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Kirkland, WA  98033
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Meeting Date: Monday, January 8, 2018
The meeting was called to order by Club president, Steve Shinstrom at 6:30 p.m.  The flag salute was led by Bill Taylor.  Front desk: Rick Ostrander and Rick Walter.
Inspirational Moment: Steve Shinstrom presented a Club flag to our guest, Jak Cleveland from the Saginaw, MI Rotary Club.
Introduction of Visitors:
Student of the Month: Kendall Stern of Juanita High School
Other Visitors: Camille Cleveland (with Jak Cleveland). Other visitors include Joe Getzendonner, Kay Griffith and Ambareen Jaddi (all three will be inducted as new members on January 22, 2018).
The December 18, 2017 Rotary Club of Kirkland meeting was called to order by President Steve Shinstrom at 6:30 PM, John Pruitt led the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States.  Thank you Dave Aubrey as Greeter and Rich Bergdahl for managing the front desk.
Guests tonight were  Eric Olsen, former Kirkland Police Chief and club member, Jackie and Raye Phairow, Jackie serving as photographer for the Fred Meyer Rotary gift purchase event Saturday, last; Ambareen Jaddi, prospective member, Claudia Smith visiting Rotarian and Joe Getzendanner, prospective member.
The Christmas shopping event was a spectacular success;  44 kids from 22 families joined us to shop for gifts up to $150.00 each.  Jackie Phairow was given a racing duck, time measuring machine and 600 lbs. of food donated in her name to Rotary First harvest for recognition as official photographer.  Special thanks to Bob and Gail Auslander for their financial contribution for the event and Terry Cole for his masterful arranging with Fred Meyer for a 30% discount to the families and for stepping up and covering the additional amount needed past the Auslander's gracious contribution.  Thanks to David Mutal for his organization efforts and Patti Smith made a special mention of the Sandy Taylor cookies donated for breakfast after shopping.  Thanks to Alice for her decoration contribution. The volunteer chefs, food and package wrappers were spectacular.  The kids, their families  and Rotarians alike had their pictures taken by Jackie Phairow in front of, around or on the knees of Santa  Clause, locally known as Rotarian Dan Bartel.
President Steve reminded the club that the District Conference next year is April 27-28 at a nearby Casino; and that former President John Pruitt's mane has been ensconced on the Rotary announcement bell.
Rotary Minutes for November 27, 2017—Scribe Pat Swenson
President Steve Shinstrom called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m.  John Pruitt lead us in the flag salute.  Steve thanked Dan Bartel for greeting and Scott Becker, Don Dicks for handling the front desk.  Guests for the night were introduced:  Madie Colanses (Student of the Month), her parents, Pete and Carin, and her brother, Peter.  Joe Getz, visiting for the first time.  Visiting Rotarian:  Doug Seto, from Seattle Four.
Madie thanked everyone for selecting her as Student of the Month and told us about herself.  This is her last meeting with our group.  She focused on the things that are unique about her.  She is a 5th year Spanish student, which she loves.  She watches several TV shows in Spanish to help  improve her local usage of Spanish.  Her future plans include studying languages with a hope to become a linguist for the FBI.  Madie also enjoys writing and has won several national awards for her short stories.
Scribe for 11-13 Kirkland Rotary

1.  Pledge led by Brandon

 2.  Inspirational moment:  Lead by Rich Bergdahl

3.  Scribe : Harry Wagoner

4. Guests : Mattie Vuortez. She is working on College applications.

5. Joe Gestendanner.  Benefits specialist in Redmond & another guest Monica Fratita.  Both visiting for the first time.

6. Next Monday : Dub Pub Seattle Seahawks Party

7. Christmas Party : Dec 11th. Lilac Café.  6:00pm  and cost is $50 per person

8. Dec 16th. Rotary Gift wrapping and Christmas shopping at Fred Meyer for the kids.  Breakfast, Santa and wrapping.  35 kids. 

9.  Don Dicks and Rich Bergdahl:  Present:  Polo Plus month.  Gates 2 to 1 match
Paul Harris Award Winners.  Russ & Tricia Stromberg were awarded first time pins and award certificates.  Gale Auslander will receive her pin & certificate when she is back in December 
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