Shopping Spree, Phase 2
Shopping Spree, Phase 2 was happily concluded on Saturday, December 21st at Fred Meyer's in Ballard. Paul Sivesind, Val Gaifoulline, and Eva Dunn are all smiles. Thanks to all the Ballard Rotarians who helped make the holidays special for disadvantaged students!
Ringing the Bells for Salvation Army
On Saturday, December 14th, club members supported the work of the Salvation Army by ringing the bells for donations to the familiar red bucket of the Salvation Army in front of Fred Meyer's in Ballard. Wearing special Rotary aprons provided by the Salvation Army, the ringers attracted over $500 in donations from shoppers.
David Rice, left, and Lance Georgeson
Doug Warne, left, and Kathleen Linscott
Terry Collings, left, and Billy Rodgers with two of his children
December 10th Program
BHS Vocal Jazz Choir
The program for the December 10th club meeting was the annual and much beloved holiday performance by the members of the Ballard High School’s Vocal Jazz group led by Director of Vocal Music Courtney Rowley. The group entertained us with a range of holiday songs, both inspiring and cheering, and beautifully sung.
Keep warm, healthy, and happy and we'll see you next week at Picolinos!
December Students of the Month
Aneesa Roidad is an AP (advanced placement) student who is busy with many activities including cross country. She is active in social justice (she is co-president of STAR (Students and Teachers Against Racism and is active in NAACP Youth Colition) and is an advocacy worker. She plans to major in math and science at University of Washington.
Mark Summer is a very kind young man. He is active in sports (back-up quarterback in football), and is president of Filipino Club. He plans to major in mechanical engineering at University of Washington.
Another Successful Holiday Party
Thanks to Linda and Pete Scott for hosting the club's annual Christmas Party on Sunday, December 8th. Notable activities at the event included Pete Scott honored with a Paul Harris Fellow recognition; singing of holiday carols led by David Rice, with his wife Joan on piano; and collection of donations for the Rotary Foundation. The food and drinks were delicious, the holiday decor delightful, and many members attended with family & friends.
David Rice and wife Joan lead the singing of holiday carols. Fa la la la la!
Happy Rotarians enjoy fellowship at the Holiday Party.
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Paul Harris Fellows Honored
Two Ballard Rotarians were recently honored as Paul Harris Fellows by club president Billy Rodgers.
At the club's annual Holiday Party on December 8, 2019, Billy Rodgers presented Pete Scott with his Paul Harris pin and at the club meeting on December 10, 2019, Billy Rodgers presented Chris Davis with his Paul Harris pin, both in recognition for their donations to the Rotary Foundation.
This important award provides recognition when a Rotarian achieves a high level of giving to the Rotary Foundation. These generous contributions are essential to securing and growing Rotary programs throughout the world. Congratulations, Pete and Chris, and thank you!
Billy Rodgers, left, Paul Harris fellow Pete Scott, and Pete's wife Linda celebrate the special recognition.
Billy Rodgers, left, and Chris Davis, upon receipt of his Paul Harris Fellow award.