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Woodmark Hotel
1200 Carillon Point
Kirkland, WA  98033
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The June 23, 2017 Rotary Club of Kirkland meeting  was called to order by a healthy Scott Becker at 6:30pm.  The pledge of allegiance was led by Gail Auslander, our Greeter tonight was Terri Ebert. and John Pruitt served at the Front Desk.

Our Guests tonight were Matt & Terri Clements, Matt an electrical engineer and Terri an in IT Software sales, Scott East from a Bellevue Club was here as well as Doug Seto our Seattle 4 regular guest/assoc.  member.

 

Ernie Norehad reminded us  what Walter Winchell said that "Peace, a noun meaning a lull between two people cheating and between two countries fighting" or  "I try to be nice to people on the way up and see them on the way down" or something like that.

 

Announcements included the Transition Dinner next week, Scott Becker's last regular meeting before he becomes "Past President".  There is no theme, just come!

 

Dr. Bob Webb handled recruitment for Duck Dash sales slots and Bill Woods announced he has sold his first $1,000 in tickets and  now working on the next segment for the Chuck Morgan scholarship goal.

 

Our program tonight was a TED Talk by Rory Sutherland, a UK expert on the motivation for purchasing in the high tech internet age.  He is a former Microsoft guru helping to define selling and marketing on the internet. He was one of the first to see what motivated people to buy.  He suggested that how you think you control things influences your motivation to buy.  Not just traditional supply demand economic models but how you feel when you do it models.  Freud and your old fashioned forgotten trauma memories in the subconscious mind as motivator, move over for a new look today.  He argues what you call things determines how you rank and then buy them. In looking at solutions to marketing problems, why not solve or appeal to solving sociological problems with psychological motivations? Nature is not a matter of duration but how you spend the time in it. He says relationship countdowns (what ever that means?) reduces psychological pain. He drew three metaphorical overlapping circles of more or less equal size containing Technology, Psychology and Economic areas of influence and the key, he says is to find the balance in the middle of the three circles which he called the "sweet spot"! Changing the terminology can change the influence of the factor.  For example, call what you ask people to do and call it charity rather than economic increases motivation in that sphere of influence.  The Austrian  philosopher Ludwig Von Misses changed the label "psychology" to "practicology" in his study of decision making. No longer economic studies but conditions/scarcity studies. No longer supply/demand but rather "value to the buyer" in a broader motivational sense. He pointed out that in the UK their postal service delivered next day 98% of the time but the people thought it was 55-60%.  In trying to increase the 98% to 99% almost broke the system.  If perception is worth more than reality, why change it?

 

President Scott concluded the meeting with his "final thought".  See you next week 

 

John Woodbery scribe for an evening!

President Scott Becker called the June 12, 2017 Rotary Club of Kirkland meeting to order at 6:30. Amy Mutal lead us in the Pledge. John Pruitt and Teri Ekert helped with the front desk. Patty Doherty was the greeter.

 

Guests this evening were Brandon Hencoop’s family, his wife Becca, and two daughters.

 

Announcements:

 

Board meeting will be at Rich Bergdahl’s office on Wednesday the 14th at 6:00. Please RSVP to Steve and Alice Volpe.

 

Rick Walter ( Head Duck) lead the discussion on the Duck Dash.

-          Wednesday Market will have two shifts. First from 1:45-4:30 and one from 4:30-7:00

-          We have a tent and table that can be retrieved from Steve Shinstrom’s office

-          Location will be by the pavilion and not by the bathrooms J

-          Everyone present received an initial packet of a stack of $20 tickets and a stack of $5 tickets. More tickets will be available at future meetings.

-          Prefer no credit cards and if necessary please keep above $40 and note that there are only 12 spaces for the credit card number so please write all 16 numbers.

 

-          Bob Webb is helping to coordinate locations to sell tickets and passed around signup sheets. Keep your eye out for additional emails regarding locations and selling opportunities. There is still the expectation to raise $500 from each member so get out and sell!!!

 

-          Drop off / Pick up tickets at Steve Shinstrom office

 

 

4th of July event

-          We need several volunteers and please coordinate with Steve Shinstrom and Rick Walter with your availability on the 4th.


Rick handed out several awards for the Duck Dash

-          Scott Becker- Super Human Sponsor Finder

-          Patti Smith – Top advisor of all things foul.

-          Anne Rethke- Nobel Prize in ticketery.

 

Family Picnic will be at Waverly Beach Park on July 17th.  More info to follow.

 

Salmon Bake will be at the Austlanders house again on August 21st.

 

Note that there are no Rotary meetings the 7th or 14th of August.  7th is the Duck Branding Party at Lee Johnson & the 14th is Duck Dash decompression night. 

 

 

Minutes taken by James Nevers

President –Elect (PE) Steve Shinstrom called the June 5th 2017 Rotary Club of Kirkland meeting to order at 6:30 PM.  Rich Bergdahl led us in the Pledge.
 
Guests: 
Sandy Rose (Guest of John Woodbery)
Dee Woodbery
Doug Seto, Seattle Four (Honorary Kirkland Rotary member)
Kemper Freeman from the Bellevue Club (52 years of Perfect Attendance)
 
Announcements:
  • Miracle League’s final game of the season was last Saturday.  Patty Sims thanked everyone in the Club who helped support the effort this year.  The Morning Club put on the BBQ on Saturday.  The Club thanked Patty for her years of service to Miracle League.
  • Duck Dash Kick Off will be next Monday evening at the Woodmark according to Rick Walter. Sponsors are invited and this year’s adoption tickets will be available.  Safeway sent us a sponsor check! (Thanks, Safeway!) Rick will have special t-shirts for those at the July 4th Parade so please get involved in this exciting event.
  • The Woodmark has extended parking hours for the summer.  Steve Shinstrom will send out an email letting us know about other parking available at Carillon Point.
Upcoming Dates
PE Steve announced the following dates:
July 3 - No Meeting
July 17 – Picnic at Everest Park
July 18 – Willows 3-par golf put on by the Morning Club.  Get your foursome together for a great time of fellowship.  PE Steve sent an email with all the details.
July 26 – Transition Dinner
August 21 - Salmon Bake at Auslanders
 
Happy Dollars
Rick Walter extracted a goodly sum from our generous members.  There is a lot of happiness in our Club!
 
Program
John Woodbery introduced Gabriella “Gabby” Wright.  Gabby was an exchange student from Woodinville Rotary 10 years ago and traveled to Ecuador.  She noticed right away that the coffee was not up to our standards here in the U.S. and through her curiosity has become an expert on coffee.  Her newest position is the head of coffee operations in Australia.  Gabby definitely found her passion in coffee!
Thanks, Gabby, for an enlightening and informative program of your life and the world of coffee.
 
Adjournment
PE Steve adjourned the meeting at 7:30 PM
Submitted by Mike Hunter, Scribe for the Week
President Scott Becker called the May 22, 2017 Kirkland Rotary meeting to order promptly at 6:30p.m.  Terri Ebert and Ben Premack shared the greeting duties, Anne Hamilton took care of the “front desk,” and Don Dicks led the Pledge.
 
Visitors & Visiting Rotarians:  Visitors included John Maini [guest of Harry Wagoner] and Michael and Kathy Oskouian [guests of Scott Becker].  Our own visiting Rotarian, Doug Santo [from Seattle 4 Club] was presented with an honorary Blue Badge.
 
Club Business and Announcements:
  • Pat Swenson announced that the Reading Buddies recognition and final meeting for the year is Wednesday, May 23rd @ 12:00 noon.  Our Rotary club typically gives $1,000 [sometimes more] to the John Muir Elementary School library for books.  Pat has been chairing this worthwhile endeavor for 15 years!
  • Amy Mutal reminded our members of the Chainline Brewing Company Event to be held this Friday, May 26th, starting @ 5:00p.m.  There will be a food truck with Brats and other food at the Chainline location [503 6th St. S., Kirkland].  For those who don’t care for beer, there will be wine and soft drinks.
  • The final Miracle League game and party will be June 3, 2017 @ 10:30a.m.  The location is at Perrigo Park.  All are invited to participate. 
  • The Duck Dash kickoff is tentatively scheduled for June 12th.  More to follow…
  • The Transition Dinner is Monday, June 26th
  • Save the date:  July 4th parade.  We want to be well represented and armed with squirt-guns [only if the weather is warm].
  • Rich Bergdahl is looking for a couple more members to take on the front desk duties.  Please contact Rich for the details.
  • And, there will be no Rotary meeting next Monday since it is Memorial Day!
Kirkland Reporter Meeting 5-15-17
 
  1. Pledge Lead By New Member  Russ Stromberg
  2. Rick Walters Greeter
 
  1. Donate Books By Elaine Books by May 20th
  2. Rotary Social at Chainline Brewery- Friday 5-26. Great food truck and great Rotary event. 5pm to close 
  3. Miracle League at 1:30pm this Saturday.  Fraternity Volunteers this weekend. 
  4. Steve - Thanked everyone for Board Retreat at his Home last Saturday
  5. Scott Rethke - Duck Dash tickets Update. Rick will approve anything. 
  6. Steve  - Aug 21st is Salmon Bake at Auslanders home again.  Thanks Bob & Gail for hosting.  Also,  Bunco will be November 11th at Shinstroms 
 
Introduction Gail Auslander - Bob sponsor
Graduate from UW. Loves Bowling, Swimming & Skiing. Lived in Scottsdale for a bit. Approved proposal.  Welcome Gail!!!!!!!!  Distribution of the Binder and the Red Badge!!!  Pictures taken by all!!!!  
President Scott called the SCHOLARSHIP NIGHT meeting to order at 6:30 PM. 
 
Your scribe was allowed to lead us in the Pledge of Allegiance.  Ernie Norehad provided an unusually brief but very sophisticated inspirational moment.
 
VISITING ROTARIANS AND GUESTS  With this being Scholarship Night we had many guests including the very impressive scholarship recipients, their parents and several friends and even a couple proud teachers.
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS
  • Patty Sims reported Miracle League is going very well and despite next year's board meeting on Saturday we should be OK with Evergreen Hospital helping out.
  • Steve Shinstrom reminded the new Board of the meeting at 10 AM at his home.   8139 NE 115th Way, Kirkland  98034
  • Amy Mutal announced our next social activity will be meeting again at the Chainlink Brewery on Friday, May 26 from 5 till 8 PM.  Don't miss it.
  • Reminder - This month's regular Board meeting is this Wednesday 5/10 at 6 PM.
  • Next week the program will be Paul Brown of the Kirkland Reporter.
Rotary Club of Kirkland
Monday, May 1, 2017 Meeting
President –Elect (PE) Steve Shinstrom called the meeting to order at 6:30 PM.  James Nevers led us in the Pledge.
PE Steve explained that he is a late stand in for President Scott Becker.
Guests: 
Russ and Tricia Stromberg
Michael Maher, spouse of our speaker
Announcements:
  • Miracle League was a fun event last Saturday.  We need a pitcher for this coming Saturday since Harry cannot attend.  The next game will be this Saturday at 10:30 AM at Perrigo Park in Redmond.
  • James Nevers announced Scholarship night next week, May 8.  Please attend to support the 10 students and families/friends that will be there.
  • Rick Walter said Duck Dash is coming along with some more sponsors signed up.  The July 4th Parade requires lots of volunteers so sign up when the time comes.

Rotary Club of Kirkland

Monday, April 17, 2017 Meeting Minutes

Speakers: Indra and Adrianna winners of Teen CEO, Magic Carrot Candles

Scribe: Amy Mutal

 

Guests

Gale Auslander

Todd- Father of Miracle League participant, Jacob. He shared what a positive impactful Miracle League has had on Jacob and all the other participants. He thanked the Rotary Club for all we do to make it possible and encouraged us to continue to volunteer. “It truly is a miracle”.

 

Announcements

Joanne and Patty Sims - Miracle League starts Saturday the 22nd. Looking for volunteers to participate for two hours on Saturday mornings. Sign up on Facebook or Club Runner.

Scott Becker- Thank you for Birthday/Get Well Card. Board meeting reschedule to Wednesday the 19th.

Rick Walter: Duck Dash confirmed August 14th. Please register for 4th of July Parade, need volunteers!

Rick Walter: Happy Dollars!

 

Program

Indra and Adrianna from Teen CEO, Magic Carrot Candles

1st place winners out of 9 applicants.

Awarded $2,000. Used Honorarium on equipment, buying bulk inventory, product line and marketing.

About Magic Carrot Candles:

Two seventeen-year-old girls from Seattle Washington who love making candles! Their fandom based candles are each carefully matched with the perfect scents for different places and people in books, movies, and the internet. They’re big fans of every product they make, so you can be sure they take special care to make all of our scents perfect!

 

Meeting adjourned at 7:30pm.

Rotary Club of Kirkland
Monday, March 27, 2017 Meeting Minutes
Speakers: Kent Sullivan and Matt McCauley, Historians of Early Kirkland
Scribe: Mike Hunter
President Scott called the March 20, 2017 Rotary Club of Kirkland meeting to order at 6:30pm.  Dave DeBois led us in the Pledge.  Gary Bruner did an inspirational moment commemorating the loss of his Mother-in-Law and how we need to help our disabled veterans.
 
Guests:
Scott East of Bellevue Noon,  Russ & Trish Stromberg and our past student of the month Isabella Forcino.
Announcements:
  1. Patti Sims mentioned Miracle League is coming but hasn’t had the same support as last year and some of the normal go to folks may have other commitments this year.  She is looking for someone to help chair this important set of events with her.  Please reach out to Patti if you can offer a hand.
  2. The downtown club is having a social and game night at the Brickhouse Pub in Juanita.  Starts at 5pm Wednesday the 22nd (TONIGHT) and there is no cost to attend.  However food and drinks would be on each individual.
  3. Amy said hockey night was a great success.  Having attended personally I will agree.  Thanks Amy for coordinating.
  4. Rich is doing the front desk and still looking for a few good folks to help with the fun and entertaining duty.
 
Program:

Tonight was all about prepping for the Duck Dash and getting all member assigned to a committee.  We are looking for a volunteer to spearhead coordinating the 4th of July Parade as long time coordinator Steve is going to be busy with Family Commitments.  Please let Rick know if you are willing to be coordinator.  Steve will help get all supplies and the ducks.
 
Race day committee is on track but still needs many willing to help with final take down at the end.  Jason & Steve and others are on task.
 
PR is Ann Hamilton, Bob Webb and Ben Premack to get the good word out on our race.
 
Race day will be either Saturday the 12th or Sunday the 13th depending on final decision made by the Summerfest organizing team and how many days the festival will run.
 
Meeting adjourned around 7:30.  Scribe for an evening Steve
Rotary Meeting Minutes March 13, 2017
The meeting was called to order by President Scott Becker at 6:30PM.  Everyone is glad to see he is on the mend from a recent bout with pneumonia.
President Scott recited some words of wisdom asserting that petting a dog will raise your mood in almost any situation.
 Bob Cohon led us in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Visitors and Introductions:
Matt Scarano with Edward Jones was again with us and was introduced by Pres. Scott Becker.
Several people were here with our speaker, from Electronic Rights – Rainier, a group that educates about electronic privacy and security.  These included Angie, Tyler Walker who is also a senior at WSU, and Selena, the group’s Director of Communication.
Rotary Club of Kirkland
Monday, March 6, 2017 Meeting
Vice President (VP) Rick Walter called the meeting to order at 6:30 PM.  Scott Rethke led us in the Pledge.
VP Rick inspired us with a story of a returning customer to his business.
Guests: 
Silas Hjelmstad and his dog Holly
Matt Scarano
Isabella Forcino, Student of the Month from Juanita High School
Announcements:
  • Patty Sims informed us that Miracle League is almost here!  The first game will be April 22 at Perrigo Park in Redmond with a start time of 10:30 AM (Half an hour later than last year).
  • Amy Mutal has arranged a Thunderbirds Hockey Game for us on Saturday, March 18 at the Kent ShoWare Center.  The T-Birds will play Portland, a real rivalry!  You can also have dinner at the Ram Restaurant at 5:00 PM before the game and then enjoy the game beginning at 7:05 PM.  Tickets are $26 apiece and you can pay at the front desk.
  • Jason Overleese has set the March 20 meeting for coordinating Duck Dash activities so be sure and attend!
President-Elect Steve Shinstrom called the February 27, 2017 Kirkland Rotary meeting to order promptly at 6:30 p.m.   Rich Bergdahl was the greeter and also took care of the front desk duties.  James Nevers led the Pledge of Allegiance.  President-Elect Steve informed the club that President Scott was not feeling well but should be back to the podium in a week or so.
 
Visitors & Visiting Rotarians:  Visitors included Russ and Tricia Stromberg, guests of Joanne Primavera, and Isabella Forcino, our student of the month from Juanita High School.
 
Special Guest and Speaker was William [Bill] Kenower. 
Meeting Date: Monday, February 13, 2017
The meeting was called to order by Club president, Scott Becker at 6:28 p.m.  The flag salute was led by Dave DeBois.  Front desk: Terri Ebert and Isabella Forcino.
 
Inspirational Moment: Ernie Norehad shared his thoughts about nature.
 
Introduction of Visitors:
Student of the Month: Isabella Forcino of Juanita High School
Other Visitors: Darren Varnado (guest of our speaker), and Michael Soike (photographer of our speaker).
Rotary Meeting Minutes January 30, 2017. The meeting was called to order by President Pro-Tem Steve Shinstrom at 6:30PM.
Brandon Honcoop led us in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Thanks to Teri Ekert for manning the front desk.
Dr. Ernie Norehad regaled us with a humorous minute.
ROTARY CLUB OF KIRKLAND SPOKESMAN
 
Meeting Date: Monday, January 23, 2017
 
The meeting is called to order by President Scott Becker, at 6:28 p.m.
The flag salute was led by Terri Ebert
Front Desk  Patti Smith
 
Introduction of Visitors:
 
Student of the Month:  Isabella Fercino
Other Visitors:   Patty Doherty introduced her friend, Minerva Butler
Open @ 6:30, Scott Becker presiding
Guests & Visiting Rotarians
  • Patty and Michael Endicott, guests of Joanne Primavera
  • Toby, visiting Rotarian from Hong Kong
  • Gail Aulander, wife of Bob Auslander. But, she won’t be only a guest for much longer.
  • Isabella Fercino, Student of the Month
  • Scott East, visiting from Bellevue Tuesday Club
  • Mike Hunter brought his family: Sharon (wife), Norm (Sharon’s Brother), Evelyn (Sharon’s mother) who recently became a centenarian
Rotary Meeting Minutes December 12, 2016
 
The meeting was called to order by President Pro-Tem Rick Walter at 6:30PM.
 
Mike Hunter led us in the Pledge of Allegiance.
 
Thanks to Rich Bergdahl for manning the front desk, with the able assistance Teri Ekert, who also Greeted.
 
Visitors and Introductions:
Jason Overleese introduced Rick Juma and his son Saleem, who will be our speaker.

The meeting was called to order by President Scott Becker at 6:30 PM

 

Dave DeBoies led the club in the Pledge of Allegiance.  Our only guests for the meeting were our Student of the Month Varenna Knowles, her parents Phil and Sharon Knowles.

 

Announcements:

Joanne Primavera thanked all who helped with Thanksgiving food donations.  Terry Cole reminded the club of the Christmas shopping event for kids on December 17th.  The cost is paid for by the Foundation.  Amy Mutal announced that the Club Christmas party will be next Monday, December 5th at the DeLille Chateau Winery in Woodinville from 6-9 PM.

Rotary Meeting Minutes November 21, 2016
The meeting was called to order by President Scott Becker at 6:30PM.   Eric Olsen led us in the Pledge of Allegiance.
 
Thanks to Terri Ekert for manning the front desk, with the able assistance of Jodi Long, and at times, Amy Mutal, who also was working on the Holiday Gala.
 
We met in the Marina Room of the Woodmark and due to the typical northern latitude early sunset, were not treated to a gorgeous view of the lake and skyline as the evening came on.
 
Rick Ostrander shared a Rotary Moment involving Rotary International and the Rotary Scholars Program [exchange students].  There have been about 42,000 of them since WWII.  He recounted two students that his family knew and have stayed in contact with for decades.
 
Visitors and Introductions:
Doug Seto, our popular refugee from Seattle 4, was once again in attendance.  Our Student of the Month, Varenna, was here and will be telling us about herself and her plans next week.
Rotary Minutes for Monday, October 24th 2016
President Scott Becker opened the meeting.  Diane Lanspa welcomed members to state the pledge.  Scott thanked Rich Bergdahl for manning the front desk and Jodi Long for being our greeter today. 
Elizabeth welcomed our student of the month Jorge Azpeitia and his family Jorge and Julia Aspeitia Sr.  Other guests at her table include Carol Glennon (teacher) and Melanie Artz (year book advisor) both teachers at Juanita High School.
Amy Mutal introduced Brenda Kaufman as her guest. Brenda is the manager of Columbia Athletic Club.  Jason introduced the CEO and CFO of the NW University.   Other guests included Doug Seto visiting us from Seattle 4.
 
Student of the month presentation : Jorge Azpeitia
Thank you to Rotary.  Jorge is 16 years old and was born at Evergreen Hospital.  When he was young his family moved back to Mexico where he started school early.  When he moved back to Kirkland he was very young and did not know English.  He and his brother were enrolled in an English as a Second language class and soon he had caught up with the other kids.  He still goes back to Mexico every couple of years to stay in touch with friends and relatives.
Jorge attending Robert Frost and Kamiakin.  He is a national honor society member and has a passion for photography.  He went to Conneticut over the summer to attend photography school and even started a small photography business.  He is head of the 2016 yearbook.  He attributes his success and positive attitude to his parents and teachers Carol Glennon and Melanie Artz.   Scott presented Jorge a duck. Rotary will donate 600 lbs of food to NW Harvest in his name.
Scott reminded Rotarians that October 24th is Rotary Polio Day.

President Scott Becker opened the Rotary Club of Kirkland meeting at 6:30.  David Mutal did the pledge, and thanks to Terri Ebert and Jodi Long ran the  front deck,  and John Pruitt for greeting, and Jodi Long for scribing the meeting.   Terry Cole did the inspirational moment

 

Announcements: 

 

Brian Tucker-  Asked for Volunteers this Friday for Teen Club.  Be there at 5:30 to service pizza.  Location is at the Kirkland Teen building near QFC and behind senior center. 

 

Terry Cole- Need volunteers for Holiday Party.  We need helpers for shopping with the kids, help to take down and set up.   See sign up sheet for gift wrapping.

 

Joanne Primavera- Thank David Aubrey and Anna and the crew for coming to the tree house.  Thanks to John Pruitt for handling coats for kids while she was gone.   Donated over 1,000 coats.  Kathy will make sure the coats get worn this winter. 

 

Also see sign up sheet for bringing different food items or money for making baskets for Kirkland Nourishing Network.   Bring items to next weeks meeting.

 

Please see the calendar for November and December at each table.  

 

Let Joanne Primavera know if you are interested in walking at the HopeLink Turkey Trot.  See sign up sheet.  Rotary will pay for you to be in the turkey trot.  The walk is this Sunday November 20th.   3 mile walk from Marina to Carillon Park.   The duck should be represented.   Meet up where the sailing club meet.   Also we can sign up for bell ringing at the QFC.

 

Amy Mutal- Holiday party for the club on December 5th.  Copy of the invitation was sent via. email and at your table.  We have 30 RSVP's.  15 who have viewed and 15 who haven't opened it. Location is at Delille Chateau and catering by Laura. 

 

Steve Shinstrom- sign up for scribe.  sign up sheet is on each table.

 

Scott Becker-  We have two new students Maya Short and Kala Nazaky both from Juanita Highschool.  We will provide funding for their leadership weekend. 

 

Don Dicks- Rotary foundation works will e guest speaker next week.

 

Jason Overleese- move the speaker for next week and Jodi Long and Terry Ebert will present next week. 

 

Dave Dubious- Thanked Steve Shinstrom for Bunco.

 

Bob Webb- He is putting together PR for what our club does.  Please take photos and write articles.  Get more things into the site.  Rick Walters sent out article for Tree House.

Rotary Club of Kirkland Meeting – October 17, 2016

Scott Becker brought the meeting to order and Jason Overleese lead the group in the pledge of allegiance.

Visitors were recognized – Our student of the month Jorge who will be giving us a small presentation next week in his final meeting with the group. Lynn Petsel will talk later about “NOLS”. Our Speaker “Mickey” Pierce will talk on access to technology.

Announcements – Anne Hamilton talked about the Lake Washington Technical College Event; Bright Futures Benefit Breakfast on November 1, 2016.

*** Note from Editor.  Steve Shinstrom wasn't at the meeting but is announcing BUNCO is Saturday November 5th.  He will again email sign up list and then will do food the week prior.  ***...  We will need a minimum of 16 committed to host the party and as of today sign ups are a bit light.  More to follow. ***

Pat Swenson reminded us about Reading Buddies – the due date to sign on is October 25th and if you need more information, see the accompanying flyer.

Dave DeBois let us know that he is in the processing of rounding up children to participate in the Holiday event sponsored by Kirkland Rotary Foundation. More information to come.

John Pruitt told us that Operation Warm Coats gets underway this Friday – they have 5 or 6 volunteers but the more the merrier.

Brian Tucker, along with Joanne Primavera filled us in on the “K-TUB Teen Feed” event. The goal is to feed homeless kids in Kirkland. The teen feed which is sponsored by the YMCA is held at the Teen Union Building (TUB). The club’s involvement is the 3rd Friday of odd months starting with November so November 18th would be the club’s first feed. Be sure to contact Joanne if you want to be involved.

Scott Becker let us know the club is getting involved in the youth movement – We are going to help the Downtown club financially with their efforts with Interact and Rotaract clubs in our area. In addition, the club will be involved with an exchange student next fall.

The meeting was called to order by President Scott Becker at 6:30 PM.  The club was led in the pledge by John Woodbery.  Bill Woods made a special tribute to the Pledge of Allegiance and against those who refuse to honor the traditions and privileges the flag represents for our country.

Ernie Norehad gave the Rotary Minute by reminding the members and guests that we can celebrate World Polio Day upcoming with an event at the Bill and Melinda gates Foundation on October 27th.  He also reminded everyone to get their flue shots in October.

Meeting Date: Monday, September 26, 2017
 
Although a few intrepid Rotary Club of Kirkland souls ventured out to the Woodmark, there was no official meeting.  Instead, the Presidential Debates were turned on in the library at 6:00 p.m.  Members dished up their food and they, and a few hotel guests, watched the debates.  Mike Hunter and David Aubry manned the front desk.
 
Don’t forget the Kirkland Rotary Foundation Auction this week at the Kirkland Women’s Center, 407 1st St. at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 1. 
 
Also, if you wish to join members at the Hopelink Luncheon on Monday, October 24 at 11:30 a.m., please contact Anne Hamilton anneham43@hotmail.com.  Mario Batali will be the guest speaker.  The luncheon is free, but bring a checkbook for a donation.
 
Guests present:  Terri Ebert
                          Murray Kyot
 
Submitted by Scribe:
Joanne Primavera
 
 
Speakers
Transition Dinner
Jun 26, 2017
Rotary Family Picnic at Waverly Beach Park
Jul 17, 2017
Fun in the Sun at Waverly Beach Park
No Meeting - Duck Dash
Aug 14, 2017
Salmon Bake at Auslanders
Aug 21, 2017
Food, Fun & Fellowship
No Meeting - Labor Day
Sep 04, 2017
District Governor Alex Hopkins
Sep 11, 2017
Update on District
Angelica 'Angel' Pilato, Lt. Col. USAF (Ret.), Ph.
Sep 25, 2017
Angel's Truck Stop: A Woman's Love, Laughter, and Loss during the Vietnam War (A Memoir)
 
 
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At its January 2017 meeting, the Rotary International Board of Directors adopted a new zone structure for Rotary clubs. Rotary bylaws require the Board to complete a comprehensive review of the 34 Rotary zones no less often than every eight years to ensure that each zone has an approximately equal number of Rotarians. The Board’s previous review of the zones occurred in 2008. The Board earlier approved the creation of three regional workgroups to develop rezoning proposals for Asia, Europe/Africa, and the Americas. These workgroups comprised one representative (either a current director,...
Centennial celebration honors 20 noteworthy global grant projects
Through The Rotary Foundation, Rotary members have supported thousands of projects that promote peace, fight disease, provide clean water, save mothers and children, support education, and grow local economies. We’ve also led the fight to eradicate polio worldwide. As part of our celebration of the Foundation’s centennial, we’re honoring 20 global grant projects with special recognition. Learn more about the projects using our interactive map.
Convention: Southern hospitality
The Atlanta Host Organization Committee is offering some good old-fashioned Southern hospitality at the Rotary International Convention from 10 to 14 June. It has planned a wide range of activities featuring everything from good food and music to inspiring tours of local landmarks. If it’s your first convention, these events are chances to meet fellow Rotarians from around the world, and if you’re an experienced convention goer, you can catch up with old friends. Hall of Fame baseball player Hank Aaron will host Rotarians for a “Strike Out Polio” night at the new SunTrust Park, where you’ll...
Member spotlight: The power of the press
When Teguest Yilma helped found the Rotary Club of Addis Ababa Entoto in 2002, she thought polio had already been eradicated from most of the world. But while Ethiopia had been free of the disease, Yilma was shocked to learn that new cases had started cropping up in surrounding countries such as Somalia. “I was thinking, it’s not possible, we can’t be free if the countries around us are not free,” she says. Yilma, the managing editor of Capital, Ethiopia’s largest English weekly newspaper, has brought a journalist’s skills to the fight against polio. She became vice chair of the Ethiopia...