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Brian Neumann, project manager for Compass Health, recently received Welcome Home packages for veteran’s at the agency’s new apartment complex. (Everett Elks)

Brian Neumann, project manager for Compass Health, recently received Welcome Home packages for veteran’s at the agency’s new apartment complex. (Everett Elks)

Elks help local veterans

The Everett Elks recently donated eight Welcome Home packages for veterans moving into Compass Health’s new apartment complex. The packages each include $300 of new household goods to get the newly housed veterans ready for a better life.

Lineberry takes over as Rotary president

Greg Lineberry was sworn in June 29 as president of the Rotary Club of Everett, in Changing of the Guard ceremonies during an online meeting. Lineberry will serve through the club’s next Rotary year, July 2021 through June 2022.

A club member since 2004, Lineberry will lead the club’s 126 members as they provide community and international service under the new Rotary theme for the year: “Serve to Change Lives.” He is a five-time Rotary Paul Harris Fellow and recently retired from the Everett Police Department.

Lineberry takes over the Rotary presidency from John Olson, executive director of the Everett Community College Foundation.

Also inducted were president-elect, Sonya Kraski; presidential nominee, Tammy Dunn; vice president, Kelli Thode; past president, John Olson; treasurer, Richard Toyer; and secretary, Neil Angst.

New to the board of directors and serving from July 2021 through June 2023 are Wick Temple, Anna Marie Laurence, Heather Barnhart and Jesse O’Brien. Continuing on the board are Joe Gaffney, Kari Petrasek, Nick Hansen and Cat Wilson. Retiring from the board after two years are Zeb Cobbs, Sean George, Michael Kvistad and Tina Gilson.

Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide to provide humanitarian service and build goodwill and peace. Founded in 1916, the Rotary Club of Everett is one of three Rotary clubs in Everett and a total of more than 35,000 Rotary clubs in more than 200 countries.

In 2021 the Rotary Club of Everett provided $239,100 in scholarships to students from the Everett area. In total, the club has awarded nearly $5 million in scholarships. Club members represent a broad spectrum of business, governmental, charitable and public service occupations and support many service projects in the Everett community and around the world. The club is currently holding virtual meetings online, due to the COVID19 pandemic.

Elks provide scholarships

Everett Elks 479 recently awarded $1,000 scholarships to Amina Hussein who will be attending Xavier University; Victoria Chavez-Gomez who will be attending Northwest University; Indigo Kuehn who will be attending Western Washington University; Jonas Morden who will be attending Everett Community College; Cody Murrweiss who will be attending Edmonds College; Rehema Hassani who will be attending UW Bothell, Eleanor Geraghty who will be attending Western; Max White who will be attending UW; Laura Langer who will be attending Skagit Valley College, Riley Emerson ,who will be attending Universal Technical Institute.

The Elks also gave two special William A. Vincent technical education scholarships to Gavin Oxley who will be attending EVCC, and Gabrielle Soriano who will be attending EVCC.

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