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Skagit Rotary has joined forces with the Mount Vernon School District, the Skagit Valley Family YMCA, Children of the Valley, Boys & Girls Clubs of Skagit County, and the Skagit Community Foundation to begin addressing the dire need for affordable childcare during these unprecedented times. Skagit Rotary has pledged $10,000 to the new Skagit COVID Childcare Coalition to provide seed money for the establishment of learning pods and childcare for area students.
 
All Skagit County Public School districts are engaging in remote learning models for the beginning of the school year. Many children throughout Skagit County have working parents and limited access to the internet. The Skagit COVID Childcare Coalition aims to create enough safe, affordable, childcare spots in small groups spread throughout the public school buildings to address some of this critical need for childcare.
 
Through our partnerships we have been able to identify child care opportunities that range from virtually free for some families that qualify to a full pay rate of $175 per week for others.  We are working to open over 200 additional child care opportunities.  "For 200 kids for 20 weeks, that's $700,000. And the need is greater than 200 kids," said Rotarian and Executive Director of Categorical Programs at the Mount Vernon School District Dan Berard.
 
Skagit Rotary is committed to helping youth in our area and abroad. If you would like more information or would like to explore how you might support the Skagit COVID Childcare Coalition with the mission of increasing affordable childcare options in Skagit County please contact Dan Berard at 1 (360) 333-1085.
As of March 14, Skagit Rotary is temporarily suspending regular club meetings. In the meantime, we will look for ways to connect our club members to those in need in our community. Please use the links to the left to email our board members if you have any questions.
The Rotary Club of Skagit, chartered in 1986, counts nearly 75 men and women members representing a wide cross-section of local businesses and professions. The club meets each Wednesday morning for fellowship, breakfast, and interesting and informative programs dealing with the topics of local and global importance.
 
The Rotary Club of Skagit has earned a reputation as being a fun-loving, dynamic, and high spirited organization.
 
In concert with Rotary's motto of "Service Above Self," the Rotary Club of Skagit demonstrates a deep commitment to the community in which we live, both locally and globally, through the many worthwhile projects the Club initiates, participates in, and supports.
 
Our club is always seeking speakers that have an interesting and informative presentation. We welcome speakers that will present items of community interest. Since we are not a political or religious organization, we ask that the topics appeal to a wide and diverse audience.  If you are interested in joining us for a program and breakfast, please contact our president via the link to the left.
 
If you are a Rotarian who needs a makeup meeting - come and join us!  We know you will enjoy our meeting and we always enjoy visiting with our fellow Rotarians.
 
Check out our FaceBook page - we publish lots of great photos and information there!
 
 
Skagit Rotary
PO Box 2174
Mount Vernon, WA 98273
 
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Skagit Rotary

Service Above Self

We meet Wednesdays at 7:00 AM
Max Dale's Steak & Chop House (Restaurant)
2030 Riverside Drive
Mount Vernon, WA  98273
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