Really great discussion was had around planning what we want our neighborhood/our city to be. Grateful for all of the comments, points of view and conversation around where we live, its accessibility, affordability, and our future. Thanks to our guests David Stalheim (City of Everett, WA – Govt) and Mike Gaffney (Providence).
What a treat!!
Our February meeting was held at Washington State University Everett and the University Center located on North Broadway. Our host and speaker was Chancellor Paul Pitre. We learned about the programs available at WSU Everett and got to tour the facility. It was a lovely time on campus! Thanks to Paul and Randy for their cooperation in setting up the visit and tour.
Here are the meeting minutes from Kristina:
What an awesome turnout for our lead meeting of the year with our special guest, Mayor Cassie Franklin. Kari recorded her presentation and question and answer session. You can view it below. Also, Kristina took wonderful minutes.
THANKS so much for engaging with her and our neighborhood!
We also remembered our long-time neighbor and volunteer, GeorgaDee MacLeod. You can view her obituary and she her photo here.
GeorgaDee MacLeod(1938 – 2018)
GeorgaDee MacLeod passed away unexpectedly on November 10, 2018 at Providence Hospice. Born GeorgaDee Martin on May 30, 1938 in Canonsburg, PA, her family settled in Everett, WA, in the 1940’s. GeorgaDee graduated from Everett High School in 1955 where she was active in sports, clubs, and other activities. She attended the University of Puget Sound where she majored in Theater Arts and graduated in 1959. GeorgaDee returned to Everett after college where she met her husband of 55 years. John MacLeod. They were active in local theater and enjoyed boating and camping. She was a stepmother for several years until they had their two daughters, WendiLee MacLeod and MeganJo MacLeod. GeorgaDee worked at GTE, then Johnson Printing in Everett for 26 years. GeorgaDee was passionate about reading and learning and this flowed over into all aspects of her life. She volunteered in her children and grandchildren’s schools, she volunteered as a literacy teacher at EvCC, she supported the Everett Public Library and Little Libraries. She turned holidays and family events into works of art with her creativity. In contrast, and as importantly, she made quiet moments extra-ordinary, every single day: flashlight walks at night; green noodles on St. Patrick’s Day, storm watching (and splashing!); a note in a lunch box; a favorite meal on just the right night. She never hesitated to wake up the children to show them a shooting star or see a full moon at its finest. She was a nationally recognized Needlework Arts instructor. She was actively involved in the American Needlepoint Guild (ANG) and local needlepoint groups as both a member and a nationally recognized instructor. In 1995 she was selected by ANG to represent the State of Washington by designing, stitching, and finishing a needlepoint stocking for the White House Christmas Tree. After retirement, GeorgaDee remained active in the Everett Community. She served on the Council of Neighborhoods in various positions including Chair-person. She was a participant on the City Streets Commission and other committees. When the Providence Regional Medical Center was expanding in Everett’s Northwest Neigh-borhood she served on the design advisory committee. Many people recognized her from her daily walks in North Everett; she loved to change her route to see new sights, and walked rain or shine. After losing her husband of 55 years, GeorgaDee sold their home on Rucker Avenue where she lived for over 45 years and moved to Washington Oakes Retirement Community. She instantly made friends there, and enjoyed her morning walk with “The Boys”. GeorgaDee leaves behind her daughters, WendiLee MacLeod (Ben) and MeganJo MacLeod (Jeff); her three grandchildren, (WendiLee) SamFranklin Smith, KaturahLee Smith, and OnikaRose Smith; her big sister, MaryVee Westlund; niece, AmyBeth Cook; nephew, Dennis Clark (Michelle); stepchildren, Julie Watkins, Debbie MacLeod, and Scott MacLeod. She is preceded in death by her husband, John MacLeod; her parents, George Sample Martin and Gertrude (Judy) Painter Martin; sister, CarolLee Martin; brother, Jay Martin; stepchildren, Michael MacLeod and Roxanne Monlux. Per her request there will be no services. Please make memorial donations in her name to ANG’s memorial fund (https://www.needlepoint.org/donations/)or to Panda International (https://www.pandasinternational.org/).
Congratulations to this year’s winners! And, really, there are honorable mentions all around for each and every house that participated. The neighborhood looks awesome! Bring on the light.
Best Decorated – 1009 Rucker – Joe!
Best Decorated – 203 Skyline Drive
Best Daytime Decorated – 1824 Oakes
Best Daytime Decorated – 1505 Rockefeller
Best Small House – 1404 Hoyt
Honorable Mention – 1312 Colby
Special Category – 1616 Wetmore
THANKS ALL!! Merry Christmas!
Here is a link to the minutes done by our secretary, Kristina. Thanks!
Best Daytime Display:
For Honorable Mention, we liked 1817 Hoyt. Kudos to the skeleton in the hammock. Nice touch!
Best Nighttime Display:
For Honorable Mention, we also liked 824 Colby.
Best Overall Decorated:
The 1700 Block of Oakes
It’s Halloween time! Go check out the 1700 block of Oakes. These neighbors have done an awesome job again! 🎃👻
Posted by Northwest Neighborhood (North Everett) on Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Thank you to our guest speakers:
- Police Officer Brandon Hoelzel
- Pam Kepford, 350.org / Reusable Bag Ordinance – EverettRBO@gmail.com
- Judy Tuohy, Everett City Council Liaison
- Eileen Hinckley – Everett Code Enforcement
- Holly James and Shelley Sutton – NWN Block Watch
- Kari Quaas – facilitator
Here are the Northwest Neighborhood Meeting Minutes October 18 2018 thanks to our secretary, Kristina Perry.
Here are some website links for help for seniors from Eileen Hinckley with Code Enforcement:
- Snohomish County Senior Information and Assistance: https://snohomishcountywa.gov/1031/Senior-Information-Assistance
- Here is a website for Senior resources: https://www.homage.org/contact-us/
- City of Everett Senior Center: https://everettwa.gov/seniors
And, here is her brief presentation: