielle Pratt, rung in the new Rotary year at her first official meeting as our club's president.  
 
For the year, Danielle's goals for our club are:
  • Increase Retention: Work with Membership to pair new members with an additional mentor to partner with through their first year as a Rotarian 
  • Increase Member Involvement: Provide at least 6 hands-on service projects throughout the year, Committee rosters/assignments, Co-Chairs for all committees (one experienced and one newer member), Joint service projects with other community organizations
  • Increase District Involvement: Support more members in district conference and other district training throughout the year.
We look forward to a great Rotary year under Danielle's leadership!
 

Student of the Year

At this week's meeting, we recognized two students of the year as our scholarship recipients. 

Anjelica de Leon

Anjelica de Leon is our Student of the year from  Archbishop Murphy High School and Diane Schimpf Memorial Scholarship recipient.  Anjelica is no stranger to our club.  She was our March Student of the Month in recognition of her leadership skills.  Anjelica will be going to school at California State University at East Bay, where she will study business administration with a focus on non-profit organizations.   
 
Anjelica is shown with Alex Crane, Rotarian and Archbishop Murphy Principal.  Congratulations Anjelica!
 

Hannah Neal

 
Our Student of the Year from Henry M. Jackson High School and our Maria and Steve Matthews Scholarship recipient is Hannah Neal. 
Hannah is no stranger to our club either.  She was our December Student of the Month in recognition of her arts skills.  Hannah will be going on to Gonzaga University in Spokane to study biology.  Following that, she plans to go to medical school with an aspiration to work in the pediatrics area.
 
Hannah is shown with Dave Peters, Rotarian and Jackson High Principal. Congratulations Hannah!

 

Jeffrey Smith, PhD

 
Jeffrey Smith, PhD
Business Ethics

Jeffrey Smith, Professor of Management at the Seattle University Albers School of Business & Economics  was our speaker at this Wednesday's meeting.  Smith discussed the mission and vision of the business school and stressed that being "values-driven" is a critical part of the schools teachings.  Smith went on to talk about the importance of ethics overall and the critical role that senior leadership plays in shaping the ethics environment within the corporation.  Jeffrey's presentation was a good reminder of the importance of Rotary's 4-Way test on setting an ethical rules-based system to maintaining a high ethical standard.

 

 

Rotary Student of the Year

 
At our club meeting today, we recognized Bryttanie Allen as our Rotary Student of the Year and scholarship recipient for Sno-Isle Tech Skills Center.  Bryttanie is shown above with one of her teachers from Sno-Isle Tech, Jenny Kuehn, who teaches the Sno-Isle veterinary assisting program.  Bryttanie will be going to Yakima Valley Community College to study in the veterinary tech program and then plans to pursue her dream of working with horses and other large animals.  Congratulations Bryttanie!
 

Pediatric Podiatry Trip

 
Club member, Dr. Joe Hall of Mill Creek Foot and Ankle Clinic, was our speaker on June 6.  Joe talked about his trip last Fall to Nicaragua with Child's Passport to Health to provide pediatric podiatry services to all those in need, especially children.  Dr. Hall and his team also provided training to local doctors.  Equipment for the trip was partially funded by our club.  Dr. Hall plans to return to Nicaragua in the coming year to continue the humanitarian efforts.
 
 

Nick of Time Foundation

 
 

Nick of Time Foundation's Sue Apodaca, Director of Operations, shown with Darla Varrenti, its Executive Director. Both are holding a backpack which contains a first aid kit and automatic external defibrillator (AED) for use in situations where a portable unit is required.

Our speaker at this Wednesday's meeting was Darla Varrenti of the Nick of Time Foundation.  Darla spoke about the leading cause of death in young athletes on the playing field, sudden cardiac arrest, and the two most important things that can be done to help: 1) heart screening using an ECG (Electrocardiogram) and in some cases an Echocardiogram (ultrasound) of the heart; and 2) the availability of AEDs and people trained to use them.  See the Nick of Time Foundation's website for more information on how you can help them spread the word.

 

Student of the Month

At our May 9th meeting, we recognized two students of the month for outstanding achievement in "Academic Excellence."

Drew Carlton

Drew Carlton is our May Student of the Month from  Archbishop Murphy High School. Drew has earned a perfect 4.00 grade point average so far!  And, he has done so while taking many rigorous advanced courses!  
 
Drew is very active on campus.  He is a member of the tennis team and the mock trial team, is on the student council, and competes in DECA, Knowledge Bowl and History Bowl. In addition, Drew volunteers to help prepare and serve meals to the homeless and serves physically-disabled persons through Special Olympics. 
 
Drew will be going to Texas A&M in the Fall and plans to study engineering. Congratulations Drew!
 
 

Harshu Musunuri

 
Our Student of the Month from Henry M. Jackson High School is

Harshu Musunuri. Harshu has has taken 14 AP classes and has an overall 4.0 grade point average!  In 2016, Harshu was named a Davidson Fellow laureate in Science.  She is vice-president of the Math Honor Society, vice-president of the Technology Student Association, and president of the Science Research and Engineering Club. She is also the curriculum director of Girls Rock in Science and Math (GRISM), a non-profit whose goal is to spark interest in girls to pursue the STEM field.  

Recognizing that sepsis infections are the leading killer of people following surgical procedures, Harshu is working on a simple, cost-effective method, to sample the blood and provide a rapid indicator to doctors to take action!  

Harshu has been accepted into Stanford University.   We'll be hearing more from her in the future!  Congratulations Harshu!

 

 
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