- 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.
- 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.
- Amy said hockey night was a great success. Having attended personally I will agree. Thanks Amy for coordinating.
- Rich is doing the front desk and still looking for a few good folks to help with the fun and entertaining duty.
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.
- 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!
- 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
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.
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.
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
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.
- The board has approved new members Terri Ebert and Jodi Long. They should be inducted within a few weeks.
- Patti Dougherty’s blue badge arrived.
- Joanne Primavera reminded everyone the Foundation Auction is Saturday, Oct. 1st at 5:30 pm at the Kirkland Women’s Club. Gary and Ingrid Bruner will be making their famous spaghetti dinner along with another surprise. Sign-ups are needed for appetizers and desserts, as well as help to set-up and take-down. Auction items are also needed.
- Amy Mutual announced the Nine Club Social that will be held September 29th at Redhook Brewery. Please RSVP directly to Amy. This will be a fellowship night with nine Rotary clubs from the area.
- David DeBois is coordinating a beer-pour-team for Kirkland’s October Fest for Saturday, September 24 at 8 pm.
- Steve and Patty Shinstrom are hosting the annual Bunco party at their home on Saturday, November 5th at 6:00 pm. The theme is “Red, White and Blue” (time to get creative). Bring a heavy appetizer to share.
- Ben Premack will be taking photos of various Rotary events and posting them to our Club’s Facebook page. If you have photos you want posted, email them to Ben and he’ll get them posted.
- Scott Becker is working with the Rotaract Group of Juanita High School.
Special Announcements:N/AHappy Dollars:N/AProgram Speaker: Jason Overleese, our Program Chair, introduced Bryan Johnston, Seattle author (of JP Patches) and 11-time Emmy Award winner.Program Topic: Bryan’s topic was about his book, Almost Live, The TV Show That Wouldn’t Die”. Almost Live, the local Seattle television show that started in 1984, was the launching pad for many famous television celebrities. Even though the show officially went off the air in 1999, re-runs can still be seen on King 5 today. Bryan entertained us with the history of the show and the career path of many of the people who were part of making the show a national success. At one point during the life of Almost Live, the ratings of that show were better than the ratings of Saturday Night Live. Almost Live was also on Comedy Central for 2-years. Bryan also entertained us with a few of the clips of a few of the shows, one featuring Pat Cashman (Roscoe’s Carpet Emporium Closing) that was done in one take. Bryan fielded various questions from the audience and all were pleased with the entertaining information about the background of Seattle’s show.Lucky Ticket DrawingN/AThe meeting was adjourned at 7:30 p.m.Submitted by Scribe:Elizabeth “DeeDee” Rusnak
- Scribe signup list was distributed. Thank you for signing up for scribe and greeter.
- Details about the holiday party for needy kids was announced.
- Dan Bartel and Terry Cole are co-chairs.
- Date: December 17th [Saturday] from 7:00am until 11:00am. Please mark this event on your calendar!
- Location: Peter Kirk Community Center, 352 Kirkland Avenue, Kirkland. Also Fred Meyer at Totem Lake.
- Harry Wagoner and Dave DeBois are in charge of finding families for the event. We will probably host about 40 kids.
- Patti Smith is in charge of breakfast.
- Dan Bartel will be Santa Claus.
- Amy Mutal is in charge of holiday picture.
- OPEN – Recruiting volunteers for set-up, breakfast servers, gift wrappers, entertainment, etc.
- OPEN – Recruiting Rotary Buddies for shopping – Note that the budget is $150/a child; Fred Meyer will be giving us a 10%+ discount.
- Special thanks to Bob Auslander for funding much of the project and Terry Cole for initiating it.