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Kirkland

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We meet Mondays at 6:15 PM
Woodmark Hotel
1200 Carillon Point
Kirkland, WA  98033
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Minutes of December 1, 2014 Rotary Meeting
 
The meeting was called to order by President John Pruitt-an unusually boisterous group was present and required multiple bell chimes to quiet down
 
The “mystery scribe” was identified as yours truly, Robert Cohon.
 
Visitors and Guests
 
The following visiting guests were introduced:
 
Eric Saunders of Kirkland Chiropractic
“Father” Ernie Norehad, who shared the story of “The Wizard Under The Sheets”
 
 
 
The Kirkland Rotary Club meeting of November 24, 2014 began at 6:30 p.m. and was led by President, John Pruitt.  
 
The Pledge was led by Ernie Norehad.
 
Dan Bartell talked about the First Thanksgiving in 1621.  In 1863, President Lincoln made Thanksgiving a National Holiday after reading a letter from Sara Josepha Hale who had long advocated having a National Thanksgiving Day.
  Dan also reminded us to give Christmas gift cards from Rotary First Harvest to friends, family, and business associates.
 
Guests:
Sandy and Rick Ryan, parents of our Student of the Month, Celina Ryan.
H Bondar, husband of our speaker, NJ Shelsby.
 
Student of the Month:
Celina Ryan goes to Juanita High.  Celina said she started her school years as a soccer player.  She was selected for the Juanita High Varsity team in her freshman year, but tore her ACL and meniscus.  It was repaired twice and she is still able to play soccer.
Celina said her injury started her involvement with other clubs and activities at Juanita and helped make her the person she is today.  The injury really forced her to get to know others.  She is on the School Council, is very involved in Rebel Day when they clean up the campus, and loves to work with special needs students.
Celina thanked the members of the club for choosing her as student of the month.
 
 
 
Kirkland minutes. 11/17
 
1. Pledge.
2. Inspirational moment.
A. Soldiers attitude.
B. Remember those that served our country.
3. Guests & visiting Rotarians.
A. Todd Morton
B. Michael Pierce
C. Celina Ryan. Student of the month.
E. Kemper Freeman.
 
Announcements
1. Joanna Primavera -
2. Rick -  Bell Ringing
3. Dave. - decoration of downtown Kirkland.  Light decorating.
4. Holiday Party Dec 6th.
5. Mekonen Giorgis - Paul Harris Society Introduction  
Paul Harris medallion & certificate
6. Board contribution. To Gary Burner.
 
Happy Dollars.
 
Ann - $50 bucks for thanksgiving summit. Feeding the hunger.
Nourishing network.
Raised money by a lot of Rotarians  for the nourishing network.
 
Steve donated UW tickets for quick auction and raised $200 for the Kirkland Rotary Foundation.  Thank you Pat Swenson
 
RoseAnn Payonk Consulting was the program for the evening.
 
 
1. Ask
2. Listen
3. Learn
4. Thank/Appreciate
 
Joker pool -  Dave DeBois won & pulled Ace of Diamonds. $10 buck winner.
 
Acknowledge of guest.
 
Thought of the week.
 
Harry Wagoner
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
Rotary Club of Kirkland
Monday, November 10, 2014 Meeting
President John Pruitt called the meeting to order at 6:30 PM.  James Nevers led us in the Pledge.
Guests included Doug Seto from Seattle #4, Eric Tinnel, and Celina Ryan, our Student of the Month from Juanita High School.
The Rotary Minute was given by John Woodbery who first noted that he was in the US Coast Guard Reserve in his younger days.  John read a poem of tribute to those who served in WWI from the 1918 December edition of the Rotarian Magazine.
Announcements:
Gary Bruner urged everyone to participate this month in giving to the Rotary Foundation.  The goal is 100% participation!  Foundation matching grants will be easier if our Club has complete participation.  Rick Ostrander volunteered to donate $100 to the Foundation if someone will take a cord of wood off his hands!
Rick Walter needs more members to make up their minds and pay for the December 6th Christmas Party cruise that will leave from Marina Park.  We need 60 people to sign up.  Rick’s company has generously contributed saxophone music for us on the cruise.  We will board at 3:00 PM and the boat leaves at 3:30 PM for a “three hour cruise.”
Anne Hamilton announced that we are partnering with Nourishing Network, a 501(c) 3 charity, to help feed families at John Muir Elementary School.  Nourishing Network has the facilities to hold and then provide frozen products during the Holidays.  All “Happy” dollars collected up to Christmas will be provided to Nourishing Network.
Dave DuBois asked for volunteers on Saturday, November 22, to help decorate the downtown.  Meet at 8:00 AM at the Grape Choice.  Bring gloves and a ladder.  This effort typically takes a few hours.
John Pruitt emphasized attendance at the District Conference in May, 2015.  The Board agreed to pay $100 to first time attendees at the Conference.  John also reminded everyone of this Wednesday’s Board Meeting (November 12th) at 6:00 PM at Rich Bergdahl’s office.  Please RSVP to John if you plan to attend.      
 
 
 
President John called November 3, 2014 Kirkland Rotary meeting to order about 6:40 PM.
 
Carl Boruck led us in the Pledge of Allegiance .
 
Dave Aubry gave a Rotary minute and pointed out that Rotary International is unique in that it is worldwide  and not dependent on government, politics, or religion
 
VISITING ROTARIANS AND GUESTS  Our Student of the Month is Celina Ryan, a senior from Juanita High Schoo.  Doug Seto, Marc Stotz and Alexis Chavez, our speaker tonight, also joined us
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS
  • Pat Swenson announced that Reading Buddies is started this year and this section will last for six weeks until the Christmas vacation break.  More leaders are always needed and the next section will start in mid January.
  • Scott Becker reminded us it is time to sign up for the annual Christmas Party on December 6.  This year it will be a Christmas Cruise on Lake Washington leaving from and returning to the Kirkland Dock.
Your scribe for the day, Bob Webb, reminded us that the next meeting on November will be on Veterans Day.  We will have Matt McCauley speaking on the wartime history of Kirkland and especially at our meeting location, Carillon Point.  Veterans are encouraged to bring something from their military time be it uniform, photos, memento, or anything else.  Each will give a 1 minute summary of their military service.
 
 
 
"President John Pruitt called the meeting to order at 6:30
 
 Jason Overleese led the Pledge of Allegiance
 
Dave Dubois - Rotary Moment - A concept of either providing Thanksgiving food baskets for John Muir or providing frozen meat by using funds from the club was discussed as options. Also, we are looking to adopt 5 families and provide gifts to families prior to Christmas.
 
 Brian Tucker - Polio Moment - 44 years ago 125 countries had Polio, 71 did not.  By 1991, all the America's were polio free, by 1994 the western hemisphere was polio free, by 2014, only Nigeria, Pakistan and Afghanistan have polio. The efforts of the foundation have been swift and steady with staggering results for ending polio.
 
Rick Walters: Happy Dollars
 
 Announcements:
 John Pruitt - Marianne Webb's memorial service will be held at St. Thomas Church (Medina) at 11:00am Saturday (Nov. 1st). Please send all donations to th Overlake Hospital. Please keep Bob's family in your wishes.
 Christmas Cruise - Dec. 6th 3:30pm, $100 per person
 Bob Cohon - International Student of the month program kicked off and his team interviewed 3 students that will be joining us starting next month.
 Bob Webb - Veterans Day - ALL MILITARY VETERANS PLEASE WEAR EITHER YOUR UNIFORM OR BRING ANY MEMORABILIA FROM YOUR SERVICE. We will ask each veteran to provide a few minutes to talk about their service to our country.
 
Program: Meet the new members!
 This was a great meeting where we met the new members Samir Saluja and Ben Premak. Samir started off the program with his magical use of powerpoint, and explained how he grew up in Pittsburg and getting an early start with civil work at 4H. He had an exciting life of traveling, after graduating from Michigan, with the Grateful Dead selling burritos (not sure we want to know what was in them!), then joining the peace corps and traveling for a few more years overseas. He then went to work for Emerson electronics, and found his way to Washington and now works at Microsoft. He is a proud dad to an 18 month old boy!
 
Ben Premak provided a great story of his life that involved his roots in Texas, his love of Japanese culture, and a great story about meeting his wife on a trip to go teach English in Japan. It was fate! They were in the same program, same travel schedule, and lived within a few minutes of each other in Japan. They were married soon after! Upon graduating from Penn State with his law degree, he passed the bar exam in WA. but not after he toured Iceland for a number of months! Ben has an insatiable travel bug, and he is an avid cyclist, although now he rides his custom built dog sled training tricycle. He and his wife moved to WA. this last year, and breed a new type of dog that looks like half of a wolf mixed with a little husky. They have a small business of breeding and new puppies are on the way in couple months!  Ben is an avid Yoga practitioner, and is a constitutionalist! "
 
 

 
 
Rotary October 13th meeting in the Marina Room –
We opened with the Pledge of Allegiance
 
Rich Bergdahl gave us a Foundation Moment – Discussed what great things Foundation does for the community and international needs. His hope is that everyone will acknowledge what Rotary International accomplishes and pledge to give at least One Dollar so that participation will reach 100%. More to come.
 
Don Dicks shared a funny story for the Inspirational Moment.
 
Guests – Christopher Stone from the Federal Way Club visited – Claire and Gabi came by to inform us all about a Geek Event happening at the Woodmark Hotel.
 
Announcements – Rick Ostrander wanted to thank everyone who participated in Rotary First Harvest – it was frozen peas and apple boxing.
Bunco was a success and Alice Volpe was the big winner.
Reading and Math Buddies – they are in a real need for volunteers – please contact Pat Swenson or Rick Ostrander if you want to help out. The program starts the first week of November.
Warm coats event is the 17th of October.
December 6th is the holiday event – Argosy Cruise out of Kirkland.
 
We had happy dollars –
 
Feature Speaker – Ralph and Diane Berthor – they represent Camp Prime Time for serious or terminally ill kids. We watched a video and it showed both kids and their parents having a great time in the mountains. They are looking for both volunteers and funding for the camp. Camp Prime Time is located 7 miles east of the Summit at White Pass.
 
Rich Bergdahl drew for the Joker but was not successful.
 
We adjourned at 7:45pm
 

 
 
Rotary meeting minutes 10/20/2014
Ben Premack was our greeter.
President John Pruitt called us to order at 6:32PM.
James Nevers led us in the Pledge.
Rotary Minute: Pat Swenson, with an assist from Scott Becker gave us a Rotary Minute.  She spoke about Reading Buddies and Math Buddies, two programs that the Club leads at John Muir Elementary.  Various adults, mostly Rotarians and spouses, come in once a week at lunch time to lead reading and math groups with small teams of students.   This provides a resource to the kids to read and discuss books of their choice and to conduct ‘number games’ that help kids understand math concepts in a fun atmosphere.
Introductions:
Guests: Scott Becker introduced Chris Forenka of Ford of Kirkland.  He is interested in getting involved in the community.
Visiting Rotarians:
John Woodbery introduced Stu Vanderhoek  of the Tuesday Bellevue Noon Club.  Sam Myoda of Seattle 4 was also introduced.
 
 
 
Rotary meeting minutes 9/29/2014
Considerably more folks here than last week – nice to see a good group.  [Or maybe it’s the rain?]
David Aubry  was our greeter and scribe.  President John Pruitt called us to order at 6:30PM.  Dan Bartel led us in the Pledge.
Rotary Minute: Rich Bergdahl, a 13-year Rotarian, talked about how the example of Rotarians in his life has influenced him for at least 30 years.
Introductions:
Guests: Rich Bergdahl introduced Samir Saluja, our [almost] newest member.  Rick Walter introduced Kelley Rose, a Property Manager with Windermere.
Visiting Rotarians:
John Woodbery introduced Roseanne Payonk of the Tuesday Bellevue Noon Club.
Announcements:
Saturday, October 11, 8AM, meet at the Houghton Park and Ride to car pool to the work party for Northwest Harvest.  For details, contact Dan Bartel.
Also October 11, at the Shinstroms, 6PM – the annual Bunco party.  The theme is ‘anything 12’.   Bring a guest.  He will send out a sign-up sheet.
Steve Shinstrom needs Scribes and Greeters.
Scott Becker thanked his volunteers who manned the booth at the Chamber Golf Tournament, whose names I failed to get down.  It was good PR for Rotary.
Gary Bruner called for interested folks to meet with him after this meeting to discuss how we can get more involvement with Rotary International Foundation in this club.
President John Pruitt reminded us that World Polio Day is approaching.  We will have a short program to mark the occasion.  President John also reminded us that we need two people to attend Rotary Academy.
The Club Board meeting will be October 8 at Rich Bergdahl’s office, 11250 Kirkland Way.  All are welcome and encouraged to attend, but please RSVP as there is a ‘social period before, followed by a dinner meeting’.  The cost is $10.  Next Monday is Monday Night Football meeting here, with ballpark food, and minimal formal business.  Bring a friend.
Jason Overleese presented Jim Nevers with his Blue badge.  Since joining, Jim has attended and participated in all our events.
President John Pruitt inducted New Member Samir Saluja, a Senior Project Manager at Microsoft.  His Sponsor is Anne Hamilton, his Mentor is Scott Rethke.
 
Happy Dollars were done by Rick Walter.  We ARE a Happy Club.
 
We also passed around a Sympathy Card for Marian Webb – she will be missed by all.
 
Jason Overleese introduced our speaker Travis Daniels from Dale Carnegie. Travis works for a family-owned franchise in Bellevue.  He spoke to us about employee engagement – both in the community and at work.  He had us engaging with each other and with him in a positive way.
Engaged people participate in the ‘life’ of their business and community culture in positive, pro-active ways.  Everyone wants to be valued and appreciated.  Surveys in the US show US employees are:
    29% - Fully engaged
    45% - Partially engaged
    26% - Disengaged [Toxic]
In 2009, 91% of US employees said that engagement is the most important part of their relationship with their employer.
Mr. Daniels then passed out small folders with a distillation of Dale Carnegie’s principles.  We were all challenged to pair off with another Rotarian this evening and decide which of Mr. Carnegie’s principles from’ How to Win Friends…’ we need to improve upon.  We need to make sure we do follow-up, with feed-back from internal and external customers and neighbors in order to see whether we have truly improved in our chosen area.
Joker Pool – Dave Debois had the winning ticket but…. Not the Joker.
Meeting Adjourned at about 7:45 PM.
Respectfully submitted
David Aubry
Acting Scribe.
 

 
Rotary meeting minutes 9/22/2014
Interesting – smallest crowd I’ve ever seen – apparently we conflicted with the Kirkland Chamber’s golf tournament.  We had quite excellent steak this evening.  That’ll teach people not to show up!  [Plus because no one was here to collect money, we will all pay at the next meeting.]
Alice Volpe was our greeter.
President John Pruitt could not be here this evening, so Past President Joanne Primavera called us to order at 6:30PM.
Jim Nevers led us in the Pledge.
Introductions:
Guests: Jason Overleese introduced Samir Saluja, our [almost] newest member.
Visiting Rotarians:
Brian Tucker introduced Patricia Darling of the Mercer Island Club.  Also introduced was District Governor-elect for 2016-17, Bo Darling.
Announcements:
Saturday, October 11, 8AM, meet at the Houghton Park and Ride to car pool to the work party for Northwest Harvest.  For details, contact Dan Bartel.
Also October 11, at the Shinstroms, 6PM – the annual Bunco party.  The theme is ‘anything 12’.   Bring a guest.
 
 
President John started the Rotary Club of Kirkland meeting at 6:30.  He thanked Dan Bartel for Greeting and since there was no scribe thanked me for doing the honors.  I am an editor not writer so this will be short and sweet.
 
A special THANKS to Rich & Nan Bergdahl for opening their newly remodeled home for the annual Salmon Bake last Monday evening.  A great time was has by all and thank you to all the volunteers for cooking, bar tending, setting up etc.

Guests:  Samir Saluja & Michael Pham.  Along with our District Governor Johan Enger & his wife Karen.
 
Announcements:
  • Steve Shinstrom needs scribes and greeters and only has those now filled until Oct 13 meeting.
  • Bunco/Bunko:  Oct 11th at Shinstroms starting around 6:00pm.  Theme this year is everything “12”.  Use your creativity when it come to food and clothing...  It will be heavy appetizers and desserts as usual and sign up sheet is going out shortly.
  • Rotary First Harvest is the same morning Oct 11th and carpooling etc will be again happening from the Houghton P&R.  More info to follow as we get closer.
  • Patti Smith announced the KITH fundraiser/auction on Oct 4th at the Bellevue Red Lion.  She is hoping to have a full Rotary table or more.  Cost is $125 per person.  Contact Patti.
  • District Conference is May 15-17 2015 and right in our back yard up at Tulalip Resort and Casino.  Here is an easy way to attend your first conference as it is so close to home.
Rick Walter then worked the room for Happy Dollars as it had been almost 2 months and there was a lot of happy Rotarians.
 
District Governor John Enger gave a nice talk on his transformation from a “Rotarian” to a “Rotarian” and how he became more involved after working a project in Kenya.  He went over many points on what the district does for clubs and how everyone can get more involved.  We as a club then reviewed what we have done by committee in a power point presentation.
 
Joker Pool.  We are at about ½ of a deck left and John Pruitt had his lucky ticket drawn but alas didn’t with the pool.

Scribe on short notice Steve…
 
 
 
John Pruitt called the meeting to order at 6:30.
 
Jason Overleese was the greeter, and Carl Boruck led the pledge of allegiance.
 
Guests/Visiting Rotarians
*Todd Morton visited us from the Bellevue Rotary Club. He attended the Everett Silvertips game with us a while back, and works in Human Resources.
*Pam Going was a guest of Jim Going.
*Assistant Governor for 5030 Son Michael Pham visited us from the University District Club. They meet at the Seattle Yacht Club (and John Pruitt was quick to point out that they pay $25 for lunch.)
 
Dates
*8/26 at 5PM at Hector’s: New member drive event + happy hour. The more the merrier!
*9/1: No meeting due to the holiday.
*9/8 at 6PM: Salmon bake at the Bergdahl’s.
*9/13 6-8PM: Autumn beer and wine tasting at Total Wine in Bellevue. $10/head.
*10/11: Rotary First Harvest and Bunco
 
Scott Becker gave an update on the Duck Dash
*$36,000 in ticket receipts/sales so far (this number does not include sponsorship dollars)
Top Sellers
Ernie Norehad $2,995
Bill Woods $2,175
Scott Becker $2,135
John Pruitt $1,665
Anne Hamilton $1,605
Brett Johnson $1,500
Rick Ostrander $1,095
A big thank you to all Rotarians and guests who worked so hard to make this a great event!
 
8/13 Rotary Board Meeting
*Minutes are coming soon.
 
Dave DeBois gave a recap of the 8/18 golf tournament at Bear Creek (Editor’s/scribe’s note: We should have the tournament every year at Bear Creek! Course is fantastic, and they take good care of us.)
*A team of non-Rotarians won.
*Normally there is debate for who should be the recipient of the infamous monkey trophy, but this year there was a landslide/”lifetime achievement” award winner – Patti Smith. Patti knocked Anne Hamilton down with her golf card….and then ran over her. Anne has a broken foot.
 
 
Great Puget Sound Duck Dash 2014
Winners Report
 
First Place Prize: $1000
Name: Eleanor Cohon
 
Second Place Prize: $1000
Name: James Nevers
 
Third Place Prize: $1000
Name: Robert Comfeld
 
Fourth Place Prize: $1000
Name: Steve Shinstrom
 
Fifth Place Prize: $1000
Name: Tiffany Wissner
 
Sixth Place Prize: 10 Sessions Personal Trainer -Totally Sound Fitness
Name: Richard Rekdal
 
Seventh Place Prize: 1 Night Woodmark, Dinner for 2 Bin on the Lake
Name: Lloyd Stambaugh
 
Eighth Place Prize: Gift Certificate from Ace Frames
Name: Diana Lanspa
 
Ninth Place Prize: 1 Night at Heathman
Name: Jennifer Porter
 
Tenth Place Prize: Childrens Bike Courtesy Dr. Kilburn, Kirkland Pediatrics
Name: Louis Melendez
 
Eleventh Place Prize: Salmon Feed for 10 from Tim's Seafood
Name: Brian Tucker
 
Twelfth Place Prize: Mo. Wine Tasting for 2 for a Year fm Grape Choice
Name: Mike Tinsley
Thirteenth Place Prize: Fena Flowers Gift Certificate
Name: Peggy Castleberry
 
Fourteenth Place Gift Certificate to Ristorante Paradiso
Name: Colleen Campo-White
 
Fifteenth Place Gift Certificate to Ristorante Paradiso
Name: Maureen Stolte
 
 

 
 

The meeting of the Rotary Club of Kirkland, Washington commenced at 6:30 pm by President John Pruitt.  Jim Going led the club in the Pledge of Allegiance.

One guest, Loretta Marks the 90 year old mother of Rich Bergdahl was introduced by her son.

Announcements included: The Kirkland Down Town Rotary Club is holding a blood drive at Park Place July 29th between 9 and 3.

Scott Becker gave a Duck Dash update as follows: Only 5-6 more selling days left with three shifts on Saturday and Sunday this upcoming weekend at QFC. The team competition is going down to the wire with Dr. Norehead's team holding a slight lead of $3,730 to Scott Becker's close second place of $3,650. Next Monday night is the duck branding party at Lee Johnson Chevrolet at 6:00PM Bring all your family help and have fun.

On 9/13 the club will have a beer and wine tasting party at Total Wine in Bellevue from 6-8:00PM. Its a Husky game and a $10.00 per head entry fee will be charged.

The club has supported the KITH organization and their annual fund raiser is coming up on October the 4th, Patti Smith reported to be held at the Mercer Island Event Center. The participation fee is $125.00 and Patti will try to organize a Rotary table for the event. KITH provides housing assistance for the homeless in our community.

Steve Shinstrom announced that the annual Kirkland Rotary Bunko night will be hosted by the Shinstrom's on October 11th.

The annual Kirkland Salmon Bake will be hosted at the Bergdahl home on September 8th. Rich Bergdahl gave a special thanks to Bob Cohen for organizing the Rotary picnic at Everest Park.

The Club Board meeting will be held August 13th and President John Pruit suggested that more people should get involved in committee efforts to get more service out of self.

 
 
 
President-Elect Rich Bergdahl called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. after a great tasting, ham and rice dinner.
 
Bob Auslander introduced his wife, Gayle; Dave DeBois introduced his guest, Laura Loomis; I introduced Seattle 4 club member Doug Seto and Friends of Youth executive director, Terry Pottmeyer and Jason Overleese introduced his guest, Susan LeMaire, who will be helping to put together a Kirkland Rotary poker tournament.
 
We called Terry Pottmeyer to the front of the room to present her with a check for $2,000, payable to Friends of Youth. Terry gave us an update on the build-out of the Friends of Youth campus, including that of seven group homes, four of which have been completed. Our donation will be put to work, very well.
 
Rick Ostrander announced that we will soon have a calendar showing the year’s events planned for our club.
 
Joanne Primavera announced several upcoming events such as the golf tournament on 8/18, at Bear Creek Country Club. Eric Olsen has been working hard to put this together. He said there will be a car from Lee Johnson given to anyone who hits a hole-in-one, raffles for everyone, as well as lunch and dinner. The club picnic will be held at Everest Park, on July 21st and Bob Cohon is chairing this event. We’ll have a Happy Hour on August 26th, at Hectors. Invite your friends and prospective members. AND the Salmon Bake will be held at Rich Bergdahl’s home, September 9th.
 
Rick announced that invoices have been sent. If yours has not arrived then he probably does not have your correct address.
 
Duck Dash Standings:
 
Ernie: $1,950
Bill; $1,585
Anne;$1,135
Scott;$1,000.
 
Teams;
Earnie’s: $3,730
Bill’s: $2,835,
Scott’s: $3,575
John’s: $ 740
 
Jason introduced tonight’s speaker, Marla Beck. Marla is president of AndelCare, Inc, an award-winning home care service company for the elderly.
Marla discussed the dangers and pitfalls of the home care industry and said that it is practically a buyer-beware situation, as there are many disreputable agencies where fraud is a daily occurrence. Between 2010 and 2030, 20% of the population will be over age 65 but Baby Boomers will be the healthiest and wealthiest seniors that there has ever been. But when the need for care arrives, the elderly fear the loss of independence more than death. The need to have discussions about health directives, long-term care solutions and to make sure legal documents are in order is extremely important. Signs that an elderly person needs help are when memory issues show up, they are less active, there are mood changes and when post-it notes start showing up around the house. When choosing elder care, make sure private care givers are checked out, thoroughly. Hiring an in-home elder care agency is probably the most secure as they are bonded and insured and the most professional.
 
The meeting was adjourned at 7:45 p.m.
 
Your scribe for the night: Scott Becker
 

 
 
The Kirkland Rotary Club meeting of July 7, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. and was led by President, John Pruitt.
 
Just before the meeting started, Anne presented an overview of her Facebook page for the Rotary Club of Kirkland Duck Race.  Duckie has just flown in to town and is practicing to win the race.  Duckie is consulting with our sponsors to give him tips on how to win.    
 
Dan Bartel gave an overview of Rotary First Harvest.  Please put October 11, January 10, and March 14 on your calendars to participate sorting the fruits and vegetables gathered by Rotary First Harvest at the Northwest Harvest facility in Kent.
 
Visiting Rotarians:
 
Scott East is a semi-regular visiting Rotarian.  Scott is an attorney and is also a semi-regular member from the Bellevue Tuesday noon club.
Tom Callahan made up from the Mercer Island Club.  Tom’s classification is Chocolates.
 
Guests:
 
Rick Walter introduced Ben Premack.  Ben is an attorney and has been proposed to be a member of the club and Rick is his sponsor.
 
On Wednesday, July 9, 2014, the Board approved Ben as a member.  This is a notice to the club of Ben’s application.  If there are any comments, please call John Pruitt.
 
Angela Marks brought Paula Antone to the club to check us out.
 
Anne Hamilton brought Simer Salusa.  Simer also works at Microsoft.
 
 
 
 

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Dec 22, 2014
Rotary Holiday Social
@ Market Street Grill - 1720 Market St.
Dec 29, 2014
No Meeting
No Meeting
 
 

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Business camps prepare students to become entrepreneurs
Before college, business school, or their first jobs, more than 2,000 U.S. high school students are learning what it takes to become tomorrow's brightest business leaders. Each year, nearly 25 Rotary clubs and districts conduct three-day educational retreats in a program known as Camp Enterprise. At each retreat, seasoned business professionals and entrepreneurs teach 100 or so area high school juniors how to develop, launch, and operate a successful business in a free enterprise economic system. The intensive weekend camps, funded entirely by the clubs and offered at no cost to participants...
 
 
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