Rotary Club of Everett Port Gardner raffles car

The Rotary Club of Everett Port Gardner held a “Spirit of Giving” celebration in December for its Classic Chevy Car Raffle.

The raffle has been a signature fundraiser for the past 20 years, raising more than $1 million for charities. This year, the club gave out checks to 20 local and international nonprofit organizations.

The Rotary Club of Everett Port Gardner was chartered in 1988. Over the past 31 years, the club and its members have engaged in many community services projects and supported both local and international services activities.

The club meets every Wednesday at 7:15 a.m. at the Buzz Inn Steakhouse, 3121 Broadway, Everett.

Mukilteo fire chief earns professional designation

Mukilteo Fire Chief Chris Alexander is in uncommon standing after receiving a professional designation as Chief Fire Officer through the Commission on Professional Credentialing on Dec. 3.

He is one of 1,426 chief fire officers. The designation is conferred through a voluntary program who demonstrate excellence in association membership, community involvement, education, experience, professional contributions, professional development and technical competence. It is valid for three years.

Alexander has been Mukilteo’s fire chief since March 2015. He previously served as the chief at San Marcos Hays County emergency medical services in Texas, and spent the prior 20 years with the Kansas City Fire Department as an emergency medical services director.

Academic excellence

The following is a list of students who made their college and university’s dean or president lists for the previous academic quarter or semester.

Alana Davis, Lake Stevens; Brescia Univeristy in Owensboro Kentucky

Tanner Boe, Mountlake Terrace; University of Jamestown in Jamestown, North Dakota

Michael Hunt-Watlers, Brier; University of Jamestown in Jamestown, North Dakota

Grace Jarnagin, Lake Stevens; Jacksonville State Unviersity

Kensington Schwab, Everett; Greenville University

Jaden Yackley, Lynnwood; University of Jamestown in Jamestown, North Dakota

Kendall Yackley, Lynnwood; University of Jamestown in Jamestown, North Dakota

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