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Posted by Mike Hunter
on Apr 15, 2015
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
Posted by Elizabeth Rusnak
on Apr 14, 2015
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.
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.
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.
Miracle League begins April 24th at 9:30 am at Perrigo Park in Redmond. Please sign up to attend.
Special Announcements:N/AHappy Dollars:N/AProgram Speaker: Nancy Neidzielski Program Topic: End of life choicesAbout the program: Jason Overleese introduced Nancy NeidzielskiNancy Neidzielski works for Compassion & Choices of Washington (http://www.compassionWA.org) 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 DrawingN/AThe meeting was adjourned at 7:15 p.m.Submitted by Scribe:Elizabeth Rusnak
Posted by David Aubry
on Mar 31, 2015
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.
Mike Hunter introduced his wife Sharon and mother-in-law Evelyn.
Ben Premack introduced his friend Trevor McCann.
Posted by John Pruitt
on Mar 24, 2015
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:
Thanked Dave Debois for the great hockey night event
Wanted everyone to get the word out about Rotary
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.
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!
Posted by Pat Swenson
on Mar 27, 2015
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.
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