Community Extra: Applause

  • Mon Feb 27th, 2012 9:11pm
  • News

GIVING

Zonta Club of Everett donates to nine agencies

Zonta Club of Everett on Feb. 16 presented $30,000 to nine Snohomish County agencies that are working to improve the status of women.

Receiving funding were the Arc Women’s Self Advocacy Group, Providence Intervention Center for Assault and Abuse, Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County, Catholic Community Services, Housing Hope, Interfaith Association, Monroe Gospel Women’s Mission, Open Door Theater and Providence Hospice &Home Care Foundation.

Zonta International is a global organization of executives and professionals working together to advance the status of women worldwide through service and advocacy.

More information about the Zonta Club of Everett is at www.zontaeverett.org, by contacting info@zontaeverett.org or by calling 425-348-3501.

HONORS

Emblem Club member wins service award

Lynnwood Emblem Club member Carol Baker has received the Presidential Lifetime Service Award from Housing Hope.

Baker has volunteered with Housing Hope for 14 years and has logged more than 4,000 hours. Housing Hope provides affordable housing for low income families.

Lynnwood Emblem Club has helped Baker by collecting donations of cash, food and housewares to fill the Housing Hope pantry.

Whidbey Camano Land Trust wins accreditation

Whidbey Camano Land Trust has been accredited by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the national Land Trust Alliance.

Of the 1,700 land trusts located nationwide, just 158 have achieved this seal of distinction.

Accredited land trusts must meet national standards for protecting important natural places and working lands. The accreditation means that the land trust has undergone an external review of the management of its organization and the policies it uses to protect land.

“Becoming accredited is a real achievement and honor for us. To be recognized nationally as a top-tier land trust is a tribute to our board and staff. It also verifies the support and trust we so generously receive from our members, volunteers and the entire community,” said Tom Cahill, Land Trust president, in a statement.

The Whidbey Camano Land Trust protects natural habitats, scenic vistas, and working farms and forests in partnership with landowners and communities. Incorporated in 1984, the Land Trust is a local, non-profit, non-political organization. It has protected nearly 7,000 acres.

Troop 465 Scout wins VFW certificate

The Lynnwood Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1040 awarded its VFW Eagle Scout certificate to Jordan Murray of Boy Scouts of America Troop 465 at his Eagle Court of Honor.

Murray’s Eagle Scout project was to rebuild book shelves for the music department at Martha Lake Elementary School. Jordan is the third person in his family to earn the rank of Eagle Scout.

Lovick names deputy of the year

Snohomish County Sheriff John Lovick on Feb. 16 presented Deputy Sheriff Michael Wilson with the Deputy of the Year for 2011.

Wilson is an Iraq war veteran, an active reservist who serves with Naval Criminal Investigative Service, a member of the Arlington Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1561 and a community volunteer with the Post.

Wilson additionally serves as a member of the Sheriff’s Marine Patrol, is on the Snohomish County Dive Team and is a boat operator with the Regional Marine Services Unit.

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