Rotary Club of Kirkland


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We meet Mondays at 6:15 PM
Woodmark Hotel
1200 Carillon Point
Kirkland, WA  98033
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Joanne Primavera

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Rotary Club of Kirkland
Monday, April 13, 2015 Meeting
President John Pruitt called the meeting to order at 6:33 PM.  Bob Cohon led us in the Pledge.
John provided the Rotary Minute.  The Rotarian magazine has been published since 1911 and is the oldest continuing publication in the World.
Cheryl Ferguson from Kirkland, and Ashely Gailus, our Student of the Month from Lake Washington High School
Visiting Rotarians:  Bo Darling (upcoming District Governor) and his wife Patricia, and Claudia Campbell & Becca Palm, all from the Mercer Island Club
                Scott East from the Bellevue lunch Club
                Son Michael Pham, Assistant District Governor from the University Club
Meeting Date: Monday, April 6, 2015
The meeting is called to order by substituting president, David Aubry at 6:30 p.m.  The flag salute is led by Rich Bergdahl.  Tonight’s Greeter is: Ben Premack. Front desk: Scott Becker.
Introduction of Visitors:
Visiting Rotarians: _Norman Lieberman of Lake Forest Park Rotary; Eugenio “Jing” Magno from Rotary Club West Davo City, Philippines.
Student of the Month: _Ashley Gailos of Lake Washington High School.
Other Visitors: _Herb Stier (Ben’s grandfather) and Anna Aubry.
Club Announcements:
  1. Scott Becker announced that Teen CEO on March 26th was successful and that a matching scholarship of $2,500 was awarded to 1 of the 8 contestants. Angela Marks also participated in this event.
  2. Patti Smith requested that Rotarians volunteer to attend the Waverly Park meeting to represent the neighborhood they live in Kirkland, to show support for our Club’s capital project for the new pavilion.
  3. Miracle League begins April 24th at 9:30 am at Perrigo Park in Redmond. Please sign up to attend.
    Special Announcements:
    Happy Dollars:
    Program Speaker: Nancy Neidzielski  Program Topic: End of life choices
     About the program: Jason Overleese introduced Nancy Neidzielski
    Nancy Neidzielski works for Compassion & Choices of Washington ( 206-256-1636, 877-222-2816. Nancy was the lead advocate for the Death with Dignity Act (DWDA) that was passed in Washington state. The purpose of the act was to enable terminally ill adults to make their own decision about how to manage their end of life choices. Nancy became involved with DWDA when her husband Randy was diagnosed with brain cancer and she watched him deteriorate after undergoing surgeries and treatment that adversely impacted his quality of life. There are very specific steps that must be followed for a person to qualify with the DWDA. Specific information can be found on their website. States that have accepted the DWDA include WA, OR, VT, MT, and NM. Health care providers are not held liable. This is not palliative sedation. This is not euthanasia. This is not physician-assisted suicide. The correct term is aid in dying.
    Lucky Ticket Drawing
    The meeting was adjourned at 7:15 p.m.
    Submitted by Scribe:
    Elizabeth Rusnak

Rotary Meeting Minutes March 30, 2015
We had quite the interesting meeting tonight – a tour of Kirkland’s new police headquarters personally conducted by Chief Eric Olsen.  Several folks attended who haven’t been around much recently – it was good to see them.
Greeter was Dave Aubry.
We dined on very nice sandwiches from Jimmy Johns’, in the facility’s meeting room.  It had been beautifully set up, with additional treats, including a plentiful supply of CHOCOLATES[!] by Chief Olsen’s very efficient Executive Assistant, Patti Ball.  Everyone also received an attractive, official KPD pen and touch-screen stylus.
Prior to the meeting, we admired the Kirkland and KPD history display in the building lobby, including a beautifully restored 1948 Ford in the livery of the KPD of the time.
The meeting was called to order at 6:30 by President Pro-Tem Megan Nakinishi, President John Pruitt being out of town.
The Pledge was ably led by Jim Goings.
Guests introduction:
Mike Hunter introduced his wife Sharon and mother-in-law Evelyn.
Ben Premack introduced his friend Trevor McCann.
Kirkland Rotary meeting on Monday the 16th of March.
President Pruitt brought the meeting to order and asked Jim Feek to lead us in the Pledge.
Bob Webb shared with us some Rotary Moments:
  1. Thanked Dave Debois for the great hockey night event
  2. Wanted everyone to get the word out about Rotary
  3. Talked about his 1988 trip to Africa and how beautiful the women were but the point of this part was that Rotary had just joined the fight against Polio and now look where we are.
Announcements –
Joanne Primavera – May 31st is the Rotary Foundation Auction night – be sure to mark your calendars.
Scott Becker – raised $16,000 already from Duck Dash 2015 sponsors – a month left. He also wanted to mention that the duck dash event – just like the weekend event we are tied to is only going to be a Friday and Saturday – so the race will be Saturday.
Dave Debois – told us about hockey night and the fun had.
Reminders to all – the March 30th meeting will be at the police station.
Imagination Theatre is tonight’s event so put down your napkin and hit the road!

March 23, 2015 Minutes
Scribe:  Pat Swenson
The meeting was called to order at 6:30 p.m. by President, John Pruitt.  The flag salute was lead by Elizabeth (DeeDee) Rusnak.  Mike Hunter provided a Rotary Minute from  Adventure in Service Rotary book that was published in 1949.  Mike shared from the book that included details about the very first meeting of Rotary between 4 businessmen (including Paul Harris) to discuss the formation of a group around business and community needs.  This meeting was held on February 23, 1905 and lead to the formation of Rotary in 1907.
President John thanked Scott Becker for Greeting and Rick Walters for his efficient handling of our money.  President John also welcomed back Neil Johnson and Dwight Olson.


Apr 20, 2015
Peter Eng
Reporter that took the iconic photo of the man standing in front of the tank in Tianaman Square
Apr 27, 2015
May 04, 2015
Steve Brilling
Family Business Succession planning…how to transfer your business!
May 11, 2015
Kevin Gilbert
Political Journalist
May 18, 2015
Jun 01, 2015
Thomas Parkinson
BEST Communications: Sell more, Communicate better, Accelerate Business growth!
Jun 22, 2015
David Godfrey
City of Kirkland Transportation Engineer – Kirkland Parking Discussion…pay or free?
Jul 27, 2015
Aug 10, 2015
No Meeting
Duck Dash Recovery Day
Aug 31, 2015
Sep 07, 2015
Sep 14, 2015
Sep 28, 2015
David Williams
Author “Too high, Too Steep” – Reshaping Seattle’s Topography.


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