Rotary Club of Kirkland

 

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Kirkland

Service Above Self

We meet Mondays at 6:15 PM
Woodmark Hotel
1200 Carillon Point
Kirkland, WA  98033
United States
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President John called January 26, 2015 Kirkland Rotary meeting to order at 6:30 PM. 
 
Bob Cohon led us in the Pledge of Allegiance .
 
Rick Walter had some thoughts on inspiration that involved Victoria, a Great Bar, a sticky wickett.  I got lost about  there.
 
VISITING ROTARIANS AND GUESTS  George Anderson is a visiting Rotarian from Texas who has recently moved to Merrill Gardens.  Hadyra Stinebuck is a Rotarian from Aurora, Colorado and has just moved to Kirkland.  She is visiting clubs in the area.  Casey Harder, our Student of the Month from Juanita High School is here for her last visit with her twin sister, McKenia, and parents Scott and Jackie
 
 
 
Rotary Club of Kirkland
Monday, January 12, 2015 Meeting
President John Pruitt called the meeting to order at 6:30 PM.  Patti Smith led us in the Pledge.
Anne Hamilton inspired us with a story of how older and younger generations should relate to each other more so the wisdom is shared.
Guests: 
Visiting Rotarians:  Todd Morton, Bellevue Club, and George Anderson from Palestine, TX
Steve Saunders, a chiropractor, visiting us for the third time.
Casey Harder, Student of the Month from Juanita High School
Janet Pruitt, Gerard* & Carol Kern, wife and guests of John Pruitt
Veronica Paige, Makana & Luke, guests of Jason Overleese
Colt Jance, grandnephew of Al Hoviland and Alice Volpe
Bethany Honcoop (Age 3), daughter of Brandon and a delight to have with us!
*Gerard started a 60-piece wind band (no strings) a while ago and their next performance is February 21st at the Shorewood Performing Arts Center in North Seattle.  Check it out!
Announcements:
Rick Ostrander asked for volunteers on January 19th for a day of service at Everest Park eliminating invasive species (ivy and blackberries).  Wear appropriate clothes and bring water & snacks.  Tools and training will be provided.  Youth volunteers age 14-17 attending without a parent or guardian must have a signed waiver.  Go to www.greenkirkland.org for the waiver and to register for this volunteer event on MLK Day.  Rick asks that you Register by Wednesday, January 14th.
Dave DeBois thanked everyone for helping last Saturday at the First Harvest event at Northwest Harvest.  Apples and rice were processed and the Club had 15 people there.  Dave quoted large figures for the number of apples (40,000 lbs) and rice (11,000 bags) processed.
Dan Bartel announced the visit to the Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI) this Saturday, January 17th from 3:30 to 5:00 PM.  After the museum tour we’ll go out to dinner at a nearby restaurant.  The entry fee will be $14.  Please bring cash or a check to pay the entry fee.
John Pruitt stated there will be no meeting next Monday evening, January 19th in honor of Martin Luther King Day.  However, there will be a Board Meeting this Wednesday, January 14th  at Rich Bergdahl’s office and you are invited.  Just let John know you will attend.
Scott Becker announced the launch of the Duck Race for this year!  A meeting will be held at 5:00 PM on January 26th, so please come early before the regular meeting to learn what’s going to happen this year with our Racing Ducks.
Program:
Dan Bartel introduced Shawn O’Donnell, our Magician for the evening.  Shawn is a member of the Port Gardner Rotary Club in Everett, and he owns two restaurants; both named “Shawn O’Donnell’s American Grill & Irish Pub.”  One is in Everett and the other is in the Smith Tower in downtown Seattle.
Shawn amazed us all with his magic tricks.  From making soft balls disappear (and reappear) to lengthening and shortening ropes, to knowing what card was in our Student of the Month’s pocket.
Excellent program for our Kids’ Night, thanks Shawn!
President John adjourned the meeting at 7:25 PM.
Submitted by Mike Hunter, Scribe for the Week
 

 
 
 

Speakers

Feb 02, 2015
The Reid Group
Managing Business and Family Conflict
Feb 09, 2015
Anne Hamilton & Richard McClurg
Valentines Day Program-
Feb 23, 2015
Craig Rhyne
Retirement in Ecuador
Mar 02, 2015
Jerry Miner - Comedian
Membership Open House
Mar 09, 2015
Kurt Tripplet - Kirkland City Manager
State of the City and update on Kirkland projects
 
 

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