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Rotary Club of La Conner

Service Above Self

We meet Mondays at 5:45 PM
Farmhouse Restaurant
11376 LaConner-Whitney Rd
Mount Vernon, WA  98273
United States
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Speakers
May 09, 2016
Teri Mandemaker/Lee Locke
Round-the-World Sailing Trip
May 16, 2016
Barb Clark
Local author, Postcard from Kauai
May 23, 2016
Greg Meenahan
Child Aid/Guatemala
Jun 06, 2016
George Dill
La Conner Polo Tournament
Jun 13, 2016
Richard Crossley
Toys for Tots
Jun 20, 2016
Jun 27, 2016
Jul 04, 2016
Jul 11, 2016
Karen Ryan, Sid Tiersma
Classification talks
Jul 18, 2016
David Rapella
Wheelchairs
Jul 25, 2016
Rick Bolduc
The Rotary Foundation
Aug 08, 2016
Sandy Knapp
Knited Knockers
Aug 22, 2016
Nick Alphin
Monday Night at the Movies
Sep 12, 2016
David Truman
Polio Plus
Sep 26, 2016
Steven Jones
WSU Bread Lab
Oct 10, 2016
Erin
La Conner Food Bank
 
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Foundation President
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Welcome to the Rotary Club of La Conner!
We are a hands-on service club dedicated to improving lives locally and around the world. We do this by promoting and investing in literacy, public health and community service.  We are the club people want to join, because we have fun while making a difference.
 

 
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Tulip sales for 2016 are now finished.  Stay tuned for 2017 sales in early March next year. 
Thank you to everyone for your support.
 
 

 
Matthew M. Paul, 94, died Friday, May 8, 2015 at the University of Washington Hospital following a brief illness and surgery.

He leaves his wife of 69 years, Wilma Paul; his sons, Bill (Bertha) Paul, Martin (Genevieve) Paul and John (Kim) Paul; 13 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren and many close friends. Matthew was preceded in death by his son, Clarence and a daughter-in-law, Robin Paul.

Born and raised in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, the son of Willem Gerard Paul and Plonia Kwakernaak, he was a current resident of Mount Vernon.

In his early years, Matthew grew up during the great depression and survived World War II by escaping from a concentration camp and going underground. He married Wilma Groeneweg in Amsterdam October 2, 1946. In 1951 Matthew, Wilma and their first 2 sons emigrated to the United States to milk cows in California. In 1956 his family received U.S. citizenship in Santa Ana, California. 1961 brought the family, which had now grown to four sons, to Mt. Vernon. The whole family worked hard on their dairy on Riverbend Road through 1977. They were honored to have been named Dairy Family of the Year in 1964.

Staying in a dairy-related business, Matthew became involved in buying, selling, and trucking hay with his sons Bill and Clarence. Buying hay became a passion of his that he continued through his lifetime. He never had a desire to "retire" but did enjoy bowling, golfing and travelling. Going to Bolivia to distribute wheelchairs to the poor and lame was a special experience for him.

Matthew served on many boards and committees related to the dairy industry, the Mt. Vernon Christian School, was a longtime member of the Rotary Club and in 1978, he ran as a republican for the state legislature.

Matthew had a passion for his community and family. He believed in hard work. He will be greatly missed.
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In Memoriam

     

We remember our friend and longtime Rotarian Matthew Paul who passed away May 8, 2015.

 
 

 
On September 12 Past District Governor Jack Frisk passed away. 
 
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La Conner Rotarians Martin Howard, Jerry Willins, Dave Tracey, Lee Carlson, John Milnor, Dick Johnson, Thomas (member Patsy's son) and Susan Macek worked dilligently on Saturday, September 12 pressure washing the parking areas, gutters, replaced front door lightbulbs, trimmed the tree out back and cleaned out the garden patch below it, took all the weeds and limbs to the compost station.  Many hands made for a quick clean-up!
 
The Town of La Conner then came in and repainted the parking space stripes and the handicapped parking spaces!
 
             
 

 
Recent gifts totaling $6,726 from the Rotary Club of La Conner benefitted the both La Conner Regional Library and the La Conner Library Foundation.
 
Two grants totaling $1,726 from La Conner Rotary and Rotary District 5050 funded three homework help databases for school students and other patrons. World Book Online Reference, American Indian History Online and A to Z USA, from World Press Media  provide accurate information for school reports and support lifelong learning as well, according to Library Director Joy Neal.
 
Rotary also awarded a $5,000 grant to La Conner Library Foundation for the new library building fund.
 
"The Rotary Club of La Conner is pleased to support the library foundation’s campaign for the new La Conner library,” said Marge Milnor, 2014-2015 president. “We look forward to continued support for this important project that will provide much needed space and expanded programs for the benefit of everyone in the community. We have a proud legacy of hard work that makes it so rewarding to be able to contribute to the vision of a new La Conner Regional Library.”
 
Pictured are Joy Neal, Richard Wisnewski (La Conner Regional Library Foundation President), Marge Milnor and Susan Macek
 
 

 
On Monday, March 16, 2015, the Rotary Club of La Conner made a donation to the new Conner Park project that is in beginning stages to the Parks Commission and the Town of La Conner as the Club's commitment to the Town of La Conner and local projects.
 
The new park will be located on a scenic, grassy stretch of town-owned waterfront property just south of Rainbow Bridge. 
 
"The Rotary Club of La Conner is pleased to support the first phase of development of the new waterfront park with a contribution of $5,000," said President Marge Milnor.  "These funds represent the dedicated efforts of our La Conner Rotarians who have a long history of supporting our community. We have a proud legacy of hard work that makes it so rewarding to be able to give back to this new park. It's a wonderful vision that will provide much enjoyment for children and families in the years to come."
 
Pictured are John Doyle, Town of La Conner Administrator; Ollie Iversen; Marge Milnor, President Rotary Club of La Conner;
Ramon Hayes - Town of La Conner Mayor