Community Extra: Applause

  • Wed Jul 21st, 2010 10:47pm
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GIVING

Boeing donates lumber to Habitat

Boeing recently donated lumber to Habitat for Humanity affiliates in the Puget Sound area.

The lumber was used during weight and balance testing for the 787 test planes and will be used to build 37 homes.

As part of their Global Corporate Citizenship initiative, Boeing recruited about 700 employees to work on Puget Sound Habitat build sites on July 17 to celebrate Boeing’s birthday.

HONORS

Rotary club installs new president

Scott Eastham, along with his board of directors, was recently installed as the Rotary Club of Everett Port Gardner 2010-11 president during a ceremony marking the beginning of the new Rotary year.

A founding member of the Rotary Club of Everett Port Gardner, Eastham has served the club in various capacities including sergeant in arms and treasurer.

He graduated from Washington State University in 1978 and began his career in public accounting that same year with a CPA firm in Kennewick.

Eastham moved to Marysville in 1983 where he and his wife, Coleen, raised their two children, Derek and Dori. In 1994, he started the firm of Eastham Foster CPAs in partnership with Rick Foster.

Marysville Rotary members recognized

Marysville Rotary Club members recently received Paul Harris Awards in recognition of their volunteering efforts on July 14 at the Tulalip Casino.

Recipients of the Paul Harris Award were Tasha Branch, Terry Earnheart, Loyd Fraizer, Greg Kanehen, Joyce Lyber, Thomas Thetford, Donald Whitfield, and John Woldrop.

The Marysville Rotary Club directors for 2010-11 were also recently installed. They are Tom Albright, education foundation; Tasha Branch, international service; Daryn Bundy, secretary; Lori Butner, club service; Dierdre Kvangnes, community service; Mike Leigan, sergeant of arms; Steve Muller, program director; John Myers, public relations; Chris Nation, president-elect; Kelly Peterson, vice president-membership; Kelly Richards, Pumpkins for Literacy; David Rumsey, treasurer; Gayle Spilman, president; Larry Trivett, past president; and Don Whitfield, vocational service. 

Group wins Chapter of the Year award

The Daughters of Penelope, a Greek women’s organization in Everett, recently won the Chapter of the Year award at the District Convention in Seattle on June 21 and 22.

The award is given to the chapter in the Washington and Oregon area that has done the most during the year in supporting philanthropic, educational and cultural activities.

This year, the organization has collected cell phones for a women’s shelter and jewelry for the Boys &Girls Club rummage sale; held Greek cooking classes for the Everett Parks Department; collected toys and other items for Christmas House; collected education labels for Evergreen Middle School; sponsored coffee hour at Greek churches in Seattle; collected toiletries and McDonald’s gift cards for Cocoon House and food for local food banks.

The organization also donates to Penelope House Violence Center, Papanicolou Cancer Center, Daughters of Penelope Foundation and the Penelopean Day Care Center in Athens, Greece.

The Daughters have been active in Everett since 1948.