Boeing gives to Sky Valley Food Bank
The Sky Valley Food Bank recently received a grant from the Employees Community Fund of Boeing Puget Sound to purchase a new van. The van will be used for daily pickups from area grocery stores and businesses. The Food Bank volunteers pickup approximately three tons of food every week.
The Employees Community Fund has funded $178,660 in direct grants since 1991 to support Sky Valley Food Bank.
Union golf charity event raises $12,000
Golfers who participated in a golf tournament at Kayak Point Golf Course in Stanwood on June 26 helped raise more than $12,000 for charity.
The annual Guide Dogs of America Golf Tournament is sponsored each year by Machinists Union District Lodge 751 to benefit Guide Dogs of America.
The best-ball tournament winners were Jim Roberts, David Borer, Bob Stockcamp and Jeff Adams, who shot a 12-under-par. Their names are being engraved on the tournament’s revolving trophy, which will be on display at the District 751 union hall of their choice until next year’s tournament.
Allstate Foundation gives award to the Y
The YMCA of Snohomish County recently received $1,000 through the Allstate Foundation Agency Hands in the Community program.
The program, which began in 2003, recognizes Allstate agents’ volunteerism within the community and provides financial support to organizations through The Allstate Foundation.
Every Allstate agent who volunteers for a charitable organization in their community may qualify for this award.
The award was presented by Allstate agent, Greg Belvill.
Everett Clinic helps student scholarships
The Everett Clinic Foundation has donated $20,000 to the Everett Community College Foundation for student scholarships.
The funds will provide 15 scholarships in the 2010-11 school year.
Arlington Library Board adds three
Three new volunteer members were appointed to the Arlington Library Board on July 6 at the Arlington City Council meeting.
Mandy Ingram, a retired Navy pilot with service in Iraq, is a mother eager to get involved in community, city spokeswoman Kristin Banfield said.
Crystal King is set to complete her master of science degree in library and information sciences from the University of Wisconsin. She is a former Sno-Isle Libraries employee.
Kelly Penny is the community relations director at Cascade Valley Hospital, serves on the hospital foundation board, volunteers as director of Support 46 with Arlington Fire Department and is coordinator of the city’s Fourth of July parade.
Arlington resident wins raffle
Tracy Ruybal of Arlington recently won the Old Bags of Arlington Women’s Club annual Reno Raffle.
As the winner, Ruybal had the choice of a trip to Reno, Nev., or $400. She chose the money.
President of the club, Etta Melhart, presented Ruybal with her check.
All proceeds from the raffle go toward helping families in the area who are in need.
Zonta Club of Everett recognized
The Zonta Club of Everett was honored at its international convention in San Antonio, Texas, on June 29 for being one of the top five clubs to donate funds to Zonta International projects during the 2008 to 2010 biennium.
The club donated $20,000 to Zonta International projects.
Zonta International is a global organization of executives and professionals working together to advance the status of women worldwide through service and advocacy.
There are 48 members in the Everett Club. Five members attended the convention to accept the award.
Educators award scholarships
Sno-Isle Unit 22 Retired Educators recently announced the recipients of their annual scholarship awards.
Jessica Gasper, a student at Western Washington University in elementary special education will receive a renewal of the $1,000 scholarship she received for 2009. She is a 2007 graduate of Kamiak High School in Mukilteo.
Michaela Caldwell, an education major in secondary math at Seattle Pacific University will also receive a $1,000 scholarship this year. She is a 2008 graduate of Marysville Pilchuck High School in Marysville.
Sno-Isle also awards 20 grants of $100 a piece to active teachers in all schools in Snohomish and Island Counties. One of this year’s grant recipients is Ouida Lindseth.
Lindseth is currently teaching at Lowell Elementary in the Everett School District. Her career spans more than 25 years in elementary education.
She used her classroom grant to reward her second-grade students for achieving goals in their reading program.