A Message from the President
We have our new Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, Kandace Barnes, as our February luncheon speaker. She’s a community volunteer. It has been a joy to get to know her and work with her in our awesome city. She has a great sense of humor too. Please join us
Our thanks to the City of Mukilteo, Mayor Gregerson, and the city council. We were awarded a grant for $1750 to help pay for the Osher classes and to subsidize the cost of our newsletter.
February 4th is a free Osher class is “The Pacific Northwest: Beautiful Scenery but Scary Geology”. The instructor is Stanley Chernicoff. More information below the calendar!
At 1:30 PM on February 4th (after Osher), Diane Rhodes from the Washington State Ferries will give an update on the construction progress on our waterfront. We will have visitors from Whidbey Island. Come with questions!
On the second Thursday of every month we have coffee at 1pm at Rosehill. It’s a nice time to visit and catch up with one another. February 13th this month. We are hoping to have a coffee social more often at Rosehill but we need hosts. If you can help please let us know.
We have happy hour at Ivar’s on February 8th starting at 4:00 PM. We have a second happy hour at Bits which is at the previous Scotsman on February 25. It also begins at 4:00 PM.
We have one excursion planned for this month. We are carpooling to the Everett Schack Art Center. This a local artist workshop. You may see many artists in action, including glass blowing. There is also a changing display of local notable artists. And a gift shop. We will meet at Rosehill’s lower lot at 10:00 AM on February 20th. We will carpool. When we are done we will find a local restaurant to have lunch.
Next month in March our speaker will be our own Mike Gold. Many of you have enjoyed his Beacon articles. The Buzz Inn will provide our lunch.
In closing I thought I’d let you know some of my background. I moved here on April 1, 2000. Retiring from the Post Office after 37 years as a manager in 2004. I wished I’d become involved in volunteering sooner. In 2006 I became a Master Gardener. Through that I met Lois Brown who drafted me to help with the Mukilteo Community Garden. That involvement led me to the seniors. I met Mona Howell who drafted me to help find a home for the Mukilteo Seniors. Which led me to being President of the Association. I am also on the Ferry Advisory Committee for Mukilteo. And currently I serve you on the Parks and Arts Commission. This is a wonderful community. One of my favorite stories is telling what a friend wrote in my high school yearbook: “you love it so much [Mukilteo], you should just move there”. So, I did. If I can be of any assistance with any of the areas I serve, please let me know.
Join us! Dode Carlson - President