Press release lrcf house project 1-12
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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Press ReleaseContact:Jean HalesPublic Relations ChairLynnwood Rotary Community FoundationJeanH@economicalliancesc.org425.478.3393 Rotarians Honor Community Partners The house built by students receives strong community supportLynnwood (January 26, 2012) – At its weekly meeting on Thursday, members of the Rotary Club ofLynnwood and representatives from Edmonds School District and Edmonds Community College hadthe opportunity to meet and publicly thank the many partners who supported the building of House #37(2010-2011) with materials, labor and cash donations totaling nearly $49,000. Partners were presentedwith the the Dave Thomson Community Service Award, named after the Rotarian who founded thehouse project in 1974.One of the most successful programs of its kind in the country, the Lynnwood Rotary House Projectengages students enrolled in the Edmonds School District Carpentry Program in the hands-onexperience of building a new house each school year. Throughout its38-year history, over 4,000 studentshave been positively impacted by the program. Students who desire to continue their constructioneducation with Project Management certification receive substantial incentives through a partnershipwith Edmonds Community College.The Lynnwood Rotary Community Foundation assumes responsibility for the financial success of theprogram by purchasing lots, acquiring house designs, permits, appliances, etc. and putting the salesproceeds back into the program. Market forces have made continuation of the program financiallyimpossible without the support of our many partners:Dan McDougal/Deckman LLC; Jim Bichler, Scott Remlinger& Matt Webber/Boise Cascade; AdrienneBoswell/Haven Design;Alisa Landreth, Diana Young&Rick Landreth/Sisters Interior Redesign;Christine Lenfant, Amy Moore/Summit Interiors Inc; King Parker/King and Bunny’s Appliances;Connie Finley & Ian Hill/Windermere Real Estate – Edmonds;Jesse Vodegel/Legendary Flooring; AlexNesterenko/E&A Tile; Kevin Langlie/Langlie Masonry Inc;Pat Shields/Hazel Miller Foundation; SueHart& Cathy Feole/Master Builders Career Connection.Representing Edmonds School District are Mark Madison and Scott Hammond (instructor).Representing Edmonds Community College is Randy Sibley.Representing Lynnwood Rotary Community Foundation are Tom Sehrer and Monty Chaussee.Representing Rotary Club of Lynnwood is Stan McKenzie.Dave Thomson presented the awards named in his honor. ###
The Lynnwood Rotary Community Foundation provides significant financial support for local needsthrough long term fund development and responsible stewardship.