Hasson Company Realtors Managing Broker and Clark County Council Member John Blom has joined the cast of Dancing With the Local Stars 2.0.
Blom was added to the group of Local Stars raising funds for the Rotary Club of Three Creeks with the withdrawal of Mike Bomar.
"We regret that Mike had to step aside, but I am very happy to welcome John to the cast," said Rotary Club of Three Creeks President Susanne Holmberg. "John is a good friend and a wonderful community leader and we are thrilled he was available on such short notice."
John is a recepient of the Marshall Leadership Award, alum of Leadership Clark County (2014) and a past president of the Clark County Association of Realtors. He also served on the Clark County Planning Commission prior to being elected to the County Council. He lives in Vancouver with his wife and two children. He enjoys running and has completed numerous 5k and 10k runs, as well as barbecuing, and traveling with his family.
Buying tickets for the event, and voting for your favorite dancers, can be done by clicking here.
Dancing With the Local Stars 2.0, the Rotary Club of Three Creeks' first fundraiser, is set to go, Saturday, March 24, 2018 at Windy Hills Winery in Ridgefield.
Tickets are now on sale through the club's website, and we encourage club members to purchase early, as the event is expected to sell out and tickets will likely go quickly.
Local celebrities Mike Bomar, Scot Brantley, Dene Grigar, Kelly Love, Julie Olson and Jeff Swanson will be the stars of the show, helping the club raise money for Rotary Youth Exchange and Three Creeks hands-on service projects.
While you're on the site, be sure and take some time to read about the event and the dancers. You can even help your favorite dancer toward winning the Grand Championship and the mirror ball trophy by making a donation on your favorite dancer's page.
This group of dancers is a lot of fun. It's going to be a great event, and there is already quite a buzz around the community about this event coming back.
Don't miss out!
James Neste will present "Advertising on Google". His program will particularly feature some examples of advertising on Google, including SEO and paid advertising, with an explanation of the history, different avenues of advertising and best practices and "how-to" examples.
James has lived in Vancouver for more than four years. He went to the University of Oregon and studied philosophy. He's originally from Tillamook Ore., and has enjoyed his career in sales and Internet marketing. He has four years experience in Internet Marketing. He says his job is fun because it provides the challenge of a continuous learning curve as the operating parameters/technology is always changing.
Making an impact at Share in Hazel Dell
The Rotary Club of Three Creeks continues to make an impact in its community, having spent an evening painting two rooms at Share's Hazel Dell shelter.
Six members of the club, joined by a proposed member, a potential member and a husband shared some of their time on a Thursday evening to paint two rooms that were in need of refreshing.
And the impact was positive.
In one room, children of the shelter even had a chance to try their hand at painting led by Scot and Charlie. It wasn't the smoothest experience, but it certainly put smiles on the faces of these young children from families facing hard times.
Share staffers were impressed by the amount of work that was done, and the impact that was made by Rotarians. And a handful of children took away a memory filled with smiles.
Many thanks go to Jessie Harris and her husband Jeff who purchased and donated all of the paint, materials and equipment needed to complete the projects.
At our January 18 meeting, Toby Willey will present timely information about winter safety basics.
Willey is the owner and CEO of EDGE Rescue, where he has been since 2012. He is a 20-plus year veteran ski patrol volunteer and teaches winter safety classes for companies like Portland General Electric.
Willey is the Green Heart Recipient for cliff rescue in 2016. More information about his company can be found online by clicking here.
Jessie Harris will introduce Toby at our meeting.
Six Local Stars to compete at Windy Hills Winery in Ridgefield, March 24
RIDGEFIELD - A valued community event is coming back, as the Rotary Club of Three Creeks presents Dancing With the Local Stars 2.0, 6-9 p.m., Saturday, March 24 at Windy Hills Winery in Ridgefield.
Six local stars - Mike Bomar (CREDC), Scot Brantley (Clark County Public Works), Dr. Dene Grigar (Washington State University Vancouver), Kelly Love (Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center), Julie Olson (Clark County Council), and Jeff Swanson (Battle Ground City Manager) - will square off on the dance floor for best dance honors, and compete in fundraising for the grand championship.
"We are thrilled to have the opportunity to bring back this community favorite, and to have such a well-known group of local stars in our first fundraiser," said Rotary Club of Three Creeks President Susanne Holmberg. "This is going to be such a fun event."
The events aim is to benefit Rotary Youth Exchange, scholarships, and club hands-on service projects in the community. The event will be produced and emceed by local ballroom dance aficionado Ralph Stevens, who has coordinated professional dance instructors/choreographers to partner with the local stars.
The six dancers will compete for best dance, voted by attendees and guest judges. The grand champion will be the local star who raises the most funds.
"There will be three categories of dance: International, Latin, and American," said Shirley Gross, chair of the event planning committee. "We also will serve a three-course meal that will correspond to the regional dances."
Ticket sales and sponsorship information will be made available online soon.
The Rotary Club of Three Creeks, chartered in October 2016, serves the Hazel Dell, Felida, Salmon Creek and Ridgefield area of North Clark County. It was named for Salmon Creek, Cougar Creek and Whipple Creek, each of which are geographic mainstays in the "Three Creeks" area. Since chartering, the club of 26 members has completed a dozen service projects, with at least one hands-on outing per month scheduled for the coming year. More information about the club can be found on its website (www.rotaryofthreecreeks.com), or Facebook (www.facebook.com/rotaryofthreecreeks).