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Mill Creek

"Passion for Service"

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Mill Creek Country Club
15500 Country Club Dr
Mill Creek, WA  98012
United States
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Hypnosis and Coaching

At this Wednesday's meeting, David Greenwood, of Greenwood Hynotherapy, talked about hypnosis and coaching for adults, couples and adolescents. His talked focused on our vast subconscious and using hypnotherapy to improve self confidence, lose weight, relieve stress, achieve business success, minimize past issues and much more (like quitting smoking!).

Bruce Heinemann

Our speaker today was Bruce Heinemann.  Bruce is a photographer, writer, publisher and speaker from Anacortes.  His talk, titled, "Imagination Inspired," was a combination of wonderful landscape photography and his own words and quotes from well-known people to make one reflect on the importance of imagination...of what we can be if we are not afraid to be.  Bruce's work includes "The Art of Nature: Reflections on the Grand Design," "Washington: The Art of Landscape," and soon to be produced is a multi-media concert of images, music and narrative entitled, "The Nature of Life: The Power Within and The Fine Art of Healing." Bruce is a prostrate cancer survivor and much of his work is focused on the journey of healing through photography and writing.  See Bruce's work at


Vocational Services

At our January 9th meeting, we recognized two students of the month for outstanding achievement in Vocational Services.

Devin Moore

Devin Moore is our January Student of the Month from  Archbishop Murphy High School.
 Devin Moore is a dedicated member of the Archbishop Murphy DECA Program and has even competed at the international level. He is the Vice President of the school’s DECA chapter and a manager of the student store. In this role, Devin is responsible for inventory, employee schedules and tracking supply/demand. 

Devin’s true vocation, or calling, is to serve others. Devin serves the Archbishop Murphy school community through ASB, through his roles as captain on two athletic teams, through his involvement with the Student Ambassador Program and through his positions in the DECA Program. Internationally, Devin and his family have traveled to Mexico to volunteer in some of the most impoverished areas.  Devin is currently applying to military academies and universities.  Congratulations Devin!

Katie Martin

Our Student of the Month from Henry M. Jackson High School is Katie Martin. 
With a 4.0 GPA, Katie is a top student, both in and out of the classroom.  She is a member of the Jackson High School Bowling team, and she serves as part of the Link Crew ensuring that incoming freshman have a positive transition to high school.  It only takes moments in a conversation with her to recognize her sense of caring.  Katie currently spends half of her school day in the Veterinary Assisting program at the Sno-Isle Tech Skills Center.
Katie aspires to become a veterinary doctor and is applying to the veterinary medicine programs at Washington State and Montana State universities. 
Congratulations Katie!

Family Builders

Our speaker at our last Wednesday meeting of 2018, was Matthew Brouwer, Develpment Manager for Family Builders.  There are over 10,000 children in the foster-care system in Washington.    Matthew talked about  the critical need for foster parents and families in Washington and the FamilyBuilders Foster-Adoption program.  FamilyBuilders is a Lutheran Commuity Services Northwest program which creates safe and loving families for children who've experienced abuse and neglect. Thanks Matthew for sharing the message.

Student of the Month

At this Wednesday's meeting, we recognized two incredible students.  

Aemish Brock

The theme for our Student of the Month for December is "Musical Excellence."  Our Student of the Month from Henry M. Jackson High School is Aemish Brock.  Aemish is shown with Jackson High principal and Rotary member, Dave Peters.  Aemish Brock is a senior at Jackson High School who has participated in the band and jazz programs all four years.  He was noticed by a Jackson High  jazz instructor during his freshman year, and after reinforcing his belief in him over time, Amish excelled to earn a lead trombone position in the school's highest-level jazz program.  He was a featured soloist at the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival last year and he participated in key jazz groups.  This year he intends to audition for Essentially Ellington, a national jazz festival in New York.  Aemish Is known for his servant leadership, his humble attitude, and his relentless drive to continually improve his musical excellence.
Aemish aspires to attend the New School College of Performing Arts School of Jazz in Manhattan and become a professional jazz musician.  We look forward to hearing him perform in the future.  Congratulations Aemish!

Gannon Lewallen

From  Archbishop Murphy High School, Gannon Lewallen, is our December Student of the Month for "Musical Excellence."  Gannon is shown with Archbishop Murphy's principal and Rotary member, Alex Crane.  Gannon is equally at home with music and giving back to his community through service.  He is a leading performer with the Band, the Choir, the Fall Play, Spring Musical, voice lessons, music contests, and other performance opportunities. In four years of band, choir, dramatic and musical productions, he has performed over a hundred times for Archbishop Murphy  and in community events.  Always wearing a genuine smile and bearing a positive attitude, Gannon is beloved by his classmates, a humble leader when called for, a hard-working loyal teammate and friend to all. Gannon has been a member of the ultimate Frisbee, sign language and nerd club, and during his time at Archbishop Murphy, he has volunteered for over 90 hours at local organizations such as Special Olympics and highway clean-up.  Gannon has applied to several universities and plans to go into the music therapy field!
Footnote: After speaking, Gannon was asked to sing and belted out some beautiful verses for us!   Thanks and congratulations Gannon for being our Archbishop Murphy December Student of the Month! 

Solange = Service

Our speaker this Wednesday was Solange Aguilar.  Solange talked about the many service projects she was involved in while a member of an Interact Club in El Salvador where she grew up.  And, it was while she was in Interact that she met several members of our club in 2012 and assisted us with delivering wheelchairs in in El Salvador as part of a Rotary global grant. Little did we know that our paths would cross again very soon.  Solange moved to Washington to go to Cascadia College; a move that was greatly helped by our club member Geoff Owen and his family who invited Solange to live with them while attending school. Fast forward - Solange has now graduated from both Cascadia College and the University of Washington.  While at both schools, she was very active in Rotaract clubs and in many service projects.  Today she works for the Benefits Hub  at Shoreline Community College providing assistance to help support students be successful, ranging from financial coaching and tax preparation to food and emergency housing.  Solange's goal is to gain a master's degree and to continue helping others - "Solange = Service" is an appropriate title.  Solange, we're very proud of you!  

Community Points of Distribution (CPOD)

The Winter 2018-2019 edition of Mill Creek Living Magazine carried an article on our club's partnering with the Snohomish County Department of Emergency Management to support the establishment of CPODs within the county to provide emergency commodities following a disaster.  Members of our club completed training to learn how to operated the distribution points.  To learn more, download the magazine by clicking here and read the article on pages 22 - 23.

Fire District 7 Update

Joining us for the last meeting in November were Chief Gary Meek, Public Information and Education Officer Heather Chadwick, and Assistant Fire Chief Jamie Silva.  Chief Meek provided an update on the district, talked about the upcoming opening of new fire station #33, and talked about programs they have available for the community to help improve safety.  It's great knowing we have such a dedicated fire and emergency team here for us...Thanks Fire District 7! 

Student of the Month

At Wednesday's meeting, we recognized three incredible students.  Read on and I am sure you will agree!

Keke McMillan

The theme for our Student of the Month for November is "Overcoming Adversity."  Our Student of the Month from Henry M. Jackson High School is Kieziha "Keke" McMillan. Keke is a senior whose history builds a strong account of her impressive character. Despite being left at a hotel by her mother and having to navigate the foster care system, Keke has learned how to work through life's challenges and give her best to keep reaching her life goals.  Keke has given time to volunteer through the Mill Creek Youth Advisory Board and to speak on behalf of foster youth to senators and legislators in Olympia.  Keke plans to attend Seattle Pacific University and follow her dream of becoming an OBGYN Nurse Practitioner and to earn her bachelors and masters in Nursing.  Congratulations Keke!

Colin Guy

 From  Archbishop Murphy High School, Colin Guy is our November Student of the Month for "Overcoming Adversity."  When Colin was in sixth grade, he lost his father.  Despite this tragic experience, Colin has has strived to embody all of his father's finest qualities and mold this tragic experience into motivation.  Colin has served his community by providing meals and warm interactions to the homeless, has been a youth group leader at his church, and has traveled to Jamaica on a service trip where he spent most of his time teaching teenage boys to read! Colin is currently applying to colleges and plans to study mechanical engineering like both his mother and father.    Congratulations Colin!

Noah Chaney

From  Sno-Isle Tech SkillsCenter, Noah Chaney, is our November Student of the Month for "Overcoming Adversity."  Noah suffered a traumatic brain injury when he was in 8th grade.  He was unconscious for two weeks and in the hospital for two months.  Noah has worked incredibly hard to gain back memory and physical abilities and has to work very hard to remember things.  Noah is considering several schools for college but is uncertain of whether it might be too much of a stretch due to his learning abilities.  Noah's backup plan is to go to technical school, become a professional welder, and work hard to be successful.  Congratulations Noah...we wish you the best success!
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