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Spread the Word to Deserving MV 2022 Graduates
The Mount Vernon Rotary Club will be awarding scholarships in the spring of 2022. The club's scholarship program recognize student's high school achievements and assists selected applicants in the continuation of their education. A PDF Form of the entire application can be downloaded by clicking on the link below. Students planning to attend 2- or 4-year colleges or universities or trade/vocational schools are encouraged to apply.
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January marks the halfway point in the Rotary year. Turning the calendar provides an excellent milestone for reviewing the successes of the first half of Mount Vernon Rotary Club's Centennial year.
Notable achievements include: the club's Roaring 20's style Anniversary Celebration in November; continuing weekly in-person meetings; and introducing Last Tuesday social gatherings. Along with the Centennial Celebration, highlighting the list of accomplishments is that we are on track to complete 100 Acts of Service commemorating our centennial year.
Thank you to everyone who joined us to Celebrate our club's 100th Anniversary. We gathered to honor those who came before us, particularly Pat Grenfell, our dedicated club member who passed away as we were planning this event.
The members of the 2021 Club are so proud to be continuing the legacy of service established by these community members who committed to 'Service Above Self' 100 Years ago. Founded in October of 1921 and the Mount Vernon Rotary Club is one of the oldest clubs in the state of Washington.
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Spread the Word to Deserving MV 2021 Graduates
The Mount Vernon Rotary Club will be awarding scholarships in the spring of 2021. The purpose of the scholarship program is to honor students for their high school achievements and assist selected student applicants in the continuation of their education. A PDF Form of the entire application can be downloaded by clicking on this link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1WYYla9VDuLOoCafK5buWLafIugckwTTg/view?usp=sharing  Students planning to attend 2- or 4-year colleges or universities or trade/vocational schools are encouraged to apply.
Because we take Rotary's motto 'Service Above Self' seriously Mount Vernon Rotary is seeking out opportunities to serve our Community. If you have a project or know of someone who would benefit from the helping hands of 5-10 Rotarians, we encourage you to download and fill out our service request form and return it to Mount Vernon Rotary. 
Mount Vernon Rotary Club Completes a 5-Year Commitment of $100,000 to Skagit YMCA
Goals are good. Very Good. When our club made the commitment to help fund the local YMCA in 2016, it was a stretch. We had not made a commitment of that size in more than ten years. Our 2016 Auction had been successful, but the commitment to the YMCA meant we had to be all in on our auctions for the coming years. We originally committed $50,000, but 2016 Club President Dave Courtney thought we could do better and brought it back to the club to reconsider.
Club members enjoyed a great evening at The Grand Willow Inn celebrating Pres. Isaac's year and installing Pres. Dave's new board for 2016 - 17. Outgoing board members Stacey Salyer (Sec.) and Tiffany Urland (Past Pres.) were recognized. Outgoing President Isaac Williams recognized Ian Crawford with the 'Rising Star' Award and Stacey Salyer with the John Bustad award for dedicated service and commitment to the Rotary ideals. In the photo (rt) Pat Grenfell was honored with her 8th Paul Harris Fellow Award.
Mount Vernon Rotary Club's 17th Annual Benefit Auction was a wonderful success.  Thank you to all who helped us make a difference both here in our community and internationally.
President Tiffany Urland recently awarded Mount Vernon club member Pat Grenfell her seventh Paul Harris Award. Pat is a second generation Rotarian, her father was a member of the Bellingham club. Since joining the Mount Vernon club in 1999, Pat has served in many roles of leadership including Club President in 2007-2008. She is now District 5050 Area I Assistant Governor.  Along with her leadership capabilities, Pat is a caterer and can pull together the food for a club function in barely a blink of an eye. You won't find a more committed Rotarian, truly a shining example of Service Above Self. 
Senior Awards and Scholarship Night is always a special evening for the students and it was no different in 2014. Mount Vernon Rotary is happy to honor the hard work of 13 students who will receive scholarships for continuing education.  Pictured here are 9 of the 13 recipients of the Lyle Poolman Scholarship. Back Row (L-R): Kevin Hunter, Adan Hernandez, Amy Feeney and Cristian Rocha. Front Row (L-R): MV Rotary member Anne Clark, Cristal Aguilar, Janet Solano-Cruz and Leslie Rojas.

Pat Grenfell and Tiffany Urland had a great time at Pacific Northwest PETS training and were honored to meet Rotary International Incoming President Gary C.K. Huang and his lovely wife Corinna.





Mount Vernon, WA, July 2, 2013 ­– 2012-2013 Club President Mark Hagen (right) recognized Art Palmer for outstanding service with the John Bustad Award.  A club member with more than 45 years of perfect attendance, Art inspires club members through his high standards of service and his commitment to Rotary. The award was established to recognize outstanding service and ideals emulated by John Bustad who was a member of the club from 1952 – 1999, served as club president 1972-1973, and district governor from 1977-1978.


On Saturday, April 27 three Mount Vernon Rotarians-- Armin Mohr, Clarence Holden and Jim VanderMey completed a project at Mount Vernon Manor, placing two garden boxes and fill them with topsoil at Mount Vernon Manor. Along with physical muscle, our club purchased and donated the topsoil. 


Mount Vernon Rotary was established in 1921 and is one of the oldest ongoing Rotary Clubs in the area. The club, with a membership of nearly 50, is actively involved in meeting needs in the Skagit Valley and Rotary Service projects around the world. Please join us for a meeting, or contact us via email for more information.
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Mount Vernon

Learning, Literacy, Leadership & Service

We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 12:00 PM
Best Western Plus
2300 Market Street
Mount Vernon, WA 98273
United States of America
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PO Box 825, Mount Vernon, Washington  98273

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Dr. Vivanco
Jun 07, 2022
MVSD Update
Last Tuesday Social
May 31, 2022
Opening Day Bellingham Bells with the Kiwanis Club
Marty Pease
May 17, 2022
International Project Alliance Update
Students of the Month
May 10, 2022
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